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Jen Daltry at Holden St Gallery

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
The Holden Street Gallery is proud to present an original show of New Works by Jennifer Daltry.   ”New Works” consists primarily of drawings in pen + ink and a few large canvas panels.  Ms. Daltry’s often surreal imagery is inspired by nature, trees in particular, and creates a impressionistic world of calm and quiet.             

Opening is this Friday, October 3rd 6-9      

Gallery Dates – Show runs October 3 – 24

Opening –  Friday, October 3rd 6 -9   Acoustic Show, featuring The ‘Mericans  - Saturday, October 18th, 7-10    

Closing -  Friday, October 24, 6-9 

Holden Street Gallery is located at 97 Holden Street, Providence RI
Gallery Hours – By appointment



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SPARC – Call to Artists

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008





























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CRAFTBOSTON 2009 – Deadline Extended

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Application Deadline Extended
Monday Oct. 6th, 2008
For BOTH 2009 Shows!       

CRAFTBOSTON 2009Contemporary Art, Craft & Design
Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts

March 27-29, 2009
200 Exhibitors
Seaport World Trade Center, BostonCRAFTBOSTON Holiday
November 13-15, 2009
110 Exhibitors
Westin Waterfront, Boston

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the following media categories:  baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Work will be juried based on originality, execution of design, technique and craftsmanship, creative use of materials and aesthetic qualities.
CRAFTBOSTON · March features 200 exhibitors and exhibits by emerging artists from leading schools and universities, an artist mentor program, a craft bookseller, exhibits by non-profit craft organizations, an educational lecture series, tours for guests who are blind and visually impaired, and tours for other special interest groups. Now entering its eight year, CRAFTBOSTON has received rave reviews from exhibitors and patrons alike.  Our new show CRAFTBOSTON Holiday in November will feature 110 exhibitors.
Jury Process:  The show jurors will invite approximately 30 artists for both shows and the remaining spaces will be selected through an open jury process.

To apply log onto:  http://craftboston.org/artists.asp?whatpg=artapply
2009 Jurors:
Lisa Englander- Store Manager & Buyer, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, and Independent Curator
Mark Del Guidice- Furniture Maker, Trustee for Fuller Craft Museum, and SAC Artist Award recipient

Tommie Rush- Glass Artist, Trustee for Penland School of Crafts, Trustee for American Craft Council, and Trustee for Glass Arts Society

Please feel free to contact Sarah Cunningham with questions:
show@craftboston.org or 617-266-1810

www.societyofcrafts.org · www.craftboston.org

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A Conversation With The Mayoral Candidates of Pawtucket

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Long time Pawtucket Mayor James Doyle (D) faces 12-year Pawtucket City

Councilman Donald Grebian (I) in the current race for Pawtucket

Mayor. With the adoption and advertisement of the Pawtucket Arts

District and the recent initiation of a city grant program for arts

organizations, the arts community has become a significant constituency

of Pawtucket in recent years.

Rhode Island Citizens for the Arts (RI4arts) and The Pawtucket Alliance

for Downtown Success (PADS) will host a Conversation with the Mayoral

Candidates of Pawtucket on October 7, 2008 from 6:30 — 8:00 pm at

the Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, to hear from the candidates on

topics that focus on the city’s future, including Arts and




If you are a Pawtucket resident, or not, please join us to hear what

the Candidates have to say about the arts and Pawtucket’s future

as a growing destination city in Rhode Island!

The evening will bring the candidates together in an open conversation

moderated by Richard Kazarian, Jr., a local arts/antiques dealer and

historian, Chair of Pawtucket’s Riverfront Commission and named

Pawtucket’s Citizen of the Year in 2005 by The Pawtucket

Foundation. Various topics will be explored including Economic

Development, Arts and Revitalization and Civic Improvement. The

conversation is geared towards gaining a broad understanding of the

candidates feelings about the City and its Future.

The event, sponsored by The Pawtucket Times, is free and open to the

public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is limited. First come,

first served. For more information please see www.pads02860.org,email info@pads02860.org, or call 401-751-4074. 

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Invitation to Steve Jobe’s Bells and Gongs

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Hey all, I’m offering a short program entitled Bells and Gongs as part of the First Works Festival in early October. I and a few friends will be performing outdoors (weather permitting) just across the sidewalk from the the riverside doors of the RISD Auditorium. We’ll perform Thursday and Friday, October 2nd and 3rd, both nights 7:15-7:45pm. If it rains we’ll be in the foyer of the auditorium.Bob Asprinio, David Brown and Chris Monti will help me play the glass bells and gongs from my collection; Chris Turner and Rachel Maloney will bring their gongs to add to the fun. We’ll be offering half hour long sound sculptures, exploring the sonic possibilities of these exotic, evocative instruments.


