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“The Art Vote 2008″: Arts and Democracy

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

“The Art Vote 2008″: Arts and Democracy, is a juried, thematic exhibition hosted by Cotuit Center for the Arts (CCftA). Voting is an active wish– a wish for change, for better days, a hopeful future. It is sometimes a protest of the now. Art can be a tool to invoke and inspire change. CCftA offers a challenge to artists to become part of the democratic process and create an “art vote”. John Lennon’s art sang, “We all want to change the world”. We challenge artists 18 and older to submit work to “The Art Vote 2008″ exhibition October 25 to November 23, 2008.

 

All media will be considered, including painting, sculpture, prints,graphics, cartoons, photography, poetry, performance art, and video. Complicated installations must be installed by the artist.

 

 

Eligibility: Artists age 18+ living or working on Cape Cod, the Islands, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island may enter. Works previously exhibited at CCftA are not eligible. All media will be considered, including painting, sculpture, prints, graphics, cartoons, photography, poetry, performance art, and video. Complicated installations must be installed by the artist.

 

 

For more information and/or a prospectus click on: exhibitions@cotuitcenterforthearts.org

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STRAIGHT MIXED CULTURE VI – SATURDAY AUGUST 2nd, 2008 – FIREHOUSE 13

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The latest in the series – this year’s Straight Mixed will feature 12 regional artists, a Burlesque show, Spoken Word and will wrap up with a dance party till 2am.

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Artist Lunch – Abstractionism: Another Form of Realism

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Lunch with the Artist ~ Abstractionism: Another Form of Realism

August 12, Newport Art Museum

 

NEWPORT, RI: Richard Tyre hosts this lunch hour discussion – a different

artist, period or genre every month. Bring a lunch and meet at the Museum’s

John Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Talk begins at noon.

Free for Museum members; non-members $5. Join or renew your Newport Art

Museum membership at this event and receive a 10% discount on membership

dues. (401) 848-8200. www.newportartmuseum.org < http://www.newportartmuseum.org/>

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Evening MUSICAL PICNIC at the Newport Art Museum-Mike Fischman and the Red Tide Ramblers

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

At the NEWPORT ART MUSEUM on August 13 ~ 6:30pm

 

Mike Fischman and the Red Tide Ramblers will play contemporary

folk, blue grass, Western swing and Irish tunes at the next PM Musical

Picnic on August 13 beginning at 6:30 pm. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and

a picnic to enjoy on the Newport Art Museum grounds: 76 Bellevue Avenue,

Newport, RI. Please – NO PETS. Admission: free for Museum members;

non-members $5; non-member families $10; children under five – free. Weather

permitting. Listen to WADK 1540 AM for cancellation notices. Visit

www.NewportArtMuseum.org < http://www.newportartmuseum.org/> or call (401)848-8200 for general information. (No advance reservations.) The Newport Art

Museum’s 2008 PM Musical Picnic series is sponsored by NewportFed.

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New Urban Arts Show in the Armory Park Tomorrow! Free!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

A puppet show and animated film by New Urban Arts Students Thursday July 31, 2008 (6-9pm) nua A puppet show and animated film by New Urban Arts Students Thursday July 31, 2008 (6-9pm)New Urban Arts presents “Dear Providence,” an event featuring new and exciting work and performances of New Urban Arts students in our summer Program.
 Under the open sky experience a magical toy theater performance in which a letter addressed to Providence travels through foreign lands, finding its way home. Be also entertained by whimsical stop motion animation films where a series of still photographs make objects come to life.
 Prior to the performance, experience an outdoor sound istallation, enjoy the Farmer’s Market, and tap into your own creativity in art making and yoga workshops.

                                     

Armory Park is located at 73 Dexter Street in the West End Neighborhood of Providence, RI
  We hope to see you!
                                                                 

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Native American Arts Exhibit at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, July 22 – August 14

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS EXHIBIT


 

at The Courthouse Center for the Arts


 

3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI


 JULY 22 – AUGUST 14
 

RECEPTION on FRIDAY AUGUST 1ST 


 5:00-7:00 pm Free to public
 

Works by Brenda Hill, Allen Hazard and  Deborah Spears Moorehead
 

Courthouse Center for the Arts is 1 ½ miles west of URI on Route 138.
Information:
PH: 401-782-1018 ;  www.courthousearts.org
 

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LA SALLE ACADEMY THESPIANS PARTICIPATE IN THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL IN SCOTLAND

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

                 

HIGH SCHOOL TROUPE BECOMES ONLY THE SECOND RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL CHOSEN IN THE 14 YEARS HISTORY OF THE EVENT

 

PROVIDENCE, RI — The La Salle Academy Players are celebrating their own excellence and stratospheric ascent in the performing arts after having been invited to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in mid-August, the largest arts festival in the world, held annually in Edinburgh, Scotland where they will give four performances of “The Scottish Play”: Macbeth.

 

Following an extensive and extremely competitive selection process that considered hundreds of high school drama programs, La Salle Academy was informed of its selection in the spring of 2007 by the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF).  The AHSTF is an organization that was created to allow premier U.S. high school drama programs to showcase their talents in an international forum.

 

“When we were informed last year that we had been selected, we were stunned and ecstatic,” said Alex Schlageter, who plays the role of Macduff.  “Now that we are only weeks away from actually being on stage in Scotland, the excitement has risen to an entirely new level.  Beyond that excitement, what an honor it is to have been selected to represent our school, our state and our country.”

 

“We are very proud that these fine young women and young men were chosen by the American High School Theatre Festival to perform in such a prestigious event,” said Brother Michael Mc Kenery, president of La Salle Academy.  “We are particularly proud to be the first Rhode Island private high school and only the second high school in the state to have been selected to participate in the 14 years that the AHSTF has participated in the Fringe Festival.”

 

The La Salle Players are one of only 43 high school acting troupes from throughout the United States invited to this year’s three-week event that features the finest theatre groups in the world.

 

“It is quiet an honor to be invited to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, particularly given how extremely selective the American High School Theatre Festival is,” said Thomas Haynes, La Salle Academy Fine Arts Director.  “All 25 of our cast and crew are very excited to have the opportunity to perform in such a world renowned event.”

 

To raise funds for the trip, three additional performances of the Shakespeare tragedy will be held on the evenings of July 31 and August 1 and 2 at the La Salle Academy Theatre in the Brother Michael Mc Kenery Arts Center before departing for Scotland.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20.  Donations can also be made directly to La Salle Academy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information contact Thomas Haynes 401-351-7750 ex 183 or via email at thaynes@lasalle-academy.org  or Jeff Dennard at 401-351-7750 ex 133 or via email at jdennard@lasalle-academy.org

 

 

   

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The Debra Mann Trio at the Hi-Hat, Davol Square, tonight, July 29th!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The Debra Mann Trio

Debra Mann Piano and vocals

Marty Ballou Acoustic Upright Bass

Jack Menna Drums

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

7-11 PM

The Hi-Hat at Davol Square

3 Davol Square

Providence, RI

401-453-6500

www.debramann.com

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Music & Poetry @ TAZZA, July 29th!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Mark Milloff & Mairéad Byrne present:

Tues 7/29
couscous@tazza
MUSIC 8.30-10pm
Blues with Mark Milloff & Friends
POETRY 10-11pm
Mairéad Byrne; Dick Bidwell; Karen Donovan; Ira Schaeffer; Kate Schapira;
Rachel Stern.
MUSIC 11pm-midnight
METROPOLIS
www.tazzacaffe.com
Free

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Theatre-by-the-Sea produces “The Producers” in August

Monday, July 28th, 2008

75th DIAMOND JUBILEE SEASON CONCLUDES WITH

THE PRODUCERS BEGINNING AUGUST 6

MATUNUCK, RI – Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney, Producing Artistic Director Amiee Turner and Managing Producer Joel Kipper are proud to announce the opening of the Broadway sensation, The Producers sponsored by Meridian Printing.

Based on Mel Brooks’ Academy Award-winning 1968 film, this bawdy musical is the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. Together they hatch the ultimate scam: raise more money than needed for a sure-fire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. Their “sure-fire” theatrical fiasco? None other than the musical Springtime for Hitler. Sweeping the 2001 Tony Awards to become the most awarded show in Broadway history, The Producers is one of funniest, most irreverent shows ever written, featuring a hit score including “When You Got It, Flaunt It,” “We Can Do It,” “I Wanna Be a Producer” and “Prisoners of Love.” Definitely for those adults who aren’t afraid to laugh out loud.

Jerome Vivona, who previously directed productions of Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, and Sweet Charity at Theatre By The Sea, returns to direct. He is joined by choreographer Brad Musgrove, who performed in and served as dance captain for the original Broadway production of The Producers, and music director Andrew Smithson, who music directed this season’s critically acclaimed production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Bob Arnold returns to the Matunuck stage after 28 years to portray the role of Max Bialystock, with New York performers Doug Trapp and Julia Dennis in the roles of Leo Bloom and Ulla. Local performers include Kimberly Kalunian of Warwick, RI and Kevin P. Martin of Cumberland, RI.

