Norlan Olivo is a Providence based artist, photographer, educator and musician. He is currently earning his BFA in Photography from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and will graduate in May. An arts educator, Norlan has taught photography to youth and adults at local arts organizations AS220 and New Urban Arts. In 2012 Norlan's photography was featured in "Moving", a public arts project in partnership with Rhode Island State Public Transit Authority, where Norlan and his students had their photos displayed on the outside and inside of a RIPTA bus. An internationally touring musician, Norlan has performed in What Cheer Brigade, political punk band The Downtown Boys, and as a DJ going under the name Dj Cathawk. The Downtown Boys were named "2015's most exciting punk band" by Rolling Stone Magazine and have performed on Democracy Now! Norlan has musical releases on Don Giovani Records, Sister Polygon, and Anchor Brain Records, and his projects have been written about in Stereogum, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, the Providence Journal, Spin, and VICE.
Working on a musical split CD with herself. Will be performing as Taskmaster on 2/19 at Tommy's Place with Caethua, Colby Nathan, and Tom Kovacevic. Also working on some new musical themed t-shirts for Club Darnell. Stay tuned.
So far, Nina's spent February in North Adams working as an over-hire on MASS MoCA's art fabrication crew. It's been surprisingly fun moving railroad ties and solid steel blocks around a football-field-sized gallery, but she's looking forward to coming back home soon!
Erina has been spending the last 2 months at DP making shirts and prints to raise donations for Phoenix House and Gearing Up (PHL), two non-profit organizations that provide rehabilitation programs as well as educational resources to those afflicted by drug addiction. At the end of the project, $500 was donated to Phoenix House and $1000 was donated to Gearing Up.
On March 1st, she will be relocating to Oakland, CA to give the west coast a shot. She is bummed out the wazoo to leave because DP is incredible. SO! E-mail Nina (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have the spring time of your life (room + studio available March 1st) !!
MONTHLY PICTORIAL TREAT FROM THE DUSTY SHELVES OF THE DIRT PALACE
FURTHERING THE QUEST TO SPREAD FUN LIKE GIN AND JUICE, MOSTLY GIN
This month's find is a Dungeons and Dragons Choose Yr Own Adventure style book/game called CIRCUS OF FEAR! From the back cover..... "YOU KNOW TOO MUCH! You learn that a cruel circus owner plans to take over the country. Somehow you must get away and expose his scheme. What will YOU do?" Doesn't sound so bad to me.........
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