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filed under: Brown | art

Artists’ Talks And Opening Reception — Bell Gallery

8AM ON 09/04/2014
BY Beth Comery

Eletrobras [Rio]

(4.11) As part of Brown University’s 250th anniversary the David Winton Bell Gallery presents the second in a two-part exhibition of alumni artists. Alumni Exhibition Part 2 will run from Saturday, April 12, through Sunday, May 25. The exhibition features work from Sarah Morris, Rob Reynolds and Taryn Simon. Seen here is Eletrobras [Rio] (2013) by Sarah Morris.

All events are free and open to the public.

Artists’ talks 3pm to 6pm, Friday, April 11.

Sarah Morris — 3:10pm to 3:50pm.

Rob Reynolds — 3:50pm to 4:30pm

Taryn Simon — 4:45pm to 5:25pm

Conversation led by Wendy Edwards, Chair of the Department of Visual Art — 5:25pm to 6pm

Opening reception 6pm to 8pm, Friday, April 11, Bell Gallery, List Art Center, 64 College Street


filed under: Downtown | art

April Gallery Shows At AS220

10PM ON 06/04/2014
BY Daily Dose

AS220 Gallery April New works up at the AS220 Galleries now through April 26th.

AS220 Project Space, 93 Mathewson Street — Generations|8 Chapters Blooming: Collage and Ceramics by Meredith Stern

The Reading Room, 93 Mathewson Street — The Paper Dolls Project: Jiyoung Chung, Jacqueline Frole,
Holly Gaboriault, Francoise McAree

Main Gallery, 115 Empire Street — New Work by Ian Gaudreau & Paul Roustan

Open Window, 115 Empire Street — Through the Eyes: new work by Diana Castelleone

Youth Gallery, 115 Empire Street — Square Mile: Project by Central Falls High


filed under: Broadway | art

Group Art Exhibit/Music At Columbus

10PM ON 04/04/2014
BY H.L. Parker

angels & outlaws (4.5) The Columbus Theatre and Owls to Athens present Angels & Outlaws, a group art exhibition and celebration of creative culture.

Please join us for a night of local art, music, and celebration at one of our favorite venues in the city — the historic Columbus Theatre. We’ll have a lot of original artwork on display, installation/sculpture work, digital projection art, affordable prints available and some beautiful pieces of jewelry for sale as well. So join us for the evening and help show some support for local artists and friends.

Music by Devil’s Twins, Littlefoot, and Party Pigs, and DJ’s Tank Jones and Ty Jesso.

Free admission, 6pm to midnight, Saturday, April 5, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Facebook


filed under: art | risd

RISD Graduate Open Studios — Trading Cards

10AM ON 04/04/2014
BY Daily Dose

Grad Open Studios (4.4) Collect ‘em all. Head down to RISD for a chance to view nascent artists in their natural habitat. Graduate Open Studios is free and open to the public.

Tour the RISD graduate studios for one night, visit all sixteen studios and collect a trading card at each! Collect all 16 cards for a free drink ticket at the after party at the Salon, 57 Eddy Street.

Free and open to the public, 7pm to 11pm, Friday, April 4, various locations, BEB, Metcalf, CIT, go here for details and schedule


filed under: Music | art

Salon At The Athenaeum

1PM ON 28/03/2014
BY Daily Dose

Julien Touafek (3.28) Today’s salon at the Providence Athenaeum — Join Providence Premieres producer, founder, and artistic director, 23-year old  Julien Touafek, in a conversation about how we define ‘new music’ and how it connects to the future of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship across industries in RI. How do we advance and call out Rhode Island’s emerging ‘Idea’ industry, in addition to making way for the new ideas of tomorrow?

Touafek is a Juilliard-educated composer and digital media innovation fellow at New York University. As a vocalist and violinist, Julien has performed at venues including Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, and abroad in Italy, France, and Ireland.

Free and open to the public, 5pm to 7pm, Friday, March 28, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street


filed under: Design | Get Out of the House

Providence Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Pecha Kucha

11AM ON 26/03/2014
BY Annie Messier

pecha_kucha_soap1(3.26) In early 2009, newly transplanted Rhode Islander Stephanie Gerson (update: now Stephanie Lepp) looked around and more or less said, “Huh, look at all the cool stuff here. Why the heck doesn’t Providence have Pecha Kucha nights?” So the hula-hooping vixen kicked off a Providence version of the free-admission global phenomenon, whose name (pronounced more or less “puh-CHAK-chuh”) reflects its Japanese origin.

Wednesday, March 26, 7:20 – 10:30 p.m., 276 Westminster Street

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filed under: Food | art

‘Human Nature’ At Mad Dog Studios

9AM ON 26/03/2014
BY H.L. Parker

human nature ‘Human Nature’ — a study of the human form and spirit in sculpture and 2D — is up at Mad Dog Studios in Pawtucket through April 11th.

