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June 22nd, 2010

The North Kingstown Arts Council announces a new listing of classes for teens and young adults who wish to add some art to their summer schedule. Classes for summer include Chain Maille Bracelet (July 1, 10-noon) and Wire Wrapping for Jewelry (July 13, 10-noon); Seeing Creatively with Your Camera (July 15, 27, 9-noon); and Fiction Writing (August 4 and 11 from 7:15 – 9:30 p.m.). Additional classes such as drama are being scheduled. The classes are part of the popular Take an Arts Break program. Fees are low and instructors (Mimi Huszer Fagnant, Cindy Horovitz Wilson, and Gail Eastwood) are local professional artists. Further information on Facebook or at www.NKArtsCouncil.org or 294-3331 X241.

From Fran Quinlan, Publicity, 294-3115

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Art classes for children & teens

June 22nd, 2010

Once-weekly art classes for children & teens
Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center

Most classes begin in July

Not every parent is looking for a week-long camp for their kids this summer. Sometimes, once a week is a perfect fit for busy schedules. The Newport Art Museum has been running the popular drop-in Artful Readers class for children ages 2 – 5 on Wednesdays at 11 am since last year and is extending this type of offering to older children and teens. The Museum is now registering children and teens for once-weekly summer art classes covering themes such as pottery, mixed media, outdoor drawing and painting, self-portraits (teens) and high school portfolios (teens.) Classes begin in July. Tuition ranges from $8 to $125. Newport Art Museum members receive a discount. Registration is required for all once-weekly classes except Artful Readers.

For details and to register call (401) 848-2787, visit www.newportartmuseum.org , or stop by the Newport Art Museum’s art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, Monday through Friday, 11 am – 3 pm. The Coleman Center is located in the Gilbert S. Kahn Building, 26 Liberty Street in Newport, part of the Museum’s three-building campus at 76 Bellevue Avenue

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1st Semiannual Competition

June 22nd, 2010

Juror Eva Frosch, Co-owner, frosch&portmann, New York

Eva Frosch studied Art History at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Eva moved to New York in 2004 where she was a fellow at the Museum
of Modern Art, worked for the artist Peter Halley, and, most recently, was the Gallery Director at Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn.

30 November 2010, 11 p.m. EST

15 December 2010, via email. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize recipients will receive a phone call.

25 artists will be selected by the juror and archived on this website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image, caption information, and a link to the artist’s website. We will produce a Press Release and obtain Reviews. Currently our private network (offline
database) includes over 13,000 contacts spanning 106 countries. Furthermore, we will have an announcement sent via email to an
aggregate of over 76,000 subscribers.

$5,000 USD (1st Prize: $2,500; 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $1,000). The juror, Eva Frosch, will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize recipients.

Dave Bown will be buying works of art, on an ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received.

Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown and Eva Frosch as submissions are received.
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible. You will retain the copyright to
your images. We will not handle the sale of your work. All inquiries will be forwarded to you and/or your gallery.

Entry Fee: A non-refundable $30 USD entry fee is required. There are no additional fees.
Please note the following options for payment of the entry fee:

* You can pay using PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to use your credit or debit card to pay the entry fee using PayPal, simply click
on the Pay Entry Fee button below. If you have a PayPal account, Send money to: info@davebownprojects.com or 917-365-5265

* You can call us at (917) 365-5265 and we can process your payment information (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Or we can call you at your preferred time. Send us an email with your name, phone number, time zome, and the best time to call (e.g., morning, afternoon,

* You can pay via wire transfer. Please note that all wire transfer fees must be paid by you. The incoming wire transfer fee is $10 USD, so you
must send $40 USD. Click here for our banking and wire transfer information.

After you pay the entry fee, copy and paste your PayPal Receipt No: (e.g., 4341-5411-8760-4403) or type Wire Transfer into the Subject line of a
new email from you to info@davebownprojects.com

Attach up to 4 images. JPEG format and no larger than 1 MB each.
Name your files after the following manner:
FirstName_LastName_01.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_02.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_03.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_04.jpg

Video, web-based, and performance artists do not attach files. Simply include the URL in the body of the email.

Copy and paste the caption information (title, year, medium, and dimensions) for each of your images into the body of the email and click send.

We look forward to viewing your work.

* Pay the entry fee.
* Send us an email with 4 JPEG images attached and the caption information in the body of the email.
* Tell your friends about this competition.

