Topic: art

Francois Luks’ course has inspired similar offerings around the country in the small but growing discipline of medical illustration.

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Course explores intersection of art, medicine

October 15, 2018 0 comments

As a practicing physician, Francois Luks, professor of surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology at the Alpert Medical School, regularly used drawings to illustrate complicated medical concepts to his patients.

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.

Arts & Culture

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.

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.

Arts & Culture

“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.

Arts & Culture

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.

Arts & Culture

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.

“Upon looking more deeply, one sees anguish and frustration” in Díaz’s work, said Steven Bloomfield, associate director of the Watson Institute.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit explores migration, displacement

April 8, 2018 0 comments

A distinctive combination of visual metaphors, color and depth underlies the “Silenced Voices” exhibition, which is currently on display at The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

Librarian Edward Widmer discovered Nast’s pencil sketches while conducting research at the Hay for his upcoming book on Lincoln.

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University librarian finds drawings of Lincoln

March 23, 2018 0 comments

Renowned cartoonist Thomas Nast’s first rough sketches of Abraham Lincoln were recently uncovered at the John Hay Library by Edward Widmer, a historian, librarian and the former director of the John Carter Brown library.

A new art exhibit at City Hall featuring work by international artist Siobhan Cox-Carlos aligns with Mayor Jorge Elorza’s plan to revitalize the Providence art scene.

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City Hall exhibit brings Irish art to Providence

March 20, 2018 0 comments

The Gallery at City Hall unveiled its newest pieces from Irish artist Siobhan Cox-Carlos March 15. Cox-Carlos’ exhibit, “‘GLÁS’ (GREEN): A Contemporary View of the Emerald Isle,” is free and open to the public until May 12.

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José Sejo’s ‘Mutant Tropic’ splashes Watson with color

March 20, 2018 0 comments

“Mutant Tropic,” an exhibit by painter Luis José Aguasvivas Núñez (José Sejo) offers viewers a look into the beautiful yet complicated reality of the artist’s experience and relationship with his home country of the Dominican Republic.

The Nash Family Foundation gave the University $45,000 to transport a house belonging to Rosa Parks’ brother from Germany to Providence.

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Rosa Parks exhibition canceled

March 15, 2018 0 comments

The University canceled the planned exhibition of a house connected to Rosa Parks March 8, citing a “dispute” over the house that is independent of the University, wrote Director of News and Editorial Development Brian Clark in an email to The Herald.