When AS220 purchased and renovated a permanent home on Empire Street in Providence, one of the first programs to spring up in the new environs was the AS220 darkroom, now known as the Paul Krot Community Darkroom. With support from the Rhode Island School of Design, Sprint Systems of Photography, a dedicated group of volunteers and staff, and the community at large, the darkroom has continually offered affordable, public access and instruction in the realm of traditional darkroom photography. Currently, it is the only publicly accessible darkroom in Rhode Island.
Please join us during the month of April as we celebrate 20 years of the darkroom, with a variety of ways for you to participate in what is not only supporting this wonderful resource, but is also a key way you can participate in BUILDING AS220!
March 29 – May 6 // Indiegogo Online Fundraising Campaign // Online Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to support The Paul Krot Community Darkroom and Media Arts at AS220. // Donate $5 to $1000 and let AS220 Media Arts thank you with virtual high fives, hand-printed postcards, glass negative photographs from the Providence Public Library’s Special Collections, and more! Donate here.
Friday April 4, 2014 // 7pm // Paul Krot Community Darkroom Birthday Fundraiser and “Portraits of Marasa: Photographing the Dominican Republic and Haiti” Photo Exhibit Opening // Local Caribbean music virtuoso Jesus Andujar will perform on stage and a dance party led by DJ GOD BODY and DJ Kodak // at Aurora (old Roots Café), 276 Westminster St., Providence, RI // Admission: Sliding scale $10-$30. RSVP here.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 // 5:30 – 7pm // COCKTAIL PARTY // Featuring photographers Huascar Robles, Miguel Rosario, and Mary Beth Meehan; music by Jesus Andujar. Meet the artists, hear the inside story of their work while helping sustain the craft of darkroom photography. // at Aurora // Admission: $100 each or $150 for two. Tickets here.
Wednesday April 16, 2014 // 7pm // “Photographing the Edge: Documentary Photography Now” panel discussion // at Aurora (old Roots Café), 276 Westminster St., Providence, RI // Admission: Free
Sunday April 27, 2014 // 2pm // Make Your Own Pinhole Camera // Aurora Providence, 276 Westminster St, Providence, RI // Cost: $30 Register here.