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onscreen toolbox for actors seminar!

Friday, June 30th, 2006

RI is attracting more and more Film and TV workAs an actor, how will YOU attract the casting director? 

PERISHABLE THEATRE, LDI Casting’s Anne Mulhall , and Acting Coach Wendy Overly, offer a one day workshop

THE ONSCREEN ACTORS’ TOOLBOX

Two different sessions!

Monday July 31 Or Monday August 28, 7pm-10pm

Workshop fee $50 with a $10 registration fee

Each session limited to 15 participants

 

To register, phone Perishable Theatre’s Theatre Arts School

401.331.2695 ext 102 or e-mail info@perishable.org  This practical seminar will arm you with the information you need to confidently audition for film and television work, giving you the business know-how that is essential AND getting you ON CAMERA for a test audition. 

This session will cover:

. Headshots and Building your resume

. Marketing

. The value of training

. Dialect Coaching/Quick character building

. Sample sides and scripts to learn

. An on-camera audition to synthesize your new skills

THIS IS NOT AN ACTING CLASS
 It is a skills-building seminar

 

 

 

ANNE MULHALL is the director of LDI Casting, Rhode Island’s only casting company, promoting a large roster of union and non-union actors from the New England area. After working in New York and Los Angeles, Anne decided to return to Rhode Island. While in LA she worked for MADTV, VIBE Television, DreamWorks SKG, and Circle X Theatre Company as the Production/Company Manager. LDI film credits include casting for principal, stand-in, day player, and extra roles for Disney’s Underdog (currently filming) Something About Mary, Swimming Upstream, Passionada, and Jesus, Mary & Joey. For television, LDI has cast for the Showtime series Brotherhood and look-alikes for reenactments for such shows as National Geographic and Unsolved Mysteries.

More information about LDI Casting at www.ldicasting.net  WENDY OVERLY holds an MFA in Acting/Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University and has taught locally at Rhode Island College, Providence College, University of Rhode Island, and UMASS Boston, as well as several institutions on the east coast. She is dialect coach for the Showtime series Brotherhood. Wendy has also acted/directed/choreographed in New York with Mettawee River Theatre Company and The Waterfront Ensemble. Regional credits include productions at Syracuse Stage, Mill Mountain Theatre, Weathervane Theatre, Warehouse Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, and Highlands Playhouse. She is an artistic associate at Gamm Theatre. 

 

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RI Artists at the Fuller Craft Museum

Friday, June 30th, 2006

LotharThe Scale of Things to Come

July 1 – November 19, 2006 reception: July 9, 2-5pm

Studio furniture makers are known for making one-of-a-kind benches, beds, dining tables and other furniture for the home. It’s a lesser know secret that many of these artists also work in miniature, designing scale models, or maquettes, as part of the creative process. Models provide artists the opportunity to visualize their designs in three dimensions while often utlizing multiple parts to determine style, size and proportion. It also provides them with a wonderful presentation tool to communicate their creative vision. Curated by Mark Del Guidice, this extensive exhibition presents an insightful look at the masterful maquettes of John Everdell, Fo Wilson, James Schriber and ten additional makers.

Hours

Museum and Shop

Open Daily, 10am-5pm

Admission

$8 adults; $5 seniors and students; free for members and children under 12.

Directions

From Route 128, 495 or 93 to Route 24:
Take Route 24 to Exit 18B, Route 27 North (Stoughton). Take the first right onto Oak Street. The Museum is located one mile down on the left.

http://www.fullercraft.org/home.html

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Auditions for The Theatre Expansion!

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Providence’s most cutting-edge theatre company is looking for male and female actors of multiple origins, with dance or movement backgrounds, to perform in The Theatre Expansion’s resident company, beginning in August with Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano. Actors chosen will be highly diverse in their range of character portrayal and will have previous professional theatre or dance experience. All actors will sign a one-season contract and will be paid for all performances. Actors will perform in at least two out of the three plays in the season, and may be asked to understudy what they are not cast in. They may also perform in the company’s annual Dancestravaganza concert.

