MISSION STATEMENTPawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting anddeveloping the arts for the community and its artists. We do this by creating awareness, education and involvement through its members.
Downtown National Register Historic District Information Meeting Nov. 1 ..The Pawtucket Department of Planning and redevelopment is holding a public information meeting on the proposed Downtown Pawtucket National RegisterHistoric District at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center Theater, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. The proposed National Register Historic District is a GOOD thing and will qualify property owners for tax credit financial incentives to restore their buildings. The proposed district is NOT a Local Historic District–National Register listing DOES NOT place restrictions on what an owner can do with their property! If you are a downtown property owner or simply interested in the National Register program or fixing up downtown, please come to the meeting. Representatives from the Pawtucket Department of Planning and Redevelopment and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission will be there to answer your questions. For more information, please visit: www.pads02860.org - Pawtucket Alliance for Downtown Success. Call for Artists – POS Holiday Show and Sale December 1, 2, 3 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket
The excitement continues! September’s Pawtucket Open Studio event proved to be a major success and for this upcoming holiday season, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket has offered to host a Pawtucket Artists Holiday Sale on Friday, December 1 from 5-9pm; Saturday/Sunday December 2, 3 10-5pm. Studios in this building will be open. In addition, 7,000 square ft. on the first floor of this building is being offered to any artist wishing to participate. Postcards will be printed and will be made available to any paid participating artist for sending to their own mailing lists. For those with email lists, PDF of the postcard can be provided. You will be responsible for setting up your own display, providing your own tables/booth and making your own sales. Space is limited! – $50/per space, includes a listing on the POS website and maps http://www.pawtucketopenstudios.org/ Currently there are 27 participating artists. Deadline: Friday, November 3. Please contact Michelle Phaneuf at: email@example.com or call #401-247-2516 for more info.
Call for Artists PAC “Small Works Show” – Members Holiday Show and SaleNovember 5, 2006 to January 2, 2007 ..Delivery of Art: Friday November 3 – 11am-2pm; Saturday November 4 – 11am-2pm; PAC Headquarters, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket; Opening Reception: 11/9 Thursday 5:30 - 7:30pm; Meet the Artists Reception PAC Gallery, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket. Quantity and Size: Up to 6 pieces of artwork may be submitted – No larger than 16″ in any direction. Visit http://www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org/ for complete guidelines. Questions? Contact: Mimo Gordon Riley @ 401-487-8811 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Robin Dunn Blossom @ 401-527-3689 or email@example.com
Artists Moving Sale!! November 2, 3, 4 Rumford, RI. We are moving out of the 9 Newman building. We are moving out….. Come to our Moving sale! Three Days of great Bargains at 9 Newman Avenue East Providence. Thursday Nov. 2nd 4 – 8pm, Friday Nov. 3rd 12 – 4pm, Saturday Nov. Info 401-434-2962. Directions from Providence: Take RT 195 east to Exit 6 (Broadway); go right at end of the ramp. Turn right at light onto Broadway. Go straight about 2 miles. Broadway becomes Newman Ave. Sale is in the big brick building across the street from the Post Office & Fire Station. Elevator at front entrance. Open Studio Moving extravaganza.. Up Country – pet accessories; Ahlers Designs – gift items; Dan Clayman- Glass; Coral Beorgois- tiles. _www.AHLERSgifts.com – Gail Ahlers Ahlers Designs, Inc. 9 Newman Ave.Rumford, RI 02916. PH: 401-434-2962 800-553-3419 FX 401-434-8970 30″x40″ drawing table looking for new home - I would like to donate to a good cause. I also have a chair w/ wheels that comes with it. Ideally I would like someone to pick it up from me, but I could also deliver it locally. Please let me know. I really don’t want to put it out for trash pickup. Call Sharon at: Cell: 401-573-5039
Artwork of Barbara Shema DeBlois Gallery November 4 - 26PAC member, Barbara Shema, is part of a three-person show at the DeBlois Gallery in Newport from Nov. 4-26. The opening reception is Saturday, Nov. 4 from 5:00-7:00PM. The show includes Barbara’s mixed media wall hangings, paintings by Onega Astaltsova and ceramics by Charlie Barmonde. _http://www.debloisgallery.com/
Y Arts Week – November 6 - 13, 2006 ..is a nationally celebrated YMCA event highlighting our delivery of programs in support of the healthy growth and development of kids, teens, adults and seniors through the arts and humanities. With more than 950 arts-friendly Ys across the nation, the YMCA is quickly gaining recognition as a safe, accessible and quality-driven place where kids and adults can learn to paint, write, sing, act or make a film. Y Arts Week is designed to promote and, in some cases, introduce Y Arts & Humanities programming to the community and highlight the role the arts play in building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Looking for interested artists do a variety of workshops during the week. Contact Donna Marie King, Communications Artist and Designer, YMCA of Pawtucket, Inc. – Corporate Office, 660 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-727-7515 _www.goymca.com for more info.
