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spock/lions

More About Wallpaper — Meet Artists

(9.21) Another event at the 186 Carpenter Street Gallery for the Flocked, Blocked & Stenciled show. In conjunction with Design Week, the gallery will host a behind-the-scenes ‘Eat & Speak’ at this ingenious wallpaper project. Contemplate the designs and hear from wallpaper makers about their

street painting fest

Chalk Painting Fest

(9.17) The downtown skating rink will be transformed this Saturday by chalk artists — individuals and teams — all vying for ‘Best of Show.’ But they are really just in it for the glory and because it’s fun. Good, smooth surface too. Images inspired by

intimate collection

‘The Intimate Collection’ At Yellow Peril

Still time to catch the funny and provocative “The Intimate Collection” — sewn works and photographs that consider “sex, death, skin, bones, undergarments, intimacy, loneliness, destruction, healing and humor” — from artist Kathryn Parker Almanas. “I play with how we recognize ourselves in textures and

copperheads of cottondale

Awesome Original Wallpaper At 186 Carpenter

Head over to 186 Carpenter Street Friday for the opening of “Flocked, Blocked & Stenciled” an exhibition of locally-made, original designs. (Exhibit up through September.) I kept changing my mind about which picture to feature here; they are unbelievably vivid and compelling images. However, getting

todd oldham

Todd Oldham Fashion — Final Days Of RISD Exhibit

(9.11) I want this jacket. You only have through Sunday to go see the extraordinary Todd Oldham exhibit — ‘All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion’ — now at the RISD Museum. Drawn from the Todd Oldham Studio archives, a substantial portion of which was recently

(Lamp/Bear)

Big Blue Bear Greets Incoming Freshmen

Welcome Brown University Class of 2020! Hope you like this blue bear because it’s going to haunt your dreams every single day until you head back out those Van Wickles, even if that takes you five years. “Untitled (Lamp/Bear)” is the title of this painted

avenue concept

Walk This Way — Makeover For Mt. Pleasant Kilties

Forrest Curl of the Avenue Concept works to complete phase one of the Mt. Pleasant High School project (so vivid already, black details still to come). Invited to take part in the new traffic-calming crosswalks, the Avenue artists have taken the ball and run with

insert finger

Influx 2016 — Public Art Encounters

This lovely rebar bow is ‘Insert Finger’ by Rhode Island artist Jerry Ehrlich one of ten pieces scattered around town as part of Influx 2016. Now in its second year Influx is mounted by The Avenue Concept. The projects of INFLUX feature more than 20

bert crenca doodling

Bert Crenca 30-Hour Doodling Marathon — Thursday

AS220 co-founder Umberto “Bert” Crenca is having quite a moment. Last Friday found Crenca at the White House where he was honored as one of 10 nationally selected “Champions of Change — Makers” selected nationally. “The 10 are being honored for working on advances in

Ideas of Stone

Wow, Gypsy Moths Are Bad This Year

While this is certainly true, gypsy moths are not responsible for this ‘faux tree with real boulder’ on the Main Green at Brown University. Kind of a cruel joke on those of us who keep vigil over the astonishing collection of American elms thriving on

Sowing of 10000 Suns

Sunflower Project On Riverfront

Nature (and artists) abhor a vacuum. One thing about Providence, any space or surface left empty long enough will soon attract the attention of creative types who will paint it, shape it, build on it, perform on it, and plant it. This time the place

ChChanges

AS220 June Gallery Exhibitions

So much was happening last weekend we didn’t get around to the June Exhibitions in the AS220 Galleries, open now through June 25. New exhibits go up the first Saturday of each month. AS220 Project Space — Stewart Martin/ 4×5 and Historic Photographs Reading Room

soak it up

‘Soak It Up’ At The Drawing Room

Art coasters and a block party! Head over to the Drawing Room Friday evening for ‘Soak it Up.’ This show features small works by about 30 artists, with each work being created on Revival Brewing coasters, official sponsor of the show. (Facebook event.) The goal

paper house

‘Paper House’ At Yellow Peril

Opening reception Saturday, May 7, for Joan Backes’ installation ‘Paper House.’ Paper House (2007-2016) welcomes visitors into Backes’ artistic heart and home. After stepping through the door, viewers will see an interior featuring samples of amber, slices of fossilized bark and jars filled with acorns,

RISD Museum

Open Studio At RISD Museum

(4.24) The RISD Museum is holding Open Studio Sunday in the Fain Gallery Artist-designed activities let visitors of all ages experience artworks in imaginative, thought provoking, and whimsical ways. The museum offers the Open Studio program once a month in both Spanish and English. Next

WFAC

Future WaterFire Arts Center

Who doesn’t drive around this city imagining great uses for this or that old mill building. And if this building is the one I think it is, I had plans for a roller rink on the first floor. WaterFire Providence has just launched Episode 1