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PPS Sites and Stories Explored: Mural Unveiling at Parcel 1A

May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


In 2019, as a part of the Sites and Stories Explored Through Scholarship, Art and Community Engagement project, the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) will unveil five original artistic works that explore hidden and layered narratives of several endangered historic sites in Providence. Five artists and artist teams were selected to create new works related to four sites that are featured on PPS’ 2018 Most Endangered Properties list. The works are intended to provoke conversations about the meaning of place, what happens when a site tells more than one story, and what kind of reparative work can ensue when a site erases some of its narratives in favor of others.



On Saturday, May 11 at 11 am, Deborah Spears Moorehead will unveil her mural at Parcel 1A that traces water usage from pre-European-contact times to the present. The artist carried out research on the colonial, industrial, and contemporary uses of Providence waterways in preparation for this project.

We encourage you to bring your own lawn chair if you have trouble standing for more than 45 minutes.

Free and open to the public. Advance registration required.

Rain date: Saturday, May 25


Parcel 1A
Providence River, South Water Street & James Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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