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CALLING ARTISTS OF EVERY MEDIUM for V Day Rhode Island

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

VdayJune 2007 – V-Day:Until The Violence Stops: RHODE ISLAND

A two-week festival of events bringing awareness of the violence against women & girlsWe are looking for artists of all kinds – actors, painters, dancers, spoken word – to get involved in re-creating a festival that was held in NYC last June – right here in RI. (www.untiltheviolencestops.org).Spearheaded by Eve Ensler and V-Day, this festival created more than 70 events around New York City that highlighted artists of all kinds, each one asking their community to end the violence that happens to women and girls in their city. It featured an original theatrical work of monologues writting by 25 world famous authors, read by more than 30 world famous actors; a reading of Eve Ensler’s play “Necessary Targets” by Jane Fonda & Kathy Bates; a 5K run through Central Park; a productions of “Words From Prison”, writings by women incarcerated in New York; and a spoken word event in Brooklyn.Our goal is to create events that encourage our communities in RI to bring an end to violence against women & girls. We’ll do this by creating both fundraisers and events that are free and open to the public – such as theatrical events, gallery nights, spoken word, self-defense classes, 5K runs – to bring information and awareness to our state on how to end the violence. How can you help? We need your input! Please consider getting involved – by donating your time, your talents, your energy & your passion! We will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30PM at the Warwick Public Library at 600 Sandy Lane (401-739-5440 for directions) – so that you can learn more about how to get involved. We want to make this a festival to remember and we want you to be a part of it! Join us! Please contact Nancy Rafi, Rafi Productions for more information at 401-714-2388.   

 

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Craftland Applications Online NOW!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Crafty 

Hello artists and crafters!The application for the FIFTH Annual C R A F T L A N D is now online athttp://www.craftlandshow.com !Craftland is an annual holiday sale that celebrates all kinds of sparkly handmade objects and the sparkly people who make them.Craftland 2006 is a retail store that will be open in Downcity Providence, RI from December 1 – 23, 2006.Good news for faraway and busy crafters! Craftland will once again be operated as a consignment store, which means you don’t necessarily need to be at the store in order to sell your goods. The members of Craftland, and an army of crafty volunteers will run the store. We are quite excited about Craftland 2006, and hope that you are too!

Apply now!! http://www.craftlandshow.com/craftlandform.html

Thanks.

Love,The Craftland Committee Deb, Devienna, Heather, Jennaca, Kristin, Margaret, Teresa

 

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Yoricks Marionette Theatre at Hera Gallery

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

PYMSeptember 8th at 7pm, Hera Gallery presents, The Blind Dates of Columbine, an outdoor puppet performance for adults and teens by Yoricks Marionette Theatre. With their first performance at Hera Gallery, Agnes Novak and Dusan Petran bring their professional cast of hand-carved wooden marionettes to Main Street for an evening performance of The Blind Dates of Columbine, a humorous play that explores modern life in the classic style of Commedia dellArte.

In keeping with the tradition of Commedia troupes’ preference for performing outdoors in piazzas and town squares, The Blind Dates of Columbine will be performed outdoors in front of Hera Gallery. The Commedia dellArte style of theater can trace its origins to Italy, where actors improvised lines and witty jokes, utilizing the personalities of stock characters. The popular Commedia dellArte captivated audiences in Renaissance Europe with multi-talented actors who were also acrobats, musicians, and dancers. In addition to these skills, all actors possessed thorough insights into politics and human nature, creating a performance that was both visually and mentally stimulating.

Dusan Petran, the creator and founder of Yoricks Marionette Theatre, and native of the Czech Republic, is a recipient of a Traditional Arts Fellowship from the RI State Council on the Arts. His partner, Agnes Novak designs the sets and costumes as well as writing the scripts used in their productions. In addition to shows for children and adults, Yoricks Marionette Theatre offers educational workshops and residencies on the arts of puppetry and marionette making for all ages, from early childhood to teens and adults. Long-term residencies are designed to teach how to develop a character, create it in 3 dimensions, write a story and dialogues, and complete the residency with a full performance.

These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Hera Educational Foundation, and The Friends of Hera. Hera Gallery is free and open to the public and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available.

