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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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

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‘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

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‘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,

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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


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

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Student Exhibition At Bell Gallery

The Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present the work of thirty artists in Brown’s 36th annual Student Exhibition. The juried exhibition is open to all Brown University students, regardless of major, and encourages artists to submit work in a variety of media. Jan Howard


Unknown If She Was A Purple Or A Gold

The Mary C. Wheeler School got a shout-out tonight in “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper.” But as startling as it is hearing one’s alma mater suddenly name checked in an HBO special, it must be said that this was easily the least

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April Galleries At AS220

Time for the April AS220 Gallery Openings. AS220 Main Gallery, 115 Empire Street — ‘Prodigal,’ new work by Kyle Ranson/ ‘Senseless,’ new paintings by Kim Salinas Silva Open Window, 115 Empire Street  — ‘I Want To Believe,’ new work by Jamie Forgetta AS220 Project Space,

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Artist Development Workshops — RISD Museum In April

Designed for local artists, this series of facilitated workshops with experts in the field helps you develop the skills needed to support and sustain a studio practice. April 2, Documenting for Success — Museum photographer Erik Gould offers tips and tricks for taking professional photographs

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AS220 March Galleries

The first Saturday of every month the AS220 Galleries open their new shows. Check out the following locations for the March Galleries. AS220 Main Gallery — 115 Empire Street/Art Is Work: Betsey MacDonald, Jessica Rock, Ken Moran & Lauren Scotto AS220 Project Space — 93

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Fourth Lovecraft Gansett Rolling Out

Narragansett Beer has announced that the latest installment in their Lovecraft series — I Am Providence Imperial Red Ale — is being released. The new brew features Providence artist Gunsho a.k.a James Quigley. (I love the artwork on this series but cans are stubbornly vertical.