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Arts Presenters of Northern New England & New England Presenters’ Meeting, April 20th

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Below is information about a meeting hosted by Arts Presenters of Northern New England and New England Presenters. This meeting is open to the entire New England presenting community.


Performing Arts in New England: Strengthening Our Collaboration

A Seminar and Planning Session for Presenters

Thursday, April 20, 2006 · Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College


Presented by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters in collaboration with Arts Presenters of Northern New England and New England Presenters with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts


For the past several years, APNNE and NEP have worked together to convene forums, facilitate the commissioning and touring of new works, and learn from each other and experts in the field through joint professional development opportunities. It is time to reflect together once again, evaluating and planning for the future. Using the framework found in APAP’s award-winning book Singing Our Praises, we will explore the value, reach and service of the two consortia, and examine how we work together and with our regional funder, the New England Foundation for the Arts.


This seminar will give you the tools to plan, evaluate, and advocate within your own organization, along with a living example of those tools at work through the planning and reporting we do as a region. In addition, our own collaborative planning will serve as a roadmap for other presenters and an advocacy tool for our funders, legislators, media, boards, and sponsors. In this day-long session, attendees will have the opportunity to:


* Discuss and learn about the success of APNNE and NEP and other regional collaboration initiatives and have a say in what can be done to improve our quality, reach, and impact


* Gain professional development in innovative new planning and evaluation techniques featured in Singing Our Praises, tailored to meet our needs

Questions we may choose to explore include: How well do the consortia serve the region, both current members and beyond? What can we learn about participation levels? What are the benefits for presenters who are active in our consortia? What are any barriers to involvement for those who choose not to join? Are we working together as a region as collaboratively as possible? What’s working? What’s not? How has NEFA’s Expeditions program affected how we work together? What can we learn about the quality of the services we provide? How effective is our communication? Networking? Support services?

Suzanne Callahan, author of Singing Our Praises and a highly respected arts consultant, will lead us through the concepts presented in the book, providing a framework for our own planning and learning. The majority of the day will be dedicated to group discussion about our collaborative efforts – and we need your input! This discussion – and data collected over the next several months – will be synthesized into a report to be shared with the region next fall and eventually with the broader presenting field. This seminar and report will have a significant impact on how we work together in the future and inform long-range planning for both APNNE and NEP. Please join us for a lively and enlightening day of discussion and collaboration.



Thursday, April 20, 2006 · Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College





9 am – Registration (Coffee & Light Snacks Provided)

9:30-10 am – Welcome & Introductions

10:15 am-12 Noon – Singing Our Praises Part 1: Building the Logic Model


12 Noon-1:30 pm – Lunch (Provided)

1:30 – Review & Editing of the Logic Model

2-3:15 pm – Singing Our Praises Part 2: Creating an Evaluation Plan

3:15-3:30 – Data Collection, Next Steps & Wrap-Up


COST: $30 APNNE & NEP Members; $35 Non-members, includes lunch and a copy of Singing Our Praises.

TO REGISTER: Go to http://go.middlebury.edu/tickets < http://go.middlebury.edu/tickets> (web), 802-443-MIDD (phone), or by mail at Central Campus Box Office, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. Deadline for registration is Monday, April 17. LOCATION: Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond at Keene State College. For directions, go to http://www.keene.edu/racbp/directions.cfm. A campus map is available at http://www.keene.edu/aboutksc/campusmap.cfm.PARKING: A visitor’s lot is located on Wyman Way, just a short walk from the Redfern Arts Center. Accessible parking is available in front of Redfern. Carpooling is recommended – campus parking is limited.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Aimeé Petrin at (802) 652-4502

About Singing Our Praises

Singing Our Praises demystifies planning and evaluation by highlighting glowing examples of how arts presenters have used it to learn about their successes. Using the concept of participatory evaluation, it empowers artists and partners to define success in ways that reflect their shared values. Real-life stories, guides and techniques from other fields are used to train practitioners to design their own evaluations, shifting this burdensome requirement into a useful tool. This book enhances the growing national dialogue to expand the ways in which the arts are assessed and ultimately valued. Singing Our Praises was just honored by the American Evaluation Association with its sole national award for a publication in 2005 for being “instrumental to the development of theory or practice in the field of evaluation.”


