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AS220 Seeks full-time Industries Director

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014



AS220 is hiring for a full-time Industries Director with a focus on digital fabrication. Check out the job posting here!
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Submissions due by May 16 at 5PM

Attention artists and crafters! Do you live within a 30-mile radius of Fitchburg? If so, you are eligible to submit your work for the 79th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. Download the entry form and guidelines here.

2014 Jurors: Honee Hess, Executive Director, Worcester Center for Crafts, Randi Hopkins, Associate Director of Visual Arts, Boston Center for the Arts

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Classes at the Gamm

Monday, April 28th, 2014



For the amateur actor, the working professional actor and everyone in between, The Gamm Studio provides an enjoyable and unique learning experience in a comfortable, nurturing environment. The Gamm Studio does not offer a “method” of theater training, rather the emphasis is on the individual student. All classes are 7 weeks long.




Are you currently taking a Gamm Studio class?

You’re eligible for a 10% discount on regular-price tickets for the current Gamm show or any of this season’s upcoming shows (as long as you purchase while enrolled.) How to redeem: Box office or phone only (not online). Use code: STUDIO10.

Limit: 4 discount tickets/student/show.


Rachel Walshe

Acting for Leading Ladies with Rachel Walshe

May 1 – Jun 12, 2014

Thursdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Have a life-long dream to play Lady Macbeth? Always hoped to tackle Blanche Dubois? Hedda Gabler? Nora? Cleopatra? Whether you’re inspired by Shakespeare’s ambitious women, the tortured souls of American classics, or are interested in learning more about the complex women of contemporary drama, this is the perfect opportunity to sharpen your acting skills while working on some of the best material written for women. Through monologues and scene study, students will build valuable acting skills and gain key insights into performing theatre’s most powerful female characters..

*Class size limited to 14 students.




Download registration form
Register by phone: Susie Schutt at 401-723-4266 ext. 21

Questions? email susie@gammtheatre.org


Gamm Studio Theater Lab
with Steve Kidd, Rachel Walshe and David Rabinow

May 12 – Jun 30, 2014

Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm

A new class unlike any other in the area! This is a truly collaborative theatrical creation experience led by professionals in the Rhode Island theater community. Students will begin working in one of three  disciplines: acting, directing or playwriting. Once foundations have been laid, the three classes will come together to work on producing 10-minute plays written by the playwrights, directed by the directors, and performed by the actors. The experience will culminate in a public preformance.


Week 1: Students will be assigned to a team consisting of one writer, one director, and several actors. Each team will have the opportunity to get to know each other before breaking into separate classes.


Weeks 1-3: Students will work with their instructors on fundamentals and foundations of their disciplines. Directors, led by Rachel Walshe, will learn the key steps to bringing a performance from page to stage by exploring script analysis, executing a concept, and effective storytelling. Writers, led by David Rabinow, will begin to create original 10-minute plays that are inspired by the actors in their collaborative team, while revising dialogue and perfecting plot. Actors, led by Steve Kidd, will explore the techniques and vocabulary essential to understanding the craft of creating a performance.


Weeks 4-7: Teams will rehearse and direct their performances and revise their scripts.


Week 8: Students will share their 10-minute plays with friends, family, and the public in the Gamm Studio Theater Lab First Annual 10-Minute Play Festival!


Please Note: Students may sign up for one discipline only. Space is limited.








Download registration form

Register by phone: Susie Schutt at 401-723-4266 ext. 21

Questions? email susie@gammtheatre.org

David Rabinow

Steve Kidd

Rachel Walshe

Jennifer Madden

Gamm Play Discussion Group
with Jennifer Madden

September 2nd, October 21st, December 2nd,

February 24th, April 28th, June 2nd*

Tuesdays, 6:30pm

Want to keep the conversation going? Take a deeper look at the five plays in the Gamm’s exciting 30th season with Gamm Resident Scholar Jennifer Madden. Each class will debrief the previous production and prepare for the upcoming production through lively discussion focusing on script and character analysis, themes, and staging. Plays covered: Grounded, Hedda Gabler, Morality Play, House of Blue Leaves, and Marie Antoinette. Scripts will be made available and reading outside of class time is encouraged.




