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“The Jamestown Bridge, 1940-2007 – From Concept To Demolition” – through Sept. 2
â€¦..The “Old” Jamestown Bridge spanned the West Passage between Jamestown and North Kingstown, Rhode Island from 1940 to 2007. This RIDOT exhibit chronicles the construction, demolition, removal, and recycling process of this Narragansett Bay Icon through history, photography and artifacts. Show runs until September 2. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Photographs include historic images, photographs by PAC member, Matt Kierstead, and Rob Brewster of Warren Jagger Photography; Jamestown Historical Society Museum, 92 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI. For more info, visit: www.DOT.STATE.RI.US or #401-423-0784.
Pawtucket Arts Festival 2007 – Volunteers Meeting – Wednesday, Sept. 5 – 6pm
â€¦..this will be a festival to remember! Our first-time ever! – “Taste of Pawtucket” with over 18 local restaurants participating at our opening gala. We are looking for volunteers to especially help with opening gala night – on Friday, September 7 – 6:00pm-10: 30 – setup/cleanup/door attendees, etc. Other help throughout the festival will be needed. “What’s in it for me??” you ask. A free Pawtucket Arts Festival 2007 T- Shirt, of course!! This will be a fun night. Any amount of time you can give will be greatly appreciated. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 5 – 6pm at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Theatre, 175 Main Street or Contact Diane Agostini at #724-5200 for more info or to sign up.
ARTS GRANT WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED – September 5 & 6, 2007
â€¦..The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold a series of workshops in East Providence and South County for individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools interested in submitting grant applications for the Council’s Monday, October 1 application deadline. Grant workshops are free and open to the public. Arts Council staff will be present to review current grant guidelines, and will be available to provide information and assistance to those interested in applying for support. Workshops in East Providence and West Kingston – The East Providence workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the new offices of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Music School, located at 667 Waterman Avenue in East Providence, Rhode Island. The South County workshop will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2007 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston, located on Rt. 138 in the historic Washington County Courthouse. The Arts Council’s October 1 deadline offers opportunities for the support of individual artists, arts organizations, educational and non-profit organizations under the “Project Grants” category, which supports arts projects and arts in education projects. October 1 is also the deadline for grants to individuals in our Fellowship Program. At this deadline applications will be accepted from individual creative artists working in the disciplines of: Choreography, Design, Drawing & Printmaking, Music Composition, New Genres, Painting. Workshops are Free and Accessible – There is no charge for this workshop. Grant guidelines, application forms, and further information may be obtained online on the Council’s web site (http://www.arts.ri.gov/). All workshops are accessible for people with disabilities. If you need special accommodations, please contact the State Arts Council at least 48 hours in advance. To RSVP and for directions to the workshop sites, go to http://www.arts.ri.gov/workshops. About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency, supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.
Website: http://www.arts.ri.gov/ – Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director – email: email@example.com – phone: 401-222-3883.
The Gamm Theatre presents “Elephant Man” – September 5 – 7pm – free performance
â€¦..172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket – 7pm; seating is limited!! Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre presents “The Elephant Man” – a Special Sneak Preview for Pawtucket Arts Festival at the company’s first play of the 23rd Anniversary Season, Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award-winning play. The Gamm Theatre will offer all seats for that evening to be distributed on the day of the play, on a first come, first serve basis. Seats will become available for pick up starting at noon, at the following locations: The Pawtucket Library, City Hall, the Mayor’s office, The Blackstone Valley Visitors Center and the Gamm Theatre.
Interested patrons may line up ahead to be sure to get in.
Pawtucket Arts Festival 2007 – Opening Night Gala – Sept. 7th – The Gnomes & CJ Chenier & The Red-Hot Louisiana Band – 6-10:30pm
â€¦..Honorary Chairs of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, State Representative Peter Kilmartin and wife Kristine, invite you to the 9th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival opening gala the “Taste of Pawtucket” on Friday, September 7th from 6-8pm on the grounds of the beautiful Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket. “Taste of Pawtucket” will feature food, deserts and assorted samplings from over 18 of Pawtucket’s finest restaurants, with restaurateurs & staff on-site serving some of their favorite dishes. In addition to this exquisite feast, local Celtic musicians “The Gnomes” will add to the ambiance of the evening along the Blackstone River. After 8pm, food vendors will be available selling food. From 7:30-10:30pm, straight from Louisiana, we ‘kick it up a notch’ as Pawtucket welcomes the son of the “King of Zydeco” - C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Dancing and dining will be under the big tent, complete with dance floor. Bring your dancing shoes, for a Zydeco and Cajun dance instructor will be available for anyone wishing to join in the fun. In addition to a great buffet, music and dancingâ€¦ Coastal New England Wines, consisting of 5 of Rhode Island’s top vineyards, along with Town Wine & Spirit will be providing local wines and beverages, with beer provided by McLaughlin/Moran for $3.00 a drink. Hope Artiste Village, The Providence Phoenix & the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts are proud sponsors of this opening festival event. All this for only $10.00 per person, children under 6 free. Alcohol (sold separately) – A great event – a great evening! The Pawtucket Arts Festival 2007 will be packed with a variety of events from August 24 – September 16. Please check our website, www.pawtucketartsfestival.org, for a complete listing of dates and times. Or call Diane Agostini for more information about the art festival events. She can be reached at (401) 724-5200
Keep it Rockin’ in Pawtucket!