To apply online go to: http://davebownprojects.com/submissions.html

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Help for Teens Building Art Portfolio for College

June 22nd, 2010

Summer Portfolio Class

Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center

July 7 – August 4

NEWPORT, RI: Cutbacks to art programs in public schools mean that high school students getting ready to apply to college art programs often have difficulty building a portfolio of art work as part of the application process. The Newport Art Museum is now offering “High School Portfolio,” a summer evening class for teens beginning July 7 and running once a week on Wednesday through August 4, 5:30 – 8 pm. Artist Keith Fox, who teaches at the Community College of Rhode Island and in the Continuing Education Department of the Rhode Island School of Design, will lead the class at the Museum’s school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. The course will focus on the three drawing samples required for the freshman application to RISD, but is open to students applying to all art programs. Tuition for this class is $110 for Newport Art Museum members, $120 for non-members. Scholarship money is available – please inquire. To register call (401) 848-2787, visit www.newportartmuseum.org, or stop by the Coleman Center Monday through Friday, 11 am – 3 pm. The Coleman Center is located in the Gilbert S. Kahn Building, 26 Liberty Street in Newport, part of the Museum’s three-building campus at 76 Bellevue Avenue

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Everett Dance Theatre is seeking a Managing Director.

June 17th, 2010

Salary range – $33,000 – 37,000

Applications will be accepted through the end of July.

Interviews will be held in August.

Please email a cover letter and resume to rduffy@everettdancetheatre.org



Organizational Background:


Everett Dance Theatre is a nationally recognized performing company that has received rave reviews in the New York Times and feature articles in The New Yorker magazine. Founded in 1986, the company has toured its award winning concerts to many of the most prestigious stages across the country.

Everett’s Carriage House School (founded in 1990) trains over 150 underserved Providence youth each year with free ongoing classes. Students at Everett’s Carriage House School develop leadership skills, civic mindedness and their own creative voice. Many of these youth have developed into highly skilled artists and teachers in their own right.

Everett reaches an additional 10,000 youth annually with important educational outreach programs in science, conflict resolution, and literacy.  Many of the young artists who have trained at Everett’s school gain valuable paid professional experiences through participation in these programs.

Role of the Managing Director:

The Managing Director will work in partnership with Everett’s three Artistic Directors, as the organizations executive team.  The Managing Director is a leader, responsible for building an effective team internally, and cultivating a committed team to act externally in the community at large.  The Managing Director is responsible for generating, directing and supervising day-to-day administrative activity including:

Fundraising:   The Managing Director carries out all fundraising activities. This includes; researching, writing and submitting government and foundation grant proposals; submitting final reports; overseeing individual giving campaigns; planning special events; and developing corporate giving strategies.

Administration:  The Managing Director supervises the administrative staff and directs administrative operations.  

Education: The Managing Director works with the Artistic Directors to support and further the programs of Everett’s Carriage House School.  

Advocate:  The Managing Director helps to advance the relationship between Everett and various local, state, and regional organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, community and local business groups and arts organizations.  The Managing Director/Artistic Director team presents the public face of Everett and s/he may be called upon to speak to private and public organizations and to the press.

Board of Directors:  The Managing Director serves, with the Artistic Directors, as the primary staff liaison to the Board.  S/he assists the Board’s leaders as appropriate with recruitment, education and Board member development and works closely with vital Board committees in order to harness the resources, talent and energy of the Board in the service of Everett’s mission.  

Volunteers: The Managing Director recruits and oversees volunteers to assist in the carrying out of Everett’s mission.


Everett seeks a leader and creative thinker, able to work closely and in partnership with the Artistic Directors to help ensure the future success of the company.  The chosen candidate will demonstrate strong leadership acumen, exhibit effective organizational and solid interpersonal skills, have a firm understanding of management processes, have excellent writing skills and possess outgoing and proactive community-building skills as well as a healthy sense of humor.  The ideal candidate will:

- Have the desire and ability to partner with Everett’s Artistic Directors and to support and communicate the organization’s mission and goals

- Demonstrate capacity to lead, manage, motivate, inspire, train and collaborate with staff, artists, Board and volunteers

- Exhibit stamina and a strong work ethic, as well as the flexibility to deal with unpredictable pressures and a variable flow of work activity

- Be able to speak and write persuasively and serve as a spokesperson for the company in public and to the media

- Be able to supervise/manage fundraising campaigns and identifying new sources and increased levels of contributed income

- Demonstrate a passion for dance and theater and the connection between a professional company and its community.

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Civic Art Coordinator

June 17th, 2010

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program, established in 2004, works with leading artists, County Departments and communities to create artwork and design for new and renovated facilities throughout Los Angeles County. Civic Art provides leadership in the development of high quality civic spaces by integrating artists into the planning and design process at the earliest possible opportunity; encouraging innovative approaches to civic art; and providing access to artistic experiences of the highest caliber for the residents of Los Angeles County. The Civic Art Program has commissioned work for more than 50 County capital projects including public libraries, parks, pool houses, community centers, sheriff stations, prisons, and health centers. Recently commissioned artists include Ball-Nogues Studio, Kent Twitchell, Rebeca Mendez, Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet, Anne Marie Karlsen, Paul Tzanetopoulos and Wayne Healy among others. Los Angeles County is the largest municipal jurisdiction in the United States serving a population of over 10 million people. The County covers more than 4,000 square miles ranging from mountains to beaches and encompasses 88 cities and 137 unincorporated areas.

Reporting directly to the Director of Civic Art and working as a member of a team, the Civic Art Coordinator plays a pivotal role in the operation and management of the Civic Art Program.


