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Voice of the Voiceless

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Hands
A dramatic performance based on the writings of men and women incarcerated at the ACI
Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30)

Discussion and dessert reception follow each performance.
ADMISSION IS FREE, DONATIONS GLADLY ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR

MIXED MAGIC THEATRE
230 Main St.
Downtown Pawtucket
475-6675

Brought to you by Behind the Walls Prison Campaign/DARE 261-1968 for info

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Philadanco Seeks Male Dancers

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Phila

The Philadelphia Dance Company will hold special auditions for male dancers on Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 PM
at the Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave at 19th St, New York, NY

Call 215-387-8200 for more information
Philadanco, 9 N. Preston St, Phildelphia, PA 19104

www.philadanco.org

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Attention Designers and New Genres Artists!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

DM
RISCA is in the process of revising its grant applications and guidelines and updating its procedures for collecting support materials. Throughout the art world electronic submissions will soon become the norm and slides will be a thing of the past. We are currently assessing several mechanisms for collecting and reviewing electronic submissions. We will test an e-grant system for two upcoming “Call to Artists” for Rhode Island’s Public Art program and we are updating our in-house equipment to include a LCD projector and image editing software that allows for the formatting and presentation of digital images for panel review. With these systems in place, RISCA will soon accept electronic as well as slide submissions for all visual arts grants and fellowships (with the exception of Film and Video), with the goal of accepting only digital files in the near future.

For this upcoming October 1 deadline, RISCA will accept digital submissions in two specific categories. Applications for the 2006 Fellowships in Design and New Genres will be accepted with support materials in either 35 mm slides or digital images burned to disc.

Design and New Genres applicants may submit a PC compatible CD (or slides) with no fewer than 8 and no more than 10 images (up to 15 for New Genres applicants) representing artwork completed within the past three (3) years. Files and slides must be numbered with images corresponding to a numbered support materials reference sheet that includes the title, medium, size and year of completion of each work (the artist’s name should not appear on this sheet.) The artist’s name CANNOT appear on or alongside digital images. Any digital images labeled with the artist’s name or any other personal information will be disqualified. Images must be in JPEG format, 150 – 400 dpi, 600 x 900 pixels or 3” x 5” (no more than 500 KB). Please be aware that if your images do not meet the minimum dpi they may be deficient in quality for panel review. All files must be saved with the artist’s last name followed by the image number corresponding to the support materials list. (For example, smith1.jpeg, smith2.jpeg, smith3.jpeg, etc.) Please do not imbed images into a Power Point presentation. Adobe Photoshop will be used to open JPEGs. If they cannot be easily opened, they will not be considered. Emailed images will not be accepted. The artist/applicant’s name should be written on the CD or CD case. 35 MM slides should each be labeled with the artist’s name as well as title, medium, size and year of completion. CDs will not be returned and slides will be returned only if the artist provides a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Artists must submit a complete support materials reference sheet, a resume or cv, and a completed and signed application sheet. Resume and CV may be printed or included as a pdf or word document attached to the support materials disc. The support materials reference sheet must be printed and the application must be printed and signed by the applicant. Applications can be downloaded at http://www.arts.ri.gov/pdf_files/Fellowship_application.pdf

Design is defined as work created using an applied, utilitarian approach, with a focus on use by others (such as architectural, landscape, fashion, interior, costume, set, or graphic design).

New Genres is a category that includes any work that does not fall within RISCA’s other Fellowship categories (go to http://www.arts.ri.gov/deadlines.htm for a list of these). Work that falls under the New Genres category may integrate more than one arts discipline, or it may include performance art, conceptual art, or experimental art forms. The applicant must be the primary artistic force behind the work, not a performer or interpreter of the work of another artist. Applicants should submit documentation of a minimum of one, maximum two, works/performances in one of the following formats: DVD, VHS, audio tape, CD, or PC compatible CD rom. Visual art submissions may be submitted through a maximum of 15 slides or jpegs on PC compatible disc (see formatting requirements above). Accompanying text may be included if it is part of the artwork itself. The artist’s name and personal information cannot appear anywhere on accompanying text.

