Arts & Culture

Yevgeniya Baras’ Russian roots and immigration to the United States shape her work; she strives to make her paintings “bilingual.”

Artist decodes studio, curatorial work

September 26, 2018 0 comments

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Providence community gathered in List Art Building 120 to hear Yevgeniya Baras discuss her experiences as a studio artist and a curator.

ARMS co-founders Mirabella Roberts ‘20 (left) and Nicole Spring ‘20.5 (right) hope to continue their mission to combat the stigma surrounding mental health by creating outlets for artistic expression. Moving forward, they will focus on fundraising and planning similar performances and events.

Mental health nonprofit hosts first open mic night

September 26, 2018 0 comments

Art to Reduce Mental Health Stigma kicked off Friday night with the Express Your Psych Open Mic Night, an event aimed at creating a safe space in Providence for individuals to illuminate and express their experiences with mental health through all mediums of art.

Chloë Sevigny plays Lizzie Borden in Craig Macneill’s new take on the 19th-century Massachusetts murders. Sevigny acts beside Kristen Stewart in her role as Bridget, the Borden family’s Irish maid.

‘Lizzie’ hacks away at patriarchy

September 26, 2018 0 comments

From the very beginning of Craig Macneill’s film “Lizzie,” viewers are right behind the fierce female protagonist, played by Chloë Sevigny.

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.

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.”

195 Angell St. is home to the Center for Language Studies, which recently named Jane Sokolosky as its new director. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., CLS will screen a foreign language film in Metcalf auditorium.

Center for Language Studies institutes film series

September 24, 2018 0 comments

When Distinguished Senior Lecturer in German Studies Jane Sokolosky was named the new director of the Center for Language Studies this past June, she decided that she wanted to give students the ability to access languages in a “study break, daily routine, casual” sort of way. 

“Searching,” directed by Aneesh Chaganty, is a hyper-modern thriller told solely through the technological forms of communication used in daily life, such as FaceTime and text messaging.

‘Searching’ fails to realize Asian American cinema

September 24, 2018 0 comments

“Searching,” the debut film of director Aneesh Chaganty, opens up by presenting a very Silicon Valley family in a very Silicon Valley way.

“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.