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AS220 EVENTS

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Join AS220 and the Providence Public Library for a free panel

discussion on “NetWorks 2008″ Sunday at 2:00pm in the Barnard Room

(3rd fl) at Providence Public Library¹s Central Library, 150 Empire

Street. The discussion will be moderated by Sara Agniel with panel

members: Joseph A. Chazan, MD, a great friend to many artists and co-

creator of the project; Umberto Crenca, Artistic Director of AS220;

Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Curator of The Newport Art Museum; and Richard

Goulis, artist and video production manager for the project. You

have hopefully, already seen some of the art in this exhibition

series, and are undoubtedly hungry for more! There will be a lot more

talking around AS220 this week with two open mic slams (Thursday

January 29th and February 5th) and a presentation and discussion this

Monday at the performance space on the evolution of American Art.

New gallery shows open this Sunday the 1st of February at the AS220

galleries! AS220′s own cottage industries the Paul Krot Darkroom and

Community Printshop will be bringing you some artwork from their

communities in the Main Gallery at Empire Street alongside the

colorful and diverse portraits of Claudine DePina Art Factory. See

more great photography in the Open Window at Empire St. and the

Project Space at Mathewson St. Perhaps it will inspire you to make

your own photography at our community darkrooms, now offering classes

at almost half price! Go to http://www.as220.org/shop/ to see whatsavailable and reserve a spot!

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 8pm (list at 7:30) $4

Free Speech Thursdays at AS220 featuring: Providence Poetry Slam: 1ST

THURSDAY: OPEN MIC SLAM

Friday, January 30, 2009 9 pm $15 SOLD OUT!

Armageddon Presents: Amebix, Kylesa, and Morne

Saturday, January 31, 2009 1pm -5pm FREE

Crafternoon – Bring your portable art project!

Saturday, January 31, 2009 9pm $6

Vitamin Hoax, The Providence Morons, Ultraviolence, and Tony Jones &

The Cretin 3

Sunday, February 1, 2009 4-7pm FREE

AS220 Main Gallery, 115 Empire St: The Paintings of Claudine DePina

Art Factory new works from the AS220 Cottage Industries

Open Window Gallery, 115 Empire St: Annapurna – new photography by

Remi Drozd

Youth Gallery: Crazy, Sexy, Cool new work by Kourtnie Aileru and

Benito Rios

AS220 Project Space at 93 Mathewson St: My Pictures- photography by

Eric & Deb Demarko

Sunday, February 1, 2009 8pm $8

The Empire Revue

Monday, February 2, 2009 5:30-7:00pm FREE

Monthly Agenda: America a Breeding Ground For Reform

Monday, February 2, 2009 9:30pm $6

For The Love of Sloane, Conduit, and Daniella Ben-Bassat / Secret

Session

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 6-9pm $6

Life Drawing

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10pm $6

Stay In The States and Stalemate

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 5:30 -7pm FREE

DC401 Meeting

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 9pm $6

Jelen, Ghost Storys, Nakedknees

Thursday, February 5, 2009 8pm (list at 7:30) $4

Free Speech Thursdays at AS220 featuring: Providence Poetry Slam: 1ST

THURSDAY: OPEN MIC SLAM

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 8pm (list at 7:30) $4

Free Speech Thursdays at AS220 featuring: Providence Poetry Slam: 1ST

THURSDAY: OPEN MIC SLAM

On Thursdays at AS220, free speech is in full effect with a weekly

program of spoken word open mics, poetry slams, youth slams, hip-hop

open mics (on 2nd Thursdays), musician open mics, and so on and so

forth. Come teach, share, and learn! The stage is open to writers,

poets, rappers, comedians, professors, ranters, and ravers; come down

and keep the oral tradition alive! The Providence Poetry Slam:

Providence is one of the most well known and exciting Poetry Slams

nationwide – The PVD team has made it to the National Poetry Slam

Tournament semi-finals for the last 5 seasons!

Get in touch through our myspace page!

http://www.myspace.com/providencepoetryslam Friday, January 30, 2009 9 pm $15 SOLD OUT!

Armageddon Presents: Amebix, Kylesa, and Morne

“Drink and be merry for tomorrow we may DIE!” Amebix- masters of

crustcore.

The band that stands before you known as Morne started with many

trials and tribulations. It began back in 2005, and even though there

were many interested individuals, only one lineup had the dedication

and perseverance to make the band a reality. The band features Milosz

(ex-Filth Of Mankind) on guitar, Jeff (ex-Disrupt, Grief) also on

guitar, Max on bass and Kevin on drums (both from various Boston

bands). Morne draws it’s influence from powerful, intense bands such

as Amebix, Neurosis and Sacrilege. The undertones of these bands can

certainly be heard in Morne’s sound, but they create an atmosphere all

their own. In November 2007, the band went to Dead Air studios in

Amherst MA to record their first official demo. The session was

originally intended as just a reference for the future LP, but after

much consideration the band decided to release the recording. An

unexpected offer soon came from the California based No Options

Records to do a limited vinyl release the demo in addition to the

already self released cassettes and CDs. The band has chosen to keep

the pressings of this recording limited only because they are planning

to re-record the songs for a debut full length in 2009. In the not so

distant future, Morne will be going back to the studio by the end of

summer 2008 to record tracks for the upcoming split 12″ with the UK

band Warprayer.

http://www.myspace.com/amebix_noise http://www.myspace.com/kylesa

http://www.myspace.com/mornecrust Saturday, January 31, 2009 1pm -5pm FREE

Crafternoon – Bring your portable art project!

Join Crafternoon at AS220! Local art wizards spinning magical crafts!

Bring a project to work on with other crafty creatures! Every last

Saturday of the month!

Saturday, January 31, 2009 9pm $6

Vitamin Hoax, The Providence Morons, Ultraviolence, and Tony Jones &

The Cretin 3

Ultraviolence is a band that plays really loud and hard. The only

thing we are concerned about is getting up there and having a good

time. Influences include: Against Me!, the Clash, and Desaparecidos.

The Vitamin Hoax is influenced by Screeching Weasel, Bad Brains,

Human Abstract, and many others.

Tony Jones & The Cretin 3 (ex members of The Jerktones, The

Knightsville Butchers, and The Goners).

The Providence Morons are influenced by alot of freeway roadside

tacos, Motor City madness and a healthy dose of coffee milk and bad

drivers.

http://www.myspace.com/theultraviolenceband http://www.myspace.com/thevitaminhoax

http://www.myspace.com/tjcretin3 http://www.myspace.com/theprovidencemorons Sunday, February 1, 2009 4-7pm FREE

GALLERY OPENING RECEPTIONS FROM 4-7pm

Regular Hours: 1-6pm Wednesday-Friday, Noon-4pm Saturday, and by

appointment

AS220 Main Gallery, 115 Empire St: The Paintings of Claudine DePina

Art Factory new works from the AS220 Cottage Industries

Open Window Gallery, 115 Empire St: Annapurna – new photography by

Remi Drozd

Youth Gallery: Crazy, Sexy, Cool new work by Kourtnie Aileru and

Benito Rios

AS220 Project Space at 93 Mathewson St: My Pictures photography by

Eric & Deb Demarko

Sunday, February 1, 2009 8pm $8

The Empire Revue

Witness a raft of talented local performers the likes of which you

have never seen at Providence’s premiere variety show! The Empire

Revue brings you sketch comedy, improv, musical interludes, burlesque,

magic, and general devilment, on the first Sunday of every month.