Download registration form
Register by phone: Susie Schutt at 401-723-4266 ext. 21

Questions? email susie@gammtheatre.org

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Turkey Land Cove (TLC) Foundation – Call for Applicants

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Call for Applicants: Fall Session 2014

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Turkey Land Cove (TLC) Foundation offers personal, individual, working retreats for motivated women from New England and New York to pursue their professional,
educational, and artistic goals away from the distractions of daily life. TLC provides a quiet space for women to progress toward a defined goal, complete a project, and develop
tools to propel their lives in a new direction. The successful candidate will have a clearly defined goal and a plan to reach that goal. We are looking for women with strong leadership qualities and who are ambitious, motivated and
determined. Our need-based grants provide room and board and cover reasonable transportation expenses. For more information, please visit www.turkeylandcovefoundation.org.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014


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Calls to Artists and Poets with Disabilities

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Call for Poets with Disabilities for Poetry Slam

In celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are thrilled to seek poets with disabilities to participate in a Poetry Slam. We are looking for poets who can captivate, connect with, and energize an audience. Good presentation skills a must! The call is open to poets of all ages living in New England who have a disability. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2014. The Poetry Slam will take place in Boston on July 23rd from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Institute for Human Centered Design at 200 Portland St. Boston.

Call for Artists with Disabilities

In honor of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are proud to host an exhibition of artist with disabilities at the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD). The goal of this show is to celebrate the ADA by showcasing the works of artists with disabilities. The call is open to artists of all ages who are living in New England and have a disability. Submissions are due by May 15, 2014. The exhibition will take place at the Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland St. Boston from June 26th through July 28th.

Hosted by the New England ADA Center and the Institute for Human Centered Design. The New England ADA Center (www.newenglandada.org) provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are a project of the Institute for Human Centered Design at 200 Portland St. Boston, MA 02114.

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Multiple Job Openings at ArtPlace America

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014


ArtPlace America is a collaboration among 14 foundations, 8 federal agencies, and 6 financial institutions dedicated to strengthening the field of creative placemaking.  Toward this end, ArtPlace has invested in projects in which artists and arts organizations play an explicit and central role in strategies to help shape their communities’ social, physical, and economic futures.

Current employment opportunities include:

Director of National Grantmaking Strategies

Director of Research Strategies

Director of Communications

Operations Manager and Program Associate

Deadline: They started reviewing applications earlier this month, but the positions are still open.


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Job Openings at the NEA

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Multiple positions, National Endowment for the Arts

Literature Director (GS-0301-14/15)
Literature and Arts Education Division
Salary Range: $106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Excepted Service Not to Exceed 2 Years

Media Arts Director (GS-0301-14/15)
Visual Arts Division
Salary Range: $106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Excepted Service Not to Exceed 2 Years

Director of Museums and Visual ArtsVisual Arts Division
Salary Range: $106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Excepted Service Not to Exceed 2 Years

Music & Opera Director (GS-0301-14/15)
Performing Arts Division
Salary Range: $106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Excepted Service Not to Exceed 2 Years

Theater & Musical Theater Director (GS-0301-14/15)
Performing Arts Division
Salary Range: $106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Excepted Service Not to Exceed 2 Years

Deadline: Better hurry! All positions close tomorrow, April 23.

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May Classes from the Rhody Center for World Music and Dance

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

May Courses
Below are our May enrollment courses. Click here for course descriptions, dates and times, teachers, and to register. No class May 24-26 (we are closed for Memorial Day weekend).

Enrollment courses for adults

African Dancing, Beginners Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Belly Dancing, Beginners Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Belly Dancing, Intemediate/Adv Tuesdays at 7:40 pm
Bollywood Dancing Saturdays at 9:30 am
Djembe Ensemble Saturdays at 1:00 pm
Guitar Group, Adult Beginners Mondays at 7:00 pm
Hawaiian Hula Dancing (Will start in June!)
Uke Jam Thursdays at 8:10 pm
Ukulele Ensemble for Adult Beginners Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Enrollment courses for teens and kids

Buckets and Sticks Saturdays at 2:00 pm
Ukulele Ensemble for Kids Saturdays at 3:00 pm
If you need help signing up online, call (401) 475-5955. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Julie@therhodycenter.org.
We hope you can join us! And please tell your friends!