Also, seats are newly available for the Pop-Up Restaurant Thursday, March 27th — make reservations here.

Chef Kirby Dorius and his “State Fare” team are a local, seasonal, traveling restaurant located in Rhode Island and they are celebrating their first anniversary of providing our gallery guests with culinary excellence.

Chef Dorius, caterer and graduate of the Culinary School at Johnson & Wales University — serves a 5-course pre-fix menu in our studio, converted for the evening into a restaurant.

Mad Dog Artist Studios & Gallery, 65 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket


filed under: Dance Party | art

Opening Reception — Crenca At MWM

9AM ON 22/03/2014
BY Daily Dose

machines with magnets (3.22) Longtime Providence-based artist, and founder and artistic director of AS220, Umberto Crenca exhibits all new work at Machines With Magnets. “PUZZLED: ODE (OWED) TO CHANNING?” — Crenca’s first exhibition in well over two years — kicks off tonight with an opening reception, followed by a show and dance party. All in one place. This is it. You don’t have to go anywhere else. Performances by Monkee Head, Cyrus Leddy, Jared Paul, Islands, King Rahnu.

5pm to 7pm — Gallery Opening.

7pm to 1am — Performances hosted by Agent Royer OOOO/Dance Party.

Saturday, March 22, Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket


filed under: Transportation | art

Gallery Night Starts

10AM ON 20/03/2014
BY H.L. Parker

Chlorine (3.20) The 18th season of Gallery Night starts tonight. Every third Thursday of the month from March to November, galleries across Providence open their doors. Artbus tours leave One Regency Plaza downtown periodically, stopping at 4 galleries each and lasting about two hours. Or walk, bike, drive yourself around at your own pace.  Go here for details.

Check out the opening reception (5pm to 9pm) for nocebo/placebo featuring 26-year-old Miika Benedetti at GRIN Gallery on Valley Street, up through April 12th. Seen here is oil on linen “Chlorine.”

Guided tours begin 5:20pm and leave every 20 minutes. Last artbus leaves at 7pm.

Bill van Siclen has all the details in today’s ProJo.

Starts 5pm, Thursday, March 20, Gallery Night


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Sok Song — Origami Superstar At AS220

11AM ON 14/03/2014
BY Beth Comery

money koi (3.15) This is what I call folding money. Good get for AS220! Sok Song is the Michael Jordan of creasing and folding. This five pound note ‘Money Koi’ was shown at the International Money Folding Exhibition; look where he has placed the queen’s eye and hair.

Origami artist, and creative director and publisher of Creased – Magazine for Paper Folders, Sok Song will teach a class Saturday at 2pm. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. (AS220 says for age 6-13: a parent or adult must accompany the child to help or supervise the projects. Younger students are welcome but will require additional assistance from the parent/adult.)

Sok Song’s passion for folding paper has bloomed from a hobby he taught himself from books during his childhood to an award winning origami design business called Creased, Inc. He is the author of Crease + Fold: Innovative Origami Projects Anyone Can Make. As a teaching artist, Sok has taught hundreds of classes in schools and after school programs as well as in workshops all over the world.

In addition to the magazines and books, he has evolved the business into a creative services company incorporating origami and paper sculpture as a medium for advertising, graphic design, and installation. His work has been seen in magazines such as: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, and more.

Check out the Sok Song slideshow. Materials will be provided but you can bring your own paper. Go to the AS220 calendar for details.

$10, limited to 35 participants, 2pm to 4pm, Saturday, March 15, AS220, 115 Empire Street


filed under: Brown | art

Artists Talk At Bell Gallery

8PM ON 05/03/2014
BY Beth Comery

the commons (3.7) In celebration of Brown University’s 250th Anniversary, the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present a series of one-person exhibitions by distinguished alumni. The works of Dawn Clements ‘86, Paul Ramirez Jonas ‘87, and Kerry Tribe ‘97 will be on view now through March 30.

Paul Ramirez Jonas’s sculpture The Commons is modeled on an ancient Roman equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. The original in the Capitoline Museum in Rome, is joined by a full-scale bronze copy that has stood at the top of Lincoln Field on Brown’s campus since 1908. The material of the Ramirez Jonas’s sculpture—cork and pushpins—suggests that the object is not simply a statue but also a platform for participation. The artist intends that viewers contribute messages and notes, pinning them to the base of the statue [photo after the jump].

3:10pm to 3:50pm — Dawn Clements

3:50pm to 4:30pm — Paul Ramirez Jonas

4:45pm to 5:25pm — Kerry Tribe

Artists talks 3pm to 6pm/reception 6pm to 8pm, Friday, March 7, Bell Gallery List Center, 64 College Street

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filed under: Books | art

‘Dear Diorama’ Art Contest For Readers

11PM ON 26/02/2014
BY Matthew Lawrence

dear diorama(3.4) Dear Diorama is an art contest for readers taking place March 4th at Rochambeau Library. This after-hours event is sponsored by Foolproof Brewing and Whole Foods Market (snacks! beer!) and features prizes (including a $100 Craftland gift card!) for the winning diorama-maker.

