Arts & Culture

Erin Malimban ’19 played the role of Brutus in the production  “Julius Caesar: Femmes, Romans, Countrywomxn,” which ran from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12 in the Production Workshop’s Downspace.

PW’s ‘Julius Caesar’ showcases femme perspective

February 12, 2018 0 comments

Production Workshop’s imagining of “Julius Caesar” exudes power — evident from the play’s very description.

Raised in Havana, Cuba, Molina Fernandez moved to Rhode Island in 2006. His paintings are being shown in multiple galleries throuhout the state.

Evans Molina Fernandez composes vibrant paintings

February 12, 2018 0 comments

Multidisciplinary artist Evans Molina Fernandez has amassed a large following in the Providence art scene with his dynamic aesthetic.

Currently showing at Providence Place, “The 15:17 to Paris” fails to keep viewers entertained despite its unconventional practice of casting the real-life protagonists of the terrorist attack that the film depicts.

Despite creative premise, viewers should miss ‘The 15:17 To Paris’

February 12, 2018 0 comments

“The 15:17 To Paris,” Clint Eastwood’s new film about the true story of three Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a train in the summer of 2015, rests on a central conceit.

Thelma Golden serves as the director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem. She previously interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and held a curatorial position at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Thelma Golden reflects on curatorial experience

February 8, 2018 0 comments

Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, spoke on her curatorial career in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts’ Martinos Auditorium Wednesday.

Panel examines Gershwin’s problematic legacy, musical influence

February 8, 2018 0 comments

Members of the Providence community flocked to the Nightingale-Brown House Tuesday for a discussion about the work and complex legacy of American composer George Gershwin.

Los Habaneros, a Cuban dance-fusion band directed by singer Gerardo Contino (center), dedicated their set to their country, while specifically paying homage to Havana, the home city of some of the members, and New York, their current base.

Los Habaneros enchant Granoff with Cuban-inspired music

February 6, 2018 0 comments

The Cuban dance fusion band Los Habaneros enraptured audience members in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts’ Martinos Auditorium with a performance inspired by a mixture of genres, including salsa and jazz, last Thursday.

Reading honors Langston Hughes

February 6, 2018 0 comments

A large crowd gathered Sunday at the Providence Public Library for the 23rd Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading. The event was held to celebrate the life and work of the prolific eponymous Harlem Renaissance poet.

Three photographs by Graciela Iturbide were acquired by the David Winton Bell Gallery to complete the exhibition in the List lobby.

List features 20th century Mexican artists

February 6, 2018 0 comments

On the bright, coral-colored walls of the List Art Center lobby, “Llevando la Cultura: Conflicting Narratives in Mexican Art” exhibits a collection of artworks by 20th century Mexican artists, pulled from the Bell Gallery’s permanent collection.

Predo Reyes’s latest piece is the eighth part of a 16-part art project. The artist is one of many working on this collaborative venture.

RISD Museum exhibit engages community

February 1, 2018 0 comments

Hanging above Bolt Coffee at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum is Pedro Reyes’ flag “Hands On With A Vision,” the latest installment in “Pledges of Allegiance,” a nationwide art project put on by the New York-based public arts nonprofit Creative Time.

Tony Estrella (left) and Marianna Bassham (right) acted in a play with scenes of unrequited love, unlikely alliances and lots of existential turmoil. The play closes Feb. 18.

Gamm theater’s take on “Uncle Vanya” disappoints Chekhov enthusiasts

February 1, 2018 0 comments

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s performance of Anton Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya” failed to do justice to the biting satirical realism for which its author is so well-known. The play is directed by accomplished Chekhov translator Curt Columbus, the award-winning mind behind the local Trinity Repertory Company.