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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

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Fall Workshops At AS220

Register now for workshops at the AS220 Printshop — silkscreen, letterpress, book arts — and room is still available for Introduction to Offset Printing, starting October 5th with instructor Jacque Bidon. Colorful zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large

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‘David Lamb’ By Reason

The new exhibit above the tables at Julian’s on Broadway features images of Christopher Walken, Larry David, Robin Williams, and . . . David Lamb. Startled at first, I soon found that Dave’s exuberant, beardy visage made me happy and not sad at all. (Results

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‘Design The Night’ — Down The Rabbit Hole

(9.17) The ‘Design the Night’ series at the RISD Museum features art explorations, engaging conversations with students, refreshments, music, and more. This week the theme is “Down the Rabbit Hole.” How does passing curiosity become an enduring obsession? Is there a formula to accessing inspiration?

Primary Sources

Artist Talk And Reception At Bell Gallery

(9.11) Conceptual photographer Hank Willis Thomas is known for commandeering American advertising strategies in order to challenge constructions of race and gender in the United States. In Hank Willis Thomas: Primary Sources the artist brings together mix media sculptures, retro-reflective screenprints, and a five channel

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Postcards By Alec Thibodeau

Some people have more talent than seems fair. Artist, musician, actor Alec Thibodeau is just such a person. When not witching it up in Macbeth over at Gamm, or making music with brother Joel as one-half of String Builder, he is creating gorgeous screen-printed posters

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Aurora — Lots To Look At

New artwork adorns the front of the bar at Aurora on Westminster Street adding to the already eye-catching interior of the place (which really does hew to an auroral color palette). The glow of this illuminated facade presents an inviting scene to passers-by (the front