Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NetWorks 2011 Debuts 13 New Profiles of Exceptional RI Artists

Four years ago, a unique Rhode Island arts project launched through collaboration between Joseph Chazan, M.D. and Umberto Crenca, Artistic Director of AS220. "NetWorks" was created to document, celebrate, and foster the richly creative and diverse Rhode Island artistic community. Each year since its launch in 2008, the project has created an archive of video and photographic profiles that are enriched by museum and gallery exhibits, catalogs, and panel discussions.

This November, NetWorks 2011 debuts thirteen new video portraits of exceptional Rhode Island artists. Each portrait in the NetWorks project introduces the viewer to an artist’s work, process, and sources of inspiration, in fewer than ten minutes.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS is pleased to present the two-part NetWorks 2011 as part of its ongoing WSBE series, Rhode Island Stories. Part one of NetWorks 2011 airs on Saturday, November 12 at 7 P.M. The one-hour program profiles Andrew Moon Bain, Nilton Cardenas, Barnaby Evans, Nancy Friese, Philip Jameson, and Shawn Kenney.

Part two of NetWorks 2011 airs on Saturday, November 19 at 7 P.M., and profiles Scott Lapham, Janet Prip, Andrew Raftery, Duane Slick, Esther Solondz, Mark Taber, and Laura Travis.

For those who might like to see the NetWorks 2011 artists' work close up after seeing them on television, a complementary mixed media exhibit opens at Candita Clayton Studio, Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main Street, Unit 105, Pawtucket, RI, on Friday, November 11, and continues through Sunday, December 11. Media represented will range from large format photography and oil painting to metal and stone sculpture. Photographic portraits of the artists by Scott Lapham, himself a member of the NetWorks 2011 group, will also be presented.

The NetWorks project is produced by Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.