Art & Culture

It will take investment to save ‘Superman’ tower

Designation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation of Providence’s iconic art deco Industrial Trust Co. building as one of America’s most-endangered historic places...

Five Questions With: Katie Gradowski

This year, Katie Gradowski, industries director of nonprofit community arts organization AS220, is organizing the Providence Mini Maker Faire with longtime supporter Brian Jepson....

Five Questions With: Marisa Angell Brown

Year of the City: The Providence Project is an artistic and historical exploration of 25 neighborhoods in Providence. It’s a collaboration of Marisa Angell...

United Theatre complex construction begins in Westerly

WESTERLY – Construction of the United Theatre project has begun.The comprehensive arts and education facility will include a black-box performing arts theater, a first-run,...
Lisa Carnevale has been an integral part of the Providence art scene for years. Her latest project, DesignxRI, was built to support and connect designers to each other and to work. And with its yearly Design Week RI, the group accomplishes just that. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Listening helps to translate ideas into actions

Lisa Carnevale | DesignxRI co-founder, executive directorA friend recently reminded me about the difference between “hearing” and “listening.” It’s an important distinction and something...
THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT for the Arts granted Rhode Island organzaitions and agencies $925,800, including $735,800 to the R.I. State Council on the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts grants $926K to R.I. art organizations,...

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island arts organizations and agencies were awarded $925,800 in federal grants, the R.I. State Arts Council announced this week.RISCA received...
KATHLEEN BREEN COMBES has been named executive director of Festival Ballet Providence. She will begin in the role in September. / COURTESY FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE/IGOR BURLAK

Breen Combes named next ED of Festival Ballet Providence

PROVIDENCE – Kathleen Breen Combes has been named the next executive director of Festival Ballet Providence, the organization announced Tuesday.Breen Combes, currently a principal...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY says it will give the folk-rock duo Indigo Girls a lifetime achievement award at its annual Pell Awards Gala on June 3. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep to honor Indigo Girls with Pell lifetime achievement award

PROVIDENCE – Trinity Repertory Company will be awarding the Indigo Girls with the 2019 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at the...

RISD Works on the move

PROVIDENCE – RISD Works, a retail store and art gallery that features the work of Rhode Island School of Design alumni and faculty, will...
DESIGNXRI will host a new half-day summit in May called Spark Design, which it says is designed to be highly interactive with the audience with talks and groups focusing on design-industry trends, the shifting workforce and skill gaps between design students and design professionals. / COURTESY DESIGNXRI

DesignxRI to host Spark Design, a new collaborative half-day summit in...

PROVIDENCE – DesignxRI will be hosting a new, interactive half-day summit intended to bring together the design field, including industry upstarts, veterans, teachers and...
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