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James Harvey and James Watkins at the Wheeler Gallery

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Wheeler Gallery
228 Angell Street, Providence, RI
(401) 421-9230
T–Sat 12–5, Sun 3–5
January 12–31: Presenting recent works by painter James Harvey and glass artist James Watkins. Opening reception for the artists: January 12, 5–7 p.m. The public is invited.

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Thursday, December 28th, 2006


BEVERLY, MA, November 28, 2006 – Montserrat College of Art Gallery is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition, Transient Realm: Paintings and Drawings by Jason Travers, in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery.  The paintings and drawings selected for this exhibit exemplify Travers’ strong interest in the natural world.  He integrates close observation with feelings such as fear and wonder, with resulting renderings of imaginative, magnified views of invented yet familiar worlds.  Travers’ curiosity lies not only in the colors, shapes and textures that compose organic forms, but in the apparent moods and whims that inspire their motions.  Meanwhile, Travers avoids literal representation and uses strong compositions, saturated colors, and bold lines. 

Jason Travers earned a BA at the Art Institute of Boston and an MA at American University in Washington, D.C.  He now lives in Providence, Rhode Island and teaches drawing, design and art history at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI, Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, MA, and Clark University in Worcester, MA.  He will exhibit at Wheeler Gallery in Providence in 2007, and exhibit at the Newport Art Museum, Oxbow Gallery in North Hampton, MA, and the Wadleigh Gallery at Chester College of New England in Chester, NH in the past two years.  He was featured in a New American Talent exhibit Curated by Robert Storr and traveling from 1997 to 1999.  Travers was a 2006 recipient of the Merit Award Fellowship for Painting from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. 

All Montserrat exhibits and related events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the exhibit, please contact Jo Broderick at 978-921-4242 x1113 or visit us at www.montserrat.edu

Montserrat College of Art is an accredited, private, residential college of art and design offering the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, art education certification and year-round classes and workshops for adults and children through its Continuing Studies programs.  Gallery programs and lectures are free, open to the public.  Visit us at www.montserrat.edu.

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365 Days/365 Plays at Perishable Theater

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Perishable Theatre and The 365 National FestivalBonnie Metzgar and Suzan-Lori Parks, Producers Present:365 Days/ 365 Plays ( Week 7)

Suzan-Lori Parks’s “year of writing dangerously” comes to Perishable. 365 Days/365 Plays: *Saturday, December 30, 2006 @ 4pm admission is FREE.*

Come on by for theatre at tea time, and see the plays of *WEEK 7* in this mammoth series *with:*

Mat Arruda, Cilla Bento, Frank Borelli, Amy Lynn Budd, Vanessa Gilbert, Bob Jaffe, Chris Johnson, Marya Errin Jones, Matt Kandarian, Amy Eller Lewis, Marsian and Sylvia Ann Soares

The Plays:Photos with Santa, Even A House Like This, 2 Examples From The Interconnectedness Of All Things, Beer Pool Wine, The Key, 2-For-1, and The Great Depression.* *SEE ALL SEVEN PLAYS* in under an hour. Short bursts of extraordinary writing, staged throughout Perishable Theatre’s offices, studios, closets, hallways and cubbies. After the plays, join us for tea and talk, get to know us better, and *GET READY* for a brand new year of research and development at Perishable. . . because it’s coming.

WEEK 7 of 365 Days/ 365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks

@ Perishable Theatre SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, @ 4pm

95 Empire Street, Downtown Providence admission is FREE.

Want more info about the plays?

www.*365*days*365**plays*.com < http://www.365days365plays.com/>Want to get your theatre involved? Contact Perishable Theatre– the RHODE ISLAND HUB for 365 Days/ 365 Plays: 401.331.2695. 


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An Invitation from Tiny Showcase

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

TSDear Showcase, 

I hope you are at neither the mall nor the office. If so, please accept my apologizes and commiseries and consider this, the last installment in the TS winter print series, an offer from me to you. It’s a reminder of brighter days, less rainy Decembers, less incandescent lighting, more coffee (with cocoa mixed in), & the small hope that maybe somehow there’s gift that fell behind the television, was kicked under the couch, and it’s sitting there, waiting just for me. I mean: you. It’s waiting for you.


