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RISCA, R.I. Council for the Humanities to receive $840K from CARES...

PROVIDENCE – Two statewide arts and humanities agencies are receiving a financial boost from the federal government. Both the Rhode Island State Council on the...
VIRTUAL ACT: Brien Lang, right, and Dave Carney perform “Miss You Like Hell,” a musical adaptation of the movie “Roadhouse,” linked via Zoom with fellow Wilbury Theatre Group cast members for a 401Gives Day online performance on April 1 at the theater in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Theater, arts scenes in R.I. show signs of life

Whoever coined the phrase “the show must go on” was not referring to the health and economic meltdown caused by the new ­coronavirus. Yet amid...
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Kaplan awarded $25K National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

HESTER KAPLAN, a co-founder of Goat Hill Writers in Providence, was awarded a $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts,...

RISCA launches fund to support artists impacted by pandemic

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced April 7 that it is partnering with the Rhode Island Foundation and the...
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.
 / COURTESY DENNIS FORD

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...

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