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Original art for less than $225!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005


www.providenceartclub.org
LITTLE PICTURES 2005
Dates: November 20 – December 23, 2005
Extended Gallery Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Friday 12-4, Thursday
12-7, Weekends 12-4
Contact: Lauren Cicione 401.331.1114 ext. 5,
galleries@providenceartclub.org

The Providence Art Club is pleased to present a cash and carry exhibition of original artwork in all media ALL under $225!

Work will include ALL MEDIA: PAINTINGS, ORIGINAL PRINTS, PHOTOgraphy, SCULPTURE, GLASS, JEWELRY, FIBER AND MORE! Sure lots of galleries have a little pictures show around this time of year, but no one has been hosting one for quite as long as the second oldest art club in the country. This annual exhibition has been a tradition at the Club for over 75 years! Featuring work by over 85 artists, this year’s show will include not only the traditional landscapes and lovely still lifes as usual but also a selection of more contemporary works by some of our newer members. This includes affordable drawings by Catherine Hamilton, and mixed media work by sculptor Suzanne Volmer. Also Michael Sherman, who works onsite in Rome, and Sarah Powers, who now lives and works in Raleigh, NC, will show their architectural studies and contemporary landscapes only reduced in size. And if you missed Dora Atwater Millikin’s successful solo exhibit in October, here’s your second chance to take home one of her small oil paintings for under $225. They’re a steal! This annual show and sale will also highlight charming oils by the Art Club President, Harley Bartlett and Mary Castelnovo, luscious monotypes by Richard Harrington, prints of the New England landscapes by Regina Partridge and Dan Britt’s watercolor scenes of northern New England. Domine Ragosta and Lynne Meleleu will satisfy those who miss their summer gardens with oils and pastels of floral still lifes. Look for Ragosta’s winter scenes, too, as their beautiful mauve palette make the snow seem inviting! Also notable are Dan Read’s exquisite, glass mobiles and votives in dazzling colors, Joan Arnaud’s ornaments and wearable art and Sue Butler’s playful portraits and abstract landscapes. For those looking to add to their own collection, Carol Strause FitzSimond’s well crafted prints, Johanna McKenzie’s sweeping encaustics, and Martha Guillette’s dazzling landscapes will be available in small sizes: i.e. small prices!

all exhibitions are free and open to the public
Providence Art Club
11 Thomas Street
Providence RI 02903
401.331.1114

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Gotham City Film Festival

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Gotham
Seventh Dimension Group Productions presents the New York, NY * November 3-5, 2006
www.gothamfestival.com
Submission Deadlines:

Feature Length Films
Early: February 15th, 2006
Regular: March 15th, 2006
Extended: April 15th, 2006

Short Films and Music Videos
Early: February 15th 2006
Regular: March 15th, 2006
Extended: April 15th, 2006
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December Classical Music Convening

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

New England Classical Music Convening in December

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters and
the New England Presenters will host a convening on
Thursday, December 8, 2005 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. with New England presenters to
deepen their knowledge of classical music.
Participation is open to members and nonmembers.

Hosted at Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard
Pond in Keene, New Hampshire
, the symposium will
include dialogue about the art form and audience
development with Greg Sandow, composer,
journalist and part of the graduate studies faculty at
The Juilliard School. The Amelia Piano Trio
will participate in the day’s discussion and give a
performance, followed by a question and answer
session.

Registrants will pay a small fee of $15 that includes
light morning refreshments and lunch. Click here
to register.

This convening, funded by a National Endowment for
the Arts grant, is an expansion effort of Arts
Presenters’ Classical Connections initiative. The
Classical Connections initiative includes: the
Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA),
a program dedicated to helping young classical
musicians further their careers through professional
development training and performance opportunities,
the Classical Connections Seminar, an in-
depth seminar for presenters offering numerous
opportunities to interact with classical music artists
during performances, lectures and educational
activities, and the Classical Music Think Tank, a
gathering of field professionals focused trends and
issues facing the classical music industry.

Remember that we want to hear from you! Contact
the Arts Presenters staff toll free at 888.820.ARTS
(2787).

Association of Performing Arts Presenters
1112 16th Street NW #400, Washington, DC 20036

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Providence Musician Seeks Housemate

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Amazing Period Detail/Woodwork in Renovated Apt with Working Fireplace

$800 includes rent, heat, electric, parking (in tandem), bike storage, a very quiet and private 11.5 by 10.5 foot bedroom, plus your own private full bathroom, your own entrance, and shared use of the two fabulous living rooms, working fireplace, huge gorgeous eat-in kitchen, and yard.

About your bedroom…The floor and paint are brand new in a gorgeous variety of neutral colors. There are two large closets and plenty of light.

