public art http://ripr.org en 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 Sea Life and Waves Roll Along I-95 Underpass in Providence http://ripr.org/post/sea-life-and-waves-roll-along-i-95-underpass-providence <p></p><p>A mural commissioned to mark Rhode Island Hospital’s 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary was unveiled Tuesday morning in Providence.</p><p>Dolphins, whales, harbor seals and an octopus mingle among the blue and violet waves that roll down the walls of the Eddy Street underpass. Artist Kenn Speiser says the waves are meant to have a calming effect on drivers as they buzz by.</p><p>Speiser and his team painted during the day for about three weeks, getting plenty of feedback along the way.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:03:01 +0000 Catherine Welch 19249 at http://ripr.org Sea Life and Waves Roll Along I-95 Underpass in Providence In Newport, A Public Art Project Moves Past Protests http://ripr.org/post/newport-public-art-project-moves-past-protests <p>The newly redesigned Queen Anne Square officially opened to the public Friday in downtown Newport. The public park’s new look is thanks to well-known artist and architect Maya Lin. But the project faced plenty of protest.</p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 16167 at http://ripr.org In Newport, A Public Art Project Moves Past Protests