Animation Elation

j0395710 Yay for another cool RIC event! The college’s film studies program has organized a big ol’ Festival of Contemporary Animation, which is co-curated by Maya Allison, director of Five Traverse Gallery, and Jo Dery, curator of the Magic Lantern cinema project, to showcase animated films by contemporary artists both near and far.

Tonight, catch some highlights of the amazing 2008 Ottawa Animation Festival AND the curators’ picks of funky films by various artists around the world, including what’s hailed as “a surprise animation” by Providence’s own Leif Goldberg (who just exhibited some pretty cool drawings, screenprints and paintings at the Stairwell Gallery).

Tomorrow night, stay local. New England artists Jo Dery, Dan Sousa, Lorelei Pepi and Nancy Andrews will present their short films and have a conversation with you lucky people about their work.

Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence; 7-9 p.m. both nights, free both nights

1 thought on “Animation Elation”

  1. Annie Messier

    Oh, poop. The bike is supposed to be pedaling. Curse you, Microsoft Animated Clip Art! You have slightly dented my elation.

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