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CULTURAL TAPESTRY: A MULTI-CULTURAL CELEBRATION OF OUR COMMUNITY

@URI Providence RI USA March 26-April 26, 2018

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This exhibit is a celebration of the rich cultural diversity represented in our community by age, gender identity, sexuality, race and ethnicity. It includes works by students, community artists and area professional artists in all media: Carolina Arentsen, Astrid, Taalibah and Carlos Cabral, Nilton Cardena, Daniyar (Dan) Baidaralin, Zhanat Baidaralin, Vera Kurmasheva, Asylgul Baidaralina, Paul A Daglieri, Felix Diclo, Raphael Diaz, Tamara Diaz, Rebecca Flores, George Garcia, Francisco Hernandez, JEROCK, David Koukol, Nixon Leger, Hector Ledesma, Hebe Lee,  Viongxay Luangvija, Khamla Luangvija, Vilay Thilavong Luangvija, Nang Kangna, Somsanouk Luangvija, Vilay Luangvija, Saberah Malik, Angelo Marinosci Jr., Bili Mason, Evans Molina Fernandes, Munir Mohammed, Deborah Spears Morehead, Tracie Montgomery, Willy Perez, Basma Samira, Jordon Seaberry, Christopher Thomas, Jose Sejo , Anita Trezvant, Graham Gruner, Willow CasaNova, April Doran, Titilola Martins, Angel Beth Smith, Central Falls High School Students.

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THE ART OF RECONCILIATION EXHIBIT 

(MARCH 2018 at The Center for Reconciliation at St. John’s Cathedral, Providence RI)

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(Photo above by Tamara Diaz. Some of the artists/visitors to the exhibit and discussion. Munir Mohoammed, Daniel Hibbert, Monique Rolle Johnson, Monique and Tony’s son, Tony Johnson, Sylvia Soars, Joy Williams and Gerard A LaDoux)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations Focus on Reconciliation as Expressed in the Arts
March 8, at the Center for Reconciliation in Providence

“Reconciliation as Expressed in the Arts,” will be presented Thursday March 8, at 7 PM at The Center for Reconciliation (formerly St. John’s Cathedral), 271 North Main Street, Providence, and will include the works of local and national artists and a discussion of the exhibit. The exhibit is in partnership with URI’s Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies.

“The Art of Reconciliation! Exhibit” features works of art in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage and construction by 15 area artists from all nationalities, faiths, and walks of life. Young and seasoned professional artists including Rev. Bill Comeau, the late Christiane Corbat, URI Professor Bob Dilworth, Gerard A. LaDoux, Tamara Diaz, Daniel Hibbert, Heebe Tee Tse Lee, Saberah Malik, Munir Mohammed, David Clyle Morse, Cynthia Packard, Pamela Chatterton Purdy, Monique Rolle Johnson, Jordon Seaberry, and Anthony Tomaselli.

The works will be accompanied by the words of of Reconciliation from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which will be spoken, sung, danced and musically interpreted by Carol Pegg, Yunus Quddus, Ronya Traynham, Frank V. Toti, Jr., and Joy Ann Williams as the guests visit the space.

The series began with four faith leaders reflecting on “Reconciliation as Expressed in Four Faith Traditions” on January 11, and continued with the second event, “Reconciliation as Expressed in Music,” on Thursday, Feb. 8 at St. John’s Cathedral, and featured choral instrumental performances.

“Across many human conflicts and struggles for civil rights, music has served to signal protest, preserve dignity and promote reconciliation and unity,” said David J. Beauchesne, executive director of the Philharmonic. “In our own lives, most of us can think of a moment where music helped reconcile us to our deepest emotions, our sense of self, our own cultural heritage.”

