Japan’s tradition of automata

Posted by Ian on Mar 12, 2012 in blog

Any words I might offer would only diminish how amazing this tradition is… From Matthew Allard: Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were […]

“We Propose” by Alexander Lembersky

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Alexander Lembersky, “We Propose” (1988), silkscreen. (B95 97.48) Late last week, I was preparing for a class visit by Stefan Gunn’s printing making and graphic arts students in the Brown Visual Art Department. Stefan was interested in inspiring his students with strong examples of formal imagery and typographic […]

Artist talk by Betsey Biggs on “The Providence Postcard Project”

Posted by Ian on Feb 14, 2012 in blog

Article source: http://urbanheritages.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/artist-talk-by-betsey-biggs-on-the-providence-postcard-project/

Videos from the Winter 2012 Symposium

Posted by Ian on Feb 14, 2012 in blog

From Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice Article source: http://urbanheritages.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/videos-from-the-winter-2012-symposium/

Introduction to the Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice Research Collaborative

Posted by Ian on Feb 13, 2012 in academic, arts, blog, news, publications, video

From the Winter 2012 Symposium held at Brown University. More information here.

Upside Down, Left to Right

Posted by Ian on Feb 6, 2012 in blog

A short (but inspirational) film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

Postcard Project featured on Providence Daily Dose

Posted by Ian on Jan 26, 2012 in blog, news

A nice little piece of press on the Postcard Project was recently featured in the Providence Daily Dose: http://providencedailydose.com/2012/01/22/providence-postcard-project/ Head over to the Granoff Center Friday for the opening party of The Providence Postcard Project — 1000 postcards,100 photographs, 22 neighborhoods — you may still have time to participate yourself. The Providence Postcard Project, by artist Betsey Biggs, explores […]

Opening of the Providence Postcard Project

Posted by Ian on Jan 25, 2012 in blog, news

A love letter to, and ongoing exploration of, the city of Providence Lower Lobby Gallery | Granoff Center for the Creative Arts | 154 Angell Street | Providence, Rhode Island Opening reception: January 27, 2012 – 5:30pm 1000 postcards – 100 photographs – 22 neighborhoods. “The Postcard Project,” by artist Betsey Biggs, explores the familiar souvenir […]

Brown to host International Symposium on Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

Posted by Ian on Jan 20, 2012 in blog, news

A  Discussion of International Approaches Heritage professionals from around the world converge on Brown’s campus for a day of conversation. Cape Town – Dublin – Hong Kong – Istanbul – Providence – York What is heritage, and what forms does it take in an urban environment?  How are creative practices affected by, and how do they […]

Launch of the Providence Postcard Project

Posted by Ian on Jan 17, 2012 in blog, news

On January 15, 2012, at AS220 in downtown Providence, artist Betsey Biggs launched her Providence Postcard Project. The project explores the familiar souvenir medium of postcards as a source of reflection by the residents of Providence on what meanings the city holds. Beginning this week, the project will be distributing pre-addressed, postage-paid postcards featuring photographs taken […]