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 membersLet the beauty we love be what we do.
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Exhibit by Nela Barbosa – June 22-30th
â€¦.at Cape Verdean American Community Development Center, (CACD), 120 High Street, Pawtucket; – 12:00pm-6:00pm weekdays and until 8:00pm on weekends. Opening gala: June 22 – 6-8pm, followed by Cape Verdean night celebration party, tickets for the party are $10.00 and are available in advance by contacting CACD at #(401) 475-9834. The formal gala is free to the public. Nela Barbosa, as she signs her paintings, is eager to share her work with others the world over, especially the Cape Verdeans’ in the diasporas which often find themselves somewhat removed when it comes to cultural expression through art work. Artwork will be available for purchase. Manuela Brazao Barbosa, otherwise known as Nela, has exhibited in some of the most prominent cultural art institutions of Cape Verde. She has also been commissioned by the Cape Verdean government a number of times. Another of her paintings was given to the President of Cuba, Fidel Castro, offered as a national treasure when the president of Cape Verde visited Cuba. Her paintings are highly sought after by many high profile visitors to the Islands. Her works can also be found decorating the international airports of Cape Verde as well as many banks and hotels among other institutions in the Islands.Amy Wynne Derry & Johnathan Derry: “Side By Side” – through June 23
â€¦..Paintings and sculptures by this artist couple at a new Providence gallery – “5 Traverse”. Gallery located at 5 Traverse Street across from Utrecht. Visit: www.wynnederry.com or www.johnathanderry.com.Picture-Perfect for PAC member, Lenny Rumpler..!
â€¦..The Portsmouth Arts Guild recently announced the winners of the photography show, which is currently on view at the Center for the Arts, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871. Jill McLaughlin was awarded first place for her entry entitled Three Graces, Eric Hovermale received the second place for Night Dancer, third place was given to Lenny Rumpler for his photograph In Between. There were three honorable mentions awarded to Donna StAmant, Roses in Silver, Ellen Williams, Fishing Shack, and John Foraste, Pine Needles and Rock. The Center for the Arts is open Thursday-Sunday, 1:00-5:00 PM, and everyone is cordially invited to view the show which runs from now until June 24, 2007. For further information, or directions please call (401) 624-3969
Photography by Leonard Rumpler at Hope Gallery – through June 24
â€¦.., 435 Hope Street, Bristol RI will feature the pastels and oils of Sarah Fielding-Gunn, M’Lou Sorrin, & Lorraine Trenholm in a exhibit called “Sisters in Art”. These artists have been companions in painting for many years with their affiliation originating in Cape Cod as members of the group “Touro 21″. Also exhibiting are Avery Boruch, Lenny Rumpler, Christine Mathieu, Chris Alvanas, Kathleen Armor, Lyle Rudloff, Mark Wholey, Tim Reilly, Sue Gray Fitzpatrick, Patrick Malin, Mark Nadeau, Pat & Bob Benoit, Jay Egge and Anita Trezvant. Hours: Thur / 12-6 PM, Fri & Sat/12-9 PM, Sun/12-4 PM or by appointment. (401)396-9117, www.hopegallery.net
Pawtucket German Club – Rockin’ events throughout the summer!
