Eclectic Show At ArtProv Gallery

Someone should buy this thing . . . it’s only $475!* These fabulous steel wire sculptures are one of the many reasons to check out “This & That” a show and sale of one-of-a-kind paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, at ArtProv Gallery, now through January 20th. While these have little moveable bits, Canadian artist James Peterson’s …

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Volunteer Riverfront Repair Project Continues

(8.24) Last Wednesday dozens of volunteers sanded and painted over 100 pillars along the riverwalk. So kudos to all the volunteers — it looks fantastic. But Rich Pezzillo of the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) says there is more to do. So many volunteers stayed until it was dark on Wednesday, and tried to finished as …

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Upstream with Wanda and Lenny: Art by Ricky Gagnon

Ricky Gagnon is a crazy kind of guy. He and his two piebald mini-dachshunds settle in to his living room-studio and paint together, the aforementioned Wanda on his lap, Lenny on the couch.  Somehow they manage to produce an incredible amount of colorful, irreverent paintings, assemblages and sculpture that Gagnon exhibits all over the southeastern …

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Becoming Silhouettes

Lisa Perez’s current exhibit, still even now, at the 5 Traverse Gallery is a meditative study in being and nothingness. The exhibit consists of small sculptural installations made of paper and wood. Her designs are poetic. They simplify the physical world without belittling it. Her best pieces are simultaneously microscopic and macroscopic. Organic grids and …

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David Barnes Exhibit At 5 Traverse

All the news that’s fit to paint Tsunamis kill people in Bali. Car bombs kill people in Iraq. The Internet is killing newspapers. The major news networks report on these killings with state of the art sensationalism and hi-tech dehumanization. Rhode Island artist David Barnes paints this process and the result is benignly seductive. Starting …

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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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New Show Opening

Roil & Flush a new show featuring the work of Anna Shapiro and Will Machin kicks off with a free reception tonight.  Live music — Allysen Callery & the Land of Nod, Alec K. Redfearn (he’s everywhere!) and Tallahassee Brown. reception 6pm to 9pm, Firehouse 13, 41 Central Street

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