A pandemic and the challenges of distance learning couldn't stop JMW Art students and teachers from collaborating on Pandemic Prom, an original three song rock opera that addresses this moment with humor, honesty, and inspiration.
Lights in the Tunnel: Creating Art in the Shadow of COVID-19
Newport Art Museum
The idea for this online exhibition originated with conversations abut “What happens to creativity in quarantine?”. Like everyone, artists are being affected psychologically, emotionally, physically, and financially by the pandemic. Artists are uniquely impacted as performances and art exhibitions have been canceled; galleries and museums have temporarily closed; freelance jobs have dried up; studios have become unaffordable or inaccessible; and teaching is now online. And yet there is still the desire to create art. This exhibition features works by: Rania Matar, Jennifer McClure, Kelsey Miller, Hadieh Shafie, and Jason Stopa.
"Connecting with you and sharing our music is the fuel that makes us happy and gets us through our hardest times. Rather than look at this current chapter as an isolating shutdown of our mission, we've decided to turn this time into an opportunity to gather with as many of you every night as we can.
Since our first canceled show in early March, Adam has been livestreaming from his place in Chelsea, and we have been overwhelmed and inspired by the response. We've decided to organize a nightly gathering online. When you can, come visit us. Listen to some music, hang with each other, and take part in whatever antics are unfolding in our little shared world"
An excerpt from local composer Eric Nathan’s work, Some Favored Nook; centers on the Civil War journal entry of a white Northern Colonel and his regiment made up of Southern escaped slaves hearing the Emancipation Proclamation being read publicly.
Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson Clan Chief of the Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation
Black Eagle Productions known for music shows specializing in Eastern Algonquin Style. Daryl Black Eagle is the leader of the Eastern Medicine Singers is a graduate of New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich RI with an AS in Science Digital Media Productions. Take a listen to some local indigenous and non-indigenous local talent.
RI Alliance for Arts in Education and the University of Rhode Island
"Please take a relaxing moment for yourself and view this casual virtual tour of the permanent Gift of Art Collection narrated by Stephen Pennell. Steven walks you through the collection and shares his thoughts and observations as you view district's student work from the past two decades. We hope you see it as a great reminder of the quality work Rhode Island students have done in the past and will continue to do in the future. "
COAAST - Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together
Drama Therapy for Individuals, Families and Community members coping with addiction and PTSD. Professional Actors and Licensed Drama Therapist in recorded performance with talk back and resources. Available free on YouTube. Originally broadcast May 12, 2020.
A workout with Complexions Contemporary Ballet Principle Dancer Jillian Davis along with accompanying lessons on Dance, Geometry, Visual Arts, ELA, SEL
FirstWorks brought Jillian to Rhode Island in April 2019 to conduct Master Classes and Movement Classes as part of the residency with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She has agreed to create a Movement Workout for our Virtual Learning Series which can be adapted for all ages. We hope that students will make this workout a part of their daily lives and also encourage their families to participate.
Has it been a little while since you laughed? Guess what? It’s about to happen! Let’s take a deep breath and jump into a world full of surprises. Students will learn the value of making their audience laugh by engaging in exercises based in clown and improvisation. Get ready for 4 weeks of character building activities, ensemble games, and HAHAHAHA!
