An artist reception will be held on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill, which is located on Smith Street in the State’s main administration building. The reception is free and open to the public with plenty of free parking available in the State building parking lots. It will be presented in conjunction with Gallery Night Providence. The artist will conduct a hands on demonstration of the traditional Joomchi papermaking at the reception.
“International Joomchi and Beyond” is part of RISCA’s New Visions/New Curators Series. This program is designed to support the next generation of artists and curators, primarily from communities of color in Rhode Island. The program, administered by Elena Calderón Patiño, RISCA’s Community Arts Program Director, offers mentorships and opportunities to organize, curate and develop exhibits by individuals in the Asian, African, Latino and Native communities during the Atrium Gallery season.
The current show is curated by Jiyoung Chung, an artist, painter and freelance writer who lives in Providence, RI. Jiyoung describes the method of creating art by saying that, “joomchi is a unique way of making textured and colored handmade paper simply by using water and eager hands.”
Maria Tulokas, RISD Textiles professor, states “Joomchi medium is versatile and rich in its expressive potential. Pieces from different cultures do not show distinct differences: the technique has spread from Korea to global arena.”
Elena Calderón Patiño, RISCA’s Community Arts Program Director, said, “we are thrilled to present this beautiful work through the Atrium Gallery’s 2012 New Visions/ New Curators Series. This program encourages the development of new curators and gallery directors from communities of color, it also provides mentorship and opportunities to curate and organize exhibits at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill.
The Atrium Gallery is located in One Capitol Hill, the state’s main administration building, and is managed by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. It is open weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and closed on all State holidays.
About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.
About the Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill
The Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill was developed to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with several State Agencies & Organizations. The art gallery enhances Capitol Hill as a destination point for visitors, as well as for the many people who visit Administration offices or attend conferences at One Capitol Hill. It also enriches the work environment for the hundreds of state workers who spend their workdays in the building.
Coletta describes “Creative Placemaking” as “a portfolio of strategies with art and
culture at the heart aimed at changing the trajectory of community”.
Carol Coletta specializes in developing cities and creative communities. She is
leading ArtPlace, a new national initiative to accelerate creative placemaking
across the U.S. ArtPlace is a collaboration of the nation’s top foundations,
leading banks, federal agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts. Prior
to joining ArtPlace, Carol was president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national
network of urban leaders building and sustaining the next generation of great
American cities. For ten years, she hosted and produced a nationally syndicated
public radio show, Smart City.
She also served as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a
partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Conference of Mayors
and American Architectural Foundation.
Carol Coletta will share her vision for the role the arts, culture and creativity play in building vibrant neighborhoods that increase economic opportunities for people to
Just got the following email from Barbara Kolb, RISCA’s 2012 Music Composition fellowship recipient, about a new work of hers that will be premiering this Thursday at Rhode Island College:
I will have a premiere this Thurs. night at RIC of a work which has turned out quite well – it’s both amusing/entertaining and has an appeal to children and adults alike. I hope you and others may have the opportunity to come since I’m sure to have an excellent performance . The work, “Once Upon a Clarinet…” will be narrated by Diana McVey, who also sings on occasion, and features Ian Greitzer, clarinetist. It’s quite a charming piece – although that should be left to the audience to say! Here is a brief outline:
” Edward Markward conducts. Thursday, March 8 Rhode Island College Faculty Chamber Players “A Concert for Young and Old” 8 p.m., Auditorium in Roberts Hall, The RIC Faculty Woodwind Quintet will present the world premiere of Barbara Kolb’s “Once Upon a Clarinet,” with clarinet soloist Ian Greitzer and guest soprano Diana McVey. The composer has said of the work: “Once Upon a Clarinet,” a poem written by Robert Gresh in 1964, personifies the instruments of the woodwind quintet involved in the creation and theft of a melody. The soloist, Ian Greitzer (clarinet) acting as the protagonist, passes the melody from one instrument to the next during which time it is stolen. The story line continues with the clarinet in pursuit. In addition to the quintet, the poem is narrated by Diana McVey who contributes her own interpretation to the antics of the quintet. Ultimately, this work should appeal to both children and adults alike while providing an introduction to the personalities of the woodwind quintet. Also on the program will be the Proteus Quartet performing David Balkrishnan’s exotic “Spider Dreams” and Astor Piazzolla’s exciting “Four Tango.” In addition, Edward Markward will lead the Faculty Chamber Players, along with students and friends, in Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-score “Applachian Spring Suite.”
Hope you and others may be interested in joining us.
Best wishes for a successful premiere, Barbara!
Machines With Magnets’ address is 400 Main Steet in Pawtucket and it is a little tricky to find
if you haven’t been there before.