Audiences are invited to enhance their theatre experience by dining in the casual, contemporary and creative atmosphere of the all new Bistro by the Sea, just a short stroll down the arbor walk adjacent to the theatre. Following select performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, theatergoers can enjoy fun, food and drinks at the popular Late Night Cabaret. Reservations are strongly recommended for dinner and the cabaret and can be made by calling (401) 789-3030.

The Producers will be presented from August 6 – 31, with preview performances on August 6 and 7 and opening night scheduled for August 8. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00 pm, Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Saturdays at 4:30 & 8:30 pm, and Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm, with special performance times on Sunday, August 10 at 3:00 & 8:00 pm. The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI. Tickets for preview performances, Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 7 are $35 and $39-$49 for all other performances. Discount rates are available for groups of 20 or more by calling (401) 782-3800 x18. $15 student rush tickets will be available on a limited basis one hour prior to curtain on the day of the performance with a valid student ID. Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, online 24-hours-a-day at www.theatrebythesea.com and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 782-TKTS (8587). The box office will also be open one hour prior to every performance and at 12 noon on Sunday.

Located on Rhode Island’s South Shore, Theatre By The Sea celebrates 75 years of summer theatre at its best!

AT A GLANCE

PRODUCTION: The Producers

DATES: August 6 – 31

WHERE: Theatre By The Sea

364 Card’s Pond Road

Matunuck, RI

PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00 pm

Thursdays at 2:00 pm

Saturdays at 4:30 and 8:30 pm

Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm

Special Sunday times August 10 at 3:00 & 8:00 pm

TICKET PRICES: Previews – $35

All other performances – $39 – $49

Student rush (one hour prior to curtain) – $15

Group Discounts Available (401-782-3800 x18)

RESERVATIONS: (401) 782-TKTS (8587)

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www.theatrebythesea.com

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Call For Public Art: Dunkin Donuts Center

Friday, July 25th, 2008

The Rhode Island State Council On the Arts is pleased to announce a new call for public art at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence.
Open to all visual artists, the budget for the project is $420,000. The deadline for entries is September 26, 2008.
Interested parties may learn more about the project by clicking on:
http://www.callforentry.org/cafe_listings.phtml and scrolling down to Dunkin Donuts Center.           
           
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – Annual Open Juried Exhibit, Call for Entries

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

PAWTUCKET, RI – The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is announcing its call for entries for its Annual Open Juried Exhibit.  We are accepting entries from our members as wells as the general public.  Painter Merle Mainelli Poulton will serve as juror.  All media is accepted.  Work may be submitted at the Collaborative office, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket on August 15th and 16th, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Please submit actual artwork, no reproductions or slides.  There is a $10 entry fee for one piece, or $20 for a maximum of three pieces per artist.
 

For more information, including procedures for submitting entries, please visit the special events page at www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org.
 

Founded in October 2000, the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the arts through creating awareness, education and involvement in the community. 
 

The Gallery is open 7 days a week from 9:00-5:00 p.m. 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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Arts & Media Coordinator

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

 

 

EDUCATION- Full time Media Arts Teacher /Program Coordinator to instruct

Digital film-making and Television Production within a growing and well

supported Arts Program. Candidate should be a creative arts educator who

has the drive and interest to build up a benchmark Media Arts program. Send

resume to: Brian Cordeiro, Director of Arts-Bishop Hendricken High

School-2615 Warwick Ave. Warwick, RI 02889.

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative: call for entries!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2008 Media Contacts:

Nancy Gaucher-Thomas: ngaucherthomas@cox.net 

or Mimo Gordon Riley: mimogr@cox.net

 

 

 

Call for Entries

PAWTUCKET, RI The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is announcing its call for entries for its Annual Open Juried Exhibit. We are accepting entries from our members as wells as the general public. Painter Merle Mainelli Poulton will serve as juror. All media is accepted. Work may be submitted at the Collaborative office, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket on August 15th and 16th, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please submit actual artwork, no reproductions or slides. There is a $10 entry fee for one piece, or $20 for a maximum of three pieces per artist.For more information, including procedures for submitting entries, please visit the special events page at

www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

.Founded in October 2000, the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the arts through creating awareness, education and involvement in the community. The Gallery is open 7 days a week from 9:00-5:00 p.m. 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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New England Foundation for the Arts announces next grant deadlines for Meet the Composer

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Applications for Meet the Composer will now be accepted at the following deadlines:

December 1, 2008

(for projects taking place between March 1, 2009 – August 31, 2009*)

June 1, 2009

(for projects taking place between September 1, 2009 – February 28, 2010)

*Organizations planning to apply for projects that take place from December 1, 2008

- February 28, 2009 should contact Adrienne Petrillo [mailto:apetrillo@nefa.org],[617] 951-0010 ext. 527, for more information.

For more information about Meet the Composer/New England, please visit our website.

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Funding for Meet the Composer/New England is provided by the MetLife Creative Connections

program of Meet the Composer, Inc., the six New England state arts agencies, the

National Endowment for the Arts, and the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund.

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About NEFA:

NEFA creatively supports the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts

within New England and beyond, makes vital connections between artists and audiences,

and builds the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region’s creative sector.

NEFA is a 501 (c) 3 that operates with funding from the National Endowment for the

Arts, the New England state arts agencies, and from corporations, foundations and

individuals.

 

NEFA administers nine grant-making programs that support the performing arts, public

art, and Native arts. NEFA is also actively involved in over ten projects and initiatives,

ranging from the research and analysis of the impact of the creative economy to

the creation and administration of resources and online tools, which link and advance

the regional, national, and international cultural community. For more information,

please visit www.nefa.org [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0012k_f8uWzEi1z7hKo9d3F--lG-wgqX8oCy9NmeU-QCCtca2P8y1KeU6zmrXTY6c_0KNhhU3oYxDHuIQUyTcuBzF73Dbbru5TPEUkCSrGVSxI=]or call [617] 951-0010.

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Enter the Green Zone: Summer-long garden installation at Firehouse 13

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Green Zone project at Firehouse 13Green Zone is an organic vegetable, herb, and flower garden planted in the detritus of wartime consumption: used tires, shopping bags, shoes, and other repurposed containers. The plants are leafy, vines, or develop fruit underground; most flowers are edible. Six of the tires were pulled out of the Woonasquatucket River during the Earth Day cleanup in April 2008.

Sarah Zurier created Green Zone as a wartime garden that takes its name from the government/military district in Baghdad and recalls Victory Gardens and other community gardens. Firehouse 13 residents share its produce.

Visit the Green Zone all summer long at Firehouse 13, 41 Central Street, in Providence. And visit www.greenzonegarden.wordpress.com. The blog looks in depth at Green Zone and other related topics like Victory Gardens, tire gardens, edible landscapes, and the like.

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Gallery Z Current Shows & Events: “Prints & Multiples”, PCIS Window, and Napa Valley Grill

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Current Show: “Prints and Multiples”
 Opening Reception: July 17th, 2008 5pm-9pm
Show Dates:July 15th, 2008 to August 30th, 2008
 

Gallery Z cordially invites you to attend the opening of our new show “Prints and Multiples,” this Thursday, July 17th, 2008, from 5pm to 9pm. With substandard or misrepresented reproductions often surfacing on today’s art market, Gallery Z will provide examples of the various skilled processes that provide authentic prints. The show will serve as an exploration into the history of prints and multiples reflected against social, political, industrial, or purely aesthetic contexts, spanning the larger history of art. To correctly classify a work as a “print,” one must consider the means of its creation. A true print is very much a valued form of art, as each is conceived and executed by the hand of a skilled artist. Once we examine the context in which a print was created, each begins to take on a unique or even important role in its original time and place of conception. Gallery Z will showcase the numerous techniques used by printmakers that include limited edition prints, lithographs, woodcuts, etchings, engravings, and serigraphs. Explanations of each process will accompany the work in order to enhance the understanding of the work that these artists create for art collectors and art admirers alike.
 

This exhibition will include distinguished work by Jean Carzou, Marc
Chagall, Albrecht Dürer, Salvador Dalí, Honoré Daumier, Edward Linley Sambourne, Hovsep Pushman, Harutune Hovhanesian, Aristide Maillol, Karnig Nalbandian, Japanese and Venetian prints, and etchings by local artist Carol Travers Lummus. Researcher and Gallery Z assistant Derek Mearns conducted all research regarding the artwork that will be featured in the July and August show. Any questions regarding this research should be directed to Derek at
galleryzcontact@aol.com, Attention: Derek.
 