“I have never come across a better tool or reference than Singing Our Praises for giving organizations not only a powerful set of tools to conduct evaluation, but a sense of capability, reinforcing the message that measuring progress is within their capacity. I am thankful for Callahan’s invaluable service to the arts field.” (Rory MacPherson, The Wallace Foundation)


“Bravo, Suzanne Callahan, for writing a comprehensive guide that pushes the evaluation conversation further . . . and puts artistic integrity front and center.” (Norma Fleishman, American Journal of Evaluation)

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Rhode Island Visual Arts Sea Grants for 2006

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Sea Grant 



The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant (Rhode Island) was established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issue of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Grants are intended to financially assist individual and/or collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered. The grants, up to $2,000, will be awarded annually. Applicants are required to submit the following materials:1. Ten slides, CD or DVD, of recent work and a list. Please identify each work. Specify name, medium, title, date, and dimensions. 2. A current resume.3. A brief statement, outlining the objective of the proposal, relevance of the work to ocean environments, and the relationship of the proposal to your past work.4. Itemized budget including: supplies, services and support personnel.5. A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of slides and materials anda self-addressed, stamped postcard to acknowledge receipt and processing. The deadline for receipt of application is May 30, 2006 Previous recipients of Sea Grant awards are not eligible for five years. Individuals enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students are not eligible. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of RI professionals in the visual arts. Awards winners will be notified by September, 2006. A written report of the results of creative activities supported by Sea Grant, including appropriate visual documentation, is required at the conclusion of the project. Please mail your application to: Visual Arts Sea Grant, C/O Department of Art, Fine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881-0820http://www.seagrantnews.org/index.html


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An evening of totally non-confessional poetry!

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Carpenter Wednesday April 5th @ 8pm, Myopic Books, 5 Angell Street, Wayland Square Providence

Erica Carpenter (RISCA’s 2006 Poetry Fellowship Merit Award Winner) reading from her new (1st!) book “Perspective Would Have Us” (Burning Deck) & Jen Tynes, reading from her new (1st!) book “The End of Rude Handles” 

PERSPECTIVE WOULD HAVE US enters dreams, films, foreign countries as so many fields of radiation with the power to mutate the forms of what we know or think we know. The underground currents of language move clusters of meaning in a dance not unlike the vibrations of quantum theory’s fields of energy.

Erica Carpenter was born in 1970, in Wickford, RI (a fishing village at the time, now turned boutique village). She got her BA at Vasser (1993), her MFA at Brown (1998). In between she traveled in the US as well as Turkey, Greece and the Czech Republic. She has managed antique shops and now works as a freelance writer and as a youth mentor in poetry at New Urban Arts Studio in Providence, RI.

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Applications for 2006 San Diego Sculpture Show Available

