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‘Facing The Giant’ Events With Shepard Fairey

(10.25) AS220, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Shepard Fairey are celebrating 30 years of OBEY GIANT in the city where his first iconic sticker was slapped onto an unsuspecting public while he was a student at RISD. Fairey will present ‘In Conversation with Shepard Fairey: Three Decades of Dissent’ a public lecture at …

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RISD Artist Fellowship — Apply Now

Here’s a great opportunity for one artist or designer to expand his or her horizons with mentorships, museum access, and a little money to spend on new projects. The RISD Museum is soliciting applications for its Artist Fellowship program. Application deadline: October 7, 2019, 11:59 pm. We invite local artists and designers working in any …

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RISD Senior Textiles Show At Woods-Gerry

(5.14) Textiles take over this week at the Senior Shows at Woods-Gerry Gallery. This is always a big favorite, and last night’s opening was mobbed which made it impossible to photograph the vivid cactus sculpture that greets one at the entrance. The show includes fabric sculptures, wall hangings, apparel, soft furniture, and a room-filling suspended …

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RISD Senior Furniture Show — Woods-Gerry

(4.9) The annual senior shows at the Woods-Gerry Gallery cycle through pretty quickly; the furniture show is always one of the most interesting and this year’s is no exception. It ends April 9th. This vibrant blue blob is Quimper Chair — plywood, webbing, recycled foam, dacron, and lycra — by Rebecca Ford (BFA Furniture Design). …

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RISD Museum Artist Fellowship Deadline Approaches

(9.8) The deadline for applications for the RISD Museum Artist Fellowship has been extended through midnight, September 8. The RISD Museum invites local artists and designers, working in any medium, to apply for the 2018 artist fellowship. One selected artist will receive a stipend of $10,000, professional-development support, and the opportunity to work closely with …

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‘Stop Making Sense’ — Cable Car

(7.19) One night only. Head down to the Cable Car Wednesday for Jonathan Demme’s 1984 Talking Heads concert film “Stop Making Sense.” Considered one of the best. Demme’s love of music was noted in his NYT obit last April. Mr. Demme’s self-proclaimed favorite band since 1978, Talking Heads were also his muse for what would …

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RISD Grad Show

(6.3) Don’t forget to check out the RISD Grad Show at the RI Convention Center. The event website is a vertiginous funhouse ride with a wildly kinetic design that makes it almost impossible to use. Sooooo as far as I can tell, the show is open today on the holiday from noon to 5pm. You …

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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 approaches and new connections. This month’s host: MJ Robinson. The …

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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 Holiday Craft Lab, featuring drop-in workshops for kids and families …

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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 noodles — by Noelle Antignano (BFA Furniture Design 2016). In …

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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 Little Pony fame. She has two paintings from ‘The Dragons …

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