Full job description available at:


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June 15th, 2010

Newport, Rhode Island
Deadline July 9, 2010

September 11 – October 10, 2010
SPONSOR  Project One – Public Arts Newport
VENUE  King Park, Wellington Avenue, Newport RI

Open to anyone age 14 or older.

King Park is a large public park on Newport Harbor, with playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, an expansive lawn, a narrow beach, and a paved path along a seawall.  The exhibition will take place in the center of the park with artwork located 1) on the beach, 2) floating in the water, 3) on the lawn, or 4) attached to the seawall.  Project One will determine the location of each work but will accommodate work specific to these four areas.

Sculptures need to be able to endure 60 mile per hour wind gusts and rain.  Even large free-standing steel sculptures should have bases to prevent them from getting knocked over by people or weather. Artwork on the beach needs an inverted T-shaped footing at least 3′ deep and may have an inch or two of water lapping around the base.  Floating pieces will require a minimum of two anchors and be able to withstand 3′ tides and 2′ waves.

Actors, dancers, musicians, groups and troupes are encouraged to apply to perform at VIEWPORT’s Opening Celebration.  Participatory pieces such as games, dances, projects for children, meditation and yoga are also welcome.

We are accepting up to 25 works for the exhibition. Submissions that may cause a threat to public safety will not be considered.  All entries will be reviewed for their structural integrity as well as artistic merit.

Artists will be notified no later than 7/15.


VIEWPORT takes place in a public park used by many in the community.  Project One retains the right to remove any work for any reason at any time, even after installation.  Project One does not wish to put limits on artistic expression but the public sometimes does.

Artists are responsible for delivering and removing artwork from the exhibition.  Project One can provide assistance as necessary for the safe installation, display, and removal of artwork at the exhibition site only if advance arrangements are made.
All artworks are the artist’s own responsibility. Project One is not responsible for any loss, damage, or vandalism during the exhibition.  Project One is not responsible for the removal of artwork at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Installation can take place on Thursday 9/9 and Friday 9/10.  Installation must be completed by noon on Saturday 9/11.
Please plan on attending VIEWPORT’s Opening Celebration and invite your family and friends!

There will be closing reception on Saturday, October 10.
Artwork is to be removed from King Park by 6pm on Sunday, October 11.

A satellite map with potential sculpture locations and the extents of the exhibition can be viewed here:

Photos of King Park have been uploaded here:

All teens 14 to 18 can be provided assistance and mentoring by Ben Ellcome, contact him at cloudmechanic@gmail.com.

Non-Refundable Entry Fee:  $25 / students $15
Please provide a detailed, dimensioned sketch including the following information:

Size L/W/H
Also include a separate sketch of the Base or Anchor of your artwork including dimensions and details.

PO BOX 746

Email pdf’s or image files to project1newport@gmail.com
Adult entry fee paypal here.

Student entry fee paypal  here.

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Vote For AS220

June 15th, 2010


AS220 Announced as a Finalist in the 

Revelation to Action Competition 

Providence, RI       June 14, 2010   AS220 has been announced as one of fifteen finalists in the online competition, Revelation to Action: Your Place. Your Idea. Your Change., sponsored by Green Mountain Coffee® and Ashoka’s Changemakers.

Located at www.Changemakers.com/Revelation, the Revelation to Action competition seeks to find and help fund creative solutions for motivating local citizens to strengthen communities across New England and New York.

AS220 stood out from a field of 358 entrants across the Northeast for its innovation, social impact, and sustainability.

Umberto Crenca and all of the staff at AS220 are honored to be among the fourteen other finalists in the Revelation to Action Competition, all of who do significant and innovative work in their communities. The founding concept of AS220 is a radical departure from traditional art spaces; offering performance and exhibition opportunities to everyone in Rhode Island at no charge, regardless of whether the organization stands to gain or lose money.  What AS220 does has expanded significantly over the last 25 years, affordable adult and free youth arts education have become major components of the organizations work; but all of AS220’s initiatives have stayed true to the mission to strengthen community by broadening access and opportunity in the arts and supporting individual creativity.
Between now and June 30, anyone can vote in the Revelation to Action competition and we hope that our local community will take this opportunity to help AS220 excel in the polls. Our chance to win $5,000 in funding for the organization’s work depends on each of you taking five minutes to register to vote online and voting for AS220 among your three favorite competition entries. Visit www.Changemakers.com/en-us/node/77260 to read AS220′s entry.

To vote:

1.     Please sign in or register: go to www.Changemakers.com, create a profile and complete the registration. Your email will need to be verified to help prevent voter fraud

2.     Go to the Revelation to Action competition: (http://www.Changemakers.com/Revelation)

3.     Scroll down and you will see a list of entries with vote buttons – you can read short descriptions about the projects by clicking “Preview” next to the titles

4.     Choose your three favorite entries – if you haven’t signed in, clicking on vote will prompt you to create a new profile or sign in.

