ARTery: An Art Space For All in Providence, RI07:39

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For this week's ARTery installment, where we talk with some of the region's leading artists and critics about art that's exciting them, we turn our attention to AS220, a community art space in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 was founded in 1985 by a collective of artists with a manifesto and budget of just $800, and it has since blossomed into a multifaceted home for uncensored, community-centered art.

AS220 now comprises several buildings in Providence, housing a music venue, gallery spaces, a darkroom, a print shop, a media arts lab, four dozen live/work studios, a full bar and restaurant, and much more. It's one dynamic element of Providence's growing arts scene.

On display now in AS220's Project Space is the work of Maxwell Van Pelt, a Providence-based artist who makes vibrantly colored, architecturally inspired paintings and sculptures. Max will be speaking at AS220 tonight, August 29th, at 5:30 p.m. For details, click here.


Curt Columbus, artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence.

This segment aired on August 29, 2013.