Origami poems are actually a collection of one to five original poems which are “bound” in a “book” that requires one page of paper to make. This idea began as a class prompt given to a group of poets by Barbara Schweitzer. It was her
Tonight marks the third Creatives+Cocktails event of 2010. Join the Industrial Designers Society of America [IDSA] Rhode Island, AIGA RI, and AMA at the Wild Colonial. Why should you come? Because it will be fun. You’ll meet some new people, reconnect with familiar faces, and
Saturday, April 3rd is International Pillow Fight Day. While I’m not 100% sure I buy the story that spontaneous pillow fights represent some rejection of our capitalist, consumerist culture, I can’t deny the coolness of massive pillow fights occurring simultaneously around the world. This year’s pillow
Sorry for the late notice — the site was down earlier when I tried to post: Friday, 4/2, 5-7pm Part Thirteen: RISD Museum’s Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Jan Howard and Aurea founding members Consuelo Sherba, Chuck Sherba, and Nigel Gore in a conversation
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,
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
Dave, bartender at Local 121, requests your company at the bar down the street.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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