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Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
May 21 @ 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
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Tuesdays May 21 + 28, 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
May 21 @ 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

The Electric Dugans, Waiver Wire, and Thousand Years Between @ AS220 Main Stage
May 21 @ 9:00 pm – May 22 @ 1:00 am
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Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 22 @ 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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Lasercut Typography @ AS220 Industries
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
typographyStudents will learn how to fabricate a woodtype ornament from AS220 woodtype collection. Once the ornament is created, a series of prints will be made using the letterpress machine in the downstairs printshop.
  • Wednesdays, May 22 + 29, 6-9pm
  • Wednesdays, July 24 + 31, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

Instructor: José Menéndez

José R. Menéndez (b.08/80) grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a graphic designer and a landscape designer with ten years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design. José completed an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. This Spring he will complete a Master of Marine Affairs from University of Rhode Island. At URI, he focuses on the application of information design and graphic design to climate science communication. He is currently teaching a Design/Technology course for the Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Open Level Modern Dance @ Dance Studio
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with Katie McNamara & Olase Freeman// 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! 

04_FleetingThoughts_4OlaseJessicaOlase Freeman (BA Wesleyan University 1994, MFA UWM 2011) presently involved in an extended residency called “fatherhood”, lives in Rhode Island with his partner Kathryn McNamara.  A partial list of the companies he has worked with include the Richard Bull Dance Theater, Jane Comfort & Co., Creach/Dance, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, and Leah Stein Dance Company.  Olase’s choreographic work has been performed in such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church, Link’s Hall (Chicago), the Cunningham Studio, Joyce/Soho, Dixon Place, Thelma Hill (Long Island University), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), as well as RIIPN/Cheek-to-Cheek and American Dance Legacy Institute (Brown University).  As a teacher, in addition to being on faculty of Rhode Island College from 2008-2010, as well as Muhlenberg College in 2011-2012, Olase has conducted residencies and taught classes at the Firkin Crane (Cork City, Ireland), Curitiba and Londrina (Brazil), Congresso Internacional de Danza a nivel Baja California, Mexico, Western Wyoming Community College, the DanceCenter at Columbia College (Chicago), SUNY Brockport, Hobart/William Smith College, Link’s Hall (Chicago), CalState San Marcos, Sushi Performance Inc. (San Diego), Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, (Seattle, WA), and University of Montana, Missoula.

KatieMcNamara2Katie 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.

Live Soundtracks: Rectrix x Gyna Bootleg, Andy Grant (The Vomit Arsonist), Rene M x Ryan Campos w/ Film Contributions: Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz), Heather Gabel (Hide), Stephen Chevalier @ AS220 Main Stage
May 22 @ 9:30 pm – May 23 @ 1:00 am
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CONTEMPORARY FUSION @ Dance Studio
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Class begins with a number of movement sequences that stress cardiovascular strength, dynamic flexibility, and technique both in the center and across the floor. In continuance, dance phrases are introduced of varied lengths and textures that integrate jazz, hip-hop, salsa, and contemporary dance techniques. In interpretation and practice of phrases, each dancer is challenged to explore their individuality – focusing on authenticity and quality in performance.  NOTE: Improvisational prompts may also be given at any point during each lesson. Class is a judgement-free zone – welcoming of all abilities and backgrounds as it aims to not only train dancers in varied styles, but also build community and support for individual movers.

Filmmaking 101: Intro to DSLR Video
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Learn the basics of filmmaking with your DSLR camera!
Thursday May 16 + 23, 6-9pm
In this introductory course on DSLR Video, students will learn the basics principles of using DSLR Cameras as a tool to help convey certain ideas. Simultaneously, students will look at the role of the cinematographer, different shot types and lighting techniques, and will gain a greater understanding of one of the most important pieces of video/filmmaking.
Instructor: Steven Barthelemy-Luna
Steven Barthelemy-Luna is a filmmaker from Queens, New York. Steven spent his undergraduate years at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. While attending Rhode Island College, Steven won several film talent awards and was a recipient for the Tess Hoffman Scholarship, and the Mark W. Estrin Film Studies award, earning him a B.A. in Film Studies and Public Relations. Steven also worked with an Emmy® Award-winning multimedia production company, Devlo Media, for three years as an Assistant Editor and a Production Assistant. Steven’s latest experimental film, “Cut,” opened for award-winning documentary “Tre Maison Desan” at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and “Cut” won an Accolade Global Film Award. Steven also teaches as an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College and is currently an MFA Film and Media Art candidate at Emerson College.
Instagram: @stevenbluna
Website & Portfolio:  www.stevenluna.com
Intro to DSLR Video @ AS220 Media Arts
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

13EC1494-F11C-43DD-BE86-54231800699D_1024x1024Learn the basics of filmmaking with your DSLR camera!


