Writing classes at School One

180sClasses for Young Writers begin January 29th and March 12th.

Write Here Write Now: Playwriting for Teens (6 sessions begins January 23)

School One Hosts Trinity Rep’s Write Here Write Now Playwriting for Teens: Student Playwriting Workshop in preparation for Trinity Rep’s Write Here Write Now competition for young playwrights

Come learn the ins and outs of writing a script for the stage!

Students will create an original ten minute play of their own to be entered into the student play festival. If selected the play will be read by professional actors on the Trinity Rep stage!

Classes are on Tuesday, 3:30-5pm at School One.

Open to students in grades 9-12.

Lit Lab  (6 sessions begins January 30; March 13)

Explore, create, and rework your writing with guided experiments, writing time focused on your interests, and individualized feedback.

Classes are on Tuesday, 3:30-5pm at School One.

Open to students in grades 7-12.

Comic Book and Graphic Design Creator (Eight sessions begins March 15)

Dream up, plan out, design, and draw comic books or short graphic novels with help from cartoonist Miles Cook.

Classes are on Thursday, 3:30-5pm at School One.

Open to students in grade 7-12. 

$120 scholarships available.

Anything But Reality (6 sessions begins March 22)

Write about magic, dreams, fantasy, science fiction, ghosts, fairies, the paranormal, superheroes, or anything your imagination can invent.

Classes are on Thursday, 3:30-5pm at School One.

Open to students in grade 7-12. 

$120 scholarships available.

Class details on our website, www-school-one.org

Contact Diana Champa at 401-331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org to sign up!

An Open Call for Rhode Island Area Portuguese Artists

Arte Corajosa Celebrating Azorean Creativity:
Courageous Art

Deadline for entry:  11:59 pm PT March 18, 2018
Juror’s Selection – by April 15, 2018
Drop off – 3rd and 4th of June
Opening Reception – Friday June 15, 6:30 – 8:30

Entry is online through our portal at:  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com

Accepted Media:  2-D and 3-D media of all kinds.  No Video or site-specific installations.

Entry Fee:
$20 = Four 2-D entries.
$20 = Four 3-D entries with two alternate views of each.
$55 = If you would like to become a member:  $35 for yearly dues plus $20 for four entries.

Exhibition Dates:  June 15th – August 26, 2018

Juror:  Nancy Whipple Grinnell

Artist Reception:  Friday – June 15, 6:30 – 8:30

The Bristol Art Museum is providing the East Bay and greater Rhode Island community with the opportunity to experience traditional, contemporary and historical Portuguese culture through the presentation of visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and educational workshops.

Juror:  Nancy Whipple Grinnell is Curator Emerita at the Newport Art Museum, where she served for 18 years. During that time she produced over 200 exhibitions, expanded the permanent collection by 800 works, oversaw accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, established endowments for conservation and acquisitions and organized the Archives dating back to 1912. She also wrote a biography of the Museum’s founder, Carrying the Torch: Maud Howe Elliott and the American Renaissance, and authored numerous Museum catalogues and brochures.

Grinnell’s curatorial strength is in her ability to see quality in diversity. Her curatorial work at the Newport Art Museum was always distinctive, adventurous and fresh bringing the museum admiration and respect. Nancy is known for finding and promoting artists creating quality work whether they are well known or not.

Entering Your Images:
•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx.  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:  https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx
•    Please add Services@OnlineJuriedShows.com and Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

Eligibility:
•    Artwork must be created by an artist of Portuguese Heritage.
•    The Artist should reside in Rhode Island and South East New England.
•    All work must be original, no commercial work considered.
•    All work must be hand delivered, no artwork accepted if shipped.
•    All work must be properly framed and ready for display.
•    No saw tooth hangers.
•    2-D work may be no larger than 48”x 60”.
•    3-D work should weigh no more than 50lbs.
•    The artist must be 18 years of age or older.

Entry and Selection Process:
•    All entries are submitted online.
•    Up to 4 submissions per artist.
•    The juror determines final selections.
•    Work received must be accurately represented by images submitted online.
•    All work will be juried using the online images submitted by artists.
•    All work must be original.
•    The submitting artist must be at least 18 years old.
•    All work must arrive ready to install including any special instructions for installing.
•    Artwork can weigh no more than 50 pounds and must fit through an average door.

Commission:
•    BAM retains a 20% members commission on all sales of artwork.
•    30% non-members.

