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Magnolia dance events and fiddle lessons!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

 

Happy Halloween!
 

Put your dancing shoes on!
 

It’s time for the November Magnolia Dance!!!
Come on over!
 

This Saturday, November 3rd at the American Legion Hall in
Seekonk, MA
 

7:30 Dance Instruction
Directions from Providence:
 

I 195 E to exit 1 in MA (route 114a) Turn left onto 114A for about 1.3 miles.
Just before the Gristmill Restaurant,
Bear left and the hall will be on the left 1/4 mile down.
 

From Fall River;  Same as above EXECPT turn right onto Route 114A

 

ALSO:
 

FIDDLE CLASS STARTING IN NOVEMBER!
A few folks have asked about fiddle lessons; 
 I’ll be teaching a beginning group class for adults starting in November, on Thursday evenings at 7:30. 
 

If you  would like to know more, let me know, and I can tell you more about it. 
mkfiddle@earthlink.net

 

Upcoming: Magnolia Dance Dec 1st! 
AND:
 

The Fourth Annual Magnolia New Year’s Eve Party!!
  American Legion Post 311 Seekonk MA 
      (same place as our regular dances)
 We’ll start with dancing at 9PM  with an intermission of
         delectable desserts make by Magnolia.
 There will be Zydeco CDs playing during the break 
so you can keep on dancing!
 There’ll be a New Year’s toast and the return of the  
       wonderful ‘Waltz in the New Year’ Mixer.  
Music till 12:30 AM   
$17
 

Tickets available at the door!!!

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Organizational Support for Pawtucket Non-Profits

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

City of Pawtucket
Organizational Support Program
for Pawtucket-based Non-Profit Arts Organizations
  Purpose
 Pawtucket’s arts organizations attract thousands of patrons to venues throughout the City each year. While the exact collective economic development impacts derived from these activities are difficult to quantify, it is abundantly clear that the City’s overall creative economy and visitor industry are greatly enhanced by the presence of these groups in the community.  In recognition of these continuing contributions and the desire of the City to promote the long-term sustainability of these institutions, the City is offering an organizational support funding program for Pawtucket based non-profit arts organizations.
 

Program Eligibility Requirements
 

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
 

  • Provide evidence of being a 501 c (3) non profit arts and/or cultural producing or presenting organization that has been in operation at least one year.
  • Provide evidence of having an active volunteer Board of Directors that meets a minimum of three times a year.
  • Provide year-round (at least nine months out of the year) public arts programming, including performances, exhibitions, or other ongoing arts activities at the Pawtucket venue.
  • Provide documentation of a 12-month or long-term programming and operations plan that covers the period for which operating support assistance is sought.
  • Provide an independent audited financial statement, prepared by a certified public accountant for the most recently completed fiscal year.

*Note: This program is not designed for festivals, single events, or individuals.
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Hera at One Capitol Hill – Opening Reception Wednesday November 7th

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

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Hera Gallery Presents,


Hera at One Capitol Hill

At the Atrium Gallery

November 1st November 30th , 2007

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 7th, 5:00 7:00pm

Hera Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming show, Hera at One Capitol Hill, hosted by the Atrium Gallery. This show features the work of Hera Gallery members Alexandra Broches, Linda Denosky-Smart, Jeannette Jacobs, John Kotula, Jill McLaughlin, Maureen Murray, Barbara Pagh, Roberta Richman, and Myron Rubenstein. The artists of Hera Gallery represent an identity of dedicated, passionate, contemporary artists located within our community.