Well of Woman through November 19 at Mixed Magic Theater, 171 Main Street, Pawtucket any weekend now until November 19th. We are also encouraging all downtown residents and friends to come to the special Downtown Night on November 17th. Two people will get a special price of just $30 instead of $40 for two tickets. Come and have fun with neighbors and friends! Nothing like live theater to get you thinking and laughing and delighting
Looking for Volunteer Voice TeachersThe Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the historic Armory Arts Center in Pawtucket is in its second year with sixty talented high school students following their passion to become artists. Music, dance, theater, drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics, coupled with standard high school fare such as math, science, English, history, and languages, make up a very long day. But these students hunger for and need more. Several female vocal arts students need vocal coaching outside of the normal school day but they cannot afford private lessons. They need to work on proper technique and repertoire with a vocal mentor who will help them prepare for college and beyond. You could be that mentor. If you have the credentials and can spare one hour per week, either at the school or in your studio or home, working with one of these talented students you could help to create an artist and make a new friend. Contact Ray Warner, JMW Board Member, at 617 680 0535 (cell) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Exposure in Pawtucket! ..our friends at Hillside Avenue Family and Community Medicine are now at 727 East Avenue, Pawtucket – a bigger location! There currently is a possibility of a rotating art exhibit in the lobby of their new facility. Interested artists should contact Dr. Kenneth Sperber, #401-725-6160 or _KSperber@hillsidefamily.comSeeking Applicants: Chief Executive Officer, Slater Mill, Pawtucket, Rhode Island The Board of Trustees of the Old Slater Mill Association is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to inspire and direct the operations of the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Candidates are requested to submit by November 1 a letter describing their qualifications and expressing their special interest in the position, along with compensation requirements and resume, to CEO Search Committee, Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., POB 696, Pawtucket, RI 02862-0696, or email to email@example.com. for more info.
CRMC Design Contest – The RI Coastal Resources Management Council is looking for design for Urban Coastal Greenways (UCG) public access signage that will be used for redevelopment projects within the Metro Bay Special Area Management Plan (SAMP). Art students and others from each of the four represented cities are invited to submit designs, on disc, by November 3, 2006. The first place winner will receive a $1,000 US Savings Bond; the second, third and fourth place winners will receive $500 savings bonds. Criteria for design: signage designs must: be easy to interpret and use; explain what the UCG and Metro Bay SAMP are; include details on the cities represented in the design (The designs will be used in interpretive signage throughout the UCG.) All designs, with the entrant’s name, home address and telephone number should be submitted to the CRMC, att: Laura Ricketson, RI Coastal Resources Management Council, Stedman Gov’t Center, 4808 Tower Hill Road – Suite 116, Wakefield, RI 02879 no later than 11/3/06. Questions? call Laura Ricketson at the CRMC #401-783-7886.Join the Cause - Support Advocacy for the Arts! – .since 1999, Rhode Island Citizens for the Arts has been working actively to help protect and advance funding and other benefits for artists and arts organizations in Rhode Island. Their latest advocacy campaign “Campaign for the Arts” will bring more arts directly to the community, keeping our artists supported throughout the state. Consider becoming a member! For more info, visit www.ri4arts.org
Great Theatre in Pawtucket – visit the Gamm!…172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket….or visit _www.gammtheatre.org_ for a complete listing of events and opportunities! Call 401-723-4266 for more info.Pawtucket Arts Grant Funding…….now being accepted. Grants up to $2,000 are available to any arts organization or artist whose work will primarily benefit the City of Pawtucket and its residents. Funds will be reimbursed upon completion of the project. Grant applications and required attachments are due to the Office of City Clerk, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 by no later than 4:00pm on December 8, 2006. No late or incomplete applications will be reviewed. Applications made by picked up at the Department of Planning and Redevelopment, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket or on-line at _www.pawtucketri.com_ under “Pawtucket Arts”. Call #724-5200 for more info.
