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WISH GALA: Emma Zielinski, second from left, and Wish Kid Ella Watters, third from left, pose for a photo with Ella’s father, Michael Watters, right, and Ella’s mother, Tracy Watters, left, at last year’s Children’s Wishes Passport Gala. This year’s gala, where Emma Zielinski will receive the 2019 Journey Award, will be held on May 10 at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln.
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Editor’s Choice: Children’s Wishes holds Passport Gala fundraiser

EDITOR’S CHOICE Children’s Wishes holdsPassport Gala fundraiser CHILDREN’S WISHES will hold its second annual Passport Gala fundraiser to support the nonprofit’s programs on granting...

Salve professor, gallery director selected for $5K RISCA fellowship

NEWPORT – Ernest Jolicoeur, assistant professor of art and director of the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery at Salve Regina University, has been awarded a...
CHALLENGING WORK: Josef Blazar, co-owner and vice president of sales at YJ Contemporary Fine Art in East Greenwich, said the industry’s general dependence on a strong economy and creating customer awareness are the biggest challenges to increasing sales. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Even in good times, R.I. gallery owners are anxious. Would better...

On a late December afternoon, the 30,000 square feet of wall space at YJ Contemporary Fine Art displayed a spectrum of works by local...
OPIOID SEMINAR: A seminar on identifying risk factors and how to respond to an opioid overdose within the workplace will be held at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln on Jan. 29. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

Editor’s Choice: NRI Chamber to hold seminar on opioid crisis

EDITOR’S CHOICE NRI Chamber hosts opioid seminar THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on identifying risk factors and how...

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...
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...

Brown receives Vanguard of the Arts award

SHERILYN BROWN, former education director for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, recently received the Beacon Charter School’s 2018 Vanguard of the...
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold four grant writing workshops in anticipation of its April 2 application deadline. / COURTESY RISCA

RISCA to host grant workshops prior to April application deadline

PROVIDENCE - In anticipation of its April 2 deadline, the R.I. State Council on the Arts publicized four dates on which it will hold...
RIVERZEDGE ARTS HAS purchased the former Second Avenue School in Woonsocket, where the organization has been based since 2014, and plans a renovation and structural upgrade in the spring. / COURTESY RIVERZEDGE ARTS

Riverzedge Arts purchases former Second Avenue School in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Riverzedge Arts, based out of the former Second Avenue School since 2014, has purchased the building and plans a renovation and structural upgrade this...
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