Keri King is a cross-disciplinary artist, based in Providence, RI. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005. Keri’s creative practice incorporates illustration, public art, storytelling and the occasional foray into performance. In 2016, Keri self-published her first narrative picture book, Spectacles & Spectators and was awarded a grant from Providence Art, Culture + Tourism to create a multi-site installation for PVDfest; she is currently engaged as Providence Public Library’s 2017 Creative Fellow. For the 2017 PAF, Keri King plans to create a multi-site installation of ephemeral paper works in celebration Pawtucket’s creative and sometimes quirky histories.
Making old stories fresh through the media of temporal street art, Keri King plans a multi-site installation of ephemeral paper works in celebration Pawtucket’s creative and sometimes quirky histories. After examining tales and materials discovered in Pawtucket’s Betty Johnson Collection, Visitor Center, and Slater Mill, Keri will blend research and whimsy to create playful figures enriched with historic textures and non-fictional narrative clues. For the duration of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, audiences along the waterfront and Armory neighborhoods will encounter a fanciful and iconoclastic cast of characters. Keri’s murals will interface with city buildings at human scale, inviting audiences to relate and interact in new ways with the architecture of the city, to participate in a playful photo opportunity, to pursue a new curiosity about the New England city’s rich past, or to simply enjoy a chance encounter with a curious stranger.
You make it possible
The Pawtucket Arts Festival is thrilled to showcase the work of Keri King and Pneuhaus as part of this year’s Festival. To make this happen, we rely on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to make extraordinary public art available and accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
We know that support comes is all sorts of forms. Whether it’s $1 or $10,000, or spreading the word about PAF, your support matters to us. Visit our INDIEGOGO fundraising campaign to make your gift towards the work of Keri King, Pneuhaus, and the 2017 Pawtucket Arts Festival.
Thank you so much for your support!
We look forward to presenting these public art works and to celebrating Pawtucket’s rich cultural and creative spirit with you this September.