All finalists will receive an invitation to showcase their innovations at the Revelation to Action Celebration Event in Boston. The three finalists with the most votes will be selected as Competition Winners and will be announced at the event. Additionally, Green Mountain Coffee® will select one winner from each participating state: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York.  All ten winners receive $5,000 to help fund their innovations.

AS220 was founded in 1985 with an unjuried, uncensored mission and the conviction that freedom of expression is crucial for the development of strong communities and individual spirits. In the past 25 years, AS220 has grown to become a linchpin of Providence’s vibrant creative community, with three buildings downtown that provide a performance space, four galleries, 34 artist live or work studios, a community print shop, a community darkroom, a public technology lab and a youth program. We showcase more than 100 visual artists and host thousands of performing artists annually, including poetry readings, film festivals, panel discussions and music of all genres.


For More Information Contact: Cheryl Kaminsky Communications Director cheryl@as220.org (401) 831-9327 x 116 as220.org

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June 9th, 2010

Classes begin July 12 through 18. Sign up for Summer classes @ Perishable today!

Spend the summer growing your creativity at Perishable Theatre Arts School! 2010 Summer Quarter Classes start July 12 through 18. All classes meet at Perishable Theatre 95 Empire Street, Downtown Providence. For more information call Perishable Theatre Arts School, 401.331.2695 ext. 102. For full class descriptions and course tuition, visit www.perishable.org.

Summer offerings range from $60 to $210 in price and include:

Introduction to Acting taught by Mark Peckham, whose acting and directing credits include Trinity Rep, 2nd Story, PC, RISD, Viriginia Stage and theatres throughout the Boston area.

Bumps to Boas: Building Burlesque, the popular, ladies-only course with taught by Lady Miss Iris is back. Are YOU Lil Rhodys next burlesque queen?

Advanced Scene Study of The Interview by Jean Claude VanItallie. Instructor Mark Peckham challenges actors to refine their timing, physicality, and characterization skills through this classic piece from the 1960s avant-garde. Mr. Peckham recently directed To Kill A Mockingbird at 2nd Story Theatre in addition to the above credits.

Improvisation for the Actor. Intermediate and advanced actors can hone their skills with Joanne Fayans guidance in a variety of games and exercises. No pressure to be funny and no previous improv experience necessary.

Playwrights Challenge with David Eliet kick-starts your writing habit. Create 4 new short plays and a monologue in only 6 weeks.

Dance Smorgasbord, taught by Nikki Cararra, is the perfect opportunity for adult beginners to try out ballet, jazz, and modern dance.

On-going RUSH HOUR Classes cost just $13 to drop in, $60 for a six-class punch card that never expires.

Tribal Belly Dance with Neylan, Sundays

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Lyon-Albanese, Sundays

Modern Dance with Nikki Carrara, Wednesdays

Our Summer Brochure is ON LINE! Visit www.perishable.org and take a look!

Summer Classes 2010


ADVANCED SCENE STUDY of The Interview by Jean Claude Van ItallieMark Peckham

Sundays & Wednesdays, July 18- August 13. 6:30-9:30 PM. 8 sessions in 4 weeks. $210

Refine your timing, physicality, and characterization skills through this seminal work of the1960s avant-garde. This highly stylized satire 20th century America begins as a simple series of job interviews then fractures into cocktail parties, square dances, political campaigns, and more, eventually coming full circle to complete the interviews.

Mark Peckham recently directed To Kill A Mockingbird at 2nd Story Theatre. His recent acting work includes Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady at the Virginia Stage Company, Buried Child at Bostons Nora Theatre Company and the Ghost of Christmas Present in Trinity Reps A Christmas Carol. Last year he directed Orpheus Descending at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, RI. Other directing credits include On the Verge, Full Hook-up, Talking With Anything Goes and The Unnamed. He has worked extensively as an acting teacher and theatre instructor with Providence College, RISD, 2nd Story Theatre, and All Childrens Theatre. Mr. Peckham was co-founder and co-artistic director of Wickenden Gate Theatre in Providence.



Mondays, July 12-August 30. 6:30-9:30 PM. 8 Weeks. $210

This is a fundamental course for anyone interested in acting on stage or screen. It focuses on basic skills using exercises, improvisation, monologue work, and scene study. Some work outside class is required, but no prior experience is necessary. Youll finish the class prepared for more in-depth training and your first auditionsand youll have a great time along the way.

Mark Peckhams most recent acting work includes Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady at the Virginia Stage Company, Buried Child at Bostons Nora Theatre Company and the Ghost of Christmas Present in Trinity Reps A Christmas Carol. Last year he directed Orpheus Descending at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, RI. Other directing credits include On the Verge, Full Hook-up, Talking With, Anything Goes and The Unnamed. He has worked extensively as an acting teacher and theatre instructor with Providence College, RISD, 2nd Story Theatre, and All Childrens Theatre. Mr. Peckham was co-founder and co-artistic director of Wickenden Gate Theatre in Providence.


