Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
3:59 pm
Mon May 31, 2010

Painting With Rust

Newport, Rhode Island – Rust is usually associated with decay, but artist Esther Solondz employs the process of oxidation to create images instead. Our arts correspondent Martina Windels recently visited the Newport Art Museum and spoke with Esther Solondz about her artwork and the exhibition "There and Not There," featuring about sixty of Solodnz's large rust portraits. View her work at http://esthersolondz.com/

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Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Thu May 13, 2010

Bill Gale reviews 'The Underpants' at 2nd Story

Providence, R.I. – Yes, indeed, "frisky" is just the word for this century old German tour de farce by a now mostly forgotten fellow named Carl Sternheim. His script ran on about . . .Oh, well, let's not worry about that.

For you see, Herr Sternheim's script has been adapted - and you strongly suspect __ largely re-engineered by that man of many an artistic talent, Steve Martin.

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Arts & Culture
4:21 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Boredom

Providence, RI – How often have you stood impatiently in what turned out to be the interminably long line at the supermarket, or felt at a complete loss for what to do in those all-too-rare, often unexpected hiatuses in your overly scheduled life? As Henri Flikier observes, boredom is in the eye of the beholder and, often, is not what it seems.

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Wed May 5, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Your Mother

Providence, RI – Who hasn't had a close encounter or two with a remarkably exasperating, perhaps eccentric, relative -- that legendary family fixture who has an astonishing ability to push the proverbial envelope and test our patience? And then, as so often happens, this is the relative who, over time, manages somehow to seep into and truly touch our soul. This is what happened to Janine Weisman.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu April 29, 2010

Fort Thunder artist on art, music, and Providence's mill scene

Providence, RI – Brian Chippendale's name is closely linked to the Fort Thunder art scene, a group of artists and musicians that lived and worked in a Providence mill complex about a decade ago.

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Arts & Culture
12:05 pm
Wed April 28, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Tenacity

Providence, RI – Wake-up calls in life come from many sources, and usually not from hotel operators. For all of us, life is full of unpredictable and unexpected, often unbidden, events that teach us enduring lessons. That was certainly the case for Jack Galvin.

Galvin, a retired teacher and tennis pro, is a writer living in Middletown. He and Vinny Integlia, the subject of Galvin's essay, have been collaborating on a written account of Integlia's first ten years as a quadriplegic.

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Arts & Culture
12:07 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Railroads

Providence, RI – Many of us have experienced poignant moments during our long-distance travels, those times when we're airborne or riding the rails for hours and stop to think about where we're headed, not just geographically, but, as well, in a more existential, perhaps even spiritual sense. Joanne Perella, has had many such moments in her life.

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Arts & Culture
12:09 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Mercy

Providence, RI – All of us have had people walk into our lives unexpectedly and, in ways we never anticipated, change our lives forever - the way we view the world, our most basic priorities, our sense of what really matters. Indeed, that's what happened to Cori Hughes.

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Arts & Culture
12:14 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Poetry

Providence, RI – One of the joys of living in Rhode Island is that we're surrounded by remarkably creative artists and their often provocative words, images, and sounds. As Lynnie Gobeille tells us, sometimes we can find the fruits of artists' labor in some very unlikely spots in the Ocean State.

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Arts & Culture
9:06 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Eudora Welty's People: hilarious tales by an American master

Providence, RI – Resident company members Janice Duclos, Mauro Hantman, Anne Scurria, and Rachael Warren join Curt Columbus and Bob Seay with two hilarious tales:

* "Why I Live at the P.O.": The postmistress of the second-smallest town in Mississippi tells all
* "Petrified Man": A beauty salon, a traveling freak show, and a $500 reward

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