Elise is Senior Staff Writer for The Herald's Arts and Culture Section. She is a freshman from Mill Valley, California, and while currently undecided, could see herself concentrating in English, History, Visual Art, or maybe something completely different. Elise can usually be found at one of Providence's many coffee shops enjoying a vanilla latte, or at her desk debating whether to read, write, paint, or watch her favorite episode of Grey's Anatomy or Gilmore Girls again.

Articles by Elise Ryan (31)

Edgar Arceneaux wrote the play with inspiration from the controversy surrounding Ben Vereen’s 1981 homage to Bert Williams.

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‘Until, Until, Until…’ re-enacts 1981 performance

December 4, 2018 0 comments

“Until, Until, Until…” a performance directed, written and produced by Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux was staged in Studio 1 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights last week.

Black Gotham Experience uses walking tours and publishes graphic novels in efforts to reintroduce untold black histories from New York City to a new, diverse public.

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Artist highlights ignored black history

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Kamau Ware, artist and founder of Black Gotham Experience, spoke at the Center for the Public Humanities Tuesday afternoon as part of his touring presentation highlighting his New York City-based company.

Lecturer talks balancing history, modernity at Potager du Roi

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Lecturer talks balancing history, modernity at Potager du Roi

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Antoine Jacobsohn drew a crowd of students and Providence community members out of the rain and into the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts for his lecture “Sustainable Gardening” Friday.

“Gigs Undergound,” a continuation of last month’s festival, “Gigs on the Grass,” featured student performances with acoustic, coffee-house sounds.

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Acoustic performances brighten the Underground

November 5, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday night, the Underground brimmed with guitar chords and raw vocals as students performed acoustically at Gigs Underground, hosted by the Student Activities Office and Brown University Class Coordinating Board.

For her piece “Chance City,” Shin gathered thousands of discarded, losing lottery tickets to create towers without any adhesive. The lottery tickets, totaling thousands of dollars in value, serve as the primary materials for her 2009 rendition of the project.

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Visiting artist discusses installation materials, process

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Jean Shin, a renowned installation artist and adjunct professor of fine art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, greeted her audience with soft wind chimes and a projection of a colorful, kinetic canopy during her Visiting Artist lecture last Wednesday.

“SORRY, A Live Listening Party” was presented by audio storytelling collective “Now Here This” at the RISD Museum’s new exhibition, “Repair and Design Futures.”

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“Now Here This” performs at new RISD exhibition

October 22, 2018 0 comments

“Dear listeners, apologies for our late response. … We’ve been busy making stories about what it means to apologize,” said Mitchell Johnson ’18.5 and Alex Hanesworth ’20, managing editors of Brown and Rhode Island School of Design’s joint audio storytelling collective “Now Here This.”

“Repair and Design Futures” highlights the themes of repair and transformation, both literally and metaphorically, through pieces from the Rhode Island School of Design’s permanent collection as well as the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.

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RISD Museum exhibit delves into repair, renewal

October 19, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s latest exhibition, “Repair and Design Futures,” opened its nine-month run Oct. 5.

The first Gigs on the Grass took place in 2016 and was held on Pembroke Field. This year, the music festival will  gather students on the Main Green for a day-long event which will also feature food trucks and art.

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Gigs on the Grass to take on Main Green Saturday

October 11, 2018 0 comments

This Saturday, the Main Green will once again become music festival stomping grounds­­ — this year’s edition of Gigs on the Grass will be taking place on the campus’ largest quad. The third annual day-long festival celebrates student performances from a wide range of musical styles, complemented by food trucks and art. Gigs on the Grass is presented by the Brown University Class Coordinating Board and the Brown Concert Agency.

Christina Yang (left) and Shaun Leonardo (right) discussed Leonardo’s work and recent performance at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Artist Shaun Leonardo investigates identity in performance-based work

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Multidisciplinary artist Shaun Leonardo and Christina Yang, director of public programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, drew a crowd to the Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts last night for a conversation about Leonardo’s work and his recent performance at the museum.

Becci Davis, the 2018 Artist Fellow at the RISD Museum, discusses her research at the museum’s update meeting last week alongside other faculty presentations on new acquisitions, practices and projects.

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RISD Museum outlines upcoming exhibits, current research

September 24, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum gave visitors a preview of the objects, exhibitions and renovations coming to the museum in the near and distant future during a talk last Thursday titled “Today and Tomorrow: Museum Update.”

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