Mondays, July 12-August 16. 7:00-10:00 PM. 6 weeks $160

The gauntlet is thrown. Do you have what it takes to write four ten minute one acts in four weeks? Each week, in class, youll be given a setting, the number, age and genders of your characters, plus a prop or ten that must be organically included in the play. Then you have one week to write it. The first class, Monologue Mania, will get you started. Actors will present a reading of your favorite piece on the last day. Ready, set, write!

Playwright and director David Eliet founded of The Perishable Theatre in 1983 and served as the director of The Cleveland Play House Lab Company and the Circle In The Square Acting Ensemble. He was a founder of The Trinity Rep Conservatory (now the Brown/Trinity Consortium) and the All Childrens Theatre Ensemble. He has been an Edward F. Albee Playwriting Fellow, a Rhode Island State Council on The Arts Playwriting Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and a recipient of an Alden B. Dow Creativity Fellowship. His two most recent plays, produced at Perishable Theatre, were supported by grants from the RI State Council on the Arts. His plays have been published and produced in this country and abroad in both English and in translation.


Mondays, July 12-August 30. 7:00-10:00 PM. 7 weeks $185

Week off TBD

Youve seen this old-fashioned theatrical form of striptease on the stage or screen and youre secretly dying to try it yourself, arent you? Dont be shy! You dont have to do it alone. Lady Miss Iris will train you in all the arts of burlesque goddesses of yore, from dance steps to costume crafts. Shell coach and support you as you develop your stage persona and very first routine. This course is perfect for women of any shape, age, size, or shade who have some dance or acting experience or who have taken Its Burlesque and want to deepen their knowledge of the craft. Students are expected to provide their own materials and spend 2-3 hours per week working outside class. Women only.

Lady Miss Iris puts the femme back in feminism with her glamorous transformations. As Providences first neo-burlesque artist, the Lady has performed in rock clubs, theaters, galleries and ballrooms from AS220 to Worcester. Though currently retired from the variety circuit, the Lady and her mild-mannered alter ego, Amy have been featured in The Providence Journal, RI Monthly, Fox News Boston, and the Boston Herald. Amy was a 2006-09 Resident Artist at Perishable Theatre, where her original full length performance work, The Thing That Ate My BrainAlmost, was produced in May 2009. The Thing, an 80-minute, hilarious fantasty burlesque of personal trauma and science fiction, was subsequently selected for presentation at the 2010 VSA Arts International Festival in Washington, DC.



Tuesdays, July 13-August 10. 6:30-9:30 PM. 5 weeks $135

Let’s jump into the deep end of the pool and improvise.No ropes to hang onto in this class. Learn to create a scene or a monologue – on the spot with no prior thought, no memorized lines. Just you and your improv partners.Gain confidence while building fundamental acting skills through a variety of short-form games and exercises.Develop skills in listening/reacting and creating an ensemble while delving into your imagination to see what you find.There’s nothing to fear only exhilarating fun!Even if you’ve taken this class before, you’ll continue to hone your skills.No experience necessary.

Joanne Fayan is the drama teacher at St. Andrews School (Barrington) and a local actor. Previously, she was the Communications Director with 2nd Story Theatre and the Associate Artistic Director at All Childrens Theatre. Recently, she performed in the Kevin Broccoli Monologue Show and with Manton Avenue Project. She was last seen at Perishable Theatre in the Womens Playwriting Festival (2000). A few roles she took on at 2nd Story include Annie Sullivan (The Miracle Worker), Mame (Auntie Mame), and Mary Dale (Red Scare on Sunset). She is the co-founder of Were Not Your Mother Players improv troupe in South Carolina.



Wednesdays, July 14-August 18. 6:30-7:30 PM. 6 Weeks. $60

Gotta dance? Never had a lesson? Dont know where to start or what form to study first? Nikki Carrara helps you resolve your dilemma with progressive arrangement of alignment, strengthening, and stretching exercises from Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance. Every class explores basic movements and how to integrate them into dance technique. This fun course includes snippets of dance history that provide some background to the development of various styles and techniques. Each week culminates with a combination, for which the student will be well prepared for during class. Music ranges from classical ballet favorites to Tom Waits, the B-52′s, and beyond!

Nikki Carrara is a dance artist and educator. Her work stems from the belief that Movement is a common language that allows diverse audiences and performers to experience the lives of each other, expanding our common consciousness. Thus, dance is an essential voice to contemporary activism, breaking down barriers that exist between stratified populations, and providing a lens through which we consider our choices. Her choreography has been presented in theatres, studios, colleges, art galleries, and fields throughout the region. Ms Carrara shares her love and knowledge of dance with students of all ages, in private and public settings. Since 2007 she has worked with other dance professionals and the RI Department of Education to formulate and distribute K-12 Grade Span Expectations for the study of Dance as an academic subject in RI public schools. She currently teaches technique classes in Modern, Ballet, and Tap, as well as Composition.

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June 9th, 2010

A “wet paint” and “dry paint” event for visual artists to create works of art showing Trinity Church, its life and campus.

