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Dance Across America is Here!!

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Dancers, join in beginning February 1, 2006
Let your heart move your feet…

All dancers can become involved in helping children with cancer and special needs through the power of dance. Great Prizes! Many ways to help! See February’s issue of Dance Teacher magazine for our full page ad (Sponsors: Lifestyle Media, inc. and Everlast Activewear)

Email us for an informational packet including DVD. DreasDream@aol.com
www.TheAndreaRizzoDanceTherapyFoundation.com

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Teaching opportunities at AS220

Monday, January 30th, 2006

AS220 has two opportunities for photographers who can teach introductory classes for 35 MM black and white processing. Please email Scott Lapham if you are interested at scott@as220.org

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Magic Lantern Presents “The Snowblind Show”

Monday, January 30th, 2006


*Magic Lantern is funded in part by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and
the Brown U. Forbes Center/Dept. of Modern Culture and Media*

www.magiclanterncinema.com

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Not Your Classroom

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Starting February 5th, Rhode Islanders will get a personal view of local scholars on “Not Your Classroom,” a special series airing Sundays at 8 pm in February on WRNI (AM 1290), Rhode Island’s NPR news station. “Not Your Classroom” is an hour-long show featuring conversations with Rhode Island scholars — exploring their work, their lives and why it should matter to the world. Host Kath Connolly chats one-on-one with the biggest thinkers of the smallest state, raising the kinds of questions their neighbors rarely get to ask. Learn more about the show (and subscribe to the podcast) online at http://notyourclassroom.bsrlive.com

The first episode of “Not Your Classroom” on February 5, 2006 at 8 pm
features interviews with two Rhode Island artists…

John Dunnigan, Acting Department Head, Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design
John Dunnigan defines furniture as a useful object that collects meaning. “The best thing is when somebody comes up to me and says, ‘Hey, you made a table for me in 1973 and I still use it.’ It’s great to think that the kids have grown up, and they’ve lived their lives, and this is one of the props that’s been there.” It’s not hard to see how Grandma’s rocking chair has meaning, but what about that cheap fiberboard bookshelf that’s falling apart? Tune in to hear what Dunnigan thinks.

Lina Fruzzetti, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University Lina Fruzzetti has just completed a new documentary film, Singing Pictures, about the scroll-song tradition in a remote village in India. Huge ornate scrolls are painted to accompany a song that tells a story: some are Hindu stories about the gods, some are stories with important social messages – but others, Fruzzetti says, are about “mindless stuff…like these big guys who eat each other up – Jurassic Park. Or sometimes Titanic.”

Not Your Classroom Series Schedule on WRNI (AM1290)

February 5, 2006 at 8 pm
John Dunnigan, Acting Department Head, Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design
Lina Fruzzetti, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University

February 12, 2006 at 8 pm
Peter Johnson, Professor of English, Providence College
Harold Ward, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, Brown University

February 19, 2006 at 8 pm
Jack Chiaro, Associate Professor, College of Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University
Jin Li, Associate Professor of Education, Brown University

February 26, 2006 at 8 pm
Sandra Enos, Associate Professor, Sociology, Rhode Island College
Douglas Cope, Associate Professor of History, Brown University

About Not Your Classroom
Starting February 5th, Rhode Islanders will get a personal view of some of the state’s finest scholars and scientists on “Not Your Classroom,” a special series airing at 8 pm every Sunday during February on WRNI (AM 1290), Rhode Island’s NPR news station.

“Not Your Classroom” is an hour-long show featuring conversations with Rhode Island scholars — exploring their work, their lives and why it should matter to the world. Host Kath Connolly chats one-on-one with the biggest thinkers of the smallest state, raising the kinds of questions their neighbors rarely get to ask. What impact do cultural values have on
students’ abilities to learn? How do turtles in New England hold their breath under a frozen pond for 2 months at a time?

“Not Your Classroom” turns the table on academics: No exams, no lectures –just intriguing ideas from the corners of Rhode Island’s college campuses.