Q&A and Cocktails: The Intersection of Arts & Advocacy
Museum of Work & Culture
Every other Friday / Different speaker each time
"Q&A and Cocktails, a free virtual happy hour featuring talkbacks with experts from Rhode Island’s heritage, arts, culture, and business sectors. The public may register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gather 'round for the premier of the Sweet Little Virtual Show #2 - a prerecorded movie starring various local performers, giving their all to raise funds for out-of-work artists and venue staff. (A YouTube link will be posted to our website and Facebook page before show time.) Since January 2010, the Sweet Little Variety Show has featured local musicians, poets, magicians, comedians, dancers, actors, filmmakers, and other uniquely talented entertainers, in a monthly feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, and body-positive cabaret. (Recommended 18+ unless accompanied by an adult.) See our website or our Facebook event:
AS220 Residents Linda Ford, Tatiana Gómez, Jose Ato Menendez, and Mario Read and have been projecting onto the buildings across the street from the Mercantile Building. “We’re activating the otherwise quiet and empty urban landscape of downtown with sound and video collages.” If you’re taking your social distancing nighttime walk or bike ride, come by to view from 8:30-10:30pm. Be sure to keep 6’ from others and wear your mask! #as220residents #publicprojections #activatetheurbanlandscape
Fighting Chaos, Original Music and Video from Block Island
George Bowling Band
This music video was safely filmed on Block Island and features original music by the George Bowling Band, which is island based. Jim Ortel is the founding member of the band and the video was shot by his son on a deserted stretch of beach. The title of the song is Fighting Chaos and it perhaps captures some of the darkness we all are feeling during these times. It also has its lighthearted moments. Please enjoy the music and the natural beauty of the setting.
I'm a Zumba instructor who has turned to teaching online at this time. We will take you on a trip around the world with our music, and would love to have people join and have a good time. I demonstrate the dance steps while people can follow along and make any modifications that they need. The goal is to keep moving and exercising but while having fun. Prior to teaching Zumba I have worked in the entertainment business performing in around 30 professional productions.
Free online Art Gallery for artisans to sell thier work
Artists without Borders
Artists Without Borders is a vessel to help artisans provide economically for their families. Many artists struggle to have the tools necessary to earn an income from their talents. It may be a lack of internet, electricity or business understanding. AWB brings all the resources to overcome the barriers to selling their work.
Gamm Studio Class - Online Script Analysis with Rachel Walshe
The Gamm Theatre
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned theater practitioner, this class will help you to unlock the performance potential of a dramatic script. Designed for those interested in acting, directing, playwriting, or just learning more about how a play moves from page to stage, Script Analysis will give you the tools to break down a variety of classic and contemporary scenes, mining them for their key storytelling devices.
We are spending so much time indoors right now, why not bring a little warm summer breeze and salty air home to enjoy. With every purchase of a land & sea print, 20% will be donated to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center offering a food bank and community services. Three new prints have been added to the collection, available in a variety of sizes. Take a peek, you might find the perfect one for yourself or a loved one.
Part II, “Always Open, Come As You Are...” Online Art Exhibit
Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly
It's Part II...We invite you to check out The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly’s “Always Open, Come As You Are...” Online Art Exhibit, Part II (Video Version). Just because you can't make it to the Gallery, it doesn't mean we can't bring the Gallery to you. The only thing you need to do is sit back, whenever and wherever you are, and enjoy a video containing images of some of the finest artwork created by member artists of the Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, located in Westerly, Rhode Island. We hope you enjoy it! #RIArts
Gamm Theatre Studio Class - Online Comedic Monologue Workshop with Fred Sullivan, Jr.
The Gamm Theatre
Mondays (starting 5/18)
Learn strategies and techniques for performing a comedic monologue. This class is formatted for actors of varying levels of experience through deep exploration of contemporary monologues suited to individual students' needs. Individual coaching will focus on the nuts and bolts of comedy, from text analysis to developing verbal and physical timing. This class will consist of private coaching sessions, as well as synchronistic group sessions for sharing work.
A public site for open, artistic commentary in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It offers a visible community platform to process the mental or physical tolls of the crisis, express outrage, spread love or hope, or escape through making. Submissions accepted on an ongoing basis.
Every Fridays at 6- 7p. Todos los viernes a las 6- 7p.
