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Jul
29
Wed
Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with  Katie McNamara // Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This open level class welcomes a wide spectrum of movers who want to explore fundamental physical connections and integrate those within expressive movement. The class begins on the floor in explorations of weight, momentum and range of motion in joints. Moving to a mid-level we will take time to condition the muscles within efficient patterns. In standing we investigate the dynamics of opposition in balance, gesture and weight shift to traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company. She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Empty Vessels – La Luna – Terror Eyes – Take Nothing, Leave Everything @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 1:00 am

Empty Vessels is loud, aggressive and down right gnarly. CT duo on tour!
https://emptyvesselsband.bandcamp.com/

La Luna are on tour from Calgary, Alberta. Noisey female fronted emoviolence.
https://lalunaband.bandcamp.com/

Terror Eyes is a PVD emoviolence trio.
ffo: Orchid and Pg.99.
https://terroreyesri.bandcamp.com/

Take Nothing, Leave Everything is a screamo band from New Haven, CT. ffo: The Saddest Landscape and The Blue Letter
https://cursesct.bandcamp.com/

Doors at 9pm
$7

Jul
30
Thu
Introduction to Mat Cutting @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Thursday, July 30, 6-9pm

Cost: $65

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Artists and art lovers with a desire to learn how to frame should attend this new workshop! This day serves as an introduction to the world of DIY framing. We’ll cover how take accurate measurements, hand cut four-ply mats, and give an overview of archival art mounting practices from hinging to floating. Expect conversations on presentation, design and how to incorporate these elements into one’s artistic practice, and/or art collection.

Take home two matted pieces and a clearer understanding of archival materials and terminology.

Required Materials

We will provide:

  • linen tape or photo corners
  • white museum matboard up to 16”x20” for art no larger than 12”x16”
  • acid free foam core for backing
  • utility blades
  • an assortment of museum matboard in various colors for paper backed and rag mats in smaller sizes (9”x12” or less).

 

Students should bring :

  • two pieces of art 12”x16” or lower. If it’s bigger or if you know you want something specific (i.e. not the white matboard provided) you will need to bring your own full sheet (32”x40”).
  • pencil and white eraser
  • ruler and right angle tool (optional)
  • utility blade or exacto and cutting mat (optional)

IMG_9874Instructor: Francesca Caruso
“There are many ways in which picture framing has been made inaccessible to artists/art lovers both financially and in traditions surrounding limited visibility of process. Framing is a very concrete and straightforward skill/trade that is innately riddled with lots of imperfection and problem solving, no matter how experienced the framer. It will try your patience, and always take longer than you think. There are many different styles of framing, from white glove/museum, to production framing to DIY. I have worked in a variety of ways it is important to acknowledge that there are many ways to do the same thing. As a working artist, DIY framing is the closest hitting to home for me and I am so grateful for the opportunity to teach and provide access for others.”

Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 30 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
 Class incorporates a seated centering and focus on breath connection which then leads to a gentle warm-up of the spine. After moving the spine in multiple directions, we will easily make our way to being on hands and feet and eventually flow through a simplified series of sun salutations to get the body warm. We will then explore balance postures, twists and back strengthening exercises and eventually make our way back to the floor for more restorative poses leading to savasana.

Jamie Arnold is a local yoga educator and performing artist. She has been teaching a regular gentle flow class at the East Side YMCA for 2.5 years and has taught yoga in some way shape or form through Squam Art Workshops, Now Yoga & Fitness, Fight2Fitness, Om Kids, Rhode Runner, Studio Exhale and AS220. Jamie received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2012 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. For Jamie, yoga has helped her to truly be in the present moment, let go of stress and feel like weight has been lifted from her body.

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Manton Avenue Project Presents “Go Team!: The Sports Plays” @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Manton Avenue Project Presents "Go Team!: The Sports Plays" @ AS220's Blackbox

The Manton Avenue Project’s young playwrights tackle sports and teamwork in their next play festival, a culmination of the summer “Dialogue” program, to be presented at 95 Empire July 30-August 2nd. Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday andSunday at 2pm. The festival will be hosted and emceed by the MAP Teen Voices crew and will feature local adult actors starring alongside the young playwrights in original plays. The Manton Avenue Project offers free afterschool programming at their Clubhouse in Olneyville, and their mission is to nurture the unique potential of Olneyville young people by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with professional artists to create original theatre.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1632105607073321/

Holiday Music, No Hands, Worst Gift, 14 Foot 1 @ Psychic Readings
Jul 30 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 31 @ 1:00 am
Jul
31
Fri
Summer Maker Camp: Make Noise @ AS220 Labs
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MAKE noise: 
July 20-31, Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, 3-6pm, Cost: $100
Register online: http://shop.as220.org/products/maker-camp

School’s Out for Summer!

But wait, what to do with all that knowledge you’ve learnt this year? Let’s put it to good use! We invite you to spend the summer with us making and doing real, big, exciting things!

