Calendar

Aug
24
Mon
Over the Top, a reading of a performed memorial by David Higgins and Vanessa Gilbert @ AS220's Blackbox
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Over the Top, a reading of a performed memorial  by David Higgins and Vanessa Gilbert @ AS220's Blackbox
Over the Top, a reading of a performed memorial
by David Higgins and Vanessa Gilbert
Over the Top takes on the Great War with levity and gravity as a performed scaled history of World War I with a game for the audience. Hosted by the last living WWI veteran, Over the Top presents a garden party whose guests are personifications of the nation states involved in World War I, playing out their changing relationships and allegiances. Once Austria-Hungary throws the first lawn dart,  the audience become mobilized as participants so they too can play War.  Our host leads the audience Over the Top, at once releasing himself from his memories and charging us to remember.
Monday August 24 at 7pm
FREE but donations accepted
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Aug
25
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $6
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

We are always looking for new models, please inquire at: lifedrawing@as220.org

Intermediate Ballet w/ Betsy Miller @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Betsy Miller// Tuesdays @ 7-8:30pm // $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 both clarity and expressivity in your dancing.

Betsy MillerBetsy Miller is a dance artist and educator currently based in Providence, RI. She has trained in the Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD, and Bournonville styles, and combines elements of each along with a somatic approach to ballet.  Her choreography has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Ohio State University. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Fusionworks Company and shove gently dance, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Doug Varone, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, Stephanie Turner, and Deb Meunier. Betsy serves as the Dance Coordinator of AS220. She is on faculty at Providence College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.

 

 

single lash, future museums, pixels, + twenty four hours @ Psychic Readings
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 1:00 am
Boot Leg Soul, John Paul Colasante , Not for Coltrane @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 25 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 26 @ 1:00 am
Aug
26
Wed
FERIA ARTESENAL LATINOAMERICANA @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Poetry readings, singer songwriter performances, folk arts, pastries, art-making by local artists….NO SE LO PIERDAN!

Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 26 @ 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.

Julie Shore is an experienced and dedicated yoga practitioner with a passion for teaching. A California native, she has called Providence home since 2009, moving here after completing her BA at Bard College. She received her training from Eyes of the World Yoga Center and continues to deepen her studies as she builds her teaching practice. Yoga has continued to be a source of strength and insight in Julie’s life. Her classes translate a technical knowledge of vinyasa asana, with underpinnings of yogic philosophy which point to developing mindfulness and compassionate awareness.

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Summer Maker Camp: MOVE in space + time @ AS220 Labs
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MOVE in space + time: 
August 17-28, Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, 3-6pm, Cost: $100
Register online: http://shop.as220.org/products/maker-camp

School’s Out for Summer!

But wait, what to do with all that knowledge you’ve learnt this year? Let’s put it to good use! We invite you to spend the summer with us making and doing real, big, exciting things!

Expect: exhilarating field trips, mind-bending visits from artists and makers, but most importantly, the chance to do projects using cool new technology like laser cutters, 3D printers, and vinyl cut circuits!

MAKE noise: July 6 – 17
Learn how to build your own musical instrument and play it with panache! Expect: massive DIY orchestra grand finale
MOVE in space + time: August 17-28
Learn what makes things tick and move! Expect: GEARS

Come and we will show you how to make almost anything.

This camp is open to Makers aged 10 – 13 years. Each two-week session is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3-6pm.

Instructors: Aisha Jandosova & Melita Morales

 Location and Parking AS220 Media Arts is located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 2nd floor (Suite 202). The entrance is at the back of the building on Lucie Way; ring the doorbell by the double doors. 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.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

If 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. To cancel your reservation, you must email chris@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 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 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
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Artist Danny Floyd working at the Paul Krot Darkroom by Elliot Clapp

 Wednesdays, August 19, 26,  7-10 pm  Cost; $120

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

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.