Go to http://www.arts.ri.gov/pdf_files/Fellowship_Guidelines.pdf for further information on the Fellowship program.

For more information contact Cristina at 401-222-3881 or cristina@arts.ri.gov
There will be an informational session for Designers and New Genres artists on Thursday, September 1 at 1:00 at Pawtucket Mills (545 Pawtucket Ave) in the studio of Highchair Designhaus (first floor). Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

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Multiples and Projects by Barbara Westermann

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Westermann
September 6 – 30
URI Fine Art Center Galleries
Brown Bag Gallery talk by the artist September 14 noon-1:00
Artists Reception September 28 4-6:00
Call 401-874-2775 for more information

A complementary exhibition to the Main Gallery’s simultaneous SPEAKING VOLUMES, this show features 4 projects designed for public consumption in this country and abroad.

German- born, Rhode Island resident Westermann’s art is frequently performative, engaging viewers as participants, even in contemplative activities. She creates work in the tradition of leading conceptual artists like Christo, Daniel Spoerri, Josef Beuys, and Gordon Matta-Clark. This exhibition features the public projects known as Borderland; Connectors; Observatory andRadio Nurse (after Noguchi). Each project is represented in the style of an architectural and/or urban planning presentation board.

Westermann has exhibited her work extensively, including major exhibits at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and the Clay Street Press Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, the Freiburg Museum, the La Jolla Museum of ontemporary Art, Brown University, Art Resources Transfer, Alexandra Kaiser Gallery, and Momenta Art in Brooklyn. Her work has also been shown at Holly Solomon, the Newport and Bristol Art Museums, the Brooklyn
Museum of Art, Ronald Feldman Gallery, and Williams College. She has a show coming up at Wheeler Gallery as well as the URI Corridor Gallery.

She is a 1999 Recipient of a Sculpture Award from RISCA.

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Artjob!!

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Artjob
Looking for a job in the arts? Posting a job in the arts? Check out Artjob.com

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South County Chamber Singers Seek Members

Monday, August 29th, 2005

South County
The South County Chamber Singers, under the direction of Stephen Martorella, are now accepting members in all voice parts for our twenty-second concert season. We will accept new members for all parts, but are especially seeking altos, tenors and basses.

Weekly rehearsals begin on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in Kingston, RI. To schedule an audition or to attend a rehearsal, please contact Margaret or Peter Bradley at (401) 783-0943 or email sccsingers@cox.net.

http://www.sccsingers.org

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Sondra Sherman at Sienna Gallery

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Sondra

Sienna Gallery, 80 Main St, Lenox, MA
www.siennagallery.com
413.637.8386
Show runs through September 6, 2005
Sondra Sherman is professor in the Rhode Island College Department of Art and she is RISCA’s 2006 Crafts Fellowship Merit Award Winner

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Visit the Dirt Palace library and Window Project this Sunday!

Friday, August 26th, 2005

DP
The Dirt Palace is a feminist art collective located in the heart of Olneyville Square. They work individually and collaboratively in a formerly abandoned library building that is under ongoing renovation. This space, including printmaking facilities, a band room, sewing room, puppetry studios, filmmaking facilities, and an archive of artist books, feminist books and zines, must be seen to be believed! Through RISCA grant support the Dirt Palace curates a monthly art installation in their front window called the Dirt Palace Window Project. This month, through September 10, artists Jack Turnbull and James Mercer have created an installation called “Dreams Come True” including prints, drawings and diaramas.

So stop by the Dirt Palace this Sunday to check out the Window Project and puruse a unique collection of one-of-a kind and alternative press books on art, feminism, and so much more. Librarian and Dirt Palace maven Cybele Collins will be there this Sunday from 1-4:00 PM to greet you. (If the door is not open, ring the bell.)