Thursday, March 30th, 2006
The 2006 Port of San Diego Sculpture Show will be the most visible community wide sculpture exhibit ever presented on San Diego Bay. It’s poised to grow into one of the most important sculpture shows in the country. The exhibit will open October 6, 2006 in what can become an annual signature event for San Diego, the Port of San Diego will present the Sculpture Show, where more than ten thousand people will converge on South Embarcadero Park to interact with artists during the weekend long sculpture show.
Enhanced by the dynamic bayside setting and the spectacular renaissance of downtown San Diego the Sculpture Show will attract thousands of San Diego residents, art collectors, and visitors. From the seasoned art collector to the next generation art enthusiast, the Sculpture Show will have something for everyone.
The Port of San Diego Public Art Committee has recommended a $50,000.00 line item for art purchase at the 2006 Port of San Diego Sculpture Show. The budget will be approved July 2006.
The $45.00 entry fee is extended until April 15, 2006
The festival is open to all applying artists over the age of 18. All works must be original and made by the entrant. If two or more persons collaborate to produce an original work, each person must be identified on the application. All artists must be present on site during the entire Festival.
Rachel Teagle, Ph.D. – Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Iris Strauss – President, Board of the San Diego Opera
Kathleen Stoughton – Director, University Art Gallery at UCSD
Bruce Helander – Retired Provost Rhode Island School of Design
Joan Seifried – Contemporary Art Appraiser
Teddy Cruz, Architect, Professor – UCSD
Stephen Garrett – Retired director of the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Getty Museum.
Marcos Ramirez, Therman Statom, Christopher Lee and Wendy Maruyama
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Sunday at AS220

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

onega April  2 2006 4-7PM at AS220Free!





happy daylight savings time begins!



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Call to New England Artists for Functional Art

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Funky Functional Art at ArtWorks! Open to New England-based artists aged 18+ in all media who create functional works of art, such as utilitarian objects for the home or wearable art. Exhibitors will be selected on the basis of originality, conception, and skill. Only artists who produce their own work will be eligible to submit. Entry deadline: Friday, April 21, 2006. Best in show wins solo exhibition in community gallery, date TBD. ArtWorks! 384 Acushnet Avenue, Downtown New Bedford, MA 02740. Exhibition will be held June 3 through July 29, 2006. Please contact M-C Lamarre at (508) 984-1588 for more information. For prospectus:

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Artists Studios for Rent

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

South County Art Association, 2587 Kingstown Rd, Kingston, RI – near URIGreat Historic Building, lots of windows, wood floors, easy parking, shared bathrooms and small kitchenette. Community of aritists, eight studios in all. All utilities included NO Live ins. NO Smoking.  Working hours seven days a week, 8 am to 11 pm. Month to month rent.  Available currently – 2 large studios 15′ x 18′ $250/month each.  Short waiting list:6 studios, ranging from $150 – 250/month of various sizes.

If interestedm, ask for Rhonda 783-2195

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Hood Addiction

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

MARCH 31 AND APRIL 1 AT 8:00pm
















http://www.everettdancetheatre.org for more information.

for more information.

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Art Hazelwood at the URI Library Gallery

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Green ZoneHubris Corpulentus is an exhibition opening next week in the URI  Library Gallery. Art Hazelwood, a printmaker and painter from San  Francisco, will be exhibiting his work from April 3-28.  Hours:   Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-midnight; Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 8:00  p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. until  midnight.Sponsored by URI Honors Program and Visiting Scholars Committee, URI  Center for the Humanities, and University Libraries

There will be a panel discussion POLITICAL ART: TIMELY AND TIMELESS   on Thursday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m in the Galanti Lounge on  the third floor of the University Library.  A reception will follow.

Members of the panel are:   David Berona, Director of the Lamson  Library, Plymouth State University and scholar of woodcut novels; Art  Hazelwood, printmaker and painter; Galen Johnson, Director of the  Honors Program and Professor of Philosophy; Wendy Roworth, Chair and  Professor of Art; and Bill Van Siclen, art reviewer/critic at the  Providence Journal.

For information about Art Hazelwood:
http://www.arthazelwood.com/first-items/infopage.htm#ResumeHubris Corpulentus: Artist’s Statement Art Hazelwood

After it became clear that nothing would stop the US march to war in  Iraq, and my frustration and powerlessness mounted the only course  that seemed open was to channel despair into small concise  statements. Engraving is a method of cutting the copper, brass or  zinc plate with tools to create an image. It is a laborious process  and one I taught myself during this project. The minuteness,  obsessiveness and control required were the perfect match for my mood  of focusing anger at a particular detail of the monumentally  hubristic government that the US has become under this administration.

