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The Washington Trust Co. and Chorus of Westerly are celebrating 50 years of partnership this year, a relationship that has seen the institution provide financial support that has helped renovate a performance hall, fund the summer pops event and support performances abroad. more
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
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
This year, most of the 2nd Story Theater’s year-end fundraiser, which usually nets about $30,000, will be put toward a match to access more than $1 million in much-needed arts bond money. 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
Tasha Evans, a Local Initiatives Support Corporation AmeriCorps Member, works at the Church Community Housing Corp. and the McKinney Cooperative Shelter in Newport, where she prepares residents who are homeless or have low incomes with job training and life skills. Since Evans began working at CCHC, she has helped more than 23 McKinney Cooperative Shelter occupants find jobs, which include local hotels and restaurants. Evans also developed the Craft for a Cause program. The program supplies CCHC residents with art supplies and St. Paul’s Thrift Shop also sells their creations, with proceeds coming directly back to the artists. more
Gamm artistic director discusses the theater’s future. more
New England Farm and Artist is part crafts store, part local organic-produce outlet and part art gallery – and it’s on the move, literally. more
Performing in concert halls in Vienna, Prague and Budapest in July, Andrew Howell and the Chorus of Westerly showcased the talent and training of the multigenerational Rhode Island group to audiences with limited familiarity of the Ocean State. more
Keith Brown, a filmmaker and film-production professor at University of Rhode Island, was recently given the Producer’s Circle Award from Flickers: The Rhode Island International Film Festival. The award recognized Brown’s dedication to KidsEye Summer Camp, where is the co-director, as well as one of the first counselors when the program began 18 years ago. At the camp, Brown teaches kids (aged 8-16) various aspects of film production. Brown has also created both documentaries and short films. Brown’s work has been exhibited at the Boston Cinema Census and the Antelope Valley International Film Festival, among others. Brown is also one of the founders of Boston Open Screen, which is an open mic night for filmmakers. He holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and an MFA from Boston University. more
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