For more information go to www.dirtpalace.org

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Casting Call – Color Purple

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Casting Call for Broadway Production of “The Color Purple” Seeking African-American Females (7-13)

“THE COLOR PURPLE”- A New Musical BROADWAY PRODUCTION IS SEEKING TALENTED CHILDREN.

We are specifically looking for African-American FEMALES 7 – 13 years old with strong gospel singing ability to play various roles in the ensemble. If you know an outstanding girl who loves to perform, please contact us immediately to set up an audition in New York City.

Please call Betsy Sherwood at Bernard Telsey Casting, 212-868-1260 ext. 24 or E-mail colorpurpleroles@yahoo.com

Producers: Creative Battery and Scott Sanders Productions Director: Gary Griffin Choreographer: Donald Byrd Music and Lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray Music Director: Linda Twine Broadway Production: Fall 2005 (AEA Production Contract) NOTE: This new musical is based on the novel by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture.

Bernard Telsey Casting:
145 West 28th Street – 12th Fl. – New York, New York 10001
212-868-1260 x24 | colorpurpleroles@yahoo.com

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Providence Children’s Museum is Hiring

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Children's Museum
The Providence Children’s Museum is seeking to hire for the following positions: Director of Education, Admissions Clerk (Part time), Exhibit Educator, Education Dept. (Part time), Spanish-Speaking Bilingual Exhibit Educator, Education Dept. (Part time), Program Assistant, Families Together Program (Part time)

If you are interested in any of these positions,
CONTACT: Museum Manager
Providence Children’s Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI 02903
273-5437 ext. 134
cutrona@childrenmuseum.org

www.childrenmuseum.org

Director of Education
Position available July 2005, reports to Executive Director
The Director of Education is primarily responsible for leading the education department in developing and implementing of high quality exhibits, programs and services that fulfill the Museum¹s mission. S/he heads a department of nine staff members (five direct reports) and approximately 25 volunteers, student interns and AmeriCorps members.

Admissions Clerk, Part time (20 hours per week, flexible)
The Admissions Clerk is primarily responsible for ensuring a welcoming and helpful experience for all visitors to the Museum by:
- maintaining efficient operation of admissions desk including opening and closing cash register, counting register drawer daily
- assisting customers with admissions payment, processing payments using cash register, (cash, check, VISA/MC)
- increasing sales of Museum membership by ensuring visitors know the value of a Museum membership
- having in depth knowledge of Museum pricing structure and all discount opportunities; maintaining current knowledge of membership sales procedures and special promotions;
- keeping visitors well informed, both through Museum brochures and through conversation in person and on the phone, about Museum programs and functions; keeping Museum brochure racks tidily stocked with current information; and helping resolve visitor questions and complaints
- providing friendly welcome to all Museum visitors

Exhibit Educator, Part time (8-20 hours per week)
The Exhibit Educator is primarily responsible for facilitating positive learning experiences in the Museum’s exhibits and programs.
- Interacts with children and their caregivers to encourage play and exploration
- Responds appropriately to a variety of visitor learning styles
- Uses exhibit content in effective manner to stimulate individual learning
- Responsible for keeping exhibits functioning and welcoming throughout the day
- Is knowledgeable about the Museum, its programs and events
- Assists Education Managers as needed with greeting groups, setting up programs, and other tasks as assigned

Spanish-speaking Bilingual Exhibit Educator, Part-time (8-20 hours per week)
Responsibilities:
The Spanish-speaking Bilingual Exhibit Educator is primarily responsible for facilitating positive learning experiences in the Museum’s exhibits and programs.
- Interacts with children and their caregivers to encourage play and exploration
- Responds appropriately to a variety of visitor learning styles
- Uses exhibit content in effective manner to stimulate individual learning
- Responsible for keeping exhibits functioning and welcoming throughout the day
- Is knowledgeable about the Museum, its programs and events
- Assists Education Managers as needed with greeting groups, setting up programs, and other tasks as assigned