Hera at One Capitol Hill will offer a unique opportunity for Hera Gallery artists to be represented together in a conglomerate environment. The artists that are affiliated with the Hera Gallery are as unique and varied as the artwork that they create. Photography, printmaking, painting, and mixed media works on paper will come together to create a synchronicity of artworks referencing the individual artists and the ideals that Hera Gallery has been founded on. This exhibition will also give Hera Gallery members a specific opportunity to present their explorations in contemporary cultural, social, and aesthetic issues to a new audience.will offer a unique opportunity for Hera Gallery artists to be represented together in a conglomerate environment. The artists that are affiliated with the Hera Gallery are as unique and varied as the artwork that they create. Photography, printmaking, painting, and mixed media works on paper will come together to create a synchronicity of artworks referencing the individual artists and the ideals that Hera Gallery has been founded on. This exhibition will also give Hera Gallery members a specific opportunity to present their explorations in contemporary cultural, social, and aesthetic issues to a new audience.Located at 327 Main Street in Wakefield, Hera Gallery was founded in 1974 and has been a pioneer in the genesis of artist-run exhibitions spaces. Originally conceptualized as a venue for women artists, often under-represented at the time in commercial galleries, Hera has broadened its mission to include the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists of both genders who are at all stage of their careers. Today, Hera is the place to go to see innovative contemporary art in Rhode Island. Hera features eleven months of programming, with gallery artist exhibitions as well as topical exhibitions featuring outside artists. Heras programs have expanded to include open mic and spoken word evenings, concerts, performance, film presentations and programming by local high school students. Heras programs continue to gain support of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the Rhode Island Foundation and the local community. will offer a unique opportunity for Hera Gallery artists to be represented together in a conglomerate environment. The artists that are affiliated with the Hera Gallery are as unique and varied as the artwork that they create. Photography, printmaking, painting, and mixed media works on paper will come together to create a synchronicity of artworks referencing the individual artists and the ideals that Hera Gallery has been founded on. This exhibition will also give Hera Gallery members a specific opportunity to present their explorations in contemporary cultural, social, and aesthetic issues to a new audience.Located at 327 Main Street in Wakefield, Hera Gallery was founded in 1974 and has been a pioneer in the genesis of artist-run exhibitions spaces. Originally conceptualized as a venue for women artists, often under-represented at the time in commercial galleries, Hera has broadened its mission to include the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists of both genders who are at all stage of their careers. Today, Hera is the place to go to see innovative contemporary art in Rhode Island. Hera features eleven months of programming, with gallery artist exhibitions as well as topical exhibitions featuring outside artists.  Hera At One Capitol Hill will offer a unique opportunity for Hera Gallery artists to be represented together in a conglomerate environment. The artists that are affiliated with the Hera Gallery are as unique and varied as the artwork that they create. Photography, printmaking, painting, and mixed media works on paper will come together to create a synchronicity of artworks referencing the individual artists and the ideals that Hera Gallery has been founded on. This exhibition will also give Hera Gallery members a specific opportunity to present their explorations in contemporary cultural, social, and aesthetic issues to a new audience.Located at 327 Main Street in Wakefield, Hera Gallery was founded in 1974 and has been a pioneer in the genesis of artist-run exhibitions spaces. Originally conceptualized as a venue for women artists, often under-represented at the time in commercial galleries, Hera has broadened its mission to include the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists of both genders who are at all stage of their careers. Today, Hera is the place to go to see innovative contemporary art in Rhode Island. Hera features eleven months of programming, with gallery artist exhibitions as well as topical exhibitions featuring outside artists.Hera At One Capitol Hill will offer a unique opportunity for Hera Gallery artists to be represented together in a conglomerate environment. The artists that are affiliated with the Hera Gallery are as unique and varied as the artwork that they create. Photography, printmaking, painting, and mixed media works on paper will come together to create a synchronicity of artworks referencing the individual artists and the ideals that Hera Gallery has been founded on. This exhibition will also give Hera Gallery members a specific opportunity to present their explorations in contemporary cultural, social, and aesthetic issues to a new audience.Located at 327 Main Street in Wakefield, Hera Gallery was founded in 1974 and has been a pioneer in the genesis of artist-run exhibitions spaces. Originally conceptualized as a venue for women artists, often under-represented at the time in commercial galleries, Hera has broadened its mission to include the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists of both genders who are at all stage of their careers. Today, Hera is the place to go to see innovative contemporary art in Rhode Island. Hera features eleven months of programming, with gallery artist exhibitions as well as topical exhibitions featuring outside artists. Hera At One Capitol Hill will offer a unique opportunity for Hera Gallery artists to be represented together in a conglomerate environment. The artists that are affiliated with the Hera Gallery are as unique and varied as the artwork that they create. Photography, printmaking, painting, and mixed media works on paper will come together to create a synchronicity of artworks referencing the individual artists and the ideals that Hera Gallery has been founded on. This exhibition will also give Hera Gallery members a specific opportunity to present their explorations in contemporary cultural, social, and aesthetic issues to a new audience.Located at 327 Main Street in Wakefield, Hera Gallery was founded in 1974 and has been a pioneer in the genesis of artist-run exhibitions spaces. Originally conceptualized as a venue for women artists, often under-represented at the time in commercial galleries, Hera has broadened its mission to include the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists of both genders who are at all stage of their careers. Today, Hera is the place to go to see innovative contemporary art in Rhode Island. Hera features eleven months of programming, with gallery artist exhibitions as well as topical exhibitions featuring outside artists. 

