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AUDITIONS FOR COURTHOUSE “DRACULA”

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Haunted Courthouse also seeking talented local actors

The New Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston is seeking local union and non-union actors for its October, 2012 production of DRACULA. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, September 9th from 10AM to 6PM at the Courthouse, (3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI.) A second audition will be held at Rhode Island College on Monday, September 10th from 6:00 to 11:00 PM.

DRACULA, in an original adaptation by Geoffery Hitch, will begin performances Thursday, October 10th and will run through October 31st playing Wednesday through Saturday @ 8PM with matinees Thursday and Sunday @ 2PM. Rehearsals begin Friday, September 21, schedule TBD. Richard Ericson will direct.

Actors should prepare a classical theater monologue, preferably with a British dialect of their choice. Also interested in monologues from Shakespeare plays. The character breakdown is as follows:

Jonathan Harker; (20s), a barrister. He is young, British, and full of energy and talent. Dr. John Seward (30s), an accomplished young doctor, but a captive of his knowledge.. English. Lord Godalming (20s) a handsome, fun-loving and wealthy English playboy. Good comic actor. Dr. Abraham Van Helsing; (50s-60s) Dutch, he is a doctor, a philosopher and a metaphysician with an iron nerve and a cool temper. Wilhelmina Murray; (early 20s) a lovely, straightforward English girl of great inner strength. Lucy Westenra; (early 20s) A pretty, child-like and very wealthy young Engishwoman. Count Dracula; the dark coachman himself. Must play 20-80; elegant and violent. Renfield; a wild, maniacal laugh releases the animal. Male; physically agile. (30s-40s). Ashley (30s-40s); performer at the Hotel Albermarle, London. Sings “St. James Infirmary Blues.” Doubles as Hungarian nursemaid.

Jared Robinson is the casting director; please contact him at jared@courthousearts.org for an appointment.

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Figure Drawing Workshop (ages 14 & up)

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Contact: Tess Von Maluski – tvonmaluski@gmail.com

What:  Figure Drawing Workshop (ages 14 & up)

When:  Tuesdays from Sept 11th until Oct. 9th 6:30-8:30

Where:  The Four Corners Arts Center
3852 Main Road
Tiverton Four Corners, RI

Admission: $35.00 for a 5 week session

The Four Corners Arts Center is pleased to present a figure drawing workshop with Tess Von Maluski beginning on September 11th and running 5 weeks until October 9th at the Four Corners Arts Center 3852 Main Road Tiverton Four Corners.  The class is $35 per person.  Materials needed will be a drawing pad and a charcoal medium of your choice you may also bring an easel.  Please contact the instructor via email TVonMaluski@gmail.com for all information and registration.  Payments due first class – Cash or Check.
It’s time to bring out that underlying talent with the art of Figure Drawing.  This workshop is designed to inspire, stimulate and develop you drawing skills.  For beginners, learn the basic steps to capture the gestures and proportions of the model figure.  For advance learners, hone your skills and focus on the depth and perspective.  This workshop operates solely on creativity and relaxation.
Tess Von Maluski , is a fashion designer and a painter.  An alumni of Parsons School of Design New York City, she has designed for numerous fashion industries such as Ann Klein for women’s apparel and EIEIO and HM Woggle Bug for children’s specialty clothing. She is currently working in Massachusetts as a technical designer for athletic sportswear.

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ResilientKids Seeks Donations of Art

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

ResilientKids is a Rhode Island-based non-profit offering an innovative yoga and mindfulness program to students pre-K through high school in their school setting. This secular program is designed to promote the development of life-long skills, including focus, self-esteem, self-confidence, balance, and community. By building a toolbox of strategies to manage academic, emotional and social challenges, students learn to successfully navigate their path to becoming engaged adults, global citizens, and our future leaders.

