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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

RISD Alumni & Student Sale

(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

RISD Student Exhibition At Chace Center

Vernacular Spectacular — where art meets life and you are on display — features work by RISD students, grad and undergrad, who invite you to take a second look at the everyday objects in your life. Curated by Cem Eskinazi (MFA GD ’17) and Drew

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

‘Eat The World’ On Benefit Street

(10.23) The RISD Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will be taking over a block of Benefit Street this Sunday with their ‘Eat the World’ celebration, described as a . . . cultural food festival that celebrates the diversity of RISD students through food. We have

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

Café Pearl Opens At RISD Museum

The RISD Museum opened the new Café Pearl today. Located at the (newly reopened) Benefit Street entrance, the café honors longtime docent, the 102-year-old Pearl Nathan. The café is named in honor of one of the Museum’s first and longest-serving volunteer docents, Pearl Nathan. It

RISD Graduate Show

(6.4) Among the many free things to enjoy this weekend is the RISD graduate show at the RI Convention Center. It’s a good year. Channing Gray has a comprehensive write-up in the ProJo, “RISD students show their mind-blowing work in sprawling show.” The show, up

Furniture In The News

Things to do Thursday. First check out ‘Furniture Music’ in the Grand Gallery at the RISD Museum, Thursday, May 19, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. (Thursday is Gallery Night Providence and admission to the museum is free. There are other events on tap for Thursday at

RISD Senior Shows At Woods-Gerry

The Senior Textiles Exhibition is up now through Tuesday. Seen here: Julia Wright (BFA Textiles 2016) works with wool, alpaca silk, digital prints, and cotton in “You Can’t Be Twenty On Sugar Mountain.” The opening reception for the furniture seniors is Thursday, May 19, from

RISD Apparel Design Seniors — Runway Shows

(5.7) Apparel design seniors at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will debut their creations on the runway at Collection 2016. Two fast-paced runway shows, 4pm and 7pm, take place at the RISD Fleet Library on Westminster Street this Saturday. The eye-opening designs shown at Collection are

Attn. RI Artists And Designers: Free Membership To RISD Museum

Thanks to the generosity of a local donor, the RISD Museum will be renewing its invitation to Rhode Island residents: Free individual one-year membership for an adult who identifies as an artist or designer. (Thank you generous anonymous donor!) You can see stuff like this

Register For RISD CE Classes

Registration starts Monday for the Spring Continuing Education courses at RISD. Classes for adults, kids, and teens. For teens courses include: Drawing, Fashion Sketchbook, Steampunk Fabrication lab. For adults courses include: Intro to illustration or sewing; Oil painting fundamentals; Intro to Adobe Photoshop, or illustrator.

Textiles Exhibition At Woods-Gerry

The RISD Textiles Departmental Exhibition runs now through December 6 with everything from fabric, fashion, wall panels, painting, sculpture, and some gorgeously diaphanous sheer things that are impossible to photograph but would be lovely to have hanging about the house . . . and something

The People’s Pervert Speaks At RISD Graduation

Filmmaker, author, and self-described “filth elder” John Waters delivered the RISD commencement address this afternoon. He accepted his honorary doctor’s degree “without irony” as promised but could not resist deploying a “trigger warning” in his address. It wasn’t really necessary; Dr. Waters had left the