Pawtucket Arts CollaborativeNewsletter – week ending 12/22/07
www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org MISSION STATEMENT
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.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
::: _Vincent van Gogh_ (http://www.artquotes.net/masters/vangogh_quotes.htm)
Back by Popular Demand! The SantaLand Diaries & Season’s Greetings – Limited
Three Week Run through December 23
…..The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket; by David Sedar,
adapted by Joe Mantello – The Gamm reprises last year’s smash holiday hit, The
SantaLand Diaries & Season’s Greetings, by award-winning humorist and National
Public Radio commentator David Sedarism, adapted for the stage by Joe
Mantello. Steve Kidd as Crumpet the disgruntled Macy’s Christmas elf and Casey
Seymour Kim as a tragically chipper Midwestern housewife bring the pair of comic
monologues to vivid and hilarious life.
Tickets $20-$34. Call 401-723-4266 or go to arttixri.com. Info:
3rd Annual Little/Big Picture Holiday Show “Best of the Best & the Cream of
the Crop 2007″ through December 24
….. Hope Gallery, 435 Hope Street, Bristol; Resident & Guest Artists (2007):
Susan Fossati, Chris Alvanas, Kathleen Armor, Pat & Bob Benoit, Jay Egge,
John Foraste, Sue Gray Fitzpatrick, Avery Boruch, Sarah Fielding-Gunn,
Christine Mathieu, Mark Scott Nadeau, Toni Petersen, Sue Moreira, Lyle Rudloff, Lenny
Rumpler, M’Lou Sorrin, Wanda Perkowska Coderre, LorrainTrenholm, Anita
Trezvant and Invited Guests Exhibiting: Functional Art Glass, Jewelry,
Photography, 3D Mix Media, Sculpture, Spirit Pin Dolls, Oils, Pastels, Watercolor &
Functional Art. Gallery open: Hours/Days: Tu
Tuesday-Thursday 10am – 6 pm, Friday & Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 10am -
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Presents: “Vision Creativa!” – A
Multicultural Exhibit – through December 27
….. URI Providence Campus, 80 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903. The
exhibit features more than 40 professional community artists who represent the
cultures of the world including work by Steve Aichman, Pablo Alvarez, Sharon
Armour, Astrid, David Baggarly, Gladys Corvera Baker, David Bradley, Tamara
Diaz, Cesare DeCredico, Paul Daglieri. ; Open M-TH 9-9, TH&F 9-4 closed Sunday.
Works of Jacqueline Ott – through January 1st
…..5 Traverse is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Providence-based
artist Jacqueline Ott. Her dynamic works on paper twist simple combinations of
pattern into charged pearls. Ott’s mechanical process gives way to the human
hand as her colors tender theory. Ott has put together a body of work that is
as minimal as it is expansive. Jacqueline Ott received her BFA from the
University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her MFA from the Rhode Island School
of Design in Providence. She has exhibited extensively across New England,
receiving acclaim in the press and grants from the Rhode Island State Council
for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation
for the Arts. Ms. Ott has works in corporate, private,and museum collections.
5 Traverse is open Wednesday-Sunday 12-6 and by appointment. For additional
information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 401.278.4968.
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Members’ 10x10x10 Exhibit & Sale (non juried)
through January 6, 2008
…..Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket
(located in) the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center. Participating artists include:
Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Mimo Gordon Riley, Lynn McCarthy, Alan August, Jerry
Aissis, Regina Partridge, Frank Gasbarro, Gretchen Dow Simpson, Joan McConaghy,
Kenn Speiser, Richard Harrington, Fred DeGregorio, Clare Nesdall, Allen R.
Halle, CC Wolf, Betsy A. Ritz, Morris Nathanson, Mary Huber, Timothy R.
Ohliger, M.A. Podolak, Yvonne Steere, Ruth Emers, Joanne Lefebvre, Sharon St.
Hilaire, Shelby Tiziani, Pat Schreiber, Bruce Alan Kaplan, Fadi Shawish, Bill
Chisholm, Thomas Terceira, Perron, Alison Plumb, Marjorie Ball, Carlos A. Ochoa,
Paula Brule, Meredith M. Thayer, Gayle White, Amy Jean Romero, Aaron Usher,
Mary Kosowski, Hiroko Shikashio, German Betzalel Ortiz, Toba Weintraub, Mary D.
Norris, B. Lucy Stevens, Mickey Ackerman. Call #401-724-2200 for info. Map
to Visitor’s Center:
Keep it Rockin’ in Pawtucket!
….. Friday-Jan 18 $20 – Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie; Doors open at
8:00pm for all events. The German Club, 78 Carter Ave Pawtucket RI -
_www.salsrbclub.com_ (http://www.salsrbclub.com/) .
Looking for Artists! ……Opportunities/Live-Work Space & more!