Summer Camps!
gourd-instruments.jpgRegister for one of our summer camps by April 30 and save 15%! You can also reserve your spot with a $25 deposit. Register via our website.

World Music Instrument Camp

June 23 – 26
July 21 – 24
August 18 – 21

Let’s discover music from around the world! Perfect for kids who “learn from doing,” in this camp we will learn about music from various cultures by making instruments inspired by the traditions we study. Each day, we will watch a video, learn a song or piece of music, and make an instrument. Let’s have fun making shakers, drums, and string instruments!
This is a four-day camp.
Each day starts at 10:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm.
Students will bring a bagged lunch.
Suitable for ages 9-13.
Class size is capped at 10 kids.
The total camp fee is $175. This includes a $25 materials fee.
Register early and save.
If you prefer to pay less in advance, a $25 deposit reserves your spot. The balance is due no later than the first day of camp. See our Polices and FAQ page for information on early cancellations and refunds.

Banging Buckets, Stomping Feet Percussion Camp

July 14-17
August 11-14

Inspired by the Broadway hit, Stomp, this interactive camp will focus on building interlocking rhythms through movement, using recycled percussion (things like buckets and trash cans!) along with rhythmic steps and the use of props. Great for beginners or those who have had a bit of experience with music. Over the course of the week, students will develop a musical piece suitable for performance, while building a sense of rhythm and gaining skills in listening and in working as a group.
This is a four-day camp.
Each day starts at 10:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm.
Students will bring a bagged lunch.
Suitable for ages 10-15.
Class size is capped at 12 kids.
The total camp fee is $150.
Register early and save.
If you prefer to pay less in advance, a $25 deposit reserves your spot. The balance is due no later than the first day of camp. See our Polices and FAQ page for information on early cancellations and refunds.

Drop-in Kids’ Classes
Our two drop-in kids’ classes are lots of fun! First visit is free for new kids. Get detailed class descriptions on our website.

Music Circle for Toddlers: Fridays at 10:30 am
Big Kids’ Boogie: Saturdays at 10:40 am

Rhody Rewards
Now, whenever you purchase anything at the Rhody Center, or when you refer a friend, you earn points that you can use for future purchases!
Starting with your next purchase of any kind, you will earn 7 points for every dollar you spend.
Refer a friend who signs up for a course (your friend must mention the referral within 14 days) and get a whopping 500 points. That’s $5!
It’s automatic, and you can check your points balance anytime by clicking on “My Account” on our website. Points will show up as you earn them.
Once you earn $10 worth of points, you can use them for services
and products. To use your points, visit “My Account” on our website.

Student Discount
We offer a discount of 10% off enrollment courses for college students who have a valid ID.

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RISD Seeks Photographer (Temp Role / 3+ months)

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Full Time

Job Description
The RISD Media Group is seeking a photographer to work with our design and editorial teams to take photographs that help capture the RISD experience.
These images will be used on our main website and to produce a variety of print and digital publications.
Additionally, the photographer will work with others in the Media Group to create an asset management system that enables team members to easily search and select images.

How to Apply
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Seeking proposals for the former I-195 land for this fall

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

While I-195 redevelopment project is in its beginning phases, we have created an interim use for the land by issuing a call for local creative work. 6 proposals have already been selected and will be installed in just about a month, but we are now seeking up to 6 more proposals for the former I-195 land for this fall. All persons selected for this process will be asked to adapt their proposals for temporary installation on a specific parcel in the project land, be it a sculptural piece, garden, bee habitat, performance piece, or whatever other wonderfully creative work a Rhode Islander envisions and proposes. We think that the work installed within our twenty acres will enrich the surrounding urban environment and generate excitement for the I-195 land, while recognizing creative individuals in the state and giving locals a very visible space to showcase their creative talents.
Here you can find our guidelines and application: http://www.195district.com/news-and-press/latest-news/the-links-interim-use-project-now-accepting-submissions-for-fall-2014/. We will have an information session on June 2nd and proposals are due June 25th.
In reaching out to the Rhode Island arts and culture community, the I-195 Commission is hoping that you will submit to our program, or you can help us advertise this great opportunity. Please pass this onto anyone you think might be interested in submitting to or advertising The LINK’s interim use program. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or comments.