This week we welcome back one of our Providence favorites: Allison Cole. Allison Cole is a whirl-wind, a dynamo, and unstoppable force. What? You don’t believe me? All right, coolguy, well check this out:


Are you into comics?


Comics of Love: http://www.comicsoflove.com/  Not sold? What about a line of vinyl handbags, wallets, and much much more?


Bang Bang You’re Thread: http://www.bangbangyourethread.com/  What’s that? You’re getting back to your roots? You want the straight illustration? Fiiiiine.


Illustration, yo: http://www.allisoncoleillustration.com/  If that’s not enough to make you happy, then man, I am so happy I didn’t have to pick out your presents.


Check it out 7:30 EST:http://www.tinyshowcase.com/

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Opera Providence

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Don’t miss: 

Sing in the New Year on January 4, 2007 

Don Pasquale on January 27 & 28, 2007 

Opera Providence 



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Mill River Players Open Auditions

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Mill River Players are holding Open Auditions for the comedy hit   “Bless Me Father”
Audition dates Tuesday Jan. 2nd and Wednesday Jan. 3rd at 7 pm
Roles to be filled are 3 priests (2) 50+ and (1) 30+, 1 male 30+ also 1 housekeeper 50+, 1 nun 30+, 2 woman late 20′s, 1 child male or female 10-12 yrs. old.
Audition to consist of cold readings from the script. 
Production dates March 3rd to April 1st.  
Auditions will be held at the theater, 499 High St., Central Falls, RI 
Also looking for “tech” crew, male or female.  Stipends paid. 
Any additional info. call 401.721.0909
Marcia PetitBon

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Gamm Theatre News

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Must Close This Sunday!
The Gamm’s hit production of David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries & Season’s Greetings must close this Sunday. Don’t miss this chance to treat yourself, your family and your friends to the gift of communal belly laughter!
Great seating available for Saturday at 2 p.m and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Call 401-723-4266 now. Tickets are selling fast!
Thursday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. Sold Out
Friday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. Sold Out
Saturday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. Sold Out
Sunday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.
Tickets $19-$31. Discounts for subscribers, groups of 10 or more, seniors and students. For single ticket sales, call 401-723-4266. Or purchase tickets at http://www.arttixri.com. Info: http://www.gammtheatre.org.

Get a Jump on the New Year in Theater
Tickets are on sale now for the remainder of The Gamm’s 22nd Season. Call 401-723-4266 today for best availability.
Jan 25– Feb 25, 2007
A Hand Witch of the Second Stage by Peter Barnes, directed by Peter Sampieri
An innocent woman accused of witchcraft and slated for execution in medieval France turns the tables on her inquisitors in an unexpected and hilarious plot twist. This 30-minute feast of the absurd by the author of The Ruling Class and Red Noses is a penetrating commentary on faith as a weapon and also a liberator.
One for the Road & Press Conference by Harold Pinter, directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr.
Two plays by 2005 Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter (The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, Ashes to Ashes) merge into an unforgettable hour of theater. In an unnamed police state a government official named Nicolas brutally interrogates a political dissident and his family, invoking God and country to justify his actions. Mesmerizing, devastating, and brilliantly controlled, One for the Road is a miniature masterpiece. In Press Conference the minister of culture fields the media’s questions, revealing his disdain for public dissent and desire for approval in the process. A short shock of a play that will haunt you long after you’ve left the theater.
Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett, directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr.
An overbearing director and his agreeable assistant painstakingly arrange an elderly actor, who stands on a pedestal submitting to their direction. An allegory of totalitarianism and the struggle to oppose it, this 10-minute piece is engrossing, troubling and, ultimately, triumphant.  Sponsored by Amnesty International and The Times

Sin: A Cardinal Deposed by Michael Murphy, directed by Judith Swift, Mar 22 – Apr 22, 2007
An unflinching docu-drama stitching together the words and characters of the Catholic clergy sex abuse crisis in Boston and beyond. Composed entirely of testimony taken from the depositions of Church leader Cardinal Bernard F. Law and the archdiocese’s files, this searing and emotional work sheds new light on an extraordinary case that still ricochets in today’s headlines.  Sponsored by The Call

