Engaging our Future Leaders

Date(s) - 07/19/2014
12:00 am

The Hive RI

Press Release

Engaging our Future Leaders

North Kingstown, RI – July 10, 2014: Local artists Kaela Kennedy and Hannah Blackwood transform The Hive RI’s not so nice bathroom by creating a mural of tranquility. `

Tuni Schartner, co-founder of The Hive RI, commissioned Kaela Kennedy and Hannah Blackwood, both recent North Kingstown High School graduates, to paint the bathroom at The Hive RI after meeting them at the North Kingstown Library’s Art Exhibition. Tuni and The Hive RI community are passionately committed to promoting and engaging our future leaders through internships – with a special focus on URI & NKHS students.  The bathroom mural seemed like a great opportunity to give these young artists some real life experience. Tuni wanted a tranquil, relaxing mural, with a focus on nature and after listening to her requests and ideas for the project, Kaela and Hannah worked to reconcile their own styles with the space available. The graphic lines and bright colors of Japanese block prints were the inspiration for the design of the mural that is scheduled to be completed by The Hive RI’s Art Show Open House on Saturday, July 19th.

Kaela Kennedy graduated from the North Kingstown High School this summer. She has painted for years and together with Hannah, cofounded the North Kingstown High School Art club. She hopes to develop as a local artist by creating more murals and inspires to participate in art galleries. Kaela will be attending Salve Regina University in the fall, where she plans to major in Graphic Design and Marketing. Hannah Blackwood is also a North Kingstown High School graduate from this year’s graduating class. Hannah has hosted a professional craft fair for the art department, has painted multiple murals for her school and plans to create more art for future galleries. She will be attending the University of Rhode Island in the fall as an undeclared student.

Based in the historic Lafayette Mill complex in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, The Hive RI coworking space provides inexpensive working space, conference and meeting areas and professional amenities such as copy machines, printers as well as high speed internet. Local artists, businesspeople, lawyers, engineers and other professionals come together at The Hive RI to work independently, but not alone. The Hive RI is open from 9-5, Monday through Friday, welcomes walk-ins and offers affordable rates for daily, weekly and monthly use. The Hive RI hosts weekly lunchtime networking events and is also available for group events at non-working hours. Please visit http://www.thehiveri.com or call us at 401.295.5941 for additional information.



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