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Textron Young Actors Studio CLASSES ENROLLING NOW

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

YOUNG Actors take center stage in Trinity’s education programs
Trinity Rep’s Textron Young Actors Studio is pleased to announce that enrollment is now open for their new session of classes created for young actors in grades 4-12. New this year is the division of courses into two levels: beginner level classes will be held on a trimester schedule; and more intensive advanced courses will be offered in a year-round session for more experienced students. Performers of all skill levels are invited to develop their creativity, imagination, and to self-expression. 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.  Call (401) 521-1100 x255 for registration information, or visit Trinity Rep’s website at http://www.trinityrep.com/education.
The Trinity Rep/Textron Young Actors Studio boasts an impressive faculty of professional actors and directors, including Artistic Director Curt Columbus, and resident acting company members Angela Brazil, Mauro Hantman, Anne Scurria, Fred Sullivan, Jr., Rachael Warren and Joe Wilson, Jr. The Young Actors Studio faculty members bring to the classroom years of professional experiences not only onstage at Trinity Rep, but also in Film, TV, on Broadway and across the country at other regional theaters. In addition to our resident actors and directors, our faculty is rounded out by Brown/Trinity Consortium students and trained education staff who are especially skilled in working with young artists.
Through their generous support, Textron enables Trinity Rep to expand their community outreach and service to young people throughout the region with the Trinity Rep Textron Young Actors Studio.
FALL SEMESTER CLASSES
This Fall’s Session of beginning level acting classes offers students the unique opportunity of working with Trinity teaching artists for a dynamic session of skill building and ensemble work.  Beginner level acting class for 4th-6th grade is Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00PM ($150 fee) and for 8th-12th grade on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00PM ($175 fee). Both of these introductory classes focus on playwriting, basic acting and scene study. Each class concludes with a public performance open to family and friends.
New this fall is a High school level Audition Techniques course on Fridays from 3:30-5:00PM ($200.)  Open to high school juniors and seniors, this course was developed especially to give your child the tools they need to successfully audition for colleges and conservatories.
FULL-YEAR CLASSES
This year, an advanced, year-round curriculum has been developed for 5-7th grades and students at the High School level. Due to the advanced nature of these courses, when registering for year-round classes, please include a brief history of the student’s theater or film experience.
Trinity Rep’s High School course – called the High School Collaborative – meets on Monday afternoons from 3:30-5:30PM.  An intensive writing and performance ensemble for high school students, the Collaborative is a year-long program with maximum enrollment of only 10 students.  Members see every play at Trinity as a group, and use their experiences for their own pieces, culminating in three presentations throughout the season. In the fall trimester, improvisation will be taught by company member Mauro Hantman; in the winter, playwriting with Artistic Associate Tyler Dobrowsky and company member Anne Scurria; and in the spring scene study and Shakespeare will be taught by Fred Sullivan, Jr. There will also be workshops on spoken word, poetry and film. Enrollment for the entire year is $800 per student and includes one ticket to each show in the Trinity Rep season.
For more experienced students in 5th – 7th grades, the Junior Collaborative was created to offer a more  advanced program that meets year -round.  The Junior Collaborative members meet every Wednesday from 4:00-5:30PM and attend A Christmas Carol and Our Town as a group.  Students learn playwriting and storytelling, movement and dance, voice and scene study. Students will present performances throughout the year that each focus on different disciplines. As is the case with advanced course, enrollment it kept to a maximum of 10 students to keep the student’s experience as personalized as possible. Enrollment is $450 per student for the year, which includes one ticket to attend A Christmas Carol and Our Town.
“We’re looking ahead to a very exciting season, “says Tyler Dobrowsky, Artistic Associate for Education, “starting with even greater involvement of the acting company and the expansion of our year-round classes. We believe that theater has the power to enhance and transform young people’s lives. Our goal is to help young actors not only learn the techniques of performance and playwriting, but to discover their own potential through self-expression.”  Fall and year-round classes start the week of September 25.  Call (401) 521-1100 x255 for registration information, or visit Trinity Rep website at http://www.trinityrep.com/education.

