Heart Gallery

The Rhode Island Heart Gallery
We are pleased to present our new 15th Annual Heart Gallery, dedicated to Nick Cardi, Jr. for his commitment to children in RI state foster care. The Rhode Island Heart Gallery is a traveling exhibit of professional portraits of children currently in state care waiting and hoping for
forever families. The children featured in this Heart Gallery are only a small number of the children in foster care in Rhode Island who are in need of permanent families.

Since 2005, the Heart Gallery has helped to raise awareness of the need for loving families for the hundreds of children in state care. Adoption Rhode Island is pleased to sponsor this powerful exhibit. It is our hope that as it travels throughout the state, the smiling faces of these children will touch the hearts of people who can help.

Our 15th Annual 2019-2020 Rhode Island Heart Gallery is on display for viewing throughout the month of November in the State Room of the RI State House, followed in December at Pawtuxet Village, and Cardi’s Furniture in Warwick throughout January. To view the 15th Annual Heart Gallery booklet click the image to the right.

We cannot thank Printmakers, Inc. in Pawtucket enough for years of donating time and talent to produce this amazing gallery! With contributions from Central Paper in Pawtucket – who contributed paper for the Heart Gallery, Lexjet – donator of canvas media and Power Crafters for the gallery stretcher bars and spray for the Heart Gallery portraits, and
for contributing to the printing of the Heart Gallery Booklets. Thank you, as well, to the Verrecchia family for donating the easels for the gallery display, in Memory of Edward and Agnes Macari.
It is our collective hope that these beautiful portraits will touch the heart of someone who will be the difference in a child’s future!

And of course, thank you to our photographers: LisaBushee@verizon.net, Catherine Hellman Photography, Gene Hutnak Photography, Joan Corey Photography , Oggi Photo/Julie Brigidi, Diane Miller Photography, Options Photography, David Silverman Photography, Sabrina Scolari Photography, and
Laura Vaillancourt Photography

We are so grateful to friends, Doug Fingliss and Laura Vaillancourt of Innovative Visuals, who came to us again for the 3rd year, offering to donate their time, talent and technology to create an immersive 3D Virtual Heart Gallery for us, allowing the public to virtually walk through the gallery, and bring each beautiful portrait right into their homes and into their hearts! Innovative Visuals uses this emerging technology typically in the real estate and construction arena, so their concept of applying it in the world of permanency and adoption recruitment is truly cutting-edge! Please take a minute to learn more about Innovative Visuals, LLC and their capabilities on our website ‎here.

We are thrilled to be able to present this groundbreaking 3D Virtual Heart Gallery. Using your mouse or touch screen you will be able to ‘walk’ from portrait to portrait, learn a little about each child – Thank you so much, Doug and Laura for this amazing gift!

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