Pawtucket Arts CollaborativeNewsletter – week ending 12/20/08
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.
The photographs don’t arouse me.
All I can think about is the hard work it took to make them.
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – 10x10x10 Show – through January 3
…..each piece $150!…….Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery, 175 Main
Street, Pawtucket; Open 7 days a week – 10-4pm. For more info, call
#401-724-2200. Also on exhibit in the Slater Mill Gallery – “Lost in Pawtucket” by
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – Invitational Exhibit – January 5 through
…..Jason Brockert, painter; Peter Roux, painter. Reception: 5:30-7pm
Thursday, January 8. Live music by Bill & Em; Lecture: 7pm. Blackstone Valley
Visitor Center Theatre, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket. For more info, call
#401-724-2200 or visit _www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org_
National Juried Exhibit – Second Stage Studio – through December
…..juror, Carol Pentleton. First National Juried Show in Cumberland! The
Gallery at Second Stage Studio and The Digital Artist are hosting their first
juried competition and show for original two-dimensional art. Twenty-six
artists have been selected to display their work in this show. Selected artists
include PAC member, Thomas Terceira. The Gallery at Second Stage Studio and
the Digital Artist are committed to presenting original viewpoints in art
and promoting creative vision. Free parking. 1 Angell Road, Cumberland RI.
For more info, contact 401-334-4800. _www.secondstagestudio.com_
(http://www.secondstagestudio.com/) . Gallery hours: Sunday 1-4pm or by appointment.
Hotel Clavijo: Insipid Kitsch – through January 5
…..Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket; An exhibition of
selected works by local artist Jhon Clavijo. For more info, call #401-663-6711 or
email: _Jhon@hotelclavijo.com_ (mailto:Jhon@hotelclavijo.com) . AUREA – 2008-09 Subscription Series…..We hope you have seen and enjoyed Till Human Voices Wake Us and A
Child’s Christmas in Wales, the first programs of our 2008–09 subscription series.
It has been exciting to pair the poetry of T.S. Eliot with music by Ravel,
Stravinsky, Milhaud, Wagner, and Chopin, and the Dylan Thomas tale with
Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach, Grainger, Clarke and old English carols. We were delighted
at the warm and enthusiastic response from our audiences, and look forward to
the rest of our season — Inflections of Love in February, Under a Latin
Moon in April, and Ecstasies Above, a June collaboration with the Providence
Developing these integrations of music and poetry has been challenging,
enervating, exhausting, and expensive. Ticket revenues pay only a portion of the
costs of producing these programs, and we are reluctant to raise our ticket
prices because it would exclude some of our audience, including students. I’m
writing in the hope that if you are not already a Friend of Aurea, you will
become one by making a tax-deductible gift to support these and future
programs, and that if you are a Friend, you will renew your support. Gifts at all
levels — Loyal Friends ($50), Valuable Friends ($100), Sustaining Friends
($250), Patrons ($500), and Angels ($1,000) — are welcome. Friends of Aurea enjoy
after-concert events, listings in the programs, and huge appreciation from
the musicians, actors, and board of Aurea.
Please take a moment to send your check to Aurea, 195 Sessions Street,
Providence, RI 02906, or contribute online with _PayPal_
(https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=531416) . We are grateful for your
support, and look forward to seeing you at future programs. With warm
thanks, and best wishes for the holidays and the new year! Consuelo Sherba,
Artistic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org_ (mailto:%email@example.com) Mark your Calendar!……. Barbara Slater & Friends will return to The Hi-Hat on Wednesday, March
Check out the Gamm!
…..Single tickets for our entire 2008-09 Season on sale now! Order early for
best available seats! Call 401-723-4266. AWAKE AND SING! by Clifford Odets,
directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr. (Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 2009) GRACE by Mick Gordon
and A.C. Grayling (Mar. 12-Apr. 12, 2009) THE SCARLET LETTER by Phyllis Nagy,
adapted from the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne (May 7-Jun. 7, 2009); Sandra
Feinstein Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI. For more info,
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (tel) 401-723-4266 (fax) 401-723-0440 or visit: _http://www.gammtheatre.org_ (http://www.gammtheatre.org/) .
~Looking for Artists! ……Opportunities/Live-Work Space & more!
Call for Work – The Sight Of Sound : Group Show 2009
…..March 6 – March 27, 2009 – Curated By Allison Cole + Lauren Holt;
Submission Guidelines: -Open genre: illustration, painting, drawing,
screenprints, photography, digital prints, sound, video, sculpture -Subject of artwork
must be related to sound in someway -All work must be for sale and priced
under $700 -Submit up to 3 images of completed work for consideration to
email@example.com_ (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or via snail mail -Include name, contact info, artist bio / statement, CV,URL/website, examples of work, medium and dimensions of work. Submissions must be
received by Feb 15, 2009. All accepted work must be shipped to MWM by
March 1, 2009. Opening Reception: March 6; Closing Reception: March 27 at:
Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860.
email@example.com_ (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) ; _http://www.machineswithmagnets.com_ (http://www.machineswithmagnets.com/) -401.475.2655
MWM Gallery Space Available for Rent
…..400 Main Street, Pawtucket; Since we’ve had a lot of requests for
information about the MWM gallery space, we now have a gallery application
w/general information about renting the space for art shows and events. Could you
please forward this link to people who would be interested.
Pottery Co-operative New Member Search
…..Domus Luti Pottery Co-operative, located at 545 Pawtucket Ave,
Pawtucket, RI, is actively searching for a few good potters to join our 8 year old
co-op. We are a 12 member group sharing expenses, space, ideas and the
responsibility of owning and operating a pottery studio. Each member pays a nominal
monthly fee and firing fees based on use of kiln, plus a one-time joining fee.