Please Bring: *Current Headshot and resume. *Two contrasting contemporary monologues from a play written within the last 75 years. *Comfortable clothes easy to move around in. *Auditioners will be asked to read from two plays, which are currently being cast. The Bald Soprano, by Eugene Ionesco and The Swan by Elizabeth Egloff.*

When: Saturday July 15th, 4:00pm-8:00pm (First round) Sunday July 16th, 4:00pm-8:00pm (Call Backs)

Where: Gaige Auditorium in Gaige Hall at Rhode Island College. 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Providence, RI.

All auditioners must pre-register by calling (401) 440-5440 or sending an email to _info@theatreexpansion.org_ (mailto:info@theatreexpansion.org) , and putting “audition” in the subject line. Pre-registration is free.

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North Kingstown Arts Council Events

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Tuesday, July 11th

Brass Attack – CONCERT FAVORITE – Top 40 selections, performed with such energy that it is guaranteed to have you up and dancing. This show is always a crowd favorite!

– – Top 40 selections, performed with such energy that it is guaranteed to have you up and dancing. This show is always a crowd favorite!Town Dock in Wickford 7 p.m. Free, Donations Accepted,

Rain Location: North Kingstown High School

Sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council, Centreville Bank, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Further information: www.nkartscouncil.org or 294-3331 X241Thursday, July 13

Bill Harley Concert – Bill’s Third Summer Visit to North Kingstown

Winner of two Grammy nominations, Bill has won acclaim as a singer and storyteller. If you have never seen Bill Harley, your family is in for a treat!

6:30 p.m. Bandshell at Town Beach

Bandshell at Town BeachFree, Donations Accepted, Rain Location: North Kingstown High School

Sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council, Centreville Bank, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Further information: www.nkartscouncil.org or 294-3331 X241

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JANET ALLING EXHIBIT PREMIERS IN PROVIDENCE

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Irises

The art gallery at 17 Peck is pleased to announce the Providence premiere of Flower Portraits, an exhibition of works by realist painter Janet Alling.

Alling’s paintings have garnered praise and critical acclaim in reviews from the Sunday New York Times, Art News, American Artist Magazine, and the New York Art Review. Often referenced as carrying on the modern tradition of Fairfield Porter, Alex Katz, Philip Pearlstein, and Jane Freilicher, her perspective captures the character and essence of each flower, plant, or tree she paints.

Join us in welcoming Janet Alling for a reception celebrating the artist’s important body of work on Friday evening, July 7, 2006, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The opening night event will feature Alling’s recent work, including the premier of Group Portrait of Irises – a grand-scale, 60”x72” oil and gold leaf on linen diptych.

Contact 17 Peck at (401) 331-2561 for more information.  17 Peck is open Monday-Friday, 10:00-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00-5:00 p.m.; and by appointment.

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Cozy Home for an Artist

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

CDHAffordable home! Small (approx.900 sq ft) house for sale, preferably to a RI artist. Currently owned by RI theatre person and owner-occupied for 20 yrs. In Providence on the Prov/Johnston/N Prov line. Within walking distance of Stop & Shop, CVS, the new bike path along the Woonasquatucket River, and on a major RIPTA bus route. Older house w/lovely private fenced-in backyard garden & brick patio. Good sized kitchen (new floor & counter tops), combination living/dining room, and full bath on first floor; two bedrooms on second. Fieldstone foundation w/full(dry) basement w/washer & dryer. House is totally natural gas. Asking $140,000. Currently being sold by owner. If interested, call Carol at 401-351-9141 or e-mail cdrowne45@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

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Andary Dance’s Frazier Festival

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Ticket Price: FREE!!

Location: Frazier Terrace (RISD Campus); Benefit Street, Providence RI 02903 Date/Time: Sunday, June 25, 2006; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Site Specific Dance

Sunday, June 25, 2006 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Free Admission

Andary 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. 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 supporting the community, by presenting, the many dance and performance art forms available in the region.

The Frazier Festival provides high energy, athletic, exciting and thought provoking performance arts by regional artists.