Featuring: sizzling music by Superchief Trio and your favorite

funnybone fondlers, The Sparkling Beatniks: Richard Goulis, Hannah

Devine, & Kate Lohman. Plus, special guest performers every month,

unpredictable pre-show shenanigans, a talking squirrel and more!

Empire Revue is sponsored by Empire Loan on North Main Street.

http://www.myspace.com/empirerevue Monday, February 2, 2009 5:30-7:00pm FREE

Monthly Agenda: America a Breeding Ground For Reform

This discussion will introduce the movement of American art and how it

evolved from European art post World War II. Topics will include: the

Armory Show of 1913, modern American artists from the 20th century and

controversial works dealing with race, politics and feminist-gender

issues. The presenter, William Ruggiero, is a graduate of Providence

College with a degree in Art History. He is currently a member of the

staff at Rhode Island School of Design.

Monday, February 2, 2009 9:30pm $6

For The Love of Sloane, Conduit, and Daniella Ben-Bassat / Secret

Session

For the Love of Sloane is a four piece original rock band from the

biggest little state in the union, Rhode Island. FTLOS is vocalist

Elese Morrone, guitarist Stephen Moniz, and drummer Jay Jefferson.

They formed mid 2007 and have quickly become a family as much as a

band that is hoping to help breath life back into the Providence music

scene. Their latest member, Nicholas Magendantz, joined in 2008 after

responding to an ad for a replacement bassist. Each individual band

member brings their heart and soul, along with a wide range of

influences, to the song writing process, which helps in the

originality and diversity of their sound. The band takes their time

writing each song, trying to avoid the usual songwriting formulas and

cliche’s but still writing songs with catchy hooks, driving beats, and

memorable melodies.

Conduit is ROCK.

Equal parts of bone-crushing volume, catatonic tempos, and ominous

pronouncements of gloom and doom delivered by Daniella Ben-Bassat’s

keening voice – Secret Session is a new sonic universe. Despised by

rock critics and ignored by radio programmers, the group has become

one of the most prolific acts in North America. In performances

utilizing both sight and sound, Ben-Bassat rages through friction

induced distortion blasts – using hand made materials to put all

synthetically generated sound to shame. Known best for her extravagant

electrical motor orchestras, roaring and fuzzing out beneath morphing

projections and feedback ground swells, secret session is like the

perfect dawn patrol with all of your friends watching you go over the

falls bound to slip into a coral reef cave where you are not allowed

to escape until the roaring ocean lifts you out to dry sand. BEWARE.

When you close your eyes, you’ll swear you’re on Broadway.

http://www.myspace.com/fortheloveofsloane http://www.theghostofotis.com/conduit.htm

http://www.myspace.com/secretsesh http://www.dbenbassat.com Tuesday, February 3, 2009 6-9pm $6

Life Drawing

Every Tuesday bring your drawing utensils and paper to AS220 and

sketch from a live model!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10pm $6

Stay In The States and Stalemate

Stay In The States is indie rock.

Stalemate is a pop rock quartet from RI determined to bring

eclecticism to the art and alternative rock scenes surrounding

Providence. With no prejudices beyond personal picky-ness when it

comes to jam bands, metal, punk, or R & B, our influences range from

Stevie Wonder to Trail of Dead in our pursuit for a more song focused

approach to original music in RI.

http://www.myspace.com/stayinthestates http://www.myspace.com/stalemate Wednesday, February 4, 2009 5:30 -7pm FREE

DC401 Meeting

DC401 is the local Defcon Group for Rhode Island. DC401 is a

gathering for folks interested in the alternate applications of modern

technology, referred to properly as ‘hacking’. DC401 is not intended

to compete with any other computer group, such as Providence Geeks,

2600 or Linux User Groups, but rather to provide yet another gathering

place for the discussion of technology and security topics. DC401

meetings are open to anyone, regardless of their skill, age, job,

gender, etc. DC401 is here to help you learn new things, meet new

people, mentor others in areas you may be strong in, and provide some

cohesion within the hacker culture and it’s members. For more

information, visit http://dc401.org or email dcg401@gmail.com Wednesday, February 4, 2009 9pm $6

Jelen, Ghost Storys, Nakedknees

Jelen is a member of Yummy Yum Yum Yum Records.

Nakedknees is avant garde/folk. It is a lifestyle… like a melodic

machine gun, nakedknees will pierce the hears of every listener.

Filled with the depth, wisdom, and integrity or anyone who has ever

dared to feel.

About Ghost Storys At your light side trees shy A kneeling enters them.

http://www.myspace.com/thefragilearmy http://www.myspace.com/nakedknees

http://www.myspace.com/myworkwithsnow Thursday, February 5, 2009 8pm (list at 7:30) $4

Free Speech Thursdays at AS220 featuring: Providence Poetry Slam: 1ST

THURSDAY: OPEN MIC SLAM

On Thursdays at AS220, free speech is in full effect with a weekly

program of spoken word open mics, poetry slams, youth slams, hip-hop

open mics (on 2nd Thursdays), musician open mics, and so on and so

forth. Come teach, share, and learn! The stage is open to writers,

poets, rappers, comedians, professors, ranters, and ravers; come down

and keep the oral tradition alive! The Providence Poetry Slam:

Providence is one of the most well known and exciting Poetry Slams

nationwide – The PVD team has made it to the National Poetry Slam

Tournament semi-finals for the last 5 seasons!

Get in touch through our myspace page!

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Cheryl Kaminsky

AS220 Communications Director

cheryl@as220.org 401-831-9327 (x116)

 

 

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ARTS FUNDING INTACT ACTION ALERT: CONTACT SENATORS

Friday, January 30th, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE PASSES ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE; ARTS FUNDING INTACT

ACTION ALERT: CONTACT SENATORS

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 28, passed the

economic stimulus legislation – H.R.1, the American Recovery and

Reinvestment Act – with provisions intact allocating $50 million for the

National Endowment for the Arts. All Republican House members, joined by

11 Democrats, voted against the measure.

 

TAKE ACTION: The Senate expects to vote on its version of the stimulus

legislation the week of February 2. If you have not yet done so, please

contact your senators urging their support to retain the $50 million

allocation for the National Endowment for the Arts when the economic

stimulus legislation takes final shape by including the provision passed

by the House, with 40% of the NEA funds going to state arts agencies and

the remainder distributed in direct grants to fund arts projects that

preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector.

 

Reach your senators by phone through the Capitol Switchboard at

202-224-3121, or by email at http://www3.capwiz.com/mygov/dbq/officials/ < http://www3.capwiz.com/mygov/dbq/officials/>  

 

* Public funding for the arts is a sound investment in states and

communities facing tough economic conditions.

* The arts generate jobs, tax revenues and consumer spending.

* NEA funds to state arts agencies will enable state support for

the arts to continue where a depressed economy has resulted in revenue

shortfalls.

In the days leading up to the House floor debate on the bill, the arts

funding had been singled out by critics of the legislation as an example

of needless spending. When the measure came to the House floor on

Wednesday, Rep. David Obey (D-WI), chair of the Appropriations Committee

and floor manager for the bill, asserted that such claims caused the

debate to become “incredibly trivialized.” In defense of the spending

decisions made in the bill, he pointed out that the “arts funding in

this bill is a tiny fraction of this entire bill . . . about 6 cents out

of every $1,000 contained in this legislation.”

 

He then aimed his remarks at the economic purposes of the legislation

and the economic significance of the arts sector: “People ask, What does

funding for the arts have to do with jobs? It is very simple. People in

the arts field are losing their jobs just like anybody else. . . . You

have local arts agencies, you have local orchestras, local symphonies

and local arts groups of all kinds who are shutting down, laying people

off, and in a number of instances going bankrupt. This is a small, tiny

effort to keep some of those people employed over the next two years. I

make no apology for it. We have an obligation to salvage as many jobs as

we can regardless of the fields in which people work.”

