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STONE CARVING WORKSHOP

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Hand Carving Letters and Symbols into Stone

 ONLY TWO SPACES LEFT!!!
 

Saturday April 9th

& Sunday April 10th

2 0 1 1

 

9:30am – 4:00pm Daily

 

Beginner to intermediate, all skill levels are welcome. This class is an excellent introduction to carving traditional Roman V-cut letters in stone (both days recommended). We will be covering basic carving techniques for both incised lettering and simple bas-relief forms. The goal of the class is for you to come away with a basic knowledge of hand carving stone. For those with some carving experience: Bring a specific word, symbol, ornament, or other idea that you would like to work on. Stone will be available for you, and tools are provided for the weekend.

COST:

Early admission (before March 6th)$210.00  

Normal tuition after March 6th – $245.00

WHERE: 20 Aberdeen St, West Warwick, RI 02893. Bring a lunch; tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

To Register please e-mail info@adampaulheller.com , or call 401.826.2622.

 

 

For more information see www.adampaulheller.com

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7DAYPSA Filmmakers Wanted

Monday, February 28th, 2011

It’s time for the 2011 Rhode Island 7DAYPSA competition where filmmaker teams compete by writing, shooting and editing a public service announcement for a non-profit organization that provides a needed service to the local community. Teams can choose from one of three start days to begin their seven day production period to better fit their schedules. The clock will start when they receive their client assignment. The winning PSAs will be broadcast for a year by our Rhode Island media sponsors, COX Communications, the CW-28, and WJAR-TV 10. After broadcast, the PSAs will be eligible to be submitted by the 7DAYPSA for consideration for industry recognition such as New England Emmy and Hatch Awards.

This competition is a great way for filmmakers to get creative and be proactive about their careers and their karma. The real winners are the local non-profit organizations that now have a broadcast presence, enhancing their ability to provide services to their communities. Last years clients, Big Sisters of Rhode Island and the Sensational Child got a big boost from the PSAs created for them. The more teams that enter, the more non-profits we can help.

Registration Deadline: March 4th

Students and RIFC members can take advantage of a $10.00 discount on the registration fee.

Production Period: March 30th to April 9th

Awards/Screening Night: TBA

For more information about the 7DAYPSA, please visit the official web site at www.7daypsa.org.

7DAYPSA Sponsors: COX Communications, WJAR-TV 10, the CW28, RIIFF,

the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, FLICKERS, the 989 Project,

Movie Maker Magazine, Final Draft, WCVB-TV 5 (Boston),

Rule Broadcast Systems, MGM-HD, FOX 23 (Maine), ABC 6 (Maine),

the New Media Film Festival, Showbiz Software, the Maine Film Collaborative, Wednesday Morning Productions.

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Deep Documentation:

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Deep Documentation:
Interpretation and Dialogue
presented by the John Nicholas Brown Center
for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Event Info

Monday, March 21, 2011
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
John Nicholas Brown Center
357 Benefit Street
Providence, RI

Facilitators: Jori Ketten, artist and educator; Emmy Bright, artist and educator

“Documentation” is a word broadly spread and loosely used. We snap thousands of photographs and save countless scraps of paper, all the while wondering to what end we are amassing this “data.” Yet when documentation is done well, it can help us better understand our own thinking, connect with our colleagues, and engage in meaningful dialogue with our communities. In documenting well, we deepen the work itself. The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first, we will look at a wide range of projects and processes ranging from action research, design projects, artists’ practices, narrative video, pieces for marketing, qualitative evaluation, and other kinds of research. We will look at “fast and loose” projects and more sustained projects. We will work together to build a framework for these various approaches with an eye towards helping workshop participants envision possibilities for their own work. To enable a grounded and practical experience, for the second part of the workshop we ask that participants bring some form of “raw data” from a project they are working on or considering documenting. We are not looking for polished products, but for the matter from which polished projects are born. These could be notes, photographs, agendas, floor plans, samples of student work, transcribed interviews, curricula, etc. We will work in small groups to develop plans to turn this data into documentation. This workshop is geared towards those interested in exploring methods of documentation that can inform current efforts and future projects infused with an ethic of reflective practice and dialogue. Participants will bring their own expertise to the workshop and hopefully leave with newfound approaches, ideas, understandings, and inspiration.