Learn more about the show (and subscribe to the podcast) online at http://notyourclassroom.bsrlive.com

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Oemieol at the Dead Cat Gallery

Friday, January 27th, 2006

An “Oemielo” retrospective opens friday january 27th at ” The Dead Cat Gallery” located at 669 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI.
The show features glass, paintings, and a plethura of drawings from the artist past 18 years.
Doors open @ 6 pm, Music after 9pm by “Island Breeze” and “Electric Goldfish”
Drinks and Dancing

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AUDITIONS at Rites and Reasons

Friday, January 27th, 2006

AUDITIONS
for

The Hungry Woman
A Mexican Medea

By Cherríe Moraga

Directed by Patricia Ybarra

will be held
Monday Feb 6 2:30-4:30
Tuesday Feb 7 6:00-10:00
Wednesday Feb 8 6:00-10:00
in Lyman 002 (the cave)

callbacks will be Thursday Feb 9 6:00-11:00

Roles available for 7 Women and 1 Man from diverse ethnic
backgrounds. Students who identify as people of color, as
multiracial, or as multicultural are encouraged to audition.
Everyone will be considered.
NOTE: All plays under the supervision of the Department of theatre Speech
and Dance at
Brown University are cast without regard to race, color or ethnic identity
except when such
identity is central to the production’s thematic content.
No preparation necessary. Audition material will be provided.
Copies of the script are available in the Becker Library

Please contact Ariel_Engelman@brown.edu or Patricia_Ybarra@Brown.edu with
any questions.

Positions are also available for Assistant Stage Managers.
Please contact Ariel_Engelman@brown.edu if interested.

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Another View of Joseph Beys

Friday, January 27th, 2006


Multiples from New England Collections of Beuys’ Work
Opening reception: Friday, January 27, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

The German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-86) is one of the most influential figures in modern and contemporary art. His charismatic persona, unconventional lifestyle, and thought-provoking art (including room-size environments and ritualistic performances that often involved animals and employed materials such as felt, honey, fat, and earth) gained him an international reputation. In addition, his political activism and commitment to art as a campaign for social change continue to spark lively debates.

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the artist’s death, the David Winton Bell Gallery will present an exhibition and symposium that re-examines Beuys’s oeuvre in the context of contemporary art and culture. Another View of Joseph Beuys: Multiples from New England Collections includes editioned works—prints, sculptural objects, posters, and postcards—from a major Rhode Island private collection, supplemented by loans from the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art; and the David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University. Another View of Joseph Beuys is mounted in collaboration with the Reilly Gallery, Smith Center for the Arts, Providence College, where a concurrent exhibition of Beuys’ work will be on view.

A symposium featuring nationally and internationally recognized scholars and curators will be held on Sunday, February 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants are: Lynne Cooke, Curator of the DIA Foundation; Peter Nisbet, Daimler-Benz Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University; Carin Kuoni, Director of the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, New School of Social Research; Cornelia Lauf, University IUAV of Venice; and Ronald Feldman, founder of Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC. The symposium is sponsored by the C. V. Starr Foundation Lectureships Fund and the Goethe Institute, Boston.

All events are free and open to the public. For further information call 401 863-2929.

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Columbus hosted talk-backs debut with Hamlet

Friday, January 27th, 2006


TALK- BACKS & FREE PLAY READING ENHANCE HAMLET AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE
Curt Columbus hosting talkbacks post show | Free I HATE HAMLET Reading
February 18 at 2PM

Beginning with Hamlet, Trinity Rep audiences are invited to join in twenty-minute discussions after each show. The talk-backs will be moderated by Curt Columbus, who became artistic director in January. Wide-ranging topics include the play and its context; political, social or literary themes; and elements of the production. The talk-backs are one of Curt Columbus’ first initiatives as artistic director. “The theater experience doesn’t end when the curtain comes down,” he says. “The theater is one of the few places where large groups of us can share an experience, and then share a conversation about it.”

In this model, a discussion leader (Columbus, for Hamlet) will introduce a topic and make sure that all can participate, that no one “takes over”. No one is more or less an expert than anyone else. Without the actors there, people can say whatever they like, even “this didn’t move me.” After audiences take part in a few of these talk-backs, over time, a larger conversation will take shape about theater and its role in our lives.

