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ICA BOSTON NEWS
February 19th, 2009
SPALDING GRAY: STORIES LEFT TO TELL

Celebrate one of the most revered storytellers of our time as celebrity

guest readers bring new focus to the artists words:

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Thursday, February 26, 7:30 pm

Gideon Lester, director, 08-09 season, American Repertory Theatre

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Friday, February 27, 7:30 pm

Claire Messud, author, The Emperors Children

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Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm

Vincent A. Buddy Cianci, Jr., former mayor of Providence

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Sunday, March 1, 2 pm

Christopher Lydon, host, Open Source

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TICKETS: $20 reserved seating; $15 members, students, and seniors.

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PLAY DATE: LOCH NESS QUEST

Saturday, February 28, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Join us to find the Loch Ness Monster! Step into the Momentum gallery to see

the work of Gerard Byrne. Then invent your own stories about sea monsters

and fantastic creatures with artist Jeff Hopkins and his performance

„Pictures Come to Life‟ in the Bank of America Art Lab. Family films

featuring incredible sea creatures will be shown throughout the day.

Admission is free for 2 adults per family with children 12 and under. No

prior registration is necessary.

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Gallery Z News and Events
February 19th, 2009
Greetings From Gallery Z!

There are only two weeks left in

February and our Erotic exhibition is heating up Providence

this month. The opening reception for this exhibit will be tomorrow,

Thursday, February 19th, from 5pm to 9pm. This event will

feature a special appearance by local artist Ricky Vespia, who will

treat our guests to a demonstration of live body painting that is sure

to turn some heads.

The sensuality

and beauty of erotic art will be experienced through different artists‟

interpretations and different mediums. The artwork in this

exceptional exhibit includes painting, sculpture, glass, photography,

ceramic, neon, assemblage, and mixed media on canvas. Artists

in this exhibit include Kevork Mourad, Reuben Nakian, John

Hames, assemblage artist Julian Penrose, Kyle Ringquist, Michael

Berkowitz, Mike Bryce, George Apotsos, Alan Metnick, Erin Starr, and

neon artist Varky.

Lending her artistic vision to curating

this unprecedented exhibition is Gallery Z Artist in Residence Taylor

Manter. “The goal here is to present a tasteful selection of art

that celebrates the sensual body,” says Manter.

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About Gallery Z

Located on Providence‟s Historic Atwells Avenue (Exit 21 from Interstate 95)

since 2001, Gallery Z offers an eclectic collection of works by

20th-21st century Armenian, American, international, and Rhode Island

artists. Opening receptions are held on the third Thursday of each

month. Owner and photographer Bérge Ara Zobian, spearheading efforts to

raise public interest in the arts, dedicates an entire front window to

the public forum.

Also, Gallery Z is a TAX FREE ZONE. For more information, click here. [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102465572550&e=001Gfqz3YLFhtmHOvIuhOoxuTrWMnk3Esyp5v32bxDlx79iFFEae1L89McwrRuDMFuIoVLLkZ7lGCUi1K AaZFbEYS1wFcD3dOtp_JCRQSpdIxScDNzQR4wGtL0N-1p7N1-4ryvvGNzyEENPuq7SkQ7CBQ==]

And, as always, all exhibits are free and open to the public.

The gallery can be found on the World Wide Web at

Please feel free to contact the gallery at galleryzprov@aol.com [mailto:galleryzprov@aol.com].Gallery Hours:

Tues & Wed 12-6pm

Thurs-Sat 12-8pm

By appointment and by chance

MEMBER - Gallery Night Providence [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102465572550&e=001Gfqz3YLFhtllK6zvqlRJvwv8zcwlJd0wtsHQQQ0qmfU6ZT2wP0JGFPPg5JvCy06pR5B06aIXvcmw30wty Rgd8tvTRaKUj80t8mK-I5HOvWrwg48DzLEPAg==]

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MEMBER - Federal Hill Commerce Association [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102465572550&e=001Gfqz3YLFhtkOH_yiUkJtExYw2VYjcZIGYfFJ51e0u0XaXRZpggUl3fOZcw3i9wCi9Plze2bFJJbwiSWC G2HZ0XqCfK78lzUfFJ02XMW5ZUEZMRwE-oJRSQ==]

MEMBER - Americans for the Arts [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102465572550&e=001Gfqz3YLFhtmY1_2YOPKkE5YPTKFNrkunjBXpyGBCT9FXJqQ8dST0Et87AXBUk1q3piPWRHc4qRUoHtHTVJ_PRTg-ZQ4t0AtGm1jDW1kQwyeyybpo9DSsdl9FHYYjEtM]

Directions to Gallery Z:

From the North:

Take 95 South to Exit 21. At the end of the exit ramp, take a right onto Atwells

Avenue.