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Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, event Oct. 6th

Monday, September 29th, 2008



September 24, 2008


Contact: Rita Cidre at 401.351.0203 or




200 Years After

Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade


Providence, R.I. WRNI and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) kick off the Rhode Island Freedom Festival on October 6, 2008, with a conversation on the bicentennial of the end of the transatlantic slave trade , led by NPRs Michel Martin. 200 Years After will take place at the Providence Black Repertory Co. at 276 Westminster Street in downtown Providence. Guests will enjoy a reception with Michel Martin at 6:30pm and the presentation will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased by visiting


or calling 401.351.0203. 

Michel Martin, an award-winning journalist and the host of NPRs Tell Me More, will be speaking with Katrina Browne, writer, director and producer of Traces of the Trade, Dr. James Campbell, Africana Studies professor at Brown University, Mary-Kim Arnold, RICH executive director, and Rev. Jeffery A. Williams, head pastor at the Cathedral of Life, about the importance of the bicentennial for the Rhode Island and the nation. The conversation will focus on the historic and contemporary significance of Rhode Islands involvement with the slave trade.As the host of NPRs Tell Me More, Martin examines headlines and issues relevant to multi-cultural life in America. Before arriving at NPR on January 2006, Michel worked as a correspondent for ABCs Nightline where she spent a decade covering such issues as the Congressional budget battles, the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, and racial profiling and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Martin has been honored by numerous organizations, including the Candace Award for Communications from The National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Along with her Emmy award, she received three additional Emmy nominations, including one for an ABC News program examining children’s racial attitudes.200 Years After kicks off the month-long Rhode Island Freedom Festival, an event that commemorates the bicentennial of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade and celebrates African American Heritage in Rhode Island. For more information about this festival and all related events, please visit


or call Risa Gilpin at 401.273.2250. 200 Years After is funded, in part, by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. 

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Hope Gallery – October 6- November 1, 2008

Monday, September 29th, 2008
Hope Gallery
435 Hope Street
Bristol, RI
(401) 396-9117
October 6, 2008 – November 1, 2008
Open Reception:
October 10, 2008
6 PM – 9 PM
Guest artist:  Ewa Romaszewics – oil
Ewa has received several academic awards, most notably a Fulbright grant,
which enabled her to pursue her painting in Switzerland.
 Ewa has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Member artist: Lori Bradley – mono prints & ceramics
Lori’s ceramics and digital monotypes are included in numerous private collections
throughout the United States and her artwork has been juried in exhibitions nationally. 
 Lori has been creating artwork in ceramic and print mediums
for over 20 years.
Also…24 member artists exhibiting new works.
Wed & Sun – Noon – 5 PM
Thurs, Fri & Sat – Noon – 6 PM
Mon & Tues: By appointment: (401) 683-0146
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News from Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Pawtucket Arts CollaborativeNewsletter – week ending 9/26/08MISSION 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.


Creativity takes courage.

::: Henri Matisse :::




Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – Annual Open Juried Exhibit through November 1….. The exhibit features works by: John Abromowski, Marjorie Ball, Ronald Brule, Henry Coutu, David Delay, Iris Donnelly, Ruth Emers, Jason Lee Fong, Joanne Lefebvre, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Don Hammontree, Joan Hausrath, Paul Hitchen, Mary Hird, Bruce Kaplan, David Kendrick, Paul T. Kenney, Valerie Kitchin, Lorie Labrie, Linnea Toney Leeming, Emily Lisker, Stanley Loniak, Beatriz Lopez, Rosemarie Manson, Steve Manson, Lynn McCarthy, Tim McCarthy, Joan McConaghy, Kristy Morrill, Mary D. Norris, Nina Hope Pfanstiehl, M.A. Podolak, Mimo Gordon Riley, Cynthia Mitchel Scott, Beverly Silva, Joan Sprague, Meredith M. Thayer, Aaron Usher, Toba Weintraub and Gayle White.The Gallery is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located at 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI in the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, 401-724-2200. Free parking is available at the Visitor Center.


One Hundred Works-One Hundred Inches-One Hundred Dollars – through Sept.30 …. Knight Gallery, 170 Ives Street, Providence. Breslin Fine Art, juror.