Radio Free Emerson by Paul Grellong, directed by Peter Sampieri
*World Premiere* May 17- Jun 17, 2007
A young man returns to Rhode Island to take the reins of his family’s radio station following a solitary stint in Maine. Armed with his rising star power as a talk show host and a dubious understanding of American transcendentalist philosophy, he dispenses self-serving self-help over the airwaves to the lovelorn, depressed and needy of his home state.  The Gamm Theatre’s first-ever commission—written by Brown University graduate Paul Grellong (staff writer for the hit TV series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) and inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck—Radio Free Emerson is a raw, funny and complex examination of the naked truth and its consequences.
Buy Tickets: 401-723-4266. (Available soon through arttixri.com.)
Are You As Exhausted As I Am?!
Buy fast, affordable, fabulous Gamm gift certificates or gift subscriptions today and call it a holiday!
3-PLAY GIFT SUBSCRIPTION includes a ticket to each of these plays: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques!, Sin: A Cardinal Deposed and the world premiere of Radio Free Emerson. Only $82 (includes handling and a personalized gift card.)
SINGLE-PLAY GIFT CERTIFICATE includes two tickets to one play: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques!, Sin: A Cardinal Deposed or the world premiere of Radio Free Emerson. Only $65 (includes handling and a personalized gift card.)
CALL 401-723-4266. Or stop by the Gamm box office at 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI.  Checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) accepted.
 (tel) 401-723-4266 (fax) 401-723-0440
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre | 172 Exchange St. | Pawtucket | RI | 02860

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Friday Night at the Carriage House

Thursday, December 21st, 2006


FORGET THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING!Come check out FNL this Friday, Dec 22, at the Carriage House!Call 401-831-9479 for more info.   








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A great Resource for Fledgling Non-Profits

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Have you and your college theater buddies been putting on plays in the local church basement, trying to figure out how to sustain your efforts?  Are you a small arts organization looking for answers for your growing pains?

smARTstart has been developed with you in mind.  It is a compendium of on-line resources that addresses questions that emerging and small arts organizations might have about operating as a not-for-profit organization.  Inspired by and adapted from the Virtual Arts Incubator (VAI) project developed by the Arts Services Office at the Cincinnati Fine Arts Fund, smARTstart draws from VAI material, additional material developed by expert legal, nonprofit and business volunteers in Chicago, and on-line resources available through arts service providers from around the country.  By culling from the best resources available on-line, smARTstart gives you varied perspectives on the critical components of running a nonprofit arts organization.

Go to http://www.artsbiz-chicago.org/ArtsPrograms/smARTstart/tabid/228/Default.aspx


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The Providence Black Repertory Company Newsletter

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

–Thursday, December 21 at 9:00 – Afro-Sonic (FREE)–Friday, December 22 at 7:30/9:30 – Equinox Jazz Series Featuring Candida Rose ($10.00)/Eclection Presents Feel Free Fridays ($5.00)

–Saturday, December 23 at 9:00 – Creole Royale Featuring Tjovi Ginen and The Neon Soul Cabaret Featuring DJ Mikedelick ($10.00)

–Monday, December 25

–Tuesday, December 26 at 9:00 – Caribbean Cultural Series Presents: Maroon Society (FREE)

–Wednesday, December 27 at 8:00/9:00 – Latin Jazz & Salsa (Lessons $7.00/Show $5.00)

–This Holiday Season, Give The Gift of Membership!

–New Years Eve at Black Rep! Sunday Dec 31 – 6pm – Ignorants ($15.00 or FREE with Bright Night Band) – ALL AGES/7pm – Grupo Ondas Capoeria ($15.00 or FREE with Bright Night Band) – ALL AGES/10pm – New Years Eve Party with Black Rep ($20.00 – $15.00 with Bright Night Band) – 21+

–Support Education at Black Rep!

This week marks the final performance of an Equinox Jazz artist of 2006. The previous five performances of the 2006 series have been a delight and we hope you’ll all come join us and Candida Rose on Friday before you hunker down for the holiday. This week also marks the final Creole Royale showcase of 2006. Tjovi Ginen is not to be missed, with their ecstatic drums, mixed Haitian Kreyol and English lyrics and political fire, they’ll be sure to leave you wanting more this Saturday night.

It still isn’t too late to support Black Rep by giving your friends the  gift  of great art this holiday season. Black Rep Memberships are an  affordable, thoughtful way to share the art of the African  Diaspora with all your loved ones.

