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“Women in Evora,” acrylic painting by Jose Santos
During the opening, at 6 p.m., Santos will discuss identity and the intended and unintended influences of culture on perspective and creativity.
Santos is a first-generation Portuguese-American whose parents immigrated to Ludlow, Massachusetts, from the farming town of Évora de Alcobaça, Portugal. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and began to explore his ethnicity through his art. Santos went on to earn teacher certification and a master’s degree in art education.
Santos’ paintings will be on display Monday-Friday, Oct. 6-30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, contact The Unity Center at (401) 456-8791.
This is a RIC Diversity Week exhibit co-sponsored by Bannister Gallery, the Rhode Island College Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, the RIC School of Social Work and The Unity Center.
Established in 1854, Rhode Island College serves approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Social Work, the School of Management and the School of Nursing.
For more information, visit www.ric.edu.