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Fine Arts

Redemption: National show at Skye Gallery explores the moral economy

Redemption is a collection of works from 19 different artists across 12 states, each providing a window that opens onto deeply personal territory. When gallery owner Jonny Skye put out the call for entries, she did not choose the artists for their credentials or their marketing power. She chose them because they had something to […]

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MeconoMorph Seed Grows in Providence

It  perches, raptor-like, atop a kiosk lined with brochures and guides. This MeconoMorph “Seed” landed in the Providence Conventions Center on Jan 23, 2019. Since then, hundreds of visitors have lingered and moved slowly around the installation. “A lot of people who come through here stop for this one,” said Richard Muserlian, a visitors center […]

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Lifetime Achievement: 90-year-old artist Mihail Simeonov’s work to be exhibited in Pawtucket

Pawtucket’s Arts and Culture Commission hosts a major exhibit of the work of 90-year-old internationally acclaimed artist Mihail Simeonov, running from September 19 through December 31. An opening reception to meet Mihail will be held at Pawtucket City Hall, Thursday, September 19 at 4:30pm, 137 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket. Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien says, “As […]

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The Air Is There: Interactive art installation at the children’s museum lets imaginations soar

One night this summer, I emerged from the darkness of some club I can’t recall and saw something unusual on Washington Street. Puffy loops of light had been hung on a parking garage. Nylon tubing weaved together, floating above the sidewalk, its flesh illuminated by slow streams of color. It was an unexpected sight against […]

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Highlights of Yesterday’s Pieces: A selected guide to the RISD Museum collection

Mummy of Nesmin, 170-30 BCE: It rest among us! The mummy Nesmin is the heart and soul of the museum’s collection. On display since 1938, this once high-priest is now the sun around which all other works inside the museum revolve. Nesmin has been the subject of debate about whether it is improper to showcase […]

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Reflections: URI’s latest art exhibit celebrates Black History Month

The current exhibit at the URI campus includes, “Civil Rights Are Human Rights: Icons of the Civil Rights Movement,” which is a contrast in approach and focus. Pamela Chatterton-Purdy’s iconic memorials reflect a solemn reverence for those whose lives were impacted, and too often ended, by our country’s civil rights struggle. Jordan Seaberry’s gritty street […]

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