From 95 north get off on exit 27 to downtown Pawtucket. Turn left on Pine St (at the stop
light) and go over the freeway. After passing over the the freeway turn right on Church Street (you will see a little blue sign on the corner with MWM and an arrow pointing right). Then turn left into the SECOND parking lot where there is another MWM sign. Machines With Magnets is a small white building at the end of the parking lot. After parking, walk down the alley to the left of the building and enter at Main Street. GPS will probably take you to the front of the building, so just be sure to drive around back to park.
OneNewEngland.com (ONE) is a year-old online magazine, dedicated to providing New England-wide coverage of the arts, and cultural events.
The magazine is seeking partners for a program whereby a brief preview of a selected event will be followed by a more extensive review. See this piece on the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival for an example of the type of coverage available.
If you are interested in working with ONE on promoting your event locally and regionally, please contact editor@OneNewEngland.com.
M.E.S. productions announces the premier of their upcoming film “His Take On Her” to be held at the Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main St. Providence, on Sunday, October 9th at 2:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
You’re a film director. Your poet/actress girlfriend appears suicidal. What do you do – shoot her? Sparks fly and comedy ensues when a gullible film director, Steve, romances a seemingly suicidal poet turned actress, Elena.
Written and directed by John Devault, the film stars Michael Reed and Sarah Nicklin as two confused lovers. Supporting cast include Brian Ellsworth, Steve Demers, Bernie Larrivee, Ellen Becker-Gray, Danielle Mayer, Adam Michael Kennedy and Alex Lewis. The film was shot entirely in Rhode Island and uses such locations as the Brooklyn Coffee Tea House, Firehouse 13 and Rose Larisa park. It was produced by John Devault, Rajah Samaroo, and Ivone Rego. Rajah Samaroo served as the cinematographer.
For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/Histakeonher
trailer at: bit.ly/histakeonher
or contact John DeVault at firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST SESSION TOPIC: New Media & Emerging Technologies in Public Art
Presented in partnership with the Boston Center for the Arts, this first discussion series event of the 2011-2012 season will feature eight short, seven minute presentations by New England artists who are making great strides within – or commentaries upon – the spheres of new media and emerging technologies, and whose projects are expanding the “publicness” of public art.
Join us at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts for this kick-off, happy hour event and come learn about the contemporary work being done by your peers. It will be an exciting evening of networking, and story swapping with colleagues and experts in the field, so be sure to mark your calendars now! All levels of public art experience are welcome!
Interested in being one of the artists who will have a chance to present?
Email a short description of your project along with a link to your work (if it’s online) and/or up to 5 images to Lauren Winsor – email@example.com by September 9, 2011. Remember, the theme of the session is New Media & Emerging Technologies in Public Art.
This session in presented in partnership with the Boston Center for the Arts. The Public Art Discussion Series is sponsored by NEFA’s Fund for the Arts with generous support from Anonymous.
WHEN: September 26, 2011 | 6:00PM-9:00PM
WHERE: Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts | 551 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
PARKING: On-street parking is limited. For a link to suggestions, visit the BCA website
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Visit the BCA website
COST: FREE ADMISSION!
(There will be a cash bar and complimentary light bites).
QUESTIONS ? Contact: Lauren Winsor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should contact NEFA staff above.
JUNEAU — Strange Attractor Theatre Co., presents the second phase of their current play-in-development, The Brand Project (working title). This work-in-progress showing will occur on Perseverance Theatre’s Second Stage during the second weekend of August.
A release from the theater company stated they are excited about releasing this play in this stage of development. The play first came to life in April at Perishable Theatre in Providence, R.I. research and development lab.
Next spring, the company will meet again in Providence to perform the world premiere of the finished performance.
In The Brand Project (working title) Phase II, Strange Attractor company members push off from the dock on a search for forest trolls, only to stumble upon a curious hovel.
Past performances from Strange Attractor Theatre Company have been described as “performance theatre at its most innovative and participatory level.” The audience should expect “a dark fever dream” accompanied by laugh-out-loud humor.
While Strange Attractor is in Juneau, they will be teaching a workshop in physical theatre in conjunction with Perseverance Theatre, according to a release. The company will also be performing in the first show of the Perseverance season, “The 39 Steps.”
The Brand Project is being developed through support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, Providence Provision and donors from Strange Attractor Theatre Company’s kick-starter campaign.
Strange Attractor Theatre Company has members who claim Juneau, Providence, R.I. and Philadelphia, Pa. as home. The company creates simultaneously inviting and unexpected original work that challenges the popular conception of live performance while engaging new audiences with original, high-caliber, physically devised theatre. With a brave performance style, diverse themes and hilarious characters, Strange Attractor seeks to unnerve while entertaining and confound while delighting.
