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Perishable Theatre to hold auditions for 2005/2006 Season

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Perishable Theatre seeks adult non-equity and/or equity actors/performers for up-coming season. Auditions will be held on Sunday, July 10th and Sunday, July 17th from 1pm to 5pm at Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire Street, Downtown Providence. Please prepare up to 2 minutes of material (monologue, song, etc.) Performance Art is also applicable. Bring headshot and resume if available. Call Carol Drowne @ 401.331.2695 ext. 100 to schedule an appointment.

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Journey Home, East Greenwich

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Journey Home

THE JOURNEY HOME Gallery & Gift Boutique
187 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818 401-884-6060 www.thejourneyhomeri.com

The Gallery showcases distinctive fine art in multiple media and a variety of unique giftware. Live music is enjoyed at Gallery receptions and special events.

“The Art of Celebration”
Saturday, July 17th, 2005, 5:00-8:00 pm. Join us at the Gallery for a fun-filled evening!

Thursday, July 21st, 5:00-8:00 pm. Join the Gallery and other Main Street merchants celebrating art. Follow the banners throughout town!

Hours: Tuesday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday through Saturday: 10 am-3:00 pm & 5-7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
And by appointment

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Call for Artists – DC Creates Public Art

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005


DC Creates Public Art, an initiative of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities DC Creates Program, is seeking artists with prior public art experience for highly visible art installations around the city.

The sites call for a range of artistic styles and dimensions. The works of art will serve as community landmarks, gateways and provide an overall sense of place and cultural style at their various installation sites.

The DC Creates Program purchases, commissions and installs artwork for public sites throughout the District of Columbia. The program was established by 1986 legislation that allocates up to one percent of the District’s adjusted Capital Budget for the commission and acquisition of artwork.

DC Creates initiatives include:

Art Bank: The Art Bank is the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ movable collection of works purchased from local artists.
DC Creates Public Art: The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities commissions artists to create permanent public art works at neighborhood sites that have been nominated by District residents. The goal of the program is to involve community members in bringing quality public art projects to their neighborhoods while creating opportunities for local artists.
The public art sites are:

Public Art Sites
H Street, NE Starburst Intersection
Anacostia Streetcar Station Art
Chinatown Gate
Dupont Circle Metro Station
Mount Vernon Square Metro Station

The deadline for receiving applications for all sites is Friday, July 15, 2005.
For an application go to www.dcarts.dc.gov

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Jim Drain wins Baloise Art Prize

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Jim Drain
Knitting his way to the top
Jim Drain’s unusual creations cause a stir
By Christine Temin, Globe Staff | June 26, 2005

BASEL, Switzerland — The jurors for the Baloise Art Prize came around to New York dealer Carol Greene’s booth at Art Basel the morning of June 13, while artist Jim Drain was still installing his show. That night, Greene’s cellphone rang. Drain, a 29-year-old from Providence, had won.

Art Basel is unquestionably the most prestigious contemporary art fair on the international circuit. And the Baloise prize puts the winner center stage. (There are two awards annually: British video artist Ryan Gander was this year’s other choice.) The award ”catapults Jim to another level,” says Greene, whose gallery, Greene Naftali, has represented Drain for two years.

”Euphoric” is how Greene describes her state of mind on June 14, when important collectors, curators, and critics got an advance peek at the show before it opened to the public.

”Numb” is how the artist sums up his reaction to winning the prize. ”I was really concerned about this work,” Drain says of the pieces that made up his installation, all made since January. ”I was afraid people here would just laugh at them.” They didn’t. They bought them instead.

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Pewabic Pottery Museum and Gallery

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Historic Pewabic Pottery in Detroit Michigan houses a beautiful gallery and gift shop featuring contemporary and historic pottery designs.

— How To Submit Your Work to our Consignment Galleries —

Please send up to 20 slides of your most recent work along with an artist statement to Pewabic Pottery attention: Christina Devlin, Director of Retail. Please also fill out the attached form about yourself and your work. Our customers frequently ask us about our artists and we’d like to share accurate information.
We’ll respond to you within 3-4 weeks. Please know that submitted slides are juried by a Pewabic Board Committee.

