Rhode Island

Gather Glass, Providence Rhode Island

Gather Ye Glass

Gather Glass brings glassblowing, farming, and community to Providence, Rhode Island, in this community-based venture.

Krzysztof Mathews, Not Gonna Take It, made using Illustrator Vector Graphics | Photo courtesy the artist

Mechanical Worlds

Rhode Island sculptor Krzysztof Mathews switches between the physical and digital realms with his race of cybernetic characters.

J Schatz exterior | Photo by J Schatz

Community of Design

The designers of J Schatz are leading by example with the consummate live/work environment in Providence’s Olneyville. 

Verdant Vibes performs "Mother, Mother Ocean," a group improvisation at Aurora, December 2015.

Staying Composed

Kirsten Volness curates concerts, plays with two ensembles, writes pop songs for the homeless—and holds down a day job.

El Rancho Grande | Dominic Perri Photography

A Little Taco Place

Each time the door opens to El Rancho Grande, the same phrase rings out: “Is Doña Maria here?” The answer, invariably, is yes.

Collaborative Garden, John Gonzolez, 2016, Designed and installed in collaboration with Bel Terra employees inside David Winton Bell Gallery in Providence, RI | Photo courtesy Jesse Banks

Let’s Build a House Together

Interdisciplinary artist John C. Gonzalez chats about collaboration and the power of art to transform our worldview.

Machined brass counterweights

Masters of Metal

Giving new life to old tools, Whetstone Workshop embraces industrial New England to reenvision the craft of metal fabrication.

Jeannie Lynn Hulen—from the installation Gibberish: Sapient Fool’s Gold, 2015 | image courtesy of grin gallery

GRIN Reapers

If you’re in the market for art that hangs passively on the wall, GRIN may not be the right gallery for you. 

Ready-to-wear clothing by Joseph Aaron Segal | All photos by Izzy Berdan

Kitty Eyes & Spandex

Joseph Aaron Segal’s unique and fun ready-to-wear fashions make you feel like a million bucks without breaking the bank.

All photos by Ian Barnard

Carving Artist

We would lay down good money that Rhode Island stone carver Nicholas Benson is also a spelling bee rock star. 

Aja (left) and Ben Blanc | photo by Ian Travis Barnard

Blanc Looks

Based in Providence, RI, Ben & Aja Blanc produce limited-edition furniture, lighting, and objects handcrafted in the U.S.A.

Stonware dinner plate | Handmade by Jun | Photo courtesy Three Wheel Studio

Happiness, Handmade

Enter the mind and studio of potter Dwo Wen Chen, and you will find a wonderland of birds, berries, flowers, and roosters.

The Circle Game

Mixed-media artist Barbara Owen moved from sculpture to painting to sculpture again, finding a new voice in circular shapes.

Olneyville New York System Restaurant - Providence RI. By Alcinoe (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Don’t Call it a Hot Dog

Whatever you do, don’t call them hot dogs. There are about a million names for the Rhode Island staple:

Machines with Magnets Pawtucket Rhode Island

Attracted to Machines with Magnets

Feel the pull of this unique indie outfit housing a recording studio, an art gallery & a concert venue serving craft cocktails.

Cate McCauley Pyrography

ArtBurn

Pyrographer Cate McCauley on the power of using her expert illustration skills to create fine art with a fiery twist. 

ART/Crush: J.R. Uretsky

A tender glance into J.R’s world of big queer feelings, Star Trek Next Gen, and laying on the floor with Scott the cat.

UltraModerne CHICAGO HORIZON Competition First Place 2015

UltraNow UltraSmart Ultramoderne

Modern, playful, and generous New England architecture that gives back to the public sphere in a stylish and useful manner.

New Urban Arts: Bigger and Better

One of Providence’s most notable arts organizations geared towards students and emerging artists is growing. 

Hustler of Providence

Short, sharp, hits of film whenever you’d like, BYO snacks – NE Film.com’s online festival ups the binge-ability.

Get to the Garden!

Come see these enormous, boxwood giraffes and bunnies before it’s too late! You know – even peat teddy bears have to hibernate. 

Not So Polite

Providence, Rhode Island, illustrator Jen Corace works from a home studio in a Victorian house in the city’s tightly packed Elmwood neighborhood.

It’s Hot and Heavy and It’s Here

If there is one thing the Ocean State knows, the best anchors are forged in steel and so it is that this community’s anchor is metal as well.

Raina Belleau – A Modern Menagerie?

Possible, but we couldn’t be further from the symbolism that Tennessee Williams showed us, there’s nothing fragile or old-fashioned here.

BLISTERED, 2011 BY JESSE BURKE

Capturing Clover

Jesse Burke’s images of his daughter Clover capture the stillness of the outside world and the question of what happens next.

Todd Oldham | Photo by Austin Harney

Taken: Todd Oldham at RISD

  On April 7, designer Todd Oldham attended the Rhode Island School of Design Museum‘s exhibition All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion.

Beyond Man Caves

Taxidermy has come a long way from the days of stuffed deer heads and fish on 19th-century wood-burnished library walls. 

A New Sound

Verdant Vibes musical ensemble celebrates contemporary, experimental composers in PVD’s wide-ranging music scene.

Kitty Eyes & Spandex

His cat sweaters caught the attention of many fashion-lovers, but Joseph Aaron Segal’s designs are more than just adorable.

Coolest Hotel in New England

The Dean has it all – fine art installations, amazing coffee, karaoke and a chic speakeasy-style bar. Did we mention it’s a hotel?

Guitar Ride | Image courtesy of Eddie Villanueva

Eddie Villanueva @ GRIN

“Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream” when you head to GRIN, an art gallery in Providence, Rhode Island.

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