Thursday, December 21 at 9:00 – Afro-Sonic (FREE)

Afro-Sonic features Blackdove and Mikedelick, artists who craft explorative DJ sets grounded in the sound of deep house, but mixed in the spirit of breaking down the barriers of genre.

Black Rep drummer in residence, Sidy Maïga, a percussionist  from Bamako, Mali, West Africa, enhances the night with electrifying Dun Dun and Djembe.

Friday, December 22 at 7:30/9:30 – Equinox Jazz Series Featuring Candida Rose ($10.00)/Eclection Presents Feel Free Fridays ($5.00)


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Public Art: Suspended Artwork (Open Call) for San Jose Airport

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

San Jose airportCity of San Jose, Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport

Budget: $375,000

DEADLINE: January 24, 2007

The San Jose Public Art Program is commissioning a project for the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Design/Fabrication/Installation of a Suspended Artwork (Open Call) 

We are seeking to commission an artist to design, fabricate, and install a suspended artwork for the Airport’s North Concourse. The opportunity offers a wide range of possibilities, including, but not limited to: visually large scale, modular, dynamic, interactive, kinetic, involving data mining and visualization, and/or web-based interaction. The commission is $375,000. Email – mary.rubin@sanjoseca.gov

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Hofstra University Sculpture Competiton

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

HofstraHofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Sculpture Competition
Budget: $35,000
This national sculpture competition is sponsored by Hofstra University, an institution for higher learning located on Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City. Additional information about the University and the sculpture garden can be found online at www.hofstra.edu and www.hofstra.edu/museum, respectively. The final selection of sculpture, for inclusion in the Hofstra University Collection, will be determined by Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz based on the recommendation of the members of the Person of Color Sculpture Committee will select a site of prominence for the placement of the chosen work.
Purpose/Theme: The sculpture should reflect an affirmative statement of the ideals, accomplishments, and historic achievements of people of color; its theme should reflect the importance of a person of color, individuals, groups or movements that honor the vital history and contributions that have strengthened our nation and our world. The selected sculpture will be located in an outdoor area of prominence on the South Campus of Hofstra University.


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Aurea performs A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Please join us for our last performance this season of Aurea’s “A  Child’s Christmas in Wales”.  The performance will take place at the newly renovated Family  YMCA of Pawtucket, 20 Summer Street, opposite the Pawtucket Library, at 7PM, this Friday December 22nd.   Admission is free with suggested $5 donation for the Support-A-Child Fund.
The program features  Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” along with two other Thomas poems, “Poem in October” and “Why East Wind Chills”, interspersed with music of Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Clarke, Grainger, and old English Christmas carols.  Charles Sherba, Jesse Holstein, violins, Consuelo Sherba, viola, Rebecca Thornblade, cello, Frederick Jodry, harpsichord, Chris Turner, harmonica/ reader, Nigel Gore, reader.
The program is presented by the Pawtucket YMCA with additional support from RISCA.
Call 401-727-7900 for more information.

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“Li’l Rhody!” Returns to RIPBS!

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Lil RhodyRhode Island PBS will begin airing the award winning series of children’s specials, “Li’l Rhody!” on Monday, December 25 at 11:30 A.M. The series of four episodes will also be broadcast on RIPBS December 27 and 28 at 11:30 A.M. and 12:00 Noon, with additional airings December 30 at 7:30 A.M. and 8:00 A.M.   

In the latest episode, “Got’ta Have More Art!” has Dave and Red off in search of more places where kids can go enjoy art! To start, they visit the Hannaway Blacksmith Shop in Lincoln. They also visit puppeteer Dan Butterworth, the Young Fish School of World Drumming, and Urban Arts. They also go see some Ice Dancing, the Mount St. Charles Summer Arts Camp, the Culinary Arts Museum in Providence and more!

