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Pop-Up Art Show At Nolan’s

(12.18) Be a sophisticated gift giver — buy original art. Head over to Nolan’s Corner Pub Tuesday. Have a beer and check out the work of William A. France. These cityscape paintings make a perfect gift for anyone who loves Providence. That’s the Athenaeum fountain! (Facebook event.) 8pm, Tuesday, December 18, Nolan’s Corner Pub, 529 …

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Chazan Gallery Show

Still time to catch the show at the Chazan Gallery which features a pairing of painting and photography. Channing Gray describes the two artists as veterans of the local art scene in his review in the ProJo . They would be Denny Moers, the innovative photographer whose manipulated images look more like paintings, and longtime …

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Gallery Night

(8.16) Art abhors a vacuum and RISD students have kept this blank pillar well-papered. But on the third Thursday of every month eighteen of the city’s hottest “art spots” open their doors for a visual arts party. (Maybe this pillar should be on the tour.) You can take a free guided Art Bus tour or …

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‘The State Of The Arts’ — URI City Campus

The Providence URI campus in the former Shepard Building plays host to ‘The State of the Arts’ through June 28. The annual mixed media 2d and 3d exhibition highlights the fine arts education at all three state schools, the accomplishments of the students, inspiration of the dedicated faculty and the successful career achievements of the …

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AS220 March Galleries Open

Head downtown this evening from 5pm to 7pm for the AS220 Galleries Opening Receptions. The exhibitions run through March 24th. 115 Empire Street, Main Gallery, ‘The Spiritual Renaissance Series,’ Jessica Irey/’Passed Life,’ Lucky St. Angelo. In the Open Window ‘Beauty, Strength, and Achievment,’ Beverly Robertson 95 Mathewson Street, Project Space ‘One Brown Suitcase,’ Norlan Olivo. …

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February Gallery Openings At AS220

(2.3) The weather looks clear, if cold, for Saturday’s AS220 gallery openings. Seen here is “I Know You’re in There” by Allison Cole whose paintings have a real Marimekko feel to them. Not surprisingly, Ms. Cole has some amazing fabrics in her portfolio. Main Gallery, 115 Empire Street — None More Black, S.W. Dinge/New Photographs, …

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‘Shaping The Idea’ At Chazan Gallery

At once familiar and unreal, ‘Shaping the Idea,’ — a solo exhibition featuring the work of Richard Whitten — runs now through February 7 at the Chazan Gallery. The realism of the painting, and Whitten’s effective use of trompe l’oeil, can trick the viewer into moments of recognition, but these faux framed boxes and fanciful …

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RISD Craft Sale On Benefit Street

(10.7) A block of Benefit Street will be closed to traffic this Saturday for the annual RISD Craft Show. Expect to see painting, textiles, glass, jewelry, apparel, lighting, printmaking, ceramics, and more. The work from this year’s participants can be viewed at RISD Craft Artists. The event takes place rain or shine — under a …

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New Work From The Avenue Concept

This mural by Cambodian artist Andrew Hem went up over the weekend, another contribution from The Avenue Concept. Text taped to the cherry-picker parked on the lot yields this background information. Born during his parent’s flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide, Andrew Hem grew up poised in the balance between …

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Artist Diane Samuels Talk

(4.20) Join artist Diane Samuels in conversation with Jo-Ann Conklin, director of the Bell Gallery, Thursday at the Granoff Center. Samuels’ installation ‘Lines of Sight’ was commissioned in 2006 for Brown University’s Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences on Meeting Street. The artwork is integrated into the glass curtain-wall of a high-traffic, two-story glass pedestrian …

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