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The ‘2013 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition’

"2013 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition," the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts' annual roundup of winners of the agency's $5000 and $1000 grants, is a curious experience.
A curious blend
By GREG COOK  |  March 01, 2013
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Thanks all around

"Thanks All Around" is the title of the opening section of Jaimy Gordon's novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (published in 1974).
Words for Waldrop; GOP = fun; some god news; random notes
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: 'The 2011 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition'

For some years I've been looking forward to Lorelei Pepi's animated cartoon Happy & Gay .
The art of the state
By GREG COOK  |  February 11, 2011
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Your tax dollars at work(1)

The standout piece in the "2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition" is Alison Owen's hand-drawn wallpaper installation.
Imago hosts the ‘2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibit’
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2010

5 Traverse is shutting its doors

Last week 5 Traverse gallery announced that it was closing.
Adventurous art is getting harder to find in Providence
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 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


Trucking along with the Mobile Art Project

When the Hera Gallery left its customary perch on Main Street in Wakefield last fall for a time, artist and curator Viera Levitt started thinking of ways to bring art back to the heart of South County. She struck upon the idea of the Mobile Art Project a
Street Art
By GREG COOK  |  August 14, 2009

Artistic vision

The vision is grand and ambitious, both in the big picture and in the details.
Providence bets on creativity
By MARION DAVIS  |  July 03, 2009

Striving to build a 'sustainable' arts sector

While some sectors, such as broadband technology and "green" energy, expect a big boost from the federal stimulus package, the arts got just $50 million — 1/100th as much as weatherization programs.
Dire numbers from the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts
By MARION DAVIS  |  March 18, 2009
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Power rangers

Adam Ryder was fascinated, he said, by long-distance, high-tension power lines and their scruffy right-of-ways.
Photographers roam the electric grid
By GREG COOK  |  January 21, 2009
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Culture crunch

"Since the market crash," says Curt Columbus, artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, "we've watched our ticket sales, which had been doing well, hit a wall. Almost like a cartoon animal — splat. Then we started pushing the discoun
From Trinity Rep to Festival Ballet to Gallery Z, the creative community strives to overcome economic challenges
By GREG COOK  |  December 03, 2008


Arts slashed at the University of Rhode Island

On Tuesday, the University of Rhode Island informed Judith Tolnick Champa, who runs the URI Fine Arts Center Galleries, and Roxana Tourigny, who runs the school’s “Great Performances” program, that they will be laid off, effective July 4, and that the ga
Shockwaves hit the arts community
By GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2008
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Goodbye to Gallery Agniel/Martina & Co.

In the fall of 2004, gallerist Sara Agniel and jewelry designer Martina Windels joined forces, moving Gallery Agniel into Martina & Company’s storefront at 120 North Main St. in Providence.
City watch
By GREG COOK  |  January 10, 2007
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Cops vs. clubs

When the Congress for the New Urbanism stages a national conference in downtown Providence in June, the offerings ought to include a discussion session titled, “The Renaissance City: A Case Study in How to Not Handle Nightlife.”
Rather than doing a better job of managing nightlife, Providence tries to squelch it
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 29, 2006