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JAMATHON RI – Networking RI Musicians

Friday, April 18th, 2014
MusicTown and EVO Audio Group are co-hosting JAMATHON RI and in search of musicians who are open to creative collaboration to form new songs from Rhode Island.
The event consists of two parts:
25 Esten Ave, Pawtucket
April 26, 2 – 10pm
Machines With Magnets
400 Main Street, Pawtucket
May 17, 8pm
There are a great list of raffle prizes for musicians, food and drinks, initial demo recordings and professional live recording for a compilation album of grassroots collaboration in RI. We believe some very exciting new connections will come from this event and are excited to hear the new songs these musicians create.
where musicians connect.
online community:
MusicTown.co |
facebook: MusicTownPage
twitter: @MusicTownTweets
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Green Dot Journey Composer Competition

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The competition will make it possible for ten living composers, one representing each of the regions listed below, to receive recognition and exposure for their  musical compositions. These newly written pieces will be performed in concert programs across the USA, Canada, and the British Isles as part of the Green Dot Journey.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all composers, aged 18 or older, who are Canadian or U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Reward: $1500 plus travel expenses to the premier on August 23, 2014 in Reno, NV
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Winners Announced: July 1, 2014
Composition Premier: August 23, 2014

See Document Below for More Details

Click Here to download the Composer Competition Guidelines PDF

Ten Composer Regions:

Northeastern US: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island

Mid-Atlantic US: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. West Virginia

Midwestern US: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Southern US: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

Northwestern US: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

Western US: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

Western Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Sasketchewan, Manitoba, Ontario

Central Canada: Ontario, Quebec

Atlantic Canada: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador

Northern Canada: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

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Lincoln School Seeks Lower School Art Teacher

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Lower School Art Teacher

Lincoln School is seeking an innovative and dynamic Art Teacher for Grades 1-5.  This position is half-time.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree and three years of teaching experience at the elementary level preferred
  • Expert teaching skills with elementary-aged students and an understanding of and appreciation for the developmental range
  • In-depth knowledge of content, current art education research, and best practice
  • The ability to design, implement, and assess an art program
  • A vision for an art program in the 21st century, with an eye toward innovation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Continuing interest in professional growth
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a kind spirit

The Art Teacher works with the Art Department to develop innovative curriculum that emphasizes

  • Hands-on, inquiry-based learning.
  • Creative risk-taking and generative thinking.
  • Collaborative problem-solving.
  • Experimentation and exploration with a wide range of art-making materials and processes.
  • Exposure to historical and contemporary artistic traditions.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Maureen Devlin at mdevlin@lincolnschool.org

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Spring Classes at AS220

Thursday, April 17th, 2014


BUILDING AS220 – Building skills &

95 Empire and the AS220 Industries both offer a
wide array of hands-on educational opportunities for people of all backgrounds
and skill levels.

Class sizes at the Industries are small, averaging just
5 students, and we also provide one-on-one instruction. Our monthly Open House (first Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm), is the perfect
time to come in for a tour, discuss your interests and experience, and let us
answer all of your questions.


6 Dance Class

The regular price for our weekly drop-in dance
classes is $13 – buy 6 classes at once and the price per class is only $10! The
package includes: Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance, YoBalAtes, Theatrical
Dance, Open Level Modern Dance, Yoga, Switch Series, Beginner
Ballet, Intermediate Ballet.

Learn how to use this tool to cut vinyl graphics! This
class will cover the basics of using the vinyl cutter, techniques for making
signs, and the software tools for preparing work for the cutter. The Labs has a
Roland CX-24 Vinyl Cutter that can work with material up to 24″ wide. This is a
very simple and easy to use machine in the Labs. You can make all sorts of
signs, decals, stencils for your house, business, car, gallery,

This workshop is for
anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically
the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course
covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design
projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using
PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely
operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently
after completing the training and signing up for membership.