The Brand Project (working title) Phase II will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, 12 and 13 in the Phoenix, Perseverance Theatre’s Second Stage, 914 Third Street in Douglas. Tickets are pay-as-you-can, and will be available at the door. For more information, go online towww.strangeattractortheatre.org. Reservations can be made by email@example.com.
Tickets to The 39 Steps are available now at Hearthside Books, the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, online at www.perseverancetheatre.org as well as over the phone at 463-TIXS.
|Title:||PAD Workshop – Legal Tools of the Trade|
|Event Type:||Class / Workshop|
|Start Time:||Monday June 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT|
|End Time:||Monday June 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM EDT|
|Location:||Dept of Administration Building
One Capitol Hill
Conference Room A
Providence, RI 02908
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RI State Council on the Arts
|Description:||Amy Rice Esq. will provide a basic overview of the range of legal protections available to artists and creatives. By the end of this workshop those in attendance will have a better understanding of how copyright law is relevant to their arts practice and they will know what resources are available to them for next steps.|
To register for this FREE workshop go to this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8aaerxn6&oeidk=a07e3tkl7t3ff10611b
Creative Impact Series features programs and panel discussions designed for
artists and arts professionals in southern New England. These programs
introduce attendees to curators, fellow artists, gallery owners, new creative
ideas, potential exhibition opportunities, and provide low-stress networking
You are invited to the third Creative Impact Series Program. See below for
program details. We look forward to seeing you!
Friday, April 1st, 2011
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Attleboro Arts Museum
86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 508-222-2644
With spring approaching, the Attleboro Arts Museum celebrates the color, warmth
and beauty of nature with its annual Flower Show. The Museum’s galleries are
transformed into live gardens by landscape and floral designers during this
special event – and the third Creative Impact Series program will be part of
this lush setting.
The evening will include relationship building and feature several special
guests from New England arts agencies and organizations including the
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Pawtucket Arts
Collaborative, and the Art League of RI. Learn how these agencies and others
cultivate creative lives and work to grow art, culture and humanities programs
in our region.
With live performances by:
Mark Taber on piano and the Eastern Medicine Singers
Videographer- Besty McLaughlin
Free parking is available in the Museum parking lot. Handicapped accessible.
To register, visit http://creativeimpactapril.eventbrite.com
Creative Impact Series coordinators:
Elena Calderón-Patiño, Community Art Program Director, RISCA
Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive.Director, Attleboro Arts Museum,
Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Artist/Founder, Art League of Rhode Island
RISCA’s 2011 Fellowship show is in full swing at the Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. It will be up until February 19th, and on the schedule is Writer night on Friday, February 11th from 6:30 to 8:30pm and the Closing Night and Artists Talk on Saturday, February 19th from 3 to 5pm
Check it out.
And check out this peek at the show, courtesy of Eileen Kenny of the Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly.
Presented by The Rhode Island Foundation and
WRNI, Rhode Island’s NPR station
Sponsored in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Please join us for
Center Stage: A Spotlight on Rhode Island Theater
Saturday, February 19, 2011
2pm – 4pm
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theater – 172 Exchange Street - Pawtucket, RI
What makes a successful theater outlet? Can theater both push the artistic envelope and fill the house? How does one make a living in theater? Hosted by WRNI Theater Critic Bill Gale, the forum will feature three intimate conversations with members of Rhode Island’s theater community. We will explore their biography, their craft, and their thoughts on the state’s theater community and how it can be strengthened. Visit www.ricommunityforums.org for more information. RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401.427.4000.
Deborah Obalil, Principal – Obalil & Associates
Be sure to tune-in to Classical 95.5 WCRI this Sunday, Jan 23 at 7:00 PM to hear an interview with Michael DeQuattro, recipient of the 2011 RISCA Music Composition Fellowship Award. DeQuattro will be the featured guest on Mike Maino’s hour-long show Conducting Conversations: music and conversation with notable people in the arts. If you miss the live broadcast, you can access the recorded show at www.classical959.com/programs.html#3
Michae DeQuattro will be performing live during the 2011 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition Artists Opening Reception, at the Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly on Wednesday, February 2. For more information, email Cristina at email@example.com
Artists are encouraged to register by August 15 in order to be included in the open studios brochure. For artists who do not have studios in any of the mills, there is space available in some of the mills for the weekend at no charge.
Applications are available at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center and at the Pawtucket Public Library or on line at: www.openstudiospawtucket.org.
For more information, contact Joan Hausrath at: firstname.lastname@example.org