Film Night with Tape Art, AS220 Youth, and RIMOSA Showcases Locally Made Stop Motion Animation Films!

Tape Art Installation Inspires Events throughout June in Greater Kennedy Plaza

Tape Art's Ocean Riser
Tape Art's Ocean Riser

The artists behind the Providence 375 Tape Art Installation steadily filling the skating rink – Michael Townsend, Pamela Baron and Colin Bliss – also create community art & education projects and stop motion animation films. Their short films will be the centerpiece of the upcoming Film Night with AS220 Youth and the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) this Tuesday, June 14th at 6pm in the Bank of America City Center tunnel. While each explores the magic of the stop motion animation process, the Tape Art films Woodpecker, Rash of Robberies, and Ocean Riser are three distinct films diverse in theme and purpose, made with groups of youth and adults that took anywhere from 24 hours to 8 months to complete. Tape Art will be joined by RIMOSA, who will show films made with youth through their Animation Outreach Program, and AS220 Youth who will show stop motion animations made by youth at their downtown location, the Rhode Island Training School and UCAP Middle School, as well as films by other Providence Youth Collaborative member organizations. Prior to the films RIMOSA will be making thaumatropes with attendees – a simple Victorian era animation that teaches about “persistence of vision,” the name often given to the way blends sudden changes into smooth motion which makes movies possible.

On June 23rd, youth are also invited to sign up for free Youth Art Workshops: Art+Ingenuity: Using Common Objects in Uncommon Ways with Tape Art and RIMOSA, prior to the rescheduled Panel Discussion on Public Art. Tape Art will create a collaborative temporary group mural with youth participants at the Skating Rink 4:30-5:30pm, and from 4:30-5:30 RIMOSA will offer their Animation Workshop. Open to 25 youth, middle school age and up. Sign up on Facebook or email It all wraps up on June 30 with a Closing Celebration which you will not want to miss!

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