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Friday, September 30th, 2005

Deadline Nov 4, 2005
January 18 – February 15, 2006
Opening reception: January 18, 5 to 7 p.m.

A biennial exhibition with National Drawing Exhibitions being held alternate years. Slides are submitted for the jury process and accepted works are sent for a second round of examination. Up to $3,000 in purchase awards offered. For a prospectus, either download from this site or send a SASE to National Printmaking ’02, The College of New Jersey, Department of Art, PO Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

Juror: Lynne D. Allen received an MFA from the University of New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited widely nationally and internationally and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art Library, the Library of Congress and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and numerous corporate collections. She is a Professor of Art at Rutgers niversity and Director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper. Allen’s honors include a Fulbright cholarship to Jordan (2004-2005), two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grants, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant.

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Alstrupe and Fearnside in the AS220 Galleries

Friday, September 30th, 2005


October 2-29, 2005
Opening Reception: Sunday October 2, 4-7pm
Hours: 11am-6pm Monday-Friday and by appointment
Gallery Night Providence October 20, 5pm-9pm

Spaces: New Works by Lee Fearnside and Dorthe Alstrup. Lee Fearnside and Dorthe Alstrup are photographers who treat physical space as a psychological environment. While Dorthe uses people to emphasize the tension within the spaces. Lee deals with the imperfections of places under construction. Both their works provokes feelings of alienation. Partial funding for this exhibition from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Inside/Out: History of AS220 in collaboration with the RI Training School. Inside/Out is a multi-media exhibit documenting the five year relationship between AS220, the Rhode Island Training School, and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. The exhibition includes an evolving timeline, youth artwork, written testimonials, and video documentaries.

Heidi Morgan. When photographing subjects and images, Heidi explores different angles invoking in the viewer different feelings and emotions. Through photography Heidi explores the emotions, hopes and dreams, in the shot and in life.

AS220 GALLERY 115 Empire St. Providence RI 02903
For more info neal@as220.org/401.831.9327

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Blackstone River Gallery ARTIST CRIT GROUP

Friday, September 30th, 2005

With Guest Artist UMBERTO CRENCA

Wednesday Oct 12, 7:00 pm
Blackstone River Gallery, 68 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895

For those artists who feel isolated in their studios, this is a great opportunity to get honest criticism and feedback about your work or work-in-progress from artist peers and professionals in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Crit groups are free and will be held at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Blackstone River Gallery.

This month’s guest artist is Bert Crenca, who is the founder and Artistic Director of AS220, a non-profit center for the arts in Providence, RI. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and the Newport Art Museum. In the past two decades, Crenca has been involved with many organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the LINC initiative, a national effort to create better support systems for individual artists.

Bring your work. All media welcome.

For more information or to schedule a photo shoot please contact gallery directors at 401-356-0902.

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Team Providence After School Initiatives

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Wednesday, October 26th,2005
Roger Williams Park Casino
5:30-7:30 pm

Team Providence After School Initiatives & the Rebound Foundation
A Fundraiser w/ Marvin Barnes & Ernie DiGregorio
To support after school programs including the arts

Advance tickets: $50 per person Tables of 10: $500
At the door: $60 per person

RSVP by 10/21/05
Phone : 401/272-9496
email: spenceclaymar@att.net

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Lisa Young in Pixilerations v.2

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Work by Lisa Young (2005 RISCA Photography Fellowship Winner) is included in the exhibition “Pixilerations v.2.”
Pixilerations v.2 features digital media and interactive performance work selected from the Brown and RISD community, and is taking place within the FirstWorksProv Festival. Lisa’s work includes a video titled “Lyra Angelica,” and an audio CD titled “Fortune Hunting.” Both projects will be on exhibition at 191 Westminster Street.

Dates of exhibition: September 29 – October 15, 2005

Location: The Space at Alice Gallery (185 Union Street) and 191 Westminster Street.

The Space at Alice is a 900 square foot premises located in The Alice Building at 185 Union Street. 191 Westminster Street is an unoccupied office space in downtown Providence with approximately 3000 square feet of unidvided space, including a listening environment and projection screens.

