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East Greenwich Artist's Work on State Budget
Continues practice of showcasing original art on state budget documents
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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.
Artist Marjorie Ball with Governor and Mrs. CarcieriMarjorie 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."
Click here for a high-resolution image of Approaching Providence
About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
RISCA logoThe Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency, supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.
February 1, 2008
Randall Rosenbaum
Executive Director