I am teaching through ResilientKids in several schools this fall, and on October 11th, 2012, we are having our first-annual fundraiser to build a scholarship fund for schools serving low- and middle-income families to be able to bring this invaluable program to their students (and teachers!) independent of district budgeting restrictions.

As an artist-yogie, I find that my creative practice and my mindfulness practice feed each other tremendously, borrowing techniques from each other other daily. They share the requirement and results of focus, patience, positivity, risk taking, discernment and skillful action. Ultimately both practices bring more awareness and deeper meaning to the lives we lead. ResilientKids is looking for donations for our silent auction, and I hope that you feel compelled to donate a piece of art in support of this work to bring compassion and artful vision into our schools. Additionally, if you know someone who would resonate with our mission who is an artist or craftsperson, who owns a store or business or has a service to offer, please take a minute to forward this ask to them.

Donations will be accepted from September 15 through October 9th, and can be addressed to Resilient Kids, ATTN: Natasha M Brooks-Sperduti, and mailed or hand delivered to the porch of 11 Mayflower Street, Providence, RI, 02906 (near the Rochambeau Library on Hope St). Email me if you plan to donate so I can send you a release of ownership form to sign and include with the donation. If it is better for you to have your item picked up, please be in touch. Feel free to call with questions: 401-332-6007.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and for your creative, mindful practice. I believe if we all had such a practice the world would be a more friendly, healthy place!

With respect,
Natasha


Natasha Maria Brooks-Sperduti
Yoga Instructor & Independent Producer: Events, Sculpture
natashamaria0@gmail.com

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The Steel Yard Gears Up for Fall Courses

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Steel Yard is firing up torches, building forges, and igniting kilns in preparation for the upcoming class season; and are happy to announce that registration is now open for the fall course season!

This fall the Steel Yard is offering classes in blacksmithing, ceramics, foundry arts, jewelry, and welding. Students will be able to learn the fundamentals of forging in Basic Blacksmithing, make a wearable keepsake in Locket Making, or cast molten iron to produce unique sculptures in Iron Cast Sculpture Using Two-Part Sand Mold.  Student inclined towards ceramics can register for Slip Casting, Wheel Generate Form, or Handbuilding. People interested in metalworking can get a comprehensive overview in one of our most popular courses, Introduction to Welding. The Steel Yard is also excited to unveil our newly renovated blacksmithing shop, where students can learn to forge texturing tools in Texturing: Creating Your Own Stamps, Touchmarks, and Chasing Tools.

The Steel Yard makes it home at the site of the former Steel and Iron Company on Sims Avenue on the West Side of Providence. With over 9,00 square feet of workshop and studio space, the Steel Yard offers a variety of opportunities to learn new skills, build on previously learned skill sets, and acquire new methods for growing your small business. Courses are taught by knowledgeable and talented instructors; and class sizes are kept small to provide the best possible experience for enrolled students.

Please visit our website at www.thesteelyard.org to view our entire course offerings and to register.
?The Steel Yard is a 501(c) 3 non-profit arts organization that serves as a catalyst in the creative revitalization of the industrial valley district of Providence, Rhode Island.  In fostering the industrial arts and incubating small business, the Steel Yard seeks to cultivate an environment of experimentation and a community strengthened by creative networks.

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PROVIDENCE BALLET 2012-2013 CLASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

http://www.providenceballet.org/

Classes begin September 4th

Be sure register soon!
Minimum enrollments must be met for classes to run.
PROVIDENCE BALLET PHILOSOPHY

We believe in teaching through self-motivation, not intimidation. We believe positive reinforcement helps students
reach their full potential as Moving Artists.
Providence Ballet prides itself in giving all students
the best, well-rounded training possible,
whether the dance-goal is simply recreational
or the serious pursuit of a future in the Performing Arts.
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
CREATIVE MOVEMENT  Ages 3 – 4 years
Children focus on coordination, motor and listening skills, as well as the
development of individual, natural creativity. Musical awareness is
introduced through rhythmic games and skills, and connected to the
movement explored.
 Any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

PRE-BALLET   Age 5 years

Students begin the study of classical ballet through age appropriate
technique focusing on coordination, musical and spatial awareness.
Elements of creative movement enhance basic Ballet movements.
 Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

BALLET I – BALLET III  Ages 6 – 9 years
Introducing and reinforcing the fundamentals of Ballet; barre-work helps
students to develop strength, discipline and proper body alignment.
Self expression is developed while exploring quality of movement.
 Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (Additional attire, including
ballet skirts, are at the sole discretion of the instructor.)

