Calendar

Aug
30
Sat
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Saturdays, Augst 23, 30; 10am-2pm 

This course provides a two week introduction to silkscreen printing. Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions.  (This class is also offered as a one-day intensive.)  Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.  The workshop will end with a print exchange.

Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-silkscreen

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Aug 30 @ 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!

DOGDAYS gallery closing and performances! @ AS220
Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 1:00 am

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AS220 Main Gallery

DOGDAYS:

AS220 Staff & Residence Show

will be closing come celebrate with performances by AS220 staff, residents, and friends:

Islands
MonkeeHead
Betsy Miller
Lauri Amat
Cara Adams
Krystal Garza
Gianna Rodriguez
Rose Jermusyk
David Dvorchak
an MORE!!!!!

 

 

 

Aug
31
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Aug 31 @ 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).

Sep
2
Tue
Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 2 @ 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 2 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 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 2 @ 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

 

Media Arts Lecture Series: Alejandra Carles-Tolra @ AS220 Industries
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer and teacher from Barcelona, Spain, currently living in Providence. During her lecture she will talk about how her background in theatre and sociology helped define her work as a visual artist, her influences and how she uses photography to explore the relationships between individual and group identity.

Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, whose work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. She received a BA in Sociology from the University of Barcelona and an MFA in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at the Photographic Center NW in Seattle, the Griffin Museum of Photography, TEDx Somerville and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at MassArt, The University of New Hampshire, and Camera Eye Workshops.

AS220 Media Arts Lecture Series immediately follows the AS220 Industries Open House every first Tuesday of the month at The Mercantile Building on Lucie Way.  Starting at 6pm, visit AS220 Industries– the Community Printshop, Labs, and Media Arts to find out more about workshops, resources, and membership (not to mention just having fun and hanging out). Visit as220.org/mediaarts to learn more about us.

 

 

OPEN Sewing Circle * a night of making things * @ AS220
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 1:00 am

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* Doesn’t mean you have to sew or know how to sew!  Knitters, crafters, jewelry-makers, solderers, weavers, puppetmakers, cookie munchers and everyone welcome! Ideas go flying! Collaborations are born. This is legit where the magic happens.

RSVP on facebook

Sewing Circle is a making-night that welcomes anyone who wants to make something with their hands while in the company of others. All types of art and craft welcome! Bring your sewing, knitting, weaving, drawing, watercoloring, block-printing, jewelry-making, coloring book, wittling, gluesticks, whatever to the space and enjoy socializing with like-minded makers of Providence. Come grab a bite to eat at Foo(d), a cozy beverage and settle into our little community of making. All are welcome! Laid back vibes…

Here’s how it works:

I’ll set up a table, some chairs and maybe some shared materials. You bring a project and your fun conversation. We listen to music, make stuff and hang. Laid back vibes.

We have
power outlets
big tables to share
smaller tables to isolate your work
music
a full bar
lots of space

YOU CAN BRING:
lighting
sewing machines
table looms
iron/board
cutting mats
anything fun

come by!

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Sep
3
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 3 @ 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.

RI Mini Maker Faire Town Hall Meeting @ AS220
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Level Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 3 @ 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.

PITCH: an evening of experimental film & performance (NIGHTVISIONS no. 3) @ Grants Block
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us for PITCH on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd @ Grant’s Block in downtown Providence for an evening of performance & experimental film presented by AS220′s NIGHT VISION series (Pop Up Providence).

Pitch features new works by Planchette, Magical Approach – Ken Linehand + Brittany Gravely, Glenna Van Nostrand and Willa Van Nostrand

 

Sponsored by the City of Providence Department of Planning & Development and the Providence Redevelopment Agency, and Durkee, Brown, Vivieros, & Werenfels Architects

LuLz! Comedy Night hosted by Randy Bush @ AS220
Sep 3 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 4 @ 1:00 am

poster by Kelly Eident

 

LuLz! is turning one year old! How exciting! You have to make it to this show because everyone loves a birthday!

featuring:
Will Smalley
Andrew Mayer
Walkeer Mettlling

and a video by Cyrus Leddy!!!!

And hosted/curated as always by Randy Bush

Door at 8:30 pm and show at 9pm
$6 at the door!

Awesome poster by Kelly Eident

 

RSVP on facebook

LuLz! is a monthly comedy series hosted by local comedic connoisseur Randy Bush occurring the first Wednesday

Doors will open 8:30pm and the show will start at 9:00pm. So come early and grab a drink at the bar at AS220!

READ WHAT PROVIDENCE MONTHLY HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT:

http://providenceonline.com/stories/Lulz-comedy-show-AS220-funny-laugh-entertainment-Providence-Monthly,9783?search_filter=comedy&town_id=1&sub_type=stories,packages,photos,blogs,dining

Sep
4
Thu
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Sep 4 @ 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

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON” @ Empire Black Box
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON,”
From Pulpit to Stage

CRANSTON, Rhode Island (July 28, 2014) “Interrupting the Sermon,” a gentle story-play
about the evolution of a theologically conservative kid from the Midwest into an intellectually
progressive religious thinker over the course of a 50-year career as a minister and educator, will
be performed Sept. 4-7, 2014 at the Empire Black Box in Providence. The public is warmly
invited to these free performances.

“Interrupting the Sermon” is the first fully mounted production of First Hand Theatrical, a
company Olson founded to present original theater productions based mainly on primary source
material drawn from diverse cultural, personal and social histories.
The play is directed by Kevin Olson of Cranston and chronicles the professional life of his late
father, Dr. Wayne C. Olson. Kevin Olson was moved to create the play after hearing his father,
then in retirement in rural Vermont, deliver a deeply moving sermon in 2010 as a guest preacher
titled, “My Bible: Then and Now.” Dr. Olson at the same time was writing a collection of stories
about his years as a pastor and college professor.