About your private bathroom…It is sunny and bright with a tub and a linen closet and lots of under-sink storage.

About the common spaces… This is a completely renovated house with lovely period detail. This apartment is on the first floor and the front entrance is through a classic pillared semi-circular porch and a stunning foyer (gorgeous glass and woodwork) with a little bench to take your boots off. Inside, there are many different kinds of wood,
> gorgeous inlaid floors, beautiful original mantle and tiled fireplace in working order. The apartment meanders, with good separation between the bedrooms, plenty of privacy. The two living rooms, one smaller with the spectacular fireplace, the other larger with truly huge windows, have amazing original inlaid floors. The kitchen is a real hang-out room, with plenty of space, tons of cabinets (nice ones with cool chrome handles), a full-size gas range, really big windows that look out to a spectacular ancient beautifully formed Copper Beech tree, all original stunning dark wood trim on the kitchen windows and doorframes, and a door from the kitchen to the backyard. The whole
apartment is all fresh paint, new blinds, floors just refinished, and new kitchen, so all that turn-of-the-century charm is also very clean. The long back yard is shared by the three apartments (there is a one-bedroom up top and a two-bedroom in the middle). The basement includes coin-operated laundry and room to store a bicycle.
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O, Canada!

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Canada, the enlightened country to our north!According to ArtsJournal.com, the Canadian government has decided to double the budget of the Canada Council, bumping it to $300 million per year. Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla called it a “rebirth of the Canada Council” when she made the announcement in Montreal.

What do they know that we don’t know? Comments?

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Globe’s arts section hit as staffers take buyout

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Boston Herald article by Donna Goodison
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 – Updated: 09:47 AM EST

Voluntary buyout packages approved at The Boston Globe yesterday stand to leave a gaping hole in the newspaper’s lifestyle and arts coverage.

Veteran reporters slated to leave that section of the paper include pop/rock music writer Steve Morse, theater critic Ed Siegel, feature writer Jack Thomas, classical music critic Richard Dyer and arts reporter Maureen Dezell.

The Globe announced the buyout package in October as a cost-cutting attempt to avoid layoffs by cutting 35 newsroom positions. Globe spokesman Al Larkin would not confirm the number of employees who signed up by Monday’s deadline for the deal, which was open to union members and management with seven years of employment. One report put the list of editorial employees applying for the buyout at 34.

“There’s a seven-day rescission period, and we won’t have final numbers until next week, at which time we’ll make them public,” Larkin said.

Yesterday’s atmosphere was one of “high drama,” according to one Globe writer, as newsroom employees waited for hand-delivered letters indicating whether management would accept them for the buyouts. Almost all of the offers were accepted, Larkin said.

“We expect that most people will be leaving by the end of the year,” he said. “There may be a few people who are extended beyond that to finish particular projects or deal with transitional issues.”

Other confirmed staffers who took the buyouts were assistant metro editor Judy Rakowsky, travel editor Wendy Fox, obituary writer Tom Long and business columnist Charlie Stein. Newsroom employees also said pop culture writer Renee Graham, op-ed page writer Nick King and gardening writer Carol Stocker were on the list.

Morse leaves Dec. 8 after 28 years on staff and 31 years in total writing for the Globe.

“I basically decided that it’s time to write a book about 30 years of rock and roll stories,” Morse

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Senate Bill Lets Artists Claim Price for Gifts

Monday, November 28th, 2005

New York Times article by ROBIN POGREBIN
Published: November 22, 2005

Living writers, musicians, artists and scholars who donate their work to a museum or other charitable cause would earn a tax deduction based on full fair market value under a bill just passed by the Senate.

Currently such work receives only a deduction based on the cost of materials unless it is donated posthumously by the estates.

The measure was approved as an amendment to a broader $59.6 billion tax relief bill passed by the Senate early Friday. It now goes to a House-Senate conference committee. The House version of the tax relief bill does not include the arts provision, but the senators who introduced the amendment – Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, and Pete V. Domenici, a New Mexico Republican – said they were hopeful that the committee would support it.

Under the bill, artists could donate their work during their lifetimes at full market value provided that it is properly appraised and handed over at least 18 months after it is created.

The provision seems likely to open the way for more acquisitions by cash-strapped museums. “It’s very important for cultural institutions and libraries to be able to be the recipient of these works of art that otherwise might go into private hands,” said Mimi Gaudieri, the executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors.

