Monday, January 17, 2022


Five Questions With: Elizabeth Richards-Hegnauer

Elizabeth Richards-Hegnauer is the head of school for Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in Providence. The arts school, which serves students grades 7-12,...

Lumetta donates supplies to Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth

PROVIDENCE – Custom-designed commercial lighting manufacturer Lumetta Inc. partnered with Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth this fall, donating a sizeable amount of recycled PET fiber...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE believes that Rhode Island's businesses and venues should be responsible for crafting their own COVID-19 safety precaution policies. The result is a piecemeal set of standards that varies from venue to venue, and sometimes even event to event at the same location./ COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

Venues’ COVID-19 protocols vary as R.I. leaves rules largely up to...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee says it is up to individual businesses and venues that are operating in the state to craft their...
GROWING STAFF: Scott J. Pacheco, left, owner and president of Scott James Furniture & Design in Tiverton, with his father, Rob Pacheco, head bed builder. Although the company shut down for two months at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, it has done well since then, Scott Pacheco said, especially “doing a lot more work in the wealthier coastal neighborhoods for people leaving New York,” which has resulted in more full-time employees now than before COVID-19 hit. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New model for collaboration

Rhode Island has a long, rich and diverse history of design, which arguably started with Samuel Slater. In 1789, the 21-year-old textile mill apprentice...

Q&A Vuthy Lay

Vuthy Lay | KITE Architects Inc. architectural designer Vuthy Lay in 2019 completed the DESIGNxRI Emerge Program, then earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from...

Q&A: Libby Slader

Libby Slader | Interior Design Inc. owner Libby Slader in 2010 founded her Providence-based interior design firm, which offers full-service design for the corporate office,...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: Your fall ‘wine wardrobe’

This time of the year – when the humidity has dissipated and nights are crisp – is one of my favorites. While I feel lugubrious...

Gamm Theatre launches fellowship program for emerging artists

WARWICK – The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre has launched a new Gamm Fellowship Program for emerging artists of color. The 10-month program, which partners with local...
JENNIFER CANOLE has been named interim executive director for Trinity Repertory Company. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep names Canole interim executive director

PROVIDENCE – Jennifer Canole will lead Trinity Repertory Company as interim executive director while the local theater group continues its search for a permanent...

DESIGN WEEK RI begins this weekend

PROVIDENCE – The eighth-annual DESIGN WEEK RI begins Friday and runs through Oct. 1, showcasing Rhode Island designers in a series of in-person and...

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