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)

“In the Name of King Phillip of Spain,” painted by Professor of Visual Arts Walter Feldman in 1979, hangs in the David Winton Bell Gallery as part of a memorial exhibition.

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Memorial Exhibit honors U. Professor

September 20, 2018 0 comments

A memorial exhibition for artist and Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts Walter Feldman opened at the David Winton Bell Gallery last Friday. The opening — an emotional, heartfelt tribute to Feldman — included remembrances from his family and a critical discussion of Feldman’s work by esteemed art historian Donald Kuspit.

The new exhibit at the Center for Race and Ethnicity in America, which will be up until Spring 2019, contains 38 pieces from 22 artists. This piece, “Self Portrait” is by Luanne Redeye, an artist currently based in New Mexico.

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“Joy + Justice” builds community through art

September 17, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America hosted the opening of “Joy + Justice,” a new exhibit that celebrates the Center’s upcoming programs and events.

The 32 Custom House Street mural features Lynsea Montanari, an educator at the Tomaquag Museum, holding an image of Princess Red Wing.

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Debuted mural highlights Narragansett tribe

September 12, 2018 0 comments

A new mural on the east-facing wall of 32 Custom House Street in downtown Providence began illuminating the cityscape this month, as Baltimore-based artist Gaia completed work on “Still Here,” a large-scale work commissioned by Providence non-profit The Avenue Concept.

The archives were prepared over a two-year period by Janaya Kizzie. Federal grants helped to pay for the project.

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AS220 archives made public

September 6, 2018 0 comments

This summer, the Providence Public Library opened the archives of AS220, a Providence-based community arts non-profit, to the public. This release concludes a two-year effort by the library and AS220 to house and preserve the organization’s archives.

Kathryn Samp ’18, co-director of the Aerial Arts Society, dances in a hammock, a type of aerial silk, suspended above the stage in Alumnae Hall.

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Aerialists perform spring show

April 23, 2018 0 comments

In a display of strength, flexibility, precision and courage, Brown Aerial Arts Society members performed for a packed Alumnae Hall Friday and Saturday nights.

Nigerian artist stages political performance

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Nigerian artist stages political performance

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Surrounded by confused students, Nigerian artist Jelili Atiku processed across the Main Green yesterday afternoon dressed as a ram with several red-tagged students crawling behind him.

The Providence Athenaeum, located on Benefit street, offers a unique collection of literature and art. A recent gift will allow for the expansion of the special collections, as well as new conservation efforts.

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Athenaeum acquires rarities with anonymous gift

April 16, 2018 0 comments

The Providence Athenaeum, one of the East Side’s hidden gems, announced the reception of a large anonymous donation March 26 — marking a new era for the library’s special collections.

Shia LaBeouf opens 17th Ivy Film Festival

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Shia LaBeouf opens 17th Ivy Film Festival

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Students and community members flocked to Salomon 101 Monday to attend the opening event of the 17th annual Ivy Film Festival, a screening of #TAKEMEANYWHERE, the participatory art piece and short film created by Shia LaBeouf, Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö.

“WeatherProof” explores climate change through multidisciplinary lens

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“WeatherProof” explores climate change through multidisciplinary lens

April 4, 2018 0 comments

Throughout the first half of April, five programs at Brown are partnering to discuss, teach and learn about the environment through a range of perspectives with a focus on collaboration.

“Qyrq Qyz” brought together nine musicians who performed the musical compositions of Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky as Saodat Ismailova’s film projected behind them.

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Performance piece ‘Qyrz Qyz’ reimagines Central Asian epic tale

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Throughout last Wednesday night’s multimedia performance at the Rhode Island School of Design Auditorium entitled “Qyrq Qyz,” the composition of the stage shifted: The only set piece, a black mountain of fabric, was deconstructed and the performers rearranged positions and formations to the beat of the music.

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