July Public Art Window @ Gallery Z
 Gallery Z is pleased to announce its first partnership with Providence Creative Industrial Space.  Providence Creative Industrial Space, or PCIS, will be featured in the Public Art Window display during the month of July.
 

PCIS recently worked with city leaders in passing the Industrial Commercial Buildings District (ICBD) Tenant Relocation Ordinance. Signed into law on March 10, 2008, the Ordinance provides artists and small business commercial tenants in historic buildings, slated for city-subsidized redevelopment, with at least 90 days notice to vacate and a financial stipend based on the number of employees at the location. The mission of Providence Creative Industrial Space is to facilitate artistic and small business growth through real access to space in the city of Providence. The organization works to preserve and provide affordable and sustainable commercial space in Providence, through partnering with the real estate market, advocating policy at the city level, and developing spaces for the artistic and small-scale industrial communities. These efforts connect the local creative sector with revitalization efforts that directly impact the fabric of Providence, its community and its attraction as a destination.
For more information, please visit www.pcisprov.org
 

Napa Valley Grill @ Gallery Z
 

Gallery Z welcomes the Napa Valley Grill to feature their cuisine at Food, Art, and Wine, on July 31st, from 5:30pm to 8pm.  More details about this event will be revealed in our next Gallery Z newsletter.
 

About Gallery Z
 

Located on Providence’s Historic Atwells Avenue (Exit 21 from Interstate 95) since 2001, Gallery Z offers an eclectic collection of works by 20th-21st century Armenian, American, international, and Rhode Island artists. Opening receptions are held on the third Thursday of each month. Owner and photographer Bérge Ara Zobian, spearheading efforts to raise public interest in the arts, dedicates an entire front window to the public forum. Also, Gallery Z is a TAX FREE ZONE.  And, as always, all exhibits are free and open to the public. The gallery can be found on the World Wide Web at
http://www.galleryzprov.com/ Please feel free to contact the gallery at galleryzprov@aol.com
 

Gallery Hours:
Tues & Wed 12-6pm
Thurs-Sat 12-8pm
By appointment and by chance
 

Directions to Gallery Z:
From the North: Take 95 South to Exit 21.  At the end of the exit ramp, take a right onto Atwells Ave.
From the South: Take 95 North to exit 21.  At the second set of lights take a left onto Atwells Ave. Gallery Z is located on your right at 259 Atwells Avenue.
 

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Reminder – Upcoming Events/Shows/Call for Entries at Portsmouth Arts Guild

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

The Portsmouth Arts Guild
The Arts Association for Aquidneck Island and Nearby Towns
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 The Portsmouth Arts Guild Center For The Arts
 2679 East Main Road
 Portsmouth, RI 02871
 Next to St. Paul’s Church
 401-293-5ART
 Gallery hours:
 Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 5pm.
 Free and open to the public
 Handicap accessible
 Parking across the street at East Main Studios
 

Events Schedule:
 

Toujours l’Amour: An Exhibition of Love
July 3-27
 

2nd Annual Juried “Only Photography” Show, Call For Artists:
July 31-August 31 –  Opening Reception, Friday, August 1, 6-8pm
Art must be framed, wired and ready to hang.
No sawtooth hangers. Commission of 25% on all sales.
Drop off dates:
Monday, July 28, 3-6pm
Tuesday, July 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Pick up dates:
Monday, September 1, 3-6pm
Tuesday, September 2, 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: 1 Entry $15, $5 each additional, Maximum 3 Entries 

Watercolor Society Show
September 4-28
 

Juried Members Show
October 2-November 16
 

2nd Annual Under $200 Holiday Show and Sale
Nov. 20-Dec. 21
 

Seija Floderus to Teach Early Byzantine Icon Painting Workshop
Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th
Icons use traditional motifs to express ideas and feelings. The egg tempera painting methods taught in this workshop by Finnish artist Seija Floderus were used by the early Christian Byzantine icon painters. Students will learn how to prepare the surface of the wood blocks; then will prepare an icon drawing which will be moved to the prepared surface. The group will also learn how to mix egg tempera pigments and paint images with this material. The instructor will also show students how to inlay gold leaf and seal the finished surface. A materials fee will provide wood blocks, paint brushes & pallets, pigments and some gold leaf. Both beginners and experienced icon painters are welcome.
 http://www.seijafloderus.com
 

Friday, August 22, 6 to 10 pm
Saturday, August 23, 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday, August 24, 12 to 4 pm
Tuition: $295 (This includes an $85 materials fee)
$275 for PAG members
To register send a check to:
PAG Workshops
P.O. Box 463
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Or contact:
Edwina Sebest (Registrar)
401-481-2285
esebest@hotmail.com
 

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is recruiting instructors for the 
upcoming Fall class schedule. Classes in all media and for every 
level are welcome. Anyone who is interested in teaching a class 
should go to the PAG website for more information.
 