More...Previous shows also shown during the week include “You Got’ta Have Art!” To start, Dave and Red visit the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace Museum and The State House in Rhode Island.  For a look at art schools, they drop in on the Beacon Charter School in Woonsocket. At All Children’s Theater, they watch a rehearsal in progress and at Jump Dance Company… Red gets a chance to struts his stuff! At All Children’s Theater, they watch a rehearsal in progress and at Jump Dance Company… Red gets a chance to struts his stuff!The two “Got’ta Have Art” episodes were partially funded by grants from RISCA. “Li’l Rhody!” is produced by Bill Culbertson and features music by Greg Cooney. The locally produced puppet show has received national recognition, having been been awarded two Silver Telly Awards and three Communicator Awards.
Also being broadcast during the week on the first two episodes, Dave & Red explore the secrets of the sea at Mystic Seaport Museum! They also explore Rhode Island on Bike! Featured too is a visit to the show by the animated Family Quohaug Singers! If you like the water, you’ll want to watch the kayaking segment! Lots to do at Roger Williams Park! Dave & Red explore a few of the attractions there!
Dave & Red take the Rhode-mobile on another adventure, traveling to Pawtuxet to visit a Colonial Encampment. The Pawtuxet Rangers give us a tour of the site. A toy vender also shows us “the ropes!” On the program too… a trip to Newport to see a kite festival! While there they drop in at the New England Aquarium Exploration Center! FISH! FISH! FISH! Another treat is a visit to the Botanical Gardens at Roger Williams Park to see plants, flowers and the special butterfly exhibit! 

At All Children’s Theater, they watch a rehearsal in progress and at Jump Dance Company… Red gets a chance to struts his stuff!On the program too… a trip to Newport to see a kite festival! While there they drop in at the New England Aquarium Exploration Center! FISH! FISH! FISH!Another treat is a visit to the Botanical Gardens at Roger Williams Park to see plants, flowers and the special butterfly exhibit! For more information about the show, please visit www.lilrhody.org.

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Prov Slam This Thursday

Thursday, December 21st, 2006




*Myles Lennon
*Eamon Mahoney
*Mike D
*Jared Paul
*Trevor Byrne-Smith
*AND TWO DAY OFF SHOW QUALIFIERS will compete for the 1st four open slots in the 2007 Providence Poetry Grandslam!!

Argot Cabal, Ques Paulson, and Ruff Draft are all unable to compete
do to scheduling conflicts… THERE WILL BE A 1 ROUND PRE-SEMI’S QUALIFIER. The Last Minute Slam Qualyifying sign up sheet will be
posted at 6:45pm sharp. Come on down if you feel like mixin’ it up!!

Top two will join the other 5 slammers in a three round semi’s to determine the first 4 poets to make it into Grandslam!

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Calendar Proceeds Benefit Healing Arts Program at Lifespan Hospitals
            Select CVS/pharmacy locations are now carrying the 2007 “Governor’s Best: Scenes of Rhode Island” desk calendar. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar 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. Donald L. 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.             “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,” Governor Carcieri said. “The calendars have been a popular item at the gift shops at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the State House. With select CVS stores in Rhode Island now carrying these items, I am pleased that more of our citizens will be able to purchase these attractive calendars that show off our state’s natural beauty.”More...             “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 stocking stuffers and gifts for transplanted Rhode Islanders,” 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 Boyarsky of Ocean State Book Binding. The calendar retails for $14.95.

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From A-Z: An Eclectic Collection of Art at Gallery Z

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

From A-Z: An Eclectic Collection of Art at Gallery ZOpening Reception: Thursday, December 21, 2006 5-9pmShow Dates: December 12th 2006 - January 13, 2007

Gallery Z invites you to join us on Thursday, December 21, 2006 for the reception of the exhibition From A-Z: An Eclectic Collection of Art at Gallery Z. The show will feature works by a wide range of artists from the Gallery Directors private collection. The collection will be on display through January 13, 2007.

The exhibit features a vast array of mediums, including original paintings, etchings, sculptures, and photographs by artists from across the globe. With the earliest piece dating back to the mid-19th century, the show provides a variety of styles, from Impressionism to Folk art. Each individual piece has been hand elected by Gallery Z Director and professional Photographer Berge Zobian. With artists from A-Z and works from East to West, Gallery Z will present a show that is diverse and exceptional.


