painting http://ripr.org en 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 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