Pawtucket Arts CollaborativeNewsletter – week ending 2/16/08
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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.
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
::: Salvador Dali :::
Dunbar, Done By – Mixed Magic Theatre – February 15, 16, 17
…..The Poet’s Place, 235 Main Street, Pawtucket; Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday – 3:00pm. $15.00 adults, $10.00 students. Written and performed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, music by Clarice Thompson. Mixed Magic’s newest and very exciting space – The Poet’s Place is a block from the theatre next to Sovereign Bank. Free parking is available on street and in the Sovereign parking lot. Reservations: #401-305-7333. For more info – visit MixedMagicTheatre.org. Sponsored in part by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
A Photo Exhibit by David Gold – MIKO Exoticwear – through February
…..Several artistic nudes by dgold(_www.dgoldphoto.com_
(http://www.dgoldphoto.com/) ), a longtime PAC member, are on display for the month of February at: MIKO Exoticwear, 268 Wickenden Street, Providence, RI 02903. For more info, call #421-6646
Great sounds and great events at the LeFoyer Club – February & March …..Members of Le Foyer in collaboration with Parlons Francais and host of the Sunday morning radio program Salut! Bonjour, Sue Bernier have formed a performance group to demonstrate French Canadian Quadrilles at the Rhode Island College ‘Carnival of Culture’ on Feb 19 (6 PM – 10 PM) at RIC, Student Union Ballroom, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave. Providence, RI Free and Open to the public.
“Trouz Braz” performing at the Le Foyer Club – March 17 …..7:00-9pm, the Celtic dance music of Brittany will be appearing at the Le Foyer on St. Pat’s Day, in a special Benefit for the Le Foyer Education Loan Trust. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call #728-8328. The LeFoyer Club, Fountain Street, Pawtucket.
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Presents 28 of the State’s Finest Artists At Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket – through February 26th
…..400 Main Street, Pawtucket; The RISCA Fellowship Exhibition is an annual event that showcases the works of Rhode Island artists who have been awarded by the state for artistic excellence in their discipline. Fellowship Winners receive a $5000 award and Merit Award Winners receive a $1000 award. Each of these artists’ artwork will be included in the annual Fellowship Exhibition.
This year the RISCA Fellowship Exhibition will take place at Machines with Magnets at 400 Main St, Pawtucket. The show can be viewed through Tuesday, February 26 during gallery hours. The public is invited to attend Friday, February 15 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM for the Fellowship Writers Night, when literature Fellowship Award Winners will read from their most recent works. The public is also invited to two film screenings – the first on Friday, February 22 from 7-9:00 PM when audience members can talk with the filmmakers and Saturday, February 23 2:00 – 4:00 PM for a screening only. “The Fellowship Exhibition is a great opportunity for Rhode Islanders to experience truly exceptional artwork by Rhode Island artists,” says Cristina DiChiera, Director of Individual and Public Art Programs for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
No other statewide exhibition presents the combination of artistic excellence that is represented in the annual RISCA Fellowship Exhibition. The Fellowship Writers Night will include readings by Nehassaiu DeGannes, Sarah Madsen, Brian Sousa, and a performance by playwright Bruce Reilly. Visual artists featured in the Fellowship Exhibition will include David Allyn, Eamon Brown, Jesse Burke, Liz Collins, Kevin Cunningham, Thomas Doran, Sam Duket, Steven Easton, Stephen Fisher, Jennifer Kodis, Lloyd Martin, Daniel Talbot, and Arley-Rose Torsone and video installations will feature the works of choreographers Nathan Andary and Melody Ruffin Ward. The film Night will feature work by Matt Brinkman & Xander Marro, Kendall Moore and Ju-Pong Lin. Music by Music Composition Fellowship recipients Gerald M Shapiro and Nina Ott can be heard at listening stations in the gallery. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts serves as a catalyst for the advancement, appreciation and promotion of excellence in the arts, by encouraging leadership, participation, and education in the arts for all Rhode Islanders. For further information on the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts go to _www.arts.ri.gov_ (http://www.arts.ri.gov/) or call 401/222-3881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Entries – Open Juried Show: “Winter Around the World” – February17-March 6, 2008
…..Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Blvd.,
Pawtucket, RI 02861. Open to all artists in New England. Work must have
been completed within the last three years and may not have been done in a class
or under a teacher’s supervision. Original work only. Watermedia only.
