Last Chance

Today is the final day of RISD’s Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition featuring work from 14 art and design disciplines including ceramics, industrial design, glass and photography. (Reviewed by Bill Van Siclen in the ProJo) Artist Elizabeth Skadden sends out this invitation, … my final thesis work was a reconstruction of the [AS220 Mercantile] building … […]

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Such a Pretty Little Package I Never Did See

I’m guessing little of Rhode Island’s FY 2010 budget is soothing. But a watercolor on the budget’s cover called “Leave Your Troubles Behind” is offsetting the despair (or at least has to be better for morale than, say, plywood-boarded homes). Kudos to artist Donna Kenney Kirwin for winning the 2009 “Scenes of RI” show with

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Wood Springs Eternal in Providence

Before that cannoli has me licking my monitor, here’s some more wood sculpture news–particularly if you’re missing that woodsy thing recently dismantled at Brown: Last night we spied some [RISD students? high school students? random enthusiasts?] erecting whimsical wood sculptures of various sizes in Davis Park (across from Nathanael Greene Middle School).  Winds that brought our recycling bins halfway down the street seemingly left

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Providence Arts and Literature Zine Seeks Submissions

Interrobang!?, a web and print ‘zine for the arts in RI, is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue. From their website: Our goal is to provide a formal venue for voices of all kinds, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, creative essays, fine art, or experimental music and video. This is is city suffused with talent:

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Want Your Own Warhol?

You may be in luck.  Madoff scandal victim Brandeis University is closing down its Rose Art Museum late this summer and selling thousands of works by artists like Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Nam June Paik, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein.  In addition to its collections, the Rose hosts public programs, live jazz on the second Sunday each month, and

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AUDITIONS to join Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI)

From Daniel Lee White: Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI), a short-form improv troupe now in its second season, will be holding auditions on Wednesday January 14th and Friday January 23rd at 9:00pm at The Spot on Thayer, 286 Thayer St. Providence, RI. Auditioners are encouraged to come to one or both of the auditions. Please

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The Grant that Stole Christmas

This Saturday, the 13th, is the day that the Grant in Pawtucket will steal Christmas! Come on by from noon onwards. Shop for artsy and crafty goodies, from jewelry to rock posters, t-shirts to paintings. Have some art to schlock? Come by starting at ten with your table of goodies (we may not have enough

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Nov. 22nd – Loud Night #1 @ Firehouse 13

Saturday November 22nd 8pm $7 Loud Night #1 @ Firehouse 13 41 Central St Snowbird The Empire Shall Fall Bloodwitch Blackhorn we’re also trying something new. we’re tired of people not coming to shows because they have no cash. we are allowing people to buy tickets with their visa or mastercard (as well as with

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New Obstructions Opening

131 Washington St. 1st Floor, a.k.a old Cogen’s Printing Building a.k.a the Mercantile Building a.k.a the building between Local 121 and the empty lot a.k.a be there or be square Friday (today!) September 26th, 6pm-9pm. Starring all your no-good, trouble-making, talented & skillful, crafty/artsy, thrifty/inspirational, hooligan buddies&pals from Providence to Worcester and beyond!! Installations, interventions,

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14th International Women’s Playwriting Festival

Promoting women playwrights since 1995, Perishable Theatre has chosen from 190 submissions the winners for the International Women’s Playwriting Festival October 2-November 2. All three groundbreaking playwrights will have their new works produced and fully staged at Perishable Theatre and are presented with performances by other local artists. Each performance will include a post show

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Live/Whirled: The Acoustic Concert Series at Perishable

LIVE / WHIRLED – Perishable Theatre, Rhode Island’s Research & Development theatre, is pleased to announce the final concert in this year’s Live/Whirled Series. “Girl-Whirled” on Sunday March 9 @ 3:00 PM. Featured performers are two fabulous singers with very personal styles, Ellen Santaniello and Michelle Cruz.

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Calling All Volunteers

WaterFire Providence seeks volunteers for their upcoming 2008 Season Want to be part of the most exciting arts installation in Providence?!  You can help to inspire and transform our city as part of the WaterFire family. WaterFire Providence, the local non-profit organization which produces the popular sculpture installation by artist Barnaby Evans, is calling all

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Pawtucket Named Top Art Town

  Pawtucket gets some credit for steping up its game, landing the number 9 slot in this month’s Art Calendar magazine: Hall said she was aware of Pawtucket’s reputation as an “artist-friendly” place, as well as being one of nine cities in Rhode Island that offer tax incentives to working artists. “There are only a

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