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‘Back To the Drawing Board’ Saturday RISD Museum

Materials provided. No experience necessary. Drop in. Free with admission to museum. The RISD Museum invites you to drop in on ‘Back to the Drawing Board’ this Saturday. Rejuvenate your drawing practice – or start from scratch – among like-minded peers. Artist-led prompts nurture new

‘Tip Of The Nose’ At Grin Gallery

An opening reception will be held Saturday at the Grin Gallery for Tip of the Nose, a solo exhibition by Providence artist Heather Leigh McPherson. (Facebook event.) This body of work assembles two- and three-dimensional gestures into wall-hanging reliefs, paintings on canvas, and projected videos.

‘Making Her Mark’ At Providence Art Club

The Providence Art Club was established in 1880 by sixteen artists, six of whom were women. To celebrate Women’s History Month, the club will stage an exhibition honoring these pioneering women, along with a series of other exhibitions, seminars, and workshops scheduled over a three

AS220 March Galleries Open

Head downtown and check out the March Galleries held at various AS220 locations. Yes it’s cold, but the galleries are very near each other. AS220 Project Space (93 Mathewson Street) — “Please Touch,” installation by Allison Paschke The Reading Room (93 Mathewson Street) — “Textures

‘Intermission’ At RISD Museum

So the European Galleries on the fifth floor need some renovating. I suppose we could carefully pack up each individual — sometimes enormous — work of art, label it, move it, store it. Or, let’s just put it over there! And it works. As a

‘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