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Confronting social isolation through art

September 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In the photograph, Lindsey Ponte stares into the camera lens wide-eyed, her brown orbs radiating surprise. She covers her mouth with a paint-smudged hand. In the next frame, the photo’s duplicate still draws the viewer in, but it is now criss-crossed with color — purple, green, blue, black and white cover the image haphazardly.

At Trinity Rep, a chilling ‘Cabaret’

September 18, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In Trinity Repertory Company’s current production of “Cabaret,” the gilded proscenium leans menacingly forward, jarring and topsy-turvy.

Four years later, Katrina revisited in art and fund raising

September 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

This month, the “Katrina, Katrina Project” commemorates the four years since Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast. The month-long series of events, exhibitions and musical performances will culminate with a fundraiser complete with musical performance and a champagne reception.

Hassenfeld humanizes the hysterical

September 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

At the heart of the David Winton Bell Gallery exhibit “Kirsten Hassenfeld: Recent Sculpture” is a massive installation called “Dans la Lune.”

Providence arts, on a budget

September 11, 2009 Comments are Disabled

But Providence’s quirky, proudly do-it-yourself arts world is truly unmissable. And it’s possible to see it all without spending a fortune.

First-years treated to ‘eclectic’ midnight organ program

September 8, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The tradition of midnight recitals on Brown’s 3,355-pipe Hutchings-Votey organ is a relic from a time when the pipe organ was a popular concert instrument. While organs are nowadays more often viewed as staid and liturgical, University Organist and Instrument Curator Mark Steinbach proved Sunday night that the tradition continues to flourish as he kicked off the year’s midnight recital season.

In challenging job market, art students are hit hard

July 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

College students pursuing arts and media internships have found they were just as affected by the downturn as those hoping to spend their summers on Wall Street. 

‘Harry Potter’ star Watson to go from Hogwarts to College Hill

July 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Emma Watson, the British actress who plays the bookish but valiant Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, has confirmed, after months of speculation and rumor, that she will attend Brown this fall.

RISD museum to close for August; layoffs to come

July 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Having seen its endowment shrink by nearly a third, the Rhode Island School of Design is shuttering its renowned museum for the entire month of August.

Plenty of art to check out near semester’s end

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Shakespeare on the Green presents not one, but two plays this semester. Two tragedies go head-to-head for a combined midnight showing Friday night on Lincoln Field.