presents "PizzaWorld"- A dead body's journey through alternate realities stuffed with paranoia, existential crisis and pizza, by the artists of RHD's Cool Collective.
The Cool Collective is happy, strange people fearlessly traversing the outer realm of creativity, consciousness and all your favorite breakfast foods. We are experimental artists and musicians hell bent on having fun and assembling drawings, dreams, sounds, cats, pizza and nightmares into weird realities.
The Cool Collective consists of members of Resources for Human Development Rhode Island (RHD-RI). RHD-RI is a non-profit arts-based studio program that serves adults with a range of disabilities. We provide therapy, education and artist management services with a focus on production and community integration. We also organize monthly gallery and performance events and our artists show their work around the country. At RHD-RI, we believe creative expression breaks down barriers between people with and without disabilities and provides our participants with a sense of identity within their community. www.rhd-ri.org
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We die a little bit each time we bid somebody adieu, but the pain of this miniature death is appeased by excitement about NEW PEOPLE! We're so pleased to be getting to harbor Krissy Abdullah (for the summer) and Nina Ruelle (till we don't know when!). Introductions below (unbeknownst to either of them, they both have things to say about quahogs), and their first library pics are at the bottom of this newsletter.
Nina is pleased to be newly nested into the dirt palace. She has been busy hunting for flowers on Valley Street, teaching herself to weave, and figuring out the best way to use her five buckets of shells from winter quahogging. She has dreams of creating colossal embroideries and tiny lamps and wishes she had three more arms to do things with because she's just too damned excited about everything right now.
Krissy Abdullah was raised by alligators in the swamps of the Suwanee, andeducated by the merpeople of Weekiwachee, where she received a Bachelorsdegree in expressive synchronized swimming.Since leaving her Florida native land, Krissy has been spending her summerresidency at the Dirt Palace with an intensive study of Don Bousquet, andresearching what a Quahog is (she is still not sure). When she’s not busylearning the ways of Rhode Islanders, she locks herself away in the AS220darkroom, where she cooks up kooky experiments with 16mm film. Orsometimes you can find her in the DP screen printing room, making thingslike patches for her friends’ band or crazy wallpaper designs.
Anyone want their living room wallpapered? Also, Krissy just bought adomain name! But she still hasn’t figured out how to build a website, soin the meantime check her out at krissyabdullah.tumblr.com
Over the past 5 weeks Xander has been taming the wild beast that is her
fabric collection. She's finally got it down to under 50 boxes/milk-crates! As part of this
epic re-organization effort Xander also made five new quilts and a movie that
form the basis for her installation Quilt Movie/Fabric Theater which is on view
right now at the Bell Gallery at Brown University as part of the
show Going Nowhere with old/new pals: Peter Glantz, David Udris,
Kevin Hooyman, Jenny Nichols, & Tatyana Yanishevsky. Movie Soundtrack
by Jeremy Harris
Muffy has been loving the warmer weather, starting seeds, growing as much as possible on the fire escape, and happy to learn that there was no reason to be intimidated by bulbs.
DWRI Leterpress did a phenomenal job hot foil stamping boxes for her witch finger pendants. The rainbow holographic foil is absolutely swoon worthy, and the drawing byHeather Benjamin is out of control.
Muffy is offering a flash sale on her witch finger pendants, a total of 5 discounted for all the witches who aren't rolling in it.
Scream Queen headquarters will resume business in August when Pippi returns from NYC
***DIRT PALACE LIBRARY HI-LITES***
MONTHLY PICTORIAL TREAT FROM THE DUSTY SHELVES OF THE DIRT PALACE FURTHERING THE QUEST TO SPREAD FUN LIKE GIN AND JUICE, MOSTLY GIN
KRISSY'S PICK: I break for Quahogs, by Don Boustuet. An obvious pick fromthe Floridian. But I just can't get over these bizarre jokes! For example:"Channel 36 news has a National Geographic Special on the odd, nomadicmovements of Rhode Island television anchor people"..... What??! There's also
The quahog walks among us, a sequel!NINA'S PICK: The Pictorial Encyclopedia of InsectsAn English translation of a 1969 Czechoslovakian insect guide. Includes an all too accurate
ode to the moth; "a very injurious pest."
the dirt palace is a feminist art collective located in the olneyville neighborhood of providence, rhode island. visit http://dirtpalace.org for more info! also: subscribe to our mailing list (only 1-2 mailings per month) also: buy zines and comics et cetera from our ETSY STORE!!!!!!!