Hera At One Capitol Hill will offer a unique opportunity for Hera Gallery artists to be represented together in a conglomerate environment. The artists that are affiliated with the Hera Gallery are as unique and varied as the artwork that they create. Photography, printmaking, painting, and mixed media works on paper will come together to create a synchronicity of artworks referencing the individual artists and the ideals that Hera Gallery has been founded on. This exhibition will also give Hera Gallery members a specific opportunity to present their explorations in contemporary cultural, social, and aesthetic issues to a new audience.Located at 327 Main Street in Wakefield, Hera Gallery was founded in 1974 and has been a pioneer in the genesis of artist-run exhibitions spaces. Originally conceptualized as a venue for women artists, often under-represented at the time in commercial galleries, Hera has broadened its mission to include the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists of both genders who are at all stage of their careers. Today, Hera is the place to go to see innovative contemporary art in Rhode Island. Hera features eleven months of programming, with gallery artist exhibitions as well as topical exhibitions featuring outside artists. 

The atrium gallery is a project of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Department of Administration. Free & open to the public, the Atrium gallery is located at One Capitol Hill in the first floor lobby of the William E. Powers Administration Building on Smith Street in Providence, across from the Rhode Island State House.  Hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday. 

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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2008 Residency Season at the Artists’ Enclave at I-Park

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Application Deadline: December 31, 2007

I-Park announces its eighth season hosting The Artists’ Enclave.  Artists’ residencies, self-directed/project oriented, will be offered from May through November 2008.  Most sessions are four weeks in duration.  Residencies will be offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers, creative writers and architects.  Work samples will be evaluated through a competitive, juried process. 

There is a $20 application processing fee required and artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from the area.  They also provide for their own food and work materials.  The facility is otherwise offered at no cost to accepted artists. 

I-Park is a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut.  Accommodations include comfortable private living quarters in an 1850′s farmhouse, shared bathroom facilities and a private studio on the grounds.  An electric kiln, music equipment, wireless internet and library facilities are provided. 

International applicants welcome.  To defray the cost of travel, a $1,000 grant will be offered in 2008 to two international artists whose work is held in particularly high regard by the selection committee (details to follow). 

For additional project information, go to our website: http://www.i-park.org   Application materials for 2008, including an in depth FAQ, will be available in early October 2007 and will be available for direct download from the website (Residency Program section).

E-mail: ipark2002@ureach.com.  Phone: 860-873-2468.

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Mark Freedman at Didi Suydam Contemporary in Newport

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

FreedmanNew paintings and oil pastels by Mark Freedman are now on view at Didi Suydam Contemporary in Newport. The collection of work ,entitled “Bold Points”,is primarily focussed on the industrial landscapes surrounding New York City and Providence. The show runs thru mid- November. Call gallery for hours. 848 -9414. 

     

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The RISD Museum of Art Presents Music Friday featuring DJ Nick de Paris

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

/RISDFridays.JPGWHEN: Friday, November 9, 2007, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Main Gallery
The RISD Museum
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
 WHAT: The second Friday of every month, The RISD Museum presents Music Fridays featuring music, food, and art set against the stunning backdrop of the soaring Main Gallery. This month’s evening features the Jazzy Deep House sounds of DJ Nick de Paris and VJ pomp&clout. Hors d’oeuvres by the East Side Pinelli Marra eatery, Twist on Angell. The featured exhibition for the evening, Fabulous Fakes: Jewelry of Kenneth Jay Lane provides a rare glimpse at the work of the undisputed king of costume jewelry. Jewelry by Lane and the out-of-print book Faking It will be available for purchase. Guests enjoy special signature cocktails and door prizes. To receive E-announcements about Music Fridays, send an E-mail to member@risd.edu or sign up through the Museum’s homepage at www.risdmuseum.org. Music Fridays are supported by the Providence Tourism Council.

