Meet the RISCA Fellows

Painters, writers, dancers, musicians: The 2017 RISCA fellows are honored with an exhibition and three receptions.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts' highly anticipated fellowship exhibition opens March 6, with receptions on March 10, March 24 and April 2. Twenty-seven artists received grants of $1,000 or $5,000 to continue their work in a range of disciplines. Projects by visual art fellows will show at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren, through April 2, while…

Disney's the Lion King Rules the PPAC Stage

A three-dimensional environment elevates the emotional story, filled with art, incredible music and dance and appreciation for African cultures.

You may think you know the story of Disney's The Lion King, but you haven't truly seen it until you've experienced the musical stage adaptation. The entire performance is miraculous – from the intricate African costumes and masks to the menagerie of twenty-five different animals and colorful puppets that fill the stage and aisles. A three-dimensional environment elevates the emotional…

PPL Launches "On The Table" Exhibit

The Providence Public Library kicks off a series of food-related activities, talks and more.

The Providence Public Library presents "On the Table," an exhibition that explores how a simple meal at a table anchors so much of who we are. To celebrate, they are hosting a launch party tomorrow evening at 5:30 p.m., which will feature a food art installation by Tony and Marina Balko and music by Mark and Sam Taber. So, what exactly is…

Hera Gallery Hosts "The Feminist Opposition"

We got the scoop on the female-forward show.

Hera Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, “The Feminist Opposition,” was the most shared and submitted call in the history of the feminist art cooperative, which launched in 1974. “With the political climate we’re in now, we thought it was best to see how current feminist art was reacting to this change,” says Adrien Mercier, gallery director. Hundreds of artists across the country…

The Original Artsy Women in RI

A new show features the work of Rhode Island's pioneering female artists.

They couldn’t incite change with a vote, but they could with art — at least in Rhode Island. To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Providence Art Club hosts “Making Her Mark,” an exhibition that celebrates the professional women artists and educators of the nineteenth century. The show runs from March 5 to 30, with a daylong symposium on March 25….

Local Mural Honors Patriots' Five Rings

Dennis Moffitt Painting is stopping traffic with its painting that celebrates the New England Patriots' latest Super Bowl win.

Drive by Dennis Moffitt Painting in Wakefield and you might be intercepted; intercepted by a giant mural depicting a hand with five Super Bowl rings to honor our New England Patriots' latest win. On Feb. 8, the business unveiled the painting of the fifth ring on the hand that already appeared on the side of the building. It was tough…

This Year's Big Capital Grant Winners

The state announced thirty-three grants for arts, culture, heritage, and public historic sites.

Your favorite organizations are only getting better. This morning, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission administered nearly $3.8 million in grants to local groups. The grants, which are funded by 2014's Creative and Cultural Economy Bonds, require each organization to provide matching funds for their projects. Here are the…

Head to Music Mansion for First Fridays

The storied College Hill institution launches a free concert series for music lovers.

There's something aristocratic about spending a Friday night in an early-twentieth-century English manor, listening to live music with a group of like-minded individuals. The best part? This time, no corsets. Music Mansion, located at 88 Meeting Street in Providence, holds a firm place in Rhode Island history. In the late 1920s, atop land left to her by her late husband,…

RISD Holiday Art Sale Tomorrow

Now there's no excuse for you to buy giftcards for everyone you know.

It's easy to buy someone a gift card for Christmas; you just slap down some cash on a plastic card and they get to use it to buy whatever their heart desires, right?  Well, technically, yes. But, let's face it, gift cards are just not that exciting to open. Sure, they come in cute little boxes these days, but if…