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Brown November Music Calendar

Friday, October 28th, 2005

N o v e m b e r C a l e n d a r o f E v e n t s
Box Office Information Line (401) 863-7552 [recorded message]
Calendar updates can be found at http://calendar.brown.edu

Tuesday, November 1
COLLOQUIUM: March to the Fiddle, March to the
Dance – Alan Jabbour (American Folklife Center –
Library of Congress) – Orwig 315 – 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Part of our Music, Culture and Technology Colloquia Series.

Wednesday, November 2
FIDDLE CONCERT: Alan Jabbour, fiddler (American
Folklife Center – Library of Congress) – Grant
Recital Hall 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the

Thursday, November 3
COLLOQUIUM: Roundtable with Laurie Anderson
moderated by Todd Winkler with Rebecca Schneider
- Pell Chaffee Performance Center, 87 Empire
Street (Providence) – 7:00 p.m. Free and open to
the public. Seating is limited.
Part of our Music, Culture and Technology
Colloquia Series. Sponsored in part by The Brown
University Creative Arts Council and presented by
The FirstWorksProv Festival.

Friday, November 4
CONCERT: “The End of the Moon” conceived and
performed by Laurie Anderson – Veterans Memorial
Auditorium Arts & Cultural Center (1 Avenue of
the Arts, Providence) – 8:00 p.m. Tickets:
$17-$30, $12 Students & Seniors. www.tickets.com
or (401) 272-4862.

Saturday, November 5
CONCERT: A concert of voice and interactive
electronics featuring Butch Rovan’s mixed-media
work, Vis-a-Vis (2001), based on text by Rainer
Maria Rilke – Grant Recital Hall – 9:00 p.m. Free
and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the COGUT
Ctr. for the Humanities.

Sunday, November 6
ORGAN RECITAL: “North & South: from the
Renaissance to the 20th century, from Northern
Europe to Italy” featuring works by PSrt,
Morandi, Frescobaldi, de Macque, Hassler, Dnnser,
Mendelssohn & others – Claudio Astronio, organist
(Bolzano, Italy) – Sayles Hall – 4:00 p.m. Free
and open to the public.

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Rhode Island Furniture Designers at Gallery NAGA

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Gallery Naga Presents:
Under Cover: Upholstery in Contemporary Furniture

Garry Knox Bennett
Dezco (John Dunnigan, Rosanne Somerson, Peter Walker)
Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset
Alphonse Mattia
Daniel Michalik
Pascal Mourgue for Ligne Roset
Gijs Papavoine for Montis
James Schriber
Tommy Simpson
Steve Whittlesey
Lothar Windels

November 11 – December 17

Reception: Friday, November 11, 6-8 pm

Essay by John Dunnigan

Presented in collaboration with Clark Gallery and ADESSO

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Fostering Arts in the Atrium Gallery during November

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Northwest Passages:
Fostering Arts will exhibit drawings, paintings, and photographs of artists from Scituate, Foster and Glocester from November 2-29 at the Atrium Gallery. Featured artists Akyla, Femino, Frecareta, Hughes, McCarthy, Meleleu, Merchant, Rozhon, Thomas, and Thurber.

Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 9 from 4-7:00 PM. All are welcome.

Fostering Arts’ mission is to nurture and strengthen the communities of northwestern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut by offering opportunities for sharing creative experiences and celebrating our cultural resources. The organization supports educational and social programs involving the arts including visual art, music, dance, theater, folk art, and healing arts.

PO Box 96
Foster, RI 02825

The Atrium Gallery is located in the Department of Administration Building, One Capitol Hill, Providence.
Open M-F 8:30 – 4:30. Closed weekends and holidays.

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Old Timey Music with Alan Jabbour

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Old Timey Music with Alan Jabbour!

Tuesday, November 1, 4:00 pm: Alan Jabbour will be giving a lecture on Old-time music and marching. Room 315 of the Orwig Music Building on the corner of Hope Street and Young Orchard, Providence, RI. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 1, 7-9 pm: there will be a Fiddle Workshop. Alan Jabbour will teach tunes from his extensive repertoire of music learned first-hand from such legendary old-time fiddlers as Henry Reed and Burl Hammons, 301 Orwig Music Building, corner of Hope and Young Orchard, Providence, RI. Open to the general public for $30.

Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 pm : Alan Jabbour in Concert. Grant Recital Hall, behind the Orwig music building on the corner of Hope Street and Young Orchard, Providence, RI. Free and open to the public.

Information: Email James_Ruchala@brown.edu

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The Providence String Quartet, Fall Concerts

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

community music works*************************
CONCERT SCHEDULE*************************
Fall Providence String Quartet Concerts
WHAT: The Providence Quartet presents its Fall chamber music program at the John Carter Brown Library and the Bell Street Chapel. The concert features Debussy’s String Quartet, Opus 10, and Beethoven’s String Quartet, Opus 59, No. 2.
WHO: Providence String Quartet (Community MusicWorks quartet-in-residence)
WHEN: Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 pm (JCB Library)
Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 pm (Bell Street Chapel)
WHERE: John Carter Brown Library
Corner of Brown and George Streets, Providence, and Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell Street
TICKETS: JCB Library: $20 general admission, $50 benefactor admission
Bell Street: $5-25 suggested admission, $50 benefactor admission
Built around the permanent residency of the Providence String Quartet, Community MusicWorks is a nationally recognized organization that creates long-term learning and mentoring relationships between children and professional musicians in Providence, RI. All after school programs, including instruments, are provided free to participants.

Contact information:
Heath Marlow
Director of Development
Community MusicWorks
1392 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02909
401.861.3700 fax

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cynthia treen holiday sales

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Photo by Karen Phillippi

Indulge in alpaca handbags, embroidered wool wrap skirts, cozy wool and silk scarves, and much, much more.

Moses Brown Gift Festival
Saturday & Sunday, November 5th and 6th, 10AM to 4PM
250 Lloyd Avenune, at the Waughtel-Howe Field House

Pawtucket Foundry Sale
December 8th through 18th.
172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket
For directions and times, visit: http://www.foundryshow.com/home.htm

Open Studio/Sale
December 9th through the 11th
Friday 5PM to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 4PM
545 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucktucket

For more information and directions,
call 401.725.5563 or email info@cynthiatreen.com

Cynthia Treen Studio
545 Pawtucket Ave. 2nd floor
Pawtucket RI 02860
Ph: 401-725-5563
fax: 401-725-5567

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Temporary Public Art Installations
The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. is a cultural arts and preservation organization serving Northern Manhattan communities. WHAF utilizes art and culture in open, public spaces to add aesthetic interest to the area, promote historical and cultural heritage, and foster a sense of community involvement and development.

LOCATION (S) OF ARTWORK: The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. and the Artists Selection Committee are seeking proposals that embrace strong visual appeal and sensitivity that will attract more visitors and residents to several private and public locations including all four historic Harlem parks. Placement and installation at park locations will require input from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Temporary Public Art Coordinator and Park District Managers. The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. will provide comprehensive general liability insurance, the bond and public relations support. Email: whaf155@verizon.net for detail description and pictures on the following sites:
City/State Parks
Historic monument

A written description of your artwork including: medium, dimensions (LxHxW and weight), installation method and
anchoring procedure.
A resume and artist statement
The location of specific site(s) for the installation and the reasoning leading to the specific site(s) choice or general description of the type of environment for which the installation is designed.
Up to (10) prints of the artist’s previous works. If providing slides, please label and enclose them in a slide sheet. Any other materials, such as prints color copies, or brochures, must fit within a 9″x12″ self-addresses enveloped with the appropriate amount of postage to be returned.

DO visit our sites and observe the activities that take place there.
DON’T submit proposals for non-existing works.

ARTIST’S RESPONSIBILITIES: Bringing artwork to the site and for removal.
Any maintenance to the artwork during exhibition period.
Any repair to the installation site if necessary (i.e. sod).
Must sign a waiver exempting The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. from any damage to the artwork during exhibition.

ARTIST FORUM: Applicants can attend an artist forum to ask questions and learn more about this process. The forum will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the our location – Church of the Intercession, 550 West
155thStreet between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway in the Parish House.
Time of forum will be 12 p.m.

