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American Masterpieces

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Providence Singers receives NEA grant for 2007 regional choral festival

The Providence Singers has received a $50,000 grant from the National

Endowment for the Arts to present a regional choral festival in

Providence, March 2–4, 2007. Conductors and choral organizations from

three New England states and American composers living in the United

States and Europe will participate.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 27, 2006) — The Providence Singers has received

one of seven choral-arts grants awarded nationwide by the National

Endowment for the Arts. The $50,000 grant, announced today in

Washington and Providence, will support a three-day regional choral

festival in Providence next March.

“By awarding this very prestigious grant to the Providence Singers, the

NEA recognizes what we’ve known all along: this world class choral

group contributes immensely to the life of our arts and cultural

community,” said Mayor David N. Cicilline. “I’m thrilled that

Providence has been chosen to host this three-day event, providing us

with a unique opportunity to showcase our wonderful city to people from

all over the region.”

The choral component of NEA’s American Masterpieces supports regional

choral festivals, presenting American music of the highest quality to

communities across the nation. Conductors and choral organizations from

Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as American

composers living in the United States and Europe, will participate in

the festival, March 2–4, 2007.

“We are honored to be chosen to host the American Masterpieces Choral

Festival,” said Executive Director Allison McMillan. “This marks a

point of arrival for the Providence Singers, and will place Providence

as a center for excellence in choral performance and education.”

Activities planned for the festival include premières of three newly

commissioned works, concerts featuring several choruses, a

community-sing in collaboration with a Providence gospel choir, and

workshops on new music, choral conducting and other topics.

“This festival gives us a rare chance to celebrate the richness of

American choral music and offer a glimpse into the future of the art

form,” said Artistic Director Designate Andrew Clark. “We look forward

to bringing living legends of choral music – like composer Lukas Foss,

conductors Alice Parker, Robert Page, and Jameson Marvin, together with

emerging composers, conductors and New England’s finest ensembles – all

sharing this unique experience in Providence.”

Clark will begin his new position on July 1, when Julian Wachner steps

down after ten years as the Singers’ artistic director. “The Providence

Singers’ dramatic growth under Julian’s leadership has set the stage

for this new opportunity,” said McMillan. “With this Festival, the

Providence Singers continues to build on its commitment to providing

outstanding choral experiences for the Providence community.”

Concerts of the New England Choral Festival will be presented at VMA

Arts and Cultural Center, bringing participants and audiences to the

completed Avenue of the Arts complex and Renaissance Providence Masonic

Temple Hotel. The community-sing will take place at the Columbus

Theatre on Providence’s historic West Side; other festival locations

will be announced. For additional information, visit

http://www.ProvidenceSingers.org.Press contact:

Christine Hauck

Marketing Director, The Providence Singers

mschris@gtcinternet.com direct line: 401.272.9157

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7th Annual Street Painting Festival

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

StreetSeptember 9, 2006 (Rain date September 16)
Bank of America Skating Center, Providence, RI
Call for Artists — Sign up Now!!!
Help transform the Bank of America Skating Rink into a colorful gallery of “sidewalk chalk art” sponsored by area businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Over $2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded!  All registered artists or teams are eligible; for teams, the category is that of the oldest team member. 
There is no charge to participateWe will assign squares as they are available, and will consider your size and location requests if possible.  You may sponsor your own square, or recruit a sponsor, which will guarantee your space and its size.  Sponsorship information is available on our website (see below). 
Artists must check in between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. the day of the event.  If you are not on site by 11 a.m. your reserved space will be given to someone from the wait-list. 
Please save this letter; important information on standards and supplies is on the reverse. 
An application form and all information is also posted on our website (see below).
Please send us ONE APPLICATION PER SQUARE.  If you are bringing a team, give us the name, address, and email of the contact person now; you may include information on the rest of the team on the back of the application or send it later.  We must have all contact information on all participants at the time of the Festival.
We will be communicating with artists by email throughout the spring and summer.  Official confirmations and additional information will also be sent by surface mail, but if we have you on our email list you will receive information more often and more quickly. 
Our email address is: artists@providencestreetpainting.com
Our website is www.providencestreetpainting.com
Send your application to:    Providence Street Painting Festival
c/o The Rotary Club of Providence 23 Dryden Lane

Providence, RI 02904-2792

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Saturday May 13, 7:30 p.m., North Kingstown High School Auditorium TUBAPHONIA: A free concert presenting tuba players from all over New England. One part of the program will be a salute to the Armed Forces of the United States. Other music will include a Gay Nineties Medley. Sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and Centreville Bank. If you have never been to a tuba concert, take a chance, and come to share in the fun. You’ll be glad you did! For information: http://www.nkartscouncil.org/. or 294-3331 Ext. 206.

