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[Sponsor] Tyler School of Art Summer Painting Intensive 6-week Residency

Interested in honing your painting skills over the summer? The Tyler School of Art Summer Painting Intensive is a six-week (June 14–July 23) immersion program for artists interested in developing their work in a challenging and supportive environment.

The SPI is a non-credit, post-baccalaureate-style residency program suitable for BA and BFA seniors and recent graduates aiming to hone their artistic and intellectual skills, students building a portfolio for application to graduate school, as well as professional artists seeking to strengthen their abilities and expand their outlook.

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Earth Day Is As Relevant As Ever

On the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Fekner revisited one of his classic videos from 1981 titled “Toxic Waste From A to Z,” and has inserted a new soundtrack. While the original work was inspired by the environmental disaster that was Love Canal, this latest remix is part of an effort to stop a potential disaster in the making, Wastebed 13.

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RISD Goes Extra-Curricular: Black Sheep Projects

A recent art show, Black Sheep Projects, coordinated by two RISD masters students, Jason Huff and Derek Paul (DP) Boyle, seeks to help ameliorate the stress of graduation by giving the undergraduate population a chance to get some real world experience in what life is like as a practicing artist. Currently housed in a space on Eddy Street in the arts district of Providence, Black Sheep Projects is a recently formed alternative art exhibition. A 10-minute walk from the RISD campus, it sits nestled among the brick streets, apartment buildings, and trendy store fronts which populate this neighborhood in the mid-way point between Boston and New York.

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Guitar Boy To Reunite in LA for Lawrence Weschler’s “Wonder Cabinet”

In the late 1990s, the folk punk duo Guitar Boy was playing small music venues in Los Angeles and building a fan base. Unfortunately, the group consisting of Nancy Agabian and Ann Perich slowly faded away. This Saturday, they will reunite to perform as part of the Wonder Cabinet showcase at Occidental College, a day-long event curated by Lawrence Weschler. Guitar Boy may be an unknown band nowadays but I couldn’t resist posting their still relevant song about Getty Center … ENJOY!

Guitar Boy -“Dont Fall Off the Getty Center”

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Review of Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop”

As a film, Exit Through the Gift Shop is funny, interesting, and quirky, but you don’t walk away feeling like you experienced a film as much as a really long DIY online video. Some parts are very compelling, and there are some real laughs, but the movie often drags, making you wish you could fast forward to the good parts.

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“All Your Tweet Are Belong to Us” — @librarycongress

First MoMA acquires “@” and now the Library of Congress (aka @librarycongress) is acquiring every tweet since March 2006. It’s always great to see institutions look past the monetary value of things and elevate the bonds we all share. So, next time someone luddite asks you “Who do you think is interested in what you had for breakfast?” You can confidently respond, “The Library of Congress, asshole!”