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“Wet Paint,” a fundraiser predicated on selling just-made art, raised $101,000 for the Newport Art Museum last weekend, with a record-breaking 564 pieces of art donated for sale in silent and live auctions. more
AS220 Labs will be featured at the Jan. 21 Providence Geeks dinner. The dinner, to be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at AS220 at 115 Empire St., is free, but food is available for a fee. more
The Woonsocket Creative Placemaking Project is asking city artists and arts businesses to complete a survey and attend an event next week as part of its effort to revitalize Woonsocket through arts-based investment. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo plans to nominate Kate Blacklock, Carmen Diaz-Jusino, Michelle Kwan and Lorén Spears to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. more
Banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller has given a $2.5 million gift to the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. more
Jeffrey Osborne performs Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” at the 2014 Pell Awards on June 9 at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence. Osborne, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and city native, was presented with the New England Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts for his longstanding support of music and the arts in Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – Michael Steinberg, Brown University’s director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities, has been appointed vice provost for the arts, effective in January. more
Arts groups are scrambling to line up matching funds to take advantage of $30 million in grants to support local performing-arts facilities. Still to be determined, though, are rules governing what money they may use to qualify for a piece of those funds approved by voters. Much of the available funding is already spoken for by nine arts organizations. They have identified much-needed projects to renovate theaters, replace roofs and boilers, improve parking and build new facilities. The projects already identified are expected to create 568 permanent jobs in the state. more
Question 5 on this year’s ballot would authorize the Creative and Cultural Economy Bond, a $35 million bond to support local performing-arts facilities and preservation projects. Although the bonds directly support projects within the arts industry, those projects would support jobs for thousands of Rhode Islanders and contribute to the continued revitalization of the state’s downtown areas. more
President Barack Obama signed into law a $12.3 billion water-projects plan that will pay for deepening ports for bigger ships, cutting costs for exporters. more
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