LINCOLN, R.I., Nov. 6, 2017 – An oil painting by Shawn Kenney, of East Providence,
Rhode Island, graces the cover of Amica Insurance’s annual Thanksgiving card, which
has been mailed to nearly 840,000 customers across the country.
Kenney’s painting, titled “Getting Ready,” evokes memories of preparing for past
Thanksgivings, and the special people gathered around the table. It was unveiled in
a short ceremony on Friday (Nov. 3) at Amica’s corporate headquarters, and it will
hang in the company’s art gallery with the other paintings featured on the holiday
card since 1971.
“The Thanksgiving piece had to conjure up what Thanksgiving felt like,” Kenney said
of his painting. “More than most meals, it’s emblematic of being appreciative of
what you have and who you have in your life. It had to evoke that sense of warmth.”
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor’s degree in fine
arts, Kenney works as an art director, designer and illustrator. When he’s not at
work or in his studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, he’s teaching at the Providence
Art Club, experimenting in the kitchen or working in his garden.
To learn more about Kenney, you can visit his website here. And a link to Amica’s
online Thanksgiving card can be found here during the month of November.
Friday also marked the beginning of Amica’s annual “Giving Thanks Giving Back” food
drive. Each of the four buildings at Amica’s corporate headquarters has been
assigned a canned food item, and the buildings will compete to see who can donate
the most items through Friday, Nov. 17. The items will then be given to the Rhode
Island Community Food Bank.
“We wanted to make sure that Thanksgiving is special for everyone in our
communities,” said Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO of Amica. “That’s
why I’m so proud that we combined the unveiling of our Thanksgiving card painting
with our ‘Giving Thanks Giving Back’ food drive.”
To kick-start the food drive, Amica employees, with the help of nonprofit
Canstruction® Rhode Island, built a piece of pumpkin pie using more than 2,000
canned food items. The pie was on display at Friday’s unveiling, and those items
will also go to the Food Bank.
About Amica Insurance
Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was
founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer
of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through
Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than
3,800 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit