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Roger Williams to Present Concert of English Renaissance Music

Monday, March 31st, 2008

There’s far more to English Renaissance music than the tune of “Greensleeves” fluttering out of a wooden flute at a local festival. On Sunday, April 6, Roger Williams University music faculty and local guest artists will gather together to perform a lively evening of original compositions inspired by English Renaissance music.The evening will include original Renaissance songs and dance music composed by Will Ayton, RWU professor of music, and Steven Jobe, contemporary composer from Rhode Island. Guest artists will include lutenist Robert Asprinio, soprano Ellen Santaniello and the Sam Hill Trio.


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Events at Brown University

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Featured Events 


Friday 25 January to Friday 2 May
The MCM Cinémathèque Film Series
The Department of Modern Culture and Media presents The MCM Cinémathèque Film Series this spring. All films – from the silent era to present – are from the MCM archives. Screenings begin at 6 p.m. at Production One, 135 Thayer St. Free admission. See link for full schedule.



Tuesday 1 April
Film: “The Battle of Algiers”
Part of the Watson Institute’s Occupation/Liberation/Collaboration Film Series, “The Battle of Algiers” (1967) reenacts the urban insurgency against French rule in 1950s Algeria. In a time of leftist political activism, student audiences shared director Gillo Pontecorvo’s sympathies with the Algerian guerrillas. The film’s innovative neo-documentary style earned three Oscar nominations. Faculty on hand to discuss include Barrymore Bogues (Africana Studies), Konstantinos Kornetis (History), Reda Bensmaia, (French Studies) and James Der Derian (International Relations). The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute.
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Monday, March 31st, 2008

May 3- June 28, 2008
Juror: Steven Holmes, Curator, The Cartin Collection

First prize will be $4,000. There will be four Honorable Mention awards of $250 each. Winners will be announced at the opening on May 3.

Eligibility: Each artist 18 and over may enter one work, executed in the past 3 years and not previously exhibited in Pawtucket. All media are accepted. Sculpture weight maximum: 100 lbs. Dimensional maximum: 60” x 60” x 60”. Each work must be clearly labeled on the back (or in another appropriate location) with the artist’s name, address, phone number; and its title, medium and insurance value. All works must be exhibition ready: framed, wired and ready to hang. The Pawtucket Foundation reserves the right to deny entry to any work not properly prepared for exhibition. No ‘wet’ work will be admitted, nor will any that arrives early or late. Artists are advised to carry their own insurance.

Location: Narragansett Bay Insurance Building, 239 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI

Drop Off:                                                           Friday, April 18, 12 to 7
                                                                     Saturday, April 19, 10 to 4
Email notification:                                                       Tuesday, April 22
Pick up of unaccepted work:                                        Friday, April 25, 12 to 7
                                                                     Saturday, April 26, 10 to 4
Opening Reception:                                      Saturday, May 3 from 6 to 8
Gallery Talk by the winners:                          Friday, May 16 from 6 to 7
Pick up of work:                                        Monday, June 30 from 10 to 4
                                              Tuesday, July 1 from 10 to 4

Work not picked up will become the property of the Pawtucket Foundation and may be sold to benefit the Foundation’s programs.

Name____________________________Email address_______________________
Daytime telephone_________________Evening telephone___________________
Year of completion____________Medium__________________Value__________

Questions? Please contact Liz Keithline at 401/578-4313 or mailto: keithlineri@cox.net

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Monday, March 31st, 2008

Public Art Works (PAW) a Rhode Island based Art’s Organization invites professional artists living and/or working in Rhode Island to apply for a commissioned installation with the focus on stained glass as the primary medium.

Location: Meditation room at Hospice Home Care of Rhode Island.

Commission: Approximately $8,000.00

No entry fee

For full details on the project and to download an application form,
visit http://www.publicartworks.net.

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*Sweet Disaster @ Perishable Theatre*

Monday, March 31st, 2008

How do you keep love in your life when all life is destined for tragic


How do we welcome the “sweet” delicate beauty of love when catastrophe

is inevitable?

/Sweet Disaster/ a new play by two-time Alpert Award nominee Charlotte

Meehan, hits the Perishable stage April 25 – May 11, 2008. This new

multimedia play combines theatre and animated film in a full production.

*Ticket prices are *$10 for previews, $20 general admission/$15

students, seniors, military/$10 for Perishable members. Discount rates

available for groups of 6 or more.

Tickets are available through ArtTix online at www.arttixri.com < http://www.arttixri.com/> or at the number below:ArtTix Sales Office: (401) 621-6123

Group Sales: (401) 331-2695 x 103

Perishable Theatre

95 Empire Street

Providence, RI 02903

P# (401) 331-2695 x103

F# (401) 331-7811


Perishable Theatre presents


A New Play by Charlotte Meehan

April 25-May 11, 2008

tickets at http://www.arttixri.com or 401-621-6123


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Mairéad Byrne & Ann Hood

Monday, March 31st, 2008

RISD Division of Liberal Arts / Department of English present:Mairéad Byrne & Ann Hood

Faculty Lounge

College Building

Thurs 4/3, 7.30pm


Refreshments will be served

Best access: Corner of College Street/North Main

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Events at the Peeptoad Coffee House

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Atwater~Donnelly’s Jerimoth Hill Band is performing their 2nd annual concert at the Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell St. in Providence on Saturday, April 12, 8PM – reservations are recommended.  
There will be 3 forms of dance too!!
Contact Elwood at 401-392-1322 or elwood@notaol.com
The latest addition to the Atwater-Donnelly performance repertoire is Jerimoth Hill, an all 
old-time gospel band that includes Aubrey on mountain dulcimer, banjo andmandolin; Elwood on 
lead vocals and guitar; Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle and cello; Heidi Cerrigione on autoharp; John Cerrigione on bass; and Uriah Donnelly on piano and lead guitar. Kevin Doyle on percussion.
The Halfway Ground (2007), Jerimoth Hill’s debut album, won Album of the Year, 
2007, in the Motif Reader’s Poll and reflects those hidden pockets of America where 
music, as an integral part of daily life, weaves an emotional thread through work and play, 
commitment and faith, endurance and hope, struggle and peace. conversation and song, 
and greener pastures are a simple assurance. 

The Stumbleweeds  will perform at the Peeptoad Coffeehouse on Friday, April 18.
These Spinout Recording Artists 
play hard driving classic country 
and rockabilly music. Based out of 
Boston, The Stumbleweeds feature 
the female vocals of Lynnette 
Lenker & backing vocals by Lisa Beauregard, with red-hot play- 
ing from Dennis Kelly on lead guitar, Jack Hanlon slapping dog 
house bass, & Johnny “Cocktail” Cote.   $12 / $6 under12 
CALL (401) 647-3105 
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Monday, March 31st, 2008

The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) teams up with the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film to host the Original GLBT Expo’s Video Lounge, April 5 and 6TH, 2008 at the Jacob Javits Center, New York City. The Expo’s attendance reaches 20,000 annually and attracts people from all over the world. The lounge will consist of 400 square feet on the floor of the Expo and will provide Expo attendees with entertainment and relaxation, showcasing New York and New England’s GLBT Film makers and the latest videos featuring the main stage performers.

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Friday, March 28th, 2008


The Portsmouth Arts Guild is holding its “Emerging Artists: A Student Show” opening reception Friday, April 4, from 6 to 8pm. Artwork by area high school students will be displayed. Participating schools include: St. George’s, Dept. Head is Michael Hansel; Portsmouth Abbey, Dept. Head is Colleen Dolan Sanchez; Portsmouth High School, Dept. Head is Kristin Heynen; Middletown High School, Dept. Head is Chris Savastano; and Tiverton High School, Dept. Head is Susan Lynch. The artwork for this show is chosen by the art teachers as the strongest in a variety of media including: 3D, drawing, photography, and painting.

Entertainment will be provided by local young band Sidewinder. Formed in 2007, they have been opening  for premier bands throughout Aquidneck Island and Bristol. Band members are Elias Wheeler from Portsmouth High School, Zig Coffey from Bishop Stang, and Chris Vaillancourt from the R.I. Met School. They will be playing from 7 to 8pm. For more information visit their website at www.newportsidewinder.com.

In addition, new work from the following Portsmouth Arts Guild resident artists will be on display: Wanda Perkowska Coderre, Anne Winthrop Cordin, John Forasté, Mary Ann Martin, Martha MacNaught, Carol Gates, Rita Heymann, Libby Gilpatric, Carol Lynn Hall, Jerry Landay, Toni Petersen, Jane Renwick, Lenny Rumpler, and John Tolley.

The show is open from April 3 to 27. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 5pm. Free and open to the public. Handicap accessible.

The Portsmouth Arts Guild Center For The Arts is located at 2679 East Main Road next to St. Paul’s Church in Portsmouth, RI. 401-293-5ART. www.PortsmouthArts Guild.org info@PortsmouthArtsGuild.org.

JPEG Photo of Sidewinder
Caption: Appearing at the Portsmouth Arts Guild “Emerging Artist” opening reception is local band Sidewinder. Left to right, Elias Wheeler, Chris Vaillancourt, and Zig Coffey.

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HUNT-CAVANAGH GALLERY – upcoming events

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Senior Studio Art Minors Exhibition (Group Show) 

March 31 – April 10, 2008

Emily Abbott, Brittany Allen, Peter Boggeman, Chad DiGregorio,

Diana Gingles, Mary Alice O’Connor, Michelle Pergal, Kellie Ryan,

Kayte Terbush, Brian Whalen, Larah Winn

Artist reception: Thursday, April 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.


Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibitions

April -12 – April 19

Colleen Driscoll

Laura Sweeney

Artist reception: Saturday, April 12, 2008, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Gallery Night Providence: Thursday, April 17, 2008, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.


April 28 – May 5

Gregory McManama

Rebecca Prete

Artist reception: Saturday, May 3, 2008, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


May 12 – May 16

Best of Show (Group Show of all Senior Studio Art Majors)

Artist reception (sponsored by the Student Art Club): Monday, May 12,

2008, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.



Reilly Gallery (Smith Center for the Arts)


Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibitions


April 12 – April 19

Katherine Allen

Natalie Cooper

Gallery Night Providence reception: Thursday, April 17, 2009, 5:00 -

9:00 p.m.

Artist reception: Friday, April 18, 2008, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


April 21 – May 1

Paul Endres

Christopher Konopka

Artist reception: Friday, April 25, 2008, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.


May 2 – May 9

Meredith Noonan

Meghan Pyle

Artist reception: Sunday, May 4, 2008, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.



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AS220 Seeks Development Director

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Development Director

AS220 is a community of artists based in downtown Providence that provides open forums and opportunities for Rhode Island artists. We provide an alternative to the institutional venues and have gained national attention for our commitment to an “open and unjuried”, egalitarian approach to nurturing a creative community.

The activities of AS220 include (but are not limited to) daily events in our performance space, monthly gallery exhibits, a number of annual events and festivals, the Broad Street Studio community learning center, and the on-going operation of several “cottage industries” such as our bar, Photographic Memory, and Design Providence. AS220 owns and manages two 22,000 sq foot buildings in downtown Providence that house 26 artists and provide individual and collaborative work spaces, galleries and venues. Our tenants also include the Taqueria Pacifica, Perishable Theater and several commercial entities. AS220′s FY2008 operating budget is just over $1.3 million.


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Will Schaff and Neal Walsh at 5 Traverse Gallery

Friday, March 28th, 2008

http://www.5traverse.com/Exhibitions/080411_Schaff_Walsh/Neal_William_front.jpgThe exhibition opens Friday April 11thfrom 5pm-8pm & runs through May 3.more info at :




Wed-Sat 12-55 Traverse Street
Providence, RI 02906
5 Traverse StreetProvidence, RI 02906401.278.4968info@5traverse.com

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Act Fast! Don’t Miss Out on Gamm Fun

Friday, March 28th, 2008


Tickets for Boston Marriage, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s side-splitting drawing room comedy, are selling out! 

Call today for tickets: 401-723-4266 or go to arttixri.com

(NOTE:There may be tickets available for shows marked “sold out” on ArtTix.   Please check with the Gamm box office, as availability changes daily.)

Boston Marriage runs through April 13.
Tickets are $20-$34. Best availability:
Thurs. April 3 at 8
Fri. April 4 at 8
Thurs. April 10 at 8
Fri. April 11 at 8

Boston Marriage is “light and full of delicious banter,” says The Providence Journal. “The ensemble work here sparkles.”

“The laughs in this play are enormous,” declares The Providence Phoenix.

We hope you’ll join us in congratulating Gamm Education Director and Resident Actor Steve Kidd who is heading to New York City this weekend to receive the National Child Labor Committee’s prestigious Lewis Hine Award.

The annual award goes to 10 unheralded professionals and volunteers who devote extraordinary time and energy to helping children and youth move toward self-sufficient and satisfying adulthoods. Steve is being honored for his decade of work at Camp AmeriKids/AmeriCares, a summer camp for children with HIV/AIDS, where he serves as program director during the summer. Steve travels to middle and high schools, colleges, and community centers throughout the Northeast performing a one-man play that he wrote about children with HIV/AIDS based on his camp experiences.

Don’t miss your chance to save big on Spring Carnevale tickets!

The Gamm’s Venetian-style festival will take place on May 10  at the Pawtucket Armory. Proceeds benefit the theater’s artistic and educational programs.  PURCHASE TICKETS BY APRIL 1st AT 5PM AND PAY JUST $65! (Prices after April 1: $100 for a single ticket; $95 for 2 or more.)

You’ll enjoy pasta & antipasti, chianti & cordials, connoli & gelato, harlequins & street performers, dancers & roving musicians! Bring your own mask or buy one at the door!

Bid on exciting Italian-themed auction items at http://www.gammtheatre.cmarket.com STARTING APRIL

For tickets please call 401-723-4266 ext. 16.
More info at http://www.gammtheatre.org

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre | 172 Exchange St. | Pawtucket | RI | 02860

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Friday, March 28th, 2008

We have some friends visiting from the

Imagining Art + Social Change Conference

and we just don¹t have enough seats! Sorry.


