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Interactive Photo Workshop

November 12th, 2009

 

Is it the camera or is it me?? This is an interactive photo workshop for anyone wishing to improve their photographic skills, taught by photojournalist, Jesse Nemerofsky. The afternoon workshop will include tips on composition, lighting and how to better approach your photographic challenge. Mr. Nemerofsky will show some of his work and share some of the techniques he has used over the years to achieve successful results. Students should bring their cameras, (external) flash (if available) & instruction books. Space is limited – early registration is encouraged. Cost: $75.00

Jesse Nemerofsky is a Providence-based photographer whose photographic career that has spanned over 30 years. His work has brought him to different parts of the world, covering an array of subjects and situations. Nemerofsky’s photographic work has included fashion, product, industrial, corporate, event photography, in addition to his work as a photojournalist. His photographs have been published in both national and international magazines including: TIME, NEWSWEEK, VANITY FAIR, USA TODAY, NEW YORK TIMES and BUSINESSWEEK. Locally, Mr. Nemerofsky was a photographer for both RI Monthly Magazine and former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci for several years.

Founded in 1981, The Camera Werks brings a unique hands-on approach to photography by working with local professional photographers to share their techniques in a workshop setting. These photo workshops have included working in several of Rhode Island’s public and private schools in addition to working with the senior residents at both Laurelmead Assisted Living Facility and Hamilton House in Providence.

To reserve your space – please call #273-5367.

Pat Zacks
The Camera Werks
custom framing & photo boutique
766 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 273-5367
www.thecamerawerks.com
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The Rhode Island Film Collaborative (RIFC) presents:

November 12th, 2009

RIFCRegister now for our upcoming screenwriting class–
there are still a few spaces available!
Looking for help with the finances?
Take our survey
for a 25% discount
on your first RIFC class.

The Rhode Island Film Collaborative (RIFC) presents:

From Your Head to the Screen: 
Writing a Winning Screenplay

Instructor: Jenn Dlugos

Everyone at some time or another has had an idea and said, “That would make a good movie!” This class is for anyone who dreams of making that dream a reality. The class will teach students how to make their idea marketable before they even write a word, craft compelling characters and dialogue, follow proper screenplay format, and make use of the advantages of a visual medium when crafting their story. The students will craft the Pitch-perfect one-minute pitch, and learn all the routes to get their script produced including the studio system, the indie market, and producing it themselves.

5 Mondays, 7-10pm, $225
Nov 16, 2009 through Dec 14, 2009 
Classes held at Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire St, Providence RI (map)

Register online at www.rifcfilms.com (www.rifcfilms.com/education.aspx)

Jenn DlugosJenn Dlugos is an award-winning screenwriter, winning awards for six screenplays (two shorts, four features) including the Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Competition, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Twin Rivers Media Festival, The Vine Entertainment Film Festival, the Kids First! film festival, the Feel Good Film Festival, The Beverly Hills Film Festival and the NYCMIDNIGHT Screenwriting Challenge. She was the screenwriter for the short film The Pitch for the 2007 Providence 48 Hour Film Project. The film won four awards, including 2nd Runner-up for Best of Providence, Audience Favorite and Best Twist Ending.

Her screenplay The Last Promise of Giles Corey is contracted by Firesite Films for their Historic Haunts & Legends of America series, and she is the screenwriter for Big Hope Films, a charity which helps disabled children realize their dream of making a film. Most recently, a producer in Seattle acquired the rights to her screenplay Followed, and she is making her documentary directing debut with a humorous documentary There She Is, Mrs. Massachusetts, which finished filming in Spring of 2009.

Her edgy humor won her the Shock Your Mama! humor writing competition, and she was recently published by Travelers’ Tales in the book, Whose Panties Are These? and Chicken Soup for the Soul. In 2000, she published her first book, How to Survive a Small Town Without Being Trampled by a Cow.



Please take the RIFC Classes Survey
for a 25% discount on your first class!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=cI7hbz50k866WxadM9nDRg_3d_3d


Greetings, fellow filmmakers!

The RIFC Educational Program is gearing up! We’re drawing together great instructors, locations, funding and equipment, to give our local actors and filmmakers the kind of learning opportunities that they can really use. Our focus is on hands-on training wherever possible, and instruction by industry professionals who have the experience to lead us forward. 