“Especially for small to midsize institutions with modest acquisition funds, as a gift from the artists, it’s a great opportunity to enhance their collections,” Ms. Gaudieri said.
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Perishable Theatre Call to Actors

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Here’s a chance to be involved in the evolution of a script! The playwriting group started by David Eliet’s playwriting class has a script ready for a reading. We are looking for actors. The reading will be presented on Monday, December 12th at 7:30 PM here at Perishable Theatre. Dinner will be served to all participating actors prior to the reading.

The cast consists of:
Taylor: Male, mid 40s
Marcus: Taylor’s assistant/babysitter. Early 30s
Luke: Taylor and Mia’s 20-year-old son
Agnes: Taylor’s 300-year-old (yes, 300, it’s not a typo) editor
Hudgins: Taylor’s valet/butler/therapist. 50-ish
Mia: Taylor’s ex-wife, 40-ish
William: Mia’s fiancé, early 50s

If you’re interested, please contact me ASAP. We would like to get the scripts out to participating actors and have one brief rehearsal prior to the actual reading.

Thanks, and we’ll look forward to hearing from you. And please feel free to pass this along to anyone else you think might be interested.

Carol
carol@perishable.org

Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-331-2695 ext. 100
www.perishable.org

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Catherine Hamilton Open Studio

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

hamilton
Saturday, Dec. 3 & Sunday, Dec. 4 12 – 4 pm
at the Deacon Taylor House Studios, 9 Thomas Street, Providence, RI 02903

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Mike Taylor at AS220 and Julian’s

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Mike Taylor prints, comics, paintings, drawings, and a big sculpture, for lack of a better word, can be seen at the AS220 Upstairs Gallery as well as at Julian’s restaurant at 318 broadway in Providence.

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Free for All Saturday, RISD Museum, Nov. 26!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

IT’S A FREE FOR ALL SATURDAY at the RISD Museum!

Saturday, November 26, at The RISD Museum, 11am- 4 pm

Celebrate Southeast Asian culture!

Program:

3- 4 pm: Performances
Laos: Laotian Dance by Laotian Community Center
Cambodia: Music by SEASIA
RISD Auditorium

Ongoing
Symbols of the Hmong: Make a Paj Ntaub
Drop-In Workshop with Erin Connors
Program Gallery Room

Explore Southeast Asia: Gallery Quest
Pick up a guide in Museum Lobby

“Story Pictures”
Artwork Inspired by Paj Ntaub
Exhibition by Harry Kizirian School students
Coordinator: A. J. Morse, Art Educator

Refreshments
Education Gallery

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Hansel & Gretel at the Columbus

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005


Hansel & Gretel: An opera for all ages, sung in English!

Saturday, November 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 27 at 3:00 p.m.

Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Rhode Island

Tickets are $35 adults and $10 children.
CALL Opera Providence at 401-331-6060 or purchase in person at the Linden Place Gift Shop.
Tickets also available at the door 2 hours prior to the performance.

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A Christmas Carol: the musical

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

The Academy Players will be presenting for the opening show of its 50th season: RI composer Stephen DeCesare’s world renown version of the ever popular Dickens classic: “A Christmas Carol: the musical”. Back by popular demand, this piece which is also currently running in New York and England as well as other parts of the world, will have its run at the East Greenwich ODEUM on December 9-11, 15-18. We will be collecting toys/money for the benefit Aids Care Ocean State. For more information, please call 401-885-6228 or see web-site for details (www.academyplayers.org)

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¡CityArts! 2005 All That Glitters Gala

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

¡CityArts! announces the eighth annual ¡CityArts! All That Glitters Gala to be held on December 1st at the Roger Williams Park Casino in Providence, RI. The All That Glitters Gala is ¡CityArts!’ signature event to raise funds to support free quality arts education programs for over 400 urban at-risk youth – ensuring a meaningful connection between the arts and youth development.

Up to 250 guests are anticipated in celebration of ¡CityArts! young artists. And as tradition warrants, we will have our City of Trees Silent Auction, where 25-30 artists, designers, and agencies will create sculptural and inspirational trees for purchase. Cocktails, fine food, festive fun and live music will complement the evening, and trees and/or elements of the trees will be our backdrop. Event tickets are $60. Sponsorship packages of $1,500 to $10,000 are available, and Patron Donors who contribute $350 will receive two tickets to the event.

The evening will begin with a VIP Champagne Reception for Sponsors at 5:30pm. Doors open to the public at 6pm. Live music will be performed by SuperChief Trio. Creative food selections by Fine Catering by Russell Morin. Exhibitions of youth art work will be displayed throughout.

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Tomaquag Museum’s Nikommo Celebration: Dec. 3

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Come join us for the Nikommo Celebration & Eastern Woodland Pottery Show
Saturday, December 3, 2005 from 11-3pm

Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum

Featuring Brenda Hill beautifully crafted Native American pottery!