Thursday May 16 + 23, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

In this introductory course on DSLR Video, students will learn the basics principles of using DSLR Cameras as a tool to help convey certain ideas. Simultaneously, students will look at the role of the cinematographer, different shot types and lighting techniques, and will gain a greater understanding of one of the most important pieces of video/filmmaking.

Instructor: Steven Barthelemy-Luna

Instructor: Steven Barthelemy-Luna
Steven Barthelemy-Luna is a filmmaker from Queens, New York. Steven spent his undergraduate years at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. While attending Rhode Island College, Steven won several film talent awards and was a recipient for the Tess Hoffman Scholarship, and the Mark W. Estrin Film Studies award, earning him a B.A. in Film Studies and Public Relations. Steven also worked with an Emmy® Award-winning multimedia production company, Devlo Media, for three years as an Assistant Editor and a Production Assistant. Steven’s latest experimental film, “Cut,” opened for award-winning documentary “Tre Maison Desan” at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and “Cut” won an Accolade Global Film Award. Steven also teaches as an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College and is currently an MFA Film and Media Art candidate at Emerson College.
Instagram: @stevenbluna
Website & Portfolio:  www.stevenluna.com
    GERMAINE ACOGNY TECHNIQUE FOR BEGINNERS! @ Dance Studio
    May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    GERMAINE ACOGNY TECHNIQUE FOR BEGINNERS 7PM-8PM  
    w/Mekbul Tahir
    $13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
    Brown University & RISD Students Free w/ ID

    This modern dance technique is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa, by Germaine Acogny—the mother of African contemporary dance.
    Based on traditional African dance (particularly Senegal and Benin) combined with Western dance, you’ll learn how to adjust your body to the basics of spinal movements, combined with footwork and steps.

    Also we will be learning traditional dances from different parts of Ethiopia.

     

     

    Alex Dupuis, Flyying Colors, Big Bend, and a&h @ AS220 Main Stage
    May 23 @ 9:00 pm – May 24 @ 1:00 am

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    Alex Dupuis: Animator, composer, and performer working primarily with generative video and audio systems. alexanderdupuis.com

    Flyying Colors: https://flyyingcolors.bandcamp.com/

    Big Bend: Big Bend’s primary songwriter is Nathan Phillips, an Ohio native. His mother sang in operas and musicals while her father, a 12-tone composer, taught music in Cincinnati, before she moved to Mansfield, where Nathan grew up playing piano. Her voice is featured on Radish, Big Bend’s second release. In addition to his solo keyboard and vocal work, Nathan has supported bands like Julianna Barwick, Qasim Naqvi, and, as a member of Youngstown’s The Building, The War On Drugs. bigbendmusic.net

    a&h: Originally hailing from Richmond, VA Saxophonist/Improvisor/Composer Craig Schenker began his musical career in the experimental music scene in Nashville, TN. His musical journey has found him collaborating in projects covering a broad musical realm ranging from the quiet musings of introspective chamber rock trio Arclyte to the confrontational punk/jazz of Square People to minimalist accompaniment for Megan Chu’s dance choreography to the ambient/drone work of Ancient Ocean. Now living in Brooklyn, NY he is an active member of the instrumental noise rock outfit Drunken Sufis and drone/free jazz trio M/S/T. M/S/T released it’s self titled debut album earlier this year on MoonVillain Records: https://moonvillain.com/album/m-s-t. He is currently working on completing a solo saxophone album fusing ambient soundscapes and folk traditions recorded at a residency in Marquette, Nebraska this past September. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85uqhiUOoj0

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    Advanced Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
    May 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

    ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET  9:15am-10:45am
    (prior ballet experience required)
    w/Ann Ditmars Huyck
    $13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
    Brown University Students Free w/ ID

    Come dance in community and find freedom within your ballet technique!  This class follows the traditional format, progressing from barre and center exercises to movement across the floor, and assumes prior knowledge of most ballet vocabulary.  Ann offers options so dancers can tailor the class to their needs, and she designs combinations to emphasize expression and movement while challenging the mind and body.  Wear what’s comfortable for you and enjoy ballet in a positive, non-competitive atmosphere.  Soft ballet slippers are recommended, and anyone wishing to dance on pointe is welcome to do so!