Media Sponsor: Providence Phoenix CONTACT:                     

For more information on Music Fridays, contact Matt Montgomery at 401/454-6793 or mmontgom@risd.edu.

COST:                             
Museum Members: $5, Non-members: $8. Age 21 and over.

About the Museum:  A world-class museum in Providence, R.I., The RISD Museum of Art was founded as part of Rhode Island School of Design in 1877. Its permanent collection of nearly 84,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art from every part of the world, including pieces from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and art of all periods from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, up to the latest in contemporary art. In addition, the Museum offers a wide array of educational and public programs.

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Join Us for a Special FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

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November 2 @ 7pm
SPONSORED BY Cathleen Joyce
You’ve heard about Friday Night Live, Now Here’s Your Chance to Check Them Out!
Improv Comedy, Spotlights on Company Members Ari Brisbon and Bianca Morris, Homemade Desserts, Wine and Juice, All For a Low, Low Price!
It’s a sweet price for a show and a party!
$15 for adults, $5 for kids; For Reservations, Please call (401) 831-9479
We are located at The Carriage House (7 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI)
For more info call (401) 831-9479 or visit www.everettdancetheatre.org

Would you like to sponsor a Friday Night Live show? Please click here: http://www.everettdancetheatre.org/fnl_sponsor.html

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News from the Providence Athenaeum

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

From the spooky to the spectacular, including a sail in a skiff down the Nile… why would you want to be anywhere else? Join us for a program soon!

Don’t miss our fall wine tasting, Entertaining Evenings, Thursday, November 15th, 7 to 9pm , with proceeds to benefit the Athenaeum! Our fine friends at Campus Fine Wines will feature wines for events from cocktail celebrations to dinners to dessert parties, with fitting food pairings for each course provided by the generous epicurean experts at Farmstead, Local 121, and Café Choklad. Plus spirited gypsy jazz music by Minor Swing! Tickets are $50 and must be purchased by Tuesday, November 13th. Call 401-421-6970 to purchase tickets or for more information.Follow up to recent Salons: 

See more of photographer Lucas Foglia’s wonderful work: http://lucasfoglia.com/

Find out what Matthew Lawrence learned about the libraries: http://notaboutthebuildings.com/

Check out upcoming events at Firehouse 13: http://www.firehouse13.org/

Follow up to 2006 Salons: 

One more week of Action Speaks! “Urban Dialogue for a Healthy Democracy” – this week’s topic: “Farmers’ March on Washington, 1979: Freedom to Farm” Wednesday, October 31at AS220, more info here: http://www.as220.org/actionspeaks/schedule.html For a broadcast of the discussion, listen to WRNI, 1290 AM radio, at 8pm on Sunday, November 4th.

Artists C.W. Roelle (part of our 2006 Salon on The Boat Show) and Jacqueline Ott have solo shows opening at 5 Traverse Gallery this Friday, November 2, reception from 5 to 8pm. For more about the artists and the gallery: http://www.5traverse.com/ (further connections: Jacqueline is an Athenaeum member, as is gallery owner Jesse Smith!)

Meanwhile, coming soon, soon, soon….

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Sharks Come Cruising at Patrick’s Pub

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

This from Erik Wohlgemuth (Recipient of the 2005 RISCA Music Composition Fellowship Merit Award):Just an update on the semioccasional performances I partake in. Recently I have been playing banjo for the local sea-shanty band Sharks Come Cruising For those unfamiliar with Sharks Come Cruising, it’s definitely something worth checking out. Just make sure to bring your pitch-pipe as audience participation is strongly encouraged! The next landing takes place on November 2nd, 10pm at Patrick’s Pub on Smith Street  in Providence.   SCC Friday November 2nd – Patrick’s Pub Smith St ProvidenceTwo set’s of shanties this Friday, show starts 10 PM  http://sharkscomecruising.com.

