ONCE AGAIN, the Newport Mansions have surpassed one million visitors for the year. In 2018, visitors from more than 100 nations and all 50 states helped the nonprofit achieve the milestone at its properties, among them The Breakers, seen above. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Newport Mansions again surpass 1 million visitors in 2018

NEWPORT – More than one million vists to the Newport Mansions were made over 2018, the third consecutive year such a feat has been...

Five Questions With: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is professor of art at the University of Rhode Island and director of the URI Center for the Humanities. She is...

Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy secures $3K grant

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has awarded the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy a $3,000 grant for Greater Kennedy Plaza...
A NEW SCULPTURE titled "Elevation II" fabricated by Paul Machalaba has been installed outside the soon-to-open Homewood Suites By Hilton Providence Downtown. / COURTESY FIRST BRISTOL CORP.

New sculpture installed outside soon-to-open Homewood Suites in Providence

PROVIDENCE – A 13-foot statue created by Woodstock, Vt.-based artist Paul Machalaba has been installed in front of the soon-to-be-opened Homewood Suites by Hilton...
VISITORS POSE FOR PHOTOS with the Bumblebee character at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in California. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Hasbro reboots Transformers for Gen X dads and their daughters

PAWTUCKET – “Bumblebee” – the sixth Transformers movie in 11 years – has been described by Hasbro Inc. executives as setting a new tone, one...
MORE THAN $163,000 in 73 state arts grants were approved by the R.I. State Council on the Arts board Tuesday at a meeting in Cranston. / COURTESY RISCA

RISCA announces 73 grants in fall FY19 award round

PROVIDENCE – Seventy-three grants, totaling $163,181, were approved by the R.I. State Council on the Arts board Tuesday at the organization’s December meeting.Tuesday’s grants...

Five Questions With: Anna Thompson

Anna Thompson is the studio art coordinator for the Cove Center, part of The Groden Network in Providence. She has worked with the organization...

DATMA receives $27.5K grant from Community Foundation

NEW BEDFORD – The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute, otherwise known as DATMA, was awarded a $27,500 Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts grant...
FRESH START: Anne Wolfe is the owner of Bear Wallow Books in Providence. The company had been owned by her parents in Indiana but after the death of her father, Wolfe bought her mother out of the company and moved it to Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New chapter for book publisher

After 40 years in Nashville, Ind., Bear Wallow Books LLC has a new home.The independent wholesale and publishing company, which has 40 cookbooks in...
Shey Rivera (left) and Shauna Duffy (right) pose with a recreation of the iconic AS220 propeller. On Dec. 31 Rivera will depart the nonprofit arts group to pursue personal endeavors while Duffy has been promoted to a new role for the group, executive director. / COURTESY AS220

AS220 appoints Duffy to new ED role, following departure of artistic...

PROVIDENCE – The leadership duo of Shey Rivera and Shauna Duffy, which co-led AS220 for the past three years, will dissolve at the end...
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