If accepted, your work will be displayed for sale in our East and West Galleries. These are open to the public six days a week (seven days a week during the holiday season). Over 100 artists from the United States and Canada sell their work at Pewabic on a regular basis.

Many of Pewabic’s customers regularly shop our galleries for weddings, birthdays or other occasions. In addition, the Pottery receives over 50,000 visitors from all over the world each year who will also view your work.

Biographical Outline for Consignment Artists Form


— How To Submit Your Work for an Exhibition —

About Pewabic’s Exhibition Program:
Each year Pewabic invites the best of American contemporary ceramic artists to show their work in a series of eight week long exhibitions. The Exhibition Committee composed of trustees, staff, area ceramic artists, and educators, jury each exhibition. If you think your work would be suitable, here is how to apply:
To Submit Your Work:
Please send up to 20 slides of your most recent work to Pewabic Pottery, along with a corresponding slide list and full resume. Also, send a self addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have your slides returned. If you would like confirmation that your package has arrived please send a self addressed stamped postcard as well.

Your package should be sent to Pewabic Pottery, 10125 East Jefferson Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48214, Attention: Exhibitions Program.

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Clay Lover’s Calendar and Show

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Living Tree
Deadline is July 30.
2006 Clay Lover’s Calendar and Show.
Applications are now available for the 2006 Clay Lover’s Calendar and Show.
This will be the fourth year for the calendar, featuring functional, decorative
and sculptural work from the US, Canada, and all over the world. (The 2005
edition features work from the Middle East as well!) Submissions are done via
digital media, so no slides are needed.
Applications are available at http://www.living-tree.net/calendar.htm
Click on the word APPLICATION and it will download a PDF file.

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White Space Gallery – Call for Artists

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

White Space
Call for Artists
White Space Gallery
(New Haven CT)

White Space Gallery in downtown New Haven CT is looking for artists with realistic technique and a surreal subject matter. They showcase high end surrealist masters (Dali, Picasso, Chagall & Miro) as well as prominent living artists. Original work only (no photography at this time).

Interested artists may send jpegs of their work with title, medium, size and retail price to submissions@dalilithographs.com. Allow 3 weeks for review.

If they are interested they will contact you.


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A Show of Heads – Call for Artists

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Slow Art
A Show of Heads
October 27 – November 26, 2005

SlowArt Productions presents the group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from October 27 – November 26, 2005. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the The Head, including partial and multiple heads, will be reviewed and considered.

ELIGIBILITY: A Show of Heads is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of art are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

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Melodie Thompson’s “CHANGE UP”

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

“CHANGE UP” A Rites and Reason Theater Production, based on the original play, “Change Up” written by Melodie Thompson. See CHANGE UP, featuring Melodie Thompson as Mamie ‘Peanut’Johnson
June 23 – 26, @ Rites and Reason Theater, Providence, RI
Evening shows@ 7pm
Sunday show @3pm followed by folkthought discussion featuring the real ‘Peanut Johnson’!
Catch this incredible baseball story!
But if you miss it– contact “Stories by Melody” for future engagements!

This production of “Change Up” was made possible by funding from the Rhode Island Foundation and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

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Door of No Return

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

Nehassaiu deGannes’ “Door of No Return”
Praisesongs, Mongologues, A Shadow Play & Homespun Divinations

Work-In-Progress Presentation, Staged Reading & Performed Excerpts

Monday June 27, 2005 @7pm
Rites and Reason Theatre, Churchill House 155 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island

This original piece asks who of us inherits the legacy of slavery? Who gets to call this place home? DeGannes excavates Rhode Island’s multicultural landscape to unearth a web of buried recognitions.


FREE ADMISSION: Call (401) 863-3558 for Reservations

Supported by: A Rhode Island Foundation New Works Project, Rhode Island State Council on the
Arts, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Brown University and individual donations.

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Black Rep Seeks Director of Development

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Black Rep
The Providence Black Repertory Company is currently seeking a Director of Development. The DOD – under the supervision of the Artistic/Executive Director – will work with the fund development committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors and local business leaders to plan, coordinate, and implement activities to generate ongoing and increasing annual and capital funding from all sources. A Batchelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of fund-raising experience, oral and written communication skills, database management skills and experience in volunteer supervision and motivation are required. NSFRE fund-raising certification as well as knowledge of the Rhode Island or national philanthropic community preferred.