Soliciting bids for Website Designer – 2008 Pawtucket Arts Festival Website
…..Applicants can review the current website www.pawtucketartsfestival.org. The deadline for bids is January 4, 2008. Questions should be directed toDiane Agostini at 401-724-5200 – ext. 438.
*****PAWTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL WEBSITE REQUIREMENTS – The existing Pawtucket
Arts Festival website needs to be updated (quickly and easily) as needed and
as more updated information is available for the City’s upcoming arts
festival. The website is the first source of information for the general public. The
website contains the following: General information, background, press
releases, newspaper articles, etc. – Calendar – overview – Complete schedule -
Specific and detailed information on each event – Contact information -
Participant instructions and forms (as appropriate) – Map and directions – List of art
vendors – Links to sponsors and other organizations – Photographs from past
events, current shots as available. The structure of the existing website as
well as the design of the homepage should accommodate adding new pages and
retain old material. The website designer needs to meet several guidelines: -
Fast-loading – Complete – Organizationally simple – Easy to update – Flexible
over time – Easy to navigate – Each page should be straightforward – Each page
easily identifiable as part of the site. Any changes to this existing
website should emphasize simplicity, ease of use and, above all, content. Any
design changes must keep in mind the need to immediately take the user to the
information they seek. Also, website pages must have a consistent appearance
(perhaps with some identifiable exceptions such as press releases), with logo
and other information as well as consistent navigational aids. Applicant should
provide: Cost and hours to design website; Monthly maintenance fee; Monthly
hosting fee; Hourly rate for additional work beyond website maintenance;
…..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. …..The Woodlawn CDC and Community Center, located at 210 West Ave. in
Pawtucket, are interested in sharing their large, well-lit community space with
local artists to display their hanging works. The relationship between artist
and community center can be arranged depending on artist preference and include
such options as a long-term solo show with 0% commission applied to sold
works, or a tax-deductible donation and free advertising. The Woodlawn CDC is
dedicated to improving the economic and social well-being of Pawtucket’s low
income residents. By adding beauty to the Community Center, local artists can
help us in our mission through their creative talents.
We welcome artists with hanging works to contact Darcy at 475-7632 or
email@example.com to learn more. Pawtucket Studio to Share
…..artist looking to share an existing studio – 1,000 sq. ft. – great
light, secure building, parking. $250/mo. includes utilities. Call #726-5888 for
Pawtucket Studio to Share
…..I have some extra space in my studio that I no longer need….Looking for
a studio/mate that is willing to share some space…..$250/mo. Includes
utilities – easy on/off 95 …..email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Fantastic Live/Work Studio in Pawtucket
…..in beautifully restored Riverfront Lofts: 2600 sf, fully equipped
kitchen, two baths, great north and east light. Two parking spaces included, private
patio. $1775/mo. Call Linda 401 727 4700 to see it.
Live/In Artists Lofts: Leasing Now Available
…..1,000 sq. ft / 1,400 sq. ft; Call Paul Audette for details – 529-0616
722-5300; ½ 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.
Looking for Tennis Partner!!!
…..If you or someone you know likes to play let me know ASAP. thanks -
Richard Streitfeld, CPA, CFE – Aaronson Lavoie Streitfeld Diaz & Co., PC – 1604
Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
#401-223-0205 – #401-223-0209 (fax) – email@example.com – www.alscpas.com Position Wanted: Photographer’s Assistant….. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.The Zero Fret is Rhode Island’s newest fine-fretted instrument retailer….. The Zero fret will specialize in new and used quality instruments. Every
instrument that we sell will have a full set up to a particular player’s
style or requirement. We will also be the only distributor of the Eastman
Masterbuilt El-Rey line. These guitars will be made to order using custom
appointments on the current line of Otto designed ER-guitars. We will be the only
Eastman dealer in Rhode Island. Some exceptional Jazz and Acoustic flat top
guitars have just arrived. The entire inventory will be listed on www.gbase.com in the near future. Thank you all and hope to see you soon. Otto D’Ambrosio andMike Tanaka @ The Zero Fret. This by appointment only store will coexist
with D’Ambrosio Guitars at 601 Mineral Springs Ave. 3rd floor Pawtucket RI
02860. For the time being to arrange a appointment call Otto @ 401.454.8258.
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. 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 ages…..!
The New School of Classical Art
……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; email@example.com or fireiceglass.com. The Rhode Island Watercolor Society…..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
…..26 Rochambeau Avenue, Providence, RI. Next session: week of January 7,
2008 – 8 week semester. More day and evening classes (workshops, too!) from
Southern New England’s finest little art school. 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 or #331-2021.Cultural Tour of Japan…..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!.…cultural
events, community events, and more – support those who support us!
· NAP-Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket or visit:
www.neighborhoodlink.com/pawtucket/nap/ · Learn about downtown Pawtucket development and revitalization:www.pads02860.org · LeFoyer Club: · a true center of French culture serving Pawtucket andCentral Falls since 1936.
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.
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