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Hera Gallery – “30 Days + 24 Hours” Comic Book Exchange

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

30 Days + 24 Hours
The Hera Gallery All Rhode Island Comic book Exhibition, Challenge, and Marketplace
 

Attention Rhode Island Comic Book Artists,
Challenge yourself, individually or as part of a team, to create a soul stirring, heart thumping, thought provoking, mind bending comic book/graphic novel in just 30 days and exhibit the pages you’ve made at Hera Gallery.  But wait! There’s more! The opening of the exhibit will be a second challenge. This one will last only 24 hours. The gallery will be open from Noon, Saturday, July 19 to Noon, Sunday, July 20 for a concentrated blast of extreme drawing, painting, cutting and pasting. Coffee will be served. Sugar will be available in a variety of forms. Models will flex and bend and stretch and strut. Music will be performed. Movies will be shown. Artists will read from their graphic novels. Cots will be available for naps. Above all, ink will flow! Given this level of sleep deprivation, caffeine buzz, rock and roll, and collaborative energy, what will you come up with? Results of the 24-hour challenge will also go up on the gallery walls. This is also an opportunity to display and sell comic books, graphic novels, and zines you have created without a time limit. This is an open show. All submissions will be included, but registration is required. Go to the website: www.heragallery.org or call (401)783-0610 for more information.

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LOVESICK/ SEASICK EXHIBITION OPENS AT YES GALLERY + STUDIO

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Robert MalinowskiLOVESICK/SEASICK, a group exhibition, explores the feeling of being tossed around by the sea – be it the actual sea or the sea of love. The exhibit features works by over 20 visual artists from around the country, and opens this Friday July 11th at YES Gallery + Studio in Warren, Rhode Island (and runs through August 8.) Local artists include painter David Gonville and photographer John Foraste. Other artists include Jessica George, Cynthia Guild, Andy Suriano, and Canadian artist Robert Malinowki, among others., a group exhibition, explores the feeling of being tossed around by the sea – be it the actual sea or the sea of love. The exhibit features works by over 20 visual artists from around the country, and opens this Friday July 11th at YES Gallery + Studio in Warren, Rhode Island (and runs through August 8.) Local artists include painter David Gonville and photographer John Foraste. Other artists include Jessica George, Cynthia Guild, Andy Suriano, and Canadian artist Robert Malinowki, among others. 

, a group exhibition, explores the feeling of being tossed around by the sea – be it the actual sea or the sea of love. The exhibit features works by over 20 visual artists from around the country, and opens this Friday July 11th at YES Gallery + Studio in Warren, Rhode Island (and runs through August 8.) Local artists include painter David Gonville and photographer John Foraste. Other artists include Jessica George, Cynthia Guild, Andy Suriano, and Canadian artist Robert Malinowki, among others.Events in conjunction with the exhibition include an opening reception on Friday July 11th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and a backyard concert on Thursday July 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 as part of the “Music Under the Pergola” series. Musician Steve “Lightnin” Lighty will perform sea shanties and other tunes. The event is free, but reservations are required as seating is limited.

, a group exhibition, explores the feeling of being tossed around by the sea – be it the actual sea or the sea of love. The exhibit features works by over 20 visual artists from around the country, and opens this Friday July 11th at YES Gallery + Studio in Warren, Rhode Island (and runs through August 8.) Local artists include painter David Gonville and photographer John Foraste. Other artists include Jessica George, Cynthia Guild, Andy Suriano, and Canadian artist Robert Malinowki, among others.All YES Gallery + Studio’s exhibitions have a charitable component with 5% of proceeds going to local non-profit organizations. Proceeds from LOVESICK/SEASICK are going to Save the Bay, which is committed to fostering a personal connection between people and Narragansett Bay by working to protect, restore and explore the bay and its watershed.

YES Gallery + Studio is located in Warren’s quaint historic district, a tax-free arts district where clients pay no sales tax on works of art. The building was built in 1883 and has a rich history that includes being the studio of well-known author and illustrator David Macauley.

For more information about LOVESICK/SEASICK or related events please contact YES Gallery + Studio at (401) 245-7174 or visit www.yesgalleryandstudio.com. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11-5:30 and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Jessica George

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