Send resume with references to:
Donald W. King, Artistic/Executive Director
Re: Development Search
Providence Black Repertory Company
276 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903


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FirstWorks Kids

Monday, June 20th, 2005

FirstWorks Kids
June 24 + 25: FirstWorks Kids – A Free International Performance Festival for Kids & Their Families Performing arts and artists from around the globe with many “first-time-in-Providence” events.

For full schedule of events: www.firstworksprov.org

Free advance ticket reservations suggested for the following three events – all others are first-come, first-served.

The Frog Bride: a new multimedia work mixes the music of Prokofiev, the paintings of Kandinsky, and a glorious Russian fairy tale with a dose of the hip-hop grooves young audiences already love. Storyteller/musician/poet David Gonzalez performs with two virtuoso musicians and a video artist. RISD Auditorium, 1:30 & 4pm (recommended for ages 6 & up; 50 minutes)

Galapagos Puppet TheaterGÇÖs Fire Cloud Cave: Extraordinary Chinese hand puppets spin plates and perform astonishing moves. Galapagos trained in Taiwan with the legendary I Wan Jan Troupe in “theater of the palm of the hand.” RISD Illustration Studies Gallery, 3pm, Waterman Street & Riverwalk.

Big Harmonica: All ages are invited to join this participatory musical event and take home your own harmonica! Chris Turner, European Harmonica Champion of 1975, and a rollicking group of guest conductors will teach you all you need to know for a grand performance and parade. Market House Garden, 4pm.

1.E-mail: info@arttixri.com
2.Phone:: 401-621-6123
3.In-person: ArtTix, 10 Dorrance Street, Providence RI
4.In person on June 25th: Festival Box Office, RISD Auditorium, 17 Riverwalk

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Dirty Gender Secrets

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Seeking submissions for a mini-festival/art exhibit at Video In Studios, Vancouver “BC” this coming August called “Dirty Gender Secrets”. This will be a radical show that screens art that speaks to, reflects, is critical of and layered with multi-gender theory and practice. Support for the exhibition has come from Video In Studios, as well as financial support from the British Columbia Arts Council. Calling for submissions of artwork that relates to the topic of “Dirty Gender Secrets”, whether it directly speaks to it or is more ambiguous. There are lots of trans folks and allies out there whose politics connect with their art, their bodies and their communities. Submissions for the exhibit could include performance, video, film, zines, sculpture, or writing.

Send emails/ questions to: dirtygendersecrets@hotmail.com
*or* send submissions to:
Dirty Gender Secrets
August 12-14, 2005
c/o Video In Studios
1965 Main Street
Vancouver “BC” V5T-3C1

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Monday, June 20th, 2005

For submissions for the August 2005 show “COMPULSIVE EXPRESSIONS”


“Compulsive Expressions” is a themed show about preoccupation with an idea, feeling or thought resulting in an irresistible urge, often manifesting as a consuming meticulous perfection or an intense frenzied passion.

Artists working in any media including installation or video/DVD are eligible to submit work relating to this theme. Send short bio, artist statement and up to 5 submissions in slide format to:

Compulsive Expressions
Blackstone River Gallery
68 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 356-0902

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Indian Classical Music at Blackstone River Theatre

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Raagmaala cordially invites you to a very unique concert of Indian Classical Music. Please pass this information to your friends and families. Master of Sarangi Pundit Ramesh Misra in concert with Tabla player Shri Nitin Mitta. This concert is partially funded by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Venue: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02846
Time: 8 PM
Date: Saturday – June 25, 2005
Tickets General admission: $15 Students: $7.

Pundit Ramesh Misra is a phenomenon in the field of Indian classical music. Mastering over one of the most difficult and unique string instruments ‘Sarengi’, Ramesh Misra is acclaimed as an outstanding musician of India. Ramesh ji started his initial intensive training at a very tender age with his father Pt. Ramnath Misra and later with Pt. Hanuman Prasad Mishra and Pt. Gopal Mishra (his uncles). Presently he seeks guidence from Pandit Ravi Sankar. Ramesh ji represents the 21st generation of a family of musicians from Banaras. His high aesthetic sense and artistic sensibilities along with his inner soft nature have brought him recognition both at home and abroad as an eminent soloist as well as an adept accompanist. Ramesh ji is a very high-ranking and a gifted artist, whose music takes the audience to a divine world, a world of pure music. He can be heard in many music productions, including his solo albums and Ravi Shankar’s ‘Inside the Kremlin’ and the Grammy nominated album ‘Legacy’ produced by the legendary Ali Akbar Khan.

