Arts & Culture

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.

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

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.

Florence Green was played by Emily Mortimer, an actress and screenwriter known for her roles in “Shutter Island,” “The Newsroom” and “Cars 2.”

‘The Bookshop,’ while heartfelt, struggles with pace

September 5, 2018 0 comments

“The Bookshop,” a film adaption of Penelope Fitzgerald’s original novel, echoes the leisurely pace of the book itself. The film’s plodding nature allows for a fully developed storyline, but struggles to retain the viewer’s attention through the duration of the movie.

The exterior of the Providence Public Library, photographed here in 2015, will be renovated to feature larger windows and glass walls. The temporary library will be accessible through the Washington Street entrance.

Providence Public Library undertakes renovations

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Beginning next week, the Providence Public Library will launch a $25 million renovation intended to transform its 84,000 square foot Empire Street building into a modern, capacious facility capable of housing the library’s vast number of unique collections and education programs.

Cable Car closes after 42 years

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Cable Car closes after 42 years

July 28, 2018 0 comments

After 42 years of featuring films in a uniquely intimate setting, Cable Car Cinema and Cafe shut the doors of its 204 South Main St. location May 27, the owners announced in a Facebook post April 26. The closure comes at the tail end of negotiations with the Rhode Island School of Design.

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

June 8, 2018 0 comments

Though black opera singer and Providence native Sissieretta Jones was the highest paid black performer of her time, she passed away in relative obscurity 85 years ago, leaving an unmarked grave. This weekend, bookstore Stages of Freedom will change that.

Greek and Chilean street art adorns campus

Greek and Chilean street art adorns campus

June 3, 2018 0 comments

Students who frequent the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs may have noticed the addition of two black vinyl tape lines running parallel in a geometric pattern across the side of the building’s staircase.

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.

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.

DRAM, pictured above, is a Virginia-based rapper and producer who will perform on campus Friday. DRAM is best known for his single “Broccoli.”

Spring Weekend promises rich array of artists

April 23, 2018 0 comments

Students have waited eagerly for 2018’s installment of Spring Weekend since the Brown Concert Agency held its annual Spring Weekend lineup release party at Stout Irish Sports Pub March 20. This year’s Spring Weekend will take place April 27 and 28 and feature a rich array of artists.