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THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design held a symposium centered on the Rosa Parks family home currently on display at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Their announcement of the symposium came more than two months after Brown University dropped ties with the home's owner and artist, Ryan Mendoza. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

Rosa Parks House Project endures

At one point, it looked like the Providence tenure of the Rosa Parks House Project would be over before the public ever got the...
NEW ­DESIGNS: Elana Carello, owner of Elana Carello Sweaters, sketches new designs. She has found success in pop-up shops and artisan shows and has seen her sales grow.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Designer experiments, reinvents, hits stride again after returning to R.I.

Honoree | Elana Carello, Elana Carello SweatersElana Carello of Elana Carello Sweaters – a Cranston designer who came back to the Ocean State...

Sixteen applicants are vying for shares of $20M Rhode Island hopes...

Is the future of Rhode Island employment in microgreens? Or is it in super-fast, quantum computers, innovative new materials or promising cancer treatments?How does...
ON MONDAY, Rhode Island School of Design announced a symposium centered on the Rosa Parks family home currently on display at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. The statement comes more than two months after Brown University dropped ties with the home's owner and artist, Ryan Mendoza. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

RISD to host Rosa Parks house installation symposium

PROVIDENCE - The next chapter in the ongoing saga surrounding the installation of a home once owned by Rosa Parks’ family will see the...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Narya Marcille

Narya Marcille | Owner, Blooming Anchor Designs1. You were approached by Newsweek to design a cover illustration marking the first anniversary of the...
ON WEDNESDAY, a Rhode Island School of Design spokesperson confirmed Pradeep Sharma, the college's provost, has stepped down from the position. / COURTESY JO SITTENFELD/RISD

Sharma steps down as RISD provost, national search commenced

PROVIDENCE - After nearly two years years as provost at the Rhode Island School of Design, in March, Pradeep Sharma stepped down as the school's chief...
RACHEL BERWICK is a professor and head of the glass department at the Rhode Island School of Design. / COURTESY RISD

Five Questions With: Rachel Berwick

As a Rhode Island School of Design professor and head of the school’s glass department, Rachel Berwick’s work has been shown internationally in such...
AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH (left) and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right) will serve as the commencement speakers for Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges, universities announce commencement speakers

PROVIDENCE - With graduation season just around the corner, college and universities have revealed who will be delivering the commencement speech at their ceremonies....
HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM Daniel Kamil and Emily Steffian, co-owners of the Cable Car Cinema and Café in Providence, announced the business close on May 27. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Cable Car Cinema to close May 27

PROVIDENCE – Owners of the Cable Car Cinema, a Providence-based independent movie theater, announced the business will close on May 27 on a Facebook...
ARTISTIC TOUCH: Rhode Island School of Design alumna Julia Sullivan is the owner of Providence-based RA HA Jewelry. She describes her earrings, below, as “art for your ears.” / PBN PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO

RA HA earrings make you look

Julia Sullivan, owner of Providence-based design and production company RA HA Jewelry, calls her earrings “art for your ears.”Citing artistic influences from Picasso to...
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