Program Assistant, Part time (Families Together)
Part-time assistant needed to transport families at risk, office work. Background in human/social services, child development, family studies. Saturday’s required. Bilingual a plus. Resume to Families Together Director, Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Prov., RI 02903

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CALL FOR ENTRIES – Rhode Island Open 19

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Warwick
Nineteenth Annual Rhode Island Open Juried Art Competition and Exhibition
October 8 – November 5, 2005
Entries Accepted 12-5 p.m. September 29 – October 2
Opening Reception and Prize Ceremony October 8, 2005

The Warwick Museum of Art is pleased to announce a Call For Entries for the 19th Annual Rhode Island Open Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. Now in its 19th year, the Rhode Island Open is one of the most prominent all-media competitions in the Ocean State, celebrating the best of Rhode Island’s rich and varied art community.

In past years, the Rhode Island Open has tapped some of the most respected names in Rhode Island’s art circles, including photographer Berge Ara Zobian and former Bannister Gallery Director Dennis O’Malley. This year’s juror is Sara Agniel, proprietor of one of Providence’s most groundbreaking galleries, Gallery Agniel.

Sara Agniel received a BA from Brown University in 1997 with a double concentration in History of Art/Architecture and Comparative Literature, French/Italian. At present she serves on the Boards of Directors of the Providence Black Repertory Company, the Hive Archive, the Sarah Doyle Gallery at Brown University and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Gallery Agniel represents emerging and established artists ranging in media and genre from painting and sculpture to film, installation and printmaking.

Entry to the Rhode Island Open competition is limited to Rhode Island residents (or out-of-state students enrolled in a RI place of higher education) and works of any media, including sculpture, film, video and interactive will be accepted. Entry fees are $20 for a single entry, $35 for two and $45 for three. There is a three-entry limit. Pieces may be dropped off at the Warwick Museum of Art Friday, September 30 from 12 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 from 12 to 5 p.m.

Of the pieces accepted to the Rhode Island Open Exhibition, a number of works will be singled out for cash prize awards. Three cash prizes of $200, $150 and $100, sponsored by the City of Warwick’s Department of Tourism, Culture and Development, will be awarded along with a minimum of three honorable mention prizes. An opening reception and award ceremony featuring the work of all the finalists will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2005 from 7 to 10 p.m.
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Call to Artists – Florida Art in State Buildings Program

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

FLARTS
Florida’s Art in State Buildings Program announces its new Summer 2005 Call to Artists, containing descriptions of 6 new public art projects with submission deadlines in September & October 2005. With art budgets ranging from $9,785 to $100,000, the various art selection committees are searching for a wide variety of art. Interested artists can view the new Call by going to www.Florida-Arts.org/programs/statebuildings

For more information about the Art in State Buildings Program, please feel free to contact Lee Modica, Administrator at (850) 245-6476 or lmodica@dos.state.fl.us

Lee Modica, Administrator
Florida’s Art in State Buildings Program
500 South Bronough Street, Room 405
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
850 / 245-6476 fax 850 / 245-6437
lmodica@dos.state.fl.us
www.Florida-Arts.org

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The Steel Yard Seeks Executive Director

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Steel Yard
The Steel Yard is looking to hire someone for the position of Executive Director. The Steel Yard is a non-profit organization that offers arts and technical training programs designed to increase opportunities for cultural and artistic expression, career-oriented training, and small business incubation. The Steel Yard is a fast-paced work environment, which values volunteerism, collaboration, entrepreneurialism, and the creative process.
For a full job description click here.

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Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Golden
The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. was founded exclusively for the charitable purpose of fostering innovative artistic expression and the creative process. We accomplish this by offering grants to cultural organizations that directly support visual artists. Recently the IRS approved our request to award grants to individual artists. This designation strengthens our long-standing commitment to support professional visual artists. For the present, our goal for the Golden Foundation is to become a significant contributor to the artist’s support system and one that will sustain and encourage the profound creative struggle that defines the artistic process in our times. Our board of directors and the foundation director recognize the importance of providing assistance to artists and arts organizations in their pursuit of information about grant opportunities and funding sources. It is our desire to support them and to give back to the artistic community by serving as a resource for artists and cultural organizations. We care deeply about the applicants to The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. It is our hope that the awards derived from the foundation will create encouragement for artists and will assist arts organizations that support visual artists. Ultimately what we want to accomplish is to enhance public interest and expand awareness of the visual arts.