Learn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood,
plastics, papers or textiles. This class will cover the basics of using the
laser cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and
software tools for preparing work for the cutter. This is a hands-on workshop;
bring a project if you like! Students will be certified to use the Labs’ laser
cutter after completing the course and signing up for membership at AS220

Join AS220 Media Arts in an afternoon workshop as you
learn to construct pinhole cameras made from ordinary containers, take
photographs using photographic paper to create paper negatives and use the
darkroom to make prints. Taught by photographer Miguel Rosario. Email us for
special family rates!
Learn your way around the Paul Krot Community Darkroom.
From mixing chemicals to understanding enlargers, gain a hands on introduction
to traditional black and white photo printing. Students should bring two rolls
of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a
material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and
Take the mystery out of aperture sizes, f-stop numbers,
shutter speeds, ISO numbers, focal length, synchronization speeds, and any other
aspects of the 35mm camera that you have ever wondered about!
In three weeks, you’ll get a hands on introduction to
large format photography. Using AS220′s collection of cameras from our Camera
Rental Program, Darkroom keymember Lindsey Beal will take you through the entire
large format process, from operating the cameras and learning their settings, to
developing 4×5 film and making prints. Only $140, a real steal for a class of
this caliber.  Note: This is a more advanced class that requires you to have a
basic understanding of using the darkroom.
Learn digital editing and how to print edited
photographic images using the newest version of Adobe Photoshop. Eight hours of
lab time are included in the course, and we encourage you to bring your own
files to work on.  You may use our media lab computers (brand new!) or bring
your own laptop with Adobe Photoshop (Free 30-day trials are available online).
This is a three-session workshop.
Learn the fundamentals of print and digital publishing
in four sessions. The class will consist of inserting and formatting text and
images into layouts, setting up master pages and graphic styles for text and
creating simple documents, such as magazines, brochures and other types of long
and short publishing formats. In the conclusion of the class, students will
learn packaging and preflighting their InDesign documents to prepare them for
This three-session workshop will introduce you to the
fundamentals of creating hand-coded websites and web content using HTML and CSS
through several in-class exercises. The code will focus on the most current HTML
and CSS standards and practices, so your knowledge will be up-to-date.  Other
topics addressed will include image-optimization, web servers and hosting. All
materials will be supplied. The software used in class is free and open source.
You may also use your own laptop.  Whether you want to make an online portfolio,
résumé, or just want to get an idea about the nuts and bolts of web design, this
workshop is for you.

This class offers
an unconventional approach to printing on the letterpress. Using a collection of
patterned wood blocks, wood and metal type, and low-relief collagraph plates,
students will create spontaneous, layered prints.  Seasoned printers as well as
beginners are encouraged to take this class.


Collograph is a unique process that combines the
sculptural elements of mixed media with printmaking.  The plates not only
produce interesting patterns and embossments in print, they also become
beautiful objects in their own right.  An incredibly inexpensive and easy method
to learn, collography can be done with or without a press, in the Printshop or
at home.

Origami, the art
of paper folding, is beautiful and timeless, thanks to its simplicity. After
all, there is only one way to fold a piece of paper. Yet within that single fold
is a universe of possibilities. With every variation of a fold, a new shape
emerges. In a common sheet of paper, there exists the notion of a flower, the
thought of a fish, and the dream of a bird.


Students will
learn how to make paper from pulp, and several ways to transform the fresh
sheets into pieces of art. Learn the technique of basic sheet formation with a
vat of pulp and a mould and deckle, and options for pressing and drying your
paper. Pigmented paper pulp can also make imagery that is actually part of the
paper. Experiment with pulp painting methods such as direct painting, collage
inclusions, stencils, and other techniques. Make as many pulp paintings and
sheets as there is time for. No papermaking experience required.

Introduction to Silkscreen – 1 Day

Screenprinting is
a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood,
and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting
cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on
and we’ll show you how it’s done.

Introduction to Intaglio

From basic mark-making to proper press operation, this
class offers an introduction to intaglio printing using traditional grounds and
resists.  We will etch copper plates in ferric chloride solution.  Plate
preparation, ink mixing and application, wiping, paper tearing, and registration
will be covered in the course of the three week workshop.  Students’ particular
interests can determine the direction of the demonstrations, and there will be
time for each participant to work on individual projects.

Screenprinting is
a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood,
and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting
cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on
and we’ll show you how it’s done. This course provides a comprehensive
introduction to screen printing in two sessions. Participants will design,
print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The
first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with
the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing
techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.  The workshop will end with a
print exchange.