We’ve done our best to incorporate everyone’s ideas to create a truly helpful course catalog, and now we’d love your feedback! Please take our RIFC Classes Survey –let us know what you think of our ideas, and let us know your own! It’s a bit long, but if you fill out the survey (reasonably) completely, there’s a nice ‘thank you’ offer at the end. Please take a little time to help us create the classes that you really want to take!

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Seeking Artists for work concerning Domestic Violence Awareness

November 12th, 2009
Hello:
I am mounting an exhibit in March 1-31 about Domestic Violence Awareness and
also will produce an original play from oral history of Women in Hiding from
the Grad Student at RIC whom we spoke of earlier in the year.

I am looking for original art in all media by professional artists, community
artists, programs of Healing Artists for Women.   I need to know of anyone who
would be interested in exhibiting by January 21.  I will need the artwork by
February 22nd. Please pass the word.

Thanks and blessings,
Steven

Steven Pennell
Coordinator, Arts and Culture Program
URI Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington St  Rm 214
Providence, RI 02920
401-277-5206
spennell@etal.uri.edu

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Open Call – Group Show at 3rd Ward

November 12th, 2009

View This Announcement Online Here
3rd Ward is on the search for the best painting, drawing, print-making and works on paper! Our last Group Show open call culminated in an opening reception for The Best Emerging Photographers which drew over 300 art revelers. Now we’re at it again and even more people will win!

The 2009 Winter Group Show – A search for the best painting, drawing, print-making and works on paper
www.3rdward.com/groupshowcurrent

Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic. – Keith Haring

25 Artists will be selected as the best. 1 will receive the grand prize of $500, 4 runners up will receive $150 and all 25 artists will receive:

  • A group show in 3rd Ward’s gallery
  • A feature in 3rd Ward’s quarterly magazine
  • 1-month Basic Membership to 3rd Ward
  • NYC wide exposure – post cards, flyers, press!

For this call we are joined by Judges: David Elshout, Antistrot mastermind, Rachel Hinde, Founding Director of Re-Title, and Kate McNamarra, Curator at P.S.1.

Submit now: www.3rdward.com/groupshowcurrent

Accepting Submissions through December 3, 11:59 pm EST.

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Call For Artwork

November 12th, 2009
I am mounting an exhibit in March 1-31 about Domestic Violence Awareness and also will produce an original play from oral history of Women in Hiding from the Grad Student at RIC whom we spoke of earlier in the year.

I am looking for original art in all media by professional artists, community artists, programs of Healing Artists for Women.   I need to know of anyone who would be interested in exhibiting by January 21.  I will need the artwork by
February 22nd. Please pass the word.

Thanks and blessings,
Steven

Steven Pennell
Coordinator, Arts and Culture Program
URI Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington St  Rm 214
Providence, RI 02920
401-277-5206
spennell@etal.uri.edu


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Greater Rhode Island Consumer Research Study

November 12th, 2009

Opportunity awaits… and we know where!
Your new customers -
We know who they are & where they live. We know what they buy & what they do. And we’re sharing the data with You!
Research is now available from the Greater Rhode Island Consumer Study that will help your organization grow.
The Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island, Acadia Consulting Group & Obalil & Associates researched consumers in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. The primary goal of the study was to understand the composition, attitudes behaviors and drivers of arts and cultural
activities among the overall greater Rhode Island Marketplace. Register to find out what the data reveals about your next customer!
Visit www.artsandbusinessri.org/programs/professional_development.asp or
Call 401.621.6127
ADMISSION FEES
$75 (Includes complete data set)
$50 Members of Affiliate Organizations
Chambers of Commerce
Rotary Clubs
American Marketing Association
Public Relations Society of America
Rhode Island Hospitality & Tourism Assoc.
Providence Warwick CVB
$25 (Does not include data set)
No fee for our members & staff of study funders
ArtTix Rhode Island
IndieArts/ri
Rhode Island Foundation
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Providence Warwick CVB
LOCATIONS
Nov 17th – Newport Public Library 3-5 PM
Nov 19th – Fidelity Investments, Smithfield 3-5 PM
Dec 8th – Warwick Public Library 12-2 PM
Dec 10th – Kingston Free Library 12-2 PM
PRESENTERS
DEBORAH OBALIL
Obalil & Associates
PETER BRAMANTE
Arts & Business Council of RI

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Workshop in Relief Stone Carving

November 12th, 2009

“The Lore and Lure of Carving Stone”, a workshop in Relief Stone Carving that includes some extras for RI teachers, will be offered in cooperation with the Blackstone River Theatre’s Heritage Arts Studio on November 21-22. Beacon Charter High School for the Arts in Woonsocket RI has generously offered to host the event in one of their art classrooms.  

