Calendar

Jul
19
Fri
August Gallery Opening @ AS220
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

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          L to R :J. Buron | A. McGuire | V. Dalpe | R. Legare & R. A’Vant

IN THE GALLERIES

AUGUST 3-31, 2019

Opening reception Saturday August 3rd, 5-7p.m.

PROJECT SPACE @93 Mathewson St.

Energies and Poetries | Abigael McGuire

READING ROOM

Displacement | John Buron 

MAIN GALLERY @115 Empire St.

Social Perspectives | Raymond Legare & Raphael A’Vant

VESTIBULE GALLERY

Beneath the Skin: Bone Series | Victoria Dalpe

RESIDENT GALLERY @131 Washington St.

NEA Artists -In-Residence | Lauren Valley,

Jessica Thompson, & Laura Splan

MODERN AFRICAN DANCE MIXED LEVELS 6:30-7:30pm @ Dance Studio
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MODERN AFRICAN DANCE MIXED LEVELS 6:30-7:30pm
w/ Mekbul J. Tahir
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University & RISD Students Free w/ ID

The technique Acogny is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. It was created by Germaine Acogny, the mother of African contemporary dance. Based on traditional African dance (especially Senegal and Benin) and Western dance techniques (classical ballet, release, and Graham technique), the philosophy of this technique is about identity: placing yourself inside the community and nature, and being aware of your own body. The technique respects every different body, and addresses life and the connection between human being and nature. Joy, play, love and music are the fundamentals of the spirit of the technique.

Gemini Wolves, Anehdonia, Octobrists, Sugar Cones, and Steve Volkman and Robert Dumont @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 1:00 am
Head Trick Theatre presents: Queen Margaret @ Black Box Theatre
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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QUEEN MARGARET

by William Shakespeare

adapted by Jennifer Dick

(U.S. Premiere)

 From captive war bride to warrior queen leading the House of Lancaster, Jennifer Dick’s adaptation traces the evolution of Shakespeare’s largest female role through the epic battles and political machinations of the Wars of the Roses. Is Margaret a hero or a villain?

Jul
20
Sat
Beginner Ballet Plus @ Dance Studio
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Beginner Ballet plus workshop is a monthly class series that offers students who have beginner level training of 1 to 2 years a chance to learn and grow with their knowledge of ballet. It is also an opportunity for students who have a few more years of ballet to work slowly on specifics. These workshops will feature a rotation of AS220’s instructors offering students the opportunity to experience different approaches to the same level curriculum. Classes are held Saturdays 9-10:15am, in our dance studio at 95 Empire St., 3rd Floor.

This is not a drop-in course. These workshops are offered as 4-week packages only. Students must pre-register by purchasing the Beginner Plus Ballet Workshop class package online in advance (here)  ($40 total for 4 classes). Please bring your receipt to your first class: Brown and RISD students bring your ID.

AS220’s Estival Festival! @ 115 and 95 Empire Street
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 1:00 am

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Poster by Walker Mettling

 

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AS220’s Estival Festival: a summer-heat-art-fair-extravaganza and music fest fundraiser for AS220’s All Access Campaign to make improvements to Empire Street


Here is a list of performers in order of the English alphabet:

Aura, baby;baby BoringBrother, Burr, Cherry PitDavey HarmsDirty DurdieDropdeadFine.Funeral ConeGertrude AthertonJesse the TreeKris Fame, Sin Seven w/ 825GHOST, Slitty WristsThe QuahogsTwin FoxesVisibilitiesXR TabsHairspray QueenVideo Shoppe

This summer, together forever, we shall celebrate the ginormous renovations at AS220’s Empire Street complex. Come participate in the AS220 All Access Campaign fundraising efforts through the power of ALL DAY LONG PARTYING! Over twenty performers will rollick the Main Stage and Black Box. An art fair will convene in Psychic Readings and outside on the street with over twenty vendors who will peddle their miraculous wares. There will be food and drink specials like “watermelon sangria” or an “Oh-boy-oh-boy-oh-boy that’s a good clam margarita” (the latter one’s made up). It’s the summer so let it be known that there will be an outdoor bar and seating and some fun-time summery installations. Bring a bathing suit, because we’re busting out the inflatable pools. Experience “windoughnuts” where residents of Floor 3 send down doughnuts in a basket to the street. Get wet. See friends. Shake hands with strangers. Become a stranger to yourself. Just have some fun, ok?

