Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Shavon Bell.
ArtRI’s “In Plain Sight: Art in Unexpected Places” series will air a new episode Thursday on Rhode Island PBS highlighting public artworks on the campuses of Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design. Throughout the half-hour episode, Jo-Ann Conklin, director of the David Winton Bell Gallery, provides a tour through the grounds as she describes works by artists including Jenny Holzer, Diane Samuels, Sarah Oppenheimer and Henry Moore.
When ArtRI premiered in 2012, it primarily featured panel dicussions with artists. But two years later, the show’s creators decided to move ArtRI out of the gallery and into the community to feature public artworks in Rhode Island, said Richard Goulis, director of the series. With the goal of “highlighting art that is equally accessible, but often overlooked,” they filmed Conklin’s tour through the early summer of 2013, said Victoria Veh, the show’s creative director.