Columbus says “Hamlet is a play is so apt for our time – in a world of war and evil, both personal and institutional, our hero simply can’t do anything. Many of us feel pulled by apathy and outrage….there’s so much to talk about, it’s the ideal play to create dialogue.”

Free I Hate Hamlet reading at Trinity Rep Feb 18th at 2PM
In conjunction with its production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Trinity Rep offers a reading of I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick on Saturday February 18, 2pm in the Chace Theater. A soap opera star has just landed the role of a lifetime – but can’t stand Shakespeare. A visit from the swashbuckling ghost of John Barrymore shows him the error of his ways. Directed by Laura Kepley, the play reading features Hamlet company members Timothy Crowe as Barrymore and Janice Duclos, Stephen Thorne, Cynthia Strickland, Rachael Warren and Fred Sullivan, Jr. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Trinity Rep subscribers receive preferred seating.
The reservation line is (401) 521-1100 x411.

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New England Writers – Awards

Friday, January 27th, 2006


New England Writers sponsors its 19th Annual Free Verse Poetry Contest with
Robert Penn Warren Awards of $300, $200 and $100. The national organization
also sponsors its 10th Annual Short Fiction Contest with a Marjory Bartlett Sanger Award of $300. The postmark deadline is June 15, 2006. The reading fee is $5 for each set of 3 poems, 30-line limit, or one short fiction, 1,000-word limit. Unlimited entries. Send 3×5 cards for poetry and fiction with titles and your name, address and phone number to New England Writers, PO Box 5, Windsor, VT 05089. See www.newenglandwriters.org for further details.

Susan and Frank Anthony
Co-directors, editors.

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2006 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition at the Newport Art Museum

Thursday, January 26th, 2006


The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Announces the 2006 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition

The RISCA Fellowship Exhibition is an annual event that showcases the works of Rhode Island artists who have been recognized by the state for artistic excellence in their discipline. This year the Fellowship Exhibition will take place at the Newport Art Museum & Art Association from Saturday, February 4 through Sunday, February 26. Members of the public are invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday February 4 from 5-8:00 PM. The public is also welcome to attend the Writers Night on Thursday, February 9 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM to hear literature Fellowship Winners read from their most recent works.

Visual artists featured in the Exhibition are Anthony Champa, Jean Cozzens, Victoria Crayhon, Yizhak Elyashiv, Jenna Goldberg, Jungil Hong, Debra Kruse, Jonathan Laustsen, Sondra Sherman, Jason Travers, and Lothar Windels. Video installations will feature the works of choreographers Heidi Henderson and Kelli Wicke Davis; New Genres artists Luke Fischbeck and Robin Mandel; and Filmmakers Laura Colella and Daniel Sousa. Music Composition Fellows Steven Jobe and Paul Phillips can be heard at listening stations in the gallery. The opening reception will include live performances by Folk Arts Fellowship Winner Jason Roseman and Merit Award Winner Skip Healy. The Writers Night will include readings by Mairead Byrne, Erica Carpenter, Betty Cotter, Edward Hardy, Peter Gale Nelson, and Peter Spameni.

The RISCA Fellowship Exhibition will be held during the month of February at The Newport Art Museum & Art Association, 76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI www.newportartmuseum.com

For further information contact the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts at
401/222-3881 or email cristina@arts.ri.gov
www.arts.ri.gov

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New Urban Arts Artists Reception

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Finding a Voice: art works by high school students

Opening event:
This Friday, January 27th, 5-8 pm
at New Urban Arts
743 Westminster St.

Featuring:

“Studio Babies,” the ugly-doll offspring of last year’s lovable “Studio Friends,”

Silkscreen posters with new fonts such as “Potato” and “Sweet and Sour”,

“The Brothers Karamazov” cross-out poems, and random acts of poetry performed at unexpected
intervals throughout the night

Photo-montage portraits and landscapes, as well as drawing studies of bicycles, shoes, and casters.

And much, much more!

All original works created by Providence public high school students.

Rumor has it there might also be ice cream.