Fine detail and embossment make for stunning,
professional-quality business cards, invitations, announcements, and labels.
Print your favorite poem by hand-setting lead type one letter at a time; make a
poster or a broadside; or transfer your line drawings to a photo-polymer plate
for editioning.  This course will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress,
from lead type and linotype to polymer plate printing, including basic file prep
using Adobe software.

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RISD – Call for Fashion Models

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

There will be a Model Call held on Thursday, April 17th from 7-9pm at the RISD Market House on
the corner of College Street and North Main Street. Please email apparel@risd.edu if you have any questions.
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Location: Newport RI
Start Date:
Part Time

Job Description
At Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center we value teamwork, so you will be cross-trained to work at concessions and ticket sales, and if you have the right aptitude and attitude, learn to work in the projection booth.
You will greet customers, complete cash and credit card transactions, keep the box office clean and well organized, change lobby signage and poster boxes, and be responsible for the security of box office cash and tickets. You will prepare and serve popcorn, beverages and other specialty items, pour wine and beer (you must be TIPS certified), perform inventory counts and replenish stock, and maintain the cleanliness of the concessions area, including the popcorn machine and other equipment, counters, shelves, floor and display cases.  You will perform daily opening and closing operational duties, help keep the lobby, theater and bathrooms tidy and clean, and assist with other maintenance and infrastructure projects as needed to help ensure our smooth operations.
- To qualify for this position, you must be willing to commit to working weekend,evening and holiday shifts.
- Excellent customer service skills; retail experience preferred but not required; proficiency with social media a plus.
- Good verbal communication skills as well as math and cash-handling aptitude.
- Friendly and energetic demeanor, with the ability to stay calm and move quickly during busy times; Self starter with the ability to stay productive during slower times.
-  Strong work ethic, with a can-do attitude; desire to work as part of a team; flexible and capable of multi-tasking under pressure.
- Capable of standing, walking, twisting, bending and climbing stairs on a frequent basis; able to lift 50 lbs.
- Access to reliable transportation to downtown Newport; regular access to email and the internet.
- All Crew Members must be TIPS Certified to serve alcohol in Rhode Island. If hired, you will be required to obtain online certification at your own cost (approx $40 online course) prior to commencing work at JPT.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, including references, to jobs@janepickens.com.

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Providence Singers Offer Special Discount for Local Artists and Arts Administrators to their April 26/27 concert

Monday, April 14th, 2014


Special offer for local artists and administrators – 50% off general admission!  All American, April 26 & 27

The Providence Singers is pleased to offer you concert tickets for $14 (half off the regular $28) for our upcoming concert, All American, April 26 in Providence and April 27 in Westerly.

Please call the Singers office (401-751-5700) to receive your specially priced general admission tickets. This offer is available by phone only, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
All American will feature the rich sounds of choral singing, including works by Norwegian-American composer, Ola Gjeilo, the ever-loved Morten Lauridsen, and the inspiring Stephen Paulus. Another concert highlight is the world première of Bears by Boston composer,  Elena Ruehr, commissioned by the Providence Singers. Please join us for this uplifting singing experience!



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RISD’s First Black Graduate, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet,

Friday, April 11th, 2014

RISD’s First Black Graduate, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet,
Examined through Three Exciting Programs

“Cutting Stone: The Art and Life of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, RI Black Sculptress,” examines Rhode Island School of Design’s first Black graduate in a series of three events.
Sunday, April 13, 2:00pm, RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, Power Street, Providence, Prominent actress Sylvia Ann Soares portrays Prophet sharing entries from her stunning 1920s Paris diaries. “Calm Assurance and Savage Pleasure” is a unique window into a Black female expatriate’s life in France during the Roaring Twenties. Followed by a gallery talk on RISD Museum’s three Prophet sculptures.

