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Apr
16
Wed
From the Edge: Documentary Photography Now @ Aurora Providence
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 9:00 pm

Fundraiser-Top

AS220 Media Arts presents

From The Edge
Documentary Photography Now

Aurora Providence (old Roots Café) , 276 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903
Free Admission, 7-9pm

AS220 Media Arts is hosting its fundraiser and celebrating 20 years of The Paul Krot Community Darkroom all throughout April. To compliment the exhibit, Portraits of Marasa: Photographing the Dominican Republic and Haiti, AS220 Media Arts will also host “From the Edge: Documentary Photography Now”, a panel discussion on the state of documentary photography, on Wednesday, April 16th, from 7-9pm at Aurora Providence. This will feature photographers Huáscar Robles, Miguel Rosario, and Mary Beth Meehan, moderated by Marc Levitt, host and co-executive producer of the Action Speaks! live radio forum. The discussion will center on the role of photography as a tool for documentation, the role of the photographer, and the opportunities and challenges presented by new technologies. Huáscar captured a critical moment in Haiti, with a journalistic eye, while Miguel documented the daily life of people in the Dominican Republic as someone who belongs to its cultural diaspora. Mary Beth is an experienced documentary photographer and a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design; bringing an additional academic perspective to the conversation on culture and photography.

Portraits of Marasa: Photographing the Dominican Republic and Haiti is an exhibit of photographs by Miguel Rosario and Huáscar Robles. The exhibit runs the whole month of April at Aurora Providence. Miguel Rosario presents black and white portrait photography capturing life in the Dominican Republic. Huáscar Robles showcases a body of work from his travels to Haiti right after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. The combination of these two bodies of work by two photographers from AS220’s community of artists, leads an exploration of the relationship between the two countries that comprise the island of Hispaniola.

Huáscar Robles is a journalist, photographer and critic who tackles topics of culture, urbanism and politics. Besides being a correspondent after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake for various media outlets, he produced “The Invisible Coast”, a short documentary on Haitian immigrants in Puerto Rico. He is a columnist for Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Día and has published articles and photographs in Chicago Tribune’s Hoy, Acts of Witness and other media in United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil. He is a 2009 Urban Media Fellow of the Institute for Justice and Journalism and a 2009 Ochberg Fellow of Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He currently works on his first book on Haiti’s five-year after analysis and will commence Graduate Studies at New York University. Huáscar Robles was also AS220’s Artist in Residence in May 2011. During his artistic residency, he created a series of black and white darkroom photography on Rhode Island’s Latino community, titled “El país bajo mi piel: Culture, Memory, and Resistance”, which became part of the permanent collection of the Rhode Island Historical Society. For more information visit: www.Huáscarrobles.com/el-paiacutes-bajo-mi-piel

Miguel Rosario is a photographer and educator who has been a long-time AS220 community member. He launched his photographic career and passion through AS220 Youth and the Paul Krot Community Darkroom. He has been a dedicated mentor and Photography Instructor at AS220 Youth, AS220’s youth program focusing on teens under the custody and care of The State of Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth, and Families. Miguel Rosario’s photography capture daily life in the Dominican Republic. it’s people, identity, and culture. Routines, nostalgia, and immigration are recurring themes in his subject matter. His work is a sensible glimpse at the heart of the Dominican experience. Miguel Rosario was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and spent part of his childhood between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. As a photographer, he travels between Providence and the Dominican Republic, where the changes in his childhood town of Monción have inspired him to document the growth of Dominican culture through his photography. miguel-rosario.com and youth.as220.org.