Throughout most of the world, art works in stone embody importance and permanence, honor deities and the dead, and mark transitions of every sort. To carve stone is to understand timelessness and tenacity.  The methods used today are nearly identical to those employed throughout history, and while practice and persistence are required, the basics are relatively easily explained and learned.  

During the classes, we’ll take manageable pieces of limestone and carve them in relief, using direct methods and straightforward tools. Bring your own sketches or ideas, or access the large range of materials readily available. Beginner or advanced students can be accommodated.

For this class, students should bring: personal goggles or other eye protection, sandbag made from sand and a pillowcase; all other materials and tools are included in materials fee. This class is for age 14 and up; a great chance to take a class with the teen artist in your family! The course fee is $125 plus a separate $25 materials fee which is payable directly to instructor.

While the workshop is open to everyone, this workshop has been added to the RI Dept of Education web site at  www.ricert.ride.ri.gov as a Professional Development Opportunity which counts towards the I-Plan, of interest to teachers around the state, especially visual art and history teachers and teachers interested in differentiated learning. Details are available for educators at a dedicated web site for the workshop at: http://campus.digication.com/traviscurric/

 

Laura Travis (BS Art Ed, MFA Sculpture) has been teaching art for twenty years, currently at Hope Arts in Providence and in RISD’s Young Artist program,  Every summer she ‘hits the road’ to teach stonecarving to adults and teenagers from here to Canada and back. Her own work in stone explores ideas from the ancient to the contemporary. More of her work may be seen at campus.digication.com/lauratravis. 

To register, contact the Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272.

For information on Beacon, as well as directions, see their web site:  http://www.beaconart.org

(the work shown was created by a group of students)
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Director of Development & External Relations

November 12th, 2009

The Danforth Museum of Art seeks a dynamic individual for the newly created position of Director of Development and External Relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for fundraising and marketing initiatives and play a pivotal role in creating a culture of philanthropy for one of New England’s fastest growing cultural institutions.
The Position: The Director of Development and External Relations reports to the Executive Director, is a member of the Senior Management and will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees to create and implement strategic fundraising and marketing initiatives.
The Director is responsible for leading, planning, and implementing the overall fundraising, membership, marketing and communications program.  She/he will serve as the liaison to the Development and Marketing Committees and supervises direct reports of a full-time Development/Membership Coordinator and a part-time Development/Marketing Assistant.
Responsibilities:

Fundraising
Working in conjunction with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees, the Director of Development and External Relations will establish and achieve short- and long-term fundraising goals for the Museum and Museum School.
With the assistance of Board members and membership staff, she/he will be responsible for working closely with Executive Director, Board, senior staff and other volunteers to cultivate major donors to the Museum and to increase individual, corporate and foundation support.
Membership
Oversee membership function and work on strategies to expand the Museum’s membership base consistent with the Museum’s strategic direction.
Marketing and Communications
Guide the increased brand awareness and impact of the organization, clearly articulating its mission, vision, programs and strategic direction, and act as primary spokesperson for Museum with government agencies, businesses, foundations, and other stakeholders;
In tandem with Executive Director communicate the work and artistic mission of one of New England’s fastest growing cultural organizations.
Management
Manage department staff in small-shop environment.  Handle all aspects of personnel management including staffing issues, performance reviews, and salary recommendations.
Qualifications: Proven non-profit fundraising/development track record preferably in major gifts and capital campaigns; Experience leading and supervising multi-faceted fundraising and marketing strategies for non-profit organizations with strong organizational/management skills; Proven ability to work efficiently/effectively with the philanthropic community, boards and volunteers, teams and committees, management and staff; Self motivated, self directed strategic thinker; Strong donor database management experience; Excellent written and verbal communications skills; and
Ability to work within a diverse community with ease.
To apply: Please email letter of interest and resume to
humanresources@danforthmuseum.org
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

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Drawing and Sculpture Class at Little Compton Community Center

November 12th, 2009

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Call for Entries

November 12th, 2009

Nov 29 Deadline

12 x 12 Holiday Show

 

Bromfield Gallery in Boston’s SoWa arts district seeks 2D work 12″ x 12″ or smaller including frame (if framed), with sale price of $500 or less for its annual holiday show, juried by Bromfield artists. There is a 50% commission on sales.

