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Malcolm Furlow at Gallery at 17 Peck

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

The Gallery at 17 Peck is proud to represent Malcolm Furlow, an award-winning artist, photographer and writer with accolades ranging from international philanthropy to celebrity, corporate, embassy and political collections. Instantly recognizable world-wide, a collection of Furlow’s recent acrylics on canvas will be available for public viewing and acquisition exclusively at 17 Peck. Overwhelmingly considered one of the most important, and sought-after artists of the American Southwest, his vibrant works premiered in New England at the gallery’s opening reception on May 18, 2006.

Malcolm Furlow’s electrifying paintings are a major focal point in countries around the world, including exhibitions and collections in the U.S. Embassies of Morocco, Belgium and Beijing, the White House, CEO Magazine, The Smithsonian, Mobil Oil, Samuel Goldwyn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Pryor, President George H.W. Bush, President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton, Jon Bon Jovi, Bernadette Peters, Wes Studi, Phyllis Diller, William DeVane, B.J. Thomas, Jane Goodall Institute, President George W. Bush, Darryl Hannah, Eiteljorg Museum, National Wildlife Museum, Koshare Museum, Santa Fe Fine Arts Museum, Coca Cola Olympic Pavilion, Make a Wish Foundation, NBC’s Today Show, Raymond James Financial Art Collection, Columbia University, and many others.

Malcolm Furlow has won the silver award from the Sorbonne, and exhibited in – and received – the gold award from the Luxembourg Museum in Paris. As of spring, 2006, he has sold-out over fifty solo shows.

A documentary about the “Life and Art of Malcolm Furlow,” produced by PBS and scheduled for release later this year, refers to him as a “Renaissance Man,” while a biographical major motion picture has just been given “green light” status.

Visit 17 Peck weekdays, 10:00-6:00; Saturday, 11:00-5:00; or contact the gallery at (401) 331-2561 to request an appointment for private viewing.


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Poetry at the Stone and Plank

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Stone and PlankNEXT POETRY READING: Saturday, June 10 (7 p.m.) – Franz Wright The Stone and Plank has the fortune to host nationally-acclaimed poet Franz Wright on Saturday, June 10, reading from his new book God’s Silence. There will also be a short open mic. This will undoubtedly be a great show. THIS SHOW IS FREE BUT REQUIRES AN RSVP FOR ENTRY DUE TO LIMITED SEATING. Please respond with an email to reserve your seat and indicate if you are bringing any guests.

Bio for Franz Wright Franz Wright was born in Vienna in 1953 and grew up in the Northwest, the Midwest, and Northern California. His most recent works include The Beforelife, Ill Lit: Selected and New Poems, and Walking to Martha’s Vineyard, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in April 2004. Wright’s newest collection of poems, God’s Silence, was published by Knopf in March 2006. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Prize, among other honors. He works at the Edinburg Center for Mental Health and the Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers. Wright lives in Waltham, Massachusetts with his wife, Elizabeth.

Thank you for supporting local poetry at the Stone and Plank! Curt Stump Host, The Stone and Plank www.stoneandplank.com mail@stoneandplank.com (401) 349-4417

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Foster Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

fosteringArts.org and The Foster Recreation Department present Foster Summer Concert Series for 2006. One each month at 6:30pm on the Foster Fairgrounds behind 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, RI All concerts are Free to the Public, but we’ll pass the hat.  Bring chairs, blankets, supper; refreshments will be available.FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.fosteringArts.org or call 401-392-1322Thursday, June 8 – 6:30pmBill Hall and Northwind Bluegrass offer traditional bluegrass in the style of the Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, and Reno and Smiley. Bill Hall has been performing for 50 years, and his resume includes playing with Joe Val, as well as the Lilly Brothers.

Two shows in July:

The Gnomes perform on July 6, same location and time as above. Village Harmony will provide a special program on July 27 at the Peeptoad Coffeehouse, home of the No. Foster Baptist Church, 81 East Killingly Road, Foster, RI. This program begins at 7pm.

Bill Harley will perform on August 17, same location and time as noted for our Summer Concert Series at the Foster Fairgrounds.

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2006 Riverfront Concert Series in Pawtucket

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

The Pawtucket Riverfront Commission announces the kick off of its 2006 Riverfront Concert Series. Every Sunday, beginning July 9th until August 27th, a diverse style of music, from Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Country and Oldies to Folk, can be heard from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater located next to Pawtucket City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. Admission is free.

