Providence City Walk Demonstration Day

On Friday, June 15th, grab a roller and follow the lead of one of three artists who have designed murals for three different sites at the intersection of Broad and Public street.  These murals will be painted in tempera and will likely only last a few days – be a part of something fleeting and fabulous!

You can also join in a Flashmob-style dance choreographed by Sokeo Ros, to be launched at 1:30PM on Saturday, June 16th at the intersection of Broad and Public Streets. Learn the moves here!

These events are all part of a “Demonstration Day”, which invites Providence residents to try out and give feedback on plans for the addition of bike lanes, green infrastructure, and public art along Broad Street. 82 people walking or biking on Broad Street were involved in a car crash between 2009 and 2015. The goal of City Walk is to make Broad Street safer and more pedestrian friendly.

If you are interested in participating in arts activities for the City Walk Demonstration Day, please contact Cristina at DiChieraconsulting@gmail.com or just show up and participate!

Call For Interpretation – New Bedford Whaling Museum

A Spectacle in Motion is an upcoming exhibition that will premiere a never-before-seen digital facsimile of the longest painting in America – the 1,275-foot-long GraArtWeek logond Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.

The advanced screening for artists will inspire attendees as part of a call for artistic interpretations of all mediums to be performed/exhibited alongside the exhibition throughout the summer of 2018. The exhibition will include a theatrical replication of the panorama in its original format – as a moving Panorama on stage – complete with contextual objects that will regale visitors on the history of the artists, the evolution of visual culture and entertainment, maritime literature, cultural connections, and the maritime history and culture of mid-19th century America.
Special to ArtWeek, local artists will get this preview months before its public debut. Museum curators and historians will provide context to the exhibition and talk in detail about the themes and concepts to be unpacked via the exhibition. Artists will get a chance to ask questions and get a feel for the experience that the Museum is aiming to create with the exhibition. #ArtWeekMA
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CreativeGround Office Hours at RISCA

NEFA is excited to have Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) host our CreativeGround team in Providence, RI on May 30th! Members of our staff will facilitate office hour sessions to provide guidance on updating user profiles on CreativeGround to meet roster profile minimum requirements.
What is CreativeGround? CreativeGround is NEFA’s regional online directory of artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses. Among many other dynamic features and functions, CreativeGround allows artists to display their designation as a vetted member of various New England State Arts Agency rosters. For example, Rhode Island’s Education Roster* can be found here.
Our May 30th office hours are specifically for Teaching Artists on RISCA’s Rhode Island Education Roster. Teaching artists on the roster can sign up for a timeslot by clicking the button below:
SELECT A TIMESLOT & REGISTER
Be sure to select the timeslot that works for you from the “Available Dates” dropdown menu at the top of the Eventbrite registration page!
Not on the roster and/or not based in Rhode Island, but interested in having the CreativeGround team come to your community? Please don’t register for this event, AND please contact creativeground@nefa.org and tell us more about your CreativeGround event wants and needs!

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The event space is accessible for individuals using wheelchairsPlease contact Daniela at djacobson@nefa.org if other accommodations are needed for your full participation.