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Gallery Night Tonight

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Thursday, June 16 is Gallery night in Providence:
Summer brings bright days and bright colors to Gallery Z! Join us on Thursday, June 16th, from 5-9 pm for an opening reception of “Temptations,” paintings by Daniel Varoujan Hejinian. Varoujan’s work is colorful and lively, with an emphasis on the linear. Using oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, and pencil, Varoujan incorporates a combination of various traditional techniques in his paintings. The show will be displayed from June 14 through July 29 at Gallery
Z, located at 259 Atwells Avenue. For more information, contact the gallery at 401-454-8844, or visit www.galleryzprov.com

Got Pride, It’s Personal : Sabrina Arruda, Brent Alan Bachelder, David Dilks, Samantha Eliot, John Fazzino, Jeannette Jacobs, Kim Komechak, Christian Kozaki, Andy Donovan Ness, Steven Olsen, Bijan Shadravan
June 16 – July 16, 2005 – Opening Reception: June 16 (5:30 – 9:00pm)
For more info: Francis Scire, Cornish Associates, francis_scire@cornishlp.com or fxs99@aol.com www.cornishlp.com (401) 421-0254

AS220 Upstairs Galleries: STACY ELKO and SEASON JAMES. Our performance space may be closed but our upstairs galleries are hopping! Upstairs Gallery Stacy Elko .There is a sense and way of being that is unnoticed until one goes to another place. At this other place, one begins to understand difference and change. Remaining, wether by choice or circumstance, the tidal force of a place is a wave that engulfs and changes one in ways never thought possible.. Stacy Elko.s multi-media exhibition is a visual manifestation of the emotional and mental changes she under went returning to the united Stated after spending many years living in Morocco. Using a variety of printmaking techniques, ceramics, video installation, Stacy experiments with different images to express a what she refers to as Displacement, touching life here through a membrane. 2nd FL Hall Gallery Season James Season James These paintings represent my love for color, industry and visual depth. My desire to paint derives from the way color impacts our lives. Mixing and blurring, dripping and dragging can deeply influence any element of color. The resulting depths create textures that can be dramatic and emotional. I use acrylic paints because I love their plasticity, and canvas because of its organic thickness and flexibility. The paint is mostly applied with a knife, then rollers and coarse house paint brushes are used to blend the colors when necessary. There are sharp and soft aspects to each painting that represent industrial landscapes and natural occurances as they both interrupt and inspire the way I see the world.
For more info: Neal Walsh, AS220 Gallery Director, neal@as220.org (401)831-9327

For more on Gallery Night go to www.gallerynight.info

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Local Filmmaker on PBS Tonight!

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

On Thursday, JUNE 16, WSBE-TV Rhode Island PBS (channel 36/RI cable channel 8 ) will broadcast I Can’t Marry You as part of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities – Rhode Island PBS film series In the Pursuit of Happiness: What is the American Dream? Throughout 2005, occurring once a month, RICH and Rhode Island PBS will present selected films that explore varied notions of the “American Dream.” Collectively, the series reflects critically on this cultural ideal from several perspectives (the immigrant experience, gender, sexual orientation, class) and includes both historical and contemporary events or issues. Directly following each feature film is a winning selection from In the Pursuit of Happiness: What is the American Dream?

Short Film Initiative 2005. This initiative offers local filmmakers the chance to produce short videos that explore the Rhode Island angle to these national stories. June’s selected short is The Age of Weddings by Providence filmmaker Lee Fearnside.

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Say Goodbye to Mark Lerman on Monday Night, June 20th!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Mark Lerman, leaving Rhode Island for Virginia (of all places!)Mark Lerman, the intrepid artistic director of Perishable Theatre in Providence for the past 15 years (!) has decided that family is more important than art (just kidding), and will follow his family to Williamsburg, Virginia, where he will (no doubt) shake the Virginia theatre scene like it’s never been shaken before!

