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Cupid’s Helper at New Urban Arts

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Feb 8, Thursday from 6-8pm, Cupid’s Helper: youth led arts workshops for adults at New Urban Arts, 743 Westminster St. New Urban Arts isn’t just for high school students anymore! If you love the arts, but you aren’t an artist, here is the perfect opportunity for you: arts and crafts workshops for adults, led by high school students and young artists who participate in our year- round afterschool programs. Our specialized series of do-it-yourself arty workshops for adults are back by popular demand, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring your sweetheart and make your valentine’s gift together at New Urban Arts, an interdisciplinary art studio or come on your own and make it a surprise! Learn how to double pearl stitch a scarf to keep someone you care about warm this winter, make a one of a kind pair of earrings, or create a photo album or journal. No skills necessary for any workshop. Attending these youth-led workshops is a great way to show your love for New Urban Arts and support young people as artists and leaders. The workshop costs $35, which includes supplies, refreshments, and creative gift wrapping options. All proceeds benefit our free afterschool art mentoring program for high school students. For more information visit www.newurbanarts.org or call Tyler Denmead at (401) 751-4556.

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Brown 411 Events listings

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

— Alvin Curran — Lecture — 02.02.07 – Friday, 4:00 PM— Faculty Exhibition 2007 Opening Reception — Exibition — 02.02.07 – Friday,5:30-7:30 PM— Matteo Imbruno, Organist — Concert — 02.04.07 – Sunday, 4:00 PM

— Penderecki String Quartet — Concert — 02.09.07 – Friday, 7:00 PM

— New Plays Festival 25.1 — Theater — 02.07.07 – 02.11.07



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Call for Curators – Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Monserrat College of Art

Montserrat College of Art Gallery
23 Essex St. Beverly, MA 01915
gallery@montserrat.edu, www.montserrat.edu

Montserrat College of Art Gallery is accepting proposals from
curators who wish to participate in the exhibit New Art Collective
(working title), which will run from June 7th to August 10th, 2007,
and will feature select young, emerging New England artists.
Director/Curator Leonie Bradbury and Assistant Director/Curator Shana
Dumont will each invite an artist, and they are seeking outside input
from four other curators to invite local artists of their choosing.

The aim of this exhibition is to gain a fresh perspective on recent,
innovative art making in New England and to provide an opportunity
for emerging curators and promising artists.

Gallery Space:
The Montserrat Gallery is located at the heart of the Montserrat
College of Art Campus. The Hardie Building, a former elementary
school, is now the site of fine art, graphic design, photography and
print classes, as well as several administrative offices. The space
is approximately 1500 square feet, with eleven-foot ceilings. With
150 linear feet of wall space, each curator will have approximately
25 linear feet with which to work.


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Visual Arts Sea Grant via URI

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Sea Grant

THE VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM OF SEA GRANT (Rhode Island) [http://www.uri.edu/artsci/art/URI_Art_Seagrant.html] was established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issue of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities.

-Grants are intended to financially assist individual and/or collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment.

-Curatorial proposals will be considered.

-The grants, up to $2,000, will be awarded annually.


1. Ten slides of recent work and a list with name, medium, title, date, and dimensions. Digital entries should be in JPEG format on CD-ROM and readable by Macintosh platforms. Images should be no larger than 300 dpi. Identify name, file name, title, date, medium and dimensions. Please identify each work. No PowerPoint presentations, no automated slide presentations, no work on DVD. One format per entry. Do not combine slides and digital entries.

2. A current resume

3. A brief statement, outlining the objective of the proposal, relevance of the work to ocean environments, and the relationship of the proposal to your past work

4. Itemized budget including: supplies, services and support personnel

5. A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of slides and materials and a self-addressed, stamped postcard to acknowledge receipt and processing


-Previous recipients of Sea Grant awards are not eligible for 5 years.
-Individuals enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students are not eligible.
-Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of RI professionals in the visual arts.
-Awards winners will be notified by September 2007.

