Fine Arts

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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The Art of Susan Freda

Photo of “Incaendium” by Jason Wessel Photo of “Mare Flores” and “Arura Glacialis” by Amber Cedroni Susan Freda Incaendium (Wildfire) Freda’s dress sculptures are life-sized pieces of art, each expressing a different emotion, from moody and dark to light or romantic. Freda says of her dress sculptures, “They’re not dolls. They’re supposed to feel like a […]

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Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50

  What happens when you put jewelry and Newport history in parallel exhibitions? Amazing things. The Newport Restoration Foundation marks 50 years, and what a great cause for celebration. Two exhibits are currently on display at Rough Point, the oceanfront estate of Doris Duke, and along with David Webb Jewelry, the showings are well worth the […]

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