 

Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA), chair of the Interior Appropriations

Subcommittee and sponsor of the arts funding in the stimulus package,

joined Obey in defending the NEA funds. He cited the arts community as a

tremendous cultural resource that “also serves to create jobs in local

communities all across our nation.”

 

Dicks went on to say that the arts sector of the economy “has been

inordinately impacted by the severe economic downturn we have been

experiencing in this past year . . . and the result has been disastrous

for many of our nation’s arts agencies and programs. . . . The amount in

this bill is intended to provide small grants to try to restore some of

the jobs which have been lost in the arts communities over the past

year. In addition to retaining jobs, these funds will support programs

which provide entertainment and richness in the lives of our communities

at a time when they are badly needed. In the context of this large

economic stimulus legislation, I believe this is a prudent investment,

and that it will contribute measurably to restoring the fiscal health of

our nation.”

 

Speaking in opposition to the bill, Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) included the

arts funding in a list of “special interest groups’ pet projects” that

“represent an increase in government spending, not job creation.” Rep.

Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL), also speaking against the legislation, cited

the NEA funding with others as “some of the most egregious examples of

programs within the massive spending bill.”

 

Democrats voting against the stimulus package were Reps. Allen Boyd

(D-FL), Bobby Bright (D-AL), Jim Cooper (D-TN), Brad Ellsworth (D-IN),

Parker Griffith (D-AL), Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), Frank Kratovil (D-MD),

Walt Minnick (D-ID), Collin Peterson (D-MN), Heath Shuler (D-NC), and

Gene Taylor (D-MS), including four freshman members of the House, three

of whom replaced Republican officeholders.

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This Week in the Blackstone Valley January 29 – February 4, 2009

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Recycle Your Old TVs

and Other Electronics

This is the perfect opportunity to recycle old TVs in preparation for the national

switch to digital in February.

Date: Saturday, January 31 Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Location:Green-Tech

Assets warehouse located 30 Meeting Street, Cumberland

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Catch a Rising Star at Twin River

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Pendragon supports Art & Music Programs in the Schools

Pendragon performs a fundraiser at the BRT for B.A.A.M. (Because Art Always Matters),

a nonprofit community organization which focuses on supporting the growth of art

& music programs at Cumberland High School. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day

of the show.

Date/Time: Saturday, January 31 @ 8:00 pm

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Final Weekend for MouseTrap Presented by Community Players

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Library to Host Free Pre-Valentine’s Day Social Hour

Friday, January 30th, 2009

 

 

Library to Host Free Pre-Valentine’s Day Social Hour for Book & Music

Lovers

Chocolate & Sweet Tunes with Musician Mark Cutler

 

 

Providence Public Library has something special in

store–Chocolate & Sweet Tunes with Musician Mark Cutler and Friends: A

Pre-Valentine’s Day Social for Book & Music Lovers on Thursday, February

12 from 6-7:30 pm at the Central Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence

(music begins at 6:30 pm).

 

Wallow in heartbreak, celebrate your love, meet someone new, or even

slow-dance with your sweetie in the heart of the library as you listen

to the acoustic Americana, roots, and rock tunes of Rhode Island’s own

Mark Cutler, formerly of local favorites the Schemers and the Rain Dogs.

Sweets and other refreshments will be available for purchase at

affordable prices.

 

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is strongly

recommended by emailing lmiller@provlib.org (preferred) or leaving amessage at (401) 455-8057.

 

More about Mark and His Band

Mark Cutler, Best Vocalist in the Motif Magazine Music Poll for two

years in a row, has been part of the Rhode Island music scene since the

early 80s playing with local legends, The Schemers and national

recording artists The Raindogs. After winning the WBRU Rock Hunt and

WBCN Rock n Roll Rumble, the Schemers broke up and Mark moved up to

Boston to form The Raindogs. The band toured around the country for

several years with acts such as Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, The Waterboys

and Don Henley. Recently, Mark moved back to Providence and performs

regularly with his acoustic friends and occasionally gets the Schemers

back together for special gigs. During the past election season, Mark

played for the crowd at the RI Obama rally and got to meet and talk with

the President Obama (then candidate) afterwards. Mark also performs

with The Dino Club, Forever Young and Men of Great Courage and plays

songs of love, heartache, drinking, trains, the changing world, right

and wrong.

 

Mark will be playing with Jimmy Berger on bass guitar, who plays with

the Schemers, the Men of Great Courage, and also sings in a barber shop

quartet; and Bob Kirkman on banjo, who also plays with the Men of Great

Courage, and performs bluegrass with various musicians around the state.

 

 

 

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ATTENTION STUDENT FILMMAKERS!

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The Purple Violet Student Film Festival at Kean University is accepting short film submissions!

The Purple Violet Student Film Festival at Kean University is dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of emerging filmmakers. The one-day Festival features the screening of student short films in four unique categories (Comedic, Animation, Dramatic and Documentary) and a New Jersey High School Public Service Announcement Video Contest.

Special Guest Artist Emily Hubley will be screening and discussing her latest feature The Toe Tactic.

Selected works will be presented at Kean University on April 16, 2009. The four winners will each be awarded a cash prize of $250.

Download an application online at http://www.kean.edu/premierestages/

All submissions must be postmarked by March 13, 2009.

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Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center Events

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The only location in New England to present

the TED prize

LIVE FROM

LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA

 

FEBRUARY 5TH

8:00PM

Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center

 

$20 ADMISSION

TICKETS AVAILABLE at www.janepickens.com 401-846-5474 or our box office

 

Who is TED?

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives. Held annually in Long Beach, The TED Conference is still the heart of TED. More than a thousand people now attend — indeed, the event sells out a year in advance — and the content has expanded to include science, business, the arts and the global issues facing our world.

Meet the 2009 TED Prize winners

Each of them is a leader in his/her chosen field of work, with an unconventional viewpoint and a vision to transform the world, and each wins $100,000 plus “One Wish to Change the World.”

 

 

 

Sylvia Earle, called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and “Hero for the Planet” by Time, is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer with a deep commitment to research through personal exploration.

 

 

Jill Tarter, director of the SETI Institute’s Center for SETI Research and holder of the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI. She has devoted her career to hunting for signs of sentient beings elsewhere, and almost all aspects of this field have been affected by her work.

 

 

 

Jose Abreu, a retired economist, trained musician, and social reformer founded El Sistema (“the system”) in 1975 based on the conviction that what poor Venezuelan kids needed was classical music. After 30 years and 10 different political administrations, El Sistema is now a nationwide organization of 102 youth orchestras, 55 children’s orchestras and 270 music centers.

 

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE HELD OVER!

WINNER FOUR GOLDEN GLOBES, BEST PICTURE, DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY & ORIGINAL SCORE

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD BEST PICTURE AND TEN OSCAR NOMINATIONS

VISIT www.JANEPICKENS.COM FOR SHOWTIMES  

Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center

49 Touro St.

Newport, Rhode Island 02840

www.janepickens.com 401-846-5474 office

401-846-5252 showtimes

 

 

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New Urban Arts Opening

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Mid Year Makings: An Exhibition of Works in Progress, Opening Friday January

30, 2009 from 5-8pm

New Urban Arts presents “Mid Year Makings: An Exhibition of Works in

Progress,” an art exhibition featuring work by

high school students that celebrates imagination, curiosity and

collaboration. See a print installation of raindrops,

pinhole photographs of our city, and Bones, a skeleton that evolved from a

hand-drawn illustration to a sweatshirt jacket.

