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Call To Artists for public art project in Calgary

Friday, February 27th, 2009

The Trico Centre for Family Wellness, in cooperation with The City of Calgary Public Art Program, is seeking Expressions of Interest (i.e. Requests for Qualifications) from experienced artists to create a permanent work of art for the Trico Centre for Family Wellness. 

The successful artist will have expertise that includes practical, demonstrated experience in the field of public art, collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and community stakeholders, and the ability to work within set budgets and construction schedules.

The Trico Centre is commissioning a work of public art to be permanently installed in the facility.  A budget of $75,500.00 Canadian dollars has been allocated for this unique piece of art.

A. Scope of Capital Project
The Trico Centre for Family Wellness, previously known as the Family Leisure Center, opened in 1983 as a cooperative community project.  The Trico Centre, which is located on City land, is a not for profit charitable organization.  Originally intended only to serve the residents of the 4 founding communities, the Trico Centre now draws participants from across south Calgary.  In 2008, the Trico Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary and continues to provide quality programs and services while keeping prices affordable for families. 

The Goal of the Trico Centre is to provide diverse, family oriented recreational, fitness, and social programs in a well managed and self sustaining manner.  Their ‘Building for the Future” campaign is a capital construction project designed to benefit all of the residents of south Calgary.  Through significant strategic enhancements to the facility, the Trico Centre will attain long-term sustainability and success.  This campaign is focused on the addition of a new arena to help address the crucial shortages of ice time for minor hockey and other ice sports and activities in south Calgary. 

The ‘Trico Centre for Family Wellness Expansion project’ will include renovations and additions such as: a second arena and new dressing rooms for the existing arena, ground level entry, family change rooms, upgrades to men’s and women’s pool change rooms, enhancements to food services area, additional 7000 square feet of tenant space, and additional permanent parking for patrons.

B. Goal for the Project
The piece should reflect the mission and vision of the Trico Centre for Family Wellness.  Their vision is that “we are a dynamic, responsive, sustainable organization committed to excellence”.  Their mission is to “provide our communities an opportunity to enrich a healthy, active lifestyle in a welcoming and respectful family environment”.  The Centre’s slogan is “active kids, healthy families, vibrant seniors”. 

C. Objectives
In collaboration with the project team, the piece should meet the following objectives:

    • Reflect the spirit of community, with an emphasis on family, including seniors
    • Be an iconic representation of the facility
    • Represent the many purposes of the site, such as hockey, swimming, fitness, before and after school care, day-care, arts and crafts and programming for all age groups
    • Be compatible with LEED standards where applicable

    The public art must be resilient, durable, low maintenance, vandalism resistant, able to withstand high humidity and moisture, and in addition, if an outside location is selected, must be able to withstand frequent freeze/thaw weather conditions.

    D. Public Art Opportunities
    The attached site plans show the designated locations for the art work.  These sites include:

      1.)     Front entrance way against the tall windows outside
      2.)     Front entrance at veranda in foyer
      3.)     Front entrance under open light in foyer
      4.)     Façade on entrance wall outside
      5.)     Concession or seating area, freestanding or as façade
      6.)     Façade above ramp to second level

    Final determination of public art sites will depend on the selected artist’s vision, which will be developed in collaboration with the project team and dependent upon timelines and budget.

    E. Timelines
    Competition Close Date                  March 30, 2009
    Jury Process – Stage 1                  April 6, 2009
    Notification, Top 3 Candidates          April 7, 2009
    Jury Process – Stage 2                  April 10, 2009
    Commission Award Date                   April 13, 2009
    Project Completion                              December, 2009

    Please note that, with the exception of the close date, this schedule is negotiable and subject to change.  The Trico Centre reserves the right to change this schedule as required.

    F. Budget
    The budget for this public art project is: $75,500.00
    Budget should include (but is not limited to):

      • Artist fee
      • Travel/ Transportation
      • Research
      • Conceptual and Detailed Design
      • Professional fees – i.e. engineering and design services
      • Documentation
      • Materials
      • Fabrication/ Construction
      • Installation
      • All permit fees/ taxes (including but not limited to duty and brokerage fees)
      • G.S.T.
      • Contingency
      • Maquette if required by Project Team

      G. Eligibility
      This project is open to local, regional, national and international artists.

      H. Submission Requirements
      Artists responding to this competition must provide the following information:

        1.)     A letter outlining the artistic background, qualifications, and relevant past experiences of the artist, as well as the reason for interest in the project.

        2.)     Qualifications (maximum two pages) containing current contact information and current artist CV.
        3.)     Up to 10 images of past work relevant to this project including context and budget information for each project.

        Required Format:
        -Digital images should be loaded onto a CD in JPEG format, with a maximum dimension of 800 X 600 pixels and minimum dimension of 720 X 480 pixels.

        -Label the CD with artist’s name and contact information
        -Number the images 1 through 10, will the following annotations:
                a) Artist’s name
                b) Title of Work
                c) Medium
                d) Budget

      4.)     Three references from clients of recent projects, including contact information.  Trico reserves the right to contact references without prior notification to artist.

      Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.  The Trico Centre for Family Wellness reserves the right to reject any and all submissions.

      I. Artist Requirements
      a) The successful artist will be required to provide at their own expense, and with Insurers allowed by the laws of the Province of Alberta, a Comprehensive General Liability insurance policy for bodily injury (including death) and property damage in an amount of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) inclusive limit for any one occurrence.  This policy must also include:

        • Trico Centre for Family Wellness and The City of Calgary named as additional insured;
        • A Cross Liability Clause
        • Contractual liability coverage
        • Non-owned Automobile liability clause

        The Trico Centre must be given thirty (30) days written notice prior to cancellation or material change.  The artist must provide proof of insurance satisfactory to the Trico Centre and a copy of the renewal or continuance of the insurance prior to the expiry of each certificate. 

        b) The laws of the Province of Alberta will at all times be the guiding laws and will be adhered to regardless of the location of artist.

        c) The artist must provide a minimum 2-year warranty covering the materials and workmanship for the artwork and its installation, as well as a maintenance manual.