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VOICE: Women in Contemporary Art

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

didiVOICE: Women in Contemporary Artjuried by Kara WalkerMay 14 – June 2, 2006 at the Providence Art Club

Artists’ reception: Thursday, May 18, 6-8pm

Gallery talk: Friday, June 2, 6pm

The Providence Art Club and the Hive Archive of Providence, RI are pleased to present “VOICE: Women in Contemporary Art”. This exhibition has been collaboratively produced by the Hive, a feminist art organization, and the Providence Art Club to highlight new work by women artists from across the United States. The Hive enlisted internationally renowned artist Kara Walker to act as the juror for the show. VOICE will feature 29 works of art from 27 artists selected by Walker from over 480 applicants nationwide.



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My Fair Lady

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Swamp Swamp Meadow Community Theatre is opening My Fair Lady this weekend.

Here are the details:

Capt. Isaac Paine School in Foster this coming weekend and next. It

begins at 7:00 PM Fri. and Sat. nights and 3:00 PM on Sunday. If you

want more info, go to our website at www.swampmeadow.org or

www.fosteringArts.org. or call 401-397-4740.

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2006




UNITS STARTING FROM $160,000 TO $290,000







11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

or call for an appointment.

OFFERED BY: Leonard Lavoie, GRI, RICIR, PO Box 6706, Providence, R.I. 02940

401-751-8428, 401-454-8123 fax len@ricir.com, E-Mail, www.ricir.com, web site

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FREE play reading: THE PErsians by Aeschylus

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Saturday May 13th in the Dowling Theater PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep is proud to announce a staged reading of The Persians, the oldest surviving play in history by Greek playwright Aeschylus. Under the direction of Laura Kepley, this staged reading features the cast of Trinity’s current production Boots on the Ground: Anne Scurria, Stephen Thorne, Rachael Warren, Joe Wilson, Jr., and Richard Donelly. The reading is Saturday May 13th at 2PM in the Dowling Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street, Providence, and admission is free. Subscribers receive preferred seating. Space is limited, so reservations are required: (401) 521-1100 x411.DETAILS AT-A-GLANCE

The Persians, an ancient Greek Tragedy by Aeschylus

DIRECTOR: Laura Kepley

CAST: Richard Donelly; Anne Scurria; Stephen Thorne; Rachael Warren; Joe Wilson, Jr.

WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2PM

WHERE: Dowling Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street, Providence

PRODUCED BY: Trinity Repertory Company

ADMISSION: free- Subscribers receive preferred seating. Space is limited, so reservations are required: (401) 521-1100 x 411 (more…)

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Portsmouth Arts Guild Opens Spring Show

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006


Portsmouth Arts Guild Opens Spring Show, May 7

The Portsmouth Arts Guild has scheduled its spring members’ exhibition for May 7-26, 2006, at the Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI. An opening reception will be held Sunday, May 7, 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Regular show hours are: Monday – Friday 9-4, and Sundays 1-5 p.m. About 100 works of art will be on display, including media of all types—oils, watercolors, pastels, sketches, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and photography. For additional information, contact Barbara Lambert, 401-624-3969.

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Michael Mittelman at The Uprade! Boston

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

MittlemanThe Uprade! Boston featuring Mike MittelmanThursday, April 27th, 7:00PM – 9:00PMpresented with Turbulence.org.Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA FREEMichael Mittelman is an artist, educator and publisher. His work has ranged from net art to interactive installation and has been exhibited throughout New England and abroad. As publisher of ASPECT Magazine, Michael has created a channel for contemporary new media artists to deliver their work to a wider audience, while simultaniously enabling educators to show video directly from artists.

Michael’s current body of work, “Alternative Domestic” explores psychological, cultural and social issues in the framework of a domestic apartment.




* The Upgrade! Boston with Jeff Talman and Helen Thorington, Tuesday, May 2nd, 7:00PM – 9:00PM. presented with Turbulence.org. Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA FREE.   


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Smokestack Project Reception

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

SmokeSave the Date!