Don’t miss the gallery opening event on Friday January 30, 2009 from 5-8pm.

This event is free and open to the public

and will include many opportunities for you to join us in creative practice.

Participate in our Idea Exchange…take an idea

and leave an idea. Also, see and participate in the final showing of artist

mentor Ben Fino-Radin’s kinesthetic window

installation Earth Tones.

But Wait. That’s Not All…

In response to this historic inauguration, hear Random Acts of Sound blasted

through the gallery with voices from our

studio describing what ³change² means to them.

Also, listen to the sounds of DJ Masta J as you enjoy our winter love of ice

cream floats… not just any floats, we’re talking

coke, root beer, strawberry, orange with chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

Choose your flavor and make your own

delightful treat.

This multidisciplinary art exhibition is on view in our gallery from January

30-February 13, weekdays 10am-7pm, at 743

Westminster Street.

 

About New Urban Arts

New Urban Arts is a nationally recognized arts studio for high school

students and emerging artists in Providence,

Rhode Island. Our mission is to build a vital learning community that

empowers young people, developing creative

practices they can sustain throughout their lives. We serve 125 high school

students and 15 emerging artists through

after-school and summer programs each year.

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Enterprise Opera has two concerts coming up in February:

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Songs of Love and Romance

Saturday, February 21, 2009

7:30 pm

Church of the Epiphany

1336 Pawtucket Avenue

Rumford, Rhode Island

Tickets $10.00

Bring your family and friends to a filling ham and bean supper followed

by the sumptuous voice of Amy Dancz as she weaves songs of love and

romance. Visit our website at www.enterpriseopera.org or call us at 781-249-9534 for more

details. 

Love is in the Air

Saturday, February 28, 2009

7:30 pm

The Cathedral of St. John

250 North Main Street

Providence, Rhode Island

Tickets $10.00

Join EOP artists Caitlin Fahey and Daniel Padgett for an evening of romantic evening of song.

After days of shoveling snow, you deserve a break. So sit in the warm

atmosphere of the Cathedral and give your body and soul a rest. Visit

our website at www.enterpriseopera.org or call us at 781-249-9534 formore details.

Thanks

 

Richard A.A. LarragaArtistic Director and Conductor

Enterprise Opera Productions

Providence, Rhode Island

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Celebrate Providence! 2009 Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative Proposals Due Friday

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    The Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative awards funds to non-profit organizations to create and perform high quality programs designed to respond to the unique characteristics of neighborhoods and foster a sense of community pride.
    Organizations interested in participating must be located in Providence to be eligible for the grants and the programming must take place in the neighborhoods and public spaces of Providence between July 1 and September 1, 2009. Funding will range from $500 to $4000 per project and only one proposal will be accepted from an organization. 
    Applications must be sent to the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism at Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street, Room 111, by January 30 at 4 p.m.  To download an application please click here.
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Public Programs at RISD

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
 
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RISD | Public Engagement publishes this periodic bulletin to help connect RISD and the local community with information, opportunities and resources. Please share this bulletin with colleagues and friends. Visit our website and our latest blog postings for more information about public engagement at RISD.
 

On Campus 

Spring Public Engagement Courses
RISD is offering a range of Spring Semester Public Engagement courses. Among them are:USE OF SPACE:PLACE OF CAMPUS
Charlie Cannon and Pete Hocking, instructors
Section Number GRAD-114G-01
Description Many contemporary art and design practices explore the creation of community through various kinds of participatory performance. These practices, organized under rubrics of tactical appropriation, relational aesthetics, and community organizing, aspire to create community in environments that are not always hospitable. This research seminar will explore these practices and their theoretical underpinnings by looking closely at the RISD campus. RISD’s development history has lead to a vastly diverse set of buildings and spaces that wend their way through Providence. However, for many students there is a palpable sense that something is missing. The seminar asks the question, “Can a sense of community be created through the re-occupation of existing spaces and programs?” To examine this question students will: 1.) map the ad-hoc and institutional use(s) of RISD’s current facilities, and, 2.) introduce themselves to diverse conceptual frameworks. This theoretical and practical catalogue will be tested through small happenings, designed by students, to activate various spaces on campus. The semester will culminate in a series of propositions about spaces for community at RISD. The seminar is co-taught by Peter Hocking, Director of the Office of Public Engagement, and architect and designer Charlie Cannon, and is open to all graduate students from all departments.
Credits 3.00
Academic Level GR – Graduate (Juniors, Seniors, Fifth Yrs can participate with permission)RESEARCH PROJECT
Catherine D’Ignazio, instructor
Section Number DM-7152-02
Description This class takes the form of a series of individual meetings to explore work related to a particular research project. The student may work on their own project or work with the lecturer to facilitate a particular research venture as part of a team. The student develops a proposal for an individual or a team based project. They then work independently or in selected groups. This class also facilitates group meetings and class critiques. Restricted to Senior, Graduate 2009SP description for section 01: GIS: Extrapolating the Personal to the Social: This studio course will explore the application of Geographic Information Systems concepts to finding new relationships between art and science, culture and location, and the individual and society. A foundation for understanding the typical uses and expectations of GIS methodology will be explored through readings about the basics of the technologies and applied research. Theoretical topics, such as the ‘spatial systems of society,’ and a look at how current artists are working with the technology, will inspire students’ creative adaptations, opening up new avenues for artistic exploration that will shed new light on a range of mapping matrices. The production aspect of the class will utilize a range of materials/processes, from drawings and collage, to digital output using ArcGIS software and Rapid Prototyping technology. The projects, ranging from two-dimensional maps to three-dimensional reliefs, will characterize students’ varied approaches to assessing relationships between space and people.
Credits 3.00
Academic Level GR – Graduate

  FROM STUDIO TO SITUATION
Pete Hocking, instructor
Section Number GRAD-102G-01
Description Discursive, relational and community-based art practices invite a dialogue between those making meaning and their context. They require an investigation into the nature of place and question traditional notions of audience – pushing the boundaries of what art might be in the public sphere and establishing a new relationship between the makers and consumers of meaning. Using downtown Providence as a site for investigation and collaboration, this course will provide insight into the research methods, collaborative processes, modes of documentation, ethics and implementation of such work. In addition to looking at the work of established artists, such as Allan Kaprow, Guy Debord, Suzanne Lacy, Nayland Blake, and Pam Hall, we will also review the work of arts collectives, and community collaborations, both locally and internationally. Over the course of the semester, each student (either individually or as part of a team) will develop one site-specific project or body of work.
Credits 3.00
Academic Level GR – Graduate

ART:SOURCE OF HEALING: SPRING
Melinda M. Bridgman, instructor
Section Number FA-5536-01
Description This course will examine the connection between arts and healing from ancient times to the present and explore the contemporary movement of the arts in healthcare. Students will do a collaborative practicum with patients and work closely with the staff – either on-site at Bradley Hospital, a children’s psychiatric hospital, in East Providence, R.I., or at one of its residential treatment facilities. There will be a personal studio project; a practicum project; experiential workshops; visits by contemporary artist/healers; discussions with professionals about child mental health; assigned readings and writings; slide lectures; and journal-keeping. Course Level: Sophomore and above Permission of instructor required
Credits 3.00
Academic Level UG – Undergraduate


EVENTS

· Hmong Pa N’dau Exhibition – Open through February 19th!

The Office of Public Engagement is pleased to be a co-sponsor of
“Common Threads: From Vietnam to Iraq”, with the Genesis Center and the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University.  