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Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006 – 5:30 – 7:30pm

Opera Providence at the Columbus Theatre (directions)

< http://www.columbustheatre.com/directions.htm> $8 pre-registration < http://www.artsandbusinessri.org/register_aah2.asp> /$10 at the door

Are you an opera lover? curious observer? neophyte?

Don’t miss your chance to learn more about Rhode Island’s only professional

opera company – Opera Providence < http://www.operaprovidence.org> . Join us TONIGHT March 29th at the historic Columbus Theatre for Arts After

Hours to see a unique preview of the upcoming OPERA SPECTACULAR!,

an operatic variety show destined to thrill audiences with soaring melodies

and compelling passion and drama.

While sampling hors d’oeuvres and sipping wine you’ll get the inside scoop

on Opera Providence and learn how the Columbus is being reborn as an arts

mecca on the Westside of Providence. After a tour of the theatre, we’ll

sneak in to see the Opera Providence singers rehearse for their spectacular


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Textron Young Actors Studio

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Trinity Rep Summer Camp Now Enrolling Junior Camp (grades 5-7) and Senior Camp (grades 10-12) to meet July 10-Aug 4 Trinity Rep’s Textron Young Actors Studio, now in its third successful year of classes and workshops, is proud to announce the creation of the Trinity Rep/Textron Young Actors Studio Summer Camp, an intensive four-week program that runs Monday through Friday from July 10th through August 4th. The program is now accepting applications and is expected to fill quickly. Trinity Rep’s courses are exciting, performance based classes which place emphasis on the development of creative expression. The Summer Camp will be offering two sections, a Junior Camp for students entering grades 5-7 which meets from 9 am to noon and a Senior Camp for high school students entering grades 10-12, which meets from 1 pm to 5 pm. A limited number of scholarships are available. Call (401) 521-1100 x255 for registration information, or visit Trinity rep’s Education section at www.trinityrep.com. Summer Camp classes at Trinity Rep will offer students of all interest levels the unique opportunity of working with Trinity teaching artists for a dynamic summer of skill building and ensemble work. The Trinity Rep/Textron summer camp faculty include Artistic Director Curt Columbus, Resident Acting Company members Fred Sullivan, Jr., Mauro Hantman, Angela Brazil and Joe Wilson, Jr. and Education Director Tyler Dobrowsky. The classes will work and rehearse in the new state-of-the-art Pell Chafee Performance Center (home to the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium), located at 87 Empire St., Providence. The Junior Camp (entering grades 5-7) will focus on three of the most important disciplines in theater: movement, voice and story-telling. In addition, workshops will be devoted to other important areas of theater, including a technical explanation of what goes on “behind the scenes”. The class will culminate in a performance available to friends and family. The Junior Camp will meet Mondays – Fridays from 9 am – 12 pm, July 10 – August 4. Junior Camp enrollment fee is $450 and enrollment is limited to a maximum of 20 students For advanced students, the Senior Camp (entering grades 10-12) will focus on four major elements of acting: scene study, using the works of Chekhov, Ibsen and Tennessee Williams; improvisation; playwriting; and Shakespeare. Students will have the opportunity to speak with directors and playwrights, attend workshops on film and spoken word, and will be given a technical overview of the elements of theater. The class will culminate in a performance available to friends and family. Senior Camp will run Mondays – Fridays from 1 pm – 5 pm, July 10 – August 4. Senior Camp enrollment fee is $600 and is limited to a maximum of 16 students.

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Seeking Female Actors

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Seeking two women, 20s, for NYC premiere of new playSeeking two actresses (mid-twenties to mid-thirties – must be able to play late twenties) to portray sisters in a short play that will have its New York premiere at American Globe Theatre/Turnip Theatre Company’s NYC 15-Minute Play Festival next month.Auditions will be held Saturday, April 1 from 3pm to 5pm at Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire Street, Downtown Providence.