Link to Press Release: https://web.uri.edu/ceps/files/MLK-Press-Release-March-8-2018.pdf

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Caribeña Imagincion at TinTown Studio, Cranston RI Feb 10 to 17, 2018

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(Below: Photo of the some of the artists in the exhibit with the two directors. From Left to Right: Paul Carpentier and Dennis DelSignore, (co-owners of TinTown Studio) Franscisco Hernandez, Felix Diclo, Tamara Diaz, Jose Sejo, y Raphael Diaz. Photo by Yarine Diaz)

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(Below: Raphael and Yarine Diaz, Nancy Alfaya y Jorge Olivera con Tamara Diaz)

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(Below: Photo by Tamara Diaz – Some of the artist and community members at the opening reception: Yarine Diaz, Jose Ramirez, Delia Rodriguez-Masjoan, Joel Rosario Tapia, Felix Diclo and Jose Sejo) 

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ART AND HEALING/ART AND HEALTH

NOVEMBER 6- DECEMBER 8, 2017

GALLERY NIGHT PROVIDENCE RECEPTION NOVEMBER 16TH FROM 5-9PM

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 This year the Latinx Heritage Series at Brown will be presenting the Latinx Art Exhibition. For this year’s art exhibition, the theme will be centered on women. The art pieces or performances displayed should represent in one way or another the injustices that women face in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Este año, Latinx Heritage Series en Brown presentará la Exposición de Arte Latinx. Para la exposición de arte de este año, el tema se centrará en las mujeres. Las piezas de arte o presentaciones exhibidas deben representar de una forma u otra las injusticias que enfrentan las mujeres en Estados Unidos, América Latina y el Caribe.

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Se ACULILLO? Are you scared? @ ASS220 October 2017

¿Se aculillo? / Are you scared? is a one-month pop up exhibit in AS220’s Resident Gallery showcasing visual artists’ historically grounded and contemporary reckonings with fear.

The phrase. ¿Se aculillo?, is a Colombian taunt that roughly translates to, “Are you scared?” More literally, aculillo refers to a sensation of the body clenching or curling inward.

This October, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lundberg Torres Sanchez invites Latinx/Latine artists whose work relates to themes of fear, apprehension, and the body, OR to the phrase ¿Se aculillo? / Are you scared? to submit work.

Note about Latinx and Latine: The show title uses both Latinx and Latine as gender neutral forms of Latina/Latino. Latinx is a distinctly U.S. American, gender-neutral term that has been taken up by queer, radical spaces, and, subsequently, the academy in the United States. Latine (and the practice of replacing “a/o” endings with “e”), on the other hand, is a gender neutral language that more easily flows and conjugates in spoken Spanish.

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This September, Gallery Z in Providence, RI will be featuring works by local, regional and internationally known Latino Artists, including Nilton Cardenas (Peru), Virginia Delgado (Uruguay), Tamara Diaz (Cuba), Liliana Fijman (Argentina), Evans Molina (Cuba), Julian Penrose (Brazil) and Sidney Tillett (Guatemala).

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CUBA: INSIDE OUT

At University of RI Providence Gallery (Sept 1-29, 2017)

OPENING RECEPTION: Sept 21, 2017 5-9pm

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La Feria returned to AS220 for its third iteration! La Feria, an artisans market, made its debut in 2015; it was previously called La Feria Artesanal Latinoamericana or Latin Americans’ Artisans Fair gathering 22 vendors from thirteen different countries! This year we are excited to return to our first home during FOO FEST!

(above by Sussy Santana)

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This is the 3rd annual Feria and this year we partnered with AS220’s FOO FEST! (8-12-17)

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(Below: My first International exhibit) June-August 2017

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LUNA LOBA 6: Of Milk+Blossoms
Sun, May 7, 2017
AS220 Black Box Theater

LUNA LOBA is a performance and new media series in tribute to the Full Moon; highlighting the work of female and gender neutral artists. This May Full Moon is the moon of Milk +/or Flowers. This time, we receive the Flower/Milk Moon of May. Performance art, sound, body/voice, video.

Themes: Explosion, bursting, healing, nursing, milk, feeding, hunger, desire.

Doors at 8:00PM. Show starts at 8:30PM. Ends at 10PM
Admission: $5. // *Please arrive early to secure a seat!