BALLET IV – INTERMEDIATE  Ages 10 & up
Continuing the development of proper body alignment, strength and
discipline needed as dancers mature. Proper technique is taught while
encouraging self-expression through this beautiful art form. At this level the
student is required to take at least two ballet classes per week. Pointe for
girls may be added at age 12. Modern dance is also encouraged.
 Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. (Short black ballet skirts are
permitted; additional attire is at the instructor’s discretion.)

MODERN DANCE  Ages 8 & up
This is an enrichment class intended to help round-out the developing
dancer. It is an expressive style of dancing celebrating freedom of
movement. It explores a different way of moving from classical ballet and
enhances ballet training.
 Girls: Black leotard, black or pink tights, bare feet
 Boys: White T-shirt, black tights or bike shorts, bare feet

ADULT BEGINNING BALLET   All ages
Introduces, and explores the fundamentals of ballet; with barre and center
work. Students develop proper body alignment, strength while stretching
and improving coordination and encouraging self-expression.
 Dance or movement attire, ballet shoes (please, no excessive jewelry)

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RI CIVIC CHORALE & ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS FOR 2012-2013

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

AUDITIONS FOR 2012-2013!
TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY 8/29, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY, 9/5, 7:00pm
Seeking all qualified singers who want to sing in a large chorus accompanied by a professional orchestra to sing works by the great master composers including Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Schubert, Vivaldi and more!

To schedule an audition time, please call 401-521-5670 or email us at info@ricco.org.
Please bring a simple prepared song (such as a hymn) or aria.
Audition will include range testing, pitch matching and simple sight singing.
Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, Sept 12 at 7:30pm, Rhode Island College
Audition location: Rhode Island College, Nazarian Center, Room 198

Check out our full 2012-2013 program on our website: www.ricco.org

Join Our Mailing List! Simply email to info@ricco.org

Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, Inc.
141 Phenix Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, Inc. | 141 Phenix Avenue | Cranston | RI | 02920

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Request for Proposals for UPP 2012-2013

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

 

Greetings,

The Urban Pond Procession is coming off yet another successful year raising awareness about Mashapaug Pond, its history and environmental challenges, throughout Providence and beyond. We are looking forward to 2012-13 as a year when we work more closely with the neighborhood and businesses around Mashapaug Pond—and with you! We are excited to invite you to submit a project proposal to further involve the Mashapaug community in the history and health of the pond.

Through an EPA grant secured by the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, UPP will offer a series of 10 workshops each at Alvarez High School and Reservoir Avenue Elementary to address storm water runoff and water flow in and out of homes and local businesses. These workshops will take place after school and/or during in-school classtime in collaboration with the schools’ art and/or science teachers. The new principal at Alvarez, Jesse Rivers, has already met with the principal at Reservoir Elementary, Socorro Gomez-Potter, to brainstorm how the two schools might collaborate. Socorro and I have also identified key ways that UPP can become part of the Reservoir Elementary school community throughout the coming year.

We would like to apply for additional grants to continue offering programs at Sophia Academy, one of our key academic partners since 2008. We may also apply for additional grants to fund supplemental programming at Alvarez and/or Reservoir Elementary.

Below are some ideas for UPP projects that have been generated to continue to raise awareness around Mashapaug Pond and storm water runoff, as well as the history of the area. I invite you to develop and submit an arts-based proposal to address one (or more) of the following ideas. UPP’s archive of educational and historical materials related to Mashapaug’s history is available upon request.