Mary Beth Meehan is a Providence-based photographer whose current projects deal with immigration, culture, and community. Her goal is to create a connection with the people of those communities, whose identities are often obscured by economics, politics, and race. Meehan’s work has been exhibited and published widely, including in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the Washington Post; has been honored by Pictures of the Year International and The National Conference for Community and Justice; and was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. Her series entitled Undocumented was featured in the Boston Sunday Globe and has received financial support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts toward a touring exhibition in the fall of 2011. She is currently working on a second long-term project entitled City of Champions: A Portrait of Brockton, Massachusetts, which responds to her changing, post-industrial hometown. That work earned her a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship Merit Award in 2009, and also received financial support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She has recently won a grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities for her work in Brockton to be installed as a large-scale public banner project in the city’s downtown in September of 2011. Meehan teaches Documentary Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and is director of the Documenting Cultural Communities program at the International Charter School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. www.marybethmeehan.com

Since August 1994, when the Paul Krot Darkroom was established at 115 Empire Street, AS220’s photography programs have grown to embrace both digital and traditional B&W photography, added studio lighting, and camera rentals, as well as resources for photo finishing, digital editing and large-format printing.  We introduced educational offerings to support the use of these new resources. In 2012, we began to expand the photography program into a Media Arts program supporting complementary analog and digital mediums such as film, video, audio, and computer/web applications.  AS220 currently provides affordable access to graphics software at the Media Arts Lab, and is planning a gradual expansion into new media as resources allow.

 

Tor Johnson Records Presents: Bloodpheasant, Ma Jolie, The Weaks, and Darklands @ AS220
Apr 16 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Apr
17
Thu
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

RHD Artist Free Open Studio

Tuesdays & Thursdays (except 1st Tuesday of month)

10:30 am – 1:30 am

RHD artists will be hard at work in the AS220 main gallery/performance space. Drop in, have lunch, meet the artists, work on your own art or join in on a collaborative project.  Resources for Human Development Rhode Island (RHD-RI) is a prolific non-profit arts-based studio program that serves adults with a range of disabilities. For more information check out: rhdri.org

 

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Joseph Rodriguez artist lecture @ AS220
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joseph Rodriguez is a Documentary photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He studied photography in the School of Visual Arts and in the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

 Rodriguez will discuss his documentary work, including the books “East Side Stories” and “Juvenile,” as well as a recent project on Muslim youth culture in Sweden.
Many of Rodriguez’ photos show people who are in – or who have passed through – the criminal justice system.  While these images stand as psychological portraits, they also reflect the institutional violence that American society exacts on disempowered and marginalized people.
He writes, “My interest in California began with street gangs in the early 1990s. My aim was to get close to the core of violence in America—not just the physical violence, but the quiet violence of letting families fall apart, of unemployment, of our failed education system, the violence of segregation and isolation.”

josephrodriguezphotography.com

Vira Yoga @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Vira Yoga with Joel Blum // Thursdays @ 6-7:15pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
Vira (Vee’ra) Yoga:
When used as an adjective the Sanskrit word Vira translates as brave. This class bravely & boldly aims towards wholeness & balance, through a flowing series of yoga postures (Vinyasa), and a variety of breathing & meditation techniques. It will emphasize the strengthening of your will and body as equally as promoting your flexibility & learning when to let go and relax. Your first class is FREE!


Counter-Productions Presents: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE @ Empire Black Box
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 17 @ 8:45 pm

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

Written by Steve Martin

Directed by Rufus Qristofer Teixeira

April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm

April 13 at 2:00pm

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is an exploration of ideas about life, love, and sex in the 20th

century, as viewed through the respective lenses of art and science.

Set in a Parisian bar in 1904, the play imagines a comical encounter between Pablo Picasso

and Albert Einstein, both of whom are in their early twenties and fully aware of their amazing

potential.

The play will be produced at AS220’s 95 Empire Black Box Theatre, at 95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI.

Admission is $20

www.cptcri.com

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

7:30pm to list 8pm doors open

 

 

 

PROVSLAM YOUTH!
Workshops and slams for poets under 19!

FREE Youth Writing Workshops:
- Every FIRST Thursday of the month at NEW URBAN ARTS (705 Westminster St.) from 5-7pm. Starting in October 2012.
- Every THIRD Thursday of the month at AS220 (115 Empire St.) from 6-7:30.

YOUTH SLAM every third Thursday at AS220, after the open mic and feature of our regular ProvSlam night. On youth slam nights, youth get in for a dollar off! That’s just $3 for a whole night of poetry.