At the first concert scheduled for Sunday, July 9th, Plainfolk comes to downtown Pawtucket singing folk songs that tell the stories of New England and well beyond. Twenty-seven years later they are still together writing and recording folk music in a traditional style. During that time they went from the local pubs and clubs to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and on into cyberspace. That’s a long way. But the instruments are still good; the harmonies still sweet and the voices still honest. Band members include Charlie Ball, Dennis Costello, John Costello, Dave Poland, Tom Porzuc, and Barry Sullivan. As ever, it is music for its own sake and it’s still great fun.

Additionally, Arthur Medeiros Swing Band will be performing every Tuesday beginning July 25th through August 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater. Please join his band for 6 performances throughout the summer on Tuesday evenings. Mayor Doyle noted that musical programming continues well into September with the Pawtucket Arts Festival from September 8th to September 17th.

The 2006 Riverfront Concert Series also includes the following musical programming: · July 16 Alter Ego (Soft Rock) · July 23 Arthur Medeiros Big Band (Swing) · July 30 Sh-BOP (50’s Oldies) · August 6 Pendragon (Celtic) · August 13 No Band – Mixed Magic Theatre performance · August 20 No Band – Mixed Magic Theatre performance · August 27 Dotty Zack & The Outlaws (Country) · Sept. 10 Soul Ambition (Rhythm & Blues)

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Pocket Change: contemporary art and money

Friday, May 26th, 2006

ASPocket Change
Show opening: Sunday, June 4th, 4- 7pm

“Pocket Change is a two part experimental exhibition that challenges the buisness as usual approach of the contemporary art world’s fixed pricing for the elite and affluent art connoisseur. It is composed of local and national artists and panelists who will participate in the “Pocket Change” experiment in an effort to explore ways of making art affordable and accessible to everyone.

The first part of “Pocket Change” features the work of fifteen RI printmakers offering three different prints each at different price ranges. The second part is a panel discussion of artists, art historians, and curators who have created alternative models for selling and displaying

Artists: Kim Kazan, Jo Dery, Mike Taylor, Neil Burke, Xander Marro, Kenn Speiser, Pippi Zornoza, Jenny Nichols, Cybele Collins, Meredith Stern, Alec Thibodeau, Kasey Henneman, Shawn Gilheeney, Brian Chippendale and Katie Truskoski

Panelists: Nicolas Lampert, Alec Thibodeau, Josh MacPhee, Dylan Miner

Panelist discussion will be held on Wednesday, June 7th from 7-9pm at As220

Gallery open m-f noon-6pm, saturday noon- 4pm
June 2- 25th

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Call to young artists

Friday, May 26th, 2006


If you are a Rhode Island writer or a visual artist (ages 14-24), Muzine: the Uncensored Voice of Rhode Island Youth would like to publish your work. Muzine is a youth produced, unjuried arts magazine that features writing and visual art by Rhode Island’s young artists. We produce 5,000 copies and distribute them throughout the Rhode Island, and we also feature the Muzine online.Send submissions to muzine@as220.org Visual art should be sent at a resolution of 300 dpi in order to ensure the highest quality. Represent Rhode Island!



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Call for Entries

Friday, May 26th, 2006

The 2006 RI Pride Art Show entitled an “An Expression of Art to Captivate the Senses” seeks work in all media for a special art exhibition on Thursday, June 15 located at the Atrium in The Peerless Lofts, Providence. Deadline for submission is May 26. For more information call the RI Pride ArtsCommittee at 401.467.2130 or download an entry

application at www.prideri.com

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National Juried Exhibition at Hera

Friday, May 26th, 2006

HeraHera Gallery Presents Car Culture, a national juried exhibition June 3 – July 8, 2006 Opening reception Saturday, June 3rd 6-8pmGallery Talk June 25th, 2-4pm

Hera Gallery presents “Car Culture”, a national juried exhibition from June 3 through July 8, 2006. An opening reception will be held from 6 – 8 pm, Saturday, June 3. A gallery talk given by three of the participating artists will be held on Sunday, June 25 from 2 -4 pm. With works selected by juror Bart Parker, noted photographer and Professor Emeritus at the University of Rhode Island, the exhibition examines the relationship of women, men and society to the car – as aesthetic object, cultural icon, gas guzzler and political tool.

