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Univ of Florida Art in State Buildings Calls to Artists

Friday, February 29th, 2008

The University of Florida Art in State Buildings Program is pleased to announce the posting of three new Calls to Artists! We have also completed our new website and are continuously updating it with new information for artists and art appreciators everywhere.

Our new Calls are for the:

UF 155 Levin College of Law Advocacy Center

UF 269 Biomedical Sciences Building

UF 275 Pathogen Research Facility

The Calls range in budget and scope- please visit us at http://arts.ufl.edu/asb for more information about how to apply. We hope to hear from you soon!

Best Wishes,

Oaklianna Brown, Sarah Mullersman, and Dushanthi Jayawardena

Art in State Buildings
The University Galleries
University of Florida
PO Box 115803
Gainesville, FL 32611-5803
Phone (352) 392-0201 ext. 244
Fax   (352) 846-0266
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IDENTITY: A Multimedia Youth Forum after Friday Night Live

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Everett Dance Theatre and Carriage House present:IDENTITY: A Multimedia Youth Forum

Friday, March 7, 2008 @ 8:15 (following Friday Night Live)

Carriage House Stage (7 Duncan Avenue, Providence)




Does your race or sexual orientation define who you are?

Do others see you as you see yourself?

What were the defining events that made you who you are?

Does the way we define ourselves change like the fashions?

Are you who you want to be?

Can you identify yourself through mental illness?

Are you like a chameleon that changes its color depending on its



Through the youth¹s own stories, monologues, interviews and videos the forum

will explore their own sense of identity as well as the outside elements

that shape their character. This forum will respond to popular conceptions,

presents multiple perspectives, encourage lively discussion, and shed light

on the ideas and attitudes of young people today.

The forum¹s special advisor Bradford Martin, Associate Professor of History

at Bryant University,

will offer a unique humanities perspective to IDENTITY: A Multimedia Youth


For more information, please call (401) 831-9479


IDENTITY: A Multimedia Youth Forum is made possible through major funding

support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent

state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Newsletter – week ending 3/01/08

Friday, February 29th, 2008

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.


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2008 RISCA Crafts Fellowship Recipient in “Political Craft” at SAC

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Political CraftMay 9 – July 27, 2008

Opening Reception, Friday, May 9, 6-8pm

With the upcoming Presidential election looming, The Society of Arts and Crafts is taking its own political poll, of sorts, by inviting a select group of artists to present their current ideas on politics. Exhibited work will comment upon a broadly interpreted ³politics² and will tackle issues as diverse as: the environment, consumerism, race, religion, security, sexuality, terrorism, war.

Partial list of exhibiting artists:

David Allyn (RI)

Ian Anderson (ME)

Sonya Clark (VA)

Michael Corney (NM)

Nuala Creed (CA)

Rod Northcutt (NY)

Richard Notkin (MT)

Bird Ross (WI)

Yumi Roth (CO)

Christian Tedeschi (CA)

Brandon Wallace (CT)

J. Fred Woell (ME)

Fabio J. Fernández

Exhibition Gallery Manager

The Society of Arts and Crafts

175 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02116

(617) 266-1810 tel

(617) 266-5654 fax

www.societyofcrafts.org  About The Society of Arts and Crafts

Incorporated in 1897, The Society of Arts and Crafts is the nation’s oldest non-profit craft organization. Our mission is to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, exhibition, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists and by educating and promoting public appreciation of their work.

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Magnolia Cajun Dance, Saturday, March 1st!

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Join us Saturday, March 1, for the

Magnolia Dance in Seekonk, MA

with Special Guest, Darren Wallace on fiddle.

Darren was born and raised in Louisiana, and plays regularly with

Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew. For many years he toured with the

legendary Cajun Supergroup File.

Now we are lucky to have him living in Connecticut, and joining us

for this dance, while some of Magnolia is off sunning themselves!

American Legion Hall, Post 311, in Seekonk, MA!

7:30 Dance Instruction, followed by open dancing from 8-11


Cash Bar

Bring your friends!

Directions to American Legion Hall Post 311

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 EXCEPT turn right onto Route 114a

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Maple Sugar Thanksgiving at the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum on Saturday, March 8!

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Come and join us at the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum

On Saturday, March 8, 2008

1-4pm for the Maple Sugar Thanksgiving

Storytelling, Ceremony, Raffle


New Exhibit-Promoting Dialogue: Lessons learned from Ellison “Tarzan” Brown


Visit our outdoor exhibit and view maple sugar making near our wetu.


390 Summit Rd. Exeter, RI 02822 401-491-9063

Directions at www.tomaquagmuseum.com  

Admission $4.00 adults/ $2 for children


Come join our circle.