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“i” premiere w/ RISCA Film Fellowship Winner Raphael Lyon

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

The feature length documentary i, co-directed by local filmmaker Raphael Lyon and Argentina-native Andres Ingoglia, will be screening at the Columbus Theater in Providence on Thursday, August 31st at 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $5 and available at the door.

i is a meditation on the relationship between media and power as manifest by the world’s largest all volunteer network of media activists, The Independent Media Center Network, or “Indymedia.” The film contains up-close footage of the Argentinean economic collapse of 2001, the social uprisings that ensued, and the Indymedia activists who chronicled the events as they unfolded. No Logo Author Naomi Klein said of the film: “i positively vibrates with the energy and creativity of the movement it documents. Beautiful, intellectual, riotous, it fits in no box — and no blurb! Just see it!”

had its US premier at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in March, and the Providence screening will kick-off an international tour beginning in September 2006, in which Lyon and Ingoglia will travel with the film to share their first hand experiences with student groups, activists, filmmakers and universities across the US, South America, and Europe.  

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Benefit Concert for Middle Eastern Refugees, Wednesday, August 30th!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
BENEFIT CONCERT: The Providence Wholebellies (never to be missed!)
will perform their blend of wild folk music as a benefit for refugees of
the wars in the Middle East.
Where: The Mediator, 50 Rounds Ave., Providence.
When: Wednesday, August 30th,  7-10pm.
Information: 461-3683. Proceeds will go to Oxfam America’s Middle East Crisis.
Donation: Give what you can…………
You can bring your own beverages/food……..
 
Directions: on Elmwood Ave going north from Roger Williams Park, take
your first left (Roger Williams Ave); go over bridge. Next left and your
first right is Rounds. #50 is a short ways on your left.
Highway: from downtown Providence take 95S; take Elmwood Ave exit (the
exit after Thurbers Ave exit). Go straight across Elmwood over bridge;
then take first left and first right onto Rounds.
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DEADLINE for NEFA/NEST extended to September 5th!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

The next deadline for NEST and MTC funding applications is September 5, 2006, for projects that begin in December 2006 or later. NEST is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support from the six New England state arts agencies. Information about all NEST artists can be found at MatchBook.org, NEFA’s online cultural marketplace that sparks connections between artists, presenters and communities. The site, launched in 2005, is an easy-to-search directory of the region’s performance venues, artists and presenting organizations. To explore MatchBook.org, click here: www.MatchBook.org The New England Foundation for the Arts creatively supports the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, makes vital connections between artists and audiences, and builds the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region’s creative sector. For more information about all NEFA programs and grants, please visit our website www.nefa.org

RI contact for NEST is Winnie Lambrecht: 401-222-6996 winnie@arts.ri.gov

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New England Touring Grants from NEFA

Monday, August 28th, 2006

The next deadline for NEST and MTC funding applications is September 1, 2006, for projects that begin in December 2006 or later. NEST is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support from the six New England state arts agencies. Information about all NEST artists can be found at MatchBook.org, NEFA’s online cultural marketplace that sparks connections between artists, presenters and communities. The site, launched in 2005, is an easy-to-search directory of the region’s performance venues, artists and presenting organizations. To explore MatchBook.org, click here: www.MatchBook.org The New England Foundation for the Arts creatively supports the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, makes vital connections between artists and audiences, and builds the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region’s creative sector. For more information about all NEFA programs, please visit our website www.nefa.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Contact Information: Joyce Linehan or Abigail Baisas

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email: jlinehan@nefa.org phone: 617.951.0010 ext. 18 or 15web: http://www.nefa.org

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Magic Lantern Lives!

Monday, August 28th, 2006

AbandonedEnd-of-summertime greetings to you! We’re getting ready for another season of thematically-curated experimental film/video screenings here at Magic Lantern, and I’m happy to announce that what was once the product of my own skull is rapidly transforming into a broader endeavour in collective curation. The Fall line-up will feature 6 programs in total programmed by 5 different souls, including myself, Providence filmmakers Jo Dery and Mike Stoltz, PhD student Erika Balsom, and visiting filmmaker/curator Noel Lawrence (at Magic Lantern on 10/25 – you can read about him here: www.jxarchive.org/enigma2.html). You can expect such diverse programs as “The Transcendant Show,” “The Animation Show, Part 2,” “The Peep Show,” “The Hollywood Show,” and more, as well as a brand new crop of silkscreen posters made by local Providence artists (the back catalogue of posters is visible at www.magiclanterncinema.com/posters.htm, and there are still a fair number of them available for purchase).To get things started right, Mike Stoltz will be presenting “The Danger Show” on September 13th, and I’m certain that the mix of safety films, slow-motion documents of horses-on-fire, flicker films, and the like will usher in a New Film Renaissance in Providence, RI. Failing that, it’ll at least be a lovely show.- Ben Russell* * * *