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SEEKING ARTISTS, DANCERS & MUSICIANS

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

SEEKING ARTISTS, DANCERS & MUSICIANS:
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2006 PAWTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL

The Pawtucket Arts Festival (PAF) Executive Committee seeks proposals from artists, dancers and musicians. The City’s 2006 Arts Festival will be held from September 8-17, 2006, at various locations such as the Visitor Center, the State Pier and at Slater Memorial Park. The deadline to receive the submitted proposal is February 28, 2006.

PAF’s Program Committee is seeking proposals for all artistic media, including poetry, spoken-word, sculpture, dance, music (classical, rock, folk, blues, salsa, reggae, jazz, etc.), theatre, and film. Proposals for education workshops (glass, wood, ceramics, stone, polymer, fiber, painting and photography) will be also considered.

Proposals will be reviewed and juried by the PAF Program Committee comprised of local artists. The proposals will be discussed and reviewed for scope of work and funding requested. Specifics must include: cost, scope of work, time-frame, installation requirements, stage requirements, sound and lighting requested and finally, equipment needed. Please include with proposal any supporting materials such as CD’s, VHS tapes, newspaper clippings, photographs or other marketing information.

For more information call Diane Agostini, Pawtucket Arts Festival Coordinator at
401-724-5200. Please visit our website www.pawtucketartsfestival.org for last year’s events.

Send proposals by February 28, 2006, to the Pawtucket Arts Festival, c/o Pat Zacks, Program Chair, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

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DOOR of NO RETURN at Rites and Reasons

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Award-winning Playwright, Poet, Acclaimed Actor, Nehassaiu de Gannes Invents Epic Solo Show
Rites and Reason Theatre Presents: DOOR of NO RETURN
Praise songs, monologues, divinations @ Rites and Reason Theatre Churchill House/Brown University
155 Angell Street, Providence February 2-5 and February 9-12 @ 7pm Sundays, 3pm
(Special Folkthought discussion after Sunday performances)
$8 suggested donation for reservations call 401.863.3558

Nehassaiu de Gannes, award-winning poet, playwright, former Trinity Repertory Theatre resident actor, and Brown University Graduate presents her first solo workGÇöan original one-woman show in which the lives of actual Rhode Islanders, living and dead, enslaved and free, are transformed into original monologues, and performed with live musical accompaniment. Door of No Return is a work that embodies historical events from a brilliant multiplicity of perspectives. Door of No Return makes it’s first full run of performances at Rites and Reason Theatre, February 2-5 and February 9-12 at 7pm, Sundays at 3pm with special a Folkthought discussion featuring local scholars, after each Sunday matinee performance. Suggestion donation is $8 dollars.
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Brown Music Lecture, Workshop & Concert Jan. 27 & 28

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Brown Music Department presents:

1. Music, Culture, & Technology Lecture Series
Prof. Daniel Cavicchi (RISD History, Philosophy & Social Science) will speak
on “Loving Music: Listeners, Entertainments, and the Origins of Music
Fandom in Nineteenth Century America”. Talk will take place THIS FRIDAY,
JANUARY 27 at 4 PM in 315 Orwig Music Building.

2. Master Class of Afro-Peruvian Jazz
Peruvian trumpeter Gabriel Alegria and his sextet will lead a jazz
master class on SATURDAY, January 28 at 4 PM in Grant Recital Hall.

3. Concert of Afro-Peruvian Jazz
The Gabriel Alegria sextet will play two sets of their music on
SATURDAY, January 28 at 8 PM in Grant Recital Hall. The sextet features
GABRIEL ALEGRIA– TRUMPET AND FLUGELHORN
LAURANDREA LEGUIA – SAXOPHONE
JOCHO VELAZQUEZ, GUITAR
JOSCHA OETZ, BASS
HUGO ALCAZAR, DRUMS
FREDDY “HUEVITO” LOBATON, PERCUSSION AND ZAPATEO DANCING

All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit
the “events” page on our new department website:
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Music/events/

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2nd Story Theatre Actors’ Workshop Announces Winter Class Session

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006


Warren, RI – January 11, 2006 – 2nd Story Theatre (Ed Shea, Artistic Director) will offer two acting classes for adults and teens through its studio training program, the Actors’ Workshop. Ed Shea, Artistic Director of 2nd Story Theatre, will lead Words, Words, Words: Script Analysis Seminar, as a three-part workshop series. Longtime Rhode Island actor and director Bob Colonna will instruct a six-week acting class, Acting Made to Order, for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Classes begin February 4 and are held at 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market St., Warren, RI. Call 401-247-4200 or email info@2ndStoryTheatre.com to register. Visit the website at www.2ndStoryTheatre.com for the entire performance season.