Featured artists in the 2006 Frazier Festival: Andary Dance, Ellen Godena, The Hula Workshop of New England, In Vivo Productions, Joan Merwyn Physical Theater, Katie McNamara, Kellie Ann Lynch and dancers, Nikki Carrara / Pete Deffet, Rosemary Candelario, Tandem Dance, Tim Rubel–Theater Expansion, Zingari-East Fusion Dance

Visit: www.frazierfestival.com for more information today!!!

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South Carolina Aquarium announces call for entries

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

South Carolina Aquarium announces call for entries FOR FALL 2006 ART EXHIBITION: ARTISTIC VISIONS: UNDER THE SEAArtists Will Be Selected to Exhibit Art at the Aquarium Sept. 21, 2006 -Nov. 30, 2006Charleston, SC – June 22, 2006 – The South Carolina Aquarium is excited to announce its fall art show: Artistic Visions: Under the Sea. Scheduled for Sept. 21 through Nov. 30, the show will include artwork from artists around the country that reflect the beauty and diversity of sea life and sea habitats.  The number of pieces of artwork selected for the show will depend on the range and size of submissions. We hope to be able to display a minimum of 15 pieces of artwork. Only one piece of artwork per artist can be selected but artists may submit images of three pieces of art for consideration. Artwork will be selected for the show by a group of local gallery owners and museum representatives.

The theme of this year’s art show echoes the Aquarium’s fall 2006 focus on conservation of both land and ocean habitats, in keeping with the Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation by excelling in education and in the care, display and study of aquatic life. Displayed artwork will be seen by more than 25,000 visitors and 5,000 schoolchildren during the duration of the show.  To apply, artists must complete and submit an official application mailed to the South Carolina Aquarium, Attn: Public Relations, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401, postmarked no later than August 14, 2006. Instructions and an application form for artists can be found in the What’s New section of the Aquarium’s website: www.scaquarium.org   Artistic Visions Application Schedule:August 14, 2006 Applications due to the South Carolina Aquarium

August 28, 2006 Artists notified

Sept. 18, 2006 Artists deliver artwork to the Aquarium

Sept. 20, 2006 Opening reception

Sept. 21 – Nov. 30, 2006 Artwork on display

For more information about Artistic Visions, please contact Beth Nathan at (843) 579-8660 or bnathan@scaquarium.org

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Providence Improv Fest!

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

ProvImprovEverett Dance Theatre’s own FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE improv troupe will be performing at this year’s Providence Improv Fest! PIF3 will present twenty-eight national and international groups at three venues, public workshops, master classes, the Guerilla Improv Van, a Documentary Crew, and five days of the best improv the world has to offer. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE w/ musical accompaniment by Bertrand Laurence will be performing with Newton North High School’s own SPONTANEOUS GENERATION improv troupe on Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm. Don’t miss one of the most entertaining events Providence has to offer this year! FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE and SPONTANEOUS GENERATIONWHERE: Perishable Theatre (95 Empire Street, Downtown Providence)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm

PRICE: Seats are just $10!

To purchase your tickets, click here:

http://www.arttixri.com/find_tix.cfm?PDID=9980 For more info about the Third Annual Providence Improv Fest and a schedule of events, please visit www.providenceimprovfest.com And Don’t Forget…Friday Night Live’s final performance for the 05-06 season will take place Friday, June 30 at 7pm at the Carriage House (7 Duncan Ave., Providence).Tickets are $5 at the door.For more info please visit www.everettdancetheatre.org

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Russ Smith Installation at South County Art Association

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Russ Smith’s mixed media assemblage “Seventy times seven” will be on display at the South County Art Association gallery in Kingston, Rhode Island as part of a juried art show that runs from June 29th through July 22nd. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 29th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This new work by Smith, consisting of a glass jar, salt water, 490 hollow point lead bullets, rusted metal and laminated text, references a passage on forgiveness found in Matthew 18:21-22: “Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.” The SCAA gallery is located at 2587 Kingstown Road (Route 138) in Kingston, near the main entrance to the University of Rhode Island. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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Indian Concert

