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.
This segment aired on August 29, 2013.