The deadline for grants to individuals is October 1, 2005. For an application and further information go to www.goldenfoundation.org

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Call for Writers – Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Social Activism
From: anticapitalists@yahoogroups.com Call for Writers – Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

Posted on behalf of Gary Anderson and Kathryn Herr.

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to write an entry or entries for a new Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice to be published by Sage Publications. We need scholars with expertise in several areas, and hope you will find a topic in an area of your expertise. We have listed the topics below, but we are open to suggestions if you feel we have left an important issue out.

There is a modest payment for entries, but, of course, we view this as primarily a form of progressive scholarship in that Encyclopedia entries are widely read and help to define social knowledge. If you write entries totaling over 4,000 words, you will receive a free copy of the three-volume encyclopedia. Entries range from 500 words up to 5,000 words, depending on the significance of the topic or person.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please email us at gary.anderson@nyu.edu, indicating the topic or topics you would like to write. We will then send you a formal invitation with author guidelines. Please feel free to forward this list to other relevant scholars who may not be on this list.

Sincerely,
Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn Herr

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. (Sage Pub.)
Editors: Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn Herr

List of Entries:

Anchor essays about 5,000 words (20 double spaced pages)
Long entries about 2,500 words (10 double spaced pages)
Medium entries about 2,000 words (8 double spaced pages)
Short entries about 1,500 words (6 double spaced pages)
Brief entries about 500 words (2 double spaced pages)
Deadlines: First drafts due by the end of February, 2006. Drafts that require revision will be returned to authors by May, 2006. Final drafts are due by August 1, 2006
For an alphabetized list of entries with assigned lengths, go to www.sageapps.com/SRT/, click on “login” (upper right corner). Use “guest” for ID and Password. Go to http://www.sageapps.com/SRT/ProjectPage.aspx for more information on this encyclopedia.

Activism and Social Justice

Social/political Activism (definition, history); Social justice(theories of); Social movements (sociology of), Strategies, direct action, Tactical frivolity, advocacy, coalition building, Activists and Activism: Africa; South/Southeast Asia; Europe; North America; Latin America and West Indies; Former Soviet Union; Australia/New Zealand (Select a region).

Arts:
Literature: Literature and activism, PEN International, Beat poets, Allen Ginsberg, Lorraine Hansberry, Arthur Miller, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, George Orwell, Adrienne Rich, Upton, Sinclair, Henry David Thoreau, Gore Vidal, Alice Walker, Walt Whitman, Emile Zola, Charles Dickens, Langston Hughes, D.H. Lawrence, Toni Morrison, Wilfred Owen, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar, Roque Dalton, Ariel Dorfman, Ayn Rand, Carolyn Forche, Norman Mailer, Marge Piercy, Nazim Hikmet, Salmon Rushdie,

Music:
Music and activism and social justice, Black Freedom Songs, Hip hop, Protest music, Nova trova, rock ‘n’ roll, union songs, jazz, Marion Anderson, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, woody Guthrie, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Paul Robeson, Bessie Smith, Victor Jara,
Bread and Puppet
Performing Arts:
Bread and Puppet Theater, Guerilla theater, Dance, Performance art, Theater of the oppressed, films/movies, Hollywood Black list, Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, John Sayles, Ken Loach, Spike Lee, Michael Moore, Anne Devere Smith, Bertolt Brecht, Political humorists, Political speeches, Jackson Browne, Augusto Boal, Frederick Wiseman,