Register for classes in Pawtucket! Dew Claw Studios – Rhode Island’s Clay Art Center, located at 545 Pawtucket Avenue, Suite 106, Pawtucket. Call #312-0540 or www.dewclawstudios.com for more info! AND…Fire & Ice Studio – 545 Pawtucket Avenue – Suite 113 – offers private and group work – shops at the studio to create a permanent work of art. “Family Hands” is a fun day in an art glass studio. Learn the process used in this type of art glass while creating a beautiful and unique family heirloom. Create a great gift for weddings, special anniversaries, mother’s day, father’s day or a very special Valentine. The fun and creativity involved really make the project unforgettable. Private Workshops, Group Workshops and School Group Workshops available. Please contact Deborah at Fire & Ice Studio for more info about rates, reservations and pricing. #383-8691; firstname.lastname@example.org or fireiceglass.com.
Providence Tango…..free introductory class every Friday – 7:30-8:30 followed by the weekly tango dance ($10)…new beginner series every month..no partner necessary or experience necessary. 99 South Bend St., Pawtucket, RI (one block north of McCoy Stadium) 401-728-9393….directions, schedules, and lots more information on our website! www.providencetango.com Gamm Studio – 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket; please visit our home page for the link: gammtheatre.org for an extensive list of class offerings. Next session begins in November!
Artists Space for Rent - Pawtucket .(2) spaces – 120 Webster Street, Pawtucket. First: Ground level, 2,000ft, 10X12 foot garage door, concrete floor, Most heat and electric included. Great light with 14-16 foot ceilings. Would be great for Glass, sculpture, or large scale artistry. Located at 171 Coyle Avenue, Pawtucket. $900 per month. 401-573-7062. Second: Second floor mill space available. 1,600ft, EVERYTHING done over – bathroom, beautiful maple floors, lighting and electric new, freight elevator access. Must see! Lots of light. Heat and electric included. 11 foot ceilings. Former photography studio. Located at 120 Webster Street, Pawt. $850 per month. Contact Jerauld Adams at 401-573-7062.Artist Space for Rent – PawtucketManufacturing, Retail, Music Studio, and Office Suites Currently Available. 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket. up to 10,000 sq. ft. Come join a developing community of artists. Contact Corinne Wahlberg at 722-0752 x 3844 or email@example.com for more information or visit our website at _www.urbansmartgrowth.netAnd more Artist Space for Rent - Pawtucket – several units at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, 250 Esten Avenue and 545 Pawtucket Ave. Immediate occupancy. Contact Len Lavoie at RICIR – #751-8428 or RICIR.com for more info.Plain and Simple – Artist Condos – Pawtucket…..taking reservations for artist condos at 390 Pine Street, Pawtucket. Call for an appointment and showing – affordable units…from 700 -1,400 sq. ft. $160,000 – $285,000. Contact Len Lavoie at RICIR – #751-8428 or RICIR.com for info.PAC is always looking for volunteers to become involved! from stuffing & stamping envelopes to setting up our receptions for our Gallery and Program events. Join our “Hospitality Committee” or “Membership Committee” – If you can spare an hour from time to time – Please contact Herman Brewster at #331-6930 for more info.Visit our Website for a complete listing of upcoming gallery exhibits! www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org Here are some other great places to visit for the latest happenings in Pawtucket!
Making a Living as an Artist: Part 3 – Thursday, November 16, 2006 – 7pm…Martina Windels, owner, director, jewelry designer (Martina & Company); Irene Lawrence, painter/printmaker; Bonnie Turner, muralist; Cliff Clear, muralist; – moderator, Jonathan Bonner, sculptor. Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Theatre, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket – #724-2200. Free and open to the public.Learn More What’s Happening in the Pawtucket Neighborhoods!…cultural events, community events, etc. NAP-Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket or visit: http://www.neighborhoodlink.com/pawtucket/nap/ Learn about downtown Pawtucket development and revitalization: http://www.pads02860.org/Your PAC Membership Card is good at over a dozen local businesses!Visit our PAC website to find out more about the businesses that support our members! Great discounts from great businesses! www.pawtucketartscollaborative.orgFor those of you receiving this newsletter for the first time – welcome! Your paid membership keeps this network connected. Some individual membership benefits include: website links, member website page, group insured exhibits, and member artist announcements. Mail your checks to: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.Share your info! Members should submit their news items to: firstname.lastname@example.org.