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Don’t miss the excitement at Perishable Theatre!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Important doings are happening at Perishable! The International Women’s Playwriting Festival has been progressing through the month of October. LINE, FALLING UP, and GOTHAM IS SAFE AGAIN! have all had a successful weekend run. Audiences have been treated to a range of emotional experiences. They have laughed. They have cried. One guy developed a rash, which I believe has more to do with his own personal hygiene than the plays. Now the time has come to merge the plays of Molly Rice, Trista Baldwin, and Laura Jacqmin into one dynamic weekend. The Full Festival Weekend will run November 2-5. Tickets are $15 Students/Seniors and $20 General, with performances at 8pm on Thursday-Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Don’t miss this final chance to see these exciting new plays. Visit http://www.arttixri.com or call (401)621-6123.Let’s not forget the opportunities offered by the Theatre Arts School here at Perishable. Call 331-2695 x 102 or email classes@perishable.org for more information. The Rush Hour Dance and Fitness series continues to offer adult classes in Belly-dancing, Yoga, and Modern Dance. All are great ways to stay active and help get rid of some of that stress from the work days. We also have the “Last Monday” series with Anne Mulhall, which features business and acting workshops for film and television. The nest offering, “C’mon, Do I Really Need a Class?” with Steve Feinberg will take place on Monday, November 27 at 7-10pm. Don’t wait, wonderful friends of Perishable Theatre. Come visit us at 95 Empire Street in downtown Providence. And I will continue to keep you posted on all the excitement that goes on in “the Lab”.

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411 digital media theory and arts events

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

— Kronos Quartet, “Sun Rings” — Concert — 11.03.06 – Friday, 8PM— sonic.focus — Symposium / Performances —11.03-11.04.06, Friday andSaturday

— David Huron — Lecture — 11.06.06 – Monday, 4PM

— Douglas Kahn — Lecture — 11.07.06 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM


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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

New installment of radio show to air November 3rd-5th on 1290 WRNI 

Trinity Rep is pleased to announce the November installment of their new

radio show – Trinity Rep Radio Theater, created in partnership with WRNI,

Rhode Island’s NPR News Station. This new one hour program will air monthly

and feature performances by Trinity Rep artists, recorded live at WRNI

studios in Providence. Hosted by WRNI’s Morning Edition Host Bob Seay, the

show will air weekend of November 3rd-5th on 1290 WRNI.


The November episode features the talents of Curt Columbus and company

members William Damkoehler, Janice Duclos, Mauro Hantman and Anne Scurria.

Taking their cue from Trinity Rep’s production of A Christmas Carol, the

program features performance and discussion of the work of Charles Dickens.

The show will feature excerpts from Hard Times, The Pickwick Papers, American

Notes, Bleak House and Our Mutual Friend. November’s installment will

broadcast on 1290 WRNI Friday, November 3rd at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 4th

at 1:00pm and Sunday, November 5th at 11:00am. For more information, and to

download a podcast of Trinity Rep Radio Theater, please visit their website

at http://www.wrni.org/ .  Trinity Rep Radio Theater is the brainchild of Trinity Rep Artistic Director

Curt Columbus, who explains “I approached WRNI General Manager Joe O’Connor

almost as soon as he arrived in Providence with this idea of partnering to

create some lively & theatrical new programming for the area. It’s a perfect

combination – the abundance of talented artists that we have at the theater

with the existing quality of this NPR station and its programming – it’s a

marriage made in heaven.”


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Call for Artwork: “Winter Wonderland Juried Exhibit”

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

January 9 - February 9, 2007Gallery 297 (Upper level Green River Silver Co.)297 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809

401-253-5005, www.greenriversilver.com  Show Dates: January 9 GÇô February 9, 2007Opening Reception Sunday, January 14th from 1 – 3 p.m.

Juror: Internationally known collagraph printmaker, Grace Bentley-Scheck

Only original 2-dimensional artwork in oil, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, printmaking, photography, collage, drawings, watercolor or mixed media completed in the last 3 years not previously shown at the gallery is eligible. Artwork must be for sale. Only hand-delivered work. All artwork must be properly framed, wired, and ready to hang. No clip on frames or sawtooth hangers accepted.

Maximum Size including frame: 32″ x 40″

Fee: $10 per entry, limit of 2 per artist. Gallery Commission on sales: 30 %.