Tech rehearsal/performance date is Wednesday, April 26; commitment could also include May 5 and 6, if production advances to the Festival’s finals. ONLY AUDITIONEES AVAILABLE ON ALL OF THESE DATES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE CAST. Rehearsal times/dates during the month of April can be negotiated, depending on the cast’s schedule.

Please prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue, and be prepared to read from the script. This adventure is unpaid, but travel and lodging will be provided.



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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Call to Members for Juried Exhibit

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006



Delivery of Art:                   Saturday, April 29th,  11:00 to 2:00pm
                                               Monday, May 1st, 11:00 to 2:00pm
Pick up of declined work:      May 4th  4-6pm  

Delivery of Art:                          Pick up of declined work:PAC Headquarters, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket
Opening Reception:                     May 11th  5:30 – 7:30pm
Removal(end of show)                 Friday, June 30th, 9:00am to 5:00pm
                                                 Saturday, July 1st, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Size:                                         Up to 3 pieces of work may be submitted for jurying
                                                no larger then 48” in any direction
Juror:                                        Merle Mainelli Poulton, artist

                                          Space is limited… first come, first served!
Exhibition Guidelines:

A 30% commission will be retained on all artwork sold.
Dues must be current in order to exhibit. Entry fees are non refundable.   All 2-D artwork submitted to any PAC exhibit must be properly framed , wired and ready for hanging. No reproductions. No sawtooth hangers. Submission forms to be completed, will be available upon delivery of work. All works under glass should have light/neutra matting. NO DARK COLORED MATS. SCULPTURE and 3D WORK: upon acceptance, pedestal must be provided unless work is free standing. Smaller pieces may be installed in glass cases provided by the gallery.
All artwork submitted for this exhibit will remain in place for the duration of the show, with no adjustments, removals or changes once submitted.  Participating artists will be notified when sales are made during this exhibit and should be prepared to submit a replacement piece upon notification of a sale. 

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery is located in a multi-purpose public building  housing several offices including The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, RI Parent Network, The Slater Mill Gallery and Theatre, and several City of Pawtucket Offices. Over 100,000 people pass through this building on an annual basis which includes tours by young students from local schools. Artwork submitted must be appropriate in content for display in a public space. PAC reserves the right to refuse any work that it finds to be inappropriate for this space.

Liability:  All entries will be handled with care, however, PAC and its agents will not be held responsible for any damage during handling.  It is recommended that all artwork be properly wrapped to avoid unnecessary damage.   Artwork will be insured from time of delivery until pick-up date only.  Work not picked-up two months after pickup date will be donated to a non-profit of PAC’s choice.
          Questions?  Contact Doug Benoit 353-4238 or Mimo Gordon Riley 487-8811.


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Workhorse Theatre Ensemble

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Workhorse Workhorse Presents the World-Premiere of With Claws and Beak @ the Carriage House Stage April 13th-23rd 8:30 pm 7 Duncan Avenue, Providence, tickets $10 students/$15 general. For reservations call 401.215.0990 Providence, RI: Workhorse, a new physical theatre ensemble in Rhode Island, continues its first theatrical season with an absurd tragic-comedy, With Claws and Beak, April 13th–23rd at 8:30pm (thursday-sunday) at the

Carriage House Stage, 7 Duncan Avenue, Providence, tickets $10 students/$15 general. For reservations call 401.215.0990.

Two wayward soldiers (Hannah Kenah and Esther Haddad) narrowly escape the arcane military machine they serve, in search of asylum, and a home-cooked meal in a clean, well-lighted place. They soon find themselves entrenched in a new battle amongst a socially twisted, ultra-privileged, excitable band of aristocrats, (Emilia Sumelius, Marya Errin Jones and Richard Lloyd Cambier)as they wage a hysterical domestic war of their own. *With Claws and Beak*is a modern absurdist collision of wit, revolution, restoration-inspired comedy, and the 3-ring circus within us all!