â€¦..Friday, June 29 8pm $15, Li’l Anne & the Hot Cayenne Take half a dozen groovemasters, add a spicy blend of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and funk to the up-tempo Zydeco beat, and presto, you’ve got a dance groove that just won’t quit! Friday August 10 8:30pm $15 – Bryan Lee & his Blues Review. Bryan Lee is a true New Orleans name with over 30 years performing on Bourbon Street. Bryan is a unique presence in the blues touring circuit. A true grit blues show as fun to watch, as it is to hear. An accomplished songwriter and guitarist with several well distributed and critically acclaimed recordings. 60 years old, blind and still a dominating image in any festival. Tuesday, July 3 8:30pm $15 – Duke Robillard Band. Duke Robillard is one of this era’ s most acclaimed guitar players, having won four W.C. Handy Awards as “Blues Guitarist of the Year” and receiving a Grammy Award nomination for his 2006 release, Guitar Groove-A-Rama. This Pawtucket-based artist is also one of this year’s recipients of the Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts 2007. July 27, 8pm -$18 – Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys. One of a small handful of women in Zydeco, Rosie has the best chance of long-term success. Her warm stage presence, combined with the infectious Zydeco beat, makes her irresistible to audiences. She also is one of the few younger Zydeco players who still writes and sings some of her own material in Creole French. For more info, contact: Sal’s Productions events, German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Ave., Pawtucket RI; www.salsrbclub.com. Joe@salsrbclub.com; #401-965-0849.“Goodnight and Good Luck” – Thursday, July 12 – 6-9pm
â€¦..For those loyal readers of the Pawtucket Times – a institution that has provided us with the local “news” since the late 1800′s, you will be saddened to learn that some of its key editorial staff – who have been part of our “Pawtucket and the Blackstone Valley” familyfor many years, are no longer employed by The Times. In these days of downsizing, reorganization and elimination – this local newspaper with its award-winning writers and photographers, has not been spared of this economic blow. Gone are: Kevin O’Connor, Doug Hadden, Rich Dugas, and Dave Casey. In an attempt to turn “lemons” into “lemonade” – and as a way of giving a ‘proper send-off’, having some fun – while also helping a needy cause – you are cordially invited to a fundraiser buffet for the Pawtucket Animal Shelter Vet Care Fund – at the China Inn, 285 Main St. , Downtown Pawtucket – Thursday July 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets $10 advance; $12 at the door. For tickets and information call 724-5200 Larger donations gratefully accepted. Mail c/o: Pawtucket Police Dept 121 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket RI 02860. All the kitties and doggies will be thankful.
Late Spring Exhibit – Gallery LRI – through July 13
â€¦..sculpture by Charlene Carpenzano, photography by Herman Brewster, paintings by Brian O’Malley – Gallery LRI – a changing exhibit of local artists in the Leadership Rhode Island offices; 4 Richmond Square, Providence, RI 02906. Gallery hours: 9-5pm weekdays or by appointment. #401-273-1574. www.leadershipri.org.
2007 Vista Jubilee Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Pawtucket River and Narragansett Bay – Friday, July 27 – 7-11pm
â€¦to benefit the operations of The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket; $95 per person, $180 a couple; $545 table of 6, $690 table of 8 Complimentary dockside parking at Festival Pier, School St, Pawtucket. Reservations limited to 325 people. Reserve online at TourBlackstone.com or call 401-724-2200.
Pawtucket Arts Festival 2007 – Call for Artists – Sept. 15/16, 2007
â€¦..This two-weekend festival will be packed with artistic events throughout the City of Pawtucket. Our kickoff event will be another great concert at McCoy Stadium sponsored by PawSox featuring Counting Crows, Collective Soul and Live. Again, major advertising will done to promote our Festival – through radio, TV, highway billboard and newspapers. We are currently seeking artists for our “Stone Soup Folk Fest/Arts Fest in Slater Park” topped off with the ending concert of the season by the RI Philharmonic “Pops in the Park”. Rental for 10′x10′ area in Slater Park for the weekend is $50.00. Security provided. Deadline for application is August 1. For more information and artist vendor application forms, visit www.pawtucketartsfestival.org or call Diane Agostini, Pawtucket Arts Festival Coordinator at 401-724-5200.
Looking for Artists!
â€¦..The Paper Girls Studio and Art Gallery is a small intimate space located in the former W.T. Grant Department Store at 250 Main Street, (downtown) Pawtucket. The gallery is committed to giving artists in any career stage an opportunity to showcase their work. Rent the gallery for just $60.00 a week! Never pay a commission – be featured on the website! Art needs exposure – and you’ll get it here! Contact Joanne R. Luongo, artist/proprietor for more info. (401) 365-6332 or www.papergirlsstudio.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Wanted: Photographer’s Assistant
â€¦.. emerging photographer in R.I. seeking work as a Photographer’s Assistant; recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design’s program for a Professional Certificate in Digital Photography. “The combination of my freelance experience and my formal education has provided has given me a solid foundation which would enable me to work anywhere in the digital photography field”. My portfolio is also available at www.omarpercigophoto.com. or contact Omar Percigo at email@example.com.
