Organic shapes abound in the ceramics on view at the Woods-Gerry Gallery: pods, husks, fungi, twigs, antlers, urchins, and the suggestive melty, drippy blobs seen here. Only a few members of the RISD Ceramics Department seem interested in geometric shapes. But there is a lot
(12.10) Find unique gifts, while supporting the arts in the most direct way possible, at the annual RISD Alumni & Student Holiday Art Show. Shop for ceramics, painting, textiles, jewelry, prints, soft sculpture, glass, home decor, and more. Providence City Arts will be hosting a
(12.8) Head over to AS220 Industries on Washington Street for their 6th annual Holiday Sale. Dozens of vendors will be selling their unique, handmade wares through all the spaces in AS220 Industries. This is an opportunity to check out these facilities; you could maybe sign
(12.11) The opening reception for the annual Foundry Holiday Show takes place Thursday, December 1, at the Pawtucket Armory. The show and sale will then run for two consecutive weekends: December 2-4 & December 9-11. For thirty years, this popular New England holiday tradition has
(11.27) Hope Street eatery Chez Pascal will host a Holiday Craft Sale Sunday, November 27. Artists will take over the main dining room, setting up at the tables and booths. Pick up some handmade gifts created by local artists; ceramics, jewelry, apparel, illustration, evergreen displays,
(10.22) Bill Barry brings his “world famous” Pumpkin Carving Party to the E&O Tap, Saturday starting at 1pm. Lighting at night. Mike Kelly says, “Trust me, it’s the Cadillac of pumpkin parties….or was that a Lincoln?” (Also, Sunday at the E&O is Oktöberfest.) Pumpkin Carving
(10.8) The RISD Craft Show — an annual juried sales exhibition of alumni and student work — takes place this Saturday on Benefit Street between Waterman and Hopkins Street (the stretch with the RISD Museum and Superior Court). This is a craft show of the
(12.12) Head over to New Urban Arts this Saturday for their 6th annual Cardboard Pancakes Holiday Craft Sale. (Facebook event) Cardboard Pancakes will play host to an awesome group of all-star local artists, craftspeople, and makers, in a somewhat-commercial-yet-also-sociable context. Art, crafts, prints & posters,
Life near an art school. This is why I love Providence.
(12.5) New address, same holiday tradition. During Craftland’s wee infant days, we had glamorous and festive opening parties to invite you all into the wonderland of light and craftiness created specially for you each year. We still aspire to that fresh warm blast of delight
Time for the annual Foundry Holiday Show at the Pawtucket Armory. Dozens of artists will be selling ceramics, glass, fabric and fiber, painting, jewelry, metal, and photography. The show and sale runs Friday, Saturday, Sunday/December 5,6,7 and again December 12,13,14. Go here for hours. Seen
(11.16) Rhody Craft is throwing another Craftopia where you can buy locally made and unique items. (Rhody Craft is now located at 780 Hope Street although the Craftopia will be held at Hope Artiste Village as usual.) Start your holiday shopping at Craftopia! As always,
Head over to the Pawtucket Armory for the Fine Furnishings Show. Work from this year’s exhibitors includes sculpture, woodworking, rugs, porch swings. $10, 4pm to 8pm, Friday, November 7/10am to 6pm, Saturday/10am to 5pm, Sunday/ Drill Hall, Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, 172 Exchange Street
Upon entering the ‘Complexity 2014’ exhibit at Brown you will see a small sign saying ‘Do not touch.’ It should be much, much bigger. I could have used an invisible dog fence or a personal minder slapping my hand away as it floated unbidden towards
(4.27) It’s time for Craftopia, a showcase from Rhody Craft of independent, local artists and crafters. Expect an eclectic mix of repurposed clothing, impeccably stitched handbags, one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories, paper arts, fine arts, bath and body products, housewares, and more. There will be food
An exhibit of charming adult literary dioramas are now on display at Craftland downtown. These were the result of the ‘Dear Diorama’ Art Contest for Readers hosted by the Providence Community Library and Matthew Lawrence’s Not About the Buildings at the Rochambeau Library last week.