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Sep
15
Mon
Introduction to Web Programming @ AS220 Media Arts
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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  Mondays, September 15, 22, 29, 6-9pm
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/web-programming

This three-session workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of creating hand-coded websites and web content using HTML and CSS through several in-class exercises. The code will focus on the most current HTML and CSS standards and practices, so your knowledge will be up-to-date.  Other topics addressed will include image-optimization, web servers and hosting. All materials will be supplied. The software used in class is free and open source. You may also use your own laptop.  Whether you want to make an online portfolio, résumé, or just want to get an idea about the nuts and bolts of web design, this workshop is for you.

Instructor: Todd Linkner
About the Instructor: Todd Linkner has over fifteen years of experience in graphic, user-experience, and user-interface design. He has worked with clients ranging in scope from small grassroots non-profits to enterprise-scale global corporations, specializing in brand-centered design with a focus on usability, and is currently designing mobile apps and websites for several book publishers and universities. Todd is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where he studied graphic design and printmaking. His work has been featured in several books and design publications, including Black Book AR100, Graphic Design USA, Logo Lounge, and Print.

Location and Parking

AS220 Media Arts is located at the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 2nd floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers).  You’ll see our sign on a set of double doors; ring the doorbell there and someone will let you in. 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. To cancel your registration, you must email mediaarts@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
If the 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.

Sep
16
Tue
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Sep 16 @ 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

Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 16 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Stretch & Strength with Myah Shein // Tuesdays @ 5:45-6:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

If you would rather hang out on your mat than at the gym, and if plies sound better than squats, make Stretch and Strength part of your routine.  Drawing from Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout toning muscle, building flexibility and even throws in a little cardio.  All fitness and experience levels welcome!  Bring your own mat or use one of ours.

Myah Shein is a dance and theatre artist from Chicago. She has trained in a variety of contemporary dance techniques, as well as maintaining a person practice that includes yoga and Pilates. As a founding artistic ensemble member with Red Tape Theatre, she served as resident choreographer and a performer, and performed in work for independent choreographers around Chicago. Outside of dancing, Myah produced the annual Chicago Fringe Artists Networking Night, served as dramaturg and assistant director for various store front companies, and is a makeup artist who designs for dance and theatre. Myah is the Public Relations and Advertising Manager for Trinity Repertory Company and holds a degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in International Studies and French and a post-bac degree from the Dance Center of Columbia College in Dance with a focus in Dance Studies.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 8:30 pm

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

Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 16 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Betsy Miller** // Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Classical ballet with an anatomical approach and an emphasis on the joy of movement! This class is designed to build on ballet basics and introduce more advanced movement vocabulary and complex combinations, while approaching the form through a clear understanding of body mechanics. Come discover how to use your body safely and efficiently to create clarity and expression in your dancing.

** Class will be taught by Michael Bolger from 7/1-8/12

 

Mincemeat or Tenspeed / Tarot Sync / Shawn Greenlee / The Funk Lives
Sep 16 @ 9:15 pm – 10:45 pm
Sep
17
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 17 @ 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.

Providence Geek Dinner @ AS220
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Wednesday, September 17, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

 

Welcome back, everyone! Hope you had an awesome August. Providence Geeks goes back to school next week with an excellent September presenter.

What percent of live events sell out? 50%? 20%? Nope… try 2%.

Founded in 2013 by two recent Brown grads, Providence-based Crowdsurf aims to remedy this situation using a combination of geographic and social audience info. Armed with these insights, Crowdsurf’s customers — event venues and promoters — have a much better sense of which acts to book, and how to most effectively promote them. 

Read more and RSVP on Facebook

 
 

As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 30 min presentation/q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great)
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.
Open Level Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 17 @ 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 alas 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.

Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Artist Danny Floyd working at the Paul Krot Darkroom by Elliot Clapp

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 24, 7-10pm
Instructor: Sam Thompson

Learn through a hand-on introduction to traditional black and white photo printing at the Paul Krot Darkroom. Students should bring two rolls of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and chemistry.

Note: This workshop goes over using the darkroom only. If you would like to learn using 35mm camera, enroll in the Intro to the 35mm workshop the week before this one. You can register here.

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-darkroom

I Eat Rocks, Misery Merchants, Honest John, and Dog Hospice @ AS220
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 1:00 am

I Eat Rocks is a Sludge/Noise Metal trio from North Providence consisting of Eddie Cote’s fast paced drumming, David Rodriguez (D-Rod)’s heavy distorted bass riffs, and Ben Bigelow’s vocals which are looped and distorted in multiple ways to create something completely different than just vocals. With their high level of energy and completely stupid band name, I Eat Rocks intends to put on a show that will captivate and fully entertain an audience.

facebook.com/pages/I-Eat-Rocks/1408246359457598

 

Sep
18
Thu
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Sep 18 @ 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

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

 


Doors open at 7:30 pm

show begins at 8 pm

$4 regular admission, $2 for youth (age 19 and under)

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 half off! That’s just $2 for a whole night of poetry.

Residence@95: Providence Improv Fest
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:15 pm

http://providenceimprovfest.com/

THE 11TH ANNUAL PROVIDENCE IMPROV FEST WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE, SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2014. THIS YEARS FEST WILL BE A CASINO STYLED PARTY THAT IS GOING TO BE TONS OF FUN! THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE’S SUBMISSIONS. ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!

Sep
19
Fri
learn about volunteering at AS220 @ AS220
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Want to co-create AS220? Be a part of Building AS220?
Volunteer at our amazing arts organization!
Join us at Performance Space, 115 Empire, every third Friday from 5:30-6:30pm to learn about volunteering at AS220.
 Grab a beer, meet some people, and find out how you can make a difference!
Questions? Please contact volunteer@as220.org.
See you there!
Residence@95: Providence Improv Fest
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:15 pm

http://providenceimprovfest.com/

THE 11TH ANNUAL PROVIDENCE IMPROV FEST WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE, SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2014. THIS YEARS FEST WILL BE A CASINO STYLED PARTY THAT IS GOING TO BE TONS OF FUN! THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE’S SUBMISSIONS. ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!

Armageddon Shop Presents: Windhand, All Them Witches, Ilsa, and Black Acid Prophecy @ AS220
Sep 19 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 1:00 am
Sep
20
Sat
Bike Swap! @ AS220
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12pm-4pm (tablers can set up at 10am)
FREE admission

 

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Sep 20 @ 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!

Residence@95: Providence Improv Fest
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:15 pm

http://providenceimprovfest.com/

THE 11TH ANNUAL PROVIDENCE IMPROV FEST WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE, SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2014. THIS YEARS FEST WILL BE A CASINO STYLED PARTY THAT IS GOING TO BE TONS OF FUN! THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE’S SUBMISSIONS. ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!