Magic Lantern Presents “The Danger Show” Wednesday the 13th of September at 9:30pm at the Cable Car Cinema (204 South Main Street, Providence, RI) Summer is gone and the trees shall be emptying their branches soon enough, but before you start growing your beard long(er) and digging a(nother) root cellar in anticipation of Cold Days To Come, pause and take a look around you. Do you feel that electric charge in the air?  Is your arm hair standing on end? That’s the spark of Danger, my friend, and it takes but a tiny falling leaf (on fire) to Set Things Ablaze. We’d say “Take Warning,” but we at Magic Lantern reckon it’s better to throw you directly to the wolves. We’re sure you’ll come out unscathed, and when you emerge from this 7-part celluloid-gauntlet of cut-out eyes, cut-off tongues, industrial safety films, the threat of Communism, horses on fire, skyscraper tilt-walkers, a pinhole apocalypse, and people not having sex, you’ll never have a thing to worry about again. And if you don’t make it? Well, I’m afraid that the same statement applies…

Featuring: I Know What I’m Doing and Other Shop Myths by UIC (5:00, 16mm, 1970), Paranoia Trillogy Part One: The Chemical Bath by Xander Marro (6:00, 16mm, 2001), Dream of the Wild Horses by Denys Colomb de Daunant (9:00, 16mm, 1960), NOEMA by Scott Stark (11:00, 16mm, 1998), Spills and Chills by the Vitaphone Corporation (10:00, 16mm, 1949), Seventy-Nine Spring Times of Ho Chi Minh by Santiago Alvarez (25:00, 16mm, 1969), T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G by Paul Sharits (12:00, 16mm, 1968), Last Days by Ben Russell (5:00, 16mm, 2004),

TRT 83:00

$5

SUMMARY

I Know What I’m Doing and Other Shop Myths by UIC (5:00, 16mm, 1970)Rejecting the condescending tone and heavy-handed presentation of traditional didactic works, this fast-paced, witty satire on carelessness in the shop presents a unique departure in safety films. Drawing upon the tradition of black humor, the film presents a barrage of typical shop accidents.

Paranoia Trilogy Part One: The Chemical Bath by Xander Marro (6:00, 16mm, 2001)

Ghost eyes roll back from a negative green version of the Afterworld, echoing out the high hymns of magtape angels over a reel-to-reel mash-up of the Shirelles and the Suicidal Tendencies. Made as part of the 24-Hour Moviemaking Experiment at the Dirt Palace in Providence, RI.

Dream of the Wild Horses by Denys Colomb de Daunant (9:00, 16mm, 1960) Cinematic poem using slow-motion and soft-focus camera to evoke the feelings of the wild horses of the Camargue roaming on the beach and in the water, a mixture of hallucination and reality as the animals try to escape a fire surrounding them.

 

 

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Gallery Agniel’s September Show and other FAll Gallery Openings!

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Gallery Agniel’s September show opens early next week!

Come by before Labor Day to catch a preview or join us for the reception

with the artists on Friday, September 8th from 6 – 9 PM.

SEPTEMBER 2006

IN THE FRONT GALLERY: MICHAEL OWEN: No Lifeguard

Preview online at http://www.galleryagniel.com IN THE BACK GALLERY: A selection of prints by gallery artists including Jungil Hong, Jo Dery,

Brian Chippendale and others…

GALLERY ARTISTS IN THE NEWS THIS MONTH:

ALEX BARTON exhibits his solo show “BODY OF” at the Warwick Museum of Art

9/9-9/30, the opening reception is Sat. 9/9 from 7-9PM.

DEBRA KRUSE’s solo show “midwestern sensibility” will be at the Sarah Doyle

Gallery at Brown University from 9/5-9/29. The opening reception is Thurs.

9/7 from 6-8PM.

BRIAN CHIPPENDALE, JUNGIL HONG, ANDREW MOON BAIN, ALEX BARTON, AND A WHOLE

TON OF OUR PROVIDENCE FRIENDS have work in “Wunderground” at the RISD Museum

of Art, opening on 9/15 the show runs through the end of the year. THERE

ARE THOUSANDS OF AWESOME POSTERS in this ten year survey so don’t miss it.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

BRIAN CHIPPENDALE solo show 10/5-11/4, 2006

Reception Friday 10/20 from 6-9PM.