Hours: The Space at Alice will be open over the course of the festival: Thursday – Saturday 3-8pm; the 191 Westminster Street space will be open only on Saturdays.

For more information see http://firstworksprov.org

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A Celebration of Palestinian Art and Culture

Friday, September 30th, 2005


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Poetry Reading – Patricia Spears Jones and William Allen

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

October 14, 2005, 6 p.m., introduced by Cade Tompkins
The public is invited.

The Wheeler Gallery
228 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906

Patricia Spears Jones is the author of The Weather That Kills, Coffee House, 1995. Her recent manuscrpt Femme du Monde will be published by TIA CHUCA Press in Spring 2006. She

William Allen is the author of The Man on the Moon, Persea Press, 1987 and Sevastopol: On Photographs of War, Xenos Press, 1997. He

The reading is in conjunction with an art exhibition by Barbara Westermann (Infrastructure #73)and William Allen (Taxonomies), open between Sept. 23rd and October 14, 2005.

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Infrastructure #73 by Barbara Westerman

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Barbara Westermann is a German sculptor living in Providence, RI. In her new work, Westermann continues the traditions of conceptualist “social sculpture,” which began for her during the late 1970s and early 1980s (Joseph Beuys and Daniel Spoerri were her teachers). In Infrastructure #73 (which includes The Nurnberg Funnel and related relief works), Westermann applies the language of minimalism, using elemental abstract shapes, but at the same time going beyond the minimal with an eye and ear to feminism, musical instrumentation, and Social Democratic politics. This work informs a historical, social narrative using a metaphoric, three-dimensional vocabulary. She reveres the purity of form which goes back to medieval alchemy, and magic.

The Nurnberg Funnel sculpture playfully refers to Bavarian beer-hall folklore that is used in today’s information technology circles to ask the question: how is it that we can channel knowledge (into a computer’s system or into a human mind)? In this case, whatever data that’s funneled by gods or human scientists, businesspeople, or philosophers is drained off right away into the earth’s bowels via standard Kohler plumbing.

Westermann exhibits widely, including one-woman exhibitions at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art in California, the Freiburg Contemporary Art Museum in Germany, Clay Street Press Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, Brown University in Providence, RI, Au Base, A.R.T., and Momenta Art galleries in New York. Group exhibitions include the current Multiple Strategies exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, FL, the Holly Solomon and Ronald Feldman galleries, PS1, Dia Art, and the Whitney Biennial in New York, as well as the Newport and Bristol Art Museums, the URI and Lenore Gray galleries in Rhode Island. She has just installed a piece in the Progressive Art Collection in Cleveland, OH, and is working on a piece for Borderlands in Berlin, Germany.

She collaborates frequently with her husband, the activist poet and artist Bill Allen, including numerous editions with Mark Patsfall Graphics. They also curate an online ‘social sculpture’ gallery called Living Room. She has received awards from Art Matters, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Utica Sculpture Space as well as a RISCA Fellowship in Sculpture. Her work can be seen at www.barbarawestermann.com.

September 23 – October 14, 2005

The Wheeler Gallery
228 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906

Exhibit includes Taxonomies by William Allen

Gallery hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12 pm – 5 pm, Sundays 3-5 pm

Reception for the artists – the public is invited:
October 14, 5-7 pm

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Taxonomies by William Allen

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Bill Allen
William Allen is a poet and word artist living in Providence, RI. In his new work, he continues his homegrown counterbalance of American folk art with ideas from the world of digital hypertext. In the tradition of the Encyclopedists, his word-constructions work to make startling or strange connections. Their hand-painted quality insists on intimacy in a world of mass-marketed, electronic communication and advertising. An inheritor of the Dada, Concrete Poetry, and Fluxus traditions, he works with a bright, hardware-store palette to inject optimism, light, and humor into a world of serious, Romantic, scientific and literary ideas.