About the presenters

Emmy Bright is an artist and educator recently re-planted in Providence. Currently, she is working as an arts mentoring fellow at New Urban Arts, a field interviewer for the Teaching Artist Research Project out of University of Chicago, and as a curriculum advisor for the ArtScience Prize in Boston, MA. She has designed, directed, researched, and taught in arts programs for schools, communities, and youth in New Haven, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She has worked as an observation specialist for Project AIM documenting classroom culture, practice, and learning in the arts in Chicago. She has also collaborated with others in making learning visible in a variety of spaces including gardens, classrooms, and conferences. Perhaps not incidentally, an ongoing art project of hers involves intense data collection and documentation around social interactions.

As an educator, coordinator, and documentarian, Jori Ketten has been fortunate to work extensively with the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative organizations – Community MusicWorks, AS220 Youth Studio, New Urban Arts, Everett Dance Theatre’s Carriage House School, Providence CityArts for Youth, and the Manton Avenue Project – as well as the ArtsLiteracy Project at Brown University, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Point CDC (Bronx, NY), and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (Washington, D.C.). Other recent/present partners include RISD’s Project Open Door, The Hub at the Providence After School Alliance, Artists in Context, and the Art Institute of Boston. Jori’s current focus is exploring documentation as artistic practice and the thoughtful incorporation of documentation into youth arts organizations’ teaching methodologies. In addition to project-based work in and around Providence, she is the Media Lab Director at Community MusicWorks, a mentor at New Urban Arts, and is co-coordinating a monthly micro-granting dinner experience called Provision.

The workshop will include refreshments in the morning.

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PROVIDENCE 375 INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

HOPE · FREEDOM · ROOTS · INGENUITY
A celebration to honor Roger Williams’ legacy and ideals
In 1636, Roger Williams and a small group of followers landed on the shores of the Seekonk River in Providence’s Fox Point. From May through October 2011, Providence will commemorate the 375th anniversary of the colonial settlement along the shores of the Great Salt Cove.
Celebrate Providence’s 375 Years With Us
Learn more about how you can participate
PROVIDENCE 375 INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP
February 24, 2011 – 1pm
Providence Public Safety Complex, Auditorium
325 Washington Street, Providence, RI
RSVP to 421-2489 x456

SAMPLE PARTICIPATING EVENTS, VENUES & PROGRAMS:

Commemorative guidebook spotlighting historical moments + calendar of events
My Providence Video Contest
Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative – a summer-long series of dance, opera, hip hop and more for the city’s diverse neighborhoods
WBNA Block Party
Friday Night Concerts at Waterplace Park
National Park Service and Smith Hill CDC – Youth Intern Program & Walking Tours
Web-based curriculum project for Providence high school students
A special WaterFire in honor of the 375th
Providence’s Independence Weekend Celebration & Fireworks
375 Gala honoring individuals who exemplify Williams’ legacy and ideals
Shakespeare in the Park presented by The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater
Roger Williams Paddle led by Rhode Island Blueways
“What does the American dream mean to you?” public art installation
A Key into the Language of America exhibit at The Haffenreffer Museum
Student projects – Public Humanities program, Brown University
Thematic public art installations as part of Providence Art Windows
Campaign to restore the City of Providence’s collection of mayoral paintings
City-wide walking tours
Programming at Greater Kennedy Plaza
Events at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center
The Manton Avenue Project will present 375 ROGER (OVER AND OUT): the happy-birthday-providence play

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Making Meaning Through Performance

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

 

 
Participatory Interpretation:
Making Meaning Through Performance

presented by the John Nicholas Brown Center
for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Event Info

Monday, April 11, 2011
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

John Nicholas Brown Center
357 Benefit Street
Providence, RI

Facilitators: Megan Sandberg-Zakian, theater artist and educator; Adrian Moore, M.A. student in public humanities  

  

Public Humanities ProgramTwenty-first century museums, historical societies, and other cultural organizations are interested in more than just feeding audiences information — we want our programs and collections to matter, to have an impact on people’s lives. We want audiences to ask questions, to make personal connections, to have opinions, and to participate in the interpretation of history and culture. And what better way to do that than to literally engage the voices (and bodies!) of audience members through performance? This workshop will take participants through a process designed to show how performance activities can engage new audiences and draw existing audiences into a deeper engagement with subject matter or programming; can build community, connect people, and generate dialogue; and can promote a participatory encounter rather than a passive one, encouraging active, meaningful audience engagement. The workshop will combine best practices from national models such as the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and the ArtsLiteracy Project at Brown University to offer strategies for “participatory interpretation” — and have lots of fun while we’re doing it!