Juror: Carol Strause FitzSimonds – printmaker, book artist, instructor and Gallery
297 curator. First Prize: $100, Second Prize: $75, Third Prize: $50, plus
Honorable Mentions. All work must be for sale. All sales will be subject to
RIWS commission of 20% for members; 30% non-members. Please go to _www.riws.org_
(http://www.riws.org/) for more info.
Photographers Group – Wednesday, February 20 – 7pm
…..There will be a get-together of photographers at the studio of Aaron
Usher, on Feb 20 (Wed), 7pm – 10 pm. All photographers are welcome. This is a
group that offers insight, criticism, referrals, and jocularity. So bring some
work to show, a small snack to share, concepts to discuss,
troubles to be fixed and jokes to be told. Be sure to RSVP to
email@example.com as, if too many people want to attend, we may change locations. Keep it Rockin’ in Pawtucket!
….. Don’t forget kickin off New England’s Biggest Mardi Gras @ The Rhodes
on the Pawtuxet Fat Friday Zydeco Frenzy with Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole
Stomp. Friday-February 22 – the out of town crowd are booking up the hotel
rooms. It should be a blast! Tix are now on sale. tix info _www.salsrbclub.com_
(http://www.salsrbclub.com/) . March 15 – $15 – Li’l Anne & the Hot Cayenne;
April 12 – $15 – JJ Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts; April 19 – $20 – CJ
Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. The German Hall 78 Carter Ave, Pawtucket.
_www.salsrbclub.com_ (http://www.salsrbclub.com/) .
_http://www.myspace.com/salsrbclub_ (http://www.myspace.com/salsrbclub) – or all events. The German
Club, 78 Carter Ave Pawtucket RI – _www.salsrbclub.com_
Recent montages by artist Judi Dill at “The Edge” thru February
….The works of Providence-based artist, Judi Dill are on display and for
sale at “The Edge” cafe/gallery on Wayland Avenue at Wayland Square in
Providence. An artist trained at Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute in NYC, and
formerly a painter, Dill has been experimenting with various
paper techniques in the last few years. All are invited to grab a cup of
coffee and view the artwork. The hours the cafe/gallery is open are: Mon – Fri-
6:30am – 8pm; Sat – Sun- 7:30am – 8pm. For more info, contact: Judi Dill
401-351-9944 or Susan at “The Edge”: 401-490-2227.
The Pillowman – through February 24 – The Gamm Theatre
…..172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI. The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
(The Gamm) presents the Rhode Island premiere of Martin McDonagh’s enthralling
and edgy hit play The Pillowman through February 24. Gamm Resident Director
Peter Sampieri (Radio Free Emerson, Crime and Punishment) directs this award-
winning rollercoaster of a play, featuring Gamm Artistic Director Tony
Estrella, Gamm Resident Actor Steve Kidd and, for the first time on the Gamm
stage, David Catanzaro (US Attorney Ellis Franklin in Showtime’s “Brotherhood”).
From award-winning Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, a viciously funny
and seriously disturbing tale in which humor and pathos take center stage.
Tickets $20-$34. Discounts for subscribers, groups of 10 or more, seniors and
students. For single ticket sales, call 401-723-4266, The Gamm Theatre, 172
Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI. Or purchase tickets at _www.arttixri.com_
UZLNAOVhuTsjFwpHN2DKqKg) . For more information and a complete listing of
upcoming plays, please visit _www.gammtheatre.org_
GTVgSkQLMVW3iwMpdASeHQ6-jm5rBb37XMN8ReA==) . Gift certificates are also
available in these amounts: $100, $75, $50 and $25. From comedies to dramas to
classic and contemporary plays, The Gamm has something for everyone on your
list! Call 401-723-4266 today!
Valentine Theme Exhibit – through February 29
….. G. Scott Gallery, West Main Road (Rte. 114), Portsmouth, RI; A
collaboration between G. Scott Gallery and Custom House Coffee, Clock Tower Square
(next to King’s Grant Plaza), West Main Road (Rt.114), Portsmouth, RI. This
exhibit features a fine art exhibition for non-juried 2D entries reflecting a
“Special Jewel” or small “Valentine” theme. Hours are 6am-6pm, Monday thru
Saturday; & 9am to 2pm, Sunday. Includes works by artist Jay Egge. For more
info, contact Jay Egge at 401-433-1482 or Nancy Crimmins at 401-935-8858.
