OH MY GOSH! OUR OCTOBER WINDOW INSTALLATION NEVER MADE IT INTO THE DIGEST!!!!! October's installation was by AS220 VISUALS. This installation created by AS220 Youth in collaboration by AS220 labs, was inspired by the immigration of Cape Verdeans to Providence in the early nineteenth century. AS220 Youth is a free arts education program for young people ages 14-21, with a special focus on those in the care and custody of the state. They offer workshops at their downtown studio, the Rhode Island Training School (RITS) the state's juvenile detention facility, and the UrbanCollaborative Accelerated Program (UCAP), a middle school for at-risk youth.
DECEMBER Window Installation was by Eastern Connecticut State University's Digital Design class:
Students from Eastern Connecticut State University's Creative Problem Solving class worked hard all semester to bring an exhibition to fruition in the window gallery of the Dirt Palace in Providence, Rhode Island.
The culmination of their semester-long collaboration was a poster exhibition about the complexities of freedom in America. Most of the students had never collaborated before, nor had they put together an art exhibition. The result was a hands-on learning experience that could not have happened with out the help of the Dirt Palace!
This JANUARY'S installation is by our very own JR URETSKY
J.R. Uretsky is an interdisciplinary artist who navigates the complexities of human emotion through an autobiographical voice. Uretsky’s work uses humor and empathy to both, celebrate and critique a disruption of personal space through anthropomorphic sculpture, puppetry, performance and videos that are visually and emotionally intense.
Uretsky's exhibition in the Dirt Palace Window Gallery, titled Bling! Bling! is an installation of sculptures Uretsky created between 2009 - 2012. Each sculpture was made for an individual, some of which are active members of the Olneyville community ... can anyone guess which sculptures where made for who?
Mimi has been happily drawing cutie delinquents ransacking a chain TV store wearing heart armor, dolphin baby bikini tops, and sad face knee guards for the next Magic Lantern show curated by Lynne Joyrich titled "The TV Show." She also started assistant teaching a comics class at CityArts to middle-schoolers is for fooleries. Followhttp://www.gingerpocket.tumblr.com for updates!
When Jieun isn't busy cruisin' in her new Cadillac, she has managed to do such things as: bind Michelle Kwan's wedding guestbook, try new & cool things, and work, work, work toward long term studio goals. Mostly though, she's been jamming on her sick ride. Who could blame her! 2013!
New video for Omnivore (musical project of one time Dirt Palace resident Glenna Von Nostrand). It's for a track off of Glenna's beautiful newish album on Feeding Tube records that you can buy on Vinyl (with download) here:http://www.forcedexposure.com/artists/omnivore.html
Xander is also working on some freelance video stuff (did you know that you can hire her for video/design/print/and an infinite variety of other projects/schemes? you can even just reply to this e-mail with inquiries) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lauren is currently the DP intern ((starting from the beginning of January through the end of February))… She has spent the past 3+ weeks here wheat pasting the walls of the Palace, archiving 13 years of DP memories, and doing various things around the print shop. During her free time Lauren likes to make bread/feed people bread, make packages for friends, and watch Rosario + Vampire during bubble baths. She is from New Jersey but currently goes to school in Bennington, VT.
***DIRT PALACE LIBRARY HI-LITES*** ***ALL NEW FEATURE!***
MONTHLY PICTORAL TREAT FROM THE DUSTY SHELVES OF THE DIRT PALACE FURTHERING THE QUEST TO SPREAD FUN
LIKE GIN AND JUICE, MOSTLY GIN
Bored of the Rings is a paperback parody of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. In the 1969 novel, all names a parodied with name brands like Dildo Bugger of Bag Eye, Frito Bugger, Moxie and Pepsi Dingleberry. I did a brief Wiki and found that the one we have is the first edition cover drawn by Muppets designer Michael K. Frith!
This map has nothing to do with anything that goes on in the book...
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