The purpose of the series is to raise awareness of the parallels among displaced populations during and after wartime through storytelling using various audio/visual methods.

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The Best Place to Live:  Screening & Discussion
Thursday, Jan. 29th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Center for Integrative Technology -169 Weybosset, Room 103
Cost: FREE
Join us as we view this 55-minute documentary portrait of the Hmong community from 1982 followed by a talk and discussion with co-director Peter O’Neil as he explains his recent work documenting his subjects over 20 years later.

Join us as we view this 55-minute documentary portrait of the Hmong community from 1982 followed by a talk and discussion with co-director Peter O’Neil as he explains his recent work documenting his subjects over 20 years later.The film explores the challenges of several Hmong individuals and shows some of their involvement with the local community.
It documents how weddings, funerals, shamanic ceremonies, rock bands and soccer games were done during the early phase of Hmong settlement in the United States.

Events Around Town 

· Call For Female Filmmakers
The LunaFest Film Festival is looking for one local female filmmaker to fill the final short film slot of the reel of this year’s LunaFest films.  From amateur filmmakers, to film students, to aspiring indie stars, they look for filmmakers and producers with unique films by…for…about women.  Deadline for submission is January 30.  Films accepted can be shorts, documentaries, fiction or narritives, films should not exceed 20 minutes, each entry must be submitted on a seperate DVD with a label, with each submission please include your name/address/telephone number/film title/completed entry forum/$20 application fee made out to the Breast Cancer Fund (no fee for international applicants and the student fee is $15) Please mail submissions to: LunaFest, c/o Michele Chaudhry, 12 Opal Street, Cranston, RI, 02905. 
For more information please call 419-0363. 

· ArtsReach Fundraiser: the Salsa Soul Food
Benefit!  February 21, 2009m 7-11pm. Mathewson Street
United Methodist Church.  The Salsa Soul Food Fundraiser is part of a series of fundraisers to support our 2009 season, the theme of which is, A SEAT AT THE TABLE.  Free art mentorship workshops, sponsored by the Rhode Island Foundation,  commence in March and go through June 2009,in community dance, photography, theater, and painting. The populations served will be those who use the FOOD PANTRY, HIV/AIDS drop in center, and the hungry, who attend the FRIDAY MEAL. Tickets are 50.00 and can be
purchased on our web site,

Get Engaged


· Providence Agencies:
RISD | Public Engagement’s web site provides an updated listing of community organizations that are interested in working with the RISD community. 

· Our Blog: RISD | Public Engagement’s blog is a place where we document what we learn about what’s happening on campus, in Providence, and around the world. It’s also where we post the most up to date scoop about what’s new!

Resources/Opportunities 

Create Peace Video Competition
The Peace Support Network is sponsoring a YouTube video contest.  Create a short film based on the theme, “Create Peace”. Show your creativity and you could be given the grand prize of $1000 or three runner-up prizes.

For complete details please visit
http://celebratingpeace.org/videos.cfm
Submissions due February 28, 2009.

February Residency Deadlines

Berwick Research Institute
Artist-in-Research Residency http://www.berwickinstitute.org

APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2009
Download application here.

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Vermont Studio Center
FULL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 17, 2009

The Vermont Studio Center is an international residency program open to all artists and writers. Year-round, VSC hosts 50 artists and writers per month, each of whom receives an individual studio, private room, and all meals. Residencies last from 2-12 weeks and provide uninterrupted time to work, a community of creative peers, and a beautiful village setting in northern Vermont. In addition, VSC’s program includes a roster of Visiting Artists and Writers (2 painters, 2 sculptors and 2 writers per month) who offer slide talks/readings and individual studio visits/conferences.

Applications and information available at www.vermontstudiocenter.org.

 
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Get Engaged
Resources/Opportunities
Community Profile


Community Profile:
ArtsReach
 

The  HeadsUp Arts initiative, ArtsReach, is a collaborative arts effort seeking to increase self mastery and stability in the lives of individuals who are at risk. Participants in the workshops are often marginalized adults and families, including persons living on the streets.
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Forward this message onto a friend or colleague.

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RISD | Public Engagement is located on the 2nd Floor of the CIT Building, 169 Weybosset Street.
Office Phone: 401-427-6906, Fax: 401-454-6559, Website: http://www.risdpublicengagement.net.
Peter Hocking, Director, phocking@g.risd.edu and Susan Sakash, Program Coordinator VISTA ssakash@risd.edu
 
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“NetWorks 2008″ panel discussion Sunday February 1

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Please join AS220 and the Providence Public Library for a panel discussion on a collaborative art project called “NetWorks 2008″ on this Sunday February 1, 2009 at 2:00pm in the Barnard Room (3rd fl) at Providence Public Library’s Central Library, 150 Empire Street,  Providence, RI 02903, (401) 455-8000.  The event is free and open to the public. The discussion will be moderated by Sara Agniel with panel members: Joseph A. Chazan, MD, a friend of artists and co-creator of the project; Umberto Crenca, Artistic Director of AS220; Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Curator of The Newport Art Museum; and Richard Goulis, artist and video production manager for the project. 

NetWorks 2008 is a project co-developed by Dr. Joseph Chazan, and Umberto Crenca. This unique project was designed to highlight the work and achievement of influential Rhode Island visual artists through exhibitions, video & photographic portraits, publishing and community panel discussions.  It also brings together an unprecedented and diverse range of collaborating art institutions and administrators to celebrate the rich, creative energy of the State.  Exhibitions, events and venues include: The Newport Art Museum, The AS220 Project Space, 5 Traverse Gallery, The  Gallery at City Hall, and the Providence Public Library.  A catalog by Design Providence featuring artwork, portraits and video documentaries on DVD is also available. 

 Artists include: Howard Ben Tré, Jonathan Bonner, Umberto Crenca, Ruth Dealy, Walter Feldman, Lucas Foglia, Mark Freedman, Richard Goulis, Scott Lapham, Salvatore Mancini, Xander Marro, Denny Moers, Jacqueline Ott, Eliizabeth Pannell, Timothy Philbrick, Angel Quinonez, CW Roelle, James Watkins, and Toots Zynsky.

For more information contact: Lisa Miller, at the PPL : (401)455-8000 x8057

YouTube link for some video portraits of featured artists : http://www.youtube.com/user/NetWorksProject2008

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News from Everett Dance Theatre and Carriage House Stage

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
   
     
 

Everett Dance Theatre Awarded 2009 Citizens Bank’s Champions in Action!
Adult Improv Class at the Carriage House Stage
Friday Night Live!
FNL presents The Open Stage, February 6, 2009
Coming in April 2009: Aaron Jungels’ Silas the Teenager

 
     
     
 

Everett Dance Theatre is a Champion in Action!

Everett Dance Theatre and the Carriage House Stage and School have been recognized as Citizen’s Bank’s Champion in Action for our work with the youth of Providence. Everett Dance Theatre will receive the following support from Citizens Bank and NBC 10:

A contribution of $25,000 from the Citizens Bank Foundation
Media coverage from NBC 10, including public service announcements
Volunteer support from Citizens Bank and NBC 10
Public relations support

For more information on this prestigious honor please visit these links:
Citizen’s Bank Champions in Action web page
NBC 10′s Champions in Action web page

 
     
 
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NEW ADULT IMPROV at the CARRIAGE HOUSE STAGE
Taught by Dorothy Jungels, Marvin Novogrodski and Clayon McFarlane!
Starting Feb 2 through March 30 (No Class Feb 16)
; Mondays; 6:30 – 8:00
EIGHT CLASSES for $96

 
This improvisation class will be based on Keith Johnstone’s IMPRO FOR STORYTELLERS. The book can be picked up at Books on the Square in Wayland Square.  Though useful the book is by no means required for this course.    
 
