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International Pillow Fight Day

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 fights will occur from Boston to Beirut. Even The New …

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At The Athenauem

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 about Rilke as muse and mixing art forms. Jan Howard’s …

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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, Corey Grayhorse, Jungil Hong, Josie Morway, and Frank Mullin. (Seen …

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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 winter is coming. The pieces being auctioned come from a …

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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 features artists Jenine Bressner, Lynne Harlow, Peter Lutz, Barbara Owen …

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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, framed treasures that I covet — this collection will remain …

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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 show is curated by artistic manager Joshua Kemp (also of …

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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 “Scenes of Rhode Island” show.  The painting is online, over …

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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 thing shows no signs of fading. Apparently Mr. Bledsoe does …

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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 to Trinity. I hear you asking “What better way to …

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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 7pm; Saturday, January 30th at 3pm & 7pm; Sunday, January …

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