 

About the presenters

Megan Sandberg-Zakian is a theater-maker based in Providence, RI, where she is a resident artist at Perishable Theatre and teaches performance-making in community in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Brown University. Favorite recent directing projects include Lydia Diamond’s Harriet Jacobs at Underground Railway Theatre (Cambridge, MA) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Perishable (Motif Awards: Best Production, Best Set Design). Megan has also directed and developed work at venues including the Huntington Theatre (Boston), Portland Stage (Maine), HERE Arts Center (NYC), The Culture Project (NYC), Middlebury Actors’ Workshop (Vermont), 37 Por Las Tablas (Santiago, DR) and the Providence Black Rep (Providence). Megan has served as associate artistic director of both the Providence Black Repertory Company and the 52nd Street Project. She is a graduate of Brown University and holds an M.F.A. in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College.

Adrian Moore is a master’s candidate in the public humanities program at Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage with a concentration in dance programming for museums and art organizations. She has developed projects that incorporate performance, fine arts, and history at American Dance Legacy Institute (Providence), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), Merce Cunningham Dance Company (NYC), Y-Space (Hong Kong), the National Museum of American History (Washington, D.C.), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, MA), and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Washington, D.C.). Adrian served as program director for Arts for the Aging and danced with Nancy Havlik Dance performance group in Washington, D.C. before coming to Brown. She received her B.A. in dance and anthropology from Wesleyan University.

The workshop will include lunch.

Register Today

The workshop fee is $15, and includes lunch. To register, please complete the registration form on the JNBC Web site. Fax or mail your registration form to the JNBC by

April 4, 2011.

Space is limited, so register today!

Quick links…
 
 
 
John Nicholas Brown Center | Box 1880 | 357 Benefit Street | Providence | RI | 02912

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Internet for Artists Weekend Workshop/ INTERNET PARA ARTISTAS

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

INTERNET FOR ARTISTS: Using the Internet to Build Community, Promote Your Work, and Increase Administrative Effectiveness
Space is limited to 24 artist participants. Application deadline: March 1
 
RISCA has partnered with the Alliance of Artists Communities, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, The Rhode Island Foundation, and Rhode Island School of Design’s Career Services Department to bring Creative Capital’s 3-Day Internet for Artists workshop to Rhode Island on April 8-11 at RISD’s Upper Met, 50 Waterman St.   This weekend workshop will help participants expand their online presence and learn to harness the power of internet tools such as social networking and media sharing sites, e-commerce, promotional websites, and blogs. Beginning with an overview of internet terminology and applications, the workshop will explore how these resources can be used to build audience, expand community, amplify marketing and extend administrative resources. Participants will develop a step-by-step, holistic strategy to apply online resources to promote specific career goals. Additionally, the workshop will help artists expand their thinking to quickly recognize and implement the possibilities of new technologies as they develop. The workshop employs a combination of lecture, small group breakout sessions and one-on-one consultations to help participants gain the maximum of personalized attention while encouraging community-building as part of the workshop process.  
Participation is FREE to accepted applicants.  Participants MUST commit to the entire three-day workshop.  Submit your application at this link www.artistcommunities.org/creativecapital

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INTERNET PARA ARTISTAS: El uso de Internet para construir una comunidad, promover su trabajo, y aumentar la eficacia administrativa

El cupo es limitado a 24 participantes (artistas). Fecha límite de inscripción: 1 de marzo

RISCA se ha asociado con la Alianza de Comunidades Artisticas, (the Alliance of Artists Communities), El Departmento de la ciudad de Providence de Arte, Cultura + Turismo, (The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism), la Fundación de Rhode Island,(The Rhode Island Foundation), and El Centro de Servicios professionals de Rhode Island School of Design (Rhode Island School of Design Career Services), para un taller de Internet de 3 días desde el abril 8 hasta 11 de abril en el Upper RISD Met, 50 Waterman , Providence, RI.  Este taller de 3 dias ayudará a los participantes ampliar su presencia en línea y aprender a aprovechar el poder de las herramientas de Internet; como las redes sociales y sitios para compartir los medios de comunicación, comercio electrónico, sitios web de promoción, y blogs. Empezando con una visión general de la terminología de Internet y las aplicaciones, el taller explorará cómo los recursos pueden ser utilizados para construir una audiencia, expandir la comunidad, aumentar la comercialización y ampliar los recursos administrativos. Los participantes desarrollarán paso a paso una estrategia para aplicar recursos en línea para promover los objetivos específicos de carrera. Además, el taller ayudará a los artistas ampliar su pensamiento para reconocer y aplicar rápidamente las posibilidades de las nuevas tecnologías.  El taller cuenta con una combinación de conferencias, pequeñas mesas de trabajo en grupo y uno a uno las consultas para ayudar a los participantes obtener el máximo de atención personalizada al mismo tiempo fomentar la creación de comunidades como parte del proceso del taller.  El taller sera solamente en ingles