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

India Museum & Heritage Society, India Association

And Raagmaala Presents

Vidushi Sumitra Guha

Shekhar Gothoskar – Harmonium

Nikhil Tikekar – Tabla

Friday – June 23rd – 7:30 PM – India Museum and Heritage Society

58 Tell St (Between Courtland St and Knight St), Providence, RI 02909

Sumitra Guha is an internationally acclaimed vocalist. Sumitra has trained with Pt. A. Kanan and Vidushi Malavika Kanan. She later received advanced training from Sushil Kumar Bose, the accomplished disciple of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. She is a top grade artist at the All India Radio. Please visit her web site http://www.SumitraGuha.com.Hindustan Times wrote:

“Sumitra’s voice is of a satiny texture, smooth, without a single rough thread in it, and the sincere devotion she infused into her rendition”.

Shekhar Gothoskar learnt playing harmonium under Shri Mohile. He has accompanied local and visiting artists in the Boston area for Hindustani classical and light classical music, namely Sandeep Ranade, Vidushi Sumitra Guha, Warren Senders, and Anurag Harsh.

Nikhil Tikekar, originally from Providence, has recently moved to North Carolina. He has played with all major artists in the Boston and Providence area for the past 12 years. Among the famed artists being Padma Bhushan Pt. Debu Chaudhuri (Sitar), Padma Shree Pt. Bhajan Sopori (Santoor), Padma Shree Pt. Satish Vyas (Santoor), ‘Vidushi’ Sumitra Guha, and Shweta Jhaveri to name a few.

Please contribute generously to defray the costs of the event

Contact: Bush 401-369-0177 rxri@cox.net

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Hindustani classical music concert

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Hindu Neelima Chaturvedi presents Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande in concert

Marlborough High school, 431 Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

Saturday, June 24th, 5:30 pm

Join us for an evening of enchanting Hindustani classical music performed by one of the most popular contemporary classical vocalist.

 

 

 

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Community Music Works Seeks Administrative Coordinator

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Community organization seeks Administrative Coordinator.

Community MusicWorks is a community-based organization, entering its 10th year, that connects a professional string quartet with urban communities in the South Side and West End of Providence. Through a variety of innovative programs, the organization works to combine music education with community development. The staff includes the members of the Providence String Quartet, who have multiple roles as teachers, performers, and administrators, the Director of Development, who is responsible for fund development and concert management, and the new Fellowship Program Coordinator and 2 Musician Fellows. The organization seeks an Administrative Coordinator to manage the organization’s office and assist with general administration, program activities, and fundraising efforts.

The Administrative Coordinator plays a critical role in the functioning of the organization. The Administrative Coordinator is highly visible to the public, manages information systems, assists the Executive-Artistic Director in daily operations, and manages the organization’s office. We are looking for someone who is: a self-starter comfortable working both independently and as a member of a team. excellent with people, and has a sense of humor. familiar with the functioning of a non-profit organization. experienced with office operations, able to establish priorities, balance demands of multiple projects, and meet deadlines; enthusiastic about community-based social change work. enthusiastic about or would enjoy learning about classical music. able to communicate in Spanish (preferred).

The job will include: Disseminating information to the public about programs. Maintaining a FileMaker Pro database of confidential student and donor information. Managing an organized, well equipped office. Assisting Executive-Artistic Director in general correspondence and communication with Board of Directors. Assisting with fundraising activities, direct mail, and events. Monitoring budgets for cost effectiveness of program. Collecting and analyzing data; preparing scheduled and special reports; maintaining program records and statistical information. Supervising Administrative Interns and volunteers Assisting with student registration and program coordination. Duplication of materials for use by board, staff, and public. Maintaining Human Resources data and benefits plans. Other duties as assigned by the Executive-Artistic Director.

Other requirements: Excellent writing skills. Microsoft Office and Filemaker Pro software skills College degree (preferred) This is a 40 hour/week full-time position, with occasional evening and weekend event commitments. The salary range for this position is $25K-29K, including health and dental coverage. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and reference list by Monday June 26, 2006 to: Sebastian Ruth, Executive-Artistic Director Community MusicWorks 1392 Westminster St. Providence, RI 02909 or: application@communitymusicworks.org For more information, please visit our web site at: www.communitymusicworks.org, or contact Sebastian Ruth at (401) 861-5650, or application@communitymusicworks.org.