Live/In Artists Lofts: Leasing Now Available
â€¦..1,000 sq. ft / 1,400 sq. ft; Call Paul Audette for details – 529-0616 722-5300; Â½ miles from downtown Pawtucket, RI.
Artist Live/Work Studio – Pawtucket
…. artist live/work studio for rent – Blackstone Studios, 163 Exchange Street, Pawtucket (across from Gamm Theatre) – located in Historic Arts District; 1,100 sq. ft. – new kitchen/bath/laundry/parking. Easy on/off Rte. 95. $950/mo. Contact Phyllis Nathanson at #401-486-8197 for more info.
Join the Cause – Support Advocacy for the Arts!
â€¦.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. 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.
Art classes for all agesâ€¦..!The New School of Classical Art – July/August classes!
â€¦..This summer, in July and August, open for individual projects such as portrait, still life, or cast drawing and painting. You can sign up for one or both of the months. This is an opportunity for artists who may not have the time during the school year or don’t feel the need to join a full time program to receive specialized, individual instruction on what it is they feel they need to concentrate on. This is a great chance for beginners to try traditional drawing or painting without making a full commitment and for all who want the experience of working in a professional studio. The studio is open Monday thru Friday, 10am to 4pm. Cost is $800.00/month, space limited to eight students. There is a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 made out to The New School of Classical Art. More information on the web site www.danalevin.com Please call or email for more information or to sign up. 545 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861; #401-575-1030East Side Art Center’s 13th Annual Block Island Workshops
â€¦..for one week or two – drawing and painting on Block Island, Rhode Island’s natural wonder. With the sea, dunes, miles of stone walls, green pastures and quaint Gothic houses, there is an endless supply of inspiration. Mornings are a leisurely, free time to have breakfast, socialize, walk into town or go to the beach. The afternoons, from 1:00-5:00pm are spend outside painting with the instructor and there are group crits every other evening. Lodge with us in the comfortable Mitchell Cottage or enjoy accomodations elsewhere. Space is limited and registration is on a first-received basis. Instructor: Carolyn Simon (C.C. Wolf). For brochure, please call #401-331-2021.
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!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.The Rhode Island Watercolor Society
â€¦..is offering a six-week workshop in Life Drawing and Painting. The six week class runs on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Watercolor Society in Slater Park. The fee for the six weeks is $60.00 for non-members and $50.00 for members. Drop in sessions run $10.00 for the evening. There is some instruction if requested. Contact RI Watercolor Society, Slater Park, Pawtucket at #726-1876 or riws.org for more info.
…..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.comGamm Studio – 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket
…. please visit our home page for the link: gammtheatre.org for an extensive list of class offerings. East Side Art Center – Classes for children, teens and adults
â€¦..26 Rochambeau Avenue, Providence, RI. Now in it’s fifteenth year, the East Side Art Center is located at Sunrise Corporation, recognized since 1973 as a creative and responsible marketing/advertising/design agency for scores of small businesses and over two-hundred non-profits throughout New England. Owned by Don and Carolyn Simon (C.C. Wolf). Visit: www.eastsideartcenter.com for more info.
Visit our Pawtucket Arts Collaborative website
for a complete listing of upcoming gallery exhibits and lectures!
More great sites to visit for the latest “happenings” in Pawtucket:Learn More What’s Happening in the Pawtucket Neighborhoods!.â€¦cultural events, community events, and more – support those who support us!Â· NAP-Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket or visit: www.neighborhoodlink.com/pawtucket/nap/
Â· Learn about downtown Pawtucket development and revitalization: www.pads02860.org
Â· LeFoyer Club: Â· a true center of French culture serving Pawtucket and Central Falls since 1936. www.LeFoyer.org.
For those of you receiving this newsletter for the first time – welcome!
Your paid membership of $35.00/yr. keeps this network connected! Some membership benefits include: website links, member website page, exhibition opportunities and member announcements. Visit our website for an application form and other activities: www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org.Mail your checks to: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.Share your info! Members should submit their news items to Pat Zacks at: email@example.com. Next edition: July 7.
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