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Open casting call for an RIFC production

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Don’t Eat Me An RIFC Production  on Saturday, November 3, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM  at The KLR Building, 951 North Main St. Providence, RI  

 

RIFC’s next official film is now in pre-production, and we’re looking for convincing zombies among our actors.  No monologues or prior preparation needed – actors will be provided with a script to read from at the audition.  Please e-mail your headshot and resume to talent@rifcfilms.com, and bring a copy with you at the audition.

Hunter 1
Male, age 30 to 45 :  Burly looking, facial hair, imperfections, on the larger size for height and weight.  This is a type-A typical alpha male, who is infected with a sickness. He is scared for his life pleading for help before finally turning into a zombie.

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The Portsmouth Arts Guild Announces November Art Show

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

The Portsmouth Arts Guild announces its November art show, entitled “H20,” a show about water.  Open to artists who are members of the Guild only, it will be juried by Bristol, RI, photographer, Stephan Brigidi, and Michael Peery, a Connecticut painter, and RISD adjunct professor, with cash prizes to be awarded.

An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, November 4, 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  The show, as well as the reception, is open to everyone, and admission is free.

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is located at 2679 East Main Road in Portsmouth, RI. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM.  For directions, or further information, see www.PortsmouthArtsGuild.com or call B. Lambert, (401) 633-4302.

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Off the Curb – Hip Hop Dance Showcase

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

  Off The Curb will be hosting its annual “Bringing in the Funk” Hip Hop Dance Showcase on Sunday, November 11 at 2pm at Rogers High School Auditorium in Newport. The event will feature over 100 youth performers from our outreach programs. Off the Curb is a non profit organization that uses dance to keeps kids off the streets and away from drugs and violence. We are asking local businesses to place an ad in our program to show support of our work and help us in our fundraising efforts. J
 
  If you are interested in supporting Off the Curb’s Youth Outreach Program, here are the following choices of advertisements and their costs: Check One:
 
  ______Friend – $10.00 _______Business Card – $35.00
 
  ______¼ Page – $50.00 _______½ Page – $75.00 __X___Full Page – $125.00
 

  Please make checks payable to: Off the Curb
 
  Business Name____________RICAA___________ Phone___401/423-0397___
 
  Contact Name__Donna Fishman
 
  Address _______PO Box 5744___________________
 
  City, State, Zip__Providence, RI 02903
 
  ***Friend is a one line listing of your name or the name of your business.
 

  Please print how you want this line to listed: ____________________________
 

  Please attach your advertisement or email your artwork to: offthecurbhiphop@yahoo.com or mail to Off the Curb PO Box 415, Newport, RI 02840 (FYI…The program will be printed on 8.5 x 11 paper)
  or by fax: 401-849-2297
  ALL ARTWORK MUST BE RECEIVED BY November 7, 2007.
 

  Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have – 401-847-2872 Thanks so much for your support!!!
  Jackie Henderson

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MARY H. DANA WOMEN ARTISTS SERIES

Monday, October 29th, 2007

 The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries at Rutgers University invites women artists to submit their materials for review by jurors who will select exhibiting artists for forthcoming shows  < http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/exhibits/dana_womens.shtml>. 

The Dana Women Artists Series, founded in 1971 by Joan Snyder, is the oldest continuous running exhibition space in the U.S. dedicated to making visible the work of emerging and established contemporary women artists. Artists who have shown in the Series include, among others: Emma Amos, Vivian Browne, Ida Applebroog, Dotty Attie, Louise Bourgeois, Dorothy Gillespie, Harmony Hammond, Joyce Kozloff, Ellen Lanyon, Hung Liu, Alice Neel, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Berni Searle, Joan Semmel, Sylvia Sleigh, Mimi Smith, Nancy Spero, May Stevens, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Anita Steckel, Athena Tacha, June Wayne, and Zarina.

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Alliance for Artists Communities auction open for bidding!

Monday, October 29th, 2007
More than 40 items to choose from!
Art | Get-Aways | Tours — affordable, and for a great cause
 

OPEN NOW ! October 29 – November 14, 2007

Please forward this to your members and friends! We need your support.

www.charitybuzz.com

Whether a gift for someone special or a treat for yourself, browse our auction for items that will tantalize, inspire, gratify, and bring pure pleasure. All have been donated by the Alliance’s generous member organizations and affiliated institutions. Here’s a sampling: 

For inspiration - The beautiful town of Snowmass Village, Colorado is home to Anderson Ranch Arts Center where you can spend a week indulging your creative senses. Take your pick from 140 classes in photography and digital media, painting, drawing, ceramics, furniture design, woodworking, sculpture and printmaking.

