East Greenwich Artist's Work on State Budget
Continues practice of showcasing original art on state budget documents
Providence, RI - February 1, 2008 -
Governor Carcieri introduced his FY2009 budget today. It's on the web
now, and a printed version will be out shortly.
Everyone agrees it looks terrific.
And that's because this year, as in the past several years, an original work of art from a Rhode Island artist graces the cover of the budget document.
This year the work Approaching Providence, by East Greenwich artist Marjorie Ball, is on the cover of the several documents that comprise the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Documents.
Marjorie Ball is an active participant in the Rhode Island art scene, with work appearing in a number of solo and group shows. She is the recipient of many awards, including Best in Show in last year's Scenes of Rhode Island Show (a collaboration between the Governor's Office and RISCA).
Randall Rosenbaum, director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, pointed out that, "essentially the state budget is a book full of numbers - very dry and not too easy to read. Why not showcase the work of some of Rhode Island's exceptional artists on its cover and throughout its pages? If only for a moment, it gives you a glimpse of our state, through the eyes of an artist, and maybe puts all those numbers into perspective."
for a high-resolution image of Approaching Providence
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