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Review: The eye-popping vitality of 'Printed in Providence'

Providence printmaking continues to be the primary representative of the city's art in books from Street World (2007) to Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today (2009) to the Museum of Modern Art's Modern Women (2010). It's a printmakin
Lasting impressions
By GREG COOK  |  February 25, 2011
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10 exhibits that are worth another look

Here's our rundown of the best art of '10.
Excellent expressions
By GREG COOK  |  December 24, 2010
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Zacchilli + Kent's 'Night For Day,' Test, and Planka at AS220

Mickey Zacchilli and Natalja Kent's installation "Night for Day" at AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through October 30) is like a manic, feral, black-and-white, punk, strobe light, spook house — just in time for Halloween.
On the dark side
By GREG COOK  |  October 22, 2010
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How birds got their songs

Wakinyan RedShirt has made three films in his life: Lego Star Wars , Bionicle Heroes , and The Wolf Show . But perhaps his greatest flick, he says, is his latest.
Film
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  February 05, 2010
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Beautiful garbage

"Trash" at AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through January 29) focuses on our love-hate relationship with garbage
‘Trash’ — and more — at AS220 and Project Space
By GREG COOK  |  January 22, 2010
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Visions of hope

Shannon Heuklom of Providence spent the past two summers helping at a rural clinic, serving some 2000 HIV-positive patients, that is run by the nonprofit Hope Through Health in the West African nation of Togo.
‘Coming Out’ at Firehouse 13; Dery and Easton at 5 Traverse
By GREG COOK  |  January 15, 2010


More closings and a question: Can galleries survive here?

More closings and a question: Can galleries survive here?
The Arts
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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Take a look

A year ago the future looked bright as the RISD Museum debuted its shiny new Chace Center.
New spaces and fresh faces
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009
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Their back pages

An often overlooked factor of Providence's underground art scene that flourished in the decade bookending the start of the millennium was the central place of the zine.
'Book As Post Modern Medium (The Book Show)' at 5 Traverse
By GREG COOK  |  June 05, 2009
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Ticket to ride

Raphael Lyon tells me a story about "Sound and Light," his collaborative installation with Baltimore's Peter Blasser at Stairwell Gallery
Lyon and Blasser's 'Sound and Light'
By GREG COOK  |  April 24, 2009


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The moving pictures

There are moments when, by coincidence or an aligning of the stars, something amazing accidentally comes together. Here in Providence, next week is one of those times.
David Polonsky and the Festival of Contemporary Animation
By GREG COOK  |  April 10, 2009
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Slideshow: Contemporary animation in Providence

Next week in Providence, two unrelated but complimentary events combine to create one of the finest showcases of contemporary animation that you’ll probably find anywhere in North America this year. And it’s all free.
Waltz with Bashir art director speaks, plus Festival of Contemporary Animation
By GREG COOK  |  April 10, 2009
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Mixed mediums

A current running under “Jackals and Jerks,” a group show at Stairwell Gallery, is the thrills and worries of today’s technological, synthetic, bioengineered SimCity world.
‘Jackals and Jerks,’ ‘Domain Error,’ and ‘Protest’
By GREG COOK  |  June 24, 2008
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Class warfare in Olneyville

The posters sprouted in mid-April, salvos in the rhetorical battle over the future of Providence’s West Side.
The strains of a worsening statewide housing crisis erupt on providence’s west side
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 24, 2006