Arts

RISCA Grants

(4.15) For artists and culture workers getting slammed in this new Covid economy: The Rhode Island State Council of the Arts has grant money for qualified persons. This is unrestricted funding to be used for any kind of relief. You do not need to reveal how you spend the money. This fund is intended to …

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International Arts Festival This Weekend

An opening night party Thursday at the Biltmore kicks off this weekend’s Providence International Arts Festival produced by FirstWorks and the City of Providence. Seen here is Squonk Opera — Pneumatica which has three shows scheduled for Saturday on Kennedy Plaza. Figures and tentacles grow, powered by blowers and vortex fans, and culminate in the …

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The Wilbury Group Presents LUNGS

Last week Providence’s favorite fledgling theatre company announced plans to present the RI premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s critically acclaimed new drama LUNGS, October 14-27 2012, with a special press opening on Monday, October 15. LUNGS marks the Wilbury Group’s second production in the new performance space at the beautifully restored Butcher Block Mill, located at 25 Eagle Street, Providence.

The Steel Yard Gears Up For Fall Courses

The Steel Yard is firing up torches, building forges, and igniting kilns in preparation for the upcoming class season; and are happy to announce that registration is now open for the fall course season! This fall the Steel Yard is offering classes in blacksmithing, ceramics, foundry arts, jewelry, and welding. Students will be able to …

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The City In Pieces: Writing The Lost Histories Of Providence

Come join us as we use local history as creative inspiration. Through a series of four writing workshops, we will explore 19th century photographs, newspaper clippings, and other historic ephemera to reassemble and imagine a past that might otherwise be lost. Starting on April 7, themed workshops will be held every weekend at Providence Public …

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Gallery Night Providence is July 21st

Summer is the perfect time to check out Providence’s great galleries.  Take a leisurely walk down Atwells Avenue, or wander through downtown stopping to see the art and meet the artists.  Don’t feel like walking? Take a special bus tour with Christina Bevilaqua as she leads connects the dots between Providence’s past and present art …

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Their Art’s In The Right Place

Good news from RI Citizens for the Arts: state-wide funding for the arts/creative sector was restored to the 2011 budget by the House Finance Committee last night.  According to RICFA’s press release, the budget has the support of the Senate Finance Committee as well, although the full General Assembly still needs to approve the budget …

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Lil’ Rhody Racks Up Presidential Appointments

Barack Obama has an eye for talent—and it’s pointed at Rhode Island. This weekend, Obama appointed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, which describes its mission as connecting people through various arts and cultural tourism.  Lahiri joins five other PCAH committee appointees, including visual artist Chuck Close, …

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LUNAFEST Film Fesitval And Fundraiser

The Hive Archive will host the LUNAFEST film festival and fundraiser on Friday, December 11, from 5-8PM at The Spot, 286 Thayer Street in Providence. Nine international short films by women filmmakers will be screened at the event. The Hive Archive will also present Hive Distinguished Women in the Arts awards to two local recipients …

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Ceramics Class for students ages 14-18 (starts Oct 3rd)

The Steel Yard is proud to offer our first Community Course specifically for students ages 14-18. In Eye of the Beholder, with Claire Wicks, students will learn will examine our own creative urges to try to figure out what it is that inspires us. We will be taking a brief look into the long history …

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New LAUNCH Show

Come view new works by Hilary Merzbacher, recent graduate of the RISD Illustration Department and the latest to be LAUNCHed. (You can meet Hilary at a reception on Friday August 28th.) LAUNCH at the Gail Cahalan Gallery has been designed exclusively to bridge RISD senior students and recent graduates with the local community as an …

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Swimming/Drowning/Dancing

Part of the excitement of swimming in the ocean is the terror of the unknown underneath the surface of our churning, murky Atlantic. When my sisters and I were kids paddling in the waves, we would always end up singing a cheery, musical ditty we made up that goes “Swimming in the ocean, drowning in …

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Woolly Fair! Wooled of Wheels. We made sure we were home this year for this event, having heard so much of what we missed that it was worse than being sick (repeatedly) when the circus came to town as a kid. Come join the celebratory mayhem of sheer creative fun, our own Little Rhody’s Burning …

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Reminder: Pecha Kucha

As Beth already noted—and yes, that WAS a shameful cover, Time—tonight marks Providence’s fourth Pecha Kucha (say it with me: pih-CHA kih-CHA) Night.  Pecha Kucha is Japanese for the sound of conversation, and if you don’t practice saying it correctly, the whole group will be forced to recite it every time.  (Plus, if you say “PET-cha …

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