Keith Johnstone’s techniques specialize in releasing an individual’s potential within the context of group work.  He became notorious as the acting coach who would shout “Be more boring!” and “Don’t concentrate!” to students desperately striving for “Originality”. IMPRO FOR STORYTELLERS shows how to train negative people to be positive, clever people to be obvious , and anxious people not to try their best.

For more information or to sign up for this class, please give us a call at (401) 831-9479

 
     
 
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! JANUARY 30 @ 7pm
Hilarious Improv Comedy featuring live music from Bertrand Laurence!
All Ages Show! Families always welcome!!!

Voted 2008 BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY COMEDY NIGHT
from the RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY!

Get beside yourself with FNL’s interactive scenes and on-the-spot musicals, featuring improvised song, dance, and skits! Performances are intended for audiences of all ages, personality types, and food groups. Friday Night Live unites a diverse cast of veteran Everett artists, young up-and-coming performers, and live guitarist/composer Bertrand Laurence, in the production of fun, funny, creative, and meaningful performances!

$5 at the door
At The Carriage House (7 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI)
For more info call (401) 831-9479 or visit
www.everettdancetheatre.org

Would you like to sponsor a Friday Night Live show? Please CLICK HERE

 
 
 
 
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Next Week…

Friday Night Live presents
THE OPEN STAGE!
February 6, 2009 @ 8pm

Friday Night Live proudly presents THE OPEN STAGE, a monthly open forum for young performers featuring house dance troupe Case Closed and hosted by Everett Dance Theatres Sokeo Ros. THE OPEN STAGE will take place each month from 8-10pm, immediately following the Friday Night Live improv comedy show at 7pm.

Offering young people a positive, artistic environment, this new event gives local youth performers a forum to display their talents in front of a live audience. Each show will feature an opening act by local hip hop theatre troupe Case Closed as well as a different headliner each month. Audience members will have the opportunity to sign up for a 5-minute performance slot before each show.

THE OPEN STAGE is produced and run by students of the Carriage House. All proceeds from these performances helps support free programs for underprivileged youth at the school. $5 at the door
At The Carriage House (7 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI)
For more info call (401) 831-9479

 
     
 
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Coming in April 2009… 

Everett Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of Aaron Jungels’
SILAS THE TEENAGER

Silas the Teenager is a multi-media theater piece that uses video, text, movement, and kinetic sculptural set elements to explore autism in teens. Aarons earlier portrait of Silas at 10 years old was praised by the Providence Phoenix as,  At times heart-wrenching, at times hilarious nothing short of brilliant in its artistic representation of how the mind of a differently-abled child might work.

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News from the RI FIlm Collaborative

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

From TWO SISTERS PRODUCTIONS:

Non-union Extras Needed This Fri nite and Saturday (Jan. 30 & 31), for short film shoot, “Second Job”.

Need male and female, aged 18-21 (must be young looking). Males must be clean cut and clean shaven. Hair can be long if tied back and tidy.

Gas money paid, food provided, credit, etc. but no pay for time worked. Please contact Toni-Ann Baker ASAP at Twosisters21@aol.com and cc mary_deberry@yahoo.com.

This is an affiliated RIFC Production

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From GIOVANNI: 

I need 6 of the best actors for the New England Talent Awards. If you could please forward the info below it would be greatly appreciated. There is a $2,000 grand cash prize, over 30 awards to hand out and Steve Feinburg is even going to be one of the official judges, so there will be a lot of excitement with this.

The New England Talent Awards is modeled after the MTV VMA’s and the Grammy’s on a New England level with a $2,000 grand prize. Are you one of the best Models, Singers, Dancers, or Actors in New England? Past winner have advanced to be seen on MTV, ESPN, HBO, VS, FOX, PAX, FHM, Razor, Giant, and CW.This year, the 4th Annual New England Talent Awards will be held at the historic Columbus Theater in Providence, RI on February 28, 2009. Over 500 contestants are expected to audition in Hartford, Providence, and Boston on the last week in January with the hopes of being one of the lucky 150 to actually participate in the competition. Last year’s event saw an audience of over 1,300 people, and this year is expected to exceed this number.

Actors, please email your resume and a video clip to: Giovanni@NETalentAwards.com or mail it to Giovanni Calise, NE Talent Awards, 1605 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893 no later than February 5.

There is not a registration fee for this event, however with this being the top talent in all of New England, each casted nominee is required to draw a minimum following of 10 people for the actual competition.

Awards: Model Of the Year, Best Female Model, Best Male Model, Best Runway Model, Best Upcoming Model, Best Teen Model, Best Youth Model, Best Print Model, Singer Of the Year, Best Male Singer, Best Female Singer, Best Group Singer, Best Band/Musical, Best Upcoming Singer, Best Under 16 Singer, Dancer of the Year, Best Female Dancer, Best Male Dancer, Best Group Dancer, Best Under 16 Dance, Actor of the Year, Best Actor, Best Actress, Producer of the Year, Producer Awards

The New England Talent Awards is produced by Giovanni Calise from the Giovnni Fashion Concert and the SPOTLIGHT Reality Series. Over the last decade, The Giovanni Fashion Concert has emerged as the leading fashion concert producer in Southern New England drawing audiences as large as 1,200 people and appearing on FOX, MTV, and PAX in the Providence market numerous times. For more information please email Giovanni@NETalentAwards.com.

This is not an RIFC Production
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NEW FILM NATION (Beanywood.com): 
The Massachusetts Film Office announces the second annual industry WRAP PARTY to celebrate another record breaking year for film and television production in the Commonwealth. 

Again this year, the event will be at the Castle at Park Plaza on 130 Columbus Avenue and will feature live musical entertainment, great food, and a complimentary bar.

Jobs Conference participants, members of IATSE 481, SAG/AFTRA, TEAMSTERS Local 25, and the Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) members will receive a 50% discount on Wrap Party tickets. Contact Cathy at 617-423-1155 for further information and discount codes.

Click here to buy tix. (Don’t forget to tell them where you heard about it! NewFilmNation.Com A leader in spreading the word about The New England Film Movement)

http://www.mafilm.org/wrap-party.html

This is not an RIFC Production


 

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NEWS FROM EVERETT DANCE THEATRE

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

NEWS FROM EVERETT DANCE THEATRE

& THE CARRIAGE HOUSE STAGE AND SCHOOL

Everett Dance Theatre Awarded 2009 Citizens Bank’s Champions in

Action!

Adult Improv Class at the Carriage House Stage

Friday Night Live!

FNL presents The Open Stage, February 6, 2009

Coming in April 2009: Aaron Jungels’ Silas the Teenager

Everett Dance Theatre is a Champion in Action!

Everett Dance Theatre and the Carriage House Stage and School have

been recognized as Citizen’s Bank’s Champion in Action for our work

with the youth of Providence. Everett Dance Theatre will receive the

following support from Citizens Bank and NBC 10:

A contribution of $25,000 from the Citizens Bank Foundation

Media coverage from NBC 10, including public service announcements

Volunteer support from Citizens Bank and NBC 10

Public relations support

For more information on this prestigious honor please visit these

links:

Citizen’s Bank Champions in Action web page

< http://www.citizensbank.com/community/champions/default.aspx#help>NBC 10′s Champions in Action web page

< http://www.turnto10.com/jar/news/champion/> 

 

NEW ADULT IMPROV at the CARRIAGE HOUSE STAGE

Taught by Dorothy Jungels, Marvin Novogrodski and Clayon McFarlane!