Visual Arts:
Art and activism, Architecture, mural art, Guernica, AIDS Memorial Quilt, Pablo Picasso, Kathe Kollowitz, Diego Rivera, Freida Kahlo, Poster art, Outsider art, photography, documentaries, Graffiti Art, Guerilla girls,

Criticism:
Terry Eagleton, George Lucacs, Susan Sontag, deconstruction, Gayatri Spivak, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (Birmingham), Identity politics, multiculturalism, new social movements, difference, cultural politics, Other (the), performativity, popular culture, postmodernism, post-colonial theory, resistance, semiotic warfare, Situationist International (Debord), subaltern, white privilege/studies, Michel De Certeau, Paul Gilroy, Paul Willis, Dunayevskaya, Raya, Enrique Dussel, Ignacio Ellacuria, Stuart Hall, Lenny Bruce, moral panic
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2005 Pawtucket Arts Festival

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

PAF
Experience the Arts in Pawtucket with the 2005 Pawtucket Arts Festival

September 9, 2005 Pawtucket will kickoff the 7th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival that takes place for three remarkable weeks in the fall each year. The 2005 Pawtucket Arts Festival offers a wide variety of artistic and cultural and family events, with performances and artistic venues for all ages. The festival takes place from September 9 – 25, 2005.

The Pawtucket Arts Festival is a citywide showcase of visual and performing arts, interactive workshops, music, theater, and dance performances. Locations of the festival are throughout the City of Pawtucket, with main events occurring at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center, Slater Memorial Park, Slater Mill, Pawtucket Armory and the School Street Pier.

The Opening Gala will kick off the Festival on Friday, September 9, at the Pawtucket Armory from
6 to 9 p.m. The Gala includes a food buffet from over 40 local restaurants with musical performances by Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas and the RI Firefighters Pipes & Drums. This event is open to the public with a $5.00 per person admission charge for the event which includes a food buffet. At 6:30pm, the Pawtucket YMCA will be sponsoring a Family Fun Night held in the parking lot across from City Hall, Roosevelt Ave., with family activities including a rock climbing wall, 25’ inflatable obstacle course, face painting, and arts & crafts. In addition, at 8:30pm Disney’s movie “Incredibles”will be shown at the Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater.

On Saturday, September 10th, the 6th Annual Rhode Island Dragon Boat Race & Taiwan Day Festival will be held at the School Street Pier, where rowing teams from across the country will race up and down the Blackstone River vying for cash prizes during this all day event.
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Painted Alice

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Theatreexp
The Theatre Expansion presents: The Rhode Island Premiere of Painted Alice By William Donnelly.
Directed By Tim Rubel. Starring: Beth Alianiello, Will Jamison, Nicole Maynard, Alexis Scott.

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings: 8:00pm. August 26-September 11. 3 weekends only!
Half-priced preview Thursday, August 25th, 8:00pm.
Where: The Carriage House Stage. 7 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI 02906.
Tickets: $15.00/Regular Price. $10.00/Students and seniors.
For information and reservations call The Theatre Expansion at (401) 440-5440 or go to www.theatreexpansion.org for details.

About the Play: Painted Alice, a new comedy based off Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, tells the story of a painter struggling to finish a commissioned work for a wealthy buyer. Bound by her promise of “delivering the goods” the painter Alice sacrifices her own happiness as well her relationship with her female partner, Dinah. Suddenly, Alice is plunged into the world of her own canvas. Here she is forced to look at herself, her life and her work through the eyes of other artists, critics and scenesters, fantastically borrowed from Carroll’s classic children’s tale. Four actors play twenty-two different roles while, dance, music and video projection aid in the unraveling of
this witty and satirical romp through our everyday quest for a balance between our love life and our work. This play which was a smash hit at Boston’s Industrial theatre and the Theatre Alliance in Washington D.C., will now
delight Providence for three consecutive weekends.

