Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 8 @ 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.


Introduction to Mat Cutting @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Wednesday, July 8, 6-9pm

Cost: $65

Artists and art lovers with a desire to learn how to frame should attend this new workshop! This day serves as an introduction to the world of DIY framing. We’ll cover how take accurate measurements, hand cut four-ply mats, and give an overview of archival art mounting practices from hinging to floating. Expect conversations on presentation, design and how to incorporate these elements into one’s artistic practice, and/or art collection.

Take home two matted pieces and a clearer understanding of archival materials and terminology.

Required Materials

We will provide:

  • linen tape or photo corners
  • white museum matboard up to 16”x20” for art no larger than 12”x16”
  • acid free foam core for backing
  • utility blades
  • an assortment of museum matboard in various colors for paper backed and rag mats in smaller sizes (9”x12” or less).


Students should bring :

  • two pieces of art 12”x16” or lower. If it’s bigger or if you know you want something specific (i.e. not the white matboard provided) you will need to bring your own full sheet (32”x40”).
  • pencil and white eraser
  • ruler and right angle tool (optional)
  • utility blade or exacto and cutting mat (optional)

IMG_9874Instructor: Francesca Caruso
“There are many ways in which picture framing has been made inaccessible to artists/art lovers both financially and in traditions surrounding limited visibility of process. Framing is a very concrete and straightforward skill/trade that is innately riddled with lots of imperfection and problem solving, no matter how experienced the framer. It will try your patience, and always take longer than you think. There are many different styles of framing, from white glove/museum, to production framing to DIY. I have worked in a variety of ways it is important to acknowledge that there are many ways to do the same thing. As a working artist, DIY framing is the closest hitting to home for me and I am so grateful for the opportunity to teach and provide access for others.”

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 8 @ 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.

Cookie and The Monsters, Allston Police, Black Wool, and Food Court @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 1:00 am
Persistently reaching beyond sonic boundaries, Black Wool reaches through the spectrum of indie rock, free form jazz, avant-garde, and spoken word; bringing together a wide range of shapes and textures through the subtlety of elusive and often un-metered song structures, dynamic vocal delivery and an embrace toward compositional irregularities, with tendencies toward improvisation– Black Wool emanates light and warmth through pure expression, casting shadows and depth; illuminating perceptions of subconscious thought and emotion.  Black Wool is the artistic demonstration of Providence, Rhode Island based poet, William Keller.
Born and raised in Rockland County, New York. His life has been characterized by movement, new beginnings and the instability associated with change.


Food Court:

Math The Band The Band, Dikembe, The Attending @ AS220 Black Box
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 1:00 am
Math The Band The Band
Empire Empire (I Was A Lonely Estate)
The Attending
9pm $10
no pre-sale
Adobe Lightroom CC: Organize, Edit, Export @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Adobe Lightroom CC: Organize, Edit, Export

Thursday, July 9, 6-9pm

Cost: $45

Learn how to organize, edit, and export images with Adobe Lightroom!

We will be covering the basic mechanics of Lightroom as a software package and then also photo editing as an art. They go hand in hand. Lightroom is powerful image editing and managing software that will take your photography to another level if you haven’t been editing your images previously. It can also manage huge libraries of images with ease and keep you organized as you continue to collect more digital images.

Instructor: Matt Celeste

Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 9 @ 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.


Jul 9 @ 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.

INFJ, Foozle, 100%, Tim Woulfe @ Psychic Readings
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 1:00 am
King Mind Entertainment Presents: Chris, King Ceasar and Frank Write @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 1:00 am
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 1:00 am
Solo Sexx are 2 fierce, funky female MC’s from Massachusetts who are ready to to get your rusty bones lubricated and yo’ booty out of hibernation! With a fearless sense of humor and a no-holds barred attitude, Solo Sexx proves that the alternative to the add-water-and-stir rap chumpitude is funkier, fresher, and just plain sexxier than ever before.
Boltcutter (Riley Bradway) is an electronic musician and DJ based in Providence, RI. Citing influence from artists like Culprate, Death Grips, Queens of the Stone Age, and George Harrison (just to name a few), Boltcutter’s genre-spanning productions derive elements of rock, metal, and experimental music to create a synthetic blend of meaty basslines, soaring synthesizers, and earth-shaking drums. With releases on several record labels and international spins on FM and internet radio, it’s easy to see why Boltcutter’s music is quickly spreading throughout the United States and all over the world.
A Discordian rap star who balances the world on his hatred of the mundane.  He’s also a songwriter/rapper/producer/performer/poet type of person who does things, and hopes that you like them or that you dislike them in such a way that it will bring you pleasure.
Marshall “Gripp” Gillson is a nerd by day and a rapper/poet by day also. He was born in Providence, RI and is a graduate of Morehouse College. He has released three independent LPs. The most recent, “Head In The Cloud” is available on many major digital music stores. In his spare time, he enjoys arguing, pontificating, and writing biographies in the third person.
Starts at 9pm
love sexx and danger ♥
Special Friday Night Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Jul 10 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
A special Friday at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jul 11 @ 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!

July Gallery Opening Reception @ AS220
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


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opening reception | July 11th 5-7 p.m

AS220 Main Gallery (@ 115 Empire St.)
The Musicians
New Drawings & Watercolors by Richard Hanson
The Journey
New Paintings by Marie Gagnon

Sylvie’s Gift
New Paintings by S.C. Mordan

AS220 Project Space (@ 93 Mathewson St.)
Of Gears
New Work by Christopher Thomas
AS220 Reading Room
Linday Whelan, Jessica Normington, & Amanda-Gaye Smith

Residence Gallery (@131 Washington St. )
Some of the Things That Tend To Follow And Thoughts on How to Evade Them.
New Work by Cara Adams

Miss Chthonic Star Dream Pageant @ AS220's Blackbox + Psychic Readings Room
Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Miss Chthonic Star Dream Pageant @ AS220's Blackbox + Psychic Readings Room

Miss Chthonic Star Dream Pageant is a beauty pageant fashion show, a monstrous parade of internal realities fueled by sacrifice which thrusts labor, exploitation, and sexual/economic oppression onto the catwalk. Braiding pleasure and the abject and spiking it with a heavy dose of buffoonery, the dream pageant will entertain, amaze, and delightfully frustrate you!
WANT TO BE A STAR? In every city that the show will be produced, locals will be invited to participate as contestants in the pageant. But the experience is not what one would expect from a normal beauty pageant, if there is such a thing. Miss Chthonic is stress dream starring all of your anxieties!

The Dream Pageant was written by Ric Royer, with sound by G Lucas Crane and features members from three New York experimental theatre companies: Title:Point, Object Collection and the Psychic Readings Company.


The Hip Hop Connection Presents: Ladies Night Out @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 1:00 am

Dari’on Lance
Adrian Rosario
Jahmal Brown
Young Fizz
Medusah Black

Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 12 @ 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 ( 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).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.


Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.


Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

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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.


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.


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.