THOMAS SGOUROS solo show 11/14-12/30, 2006

Reception Friday 11/17 from 6-9PM.

I look forward to seeing you at the gallery this fall.

Sara Agniel/Gallery Agniel

120 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

http://www.galleryagniel.com ; P: 401-272-1522; F: 401-351-0960

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ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER NEW HAVEN SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Monday, August 28th, 2006

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven seeks an Executive Director to lead non-profit metropolitan arts planning, leadership, and service organization.

Responsibilities
The Executive Director is the CEO of the organization responsible for providing operational and financial leadership. The Executive Director reports to the President of the Board of Directors.

  • Leads the Council and the arts community as the spokesperson for the importance of the arts to community and economic development
  • Energetic and influential advocate for the arts with high level municipal, regional and statewide governmental bodies and organizations
  • Provides leadership and information to the Board in policy making, fund raising, financial and strategic planning
  • Hires and supervises appropriate staff to carry out the Council’s membership development and services, financial management, communications, and program functions.
  • Acts as steward of the Council’s Real Estate as landlord of land and office tenants and member of a Condominium Board of Directors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Knowledge and experience in working with artists and arts groups
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in an effective leadership position
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop the capacities of staff and volunteers and encourage their growth
  • Ability to lead collaborative project teams
  • Ability to work under pressure, pay attention to detail, meet deadlines and deal with difficult situations while maintaining composure.
  • Ability to relate to and work productively with diverse individuals of various ages, races, religions, ethnic origins and sexual orientation
  • Imagination, creativity and a highly developed sense of humor

Organization Description
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, founded in 1964, is a metropolitan arts planning, leadership, and service organization that promotes, coordinates and advocates for all the arts in the region. It is a membership organization of artists, patrons, arts organizations and corporations that works closely with government, business, social service and education to mobilize the community around the arts for the economic and social benefit of the community. The Council acts as an umbrella agency for all the arts, publishes the area’s only monthly arts news and events magazine, provides consulting services to artists and arts groups and educates, informs and develops audiences through a variety of educational and promotional programs.

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The Eleventh of September : an act of remembrance

Monday, August 28th, 2006

TapeartA group of Providence based artists (Tape Artists) have been working on an ongoing public art project throughout Manhattan as a tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001.  “The Eleventh of September : an act of remembrance” is a documentation of that project, which will be released on September 11, 2006.  For a preview, please go to http://www.tapeart.com/hope/

 

The Tape artists will also be doing some speaking/mural events the week of September 11th in Manhattan – dates will be available on the website http://www.tapeart.com/.  

  

 

 

 

 

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Auditions for Mill River Players

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Mill River Players will be having open auditions for the holiday musical NUNCRACKERS,Monday & Tuesday August 28th & 29th @ 7 pm.

at Mill River Theater, 499 High Street, Central Falls, RI

Needed; 4 women varying ages to play Rev. Mother, Srs. Hubert, Robert Anne and Amnesia, 1 male to play Fr. Virgil and 8 children boys and girls ages 6 – 13 years old.

There will be a readings from the script and music audition. Each auditioner should come with a prepared song, must bring sheet music for Music Director. Also, a recent headshot and updated resume would be appreciated.

For any additional info. call 401.721.0909.

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Hope Gallery in Bristol

Monday, August 28th, 2006

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The Gallery also features the work of Also Kathy Armor, Patrick Malin, Mark Wholey, Timrelii, Lyle Rudloff, Pam Rutkowski, Mark Nadeau, John Foraste and Suegray

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery Annual Open Juried Exhibit

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860Annual Open Juried Exhibit

September 3 - October 27, 2006

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 5:30-7:30pm

Pawtucket: Twenty-six artists are participating in the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative’s Annual Open Juried Exhibit on display from September 3 through October 27, 2006 in the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery located at 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02680. This exhibit was juried by Pawtucket artist, Amy Wynne Derry. The participating artists include: Jerry Aissis, Robin Dunn Blossom, Herman Brewster, Wright Deter, Judi Dill, Ted Easler, Michele Gosselin, Barry Gropper, Brooke Hammerle, Don Hammontree, Lucas Kollassa, Mary Kosowski, Kelly Kruk, Joanne Lefebvre, Stanley Loniak, Tim McCarthy, Jorge O. Miranda, Carlos A. Ochoa, Augustin Patino, Mimo Gordon Riley, Betsy Ritz, Fadi Shawish, Barbara Shema, Gretchen Dow Simpson, C. C. Wolf and Patricia Wynne.

