Join local artists J.R. Uretsky and Beth Nixon for an evening of funny and profound performance works spanning live and recorded media.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
95 Empire St., Providence, RI
Free / Donation
A video and puppet performance by J.R. Uretsky
A suitcase theater show by Beth Nixon
J.R. Uretsky is an interdisciplinary artist who navigates the complexities of human emotion through an autobiographical voice. Uretsky’s work uses humor and empathy to both, celebrate and critique a disruption of personal space through anthropomorphic sculpture, puppetry, performance and videos that are visually and emotionally intense. Uretsky has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues in New York, Los Angeles, Finland, and Germany. She has been an artist in residence at Fine Art Base (California), The Dirt Palace (Rhode Island), Big Red & Shiny (Massachusetts) and Arteles Creative Center (Finland). J.R. Uretsky’s work has been published by online and video journals such as Gaga Stigmata and ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art.
Beth Nixon is an interdisciplinary artist who works under the name Ramshackle Enterprises. Since 1998 Beth has been writing, building, performing, and touring her own solo clown and puppet shows, collaborating with other artists, and frequently facilitating the creation of puppet parades, pageants, and performances with groups of children and adults. Beth has worked with Pig Iron Theatre and Spiral Q (Philly), Red Moon Theater (Chicago), Bread and Puppet Theater (VT), and Big Nazo Puppets (RI). Beth has a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Her graduate thesis work was entitled “Navigating Curious Terrain: An Illustrated Field Guild to Ethics, Power and Imagination in Community-Based Puppetry and Personal Practice.”