La participación es gratuita a los solicitantes aceptados. Los participantes deben comprometerse a todo el taller de tres días. Presente su solicitud en este enlace: www.artistcommunities.org/creativecapital

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Visual Arts Sea Grant Program of Rhode Island

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The Visual Arts Sea Grant Program of Rhode Island was established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issue of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Grants are intended to financially assist individuals and/or collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered.

The grants, up to $3,000, will be awarded annually. Previous recipients of Sea Grant awards are not eligible for 5 years. Individuals enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students are not eligible. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of RI professionals in the visual arts. For more information go to: http://www.uri.edu/artsci/art/visual_arts_sea_grant.html

Criteria

    Maximum of ten .jpeg images in RGB format approximately 1024 pixels wide on a CD (no DVDs)

 Artist’s current resume and brief statement, outlining the objective of the proposal, relevance of the work to ocean environments, and the relationship of the proposal to past work.

   A list of images including name, title, date, medium, dimensions, and file name.

 A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of slides and materials.

  •                    Itemized budget including: supplies, services and support personnel. 

    This year’s application deadline is May 27, 2011.

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CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

LOOKING UPWARDS

COMPASSION FILM FESTIVAL

CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS

COMPASSION FILM FESTIVAL is an educational event organized by a group of individuals in collaboration with Video & Vision of Newport. Through classes taught at Video & Vision this group with and without disabilities has written the screenplay, acted it out and produced a film on Compassion. They are seeking to showcase their work AND showcase the work of other film artists through a juried process. The topic of the film festival is an exploration of what compassion could mean to our world at a time when throughout the world we all are facing tremendous challenges. It’s an opportunity for everyone to learn about world issues and share various perspectives with the community.

We are looking for films no more than 5 minutes in length having to do with the theme of Compassion. Winners will be shown at The Compassion Film Festival taking place at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport, RI on April 8, 2011. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 juried places and also an Audience Choice award chosen directly by the audience.

All films must be submitted by March 15, 2011 to be considered for the Festival. All films must be submitted on DVD.

Please mail your film submissions to:

Video & Vision

Attn: Compassion Film Festival 2011

94 William Street

Newport, RI

02840

Please include this information with your submission

Title of Film:

Length:
Director:

Cast:

Short Bio or Description:

For more information about Looking Upwards, please visit www.lookingupwards.org


Leah Skelly
Gallery Manager
Reel Gallery
94 William Street
Newport, RI
401.484.7535
www.reelgallery.com
reelgallery@gmail.com
Facebook – Reel Gallery

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Public art calls announced in Baltimore

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Public Art Commission, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation is seeking to commission a professional artist or artist team to assist in the design and development of public art for the following three projects. *Each project is its on individual Request for Qualifications, please apply accordingly. Click on the following link for more information.

LINK: http://www.promotionandarts.com/index.cfm?page=artscouncil&id=21

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ):

City of Baltimore Hanover Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Application Deadline: March 30, 2011

Budget: $45,000 (Conceptual Lighting Design Plan)

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ):

Dundalk Avenue Streetscape Project

Application Deadline: March 30, 2011

Budget: $180,000

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ):

City of Baltimore Harford Road Bridge at Herring Run Project

Application Deadline: March 30, 2011

Budget: $130,000

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99 Paintings by You on the Wall

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
99 Paintings By You on the Wall

Come participate in a community art project!

Be one of 99 members of the Artists’ Exchange community to paint a painting  

that will be displayed as part of a group installation during

the Black Box Theatre’s upcoming production of Tina Howe’s “Museum.”  

99 paintings by you on the wall

Saturday, March 5th

11am – 3pm

All ages welcome.

No experience necessary.

Staff will be on site giving instructions

on a fun and simple painting project. 