Sept 7-8:30pm – Eight to the Bar; Sept 21-22 – Blackstone River Oktoberfest – Friday 8:30- Duke Robillard $15 – Saturday $25 Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew (cajun), Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, The Stumbleweeds (Country Swing); Saturday October 13 8:45pm-$18 Roomful of Blues; October 27 Saturday 8:30pm $15 – Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners Halloween Bash; Friday Nov 2- 8:45 $15 – Candye Kane; November 10 Saturday 8:30pm-$15 – Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp; The German Club, 78 Carter Ave Pawtucket RI – www.salsrbclub.com
“Artists without Studios” – Saturday, Sept. 8 – 10-5pm – The Grant at 250 Main St.
â€¦..Toni Carroll (Flying Shuttles Art and Weaving Studio), Josie Morway (Limen Creatives), and Joanne Luongo (Paper Girls Studio and Art Gallery) have teamed up to bring the Pawtucket Arts Festival into The Grant on Saturday, September 8th. The Grant will host “Artists without Studios”, which is a collection of artists who work from their homes. These artists will showcase their work in the building. The Paper Girls Studio and Art Gallery will host “Girls at the Grant”, an art exhibition that will feature the women artists that work within the building. There will be performance artists, Kafe Lila is hosting an art and craft exhibition, Flying Shuttles Weaving and Art Studio will open its studio doors and give weaving demonstrations, Beat Box Studio is spinning records, and various studios and businesses will open their doors to the public for the day. Lastly, “Hands on the Grant” is a collaborative project that seeks to involve the visitors to the city in building an art installation on the facade of The Grant building. The events are running from 10am-5pm and are free and open to everyone. The Grant at 250 is an artist/designer collaborative in the heart of the downtown Pawtucket’s art district. The building was built at the turn of the last century and housed the W.T. Grant’s Department store.
Machines With Magnets 1 Year Anniversary & Pawtucket Arts Festival Event – Saturday Sept. 8th – 11-8pm
â€¦..Music, Project Digs 4 Art Opening, Crafts + Books, Records, Food + Drink, Bike Workshop; 400 Main Street Pawtucket, RI; $8 donation for the bands. BE THERE.
Providence Tango – Open House – September 9 – 1-3:30pm
â€¦.99 South Bend St., Pawtucket. (across from McCoy Stadium, down 1 block); Offering weekly classes in Tango, Swing and Salsa Rueda. Come see the beautiful social dance studio that everyone is talking about! Providence Tango will be holding free introductory classes in: Swing………….1:00 pm; Tango…………2:15 pm; Salsa Rueda..3:30 pm . No partner or experience necessary. For more information, please visit our website – www.providencetango.com or call 401-728-9393
JUMP! and Cadence Collaborative Performing together on Sunday, September 9- 4-6pm
â€¦..On Sunday, September 9 from 4-6pm, the Pawtucket Arts Festival presents two nationally recognized ballet troupes on one stage in the grand hall of the Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket. This event is free and open to the public. At 4pm, Pawtucket will welcome JUMP! This is not your typical dance company, but a unique group of dancers specializing in dance-theater that combines ballet technique, modern dance, exciting sets, original music and acting. Artistic Director Mary Paula Hunter collaborates with her young company involving them in all aspects of the production. Children take center stage – dancing, acting, directing, and will perform works from its quirky, cutting edge repertory. Based in Providence, RI for children ages 8 to 18, JUMP! Is a collaborative dance company founded in 1999 by Artistic Director Mary Paula Hunter with a mission to encourage and instruct young local artists in creating and performing original choreography.
