Pawtucket Arts Collaborative
Newsletter – week ending 01/03/09
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting and
developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists. We do
this by creating awareness, education and involvement through its members.
Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming
enlightened human beings.
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – Invitational Exhibit – through February 28
…..Jason Brockert, painter; Peter Roux, painter. Reception: 5:30-7pm
Thursday, January 8. Live music by Bill & Em; Lecture: 7pm. Blackstone Valley
Visitor Center Theatre, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket. For more info, call
#401-724-2200 or visit _www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org_
The Skill of Lutherie – Musical Instruments, Makers and Performers –
through January 31
…..Instrument makers: Richard Young, Carla Kelly, Roman Barnas, Ben Pearce
and Otto D’Ambrosio; Thursday, January 8th – 6-9pm. – introduction of the
show by Berge Zobian and an overview by Richard Young and Steve Pellegrino.
Opening reception: January 15, with lectures and demonstrations by Otto D’
Ambrosio, Richard Young and Carla Kelly. . The skill of “Lutherie” refers to
individuals who practice the art of building stringed instruments, a tradition
that has survived for thousands of years. Guitar maker Richard Young (owner
of Eastford, Connecticut-based Still River Guitars) will curate the exhibit
entitled “Musical Instruments, Makers and Performers”. Artistic Director for
the weekly events is Steve Pellegrino, a veteran of the Providence/Boston
music scene. Musical instruments when created by the hand of a master luthier,
transform into an object of physical beauty as well as sonic beauty. The
premise of this exhibit is to merge the maker and performer with the audience,
to unveil the musical instrument as a true art form. We have scheduled weekly
musical performances to inject some energy and vigor into Providence this
winter in support of our behind the scenes look at the art of instrument
making. Gallery Z, 259 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903. Gallery hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12-6pm; Thursday-Sat. 12-8pm; By appointment and by chance.
For more info, call #401-454-8844.
Awake and Sing! – January 15-February 15
…..By Clifford Odets; the Gamm is forgoing its usual paper postcard
mailing and launching the first show of the new year with help of the
environmentally friendly Internet and you! Please don’t wait for your postcard to arrive
in the mail. Order your tickets to Awake and Sing! now. Same paper
postcard offer still applies: Save 10% when you order by phone by Friday, January
23 (additional discounts do not apply). Just call 401-723-4266 and say
“paperless postcard offer”. Awake and Sing! runs from January 15 through February
15 at The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket. Tickets: $24-$39,
all previews (January 15-18) only $24 discounts for subscribers, groups of 10
or more, seniors and students. For tickets call 401-723-4266 or go to
ArtTixRI.com . Best early availability: Thursday, January 15 at 8, Friday,
January 16 at 8 and Sunday, January 18 at 7* (*preceded by a free book and movie
Egg Roll and Jazz – Greg Abate Sextet at Chans – January 10
…..mark your calendars! January 10 – 8pm for The Greg Abate Sextet at
CHANS. Featuring :Arny Krakowsky, tenor sax; ,Jeff Holmes, trumpet; Kent
Hewitt, piano; Todd Baker, bass; and Gary Johnson, drums. For more info call
#401-765-1900. Come enjoy at great evening! Chans, 267 Main Street,
AUREA – 2008-09 Subscription Series
…..We hope you have seen and enjoyed Till Human Voices Wake Us and A
Child’s Christmas in Wales, the first programs of our 2008–09 subscription series.
It has been exciting to pair the poetry of T.S. Eliot with music by Ravel,
Stravinsky, Milhaud, Wagner, and Chopin, and the Dylan Thomas tale with
Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach, Grainger, Clarke and old English carols. We were delighted
at the warm and enthusiastic response from our audiences, and look forward to
the rest of our season — Inflections of Love in February, Under a Latin
Moon in April, and Ecstasies Above, a June collaboration with the Providence
Developing these integrations of music and poetry has been challenging,
enervating, exhausting, and expensive. Ticket revenues pay only a portion of the
costs of producing these programs, and we are reluctant to raise our ticket
prices because it would exclude some of our audience, including students. I’m
writing in the hope that if you are not already a Friend of Aurea, you will
become one by making a tax-deductible gift to support these and future
programs, and that if you are a Friend, you will renew your support. Gifts at all
levels — Loyal Friends ($50), Valuable Friends ($100), Sustaining Friends
($250), Patrons ($500), and Angels ($1,000) — are welcome. Friends of Aurea enjoy
after-concert events, listings in the programs, and huge appreciation from
the musicians, actors, and board of Aurea. Please take a moment to send your
check to Aurea, 195 Sessions Street, Providence, RI 02906, or contribute
online with _PayPal_
(https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=531416) . We are grateful for your support, and look forward to
seeing you at future programs. With warm thanks, and best wishes for the holidays
and the new year! Consuelo Sherba, Artistic Director,
firstname.lastname@example.org_ (mailto:%email@example.com) Mark your Calendar!
