The Rhode Island Heart Gallery
We are pleased to present our new 16th Annual Heart Gallery. The Rhode Island Heart Gallery is a traveling exhibit of professional portraits of children currently in state care waiting and hoping for forever families or other loving permanent connection. 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.
You can browse through the Heart Gallery book below. And, please visit Cardi’s Furniture in West Warwick throughout the month of January.
We cannot thank Printmakers, Inc. in Pawtucket enough for years of donating time and talent to produce this amazing gallery! 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: Gene Hutnak Photography, Joan Corey Photography , Oggi Photo/Julie Brigidi, Diane Miller Photography, Options Photography, David Silverman Photography, and Sabrina Scolari Photography
We are so grateful to friends, Doug Fingliss and Laura Vaillancourt of Innovative Visuals, who again volunteered their time, talent and technology to create an immersive 3D Virtual Heart Gallery for us. Unfortunately because of the pandemic, that process has been delayed a bit – but hopefully we can introduce it soon! 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.