PUENTE invites you to a cocktail party and reception with sculptor Gillian Christy, the artist for The Smokestack Project at The Plant.

Friday, May 12 from 5:30 to 7:30pm
Providence Art Club
11 Thomas Street in Providence, RI 02903

Join us to celebrate and support this unique public art project and hear from Ms. Christy about her creative process and community engagement in the project.

Please RSVP to (401) 454-3570

Hosted by: The Honorable Mayor David Cicilline, Boris Bally, Thomas Brendler, Charlie Cannon, Ducy Cornejo, Andy Cutler, Jack Gold, James Hall, Seth Handy, Robert Leaver, Patricia Martinez, Josh Miller, Maureen Moakley, Ed Morabito, Mark van Noppen, Rupert Nesbit, Clay Rock, Pablo Rodriguez, Cade Tompkins & Melissa Withers

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Poetry Reading in Newport

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Tom ChandlerIn celebration of National Poetry Month, former Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tom Chandler will read from his works at the Newport Public Library on Thursday April 27 at 7 PM. The library is located at 300 Spring Street, Newport.

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Monday, April 24th, 2006


May 9 thru June 8, 2006 Artist Reception: Thursday, May 18, 5 – 7 pm

101 Orange Street’ Providence, RI 02903

An exhibit of visual art held to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. This exhibit, showcasing the creative talents of Rhode Island artists with  psychiatric diagnoses, is a unique opportunity for these artists to share their insights into the relationship between art and mental health. Art In Mind invites viewers to use this forum to reflect on the relationship between artists and their disabilities, and how that relationship is manifested in their work.

For more information, contact VSA arts of Rhode Island

tel & tty: 401-725-0247

email: programs@vsartsri.org web site: www.vsartsri.org*please note new email & website addresses 

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Art League of RI

Monday, April 24th, 2006

The Art League of Rhode Island (ALRI) – Membership Info. The Art League of Rhode Island (ALRI) was formed based on a shared vision to encourage and foster artistic recognition and growth among Rhode Island Artists. ALRI was incorporated with a goal to contribute, encourage and promote integrity and excellence in the arts in Rhode Island. The Art League of Rhode Island numbers among its founding members some of Rhode Island’s most prominent artists working in a wide range of medium from painting to furniture making. Artist Members (download the 2006 membership application PDF ) Rhode Island artists are encouraged to become members of the Art League of Rhode Island, and are juried into the organization by a distinguished jury of peers and professionals elected by the ALRI board. Artists may submit a resume, a minimum of 10 slides of their work and a non-refundable jury fee of $25. Once accepted, artist members will be notified by ALRI and a one time initiation fee of $75 is required. Subsequent annual dues for founding and artist members are $45. Associate Members Associate Membership is available for those interested in the fine arts. The Associate membership affords an opportunity for artists and patrons who wish to appreciate, encourage and support the efforts of the League. Associate Members will receive all ALRI publications and are invited to attend exhibits.


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Perishable Theatre is having a sale!

Monday, April 24th, 2006


On Saturday April 29th, come downtown and buy something you don’t need to support something we all DO……..the work 

of resident artists To celebrate Spring and her new position as artistic director of 

Perishable Theatre, Vanessa Gilbert and cronies are taking inventory and selling off treasures from the Perishable Theatre storage to make 

room for new works in the 2006-2007 season! You can snag a little piece of RI performance history, listen to the music of the Local Yokel, 

and get a peek at the summer schedule at 95 EMPIRE, Perishable Theatre’s performance space. 

  Perishable Theatre’s mission is to create, incubate and produce 

groundbreaking works for the theater dedicated to innovation in theatrical forms and content. 

  Saturday April 29 10am-4pm 

On the sidewalk in front of Perishable Theatre In case of rain, the sale will take place inside the theatre 

95 Empire Street Downtown Providence 

  For SALE: 

Mens’ suits and womens clothing 

  • A sofa with headlights that really work 

Various kitchen items that have starred in productions Telephones and office supplies 

Bikes for Spring!!!! Theatre seats 

And some scientific looking equipment that was used to cook up some experimental theatre 


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Magic Lantern Presents “The Mythology Show”