Loren M. Spears, Executive Director

www.tomaquagmuseum.com 390 Summit Road

Exeter, RI 02822


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Public art opportunity in Salt Lake City

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Salt Lake County is soliciting proposals from qualified artists, living in the United States, to participate in an open competition for works of art for the new Northwest Recreation and Senior Center located at 1300 West 300 North in Salt Lake City, Utah. Up to $152,000.00 has been designated for the art obtained through this process.

The County plans to contract with one or more artists, to create unique artwork that will be installed at the new Northwest Recreation and Senior Center.

The artwork selected for this project should address one or more of the following goals:

1.      The artist/artists must be willing and able to work with community members, giving them a sense of ownership in the project. This can be done through community meetings, creative input, hands on participation, or other means determined by the artist/artists.

2.      To appeal to the residents of the Northwest Salt Lake City Community.

3.      To celebrate the richly diverse community.

4.      To create a welcoming environment.

5.      To be aesthetically compatible with the buildings architecture.

6.      To define a community gathering place.

7.      To be a quality work of art.

8.      To be safe and deter climbing.

9.      The work must be able to hold up and be easily maintained in a public setting.

The Request for Proposal is available on-line by emailing ebayler@slco.org beginning Monday February 11th, 2008. Proposal submission deadline is Friday March 14th.

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University of Washington Station: call-for-artists

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

This Sound Transit underground light rail stop will connect the NE Seattle campus with the downtown core and SeaTac International Airport.Transit riders reach the train platform 110 feet below the surface using a series of criss-crossing escalators and staircases as well as fast elevators. A prime art zone is an architectural feature wall reaching from ground level to the train boarding area, which will be designed as a porous, unifying experience for the passengers using the station.

Budget: $550,000 for design, fabrication, installation, taxes and all associated costs.

Design: April 2008 – March 2009
Station Opening:  2016    (Due to tunneling through Capitol Hill and under Portage Bay)

Deadline:  5 pm, Wednesday, May 5 2008 — all materials must be in the Sound Transit offices

See link below for further information, including all-digital application details:


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ICBD Tenant Relocation Ordinance Hearing at Providence City Hall

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

The Industrial Commercial Buildings District (ICBD) Tenant Relocation Ordinance is scheduled for Public Hearing Monday, March 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm in Providence City Hall. This ordinance – a call to developers of rehabilitation projects to recognize the hardship of tenant displacement and the negative impact on the local community and economy – will enact a policy within the ICBD where commercial tenants can receive a financial stipend and at least 90 days notice of termination regardless of the terms of a lease. 

This ordinance – a call to developers of rehabilitation projects to recognize the hardship of tenant displacement and the negative impact on the local community and economy – will enact a policy within the ICBD where commercial tenants can receive a financial stipend and at least 90 days notice of termination regardless of the terms of a lease.  (more…)

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SEA Grant 2008, Visual Arts

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

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.

For more information go to http://www.uri.edu/artsci/art/URI_Art_Seagrant.html

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March Events at Firehouse13

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
The 2nd Annual Arts and Activism Exhibition sponsored by Rhode Island College’s Amnesty International will be on view the entire month of March with a and a great band lineup for the opening (3/7)
don’t forget to VOTE march 4 in the primaries folks!Each weekend there’s a musical lineup not to be believed… we have two nights of Providence is Burning - is that like a blue moon? (3/1, 3/29)
but we are pleased to present our first night of Folk music featuring Antje Duvekot, Anais Mitchell and more! (3/15)  

For the bookish, and for those who have not forgotten that the libraries are STILL on the chopping block, we will be hosting a “Frome-In” reading of Edith Wharton’s novella Ethan Frome (3/13)

read on McDuff…

go to www.firehouse13.org


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“Sustainable” Visions for a living planet – Call to Artists

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

 Definition of sustain: To keep in existence, to maintain.  To supply with necessities or nourishment.  To keep from falling or sinking.  To support the spirits or resolution of.  To endure or withstand.  To affirm the validity of.  To prove or confirm.


This is an open call to all local Rhode Island artists! AS220 Gallery in Downtown Providence will host a salon style art show of prints centered around the idea of “Sustainability”.  Each artist is asked to make 1-2 prints, each of an edition of 25 prints (silkscreening, linoleum block, woodblock, etching, ingraving, collograph, etc).  Prints must be presented ready to hang- if you want it framed, please present your print as such.  Any print presented unframed will be hung from binder clips.  There is no size restriction.   You price your own work- the suggested range is between $10-$200, in order to make work affordable to a variety of audiences.  

This is a call for all the dystopian and utopian visionaries and dreamers! What is your vision of a sustainable future?  How can humans co-esist peacefully with our environment? What are your thoughts or responses to the theme of sustainability? Are we doomed to annihilation? Will a greener city sprout from our cracking pavements? 