While we wish Mark and his family all the best as they set off into a strange new world, Perishable has used this occasion as an excuse to have a party (like Perishable ever needed an excuse to have a party).

So, if you’re not doing anything on Monday evening, June 20th, get yourself over to PROV at 99 Chestnut Street for “memories, munchies and much more”, an event that both celebrates Mark and raises money for the Mark Lerman New Works Fund at Perishable Theatre.

Good luck, Mark. We’ll miss you. Stay in touch!

Randy Rosenbaum
Executive Director, RISCA

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Riverfront Concert Series – Free!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

The Pawtucket Riverfront Commission announces the kick off of its 2005 Riverfront Concert Series. Every Sunday, beginning July 10th until August 28th, a diverse style of music, from Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Country and Oldies to Folk, can be heard from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater located next to Pawtucket City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. Admission is free.

At the first concert scheduled for Sunday, July 10th, Plainfolk comes to downtown Pawtucket singing folk songs that tell the stories of New England and well beyond. Twenty-seven years later they are still together writing and recording folk music in a traditional style. During that time they went from the local pubs and clubs to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and on into cyberspace. That’s a long way. But the instruments are still good; the harmonies still sweet and the voices still honest. Band members include Charlie Ball, Dennis Costello, John Costello, Dave Poland, Tom Porzuc, and Barry Sullivan. As ever, it is music for its own sake and it’s still great fun.

July 17 Pendragon (Celtic)
July 24 Rockin’ Soul Horns (Rhythm & Blues)
July 31 Alter Ego (Soft Rock)
August 7 Arthur Medeiros Big Band (Swing)
August 14 Dotty Zack and the Outlaws (Country)
August 21 Duke Robillard (Jazz)
August 28 Sh-BOP (50’s Oldies)

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Art Deadlines List

Monday, June 13th, 2005

Below are just a few selections from the June Art Deadlines list. To subscribe to the free email list, send a blank email message to: artdeadlineslist-subscribe@topica.com

June 15, 2005 DIGITAL UNIVERSE – A juried group exhibition presented by Caladan Gallery. The last few years have seen an explosion of experimentation in the realm of digital media. There is no limit to what can be done in the virtual realms. The contemporary eye has become accustomed to awaiting the next innovation in the Digital Universe. Caladan Gallery seeks to encourage this direction by exposing the myriad possibilities. Artists working in digital media are eligible, excepting video. One of more artists will be awarded a solo exhibition. Download prospectus (see “Enter Exhibitions”) at: www.caladangallery.com OR write to: Caladan Gallery, Box 468, Beverly
MA 01915 OR 978-741-7979.

June 20, 2005 CALL FOR SHORT FICTION, POETRY, ESSAYS, VISUAL ART, REVIEWS, COMMENTARY AND INTERVIEWS Work must be submitted in pairs as a means to illustrate different perspectives. That may mean two poems or a poem and a collage that are related, for instance. Another option might be to modify one piece in a meaningful way to create a second, related piece. Two authors/artists may also co-submit work that is related. Send your work, with an SASE for return, to: Submissions Editors, Be Which Magazine, Box 10159, San Jose CA 95157 OR
www.whichpress.com OR submissions@whichpress.com

June 21, 2005 ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL Seeking fine artists for annual art festival. Mural to be commissioned. To apply, contact: Janet Bloom, Northville Chamber of Commerce, 195 S Main St, Northville MI 48167 OR 248-349-7640 OR 248-349-8730(FAX) OR www.Northville.org

July 1, 2005 NATIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION – SIXTH ANNUAL WILL’S CREEK SURVEY Slide deadline: JULY 1 (Exhibit Sept.1 – Oct.7, 2005) FINE ART & CRAFT. Best of Show: $1000, plus $4,500 additional awards. Juror, Kristen Hileman, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 2 slides: $25, For prospectus contact: Allegany Arts Council, 52 Baltimore St, Cumberland MD 21502 OR 301-777-2787 OR arts@allconet.org OR Download entry form at: www.alleganyartscouncil.org

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