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DIRT PALACE

NOVEMBER 2016



  Now feels like an important time to hold chosen family and community close, we're sending out our love and care and rage to you all


DIRT PALACE SHOWCASE




Thursday November 17th
with performances, video, and readings by:
Chrissy Jones, Neve Cross with Hannah Devine, TASKMASTER, O Horvath, Alison Nitkiewicz
Xander Marro, Bridget Feral, Nina Ruelle and RECTRIX
@ DIRT PALACE
8pm
$5 - $10 donation
 


 

WINDOW

 
SEPTEMBER WINDOW ARTIST: LINDSAY BEEBE



Lindsay Beebe is a Poet, Painter, Curator, Actress, Teacher, Singer, and Direct Support Professional living in Providence, Rhode Island.  In 2004 Lindsay graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and moved to New Orleans, LA where she worked on the creative team that built floats for Mardi Gras and a handful of other Large Scale Parades.  

Some of the techniques used in "The Mermaid Windows" installation at the Dirt Palace were learned during that experience.  The 3-Dimensional sculptural elements of the Mermaid torso and Tail are the main examples of the "Mardi-Gras technique".  What makes this particular style a desired method of sculpture building is that the main material used is cardboard, which is *cheap* and **lightweight**.  These larger sculptures can be lifted with one hand yet sturdy enough to withstand a few bumps and light crashes.  

Lindsay was also exposed to the NYC Broadway experience when she was in her pre teen formative years and became captivated by set design, story telling through song lyrics, character development for the stage, and PROPS!  The Mermaid Windows incorporates elements of inspiration from stage design and set building as well as story telling and character personality.  Being a painter of extra large, loud, energetic, sometimes Bombastic yet always Intentional colorful art, Lindsay is used to filling a space with texture, line, color (and **BLING**).  

Lindsay finds inspiration in her current work as a Direct Support Professional for adults living with developmental and intellectual disabilities and is in the process of developing her practice into that of a licensed Art Therapist.  She thanks the Dirt Palace for this Awesome opportunity! XOXO LBB

Materials:

Felt, Staples, Cardboard, Contact Cement, Wood, Screws, Paper Mache, Tag Board, Newsprint, Glow in the Dark Paint, Black Light Sensitive Paint, Strobe Light, Tulle, Craft Butterflies, Sticky Back Glitter Paper, Recycled Items, Glass Vases, Bobbers, Food Coloring, Live Beta Fish (still alive now my pet), Model Magic, Acrylic Paint, Yarn, Gold Leaf, Colored Cellophane, Plastic Bling, Glitter, Spray Paint, Glow Sticks, Black Light, L.E.D.'s, Fog Machine, Mirrors, Shells, Starfish, Pumpkins, Love <3

 


OCTOBER WINDOW ARTIST: MOUNT PLEASANT LIBRARY TEEN COMIC CON AND PROVIDENCE COMICS CONSORTIUM

Alt-Comic Con Gives Providence Kids a Ticket-Free Taste of Creative Arts & Pop Culture       

Big Nazo, Comics Consortium and Local Artists Gather to Entertain and Inspire Youth

The RI Comic Con is a major event in the Rhode Island calendar but many Providence kids and teens can't buy tickets or travel to the big convention. That's  why Providence Community Library hosted Alt-Comic Con at Mount Pleasant Library on Saturday, November 12th, 1:00PM-5:00PM; to give youth a taste of convention day excitement. Suitable for all ages, "Alternative" Comic Con is a free, interactive event that provides local youth with a chance to meet and be inspired by city artists who are actively pursuing creative careers.

The library transformed into a mini convention hall; Big Nazo showed off some of its amazing creature creations, Providence Comics Consortium exhibited comic books created by kids at its workshops and Providence Roller Derby girls dropped by to support a discussion of Victoria Jamieson's bestselling graphic novel, "Roller Girl." Artists from Providence Comics Consortium created a display in the Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery and Providence City Arts for Youth was on hand to add to the creative flavor of the day. The Dirt Palace's Own Olivia Horvath led a gif making workshop (see some awesome gif's made at the event below).