Invitational Exhibit – Michele Provost and Bradley Fesmire – through March 1
…..Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket. Open
7 days a week – 9-5pm daily. For more info, call #401-724-2200.
Call for Entries – PAC Members’ Juried Theme Exhibit – “The Free Hand” –
March 9–May 3, 2008
…..Open to all members (new members are accepted during the time of
delivery). All dry media accepted including pencil, charcoal, pastel, chalk.
Submission dates: Friday, Feb. 29th & Saturday, March 1 – 11-2pm. Drop off location:
PAC Office, 260 Main St., Pawtucket. Submit actual artwork, no
reproductions, and no slides. This is a members’ show only – Entry fee: $10.00 each –
limited to 3 submissions. Size limitation no larger than 48″ in any direction.
Juror: Silvia Acosta, artist/ architect. For more info: contact Mimo Gordon
Riley #401-487-8811 or firstname.lastname@example.org_ (mailto:email@example.com) or Nancy Gaucher-Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org_ (mailto:email@example.com) . “Experiencing the War in Iraq” – March 7-29….. The show will open on March 7, 2008 (simultaneously) at the Arts
Exchange (Pawtucket Armory), 172 Exchange St. and Machines With Magnets, 400 Main
St., Pawtucket as well as AS220 and the Cable Car Cinema in Providence, RI
through March 29th. The aim of the exhibition is to give a human face to the
complex conflict in Iraq. Through the language of art, the exhibition seeks
to transcend the limitations of mainstream media coverage and engage the
public in a broad-based dialogue that promotes awareness, understanding, and
healing. The exhibition will include work from both soldiers and civilians that
utilizes video, audio, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation
and the written word. The exhibition is being organized by reconnectUS.org,
an ad hoc group of artists who have exhibited nationally and internationally
and are longtime residents of southern New England, and also volunteers from
RI and MA. Artists include: Leif Goldberg, Raphael Lyon, Jeff Carpenter,
(President of Arts United/Fall River), and Erin Rosenthal. Artists selected
to appear include: Wafaa Bilal, the Iraqi installation artist who was tortured
under Sadam Hussein’s rule and who teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago,
Dahr Jamail, the author of Beyond the Green Zone, Benton-C Bainbridge, the
video artist known for real-time performances at Lincoln Center, the Whitney
Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and Kenny Carnes, the veteran who performs a
solo oral history in dramatic verse. A special preview will be held for
patrons of the exhibition on March 6th. Film screenings, presentations, and
performance will be scheduled throughout the duration of the show. The hope is to
reach thousands of people locally, perhaps tens of thousands by media
exposure and the project website, which will become an active archive. After the
exhibition closes in Rhode Island, it is set to travel to Fall River in April
and Boston in May. Log onto Reconnectus.org for more information about the
New Paintings – Gretchen Dow Simpson
…..Axelle Fine Arts (at their new location), 547 West 20th Street, New
York City, NY. For more info: #212-226-2262 or visit GretchenDowSimpson.com or
Keep it Stompin’ in Pawtucket!
….. Saturday March 8 – 8pm; $12 – Beantown Swing Orchestra – We’re Kickin
off our Big Band Series with this exciting Boston-based 18-piece big band
playing classic Swing Era dance music. Featured band in the movie “MY BEST
FRIEND’S GIRL” starring Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, and Jason Biggs – Check out our
Huge Dance Floor at The German Club, 78 Carter Ave, Pawtucket, RI
_www.salsrbclub.com_ (http://www.salsrbclub.com/) or _www.myspace.com/salsrbclub_
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – Artist Reception & Insights: A Lecture Series
– March 13
…..PAC Members Juried THEME Exhibit – March 9-May 3 – “The Free Hand” –
An exhibit of Drawings – Juror: Silvia Acosta, artists/architect. Reception:
5:30-7:00pm; Panel Presentation: 7:00pm – Tom Sgouros, Jr., artist; Jason
Thompson, Rag & Bone Book Bindery; Steve Easton, glass artist; Nichole
Chesney, painting on glass. Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Theatre, 175 Main
Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments
will be served preceding each panel presentation. For more info, call
All Kids Can CREATE – Call For Art
…..VSA arts of Rhode Island is working with CVS on a great new project we
hope you will participate in with us: All Kids Can CREATE, a Call for Art
open to ALL children, ages 5-15 years.
