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Emily Olson

Breaking the Rules: Artist Tate Won Chen learned the rules just to break them

Tate Won Chen was introduced to art through calligraphic Chinese painting. “In the practice of Chinese ink painting,” she explains, “there are right and wrong ways to do things. There are materials to prepare. There are ways to hold your brush and posture. There are ways to think about open fields balanced by tighter weights […]

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Island Moving Company Returns to Live Performance

On May 6, 7 and 8, Island Moving Company (IMC) will hold a hybrid in-person and livestreamed performance called Return to Live at the WaterFire Arts Center. The performance will feature world premieres from guest choreographer Colin Connor, former artistic director of the José Limón Dance Company, and Danielle Genest, IMC’s associate artistic director. The […]

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Dearest You

Dear Rhode Island is a community-led project that sprung from the brilliant minds of What Cheer Writers Club during the pandemic. It invites people to be pen pals and build connections during social distancing through the power of letters. This spring, the project is partnering with Care New England, Prospect CharterCARE and Thundermist Health Center and asking would-be letter […]

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What Lies Beneath: Better environmental health starts in your own backyard

Loren Byrne is a professor of biology and environmental science at Roger Williams University, and he digs dirt. His expertise is in the ways in which urbanization affects soil health, particularly when it comes to lawn and garden management. He argues that the manicured, pesticide-laden monoculture that is a typical lawn negatively impacts soil health. […]

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Project PVD Love

Frog & Toad, the gift shop stuffed with perfect little somethings, has become a beacon of hope during the pandemic — a place always willing to collaborate, fundraise and bring smiles to the homebound with their madcap personal deliveries. So it made sense when a Providence-based parent/teacher organization president called them to discuss a mask […]

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