Jason Anderson, No Parents and some others. @ psychic readings
Apr 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Jason Anderson (unkown location) – I could try to explain it but words cannot describe what will transpire. Long time road veteran, adorned with K Records merit badge, but more importantly Jason is in my list of top five performers of all time. But don’t come just to watch, come to connect!!

Liz Isenberg (PVD) – Talented songwriter. Sometimes dark dance music. I don’t know what’s going to happen this time. It’s a roll of the dice and Liz only rolls boxcars.

NO PARENTS (PVD) – ELECTRONS jumping orbitals from the fingers of members of Math the Band and Joe “the saxophone player” DeGeorge. Maybe saxes, but probably just synths.

Apr
18
Fri
Counter-Productions Presents: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE @ Empire Black Box
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 18 @ 8:45 pm

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

Written by Steve Martin

Directed by Rufus Qristofer Teixeira

April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm

April 13 at 2:00pm

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is an exploration of ideas about life, love, and sex in the 20th

century, as viewed through the respective lenses of art and science.

Set in a Parisian bar in 1904, the play imagines a comical encounter between Pablo Picasso

and Albert Einstein, both of whom are in their early twenties and fully aware of their amazing

potential.

The play will be produced at AS220’s 95 Empire Black Box Theatre, at 95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI.

Admission is $20

www.cptcri.com

Big Scythe, Sydesho & The Main Attraktion, and Project 401: hosted by Medusah Black Mercy @ AS220
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
It’s been long awaited!!
Big Scythe’s 2nd full length album is here!!!
REFLECTIONS OF MAN!!!Featuring his band S.O.L. Soldiers of LifeCome party and have a good time with them as they celebrate this momentous occasion!!

Where: AS220
115 Empire St
Providence RI

Hosted by the one and only Medusah Black Mercy!!!!!

With Special Guest:

Sydesho & The Main Attraktion
Project 401

Dj Cruz on the 1′s and 2′s spinning classic old school Bronx Hip Hop!!

Free Food from 8-10pm catered by Happy Spoon Home Cooking!!!!

Plus!!!!

ALL STYLES DANCE CYPHER!!!
with $100 CYPHER CHAMPION!!!!

Only $6 at the door!

ALL AGES!
We encourage you to bring your kids!!!!

YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS!!!!!

 

Apr
19
Sat
A staged reading of “Identity Crisis” by Peter Snoad @ Empire Black Box
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A staged reading of Identity Crisis by Peter Snoad, 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 / 12:00pm
the Black Box Theatre @ 95 Empire Street
featuring
 
Alexander Platt
Amos Hamrick
Clara Weishahn
Melissa Penick
with stage directions read by Patricia Leigh Waldron-Taylor 
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Apr 19 @ 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!

Counter-Productions Presents: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE @ Empire Black Box
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 19 @ 8:45 pm

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

Written by Steve Martin

Directed by Rufus Qristofer Teixeira

April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm

April 13 at 2:00pm

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is an exploration of ideas about life, love, and sex in the 20th

century, as viewed through the respective lenses of art and science.

Set in a Parisian bar in 1904, the play imagines a comical encounter between Pablo Picasso

and Albert Einstein, both of whom are in their early twenties and fully aware of their amazing

potential.

The play will be produced at AS220’s 95 Empire Black Box Theatre, at 95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI.

Admission is $20

www.cptcri.com

Jake McKelvie & The Countertops, Player 2, Dry Bones, and Super Drum Boy @ AS220
Apr 19 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

RSVP on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/693574074019809

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Jake McKelvie & the Countertops
pretty good songs from Keene, NH
http://jacobcmckelvie.bandcamp.com/

Player 2
pretty good songs from Providence

Dry Bones 
pretty good songs from Providence

Super Drum Boy 
pretty good songs from Portland, ME
https://soundcloud.com/super-drum-boy

Apr
20
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 20 @ 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.

“Ritual y Resurrecion” (Ritual & Resurection) @ Empire Black Box
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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An open twilight of micro-performances meant for documentation. Curious? Delicious.

