art http://ripr.org en RI Arts Council Refutes Claims In Report Calling For Its Elimination http://ripr.org/post/ri-arts-council-refutes-claims-report-calling-its-elimination <p>The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is taking umbrage with a new report claiming taxpayers are paying for tasteless and offensive art.</p><p>The report from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity claims taxpayer money was used to fund an erotic holiday party, underwear art, and an international film festival that shows movies some would consider “depraved.” But RISCA refutes those claims saying it didn’t fund any party or underwear art, but gave a grant a few years ago to an artist mentioned in a blog about those events.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:33:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 31436 at http://ripr.org Century-Old Painting Discovered on Ceiling of Newport Mansion http://ripr.org/post/century-old-painting-discovered-ceiling-newport-mansion <p>A huge, century-old painted canvas was discovered in Newport, hidden under two layers of paint on the ceiling of a Salve Regina University building. Visiting conservators were scraping off a layer of ceiling paint when they accidentally exposed the work of art underneath.</p><p>Salve Regina professor and chair of university’s cultural and historic preservation program Robert Russell described the moment of discovery:</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:23:06 +0000 Ben Becker 29480 at http://ripr.org Century-Old Painting Discovered on Ceiling of Newport Mansion Statue Of Revolutionary Thomas Dorr Unveiled At The Statehouse http://ripr.org/post/statue-revolutionary-thomas-dorr-unveiled-statehouse <p>State officials unveiled a lifelike statue Tuesday of one of the most important figures in Rhode Island history.</p><p></p><p>The statue of Thomas Dorr was celebrated during an afternoon ceremony outside the Senate chamber at the Statehouse.</p><p></p><p>State historian Patrick Conley calls Dorr the second most significant figure, after Roger Williams, in Rhode Island history.</p><p></p><p>Dorr led a rebellion in the early 1840s that led to expanded voting rights. Before the so-called Dorr Rebellion, only property owners were able to vote.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:57:27 +0000 Ian Donnis 27376 at http://ripr.org Statue Of Revolutionary Thomas Dorr Unveiled At The Statehouse Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islander-hopes-immortalize-cartoon-dog-providence <p>As you may or may not know, the TV show “Family Guy” killed off the family dog Brian Griffin. Thousands of fans are petitioning online to bring Brian back.</p><p>But one Providence resident is hoping to do more.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>"Let’s strike while the iron is hot, and get a really dope statue in the city of Providence," said David Rocha in his online plea to get a statue in Providence. &nbsp;</p><p>That really dope statue he wants is of everyone’s favorite sarcastic martini swilling cartoon dog, Brian Griffin.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:27:33 +0000 John Bender 25682 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence Rhode Island Airports: Galleries for Local Artists http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-airports-galleries-local-artists <p>The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is taking submissions from local artists for gallery space at TF Green and the Block Island airport.</p><p></p><p></p><p>An airport might not be the first venue that comes to mind when one thinks of an art gallery. But both the Block Island Airport and TF Green have set aside space to highlight the work of Rhode Island artists. Now the state’s arts council is looking for work to fill those spaces next year.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:40:53 +0000 Catherine Welch 21047 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Airports: Galleries for Local Artists RISD and RI Hospital Conduct Art Exhbition http://ripr.org/post/risd-and-ri-hospital-conduct-art-exhbition <p>RISD and Rhode Island Hospital are running an exhibition where 11 artists display their creative works inspired by biomedical research.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Carrefour</em></strong><strong><em>: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art</em></strong> is hosted by Lifespan and RISD.&nbsp; This collection celebrates Rhode Island Hospital’s 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:43:49 +0000 Talia Ghazal 17384 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Novel Tells of Grief and Love in Two Eras http://ripr.org/post/artscape-novel-tells-grief-and-love-two-eras <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this month’s&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Artscape</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Scott&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MacKay</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;sits down with author and Rhode Islander Ann Hood to talk about her latest novel, The Obituary Writer. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:53:03 +0000 Scott MacKay 12694 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Novel Tells of Grief and Love in Two Eras Lists Take the Spotlight at RISD Museum http://ripr.org/post/lists-take-spotlight-risd-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The humble list is the focus of a new exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum. &nbsp;The lists provide added insight into the artists who kept them.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:59:12 +0000 Flo Jonic 12490 at http://ripr.org RISD Recieves $1M Gift to Foster Partnership with India http://ripr.org/post/risd-recieves-1m-gift-foster-partnership-india <p>The Rhode Island School of Design has received a private donation of $1M to fund international relationships.&nbsp; RIPR’s John Bender has more.</p><p>A $1M donation coming from Bangalore, India to RISD is the largest international gift the school has ever received. The money will be used to fund a visiting faculty position, specifically, artists and scholars connected to India.</p><p>RISD has had study abroad programs to India, and Provost Rosanne Somerson is excited to now bring scholars from India to RISD</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:13:50 +0000 John Bender 12142 at http://ripr.org Helping Artists Manage Finances http://ripr.org/post/helping-artists-manage-finances <p>The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is offering a program to help artists tackle their finances. The program originates from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.<br> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:59:02 +0000 Catherine Welch 11295 at http://ripr.org