1) Timeline mural at Alvarez – Alvarez Art teacher Sarah Capelli wants a mural artist to work with her students to paint a timeline of Gorham’s history and legacy on a wall at Alvarez.

2) Create a 3-D model of the Mashapaug Pond Watershed – The model must be made to last and waterproof so students can spray water and see the movement of water down streets, the industrial park and roofs, straight into Mashapaug Pond. Inflow and outflow should be indicated, as should specific identifiers in the area.

3) Neighborhood retrofit models – We would like students to build 3-D models to help them understand how Reservoir Elementary, students’ own homes and the grounds in the neighborhood can be retrofitted to use water in a more efficient/environmentally-friendly manner. These models should include multiple houses, the street and the un-built natural landscape, including rain barrels, rain gardens, etc. Ideally the whole model would be built as pieces of a puzzle, so each individual piece could be worn as a hat in the 2013 Procession. Students can put the puzzle together at the end of the Procession and explain their process and final product to UPP 2013 participants.

4) Pedestal for the Gorham weathervane – The copper weathervane that once stood atop the Gorham Silver Manufacturing Co. Casino currently sits in an empty office in the City of Providence Department of Planning + Development. Many of us would like to see that weathervane permanently housed at Alvarez. We are looking for an artist from the Steel Yard who can work closely with a group of students at Alvarez to learn about the history of Gorham and its place in Providence and Decorative Arts history, and design and fabricate a pedestal for the weathervane. Gorham research materials and photos of the weathervane (about 6′ high) are available upon request.

5) Reservoir Elementary playground redesign – There is a 20′ by 35′ rectangle of sandy dirt in the playground at Reservoir Elementary. Socorro has agreed to let UPP work with parents and students to determine what to do with this patch of land to support healthy water drainage and a play space for students. UPP is looking for an artist who can work with parents and students to design and choose materials for this space. Construction over the summer (2013) can be part of the proposal. Experience with landscape architecture and/or rain gardens is expected.

6) Floating Sculpture for Mashapaug Pond – The Steel Yard worked with Sophia Academy 8th grade students last year to create a floating sculpture for Mashapaug Pond, informing visitors about Gorham’s ill effects on the environment and the hope for a brighter future if we clean it up. We would like to create a new sculpture this year. The sculpture should have some connection to the historical or environmental context of Mashapaug Pond. There are research materials available through UPP to any artist wishing to look at them. (Note: The floating platform for the sculpture has already been created. It supports the current sculpture and was designed to be detachable, allowing for interchangeable sculptures.)

7) Traveling Exhibit development – Last year, UPP outfitted the EJ League bus as a traveling exhibit. It houses maps, videos, photos, research papers and quotes from interviews about Reservoir Triangle and Gorham. We would like to translate this exhibit into Spanish. We would also like to make it more kid-friendly. For example, one could work with neighborhood youth to interview businesses around the pond or make videos about how they think and feel about the pond today. Other ideas for ways to engage kids are welcome.

8) Storm water project of your invention – Ideally, this project would be geared toward high school students at Alvarez.

9) Video explaining UPP – We have video footage from processions and some workshops from the past 3 years.  It has all been initially edited by a RISD graduate but needs final editing.  We are looking to create a 3 minute video for our website.
Please express interest by September 1, 2012. Proposals are due October 1, 2012. Please include a project description, timeline and sketches, as well as ideas for partnerships (if applicable), your resume, an example of a related project you have successfully completed and three references.
If you have any questions, please contact Holly at (401) 862-4229 or hewald@me.com.
Submit proposals to:
Holly Ewald
35 S Atlantic Ave, Warwick, RI 02888
or hewald@me.com

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PRONK! Festival seeks hosts for travelling musicians

