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‘Art For Chile’ Auction — Last Day Sunday

The silent auction runs through 5pm Sunday. Fifty-five artists have donated 70 artworks for this silent auction.  Winning bidders donate directly to a Chilean relief organization, and go home with a work of art. Artists include Andrew Moon Bain, Boris Bally, Jennifer Daltry, Erik Gould,

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Art For Chile Auction Kicks Off Tomorrow

Maya Allison, curator of recently-shuttered gallery 5 Traverse, is teaming up with photographers Frank Mullin and Magaly Ponce for a silent auction and exhibition to benefit victims of the earthquakes and tsunami that have recently affected Chile, where rural areas were deeply devastated and where

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Material Desires

More things for me to covet — urchins! These fabulous creatures, created by Jennifer Maestre, are on display and for sale ($125 each) at the ‘Material Desires’ show at Craftland. Curated by Rebecca Siemering — and up through Saturday, March 13th — the show also

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Staff Art Show At Blue State Coffee

Check out the staff art show now on exhibit at Blue State Coffee on Thayer Street. These are witty and beautiful works in a variety of forms — tapestry, painting, sculpture, even needlepoint. Curated (and spackled) by Genevieve Hancock — who also created little, webby,

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Recognize These People?

Then you may be a Julian’s regular. One entry in the staff art show (exhibit/sale runs one more week) has become a particular favorite of the staff itself and is the work of chef Tom Chester. He has been hiding his artistic talent under a

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Staff Art Show — Julian’s

Not surprisingly, most of the servers at Julian’s are not professional waiters in for the long haul. But how boring would that be. While musicians are well-represented on the crew, I had no idea the bench was so deep in the visual arts. The current

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Budget Book’s Cover Makes Case Against Governor’s Budget

The State Council on the Arts has put out this press release, gently noting the irony of housing the elimination of RISCA’s grants program in a book that’s adorned by a beautiful painting (really striking in person) that recently won the top prize at RISCA’s

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3rd Annual Skate Deck Art Show — The Hive

One business that seems to have made a go of it in Hope Artiste Village is the Hive. Proprietor and tattoo artist, Kevin Bledsoe, has managed to kept things running even through those lonely pre-farmers days and the generally crappy economy. Also, the whole tattoo

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Bridge Out

The deck of the Wickenden Street overpass is disappearing and it feels much lighter now. (Um, is this guy using a camera or . . . looking through binoculars?) More views after the jump.

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IDSA RI: Professionals’ Night At Trinity

The Industrial Designers Society of America, Rhode Island chapter is hosting the first of this year’s series of Professionals’ Nights. This month, Professionals’ Night will be held at the Trinity Brewhouse. A drawing will be done and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate

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Joe Danella — Outsider Artist

Just about everyone who stops by Joe’s business asks the big question. . . how did it all happen?  Joe’s mom will tell you it all started with a childhood passion, and a couple of old fruit boxes. For years Joe owned and ran a small antique shop, Joe’s Quality

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Elementary My Dear Walrus — A Mystery Play

The Manton Avenue Project presents: “Elementary, My Dear Walrus! — A Mystery Play”, a full-length play written collaboratively by amazing MAP kids, and acted and directed by a team of talented adult theater artists. Tickets are free but reservations are encouraged. Friday, January 29th at

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The End Of An Era

Demolition of the Wickenden Street overpass starts tonight at 6:30pm. RIDOT has indicated that the noisy jackhammer portion of the program will cease at a reasonable time in the evening so nearby residents can go nawny. A profile of artist Brent Bachelder, who began the