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS: Script Analysis Seminar with Ed Shea In the beginning was the word, but since a picture’s worth a thousand of ‘em, picture this: Saturday morning…sunlight streaming in the windows…you and a group of fellow thespians discussing great works of theatre. By discussing and identifying the fundamentals of dialogue and plot construction, we will hone the tools necessary for specific acting choices. By examining the “trees ” of previous action, given circumstances, dialogue, beats and tempo rhythms, we will gain a greater appreciation for and understanding of the “forest” of the playwrights’ intentions, themes and ideas. Instructor: Ed Shea, Artistic Director of 2nd Story Theatre
3 Sessions: Saturdays, Feb. 4, 11 & 18; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Tuition: $100

ACTING MADE TO ORDER with Bob Colonna
Whether you prefer to work on a monologue or a scene with a partner, or both, this class is for you. It doesn’t matter if you are just getting started in acting or if you’ve been at it for years; Bob Colonna’s coaching will help you add astonishing depth and excitement to your work. Ask anyone who’s taken a class with Bob at 2nd Story — it’s fun, it’s challenging, and it’s rewarding. This class will fill rapidly, so sign up now!
Instructor: Rhode Island Theatre Artist Bob Colonna, actor, director, writer, and teacher. Directed Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at 2nd Story Theatre last summer.
6 classes: Saturdays, Feb 4 – Sat. March 11; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuition: $200

About 2nd Story Theatre
2nd Story Theatre was founded in Newport, Rhode Island in 1978 by Pat Hegnauer and Ed Shea. Four years ago, the theatre found a permanent home in Warren, RI under the artistic direction of Ed Shea. The theatre is home to a dynamic year-round performance season and an Actors’ Workshop, a studio-based training program for the study of acting and the theatre arts for teenagers and adults. The Downstairs Bistro, located directly below the theatre, offers a pre- and post- show dining experience during the performance season.

Joanne Fayan, Communications Director
2nd Story Theatre
28 Market St.
Warren, RI
T: 401.247.4200
E: joanne@2ndStoryTheatre.com
www.2ndStoryTheatre.com

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DORTHE ALSTRUP featured on line

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

DORTHE ALSTRUP: WITHIN SPACES
Dorthe Alstrup’s photographs portray the nuances of human relationships and the tensions that result from their interactions. Alstrup states: “Although the characters may exist within the same visual frame, they may find themselves in different worlds psychologically. What happens between the characters is never completely clear. The narrative is left unresolved…when elements of reality exist in the same space as elements of fiction.”

Go to http://www.photomediacenter.org/

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Magic Lantern Presents “The Gun Show”

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Magic Lantern Presents “The Gun Show”
Thursday the 26th of January at 9:30
at the Cable Car Cinema (204 South Main Street, Providence, RI)

Bang! Bang! B-b-b-b-bang! In honor of the New Year, Magic Lantern raises its celluloid pistol towards the sky and fires it repeatedly into the air! Boom! Pop! Popopop! With all the excitement of a fireworks finale, Magic Lantern sets off cinematic explosion after cinematic explosion to deafen your eyes and blind your ears! Welcome 2006, this is the GUN SHOW! So grab your Laser Tag, your Paintball gun, and maybe even that Slingshot your neighbor’s dad gave you for your 12th birthday (the one you used to scare the birds away so they wouldn’t get shot) and bring ‘em on down to join the pile of films we’ve got about Man’s best friend… Equal parts celebration and mourning, Magic Lantern is proud to present A Hollywood Western Remix (in CinemaScope), The (Performance Art) Shot Heard ‘Round the World, A World War II-Era Superman Cartoon, At Least 60 Explosions, and A Long Hard Look At The Atom Bomb.

