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A British invasion and the local hall of fame

The art season follows the school year.
Autumn offerings
By GREG COOK  |  September 16, 2011

Lunar lunacy

It's time for eardrum-shredding under the stars on FRIDAY (the 29th) when OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM bring the ruckus free-of-charge to the Knight Street Library (275 Elmwood Ave, PVD) at 7 pm, part of their weekly outdoor summer concert series.
Wooly Fair goes galactic

The Wooly Fair gets cosmic

The word "absurd" recurs frequently when you ask the creators of this year's Wooly Fair to describe the annual arts carnival.
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  June 24, 2011

Imagine there's no culture

A Providence coalition of art organizations dubbed Culture Stops is calling for arts stoppages across the country on March 10 to model the potential effects of slashed government arts funding. Their slogan: "Witness a world devoid of creativity, imagina
By GREG COOK  |  March 04, 2011

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

A Lynda Benglis retrospective at the RISD Museum

When you talk about the art of Lynda Benglis, there's just no avoiding the giant dildo photo.
Manufactured surprises
By GREG COOK  |  October 29, 2010

Human contact is at the heart of Pecha Kucha

The setting was perfect: outdoors at the Steel Yard, on the city's West side, on a clear summer night, with free wine and beer, a Haven Brothers truck, and big, spectacular art all around — from a sculpture made of bicycle parts to the Flower Tower, a 10
Meeting of the minds
By MARION DAVIS  |  August 06, 2010

Steel, blowtorches, and a little trash talk

At the Steel Yard, arts center and business incubator for the metal-minded, a molten hot contest this past weekend. It was the second annual Iron Chef Competition -- a game pitting artist against artist, blowtorches in hand, in a breakneck race to p
Metal Works
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 25, 2009

Creative loafing

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Where to get your geek on
By MARION DAVIS  |  September 04, 2009

Their Cupola Runneth Over: Iron Guild Halloween Iron Pour 2008

 Fiery infernos, white-hot metal, spooky devil music, and a "pumpkin-flinging trebuchet" ...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 30, 2008