Lindsey Stapleton and Corey Oberlander owners/currators at GRIN

Corey Oberlander from GRIN and Jim Nellis of RI FOOD FIGHTS

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show –
underwritten by National Grid
supported by Lifetime Medical
Hosted by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and guest co-host Barnaby Evans

On this week’s episode:

Bronwyn and Barnaby are joined in the first half of show by Corey Oberlander of GRIN, a contemporary art gallery located off Valley Street in Providence’s Olneyville Neighborhood. Their guest in the second half of the show is Jim Nellis the founder of RI FOOD FIGHTS.


Episode Segments:

Part 1 – Jim Nellis, RI FOOD FIGHTS

Part 2 – Corey Oberlander, GRIN

About GRIN

The Bluffs, Joseph Leroux
The Bluffs, Joseph Leroux

GRIN is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant in the historic Olneyville District of Providence, Rhode Island. Directed by Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton, GRIN was founded in 2013 as a space for artists to develop and exhibit their work, with a steady curatorial hand.

Our intent is to develop an intellectually demanding yet aesthetically pleasing program, focusing on emerging artists working across mediums. Our hope is to stimulate fresh dialogue while continuing to promote the development of the local creative community. Our mission is to support the careers of underexposed artists with a devotion to craft and conceptual advancement.

Their current exhibition THE BLUFFS by Joseph Leroux is running through July 18th. A group exhibition: WOANDER featuring the work of Raina Belleau, Shamus Clisset, Maria Molteni, and Andrea Wolf will run from July 23rd to August 29th with a reception  on July 25th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

About Jim Nellis and RI Food Fights

RI Food Fights - Ice Cream Showdown June 28th
RI Food Fights – Ice Cream Showdown June 28th

Jim Nellis is the founder of RI FOOD FIGHTS, a social media driven event marketing business that hyper focuses on the Rhode Island food community and the businesses within it. RIFF events draw into the 1,000s and have highlighted hundreds of local businesses.

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Jim spent 25 years in investment banking prior to moving to RI and has been involved in numerous startups here. He serves on the boards of the Wolf School, West Broadway Neighborhood Association and Providence Speaker Society (hosts of TEDxProvidence).
RI Food Fights has the following upcoming events:

Episode 32 – Broadcast: June 23rd, 2015 | Featured image: Lindsey Stapleton and Corey Oberlander owners/currators at GRIN via Big Red & Shiny

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