-A written report of the results of creative activities supported by Sea Grant, including appropriate visual documentation, is required at the conclusion of the project.
Please mail your application to:

c/o Department of Art and Art History
Fine Arts Center
University of Rhode Island
105 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881-0820

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Brown/Trinity Consortium – Theatre Event

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

WHAT:    The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt, directed by Johanna McKeon
              Workshop production with 1st year student actors and a guest director
WHERE: Citizens Bank Theater, Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street
WHEN:   Thursday February 15 at 8PM, Friday February 16 at 8PM, Saturday February 17 at  2PM & 8PM, Sunday February 18 at 2PM
ADMISSION:  Pay What You Can  – seating is limited.
TICKETS: Call 521-1100 ext. 106
WEB:         http://www.trinityrep.com

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Perishable Theatre News

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

- February 11: LIVE/WHIRLED
- February 28-March 4: CONSTITUTIONAL
- RAPT applications
- Rush Hour classes
- Goodsearch.com
            Perishable is joining forces with Marilynn Mair to bring about a new live music series. LIVE/WHIRLED will debut on February 11th at 3 pm. This showing will feature the pairing of Mair & Larrabee with the New England Mandolin Ensemble. Audience members are also invited to bring acoustic instruments for the jam session following the concerts. The admission price is $8. For more information, call Perishable Theatre at 401- 331-2695 ext. 101.
            If you are like me, you probably didn’t get enough of the U.S Constitution when you attended the CONSTITUTIONAL workshop in December. You are in luck, because its back this March in full-length form. You have the chance to speed date the Constitution once again from February 28th thru March 4th. Not only that, but thanks to a generous donation form the RI Foundation, all tickets are free! Just bring flowers for the Constitution this time. Reserve your tickets at 401-331-2695 ext. 101 or info@perishable.org.
            The deadline to apply for the Resident Artists at Perishable Theatre program is quickly approaching. Don’t miss your chance to become a RAPT member. The applications are due on February 15, 2007 and residencies begin on MAY 1st. Please don’t let this chance slip through your fingers like a pile of night crawlers. Download your application from our website today!
            I have just a few quick reminders for you folks. Don’t forget about our wonderful class opportunities at Perishable. The Rush Hour Dance and Fitness series is a great place to start and is ongoing. I also want to remind you about using Goodsearch.com to make donations to Perishable Theatre. Guess what? You can even make Goodsearch.com your homepage. That way you are always ready to make those online searches and help us out. Hooray for making donations that don’t cost you a thing!

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diversions: first annual poetry competition

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

diversions: annual poetry competition is open to new and emerging Canadian, American and International poets with cash prizes valued at more than $700.

1st place $350

2nd place $225

3rd place $150

Plus selected poets will be published on-line at www.poetrycompetition.ca and in a possible anthology.Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2007, and winners will be announced on January 15, 2008.Visit www.poetrycompetition.ca for details.Chris NooneWest Hill Publishing   


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Old myths in new forms at Bannister Feb. 8-March 2

Monday, January 29th, 2007


Bannister Gallery will showcase the work of Bebe Beard and Lou Cohen with the installation Orpheus Cycle, which will cover the main and hall space galleries from Feb. 8-March 2. There will be a reception on Feb. 8 from 7-9 p.m.

Beard and Cohen are two Boston-based video and new media artists who present a performative inquiry that engages the conceptual elements of installation with a historically based narrative. They explore the powers of the gods and the extent of their grief through the medium of digital art and sound. Their White Crone video sculpture and the Digital Orpheus series use digitally enhanced video and digitally produced sound to retell the powerful myths referred to in their titles.

In a statement, the artists elaborate: “When we lose our loved ones we turn to the gods.

We ask for comfort, we offer prayers and we promise sacrifices. So it was with Orpheus and Demeter. Each lost a loved one – Demeter lost her daughter Persephone; Orpheus lost his wife Eurydice. Each appealed to Hades, the god of underworld. Each, because of their special powers, was granted the return of their loved one. Neither got what they had hoped for.”


