REMEMBERING LOUISE NOTE: CHANGED MEMORIAL DATE WE'VE CHANGED THE DATE FOR THE MEMORIAL THAT WE WILL HOLD FOR LOUISE DECURTIS. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE. WE WILL GATHER ON HER BIRTHDAY, AUGUST 27TH. PLEASE BE IN TOUCH IF YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE.
WDPRI PRESENTS...the unveiling of WDPRI, Al's video premiere, the long-awaited release of the Taskmaster/Darnell split CD, and performances by The Powers, Herb Chambers, Feminist Conference, and Taskmaster. A Truly incredible line up!
WDPRI is a new Dirt Palace venture broadcasting audio live from the Dirt Palace facade and into Olneyville Square. Come be a part of WDPRI's maiden voyage into the airwaves. Relax across the street in front of Cricket Wireless and the panaderia and listen to the show broadcast LIVE for all to hear and enjoy! Not to be missed! But don't worry folks, even if you do miss it, expect plenty of programming from WDPRI in Summer 2016. Rock on!
The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is a non-profit organization that unites young people living in Providence's Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original plays together. The Manton Avenue Project's mission is to nurture the unique potential of young people living in Olneyville though out-of-school programs focused on playwriting, mentorship, and bringing young people's voices to the stage.
Our window display at the Dirt Palace includes props from our recent play production, Into The Deep: The Narragansett Bay Plays. These plays celebrate the rich diversity and history of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. We are currently preparing for our next play productions, which will be held in May at the AS220 Blackbox in downtown Providence. Happy Birthday Old Faithful: The National Parks Plays is the culmination of The Manton Avenue Project's Playmaking program. Ten young playwrights, third and forth graders, have each written a play set in one of the United States' 410 National Parks. Admission is free and open to the public.
PAINT, WOOD, STRING, TIE LINE, PICTURE FRAME, MIRROR, PLASTER, RUBBER GLOVES, WHITE SHIRT, HANGER, TEA POT, IRON, MEAT TENDERIZER, LEATHER BELTS, WOMAN’S RED SHOE, CHILD’S SLIPPER, CAST IRON SKILLET, WISK, WATCH, FIVE STUFFED HEADS, CLOTH, SCREEN PRINTED PAPER AND TEXT.
KRISTINA BROWN IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST WHOSE WORK TOUCHES ON THEMES OF FEMINIST STRUGGLE, SOCIAL REPRODUCTION, IDENTITY, TIME, AND NAVIGATION. IN “KEEP IT UP” CONCEPTS OF LOVE AND LABOR, PERSONAL HISTORY AND SOCIAL CONTEXT, ARE REPRESENTED, NOT IN OPPOSING DICHOTOMIES, BUT WITHIN A SPECTRUM OF TENSION AMONGST MULTIPLE ELEMENTS.
Daniella is still working on her CD and doing a lot of mulching in various gardens. She will be performing solo as Taskmaster at the long awaited WDPRI opening ceremony on May 19, and her 2 piece band Mother Tongue will be playing at Tommy's Place on May 28 with Blue Shift, Cream Candles, and Angels in America. Additionally, a 4 piece band that she is in called Wex will be playing in Philadelphia on May 25 at Kung Fu Necktie.
Sometimes illustration/design jobs are just jobs & sometimes they're the best for a variety of reasons including a) I get to draw cool stuff it never would have occurred to me to draw b) the person/people I'm working for with are really smart and have awesome ideas about design c) the content/ideas/politics of I'm being tasked with making a picture around are near and dear to my heart. On rare occasions jobs like these come along that are awesome on all 3 levels! It was a dream to get to letter the text "essays on misogyny and capitalism" & to work with Anne in general. Check out the details on her forthcoming book Body Horror here.
Sarah Rose is spending ten days of May out at the Ox Bow School in Saugatuck, Michigan as a Nell Meldahl Scholarship recipient for the 2016 Paper and Book Intensive. Her piece crowdedwas recently published in a special section of PACKET Bi-Weekly Issue #078 curated by Vanessa Castro and Alexandra Wuest. She is still working through the Intergenerationalityedition for Hand Papermaking Magazine, as well as an edition for a Mid America Print Council Biennial Conference portfolio. SR is still teaching the Introduction to Contemporary Papermaking course at Dieu Donné in NYC, NY, assisting artists in the studio there, and this month even found some time for her own paper projects. In any free minute, Sarah Rose has been sewing, expanding her nothing to see here series, and becoming increasingly obsessed with welding.
Nina has been continuing to split her time between her own studio in Providence and the fabrication studio at MASS MoCA. She's been busy looking for the magic in the every day and turning it into tiny animations.
MONTHLY PICTORIAL TREAT FROM THE DUSTY SHELVES OF THE DIRT PALACE
FURTHERING THE QUEST TO SPREAD FUN LIKE GIN AND JUICE, MOSTLY GIN
Wondering if WDPRI is real? Take a gander at what library books we've been reading. Don't worry though...we have yet to mastermind the technology to broadcast the infamous brown note. But did you know that the crack of a bullwhip is like a mini sonic boom? Anyway we ARE prepared to not take any BS from Cricket wireless!!!! Next stop, off grid in outer space in the future past.
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