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FirstWorks is planning a biennial festival at Kennedy Plaza in Providence set for next June that organizers hope will be successful enough to provide a recurring economic and cultural boost to the city. more
Newport Harbor Corp. has sold the Newport Yachting Center on the city’s waterfront to Peregrine Group LLC for an undisclosed price, the company announced Tuesday. more
Dignitaries on Tuesday celebrated a grand opening of Alex and Ani Hall, a $17 million renovation of a 1958 Rhode Island College campus building that reopened to students at the start of this fall semester. more
The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently awarded $10,938 to the Newport Art Museum to broaden the reach of its successful MUSE program. more
A Rhode Island film company has secured a deal with Screen Media Films and Universal Studios to produce 10 new motion pictures – including the thriller “Almost Mercy,” currently in pre-production – for on-demand video release reaching more than 100 million households, according to a release from Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s office. more
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $787,100 in federal matching grants to support new and established art projects, workshops, community arts programs and arts education in Rhode Island. more
When Michael Townsend, creative director and founder of Tape Art, works with a company like General Electric on leadership development, he draws images on adhesive tape stuck to walls or buildings that ultimately will be removed. more
The 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts will be given at the 18th annual Pell Awards on June 9 to actor Richard Jenkins and his wife, director/choreographer Sharon Jenkins. more
Eliza Squibb, executive director of the Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS Vaccine Foundation, has taken an unlikely path with her fine arts education. While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Squibb became the first artist in residence at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, where she helped researchers develop visual tools in order to analyze cephalopod camouflage. Later, during a summer internship in Peru where she studied textile productio, Squibb noticed that the village’s vibrant prints told stories and had a social impact on the community. Her observation and interest in textiles brought her to Mali through GAIA, where she designed prints that were both eye-catching and informative in order to raise awareness of HPV. She holds a BFA from the RISD. more
More than $176,000 in federal funding has been awarded to Rhode Island arts organizations from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, according to a press release from U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline. more
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