 Instructor: Sam Thompson 

Arkham Film Society Presents: The Northville Cemetery Massacre @ AS220 Black Box
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Northville Cemetery Massacre Color Flyer

 

Come out and join us for one of the most insane
biker flicks! When a group of bikers are passing through a small town and
get accused of a gang rape all hell breaks loose  and leads to a huge battle
between the bikers and the rednecks! Enjoy this crazy movie and
help our friend Chris cover the medical bills incurred  after a
texting driver put him in the hospital. We are donating all profits from this screening to the Go Fund Me campaign for Chris’ medical expenses.
Jeff Lavender (Valencourt), Rich Ferri, Travis Alexander (Ghost Thrower), Ava Callery @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 1:00 am
Aug
27
Thu
Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
 Class incorporates a seated centering and focus on breath connection which then leads to a gentle warm-up of the spine. After moving the spine in multiple directions, we will easily make our way to being on hands and feet and eventually flow through a simplified series of sun salutations to get the body warm. We will then explore balance postures, twists and back strengthening exercises and eventually make our way back to the floor for more restorative poses leading to savasana.

Jamie Arnold is a local yoga educator and performing artist. She has been teaching a regular gentle flow class at the East Side YMCA for 2.5 years and has taught yoga in some way shape or form through Squam Art Workshops, Now Yoga & Fitness, Fight2Fitness, Om Kids, Rhode Runner, Studio Exhale and AS220. Jamie received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2012 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. For Jamie, yoga has helped her to truly be in the present moment, let go of stress and feel like weight has been lifted from her body.

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Songwriters in the Round @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

RISA presents Songwriters in the Round at AS220

4 Songwriters ~ 4 Rounds ~ All Acoustic ~ All Original

 

Be a part of the audience, hear some great original music AND help select the theme for next month’s players….

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

$5 admission

7:00 p.m. ’til 8:30 p.m.

SNOWPLOWS//PUBLIC POLICY//TIMECOP BEACH PARTY//LITTLE TOMB @ Psychic Readings
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 1:00 am
Top 5 Fiend Presents: Debcaster, Two Brothers, Feng Shui Police, The Novi Giants @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 1:00 am
Aug
28
Fri
Summer Maker Camp: MOVE in space + time @ AS220 Labs
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MOVE in space + time: 
August 17-28, Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, 3-6pm, Cost: $100
Register online: http://shop.as220.org/products/maker-camp

School’s Out for Summer!

But wait, what to do with all that knowledge you’ve learnt this year? Let’s put it to good use! We invite you to spend the summer with us making and doing real, big, exciting things!

Expect: exhilarating field trips, mind-bending visits from artists and makers, but most importantly, the chance to do projects using cool new technology like laser cutters, 3D printers, and vinyl cut circuits!

MAKE noise: July 6 – 17
Learn how to build your own musical instrument and play it with panache! Expect: massive DIY orchestra grand finale
MOVE in space + time: August 17-28
Learn what makes things tick and move! Expect: GEARS

Come and we will show you how to make almost anything.

This camp is open to Makers aged 10 – 13 years. Each two-week session is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3-6pm.

Instructors: Aisha Jandosova & Melita Morales

 Location and Parking AS220 Media Arts is located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 2nd floor (Suite 202). The entrance is at the back of the building on Lucie Way; ring the doorbell by the double doors. 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.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

If 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. To cancel your reservation, you must email chris@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

Gallery Talk with Mara Metcalf @ AS220 Project Space
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lulz! Comedy Open Mic Night @ Psychic Readings
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

The monthly LuLz! Open Mic is back and waiting for your comedy. Come ready with 5 mins of stuff or just come to watch!

Sign up at 8:30pm and open mic at 9pm!

Triangle Forest, Home Body, House Red @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 1:00 am
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Home Body
Fever-pop duo Home Body ignores convention with their vivid blend of new wave, industrial and electronic music, performed from the gut with wild abandon and art-school-cool theatricality. Balancing textured layers of glitzy synthesizers, focused rhythms, and tectonic bass with strong, stormy femme vocals, the duo creates a visceral sonic landscape that feels equal parts cosmic, fleshy and electric. Emerging from the vibrant Western Mass music scene, Home Body plays with form and improvisation while retaining a strong pop sensibility and demanding presence. Live, the duo punctuates their sound with dance and manual light manipulation, reaching beyond their performance to create a high-vibration spectacle that is physically and emotionally moving.

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Triangle Forest
Synth-rock band from Providence. May induce intense dancing.
Members: Brendan Britton (synth & vocals), Ben Britton (electronic drums), Martin van Etten (synth)

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House Red
Reba Mitchell. House Red is noise/drone/ambiance from Providence; member of Assembly of Light, Whore Paint, Made in Mexico).
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Live Arts Venues

Main Stage:
The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.

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Black Box:
The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.

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Dance Studio:
The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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Psychic Readings:
Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.

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