Thursday, April 17, 5:00pm, John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, Opening reception: “Delicious Sensations of Rightness: Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, RI Black Artist.” The landmark interactive exhibit showcases never-before-seen art, photographs and memorabilia belonging to Prophet.
Friday, April 18, 5:00pm, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence, well-known Providence art dealer Catherine Little Bert discusses Prophet’s sculptures in the market place, their rarity and desirability for private collectors, galleries and museums.
All events are free and open to the public, funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and sponsored by Opera Providence.
Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (1890-1960) was born in Warwick, RI. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design as its first student of color in 1918. Moving to Paris in 1922, where she remained for a decade, she studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts perfecting her artistry as a sculptress. Returning to the US, she exhibited at the Newport Art Museum, where she won best in show in 1932, and at Providence Public Library in 1945. An active participant in the Harlem Renaissance, she was an influential educator at Spelman College, a historically Black college in Atlanta. Few of her sculptures survive: three at the RISD Museum, two at the RI Black Heritage Society, and one at the Whitney Museum. According to project director Ray Rickman, “Prophet is one of those great Rhode Island icons that time and historians have mostly forgotten. This project reintroduces her to the public in new and exciting ways.”
Contact: Ray Rickman, Project Director: (401) 421-0606; rickman@rickmangroup.com

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Providence Singers Seeks Executive Director, Full-time position

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

ORGANIZATION: Providence Singers

POSITION: Executive Director, Full-time position

REPORTS TO: Board of Trustees

LOCATION: East Providence, RI

WEBSITE: www.providencesingers.org

TO APPLY:     Email cover letter & resume to info@providencesingers.org and please  include “Executive Director Application” in the subject line.

Founded in 1971-72, the Providence Singers is a thriving choral arts organization presenting choral performances of distinction to connect singers, listeners,
performers, and composers in creative exploration of the choral art. The ensemble performs diverse choral works to preserve the choral tradition and
extends that tradition by commissioning and performing new compositions. Through concerts and recordings, and by fostering the musical growth of its
membership and young singers, The Singers sparks creative connections that nurture lifelong choral singing and civic engagement.
The Providence Singers seeks a dynamic, strategic leader who is passionate about the choral arts. Working closely with the Board of Trustees and Artistic Director, the Executive Director will help set the future direction for the Providence Singers, ensuring the organization maintains its core values of excellence, engagement, education and innovation. The
Executive Director will be a spokesperson for the Providence Singers, serving alongside the Artistic Director as a key point of contact for major funders, partners, political leaders, board members and the community at large.



The Executive Director of the Providence Singers serves as the chief executive officer and hands-on manager of the organization. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Artistic Director and volunteers to provide leadership and overall direction for the organization in accordance with the long term direction and mission articulated by the Board of Trustees.


The ideal candidate’s prior experience should indicate the characteristics and skills to accomplish the following:


  • Vision: Along with the Artistic Director, lead the Providence Singers, its board, members, stakeholders, community members, staff and volunteers in executing the Providence Singers vision and mission.
  • Program: Develop, execute and monitor concert and educational program plans in collaboration with staff and volunteers.
  • Fundraising: Serve as chief fundraising officer. Increase philanthropic support for the Providence Singers in an extremely competitive fundraising environment;
    proactively cultivate, solicit and steward new and potential individual and institutional donors to provide general operating support. Conduct grant
    research; match funders with projects, write, submit and track grants.
  • Finance/Business Management: Manage business functions of the organization including budget development, tracking and reporting, venue negotiations, partner and artistic contracts, service contracts, payroll, and financial reviews.
  • Board Development: Be the key partner and liaison to the Board of Trustees regarding vision, strategy, finances, operations, financial resource development and organizational
    planning/progress; attract Trustees committed to supporting the Providence Singers and its mission.



The ideal candidate will be an arts administrator with a passion for the choral arts in a community setting. Given the size of the organization, the Executive
Director must be comfortable as a hands-on operations manager involved in transactional day to day activities while also serving as the executive leader in the
. Specifically, the Executive Director must:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a particular ability to engage a range of stakeholders.
  • Possess exemplary written skills and grant writing experience.
  • Have strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Working knowledge of marketing principles and practices.
  • Fundraising experience including work with direct mail campaigns, major gifts and grants.
  • Be an experienced administrator with the ability to execute on tasks and provide leadership for the Providence Singers program
    and business operations.
  • Be a passionate advocate for the Providence Singers and all its programs with funders, partners, board members, chorus
    members, volunteers, staff and audience.
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