For nearly 40 years, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown on Cape Cod has given visual artists and writers the opportunity to live and work together in the early phase of their career. You too can share the experience for a five-day immersion in creative writing or visual arts.

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Workhorse presents Wild Porcelain

Monday, October 29th, 2007

WorkhorseWorkhorse presents Wild Porcelain, an absurd physical comedy! Spoken in Dutch, Spanish and English, the story takes us to the top of a mythical mountain where the bonds of friendship are challenged by a force of ridiculosity. Full of movement, music and mayhem this piece is not to be missed! Created by the Workhorse Ensemble, directed by Stephen Buescher, Wild Porcelain plays at the Perishable Theater November 29-December 9. Thurs.-Sat. 8pm, Sun.2pm. $10/$12

For more information contact Workhorse at (401) 215-0990.

                        

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Mill River Players – The Rented Christmas

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Mill River Players
499 High St., Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863
401.721.0909
 

Contact Person:  Marcia PetitBon
401.721.0909 or 401.334.2683
www.millrivertheater.com
 

Production:  The Rented Christmas
 

Dates:  Nov. 9th thru Dec. 22nd
 

Place:  Mill River Theater, 499 High St., Central Falls, RI
                        www.millrivertheater.com
 

Times:  Show – Thursdays thru Saturdays 8 pm.  Sundays 2 pm 
            Dinner & Show – Fridays and Saturdays 6:30 pm.  Sundays 12:30 pm.
                       
Prices: Show Only reservations $20.00 per person
            Dinner & Show – General admission $38.50 plus tax per person.
                                       Children 12 and under $25.50 plus tax (Children’s menu).
                                       Senior Special 65+ $33.50 plus tax on Fridays and Sundays only. 
 

            Reservations Required call 401.721.0909 or online at www.millrivertheater.com
 

Synopsis:  The heartwarming story of a lonely, wealthy business man and his need for an old fashion Christmas, like he had as a young boy.  He challenges the owner of the ‘We Rent Anything’ shop to make his wishes come true.  She has her share of challenges trying to fulfill his order.  The show features new and familiar holiday music.  A sure treat for the whole family to enjoy.

Mill River Players are a Non-Profit 501(C) 3 organization.
 

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Jacqueline Ott and CW Roelle at 5 Traverse

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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November 2nd through January 1st , 2007

 

Opening reception: November 2nd, 5-8 PM

 5 Traverse is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Providence-based artist Jacqueline Ott.  Her dynamic works on paper twist simple combinations of pattern into charged pearls.  Ott’s mechanical process gives way to the human hand as her colors tender theory. Ott has put together a body of work that is as minimal as it is expansive. 

Jacqueline Ott received her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.  She has exhibited extensively across New England, receiving acclaim in the press and grants from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  Ms. Ott has works in corporate, private,and museum collections.

5 Traverse is open Wednesday-Sunday 12-6 and by appointment.  For additional information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 401.278.4968.

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Newsletter- week ending 10/27/07

Monday, October 29th, 2007


 http://www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

MISSION STATEMENT
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists. We do this by creating awareness, education and involvement through its members. 

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
::: Randy Pausch :::
 

 

   

Huge Construction Materials and Equipment Sale! – Saturday, October 27 – 10 am to 4 pm

