Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Providence poster archive benefit

In the wake of the RISD Museum’s “Wunderground” show last fall, Providence art impresario Sara Agniel and Providence poster-maker and rocker Will Rodier are leading an effort to create a photographic archive documenting the decade of Providence underground posters that were assembled for the show. As I reported here, they hope to eventually house the archive at a Providence institution or on their own secure website archive.

They're looking for help in tracking down all the poster artists to get the artists' permission to include their work. (Send info or feedback here.)

And a fund-raiser is being held at Providence’s AS220 from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25, to help pay off the $4,300 cost of photographing the posters and computer thingamajigs to store the digital images. Admission is $6. There will be raffles, a silent auction of posters by Providence artists, performances by Lightning Bolt (featuring Fort Thunder co-founder Brian Chippendale, whose work is pictured here), Lolita Black, The Set of Red Things, and Bronhard/Going/Public, and cheap beer.

Providence Poster Arvhive Benefit, AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence, 2- 7 p.m. March 25, 2007.


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