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New Show @ Holden Street Gallery

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

JUNE 23 – AUGUST 6


The Holden Street Gallery presents:
  
East & West
Oils and Watercolors by
 
Bijon Shadravan
&
Linda Sciarra 
 
 
Opening Reception
June 23, 7-10 pm
The Holden Street Gallery is a privately run gallery space committed to promoting art and community on Smith Hill, Providence. The gallery is located at 97 Holden St., Smith Hill, Providence, one block from The Foundry.

Gallery hours: Wed-Fri, 4-6pm, Sat. 10-5.
Contact us at: www.holdenstreetgallery.com or 401.751.4066.
 

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More June Shows at the Providence Art Club

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

JUNE 18 – JUNE 30, 2006
Reception: Sunday, June 18th 2-4pm
 
The Dodge House Gallery:  Mahendar Paul and Stanley Summer: Photographs

The Dodge House Gallery presents the recent photographic works of Mahendar Paul and Dr. Stanley Summer. Stanley Summer, a retired Providence dentist, uses a medium format camera, creating straight prints, direct from the negative, without manipulation. His color photographs capture the reflective qualities of glass and water, while exploring local landscapes of both city and countryside. “Photographs from Tribal India”, Mahendar Paul’s series of color photographic images, document the artists’ travels to remote villages of India. The beauty and dignity that emanate from these sensitive images belie the primitive living conditions under which the villagers exist. Paul’s photographs reveal poignant scenes of contentment and happiness that exists in plenty among his subjects’ daily lives. Proceeds of sales from Paul’s exhibit will go directly to Tribal India.
 
Maxwell Mays Gallery: Paul T. Kenny and Ben Weiss: PaintingsPaul T. Kenny and Ben Weiss:This two-person exhibit includes the recent works of Paul P. Kenney of Warwick and Ben Weiss of Providence. Kenney’s current body of work includes oil paintings inspired by the real experience of sailing on Greenwich Bay. This body of work is the result of a two-year exploration of water, sailing, and the ‘Warlord’ racing crew of East Greenwich. With technique inspired by Giacommetti, Bonnard and Itten, Kenney combines keen observation with line and color contrivance to communicate this marine experience. In a mixed media exhibition that includes oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings, Ben Weiss presents colorful, vibrant, and frenetic impressions, that are unique to his work. Equally versatile in the figure, still life and landscape genres, Weiss chooses to paint subjects that stimulate his creative process with an emphasis on capturing movement that he sees around him. From a humble beginning, Weiss was born in Poland and brought to the Jewish Orphanage of Rhode Island on Summit Street, when he was only five years old. Educated through a scholarship at RISD, and then on to Paris’s L’Academie-de La Grande Chaumiere, Weiss has gained notoriety as an artist and art educator in the city of Providence.
 
Providence Art Club 401.331.1114
11 Thomas St., Providence, RI
www.providenceartclub.org
June Hours: Mon.-Fri. Noon- 4pm, Sat.-Sun. 2-4 pm
July & August Hours: Mon.-Fri. Noon-3pm, closed Sat.-Sun.
 
Founded in 1880 to stimulate the appreciation of art in the community, the Providence Art Club has long been a place for artists and art patrons to congregate, create, display and circulate works of art. Located along Thomas Street, in the shadow of the First Baptist Church, the Art Club is a picturesque procession of historic houses, home to studios, galleries and the clubhouse. Through its public programs, its art instruction classes for members and its active exhibition schedule, the Providence Art Club continues a tradition of sponsoring and supporting the visual arts in Providence and throughout Rhode Island. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
 

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Off the Curb Auditions

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Auditions for the Off the Curb Hip Hop Performance Troupe are this Sunday, June 25

We are looking for hip hop dancers

14 and up

High powered and confident

Great attitude and dedicated

Drug and Violence free

Able to travel to newport for rehearsals..