        J. Conflict of Interest

        All submitting artists must not engage in or provide to any other person, company or entity, any service or act which could be reasonably perceived to be in conflict with the interests of the Trico Centre in respect of the services being provided by the artist to the Trico Centre.

        K. FOIPP & Confidentiality
        All information, without limitation, disclosed to the artist by the Trico Centre or a third party to the artist as a representative on behalf of the Trico Centre or obtained or developed by the artist in the performance of services under this agreement, other than that which is common knowledge or within the public domain, shall be the confidential property of the Trico Centre and shall not be divulged by the artist and shall not be employed other than in the performance of services for the Trico Centre, unless authorized by the Trico Centre in writing.

        All documents submitted to the Trico Centre and subsequently The City of Calgary Public Art Program, are subject to the protection and disclosure provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP).  This prohibits the Trico Centre and The City of Calgary from disclosing personal or business information where disclosure would be harmful to business interests or would be an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy as defined in Section 16 and 17 of the Act.

        L. Copyright
        Unless otherwise agreed and confirmed in writing:
        The artist will retain all copyrights for the artwork.

        The artist grants the Trico Centre the following exclusive rights:
        (a) The artist grants Trico the right to reproduction (including electronic images) for not-for-profit promotion and educational purposes.

        (b) Trico will have the right to remove the artwork from the site and/or deaccession the artwork from Trico’s art collection at any time for the following reasons:

          • Endangerment of public safety
          • Excessive repairs or maintenance, or repair is not feasible
          • Public accessibility is no longer available
          • Demolition of a structure incorporating the artwork or redevelopment of a site incorporating the artwork
          • Expiry of the lifespan of the artwork
          • Documented significant adverse public reaction

          (c) Except to the extent permitted in subsection (b) above, Trico agrees to not intentionally modify the artwork without first obtaining the artist’s written consent.

          M. Deadline for Submissions
          All submissions must be received by March 30, 2009

          Deliver/ Mail to:
          Trico Centre for Family Wellness
          Attn: Angela Anderson
          11150 Bonaventure Drive SE,
          Calgary, Alberta, Canada
          T2J 6R9

          N. Selection Process
          Artists will be selected by a two stage jury process.  The Trico Center for Family Wellness would like to thank all artists for their submissions.  Please be advised that only the successful candidates will be contacted.  Submissions will not be returned.

          O. Expression of Interest/ Contact
          For further information please contact:
          Angela Anderson; B.A
          Public Art Project Coordinator
          Phone: 403-813-9693
          Email: angela@telus.net

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          Rhode Island Artist Lanham Bundy to Exhibit at NYC Armory Show

          Friday, February 27th, 2009

          Rhode Island Artist Lanham Bundy is one of 16 international artists selected to exhibit with VSA arts at The 2009 Armory Show from March 5-8, 2009 in New York City. A “Meet the Artists Reception” will also be held Thursday, March 5 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. at the Edlin Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 6th floor, NYC

          The Armory Show’s International Fair of New Art has been the world’s leading art fair devoted exclusively to contemporary art since its introduction in 1999. In this, their inaugural debut during the Armory Show, VSA arts will present work by artists whose work has been heavily influenced by their experience of living with a disability, reimagining and defying the limitations of the body and the mind.

          VSA arts, an international nonprofit organization that provides opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities, will promote the work of 16 artists with disabilities including mixed-media artist Lanham Bundy of Providence, RI at Booth #1601 on Pier 94. “The artwork and artists that VSA arts is showcasing at The Armory will highlight the depth of work from artists with disabilities by considering their contributions within a greater context than that of so-called ‘outsider’ art” said Jeannine Chartier, VSA arts of RI director. “We’re pleased to bring the exceptional work of Lanham before the critics, artists, galleries and art lovers who will be attending this year’s Armory Show.”

          In addition to a career that includes numerous one-person and group exhibits throughout the Northeast, Ms. Bundy has served as an instructor in VSA arts of Rhode Island’s programs for over a decade. Bundy began to experience bi-polar disorder in high school and more severely in college. “When my own feelings seemed out of proportion by other people’s standards, the physical fact of making or depicting something was reassuringly tangible and undeniable,” she says. At RISD she studied visual references and symbols from various cultures and traditions including 16th century Spanish still life and pre-Renaissance Italian sacred art and graduated with a BFA with honors. Her current works  “Locked Ward A” and “Locked Ward B”, will be exhibited at The Armory.

          VSA Arts of RI is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through active participation in the arts and accredited by the national VSA arts, founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith as an educational affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. VSA arts of RI’s programs provide unique opportunities for Rhode Islanders with disabilities to contribute to the cultural life of our community through education and employment in the literary, performing and visual arts while promoting increased access to the arts for people with disabilities.


          The Armory Show – The International Fair of New Art, is the world’s leading art fair devoted exclusively to contemporary art. The Armory Show was first presented in February 1999 at the 69th Regiment Armory, the site of the now-legendary Armory Show of 1913 that introduced Modern art to America. For more information and to purchase tickets: www.thearmoryshow.com.

          SHOW DATES: March 5-8, 2009 (VIP Preview: Wednesday, March 4)
          LOCATION: Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, NY, NY
          Public Hours: Thursday, March 5 – Saturday, March 7 (noon to 8 pm); Sunday, March 8 (noon to 7 pm)

          Meet the Artists Reception, Thursday, March 5 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
                Edlin Gallery
          529 West 20th Street
          6th floor
          New York, NY 10011

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          Martinis! Movie Music! March 007!

          Friday, February 27th, 2009

          Come out and support NIFF in an all out celebration of

          The Loser’s Lounge Tribute To The Music of James Bond and Composer

          John Barry!

          Hear favorites like Diamonds are Forever, Secret Agent Man, For Your

          Eyes Only, and Nobody Does it Better

          as you drink martinis on us — Shaken, not Stirred (of course)!

