Arts & Culture

“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.

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.

Courtney Bryan played a recording of "Sanctum," which was originally performed by the American Composers Orchestra in Lincoln Theatre.

Artist’s music responds to police brutality

September 19, 2018 0 comments

On Monday afternoon, the room fell silent as composer and performer Courtney Bryan played a recording of “Sanctum,” which she composed as a response to police brutality.

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.

“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.

“¿Se Aculilló? | La sutura tierna” is the third installment of an exhibition series that will appear at both the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on campus and in the Resident Gallery at AS220 in downtown Providence.

Arts & Culture Roundup, Sept. 18

September 17, 2018 0 comments

The next iteration of the storied Point Street Readings series, headed and curated by bibliophile and Providence radio DJ Robin Kall, will take place at the Alchemy bookstore tonight.

AS220 gathered improvisers last weekend at the Providence Improv Festival, which began in 2004. The festival has grown to feature both local and internationally-based comedy groups.

Improv festival delivers laughs

September 17, 2018 0 comments

This past weekend, improvisers from Montreal, Providence and other cities came together at AS220 for three laugh-packed days of performances, workshops and celebratory festivities at the Providence Improv Festival.

o La Tengo, an experimental rock band founded in 1984 by married couple Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, has maintained a devoted cult following over the years. Fans packed into Columbus Theatre to see the band — completed by bassist James McNew — perform.

Indie rock band Yo La Tengo graces Columbus Theatre

September 13, 2018 0 comments

Tuesday night, fans filled Columbus Theater to see 90s indie rock band Yo La Tengo — the creation of New Jersey husband-and-wife duo Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley — perform simple, sleepily ambivalent love songs and encourage audience members to exercise their civic duties.

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

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.

Paul McCartney’s latest album “Egypt Station” shows more potential than his former solo albums. The release reflects McCartney’s stream of consciousness and covers various themes including love and politics.

Paul McCartney takes fans on emotional journey

September 10, 2018 0 comments

After half a decade of waiting, fans of former Beatles star Paul McCartney can finally revel in his new solo album “Egypt Station.”

The RISD Illustration Studies Building Gallery features work of three-time Caldecott Medal winner and RISD alum David Wiesner.

Wiesner exhibit evokes childhood nostalgia

September 10, 2018 0 comments

“Journeys in Visual Storytelling” has arrived at the Rhode Island School of Design Illustration Studies Building Gallery just in time to remind students of halcyon days of childhood.

David Bowen’s sculptures combine organic and mechanical materials to mimic natural occurences such as wind movement and plant growth. For example, “5twigs” compares twigs with identical plastic 3-D printed models.

Sculpture exhibit blurs lines of nature, technology

September 10, 2018 0 comments

The only thing eerier than Providence’s chilly weather is finding a sculpture that appears to mimic its stormy mood.