Taxonomies consists of four new series of paintings, inspired by Carolus Linnaeus (the Swede who created a taxonomy for all living things) and the historical project of scientific nomenclature, including “Undersea Features,” “ 20,000 Leagues under the Sea,” “ Seven Deadly Sins (Bush’s First Cabinet),” and “Trees.” In each case, the poet’s love of language and naming works to create an anti-narrative that’s driven by the given names of things. In Allen’s juxtapositions, words take on lives (and stories) of their own. The goal is to borrow poetry from the poets and display it visually, to ordinary people, away from the musty world of books (which Allen loves) – somewhere alongside electronica, yet determinedly set apart.

Allen is the author of several books including Sevastopol: On Photographs of War (Xenos Press), 1997, and The Man on the Moon (NYU/Persea Presses, 1987). Recent poems have appeared in Chelsea Magazine, The American Voice, Global City Review, and Poetry East. He has read poetry locally in connection with the Crisis/Response show at RISD, at White Electric Coffee with Kathleen Hughes, as well as in New York at Brooke Alexander Gallery, Black + Herron Gallery, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, and the Museum of Modern Art.

He exhibits widely, including one-man exhibitions at the Clay Street Press Gallery in Cincinnati, OH and Momenta Art in Williamsburg. Group exhibitions include the current Multiple Strategies exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Williams College, P.S.1, the Whitney Biennial, and the Committed to Print show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Allen collaborates frequently with his wife, the activist sculptor Barbara Westermann, including numerous editions with Mark Patsfall Graphics. They also curate an online ‘social sculpture’ gallery called Living Room. He has received awards from Art Matters, the D.A.A.D, Breadloaf Writers Conference, and the Yaddo Corporation. His work can be seen at www.ekphrases.com.

September 23 – October 14, 2005

The Wheeler Gallery
228 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906

Exhibit includes Infrastructure #73 by Barbara Westermann

Gallery hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12 pm – 5 pm, Sundays 3-5 pm

Reception for the artists – the public is invited: October 14, 5-7 pm

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Aurea Ensemble at the RISD Auditorium

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

WAr Music
Aurea presents four performances of WAR MUSIC by Christopher Logue
From Homer’s Iliad:A Contemporary Retelling with incidental music by Paul Phillips

Directed by Elena Araoz, Assistant director & choreographer Kimberly Dilts

with Actors: Jason Bowen , Tasso Feldman, Nigel Gore, Gabby Sherba, and Charles Weinstein

Singers: Christian Figueroa and Valerie Nicolosi

and Instrumentalists: Emmanuel Feldman, cello; Charles Sherba, violin; Consuelo Sherba, viola; and Chris Turner, harmonica

Premiere FIRSTWORKSPROV Festival
Friday, September 30, 7:30PM, RISD Auditorium, admission $15/10 students at the door or
reservations through ArtTix, 401-621-6123

Pawtucket Armory Arts Center Performances:
Friday, October 7 at 7:30PM **
Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 PM
Free admission, suggested donation $15/10

** All donations collected Friday, October 7, will go to the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

There will be a discussion following each performance.

Support from: Brown University Creative Arts Council, Brown University Department of Music, Brown University Theater Department, FirstWorks, RI State Council on the Arts, RI Committee for the Humanities, Pawtucket Armory
Association, Pawtucket Congregational Church. Produced under license

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Simone Spruce Speaks

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Simone Spruce Presents– 400 Years of Silence: Afrocentricity, Sep 26 – Nov 4
An exhibit of work inspired by 15 Spiritual Books and focusing on contemporary issues including Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence, Black Men’s Issues in collaboration with Mathewson Street Church.

Simone Spruce is an African-American Woman Artist recently transported to Rhode Island from her native Ohio. While a graduate student in art, Spruce became committed to creating a body of work that explored and illuminated a
significant aspect of the African-American experience which had been neglected by scholars and artists. She began examining the Old and New Testament of the Bible for the black presence and contributions. Spruce’s research became focused on the15 Apocrypha Books. The resulting body of work, which is still underway, examines on the one hand the 400 years between the Old Testament prophet Malachi and the advent of Christ juxtaposed with contemporary African American issues. This exhibit will feature the first 3 books Simone has completed and also the fourth book, currently in progress. She explores the Biblical story in the foreground and significant contemporary issues in the background. Among the issues Spruce identified are Domestic Violence, Breast Cancer, unwed mothers and sexism, gangs and firearms, racism and color prejudice. With this juxtaposition, the artworks amplify the contemporary issues in light of spiritual writings, moral and ethical principals as well as identifying the historic contributions made by Africans and people of color which have long been ignored and misidentified.