6PM // Admission: $3

https://www.facebook.com/events/284257191738640/

http://www.sheyrivera.com/2013/08/14/islands/

 

Rawsome, Night Slice, Nuda Veritas, and The Trance @ AS220
Apr 20 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

RAWsome‘s rock duo took off in Vermont in a hazey cupola with a view of Mount Mansfield, the Winooski River, and the ever increasing puns of life that most folks look over. They took it in and pumped out genre piercing views on life from the most raw viewpoint possible. Now relocated in southern New England, you can watch ‘em strip it down and build you up. Acuminous guitar player + polka dot lyricist + drummer of the day. Show up limber and leave with a stiffy.

soundcloud.com/rawsomeband

Night Slice is vocalist/keybordist, Bridie Johnson, and Tom Wolejko on the bass and drum machine. Original pop/rock/punk with a retro/electric edge. Fun poppy songs about mythical creatures, science, space, nature, fierce woman and love

facebook.com/NightSlice

Nuda Veritas is an avant-garde solo looping artist. Since 2006, her eclectic songwriting has explored the juxtaposition of tension and release through unique formulaic looping utilizing lush layers of classically-trained vocals, produced beats, fragmented spoke word tapes, sampling, and digital video collages.

nudaveritasmusic.com

 

Apr
21
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 8:30 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @ 7-8:30pm // $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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Apr
22
Tue
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

RHD Artist Free Open Studio

Tuesdays & Thursdays (except 1st Tuesday of month)

10:30 am – 1:30 am

RHD artists will be hard at work in the AS220 main gallery/performance space. Drop in, have lunch, meet the artists, work on your own art or join in on a collaborative project.  Resources for Human Development Rhode Island (RHD-RI) is a prolific non-profit arts-based studio program that serves adults with a range of disabilities. For more information check out: rhdri.org

 

RHD -RI on facebook

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop -in
$6
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

YoBalAtes @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

YoBalAtes with Kristen Minsky // Tuesdays @ 6-7pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This one-hour conditioning class is perfect for anyone who is looking to stretch, strengthen, and tone their body. It is a wonderful compliment to other dance and fitness routines, but is also fantastic on its own if pursued regularly. YoBalAtes combines elements of ballet and pilates into a yoga-based series that is a full-body workout, with special attention to the core, legs, and derriere.  Open to all levels.

 

The Entertainer: Theatrical Dance @ 3rd Floor Dance Studio
Apr 22 @ 7:15 pm – Apr 22 @ 8:15 pm
The Entertainer: Theatrical Dance with Kristen Minsky // Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:15pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes.

Beginner to intermediate dance class for the entertainer in us all. Enjoy a toning warm-up incorporating ballet, yoga, isolations, etc. before diving into a weekly combination reflective of anything from early Broadway performance and movie musicals to Motown and ladies of the 80s. Whether you perform for an audience or your mirror, this will be an energizing way to spend your Tuesday evening in motion.

Decide Today, Divtech, Bass Terror Krew, and Dave Public @ AS220
Apr 22 @ 9:30 pm – 1:00 am
Decide Today -
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DIY electronic anarcho hardcoreRobert I’mhuman (ex-Realicide) vox, electronix, art
Ving (ex-Born As Ghosts) vox, electronix, art
+ collaboration with various friends
Divtech -
divwordssmall
https://soundcloud.com/divtech
Dave Public
https://soundcloud.com/dave-public
Apr
23
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore // Wednesdays @ 12-1pm // only $5 per class!

A one-hour beginner Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the foundations of classical Vinyasa flow, emphasizing movement and breath as synchronized experience. Attention to fundamental asana (postures) will prepare students for their flow sequence and is designed to help beginners develop their own practice. 

Artist Talk with Meredith Stern and The Paper Dolls Project @ AS220 Project Space
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Growing Peace Down By The River

Artist Talk with Meredith Stern and the Paper Doll Project featuring Jiyoung Chung, Jacqueline Frole, Holly Gaboriault, and Francoise McAree on Wednesday April 23rd at the AS220 Project Space. The artists will be talking bout their current exhibitions currently on view through April 26th. The talk is free and open to the public.

 

 

PaperDolls