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Hello Friends and Neighbors! (Passing this along from Derek LaBrie)
For the past four years, Providence has been hosting marching bands from around the world come and play a day’s worth of music for the masses at a collectively named venue… PRONK! Festival. (www.providencehonkfest.org for lots of back story)
My band, The Extraordinary Rendition Band (ERB), is teaming up with the What Cheer? Brigade and a handful of other amazing organizers for this year’s PRONK will take place on Monday, October 8th (Columbus day weekend)… We’ve pulled out all the stops for this one and are so excited to be hosting such a great event. It will be a day you won’t forget full of raucous music, marching the streets, dancing, and smiles.
Right now it seems there are at least eight or nine out of town bands coming to Providence… and this is where you all come in.
I’m looking for people who can host… and not just 1 or 2 people… but more like 4-20 people. It will be a one night commitment that will change your life (for the better of course). From my own experience traveling with a 20+ piece marching band, keeping as many people in one place as possible is invaluable. I am indebted to those people who’ve helped my band out in the past and I’ve made some amazing friends because of HONK.
I encourage you… IF HOSTING BANDS IS SOMETHING THAT INTERESTS YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME!
Maybe you and your neighbor are close and would like a bus full of musicians serenading you for one or possibly two nights. Maybe you are a wannabee band groupie. Or maybe you are the shy type who wants to break the cycle of hermitude… whatever your reason I hope to hear from you. Just send me a message and we’ll figure out where to go from there!
Thank you all so much for reading this!!! see you at PRONK!
Peace and Love
Derek
P.S. We are also having a fund raiser on September 15th at the Roots Café on Westminster Street. There is a suggested donation of $7-$10. Please come help us make this amazing event worth while for bands that are coming so we can continue to bring them year after year!
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Better World by Design Conference Sept 28-30

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Join us for our 2012 Conference!

www.abetterworldbydesign.com

Conference dates are between September 28 – 30, 2012.

 

There are a limited number of discounted tickets for recent
graduates, start ups or nonprofits, or anyone else with financial need.
Please contact Alex Sheng at alexs@abetterworldbydesign.com for more information.

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The next NEST grant deadline is September 4, 2012.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

NEFA’s NEST grant program provides support to New England-based nonprofit
organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists.

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Finance workshop for artists

Monday, August 27th, 2012

 

 

 

Registration page:

http://alumni.risd.edu/s/1363/index.aspx?sid=1363&pgid=526&gid=1&cid=1373&ecid=1373&post_id=0

 

 

 

 

 

Description:

Could you use some help taking the stress out of the numbers game, allowing you to devote more time to making art?  Here are some of the topics Rich will cover:

 

  • What can an artist deduct?
  • Keeping the books
  • Should I incorporate?
  • Sales tax blues
  • Minimizing audit risk
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Artists Professional Toolbox Applications Due Sept 4

Monday, August 27th, 2012
Applications due September 4th!

MASTER THE BUSINESS CHALLENGES OF BEING AN ARTIST!

Applications are being accepted for the 2012-13 Artist’s Professional Toolbox (APT)
Certificate
through September 4th.
LEARN MORE about this outstanding professional development
program, to be held this year at Montserrat College of Art! View the SCHEDULE for the year. Learn about PAYMENT OPTIONS. Click here to APPLY!

APT includes over 14 workshops held on Saturdays throughout the academic year for a select group of artists to learn and practice marketing, networking, and business skills with the additional benefits of peer group interaction, mentorship, and feedback. This year marks the beginning of a partnership between Montserrat College of Art and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston and an unprecedented curriculum that now combines career training and peer group interaction with a studio critique component, conducted by Montserrat faculty.

Questions?

