Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Fall Back into the Pumpkin Moon !

 

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DIRT

PALACE

NOVEMBER 2021
 
 
 

 

 


OPEN HOUSE!!!
TUESDAY NOV 16th 4:30 - 6pm (NO RSVP required)
Followed by short presentations
6pm - 7pm (RSVP)
from our current WCH Artists in residence!
Come check out the house and the open studios of this November residency!! 
Please be vaxxxed and masked!
Open house (4:30-6) is open to all, but we have extremely limited capacity for the presentations (6p-7p) and only a few chairs left. RSVP to dirt palace public projects at gmail dot com to RSVP.


 

 

 

 


MASKED LIVE SHOW!!!
DIRT PALACE
FRIDAY NOV 19th 8:30pm - 12am
$$7-15

Many Many Girls (NYC)
New noise project with Ani from Palberta & Riley of Neuter / Parasite

Val Martino (PVD)
Bonnie Jones (PVD/BAL)
Suicide Magnets (PVD)

Isabella & DJ Celestine spinning records in between sets
Please be vaxxxed and masked!
Doors @ 8 pm, music starts @ 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 2022 Wedding Cake House Winter Residency
Application now live!

We're hosting 3, 8-9 day group residencies
January - the beginning of April.
Applications open through November 29th. 
For more information, please read our
 

Info and FAQ HERE

Link to Apply HERE

 

 

WINDOW

 

NOVEMBER WINDOW ARTIST: EVANS MOLINA

Evans Molina Fernandez is a multidisciplinary artist that experiments in the mediums of painting, performance, music/sound, and experimental video. 

Evans was born in Cuba in 1976 and was raised in an environment of artists, dancers, and musicians of Cuban culture. Since he was a child, he explored performance, dance and music. He studied and performed in the House of Culture Square and formed part of the National Folkloric Collective. 


He studied historic restoration and painting in Cuba, which led to his work restoring historical monuments throughout Old Havana. He also studied scriptwriting and film at the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT), as well as the Cuban Institute of Cinematography and Art (ICAIC)


Evans Molina was one of the founders of the Green Brigade Project in 2002. This was a multidisciplinary initiative that lasted five years; it created concerts and unified artists in Cuba through communal art exhibits and performances on the streets as well as participation in significant events such as the International Book Fair.


Evans is also a videographer and performer; he uses guerrilla documentary, dance and performance as educational tools. His short film titled “Tiempo” was honored by Casa Encendida in Madrid, Spain, in 2003, and received mention in the Independent Film Festival in Havana, Cuba, in 2004, as well as in the Independent Film Festival in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


In November 2004, he immigrated to the U.S. Life outside of Cuba has inspired Evans to return to his cultural roots with love and nostalgia. His paintings are reflections of this, converted into abstract forms. He is inspired by themes such as heritage, ritual, immigration, family, folklore, and legend. Evans strives to create cultural exchange. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, events, and festivals in Cuba, Spain, Poland, and the United States.


In 2011, Evans founded Gallery La Naive, an international and multidisciplinary gallery that featured the work of contemporary artists from Cuba and the United States, in Providence, RI, 

Evans continues to work as an independent artist taking on a social and educational role by performing in various schools, cultural centers, and community spaces, using art as a form of social medicine.

 



The Storefront Window Gallery project is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
 

UPDATES!!

NATASHA BRENNAN


Hello internet! I've been spending time listening to the radiators start to make sweet noises around the house and drawing a lot in my sketchbook. Yesterday, the man in front of me at Price Rite bought 100 pomegranates; literally 100- he counted them in front of me. I don't like him, though, he was rude to the cashier. I've spent the last 24 hours speculating what he does with the pomegranates. Does he freeze all the seeds in an industrial meat freezer in his basement? Or does he make pomegranate juice and then drink it until it runs out and he has to go back to Price Rite and annoy another staff member? He must have the most pomegranates of anyone in Providence. In other news, I've been teaching two art classes along with working at the bakery so I feel like the fall has been very busy and super wonderful. I'm looking forward to the wintery days of January. Maybe a snowstorm or two. 


ELLEN (LN) FOSTER

Hi there! As I hunker down for the cold weather at dirt palace, I've been continuing to settle and organize my life -- it's been feeling good! In October I made two new mixes for the radio show “Maximum Thought” on WKDU 91.7 in Philadelphia. You can listen to the mixes on my soundcloud at the links below:

Rainy Day Mix

Hard Mix

Some of my live recordings (using viola & voice) are on that soundcloud as well -- check them out. Hopefully some iteration of them will make their way onto a tape soon.

Over the past few months I've been continuing to work on screen print experiments, layering, and emergent patterns. During my extended, sometimes late-nite hangs in the print studio, I've been noticing accidental (perhaps?) imagery in the screenprint bathroom floor as well.

Can you see the witch troll that I see in the patterns below? :
A prize for anyone who can. Email me at el.fostek@gmail.com with your outlines and guesses.

Could be that I just have witch trolls on the brain. 'Tis the season of course. I do love fall, costumery, Halloween time, having fires, apple cider donuts, and watching the full moon rise. Here is a collection of images from some recent autumnal moments:

 



I have also been helping to set up the show on November 19th – which is just around the corner! Check out the updates above for more details on that.


KAI VAN VLACK 

Hello hello. I spent October working on new songs and playing with other people for the first time in a while. It is such a pleasure to be in a room making a racket with my friends again.


Reading/Listening/Seeing
InΓ©s Estrada - Impatience 
Sexy surreal comics about death and punk

Closer - Within One Stem
Bleak but moving post-hardcore poetry recitations.

Mexic-Art Museum - MX 21-RESISTANCE, REAFFIRMATION & RESILIENCE
Heartbreaking meditation on past and future revolutionaries of Mexico in the context of the anniversaries of the fall of TenochtitlΓ‘n (500 years) and the independence of Mexico (200 years).


Best of October:






JOSEPHINE DEVANBU



"Opera," Carved Ivory Soap, 2021.




XANDER MARRO
was trying to stop making forms
but failed. because it is Autumn & there's so much to ask about
so much beauty to soak in
Here's a new one 
included in this one is a highly scientific ranked choice poll of root vegetables. Do you have edible root opinions? a root that you want to root for? this is your chance. 







PIPPI ZORNOZA



RECTRIX release - Desperate Measure now out on Dead Gods!
Purchase one HERE



 
 

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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


Sweet Zines from Gaby Hurtado-Ramos and Xander Marro






 


 

 

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