This exhibit features a variety of works including oils, photography, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, mixed media, acrylic on paper, jewelry, collage and found objects. The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception at the Gallery on Thursday, September 7 from 5:30-7:30pm at 175 Main Street, Pawtucket.

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery is located at 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI , and is a state-certified arts gallery where all original one-of-a-kind artwork is exempt from RI State Sales tax. The staff of the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center will be happy to assist with all sales of artwork during this exhibit. The gallery is open 7 days a week from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Founded in October, 2000, the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is a non-profit organization dedicated to “supporting, promoting and developing the arts for the community and its artists. We do this by creating awareness, education and involvement through its members”.

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Indian Classical Vocal Music Concert “Marvels of Voice”

Monday, August 28th, 2006

raagFeaturing one of India’s top ranking vocalists Mrs. Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar.

Venue: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864

Time: 8:00PM

Date: Friday September 29, 2006

Vocalist Mrs. Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar Tabla maestro Pundit Anadagopal Bandopadhyay Harmonium player Shri Joti Goho Shruti sings the most popular genre of Indian Classical Music known as “Khayal” meaning imagination. There are several famous established vocal music “Gharanas” (stylized schools). She represents the Jaipur-Atrauli School. Shruti sings the intricate Jaipur gayaki (Jaipur Vocal style), marked both by complexity and restraint. Her music can be characterized by a supreme imagination and a deep understanding of the grammatical structure of this grand tradition, the foundation of which was laid by Ustad Alladiya Khan. Her father, Pt.Vamanrao Sadolikar, a direct disciple of the Ustad, was her first teacher. She also studied with Pt.Gullubhai Jasdanwalla and Ustad Azizuddin Khan, grandson of the founder. Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar has been a visiting professor at the Rotterdam Conservatorium, Netherlands. She has many cassettes and CDs to her credit. She has a superb vocal range and knows the inside and outside of a large number of ragas.

Accompanying Artists Anandagopal Bandopadhyay is a master tabla player in the famous Banaras tradition. He has performed at the World Youth Festival (Berlin), and Festival of India in Maryland, Boston, New York, and San Francisco. He has performed with virtually every famous musician of India. He is associated with Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi; Amir Khusro Society, Chicago, USA. At present he is a senior member of Faculty at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Harmonium accompanist shri Jyoti Goho has enthralled audiences in USA, during his tours with ITC-SRA. He is a full time senior faculty of ITC- SRA. He studied with Sanat Banarjee, Shri Biren Bose, Shri A.T.Kanan, and Shri Deb Kumar Banarjee. He is a choice Accompanist with the leading vocalists of India.

Tickets: general $17 and students with ID $10. Buy tickets at Kabob-n-Curry restaurant, RI or at the door.

For reservations, directions and further information contact: www.riverfolk.org 401-725-9272 or Arun: 401-433-1409 / Raagmaala@gmail.com

This concert is made possible by a partial funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. cosponsored by Kabob-n-Curry Restaurant of RI and “Rasoi” another Indian restaurant soon to be opened in RI and Indian Organizations and Businesses of RI.