Arts & Business Council
D’lynne Plummer
dlynne@artsandbusinesscouncil.org
617.350.7600
x 7012
OR
Montserrat College of Art
Continuing Education
Department
ce@montserrat.edu
978.921.4242 x 1202 or
1180
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WRITING CLASSES IN PROVIDENCE

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Frequency Writers is offering its sixth season of writing workshops this fall:

 

  • Less is More: Letting
    The Poem Come to the Fore,
    a poetry workshop with Tina Cane, Thursdays evenings, beginning September 27th.
  • Hybrid Writing,
    a workshop open to anyone interested in writing and reading poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and a combination of these, with Evelyn Hampton, Tuesdays, beginning September 25th.
  • Writing in the midst of living: a one-day studio class, with Evelyn Hampton, October 6th.
  • Poetry & Wilderness/Wildness: a one-day studio class, with Anna Catone, October 20th.
Frequency is a writing community for Providence and beyond. Check out our other upcoming readings and events at www.frequencyprovidence.com.
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Apply For A NE States Touring Grant

Monday, August 27th, 2012

New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to New England-based nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists.

NEST support is primarily designed to support presentations of New England-based artists from outside of the presenter’s state. A presenter may apply for an artist within their state if all of the following requirements are met:

They have booked the artist as part of a New England tour with at least two other presenters.
At least two other presenters on the tour are from outside of the artist’s home state.
All presenters are applying to the same NEST deadline.
New England States Touring (NEST) Program Goals

Give the communities of New England direct access to the artistic excellence and diversity available in this region.
Provide New England artists with the opportunity to build audiences through touring to a variety of communities, thereby increasing demand for their work.
Encourage thorough planning of projects that provide meaningful interaction between New England artists and communities.
Extend the arts to populations whose opportunities for arts experiences are limited by geography, economics, or disability.

Eligibility
Any nonprofit, school, or government entity based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) is eligible to apply for NEST funding. The nonprofit organization does not need to be an arts organization. An organization that does not have a federal tax identification number may apply as long as it is part of an official government agency.

The federal government now requires that all NEFA organizational grantees supported by federal funds register for DUNS numbers. More specifics on the requirement will be included in all NEFA grant applications.

Applicants must be able to provide, if requested, documentation of their compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Please visit our Increasing Access to the Arts page for details.

Contact program staff with questions regarding eligibility.

NEST Artists
NEST artists are performing artists from New England who meet the NEST Artist Requirements on MatchBook.org. They represent a wide range of disciplines, such as music, dance, opera, musical theater, poetry, writing, storytelling, interdisciplinary work, and folk arts, must be available for public performances, and maintain a permanent residence in New England.

Applicants may search MatchBook.org for NEST artists by following these steps:

1.Go to www.matchbook.org/ArtistSearch.aspx
2.Under “Enhanced Search” on the right side of the form; select the “NEST Eligible” tab. Check “Artist is NEST Eligible” and choose any other desired search criteria
3.Click “Search All” at the bottom. Applicants may apply to present those artists with the following icon on their profile:
NOTE: Artists are not juried, but instead must complete a detailed artist profile on MatchBook.org. We recommend that presenters thoroughly review artists’ profiles on MatchBook.org, and consider factors such as experience, professionalism, and artistic accomplishment when deciding if an artist is appropriate for their programming needs.

About MatchBook.org

Developed by NEFA in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the other state arts agencies of New England, this free website features an easy-to-search directory of artists, performance spaces, and presenting organizations, designed to ‘MATCH’ artists with presenters that ‘BOOK’ them to perform.

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BUY ART Providence 2012 Call To Artists

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Mayor Angel Taveras and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism are pleased to announce an open call to Providence based artists. Five artists will be chosen by a juried panel and receive a $500 stipend to represent the 2012 series of the BUY ART Providence buttons which will be unveiled and available to the public in November at all BUY ART venues and viewable online.