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Seeing Red at Gallery 297

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, February 13 through Thursday, March 29, 2007Opening Reception: Sunday February 18th from 1-3 pm

The Gallery 297 hosts a new exhibit, Seeing Red running Tuesday, February 13 through Thursday, March 29, 2007. The public is cordially invited to the opening reception on Sunday, February 18th from 1-3 pm. Seeing Red focuses on the color red - from a dot of red in an image to the use of the word red in the title by some of the region’s best artists. This exhibit will showcase the paintings of Jonathan McPhillips, John MacGowan, Trish Hurley, Jennifer Holmes, Kathleen Weber, Dora Atwater Millikin, James Kubiatowicz, Sarah Powers, and Judy Chaves; the printmaking of Richard Harrington, Elizabeth Goddard, Jeanne Garant, Regina Partridge, Grace Bentley-Scheck and Carol Strause FitzSimonds; the glass art of Ian Silvia; mixed media images of Felicia Touhey; color pencil drawings of Kendra Bidwell Ferreira; watercolors of Lee Bergwall Hanks; and handcrafted furniture by Michael Gloor. The gallery is located at 297 Hope St., Second Floor of the Green River Silver Company, in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For gallery information or directions, call 401-253-5005 (Green River Silver Company). To view the gallery on-line: www.greenriversilver.com.Above Image:Red by Judy Chaves, encaustic and oil, 12×16 inches

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Updates from Providence Painter Jason Brockert

Monday, January 29th, 2007

burbsJason Brockert, recipient of the 2005 RISCA Painting Fellowship Award, occasionally sends us updates on his art and teaching.  To find out more and to join his email list, go to  http://www.jasonbrockert.com

Upcoming Events:

New Paintings at Patron’s Choice exhibit!Where & When: Copley Society of art, 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 March 8 – April 7 2007

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 11:00-6:00 / Sun & Mon, 12:00-5:00

Patron’s Choice 2007

Brand new works by Jason Brockert are featured as part of this years patron’s choice show at the Copley Society of art. Come see new works from his award winning American Landscape series. Opening reception held at the Copley Society

Thursday, March 8, 5:30-7:30.

Visit the Copley Society of art – www.copleysociety.org *

Painting Workshop with Jason at the Copley Society this April Where & When: Copley Society of art, 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116April 22 – 23Design, Color, Atmosphere


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RIIFF 2007 Call for Entries

Monday, January 29th, 2007

For more information on the Rhode Island Film Festival, go to www.film-festival.org 


The Rhode Island International Film Festival is a founding partner of The International Film Festival Submission System (BrigitFest) – on the Web at Withoutabox.com and prefers paperless entries. Withoutabox provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy. This method is free and easy. Withoutabox users enjoy the advantages of Extended Deadlines and Online Press Kit submissions and filmmakers with an upgraded project on Withoutabox receive $5.00 off their Entry Fees.


The 2007 deadline date for submissions is May 15th.



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Off the Curb Update

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Off the Curb…always something going on!!!!

Silent Auction – this saturday night at Castle Hill…its an adult function to benefit our outreach programs… Join us at 7pm for a cocktail party and silent auction..cost is $20 Our prizes include Gulls season passes, Moonlite Limo ride, Federal Hill restaurant gift certificates, the Comedy Connection tickets and much more!!! Tix available at the door..

New Time..Adult Hip Hop has moved to 6:30pm on tuesdays starting next week!!!! See you there

Mark your calendars..Off the Curb Karaoke night!!! Feb 24 at the elks at 7pm…its your chance to perform!!

We just got back from New Hampshire performing for a high school…8 year old Jordan Manfredi joined us for the show and the audience loved it!!!

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Register for Steel Yard Spring 2007 Courses

Friday, January 26th, 2007


Registration for the Steel Yard’s Spring 2007 courses has begun! Our first course starts on March 12th, so sign up soon before the spaces fill.

To wet your palette we have included a sample of the new additions to our lineup. For more courses and to sign up online, visit us at www.thesteelyard.org.

Not many blacksmiths work with industrial-use metals like pipe, square tubing, angle iron, and channel iron, and there are even fewer places to learn how to do it yourself. This spring, Susan Madacsi’s Forging Structural Steel will explore the practice of salvaging and forging these industrial materials and give students the opportunity to expand the scope of their work.

Students in The Professional Metal Artist, the Business of Metal Art will be learning art business basics like writing contracts, finding workspace, and marketing to clients and galleries. In addition, instructor D Tillery will work with each student to complete a piece of metal art by the end of the course. The students and their work will then be a part of an offsite show, giving each person a chance to sell their work and practice their new business skills.