Formed one year ago by Artistic Director, Stephen Buescher, Workhorse is slowly helping usher in a new style of theatre-making, on a local and national scale, expanding the notion of performance by presenting challenging, experimental, yet accessible work. Quickly becoming a sought-after ensemble of actor-creators, Workhorse will perform as Brown University’s 2006 summer resident company during Brown/Trinity Playwrights’ Repertory Festival Week in July. In August the Company will present its first work, Sawbones: The Cabinet of Dr. Jekyll at the Berkshire Fringe Festival in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and With Claws and Beak will take on New York at HERE’s The American Living Room, a festival of work by emerging artists. Workhorse theatre is surprising, humorous, and unique. See what all the commotion’s about!

With Claws and Beak

April 13th-23rd

8:30 pm (thursday-sunday) $10 students/$15 general

The Carriage House Stage, 7 Duncan Avenue, Providence

Reservations: 401.215.0990



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Northeast Heritage Music Camp, June in Vermont!

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006


Northeast Heritage Music Camp is calling for students!

Located in the beautiful Greeen Mountains of Vermont, the Northeast Heritage Music Camp celebrates the accoustic music and dance traditions of New England and neighboring Eastern Canada, a well as related traditions from Ireland, Scotland and the Southeastern US.

Come and join us from June 11 - 17,  for a week of music instruction by world class players from these traditions, nightly dances, concert and jams! 

 2006 Teaching Staff: We are proud for 2006 to announce the following subject areas and instructors:
  · Cape Breton Fiddle: Sandy MacIntyre  
  · Cape Breton Piano:
Mary MacIntyre
  · Québecois Fiddle: Daniel Lemieux
  · Québecois Accordion: Normand Miron
  · Appalachian Fiddle: Alan Jabbour
  · Irish Fiddle: Seamus Connolly
  · Contra-dance Fiddle, Vocal Workshops: Pete Sutherland
  · Contra-dance Caller, New England fiddle: David Kaynor
  · Flute, Tin Whistle, & Contradance Piano: Grey Larsen
  · Novice Fiddle Program Sarah Hotchkiss
  · Guitar Peter Langston
  · Clawhammer Style 5-string Banjo: Ken Perlman

A note on our students: Northeast Heritage Music Camp is a camp for adults. Minors may attend, but only if accompanied by an adult relative (please call us if you would like to register someone under 18).

General Program: NHMC features five class sessions per day, each one hour and fifteen minutes long. Classes start at approximately 9 AM and continue until about 5:30 PM. Our evening program (Monday through Thursday) features staff concerts, followed by contra-dancing, with music provided by our staff. The Friday evening program features a class-recital, followed by contra-dancing.

Tuition: $650 (in US funds) covers room, board, and tuition. Vermont residents have an option to forego lodging costs (room and board) and commute to the event, (see the registration form for the “commuter” option). Meals may be purchased individually in the dining hall, but JSC regulations require that all students in residence must sign up for the meal plan.

Registration: To attend Northeast Heritage Music Camp you must preregister. Space is allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, print out the registration form (from our website) fill it in, and send it with payment to the address indicated. A deposit of $200 will hold your place until April 11, 2006, when all outstanding tuition balances must be paid up. After that date, all new registrations must be accompanied by full tuition payment. Registrations are possible right up until the start of camp, if there’s space.

Refunds and Cancellations: If camp is full we can place your name on the waiting list. If for any reason we can’t fit you into camp, or you don’t want to go on the waiting list, your entire payment will be returned to you. Also if you get into camp but then cancel before April 11, your payment will be returned. If you cancel after April 11, all but $100 will be returned. Cancellations within two weeks prior to the start of camp get no deposit refund.

On-line Payment: We have no provision for paying on-line, but if you intend to pay by credit card, you can register by email.

E-mail to Registration@NortheastHeritageMusicCamp.com with a Subject: line of “NHMC Registration.” Then, send a separate email message to with the same Subject line, containing just your credit card number with no other explanation (we’ll figure it out). That’s all there is to it!