Refreshments will be served.

Free.

All 99 paintings will be displayed as part of a group installation in one of Artists’ Exchange’s galleries during the Black Box Theatre’s upcoming production of “Museum,” opening March 25th. You may purchase your painting (reserve it at a special reduced price of $7 on this day only) or donate it to Artists’ Exchange to be sold as a fundraiser during the run of the show). Purchased paintings can be picked up after the closing of the show starting April 11th.

 

Celebrate your contribution!

 

Join us for a

SPECIAL CLOSING

Sunday, April 10th from 4:30-6:30pm

(after the final performance of “Museum”)

for the first official public viewing of the group installation. Free. 

More About Museum
Museum by Tina HoweAt a unique event that is part art opening and part play, audiences are invited to attend as museum goers and then sit back and watch as a cast of culture vultures swoop in and devour a modern art exhibit. A lively satire of modern art, Tina Howe’s Museum features 42 colorful characters including museum goers, artists and museum staff as they respond to art and to one another. This site-specific piece will take place in the gallery spaces at Artists’ Exchange.

directed by Rich Morra 
March 25th – April 10th
Friday & Saturday evenings at 7pm
Sundays at 2pm

Tickets $15. Call 401.490.9475 to reserve.

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Photography Contest

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Share your vision with the world for a chance at life-changing awards and world-wide acclaim.
The Focus ProjectYou are invited to participate in The Focus Project, a yearly competition seeking compelling photography. Throughout the course of The Focus Project, selected photographers will be prominently featured on our homepage and have a chance at life-changing awards, world-wide acclaim, a red-carpet New York City reception and more than $75,000 in awards to fund your passion: taking incredible photos.
Click here to start.
Participation is quick, easy and best of all, your first image is free.
Start Now


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Presented by Artists Wanted and JPG Magazine

 

 

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John Nicholas Brown Center Workshop: Activating the Archives

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

John Nicholas Brown Center
357 Benefit Street
Providence, RI

Facilitator: Wesley Chenault, archivist and independent scholar
Archives inform diverse modes of cultural production, from traditional historical narratives to contemporary public art practices. This workshop will begin with a select review of recent artistic and humanities-based projects that creatively use archives to engage various publics. Next, participants will take a hypothetical project from concept to final product, one that attendees are encouraged to pursue afterwards. The workshop also provides an introduction to best practices and standards that guide archival outreach, reference, and promotion. Participants will learn effective strategies for approaching repositories and utilizing primary sources in support of their work.

About the presenter

A certified archivist and independent scholar, Wesley Chenault has fifteen years of experience in academic, nonprofit, and government archives. Before accepting a position in the archives division at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History in 2008, Chenault served as archivist at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. In addition to participating on numerous humanities-related advisory committees, Chenault most recently served on the board of directors of ART PAPERS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the examination of contemporary art and culture. He holds a master’s degree in women’s studies and a doctorate in American studies, and is a member of artist collective John Q.

The workshop will include lunch.

The workshop fee is $15, and includes lunch. To register, please complete the registration form on the JNBC Web site. Fax or mail your registration form to the JNBC by

March 7, 2011.
Space is limited, so register today!

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RWP Zoo Seeks Wild Bunch Performers

Monday, February 21st, 2011

 The Wild Bunch is a troupe of on-grounds performers that use the arts to educate, entertain and inspire Zoo visitors. Typical performances include puppet shows, story times, and animal interpretation. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Performance responsibilities 
• Enhance the experience of our guests through interactive interpretation, presentations, stories of our animals, and activities.
 • Participate in a minimum of five presentations, each a minimum of 20 minutes, on scheduled days. Each day there will be a variety of types of presentations.
 • Must maintain on-stage energy whenever in uniform on Zoo grounds.
 • Support both the mission of the Zoo and the related mission of the education department.
 
Performance preparation responsibilities
 • Work with the Manager of Interpretation and the Interpretation Specialist to develop a variety of programs that may include singing, dancing, skits, puppet shows, storytelling, and games.
 • Create scripts and develop games to increase audience participation and lengthen programs.
 • Memorize stories and scripts.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Experience and Education
>• Must have experience working with all age groups
 • Must have an appreciation for informal, lifelong learning in agreement with RWPZ’s mission and commitment to education and conservation
 • Previous theater or performance experience preferable
 • Background knowledge in basic biology or animal sciences preferable 
Skills and Aptitudes
• Must be comfortable performing for an individual or a crowd 
• Must be creative, energetic, flexible, and able to work both independently and collaboratively
 • Must possess excellent public speaking skills
 
Additional Requirements
 • Must be available weekends and holidays
 • Must be at least 18 years old
 Training will begin during weekends in May and the position runs through August.
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume by March 18, 2011 to amacmanus@rwpzoo.org or mail them to the zoo.