Delivery Dates: Friday, January 5th 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, January 6th 10 a.m. - 1 pm. Jury begins at 1:30 p.m. Accepted entry numbers will be posted on the website by Saturday evening.

Non-selected artwork must be picked up on Sunday, January 7th from noon - 5 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather check the web site for information or call 401-683-1549.

End of show pickup is Saturday, February 10th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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THE SPACE AT ALICE call for entries

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006


Opens: December 7-31, 2006 
Reception: Special Reception December 5, 2006.
Gallery Hours:  Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December from 4-7 PM.
Location: Peerless Building, 235 Westminster Street, Providence, RI  02903
 THE SPACE AT ALICE is looking for regional artists to submit work for
IT’S NOT SO BIG, IT’S NOT SO PRICEY 4. This annual holiday exhibition in downtown Providence gives 70% of the retail price back to the artist. If you are interested in submitting work for consideration, please read the attached Information for Artists  for submission requirements and send back the Proposal to Exhibit Form with the required materials by Wednesday, November 15, 2006 to: Rebecca Siemering, Arts and Business Council of Rhode Island, 10 Dorrance Street, Suite 102, Providence, RI, 02903
Each artist may submit from 4-6 pieces.  We will sell any multiples of pieces that are available.  Each piece should be no larger than 20” x 24” and cost no more than $300. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 15, 2006.

General Requirements to Exhibit 

Artists must submit a Proposal to Exhibit Form and 4-6 samples of work in either slide format, 300 dpi images on a cd, or by emailing .jpegs no larger than 72 dpi  by e-mail to the Arts and Business Council of Rhode Island (10 Dorrance Street
Suite 102, Providence, RI 02903, prgmmgr@artsandbusinessri.org). The proposal will be evaluated by a review panel.  The exhibition will run from December 7, 2006 – December 31, 2006.
 Special preview exhibition on December 5.


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Loft Artist Association OpenStudios

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006




737 Canal St, Stamford, CT

Mark Your Calendar Event Dates:

Friday, November 3
(5:30PM – 7:30PM) – “Sneak Peak – After Work Preview”

Saturday, November 4
(11AM – 5PM)

Sunday, November 5
(11AM – 5PM)

Admission: $5 donation
is appreciated,  (free parking)




For more info: Call 203-323-4153 or go to http://www.loftartists.com/index.html


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The Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island’s session series, Nov. 3

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

The Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island‘s every-other-Friday session continues THIS Friday, November 3, 8:30 to 10:30 pm. Directions and a map can be found at the Club web site: http://www.irishcultureri.org/. Come join Jimmy and Hannah Devine and a fine line up of traditional musicians for a tune or two, a drink or three (the prices, as our friends the Pilkingtons recently noted, are “unbelievable!”), and some complimentarysandwiches and desserts. Ceili dancing class starts upstairs at 7:30 pm (only $8 for a this two hour class!) so come early and work up a thirst, first!

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Spellbinders-storytellers extraordinary

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Hi folks,I hope to see many of you out and about this weekend, starting on

Friday, November 3rd at 8:00 PM at the Peeptoad Coffeehouse with The Spellbinders-storytellers extraordinary.

Here’s a link: http://fosteringarts.org/peep.htm Then, on Saturday, November 4th is our annual Artist Open Studios where you can visit Art in the Making at several studios in Foster, Glocester and Scituate, RI.This is a very popular event and free to the public.

Get a map and more information here:

http://www.fosteringarts.org/artistopenstudios/ see you out and about,elwood



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Everett Retrospective – Last Chance!

Monday, October 30th, 2006


Friday and Saturday, November 3 & 4The Carriage House Stage, 7 Duncan Avenue, Providence RI8pm / $25 general admissionReservations and information: 401-831-9479 or

http://www.arttixri.com/performance_info.cfm?PID=1062 www.everettdancetheatre.org

