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The Steel Yard in Providence is a unique combination of arts and technical training in welding, blacksmithing, jewelry and ceramics. Its new executive director, Helen Lang, stepped into the position in April, equipped with training in film and theater and extensive hands-on administrative and financial experience with nonprofits, as well as in the corporate world. As Lang puts down roots in Rhode Island and gets deeper into leading the Steel Yard, she’s sharing her vision on how to raise the Steel Yard’s community profile and maximize its potential as a catalyst for economic growth. more
A dispute between the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School and the commission overseeing East Providence’s finances has inspired the submission of legislation that would permanently protect arts and cultural nonprofits’ tax-exempt status, something many of them are worried is in danger as cash-strapped municipalities look to levy property taxes on the organizations. more
When organizers of the local Puerto Rican Cultural Festival learned this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City would be dedicated to the state of Rhode Island, they envisioned using the event to showcase the Ocean State before an anticipated crowd of 1 million live spectators and the many more who would see the event through the media. more
Surviving its first winter was a struggle for Providence Painted Signs, admits co-owner Shawn Gilheeney. But survive it did and Gilheeney, a Coventry native pictured above, and his company have been busy this year on their biggest project to date, the interior and exterior signs for the renovated Arcade in Providence’s Financial District. The company, founded by three local artists, is becoming known for its use of traditional fonts and has a growing client list of about 50. more
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows didn’t cut corners when they built a new meeting hall to accommodate their growing brotherhood in the 1880s. more
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The Trinity Repertory Company added three actors to its resident acting company roster, the State Theater of Rhode Island announced Monday. more
BOSTON – The founder of a Rhode Island-based professional fundraising company has been ordered to pay $125,000 in civil penalties for using deceptive tactics while soliciting money for a veterans charity, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee attended an unveiling for the newest mural in Providence, located at Rhode Island Hospital. The seascape, created by Public Art Works artists Kenn Speiser, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas and Merle Mainelli Poulton, was commissioned to celebrate the hospital’s 150th anniversary. more
PROVIDENCE – Dr. Carol Strohecker will join Rhode Island School of Design’s academic leadership team as vice provost for academic affairs at the end of August. more
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