Rhode Island has always been a groundbreaking epicenter for arts and culture, an attraction for entrepreneurs, scholars, and businesses creating new economies and calling this their home. Created in 2012, The RI Art Archive Project became a rotating documentary film collaborative focused on telling Rhode Island stories, its cultural significance and its creative economy.

Rhode Island has always been a groundbreaking epicenter for arts and culture, an attraction for entrepreneurs, scholars, and businesses creating new economies and calling this their home. Created in 2012, The RI Art Archive Project became a rotating documentary film collaborative focused on telling Rhode Island stories, its cultural significance and its creative economy.

 Sculptor, Ana Flores

Sculptor, Ana Flores

 Glass artist, Howard Ben Tre  The stories of the individuals who choose to live in Rhode Island believe in transformation through intellectual access and the benefits of the cultural landscape, stewardship and curiosity, something found in the very fiber of the State’s creation. Juxtaposing dialogues amongst this diverse community will exemplify why Rhode Island attracts an international community to build their dreams here, expand the concept of how creative economies grow, and continue to lead the world in global ideas and innovation.

Glass artist, Howard Ben Tre

The stories of the individuals who choose to live in Rhode Island believe in transformation through intellectual access and the benefits of the cultural landscape, stewardship and curiosity, something found in the very fiber of the State’s creation. Juxtaposing dialogues amongst this diverse community will exemplify why Rhode Island attracts an international community to build their dreams here, expand the concept of how creative economies grow, and continue to lead the world in global ideas and innovation.



 Printmaker, Isle Nesbit / Third Elm Press

Printmaker, Isle Nesbit / Third Elm Press

 Photographer, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Photographer, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

 Fiber Artist, Saberah Malik  The stories woven into each film showcase how Rhode Island is a catalyst where ideas and innovation finds a place to grow and expand, with stories that cross cultures, religions and generations. They are not simply Rhode Island stories, they are universal stories with a global reach.  The films have been screened at the RISD Museum of Art, Newport Art Museum and Brown University,  broadcasted on both WGBH and WSBE-TV RI PBS, and won Best Feature Film of the Year at the 2016   Dorry Awards .

Fiber Artist, Saberah Malik

The stories woven into each film showcase how Rhode Island is a catalyst where ideas and innovation finds a place to grow and expand, with stories that cross cultures, religions and generations. They are not simply Rhode Island stories, they are universal stories with a global reach.

The films have been screened at the RISD Museum of Art, Newport Art Museum and Brown University, broadcasted on both WGBH and WSBE-TV RI PBS, and won Best Feature Film of the Year at the 2016 Dorry Awards.

 Fashion Designer, Leo Narducci

Fashion Designer, Leo Narducci

 Painter, Mimo Gordon Riley

Painter, Mimo Gordon Riley

 Designer, Lisa Z. Morgan

Designer, Lisa Z. Morgan

 Fiber Artist / Designer, Deborah Baronas

Fiber Artist / Designer, Deborah Baronas

 Artist, James Montford

Artist, James Montford

 Glass + Mosaic Artist, Peter Geisser

Glass + Mosaic Artist, Peter Geisser

 Designer, Morris Nathanson

Designer, Morris Nathanson

 Rhode Island has always been a groundbreaking epicenter for arts and culture, an attraction for entrepreneurs, scholars, and businesses creating new economies and calling this their home. Created in 2012, The RI Art Archive Project became a rotating documentary film collaborative focused on telling Rhode Island stories, its cultural significance and its creative economy.
 Sculptor, Ana Flores
 Glass artist, Howard Ben Tre  The stories of the individuals who choose to live in Rhode Island believe in transformation through intellectual access and the benefits of the cultural landscape, stewardship and curiosity, something found in the very fiber of the State’s creation. Juxtaposing dialogues amongst this diverse community will exemplify why Rhode Island attracts an international community to build their dreams here, expand the concept of how creative economies grow, and continue to lead the world in global ideas and innovation.
 Printmaker, Isle Nesbit / Third Elm Press
 Photographer, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
 Fiber Artist, Saberah Malik  The stories woven into each film showcase how Rhode Island is a catalyst where ideas and innovation finds a place to grow and expand, with stories that cross cultures, religions and generations. They are not simply Rhode Island stories, they are universal stories with a global reach.  The films have been screened at the RISD Museum of Art, Newport Art Museum and Brown University,  broadcasted on both WGBH and WSBE-TV RI PBS, and won Best Feature Film of the Year at the 2016   Dorry Awards .
 Fashion Designer, Leo Narducci
 Painter, Mimo Gordon Riley
 Designer, Lisa Z. Morgan
 Fiber Artist / Designer, Deborah Baronas
 Artist, James Montford
 Glass + Mosaic Artist, Peter Geisser
 Designer, Morris Nathanson

Rhode Island has always been a groundbreaking epicenter for arts and culture, an attraction for entrepreneurs, scholars, and businesses creating new economies and calling this their home. Created in 2012, The RI Art Archive Project became a rotating documentary film collaborative focused on telling Rhode Island stories, its cultural significance and its creative economy.

Sculptor, Ana Flores

Glass artist, Howard Ben Tre

The stories of the individuals who choose to live in Rhode Island believe in transformation through intellectual access and the benefits of the cultural landscape, stewardship and curiosity, something found in the very fiber of the State’s creation. Juxtaposing dialogues amongst this diverse community will exemplify why Rhode Island attracts an international community to build their dreams here, expand the concept of how creative economies grow, and continue to lead the world in global ideas and innovation.



Printmaker, Isle Nesbit / Third Elm Press

Photographer, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Fiber Artist, Saberah Malik

The stories woven into each film showcase how Rhode Island is a catalyst where ideas and innovation finds a place to grow and expand, with stories that cross cultures, religions and generations. They are not simply Rhode Island stories, they are universal stories with a global reach.

The films have been screened at the RISD Museum of Art, Newport Art Museum and Brown University, broadcasted on both WGBH and WSBE-TV RI PBS, and won Best Feature Film of the Year at the 2016 Dorry Awards.

Fashion Designer, Leo Narducci

Painter, Mimo Gordon Riley

Designer, Lisa Z. Morgan

Fiber Artist / Designer, Deborah Baronas

Artist, James Montford

Glass + Mosaic Artist, Peter Geisser

Designer, Morris Nathanson

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