About The Theatre Expansion: The Theatre Expansion is a non-profit company of professional theatre and dance artists, committed to producing work that bridges the gap between theatre, dance and other art forms. The company performs two to three times a year in various locations, bringing our mission to different neighborhoods in the Providence area. Since 2004 each season has opened with our Dancestravaganza concert and fundraiser. This event not only raises money for The Theatre Expansion but also showcases local and regional work from many different dance and movement artists. In 2005 this event was featured in the Carriage House Stage’s Spring Series of Guest Artists. Following this event are one to two Main-Stage theatre productions adapted with contemporary Dance, physical theatre, and movement characterization. These have included The Normal Heart, Double Infidelity, Einstein’s Dreams, The Room and The Dreamer Examines his Pillow. In addition to the Carriage House, The Theatre Expansion has also been presented at The Bell St. Chapel and Rhode Island College. The company is available for performances year round by calling (401) 440-5440 or by email at info@theatreexpansion.org.

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Fellowship for Writers and Reporters

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

THE LATINIZATION OF ART & CULTURE IN AMERICA
Understanding Its Impact and Why it Matters

October 18 – October 23, 2005
A Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism Seminar
In partnership with USC Annenberg School for Communication
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California

Responding to the new Latino majority in many American cities and towns, the Western Knight Center and the USC Annenberg School for Communication are sponsoring this week-long seminar designed to help journalists target, respond to and report on its changing audience through coverage of arts and culture. Built on the premise that the arts are often where the least comfortable of topics are first thrust into public view, issues to be covered include:

The common understandings and misunderstandings made by the media about Latino artists and their art.
How the demographic shift toward a Latino majority affects the meaning and expression of today’s American arts and culture.
Finding and telling stories that go beyond the usual.
The influence of the emerging artists on the social and the political as well as the cultural fabric of a community.
Applications for the 20 fellowships are now being accepted from arts & entertainment journalists, working at print, broadcast and online news organizations. This expenses-paid seminar will introduce fellows to some of the nation’s leading musicians, authors, filmmakers, painters, playwrights, scholars, professional broadcast and print journalists, who will share their ideas for successful and compelling coverage of Latino art and culture. The competively-selected fellows will explore America’s thorniest debate about race, looking at the past, present and future of — particularly Mexican — contributions to the arts and culture of the U.S.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Professional arts, entertainment and/or culture writers, editors, critics, reporters and columnists from print, broadcast and online news organizations. Journalists who specialize in issues related to diversity, immigration, social services, justice and religion will also be considered. The WKC values diversity in all forms, including: gender, age, race, ethnicity, geography and news organizations.

Fellowships cover all expenses including: Lodging, meals and instruction as well as a travel subsidy of up to $300.
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Boston Globe Seeks Art Critic

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Boston
Art Critic — The Boston Globe is seeking an energetic and incisive critic to cover visual arts. With the scheduled opening of a new contemporary art museum and a planned major expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts, this is an exciting time to join an award-winning staff. The Globe is looking for wide knowledge, wise judgment, and wit. Daily newspaper experience is not a must, but demonstrated ability to write about art for an interested general audience is. Send a letter, resume, and clips to Scott Heller, Arts Editor, P.O. Box 2378, Boston, MA 02107-2378. (more)

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Call to Filmmakers

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Attention Rhode Island Filmmakers!: RICH and Rhode Island PBS Launch New Film Series
Proposals Now Being Accepted from Local Filmmakers to Produce Short Films

Throughout 2006, occurring once a month, RICH and Rhode Island PBS are organizing and broadcasting the Neighbors Without Fences film series reflecting upon the factors that unite and divide America. The series will reflect on this question from several perspectives and will include both historical and contemporary events or issues.

We are seeking proposals for short videos to explore the Rhode Island angle to the issues addressed in the feature documentary. Local shorts will follow the fulllength film each night of the series. The videos should be original, and either researched in consultation with a scholar/expert or involved an interview with one.

Selected proposals will receive $1000 awards upon completion of the short film in addition to being broadcast on Rhode Island PBS. For more information or to request the RFP, please contact RICH program officer, SueEllen Kroll at sue@rihumanities. org.

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