Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Connects with Public Art Works to Display Work

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, the state’s leader in hospice and palliative care since 1976, has initiated a project to feature the work of Rhode Island artists within its new facility at 1085 North Main St., Providence.

Art Gallery For this project, Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island will work with Public Art Works, a group of professional Rhode Island-based artists working together to promote and encourage art in public spaces. The oil paintings of Barrington artist Deborah Baronas (left in photo) kicks off the project and will be displayed at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island for the next four months.

“Just as it’s said that art can enhance life, speak to the soul, spark memories and help us express emotion, these art exhibitions can help us further our mission to provide for the spiritual and emotional well-being of our patients and their families, even as we provide physical care,” said Diana Franchitto, (right in photo)Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island president/CEO. “We’ll also be promoting a sense of community and helping local artists by showing their work.”

Baronas is a Western Massachusetts native and started making oil paintings of the Pioneer River Valley at age eight. After studying painting and textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design, she spent many years as a textile designer. Her background as a designer and creative director in the apparel and home textile industry has refined her love of pattern and provided valuable skills for her creative process.

For more information about Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s services, visit www.HHPCRI.org or call 401-415-4200. For information about Public Art Works, log onto www.publicartri.com.