CALENDAR:
•    Drop off of artwork – Sunday June 3 – noon – 3 pm & Monday June 4 – noon-3pm
•    Juror’s Selection – by April 13, 2018
•    Artists will be notified of accepted works by email.
•    At the conclusion of the exhibit work must be picked up on August 28th and 29th – Noon – 3 pm.

A NOTE FROM ONLINEJURIEDSHOWS

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING

REGARDING JURY NOTIFICATIONS:  Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com.  To ensure receipt of this notification, please add Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your contact list, or safe senders’ list.

On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from ConstantContact, that will state the same.

1.      Go to OnlineJuriedShows.com and log in using your email address and password.

2.      Right above where you just logged in, click “Your Artist Profile.”  You are now in Your account!

3.      Click the show name and you will see your first image.  The jury results will be under the thumbnail view.

4.      As you will see, it will say either “This Image has been Accepted or Declined in to the show.”  Under that sentence, you can click “Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter.”  The letter will then be displayed below.

5.      If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.

6.      While you are in your account on OnlineJuriedShows.com, click “Personal Info” and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date.

 

NOTE:  Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety.  Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.

 

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING:

How to look at or edit your entries.

How to pay, if you didn’t pay when you entered.

How to see if you’ve already paid, or how to get a receipt.

How to Update your Personal Info (name, address, email address, password).

How to REPLACE an Entry.

Also, if you’d like to write to us to get help, CLICK HERE:  https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx

CALL TO ARTISTS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

For the 2018 season

This call for submissions is open to all artists living in New England and neighboring states who are able to hand deliver their work to Hope, Hospice & Palliative Care RI. Students are ineligible. No application fee. The HHPCRI Gallery Wall offers a professional hanging system with dedicated lighting. High visibility area for visitors and staff. Large works encouraged. 16 x 20” min. frame size. $250 HONORARIUM FOR EACH EXHIBITING ARTIST SELECTED http://publicartri.com/call-for-artistsubmissions/call-for-submissions-form.html

Meet Bristol Garden Club and Diana Hoffman

Raincatcher Kennard parkProject Grant for Individuals
Project Name: Garden Sculpture Project – “RainKeep”
Organization: Bristol Garden Club
Project: Allison Newsome will create an aesthetically pleasing and functional garden sculpture for Mrs. Perry’s Garden in Bristol’s Thomas Park at Silver Creek. It addresses a critical need for water in gardens not served by any municipal source. The rain harvesting sculpture will stimulate and enhance a wide range of educational opportunities for children and adults in the community.
Exploring the purpose and function of the rain harvester will complement the learning of sustainability, conservation practices, and environmental science and climate topics for adults and children. As a focal point to raise public awareness, the rain harvester will be integrated into the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department’s rain barrel campaign. This program is aimed at developing understanding and encouraging the use of rain barrel technology for water conservation and environmental improvement.
About the Organization: The Bristol Garden Club is an educational and charitable organization promoting knowledge of gardening and flower arranging, protection of the environment and encouragement of civic planting as well as charitable activities that further these objectives.

Diane Hoffman project picTeaching Artist Roster
Artist: Diana Hoffman
Discipline: Visual Art
Artist Bio: Diane’s professional artwork is inspired by the environmental concept that the more disorganized, over grown and rambling “nature” appears, the more life it can sustain. Her studio practice explores animal typologies, layering and pattern blocking to contemplate buoyancy, fecundity and collapse. She uses multi-media to make her work including paint, silkscreen printing, digital printed fabric and found textiles.
Diane has over twenty years of experience in undergraduate education. She has taught art classes at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design and Leslie University of Art and Design and others. Diane loves teaching drawing, painting, digital collage and more.

Meet Butler Hospital and Kirsten Volness

Butler Hope Healing Community ExhibitionArts in Healthcare
Organization: Butler Hospital
Project Name: Multi-Disciplinary Healing Arts Residencies
Project Coordinator: Wendy Grossman and Laura White Carpenter
Participating Artists: Len Cabral, Christopher Johnson, Teri Pimley, and Kerri Peterson Weaver

Project: Butler Hospital’s Healing Arts 2017-2018 Multi-Disciplinary Residencies Program, a nine-month project (September 2017 – May 2018), will host a variety of artists and expressive arts therapists for a series of workshops and short-term residencies on each of the hospital’s eight inpatient units. The goal of the residency is to provide quality arts experiences to our inpatients, their caregivers and staff, which help patients move forward with their treatment.

