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SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ After being displaced from its space of 37 years in downtown Wakefield, the Hera Gallery has found a new home at 10 High St., Wakefield.
The Hera Gallery - a non-profit artist-run arts organization established in 1974- formerly occupied the space at 327 Main St., owned by Kenneth and Carl Tetzer of Philâ€™s Restaurant. The nonprofit â€“ whose promotes a professional artistic presence for new and established artists â€“ made the decision to move from its historic spot in the fall after the cost of rent increased as a result of the Tetznerâ€™s plans to revitalize their property. The Contemporary Theater Company will take the galleryâ€™s space.
The gallery will move into the former office of Independent Newspapers at the Wakefield Mills Complex.
â€śWeâ€™re excited about being [at 10 High St.],â€ť stated Alexandra Broches, president of the board of directors. â€śItâ€™s convenient to downtown.â€ť
With its move, the gallery is swinging into full motion.
From Thursday, May 3, through Saturday, June 9, the Hera Gallery will display TechnoCraft: Where High Tech Meets Handmade at the Jamestown Arts Center. TechnoCraft is a show of Rhode Island and New England artists who use components of technology to enhance the impact of their work.
The first exhibition at the new site will be in June.