Monday, April 24th, 2006

 BenRBenMagic Lantern Presents “The Mythology Show” Wednesday the 3rd of May at 9:30pm at the Cable Car Cinema (204 South Main Street, Providence, RI) FILMMAKER BEN RUSSELL IN PERSON! Garbed in the finest of linens (cotton) and bathed in radiant green flickering light (fluorescent), Magic Lantern’s Man-Behind-The-Curtain finally steps forward to reveal his own Mad Visions of Our Collective Existence. Steeped in American folklore, psychiatric techniques of the early 20th century, chaos theory, mask rituals, and techniques of synaesthesia, these five 16mm films propose an alternate mythos for the world in which we reside.In typical Magic Lantern fashion, we’ve got not only Creation Myths and First Contact Myths, but Giant Stone Head Myths and Eternally Bloody Cowboy Myths as well. As if that weren’t enough for you cineastes out there, you should know that missing this show means missing the Providence premiere of what may well be the only 16mm structuralist Western ever made…

Featuring: Black and White Trypps Number One (6:30, 16mm, silent, 2005), Daumë (7:00, 16mm, 2000), Black and White Trypps Number Two (8:30, 16mm, silent, 2006), Terra Incognita (10:00, 16mm, 2002), The Twenty-One Lives of Billy the Kid (55:00, 16mm, 2005) TRT 87:00, $5



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Andary Dance’s Frazier Festival

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Andary Dance’s Frazier Festival – Site Specific Dance – Sunday, June 25, 2006Andary Dance’s Frazier Festival presents regional choreographers and performers by bringing together an eclectic and exciting array of dance, dance art and performance based art.The Frazier Festival is a supportive atmosphere providing a unique and innovative performance space enhancing an individual artist’s work adding to the viewing pleasure of the audience.The Frazier Festival is located in the capital city of Providence, Rhode Island and is a free event for both the artists and the audience and supports the community, by presenting, the many dance and performance art forms available in the region. The Frazier Festival provides high quality performance arts by regional artists.

Visit: www.frazierfestival.com for timelines and applications today!

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Free Beginner Tango Classes in Pawtucket

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Prov Tang Dance the Night Away in Pawtucket!

Providence Tango Announces FREE Bi Monthly Argentine Tango Beginner Class. Regular Class Schedule. Class Details: 1st and 3rd Fridays (indefinitely) 7-8pm FREE beginner Argentine Tango Lesson; 8-12am The Tango Incident (a potluck tango dance) $10 ($5 if you bring food to share). Location: Providence Tango, 99 S Bend St., Pawtucket, RI – Phone (401-728-9393)


Upcoming free classes: May 5, 19; June 2, 16. Regular Class Schedule: Regular times for Beginning Tango Classes at Providence Tango for April: Tuesdays, 4th-25th, 8-9pm, $15 (package discounts available).

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An Evening with Pawtucket Poets

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Kinnell An Evening with Pawtucket Poets, Thursday, May 4 with a reception at 6:00 and readings begin at 6:30: Suggested donation of $10 per person. The Pawtucket Foundation is pleased to host an evening with the poets from Pawtucket. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell and Norah Pollard, recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize, both called Pawtucket home in their youth. On Thursday, May 4, 2006. They will appear at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center to read selections of their work; after the readings the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. The poets will later be available to sign their books. To reserve your ticket for this unique area appearance, please call Stephanie Fortunato at 401-729-8300 or respond to this email. Space is limited so tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis.Galway Kinnell grew up in Pawtucket. At an early age, he was influenced by the work of Edgar Allen Poe whose use of language allowed him to appreciate the lyrical possibilities obscured by the “charming and loveable accent” of his hometown. He studied at Princeton University and the University of Rochester. Mr. Kinnell is a former MacArthur Fellow and has been the state poet of Vermont. He has traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East and went to Paris on a Fulbright Fellowship. His work has been published extensively. His volumes of poetry include A New Selected Poems (Houghton Mifflin, 2000), a finalist for the National Book Award; Selected Poems (1980), for which he received both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; The Book of Nightmares (1971); Body Rags (1968); and What a Kingdom It Was (1960). He was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University and a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Mr. Kinnell is retired and now lives in Vermont.