If you are interested in vending your original art at our art fair, please email Birdplayart@gmail.com.

 


 

Generously sponsored by:

Blick Art MaterialsDBVW ArchitectsPezzuco ConstructionCornish AssociatesMcLaughlin & Moran, Inc.Revival Brewing Co.von Trapp BrewingCisco BrewersAbitaNarragansettPinnacle Plumbing & HeatingRegency Plaza

Intro to HTML and CSS @ AS220 Industries
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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3 classes, 3 hours each, where students who are just starting out learning web development basics can get their hands around core concepts to build an interactive and mobile-friendly web page.

 

 

Wednesdays July 17, 24, 31, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

3 classes, 3 hours each, where students who are brand new or are just starting out learning web development basics can get their hands around core concepts to build an interactive and mobile-friendly web page. Throughout the course, we will learn the fundamentals of the web, including how the web works, and dive into HTMLCSS, version control with Git and Github, and JavaScript basics.

Attendees will come away with a fully functioning web site hosted on the internet that is mobile friendly, allows for creativity, as well as displays the participant’s understanding of core web technologies. These new skills can be applied to many existing jobs, creative endeavors, or serve as a launching point for a deeper dive into software development.

Instructor: Danny Kirchner

Danny is a software developer and teacher, “training over 100 students in Providence to be full-stack, job ready developers” Danny has been writing web apps using Ruby on Rails and JavaScript for nearly a decade, working as a software developer and startup founder. He also organizes the Providence-based coding meetup, Wise Coders. When not in front of a computer, he enjoys cooking vegetarian food, practicing zero-waste, and biking around Rhode Island. Danny has authored a few guides focusing on web development basics, including “A Beginner’s Guide to Ruby on Rails,” [link: https://generalassemb.ly/coding/full-stack-web-development/rails] and “A Beginner’s Guide to Heroku” [link: https://generalassemb.ly/coding/full-stack-web-development/heroku].

What to bring:  Students should bring a laptop and charger if they have one.

 

Jul
21
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 21 @ 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 (www.shea-training.com) 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).

Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetA comprehensive introduction to screen printing covering stencil design, troubleshooting, registration, proper print procedure, and multi-colored
prints.

Sunday July 21, 10-6pm

REGISTER HERE

Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making prints, posters, coasters, greeting cards, stationery, and more. Your instructor will walk you through the process and help you gain the skills you need to confidently plan and execute your next paper-based project.

Instructor: John McCaughey

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 21 @ 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.

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Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:45pm // $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.

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Head Trick Theatre presents Queen Margaret @ AS220 Black Box Theater
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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QUEEN MARGARET

by William Shakespeare

adapted by Jennifer Dick

(U.S. Premiere)

 From captive war bride to warrior queen leading the House of Lancaster, Jennifer Dick’s adaptation traces the evolution of Shakespeare’s largest female role through the epic battles and political machinations of the Wars of the Roses. Is Margaret a hero or a villain?

Head Trick Theatre presents Queen Margaret @ AS220 Black Box Theater
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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QUEEN MARGARET

by William Shakespeare

adapted by Jennifer Dick

(U.S. Premiere)

 From captive war bride to warrior queen leading the House of Lancaster, Jennifer Dick’s adaptation traces the evolution of Shakespeare’s largest female role through the epic battles and political machinations of the Wars of the Roses. Is Margaret a hero or a villain?

Jul
22
Mon
Hip Hop with Michael Diaz @ Dance Studio
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

New Class! Hip Hop 5:30-7:00
w/Michael Diaz
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Class will start with a warm-up from head to toe, circular movements, and slowly build up to drills. After drills a combo/routine will be taught including steps from the drills as well as new steps to challenge the students. The goal of this class is to comprehend and learn all the various steps as well as to musically find character within each student. Students will be placed in groups to perform the combo before the end of the class without the instructor. We’ll finish class  off with a cool down.