Reception, Show, and Silent/Live Auction start at 5:30 pm on June 19th in Honyman Hall on the Trinity campus. All are welcome

Click here for more details

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June 9th, 2010

 Our Visitor’s Center receives thousands of requests for images of Newport County from journalists, tour operators and meeting planners each year. The images are used everyday on their websites, e-newsletters and collateral material and allow visitors to get a look at the beauty and rich culture and art tradition of our community.

If you would like your photography to be used for any of these purposes, please provide HIGH RESOLUTION images on a disc to Annie Everson, NBCCVB, 23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840. Please send any questions to AEverson@GoNewport.com.

The Arts & Cultural Alliance is also interested in receiving photographs for posting on our new website, currently in development. Please send to info@newportarts.org

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June 9th, 2010

Project One, the organization that produced Newport’s much heralded “Wind Sea Sky” exhibit has put out a call for entries for their new project at King Park entitled “Viewport” running from 9/11-10/10.

Interested artists are asked to submit pieces that will be judged by a local panel – it is up to the artists to determine the subject or theme of their work. Up to 25 site specific sculptures is the goal. All entries must be submitted by July 9th.

More information can be found on Project One’s Facebook page

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June 9th, 2010

The Arts & Cultural Alliance created BridgeFest as a 4-day showcase featuring local musicians performing at local venues — “bridging” the gap between Newport’s world famous folk and jazz festivals. Now in its second year, BridgeFest gives music enthusiasts an opportunity during the week to enjoy the rich cache of local talent covering many genres of music. After all, music is an integral part of Newport’s rich cultural heritage.

BridgeFest 2010 will feature the talents of both established and emerging local artists, hosted by some of Newport’s finest restaurants and venues. Activities include a jazz fundraiser at a winery, folk music at a local farm, late-night dancing at a waterfront restaurant, and a blues concert at Newport’s downtown Yachting Center. Along with an exciting evening music scene, visitors can enjoy four days of family-related activities ranging from concerts at the beach, Kings Park and Washington Square, to a special musically-themed gallery walks as well as lectures and workshops throughout the area.

The ACA is now looking to identify both musicians interested in playing and venues interested in featuring music or music themed events. If you’re interested in participating, don’t miss the beat!
e-mail us at

Watch for a regularly updated listings of official BridgeFest venues and artists @ www.NewportBridgeFest.com

  Meanwhile, let’s all support our two musical treasures, The Newport Folk Festival & CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival – a big part of what makes Newport such a world renowned musical haven. Order your tickets today!

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Denny Moers to teach workshop at AS220 Darkroom

June 8th, 2010

Denny Moers, who you may remember from his awesome demo at our May Open House, has signed on to teach a one night workshop on his photographic printing process.

Thursday, June 24 from 7-10pm, Moers will show 4 lucky students how to turn ordinary black and white photos into color-filled prints right before your very eyes! He’s an alchemist folks, drawing extraordinary results from the reactions of typical darkroom chemicals. We’ve been wanting this for a long time, and now it’s finally happening!
Sign up NOW, cause this one is bound to sell out fast. For a mere $65 and three hours of your time, you will walk away with a whole new perspective of the black and white darkroom. We were all so inspired by Denny’s demo last month we found a way to make it last! Come learn the secrets of this process. You prints will NEVER be the same!


And don’t forget, there are still spots available in our Intro to the 35mm Camera class, starting on June 22 for only $50! That’s a deal you can’t afford to pass up!


While we’re on the subject, there are also a few precious spots left on our Large Format Class that starts THIS WEEKEND!! This class sold out last time we ran it, so if you’ve been waiting for your chance, here it is!


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JAC seeks artists to transfor mirrors for fundraiser

June 8th, 2010

September 25, 2010 from 7 to 11pm, at 18 Valley Street, Providence
entertainment, cocktails, light bites
Please join us and turn a mirror into a masterpiece!

PARTY NOW! will feature an exhibition and silent auction of mirrors that reflect the exceptional creativity and soul of our wonderful community.
Transform a mirror into an artwork of any size, medium, or dimension. Your ingenuity and generosity will help build a welcoming arts center where artists and art lovers of all ages, abilities and artistic disciplines will learn, collaborate, and be inspired for generations to come.

All Artists Welcome!
The Jamestown Arts Center invites every artist to enjoy this creative way to help bring ART NOW to Jamestown. Whether you are a visual artist, dancer, musician, actor, writer or a doctor, lawyer, school teacher, CPA or business person, we invite you to join in this creative project to help bring ART NOW to our community.

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to think visually to express their passions. Dancers, actors, writers, musicians join craftspeople, designers and fine artists and explore the visual world: turn a mirror into a musical instrument, frame a mirror with books, or incorporate a mirror a set design.

Working with Groups:
JAC welcomes organizations, businesses, and families (led by an adult) to work together and submit a mirror masterpiece as a group. Highlight a certain interest or represent what your organization does for the community.

Artists must be 18 years old and up.