“Car Culture” showcases work from 26 artists living in 11 states, including some artists as local as Narragansett, with others working from New Hampshire to Oregon. Each individual piece represents not only a unique perspective on the car, but a personalized use of the media. Photography is a popular choice in the exhibition, with 9 artists working in black and white, color, digital and photo collage. Though the choice of medium is a constant among this group of artists, the images, themes and concepts have little in common. A photo installation by Rhode Island resident Erik Gould focuses on roadside memorials in a series of quiet and reflective black and white images. The collection of 20 framed photos tenderly speaks to the personal and homemade aspect to these memorials, while combining them to create an impersonal, yet greater memorial. With a very different eye behind the camera, Stuart Larson, an artist based in Texas, captures a car decorated with faces of the current administration, complete with an effigy of George W. Bush riding a silver missile on the roof, giving mobility to a political statement.


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Scenes of Rhode Island Calendar Launch

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

“Beacon Rock,” the watercolor pictured here, by Richard Grosvenor, GroMarjorie Ball’s painting, “Sunny King Street,” and Gail Armstrong’s “Daggert House, Slater Park,”  are just a few of the twelve beautiful works of art that are included in the 2007 Scenes of Rhode Island desktop calender. A reception will be held today – Thursday, May 25 –  from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the lower lobby at Hasbro Children’s Hosptial, Providence. Calendar proceeds will benefit the Healing Arts Program at Lifespan Hospitals.

Paid parking is available in Parking Lot A.




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Poetry Nights at the Barrington Public Library

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

There will be open poetry readings on Thursday nights at 7:30 at the Barrington Public Library, starting tonight.Thursday evenings at 7:30, May 25-June 15.Barrington Public Library is holding some informal open poetry readings over the next few weeks, starting tonite at 7:30. The idea is just to bring along two or three original poems, or those by a favorite poet and sit around and read them in a circle. Surprisingly fun and intriguing, because each week is different, you never know who will come.  Experience new writers and old favorites in a delicious combo!

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An Evening of Chamber Music by Steven L Jobe

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Announcing:  An Evening of Chamber Music by Steven L Jobe

     Featuring the new Bassoon Concerto, Jim Morgan bassoonist

There will be three performances: all shows at 8pm; admissions $15./children $5.

1. Saturday, June 10th

at St. Peter’s by the Sea, Narragansett, RI

admissions at the door

2./3. Friday and Saturday, June 16&17th

at the Carriage House Stage, 7 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI

call ArtTixRI for reservations 401-621-6123

or reserve online: http://www.ArtTixRI.com -search Classical MusicComposer Steven L Jobe will present a concert of his most recent music performed by an eight piece ensemble of bowed strings, orchestral harp and chimes.The program includes his string quartet, Four Movements (2005) featuring early music vocalist Ellen Santaniello who will sing in the slow movement. The featured piece will be the premiere of the bassoon concerto, commissioned and performed by bassoonist Jim Morgan.Jim Morgan is a 1971 graduate of The New England Conservatory where he received his B. Mus. in organ. Morgan went on to study bassoon with Maurice Allard in Paris, and has since become a leading exponent of the French bassoon in New England.Jobe’s previous works include an opera, Jeanne d’Arc (1993) and music for dance, Bosch’s Garden (2001). The new bassoon concerto is the result of what has been an enjoyable collaboration between Jobe and Morgan, and they hope that the final result will have that special “je ne sais quoi.” 

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“Camera Obscura” To Premiere At Newport International Film Festival

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

“Camera Obscura”, the Island Arts SHOOT student – created film, will screen at the Newport International Film Festival as part of the “Shorts for Teens” program. Directed by Rocco Michaluk and written, filmed, and edited by local Newport teens Charles Canoll, Kim Gardner, and Eamonn Moy, the five-minute film is about three teens who stumble across a lost camera in the woods and gain a better understanding of the photographer’s life and the world around them.Screening times are Thursday, June 8, 1:00pm, at Jane Pickens, and Sunday, June 11, 4:00pm at Opera House. Purchase tickets at http://www.newportfilmfestival.com.SHOOT is a joint filmmaking education venture by Island Arts and the Newport International Film Festival, which began its inaugural program in March 2006.The purpose of this program is to give high-school-age students who are interested in filmmaking the opportunity and the resources necessary to make a high-quality short film of their own. From formulating a story idea and script writing to post-production and editing, students are guided by various industry professionals through the process of shaping their collective creative vision into a short film. Students not only learn the hands-on aspects of filmmaking, but are responsible for promoting and marketing their film to peers and the community at large.The film program is taught by Rocco Michaluk, of Video & Vision, a Newport-based multimedia production company. Students use Rocco’s state-of-the-art digital equipment and production facilities to realize their vision through filmmaking. Visit Video & Vision on the web:

http://www.videoandvision.com.The Newport International Film Festival (NIFF) is providing in-kind support in the form of marketing and publicity, box office services during the festival and administrative support throughout the project. Believing firmly in the development of young people through the creative process and hands-on learning, NIFF has partnered with local organizations to offer a range of programs to teenagers. These aim to give students exciting educational experiences beyond the parameters of television and video games by presenting films whose strong narratives engage the imagination, rather than the violence prevalent in action films marketed to adolescents today.  

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Stringed Instrument Instruction and Repair

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

TalleyErik Talley – Providence actor, musician and craftsman – is currently for hire for the following services: teaching violin and viola lessons, repairing stringed instruments (violin, viola, guitars, banjos, mandolins and so on), re-hairing and repairing bows, and anything else that relates to the use, repair, and maintenance of instruments with strings. Eric has many years of experience through individual jobs as well as a former member of the repair crew at Axelrod Music in Providence.   He can be reached at (401) 339-1412 or finaltalley@hotmail.com

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Providence Singers: Rachmaninoff Vespers on June 9-11

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

On June 9-11, the Providence Singers will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s

Vespers (All-Night Vigil, Opus 37), the Russian masterwork for a

cappella chorus, at three architecturally inspiring churches in

Woonsocket, Providence, and Bristol. This series of performances marks

Julian Wachner’s “farewell tour” of Rhode Island, celebrating his tenth

and final season with the chorus.

Friday June 9, 2006, 8:00 pm – St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center,


Saturday June 10, 2006, 8:00 pm – St. Joseph’s Church, Providence

Sunday June 11, 2006, 4:00 pm – St. Michael’s Church, Bristol

From the late 1800s until the Russian Revolution in 1917, several

Russian composers took a particular interest in developing classical

choral music with a uniquely Russian flavor, using ancient and medieval

chants from the Russian Orthodox Church as their source and

inspiration. The best-known of these works is Rachmaninoff’s rich,

mystical Vespers, based on music from the sunset and sunrise Orthodox


Tickets (adults $20 advance, $24 at door; students $5) may be purchased

through ArtTix: http://www.ArtTixRI.com or 401.621.6123. Groups of six or more receive special rates; call 401.751.5700 for more information.

Discounts for seniors/WGBH.

Available at http://ArtTixRI.com 401.621.6123Special rates for groups of six or more: 401.751.5700

Information, driving directions, and links to online sales:


One-hundred voices strong, the Providence Singers has earned critical

acclaim and delighted audiences throughout New England. Appearances

with Dave Brubeck at Lincoln Center and the Newport Jazz Festival, and

with noted regional orchestras (Rhode Island Philharmonic, New Haven

Symphony) mark the ensemble’s exciting growth. The Providence Singers

celebrates the choral art through inspiring concerts, new music

commissions, education programs, and creative collaborations.

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

ProvfluxPIPS is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Provflux, a weekend-long event dedicated to artistic and social investigations into urban reality and imagination.

Provflux is created to be an interdisciplinary gathering for all people interested in urban interventions, networking technology, on the ground issues and solutions, game play, and planning. This year’s Provflux will be a small glimpse into the creative and social potential of new ideas and technologies that are becoming part of our urban reality.

Within this context, Provflux hopes to create a space for imaginative and innovative solutions to a sometimes homogenous and uninspiring urban landscape.

This third year of Provflux is proud to host a broad range of artists, mappers, thinkers, architects, and visionaries, all who will be presenting their visions of the city. The public is invited to participate in these artistic and social investigations into urban reality and imagination.



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“Waiting for Godot” at 2ND STORY THEATRE

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

2ND STORY THEATRE (Warren) hosts Discussion Sunday for Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”Join Artistic Director Ed Shea and Eileen Warburton, Resident Humanities Scholar, for an interactive audience discussion of Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”, the play that change the shape of theatre.WHAT: “Waiting for Godot” *Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its Broadway premiere. *

Samuel Beckett’s modern classic is the tragicomedy of the comic duo Vladimirand Estragon who entertainingly contemplate life as they wait for one who may never arrive; a play of hope, skillfully blending vaudevillian slapstick and poetic prose. With Bob Colonna and David Rabinow as Vladimir and Estragon. It’s Godot like you’ve never seen.