Through a series of groups in movement, music, visual arts, creative writing and storytelling, we strive to create a comfortable space for creative self-expression to take place. This in turn allows for connection, joy, a sense of peace and hope.

More concretely, we also will use the arts as a tool for engagement in treatment for mental illness and addiction recovery during the short stays that our patients experience, which typically last from five to 10 days. This allows for a broad integration of the arts into the culture of Butler Hospital and permits us to serve as many patients as possible.

About the Organization: Butler Hospital treats psychiatric, substance use and neurological disorders and serves as the flagship mental health teaching hospital for Brown University’s medical school. Butler is a member of Care New England Health System. The hospital’s mission is to: Provide treatment for psychiatric illness in an atmosphere of dignity and respect; Contribute to knowledge through education and research; Continuously improve the ways we serve our patients and our community.

Kirsten Bio picProject Grants for Individuals
Artist Name: Kirsten Volness
Project Name: Verdant Vibes New Music Concert Series
Project: Verdant Vibes is a new music ensemble and concert series bringing together artists and musicians creating new work in a variety of genres and media, acoustic and electronic. This season we will present a three-concert series of music selected from our international call for scores, local and regional guest artists, and collaborations with young writers from the Manton Avenue Project, an afterschool playwriting program based in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. We will work with the students on composition and performance of a new project, Olneyville: the Operetta!

18055642_776072662571353_6649634511345034880_oThis summer we posted our public, free, and inclusive call for scores for all types of new music that fits our core ensemble’s instrumentation, regardless of style or genre. We encouraged submission of electroacoustic and multimedia works, as well as proposals for collaborations from artists of all disciplines that do not fit the mold of a standard call for scores. opened this summer and received 750 submissions from around the world. We received over 750 submissions from around the world, and have been very fortunate and successful in attracting fantastic local, national, and international composers and other collaborative artists to work with us and present their work to local audiences.

We will continue to emphasize the work of RI artists (one show will feature local composer/performers) while including music from composers from all over the world. We believe combining local music with music from outside Rhode Island on our concerts helps expose our growing audience to exceptional new music from a variety of communities. We will encourage composers from out of state, who are able and willing, to attend our rehearsals and concerts, with the aim of providing a fruitful exchange between these creative communities.

Artist Bio:
Kirsten Volness is a musician, composer, and teacher who has been involved in the creative community of Providence and greater Rhode Island for eight years. She is co-founder/director and pianist of Verdant Vibes, plays piano with NYC-based ensemble Hotel Elefant, collaborates on unique multimedia projects such as Meridian Project (astrophysics+new music/media), Tenderloin Opera Company (homeless advocacy music/theater group), and is an affiliate artist of Sleeping Weazel. As inaugural Composer-In-Residence, Kirsten also curates the First Fridays chamber music series at the Music Mansion in Providence. She teaches privately and at the University of Rhode Island. kirstenvolness.com

The mission of Verdant Vibes is to present opportunities for a diverse group of composers, performers, and audience members to come together to experience new music. We aim to accomplish this not just through our call for scores and performances by our core ensemble, but through our collaboration with unique and diverse guest artists, accessible and eclectic performance venues, talented students, and curious and enthusiastic audience members. We hope to grow on the successes of this project thus far, and to continue to strive toward the goal of a strong and inclusive new music community in Rhode Island.

Intensive Improv workshop and performance- Saturday, August 19, 2017

The event is being co-sponsored by Rhode Island Latino Arts and the Rhode Island Black Storytellers, and hosted by Providence Improv Guild (PIG). The evening is expected to change the course of the Rhode Island Improv scene and Teatro Latino as well.

Are YOU interested in participating in this intensive Improv workshop and performance? We still have some scholarships, so please let me know by Thursday, August 16th. Participation will include an intensive 2-hour workshop, practice time with participants, dinner and ending with a performance. The value of this experience, normally offered by PIG in as part of their series of workshops, is $150. RILA will pay that cost for those who wish to participate.

Saturday, August 19th at 8:00pm at the Southside Cultural Center, 393 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907

For more information please contact Martha Martinez at marta@rilatinoarts.org

Rhode Island Public Artists – Get On This Contact List

The RI State Council On the Arts maintains a list of every Rhode Island public artist who has ever worked with us, applied to one of our Requests For Qualifications  or even simply contacted us for information.

If you’d like us to add your name to that list, please email Elizabeth.Keithline@arts.ri.gov. Please put Public Art List in the subject line. Thanks!