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Dining ~ Providence Coal Fired Pizza ~ Providence

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Providence Coal Fired Pizza
385 Westminster St.
Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 454-7499 (PIZZA)

I stopped in at Providence Coal Fired Pizza before the theater a couple of weeks ago. It's a noisy, friendly place with lots of wood tables and a good-sized after work crowd.


My waiter was very friendly and helpful. I started with some water, and he brought me some fire bread (pizza dough strips baked in the coal oven). They were quite tasty.

If you order pizza, you can sit at the pizza bar to watch it made. That sounded like a cool idea.


I was a little sad to realize that they don't have individual sized pizzas. The pizzas run 14", which is a lot to ask of one person. I didn't want to take my leftovers to the theater. So I opted for a steak salad.


The salad was big, with sliced rib eye, mixed lettuce, herb vinaigrette, balsamic onions, fingerling potatoes, and Great Hill blue cheese. Delicious.

Finally I had to try the cannoli. I mean, who wouldn't try the cannoli in a…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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DSC_7079 by Roger LeJeune


PROVIDENCE BY NIGHT by Tao Wang Alex


Twilight Providence Rhode Island by Scott


Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum-P3182188 by Rick Payette


Untitled by MrsLamontagne423


Woods in winter, Rhode Island, 2015. by Peter Rintels


Dawn at Narragansett Bay by Jim Boud


Point Judith Lighthouse...Narragansett, RI #lighthouse #RI #architecture #instagram #photography by Fire In The Eye Photography


winter bench by Eddy


Francis Building - Corner of Westminster Street & Orange Street by Eric Harrison

Artists ~ Kellie O'Hara ~ Providence

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Artist’s name: Kellie O'Hara
Shop name:Pear Paper Shoppe
Website: pearpapershoppe.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pearpapershop
Etsy: etsy.com/shop/pearpapershoppe


1. Tell us about your work
Pear Paper Shoppe specializes in whimsical illustration-based stationery products.



2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I have always made cards for my family and friends and then one day, one of my designs caught on and people started to really like it and share it and I thought I might as well give it a shot and try to sell it!

3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
People, nature, design. I am a traditional Graphic Designer and I constantly notice design everywhere. I find the best times to be inspired are when I'm not looking for it.



4. What’s your favorite item to create?
I enjoy working with clients on invitations and custom orders. It's really satisfying to be able to bring someone's vision to life.

5. What’s your best seller?
My dachshund wall or desk calend…

Video ~ Skyward View of Providence

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This is an interesting perspective on the center area of the city. It reminded me that I saw my very first drone last week: Thursday night, over Kennedy Plaza. I wonder what that footage looked like.



Found at GoLocalProv

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Waiting For Her Ship To Come In..... by Donna St.Pierre


Looking down Weybosset from the northeast corner of the Custom House by Eric Harrison


Providence, RI #blackandwhite #streetphotography #rhodeisland #architecture #photo by Fire In The Eye Photography


stone wall by Eddy


Peterson Farm - Winter 2015 by Rick Payette


Untitled by MrsLamontagne423


Providence at Night by Anthony Nathan Photography


PROVIDENCE SKYLINE by Tao Wang Alex


Roger William Park Bridge by Steven Wilkinson

Events ~ In Downcity Cinco de Mayo Block Party ~ Providence ~ May 2, 2015

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Cinco de Mayo Block Party
May 2, 2015 11 am - 6 pm
Westminster Street between Eddy and Matthewson


Artists ~ Amanda Lynn ~ East Bay

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Artist’s name: Amanda Lynn
Shop name: BOTTLERY
Website:bottlery.me
Facebook:facebook.com/bottlery.etsy
Etsy:bottlery.etsy.com
Instagram: @tinybottlery


1. Tell us about your work
Generally, BOTTLERY deals in handcrafted bottle accoutrements. Specifically, pieces are made with upcycled components--lonely single earrings, chain scraps, bottles rescued from here'n'there'n'everywhere--and Earth-lovin' ingredients--sea glass, gemstones, moss, tillandsia, birch bark, etc. Finally, your artist here is, at heart, a gamer and technology nerd, so you'll see some pieces (such as HANDMADE HYRULE) that draw inspiration from these passions.



2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I began BOTTLERY as an endeavor with recycled sea glass in 2013; back then, I called it Synergetic Aesthetics. The bottled sea glass necklaces I created for that line were most intriguing to me, and so that interest lead me to explore other bottled bits. As my pieces evolved beyond…

Events ~ Tree Hugging World Record Attempt ~ Roger Williams Park ~ April 25, 2015

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Learn more at Providence Parks.


From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Scallop Shell by ArtFan70


Interstate 95 - Providence, RI by Anthony Nathan Photography


Evening Approaches by Eddy


The Texting Phenomenon..... by Donna St.Pierre

Artists ~ Steve Duque ~ Providence

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Artist’s name: Steve Duque
Shop name: Duque Skate Art
Website: Etsy.com/Shop/DuqueShop
Facebook: Duque Skate Art

update: Duque Skate Art was featured on The Rhode Show!

1. Tell us about your work
All of my work is handmade from repurposed skateboards. I upcycle used/broken skateboards into functional Art such as Pens, Key Chains, Earrings, Necklaces, Key Racks, Back Scratchers, Coasters, Magnets, etc.


2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
Ever since I was younger I have always been attracted to art, especially color and design. I've always been fascinated by colors and abstraction. Since then I have always wanted to create.

3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
My initial inspiration came from watching a Documentary Film by Landscape Architect Janne Saario titled “Second Nature”

I noticed he had worked with stripes of skateboard in the film and was inspired to try it myself using my own decks. Another incredible artist that is a huge inspiration is Haroshi.…

Events ~ Providence Pi(e) Day ~ March 14

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Events ~ The Whale Guitar Opening Reception ~ Providence Public Library ~ April 24

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The Whale Guitar Opening Reception
April 24, 2015
Providence Public Library
150 Empire St.
Providence, Rhode Island

From The Whale Guitar's site:
The Whale Guitar is a work of art with a mission: to increase awareness of the plight of whales and to preserve endangered cetaceans. With its Moby Dick theme, it evokes the victory of the whale over the narrow-visioned folly of man. Join us on our journey as we create this one of a kind hand-crafted electric guitar. Our vision is for it to be played at whale benefits, exhibited and ultimately auctioned off to raise money for Whale Conservation activism.

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Lasalle Square from Fountain Street - 1929 and 2014 by Eric Harrison


WaterFire by ArtFan70


High Voltage........ by Donna St.Pierre


Scarborough Beach Ruins. Narragansett, RI by Fire In The Eye Photography


Untitled by MrsLamontagne423


Rhode Island State House by Anthony Nathan Photography


Surf Hotel by John Crosby


STRANGERS by Tao Wang Alex

Artists ~ Jennifer Black ~ Jamestown

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Artist’s name: Jennifer Black
Shop name: Islandesign Stained Glass
Website:www.islandesignglass.com
Facebook: facebook.com/islandesign


1. Tell us about your work
From my own designs, I produce works of stained glass that vary from the small of a suncatcher, to the medium glass panel, and to the large of a custom installation. Working from my home studio, I am solely involved in the entire process from the illustration to the assembly. With classical and modern influences, I tend to choose subjects that are drawn from region and often combine the various forms of glass we encounter. For instance, I produce a series of glass bottles framed by surrounding stained glass that I consider to be re-purposed works as the bottles retain their uses for either holding a flower with water or scented oil. Also, I integrate often various styles of seaglass that I collected off Jamestown with my works in order to retain the environmental feel. While I tend to produce original designs, I do upon commissio…