Location: Johnson State College Campus, Johnson, Vermont. Johnson is not far from Stowe, the famous ski resort — roughly thirty miles northeast of Burlington, and about the same distance northwest of the state capital, Montpelier. Travel directions and other information about JSC are on their website, http://www.jsc.vsc.edu/ 

For more information: (http://www.northeastheritagemusiccamp.com)

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Job at Mid Ocean Studio

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

 Job at Mid Ocean Studio

This wonderful studio is home to RI artist Brower Hatcher, located at the Steel Yard

New Business and Studio Facilitator

The New Business and Studio Facilitator reports to Brower Hatcher while at the same time is involved in frequent and ongoing coordination and communication with all staff and clients.

Key Responsibilities:

New Business

. ongoing research, identification and follow through of potential new business opportunities

. review all opportunities internally with details of location, budget, anticipated timeline and feasibility for fitting into existing workload as factors to determine preliminary interest

. submit RFQ as agreed/required

Proposal Development and Completion Coordination

. complete coordination of all phases of proposal development

. provide copies of the proposal specs to Brower, Emily

. assembly of all presentation books

. coordinate Power Point presentation preparation

. create a proposal checklist for each project to ensure all materials and components are completed, accounted for and shipped in a timely manner

. ensure our proposal meets all criteria outlined by the proposal specifications

. packing and shipping of all materials

PR Support

. in consultation with other staff, research potential targets and establish database

. initiate PR mailing list and ongoing maintenance

. assemble and organize individual mailing components, prepare mailings as appropriate

. follow up mailings or personal contacts as warranted with documentation of all activity


. photo documentation of all phases of each project through completion including submission to client and maintaining studio file copies

. organization, archiving and cataloguing of existing materials and photos

. ongoing updates of Brower’s resume

Communication and Coordination

. attend weekly staff meetings. Provide details in writing of new opportunities and the status of outstanding RFPs, discuss ongoing activity with photo documentation, PR and proposal development details and coordination.

. provide Emily with a copy of all signed contracts

. coordinate project details with independent contractors

General Administration Support

. receive and review all emails, distribute as appropriate and ensure follow through and responses as appropriate

.organize, categorize and maintain computer files to ensure easy access by all

. purchase and inventory of all office supplies

. errands as needed

. answer phone, take messages, respond to faxes as needed

. maintain office and paperwork orderliness and tidiness

. initiate and provide clerical and organization support for Brower

. make all travel arrangements and secure copies of all billing receipts

. coordinate billing back of travel costs with Emily, as appropriate

. provide office equipment maintenance and upgrades

. assist in researching, estimating and ordering of sculpture materials with follow up to ensure timelydeliveries

. familiarity with File Maker Pro, Excel, Microsoft Word and ideally photoshop

. help find studio resources as necessary

 For information: www.browerhatcher.com:

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Alive in Baghdad

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006


There are only 4 remaining opportunities to see Brian Conley's film  of recent interviews with Iraqis living under US occupation.   Don't miss this chance to get an inside look at the situation on the  ground in Iraq through the voices of Iraqis. As previously announced, Brian Conley, independent filmmaker and  editor of the "Alive in Baghdad" blog, will be presenting a film  highlighting the voices and perspectives of Iraqis under occupation  THIS WEEK, March 27-30. All events are FREE -  donations to continue this work are welcome. "In Their Own Words: Iraqi Perspectives on the Occupation"  with independent journalist and  filmmaker Brian Conley

Brian spent three weeks in Baghdad in late October and early November  2005 exploring the lives of ordinary Iraqis who have now been living  under U.S. occupation for three years. His first-hand perspective and  footage from Baghdad show the continuing security, health, and  infrastructure crises that continue to go unreported by the  mainstream press.