•All submissions in JPEG format (300dpi) and contain no text
•Artist must live or have a studio in Providence
•Artist must provide name, address, email, phone # with submission
•Only 1 submission per artist
•Please think about how your image will look cropped and in the 1 1/2″ “I BUY ART” pin format when deciding which visual to submit
•No need to crop in advance – just submit the artwork JPEG in its original form
•Email jpeg(300dpi) & contact info to Michael Christofaro•Deadline to submit is September 7, 2012

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
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playwriting workshop by David Eliet

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

David Eliet will be offering an eight week workshop in playwriting on Tuesdays beginning September 11th.  This workshops is for people who have already had experience writing plays (an introductory course or have been produced).  David Eliet was a RI State Council on The Arts Playwriting Fellow, received an Edward F. Albee playwriting Fellowship, and is the professor of playwriting at Stonehill College.  For more information e-mail david.eliet@gmial.com

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Memorial Service set for Iona Dobbins – September 14 at 3pm

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Special Announcement

Memorial Service

for

Iona Blake Dobbins

Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 3pm

First Baptist Church of America
75 North Main Street
Providence, RI 20903

For details and parking information, see:

http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/

Following the service, Family & friends are invited to

The Providence Art Club
11 Thomas Street*
Providence, RI 20903

www.providenceartclub.org

(Thomas Street is the name of the block of Angell Street between Benefit Street and North Main Street)

The Providence Art Club is directly across the street from the church where the service will be held, to the right when exiting; then up the hill to the green door with #11.

In answer to numerous inquiries, we include the following: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

The Iona Dobbins Art Fund
The Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Square
Providence, RI 02903

 

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A Singular Creation Competations

Monday, August 20th, 2012

A Singular Creation presents a series of quarterly online juried
competitions. These competitions are open to all artists and photographers
worldwide, working in any media, excluding video. All styles of art will be
accepted. We will award at least $1,500 in cash and prizes for each of the four
competitions. All artists’ work will become part of our permanent online
collection and will be promoted heavily all over the web.

Theme

The theme of this competition is People and Portraits.
Contest is open to all media and all styles of art in which the human face is
portrayed in any way, or a person (figures included) is represented as a major
part of the work.

Eligibility

This competition is open to all artists and photographers worldwide.

  • All media will be accepted, excluding video.
  • Open to all subject matter, all themes and all styles of art.

 

Prizes

There will be $1,500 in total prizes, $1,000 in cash
and $500 in art supplies from Richeson Art. Breakdown is below.

  • 1st Place: $500 cash
  • 2nd Place: $300 cash
  • 3rd Place: $200 cash
  • 5 Honorable Mentions: $100 gift certificate to Richeson Art Supplies

Entry Deadline and Other Important Dates

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2012.

  • Winners will be notified by October 14, 2012.
  • Exhibition will begin on October 15, 2012.

Prospectus www.asingularcreation.com/art-competition.htm

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Turkey Land Cove (TLC) Foundation accepting applications

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Turkey Land Cove (TLC) Foundation is currently
accepting applications for our next retreat session which runs from December 22,
2012 through March 15, 2013. Our application deadline is September 15,
2012.

 

 

 

TLC Foundation offers a unique opportunity for
motivated women to pursue their professional, educational, and artistic goals
away from the distractions of daily life. TLC Foundation provides a quiet space
for women to progress towards a defined goal, complete a project, or develop
tools to help propel their lives in a new direction.

 

 

 

The concept for the TLC Foundation began more than
15 years ago when its founder began offering space in her guest house to women
in various stages of transition. One woman needed time and space to reflect on a
major career change. Another was ready to finish her book. All the women have
benefitted from the breathtaking setting, the solitude of space, and the
founder’s welcoming hospitality. Today, TLC Foundation is committed to providing
need-based grants to women.

 

 

 

The successful applicant is a woman with clear,
definable goals and a plan to implement those goals. We are looking for women
with the following characteristics: leadership qualities, goal-directed,
ambitious, motivated, and determined. She will be judged on the quality of her
idea and the professionalism of her plan. We are currently limiting grants to
women within our geographic area of New England and New York State.

 

 

 

For more information, grant application and
deadlines visit us at: www.turkeylandcovefoundation.org.

 

 

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