Knight Gallery is a new, unique art gallery in the Fox Point area of Providence, RI co-owned by Stacey Graham and Louis Bobola. It is truly a gallery for the community, reaching both the traditional art lover and those who may have never visited an art gallery. The gallery offers work by local artists-from potters to jewelers to painters to photographers to other, less traditional gallery ware. “Our goal is to create an interesting and sophisticated gallery where there is something for everyone. For more info, call (401) 654-4747 or www.knightgalleryprovidence.com. Hours: 11-6 Tuesday – Saturday; 12-5 Sunday.

For more go to www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

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Monday, September 29th, 2008

October 2, 2008 at 7 PM

Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)



VICTIM is a feature film about a man, Marco Bishop (Sayed Najem) and his wife, Nicole (Shannon O’Brien-Rosciti), whose lives couldn’t be happier. As soul mates they share a life in love. Yet their marital destiny is tested when joyful news of Nicole’s anticipated pregnancy is overshadowed by Marco’s discovery that he is HIV positive.


Could one callous mistake he made 10 months earlier now be haunting him? This is a story of two sharing one love, one life… and one mistake. One is all it takes.


$100 includes VIP red carpet, cocktails and photos with the actorsincludes VIP red carpet, cocktails and photos with the actors $49 (Adults) includes movie & contribution to AIDS Project Rhode Island

includes VIP red carpet, cocktails and photos with the actors (Adults) includes movie & contribution to AIDS Project Rhode Island $25 (Students) includes movie & contribution to AIDS Project Rhode Island(Students) includes movie & contribution to AIDS Project Rhode Island Purchase tickets at PPAC Box Office (401-421-2787) or online at (Students) includes movie & contribution to AIDS Project Rhode Island Purchase tickets at PPAC Box Office (401-421-2787) or online at includes VIP red carpet, cocktails and photos with the actors (Adults) includes movie & contribution to AIDS Project Rhode Island (Students) includes movie & contribution to AIDS Project Rhode Island Purchase tickets at PPAC Box Office (401-421-2787) or online at www.ppacri.org Email sayednajem@hotmail.com for VIP tickets This exclusive red carpet event is the place to be seen for a good cause!

A portion of the proceeds go to Aids Project Rhode Island

View trailer at www.victimthemovie.com

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WaterFire’s “A Thousand Ships” Postponed

Monday, September 29th, 2008
Due to predictions of inclement weather, WaterFire’s “A Thousand Ships” observance is being postponed until Saturday, October 4.  

As a result, the A Thousand Ships Symposium originally scheduled for Sunday, September 28, at the John Nicholas Brown Center is being postponed until Sunday, October 5.  We hope that you will join us then. The syposium will be held from 12-3 p.m. 

Please note that the screening of  Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North scheduled for September 27 at 3:30 p.m. in List Art Center, Room 120, will still take place. The film is being presented by Rhode Island for Community and Justice.

For more information about A Thousand Ships, please contact lyra@TheMuseumOnline.com, or 401 261-3441.

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Daniel McManus: New Work – Artist Talk

Monday, September 29th, 2008


Newport Art Museum visitors can meet and speak with artist Daniel McManus during an informal gallery talk at the Museum on October 9 beginning at 5:30pm. The exhibition “Daniel McManus: New Work” features photographs, ceramics and mixed media works and runs through November 16.This free event is part of Newport Gallery Night.


Cost: Free

Newport Art Museum

76 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI

(401) 848-8200

< http://www.newportartmuseum.org/> www.NewportArtMuseum.org.

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IMAGO Gallery Call to Artists

Monday, September 29th, 2008

IMAGO, a gallery of art and fine craft at 16 Cutler Street, has issued a call to artists for its third annual juried art competition entitled, *Works on Paper.*Those submitting work should drop off artwork at the gallery between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. on Monday, October 20 or Tuesday, October 21. Work selected for the exhibition will be on display at the gallery October 29 – November 8. A free, public reception for artists whose work is selected will be held on Friday, October 30 from 7-9 pm.

Eligible artwork includes any work on or made of paper that fits through a normal sized door. The work will be judged by Bill Newkirk, department head for the Graphic Design Department at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.

All art work will be judged in person and must be properly framed and/or ready to hang or display. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. IMAGO members are not eligible to participate. Cash awards will be decided by the juror.

The fee for submissions is $30 for up to three submissions or $10 per piece. Fees must be paid at the time work is submitted. Checks should be made payable to IMAGO. The gallery will retain a 40 percent commission on all sales of artwork associated with the exhibit.

Work not accepted for the exhibit must be picked up from the gallery between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 25th. The gallery will charge a $5 per day storage fee for works not picked up on time.

For a prospectus, please email: imago@16cutlerstreet.com, call 401-245-3348 or visit our website: www.imagoartgallery.com. Established as a cooperative art gallery in August, 2003, IMAGO gallery is located on the ground floor of the Cutler mill complex at the corner of Child (Route 103) and Cutler streets in Warren. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12 noon to 4 p.m.