Artists:
Laila Aukee
Janaya Kizzie
Tamara Diaz (durational)
Vinegar Averie
Iris Creamer
K Funmilayo Aileru
Linda Ford (durational)
Shey Riv // La Tumba
Corinne Wahlberg
Reza C. Clifton
Janira Vega (durational)
Carol Scavotto (installation)
Valerie Cardenas

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April 3-28, 2017

Gallery Night Reception: April 20, 5-9pm

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The exhibit is a celebration in all media representing the diversity of our community by age, gender identity, sexuality, race and ethnicity, The exhibit includes students, community artists and area professional artists including: Astrid, Dorothy Abram, Deanna Camputaro, Russell R. Chabot, Taalibah Muhammad-Cabral, Ted DeLucia, Tamara Diaz, Felix Diclo, Rebecca Flores, Ricky Gagnan, George Garcia, Sean Harrington, JEROCK, Linda King, Charles Laflamme, Iwona Lapczyk, Hee Bee Tse See Lee, Nixon Leger, Viongxay Luangvija, Saberah Malik, Angelo Marinosci, Jr., Bili Mason, Munir Mohammed, Ian Mohon, Evans Molina Fernandez, Tracie Montgomery, Deborah Spears Morehead, Silaphon Nhong, Lydia Perez, Basma Samira, Christopher Thomas, Anita Trezvant, Central Falls High School Students.

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REVELFEST @ Revel Factory:

249 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, April 1, 2017, 7-10pm

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(Photo below by: John Deputy) Photo of an art installation and interactive durational performance called “The Surgery” by Tamara Diaz at Revel Fest 2017) Makeup and much more by Joe Pari.

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Below: Feria del Libros Y Las Artes de Providence (Sabado Octubre 1, 2016) at Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA) in Providence RI USA.

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Below: Art Unites Communities @ Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

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Dates: March 10 to April 7, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday March 10, 2016 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, Ri (first floor)

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Below: URI Feinstein Providence campus Arts & Culture Program presents: 

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March 1-31, 2016

Gallery Night Reception March 17, 5-9pm

This exhibit features a group of local professional artists who happen to be women, and whose work in a wide range of styles and media speaks to many ideas and issues that impact our world. On the eve of the 40th Anniversary of the Celebration of Women’s History Month, one might ask, “As women, what are some of the issues of concern from a woman’s perspective? How is the world, and how is the artworld giving voice to women today? Has the glass ceiling been shattered or shifted in the course of the last 40 years?”

The exhibit will include a special SALON ON WOMEN IN THE ARTS March 13th at 3:30pm with coffee led by women from all disciplines in the Rhode Island artworld – following the 2pm performance of Antigone by an all-female cast. All are welcome (yes, males too!)

The artists represented in the exhibit include: Jillian Barber, MaeAlice Davis, Tamara Diaz, Melanie Ducharme, Rebecca Flores, Margaret Hart, Saberah Malik, Madolin Maxey, Kate Oggel, Cynthia Packard, Hannah Resseger, Carol Rodi, Carol Scavatto, Zoey Stites, Rebecca Siemering, Erin Smithers, Kristin Street, Jacqueline Sylvia, Robyn Thomas, Jessica Thurber, Denyse Wilhelm, Cynthia Whelan Nelson, Gail Whitsitt-Lynch.

All events are free and open to the public.

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URI Feinstein Providence campus Arts & Culture Program
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RACE MATTERS! 

Where: URI: 80 Washington Street, Providence RI USA

Opening Reception: Thursday Feb 7th, 2016 5:30 to 9pm

Exhibit Dates: January 25 – February 26, 2016

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RACE MATTERS! is an exhibit presented by URI Feinstein Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program in the 1st and 2nd floor Lobby Gallery January 25-February 26th in honor of Black History Month with a Reception February 7th from 1-4pm with story sharing at 2pm. The exhibit features the work of Professor Bob Dilworth along with 20 notable local artists celebrating Racial and Cultural Diversity, and exposing our long history and the recent explosion of horrible acts of Racism across the nation and the world through the visual arts in all media.