Expect: exhilarating field trips, mind-bending visits from artists and makers, but most importantly, the chance to do projects using cool new technology like laser cutters, 3D printers, and vinyl cut circuits!

MAKE noise: July 20 – 31
Learn how to build your own musical instrument and play it with panache! Expect: massive DIY orchestra grand finale
MOVE in space + time: August 17 – 28
Learn what makes things tick and move! Expect: GEARS

Come and we will show you how to make almost anything.

This camp is open to Makers aged 10 – 13 years. Each two-week session is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3-6pm.

Instructors: Aisha Jandosova & Melita Morales

 Location and Parking AS220 Media Arts is located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 2nd floor (Suite 202). The entrance is at the back of the building on Lucie Way; ring the doorbell by the double doors. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street – look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be on time. If you arrive more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible. To cancel your reservation, you must email chris@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

Artist Talk with Karina Puente @ AS220
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our July Artist in Residence, Karina Puente will give a talk at the AS220 Main Gallery at 115 Empire St. on Friday July 31st at 5 p.m. She will discuss her current artist residency experience at AS220 and will share techniques and tips from her studio practice. Karina Puente is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work focuses on the emotional impact of scale. At AS220 Puente letterpress printed a series of oceanic themed 5”x5” cards and by night she experimented in hand cutting over 100’ of Papel Picado ; in the tradition of Mexican paper cutting. Puente is based in Philly where she works with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and teaches foundational mural making. During the last two weeks of her residency Puente led a six class mural making workshop for the AS220 Youth to expand their notions of scale as it relates to confidence as an artist. You are invited to Karina Puente’s talk this Friday where she will share examples of her custom cards, Papel Picado, and student mural work.

Manton Avenue Project Presents “Go Team!: The Sports Plays” @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Manton Avenue Project Presents "Go Team!: The Sports Plays" @ AS220's Blackbox

The Manton Avenue Project’s young playwrights tackle sports and teamwork in their next play festival, a culmination of the summer “Dialogue” program, to be presented at 95 Empire July 30-August 2nd. Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday andSunday at 2pm. The festival will be hosted and emceed by the MAP Teen Voices crew and will feature local adult actors starring alongside the young playwrights in original plays. The Manton Avenue Project offers free afterschool programming at their Clubhouse in Olneyville, and their mission is to nurture the unique potential of Olneyville young people by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with professional artists to create original theatre.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1632105607073321/

Sun Bears, Prism, Skunk Jesus, and Hungry Freaks @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 1 @ 1:00 am
Aug
1
Sat
Manton Avenue Project Presents “Go Team!: The Sports Plays” @ AS220's Blackbox
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Manton Avenue Project Presents "Go Team!: The Sports Plays" @ AS220's Blackbox

The Manton Avenue Project’s young playwrights tackle sports and teamwork in their next play festival, a culmination of the summer “Dialogue” program, to be presented at 95 Empire July 30-August 2nd. Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday andSunday at 2pm. The festival will be hosted and emceed by the MAP Teen Voices crew and will feature local adult actors starring alongside the young playwrights in original plays. The Manton Avenue Project offers free afterschool programming at their Clubhouse in Olneyville, and their mission is to nurture the unique potential of Olneyville young people by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with professional artists to create original theatre.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1632105607073321/

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!

August Gallery Reception @ AS220 Galleries
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

IN THE GALLERIES | AUGUST 1-29, 2015
opening reception | August 1st , 5-7 p.m

AS220 Main Gallery @ 115 Empire St.
Sonny With a Chance of Clouds: New Photographs by James “Sonny” Walker
BITTER/SWEET: New Photographs by Brittany Marcoux

OPEN WINDOW
Girl Talk: New Paintings by Sarah Samways

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Embroidered Stories: New Work by Chloe Cooper

AS220 Project Space @ 93 Mathewson St.
Bird’s Eye View: New Work by Mara Metcalf

AS220 Reading Room
FAB ACADEMY Year End Review

Resident’s Gallery @131 Washington St.
Upcycled Life: new work by Steve Duque

Top 5 Fiend Presents: Morris & The East Coast, The Quins, Wild Sun @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 1:00 am
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Aug 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Aug
2
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!
A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business (www.shea-training.com) he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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THE EMPIRE REVUE PRESENTS “THE OCEAN SHOW” @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Empire Revue presents: The Ocean Show!
Join the Sparkling Beatniks and see what ocean-anigans they’re up to this month as they explore the seven seas! All that dwells above and below Davy Jones’ locker is fair game as we engage in plenty of high-sea hijinks!
As always, Captain Keith Munslow will be on hand as your trusty guide, and the Superchief Trio will have plenty of see shanties to keep your toes tapping.
Whether you’re a seafarer or a landlubber there’s sure to be plenty of fun for all!
Our special guests include:
Bettysioux Tailor!
Emily Ruskowski!
Will Smalley!
Sokeo Ros!
AND MORE!
Aug
3
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase.  Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.
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Live Arts Venues

Main Stage:
The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.

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Black Box:
The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.

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Dance Studio:
The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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Psychic Readings:
Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.

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