 

 

Michael Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and now lives in Pawtucket, RI. At the age of 11 years old, Michael was inspired by a music video of Chris Brown, and hasn’t stopped dancing ever since. He was mentored by Kelvin Fabian, Tovah Muro and Rhode Island’s notable teacher Nikki Carrara. He is known for his ability to improv and for his stage presence. His participation in national conventions and competitions resulted in various scholarships including The Alvin Ailey program and Broadway Dance Studio both in NYC. After graduating from a performing arts high school In 2015, Michael decided to continue his journey of dance by joining an urban dance company called “Thr3e Live Dance Co. He is currently still with them and defining.

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Software Basics: Illustrator @ AS220 Industries
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

illustratorCreate stunning vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator.

Mondays July 22 + 30, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

Intro to Illustrator will allow participants to learn the basic tools and uses of Illustrator CC to manipulate vector graphics for a range of projects and applications.  From screen printing to vinyl decals, Illustrator contains a wide array of tools that will help you create compelling graphics and images. This class will cover everything that’s needed to start creating, from the fundamentals of pixels versus vectors to basic drawing and shape manipulation. By the end of the session, you’ll have an understanding of the basic toolkit and the ability to start building scalable graphics.

Instructor: Savannah Barkley

Jul
23
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

Software Basics: InDesign @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

indesign_1024x1024Learn the fundamentals of print and digital publishing with Adobe InDesign.

Tuesdays July 23 + 30, 6-9pm

The class will consist of inserting and formatting text and images into layouts, setting up master pages and graphic styles for text and creating simpler documents such as magazines, brochures and other types of long and short publishing formats. Students will learn how to package and preflight InDesign documents to prepare them for print.

Instructor: Jose Menendez

Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE BALLET 7:00-8:30PM 
w/ Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Card
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Ann offers a traditional ballet class with a special focus on musicality, epaulement, and the joy of fully embodied movement.  Her barre exercises allow time to warm up slowly while developing the alignment, strength, and precision  that create freedom in the center.  Dancers slow down for the the beauty and breath of adage before progressing to the speed of petit allegro and the fun of moving through space.   Ann especially enjoys discovering and sharing the “movement” in ballet, and she offers options throughout the class so dancers can tailor exercises to the level of challenge they each need.

 

Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She recently served as Guest Choreographer and Interim Artistic Director for JUMP! Dance Company in Providence.  Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, and she worked for five years in New York City Ballet’s Education Department.  She has performed in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, in Martha Graham’s Celebration with the Second Avenue Dance Company, and in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov.  Her own choreography has been presented by Princeton University, American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.  Ann holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris.AnnDitmarsHuyck

Searchlight Souls, Truth Bypassed, and The Dick Derry Band @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 1:00 am

SEARCHLIGHT SOULS

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Searchlight Souls is an new alternative rock band hailing from Lincoln, Rhode Island. The group has just finished recording their first EP to come out in April and has currently release two fantastic singles. Their music takes influence from each members favorite groups including artists like Tom Petty, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The 1975, The Band Camino, Primus, Pearl Jam and more.

TRUTH BYPASSED

Truth Bypassed is a band created by Jon Prata. Jon was hanging out with Devon DiGiacomo and they started jamming for a while. A little after they formed the band Truth Bypassed.

DICK DERRY BAND

Although Dick Derry’s catchy, pop-rock tunes show the influence of artists
like The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Supergrass, and Cheap Trick, no
band has had more influence on him than The Beatles. “No other band has
the combination of beautiful, unforgettable melodies and great lyrics,” says
Derry. He has recently put together a new band with local musicians to
showcase his songs. The band is a four piece unit featuring Paul Amenta
on lead guitar, Dave Dunn on Bass, and Eric Hastings on drums. This band
will rock you and give some sweet melodies to sing-along with too!

Jul
24
Wed
LUNCHTIME VINYASA YOGA 12-1PM @ Dance Studio
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

LUNCHTIME VINYASA YOGA 12-1PM  
w/ Julie Shore
$5 Drop In
Brown University & RISD Students Free w/ ID

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