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‘Songs Of Freedom’ Exhibit Downtown

“Memories of Inhabited Space: Songs of Freedom Played on Canvas” runs through February 24th at the URI Providence Campus. The exhibit features paintings by Bob Dilworth, Nixon Leger, and Evans Molina Fernandez. There’s a lot to like in this exhibit. I was drawn into this

AS220 February Galleries

Head downtown Saturday for the opening of the February Galleries at AS220. Seen here is ‘Web of Lost Dreams,’ acrylic on canvas, by Rhode Island artist Zach Prosser. His ‘Visions of Energy’ will be in the Open Window Gallery at 115 Empire Street. Prosser also

AS220 January Galleries

[Opening delayed due to weather. Will be rescheduled.] The work of Deborah Forman (BFA, RISD ’92/MFA, Parsons) will be featured in the AS220 Galleries this month. (Opening reception: Facebook event page) Deborah specializes in teaching the fundamentals: drawing, two-dimensional design, color theory, beginning to advanced

Faces By Dan Gosch — Memories Of Leo’s

Whatever happened to that mural at Leo’s? Artist Dan Gosch gets that question a lot. In addition to the enormous mural in the front room of Leo’s — the pioneering downtown bar opened by John Rector back in 1974 — there was a vast gallery

Eclectic Show At ArtProv Gallery

Someone should buy this thing . . . it’s only $475!* These fabulous steel wire sculptures are one of the many reasons to check out “This & That” a show and sale of one-of-a-kind paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, at ArtProv Gallery, now through January 20th.

‘New Urban Arts’ Holiday Art Sale

(12.3) There’s a lot of art sales, and a lot of crafts sales, and a lot of holiday strolls happening about town —  why not hit ’em all and spread your money around. New Urban Arts (NUA) announces their 7th annual Cardboard Pancakes art sale

Pool Noodles!

This chair really is a flotation device. The furniture shows at the Woods-Gerry Gallery never disappoint. Both undergrads and alums are represented in the Department of Furniture Design Triennial Exhibition which runs through December 12. Seen here is ‘Sinuous’ — powder coated steel and pool

RISD Illustration Faculty Exhibition

Pieces from RISD’s Illustration Faculty are up now through November 30 at the ISB Gallery facing on the Canal Walk. Seen here is ‘The Kirklands’ by Kelly Murphy and ‘Jacobs Point’ by Nick Jainschigg. Also showing is Rhode Island native Mary Jane Begin of My

Art & Design Film Festival

(11.6) The Art & Design Film Festival opens Thursday night with “The Happy Film,” to be followed by a Q&A with director Ben Nabors and RISD Graphic Design director, John Caserta. Emily Steffian, co-owner of the Cable Car Cinema with husband Dan Kamil, is the

photo by Joshua Holko

Photographer Joshua Holko

(10/27) Thanks to a collaboration between Art League Rhode Island and CCRI, award-winning Australian landscape and wildlife photographer Joshua Holko will grace our little state tomorrow night for a free public talk about his years as a polar photographer. I don’t know about you, but

(Lamp/Bear) Artist Talk

(10.26) Artist Urs Fischer will discuss his installation “Untitled (Lamp/Bear) 2005-06″ currently on loan from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Collection. The enormous blue bear — painted and lacquered cast bronze, acrylic glass, LED lights, with a stainless steel interior framework, 23′ x 21’4″ x

Athenaeum Salon — The Chazan Collection

(10.21) The Providence Athenaeum, in partnership with the RISD Museum, presents “Collecting for Life.”  Jan Howard will discuss the artists and works in the collection of Dr. Joseph A. Chazan. For almost ten years, Chazan has produced “Networks,” a series of videos featuring Rhode Island

Artist Development Day — RISD Museum

(10.15) Still room in the RISD Museum’s Artist Development Day. . . . an afternoon of professional development workshops, panels, and collegial dialogue for artists and designers is presented in collaboration with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Practical tips and critical conversation

AS220 October Galleries

Generally speaking, I am vehemently anti-balloon — environmental issues, unbearable squeakiness — but I am willing to make an exception for the work of Janice Lee Kelly whose float-balloon installations look pretty amazing. She and artist Maggie Siegel have collaborated this month on ‘Horizon Line,’

Art & Architecture Book Sale — Rochambeau Saturday

The Friends of Rochambeau are holding a mini book sale featuring near-mint books on art and architecture. Also on sale, “1000s of newly donated CDs.” This is a great idea. People looking for art books will appreciate not having to wade through all the other

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