          Tickets $30



          About the Band:

          Loser’s Lounge was started in 1993 by session keyboardistJoe McGinty

          (Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Ryan Adams) and psycho-cabaret singer

          Nick Danger. Since 1993, the Loser’s Lounge has performed nearly 300

          shows honoring 50 different artists, from ABBA to the Zombies,

          sometimes with the honorees present: Lee Hazlewood, Paul Williamsand

          Denny Doherty (of the Mamas and Papas) all enthusiastically attended

          their own tribute nights.

          Sometimes famous people stop by to sing (Nellie McKay, the late Joey

          Ramone, Andy Richter, Parker Posey, Debby Harry, Fred Armisen, J

          Mascis and They Might Be Giants) but it’s the talented group of

          regulars that consistently bring the house down.

          Come hear for yourself!!!

          Tickets for the Loser’s Lounge show will be available online NOW. Or,

          you can purchase tickets by calling 401.846.9100.





          *All proceeds benefit the Newport International Film Festival

          The Newport International Film Festival is a non-profit organization

          under Federal Tax Code 501c3. Federal tax ID number: 06-1493843.



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          ‘Pawtucket Rising’ documentary to begin airing on Capitol TV

          Friday, February 27th, 2009



          STATE HOUSE – “Pawtucket Rising,” the documentary film detailing the revitalization of the city of Pawtucket, will begin airing on Capitol Television in March, announced Rep. Peter F. Kilmartin (D-Dist. 61, Pawtucket).

          The film will first air on Sunday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue to air throughout the month of March. Capitol Television programming can be seen on Channel 15 on Cox Cable of Rhode Island and Channel 34 on Verizon cable network.

          Outlining the history of the city’s revival, “Pawtucket Rising” features:

          § Rhode Island Commercial Industrial Realty, a private company working to revitalize space to rent out to artists.

          § Hope Artiste Village, a project featuring a restaurant, retail space, industrial space and live/work space all in one large building.

          § The Foundry Artists Show, an example of the many arts-related shows

          that have moved to Pawtucket because of the arts-friendly atmosphere.

          § Pawtucket Open Studios, which showcases the artists of Pawtucket and revitalized mills several times a year.

          § Jacqueline M. Walsh High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, the city’s newest high school dedicated to the arts.

          The documentary airing on Sunday also features interview segments with filmmaker Jason Caminiti in which Representative Kilmartin reflects upon the General Assembly’s passage of tax credits that allowed for the emergence of Pawtucket’s vibrant arts scene.

          “This is an exciting opportunity to showcase all that Pawtucket has to offer,” said Representative Kilmartin. “By watching this program, Rhode Islanders will learn about and hopefully benefit from the various steps our city has taken to create this remarkable rebirth.”

          Filmmaker Jason Caminiti is an award winning Public Access Television Show host. Born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, he is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.



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          A Call To Artists

          Friday, February 27th, 2009

          *”Passion & Purpose”*

          Celebrating Mentorship


          March 27, 2009

          Reception 5:30 — 7:30 pm


          The TSETSE Gallery

          190 State Street

          New London, CT 06320



          Connecticut@tsetsegallery.org < mailto:Connecticut@tsetsegallery.org>The Tsetse Gallery invites artists to submit artwork for an exhibit to

          celebrate mentorship. The mission of the exhibit is to build awareness

          of the importance of mentoring in community.

          “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done

          for others and the world remains and is immortal.” ~ /Albert Pine/

          Have you had experience with commitment to personal change, someone

          supporting your own or someone who looks to you for inspiration? Does

          your art express the development of vision and values? Mentors and/or

          protégés are invited to submit their work jointly or independently. All

          media accepted.

          Deadline: All submissions must be received no later than March 21, 2009.

          There is no fee to participate, although the artist will forward a 30%

          contribution to the Gallery for any art sales as a result of the

          exhibit. This contribution will help with the costs associated with the

          Gallery in sponsoring art programs for children and adults. Contact:

          Connecticut@tsetsegallery.org or 860-447-2447. 





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          Annual Punk Rock Winter Ball At AS220

          Friday, February 27th, 2009

          This Saturday, put on your weirdest or fanciest duds for the 2ndAnnual Punk Rock Winter Ball and get yourself downtown to the ole’

          AS220 performance space. St Jude, Dirty Dirty, LLove, Rare Form and

          Icon Gallery perform! No cool clothes…no cool show—–sorry, but

          thems the rules!! However if you show up around here at noon, learn

          to crochet , and then wile away the afternoon fixing yourself up

          something nice with the crafty folks at Crafternoon, I am sure you

          could end up the belle of the ball or the prince of the party. There

          will be a photo booth, lots of dancing, and stuff to consume. If it

          wasn’t a great event…. there wouldn’t be a sequel would there??

          New gallery shows at all of AS220′s galleries open this Sunday. Even

          the youth gallery in the hall of Empire St.’s second floor has a new

          mixed media group show up; don’t be shy about going up there to check

          it out! This month, Empire St.’s ground floor exhibits new collage

          paintings by Deb Hickey, paintings by Amy Ryan, and glass chandeliers

          by Jenine Bressner and the AS220 Project Space at 93 Mathewson St

          presents new sculptures by Christopher Thomas and “The Sunday Bullet”

          an installation by S.W. Dinge. Wonderful way to recover if you attend

          the aforementioned Punk Rock Winter Ball!


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          Jobs In The Arts In New England

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009

          Two websites that list jobs in the arts are Hire Culture:


          and the New England Museum Association:


          If you have a job opportunity in the arts that you would like to list on the RI State Council On the Arts blog, please email elizabeth@arts.ri.gov


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          News from New Urban Arts

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009

          New Urban Arts Loves Love: Heart Party 2009

          Our Second Annual Heart Party was held on February 12th. Started last year, the Heart Party was conceived by former

          artist mentor, Melissa Mendes who responded to students and mentors lamenting the upcoming holiday of

          Valentine’s Day. This year STAB (New Urban Arts Studio Team Advisory Board) continued the new studio tradition,

          with Ava, STAB member, at the helm. Fifteen people from students to staff to artist mentors participated, making

          mailboxes of stapled file folders and one of kind valentines. Allot of Hershey kisses, Chex mix and Smartfood

          popcorn were consumed and fun was had by all. For a look inside our Heart Party visit our blog, to view a Valentine’s

          animation created by students and artist mentor Ben Fino-Radin.


