Opening Reception — World’s Fair Gallery

Meet Francesca Colonia and Giulia Nicolai, printmakers visiting from Rome. They were setting up today at the World’s Fair Gallery in preparation for Friday’s opening reception of their exhibition. For the past ten years they have been inviting international artists to collaborate with them at BetterPress Lab, a unique letterpress studio located in Rome. “Truth […]

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‘Sort Later’ — RISD Senior Show At Woods-Gerry

(2.28) Fliers, posters, signage, banners, images, words, numbers, symbols surround us everywhere, vying for our attention. Graphic design is the art of communicating ideas visually — and the results should be eye-catching — but when you pack this many assignments into one floor, it sure has impact. The visual barrage of the RISD Graphic Design

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Two Leading Lights Of Prov Theater Have Passed

“I always say Eugene is the only actual genius I’ve worked with.” High praise coming from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels speaking to the New York Times in 2014. Within the past week we have learned of the deaths of two of Trinity Rep’s pioneering members: Adrian Hall, their founding artistic director; and Eugene

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Industrial Design At Woods-Gerry

The RISD Senior shows continue with Trial and Error: Industrial Design Senior Show. This discipline can include furniture, apparel, and any area of life where a problem needs solving with better design. Seen here is Louise Starr’s untitled and lovely children’s stool. The artist has dyed maple, poplar, and oak veneer, glued it all into

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Call For Design Ideas — Bascule Bridge

The City of Providence and the Providence Redevelopment Agency are hosting a design competition to generate reuse ideas for the Crook Point Bascule Bridge. (No luxury condo towers please.) A 10-year transportation plan, issued last year by RIDOT, scheduled demolition for 2026-27, earmarking $6 million for the removal. The Crook Point Bascule Bridge is a

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Perez Designs THE Biden Tee

The Biden/Harris campaign has a new line of merch collabs on offer called the ‘Believe in Better’ collection. It features some big-name designers — Thom Browne, Tory Burch, Prabal Gurung — but look who Dazed and GQ single out for the highest praise: Providence designer Joe Perez. Formerly the artistic director at Kanye West’s creative

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