The time for Steel Yard Glass has come! Providence artist Sarah Clover will be joining the ranks of Steel Yard instructors to offer an Introduction to Glass Fusing and Slumping. This will be the first class to use our new computer-programmed kiln. Ashleigh Carraway will also add to the new glass lineup with Stained Glass.

To learn more about these courses, or to find out about others like Welding with Mom or Wheel Generated Form, visit us online at www.thesteelyard.org.

We hope to see you in the studio soon!

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Friday, January 26th, 2007

Stone Soup provides space for community meetings, musical and theatrical shows, an art gallery, a kitchen for Food Not Bombs and community dinners, The Firecracker lending library, affordable housing, Earn a Bike, the Stone Soup School, Worcester Independent Media Center, EPOCA and other grassroots organizations.


Saturday January 27th

The Foundation Movement
Afro DZ Ack
Cedric Josey
Lucelia De Jesus
Lydia Fortune
and other local performance artists.

Bring the whole family. There will be a kids space with activities.

This is a Sober event. Please no Drugs or Alcohol.

Stone Soup Artist / Activist Collective and Community Resource Center is a
collectively owned building where community members are creating a space
that meets and honors their needs. Stone Soup provides space for community
meetings, musical and theatrical shows, an art gallery, a kitchen for Food
Not Bombs and community dinners, The Firecracker lending library,
affordable housing, Earn a Bike, the Stone Soup School, Worcester
Independent Media Center, EPOCA and other grassroots organizations. Our
vision is a community center that belongs to and meets the needs of the
Main South Neighborhood of Worcester, MA. Inspired by principles of
inclusion, collective participation, and universal affordability, we will
be an example of how creative community development of and for the people
can stimulate local economies without resorting to gentrification.

For more information call (508) 755-4974 email
stonesoupworcester@gmail.com or visit stonesoupworcester.com.

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Bread and Puppet call for Performers!

Friday, January 26th, 2007

“Volunteer performers needed for the Boston shows in February. If you are interested in participating, either on stage or behind the scenes, please contact Mary Curtin at
marycurtin@comcast.net or 617-470-5867.”

Visual Art Exhibit:

Mon.-Sun., Feb. 12-18

Political Art Symposium:
Mon., Feb. 12, 7 pm

Evening Shows [recommended for ages 12 and older]:
Feb. 15-18, Thurs.-Sun., 7 pm

Family-Friendly Matinees:
Feb. 17-18, Sat.-Sun., 2 pm



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The Robert & Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowships for Visual Artists

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Deadline:  February 12, 2007
  Fellowship Description
 The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund, established at the Foundation in 2003, provides up to three $25,000 artist fellowships each year, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle.  In all three disciplines, the fellowships will be awarded to Rhode Island artists whose work demonstrates exceptional creativity, rigorous dedication, and significant artistic merit.2007 fellowships will be for visual artists working within the disciplines of two-dimensional and three-dimensional arts.  The two-dimensional category includes artist books, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and mixed-media.  The three-dimensional category includes sculpture, installation, and environmental works.  Execution materials used may be traditional, non-traditional, or digital.MacColl Johnson Fellowships provide significant financial support to Rhode Island artists to enable them to concentrate time on the creative process, personal development and expand their body of work.  The fellowship honors and enhances public recognition of local artists producing work of high aesthetic quality.


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There’s still another day of Project Digs 3!

Friday, January 26th, 2007

 Project Digs3



Tomorrow, Saturday the 27th.We will be open from noon to 7:00 pm open-house style, and then from 7-midnight closing party extravaganza style. There’ll be food and drinks galore, music, and of course gobs of art; paintings, photography, architectural plans, drawings, sculpture, mixed media, and two amazing video installations. Some of the best new work in Providence, all displayed in an amazing house renovated by Greater Elmwood Neighborhood Services  If you came last week, come back with more friends. There’s a pretty good chance you missed a room or two. If you didn’t make it, get yourself to 48 Parkis Ave (off of Elmwood)  tomorrow.All feedback so far points to Digs 3 being the Best Digs Ever. Don’t miss it! 