Materials and methods:
Mirrors may be used in any artful manner. The mirror’s frames or the mirror itself may be embellished, altered, manipulated or constructed in a variety of ways. Mirrors may be used in wearable art, such as jewelry or clothing. Mirrors may be broken and reconstructed and/or made into 3D sculpture.

Mirrors may be found at yard sales, thrift or antique stores, Christmas Tree Shop, Home Depot, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Target or any stores that carry housewares.

All mirrors must be wired and ready to hang.

Mirrors must be considered safe, without rough edges and sturdily made.
Organic materials may be used, but with nonperishable goods.
Please contact us to make special arrangements for mirrors needing tables or pedestals, or for mirrors weighing over 30 pounds.

To sign up email by July 15th:
contact Elizabeth Congdon: econgdon@yahoo.com

For more information:
contact Leslie Banker: leslie@lesliebanker.com

Delivery Deadline: Sept 15, 2010
contact Jocelyn Donaghue: djdonaghue@yahoo.com

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Glassblowing Classes at the Jamestown Art Center

June 8th, 2010

Instruction with David & Jennifer Clancy
Beginner Glass Blowing sessions (each session is comprised of 3, one hour classes)
Session 1 – The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays in June from 4-5pm
Session 2 – The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays in June from 4-5pm
Session 3 – The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays in July from 4-5pm
Session 4 – The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays in July from 4-5pm
Session 5 – The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays in August from 4-5pm
Session 6 – The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays in August from 4-5pm
Tuition – $225 per session (must be 13 or older to attend classes)

During each session students will learn the basics of shaping, manipulating and blowing glass. By the end of the session students can expect to have experienced making an ornament, a paperweight, and a simple vessel. Students should come to class with a bottle of water and dressed appropriately- this means long cotton pants, sneakers or shoes(no open toed shoes or flip flops), and not wearing any neck or wrist jewelry.

For more information or to sign up please e-mail us at jamestownartscenter@gmail.com

To learn more about David & Jennifer Clancy check out Clancy Designs http://www.clancydesigns.com/aboutus.htm

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Request For Proposals

June 8th, 2010
Posted on May 19, 2010
Deadline: June 24, 2010 (Letters of Intent to Plan)

Third Sector New England Announces Second Round of 2010 Capacity Building Fund Grants


Third Sector New England has announced the availability of another round of grants for the2010 Capacity Building Fund.

The Capacity Building Fund provides funding, technical assistance, and peer-to-peer support to networks of five or more groups to help them learn effective ways to collaborate around a common cause for community impact. The fund’s geographic focus is Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Only networks, not individual organizations, are eligible to apply for CBF Planning Grants. Networks must be comprised of five or more organizations that come together to design a joint learning experience (peer or expert led) that will ultimately result in a positive community impact. An ad hoc, informal network can be convened for the purpose of thee grant, or a network can be pre-existing in the form of a collaboration or a coalition. Networks can be comprised of nonprofits, civic groups, schools, faith-based organizations, municipalities, unions, etc. that wish to build their capacity together.

The CBF will award grants of $2,500 to $5,000 each to approximately fifteen networks for a four-to six-month planning phase. Six to ten of those networks will be eligible to receive additional funding in the range of $20,000 to $25,000 to implement their respective projects.

Grant guidelines and application process information are available at the Third Sector New England Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

Primary Subject: Philanthropy and Voluntarism

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June 7th, 2010
Call for Food/Drink Vendors
IndieArts Fest 2010

arts exchange

The annual IndieArts Festival celebrates independently produced art, digital media, music, performance and locally-sourced goods and products. The festival infuses downtown Providence with an eclectic mix of live music, DJs, burlesque, spoken word, experimental dance, a compilation of film shorts & films accompanied by live improvised sound environments on three different stages in the Bank of America Skating Center & Burnside Park. We expect over 10,000 fun-seeking participants! This year’s event held on Saturday, July 31st (rain date, August 7th) is expected to be even more successful!


Beginning today food vendors who are interested in participating in the IndieArts Festival may apply to be a vendor. The application is available on the IndieArts RI website. The festival will take place July 31st and registration to be a vendor closes July 20th.. Food vendors will line the perimeter of Burnside Park. This year we are offering two options for space; a cart (ex. size of a hot dog cart) at a cost of $125, or a 10′ x 10′ area for table or booth, at a cost of $175. These fees apply to everyone who registers and pays by July 5th. We will accept registrants after this date, however there will be an increase in the price by $25 for both options. Again, registration closes July 20th. The IndieArts food and beverage vendors are managed by Emily Page.

Hours   IndieArts festival hours are from 1pm – midnight), all vendors must be packed up and loaded out by midnight. Vendors who do not wish to stay the entire duration do have the option of breaking down starting at 9pm but anyone who wishes to break down early must let us know in advance so that we can assign spaces accordingly.

Your Space   Each vendor will be assigned a space. Please bring your own tables and chairs. If you would like to bring a tent, you will be on concrete. You should be prepared to use weights to keep your tent from becoming a kite!

