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Calling all Artists and Crafters- Reveal your work at the EncoreAwards 2010
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Indie Arts call for Artists
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Project Related Exhibitions
The Arts & Business Council of RI supports  site specific exhibitions, providing operational support on a project to project basis in various sites in Downtown Providence.


PAST EVENTS

 



Naturally Inspired

October 31- November 12, 2009
Tiffany & Co.
Providence Place, Providence, RI

             Erik Bright ~ Ruth Frisch Dealy    Molly Kugler Dickinson ~ Peter Diepenbrock Saberah Malik ~ Paula Martiesian
Gretchen Dow Simpson
John Riedel ~ Mimo Gordon Riley
CW Roelle ~Ida Schmulowitz
Rebecca Siemering ~Gretchen Dow Simpson Didi Suydam


Fourteen artists influenced by Natural and Architectural structures will be on display at Tiffany & Co. for a special exhibition. All work is available for purchase. Exhibit runs through November 12. Contact the Arts & Business Council/RI at 401.621.6127 for purchase inquires.


Store address and hours are:

73 Providence Place
Suite 3100
Providence, RI 02908
401-654-4500

M-Tu: 10am-6pm
W-F: 10am-8pm
Sa: 10am-6pm
Su 12am-5pm

Image Above: hummingbird 004, by CW Roelle


Call for Artists, Poets and Writers
 
Context, a digital media installation curated by artist/composer
Tim O'Keefe

 

 

The Arts & Business Council of RI and Indie Arts RI are sponsoring an ongoing digital poetry, prose and art installation, curated by artist/composer Tim O’Keefe, that will be displayed on donated cell phones. The concept utilizes a common means of communication (the cell phone) and liberates it as an artful, interactive tool that individuals can use to create, interact, express and connect. Submissions of poetry and writing must be no longer than 160 characters in length including letters, numbers, symbols and spacing. The 160 character guideline is based on the capacity allowed for modern text messaging, and transforms text messages into an artistic medium. The challenge to the writer or artist is to stick within these guidelines. ASCII art will also be accepted and does not need to conform to the above guidelines. Submissions accepted will be seen on cell phones mounted in a public exhibition space in Downtown Providence in July 2008 and possibly other spaces within Rhode Island through 2009.

Submission, contact information and bio are due July 1 by e-mail to :
indieartsri@artsandbusinessri.org

Please put the word "Con- text" in the subject line.

About the Exhibition

 

con·text

Pronunciation: \kän-tekst\

Function: noun

1: the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs: environment, setting 2: the parts of a discourse that

surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning.

 

The Installation Cell phones mounted in the installation space will receive artist created text messages every 30 seconds from a hidden computer. The relationship between art,  poetry and prose works will change with the random selection by the computer, but the overall environment will be cohesive.  A donation basket for old cell phone(s) from visiting patrons will be on the premises to make donations to a selected charity. 

 

The Curator Tim O’Keefe is a composer, sound and graphic artist living in Providence, RI.  He has created music for the Sony Playstation 2 music game Frequency and licensed music for the MTV 2001 Video Music Awards. He has worked as a sound designer while in collaboration with a variety of artists including puppeteer Heather Henson, Art Context artist Ernesto Pujol and AS220 visiting artist Jay Critchley. He is currently an AS220 resident artist and is developing music for his own label Cozy Music. For more information about Tim, go to www.cozymusic.org


 

Queen of Hearts
A boutique of original apparel and home fashions run by Karen  Beebe and Devon King.

186 Union St - Providence, RI 
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-7
Ph: 401.421.1471


ArtTix Visitors Center in the

Providence Renaissance Hotel  

The Arts and Business Council of RI, in cooperation with the Providence Renaissance Hotel, is providing an opportunity for local artists to exhibit and sell their work within the ArtTix Visitor’s Center at the newly renovated hotel. Exhibitions of work will go up on a quarterly basis and will reflect the region.