Art & Culture

Burbage Theatre puts down roots in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Burbage Theatre Company has moved into a dedicated space for the first time in its nine-year history.The theater company has signed a...
In 1983, Lynn Singleton was named president of the Providence Performing Arts Center and successfully reversed the then-struggling theater’s financial fortunes. Attendance at PPAC has increased from 57,000 that first year to nearly 500,000 this year. During his tenure, he and PPAC have received widespread recognition, including several Tony Awards for production. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘You win with good people’

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton | Providence Performing Arts Center CEO and presidentHere are some thoughts I have consistently found to be true over my decades...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN is launching a fellowship program, called the Society of Presidential Fellows, that will allow some graduate students to attend RISD tuition-free.

RISD using $10M anonymous gift to launch tuition-free fellowship

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design is using a $10 million anonymous gift – the school's largest ever earmarked for financial aid...
AS220 FOUNDER Umberto "Bert" Crenca, left, stands with artist Shepard Fairey in front of Shepard's "Providence Industrial" mural that he designed to coincide with AS220's 25th anniversary in 2010. COURTESY AS220/LINDA KING

Renowned artist Shepard Fairey returning to Providence to paint mural

PROVIDENCE – Famed street artist Shepard Fairey is returning to Providence from Oct. 21 to 25 to paint his 100th mural, participate in a...

Tiffany Men’s collection

THE STORY: This fall Tiffany launches a new collection, Tiffany Men’s, designed under its Tiffany 1837 Makers imprint. Created for customers with “a discerning...

Christian T. Descoteaux The Ernest Table

THE STORY: Helping his father take materials from old homes and reuse them showed Christian T. Descoteaux the path to his own business, Christian...

Lotuff Triumph Briefcase

THE STORY: Lotuff Leather opened its Providence studio in 2013 in the tradition of the best European ateliers. Every one of the company’s fashion...

S.R. Blackinton BIG3 Championship/Julius Erving Trophy

THE STORY: At the height of the Civil War Susanne Ross Blackinton’s great-great-grandfather founded a company that did silversmithing, goldsmithing, engraving and more. Today...
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Telli Quinn ended her nine-month IYRS computer design program by interning at prototype design firm Empire Group in Attleboro, which just offered her an assistant designer position. IYRS uses hands-on projects to understand the connection between design and fabrication. / Courtesy IYRS School of Technology and Trade

Quality jobs can be landed in design across many industries

There is a big demand for young people in the manufacturing sector for sure. But some of those jobs are not about making products,...
BUILDING A CAREER BY HAND: Rebecca Slater, left, design project director at Blakely Interior Design in North Kingstown, helps Brianna Chace, a New England Tech interior design major and intern at Blakely.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Q&A: Rebecca Slater

Rebecca Slater | Blakely Interior Design design project director In 2015, Rebecca Slater left an MFA program at Suffolk University and discovered she could pursue...
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