Everett Dance Theatre continues its 20th anniversary celebration with a special look back at its original works for the concert stage. Everett Retrospective spans twenty years of extraordinary multimedia performance, including excerpts from Home Movies (2004), Somewhere in the Dream (1999), Body Of Work (1996), The Science Project (1992), Pandora Restaurant (1990), Flight (1987), and 349 (1986). The majority of the selections in this two-week-only ³best of Everett² show have not been performed publicly for years, and never before in this format. Everett Retrospective is a fresh, cohesive treatment, threading together the rich history of the company’s accomplishments within the field of contemporary performance.Each of Everett’s evening-length concerts has been composed of intersecting thematic suites, and Everett Retrospective follows this model by presenting exemplary suites from the company¹s major works, aggregated into a new whole that adds up to more than the sum of its parts.349, Everett’s earliest major work, won the company its first break at New York’s Dance Theater Workshop, and set the stage for creating and touring in years to come. This essential relationship with DTW led to Everett premiering its subsequent pieces in New York, as it also inspired the company to create its own theater space, The Carriage House, back home in Providence. Set to Stan Getz’s “The Bossa Nova Years,” 349 has been called, “a dance that will set off sparks on stage and in the audience.” (Bill Gale, Providence Journal). (more…)

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An Evening of Plays at Brown

Monday, October 30th, 2006

TOMORROW NIGHT…Tuesday, 31 Oct. 8:00 pmBrown Literary Arts Dept. present:

Shandy Hall: an evening of plays

Produced by Keith Waldrop

McCormack Family Theater

70 Brown Street

http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Literary_Arts/events.htm FREE FREE FREE FREE 


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Aurea Music presents Christopher Logue’s War Music, Oct. 30 and Nov. 1!

Monday, October 30th, 2006

If you missed it last year, don’t miss it again!

Aurea Music is presenting Christopher Logue’s War Music, a brilliant contemporary

re-telling of parts of the Iliad with original music by Paul Phillips.

If you missed it last year, or even if you saw it as part of

FirstWorksProv Festival, hope you can see it in this revised version

before Aurea takes it to Chicago Nest week!

Where: Brown University on the 30th, or in Westerly on

November 1st.



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The Gnomes in Concert on Nov 4th!

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Gnomes concert on Saturday November 4th,  7-10pm! The Gnomes play their energetic blend of Celtic &

World Music featuring Cathy Clasper Torch, Phil Edmonds, Otis Read, Ron

Schmitt, and Peter Breen.

Where: The Mediator, 50 Rounds Ave Providence

Tickets: $8.00; children free.  You can bring your own beverage/food.

Information: 461-3683

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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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Newsletter -10/28/06

Monday, October 30th, 2006

MISSION STATEMENTPawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting anddeveloping the arts for the community and its artists. We do this by creating awareness, education and involvement through its members.

Downtown National Register Historic District Information Meeting Nov. 1 ..The Pawtucket Department of Planning and redevelopment is holding a public information meeting on the proposed Downtown Pawtucket National RegisterHistoric District at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center Theater, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. The proposed National Register Historic District is a GOOD thing and will qualify property owners for tax credit financial incentives to restore their buildings. The proposed district is NOT a Local Historic District–National Register listing DOES NOT place restrictions on what an owner can do with their property! If you are a downtown property owner or simply interested in the National Register program or fixing up downtown, please come to the meeting. Representatives from the Pawtucket Department of Planning and Redevelopment and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission will be there to answer your questions. For more information, please visit: www.pads02860.org - Pawtucket Alliance for Downtown Success. Call for Artists – POS Holiday Show and Sale December 1, 2, 3 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket

The excitement continues! September’s Pawtucket Open Studio event proved to be a major success and for this upcoming holiday season, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket has offered to host a Pawtucket Artists Holiday Sale on Friday, December 1 from 5-9pm; Saturday/Sunday December 2, 3 10-5pm. Studios in this building will be open. In addition, 7,000 square ft. on the first floor of this building is being offered to any artist wishing to participate. Postcards will be printed and will be made available to any paid participating artist for sending to their own mailing lists. For those with email lists, PDF of the postcard can be provided. You will be responsible for setting up your own display, providing your own tables/booth and making your own sales. Space is limited! – $50/per space, includes a listing on the POS website and maps http://www.pawtucketopenstudios.org/   Currently there are 27 participating artists. Deadline: Friday, November 3. Please contact Michelle Phaneuf at: michelle@michellephaneufdesign.com or call #401-247-2516 for more info.