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OCEAN STATE JOB LOT SPONSORS DISCOUNTED TICKETS

Friday, August 25th, 2006

$20 tickets available to every performance in the regular season!
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Ocean State Job Lot, Trinity Rep is offering tickets priced at $20 or less for every performance in their regular season.  Their sponsorship makes it possible for Trinity Rep to offer 10,000 discounted tickets (up to 20% of available seats) over the course of the regular season, while supplies last.
This new program continues the theater’s move towards lower prices begun last season with the creation of $10 bench seats in the Chace Theater.  Now thanks to the generosity of Ocean State Job Lot, Trinity Rep can continue the $10 bench seats and now offer inexpensive seats in the Dowling Theater also. The Ocean State Job Lot discounted $20 ticket is available for each show in Trinity Rep’s Dowling Theater, including Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov; Dublin Carol by Conor McPherson; A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. Ocean State Job Lot tickets for the Chace Theater are priced at $10 and $20 and include productions of Our Town by Thornton Wilder and The Fantasticks with music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones. Tickets for the first two plays in Trinity Rep’s 43rd season, Cherry Orchard and Dublin Carol are on sale now at the Trinity Rep box office, 201 Washington Street; by phone at (401) 351-4242 or online at http://www.trinityrep.com
“At Ocean State Job Lot we built our reputation by selling great merchandise at great prices – what could be better than an evening of fine theater at Trinity for $20!” said Marc Perlman, president and CEO of Ocean State Job Lot, “We are pleased to be able to continue our ongoing commitment to the “End of High Prices” and making sure that price is not a barrier for people to experience the excellence of live theater.”
This offer is not available for A Christmas Carol, cannot be combined with any other discounts and is not applicable to prior purchases. For more information, contact the Trinity Rep box office, 201 Washington Street; by phone at (401) 351-4242 or visit their website at http://www.trinityrep.com
OCEAN STATE JOB LOT
Ocean State Job Lot opened for business in 1977 as a single store operation in North Kingstown, RI. The idea was to sell brand name, first quality products at great prices. That was the idea 29 years ago and that’s still their goal today. Although they are known as a closeout company, they prefer to think of themselves as “opportunistic merchants.”  For store locations and more information visit their website at http://www.oceanstatejoblot.com.
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY
Since its founding in 1964, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring an acclaimed resident acting company, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works, including six subscription productions, an annual production of A Christmas Carol, for an estimated annual audience of nearly 160,000. In its 42-year history, the theater has presented 54 world premieres, mounted national and international tours, and, through its graduate-level theater arts conservatory, trained hundreds of new actors and directors. Project Discovery, Trinity Rep’s pioneering educational outreach program launched in 1966, introduces over 30,000 Rhode Island and Massachusetts students a year to live theater. For more information, call the
box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at http://www.trinityrep.com.

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Perishable Theatre News

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Greetings friends of Perishable!  We’re so pleased to announce the return of its Theatre Arts School after a year’s absence.  Amy Lynn Budd, a freelance theatre artist who helmed the school from 1998-2002 has returned and is excited to offer a variety of theatre and on-camera classes.  In addition to introductory courses for beginning actors, the we now offer a range of professional development opportunities for the more seasoned performer and fitness classes for everyone.
TO SIGN UP:
Email Amy at classes@perishable.org or 401-331-2695 ext.102.  Leave your name, postal address, phone number, and email address.  Amy will contact you by phone to collect tuition.
Be sure to read “The Fine Print” at the end of this email.
In this e-mail you’ll find information on our Quarterly classes in performance and writing for the Fall 2006:
               On Camera Acting
               Performance+Art
               Introduction to Acting
               Playwriting
               Teen Drama
               Burlesque
               Professional development workshops with nationally and internationally respected artists
               The all new, ongoing, RUSH HOUR Dance & Fitness Series
QUARTERLY CLASSES
MONDAYS
(more…)

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Visions of Blythewold Exhibition

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

You’re invited!

Visions of Blythewold  -  An art exhibition in the Carriage House next to the parking lot.

Artwork by members of The Portsmouth Arts Guild, including work by Kathy and Jan Armor

Thursday Night, August 24, 5-7 PM

http://www.armorphoto.com

http://www.jandarmor.com  

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North Kingstown Arts Council Events

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Events for the week of August 28, 2006
 

ALL OF AUGUST

Put a pumpkin into Halloween! The North Kingstown Arts Council is looking for organizations to “Adopt a block” to fill with Jack O’Lanterns for the Spirits of Wickford Halloween Walk to be held on Saturday, October 28th from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Roger Williams Zoo won’t be able to hold a candle to North Kingstown’s Jack O’Lantern Walk. Come up with a theme or have each person do something different. Participation in this event will qualify for community service hours. Contact Nancy Sherman 294-3944 for more information.

 

 

North Kingstown Artists – Submit a proposal to teach a class to NK Residents in the North Kingstown Arts Council’s Take an Arts Break Fall Program. The Council is seeking artists from all arts areas. For further information, visit http://www.nkartscouncil.org/  or call Fran Quinlan at 294-3115. Proposals are due September 6.

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