“Taking the Pulse of Providence’s Contemporary Art Scene” at The Providence Anthenaeum

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Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to confirm that Vanphouthon Souvannasane, our Gallery Director, will be a panelist on “Taking the Pulse of Providence’s Contemporary Art Scene” on Tuesday, May 8, from 5:30-7pm (5:30pm reception; 6pm program).  The event is part of Policy & Pinot, a timely conversation series on vital issues facing our state, and is co-presented by RI Public Radio and the Athenaeum.

From Providence Anthenaeum:

The Providence Athenaeum

Providence is home to a premier art school and a number of innovative arts organizations, but after several years of recession, what has happened to the contemporary arts scene?

As Providence puts technology and health care at the center of its economic development plans, are the arts left behind?

We’ll explore the state of contemporary art today in Providence and what role the visual arts might play as the “Creative Capitol” looks to emerge from the economic doldrums.

Join RIPR’s Education reporter Elizabeth Harrison for a conversation with experts from RI’s arts and cultural scene, including Judith Tolnick Champa, Editor-in-Chief of Art New England magazine; Vanphouthon Souvannasane, co-founder of Olneyville’s Yellow Peril Gallery; Sarah Ganz Blythe, Director of Education at the Museum of Art RISD; and artist Jay Zehngebot.

FREE, but reservations required: reservations can be made starting on 3/26 by contacting Danielle Blasczak at danielle@ripr.org.


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