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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...
THE R.I. STATE COUNCIL on the Arts has granted $827,782 to 146 recipients in its fiscal year 2020 round of grants to support the arts in Rhode Island.

RISCA awards $828K to 146 recipients for the arts

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts has awarded $827,782 to 146 recipients in its fiscal year 2020 round of grants to...

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....

10 R.I. nonprofits get helping hand from HarborOne Foundation

WARWICK – HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island is awarding grants to 10 nonprofits in Rhode Island for their work assisting children and families.“We are excited...

Durkee honored by Gamm Theatre for arts commitment

STEVE DURKEE, senior associate for Providence-based real estate development firm Cornish Associates, was presented with the David Wax Award for Outstanding Commitment to the...
ONE FOR THE BOOKS: Aaron Peterman, Providence Public Library chief operating officer, has played a key role in the library’s $25 million renovation, including helping to get millions of dollars in tax credits and reimbursements for the project.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Leading Providence Public Library into its next chapter

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, NONPROFIT: AARON PETERMAN | PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARYAARON PETERMAN, chief operating officer at Providence Public Library, is excited...

Five Questions With: Shauna Duffy

Recently promoted to executive director of AS220, former Managing Director Shauna Duffy assumed the new solo executive position on Jan. 1, after former Artistic...
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...
IN TUNE: More and more, institutions are reconfiguring bathrooms to be more inclusive of transgender people. Shauna Duffy, managing director of Providence’s AS220, is overseeing a renovation project that will include adding a gender-neutral restroom on its first floor.
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Transgender bathroom issue moves to the fore

Before starting a $4 million remodeling of its Empire Street complex in downtown Providence, leaders of the nonprofit community arts organization AS220 thought carefully...
AS220 LAUNCHED A $5 million fundraising “All Access Campaign” to raise money for improvements to its Empire Street location in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

AS220 launches $5M fundraising campaign for building improvements

PROVIDENCE – AS220 has begun its $5 million “All Access Campaign” to raise capital for upcoming improvements to its Empire Street property.The money will...
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