Call for Artists PAC “Small Works Show” – Members Holiday Show and SaleNovember 5, 2006 to January 2, 2007 ..Delivery of Art: Friday November 3 – 11am-2pm; Saturday November 4 – 11am-2pm; PAC Headquarters, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket; Opening Reception: 11/9 Thursday 5:30 - 7:30pm; Meet the Artists Reception PAC Gallery, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket. Quantity and Size: Up to 6 pieces of artwork may be submitted – No larger than 16″ in any direction. Visit http://www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org/ for complete guidelines. Questions? Contact: Mimo Gordon Riley @ 401-487-8811 or mimogr@cox.net or Robin Dunn Blossom @ 401-527-3689 or rdblossom@cox.net 

Artists Moving Sale!! November 2, 3, 4 Rumford, RI. We are moving out of the 9 Newman building. We are moving out….. Come to our Moving sale! Three Days of great Bargains at 9 Newman Avenue East Providence.  Thursday Nov. 2nd 4 – 8pm, Friday Nov. 3rd 12 – 4pm, Saturday Nov. Info 401-434-2962. Directions from Providence: Take RT 195 east to Exit 6 (Broadway); go right at end of the ramp. Turn right at light onto Broadway. Go straight about 2 miles. Broadway becomes Newman Ave. Sale is in the big brick building across the street from the Post Office & Fire Station. Elevator at front entrance. Open Studio Moving extravaganza.. Up Country – pet accessories; Ahlers Designs – gift items; Dan Clayman- Glass; Coral Beorgois- tiles. _www.AHLERSgifts.com – Gail Ahlers Ahlers Designs, Inc. 9 Newman Ave.Rumford, RI 02916. PH: 401-434-2962  800-553-3419 FX 401-434-8970 30″x40″ drawing table looking for new home - I would like to donate to a good cause. I also have a chair w/ wheels that comes with it. Ideally I would like someone to pick it up from me, but I could also deliver it locally. Please let me know. I really don’t want to put it out for trash pickup. Call Sharon at: Cell: 401-573-5039


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Four Corners Arts Center Presents:A Playwrights Place Premier… One Last Dance

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Thursday-November 2nd Friday- November 3rd 

Saturday-November 4th Sunday-November 5th 

All shows start at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $12.00 The shows will be held at The Meeting House, 3850 Main Road,Tiverton Four Corners

For all information, please visit our website…http://www.fourcornersarts.org  OR 

http://www.playwrightsplace.com  email: info@fourcornersarts.org 

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Hope Gallery Artists Reception Tonight!

Friday, October 27th, 2006

HopeArtists Reception – Friday, October 27 from 6PM to 9PM at Hope Gallery, 435 Hope Street Bristol, RI. We will be featuring the works of Keith Fox as well as our resident artists:Sarah Fielding-Gunn, Jay Egge, Toni Petersen, Wanda Perkowska Coderre and Anita Trezvant. This months guests are: Kelly Milukas, Franziska Seidenberg and Christine Mathieu. We also have selections from Kathy Armor, Lyle Rudloff, Tim Reilly, Randy Walters, Kristin Wall, Pam Rutkowski and Suegray Fitzpatrick.





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The Iron Guild is coming to the Steel Yard

Friday, October 27th, 2006


This Saturday, Oct. 28th 8-11pm

7-8pm artists’ discussion– come learn how to turn iron to liquid


Music with the What Cheer? Brigade
Admission $5

“The Iron Guild is coming to the Steel Yard for their annual Halloween Iron Pour!!! This event will celebrate the industrial history of Rhode Island and provide the public with a unique glimpse at the art of iron casting. Combining traditional foundry techniques with innovative spectacle performances, the Iron Guild explores what is possible with molten iron. Come for a night of unique sensory experiences.”

Fire … Molten Metal …and Art.  (hell yeah!)

Check out the Iron Guild’s website (www.ironguild.net ) for more information.



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FirstWorks Providence ends with a BIG BANG: The Kronos Quartet’s “Sun Rings”, Nov. 3, VMA!

Friday, October 27th, 2006

FIRSTWORKSPROV ENDS WITH A BIG BANG:Kronos Quartet Makes Rare Providence Appearance Nov. 3

Providence’s Art Star On the Rise with Kronos’ “Sun Rings” Spectacle

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 26, 2006 – The FirstWorksProv Festival finishes its triumphant romp through fall with another coup: a rare Rhode Island appearance by Kronos Quartet, with their epic sights-and-sounds voyage into the solar system, “Sun Rings.” Kronos brings this spectacular production to VMA Arts & Cultural Center on Nov. 3 between engagements at the Vienna Festival and Carnegie Hall. “Sun Rings” combines live music (a magical score played by Kronos and written by American composer Terry Riley), stunning astral projections by uber-designer Willie Williams, and 45 voices from the Providence Singers.