Kevin Olson searched through his father’s memoir vignettes and selected stories that best
illuminated the words of the sermon that anchor the play. Among them:

* A decision Dr. Olson later regretted to back out of delivering the invocation at a 1961
anti-nuclear rally in Woodstock, N.Y., the small town where he led his first church.
* Getting fired from a church in Passaic, N.J., after inviting teenagers in the congregation
to help him deliver a sermon.
* Baptizing a young man in Indiana who was about to die of AIDS during the early years
“I created the play using words that are primarily his. The sermon and the stories intersect
thematically in ways that illustrate my father’s spiritual journey over 50 years of preaching and
teaching. The play is structured like a church service and also includes some of my Dad’s poetry
as well as original music.” Kevin Olson said.

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Thursday, July 3rd

The Providence Poetry Slam’s bimonthly all-ages show will feature a send-off show for the 2014 ProvSlam Youth team. Come help support six talented, local youth poets as they prepare to represent Providence at Brave New Voices, the international youth poetry festival. Preceded by an open mic and followed by a poetry slam. Doors open at 7:30 pm, show begins at 8 pm. $4.
Who is on the cutting edge of poem-making?! Who fills up the front row of the slam every week?!?! Who gives more love and energy to our space than THE YOUTH!?! 

Come support the poets who have worked so hard this year to become members of the ProvYouth poetry team, and who will soon being shipping off to ~*BRAVE NEW VOICES*~ (an international poetry slam hosted this year in PHILLY).Come be the first to know what Philly has yet to learn—THAT PROVIDENCE YOUTH ARE ARTISTIC BEASTS.

FEATURING:
Jazlyn Luben—”Hi, I’m a poet who appreciates hot wings”.
Ian Rosales—”I’m a goofball, that’s it”.
Naomy Gutierrez—”The spiffiest and realest person you’ll ever know”.
Alice Rayner—”Alice could not write a bio in time for the slam because she over thinks everything”.
Joely Barrios—”Swagalicious. You already know”.
Seth Larbi— “I’m Seth ‘Mothafuckin’ Larbi”.

There will also be a showcase of our favorite local writers, as well as an extended open mic!

8pm
$4
AS220

ALSO~
if you can’t attend this show, maybe possibly you might kinda want to show support by checking out our INDIGOGO CAMPAIGN to help raise funds for our adventures. We have cute rewards for donators, a cute video to watch, and an even cuter deadline that happens in 9 DAYS!! Pass the (spoken) word!! Click the link below!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-bring-the-provslam-youth-poetry-team-to-brave-new-voices-in-philly

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.

Sep
5
Fri
“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON” @ Empire Black Box
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON,”
From Pulpit to Stage

CRANSTON, Rhode Island (July 28, 2014) “Interrupting the Sermon,” a gentle story-play
about the evolution of a theologically conservative kid from the Midwest into an intellectually
progressive religious thinker over the course of a 50-year career as a minister and educator, will
be performed Sept. 4-7, 2014 at the Empire Black Box in Providence. The public is warmly
invited to these free performances.

“Interrupting the Sermon” is the first fully mounted production of First Hand Theatrical, a
company Olson founded to present original theater productions based mainly on primary source
material drawn from diverse cultural, personal and social histories.
The play is directed by Kevin Olson of Cranston and chronicles the professional life of his late
father, Dr. Wayne C. Olson. Kevin Olson was moved to create the play after hearing his father,
then in retirement in rural Vermont, deliver a deeply moving sermon in 2010 as a guest preacher
titled, “My Bible: Then and Now.” Dr. Olson at the same time was writing a collection of stories
about his years as a pastor and college professor.

Kevin Olson searched through his father’s memoir vignettes and selected stories that best
illuminated the words of the sermon that anchor the play. Among them:

* A decision Dr. Olson later regretted to back out of delivering the invocation at a 1961
anti-nuclear rally in Woodstock, N.Y., the small town where he led his first church.
* Getting fired from a church in Passaic, N.J., after inviting teenagers in the congregation
to help him deliver a sermon.
* Baptizing a young man in Indiana who was about to die of AIDS during the early years
“I created the play using words that are primarily his. The sermon and the stories intersect
thematically in ways that illustrate my father’s spiritual journey over 50 years of preaching and
teaching. The play is structured like a church service and also includes some of my Dad’s poetry
as well as original music.” Kevin Olson said.

Pink Eye, Tender Lush, The Woods Colt, and Sons of Providence @ AS220
Sep 5 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 1:00 am
Live Bait @ 95 Empire Black Box
Sep 5 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Back to School

Although it pains the author of this press release to write this
headline, let alone even think about the Fall whilst he is firmly
enmeshed in a lush, languid Summer, the fact remains that word of
September’s Live Bait must get out. The show has taken August off, not
only to get to the beach, but to regroup and come back strong: tanned,
rested and ready, if you will. So… with renewed vigor, a brand new
pencil box, and a nod to all the new and returning college students
who have been such a loyal and vital part of the show, Live Bait hits
September hard with a theme that can mean so many different things to
so many different people: “Schooled.”

If anyone has a true-life story that in any way, shape or form fits
September’s theme, “Schooled,” they merely have to come to Live Bait,
put their name in the fishbowl and, when their name is called, come up
and tell it. (Just so long as it is a story and it is true.) Please
keep in mind: no notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a
six minute time limit. And of course, as always, all are more than
welcome to simply sit back and listen.

Live Bait is hosted by Phil “The Host” Goldman, with banter, musical
accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor”
Gregoire.

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, September 5th, 2014

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information