          Students at New Urban Arts Create Annual Valentine’s Day Mixtape for Artist Mentors, Fellows and Staff. Check Out

          the Playlist Below. Thank you, Students, for Being so Thoughtful!

          And She Was, The Talking Heads: Erik Gould, artist mentor

          Theme Song, Doug, The TV Show: Ben Fino-Radin, artist mentor

          Shut Up and Let Me Go, The Tiny Tings: Isaac Wingfield, artist mentor

          Hey Julie, Fountains of Wayne: Julia Gualtieri, artist mentor

          Smile, Lily Allen: Adrienne Benz, artist mentor

          Nrrd Grrl, MC Cris: Meredith Younger, artist mentor

          Circus, Brittany Spears: David Colannino, artist mentor

          If I Ain’t Got You, Alicia Keys: Emily Ustach, artist mentor

          Across the Universe, Fiona Apple: Jennifer Rice, artist mentor

          She’s a Rainbow, The Rolling Stones: Caitlin Cali, artist mentor

          Head Over Heels, Tears for Fears: Morgan Fagant, artist mentor

          Bicycle Race, Queen: Melissa Small, artist mentor

          Rock Lobster, B52′s: David Karoff, artist mentor

          Girl, Beck: Erica Palmiter, artist mentor

          Blue Monday, New Order: McKenzie Burrus-Granger, artist mentor

          Paris, Tokyo, Lupe Fiasco: Dionte Noble, artist mentor

          Smooth Operator, Sade: Abel Hernandez, artist mentor

          Walking on Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves: Zach Clark, artist mentor

          Black Hole, She and Him: Lane Taplin, artist mentor

          I Love to Singa, Al Jolson: Jane Androski, artist mentor

          Aguanille, Marc Anthony: Jason Yoon, executive director

          Wicked Little Town, Hedwig & the Angry Inch: Kian Shenfield, study buddy

          SuperModel, RuPaul: Jesse Banks III, studio manager

          Ob La Di Ob La Da, The Beatles: Peter Hocking, arts mentoring fellow

          Pocket Full of Sunshine, Natasha Bedingfield, Tamara Kaplan, operations manager

          What We Need More of Is Science, MC Hawking: Dan Schleifer, study buddy

          Superhuman, Chris Brown/Keri Hilson: Sarah Meyer, program director

          Anime Polka, Weird Al: Andrew Oesch, arts mentoring fellow


          Conversation with Arley-Rose Torsone of Design Providence: Wed, March 18 6-8pm

          This Spring, New Urban Arts will continue to host Conversations, a series of public conversations on sustainable

          creative practice. Whether they are gardeners, painters, chefs, writers or plumbers, unique individuals will discuss

          how they integrate creativity into their personal and professional lives. This program is generously supported by the

          National Endowment for the Arts and the Rhode Island Foundation, and is organized by the Arts Mentoring Fellows at

          New Urban Arts, Andrew Oesch and Peter Hocking. Conversations are located at 743 Westminster Street in

          Providence and are free and open to the public.

          Mark your calendars for the first of the series, March 18, 2009 from 6-8pm with artist Arley-Rose Torsone, a local

          artist who wants to make the world a better place through graphic design. She is thoroughly invested in her work at

          AS220 as the in-house graphic designer and manager of the Design Providence Cottage Industry. She also teaches

          design classes for young people at Broad Street Studio. Since her graduation from Parsons the New School for

          Design and moving to Providence in 2004, she has dedicated her professional career to designing for causes which

          have socially-responsible roots and sustainable practices. She believes that “good design is not just about profit or

          beauty, but creating social value” (Patrick Butler). She also loves hanging out with hot air balloonists, typographers,

          special collections librarians and offset printers who are total curmudgeons.

          Stay tuned for future Conversations. A full calendar will soon be posted on our website.


          Executive Director, Jason Yoon addresses Rhode Island Scholastic Awards Winners

          The Rhode Island Art Educators Association invited Executive Director, Jason Yoon to address Rhode Island’s

          Scholastic Award winners. He shared a personal story of how a mentor helped him find his own creative voice and

          freed him to think and learn independently. Read the speech on our blog, click here.


          Send a New Urban Arts Alumnus to Peru for a Spring Break Service Trip!

          The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is famous for its intense freshman foundation year program. With all that

          work, it’s hard to imagine finding time to lead other initiatives. But in spite of this workload, Laura Huaranga, (New

          Urban Arts graduate 2008 and a RISD freshman) is working with a team of her RISD classmates to organize a

          service trip to Peru, where her family moved from before she started high school. Laura will be building houses and

          painting murals with the community in Pisco. The group will also be helping with earthquake relief. She needs to

          raise $800 by mid March and already has $300. They have organized bake sales, concerts and other events to meet

          their goal.

          Please join us in helping her by mailing a check payable to:

          ASB Peru

          c/o Laura Huaranga

          2 College Street, Box 802

          Providence, RI 02903

          Or donate on paypal through http://risdperuvians.blogspot.com/ *****

          Salsa Soulfood Fundraiser for Artsreach

          Last Saturday night, Jason Yoon and students taking his salsa mentoring workshop, Angel Peña, Celina Santana,

          Dennes Garcia, Kevin Gonsalves, Libertad Vargas, Abel Hernandez, Kedrin Frias, Maxine Kali Wright, and Maria Diaz

          taught a salsa lesson at The Salsa Soulfood Fundraiser at Mathewson Street United Methodist Church. The party

          supported ArtsReach, a program seeking to empower the homeless and people living with AIDS to build life skills

          through the arts. We were excited to help this great cause! For more info and to support ArtReach, click here.

          Salsa at New Urban Arts meets Mondays at 6PM. Come visit us!


          Honors, Openings, Fellowships, Projects, and Blogs…New Urban Arts Artist Mentors and Students Are Doing Great Things!