"The idea is to introduce kids and teens to people and organizations in Providence who are working creatively in the fields of technology, art and pop culture" said event organizer Emily LeMay. "We hope that they will inspire young people to pursue artistic endeavors and possibly consider pursuing a career in creative arts" she added.     

 




 


*****UPDATES*****



DIRT PALACE IS PLEASED TO HAVE ARTIST

CHRISSY JONES

DOING A SHORT TERM RESIDENCY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER


Chrissy has been working on illustrations in collaboration with writer Vi Khi Nao.
Tba new vocal project and videos
and is making zine of short stories coming out this week

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/chrissyjones
"My famous blog" nsfw: 1800hotduck.tumblr.com

 


O HORVATH

O had fun at the Providence Alt Comic Con making animations with kids and their family! Check out everyone's awesome work at oliviahorvath.com/comiccon!

O will be tabling at COMIC ARTS LOS ANGELES on December 3rd and 4th at LA's Think Tank Gallery! More details at comicartsla.com




XANDER MARRO


This has been out for a while...but not since we've done a digest! so here it is: the new DMNS press book!!

Freedom's just another word for legs with a mind of their own. Fantastic book for travel and plotting escape plans! Sometimes you just have to go, and/or sometimes you look around and realize that you've been left behind.

As part three of a book series that presents thematic collections of writing & pictures by visual artists, musicians,performers, and people who have some affiliation with a broad and vaguely defined "world of art", DMNS presents: Leaving. Perfect bound. 184 pages, RISO printed silkscreened cover on flocked paper. Contributers = a stacked deck of mostly Rhode Islanders past/present/future: Paul McCarthy, Sam Lopes, Rick Benjamin, Kevin Hooyman, Jacob Khepler, Ron Rege Jr, Maren Jensen, Jo Dery, Jieun Reiner, Jim Drain, Cybele Colins, Anabel Vazquez, Jed Hancock & Rebecca Noon, Erik Ruin, Rebecca Seimering, S. Hollis Mickey, J.R. Uretsky, Dailen Willliams, Bob Arellano, Jim Frain, Mark Baumer, and Alan Powell.

Available at Ada books or buy here: dmnspress.com

 

 

Daniella performed as Taskmaster at Bach To The Future and had a great time. She is gearing up for a performance at the Dirt Palace Showcase, and recently made a UFO information packet comprised of drawings of UFO sightings from YouTube videos.

 



NINA RUELLE



Nina has been zooming in and out a lot lately (remember that movie, Powers of Ten?). For a while she was working at MASS MoCA, installing Nick Cave's show, "Until...". Now she's back in her own studio, playing with patterns and trying not to put all her eggs in one basket.

 

ALISON NITKIEWICZ

Alison will be screening a new video at the Dirt Palace House Showcase....if she can finish editing it in time! 





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ANNIHILVS has released the VVLTVRE 2009 EP My Will is to Self Destruct on CD and it is subsequently sold out on their site.  However, Copies are still available here



Live Video from the Sound of It Hammering Against the Skirts, RECTRIX performance this summer
at Grace Performance Space in Brooklyn. Collaborators include: Alison Nitkiewicz, Chrissy Wolpert
Rebecca Mitchell, Neve Cross and the bell singers

RECTRIX will be performing Saturday December 4th at Tommy's Place
with Taboo & AxTx and friends


  

BRIDGET FERAL




Bridget is still in Europe, but home in a few days. She played some shows irl and on the radio, taught a circuitry workshop, and found old and new friends (mostly in Berlin but also some other places like Leeds and Paris). She is now in Reykjavík, where she did sound for some truly amazing performances by the Bedroom Community musicians during Iceland Airwaves last week, and since then has been spending lots of time lurking about in her most beloved recording studio.



SARAH ROSE LEJEUNE



SR is still terribly far away at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. She has been casting lost socks in paper, working on a stack of abaca cushions, and printing an edition of mezzotints. This work will be featured in the exhibition Becoming, Part One (with Molly Berkson and Chloe Horsma) opening at WSW on December 2nd.


 


 



 

***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

This Hi-Lite just in from our pal Sheryl-Ann Simpson! New Migrant Cities is a look at how immigrants are incorporated in neighborhoods in three countries: Canada, the US, and Denmark. The US neighborhood being considered & compared and contrasted is Olneyville!







 

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