In addition to the artwork being submitted to the national program, via an
electronic submission process, VSA arts of RI will collect the artwork and
create a local exhibit of RI student work from this call. The deadline is March
14, 2008. To view the complete guidelines, see attached pdf and word
documents or visit www.vsartsri.org and click on the link “All Kids Can CREATE Guidelines” on the front page. Art must be original, been completed within the lastyear, and attributable to the artist. Using traditional and non-traditional
art supplies from your local CVS are encouraged. Two-dimensional art can
range in size from 3×5 inches to a maximum of 18×24 inches. Three-dimensional art
should not exceed 18x18x18 inches. Submissions to All Kids Can CREATE MUST
be done electronically to include one (1) digital JPEG image through the CaFÉ
website: _www.callforentry.org_ (http://www.callforentry.org/) Selected
artworks will be publicly displayed in Washington, D.C in May 2008. SEND
ORIGINAL ARTWORK to VSA ARTS OF RI, 500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket RI 02860 for
inclusion in our Rhode Island Statewide Student Exhibit. If assistance is needed
in the electronic submission process, or you do not have access to a digital
camera, please contact VSA arts of Rhode Island, and we will be happy to
help you. Over the course of this project, we encourage teachers to keep us
updated. If you are intending on submitting, please send us a quick note via
phone or email so that we may link up with you regarding our RI Student
Exhibition. Again, to view the complete guidelines for the All Kids Can CREATE, Call
for Art, please visit our website at _www.vsartsri.org_
(http://www.vsartsri.org/) . If you have any questions or to let us know you are planning on
submitting artwork, please contact us by email at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at (725-0247) – V – vision – S – strength – A – access to a society wherepeople with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the
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. Call For Proposals – Artists, Dancers & Musicians – 2008 Pawtucket ArtsFestival
…..The Pawtucket Arts Festival (PAF) Executive Committee seeks proposals
from artists, dancers and musicians. The City’s 2008 Arts Festival will be held
from September 5-14, 2008, at various locations such as the Visitor Center,
the State Pier, Slater Mill and at Slater Memorial Park. The deadline for
applications along with required supporting materials is March 15, 2008.
PAF’s Program Committee is seeking proposals for all artistic media,
including poetry, spoken-word, sculpture, dance, music (classical, rock, folk,
blues, salsa, reggae, jazz, etc.), theatre, and film. Proposals for education
workshops (glass, wood, ceramics, stone, polymer, fiber, painting and
photography) will be also considered. Proposals will be reviewed and juried by the PAF
Program Committee comprised of local artists. The proposals will be discussed
and reviewed for scope of work and funding requested. Specifics must include:
cost, scope of work, time-frame, installation requirements, stage
requirements, sound and lighting requested and finally, equipment needed. A completed
application with supporting materials such as CD’s, DVDs, newspaper clippings,
photographs or other marketing information is required. The PAF has the
right to refuse all proposals. A variety of methods are being used to find new
artists. For more information call Diane Agostini, Pawtucket Arts Festival
Coordinator at 401-724-5200. Please visit our website
_www.pawtucketartsfestival.org_ (http://www.pawtucketartsfestival.org/) for a sample of last year’s
events and application form.
Send application by March 15, 2008, to the Pawtucket Arts Festival, c/o Pat
Zacks, Program Chair, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.
Award-Winning National Water Media Fine Art Show Featuring The National
Watercolor Society and The Watercolor USA Honor Society – through March 16,2008
…..includes PAC member, Hiroko Shikashio’s watercolor shown at the Art
Center at Fallbrook, California Her work is part of the Travel Exhibition with
Watercolor USA Honor Society . For more info, call Hiroko at 401-827-0645 or
_www.hirokoart.com_ (http://www.hirokoart.com/) .
Pawtucket Foundation 5th Annual Awards Celebration – April 1 Awards Ceremony
…..The Pawtucket Foundation is proud to announce the honorees for the 5th
Annual Pawtucket Foundation Awards celebration to be held April 1, 2008 at The
Pawtucket Armory. Each year The Pawtucket Foundation honors individuals who
in some way enhance the City of Pawtucket and make significant contributions
to Pawtucket’s development as a community. The award honorees represent
examples of civic leadership which the Foundation endeavors to encourage
throughout the community at large. The Foundation has presented awards each year since
2004. The Foundation’s Person of Year award recognizes a person who
significantly contributed to enhancing the economic and community life in Pawtucket
during the previous year. This year the Foundation decided to honor an
individual who has significantly contributed to urban revival in Pawtucket.