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Along with the nationally acclaimed artist Professor Bob Dilworth, the exhibit will include works by Rufus Abdulla, Sharon Armour, Ramona Bass Kolobe, Pamela Council, Tamara Diaz, Reza Clifton, JEROCK, Monique Rolle Johnson, Linda King, Nixon Leger, Cynthia Taylor Meeks, Bili Mason, Mary Beth Meehan, Donna Mitchell, Onna Moniz-John, Munir Mohammed, Tracy Montgomery, Hannah Resseger, Basma Samira, Ibraham Sabur, Joel Rosario Tapia, Simone Spruce Torres, Stephen Wood, and students from the Central Falls High School Arts Program.

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 Art League RI presents:

Open Juried Regional Theme Exposition: “OPPOSITES”

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Jan 28 – March 19, 2016
The VETS Gallery, Providence
Opening Reception, Awards Announced: Thursday, February 4, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Artists and Juror Talk: Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sponsored by Art League Rhode Island • JURIED BY DOMINIC MOLON
We invited visual artists across New England to use any medium to embody the idea of opposites. Come and see the results, a selection of works by these 40 artists:
Nina Ackmann, Bob Aldrich, E. Ann Baldwin, Mary Benton, Markus Berger, Elizabeth Bodell Gargas, John Buron, Lelia Byron, Cathy Chin, Heidi Coleman, Anne Winthrop Cordin, Anthony P. DeAngelis, Tamara Diaz, Cynthia DiDonato, Sharon D. Eisman, Ruth Emers, Jemison Faust, Susan Fossati, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Mimo Gordon Riley, Marjorie Hellman, John A. Hiigli, Bonnie Jaffe, David Kendrick, Nixon Leger, Julie Martin, Reed McLaren, Susan Petree, Joanne Phillips, Ellen Pratte, Cindy Robinson, Hannah Hurricane Sanchez, Ken Steinkamp, James Sundquist, Felicia Touhey, Judy Vilmain, Richard C. Whitten, Lincoln Williams, Vincent Wolf, David Zapatka.
ARTISTS AND JUROR TALK at The VETS Gallery: Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:00 – 9:00pm. Join “Opposites” juror Dominic Molon and artists Richard C. Whitten, Marjorie Hellman, Mimo Gordon Riley and Felicia Touhey as they share a discussion about process and selection.
About the Juror: Dominic Molon is the Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum. Molon was previously Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI. Enter at 83 Park Street. Accessible. Gallery Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 12 – 3 pm or by appointment. (401) 861-0500 • email at artleagueRI.org.

Where: VETS Gallery: One Avenue of the Arts, Providence RI

When: January 28, 2016 to March 19, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday February 4, 2016  5:30 to 8pm

Juror: Dominic Molon

Curator: Richard Brown Baker-Curator of Contemporary Art RISD

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TRESCOTT STREET GALLERY presents:

“PORTRAIT” Juried Show

Artists have been making portraits for centuries.  We would like to see your interpretation of this classic tradition.

Exhibit Dates: January 6, 2016 to January 27, 2016

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Opening Reception: January 9, 2016

Where: Trescott Street Gallery:

8 Trescott Street
Taunton MA  02780
phone: 508.824.0484

Participating Artists:

Holly Carruthers
Patricia Schappler 
Kathleen A. Kneeland
Tamara Diaz 
Tania Dias Vasconcelos
Melissa Scheid Frantz
Carly Helen Cummings
Eric Hovermale 
Paula Pitman Brown
Stephanie Todhunter
Al Weems
Matt Miller
William Gibson
George Ducharme 
Nancy C. Levin   
Chloe Feldman Emison 
Tricia Morales-Giambusso
David Michael Kornik
Rebecca Strohm 
Daniel Kornrumf
Rei Ramirez
Rita Mello
Scott Francoeur
Susan Kelley
Bob Leal

http://www.trescottstreetgallery.org/

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MEMBER’S EXHIBITION @ Attleboro Arts Museum 

Opening Awards Reception: Saturday December 12, 2-4pm 2015

Exhibition Dates: December 9, 2015 – February 3, 2016 (The Museum will close Dec 25, 2015 and reopen Jan 5, 2016)

Members Exhibit Attleboro Arts Museum

Over 300 works from our member artists. All mediums and concepts on exhibit.