Starting Feb 2 through March 30 (No Class Feb 16); Mondays; 6:30

8:00

EIGHT CLASSES for $96

This improvisation class will be based on Keith Johnstones IMPRO

FOR STORYTELLERS. The book can be picked up at Books on the Square

< http://www.booksq.com>in Wayland Square. Though useful the book is by no means required

for this course.

Keith Johnstones techniques specialize in releasing an individuals

potential within the context of group work. He became notorious as

the acting coach who would shout Be more boring! and Dont

concentrate! to students desperately striving for Originality.

IMPRO FOR STORYTELLERS shows how to train negative people to be

positive, clever people to be obvious , and anxious people not to try

their best.

For more information or to sign up for this class, please give us a

call at (401) 831-9479

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! JANUARY 30 @ 7pm

Hilarious Improv Comedy featuring live music from Bertrand Laurence!

All Ages Show! Families always welcome!!!

Voted 2008 BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY COMEDY NIGHT

from the RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY!

Get beside yourself with FNLs interactive scenes and on-the-spot

musicals, featuring improvised song, dance, and skits! Performances

are intended for audiences of all ages, personality types, and food

groups. Friday Night Live unites a diverse cast of veteran Everett

artists, young up-and-coming performers, and live guitarist/composer

Bertrand Laurence, in the production of fun, funny, creative, and

meaningful performances!

$5 at the door

At The Carriage House (7 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI)

For more info call (401) 831-9479 or visit

http://www.everettdancetheatre.org Would you like to sponsor a Friday Night Live show? Please CLICK

HERE < http://www.everettdancetheatre.org/fnl_sponsor.html>Next Week…

Friday Night Live presents

THE OPEN STAGE!

February 6, 2009 @ 8pm

Friday Night Live proudly presents THE OPEN STAGE, a monthly open

forum for young performers featuring house dance troupe Case Closed

and hosted by Everett Dance Theatres Sokeo Ros. THE OPEN STAGE will

take place each month from 8-10pm, immediately following the Friday

Night Live improv comedy show at 7pm.

 

Offering young people a positive, artistic environment, this new

event gives local youth performers a forum to display their talents in

front of a live audience. Each show will feature an opening act by

local hip hop theatre troupe Case Closed as well as a different

headliner each month. Audience members will have the opportunity to

sign up for a 5-minute performance slot before each show.

THE OPEN STAGE is produced and run by students of the Carriage

House. All proceeds from these performances helps support free

programs for underprivileged youth at the school.

 

$5 at the door

At The Carriage House (7 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI)

For more info call (401) 831-9479

Coming in April 2009…

Everett Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of Aaron Jungels’

SILAS THE TEENAGER

Silas the Teenager is a multi-media theater piece that uses video,

text, movement, and kinetic sculptural set elements to explore autism

in teens. Aarons earlier portrait of Silas at 10 years old was

praised by the Providence Phoenix as, At times heart-wrenching, at

times hilarious nothing short of brilliant in its artistic

representation of how the mind of a differently-abled child might

work.

Please visit our website in the near future for updates.

 

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Networks 2008 Panel Discussion this Sunday at Providence Public Library

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

> NetWorks 2008 Artist Panel Discussion at Providence Public Library

http://www.provlib.org/calendar.asp?id=87398 >

> Please join AS220 and the Providence Public Library for a panel

> discussion on a collaborative art project called “NetWorks 2008″ on

> this Sunday February 1, 2009 at 2:00pm in the Barnard Room (3rd fl)

> at Providence Public Library’s Central Library, 150 Empire

> Street, Providence, RI 02903, (401) 455-8000. The event is free

> and open to the public. The discussion will be moderated by Sara

> Agniel with panel members: Joseph A. Chazan, MD, a friend of

> artists and co-creator of the project; Umberto Crenca, Artistic

> Director of AS220; Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Curator of The Newport

> Art Museum; and Richard Goulis, artist and video production manager

> for the project.

>

> NetWorks 2008 is a project co-developed by Dr. Joseph Chazan, and

> Umberto Crenca. This unique project was designed to highlight the

> work and achievement of influential Rhode Island visual artists

> through exhibitions, video & photographic portraits, publishing and

> community panel discussions. It also brings together an

> unprecedented and diverse range of collaborating art institutions

> and administrators to celebrate the rich, creative energy of the

> State. Exhibitions, events and venues include: The Newport Art

> Museum, The AS220 Project Space, 5 Traverse Gallery, The Gallery

> at City Hall, and the Providence Public Library. A catalog by

> Design Providence featuring artwork, portraits and video

> documentaries on DVD is also available.

>

> Artists include: Howard Ben Tré, Jonathan Bonner, Umberto Crenca,

> Ruth Dealy, Walter Feldman, Lucas Foglia, Mark Freedman, Richard

> Goulis, Scott Lapham, Salvatore Mancini, Xander Marro, Denny Moers,

> Jacqueline Ott, Eliizabeth Pannell, Timothy Philbrick, Angel

> Quinonez, CW Roelle, James Watkins, and Toots Zynsky.

>

> For more information contact: Lisa Miller, at the PPL : (401)

> 455-8000 x8057

>

> YouTube link for some video portraits of featured artists : http://

> www.youtube.com/user/NetWorksProject2008

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

12th Season News & Events

Special Announcement: Sharing Our Model

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CMW receives 3-year Mellon Foundation grant

Great news! In late December, we learned that we had received a three-year grant

of $300,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

to support our Fellowship Program, as well as two new projects–a facilitated visits

program and a collaboration with Brown

University’s Cogut Center for the Humanities–that will help us extend

the impact of our work.

We’re all excited to get to work on these new initiatives, which we

hope will both deepen the work we do in Providence, and influence the

national dialogue about the role of musicians and arts education in

social justice work. Thank you, Mellon Foundation!

Interested to learn more about our future plans? Click here [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102429449347&e=001h2pZsO3YdJfgJlj9igF0r3xjFAGVrYLvluYPaHzFFWbZLwyoF067pY1Azvrvui4Ez_BLs7umrxSlSrmRh1z7_gDl_qQUMpVqBMxDyTYBAPzg2t9y2TREWI1TZRS6RStu2lAtVH56m-8=]

to read the official announcement. (A more detailed description of our new initiatives

can be downloaded in pdf format.)

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Providence Quartet [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102429449347&e=001h2pZsO3YdJcLWJSGFmBSZwznXxC1WQkkA23IWs7Z-0BP5hKTKR4KMsdlTVdzpJnLNgKghRIT-TmQOuHCKcBTAS6zJDQH99TLEaQFLFGOTguwaF-caGgoEJzYcmixWEBM]

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Fellowship Program: Applications due February 1

Our two-year Fellowship Program is now accepting applications from violinists for

2009-2011. Fellows

play multiple roles at CMW that include performing, teaching, mentoring, and learning

about the various aspects of CMW’s organizational model and philosophy through monthly

seminars and by assisting staff with programs and

operations.

To learn more, click here [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102429449347&e=001h2pZsO3YdJeCpdDHvloCIuhm9GKqPZGuQKONEeHUXqugKXKnMDDoF_cigC8gWqiVR1vcgfD7ls0y8vPt1LXTg9od8zsL9thdYeHKISragCmNGaITO-gcdxM1PklFlYT6_rdCbf2pVeo=].

