In Memoriam: Bunny Fain

ALRI Annual Meeting
June 21, 2017
Jen Ferry, ALRI President, bestows upon Bunny Fain the award of distinction of Honorary Member

“An honorary title is given to an individual who has contributed to the field of visual arts either through outstanding artistic creativity or through exceptional leadership. Their achievements have national or international influence, have advanced the mission and vision of ALRI, and promoted the integrity of visual arts professional practices. It is a privilege for me to bestow upon Bunny Fain the award of distinction of Honorary Member.

Bunny is a lifelong advocate for arts organizations across the state. He has had extensive experience and knowledge from serving on a variety of non-profit organizations including positions as Chairs of the Rhode Island School of Design, The Miriam Hospital, Lifespan, and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He is a member of the Goddard Partridge Studio in Pawtucket and has exhibited throughout Rhode Island including at The Newport Art Museum, Bristol Community College and Rhode Island Hospital. He has been a member of the Providence Art Club since 1967 and an Artist Member since 2006. In 2013 he was awarded the Iona Dobbins Award for his support of the Art Connection, an organization that connects artists and art donors with community service organizations through the placement of original art. Most recently, the gallery at Temple Habonim in Barrington was named in his honor and is now the Bunny Fain Gallery.

As an Elected Artist and member of our board of directors, Bunny has offered a wealth of wisdom in the administration and finances of this organization. His commitment is unwavering and he is still actively involved in offering his guidance and mentoring with our strategic plan.”