Roger Williams Park Zoo
Attn: Education Department
Alicia MacManus 
1000 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI 02907

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Free Barn Loom Available:

Monday, February 21st, 2011

I wonder if anyone is interested in an old barn loom?
The wood is oak and darkened, and has been estimated to be from the 1860′s – 1870′s. I no longer have a place for it (it’s 6′x6′x6′)
and would like to find someone who could use it as a loom or reuse the wood.
Contact Ginny Walsh at mvwalsh@verizon.net or 401 831-4586

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RICH Major Grants Deadline March 1

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is now accepting registrations for the 2011 Spring Major Grant Cycle. The deadline – March 1 – is only two weeks away! All non-profit organizations and Rhode Island schools are eligible to apply. Grants are available for humanities projects including:

Public Programs

Media and Documentary Film

K-12 Civics Education

Archival Access and Preservation     

TIMELINE

Pre-registration Deadline: March 1, 2011 by 5 p.m.  

Intent to Apply due.

 

Draft Deadline (Optional): April 1, 2011 by 5 p.m. 

Staff will review your grant application draft if you submit by this deadline.  

 

Final Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2011 by 5 p.m.  

Final Major Grant Application due from pre-registered applicants only.    

Late registrations will not be accepted. Please visit our Grant Guidelines page for more information, and to submit the Intent to Apply form. The form is non-binding, however, a required first step for all Major Grant applications.

CIVICS & MEDIA GRANTS 

Applicants applying for projects serving Rhode Island’s K-12 schools must apply follow the Civics application and process outlined here. Media Grant applications, including documentary films, must apply using RICH’s Major Media Grant application viewable here. All other public project proposals should apply with the regular Major Grant application.

 NEW DUNS# REQUIREMENT 

 In accordance with National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) guidelines, all applicants to RICH must have a DUNS # to receive any payment on an awarded grant. DUNS numbers are free and easy to apply for. Applicants without a DUNS # should start the application process immediately by following the simple instructions outline here.

RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES 

The mission of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is to inspire and support intellectual curiosity and imagination in all Rhode Islanders. Our work is based on the conviction that the humanities are central not only to formal education, but to the daily lives of free and diverse people.  

For more information contact: SueEllen Kroll, Grants Director, at sue@rihumanities.org or (401) 273-2250 x205. 

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Jamestown Art Center

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

FREE ART WORKSHOPS

for Students in Grades 5-8

Transforming Discarded Books into works of ART

As part of our 4th annual Collaboration art show, the JAC will host a series of free, 3-session workshops with all resulting artwork eligible to be hung in the exhibit.

Transform a discarded book into a work of art. Paint it! Rip it up! Drill it! Draw or write in it!

Use it as a sketchbook!

Do anything your imagination comes up with!

Just fit it onto a 12″ square!

We will provide all materials including the books.

5th & 6th Graders Tuesdays March 1, 8 & 15 4 – 5:30

7th & 8th Graders Thursdays March 3, 10 & 17 4 – 5:30

The artwork created in this workshop is eligible for free submission to the Collaboration ’11 show, and may be for sale, or not. The workshop will be led by East Bay Met School students and John Kotula, the Met School arts coordinator. Collaboration is an annual community art show featuring 12″x12″ artworks created by people of all ages and abilities.

These classes will be held at the Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Space is limited. Sign Up Now

ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES

The Jamestown Library will host a drop-in square making workshop for kids
of all ages during February vacation.

Come make a 12″x12″ collage square to fit the theme ‘One World, Many Stories’,
the Summer Reading Program theme for 2011.

The artwork created in this program will be exhibited in “Collaboration ’11″ at the

Jamestown Arts Center (all entry fees will be waived for participants.)

Tuesday – Thursday February 22 – 24, 1:00 – 4:00pm @ the Library

All ages are welcome. You do not need to sign up… just show up!

Click here for more information.

OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING

Adults & youth ages 16 and up

The ability to do representational drawing is an important skill even for those who may choose to work in other styles. This class will help participants develop their skills to make accurate drawings based on observation. Sessions will focus on objects, still life arrangements, interior spaces, landscape, portraiture, and the human figure. Various drawing medium will be explored: pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, etc. Participants should expect to spend a few hours each week working outside of class on practice assignments.

The class is open to adults and youth ages 16 and older. Most college art programs expect the applicant’s portfolio to include observational drawings. This class is very relevant to those thinking of applying to art schools.

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

March 22 – May 10

8 sessions

Class Fee: $190

Minimum 5 students

Instructor: John Kotula

John has been drawing for 60 years. He has extensive experience teaching drawing to both adults and young people. He is currently the arts coordinator at The East Bay Met School in Newport.

E-mail us to enroll or for more information.

Jamestown Arts Center

Mailing: P.O. Box 97

18 Valley Street

Jamestown, RI 02835

www.jamestownartcenter.org

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Sponsored by PAC: Pawtucket Foundation Show, May 1 – June 24 open to members and non-members. Open to all media. Cash prizes for the Pawtucket Foundation Show are $1000 and $250. Submit images on CD before April 13. For details, click here.

The Mill Gallery, located at 560 Mineral Springs, will be hosting the first annual Pawtucket Artist Invitational, April 1-May 4. This juried group exhibit will showcase artwork by artists living, working, or having an affiliation with the City of Pawtucket. Open to all media. Please submit a disc with up to 3 images, (300dpi, 4×6), a resume, artist statementand $20 (made out to The Mill Gallery) to:

The Mill Gallery

Lorraine Mill

Mail slot #17

560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860

Attn: Kristin S. Street

themillgallery@gmail.com www.themillgallery.com

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Tacoma seeks artist to create public art plan for Prairie Line Trail

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The City of Tacoma invites experienced artists, creative teams, and/or art consultants to submit their qualifications for a chance to develop a public art plan for the half-mile, two acre Prairie Line Trail. The trail is a historic rail corridor connecting downtown Tacoma’s significant recreational, cultural and educational destinations to its urban waterfront.


The project budget is $30,000 and is supported in part by a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

“The Prairie Line Trail will be a vital component to our culturally vibrant downtown.  The NEA’s support will insure that public art plays an instrumental role in defining the trail’s identity,” said Amy McBride, City of Tacoma Arts Administrator.

The public art plan will reflect community input and identify opportunities and recommend locations for integrated public artworks, site-specific permanent public art, and ephemeral temporary art and performance. The public art plan and demonstration project must be completed by July 31, 2011.

The Prairie Line Trail travels through the historic Brewery District, the University of Washington-Tacoma campus, past the Tacoma Art Museum, and down to the Thea Foss Waterway – strengthening an important connection between downtown and the waterfront.

Applicants are required to reside in the United States. The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. For the complete prospectus and how to apply, visit http://www.tacomaculture.org/arts/opportunities.asp.

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Newport Art Museum Annual Member’s Exhibition Results:

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Kat Ely and McDonald Wright take top prizes

Providence artists Kat Ely and McDonald Wright have won the two top prizes in the 2011 “Newport Art Museum Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition.” Ely’s Pair of Fungi on a Log, a cast glass and wood 3-dimensional work, won “Best-in-Show, the OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. Award.” Wright, who submitted a silver gelatin print entitled Brush Light Strokes, won the “Newport Art Museum Award.” Guest Juror Maya Allison, Curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery, at Brown University, selected Ely’s artwork for “Best in Show” and Newport Art Museum Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell awarded the “Newport Art Museum Award.” Executive Director Elizabeth A. Goddard and Grinnell announced winners in multiple categories during an opening reception on Friday night, February 4. The “Newport Annual” opened on Saturday, February 5 and runs through May 22, 2011.

Award-winning artists and others will speak about their work on Sunday February 13, beginning at 2 pm in the Museum’s Cushing Gallery. This event is free with admission to the Museum.

The “Newport Annual” is the largest, most comprehensive exhibition of regional contemporary art in the state. Two hundred and forty-two (242) artists entered the juried show this year, which is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Harvey, Jr. Allison selected 72 for the exhibition and awarded prizes in seven categories in addition to “Best-in-Show.” As the “Newport Art Museum Award” winner, Wright will receive a future solo exhibition at the Museum. Ely and other prize-winners received cash prizes.