The Foundation presents the 2008 award to Lance J. Robbins and Urban Smart
Growth for his achievements and successes. Before Mr. Robbins and his
company, Urban Smart Growth arrived in Pawtucket, Mr. Robbins worked for nearly 30
years in the arena of real estate development, focused primarily in Los
Angeles, California. In 1994, Robbins acquired a blighted section of Los
Angeles, then conceived and spearheaded a program where his concept of private
redevelopment and rehabilitation of an entire blighted neighborhood was the
largest of its kind in the City of Los Angeles. In 2005, based on its potential
for his new redevelopment model, Robbins sought out Pawtucket for its
abundance of large, vacant mill buildings. Urban Smart Growth acquired Hope Webbing
Mill, providing over 600,000 square feet of space for redevelopment. Hope
Webbing is being transformed into Hope Artiste Village: a mixed-use artisan
village of light industrial, art and theatre spaces, restaurants and live/work
lofts on 12 acres.
Heritage Award: Dr. Robert D. Billington and Blackstone Valley Tourism
The Pawtucket Foundation’s Heritage Award recognizes an outstanding and
long-term commitment to the City of Pawtucket. This year’s award recognizes a
recipient whose extensive career in the City of Pawtucket and the Blackstone
River Valley have done much to put the region on the map. Dr. Robert D.
Billington, or “Bob” to everyone that knows him, takes special pride in his work to
bring sustainable tourism principles to the Birthplace of the American
Industrial Revolution: the Blackstone River Valley. Bob’s efforts to create
numerous public/private partnerships have been a key factor in the success of
tourism planning and development in the Blackstone Valley. He founded the
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council in 1985 and in 1992 wrote Rhode Island’s first
regional comprehensive tourism development plan for the Blackstone Valley.
Through the years he has worked with the National Park Service to develop the
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. In 1999, Mr. Billington
assisted in the development of a 12,000 square foot Visitors Center in
Pawtucket, now the home for the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council offices. In
addition, he is cofounder of the Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival,
an annually-anticipated event that draws teams from New York and Boston and
is couched within the Pawtucket Arts Festival. Mr. Billington’s interest in
community development, job creation, creating healthy, livable landscapes and
education have all come together under the non-profit agency he has led for
21 years – the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. In June of 2006, The
United Nations World Tourism Organization awarded the Blackstone Valley Tourism
Council with the Ulysses Prize. This was the first time a Destination
Management Organization was recognized by the UNWTO for this prize. And Mr. Billington
is far from done. He is currently developing the Sustainable Tourism
Planning and Development Laboratory set in the Blackstone River Valley. The
Pawtucket Foundation is proud to have such a dedicated and accomplished individual,
a native son, as the recipient of the 2008 Heritage Award. The Pawtucket
Foundation invites you on the evening of April 1, 2008 to recognize and
celebrate the achievements of these individuals. For more info, contact Heather
at the Pawtucket Foundation at #401-725-4400.
Looking for Artists! ……Opportunities/Live-Work Space & more!
For Sale: Sturdy metal drafting table
….. with some storage and 2 electrical outlets on base. Drafting surface
measures 60″w x 40″h (includes pencil tray). Foot pedal hydraulically raises top
within an 8″ range. Hand lever tilts top from 0-90 degrees. Asking $100. For
more info call Celeste: 401-724-4979.
Looking for Impressive Talent!
….. and we want to find as many types as possible. Guild Sourcebooks was
contacted by a Casting Producer for the television show “Top Design” on Bravo
(An elimination-type reality
show). Here’s what they’re looking for: We’d like to reach out to the people
in the business and ask for some leads towards some undiscovered stars. We’re
looking for anyone with an impeccable creative eye and dynamic personality
on any experience level.” Applicants need not be licensed interior designers,
in fact they’re particularly interested in artists. Could this be you or
someone you know? If so, reply to me and I’ll forward you more details. The
deadline for applications is February 15th. Please email me for more
information, or with any questions.
Amy Lambright Murphy, Artist Marketing Consultant, Guild Sourcebooks, 931 E.
Main St., Ste. 9, Madison, WI 53703. #877.215.5045 (Toll-Free);
_www.guild.com/cdc_ (http://www.guild.com/cdc) . “Presenting the work of today’s finest
Print it on Bamboo! At IO Labs!