FRI., APRIL 4 @ 7PM!

For more info on the Art + Social Change conference click here:


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Providence Honor Roll Design Competition

Thursday, March 27th, 2008


           Go to  http://www.riconvention.com/Authority/about/rfp.cfm to view complete call.This design competition is open to artists throughout the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) and New York. Submissions are welcome from students, individual artists and design teams.The winning design team will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The Rhode Island Convention Center Authority will own the chosen design and all rights of reproduction.The plaza, located at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Building at LaSalle Square, is directly across from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center-Providence. The plaza, prominently located in Downtown Providence, is surrounded by Sabin, Washington and Empire Streets, and the BCBS building. The Honor Roll is made up of twelve (12) panels that are 9′ high x 3′ wide x 4″ thick. The material is granite with a polished face. The panels must be re-sited, reset in new foundations, and integrated into an overall design plan within the plaza.

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Events at Firehouse 13

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Welcome to Aipotu (Utopia spelled backwards). The opening night will be on Friday, April 3rd.We’ve got music coming out the ears this month – all weekend every weekend! Kicking it off will be the Awesome

Brothers Mystery Nest on 4/4 and 4/5.

We’ll also be having a Derbytante Ball (4/11) to benefit Providence Roller Derby,  a night of jazz (4/12),  Rhode Island’s very own IDOL competition (4/18),  and the BOOM dance party on 4/19.


And of course, Providence is Burning on 4/26.

Behold… The Arctopus (experimental music from Brooklyn) will be heading up a show on 4/28… so let’s get ready for a month of music.


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April Events at the Courthouse Center for the Arts

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Celebrating Fiber

Fiber Artists on the cutting edge.

Opening Reception – April 11, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Show runs April 11 – May 8

French Film Soiree

Come see some short French films, and have a café au lait or an espresso and indulge in some decadent French desserts.

April 12, 8:00 p.m.

URI Piano Extravaganza!

A piano recital featuring University of Rhode Island students under the direction of Grace Urrico and Manabu Takasawa.

Apri 13, 4:00 p.m.

RI International Film Festival

April 15, 7:30 p.m.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

April 18 – April 26

Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.


Pianist Manabu Takasawa

April 17, 4:00 p.m.

Accomplished classical pianist Manabu Takasawa will present the works of Mozart, Amy Beach, Gina Stara and Chopin

Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI



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Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

                                  PO Box 2553. Newport, RI 02840

Art League of Rhode Island (ALRI)

Contact: Iona Dobbins, 351-0742/ionadob@aol.com

                        ATTENTION RHODE ISLAND ARTISTS

May 15. The Art League of Rhode Island is accepting applications for elected artist membership. Professional slides/digital images must be submitted by
May 15. For further information and/or to download the application form visit:

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Call for wall-mounted landscape works

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Seattle, WA + Harborview Medical Center Collection – Landscapes4Culture is seeking to acquire wall-mounted landscape works that use

color (paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, etc.) for the

Harborview Medical Center Collection, part of the King County Public Art

Collection. The subject matter for this call must be the essence of

landscape, whether represented realistically or abstractly. These works

will be on display throughout the public spaces of the new Norm Maleng

Building, a multi-story facility that houses operating rooms, acute

care, rehabilitation, and clinic facilities, along with their associated

waiting areas. An overall budget of $80,000 has been designated to

purchase artwork.


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To the Sea: Recent Paintings by Michael Rich at the Newport Art Museum

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

April 11 – June 1, 2008; Reception: April 10, 2008, 5-7 p.m.http://www.arts.ri.gov/images/fellow05/The%20Unfolding.JPG

Michael Rich, The Unfolding, 2002, Oil on wax on canvas, 72″ x 62″

Newport Art Museum to present “To the Sea: Recent Paintings by Michael Rich”


Drawing on his recent stay in Italy, as well as his childhood summers on Nantucket Island, Michael Rich will exhibit his series of intimately-experienced landscapes this spring at the Newport Art Museum. In this body of work, Rich revitalizes a vocabulary of abstract forms and expressions in order to recapture the vividness of nature, as the artist has lived it. Rich¹s apparently abstract paintings, which bear a family resemblance to the abstraction of Helen Frankenthaler and others, are built upon childhood memories and adult observation of specific places on Nantucket and, more recently, central Italy. He seeks to capture both the special quality of a place, but also the intangible richness of repeated, life-long experience of a place in time. Rich¹s landscapes, in the artist’s words, ³stand on the frontier of a rediscovery of the experience of the landscape in American art. They will be on exhibition at the Newport Art Museum from April 11-June 1, 2008.


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