From the South:

Take 95 North to exit 21. At the second set of lights take a left onto Atwells

Avenue.

Gallery Z is located on your right at 259 Atwells Avenue.

In This Issue

This Week at Gallery Z

Exhibitions at Gallery Z

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Current Show

“Erotic”

Show Dates:

February 3rd, 2009 to February 28th, 2009

Opening Reception:

5pm to 9pm, Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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259 Atwells Avenue - Providence, Rhode Island 02903 - tel (401) 454-8844 - fax (401)

751-3295

Gallery Z: A Fine Art Gallery | 259 Atwells Avenue | Providence | RI | 02903

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State Arts Council Announces Statewide „Poetry Out Loud‟ Finals
February 19th, 2009

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and VSA arts of Rhode Island announce the state finals for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. On Saturday, February 28, 2009, students from eleven local high schools will participate in the Poetry Out Loud state finals at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick. The event will also feature Lisa Starr, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island.Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. Poetry Out Loud uses a structure similar to the national „Spelling Bee‟. Beginning at the classroom level, winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to the state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. More than 150,000 students across the country are expected to take part in Poetry Out Loud this year. At the Rhode Island State Final, contestants will recite works they selected from an anthology of more than 500 classic and contemporary poems. Students participating in the Poetry Out Loud program have benefited from educational materials created by the Arts Endowment and the Poetry Foundation. These materials include a standards-based teacher†™s guide, a comprehensive website, and a CD featuring poetry recitations by well-known actors and writers such as Anthony Hopkins, Alyssa Milano, N. Scott Momaday, and Rita Dove. “Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is excited about Poetry Out Loud as one of the ways that we provide access to the arts for our high school age citizens,” says Sherilyn Brown, Director of the State Council†™s Education Program. “Each year students impress us with their heartfelt and moving interpretations of a wide variety of poems.” “We want students to know that poetry belongs to everyone,” says Jeannine Chartier, Director of VSA arts of RI. “Poetry out Loud is an inclusive program that welcomes all kids - with and without disabilities - from throughout our state to communicate and share with all Rhode Islanders the power of poetry. Through the school project and public performances we hope to shine a light on our successful students and their talents.” Poetry Out Loud Prizes[photo: 2008 Rhode Island Poetry Out Loud Award winners, credit: RISCA] [photo: 2008 Rhode Island Poetry Out Loud Award winners, credit: RISCA]The winner of the Poetry Out Loud Rhode Island finals will receive $200, and the winner†™s school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The second place finalist will receive $100, with $200 for his or her school library. The state champion of the Poetry Out Loud Rhode Island final will receive an all-expenses-paid trip (with a chaperone) to compete in the National Finals in Washington, DC, on April 26-28, 2009. The Poetry Out Loud National Finals will award a total of $50,000 in scholarships and school stipends, with a $20,000 college scholarship for the Poetry Out Loud National Champion. Rhode Island Poetry Out Loud finals at Bishop Hendricken High School in WarwickThe Poetry Out Loud Rhode Island finals will take place on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. in Bishop Hendricken High

School†™ theater. The master of ceremonies will be Randall Rosenbaum of the Rhode Island State Council s on the Arts. The keynote speaker will be Lisa Starr, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the state finals, contact VSA arts of RI at 725-0247 or visit www.poetryoutloud.org. Participating schools this year include:Burrillville High School, HarrisvilleClassical High School, Providence Coventry High School, Coventry Davies Career and Technical High School, Lincoln Hope Arts High School, Providence Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Pawtucket Johnston High School, Johnston Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth Providence Country Day School, East Providence Shea High School, Pawtucket West Warwick High School, West Warwick About the National Endowment for the Arts: The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts †“ both new and established †“ bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. About the Poetry Foundation: The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine and one of the largest literary organizations in the world, exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org.About Rhode Island State Council on the Arts:The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency, supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the

Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders. About VSA arts of Rhode Island: VSA arts of Rhode Island is a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through active participation in the arts. Since 1986 VSA arts of RI has provided high quality visual, literary and performing arts programs through which children and adults with disabilities of all ethnic, racial and economic levels enter the mainstream of the cultural community. VSA arts of RI is the only agency in RI which exists solely for the purpose of providing opportunities in the arts by, with and for individuals with disabilities and serves over 40,000 Rhode Islanders each year. Related linksNational Poetry Out Loud websiteRhode Island State Council on the Arts websiteVSA of Rhode Island website Department or agency: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Online: http://www.arts.ri.gov/ Release date: 02-19-2009_________________________________

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POETRY OUT LOUD - CALL FOR ENTRIES
February 19th, 2009
State Arts Council Announces Statewide „Poetry Out Loud‟ Finals

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and VSA arts of Rhode Island announce the state finals for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. On Saturday, February 28, 2009, students from eleven local high schools will participate in the Poetry Out Loud state finals at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick. The event will also feature Lisa Starr, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island.

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. Poetry Out Loud uses a structure similar to the national „Spelling Bee‟. Beginning at the classroom level, winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to the state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. More than 150,000 students across the country are expected to take part in Poetry Out Loud this year.

At the Rhode Island State Final, contestants will recite works they selected from an anthology of more than 500 classic and contemporary poems. Students participating in the Poetry Out Loud program have benefited from educational materials created by the Arts Endowment and the Poetry Foundation. These materials include a standards-based teacher†™ guide, a comprehensive website, and a CD featuring poetry recitations by s well-known actors and writers such as Anthony Hopkins, Alyssa Milano, N. Scott Momaday, and Rita Dove.

“Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is excited about Poetry Out Loud as one of the ways that we provide access to the arts for our high school age citizens,” says Sherilyn Brown, Director of the State Council†™ Education Program. “Each year students impress us with their heartfelt s and moving interpretations of a wide variety of poems.”

“We want students to know that poetry belongs to everyone,” says Jeannine Chartier, Director of VSA arts of RI. “Poetry out Loud is an inclusive program that welcomes all kids - with and without disabilities - from throughout our state to communicate and share with all Rhode Islanders the power of poetry. Through the school project and public performances we hope to shine a light on our successful students and their talents.”

Poetry Out Loud Prizes

The winner of the Poetry Out Loud Rhode Island finals will receive $200, and the winner†™ school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase s of poetry books. The second place finalist will receive $100, with $200 for his or her school library. The state champion of the Poetry Out Loud Rhode Island final will receive an all-expenses-paid trip (with a chaperone) to compete in the National Finals in Washington, DC, on April 26-28, 2009. The Poetry Out Loud National Finals will award a total of $50,000 in scholarships and school stipends, with a $20,000 college scholarship for the Poetry Out Loud National Champion.

Rhode Island Poetry Out Loud finals at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick

The Poetry Out Loud Rhode Island finals will take place on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. in Bishop Hendricken High School†™ theater. s The master of ceremonies will be Randall Rosenbaum of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. The keynote speaker will be Lisa Starr, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the state finals, contact VSA arts of RI at 725-0247 or visit www.poetryoutloud.org. Participating schools this year include:Burrillville High School, Harrisville

Classical High School, Providence

Coventry High School, Coventry

Davies Career and Technical High School, Lincoln

Hope Arts High School, Providence

Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Pawtucket

Johnston High School, Johnston

Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth

Providence Country Day School, East Providence

Shea High School, Pawtucket

West Warwick High School, West Warwick

About the National Endowment for the Arts:

The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts †“ both new and established †“ bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

About the Poetry Foundation:

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine and one of the largest literary organizations in the world, exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org.About Rhode Island State Council on the Arts:

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency, supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About VSA arts of Rhode Island:

VSA arts of Rhode Island is a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through active participation in the arts. Since 1986 VSA arts of RI has provided high quality visual, literary and performing arts programs through which children and adults with disabilities of all ethnic, racial and economic levels enter the mainstream of the cultural community. VSA arts of RI is the only agency in RI which exists solely for the purpose of providing opportunities in the arts by, with and for individuals with disabilities and serves over 40,000 Rhode Islanders each year.