WHO: 2nd Story Theatre

WHERE: 28 Market St., Warren, RI

WHEN: Performs May 25 – June 18; Thurs-Sat at 8pm/Sun at 3pm.

Discussion Sunday*: June 4. Pre-show discussion at 2pm. Post-show discussion at 5pm. Performance at 3pm.

*Sponsored by RI Council for the Humanities.

ADMISSION: Tickets are $20 for performances.

The discussions are free and open to the public.

BOX OFFICE: 401.247.4200

WEB: www.2ndStoryTheatre.com



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Harvard picks museum designer

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
The Harvard University Art Museums will announce today the selection of a California firm to design the Allston-Brighton structure that will be a temporary home for thousands of artworks when Harvard’s two primary art museums close in 2008. 

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Ben Russell and His Films on Emotional Exile

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006















5/22 at 8:00om at Artcinema OFFOFF in Ghent, Belgium (www.offoff.be)

5/24 at 9:00pm at WORM in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (www.wormweb.nl)

5/25 at 8:30pm at Extrapool in Nijmegen, the Netherlands (www.extrapool.nl)

6/6 at 8:15pm at Cinema de Balie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (www.debalie.nl/index.jsp)

6/7 at 9:00pm at Helbaard! in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (www.huishoudschool.tk)

6/8 at 9:00pm at Cinema Kontra in Antwerp, Belgium (www.kontra.be)

6/11 at 8:00pm at Nightingale Theatre in Brighton, UK

6/12 at 7:00pm at CCRED in London, UK (www.ccred.org)

6/13 at 8:30pm at ICA in London, UK (www.ica.org.uk)

6/14 at 8:30pm at ICA in London, UK (www.ica.org.uk)

6/15 at 8:00pm at Z-Bar in Berlin, Germany (www.z-bar.de)

6/20 at 10:00 at D21 in Leipzig, Germany (www.d21-leipzig.de)

6/22 at 10:00 at West Germany in Berlin, Germany (www.twistedrobot.com)




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Conference for artist-educators and youth workers across New England

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

The New England Consortium of Artist-Educator Professionals (NECAP) presents a conference for artist-educators and youth workers across New England:
Artists and Youth: Working Together to Discover Something New
Friday, June 23, 2006, 10am – 4pm
at the Wheelock Family Theater, Wheelock College, Boston

“Artists and Youth” is your opportunity to gather with fellow artist-educators and youth workers in a day devoted to the field of arts-based youth development. Participate in the discussion and exploration of a variety of important issues: defining youth development work, developing arts-based projects, research and grant-writing, effective evaluation, working with adjudicated youth, gender-specific programming, and cultivating leadership. Enjoy special performances by young people and join in art-making workshops.

Download the conference brochure in .pdf format for a conference agenda and registration form. A black and white version (also .pdf format) is available for optimal printing, as well as a separate registration form created in MS Word if you prefer to word process your registration form. For more information, contact Frumie Selchen at 323-7302 or info@aannh.org.

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Opera Providence performs in a downtown chapel to benefit community programs

Monday, May 22nd, 2006


WHO:Opera Providence will present Opera at the Chapel on Wednesday, May 24th at the St. Francis Chapel in Providence. This performance features: and Jane Shivick and Patrice Tiedemann, sopranos, Fred Scheff, tenor, and Frank Ward Jr. bass-baritone accompanied by OP Music Director Timothy Steele on piano.WHAT:Chapel settings provide the backdrop to some of opera’s most dramatic moments. Audience members will enjoy an operatic evening in the peaceful setting of St. Francis Chapel and the glorious melodies of Puccini, Massenet, Joplin, and Gershwin.WHERE: St. Francis Chapel, 58 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI

WHEN: 7pm

MORE: Opera at the Chapel will benefit OPERAtunity, the education and outreach programs of Opera Providence and the St Francis Chapel Ministries Food and Wellness Programs.

TICKETS: $30 tickets by calling 401.331.6060

Order online at www.arttixri.com or $ 25 in person at the St Francis Chapel hospitality desk.Contact: 401.331.6060  

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