Arts & Culture


Providence, R.I. – Judith Tolnick Champa is the former director and curator of the Fine Arts Center Galleries at the University of Rhode Island. In the face of a budget crunch, the University recently made deep cuts to the Fine Arts Center Galleries program - eliminating the director/curator position.
She shares her beliefs about the meaning of art in her life, and in the life of our community.

Providence, RI – Artistic director Curt Columbus and host Bob Seay welcome actors Janice Duclos, Stephen Thorne, Rachael Warren and Joe Wilson, Jr., performing and discussing the work of American writers in the City of Light: Langston Hughes, Sylvia Beach, David Sedaris and Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes).

Providence, RI – Actors Janice Duclos, Phyllis Kay, and Fred Sullivan, Jr. join Curt Columbus and Bob Seay with Dorothy Parker's poems, stories "You Were Perfectly Fine," and "Here We Are," along with Alexander Woollcott's elegy "Our Mrs. Parker."

Providence, RI – A companion piece to Trinity Rep's production of Shakespeare's Richard III, the show features excerpts from Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, 1984 by George Orwell, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, with performances by Curt Columbus and resident company actors Janice Duclos, Stephen Thorne and Rachael Warren.

Providence, RI – This episode features Curt Columbus and company members Angela Brazil, Timothy Crowe and Joe Wilson, Jr. The program compliments Trinity Rep's production of Our Town, with performance and discussion of the work of Thornton Wilder: excerpts from Theophilus North and Heaven's My Destination.

Providence, RI – Excerpts from Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathanial Hawthorne and Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome, with Janice Duclose, Phyllis Kay, Mauro Hantman, and artistic director Curt Columbus.

Providence, RI – The episode features Curt Columbus and company members Stephen Berenson, Tim Crowe and Janice Duclos. Keeping with the theme of Trinity Rep's annual production of A Christmas Carol, the program offers performance and discussion of the holiday-themed work of Charles Dickens: two excerpts from A Christmas Carol; an excerpt from The Pickwick Papers; and excerpts from The Christmas Tree.

Providence – Deborah Becker speaks with two artist who will be among the hundreds of artists and performers at First Night Providence this year. Storyteller Tejumola Ologboni discusses why he describes himself as a 'verbal illusionist' and talks about his the african heritage of his storytelling
Ellen Santaniello, of the Zorgina Vocal Ensemble discusses their focus on music about women. We also talk with Artistic Director Kathleen Pletcher.

Deborah Becker speaks with two artist who will be among the hundreds of artists and performers at First Night Providence this year.

An artist at the Rhode Island School of Design tells the story of women who gave up custody of their children.

120 years ago, a group of artists formed the Providence Arts Club.

Providence – Because of a lack of exhibition space and artist gathering places in Providence, a group of artists and collectors formed an art club in the city.

While that sounds as something that could happen in 2002, this occurred 120 years ago when the Providence Art Club was formed. The club, which is often compared with its contemporary AS220, now has some 700 members and changes its gallery exhibits every two weeks.

Cambodian artist Vann Nath survived the Khmer Rouge regime by painting for his captors. Now he paints for himself and uses his brush to depict war and its aftermath.