Electricity   Electricity will be available on the side streets and paths next to Burnside Park, and within the skating center, which is brightly lit. If you have your own generator, please use it.

Sales   The State of RI is requesting a listing of all vendors, and may contact you regarding your sales after the festival. Please collect required sales tax, or take this amount from your sales, and keep a record.

Parking City parking meters don’t require payment during the weekends, but be sure to park only in legal spots. If you arrive early enough, there should be ample on street parking as well as pay lots nearby.

Load-In   Load-in is from 11:00am -12:30pm. You MUST first come to the check-in table by the fountain (which is in the middle of the park) and we will direct you to your assigned spot. Please be prepared to unload within a 20-minute time period, so be sure to bring adequate assistance. We are unfortunately unable to provide parking. You will need to find parking nearby or in a lot. If you are not familiar with Providence, we can give you directions or suggestions for parking.

Cancellations   Remember that no Vendor fees will be refunded for no-shows. Please let us know if you cannot make it by calling 401.621.6127 as soon as possible.

Liability   By setting up & vending at this event, you agree to not hold the IndieArts Fest/the Arts & Business Council of RI or any of their partners liable for any damage, loss or injury.

In Kind Donation  
A&BC/RI would appreciate an in-kind donation of food vouchers for 10 staff and volunteers working the festival, for 2 meals throughout the day. This would be a total of 20 vouchers (2 meals per person for the day) split between vendors. This is not a requirement. We will follow up with you after your application is accepted to inquire if you are willing to participate.

How to Become a VendorBecome-a-Vendor

The Basics:
*Cart Size: $125 before July 5th; $150 after July 5th.

*10′ x 10′ table or booth before July 5th, $175; $200 after July 5th.

A discount of 50% if you register for a second space.
Registration closes July 20th, 5PM.

Credit Card Online Application Form For credit card payments, please complete the form online. Only paid applications will be considered confirmed participant.

Check or Money Order Application Form    To participate please, you may do so by downloading and completing the form here and submitting it to A&BC/RI by faxing it to 401.621.2237 or mailing it to A&BCRI, 10 Dorrance Street, Suite 102, Providence, RI 02903. Include check (made out to the Arts & Business Council of RI) for payment with your application

IndieArts/ri is a collective portal for independent artists and arts organizations who contribute greatly to the Providence art scene. This includes, but is not limited to burlesque, dance, experimental theatre, music, galleries, and independent venues. IndieArts/ri markets upcoming events and gives members the ability to utilize the ArtTix ticketing service and established customer base.

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Call For Artists

June 7th, 2010

Open group show in New York City’s East Village — 95 Artists — the first annual 2-month exhibition of artists working in all media. We are calling all artists who live and work in states touched by Interstate 95. The deadline for submission is June 10, 2010.

WHY: I-95 is arguably the most important highway in all of America. 

This single line carries us to each other and binds us together. It takes us where we’re going, sends us back to where we’re from and it guides our escape. 

Like scientists looking through a telescope into outer space, we stare up and down the line and wonder what kind of inspiration lies off the next exit. I-95 binds together countless thriving new arts communities worth exploring.

WHAT: We are looking all media. 95 Artists will survey the creative expressions in all media by artists living and working along I-95. It is about the people, place and things discovered alongside a lifeline we know so well.

WHO are this year’s 95 Artists and what’s their section of the pike like?

WHEN: July 1-Sept 4, 2010. Opening recption July 10, 5-8 p.m.

WHERE: Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th Street, East Village, NYC, umbrellaarts.com
Prospectus at: http://umbrellaarts.com/ which details our call and includes an application for There is a $30 fee for each submission of 5 images (jpg).
Please consider submitting to 95 Artists so we can bring you together with other members of the many thriving communities along I-95 for one big, exciting summer group show.
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Black Box Theatre at Artists’ Exchange Announces Call for Entries for 4th Annual One Act Play Festival

June 3rd, 2010

Call for Entries! Artists’ Exchange seeks submissions of one act plays for its upcoming festival designed to showcase the work of local playwrights. Now in its fourth year, Artists’ Exchange’s 2010 One Act Play Festival will focus specifically on comedy, aiming to offer audiences a lighter summer fare.

This year’s deadline is July 2, 2010. Plays can be mailed to Rich Morra at 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910 or emailed to Rich Morra, Black Box Theatre Director, at rich_morra@yahoo.com.

Selections will be announced by July 9, 2009. Auditions will be open to the public and will be announced subsequently.

The Artists’ Exchange One Act Play Festival will take place in the Black Box Theatre at Artists’ Exchange August 12th–15th and 19th-22nd.

For additional information, please contact Rich Morra at 401.490.9475.

Artists’ Exchange is a nonprofit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning, and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. Artists’ Exchange houses The Black Box Theatre and multiple art studios, as well as a gallery, art boutique and cafe. With programs in art, music and theater, Artists’ Exchange offers enriching classes, birthday parties and both weekly and monthly events.

Artists’ Exchange is owned and operated by Gateways to Change; a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing of the quality of life for all human beings.

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