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From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Woonsocket Reservoir Number Three by beyond providence


DSC_9779_80_81.jpg by Wilks2010


reflecting pond by I {heart} Rhody


Downtown Providence by Armadillo Commander


Fountain at the Towers Narragansett, RI. by mary jane 43


Mount Hope Bridge by Bell7283


Fall, near Foster Center, Rhode Island by print57


Untitled by Bellamy Photography


Smith Appleby House by Dragonfly Island


ODC3 Postcard Perfect by R Joanne


Shoreline at Goddard Park - Warwick, Rhode Island by misterfoto


Fish Fountain by ArtFan70


Jamestown Fireworks by leith70


George Hail Free Library by robtm2010


PomhamLight_b&w by sixkings55


Untitled by markv20


Sands of time, for each line represents movement like the rings on a tree. by robert.rinkel


Somewhere in Rhode Island by Jerri Moon Cantone


Golden Hour.jpg by MStoeckle


bristol fall 2012 colt by jambori39


Fort Getty Jamestown 9/11/12 by E Godfrey


Untitled by provbenson2009


Newport Bridge B&W by Royston_Kane


At 77 & 179 by MyDay247

Events ~ Yelp's Merry Marketplace ~ 12/13/12 ~ Pawtucket

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Merry Marketplace
December 13, 2012  7:00-9:00 PM
Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main St.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island




Full list of participating vendors: - East Side Pockets - Providence Coal Fired Pizza - Los Andes - The Cupcakerie - Hudson Street Deli - Shoppe Pioneer - Queen of Hearts / Modern Love - Homestyle - In Your Ear Records - Mod Mama - Alayne White Spa - Ava Anderson Non Toxic - Shutterbooth - Brad Smith Photography - Narragansett Brewery - Newport Storm Brewery - Harpoon Brewery - Crispin Cider - Bai Infusions

Artists ~ Alyssa Holland Short ~ Providence

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Artist’s name: Alyssa Holland Short
Business name: Alyssa Holland Short Illustration
Location: Providence, RI
Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlyssaHollandShort
Website: www.alyssahollandshort.com
Blog: http://alyssahollandshort.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @ahsillustration
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alyssa-Holland-Short-Illustration/203416129713199


1. Tell us about your work
My work combines illustration with imagination and humor to create well-crafted specialty products that remind my customers of the people they love, inspire them to daydream, and make them feel like a kid again. I have a line of illustrated stationery and home decor products. I also create made-to-order personalized artwork for weddings and new baby gifts. 

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter?
When I was born, my Aunt Joanna gave my parents a drawing of my name. Thirty-five years and twelve apartments later, I still have the drawing and I continue to treasure it. When my friends be…

Sights ~ RISD Fleet Library ~ Providence

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RISD Fleet Library
15 Westminster St.
Providence, Rhode Island

It was a happy coincidence that I went into RISD's Fleet Library last month.


Just a week or so later, it was named one of Travel & Leisure's most beautiful college libraries. I wasn't surprised.

The barrel vaulted ceiling soars two floors above, supported by an impressive colonnade. The building was originally built by Industrial Trust Bank in 1917, and you can see the grandeur of the era in the architecture. It's massive.

Walking in, the first thing you notice other than the huge amount of space, is the comfortable mixture of the original Beaux Arts architecture with the addition of modern library furnishings, including cork flooring and a riser for presentation seating.

That riser has a cool feature in the authors wall, with cutouts of the names of authors in eye chart-like shrinking font size.



The building:
The building was designed in the Italian Renaissance style by the architectural firm York &…

Events ~ Bright Night Providence ~ 12/31/12 ~ Providence

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Bright Night Providence
December 31, 2012



Bright Night Providence is an artist-run arts oriented New Year’s Eve Celebration. It carries on in the tradition of First Night Providence.This is the TENTH anniversary of Bright Night Providence!

Art scene ~ A Christmas Carol ~ Trinity Repertory Company ~ Providence

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Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington St.
Providence, Rhode Island
November 10-December 29, 2012


Bear and I have wanted to see Trinity's version of A Christmas Carol since our first Christmas in Rhode Island. This year we were determined to go, since it's the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth. We saw it on the 20th, and the whole experience was terrific!

The theater dresses for the occasion, with trees and bunting decked with gold pine coneslights and ribbons. The effect is luxe, but not overdone, and the gold picks out the existing gold in the decor, so it looks like it really belongs there.

A chorus of carolers kept the spirit up, dressed in top hats, bowlers and their holiday best. Bear rocked out to Jingle Bells and The Wassail Song, and I loved their rendition of Joy to the World.
The harmony was lovely, and it was the perfect touch.

The second floor quickly filled with people. Older couples mingled with hipsters, parochial school students and parents wit…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Night of Providence by Armadillo Commander


Clock at Union Station by I {heart} Rhody


Waterplace Park Providence R.I. by BlueisCoool


colt state park fall 12 by jambori39


Point Juduth Lighthouse-2 by Royston_Kane


Fall on Block Island by E Godfrey


Swan, Georgiaville Pond by Dragonfly Island


DSC_5193 by dadofliz


Untitled by Bellamy Photography


Fall in Rhode Island by Jerri Moon Cantone


Castle Hill Light at sunset by leith70


Untitled by Bell7283


Christopher Columbus Statue close-up by Ken Zirkel


Francis Moore Dimond House by robtm2010


The Terrace by MyDay247


Chepachet reflections by beyond providence


Veterans Day 2012, Providence RI by provbenson2009


DSC_0831_2_3.jpg by Wilks2010


"Boats in the Fog on Greenwich Cove - East Greenwich, Rhode Island by misterfoto


DSC_1631.jpg by MStoeckle


Rays of God by target="_blank">mike_dooley


Fall on the Pond as abstract, Saunderstown, Rhode Island by print57


lobster by TheFreshLobster


CVS Providence by ArtFan70


Poof! Water, wind, wave…