The exhibition runs Dec. 2-20, and the opening reception is Friday, Dec. 4, from 530-730 pm.

Entry fee is $10 each piece, 3 for $25 (no limit to # of pieces you may submit).

Bring work to Bromfield on Sunday, Nov 29 only, from noon to 2 pm. Must be ready to hang with all hardware included (frame optional).

Included artists will be announced online on Monday, Nov 30; unselected work will be picked up on Wed, Dec. 2, from 12-5.

For questions, email Gary Duehr, Bromfield Manager, at gduehr@comcast.net.Website: www.bromfieldgallery.com Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.

12 x12 Opening in December, 2008

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It’s HIVE O’CLOCK at Blaze Restaurant!

November 12th, 2009

What time is it? 
It’s HIVE O’CLOCK at Blaze Restaurant!

Tuesday, November 17th / 5:30-7pm
Blaze Restaurant @ 776 Hope Street in Providence 

HIVE O’CLOCK Happy Hour Workshop
Shake off the workday, have a bite, and make something cool. Sara Kudra will lead a Sonobe Origami workshop. Come make magical star ornaments, decorations, or even earrings!

$10 covers the workshop, all materials, and appetizers.

End your day with art. 
Bzzz,
Alyssa



Alyssa Holland Short
Executive Director
The Hive Archive

www.hivearchive.org

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Dana Foundation Awards $50,000 to Rhode Island Arts Learning Network

November 10th, 2009

 

 

 

Providence, Rhode Island, 10/26/09 – The Rhode Island Arts Learning Network proudly announces that the Dana Foundation has granted $50,000 to expand their arts advocacy community toolkit now in development with four pilot communities.  The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization with particular interests in brain research, immunology and arts education; funds will support digital storytelling by youth in the communities of Foster, East Greenwich, Woonsocket, and Tiverton.  The digital stories created by young people will become an integral part of the community toolkits currently in development. 
 

The purpose of the toolkits is to help the pilot communities educate the public about the value of the arts for all our children and youth. The toolkits will include local and national information on the benefits of arts education, and support local messaging within and across the communities.  Research for the project started last spring with focus groups of arts and non-arts leaders in each of the pilot communities.  Says RISCA Education Director, Sherilyn Brown, “National research exists to support the many benefits of arts education, in the school and the community.   While our Rhode Island toolkit will include some of those resources, this project is also based on the ideas, words, and creative products of local communities and their young people.”
 

Rhode Island includes the arts as one of the six core subject areas for high school graduation, and in the Basic Education Plan for students K-8.    “While the public overwhelmingly values the arts as important to the education of all students, there is still a struggle at budget time when the testing focus is on reading and math scores,” says Jeannine Chartier, Executive & Artistic Director of VSA arts of RI, a partner in the RI Arts Learning Network.  “The Network is working for the day when all our Rhode Island children and youth have equal access to rich and challenging arts in their schools and communities.” 
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Calling all artists! Open Painting 2010

November 9th, 2009

Calling all artists! – $2,000 in cash prizes  The Providence Art Club will be hosting Open Painting 2010, an open juried exhibition open to all artists nationwide. $2,000 in cash prizes to be awarded by juror. All work must be for sale. Application deadline: November 25, 2009.  Exhibition: January 17 – February 5, 2010.  For prospectus: www.providenceartclub.org and click Call for Entries or SASE to 11 Thomas St, Providence, RI 02903.

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Photo Workshop with Photojournalist, Jesse Nemerofsky

November 9th, 2009


Saturday – November 14 – 2:00pm
at
The Camera Werks
766 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906

Providence:  Is it the camera or is it me?? This is an interactive photo workshop for anyone wishing to improve their photographic skills, taught by photojournalist, Jesse Nemerofsky. The afternoon workshop will include tips on composition, lighting and how to better approach your photographic challenge. Mr. Nemerofsky will share some of the techniques he has used over the years that will help you achieve desired results to enhance your photographs.    Students should bring their cameras, (external) flash (if available) & instruction books. Space is limited – early registration is encouraged. Cost: $75.00

Jesse Nemerofsky is a Providence-based photographer with a photographic career that has spanned over 30 years.   His work has brought him to different parts of the world, and has covered an array of subjects and situations. Nemerofsky’s photographic work has included fashion, product, industrial, corporate, event photography, in addition to his work as a photojournalist. His photographs have been published in both national and international magazines including: TIME, NEWSWEEK, VANITY FAIR, USA TODAY, NEW YORK TIMES and BUSINESSWEEK. Locally, Mr. Nemerofsky was a photographer for both RI Monthly Magazine and former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci for several years.

