276 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
AS220 Media Arts presents
“20 Years & Counting!”
The 20th Birthday of the Paul Krot Community Darkroom
Aurora Providence (old Roots Café)
276 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903
$10-30 Sliding Scale, 7pm-midnight
AS220 Media Arts is hosting its fundraiser and celebrating the 20th Birthday of The Paul Krot Community Darkroom, one of AS220’s publicly accessible art-making facilities, led by our growing community of local artists.
The Birthday Party and Fundraiser will kick off on Friday, April 4th at 7pm at Aurora Providence (the old Roots Café), 276 Westminster St., Providence, RI. Local Caribbean music virtuoso Jesus Andujar will perform on stage. The celebration will also include artwork from the AS220 Media Arts community of members, a live photo booth, a piñata, cake, and a dance party led by local DJs including DJ Kodak and DJ GOD BODY. Admission will be a sliding scale of $10-$30 as part of the fundraiser for the Paul Krot Community Darkroom and AS220 Media Arts.
As part of the Birthday Celebration, AS220 Media Arts presents Portraits of Marasa: Photographing the Dominican Republic and Haiti, an exhibit of photographs by Miguel Rosario and Huáscar Robles. The exhibit runs the whole month of April at Aurora Providence. Miguel Rosario presents black and white portrait photography capturing life in the Dominican Republic. Huáscar Robles showcases a body of work from his travels to Haiti right after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. The combination of these two bodies of work by two photographers from AS220’s community of artists, leads an exploration of the relationship between the two countries that comprise the island of Hispaniola.
Since August 1994, when the Paul Krot Darkroom was established at 115 Empire Street, AS220’s photography programs have grown to embrace both digital and traditional B&W photography, added studio lighting, and camera rentals, as well as resources for photo finishing, digital editing and large-format printing. We introduced educational offerings to support the use of these new resources. In 2012, we began to expand the photography program into a Media Arts program supporting complementary analog and digital mediums such as film, video, audio, and computer/web applications. AS220 currently provides affordable access to graphics software at the Media Arts Lab, and is planning a gradual expansion into new media as resources allow.