At 5pm, Cadence Collaborative will take the stage and make its debut. This special performance of contemporary ballet for the Pawtucket Arts Festival 2007 and will be the ‘premier performance’ for this group of artisans to reunite. Cadence Collaborative is an organization devoted to presenting different contemporary ballet and modern choreographers. Most of the choreographers are Rhode Island bred or reside here now – many have performed and presented their work throughout the US. This is a group excited about the creative process of choreographing and eager to inspire others to create works. Performers include Heidi Henderson, Danielle Genest, Colleen Cavanaugh, Eva Marie Pacheco, and Michael Bolger. (Please visit www.pawtucketartsfestival.org/events) for a more detailed listing of this performance and about its dancers.)
International Cuisine, Wine & Live World Music – October 25th, 6:30PM-10:00PM
â€¦..11th Annual Food For Thought; Roger Williams Park Botanical Center; Taste over 25 of Providence’s Best Restaurants – CAV, Efendi’s, Julian’s, Gracie’s, Rasoi, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and many moreâ€¦Tickets: $50 per person; Purchase Online or by Phone
www.FoodForThoughtRI.org – 401-781-6110 x28. Event Underwriters: Citizens Bank Foundation & NBC10
Art From The Ashes: A Benefit For The Artists Displaced By The Bernat Mill Fire through September 14
â€¦..Alternatives Art Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569 – (508) 278 – 6791
Gallery Hours: M-F, 9am – 3pm. Admission is free, but donations of new or pre-owned art supplies in good, usable condition are much appreciated! Among the artists represented will be Pamela White Murphy, Johl DeLorey , Karin Knapik and Laura O. Cenedella. (note: artist, Laura O. Cenedella, painted the Blackstone Canoe Trail canoe with funding from the City of Patwucket Arts Grant Funding. That canoe is displayed at Slater Park’s Daggett Farm, and was selected to be included in the next AmericanArtParade publication (noted for Trail of Painted Ponies).
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative - Annual Open Juried Exhibit – through October 27
â€¦â€¦Members/Non Members – Juror: Monica Shinn, painter
â€¦.. Reception: September 20th, 5:30pm to 7:00 PM. The PAC gallery, located at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center, is sponsoring a members’ exhibition. A showcase of PAC’s artist community, the exhibition features all disciplines/media. Visit www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org for more info.
Call for Entries – PAC Members Exhibit – 10x10x10
â€¦..to open in October and run through the holidays. Any medium, but all entries must be: 10×10″ (if 2 dimensional), including the frame, if framed. EXACTLY 10x10x10″ (if 3 dimensional EXACTLY 10″ (in diameter, if round!) EXACTLY means not under, or over, 10x10x10″! Limit: 3 pieces! Everything will be for sale for $150 with the usual 30% commission to PAC. This will be a wonderful fundraiser for PAC, and a great chance for you to get your work seen (and bought) by the throngs who will want to see this show. Please join in committing to creating a 10x10x10″ piece for the show (limit 3). If you contact PAC at firstname.lastname@example.org, just say I want my name added to the list of 10 x 10 x 10 artists and we will add your name to the list, as it grows. 10″x10″x10″. Delivery dates: October 19 & 20.
( Be there AND be square!) watch for additional information and deadlines in upcoming emails
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 email@example.com.
Looking for Face Painters
â€¦..Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation is looking for volunteers to help with face painting for kids at the Barton Street Block party on Saturday, September 8th from 11:00 to 2:00 pm. The event will be at the YWCA on Hawes Street in Central Falls, just over the Pawtucket city line. Anyone who is willing to volunteer, even for just an hour, should contact Cynthia Pytel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 726-1173, Ext. 118.
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
â€¦â€¦open for individual projects such as portrait, still life, or cast drawing and painting. 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. The studio is open Monday thru Friday, 10am to 4pm. 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; #401-575-1030
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.com
Gamm 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.
Cultural Tour of Japan
â€¦..with well-known artist Hiroko Shikashio and Master watercolorist, Judi Betts; October 23 – November 6, 2008. Itinerary: Tokyo: Imperial Palace-Asakus/Nakamise shopping, Tokyo Bay Cruise, National Museum, or optional tour of Hakone, Shizuoka. Kyoto: Bullet Train, Ginkakuji-Philosopher Walk, explore the many attractions. Osaka: Osaka castle and optional tour to Nara. Saku City: Judi Betts will give a watercolor workshop here. (This itinerary could be subject to change). Cost: Estimated cost approx. $4,300 (includes airfare, hotels and rail pass, all breakfasts plus fabulous Japanese banquet in Izu. The tour is limited to 15-20 people. To reserve a space, send check for $425 by March 15, 2008 or contact Hiroko. Hiroko Shikashio #401-827-0645; or Hiroko1@aol.com – www.hirokoart.com.
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!
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Mail your checks to: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.
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