Come participate in our Give-away ceremony by bringing a wrapped and labeled gift for someone in need. Donations are given to local agencies.

Enjoy storytelling, social dances, Native games, and the joy of giving.

Buy unique holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, delicious foods, and decorations.

Pottery Show sponsored in part by Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum
390 Summit Rd., Exeter, RI 02822
www.tomaquagmuseum.com
401-539-7213 401-491-9063

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Members Holiday Show and Sale

Monday, November 21st, 2005

PAC
November 20 – January 7, 2006

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 20 2-4pm

Eighteen members of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative are featured in our annual ‘Holiday Show and Sale’ exhibit from November 20 through January 7, 2006. Members participating in this exhibit include: Jerry Aissis, Stacy Graham, Berenice Griffeth, Mary Huber, Marilyn Kagan, Gwenette Kangis, Kim Komechak, Catherine Mansell, Rosemarie Manson, Judy Mulligan, Regina Partridge, M.A. Podolak, Omar Percigo, Mimo Gordon Riley, Barbara Shema, Thomas Terceira, David Velesig and C.C. Wolf. Artwork in this exhibit includes many mediums including watercolors, monotypes, photography, acrylics, oils and wearable art.

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Design Competition

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Westport
Westport’s Central Village Bench-Mark design competition is open to artists in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Registration deadline February 15, 2006. Submissions due April 1, 2006.

The Westport Central Village Bench-Mark Design Competition invites artists and designers to submit design solutions that will create five artful places for people to sit along Main Road in Central Village, Westport. Full details about the competition are posted on the Westport Arts Council website at www.westportartscouncil.org. Cash awards of $2500 will be awarded for the five selected designs. In addition, $10,000 to $25,000 is available for the construction of the Bench-Marks. The design competition is sponsored by the Westport Arts Council. Please join us on a walk-through of the selected locations for the Bench-Marks in Central Village on Saturday December 10, 2005. Questions? design@westportartscouncil.org.
Or go to http://www.westportartscouncil.org/dtv.html
Note that there is a Question and Answer page on the Design Competition website…Please send your questions.

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December New England Classical Music Convening

Monday, November 21st, 2005

This is a member service of Arts Presenters.

To our New England members:

New England Classical Music Convening in December

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters and the New England
Presenters will host a convening on Thursday, December 8, 2005 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
with New England presenters to deepen their knowledge of
classical music. Participation is open to members and nonmembers.

Hosted at Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond in Keene, New Hampshire, the symposium will include dialogue about the art form and audience development with Greg Sandow, composer, journalist and part of the graduate studies faculty at The Juilliard School. The Amelia Piano Trio will participate in the day’s discussion and give a performance,
followed by a question and answer session.

Registrants will pay a small fee of $15 that includes light morning
refreshments and lunch. Click here
http://www.artspresenters.org/services/classicalmusic05.cfm to
register.

This convening, funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant, is an
expansion effort of Arts Presenters’ Classical Connections initiative.
The Classical Connections initiative includes: the Young Performers
Career Advancement (YPCA), a program dedicated to helping young
classical musicians further their careers through professional
development training and performance opportunities, the Classical
Connections Seminar, an in-depth seminar for presenters offering
numerous opportunities to interact with classical music artists during
performances, lectures and educational activities, and the Classical
Music Think Tank, a gathering of field professionals focused trends and
issues facing the classical music industry.

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Remember that we want to hear from you! Contact the Arts Presenters
staff toll free at 888.820.ARTS (2787).

Association of Performing Arts Presenters. 1112 16th Street NW #400,
Washington, DC 20036

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dead cat gallery opening

Friday, November 18th, 2005

dead cat gallery
669 elmwood ave.
providence R.I.
02907

Friday, November 18, 6pm-12pm

art———music——-party——excellent

paintings by Arley-Rose Torsone, Tovah Stevenson, Liza Murphy, Maia Ibar, Nicole Mayhew

cermic insillation by Justin Coleman

Glass works by Otom Charters-Jaffe, Oemielo

video instillation by Nick Marcoux

Music after 9:00 rockland rogues, jesus joe, waylanders, waterbed

for info or questions contact shawn gilheeney at deadcatgallery@hotmail.com 0r 401-206-6608

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JUNGIL HONG & BRIAN CHIPPENDALE

Friday, November 18th, 2005

J&B
JUNGIL HONG & BRIAN CHIPPENDALE
Underbelly of Dream Sprouted from White Bean Yellow Bean

Opening tonight at Gallery Agniel from 6 – 9 PM
120 North Main Street Providence, RI 401.272.1522

www.galleryagniel.com

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