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The tale of the tape in Providence

A tree grows on the floor of Kennedy Plaza's skating rink, sketched in blue tape and cheap plywood.
Roots
By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  June 17, 2011
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Ready, set, howl!

From the people who brought you the Woolly Fair, the city's furriest art festival, a bit of hairy exercise this past weekend.
Lunar Laps
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  October 09, 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

Radio

Gone, mostly, are the days of gathering around the radio for express, focused entertainment.  
Reich and roll on MPG
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 27, 2008
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Tale of the tape

A couple of the folks behind the crazy, brilliant “Apartment At the Mall” project are camped out at 5 Traverse Gallery.
New works at Traverse, Chazan, and Dead Cat galleries
By GREG COOK  |  January 29, 2008
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Mesmerizations

Rhode Island confirmed why it’s the capital of New England art-making with two major developments in 2007.
Providence art: 2007 in review
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2007


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Going underground

The project in which Michael Townsend and seven collaborators created a secret apartment at Providence Place began as an adventure in which four friends tried to live in the mall for a week.
The hidden quality of the Providence art scene is a big part of what sets it apart
By GREG COOK  |  October 10, 2007