     

    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.

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    Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
    May 24 @ 7:00 pm – May 25 @ 9:00 pm

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    OUR FINAL PRODUCTION!!!

    Gidion’s Knot
    By Johnna Adams
    Directed by Kira Hawkridge

    Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.
    *Graphic subject matter

    Beverly Tender / Asyaa / Salt People / Choirboy @ AS220 Main Stage
    May 24 @ 9:00 pm – May 25 @ 1:00 am

    59381049_10156522500998195_3783729070945075200_oIt’s a Friday Night Bag!
    S A L T P E O P L E N Y C
    It’s a Mickey Mouse made of hydrangeas!
    B E V E R L Y T E N D E R
    It’s 30 mini noise CDs!
    A S Y A A
    It’s a plantasia of crows!
    C H O I R B O Y
    It’s a man rapidly drinking water out of a cup with a hole in it.
    P S Y C H I C R E A D I N G S
    The music starts at 10 p.m.!
    P L E A S E B R I N G M O N E Y
    The scale starts at $7 and goes all the way to $20; if you go to or work at Brown or RISD please bring your ID

    Will Orchard, Seamstress, Morgan Johnston, and Jamie Craighead. @ AS220 Main Stage
    May 24 @ 9:00 pm – May 25 @ 1:00 am
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    Intro to Sewing: DIY Tool Pouch @ AS220 Industries
    May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Great for pencils, paintbrushes, mat knives, and wrenches!

    • Saturday, May 25 + June 1, 2-5pm
    • Sunday, July 14 + 21, 2-5pm

    REGISTER HERE

    Learn how to use a sewing machine to create a roll-up pouch for your favorite tools.   Users will gain familiarity and confidence with basic sewing skills (straight stitch, corners, seams) and go home with a finished roll-up

    Instructor:  Cindy Loveless

    https://seecindysew.com/

     

    Peter Marcus Artist Talk and Closing Reception @ AS220 Galleries
    May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Peter Marcus - Roman Ruins, Collagraph, 2001, $8,500

    Peter Marcus – Roman Ruins, Collagraph, 2001, $8,500 (Detail Photo 001)

    AS220 Galleries is pleased to announce that artist Peter Marcus will be hosting an Artist Talk discussing his new exhibition and artworks on Saturday May 25th 3-5pm at the AS220 Project Space Gallery(93 Mathewson St). This will be free and open to all as-well as a great time to talk with the artist about their work. All exhibitions will remain on view through May 25.

    Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 1-6pm, Sat 12-5pm & by appointment.

    “In this show there will be examples of four different periods of my work. In the New American Family series, I explored the reality that American couples, instead of always marrying “their own kind”, now marry whomever they want, leaving the tradition behind, and often creating multi-ethnic families, like mine. The Kosovo series examined the destructiveness of war, leaving only ruins in the place of buildings. The Grand Center series used the building of old St. Louis as inspiration, and the Horsehead series was based on one of Jamestown’s most beautiful seaside houses… I am a printer, and I produce large-scale art on paper, that makes use of all traditional ways and forms of creating a single work. I use collagraph, digital photography, painting and drawing, thus crossing conventional lines of thinking about process. “Both my multi-ethnic family and my multi-disciplinary art are hybrid creations.”” – Words curtesy of the Artist

    GalleryMay2019

    READING ROOM
    Experimental Subjects | Dan Borden

    MAIN GALLERY @115 Empire St.
    Having Fun with It | Amelia Wilson
    Marginalia | Heather Annis

    WINDOW GALLERY
    Recent Works | Ashley M. Fontecchio

    RESIDENT GALLERY @131 Washington St.
    Se Aculilló? | Ancestrxs/es
    work by Kat Chavez and Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

     

    Intro to Letterpress: Setting Type @ AS220 Printshop
    May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    letterpressGet to know your way around the California job case with this intro letterpress class.

    Saturday May 25 + June 1, 10-1 pm

    REGISTER HERE

    You will leave this class with a working knowledge of how to set type, to lock type in the chase, woodtype and lead type, best practices and troubleshooting, press operation including: inking the press, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, feeding paper through the press and cleaning the press.   This workshop will certify you to use the Vandercook press.

    Instructor: Jacque Bidon