…..81 Montgomery Street,  Pawtucket (Just up the street from the Post Office).   Lumber, staging, hoist, shop tools, aluminum windows, hardware, lighting fixtures, steel framing, mechanical lift, hand tools, doors, cabinet materials, sinks, cabinet materials, plumbing and electrical supplies, misc. odd parts and things for art projects….and much, much more!!  Cash or checks only….call (401) 727-4700 for more info. 
The 12th Annual Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show – Providence – October 26-28, 2007
…..The show presents a marketplace for the finest in handcrafted furniture, decorative accessories, original art and contemporary fine craft to the public and designer trade professionals. Over 250 artisans from across the North America will exhibit and sell their work to the public and trade. > Providence Show has it All!  • Over 75 New Artisan Exhibitors • Fine Craft Section • Designer Room Vignettes • The Artful Home Author Book Signing • Other Tiger Book Store  • New England High School Award Winners Work • Wine Tasting & Other Treats  • Daily Door Prizes • Expanded Vermont Artisan Pavilion • Maine Artisan Group Exhibit  • Festival of Trees Preview • Best in Show Awards • Much More!  And don’t forget to say ‘hello’ to some of our Pawtucket artists (like Deborah Goldhaft/Fire & Ice Studio)!   Show Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 to 6 -  Sunday 10 to 5;  Adult Admission: $10 -  Show Management: KL Communications – 401 816-0963
 

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – Annual Open Juried Exhibit – through October 27
……Members/Non Members – Juror: Monica Shinn, painter; The PAC gallery, located at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center, is sponsoring a members’ exhibition. A showcase of PAC’s artist community, the exhibition features all disciplines/media. Visit www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org for more info. .  Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket.  Open 7 days a week – 9-5pm.
Keep it Rockin’ in Pawtucket!
….. October 27-Saturday 8:00pm $15 – Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners Halloween Bash; Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners is one of the hottest zydeco bands on the scene. He delivers the Louisiana Traditional Zydeco with hits that will make the party honk. When you hear this “Creole Cowboy” all you can do is stomp your feet to the beat!  Friday-Nov 2- 8:45 $15 – Candye Kane;  Doors open 8pm $15.  In the tradition of none-too-shy, brassy, larger-than-life flamboyant blues singers like Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton and Etta James comes Candye Kane.CD Release party for Candye’s new CD “Guitar’d and Feathered”.   November 10-Saturday 8:30pm-$15 – Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp; The German Club, 78 Carter Ave Pawtucket RI – www.salsrbclub.com.

Lots of Laughter Amid Serious Speculation – Russell Lee’s “Nixon’s Nixon” at the Gamm

…..The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) is pleased to present Nixon’s Nixon, Russell Lees’ tragically funny fact-based fiction surrounding the fall of President Richard Nixon. Gamm Resident Director Judith Swift (Sin: A Cardinal Deposed, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice) directs Gamm Resident Actors Jim O’Brien as Nixon and Christopher Francis Byrnes as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in an animated, imagined exchange between the power-hungry pair on the eve of Nixon’s resignation. Nixon’s Nixon runs from October 25 through November 18 at The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI. Tickets $20-$34, all previews (Oct. 25-29) ONLY $20. Tickets at 401-723-4266 or arttixri.comPlay Synopsis: It’s a historical fact that, on the night before he announced his resignation, President Richard Nixon summoned Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to the White House. What might have transpired between these two larger-than-life characters is the subject of Lees’ tragically funny political satire about that secret meeting on August 7, 1974. Paranoid and on the verge of hysteria, Nixon knows he must resign but wants to be talked out of it. Steely and rational, Kissinger does not want to lose his position as Secretary of State. Both men’s egos are out of control. As the liquor flows, they wrestle with history, re-enact scenes of their political triumphs and eventually devise a dizzying and doomed plot to keep Nixon in office. With dramatic skill and rich subtext, Lees creates a captivating, quick-witted play “about the very human and personal struggles involved in relinquishing great power and coming to terms with one’s legacy.”  Tickets $20-$34, all previews (Oct. 25-29) ONLY $20. Discounts for subscribers, groups of 10 or more, seniors and students. For single ticket sales, call 401- 723-4266. Or purchase tickets at arttixri.com. More information at gammtheatre.org

Moby Dick, Then and Now”  – Thursday, November 8 – PPAC  7:30pm
…..Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, November 8 at 7.30 pm. This performance is NOT stuffy and old – rather it excitingly combines the original story of adventure and diversity, with a modern version of teens battling their own great white menace, cocaine. The two plots interweave in a fascinating way, on a state set designed by Pawtucket’s Morris Nathanson.
When members of the International Melville Society saw it, they were totally engaged in the new concept. MIT’s New Arts Literacies department filmed the rehearsals. Conversations started around town and the world that haven’t stopped – Ricardo and Bernadet Pitts Wiley, founders of Mixed Magic Theatre, have the vision of 10,000 people in RI reading Moby Dick and joining in
community building through literacy. You don’t want to miss this! please call now to reserve your ticket at 401
421 2787.

