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"In the course of your day, how many times do you look at something that makes you wonder, what it is? There it is. Sometimes art just makes you question what it is that you’re seeing and that is really valuable in your everyday life."
                              - Howard Ben Tré

RI Art Archive Project

Project Category

Documentary film  |  Arts + Culture

Community-building

Year

2012 - 2019

Location

Rhode Island 

Film I + II Crew

Producer | Director | Writer | Second Camera  Holly Gaboriault

Editor | Sound  Andrew Grant

First Camera  Sam Cole

First Camera | Editor | Sound  Christopher O'Brien

First Camera  Eric Sheridan

Original Soundtrack  Antonio Forte | Chris Kelley

There is always concern that the works and ideas of individuals in artist communities will go undocumented and histories unrecorded. The RI Art Archive Project series began as documentary film features highlighting the arts, culture, and humanities around New England.

 

The film brought dialogues of transdisciplinary artists, activists, museums, and community projects into the same conversation focusing on the richness of design history and arts + cultural activation in the region. Access to these films expanded through statewide community screenings and panel discussions, featured exhibitions, public programming, and broadcasting on public television stations RIPBS and WGBH.

Artists + designers featured include: Howard Ben Tré, Len Cabral, John DeMelim, Gretchen Dow Simpson, Ana Flores, Peter Geisser, Lisa Goddard, Mimo Gordon Riley, Lorraine Howes, Saberah Malik, Salvatore Mancini, Annu Matthew, James Montford, Lisa Z. Morgan, Morris Nathanson, Ilse Nesbit, Leo Narducci, Howard Newman + Mika Seeger.

The way that I think asks people to think differently. What I reference tries to have some level of ethics which allows me to stand my ground. My little bit of knowledge questions what you believe you have in terms of your knowledge.“
                               - James Montford

Public Screenings + Community Programs

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Newport Art Museum

Bannister Gallery

Warwick Museum of Art

Providence Art Club

Rhode Island College

Rhode Island Historical Society

Rhode Island PBS

WGBH

Additional Support

Executive Producer  Film  |  Stephen A. Metcalf

Executive Producer  Film  |  Delin Design

Fiscal Sponsor  |  Art League of Rhode Island