Featuring: Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine by Peter Tcherkassky (17:00, Cinemascope, 2005), Report by Bruce Conner (13:00, 16mm, 1963-67), Automatic Meat Probe by Shawn Morrissey (5:00, 16mm, 2001), Shoot by Chris Burden (4:00, video, 1971), 60 Explosions by Jennifer Matotek (1:20, video, 2004), Superman and the Japoteurs by Seymour Kneitel (10:00, 16mm, 1942), Crossroads by Bruce Connor (36:00, 16mm, 1976)
TRT 87:00
$5

SYNOPSIS
Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine by Peter Tcherkassky (17:00, Cinemascope, 2005)
“A wonderful example of metacinema, Peter Tscherkassky’s Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine reworks images from Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The source material is distilled to its essence, literally stripping away the original colour, exposing the black-and-white polarities of life and death as well as the elemental basis of cinema itself.” – Susan Oxtoby
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Stone and Plank Ramaiah Opening

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006


The Stone and Plank House is up and running for 2006. Please join us for a special art opening Saturday, January 28th, 5-7 pm, featuring sculpture from Rajiv Ramaiah.

This is a great opportunity to meet Rajiv Ramaiah during his Rhode Island debut. Rajiv will be at the Stone and Plank from 5-7 pm during the reception. His bio and examples of his work can be found on the Stone and Plank website.

Please come out in January to support the arts and the Stone and Plank House.

Artist Reception:
Stone and Plank House (directions on website)
Saturday, January 28 5-7:00 pm www.stoneandplank.com

SNOW SCHEDULE: if it is snowing on January 28th, please check the website or call to see if the show is still on.

See you soon. Also, please forward to anyone you think may be interested in attending.

Curt Stump
Host, Stone and Plank House
(401) 349-4417

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Providence’s Shawn Greenlee in the NY Times Today

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006


“Shawn Greenlee performs electronic music on an improvised controller under the name Pleasurehorse at clubs in Providence, R.I., New York and Boston. Mr. Greenlee uses a modified graphics tablet and pen to twist sound files into railing screams of electronic noise. “I wanted to develop a solo practice, and at the gut level convey a lot of energy just with electronics,” he said.”

To read the entire article, go to:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/25/technology/techspecial2/25music.html?_r=1

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Art league of Rhode Island seeks Part-Time Administrator

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

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Art League of Rhode Island (ALRI)

Administrative Coordinator Job Description

Position summary:

Under the direction of the Board President, the Administrative Coordinator arranges and carries out specific assigned tasks, while ensuring the efficient daily operations of ALRI in support of its artistic mission.

Major responsibilities:

Assists the president and committee chairs in establishing and meeting ALRI objectives
Fulfills a wide range of general administrative duties including:
use of database (E-Tapestry) to generate thank you letters and other mailings;
use of MS Windows and Office Suite programs to do word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation materials;
use of high-speed internet for both database work and e-mail;
use of telephone to make personal contacts;
basic clerical tasks, including: stuffing envelopes, affixing labels, posting mailings
other projects, as assigned by the president, and in support of committee chairs
Attends all board meetings (last Tuesday of each month. No meetings July/August/Dec). Attends committee meetings on an as-needed basis, but at least once per year per committee. (Four Standing Committees.)
In conjunction with the Board President, manages communication with the Board of Directors and their respective committees, thus ensuring an efficient and timely flow of information
Works with Board President and committee chairs to: schedule groups, galleries, exhibitions, openings, meetings; and generate agendas
Coordinates and implements “outside” special projects, including the coordination of the installation of the Annual Members’ exhibition and the twice yearly rotating exhibit of ALRI artist members’ work at the headquarters of the Rhode Island Foundation. Duties Include:
Coordinate call for submissions, the selection, installation, signage, biographical information on members, sales and artist/member relations.
Coordinate the drop off and pick up of artist member work.
Coordinate the opening receptions for the Rhode Island Foundation exhibitions including creating and sending invitations and finding caterers and other vendors as needed.
Attends meetings in statewide locations as needed.
Maintains a high level of personal and professional integrity and is a team player. Maintains and inspires a positive, collaborative, and constructive work environment that is innovative, professional, disciplined, and efficient.

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