Espero que todas estén saludables🤗🙏🏽! @magnolia_actriz @scarlingferrera and I have been meeting every week for some virtual improv! Un montón de risas! 🤪🤣Y We're all about positive vibes. ✌Si quieres reír or dabble into improvisation, únete a nosotras! ➡️🥰DM for more information @magnolia_actriz or @i_soy_jenny. In the meantime, Here's our full video of our class😎😎😎 of our last class playing the game Change The Prop🎭. #ImPROV! #improvisation #providence #RI #LatinxTheatre #virtualzoom #love #supportlocalartists #stayhome. Wanna join our Latinx improv group? It don't matter your zip code. Join us by ZOOM. Request for information email Magnolia Perez at or Jennifer Sanchez at
“Always Open, Come As You Are...” Online Art Exhibit
Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly
Just because you can't make it to the Gallery, it doesn't mean we can't bring the Gallery to you...We are pleased to introduce to you our "Always open, come as you are..." On-line Art Exhibition, Part I, where the only thing you need to do is sit back, whenever and wherever you are, and enjoy a video containing images of some of the finest artwork created by member artists of the Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, located in Westerly, Rhode Island. We hope you enjoy it! Part II coming soon!
24/7 - LIVE art installation with a ceremony at 8:30pm each day.
"The WaterFire Beacon of Hope celebrates lives lost to COVID-19 and honors the courage and tireless work of community heroes. The WaterFire Beacon of Hope is a LIVE 24/7 dynamic art installation, at the WaterFire Arts Center, created by the WaterFire Providence team under the artistic direction of founder, executive artistic director and coCEO, Barnaby Evans. Due to stay at home orders, the installation can currently only be experienced over the internet at Every evening at 8:30 PM, visitors are invited to virtually visit the WaterFire Arts Center and join WaterFire artists for a brief ceremony where they light and set out a luminaria representing each life reported lost that day. The WaterFire Beacon of Hope celebrates the lives of Rhode Islanders lost to COVID-19 and honors community heroes for their courage and tireless work. Details on the website.
Our current exhibit commemorates the Abiding Courage of the people and their efforts towards equality for women and the right to vote. The 24 selected works and 6 featured sculptures, in this national juried art exhibition, engage in critical thought around contemporary art, our democracy, and the centennial of the 19th Amendment.
This live-streaming, unplugged concert (Recorded live on 4/23 & remains up for viewing) features singer/songwriter Richard Davia of The Sound of Gravity performing songs of hope, unity, and love. The concert was further supported by The Sound Of Gravity's re-make and recording of "Imagine," the iconic song of peace written by John Lennon in 1971, which Richard felt was most appropriate for our state's current challenges and the challenges of many non-profits like The Autism Project and the children and families of those effected by autism in our state. A music video was also conceptualized. Both the recording and video were produced under our state's self-quarantined mandates – the recording and video both created virtually by a small team of RI songwriters, recording artists, sound engineers, and video editors.
I am throwing free paint parties every week day at 3pm. All you need is something to paint on, black, white, red, yellow, blue paints, a cup with 2 inches of water and a big brush and little brush! You tune into Facebook.com/mermaidmasterpieces at 3pm and my live video pops right up! We've already done 60 free live videos since March 16th and they're a huge hit so we will continue!
Great Dance In Great Places: Great Friends Meeting House
Island Moving Company
Thu thru Sun (every)
"Island Moving Company's “Great Dance in Great Places” is the performance arm of CLIMB THE WALLS & DANCE!, curated by IMC’s Artistic Director, Miki Ohlsen and Associate Artistic Director, Danielle Genest. Broadcast performances have been selected from IMC’s repertory archives and will be provided at no cost. “Great Dance in Great Places” will be available Thursdays-Sundays, so that viewers may watch at any time that is convenient for them over the weekend. "
Sighting a rainbow has long been believed to be a promise of good things to come. This take-out activity has been designed for children from elementary to high school. As a special effort Heritage Gallery is offering for our school children who are learning from home the opportunity to create a glass rainbow from your home.
#RIarts East Greenwich News, in partnership with EG Friends of the Library in honor of National Poetry Month presents EG Poetry! We asked readers to submit original poems (10 lines or fewer) that we are sharing here, on the Friends of the Library Facebook page and, soon, around town.