          >>Arts Mentoring Fellow, Andrew Oesch is participating in an exhibition titled Without You I am Nothing: Cultural Democracy from Providence and Chicago. The screen printed poster he created last year for the New Urban Arts

          Conversations Series is featured as part of an exhibition. Curated by Anne Elizabeth Moore, Without You I am

          Nothing displays a wide collection of new, recent, and downright old works on paper that require more from the

          viewer than merely reading about and attending the event described in the poster. These works contain stuff that falls

          off on purpose, windows, parts that move, space for new information, dials, buttons, removable elements, or other

          user-manipulated, four-dimensional aspects of awesomeness.

          Without You I am Nothing: Cultural Democracy from Providence and Chicago will be held at The Green Lantern

          Gallery & Press in Chicago from March 27 – April 25. The Opening Reception is March 27, 9 – 11 pm.

          In Chicago, Andrew Oesch and Meg Turner are facilitating a participatory work titled, And We Drew A City Together,

          which invites collaborative city building with collaged stickers of architectural components. Andrew and Meg first

          tested the project at New Urban Arts, February 20, 2009. The imaginary city created by nearly 50 participants can be

          seen on our gallery walls through the middle of March.


          Friends and Supporters:

          Stay up to date with www.RezaRitesRI.com, which promotes the voices of Rhode Island’s ethnically, socially, and artistically diverse.We liked this music video by If’n Books.

          Subscribe to New Urban Arts’ Podcast.

          Thank you Sprint Systems of Photography for their donation of photochemicals.

          How about the comics of former artist mentor, Fay Ryu?

          Learn about exciting cultural events in Rhode Island at www.rifutures.org.And, students and families at New Urban Arts are thankful this year for College Visions.

          Special thanks to White Whale Web Services, designers of www.newurbanarts.org.Thank you to Citizens Bank and NBC10 for naming us a Champion in Action!

          Also, proudly supported by:

          The Rhode Island Department of Education

          Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

          The City of Providence, Department of Art, Culture, and Tourism

          Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

          Workforce Solutions Providence/Cranston

          Partnership Foundation

          Hasbro Children’s Fund

          Minerva Foundation

          Otto H. York Foundation

          National Endowment for the Arts

          Citizens Bank Foundation

          Hope Foundation

          The Rhode Island Foundation

          And many generous individuals like you.

          Feel free to forward this newsletter to your friends.

          Check us out on Flickr and Blogger, for an inside look at our studio.

          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 150 high school students and 20 emerging artists through after-school and summer programs each year.

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          Enjoy Learning about History? Check Out What’s Going on at PPL’s Central Library

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009




          Do you enjoy learning about history? Providence Public Library invites you to find like-minded people, exchange ideas, and meet contemporary scholars and authors at its Central Library (150 Empire Street, Providence) during the following upcoming events. A complete schedule and detailed information on programs and events is available at www.provlib.org < http://www.provlib.org/> .  

          *At each starred event, books will be available for sale and signing through Brown University Book Store.


          Sunday, March 8: Celebrate Irish History < http://www.provlib.org/calendarcentral.asp?id=89070> 1:30-2:30 pm: Lippitt Hall, 1st floor: Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song:

          An interactive Irish music & storytelling event for whole families.


          2:30-3:30 pm: Barnard Room, 3rd Floor: The Irish Ballad – A Lecture & Open Reading

          Special Collections Librarian Rick Ring speaks about the Library’s extensive Irish Collection, with a focus on our Irish Ballads. Read or sing your favorite ballad aloud at the conclusion of the program!


          *Thursday, March 12: Chief Justice Frank J. Williams (Ret.): Judging Lincoln < http://www.provlib.org/calendarcentral.asp?id=88413> 6-7:30 pm: Lippitt Hall, 1st floor

          A lecture and book sale/signing in honor of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial.

          Registration is required by emailing lmiller@provlib.org. 

          *Monday, March 16: The Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum Theft < http://www.provlib.org/calendarcentral.asp?id=87403> 6-7:30 pm: Barnard Room, 3rd floor: Author Ulrich Boser:

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

          Presented in collaboration with the Dartmouth Alumni Club of Providence.

          Registration is required by emailing lmiller@provlib.org. 

          Ongoing Exhibit through March 29

          Hidden from History: Slavery in Rhode Island from its Inception to Its End < http://www.provlib.org/calendar.asp?id=88913> Open during Central Library regular hours. Special Collections Exhibit Area, 3rd Floor


          Celebrate Women’s History Month

          *Sunday, March 22

          2-3 pm: Barnard Room, 3rd floor: Women’s History Month Author Elaine Weiss: < http://www.provlib.org/calendarcentral.asp?id=89316> Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War

          Registration is required by emailing lmiller@provlib.org. 

          Monday, March 23

          6:30-7:30 pm: Barnard Room, 3rd floor: Living Literature Presents < http://www.provlib.org/calendarcentral.asp?id=88205> : Pearls, Politics & Power—The Challenges Women Face in Public Life



          *Monday, April 20: Hoaxers & Showmen in 19th Century N.Y.

          6-7:30 pm: Barnard Room, 3rd floor: Author Matthew Goodman

          The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York.

          Presented in collaboration with the Providence Athenaeum.

          Sunday, May 17: A Secret Transcendentalist Affair?

          2-3 pm: Trustee’s Room, 3rd floor: Author Visit & Book Discussion of Mr. Emerson’s Wife, a work of historical fiction

          with author Amy Belding Brown and the New England Book Club.

          Registration is required by emailing lmiller@provlib.org. 

          *Thursday, May 26: Discuss the USS Bunker Hill

          6-7:30 pm: Barnard Room, 3rd floor: Author Max Kennedy

          Danger’s Hour: The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her

          Opening remarks by Ted Widmer, historian, librarian, and director of the John Carter Brown Library.

          Registration is required by emailing lmiller@provlib.org. 

          HISTORY HIGH JINX Book Club < http://www.provlib.org/calendarcentral.asp?id=84021> Meets monthly on Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm.