Norah Pollard’s first book, Leaning In, has been described as “work of singular radianc, an elegant, truthful, resonant collection. It should be read, re-read, and remembered” by the author of Seabiscuit – An American Legend (http://www.seabiscuitonline.com/) . In her second volume of poems, Report from the Banana Hospital, Ms. Pollard tells of her despairs, delights, and famous father, Red Pollard, Seabiscuit’s jockey. His love of wild things, the poems proclaim, is much like his daughter the poet’s. Directly and indirectly, these new poems draw on the wonderfully varied experiences Ms. Pollard has had during a many-faceted life: she has been a folk singer, seam-stitcher, nanny, teacher, solderer, and print shop calligrapher. As poet, she was one of the first readers in the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. While studying with Dick Allen at the University of Bridgeport, she received the Academy of American Poets Prize, and for several years she was editor of The Connecticut River Review. Norah Pollard lives in Stratford, CT.Space is limited, so contact Stephanie Fortunato at spf@pawtucketfoundation.org_ or 401.729.8300 by April 24 to reserve your seat.

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Success By Design Conference

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Ninth Annual Success By Design Conference, Thursday, April 27, 2006, .8am-6pm,  RI Convention Center, Providence, RI; Registration: $225; early – $275; Late – $175. Center Associates: Friday, April 28 9am-2pm; Additional sessions offered by RISD and Bryant, $85. Speakers include Karen Neuburger, Chief Lifestyle Officer, KN Karen Neuburger brand; Helen Stringer, Design Director, Procter & Gamble; DJ Stout, Partner, Pentagram; Jeneanne Rae, Co-founder, Peer Insight, LLC; Jonathan Hayes, Xbox Design Director; Janine James, Founder and Creative Director, The Moderns; Stuart Karten, Principal, Stuart Karten Design; Mark Hellendrung, CEO, Narragansett Brewing Company; Natalia Ilyin, Designer and Critic, Nathalia Ilyin Company. For more info, call The Center for Design & Business at (401) 454-6108 or email info@centerdesignbusiness.org_ 


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Attleboro Arts Museum Seeks Executive Director

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Company: Attleboro Arts Museum

Job title: Executive Director

Company Overview: The Attleboro Arts Museum is an arts institution dedicated to the promotion of education, creativity and cultural awareness through the visual and performing arts. Located ten miles north of Providence and forty miles southwest of Boston along the I-95 corridor, the Attleboro Arts Museum is a cultural center of southeastern Massachusetts and neighboring Rhode Island. Founded in 1929, the Museum spent most of its early years in a small city-owned building in Attleboro’s Capron Park. In 1992, at the invitation of the city’s business and political leaders, the Trustees decided to relocate the Museum to a vacant department store on an acre of land in the city’s downtown in order to meet the growing demands for its services. The Museum opened its Park Street doors in 1994, where it now anchors one end of the city’s burgeoning downtown revitalization efforts. The Museum is a wonderful space with 3,500 square feet of open gallery, 14-foot ceilings and movable walls. This beautiful, flexible, first-class exhibition space is unparalleled in the Boston-Providence corridor. There is an established Museum School where each quarter over 100 children and adults take studio classes from an accomplished faculty.

Job Description: Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA. (www.attleboroartsmuseum.org) has an immediate opening for a Chief Executive to provide hands-on leadership, organization and management to staff (2FT/2PT), faculty(20), volunteers and membership (500) of a small, vibrant regional arts institution. Reporting to the Trustees, ED is responsible for: gallery exhibitions, Museum School (studio classes), outreach, collection management, financial management, fund raising, grant writing, communications, community events, personnel management and oversight of all museum operations. FT (Tuesday–Saturday) position is a challenging and personally rewarding arts management opportunity.

Qualifications: Significant prior leadership, management and fund-raising experience, in art center, museum or appropriate non-profit institution; supervision and fiscal responsibility; BA/BS in related field; arts programming/art education experience; strong connection to New England art community. ED must possess a dynamic personality, professional demeanor, well-developed organizational, management and interpersonal skills, excellent written communications/ computer skills, ability to work constructively at all levels, significant grant-writing experience, keen public-speaking ability, social ease to successfully project the Museum to the community at large; dedication, integrity, diplomacy, flexibility, good humor and hands-on, can-do attitude to complete tasks, on time and budget.

Email/mail resume, cover letter, salary history and availability in confidence to: Gerry Hickman, President, 46 Payson Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 – (knghickman@comcast.net). No phone calls please. EOE. Contact: Gerry Hickman, President – Board of Trustees Address: 86 Park Street City/State/Zip: Attleboro, MA 02703 Country: US Email: knghickman@comcast.net Web: http://www.attleboroartsmuseum.org Phone:508-222-2644, Ext: 20 Posting Date: 04/19/06

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