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Providence International Arts Festival
June 11-14, 2015 – 80 Washington Street

Living art, street theater, and the creative output of three state schools will highlight a robust slate of programming at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus during the festival.

What happens when art comes to life? Find out as fine artist and photographer Eric Auger unveils NEW LIFE, a transformative expression of life’s journey, in the windows of the campus library. Then watch on June 13 as the Ten31 Productions Dance Company (of which Auger is co-founder) and Indonesian inspired puppets spring to life in those very same windows, mixing flesh and blood with paint and canvas. What do we choose to carry with us on our journey through life? Local playwright Frank V. Toti, Jr. will explore this question in his new work, Baggage, a coming out/coming to terms LGBTQ story for RI PRIDE, which debuts as a solo stage reading. What is the state of the arts at our local universities? The alumni and faculty of URI, RIC and CCRI will show you during the annual “State of the Arts” exhibition, showcasing more than 85 artists and more than 160 new works from all three schools. All this, plus street theater performances from OUTLOUD Theatre and more on June 13 will show that art is not just something that hangs on walls – it’s the living, breathing manifestation of the Creative Capital.

Visit the community portal for information and ideas about how to participate. You’ll find a call for public art, opportunities to perform, and a request for programming at local venues. Stay tuned for more details!