          Registration is required by contacting Nancy: nancycallanan@cox.net March 2: Andrew Jackson, His Life and Times by H.W. Brands

          April 6: This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust

          May 4: Lincoln by David Herbert Donald




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          Upcoming Events at The Artists’ Exchange

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009
          FEATURED ITEM…
          Black Box Theatre to Resurface and Stage
          “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992″
          Tickets on Sale Now!
          Thursday-Saturday, 3/19-3/21 and 3/26-3/28
          All shows 7pm
          Presented through a series of monologues edited from actual interviews,
          “Twilight” offers a kaleidoscopic and sympathetic rendering of differing viewpoints concerning the 1992 L.A. riots.
          Reservations $15. Call 401.490.9475.
          WEEKLY EVENTS…
          Tuesdays: Medieval Arts & Music Night:
          Open Workshop of The Society for Creative Anachronism

          Anyone is welcome to bring a project, a song, or just a curiosity for the study of medieval arts and music (AD 600-1600). This is a very casual gathering where old and new friends explore all facets of life during the period as well as activities of the S.C.A. Free!
          Tuesdays: Actors’ Group
          (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month)

          All are welcome. Hosted by RIFC, the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, this workshop offers an opportunity to practice audition materials and receive frank feedback from your peers. For the best results, bring a 2-3 minute piece you’d like to work on. Free!
          Fridays: Dramatic Readers Workshop for Adults

          Facilitated by Black Box Theatre Director Rich Morra, this hands-on workshop is designed for those interested in participating in the reading of a variety of scripts, both classic and modern, as well as original works by participants. While the workshop will focus primarily on cold group readings, the physical dimension of performing will occasionally be incorporated. As new material will be explored each week, consistent attendance is not mandatory. No previous experience is necessary. Free!
          Sundays: Unexpected Company

          Come and enjoy one of Rhode Island’s most well-known and loved improv troupes! Named Rhode Island’s Best Comedy Troupe by RI Monthly magazine, Unexpected Company has been continuously delighting and entertaining audiences since their inception in March of 2003. UC is Rhode Island’s most critically acclaimed and well-traveled improvisational comedy troupe and was recently voted “Best Comedy Night” by The Phoenix and “Best Comedy Troupe” by Motif Magazine. Described as ‘Pure Improv’ and ‘Wildly Popular,’ UC has introduced thousands to a form of comedy rarely seen in New England. Visit www.unexpected-company.com to learn more. $5 at door.
          Documentary Film Group, presented by the RIFC
          Thursday, March 5th 7-9pm
          Documentary film(s) will be screened and discussed. Free!
          BOOK YOUR…
          Birthday Parties!
          Choose from a variety of art or theatre options… from a superhero party where participants decorate their own capes and have their faces painted, to a music video starring the birthday boy or girl and up to 14 friends!
          Music Lessons!
          The Artists’ Exchange offers private and group music lessons for children and adults in piano, guitar, cello, flute, violin and voice. Call 401.490.9475 for more details or to book a lesson.
          SUMMER CAMPS Enrolling Now!
          Visit our website (www.artists-exchange.org) to view 2009′s Summer Camp offerings and join us on April 4th for a Summer Camp Open House! Choose from 8 weeks of art camps, 3 two week theatre camps, and the popular 2 week Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp! Sign up for this summer’s Afternoon Camp, new this year! Call to inquire about sending your kids to camp for crackers! Earn up to 35% off camp tuition by donating boxes of graham crackers (Cracker donations help defray the cost of our December fundraiser)!
          “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992″
          Thursday-Saturday, 3/19-3/21 and 3/26-3/28
          All shows 7pm
          Presented through a series of monologues edited from actual interviews, “Twilight” offers a kaleidoscopic and sympathetic rendering of differing viewpoints concerning the 1992 L.A. riots.
          Reservations $15. Call 401.490.9475.

          CALL for ENTRIES!
          The Artists’ Exchange seeks submissions of one act plays for its 3rd annual One Act Play Festival. Deadline is March 1st, 2009. All genres will be considered. Plays can be mailed to 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910 or emailed to Rich Morra, Black Box Theatre Director, at rich_morra@yahoo.com. Selections will be announced by March 15th, 2009. Auditions will be open to the public and will be announced subsequently. The Artists’ Exchange One Act Play Festival will take place in the Black Box Theatre at The Artists’ Exchange on June 4th-6th and 11th-13th.
          The Artists’ Exchange is a nonprofit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning, and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. The Artists’ Exchange houses The Black Box Theatre and multiple art studios, as well as a gallery, art boutique and cafe. Join us for enriching classes and weekly events in art, theatre, music and film.
          The Artists’ Exchange is owned and operated by Gateways to Change; a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing of the quality of life for all human beings.
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          First Annual Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts and Humanities

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009

           On March 3, 2009, Jeremy Nowak, President and CEO of The Reinvestment Fund, will present the first lecture in a new series dedicated to the memory of recently deceased United States Senator Claiborne Pell at The Hotel Providence, 5:30 PM. That evening, Creative Providence Planning Team will also share highlights from the cultural assessment and kick-off the upcoming series of planning studios.

          Jeremy Nowak is a nationally recognized leader in urban development. His work around strategies for community investment in creativity and neighborhood development finds arts and culture can be a key ingredient in neighborhood revitalization by nurturing a wide range of local assets, building social capital and promoting entrepreneurial and civic growth. He calls for investing in community-based creative activity to enhance its place-making role and potential, and offers investment ideas for three specific areas: creativity, development and knowledge.

          Mr. Nowak’s recent publications examine the role of art and culture in neighborhood regeneration, policy options for distressed cities, and the role of development finance for older industrial cities. He is currently a Fellow in entrepreneurial leadership in education at the Aspen Institute and a member of an Executive Session on transforming cities through civic entrepreneurship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Nowak holds a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research and has also been awarded honorary doctorates from Villanova University and La Salle University.