The exhibit will run from September 26th – November 4th in recognition of Domestic Violence Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month in both URI Providence Campus 1st and 2nd floor Lobby Gallery (Hours M-Th 9-9, F&S 9-4, closed Sunday) and the Mathewson Street Church Chapel Gallery (Hours: Sunday – Friday 9-1). There will be a Gallery Night Reception with on October 20th 5-9pm in both locations. The program at 6pm at Mathewson Street Church Chapel Galley will include Cheryl Albright from the American Cancer Society followed by an organ concert at 7:00 and 7:45. At 7pm in URI Providence Campus Gallery will feature Candy Brown-McSwain from Destiny House with poets Linda King, Bernadet Pitts-Wiley, Christoper Johnson and artist Simone Spruce.

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Sunday at The Providence Art Clubs

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Exhibitions October 2-14, 2005
Receptions Sunday, October 2, 2-4pm
Gallery Hours Monday through Friday 12-4pm
Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm
Contact Lauren Cicione, 401.331.1114

From blown glass, kiln cast glass to an original technique called glass sediment, to name a few, this survey of ten Rhode Island and southern MA glass artists will prove comprehensive. Each of the included artists work in distinctly different styles and techniques. From Jose Chardiet’s still life renditions to Nicole Chesney’s oil paintings on mirrored glass the dynamic quality of the medium can easily be seen. On view will be Easton’s Fantastic Architecture Series – Facade number 1 which is a towering wall like structure made solely out of kiln cast glass. World-renowned artists Daniel Clayman, Michael Glancy, Steven Weinberg and Toots Zynsky will include recently made vessel forms constructed and presented in a myriad of methods. Adrianne Evans work, A Geological/Archeological Survey of Local Glass Artists ties the whole exhibition together as the piece, which consists of seven separate components; documents the work of seven artists and their studios. Evans has collected the cold work remnants for the last few months from each of the included artists studios. She then created this piece, which illustrates the dynamic differences in materials seen from studio to studio.

Also, opening this Sunday at The Providence Art Club, Regina Partridge, local Providence artist and founder/owner of the Studio Goddard Partridge in Pawtucket, will include her new monotypes and pastels in a solo exhibition.

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Rhode Island Free Clinic Seeks a Secretary

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Though this is not an arts-related job posting, the Rhode Island Free Clinic offers monthly Artist Clinic Days, so we would like to help them spread the word about this job posting.

Organized in 1999, Rhode Island Free Clinic is a volunteer-staffed, community-based non-profit organization in south Providence offering high quality primary medical care and, with the support of area hospitals and medical practices, a full array of no and low cost medications, diagnostic and specialty services to adults without health insurance. The clinic also provides community based education to the next generation of health practitioners through its staff of volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, translators, pharmacists, and others. Rhode Island Free Clinic is funded solely by charitable donations.

Rhode Island Free Clinic is a dynamic, rapidly growing non-profit organization now seeking its first full-time secretary. The successful candidate will be energetic and enthusiastic, willing to take on new tasks, and share our commitment to providing a growing range of health services to our state’s medically uninsured adults.

Under supervision of the Executive Director, coordinates all administrative areas of the agency, performs a variety of skilled secretarial duties in support of the RI Free Clinic.

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Off The Curb Seeks Break Dance Instructor

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

HELP WANTED: Break Dance Instructor! One class per week…please call Jackie 401-849-1118 or email offthecurb@offthecurb.com

Off The Curb Take a negative and make it positive!!!

Jackie Henderson off the curb, off the curb studio, 390 west main road, 2nd floor, middletown ri 02842

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Brown/Trinity Consortium Performances

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

October 7-9, 2005

WHAT: Big Love by Charles Mee directed by Birgitta Victorson (Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium directing student ’07). Mee’s adaptation of Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Maidens. Fully designed, student acted & directed production. For mature audiences.

