Jennifer Vinegar Avery will present a sneak peak of their performance/ instillation The Fainting Room, The Vanity Table: A Period Piece.
Paintings made by paranormal investigators and girl scouts. Terrible monsters. Cats and cemeteries, women and demons. Witches, feral children and mother. FRIENDS. Poison gardens, poison colors. Pansies Pansies Pansies. Patchwork. Beautiful nightmares.Haptic-corporeal experience and knowledge with terpsichorean base notes.
Tapestries, vanities, if you please.
Our Lives Are Rivers/Nuestras vidas son los ríos (–Jorge Manrique)
Leslie will be bringing her looms from her studio outside to Empire Street during Foo Fest 2017. Please join her in weaving a new work that will be installed when completed in the Open Window at 115 Empire Street.
Leslie Atik has a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA in fibers from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, as well as degrees in Spanish literature and linguistics from UCLA. Leslie works in a variety of media, drawing on her interests in pattern, language, and textile practices from around the world. She has exhibited her work widely, and has been awarded several fellowships, including a Career Development Fellowship from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. She has taught at Tyler School of Art, and has led workshops in a variety of settings, including RISD’s Continuing Education program. Leslie lives and works in Providence, RI, where she maintains a studio at AS220.
Come and share your anxieties about climate change and other pressing worries with Kate Schapira at the Climate Anxiety Counseling Booth. For five cents (which goes to the Environmental Justice League), you can have a nonjudgmental conversation about your fears, learn some ways to respond to the threat of climate change in Rhode Island, and take home a drawing of one of your nonhuman neighbors. If you give permission, Kate will add your concerns to the Climate Anxiety Counseling website for others to recognize: https://climateanxietycounseling.wordpress.com.
AS220: The Movie!
A feature-length documentary about AS220 is happening, and the people crazy enough to tackle this project want YOU to visit their media station at FooFest! See what they’ve put together so far! Share your stories, memories, gripes, testimonials, ideas and AS220-related STUFF (photos, videos, recordings in any format, random memorabilia, etc.) They’ll be set up to copy whatever you bring and will be recording short video testimonials. Want to be involved but can’t make it to FooFest? Contact AS220doc@gmail.com
The Steel Yard is an award-winning industrial arts center, a manufacturer of custom and functional public-art, a craft school and shared studio, and Providence’s most unique private outdoor venue.
Gather is an embryonic space of possibility where free will, creativity and passion give birth to our vision. We are a naturally evolving project and grow as relationships are made. Currently our hot shop and glass art gallery is open at 521 Atwells Avenue in Providence. Next door at 519 Atwells Avenue Gather Cafe is being thoughtfully and sustainably created with the help of local craftspeople. Gather Farm is located just 3.5 miles away at 378 Greenville Avenue in Johnston.