20 North Main St (also enter on 224 Benefit Street) Providence, RI 02903

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Today is November 21, 2017. Open today 10 am–5 pm

Assembly: Performance

September 1, 2013, 12 – 1 pm
Contemporary Art Gallery
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Photography by Jaime Lowe

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.

Willa Van Nostrand curates Performance from 8/27 - 9/1.
The Assembly Performance curated by Willa Van Nostrand surveys a full spectrum of performance and art ‘happenings’ present in Providence, RI. Each live performance features elements of film projection and manipulation, experimental sound production, composition for classical instrumentation and voice, durational lighting techniques and narrative movement. The public is invited to enjoy unparalleled cross-genre performances by local artists Ken Linehan & Brittany Gravely (Magical Approach), Bevin Kelley, Michael Kelley, Elise Kuder, Marji Gere, Timeghost, Allie Denig, Carlos Gonzalez, Willa & Glenna Van Nostrand and Assembly of Light Choir and explore the critical role of live performance in 21st century visual art.Willa Van Nostrand
9/1: Chrissy Wolpert and the Assembly of Light Choir

Free with museum admission.

Willa Van Nostrand (1987) is a performance artist and curator. Van Nostrand attended the Putney School & received her BA in Experimental Theatre & Improvisation from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009. After spending a year in Florence, Italy studying Slow Food, Cinema and Printmaking, Willa returned to Providence to open World’s Fair, a site-specific gallery located at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, RI. She is currently shooting a TV show for NBC & E! in New York City. In 2005, Willa and Glenna Van Nostrand began collaborating on live performance.

The Assembly of Light women’s choir is a ramshackle collection of about twenty women from Providence, RI. They’ve been stealing hours to sing together since late 2008, when composer and singer Chrissy Wolpert invited a few women to her apartment to sing some songs she’d been working on. It went well. They kept coming back. The Assembly of Light is a frequently changing “cast” of women from various backgrounds and degrees of vocal experience and training. The group is about taking shape on its own terms, forming itself without pretense, and bringing on brightness through dark music.

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