FirstWorksProv, Providence’s cutting-edge take on the venerable Spoleto festival, encourages audiences to “experience the art of what’s new” by bringing fresh arts and ideas to the city. Hailed as an “unprecedented success” by Mayor David Cicilline, FirstWorks is in its third year, and presented its most ambitious festival yet in 2006. This year’s festival will be feted with a special finale party after the “Sun Rings” performance.

The Grammy Award-winning Kronos, the most respected music ensemble of our time, is known for making each performance an event. Said the LA Times of “Sun Rings,” “Space sounds swirl in the air; galaxies carpet the walls and ceiling; and Riley’s generous melodies flow. . . . The audience sat in spellbound silence the way spectators do at a space launch.” Kronos is long celebrated for their fearless innovation and unique artistic collaborative forays into world and pop music and other genres; this journey into space is also a celebration of life here on earth, with references to music from around the world.

An over-the-top concert stage has been created for “Sun Rings” by Willie Williams, famed for designing concerts for U2, the Rolling Stones, and David Bowie, among others. His astounding “Sun Rings” set presents images of the cosmos projected onto 40-foot screens that give the audience an almost IMAX-like experience of outer space as accompanied live music, choir, and actual sounds of the heavens. Over the last 40 years, NASA has discovered that space is not, in fact, silent. Super-hot gases there produce a range of sounds that resemble the sweet chirping of birds, howling winds, and other sounds from nature. These NASA recordings, previously unheard by nearly everyone except rocket scientists, have been incorporated into “Sun Rings,” giving its audience a whole new experience of the natural world.

“Sun Rings” will be performed Nov. 3 at 8pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium Arts & Cultural Center (One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, R.I.). Tickets are $20-42, available at www.tickets.com, 800-919-6272, or the VMA Box Office (401-272-4862) Tues. through Fri. between 10am and 5pm. A FirstWorks Artists-Up-Close discussion follows the performance, with members of Kronos Quartet and moderator Randall Rosenbaum of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. And after the discussion is the FirstWorksProv Finale Party, with live music, champagne, desserts, and an appearance by Kronos Quartet. For party tickets, contact FirstWorks at 401-421-4278 or email tickets@firstworksprov.org.Information on FirstWorks can be found at  www.firstworksprov.org or by calling 401-421-4278.

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Barbershop Harmony Coming To Rhode Island!

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Narragansett Bay ChorusThe Narragansett Bay Chorus will be hosting the 60th Annual Barbershop Quartet and Chorus Competition at East Providence High School on October 27th and 28th.Over 750 singers will be coming to Rhode Island from all over New England and Eastern Canada to compete in this 60th Anniversary celebration of A Cappella music.

Friday October 27th @ 7PM – Quartet Semi-finals.30Quartets will compete for a spot in the top ten finals contest on Saturday night.

Saturday October 28th@ 11AM – Chorus Contest. 23 choruses will compete to see who will represent the Northeast in Denver at the 2007International Competition.

Saturday October 28th @ 8PM – Quartet Finals and the “Show of Champions”.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for a single session or $35 for a weekend pass. Call Steve Isherwood, Convention Chairman, at 401-941-1978 or email: SingNBC@aol.com for more info. Tickets may be purchased at the door at East Providence High School, 2000 Pawtucket Ave, E. Providence.

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Buying Commercial Space for Artists – Free Workshop

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

RISCA, in partnership with the Housing Network of Rhode Island, RI Citizens for the Arts, Randolph Savings Bank, and AS220, concludes the Live/Work Workshop Series tommorrow, Thursday October 26 from 5 – 7:00PM at AS220 with “What I Really Need is a Commercial Loan: Buying Commercial Space for Artists.”

This series of 2-hour information seminars is geared at addressing the specific needs of artists in regards to planning for their housing and workspace.   FREE and open to the public! 

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411: Multimedia & Electronic Music Experiments

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

411: 10.24 – 10.31.2006THIS WEEK (contents)


— Judith Donath— Lecture — 10.26.06 – Thursday, 7:00 PM

— Orm Finnendahl — Lecture — 10.27.06 – Friday, 4:00 PM

— Robert Boston — Concert — 10.27.06 – Friday, 8:00 PM

— sonic.focus — screenings — 10.27.06 – Fridays, 6:00 PM


THIS WEEK (details)



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