Guest juror: Karen Roarke, artist and director of the Hunter Gallery.

http://attleboroartsmuseum.org/index.php/members-exhibition-call-for-artists/

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FERIA ARTESANAL LATINO AMERICA! @ AS220 SEPT 26, 2015

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ART UNITES COMMUNITIES

It has long been understood that visual art can transcend cultural boundaries and is in fact a universal form of human expression. From April 11th – May 9th the Attleboro Arts Museum, in partnership with The Art League of Rhode Island (ALRI) and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), presents Art Unites Communities. Seventy works created by over thirty juried artists from all corners present their work side-by-side in this exhibition – honoring the unifying force of visual creativity.

“Art Unites Communities is a lively tribute to art and culture,” states Mim Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum. Fawcett continues, “Exhibiting artists vividly celebrate heritage, cultural experience, native language and points of view in this show. The selected work will be displayed as one blended community of visual expressions.”

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Attleboro Arts Museum: 86 Park Street, Attleboro MA

April 11 – May 9, 2015 

Opening Reception on Saturday April 11, 2015 2-4pm

http://attleboroartsmuseum.org/index.php/art-unites-communities-2/

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 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts (RISCA) and the Asociación de Argentina de RI presents: Argentina and Latin America Art Exhibition

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Dates: December 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015

@ RISCA’s Atrium Gallery

One Capitol Hill, Providence RI

Artists: Ariana Wohl, Tamara Diaz, Robert Thorn, Saul Ramos, Mayra Martinez, Diego Zamberlan, Cecilia Pirotto, Carolina Donnantuoni, Liliana Balgu, Sergio Andreoni y Alan Oscar Alberto.

Performances by: Shey Rivera Rios, Marleny Luna y Providence Tango

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RISCA Traveling Art Exhibit: Latin American Artists
Warwick Museum of Art Exhibit, Warwick RI
January 13-March 6 2015

Artists:

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Tamara Diaz, Fransisco Hernandez, Ildefonso Franco, Nilton Cardenas, Rebecca Flores, Saul Ramos, Mayra Martinez, Maria Del Carmen Mercado, Carolina Arentsen,y Julian Osorio

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Art and Healing: Remembering Christiane Corbat The Work Continues
November 3 – December 12, 2014
Art and Healing Round Table – November 13th at 7pm
Gallery Night Reception – November 20th 5-9pm

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A multimedia exhibit of healing artists – fine artists, art therapists and rehabilitative artists, expressive artists – representing the use of art in healing, inspiring, transforming and overcoming illnesses.

The exhibit features the work of: the late Christiane Corbat, Mary Jane Began, Mary Ellen Benoit, Diana Boehnert, Mary Jane Condon Bohlen, Carol Conley, the late Sr. Corita Kent, Bill Comeau, Pam Cruze, Barbara Cunha, Cynthia F. Davidson, Sandy DeLuca, Tamara Diaz Ted DiLucia, Nichole Donje, Melanie Ducharme, Lilian Engel, Isabelle Engel, Ana Flores, Susan E. Fox, Barbara Ganim, Ginny Fox and the Peace Flag Project , Susan Fossati, Ricky Gagnon, John Irwin, Kathy Horridge Kenney, Linda King, Michael Lapointe, Nora Lewis, Maaza, Saberah Malik, David Morse, Cynthia Packard, Linda Phelan, Joanne Phillips, Lenka Kohoutova, Carol Rodi, Lynn Rosario, Barbara Rosenbaum, Erin Smithers, Karin Sprague, Sandy Salzillo-Shield, Donald Talbot, Jennifer Stratton, Rosemary Warburton; Munir Mohammed for Diocese of Providence, International Gallery for Heritage and Culture, and Mathewson Street Church/Headsup Inc; along with and RI Department of Health Smoking Cessation Program.

