RISCA http://ripr.org en RISCA Puts Out Call For Art For New URI Building http://ripr.org/post/risca-puts-out-call-art-new-uri-building <p>The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has put out a call for new art.&nbsp; The work will be installed at the University of Rhode Island’s brand new center for chemical and life sciences.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:27:45 +0000 John Bender 35511 at http://ripr.org 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 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