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Area Youth Bring Free Speech Back To Providence

Opting to spend the summer in a sweltering metal shop instead of relaxing at the beach, seven young adults committed a portion of their summer vacation to free speech in downtown Providence. While tolerance and freedom of expression are today considered to be basic human rights, Rhode Island’s long-standing tradition of acceptance goes back to […]

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Public Art At Medical School

An invitation from the Public Art Committee at Brown University, Join the committee for an artist’s lecture and reception celebrating ‘Intertwine’ by Larry Kirkland at the Warren Alpert Medical School on Richmond Street (detail after the jump). The work is a 26′ long mural of engraved granite, 24-carat gold leaf and cast bronze, and two

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Now THIS Is What I Call Public Art

Big thanks to Megan Hall over at WRNI for bringing this amazing artist to my attention. Brower Hatcher is the director of Mid-Ocean Studio, a team of designers, fabricators and technical personnel who create these dreamy illuminated sculptures. Nearly fifty of these pieces are installed around North America — head out to Council Bluffs, Iowa

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2HB

This is one piece of a new two-billboard public art installation downtown near the jewelry district — the work of two designers, RISD grads Calvin Waterman and Max Ackerman. (Before yesterday’s piece in the ProJo — “Artists pencil in creativity on billboards” — I hadn’t connected the Roxy Music song title to pencil lead nomenclature.

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You Only Put It On The Refrigerator. . . And They’re Your Children

Now that the home extruders are finally off my back, it’s time to take on another totally self-absorbed and entitled sector of the population — children! A flap has erupted over the proposed mural for the East Avenue side of the Vartan Gregorian School in Fox Point.  The PTO decided that the students should be

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Got Milk?

The Cow Parade, “the largest and most successful public art event in the world,” has taken place in Boston and West Hartford, CT. I think it’s Rhode Island’s turn! To help me bring the cows to RI, visit the official Cow Parade website. If you need a cow fix in the meantime, head down to

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