Registration is free, but sign up this week if you’re interested! To register, call Angela DiVeglia at Rochambeau Library: 401-272-3780. And even if you’re too shy (or busy) to make your own diorama, don’t forget to stop by to check out all the entries. (Also: snacks and beer in the library!)

The contest rules are simple. Create a scene, no larger than a shoebox, from a book that you have read. There is no restriction on the type of book: works of fiction and non-fiction are welcome, as are self-help books, dictionaries, and poetry chapbooks. After Dear Diorama, is over, the scenes will be displayed in the gallery at Craftland (235 Westminster Street).

(Poster by Katrina Clark)

Free and open to the public, 7pm to 9pm, Tuesday, March 4, Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street


filed under: Music | art

Closing Night Celebration At MWM

11AM ON 21/02/2014
BY Daily Dose

artist: eric ruin (2.21) This is the very last chance to see AN OTHER WORLD — an installation of new paper cuts and projections by Erik Ruin — and buy limited edition silkscreen prints from the show: Heaven, Hell, Bounty & Desolation.

Plus, live music: Bad Braids + Erik Ruin Performance + The Dungeoneers.

‘An Other World’ is an immersive, interactive installation by Providence-based artist Erik Ruin. Inspired by medieval visions of the afterlife, science-fiction landscapes and more modern/personal struggles with scarcity and depression, this show combines intricate paper-cut scrolls, hanging banners and overhead projections. These visions will be “activated” by the viewer’s own shadow and live performances at the opening and closing events.

7pm to 10pm, Friday, February 21, Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket, see schedule at Facebook Event Page


filed under: History | art

Happy Presidents Day

12AM ON 17/02/2014
BY H.L. Parker

abraham lincoln This statue of Abraham Lincoln, erected in Roger Williams Park in 1958, was the work of Rhode Island School of Design sculpture professor Gilbert Franklin (b.1919 – d.2004); he also served as Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts at the school.

In 1963 Gilbert was asked to submit designs for a fountain for Frazier Terrace on Benefit Street; his ‘Orpheus Ascending’ was selected. By 1968 Gilbert had left figurative art behind in his abstract ‘Daybreak’ one block north of Orpheus at the busy intersection of Benefit, Angell, and Waterman Streets (aka RISD Beach).

Now, go buy a mattress and a car.


filed under: art | photography

‘Andy Warhol’s Photographs’ At RISD Museum

11AM ON 31/01/2014
BY Beth Comery

RISD Museum Now through June 29 see “Andy Warhol’s Photographs” in the Works on Paper Gallery at the RISD Museum.  More than 150 Polaroids and black-and-white photographs are on display, a sampling of the thousands of photographs Warhol took between 1970 and 1987.

The Polaroids primarily served as the basis for Warhol’s commissioned portraits, silkscreen paintings, drawings, and prints. In studio-based portraits of subjects such as Joan Collins, Keith Haring, Maria Shriver, and Pia Zadora, we see Warhol’s attraction to their beauty, a fascination with their power, or an interest in their personalities.

(Seen here sporting the natural look is actress Joan Collins, age 52, famous for her role in the 80’s soap “Dynasty.” Collins also starred as Evelyn Nesbit in “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” the story of architect Stanford White and his multistory, teen-girl, love nest in Manhattan. White was later murdered by her jealous husband. Somewhere along the line White and his partners found time to design the Rhode Island State House.)

This is what passes for ‘institutional memory’ here at the Dose.

ProJo arts writer Bill van Siclen however, does not traffic in such pointlessly salacious digressions and has provided actually useful information about the exhibition.

Also, more Warhol can be found in that little middle room with the benches: “Andy Warhol Screentests” runs through May 11th. Remember: No admission charged on Sundays.

Andy Warhol’s Photographs through June 29, RISD Museum, 224 Benefit and 20 North Main Streets, directions


filed under: Brown | art

Student Exhibition At Bell Gallery

2PM ON 23/01/2014
BY Daily Dose

jordan bell Now through February 2nd, the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present the work of forty four outstanding student artists in the 34th Annual Brown University Student Exhibition.

Organized by students Anna Muselmann and Todd Stong, the juried exhibition is open to all Brown University students, regardless of major, and encourages artists to submit work in a variety of media. This year the exhibition includes installation, video, kinetic sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, print work, and artist books. The work addresses a range of critical themes from current political upheavals across the globe to technological innovations and personal explorations. This extensive survey of the visual arts at Brown highlights the dynamic ways in which students are engaging and redefining the arts today.

A closing reception will be held Saturday, February 1st from 6pm to 8pm. (Steampunk lamp and webcamera by Jordan Bell)

Free, runs through February 2nd, Bell Gallery, List Art Center, 64 College Street

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