Tuesday, March 28
White Electric Coffeehouse
711 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903
White Electric: (401) 453-3007

Wednesday, March 29
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

Thursday, March 30
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI

More info:
Events: AFSC, 401.521.3584
Alive in Baghdad project: www.aliveinbaghdad.org



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Concerts at The Providence Athenaeum

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Composers’ Round Table-Desiree Santillan, coordinator URI Fine Arts Recital Hall,
8:00 PM Friday March 31, 2006-Free
Works by Eliane Aberdam, Gerard Heroux, Desiree Santillan and Songs for Folk Book II (2006) -premiere Music by Geoffrey Gibbs and poetry by Alonzo L. Gibbs

1. “Song of the Slender Sun” and “Marginalia”
2. Plainedge
3. The Pit Farmers
4. Hempstead Plains
5. The Noble Neighborhood
6. Song for Historians
7. Plainedge 2
8. I’ll Take Them Home with Me

Roxana Tourigny, soprano, and Heather Wallace, viola

Geoffrey Gibbs has written 22 songs for voice and viola, all of which have now been performed by Roxana Tourigny and her daughter, Heather Wallace. They premiered Sea Shanties and Ballads last summer on Monhegan Island, Maine, and Songs for Folk Book I in Kingston, New Hampshire, and Maine. Roxana Tourigny is presently the director of the URI Great Performances Concert Series. She has had a distinguished career in opera, oratorio, and art song performance.

Heather Wallace received a B.M. cum laude in Viola Performance from Ithaca College and an M.A. with first honors in Viola Performance from the University of Limerick, Irish World Music Centre. She has performed with many professional orchestras and in solo and chamber music settings.

The second concert is a Concert Reading of Scenes from the opera Potnia (a retelling of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter) with music by Geoffrey Gibbs and libretto by Ann Suter.
The Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence, 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday April 5, 2006-Free

Featuring Claire Stadtmueller, soprano (Persephone), Joyll Smith, mezzo-soprano (Demeter), Barbara Youmans, alto (Metaneira), Rene de la Garza, baritone (Hades), and Mark Conley, tenor (Zeus) with a MIDI realization of the orchestra

Directions to The Providence Athenaeum: On 195 Eastbound take Exit 1 Downtown Providence and at the first traffic light take a right turn onto Dyer street. Proceed to the third set of lights and take a right turn onto College Street. You will be heading uphill. The first stop sign is Benefit Street and the Athenaeum is directly across the street on your right. Limited parking is available behind the

For those of you who heard “Potnia” last June, this performance adds new scenes not previously performed. The opera is an outgrowth of Ann Suter’s book The Narcissus and the Pomegranate: an Archaeology of the Homeric “Hymn to Demeter” (University of Michigan Press). Each of the opera’s three acts presents an earlier version of the myth: Act I-Persephone’s abduction by Hades and her mother Demeter’s anger (600 B.C.E.), Act II-Demeter comes to Eleusis and demands the establishment of her rites (800 B.C.E.), and Act III-Persephone as Queen of the Underworld comforts the dead (before 800 B.C.E.).

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The Lighthouse – Call to Artists who are blind or visually impaired

Monday, March 27th, 2006


The LightHouse presents the 17th annual Insights 2006

A national juried art exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired

Showing September 11 – November 22, 2006 in San Francisco Art Commission Gallery in City Hall

Call for Artists:

Submit your work!

Submit up to 5 entries on 35mm slides if possible; 8×10 photographs or electronic files on CD-ROM that accurately represent the creative work will also be accepted.

Distinguished jurors will select work from all two and three-dimensional media except video. Touchable art encouraged. Works will be selected on the basis of original concept, expressive use of media, and artistic excellence.

Three outstanding artists will be awarded a cash honorarium.

Submission deadline is Monday, May 15th, 2006

Contact Sarah Millett, Exhibition Coordinator, at smillett@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-431-1481 x286 for more information.


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Magic Lantern – Wednesday, March 29

Monday, March 27th, 2006


Magic Lantern is funded, in part, through a grant from the Rhode Island Council on the Arts

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