 

Community MusicWorks | 1392 Westminster Street | Providence | RI | 02909

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Call For Entries: 1st Annual RI Self-Published Author

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Fair< http://pplprograms.blogspot.com/2009/01/call-for-entries-1st-annual-ri-self.html> 

*Author Application Deadline:* *Friday, February 6, 2009*

www.provlib.org Fair Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 2:00-4:30 PM (Central Library, 150 Empire

Street, Providence 02903)

 

Intended to highlight and contextualize the growing trend of

self-publishing, this fair will showcase the diversity and range of Rhode

Island’s local authors who live and work among us. Held at the Central

Library, the fair will group authors by genre at shared tables. Authors will

display their work and informally discuss publishing trends, methods, and

the pleasure they take in writing. Visitors will have opportunities to

peruse new literature, purchase books, ask questions, and request

signatures. A small portion (10%) of book sales will be donated to

Providence Public Library to offset the cost of the fair.

 

 

Rhode Island authors who have self published a fiction or non-fiction novel

within the last three years are encouraged to apply by mailing or

hand-delivering a review copy of their most recent book along with reviews,

letters of reference, and publicity for that book. Applications must also

contain a cover letter, which includes the author’s contact information and

library card number. Review copies will not be returned. *Deadline: Friday,

February 6, 2009*.

Application address:

 

 

RI Self-Published Author Fair

c/o Lisa Miller, Program Coordinator

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street

Providence, RI 02903

(drop-off applications may be left for Lisa Miller at the Central Library

Circulation desk).

 

 

 

 

*Please review the following guidelines and notes before you apply:*

 

 

 

 

*1.) Acceptance*

We are seeking a diverse selection of novels for the fair and reserve the

right to hand-select fair participants; space is limited. Those whose are

not selected may reapply next year.

 

 

 

 

*2.) Residency & Book Requirements*

Each author must be a Rhode Island resident and novels must be self-

published works of fiction or non- fiction published between January 2005

and January 2009. Textbooks, manuals, and poetry will not be accepted at

this time.

 

 

 

 

*3.) Deadline & Materials*

Novels must be submitted on time (no later than Friday, February 6, 5:00pm)

for review (via mail or drop-off), along with a cover letter, contact

information, library card number, publicity materials, and reviews/letters

of recommendation.

* *

* *

*4.) Commitment*

By applying, you, the author, are committing to being present on the day of

the fair for the full duration, and agreeing to occupy a shared table, where

you will answer questions and sell your own books independently–no more

than 3 titles per author. You are also agreeing to bring your own materials

for display and selling (ex.: manual credit card slider, extra cash for

making change,

calculator, pens/pencils etc.). The library will not be responsible for book

sales or book sale materials. Prices will be set by you, the author, but all

authors agree to donate a portion of book sales to the Library (10%) to

offset the cost of the fair and for next year’s fair.

*5.) Transport/Setup*

You, the author (and/or your helpers) must be able to transport your

materials physically to and from the Library between 1:00 and 1:45pm on the

day of the fair, which is a Sunday afternoon; no advance drop-offs can be

accommodated. The fair will end at 4:00pm, giving you 1 full hour to break

down your displays before the Library closes at 5:00pm.

 

 

*6.) Parking*

Street parking is free on Sundays, but the Library cannot guarantee or hold

any parking spaces for participants. The fair has elevator access, but

participants will still need a wheeling cart, hand truck, and/or helpers to

transport materials to and from the fair area. The Library will provide a

table and chairs for participants but cannot provide moving or display

materials or setup assistance.

 

 

We look forward to reviewing you applications and inviting you to

participate in our first annual self-published author fair.

 

 

< mchristofaro@providenceri.com>

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Happiness/Harmony Exhibition Up Through 2/15

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Happiness/Harmony

January 16 – February 15, 2009

 

Join us in celebrating Happiness/Harmony, spotlighting

the work of award-winning Tokyo-based artist Kana Ito,

only in the U.S. at YES Gallery + Studio.

Other fabulous YES Gallery artists and guest artists include

Beth Ozarow, Megan Hinton, Bryan Nash Gill, Leah Giberson,

Deborah Baronas, Cynthia Guild, Kathrine Lovell, Doug Desjardins,

Karen Miller, Rachel Austin, Tom McAleer, Chantelle Goldthwaite, and more.

OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY JANUARY 16th

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

nibbles & drinks

‘YOU BE THE JUDGE’ FILM NIGHT

FRIDAY JANUARY 23rd

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Help us review Japanese short films for the 2009 Rhode

Island International Film Festival. Also view selections from

previous Black Ships Film Festivals. The event is free, but

reservations are required due to limited seating.

5% of current exhibition proceeds to benefit the Flicker Arts Collaborative,

producers of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Pay no sales tax in our tax-free arts district.

 

YES Gallery + Studio | 146 Water Street | Warren | RI | 02885

 

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Stairwell Gallery – Adam Ryder & Brian Rosa

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Go and see this before it closes on Saturday, 1/31/9:

http://www.adamryder.com/powerlinesproject/index2.htm

From Greg Cooke of The Providence Phoenix: 

“For “Off the Grid” at Stairwell Gallery (504 Broadway, Providence, through February 5), he and Brian Rosa, a pal from his undergraduate days at Clark University in Worcester who is now researching urban planning in Mexico City, set off to explore the territory under and around power lines. With a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, they used mapping software to locate spots where electric lines and highways crossed in Rhode Island, and in October made four trips across the state. They returned with visions of scrubby feral places, fringe zones, and no-man’s lands.”

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The Gardner Heist Author Ulrich Boser to Visit PPL, Central Library

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Following the February 24 release of his new book The

Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft,

Providence Public Library will welcome author Ulrich Boser on Monday,

March 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM for a book signing, reading, and discussion

at the Central Library, 150 Empire Street, Barnard Room (3rd Floor).

The event is sponsored by the Dartmouth Alumni Club of Providence.

 

About the Book & Author

Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and committed the largest art

heist in history. They stole a dozen masterpieces, including one

Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. But after thousands of

leads, hundreds of interviews, and a $5-million reward, not a single

painting has been recovered. Worth a total of $500 million, the missing

masterpieces have become the Holy Grail of the art world and one of the

nation’s most extraordinary unsolved mysteries.

Art detective Harold Smith worked on the theft for years, and after his

death, reporter Ulrich Boser inherited his case files. Traveling deep

into the art underworld, Boser explores Smith’s unfinished leads and

comes across a remarkable cast of characters, including the brilliant

rock ‘n’ roll art thief; the golden-boy gangster who professes his

innocence in rhyming verse; the deadly mobster James “Whitey” Bulger;

and the Boston heiress Isabella Stewart Gardner, who stipulated in her

will that nothing should ever be changed in her museum, a provision

followed so closely that the empty frames of the stolen works still

hang on the walls. Boser eventually cracks one of the biggest mysteries

of the case and uncovers the identities of the men who robbed the museum

nearly two decades ago. A tale of art and greed, of obsession and loss,

The Gardner Heist is as compelling as the stolen masterpieces

themselves.

 

Ulrich Boser has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post,

Smithsonian magazine, Slate, among other publications. He has served as

a contributing editor at U.S. News and World Report and is the founding

editor of The Open Case, a crime magazine and web community. He lives in

Washington, D.C.

 

The book has been called:

…”rousing” and “exciting” – Publisher’s Weekly and …”rich” and

“colorful.” -Kirkus Review

 

“This riveting, wonderfully vivid account takes you into the underworld

of obsessed art detectives, con men, and thieves, tantalizing leads and

dead ends.” – Jonathan Harr

 

 

 

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