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Drawing Wild At Museum Natural History

(3.2) The Museum of Natural History at Roger Williams Park is again offering its “Drawing Wild from the Collection” program. You will have the opportunity to discover, or rediscover, the fascinating collections during this private program exploring the museum. Bring a small easel or chair and your drawing or painting materials, and choose your subject …

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Bannister Statue Proposed For Market Square

The Providence Art Club has launched a campaign to create a statue of the noted 19th-century landscape painter, and one of the Art Club’s original founders, Edward M. Bannister. Seen here is a mock-up, with a wax maquette, of a full-size sculpture by artist, Gage Prentiss in its anticipated location in Market Square. Prentiss speaks …

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Sikander Exhibit Ends

(1.30) Only a few days left to take in Shahzia Sikander’s “Extraordinary Realities” with her exquisite deconstruction of the illustrated manuscript painting of Pakistan. Don’t worry — magnifying glasses have been provided. Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander (RISD MFA 1995, Painting and Printmaking) is internationally celebrated for bringing painting traditions from South and Central Asia …

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‘Divine Providence’ Book Signing — NicoBella’s

(12.19) Artist and AS220 founder Umberto Crenca will be signing copies of his book, Divine Providence, this Sunday at NicoBella’s downtown. The book features his recent series of acrylic paintings, images that capture the unique personality of Rhode Island’s capital city. NicoBella’s owner, Daniel Crenca, already has many pieces of his brother’s previous work up …

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Sikander Exhibit At RISD Museum

A new show opens Friday at the RISD Museum: Extraordinary Realities features the work of Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander (RISD MFA 1995, painting and printmaking), celebrated for her groundbreaking work integrating illustrated manuscript traditions from South and Central Asia into a contemporary idiom. This exhibition tracks the first 15 years of this artistic journey, …

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Get Into ‘The Churn’ At The PPL

Well, this is what this installation looked like today, but the new exhibit at the main library downtown will be changing daily, and the public is invited to participate. Up now through December 17th is Rewilding: Alive in the Churn a collaborative, interactive installation curated by artist Kotone Deguchi and co-produced by PVD Young Makers …

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‘Enigmatic Space’ At Chazan Gallery

(11.10) The Chazan Gallery presents ‘Enigmatic Space,’ an exhibition featuring the work of Mara Metcalf, Kristin Street, and Tina Tryforos, up now through November 10. Seen here is a detail from ‘Network’ by Kristin Street, a vertical panel of ink on vellum. Born in Providence, Street earned a BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island …

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RISD Museum Research Residency

(11.1) The RISD Museum has sent out an advisory about the approaching application deadline for its Research Residency Program. The application deadline is 11:59pm, November 1, 2021. We invite local artists and designers working in any medium to apply for the 2022 RISD Museum Research Residency for Artists (previously known as the RISD Museum Artist …

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Opening Reception — World’s Fair Gallery

(10.29) The World’s Fair Gallery on Broadway will host an opening reception Friday evening for ‘Tiny Showcase: A Show of Small Prints.” World’s Fair Gallery showcases original artwork and editions by emerging and established contemporary artists and designers based in Providence, Rhode Island and Southeastern New England. Seen here is a detail from “Movement Artifact” …

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Sutton Gallery Opening Reception

(10.15) Welcome back to the 159 Sutton gallery who will be reopening this Friday with Floor Plane, a two-person exhibition of recent artwork by lens-based artist Leah Dyjak and sculptor Kelly Goff. This unique carriage house was originally part of the J.B. Barnaby Castle around the corner, and echoes the flamboyant tastes of its owner.* Leah Dyjak …

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‘Arrows Of Desire’ At Bell Gallery

Red wax is the dominant medium for artist Harry Gould Harvey IV, while artistic partner Faith Wilding expresses herself through watercolors, archival images, and installations, but a shared world view brings them together for Arrows of Desire, up through the end of November at the Bell Gallery. That red wax is a very compelling medium. …

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‘Rivers To The Sea’ Opens

A new exhibit — “Rivers to the Sea” — by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators New England (GNSINE) will be on view at the Atrium Gallery starting Monday. Our theme for this exhibit is New England watersheds which contain a vast array of ecological systems. Each of these ecological systems supports a wide variety …

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