SUBMISSION: Final deadline is January 18, 2006. Mail proposal to The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc., 550 West 155th Street, New York, N.Y. 10032. For questions and other concerns, you can email Savona Bailey-McClain, Director of The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. at whaf155@verizon.net. Applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision no later than February 28, 2006. Although care will be taken in the handling of all submissions, The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. nor the Artists Selection Committee cannot be responsible for any materials that are lost, stolen, or damaged while in our possession or in transit.

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A Bright Room Called Day

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005


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Tuesday, Nov 1 Artists Free Clinic

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

On the first Tuesday of every month, from 1:00 pm. to 4:00 pm., artists who have no health insurance can be seen on a walk-in basis at Rhode Island Free Clinic. The artist’s clinic is a first stop for free medical diagnosis and treatment of basic and chronic health problems. Registered nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students provide the initial care and refer patients to the appropriate clinic and medical provider for a wide range of no- or low-cost follow-up care and specialty services.

The Free Clinic is located at 655 Broad Street in Providence.


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CityArts! All That Glitters Gala Seeks Artists

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

The eighth annual *CityArts! All That Glitters Gala* will be held on December 1st at the Roger Williams Park Casino. The *All That Glitters Gala*is CityArts! annual event to raise funds to support free quality arts education programs for urban at-risk youth – ensuring a meaningful connection between the arts and youth development.

As tradition warrants, CityArts! is calling upon the talent and creative support of artists and designers to create and donate an “artist tree and/or elements of a tree” that will be included in our *City of Trees Silent Auction*. The *City of Trees* is our event’s signature activity which provides a wonderful contribution to our fund raising goals. As a CityArts! Tree Artist, you will receive two complimentary tickets to the Gala and VIP reception (additional tickets will be made available to you at cost – $40), and you will be recognized during the evening’s program.

The Gala committee is gearing up for a spectacular night of cocktails, fine food, music and festive fun. It’s a celebration of the arts – and most importantly it’s an event where people come together to support the positive connection between the arts and youth development. We hope you will join us and make a difference in the lives of 400 and more youth.

*If interested please call, fax or email us with your contact information and we will forward you an installation parameters sheet along with a submission form to be completed and returned by November 11th.* Each year the *City of Trees* adds sparkle to the season. We hope you will help us this year!

Providence CityArts! for Youth
Providence CityArts! for Youth, Inc. is a community arts center with a mission to provide free and accessible arts programs to at-risk urban youth between the ages of 8-14. CityArts! serves over 400 youth and families through afterschool and summer arts programs each year – providing exceptional opportunities to explore, create, express and grow. With a history that dates back to 1991 as a neighborhood arts education resource, CityArts! spirit is passionate and creative!

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Horror Film Festival, Oct. 27 – 30!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

OCTOBER 27-30, 2005

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Ghouls, Goblins, Zombies, and Ghosts will all make an appearance on the big screen as the Rhode Island International Film Festival unwraps its sixth annual Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival October 27th-30st. In addition to its traditional spooky fare, this year’s festival includes a spectre-acular family day where kids and their parents are invited to join in with family-friendly events.

To add to the fun, the Festival, much like a witch’s brew, will consist of various ingredients such as giveaways, book signings, and awards for Best Feature and Best Short, plus much more.

Admission is $10.00 per person for all shows. Children admission is $5.00 to the Halloween Party.

Tickets for these events, as well as festival six-packs are available on line at www.ARTTixRI.com. Tickets will also be available at the door before each screening.
For more information, write RIIFF, P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840.
Telephone: 401-861-4445. E-mail: info@film-festival.org.

Rhode Island International Film Festival
PO Box 162 Newport, RI 02840 USA
Street Address: 96 Second Street, Newport, RI 02840
fax: 401/861-4422

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Fostering Arts in the Atrium Gallery during November

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

The second annual art exhibit of fosteringArts.org, “Northwest Passages,” will be held at the Atrium Gallery, One Capital Hill, Providence, Rhode Island from November 2nd through November 30th. The opening reception at the Atrium will be on Wednesday, November 9th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It is free and open to the public.

Artists with studios in Scituate, Foster or Glocester will exhibit drawings, prints, paintings and photographs. Featured artists are Akylas, Femino, Fracareta, Hughes, McCarthy, Meleleu, Merchant, Rozhon, Thomas and Thurber.