……. Barbara Slater will be singing an all-Mercer program at Rochambeau
Library, Hope Street, Providence on Thursday, Feb. 26 – free and open to the
On Wednesday, March 25, Barbara and Friends will return to The Hi-Hat
singing songs of The Great American Songbook and jazz standards.
Check out the Gamm!
…..Single tickets for our entire 2008-09 Season on sale now! Order early for
best available seats! Call 401-723-4266. AWAKE AND SING! by Clifford Odets,
directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr. (Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 2009) GRACE by Mick Gordon
and A.C. Grayling (Mar. 12-Apr. 12, 2009) THE SCARLET LETTER by Phyllis Nagy,
adapted from the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne (May 7-Jun. 7, 2009); Sandra
Feinstein Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI. For more info,
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (tel) 401-723-4266 (fax) 401-723-0440 or visit: _http://www.gammtheatre.org_ (http://www.gammtheatre.org/) .
~Looking for Artists! ……Opportunities/Live-Work Space & more!
Looking for several local, highly skilled musicians ……
…..We are looking for several local, highly skilled musicians to play on a
record that we’re producing for _Tyondai Braxton_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyondai_Braxton) who is currently recording at our studio from today until
Jan 24th. His music calls for 2 viola, 2 violin, 1 flute, and 1 clarinet.
He would prefer to hire 2 string players that can play both viola and
violin. Ability to sight read a must. If you know anyone who might be interested,
please tell them to respond ASAP with their availability and pay
requirements. For more info, contact Lauren Holt, Machines With Magnets Recording
Studio, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860, 401.475.2655 // studio
401.575.8777 // cell, 401.475.2768 // fax, _http://www.machineswithmagnets.com_
Call for Work – The Sight Of Sound : Group Show 2009
…..March 6 – March 27, 2009 – Curated By Allison Cole + Lauren Holt;
Submission Guidelines: -Open genre: illustration, painting, drawing,
screenprints, photography, digital prints, sound, video, sculpture -Subject of artwork
must be related to sound in someway -All work must be for sale and priced
under $700 -Submit up to 3 images of completed work for consideration to
email@example.com_ (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or via snail mail -Include name, contact info, artist bio / statement, CV,
URL/website, examples of work, medium and dimensions of work. Submissions must be
received by Feb 15, 2009. All accepted work must be shipped to MWM by
March 1, 2009. Opening Reception: March 6; Closing Reception: March 27 at:
Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860.
email@example.com_ (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) ; _http://www.machineswithmagnets.com_ (http://www.machineswithmagnets.com/) -
MWM Gallery Space Available for Rent
…..400 Main Street, Pawtucket; Since we’ve had a lot of requests for
information about the MWM gallery space, we now have a gallery application
w/general information about renting the space for art shows and events. Could you
please forward this link to people who would be interested.
Pottery Co-operative New Member Search
…..Domus Luti Pottery Co-operative, located at 545 Pawtucket Ave,
Pawtucket, RI, is actively searching for a few good potters to join our 8 year old
co-op. We are a 12 member group sharing expenses, space, ideas and the
responsibility of owning and operating a pottery studio. Each member pays a nominal
monthly fee and firing fees based on use of kiln, plus a one-time joining fee.
We are a fun, down-to-earth crew of mudslingers creating work ranging from
functional wheel-thrown pieces to hand built sculptural art. If you play well
with others, love clay and are tired of working in your basement
alone…please call us!! For more information and to start the application process email:
Call For Work: Fine Jewelry
…..Knight Gallery is looking for fine jewelry to add to our collection. Call
us @ 401-654-4747 for more info or email the gallery @
Wanted: Your Unwanted Art Supplies, Fabrics, Beads – and such!
…..If you’re cleaning out your studio and sorting through art supplies you
no longer need – don’t throw them away! We’re always looking for donations of
items that can be used for arts and crafts by individuals with intellectual
and developmental disabilities. You may drop off your items at Flying Shuttles
at The Grant, 250 Main Street, Pawtucket or contact Linda Dvelis at
#724-7260 for more info.
Studio Space for Rent – Pawtucket/Darlington
…..3.600 sq. ft. of open space plus – 2 bathrooms, office, waiting room &
storage area; 18 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors. Ideal for dance
group/performance art. Near 95; $1,400/mo. 925 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Call Ed at
#723-9306 for more info.
Architecture office looking for designer/writer/artist/etc.