Art in Architecture and Nature, Photographs by Aaron Usher on Exhibit at HHPCRI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHPCRI), the state’s leader in hospice and palliative care since 1976, highlights the work of Rhode Island artists in its second season 2011, at its 1085 North Main St., headquarters in Providence.

Making art accessible through public and private partnerships is just one of the objectives that makes Public Art Works, a group of professional Rhode Island-based artists, an important entity in the promotion of art in public space. Public Art Works (PAW), began working with HHPCRI toward the end of 2009. “Highlighting the work of area artists while providing a visual respite for patients, family members and staff remains an important goal for Public Art Works. So much has been written about the healing arts and the role that the arts play in everyday life.  We are happy to be part of the HHPCRI success story” says Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, member of Public Art Works.

“The intensity of what our families and staff go through at the end of life is sobering,” says Diana Franchitto, President & CEO of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.  “So it’s important to provide a nice setting.  We’ve been diligent in our efforts to create an environment that promotes comfort, calm and peace.”  Our collaboration with Public Art Works supports this goal,” continues Franchitto. “Aaron Usher’s photographs are simply stunning.”

An ongoing series, entitled Beauty in the Everyday, highlights commonplace subjects, but treated in a fun, creative way that proves that there are interesting gems everywhere and open for all to find. Aaron Usher’s photo of a mature dandelion shows a strong graphic pattern of nature’s intricate detail, that while you don’t want them in your lawn, you truly are in awe of their delicate existence. It’s the little things that give us joy and purpose in pursuing our passions and that is what Aaron seeks as he photographs.

Aaron, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, lives in Pawtucket with his wife, Lynn and daughters Kaitlyn and Cali. He is active in the Preservation Society of Pawtucket, the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, the Blackstone River Theater and several photographic associations, including the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Artists interested in submitting their work may visit for additional information. For more information about Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s services, visit or call 401-415-4200.