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Events at Brown University

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Featured Events 

Thursday 25 September to Sunday 5 October
Brown University Theatre: Funnyhouse of a Negro
The 2008-2009 season kicks off with Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro, a play chronicling the last hours in the life of Sarah, a young black woman troubled by race and identity. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through October 5 in Leeds Theatre, 77 Waterman St. For tickets, see link or call the box office at (401) 863-283.




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Art on the Lawn Postponed

Monday, September 29th, 2008
Wet weather forces rescheduling of Art on the Lawn  to October 4-5 

Bad weather has forced organizers to postpone Art on the Lawn at the Newport Art Museum. The outdoor event was to take place this weekend  but has been rescheduled for October 4 and 5. Presented by the Artists’ Guild, Art on the Lawn is one of the longest running outdoor art festivals in the area. The juried show and sale runs from 10 am – 5 pm on the grounds of the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport. The Elderly Brothers will perform Americana, folk and country music on Sunday from 12 – 2 pm. Art on the Lawn attracts between 30 and 40 local and nationally known professional artists. Admission is free. The Artists’ Guild, an affiliate of the Newport Art Museum, is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 “to unite local artists with common goals associated with the education, creation, exhibition, and promotion of the visual arts.” Proceeds from this event are used to fund a scholarship program designed to foster young artists in the area. For more information call 401-846-7502 or visit www.namartistsguild.org.

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Monday, September 29th, 2008

Peeptoad Coffeehouse Presents Aztec Two-Step
DATE:  FRIDAY, October 3, 2008
TIME:              8:00 PM
VENUE ADDRESS: North Foster Baptist Church, 
81 East Killingly Road, Foster, RI
INFO: (401) 647-3105 or Peeptoadconcerts@juno.com  

TICKET PRICES: $20/person; $10/children under 12
Tickets are available on-line at www.fosteringArts.org

It’s been three years since Aztec Two-Step last performed at the Peeptoad … they are long overdue! After taking their name from a Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem and recording the first song ever written about Jack Kerouac’s iconic American novel, On The Road, Aztec Two-Step has been described as the bridge to the Beat Generation and instrumental in ushering the music of the 1960′s into the 70′s and beyond. For more than three and a half decades, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have been writing and performing songs that helped make their generation’s musical memories, all the while inspiring a generation of young singer songwriters.

e-mail: Peeptoadconcerts@juno.com 
VENUE WEBSITE: www.fosteringArts.org 
ARTIST WEBSITES:  www.aztectwostep.com

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Not About the Buildings Writing Contest

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Not About The Buildings is having its first-ever Fiction Prize. It’s open to short story writers anywhere. The winning story will get published as a limited-edition letterpress chapbook. Stories need to be 5000 words or less and I need to get them by October 15th (mail or e-mail.) Details about submission requirements and whatnot are at:

www.notaboutthebuildings.com. Thanks, Matthew Lawrence

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News from Perishable Theatre

Monday, September 29th, 2008

RI’s Research & Development Theatre 9/27/2008

3-for-1 plays in the 14th International Women’s Playwriting Festival

Still room in select Fall Classes!

What is up at Perishable Theatre

go directly to our website to find out!


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A Time to Gather Stones

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Krause Gallery

250 Lloyd Avenue

Providence, Rhode Island 02902

October 28th –November 21st 2008

Nancy Chapman


Opening Reception

Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, November 20 from 5 –9 pm

Gallery hours Monday – Friday 8 am – 4pm

or by appointment 401 .831.7350 x 174

Kristin S. Street, Director



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Pixilerations Opens October 2

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Interactive gallery installations, surround-sound electronic media concerts, experimental nightclub jams, and video art will animate downtown Providence, RI for Pixilerations [v.5]: fragments & (w)holes, part of the FirstWorks Festival 2008.

Go to  http://www.first-works.org/

for more information

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Poetry at Tazza

Monday, September 29th, 2008

*Please note the earlier time! Poetry 9-10pm!**

Mark Milloff & Mairéad Byrne present:*

Tues 9/30*


MUSIC 7-9pm: *

James Chapin* (acoustic blues guitar); *Jonathan Bonner* (Cape Breton

fiddle); *Sit Down Baby!* (Blues)

POETRY 9-10pm: *

Mairéad Byrne; Jonathan Bonner; Mary Cappello; Laura Shirreff; Jean Walton*

MUSIC 10pm-closing: *

Metropolis* *with* *Arvid Tomayko-Peters*

www.tazzacaffe.com* Free**

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