          A networking social will immediately follow this event at Aspire. Enjoy a 10% discount on cash bar and specialty drinks menu. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited – reserve your spot today

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          AS220 Darkroom’s March 4th Open House

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009

          Hi Darkroom NationYour invited to the AS220 Darkroom’s March 4th Open House at 7pm. Come see

          the fabulous Denny Moers demonstrate his wet chemistry Voo-Doo in front of

          your very eyes in our Wet Darkroom. This live demonstration is free and

          open to anyone interested. An ongoing slide show of his work will be

          running in our lounge next door.

          Diana Johnson of Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery describes

          Denny’s work below.

          ” Denny Moers has become known for his highly imaginative, technically

          innovative photographs, which encompass subject matter as diverse as New

          England architecture, medieval wall frescoes, ancient Egyptian tomb

          reliefs, contemporary construction sites and most recently, western

          desertscapes. He uses the term photographic monoprint to describe the

          unique quality of each of his images, which he creates by controlling the

          action of light on the chemicals in sensitized photographic paper during

          the print developing process. His black and white pictures thus exhibit an

          extraordinary range of colors, from black to deep rust to pale reds and

          rich blues. ”

          See Denny’s work on his web-site at www.dennymoers.com  Hope to see you there

          Scott Lapham / AS220 Darkroom

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          News from the Warwick Museum of Art

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009


          • WMOA is looking for Artists!
          • Museum Renovation Update
          • Where can I find Unexpected Company?

          Go to:  http://www. warwickmuseum.org

          Warwick Museum of Art

          Post Road
          Warwick, RI 02886


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          Reading by John Ashbery

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009

          Thursday, February 267:30pmSalomon 101

          Award-winning poet John Ashbery has been recognized as a major figure in the U.S. literary avant garde. His poetic voice has been characterized by New York Times Book Review essayist Kenneth Koch as “a hushed, simultaneously incomprehensible whisper with a weird pulsating rhythm that fluctuates like a wave between peaks of sharp clarity and watery droughts of obscurity and languor.” He is the author of many collections of poetry, including, most recently, Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems; Chinese Whispers; As Umbrellas Follow Rain; and Your Name Here. He has been the recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award of the Academy of American Poets, a MacArthur Fellowship, a Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French government, among many other honors and recognitions. His book Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, published in 1976, won the Pultizer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Prize.

          Ashbery is also a well known art critic, and it has been noted that “the abstract expressionist movement in modern painting, stressing nonrepresentational methods of picturing reality, is an especially important presence” in his own poetry. He lives in New York City and is Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.

          For more event listings please visit: http://brown.edu/Departments/Music/events/

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          Intern at the Franconia Sculpture Park

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009

          Call for Intern Artists 



          Franconia Sculpture Park is now taking applications for its

          2009 Intern Artist Program


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          free public forum on A Raisin in the Sun

          Thursday, February 26th, 2009
          Trinity Rep is proud to announce that it will host a free public forum about the issues, visions and reality in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun in conjunction with its production of the timeless American masterpiece. The free discussion will take place at 2pm on Saturday, March 7 in the Chace Theater at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St. in Providence. Neither reservations nor attendance to the show is required to participate in the forum. 

          The forum, entitled What Happens to a Dream Deferred?, will serve as an enriching counterpart to the powerful drama that “changed American theater forever” (The New York Times). Raisin not only voices a resonant truth of the African-American community, but evokes themes and dreams that remain close to the heart of all Americans today: making a home for our families and leaving the world a better place for our children.

          Moderated by Sam Coale, Professor of English at Wheaton College, the forum will feature scholars and artists such as Shawn Christian, Assistant Professor of English at Wheaton College; Richard Godfrey, Executive Director of Rhode Island Housing; and resident acting company member Joe Wilson Jr., who plays Walter Lee Younger in Trinity’s production of Raisin.

          We hope you’ll join us for this lively discussion. See you at the theater!

          Outreach activities surrounding A Raisin in the Sun are made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces program. 

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          Gallery Z News and Events for February 24th

          Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

          Greetings From Gallery Z!

          This week will be the final week of our

          current exhibition of Erotic art at Gallery Z.

          A special thanks to Diva’s Palace,

          Salon Bianco, Rosebud Salon, Old World Cigar & Magazine Emporium,

          and International Biscuits & Confections for their support this

          month with generous donations that contributed to the success of our

          Valentine’s Day Black & Red event. Our opening reception was also a

          wonderful event and the body painting demonstrations by Ricky Vespia

          were a hit with the crowd, creating a provocative atmosphere and

          entertaining all in attendance at the reception.

          This exhibition

          features a tasteful selection of erotic artwork from Kevork Mourad,

          Reuben Nakian, John Hames, assemblage artist Julian Penrose,

          Kyle Ringquist, Michael Berkowitz, Michael Bryce, George Apotsos,

          Alan Metnick, Erin Starr, and neon artist Varky. Through different

          mediums these artists explore the sensuality of the human form and

          challenge the viewer’s definition of what constitutes an erotic


          This week is also the final week to view an extraordinary exhibit of Armenian arts

          and culture at the TSETSE Gallery.

          Through a collaboration with Berge Ara Zobian of Gallery Z, the TSETSE Gallery has

          hosted this exhibit, which compliments the TSETSE Gallery’s mission to “Build Community

          Through Art.” This exhibit not only displays exceptional art done by Armenian artists,

          but it also provides educational information about the history of the Armenian culture.

          If you haven’t seen this exhibit, you still have an opportunity to do so before

          the show closes on Friday, February 27th. The Gallery is open this week from 10am

          to 5pm Wednesday through Friday. It is suggested to call in advance to avoid conflicts

          with scheduled group visits.

