About the Book
HERA 2010 is a catalog of the work of Hera Gallery artists with an introductory essay by Katherine Veneman, curator of Education at the Blaffer Museum, University of Houston, in Houston, Texas.
Founded in Wakefield, Rhode Island in 1974, Hera Gallery/Hera Educational Foundation was a pioneer in the development of alternative exhibition spaces across the country in the 70s. Hera Gallery was one of the earliest women’s cooperative galleries in the US and is unusual in having been established in a non-urban setting. Although many of these galleries no longer exist, Hera is proud to have not only continued but also expanded our programs, exhibitions, and events.
HERA 2010 presents a collection of contemporary works created by the artists that facilitate the mission of Hera Gallery/Hera Educational Foundation today, 37 years after opening.
Hera is a proactive community of artists who are passionate about bringing fine art to South County and the larger community. Hera Gallery promotes a professional artistic presence for emerging and established artists who are dedicated to their creative practice. In addition to a full schedule of exhibitions, Hera strives to engage the public through programming such as lectures, talks, film and video screenings, performance and spoken word. Established in 1974, Hera Gallery is a non-profit artist-run arts organization that has continued to stimulate discussion and challenge perceptions for over 36 years.