FosteringArts.org has been serving northwestern Rhode Island since 1999. Their mission is to strengthen the communities of northwestern Rhode Island by offering opportunities to share creative experiences in the visual and performing arts and to celebrate artistic and cultural resources. RI Monthly recently awarded fosteringArts.org a “2005 Best of RI” award for Community Arts Booster.

For more information contact: www.fosteringArts.org. FosteringArts.org is partially funded by the Rhode Island State Arts Council.

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Craftland entry deadline extended

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Hello crafty friends,
CRAFTLAND is back for its fourth glittery year!

And the application deadline has been extended to THIS SATURDAY 10/29/05

Apply NOW: now:http://www.craftlandshow.com/craftlandform.html

Applications are now being accepted for the 4th Annual Craftland, a contemporary craft show located in a super-duper retail space in downtown Providence, Rhode Island featuring an eclectic assortment of fine crafts and cutting-edge, quirky handmade items. The sale will take place over 7 sparkly days in December. Choose which days you’d like to sell – or join us for all of them!

Craftland is an annual holiday sale that celebrates all kinds of handmade objects and the people who make them. This year, artists will rent a booth space to sell their wares instead of selling on consignment. This means you keep all the profits!

Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in participating this year.
Applications must be submitted by Saturday, October 29, 2005. Craftland participants will be selected by a craft-friendly jury and will be notified by October 31, 2005 about their participation.

If you have questions or accolades for Craftland, please contact us at info@craftlandshow.com

The 2005 Craftland Committee

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Playwrights Place Productions presents “Love at Willow Manor”

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Six Original Plays Written and Directed by Linda Thomas

Tiverton Four Corners Arts Center
3850 Main Road
Tiverton, RI 02878
Reservations: 401-624-2600 or 401-849-3611
Info: www.playwrightsplace.com
Directions: www.tivertonfourcorners/artscenter
Dates: November 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20, PRESS NIGHT: November 11
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 piano & wine bar, 8 p.m. Show
Sunday matinees: 2:30 piano & wine bar, 3 p.m. Show

Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Seniors

Playwrights Place Productions presents “Love at Willow Manor,” by Linda Thomas, a collection of six short, award-winning plays that depict what Garrison Keillor likes to call “the grace of ordinary life.”

Set at fictional Willow Manor Retirement Community, these plays bring to light, through sharp drama and gentle comedy, the wisdom, laughter and courage of a life stage that deserves celebration. “These plays are for everyone,” says Thomas. “You might recognize your parent, your granddad, your nana, or yourself.”

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Providence Art Club: Call to Painters

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Providence Art Club


Application Deadline: December 9, 2005

About the Providence Art Club:
Founded in 1880, the Providence Art Club was created to stimulate the appreciation of art in the community. Located on Thomas Street, in the shadow of the First Baptist Church, the Art Club is a picturesque procession of historic houses, home to studios, galleries, and a clubhouse. Through its public programs, its art instruction classes for members, and its active exhibition schedule, the Providence Art Club continues a tradition of supporting the visual arts in Providence and beyond.

December 9 Application Deadline
December 16 Accepted artists listed at www.providenceartclub.org
December 30 Bio Material Due
January 7-12 Work Received
January 22, 2-4pm Reception
February 6-12 Removal of Work


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Providence Singers: Verdi Requiem

Friday, October 21st, 2005

On November 5, the Providence Singers presents the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Julian Wachner, in the chorus’ third special collaboration with the New Haven Symphony.

Verdi’s fiery, profound interpretation of the traditional Catholic funeral service generated some controversy when it first premiered; its dramatic range of emotions and near-operatic intensity were considered rather extreme for church performance. Today, the Requiem is considered by many critics to be one of Verdi’s best works, ranking with his top operas in sheer melodic beauty.

The Providence Singers’ concert features four world-class soloists – including a Rhode Island native – who have sung leading roles with internationally-reknowned orchestras and opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Boston Symphony, and countless others. A few highlights:

National award-winning soprano Barbara Quintiliani has been hailed as “the Verdi soprano the world has been waiting for,” her voice “…drop-dead gorgeous, with pearly-lustrous timbre… and high notes that open out into the hall with real glamour” (Boston Globe).

Mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore has also won several national awards, and has been described as “[having] it all – looks, intelligence, musicianship, personality, technique, and a voice of bewitching amber color… high spirits and dazzling virtuoso aplomb.” (Boston Globe)

In addition to his many engagements with the Metropolitan Opera and other companies, tenor Stefano Algieri has recorded several Verdi operas, including Aida, Forza del Destino, and Don Carlo, with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Baritone James Kleyla of East Providence enjoys a busy international career, and is equally at home in classical and popular performance. Among other triumphs, Kleyla earned rave reviews in the Trinity Repertory premiere of Richard Cumming’s The Picnic, and standing ovations at his solo debut with the Boston Pops.

November 5, 2005, 8:00 pm at VMA Arts & Cultural Center, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence

Tickets: $18-$50 adults, $5 students; discounts for advance-purchases, seniors, and WGBH members; visit www.ProvidenceSingers.org for direct links to online sales.

The November 5th performance of Verdi’s Requiem is sponsored by Merrill Lynch. This concert will also be presented at Woolsey Hall in New Haven on Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm.


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Friday, October 21st, 2005



After much bad weather, the production marches on!


6:30 arrive
7:00 start
(donations for flooded sound equipment repair accepted)

talley, goldberg, henneman, glantz, porter, lifrieri, nichols, coggeshall, hong, chippendale, and friends and friends made this show.

special guest jack wilmarth.
Directions: 1000 Elmwood Ave, follow “other attractions” signs and then “temple to music” signs.


Bring your friends and family and co workers and children and kindly strangers because this is appropriate for all ages


call jason at 261 3261 on sunday afternoon if you are unsure about the weather – it’s supposed to rain in the morning, but the afternoon and evening could be dry. he’s also good for directions.

RAIN DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, same time, same place

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RISCA Poetry Fellowship Winner at Warwick Museum

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Mad Poets Cafe Featuring Mairead Byrne and Joanna Nealon
Saturday, October 22, open-mike signup starts at 7 p.m.
Admission only $5

Mairead Byrne and Joanna Nealon feature at the award-winning Mad Poets’ Cafe program at the Warwick Museum of Art on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 7 p.m.

Mairead Byrne immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1994 for reasons of poetry. Her collection Nelson & The Huruburu Bird was published in 2003 by Wild Honey Press. Recent and upcoming publications include two chapbooks, An Educated Heart (Palm Press, 2005) and Vivas (Wild Honey Press, 2005), and poems in 5 AM, CONDUIT, DENVER QUARTERLY, THE DRUNKEN BOAT, and VOLT. She is the author of two plays, two books of interviews with Irish artists, a short book on James Joyce, and a lot of journalism in Ireland and the United States. She earned a PhD in Theory & Cultural Studies from Purdue University in 2001 and lives with her two daughters in Providence, Rhode Island, where she teaches poetry at Rhode Island School of Design.

Joanna Nealon is a blind woman, married, with three children and four grandchildren. She grew up in an old houseboat on Ash Creek in Bridgeport, CT., and now resides in Newton, MA. She received her B.A. in French Literature and studied in Paris, France, on a Fulbright Scholarship.

In 1987 she began circulating her poems and reciting in the Boston area, mainly with the Stone Soup poetry group, founded by Jack Powers in 1971. She joined other Stone Soup poets in programs for social and cultural renewal, such as Boston’s First Night, benefits for the homeless and on-going readings at Bay State and Norfolk prisons.

Joanna is also affiliated with Tapestry of Voices, founded by Mad Poets’ host Harris Gardner in 2000. She has participated previously in readings at the Warwick Museum of Art as well as Border’s Bookstore in Boston, Northeastern and Brown Universities, the John Greenleaf Whittier houses in Amesbury and Haverhill, and the annual National Poetry Month Festival held in the Boston Public Library. This year she is delighted to be part of the newly founded Brockton Libra ry Poetry Series.