Allison commented, “I was impressed by the volume and quality of work submitted for this show…I do not believe in the idea of a universal masterpiece….When selecting work I considered three factors: originality (‘have I seen this before?’); professional skill (‘is this at the level of comparable work showing in serious galleries and museums?’) and, on the most subjective level, whether the work moved me in some way. (A)ll the works (selected) moved me in some way and wouldn’t let me send them home.”

Special thanks to all our friends and business sponsors who underwrote this year’s prizes in the Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition. Our heartfelt thanks go to Guest Juror Maya Allison, Curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University.

Best In Show: OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. Award
Kat Ely
Pair of Fungi on a Log
Oil on canvas

The Newport Art Museum Award
McDonald Wright
Brush Light Strokes
Silver gelatin print

1st Painting: Roger King Fine Art Award
Claudia Flynn
Apparition
Fingernail polish on board

Honorable Mention – Arnold Art Store and Gallery Award
Carol Miller
Paddock Boot
Acrylic on board

Honorable Mention – Providence Picture Frame/Dryden Gallery Award
Erika Sabel
National Anxieties (When Consequences Seem Insignificant)
Oil and paint pen on canvas

Honorable Mention – Providence Picture Frame/Dryden Gallery Award
Chipp Davis Wells
Tournament Peoplescape
Oil on canvas

1st in Watercolor – William Vareika Fine Arts Ltd. Award
Toni Petersen
Rain in the Garden
Watercolor on paper

Honorable Mention – Providence Picture Frame/Dryden Gallery Award
William Heydt
Eric with Juan and Autumn on the Very Last Day of the Opera House Cinema
Watercolor on paper

1st in Three-Dimensional – Roderick O’Hanley Award
Henry Petzel
Minimalism: Seville M
Found objects (sculpture)

Honorable Mention – Roderick O’Hanley Award
Lisa May
A Mighty Catch
Cast paper

1st in Photography – Jessica Hagen Fine Arts Award
Kristie L. Gardiner
Gutterline Trim
Digital photograph on vellum on glass in lightbox

Honorable Mention – Providence Picture Frame/Dryden Gallery Award
John Supancic
Cross Road, Johnston, Rhode Island
Digital capture, ink jet print

1st in Prints and Drawings – Roger King Fine Art Award
Grace Bentley-Scheck
Memories and Transformations
Collagraph with aquatint

Honorable Mention – Gladys Quentin Reed Memorial Award for Drawing
Beth Curtin
Say Yes
Colored pencil on wood

1st in Mixed Media – Dr. Arthur and Catherine Bert Award
(Given in memory of Dr. Thomas Wachtel)
Gloria P. Woods
Mardi Gras Bird House
Mixed media

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Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Grants

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is now accepting registrations for the 2011 Spring Major Grant Cycle. The deadline – March 1 – is only two weeks away! All non-profit organizations and Rhode Island schools are eligible to apply. Grants are available for humanities projects including:

Public Programs

Media and Documentary Film

K-12 Civics Education

Archival Access and Preservation

TIMELINE

Pre-registration Deadline: March 1, 2011 by 5 p.m.

Intent to Apply due.

Draft Deadline (Optional): April 1, 2011 by 5 p.m.

Staff will review your grant application draft if you submit by this deadline.

Final Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2011 by 5 p.m.

Final Major Grant Application due from pre-registered applicants only.

Late registrations will not be accepted. Please visit our Grant Guidelines page for more information, and to submit the Intent to Apply form. The form is non-binding, however, a required first step for all Major Grant applications.

CIVICS & MEDIA GRANTS

Applicants applying for projects serving Rhode Island’s K-12 schools must apply follow the Civics application and process outlined here. Media Grant applications, including documentary films, must apply using RICH’s Major Media Grant application viewable here. All other public project proposals should apply with the regular Major Grant application.

NEW DUNS# REQUIREMENT

In accordance with National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) guidelines, all applicants to RICH must have a DUNS # to receive any payment on an awarded grant. DUNS numbers are free and easy to apply for. Applicants without a DUNS # should start the application process immediately by following the simple instructions outline here.

RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

The mission of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is to inspire and support intellectual curiosity and imagination in all Rhode Islanders. Our work is based on the conviction that the humanities are central not only to formal education, but to the daily lives of free and diverse people.

For more information contact: SueEllen Kroll, Grants Director, at sue@rihumanities.org or (401) 273-2250 x205.

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