DATE: JUNE 25

TIME: Registration 3:30 Audition 4pm

LOCATION: Off the Curb Studio, 390 West Main Rd, 2nd Floor, Middletown RI

MORE INFO: 401-849-1119

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Mill River Players

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

The story of the comic book character Little Orphan Annie continues. Now the Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle adds a new twist.On stage thru July 23rd with the Mill River Players, 499 High St, Central Falls, RI

Showtime’s include Friday and Saturday evenings 8 pm and Sundays 2 pm.

Reservations call 401.721.0909

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“Music for The Soul”

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Vedanta Society and India Museum Present “Music for The Soul”

Falguni Mitra

Guru and Prefect of Sangeet Research Academy of Kolkotta, India

A FOREMOST VOCALIST OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2006, 7:00 PM

Venue: Vedanta Center. 227 Angell Street, Providence, RI.

DONATIONS: $10 and students welcome.

Pakhawaz/Tabla: Sri Tapash K. Das – Harmonium Mrs. Pratima Mitra

Falguni Mitra is a famed lecturer and performer in the Indian University circuit. His mastery of Dhrupad, the most authentic and respected form of Indian Classical music, has brought him many esteemed titles. He brings forth imaginative phrases filled with emotion and nuance, extraordinary sense of proportion, and a unique style of innovation. He maintains tradition and ensures the continuity of this art.

Cosponsors: IARI and Raagmaala

For Information Call Vedanta Center: 421-3960

Bush Chaudhary 369-0177 / Raagmaala 401-433-1409

Or Visit the Website: http://www.vedantaprov.org

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Celebrate Summer Solstice with Poetry

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Summer SolsticeFREE EVENT 
Wednesday, June 21, 7 p.m. 
Norman Bird Sanctuary 
583Third Beach Road
Middletown, RI 
readings by members of the Newport Poets’ Society followed by an open mic 

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2007 “SCENES OF RHODE ISLAND” CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

ScenesCalendar Proceeds to Benefit Healing Arts Program at Lifespan Hospitals Governor Donald L. Carcieri joined doctors, nurses, and local  artists at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in unveiling the 2007 Scenes of Rhode Island desk calendar entitled Governor’s Best. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will benefit the Healing Arts Program at Lifespan hospitals.The calendar artwork features local artists who participated in the 2006 Scenes of Rhode Island competition, which was established by Governor and Mrs. Carcieri in cooperation with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts as a way to showcase the beauty of our state and to feature the works of local artists.

“The Scenes of Rhode Island has been extremely well-received by artists throughout the state. Sue and I have enjoyed selecting the winning entries and providing limited edition prints as gifts to non-profit organizations and visiting dignitaries,” Governor Carcieri said. “With this calendar, all Rhode Islanders will have the opportunity to experience the talent of our local artists while, at the same time, helping a great program.”

“The power of art in the healing and recovery process is enormous, especially for young patients. Doctors, nurses, parents, and the patients themselves have seen the therapeutic effects of focusing on an art project. This calendar will allow the Healing Arts Program to grow and reach more children. They also make great gifts,” the Governor said.

The cover art for the 2007 Governor’s Best calendar features the three “Best in Show” works of art selected since the competition first began. They are “Beacon Rock,” a watercolor by Richard Grosvenor, the 2006 competition winner; “Castle Hill,” a watercolor by Gail Armstrong, the 2005 competition winner; and “Narragansett Beach,” a black-and-white print photograph by Howard Rubenstein, the 2004 competition winner.

Each month features a different work of art. On the back is a description of the artwork, the artist, and a program in the Healing Arts program.Dr. Joseph Amaral, the President of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, said the Healing Arts Program at Lifespan was “thrilled” to be the recipient of the calendar proceeds. “Now everyone who buys this calendar will know they are supporting a great program and allowing us the opportunity to continue to impact the lives of our patients through the arts,” Dr. Amaral said.The calendar was printed by Meridian Printing. The work of scoring the cover, collating of the months, and binding was donated by Bruce Boyarski Ocean State Book Binding. The calendar retails for $14.95 and will be available at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Brown Bookstore, the State House Gift Shop and select dates in the DOA cafeteria. Other venues will be announced throughout the year. If you have additional questions, you can contact Sue Stenhouse at sstenhouse@gov.state.ri.us

 

 

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