Related linksNational Poetry Out Loud websiteRhode Island State Council on the Arts websiteVSA of Rhode Island website

Department or agency: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Online: http://www.arts.ri.gov/

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MACHINES WITH MAGNETS FRIDAY, 2/20
February 19th, 2009
FRIDAY // 2/20/09 // 9PM @ MWM

400 MAIN STREET PAWTUCKET, RI 02860 | 401.475.2655

An evening of live audio / visual performances by :

Lusine [from Seattle]

http://www.myspace.com/lusinespace

http://ghostly.com/artists/lusine The Sight Below [Seattle]

http://www.myspace.com/thesightbelow

http://ghostly.com/artists/the-sight-below Area C [PVD]

http://www.areacmusic.com/

http://www.myspace.com/areac Advance ticket sales ->

http://www.theghostlystore.com/ Screen=ARTS&Store_Code=TGS&Category_Code=TIX

(If you buy tickets online, we‟ll have your name on the guest list)

Beverages will be available, please remember to bring your ID

Free parking in rear parking lot

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

LUSINE >>

Lusine is the brainchild of Jeff McIlwain for his visceral, melodic

vision of abstract electronic music. Having attended Cal Arts to

study 20th century electronic music and sound design for music and

film, he has since recorded for labels such as !K7/MAS, Hymen,

Delikatessen and Isophlux. Since making the move to Ghostly in 2003,

Lusine has released Push, “Flat” Remixes, and the Inside/Out EP,

as well as the stunning and widely-lauded Serial Hodgepodge full-

length from 2004. He is one of the foremost American producers in the

abstract field and an artist with a boundless future in his craft. In

2006 Jeff McIlwain did remixes for Alex Smoke (Soma), Alex Under

(Apnea), and put out an EP titled Emerald (Ghostly), in honor of

Seattle. He also co-wrote the score for the film “Snow Angels”

with David Wingo, which was written and directed by David Gordon

Green and will come out in 2007. Lusine has most recently been

working on an ambient album titled “Language Barrier” for Hymen

Records, a remix of “Workhorse” for My Brightest Diamond, and he

just finished a remix CD album + 12″ titled Podgelism out on Ghostly

in March 2007, featuring reworks by John Tejada, Apparat and Robag

Wrhume amongst others. Previous appearance highlights include opening

for Ricardo Villalobos at Fabric, performing at CMJ, SXSW, Decibel

Festival, Popkomm Festival, the Finlandia Vodka tour with Matthew

Dear and James Cotton, and playing at LA†™ Getty Center amongst all s

major cities.

THE SIGHT BELOW >>>

The reclusive Seattle-based artist known as The Sight Below stays

away from the spotlight†” instead, he expresses himself through

melancholic, slow-moving musical forms.

The music of TSB conjures half-remembered dreams and soft-focus

sentiments with elegiac beauty; his video art works similarly,

blurring snippets of film until they†™ recognizable only as organic re

objects: black-and-white amoebas milling about, or a sunset rendered

in grayscale.

All of the songs on Glider, The Sight Below†™ debut album on the s

Ghostly International label, were performed live: The artist runs

E-bowed, slide, and lightly picked guitars through a series of

loopers, 12-bit reverb boxes, and delay units, kneading and

distending the notes until they drone like bees in a tunnel or keen

like an orchestra of singing saws. The resulting swirl is pinned to

propulsive, achingly subtle percussion, which guides the listener

through the gloom towards the music†™ hopeful center. The resulting s

ambient works seem as effortless as natural phenomena; in fact,

they†™ carefully played, head-nodding hymns to the artist†™ re s

solitary life.

Area C >>

AREA C was formed in 2003 by Erik Carlson. AREA C‟s compositions

examine the texture and tonal characteristics of sound, working with

live loops, their cyclical relationships, and the details of their

decay over time. The work blurs boundaries between digital and analog

as well as electric and acoustic, foregrounding sound sources from

out of the way places.

Using looping tools, effects pedals and real-time tape recorder

manipulation, AREA C strives for the creation of subtle, textural and

dynamic sounds through acts of sonic manipulation, disintegration and

recombination. Improvisation also plays an important role for AREA C,

with live performances often based on extended explorations of

minimal thematic starting points or clusters of tone and melody.

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