          For a story written by Joe Kerman about the history of Armenia and the exhibit at

          The TSETSE Gallery, click here [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102473698457&e=001O1Ax9CecoDTIEupxpHu5CYFv5sIR1kOnOVLfhkWj7R-Z8IS6xU8-_WprcV9AS0tomkd8P6X_DgsTg4j0vc3A7Vwp-zxnjVN5Dr3FCLHQ9iIOaiTiL54uDByBcBhGIycgFaPWHsS5rEnzdPDKPtjZaUE0gggWbRR-sZ-Q-j5MEyFkn0UarmDn2FljZKq2ERtQopSZxqwv5Kol1thUwfCvwxNerLJbDlz_K3xGC_d3Bj18Bp7VrCdZjxwZGgjilbe9jhnp4WknUYdD7Ewey5mFjJGhur5Q08FE_ggmgQqpSi9-ippi_QCeAZjyAxzCeRxWbi7mvqGQwpTSYfj86YpUJ2CiD7941vOt4MEDfcclTnsx9xOzSOsPyxLUvEa7PhEiiLvE0i9FyOw=].


          March Events at Gallery Z

          Join us to experience artwork at Gallery Z during the month of March that challenges

          the viewer to decipher an abstract language of colors and forms. The exhibition,”Visual

          Language: Forms, Colors, & Lines in the Abstract World,” will feature work from

          Herbert Illium, Bob Dilworth, Astrid, Simon Samsonian, Francesco Agresti, Joseph

          Guervara, Edward Kharazyan, J.C. Lazarus, Karen Kazinian, Hrant Mirozian, Michael

          Bryce, Otto Lindstead, Garabed Der Hohannesian, and more.

          The Opening Reception for this exhibition will be hosted at Gallery Z on Thursday,

          March 19th, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and will be the first Providence Gallery Night

          of 2009.

          Visit us online for more details or to view the exhibition: www.galleryzprov.com [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102473698457&e=001O1Ax9CecoDT75pXEZ8FCNT8w_6DNXPYADgjiO6dfPEVVYO9uRHGPDlfMaKp4xjz4LXzoeraMGJCc52Lrz3mbamZMrRYVIRathOB_6crdpvyPqR1SjUu22Q==]


          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. For more information, click here. [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102473698457&e=001O1Ax9CecoDRWsKqpa-T-qUfC7nRX-w4QhcJzx-HyrDKy_oQ3ypEIIRBXegbhtrPTclI8MN1ks_hFSnbwOdUGEZFCxtRnWcbH4MejH5h_YeK6QYVmvjToVaIv4txge9gMHRnR-zU6gKPEhP0LvmR_Qw==]

          And, as always, all exhibits are free and open to the public.

          The gallery can be found on the World Wide Web at

          Please feel free to contact the gallery at galleryzprov@aol.com [mailto:galleryzprov@aol.com].Gallery Hours:

          Tues & Wed 12-6pm

          Thurs-Sat 12-8pm

          By appointment and by chance

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          MEMBER – Americans for the Arts [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102473698457&e=001O1Ax9CecoDSX5fQsAv_n86O7XvwgI3gOfzr6xJGnBBAgQXDTTHfiLZvjZj8saBy8_N6cPgY2NWl5b4pGbySCE46DftdaWauXnexFehjnjkL140PNJH_h9dTICHYHPGt5]

          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


          From the South:

          Take 95 North to exit 21. At the second set of lights take a left onto Atwells


          Gallery Z is located on your right at 259 Atwells Avenue.

          In This Issue

          This Week at Gallery Z

          March Events at Gallery Z

          Exhibitions at Gallery Z


          Current Show:


          Show Dates:

          February 3rd, 2009 to February 28th, 2009

          Opening Reception:

          5pm to 9pm, Thursday, February 19th, 2009

          Upcoming Show:

          “Visual Language: Forms, Colors, & Lines in the Abstract World”

          Show Dates:

          March 3rd, 2009 to March 28th, 2009

          Opening Reception:

          5pm to 9pm,


          March 19th,



          259 Atwells Avenue – Providence, Rhode Island 02903 – tel (401) 454-8844 – fax (401)


          Gallery Z: A Fine Art Gallery | 259 Atwells Avenue | Providence | RI | 02903

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          FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! February 27 @ 7pm

          Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

          Hilarious Improv Comedy featuring live music from Bertrand Laurence!

          All Ages Show! Families always welcome!!!


          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>***

          And Next Week…

          Friday Night Live presents

          THE OPEN STAGE!

          March 6 @ 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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          First Annual Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts and Humanities

          Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

          On March 3, 2009, Jeremy Nowak, President and CEO of The Reinvestment Fund, will present the first lecture in City of Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline’s new series dedicated to the memory of recently deceased United States Senator Claiborne Pell at The Hotel Providence, 5:30 PM. That evening, Creative Providence Planning Team will also share highlights from the cultural assessment and kick-off the upcoming series of planning studios.


          Jeremy Nowak is a nationally recognized leader in urban development. His work around strategies for community investment in creativity and neighborhood development finds arts and culture can be a key ingredient in neighborhood revitalization by nurturing a wide range of local assets, building social capital and promoting entrepreneurial and civic growth. He calls for investing in community-based creative activity to enhance its place-making role and potential, and offers investment ideas for three specific areas: creativity, development and knowledge.


          Mr. Nowak’s recent publications examine the role of art and culture in neighborhood regeneration, policy options for distressed cities, and the role of development finance for older industrial cities. He is currently a Fellow in entrepreneurial leadership in education at the Aspen Institute and a member of an Executive Session on transforming cities through civic entrepreneurship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Nowak holds a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research and has also been awarded honorary doctorates from Villanova University and La Salle University.


          A networking social will immediately follow this event at Aspire. Enjoy a 10% discount on cash bar and specialty drinks menu. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited – < http://www.creativeprovidence.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=17&year=2009&month=03&day=03&Itemid=24> reserve your spot today .   

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          Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

          This week marks the last days of Roil and Flush.

          If you haven’t seen this show of glass and glitter, porcelain and fishnets

          and you want to…

          stop by Firehouse 13 during gallery hours Tues-Fri 2-6, Sat 12-4.

          The last day is Saturday Feb 28- this week!

          We will also be hosting a closing party with local and out-of-town bands.

          Come celebrate…

          The Baylies Band (MA),

          Concord Ballet Orchestra Players (MA & RI),

          3d Mystery (RI),

          True Womanhood (DC),

          Tevellus (RI)

          Sat 2/28

          9pm $6

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