WHERE: Pell Chafee Performance Center’s Citizens Bank Theater, 87 Empire Street, Providence, RI.

WHEN: Friday Oct 7th at 4PM, Saturday October 8th at 8PM, Sunday October 9th at 7PM

MORE INFO: www.trinityrep.com and 401 521-1100 ext. 106
TICKETS: All tickets may be purchased at the door, and admission is Pay What You Can (suggested admission $5)

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Evening Theatricks in the Parks

Thursday, September 29th, 2005
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Hi From Dave & Red!

Thursday, September 29th, 2005


Rhode Island PBS (Channel 8 on Cox Cable, 36 over the airwaves) will be airing the new episode of “Li’l Rhody! Got’ta Have Art!” on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 12:00 noon. Also, all three episodes will then air on Monday, 10/10 from 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., a Columbus Day Marathon! Please try to let all the kids know!

“Li’l Rhody!” is hosted by two puppets, Dave and Red, who travel all over southern New England in search of fun and interesting things for kids to do. The new episode features the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace, Jump Dance Company, The All Children’s Theater, The Beacon Charter School and more! The show was funded in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Li’l Rhody is produced by Bill Culbertson and features the music of Greg Cooney. We hope you like the show! If you do, it wouldn’t hurt to let the station know (www.wsbe.org)! It could encourage RIPBS to show this episode and others more often!

Thanks, and remember…. “You Got’ta Have Art!”! (www.lilrhody.org)

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Gallery Agniel presents Lapham’s Photo Exhibit BEARING WITNESS

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Scott Lapham’s exhibition BEARING WITNESS highlights Providence’s industrial past

This October, Gallery Agniel presents photographer Scott Lapham s
documentary project “Bearing Witness”, a series of photographic portraits
of Providence’s disappearing industrial architecture and interviews with the
people who worked in the mills. The exhibition will be installed at the
Harkness Building at 50 Aborn Street through the generosity of Cornish
Associates, Kim & Liz Chace and a grant from the Rhode Island Council for
the Humanities. A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will benefit
The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) who have featured Lapham s work
in their annual Ten Most Endangered Properties programs. PPS will also
host a lecture by Rick Greenwood on industrial architecture in Providence on
Thursday, October 20th at 7 PM.

SHOW DATES: October 1 29, 2005
LOCATION: 50 Aborn Street, The Harkness Building
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday Saturday 12 6 PM

RECEPTION: Thursday, October 6th from 6 9 PM
Sponsored by Narragansett Beer

LECTURE: Thursday, October 20th at 7 PM during Gallery Night
Sponsored by Providence Preservation Society

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Premiere performances, world-class artists, multimedia spectacles, global music and cutting-edge electronic arts in one spectacular month-long festival.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Great Opening Weekend events @ the FirstWorksProv Festival!

PIXILERATIONS v. 2 OPENING NIGHT, 5-8 PM. Arts and new technologies intersect in exhibitions and performances. The Space at Alice, 186 Union St. & 191 Westminster St. FREE.

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Southern Circuit Independent Film Tour: Call for Entries

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Southern Circuit independent film tour logoCOLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Arts Commission is currently accepting entries for the 2006-2007 Southern Circuit independent film tour. The deadline is Feb. 28. Sponsored by the SC Arts Commission, the annual touring program allows winners to screen their films to audiences throughout the Southeast.

Winners will receive air travel within the United States, a per diem to cover food and lodging and an honorarium for each screening during their film tour. They will present their individual films – screening from 45 min. to 1 1/2 hours – at each site. Each show will be followed by a half-hour discussion.

“The SC Arts Commission is excited to receive entries for next year’s film tour,” said Southern Circuit Director Susan Leonard. “It is always such a pleasure to view the diverse and creative works submitted by some of our nation’s most notable independent filmmakers each year.”

Southern Circuit, currently in its 30th year, is an annual touring program showcasing independent filmmakers. It is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission Media Arts Center and local sponsors. To download an application and/or learn how to apply for the 2006-2007 Southern Circuit, visit www.state.sc.us/arts/circuit. For more information, contact Susan Leonard at (803)734-8681 or sleonard@arts.state.sc.us.

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