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Perishable Theatre News

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

- December 30: 365 Days/365 Plays

- Donate through GoodSearch

 - Winter Classes


 I know you will all be getting ready for New Year’s Eve parties soon, but you don’t want to forget about the December 30th presentation of 365 Days/365 Plays at 4pm here at Perishable. A week’s worth of plays by Suzan-Lori Parks will be shown as part of a nationwide event. Best of all, it’s FREE! How great is that? You can visit http://www.365days365plays.com for more information. You’ll be sharing something with people all across the country. Kind of like the common cold, but more fun.You want to make sure to put Perishable Theatre on your holiday gift list. It’s really easy. Just head over to http://www.perishable.org/donate.htm and help support the “Lab” and all the work we do. Send some cash. Make a donation using your plastic. Best of all, you can click on the link to GoodSearch.com and donate that way. Just type in “Perishable Theater” as your organization of choice and each time you do a search online a one cent donation will be made to Perishable. GoodSearch even has the option of becoming your homepage, which makes constant donations a simple thing for anyone. You get to be charitable AND look up the lyrics to “The Safety Dance” at the same time!Don’t forget that winter quarter classes will begin on January 22nd. The Theatre Arts School will be providing wonderful opportunities in acting, playwriting, and many other great classes. The Last Monday Series and Rush Hour Dance and Fitness Series will be continuing as well (although Yoga will be on hiatus December 20th and 27th and will return January 3rd). We will also be featuring “It’s Burlesque,” a one-day-only workshop with Lady Miss Iris on January 20th. This great class runs from 1 – 4 PM and is only $45. Check out our online brochure at

http://www.perishable.org/class.htm for more details. Learning is a wonderful thing. Enjoy your holidays, my friends. Mulchie will be taking a little break for the next couple of weeks. I shall return in January, completely recharged and ready to go. So once again I wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.  Perishable events mailing list: http://as220.org/mailman/listinfo/perishable-events  


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Mark your Calendars for some Joyous End-of-the-Year Festivities!

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for some joyous happenings:

Fishel Bresler’s Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble will perform again this year
on December 24th – Sunday, 7:30 PM at Congregation Ohawe Shalom Coffee
House, 671 East Ave in Pawtucket
(corner of Glenwood, nr where Blackstone
meets Hope St)
Doors open 7:00PM $10 adults, $7 children (under B-Mitzvah).
Latkes, hot dogs, snacks & beverages will be on sale. questions?

Information: 401-273-9814  (there is dancing room at this event)

THURSDAY December 28,  7-10pm,  THE PROVIDENCE WHOLEBELLIES at The Mediator, 50 Rounds Ave Providence.

Admission $5. Children free. You can bring your own beverages/food.

Information: 461-3683..

If your birthday is in December, January, or February, bring a cake or whatever, and join us in the Birthday Cake Parade. This has become an annual family event of wild music and dancing! Don’t miss this opportunity for a multi-generational party with some of Rhode Island’s most versatile and fun musicians!

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.

Sunday Dec 31 Bright Night Providence: The Gnomes at Mathewson St Church
& The Banished Fools with members of the Wholebellies parade
downtown Providence from 4:30till 11pm Join in………..

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Call for Works In all Media – Somerville MA Art Center Juried Exhibition

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Washington St Art Center, Somerville, MA

Call for Works In all Media:

Language, Place, and Object: A Juried Exhibition

April 2007

The interplay of image and language has long been considered the most complete form of communication. As Simon Morley puts it in Writing on the Wall, ” The former mode allows openness of interpretation and freedom of mental and sensual movement, while the latter confines the reader to a predetermined route…” The goal of this exhibition is to find works that can communicate one of the basic ideas of being, place, through a unique interplay of image/object and language.


Washington Street Art Center
321 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143


Jennifer Schmidt, Professor of Printmedia, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.


Open to all media. Due to space and time constraints, performance can only be considered as previously documented work. Preference will be given to work that conceptually relates to the proposed theme of the exhibition, with a sensitivity towards the form, material, and manner in which the idea is related to the theme.

Images submitted for consideration should be on open formatted cd (preferred method, 300 dpi jpg or tiff) or 35 mm slides (no glass slides). All images should be labeled in accordance to CAA specifications for easy identification, and should correspond to the information provided on the entry form. All DVD entries must be under 3 minutes due to time constraints. If accepted into the exhibition, a longer version may be shown.

All submission packets should contain no more than 3 entries, a CV, artist statement, a check for the entrance fee of $25 made out to the Washington Street Art Center, and a self addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.


All materials must be received by February 1, 2007.


Notification of accepted entries will be made by no later than March 1, 2007.

Please mail entry form and supporting materials to:

Washington Street Art Center
C/O Kirk Snow
321 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

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