…..Hahnemühle Bamboo is the first fine art inkjet paper on the market that
is made from the highly renewable fibers of bamboo. It’s more environmentally
friendly than tree-based papers, and with Hahnemühle donating a portion of
the revenues to supporting environmental projects, iolabs is proud to carry it.
This paper’s natural warm tone and smooth finish offers exceptional print
quality. We love Hahnemühle’s new bamboo paper and we’d love for you to try it!
Now through April, we’re offering up to 40% off our standard list prices on
the select print sizes below. Bamboo Printing Special: Archival Fine Art
Prints – 8 x 10″ – available at $10 per print; 9 x 12″ – available at $14 per
print; 11 x 14″ – available at $18 per print; 16 x 20″ – available at $32 per
print. Prices available for any quantity on your first order of Hahnemühle
Bamboo 290 g/m2 through April 2008. Call #365-1330 for more info or visit IO
Labs, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860.
Looking for silent auction items – JMW School – Death By Chocolate
…..The Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts,
located at 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI is reaching out to the artist
community for donations of items for a silent auction during their Annual
Fundraising event, “Death By Chocolate” on April 28, 2008. Now in it’s third year,
the mission of JMW is “to provide an intensive, high quality conservatory
style high school education in and through the arts.” This unique Rhode Island
public school is the only one of its kind – with a vision to “fully challenge
and nurture high school students with exceptional talent in the arts who
wish to pursue careers in the visual and performing arts.” The Jacqueline M.
Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts values innovative
leadership, an active and diverse student body and faculty, a rigorous and joyful
working environment, and the involvement of parents and the larger community. The
Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts is also proud
to serve as a catalyst for Pawtucket’s economic revitalization in and
through the arts. The JMW School carries out its mission by focusing on both
Pawtucket students for whom tuition will be waived, and to all out of district
students from other communities on a tuition basis. Acceptance to the school is
based on an audition/portfolio process. Anyone wishing to donate or get
involved should contact School Principal, John Haidemenos at # 401-721-2148
Incredible townhouse loft unit for sale – Pawtucket
…..2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, entrance foyer, stainless steel appliances,
maple cabinets, multiple walk-in closets, mini barroom, separate laundry room.
This loft is located in the Pawtucket Arts
District allowing the resident to produce art and realize specific tax
benefits: designated as an Artist Tax-Free Zone (sales & state income tax exempt).
Lower floor can also be used as an artist studio or gallery space. 2 deeded
parking spots. Seeing as how it is located within the Pawtucket Arts
District and comes with a lot of unique benefits: it is deeded with specific tax
benefits for artists (including exemption on all sales tax and income tax on
works created), and includes the ability to utilize the ground floor as
artist retail space (this is included as part of the condo deed). You could easily
work from home and sell right from your own gallery. Also, the property is
taxed at a lower residential rate, NOT a commercial tax rate as it is
considered work/live space (meaning that you would save even more). It’s a great
unit with a wonderful set-up! Full details and photos here:
_http://tinyurl.com/264xvx_ (http://tinyurl.com/264xvx) . This is a great
loft with a wonderful set up. Priced at $374,900. For full details and to
arrange a viewing, call John Risica at tel. 401-439-3634.
Work Shop Space and Offices for RENT – Cross, Clay and Dexter Street Block
…..Old Brick Mill Building (Hemphill Co.)on the Pawtucket/Central Falls
Line at 125-135 Clay Street and 174 Cross Street, Central Falls. Fully
furnished offices with Heat and Electric included from $190 per month. Internet
available. Plenty of parking. Studios, work spaces, and storage available on
Ground Floor, First Floor, Second Floor and Third Floor. Great light, great
ceiling height, tall windows, freight elevator, hardwood floors, loading docks,
parking, mailboxes, Internet/cable, skylights, etc.. Heat and Electric included.
500 square feet to 5,500 square feet; $250 to $1,900 per month. Easy to wall
off spaces. Stop/drive by for a look. Join 20 plus artists and corporations
who are current tenants. Excellent location, safe. CALL Jerauld Adams.
401-573-7062 (cell) 401-722-9634 (office)
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: email@example.com 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.
Volunteers Wanted – Be A Part Of Slater Mill!
…..We are accepting applications for volunteers to help us with our events
and programs. If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering
please let us know. For more information contact Francine at 401.725.8638 x105
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org_ (mailto:email@example.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