Founded in 1981, The Camera Werks has been recognized for bringing a unique hands-on approach to photography by working with local professional photographers  in a classroom or workshop setting to share their techniques. These photo workshops have included working with several of Rhode Island’s public and private schools in addition to working with the senior residents at both Laurelmead Assisted Living Facility and Hamilton House in Providence. 

To reserve your space – please call #273-5367.

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ARTISTS NEEDED TO TEACH

November 6th, 2009

The North Kingstown Arts Council is seeking artists to teach in the Spring 2010 Take an Arts Break program, a series of classes in the arts for North Kingstown residents. Artists design their own classes; the Arts Council arranges teaching space, advertises, and registers students; the artists teach; and the Arts Council pays the instructors. Further information is available at www.NKArtsCouncil.org or 294-3331 X241. Proposals are due by November 15th.

Proposals may be sent directly to North Kingstown Arts Council, North Kingstown Town Hall, 80 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, RI  02852 or by email to info@NKArtsCouncil.org

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Ensemble Studio Theatre Proposals

November 5th, 2009

The following request for proposals link has been sent to you from Philanthropy News Digest at the Foundation Center’s Web site.

Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project Accepting Proposals

The Ensemble Studio Theatre collaborates with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and produce full-length and one-act plays and musicals that address the questions and dilemmas faced by “hard” scientists. The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project is designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=272200021

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Welcoming Artists of all Disciplines to a Discussion of Our Creative Future

November 5th, 2009

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New Urban Arts gets honored in White House ceremony!

November 4th, 2009


New Urban Arts wins national award at Greater City: Providence

Click on the link above for the original posting found on the Greater City: Providence blog.

It’s official! New Urban Arts, an interdisciplinary arts studio and gallery for high school students and emerging artists in Providence, Rhode Island that empowers young artists to explore the visual, performing, and literary arts through yearlong free out-of-school programs, is being nationally recognized as one of 15 youth arts and humanities programs to receive the prestigious 2009 Coming Up Taller Award. Youth and adult representatives of the program have traveled to Washington, D.C. today for a White House ceremony, where they have accepted the award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

Coming Up Taller is a national initiative that recognizes and supports outstanding out-of-school and after-school arts and humanities programs for children, especially those with great potential, but limited outlets for creative expression. A project of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Coming Up Taller Awards honor programs that offer exceptional learning experiences in the arts and the humanities and that have a tangible effect on the lives of young people as evidenced through improved academic scores, enhanced life skills, and positive relationships with peers and adults.

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Winter Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA

November 4th, 2009

For the last 40 years, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, has
run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for
emerging visual artists and writers.  Artists who have not had significant
recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a book
with significant distribution are welcome to apply.  Fellows receive a seven
month stay (October 1-May 1) at the Work Center and a $650 monthly stipend.
Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their fellowships in any way.
Fellows are chosen based on the strength and promise of their work. Former
Visual Arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage,
Angela Dufresne, Geoffrey Chadsey, and Lamar Peterson.  Former Writing
Fellows have won every major national award in writing including the
National Book Award and six Pulitzer Prizes.  The list of former Fellows
includes Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Yusef Komunyakaa.
 
The postmark deadline for the 2010-11 Writing Fellowships is December 1,
2009.
 
2010-2011 Visual Arts Fellowship applicants may apply online beginning
December 1, 2009. Online submissions must be received by midnight February
1, 2010.  FAWC will accept slide applications for one more year. Applicants
submitting slides, must have their applications postmarked by February 1,
2010.

For details, please visit:
http://www.fawc.org/fellowships

 

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Rhode Island ACLU raises concerns about impact on arts community of prostitution/sex trafficking legislation

November 3rd, 2009


Steve Brown, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (RI ACLU) has written to RISCA raising concern about legislation signed into law by Governor Carcieri designed to close a loophole in state law and make prostitution illegal in Rhode Island.

A copy of Mr. Brown’s letter can be found here in .pdf format.  The bill that was signed into law can be found here, also in .pdf format.

In his letter Brown outlines what he says is language in the final law that could affect legitimate artistic expression in Rhode Island.  Rhode Island Citizens for the Arts is gathering information on this issue, so if you have issues or concerns please contact Lisa Carnevale at lisa@ri4arts.org.

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