Thursday, September 09, 2004

Street Painting Festival

In just four years, the Providence Street Painting Festival has become one of the Ocean State’s most highly visible artistic events. With hundreds of participating artists, the Providence Street Painting Festival draws over 20,000 appreciative viewers to the downtown Providence area — not just from Rhode Island, but from all over New England. They come to watch as hundreds of talented artists of all ages transform asphalt squares into colorful artistic masterpieces.

The event raises funds for awards and scholarships for young people to pursue further studies in the fine arts and in the graphics arts fields.

The festival happens all throughout downtown Providence on Saturday, September 11. Call (401) 621-8523 to find out how, where, and all other information.

Circus School Open House

The Providence Circus School will have an open house at their studio. Included will be a LubDub Circus show, trapeze demos, plate-spinning, juggling practice, and even unicycles. Lubdub is the professional circus troupe formed from students and faculty of the Circus School.

WHEN: Sunday, September 12 from 1-4 pm

WHERE: 560 Mineral Spring Ave in Pawtucket.

MORE INFO: 401-351-9211 or visit the LubDub Website or The Circus School website

Hula Workshop...


Hula Workshop of Southern New England

Hula teacher and former professional dancer Carol Anne Buckley is offering a four-week intensive introduction to hula for dancers and performers of other genres.

The class has been designed to demystify hula, and is offered for seasoned dancers of any genre as well as other performing artists including storytellers, actors and choreographers. It features intensive practice on basics, four authentic choreographies, and in-depth explanations designed to take students "inside" this Native American dance form, providing an experience they can take back to their own performance arts.

The class is taught by Carol Anne Buckley, a former Hawaii resident and the long-time student of hula masters. She has an MA in Polynesian Linguistics from the University of Hawaii. Carol has danced professionally and managed a Polynesian dance troupe. She is an instructional designer specializing in adult education and has taught hula for over 20 years. Recently relocated to Rhode Island, she is now offering classes and workshops in hula throughout Southern New England.

WHEN: Fridays, September 17 ? October 8, 2004 from 6:30-8:30 pm

WHERE: Providence Tango, 99 South Bend St., Pawtucket, RI.

COST: Fee for the series is $89.

MORE INFO: call 401-467-1993 or email

For some great photos of Hula Dancers, check out this archive