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Drive Our Innovation Through Your Passion for Art

Monday, October 29th, 2007

NYLONYLO Hotels announces a new art competition to find a few local artists to produce original artwork to adorn the corridors and guest rooms of their new hotel in Warwick, RI at Pontiac Mills.  The hotel is located on the Pawtuxet River at the northeast corner of Greenwich Avenue and Knight Street.  The contest is open to everyone and particularly they hope to attract the interests of up and coming local artists and art students.  The contest will run from November 1, 2007- March 1, 2008. 
The contest will have two major categories under which artwork may be submitted, guest rooms and corridor artwork.  Guest room artwork should be composed of acrylic, oil or mixed media and the corridor category is reserved for photography.  There are some restrictions on size and content, for a complete set of rules please contact Amanda Emmo at aemmo@nylohotels.com.
Prizes for the winners varies from $2,250- $750.  Several additional perks to winning include, but are not limited to, a gallery showing at Pontiac Mills across from the location of the hotel, a personal invitation to the opening part of NYLO at Warwick, artwork on display in the hotel and on the NYLO website with credit given to the artists and potential additional profit from sale of artwork.
For more information on NYLO Hotels and the contest please contact aemmo@nylohotels.com or visit http://www.nylohotels.com/

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First Annual 10” x 10” x 10” Exhibit at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 2007   5:30pm

7:00pm Panel Discussion:

How to Make a Living as an Artist
 with Toots Zynsky, Dana Levin, Aaron Usher and William Schaff.
The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is pleased to host its first annual 10” x 10” x 10” exhibit. The 10” x 10” x 10” show is an exhibit of small works that are EXACTLY 10″ x 10″ x 10”.  With each work priced at $150, this is an opportunity for the public to purchase affordable works in a variety of media from their favorite area artists. The exhibit opens on October 28; however, no work will be sold until the opening reception on Thursday, November 8 at 5:30pm. Starting then, it will be First Come, First Served!

The public is invited to an artists’ reception on Thursday, November 8, 2007 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Featured artists are: Mickey Ackerman, Jerry Aissis, Alan August, Marjorie Ball, Robin Dunn Blossom, German Betzalel Cadena, Paula Brule, Elena Calderon-Patino, Bill Chisholm, Luis Cortes, Fred DeGregorio, Wright Deter, Ruth Emers, Frank Gasbarro, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Allen Halle, Richard Harrington, Mary Huber, Bruce Alan Kaplan, Shawn Kenney, Joanne Lefebvre, M. A. Podolak, Lynn McCarthy, Tim McCarthy, Joan McConaghy, Carol McCullough, Morris Nathanson, Clare Nesdall, Mary D. Norris, Carlos Arturo Ochoa, Grace Osediacz, Amy Jean Romero, Mimo Gordon Riley, Shelby Tiziani, Timothy Ohliger, Regina Partridge, Perron, Alison Plump, Betsy Ritz, Tamar Russel, Fadi Shawish, Hiroko Shikashio, Kenn Speiser, B. Lucy Stevens, Thomas Terceira, Meredith M. Thayer, Pat Schreiber, Gretchen Dow Simpson, Sharon E. St. Hilaire, Yvonne Steere, Aaron Usher, Toba Weintraub, Gayle White, and C.C. Wolf.

Following the reception at 7pm will be the next installment of the continuing Panel and Lecture Series: “Making a Living as an Artist – Part V.”  Panelists include: glass artist, Toots Zynsky, oil painter, Dana Levin, photographer, Aaron Usher and artist, William Schaff. Each will share their personal experiences in their respective fields.

The 10” x 10” x 10” exhibit runs from October 28th to January 6, 2008 at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery. The gallery is located at 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI in the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center.

Founded in October, 2000, the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists.  PAC does this by creating awareness, education, and involvement through its members.

The Gallery is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center,

175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI. 401-724-2200. Parking is free.For further information visit: www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org.

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