"REBECCA MACRI AND JILL COLINAN" | AS220 Project Space | November 6-26 | New fabric works and soft sculptures by Macri, who makes embroideries and cross-stitches depicting atom bomb blasts and the US terror alert level chart; and Colinan, who stitches together feisty, freaky lady dolls with wide, unsettling grins. | 95 Mathewson Street, Providence | free | 401.490.6164 | as220.org

"NETWORKS 2011" | Candita Clayton Studio | November 11-December 31 | One of the insights of the NetWorks series founded by local art patron Dr. Joseph Chazan is that part of how you build a great art community is by tending to its history. Now in its fourth year, the project continues to round up an unofficial hall of fame of contemporary Rhode Island artists. This year's inductees are Nancy Friese, Philip Jameson, Andrew Moon Bain, Mark Taber, Laura Travis, Esther Solondz, Scott Lapham, Shawn Kenney, Barnaby Evans, Janet Prip, Duane Slick, Nilton Cardenas, and Andrew Raftery. | 999 Main Street, Pawtucket | Free | 401.533.8825 | canditaclaytonstudio.com

"JEREMY DELLER: MANCHESTER TRACKS" | RISD Museum | November 18-July 15 | British artist Deller dissects complicated social history by doing things like restaging an infamous clash in Thatcher-era Britain between police and striking coal miners — with a good number of the original participants. In this small group of works, he plumbs the economic decline of industrial Manchester, England, and the pop music stars it spawned in the 1980s and '90s by tracing the family tree of the lead singer of Happy Mondays. Also here are artifacts from a parade Deller staged in the city in 2009. | 224 Benefit Street, Providence | $10 | 401.454.6500 | risdmuseum.org

"BETH LIPMAN: YOURS ALWAYS" | Cade Tompkins Projects | November 18-January 7 | In 2008, Wisconsin artist Beth Lipman filled the RISD Museum's Farago Gallery with a tour de force wooden table overflowing with shimmering icy clear glass dishes, apples, pears, pig's feet, cheese, fish, birds, cake, oysters, and flowers. Everything on the table seemed to have tumbled over, the dinner ruined. It felt like a haunted fairy tale with a world turned to ice and on the verge of melting away. Lipman returns to Providence with a new site-specific installation of glass "wall paper," free standing sculpture, and dreams. | 198 Hope Street, Providence | Free | 401.751.4888 | web.me.com/cadetompkins

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