This will be a collaboration between artists involved in the Just Seeds/Visual Resistance Artists’ Cooperative artists and Rhode Island artists. 

Rhode Island houses a huge community of amazing printmakers whose work ranges from the fantastical to the political, with a large variety of styles.  It will be exciting to see how we as local artists explore a specific idea within our own visual languages.  This print show will also juxtapose local artists’ work with prints from a national community of politically radical printmakers.  This show will create an opportunity for local and national printmakers to exchange in a visual dialog along one idea.   It will be interesting to see the contrast and comparison between how a community of explicitly political artists interpret this theme, and how a diverse local community of artists bound by a common medium interpret this idea.

Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work online in a central location and to collaborate with and support each other and social movements. Our website is not just a place to shop, but also a destination to find out about current events in radical art and culture. Our blog covers political printmaking, socially engaged street art, and culture related to social movements. We believe in the power of personal expression in concert with collective action to transform society.  We are online at www.justseeds.org
July 15, 2008 Deadline for RSVP for inclusion in the show
August 15, 2008 Deadline for sending images for promotions.
October 15, 2008 Deadline for submitting work.
November 1, 2008 Show is hung.
RSVP and Q’s:  Meredith Stern, P.O. Box 1594 Providence, RI 02901, merrydef@yahoo.com

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Call to Artists for Outdoor Sculpture – City of Baltimore

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Artscape and the City of Baltimore are hosting two outdoor sculpture shows this summer in Baltimore.   Artists, architects and designers working anywhere are eligible to apply.  BOPA will provide stipends to selected proposals between $500 and $4,000. Stipends are for construction and transport of the work. BOPA will provide pads for structures where applicable and onsite installation equipment and labor within reason. Awards will be negotiated after proposals have been selected.

For more information or for a prospectus contact Kim Domanski at 410-752-8632 or kdomanski@promotionandarts.com.

Mail or hand-deliver application by Friday, March 14, 2008 to:                                 
Baltimore Sculpture Project              
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts               
7 East Redwood Street, Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21202
Please note that the prospectus notes a postmark deadline of Friday, March 14th. Since this is a postmark deadline, there is some flexibility with the deadline- the submissions should arrive by Monday, March 24th. Therefore, applications with postmarks after Friday, March 14th that are received by Monday, March 24th will also be considered for these exhibitions.   

Kim Domanski

Public Art Coordinator


7 East Redwood Street, Suite 500

Baltimore, MD 21202

Direct Telephone: 443-263-4340

Main Office Telephone: 410-752-8632

email: kdomanski@promotionandarts.com web: www.promotionandarts.com 

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Public Art Request for Proposals

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Salt Lake County, UtahPublic Art Request for Proposals Salt Lake County is soliciting proposals from qualified artists, living in

the United States, to participate in an open competition for works of art

for the new Northwest Recreation and Senior Center located at 1300 West 300

North in Salt Lake City, Utah. Up to $152,000.00 has been designated for the

art obtained through this process.


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Thursday, February 28th, 2008
Two years in the making…
sketching reality
is finally here!
   The classic locally-produced film/video featuring your favorite comedy crew will be available for purchase at our upcoming
show(s), ONLINE (inhousefreestyle.com), and at a store
near-you!  If you can’t wait, please hit us up so we can get
you a copy ASAP.  DON’T MISS OUT….  


If you have already ordered/paid for a copy, we will be sending/hand-delivering the film to your door VERY SOON!

for more information…401.952.8711

INHOUSE: sketching reality

Tackling issues from the N-word to diabetes, racism to the education system, this film is sure to jar the senses and spark dialogue in any setting.  Shot on location in Providence, RI, INHOUSE: sketching reality gives you a taste of life from the perspective of the urban community.  The rich and vibrant characters created by the In House Freestyle crew tell the stories and sing the songs that are so often silenced or ignored in cities across America. 

on sale now for only

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008

   Take to the rails and the seas! In 1838 travel could be
exhilarating (see February 29th Salon) or horrifying (see March 7th
Salon) – it just depended on whether you were Edgar Allan Poe or not.
You think air travel is grueling in 2008? Join us for the next two
salons – three cancelled flights, lost luggage, and a ten hour layover
in DeKalb with nothing but a tiny bag of smoked peanuts will never seem
that dire again….
                 We apologize for our rash of cancellations this week, and are busy
appeasing Athena in the hopes that she has finished playing tricks on us
this spring (we are currently accepting floral offerings to her if you’d
like to help). We are trying to reschedule the Composers Forum Salon,
and will keep you posted. The New Members Reception has two make-up
dates: Monday, March 17th and Monday, April 14th. New members will be
receiving information in the mail about these rescheduled receptions.
Thank you for your understanding, and again, we apologize!