Joanna has five published books: The Lie And I (Stone Soup Press, Boston: 1990), Poems Of The Zodiac (Cosmic Trend, North York, Ontario: 1992), Said The Sage (New Spirit Press, NY: 1993), The Fourth Kingdom (Cosmic Trend, North York, Ontario: 1998), and Living It (Ibbetson Street Press, MA: 2004). Her poems have appeared in Stone Soup Quarterly, Stone Soup Gazette, Cosmic Trend Anthologies, Bitterroot, Expression, The Aurorean, Northeast Corridor, Medaphors, The Ibbetson Street Review, and the anthology, We Speak For Peace.
The Mad Poets’ Cafe features some of the area’s best poets every month in the Museum’s gallery space. Host Harris Gardner invites budding poets or writers wanting to debut new material to take part in the Mad Poets’ open mike segment. Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. and is open to all ages and skill levels.

Admission is $5.00 at the door and includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages. For reservations or further details, please visit www.warwickmuseum.org or call the Museum office at 401-737-0010.

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Apartment for arty/green people in Providence

Friday, October 21st, 2005

susie ghahremani sent this apartment posting to me from sunny California. She must really love her former landlords!

I am a former tenant of a really wonderful apartment with down-to-earth landlords that deserve this recommendation!
The apartment is:
- REALLY BIG, sunny and spacious: 2 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, double parlor living room, entry way, porch, backyard, etc. and there is parking for one or two cars (in tandem) and basement storage. laundry, too! (we used one of the parlors as a home office)
- available immediately
- $1075/month
- beautifully painted with bold colors, original historic moulding, decorative windows, parquet wood floors, built in cabinetry, etc.
- at the corner of knowles and cypress streets in a really great community neighborhood on the east side and shares a lot with a community garden (so if you have a green thumb, i believe you’re welcome to have a go)

basically, it’s a really great place to live, we were very happy there (we moved to california) and would gladly tell you more about it to help our landlords find someone really nice/friendly/responsible to rent it to. please email me if you have any questions (and i can send photos, too), or you can call my former landlords to see it at: 401 272 7182
susie (scifismyfi@aol.com)

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Scenes of Rhode Island – Call to Artists

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

The Scenes of Rhode Island Exhibition and Awards was established as a partnership between the Governor’s Office and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, for the purpose of promoting the artistic talent and aesthetic beauty which abounds throughout the State.

Governor Donald Carcieri and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts invite Rhode Island artists to submit work for the Scenes of Rhode Island Exhibit and Awards. Art must be two-dimensional, original work of the artist that in some way depicts the Ocean State, that has not been previously entered into the Scenes of Rhode Island Exhibition and Awards, and that has not been reproduced or widely shown.

“Best in Show” will receive a $1,000 purchase award, with work to be hung in the State House. A limited-edition poster, numbered and signed by the artist, will be produced.

Governor and Mrs. Carcieri will select one image from the Scenes of Rhode Island exhibit as “Best in Show,” and two additional works will be chosen for second and third place prizes. The first-place artist will receive $1,000, which includes purchase of the artwork by the Governor and reproduction rights, and the work will be displayed prominently at the State House throughout the Carcieri Administration. Limited edition posters of the image will be produced by the Governor, signed and numbered by the artist, and distributed as State gifts to individuals and organizations at the discretion of Governor and Mrs. Carcieri. Second place winner will receive an award of $250 and the third place winner will receive an award of $100, and both will be recognized by Governor and Mrs. Carcieri at the Scenes of Rhode Island reception at the Atrium Gallery on January 5, 2006. Additionally, nine other artworks will be chosen for inclusion in a “2007 State Calendar,” the proceeds benefiting the Healing Arts Program at Lifespan. Scenes of Rhode Island will be curated by Wood River Junction artist, environmentalist and community arts advocate Ana Flores (www.art-farm.net). The exhibition will be on view at the Atrium Gallery in the Department of Administration Building during the month of January, 2006.

Slides and Electronic Submissions:
Artists may submit up to a maximum of three slides, or one disc with no more than three images, to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for the selection process. Slides and electronic images may depict details of a work, but no more than a total of three slides/images will be accepted. Glass slides and slides with tape on the holders will not be accepted. All slides and discs must be labeled with the artist’s name, work title, medium, dimensions and year of completion. Slides and discs of work not accepted will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Accepted slides will remain in the possession of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for public reference.

Send slides or discs, self-addressed stamped envelope, and entry form by the deadline date of November 18 to: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Attn: Scenes of Rhode Island Show, One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02908

Entry form:

Click here to download an Adobe.pdf version of the entry form.

Click here to download a Microsoft Word version of the entry form.

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