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‘Taxidermy In Art’ Opens Saturday — Bell Gallery

This show may not be for everybody. The new exhibition at Bell Gallery Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art surveys current artistic use of taxidermy through the work of eighteen artists. (And would any taxidermy/art show be complete without a

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‘Beast Boutique’ Opens At Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril Gallery will host an opening reception for Beast Boutique, the work of Providence artist and Brown grad Jennifer Avery resulting from her residency with the Hermès Foundation. As the first American artist chosen for this prestigious program, Jennifer Avery collaborated with seamstresses

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‘Toy Portraits’ At AS220 January Galleries

Check out the paintings of Providence artist and muralist Sandy MacDonald at the AS220 January Galleries — opening reception this Saturday. MacDonald’s lovable Toy Portraits are never cloying or sentimental, just wonderful. MacDonald is also the talent behind the murals and butterflies at Roger Williams

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Little Pictures Sale At Art Club

Check out the 111th annual Little Pictures Show & Sale at the Providence Art Club Dodge House Gallery. Oils, watercolors, wood cuts, more. The Little Pictures Show is the oldest exhibition of its kind in the United States and features over 600 works of art

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Put Some Raptors Under The Tree

For the bird & building lover on your list — check out these new images from urban wildlife photographer Peter Green (Providence Raptors). The Providence Raptors Landmark Collection features the city’s most identifiable landmarks with the raptors that frequent them. Peregrine Falcons have nested on

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‘Faculty Conversations’ At Bell

(12.10) Join in a series of informal conversations with artists this Thursday at Bell Gallery featuring artists Leslie Bostrom, John Cayley, Paul Myoda, and Ed Osborn. The 2015 Faculty Exhibition runs through December 21. The 2015 Faculty Exhibition presents new and recent works by 20


Short Story Film Festival

(11/28) For the 9th year, Merging Arts Productions bestows its sometimes cute, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and sometimes weird Short Story Film Festival on Providence. One ticket covers the whole festival, which includes 35 national and international films split into two sets: the Heartstrings program


Brown Faculty Show At Bell Gallery

So what have we here? It’s hard to make sense of this image and I took the picture. “Platform (partial section)” by Eddie Villanueva, adjunct lecturer in the Department of Visual Arts, is probably the most compelling piece in the 2015 Faculty Exhibition at the

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Artist Deborah Forman At BotS

(11.13) Artist and author Deborah Forman will discuss her new book “Color Lab for Mixed-Media Artists” Friday at Books on the Square. (Facebook event.) In “Color Lab for Mixed Media Artists,” color is explored through multiple lenses-nature, history, psychology, expression-as you work through 52 exciting

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Street Art Festival At Fête

(11.1) The first-ever Providence Street Art Festival will be held today at Fête with 20 local artists competing for a $500 cash prize while revitalizing the Olneyville landscape. The only reminders of the city’s past are the remaining ruins of old factory and mill buildings.


Artist Walk & Talk At AS220

(10.30) Check out D.S. Kinsel’s installation and exhibitions done during his month long residency at AS220. Facebook event page. D.S. Kinsel is a creative entrepreneur and arts administrator based in Pittsburgh. Kinsel expresses his creativity through the mediums of painting, installation, curating, action-painting, and social


Art & Design Film Festival Opens

(10.29) The first annual Art & Design Film Festival kicks off Thursday with a screening of the documentary “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict.” Thursday’s opening reception at the RISD Museum will be hosted by Daniel Kamil. (Facebook event page.) Opening reception will include Oysters and BBQ

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|Infinite Space| At Granoff

|Infinite Space| by James Weingrod, the new public mural project at Granoff, runs up walls, across floors and ceilings. One must move about to take it all in. |INFINITE SPACE| is a monochromatic vinyl installation that stretches over five thousand square feet, spanning the walls,

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I “Lovecraft” RI

There is a lot to take in at the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council store in the Arcade. Either they keep adding stuff or I keep seeing stuff. Last week it was a work by Josh Yelle, d.b.a. Pencilmancer, that caught my eye. “I Cthulhu RI”

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Chalk Painting Festival

(10.10) It’s back. Following a year off, the Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival will take place this Saturday at the skating rink downtown. A panel of judges will select the best paintings in a variety of age categories and the artists will receive cash prizes.


Alec Thibodeau At Carpenter Street

Turns out that artist (and actor and musician) Alec Thibodeau — noted for his screenprints and posters and that new postcard series — works in three dimensions as well. A solo exhibition of his new mixed-media work at 186 Carpenter Street opens Thursday and runs