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IRS Form 990 Changes

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

IRS Form 990 Webinar Series: Changes and Implementation


Thursday, February 28th, 2008

The Providence Performing Arts Center



Renowned conductor Frank McNamara producing family show featuring

Irish tenor Derek Moloney, soprano Deirdre Shannon and fiddler Cora Smyth

Producer Frank McNamara will lead an all-star contingent of Ireland’s most celebrated soloists backed by a full orchestra and chorus when “If You’re Irish …” appears for one night only – Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m., at The Providence Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for this inspirational import, direct from the Emerald Isle, are on sale now through the PPAC box office, by calling (401) 421-ARTS (2757) or online at www.ppacri.org.

Tickets are $28.50, $38.50 and $48.50.  For group sales information, call (401) 574-3162.

The Providence Performing Arts Center is located at 220 Weybosset Street. “If You’re Irish…” is a famous tune by The Irish Rovers.

Mr. McNamara, who gained renown for his work with both The Irish Tenors and The American Tenors, has crafted the ultimate evening of Irish music consisting of fiery dance tunes and rousing ballads complemented by a full orchestra and chorus and three of Ireland’s sensational soloists.

McNamara is credited with giving the Irish Tenors “their sound” while overseeing their first five albums.

Derek Moloney has been on a meteoric rise since being discovered in a 2002 “Search for a Tenor” competition.  Since winning that event he has recorded two number one singles, giving Derek the distinction of being the first person ever to have two number ones on the Irish charts in such a short time as an independent artist.

Stunning Irish soprano Deirdre Shannon is one of the brightest new talents to emerge on the classical crossover music scene. This versatile singer, classically trained in Ireland at Dublin’s College of Music, has starred with Celtic Woman and Lord of the Dance.  

Dynamic Irish fiddler Cora Smyth was chosen to be one of the original violinists in Lord of the Dance.  She also has performed in Celtic Tiger.

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Valerie Tutson Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Upcoming Events
* Storytelling at the Warwick Public Library
23rd Annual Celebration of Women in Story and Song

MILBRE BURCH RETURNS to GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT, 23 Years of Celebrating Women’s Voices in Story and Song, Sunday, March 2nd — 7 pm – Providence, RI
Milbre Burch, storyteller and spoken word artist and one of the founding members of the Spellbinders, was part of the first Girls’ Night Out 23 years ago.  This year she returns to weave her storytelling magic.  Milbre’s 13th solo, spoken word album, Making the Heart Whole Again: Stories for a Wounded World, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. Recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, Milbre is known for the elegance and eloquence of her performances.
Milbre is joined by storytellers Valerie Tutson, Carolyn Martino, Diane Postoian and Marilyn Murphy Meardon, plus the musical voices of WomanSpiritRising: A Feminist Chorus.
Join the fun, the excitement and the celebration!
Sunday, March 2, 2008 — 7:00 pm

Tickets: $10 general admission $6 Seniors/students
RISD Auditorium
17 Canal St
Providence RI
March 2, 2008 — 7 pm
Storytelling at the Warwick Public Library
Tales of those who would be Free

I will share some of my favorite stories of people who found and fought their way to freedom.  This will be an entertaining and enlightening program for ages 6 and up.  Do come!

Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick RI
Sunday, March 9, 2008 — 2 pm

For information:  401 739.5440 ext 4 -

Valerie Tutson/Stories n Stuff
For information:  401 273.4013
Providence | RI | 02907

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The Rising Sun Mills Fish Ladder is Complete!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Artist looking for blue glass to create fish ladder mural…
Glass Drop-Off Location:

27 Sims Ave.
Providence, RI 02909
Blue glass collection containers are located on the fence outside of the WRWC office.
Upcoming Events
Earth Day Events
April 22, 24 & 26
More details coming soon!
Now help us make it beautiful!
Artist to create mural on fish ladder…
The completion of the Rising Sun Mills fish ladder marks the beginning of the restoration of herring and alewife populations in the Woonasquatucket River. This fishway is  the first of five planned fish passages on the lower Woonasquatucket that will allow migratory fish to move past the dam and spawn in upstream waters. The WRWC  is grateful for the assistance of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Coastal Resources Management Council, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Gregson Foundation, and Struever Bros., Eccles, & Rouse.
Sneak-peek of the mural design by artist Will Machin.
Artist Will Machin has designed a mosaic mural that will adorn the new Rising Sun Mills fish ladder. He is looking for donations of blue glass to complete this mural.  If you happen to have any blue-colored glass or bottles that you would be willing to part with, please give us a call at 401-861-9046 or reply to rsholly@woonasquatucket.org. Glass can be dropped off in the collection container outside our office building at 27  Sims Avenue. Any donations will be greatly appreciated!

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council | 27 Sims Avenue | Providence | RI | 02909

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