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Children’s and Young Adults’ Exhibition at Hera

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The 23rd Annual Children’s and 22nd Annual Young Adults’ Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for grades 9-12 Saturday, February 3, 2007 Opening and workshop for grades K-8, Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 Hera Gallery will host the 23rd Annual Children’s and 22nd Annual Young Adults’ Exhibition from February 3 though March 3, 2007. Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for grades 9-12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (awards at 8 p.m.) The artists’ friends, families, and teachers are all invited for a lively opening reception and exciting awards ceremony. Saturday, February 3rd, 2007, 10am to 12. Opening for grades K-8, with a workshop by local artist and public arts specialist, Karen Stackow.  Students from Lincoln to Exeter, including private, public and home-schooled students will be exhibiting their talents at Hera Gallery’s annual Children’s and Young Adults’ Exhibition. Painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics are all on display, with a wide range of technique and creative expression.As additional programming for the exhibition, Hera Gallery is pleased to host a performance and marionette-making workshop by Yorick’s Marionette Theater on February 10th, from 2-4pm. Bringing together many traditional fairy tale characters, this performance tells the story of a land of disappearing trees and the courageous attempt by two unlikely heroes to restore the forest of Fairy Land. Following this 45 minute performance is a workshop for children 7 and up. The Leaf Puppet workshop will teach children the art of marionette making using felt, fabric, wool, glitter and trinkets. In addition to learning the basics of marionette making, children will learn about local trees and the importance of protecting the environment.

The performance is $8 and the workshop and performance are $15.

Tickets may be purchased at Hera Gallery. Please email

cheffner@heragallery.org for more information.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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Friday, January 26th, 2007

Gallery Z is a fine art gallery located in historic Federal Hill section of Providence, Rhode Island.  We are currently accepting submissions for two separate upcoming shows featuring RI Artists and Latino Artists.

The inspiration for the RI Artists exhibition is the high population of artists per capita in Rhode Island.  The mission of this exhibition is to promote the diverse talent and capabilities of our rich artist population.

The Latino Artists exhibitions will display the works of artists from South and Central America expressing their heritage and techniques originating from their native lands.

Any Medium is welcome for consideration.  Absolutely no walk in or E-mail submissions Deadline for submissions is to be post dated no later then February 25, 2007.

In order to have your artwork considered for the exhibit please mail the following requirements: 

·        Send 6-12 Images of your art work including: Title, Size, Medium, Artist Name, & Date of Work

·        All works may be sent in the form of:  Slides, Good Quality Photographs, or CD preferred (Images must be JPEG format)

·        In Addition to images, Please send:  Resume, Biography/ Artist Statement and copies of any past reviews & SASE for return of materials.

Please Mail Submissions to: RI Artists Exhibition Review Committee, 259 Atwells Avenue, Providence RI 02903

Or  Latin Artists Exhibition Review Committee, 259 Atwells Avenue, Providence RI 02903

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Trinity Rep Calling for Pell Award Nominees

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The Pell Awards Gala at Trinity Rep slated for June 2, 2007
Trinity Rep and the Rhode Island Pell Awards Selection Committee are inviting the public to nominate outstanding local artists for the 2007 Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts. To nominate an artist, please submit the artist’s name, contact information, and a brief description of his or her work and the contributions that he or she has made to Rhode Island.  Nomination forms are available online at www.trinityrep.com or by calling (401) 521-1100, x237.
The Pell Awards honor Senator Claiborne Pell and recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island and the New England region as well as on the national level. Throughout his life, Senator Pell has worked to support the arts and provide new opportunities for artists.  He sponsored the landmark legislation that established the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in 1965, and chaired the Senate Education and Arts subcommittee.
An independent committee, comprised of former Rhode Island Pell Award recipients, reviews nominations and selects the new recipients each year.  The awards are presented to artists who have demonstrated the following criteria:
*             Acknowledged excellence in the artist’s chosen field.
*             Produced work that has advanced their art form.
*             Artistic presence that has contributed to the Rhode Island community.
Nominations are due by February 15, 2007.  Mail to Rhode Island Pell Awards, Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.  Or fax to (401) 751-5577, Attn: RI Pell Awards.


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