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Come check out my solo show: Solamente Tamara: Colorful Soul! @ University of RI (downtown Provience Campus): 80 Washington Street. Opening Reception on Gallery Night, Thursday October 16th  2014, 5-9pm. This show will consist of original works from 2000-2014.  Also look out for the outside windows on Washington Street October 1-31, 2014.

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Women of Distinction Exhibit
March 3-28, 2014

Gallery Night Reception March 20, 2014 5-9 pm
The photographic portrait exhibit is created by Munir Mohammed and Erin X. Smithers with biographical information gathered by Linda A’Vant Deishinni through a collaboration with the International Gallery for Heritage and Culture.

The exhibit features images of over 75 women from the area who make a difference in our community. Some of them are well known and involved in our government, profit and non-profit world. Others are individuals who have an impact and are role models in less public arenas, as volunteers in unpaid positions, but who create a better world through their efforts and contributions in the community and the home. The photographs will be accompanied by brief biographies describing each one, illustrating the impact one person can and does make on the community in Rhode Island.

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The project will be accompanied by a collection of images created by Central Falls High School Students working with their Art Teacher, Deanna Camputaro identifying and highlighting women who are their positive role models.

Where: URI 80 Washington Street, Providence RI

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Unconference- Creative Feminisms: Art, Activism and Everyday Action

February 7, 2013 by Annamarie Tush

Join the Hive Archive and URI Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program to celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 9th at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence Campus for an “unconference” — Creative Feminisms: Art, Activism and Everyday Action.

We invite you to a day of lively conversation and discussion. Art of Hosting leader, Teresa Konechne, will guide us into conversations in the morning sessions. After lunch a panel of local renowned artists and activists, moderated by feminist artist and Pembroke Center scholar Faith Wilding, will speak about the connections between local and global movements. The three other panelists are Anna Shapiro, public and performance artist, Ju-Pong Lin, community performance and video artist, and Liandra Medeiros, founder of ONE World*UN Mundo Nonviolence Consulting Firm.

Following the “unconference” there will be an evening showing of Teresa Konechne’s film “Woven from the Land,” including a talkback with the film maker.
Our event will gather feminists and gender norm challenging folks, artists and creative people of all colors, and activated people of all stripes to work toward ending sexism and to create a gender equitable world. Strategies for future artistic endeavors and creative activism will be explored.

The University of Rhode Island’s Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program is co-sponsoring the event and is also holding an accompanying exhibit of art, CREATIVE FEMINISMS: Art, Activism & Everyday Action Exhibit March 4-28 (gallery night reception March 21st) — a show for, by and about women in all media focused on health, wellness and empowerment.
For more information, contact Ju-Pong Lin at 401-829-8748 or Steven Pennell at uri.artsandculture@gmail.com or see uri.edu/prov/arts. Partially funded by Rhode Island State.
Suggested donation for the “Unconference” is $25 to help cover the costs of artists and speakers – but it is a pay what you can afford event.

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Anything Goes Art Show, Provincetown, MA

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Carnival Week Friday Aug 19th 7-10pm 2012
Helltown Workshop: 237 Commercial Street, Ptown Ma

Participating Artists: Dave Tree, Michael Crosett, David Christopher, Justin Giarnella, Henry Leitzel, Robert Otto Epstein, Maureen McCarron, Tamara Diaz, Dave Moore, Salvia Plaque, Vangokart, Chris Smith, Fireball, Ethan Manach, Matt Millett, Stephen Wells, Ramiro, Joey Mars plus guests

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(Below): Miracle Due, Gonna Come True (2009) @ Courthouse Center for the Arts, RI

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(Photo above by John Kotula) Peruvian painter: Nilton Cardenas, Artist: Tamara Diaz and a Dominican Artist (2009)

 

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