We are a fun, down-to-earth crew of mudslingers creating work ranging from
functional wheel-thrown pieces to hand built sculptural art. If you play well
with others, love clay and are tired of working in your basement
alone…please call us!! For more information and to start the application process email:
email@example.com. Call For Work: Fine Jewelry
…..Knight Gallery is looking for fine jewelry to add to our collection. Call
us @ 401-654-4747 for more info or email the gallery @
firstname.lastname@example.org. Wanted: Your Unwanted Art Supplies, Fabrics, Beads – and such!
…..If you’re cleaning out your studio and sorting through art supplies you
no longer need – don’t throw them away! We’re always looking for donations of
items that can be used for arts and crafts by individuals with intellectual
and developmental disabilities. You may drop off your items at Flying Shuttles
at The Grant, 250 Main Street, Pawtucket or contact Linda Dvelis at
#724-7260 for more info.
Studio Space for Rent – Pawtucket/Darlington
…..3.600 sq. ft. of open space plus – 2 bathrooms, office, waiting room &
storage area; 18 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors. Ideal for dance
group/performance art. Near 95; $1,400/mo. 925 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Call Ed at
#723-9306 for more info.
Architecture office looking for designer/writer/artist/etc.
…..to rent one, two or three desks in our 1150 s.f. of beautiful, open,
storefront studio space in downtown Pawtucket. The space is newly renovated, with
hardwood floors, high historic tin ceilings and lots of light. The space is
located near restaurants, convenient bus lines, and close to I-95. Desk
rental comes with use of phone, fax, high speed internet, and copier and includes
central heat and AC, electricity and as well as the use of conference and
kitchen facilities. Contact email@example.com for more info. Maia Thurlow Small, Thurlow Small Architecture, Inc. www.thurlowsmall.com – 401/316.5708 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 . 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)
Terrific Studio space for sale!
…..Nearly 4000 sf, conveniently located in downtown Pawtucket with ready
access to I 95 or the Attleboro Commuter Rail stop. It’s for you to complete as
you wish; important work is already done. Gas, electric (400) and water are
all to the building. Fire alarm system is done. Roof is new. Three studios to
rent separately by you, or to use as different project spaces, are framed
out. Huge skylights in the main space, overhead door, concrete floor, dry
partial storage basement. Could become live/work with a zoning variance (has been
done next door). East and West windows, as well as skylights. Located in the
Pawtucket “Arts and Entertainment” district, with opportunity to file for
state tax exemptions for the work you sell there. Would also be perfect for a
small construction or other business. $295,000. Call Linda at Places and Spaces
Realty, 401 727 4700, to arrange a visit.
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.
Small Business Accounting – MCM Financial Management Systems
…..no job too big or small! Monthly accounting for all businesses -
payrolls, sales tax, corporation and income tax. I will come to you – over 20 years
of professional service. Contact Mary C. Mahmoud at MCMahmoud@cox.net or #351-4896 for more info.
The Zero Fret is Rhode Island’s newest fine-fretted instrument retailer
….. The Zero fret specializes 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. 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. Visit www.gbase.com for inventory. Otto D’Ambrosio and Mike Tanaka @ The Zero Fret. This by appointment only store willcoexist with D’Ambrosio Guitars at 601 Mineral Springs Ave. 3rd floor
Pawtucket RI 02860. For the time being to arrange an appointment call Otto @
New audio release: Charity 2008 Datebook + Wish CD
…..designed by PAC member, Jennifer Rolfsema. To benefit St. Mary’s Home for
Children (No. Providence, RI) and the William Etienne Memorial Scholarship
(DE). The CD features 12 original tracks, by independent local musicians from
RI, MA, NY, VT and PA with a 2008 calendar insert in the cover with photos of
the artists. Listen to rock, classical, 80′s, alt latin and voice. Includes
a track by the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket and also Pawtucket violinist
Pat Rolfsema. Available online at: http://www.cdbaby.com/charity2008 (you can listen to a preview of the tracks on this site). Available on shelves inRhode Island at: Spectrum India- www.spectrumindia.com 252 Thayer St. Providence, RI 02906 (401) 421-1010; What Cheer Antiques- 7 South Angell St.Providence, RI 02906-5206, Wayland Square, (401) 861-4244; Blossoms Design Boutique-
_www.myfsn.com_ (http://www.myfsn.com/) – 160 Smithfield Ave Pawtucket, RI
02860 (401) 724-2123; Monte’s Roadside Mkt & Produce- 113 Power Road,
Pawtucket, RI (401) 305-3688. CreativeChica- graphic design & fine art- will mail or
deliver to any RI or surrounding area. For more info, call (401) 323-2452 .
Coming soon to Newbury Comics music stores!
Out of This World Custom Artwork at Down To Earth Prices!!
…..custom artwork for homes, businesses, schools and organizations. Murals,
signs and more – large and small scale. Club Neoplsi – full design studio.
Visit www.clubneopolsi.net or contact Brent Bachelder at 401-467-5277 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Baptized in Formaldehyde – A New Novel by Don Hammontree
….. www.myspace.com/baptizedinformaldehyde The book’s on sale on Amazon, so feel free to look it up and buy plenty of copies for family and friends! It’snever too early to get a start on Christmas shopping! You can also buy
it straight from me (which is preferred, because Amazon takes a pretty good
cut of the sale) by mailing a check (made out to Don Hammontree) of $12.99 to:
Don Hammontree, P.O. Box 532, Fall River, MA 02722. Hope all is well with
you! Keep in touch!
Celebrating Watercolor – New RIWS Painting DVDs
…..The Rhode Island Watercolor Society announces the release of three new
instructional DVDs featuring a few of our most prominent members; Al
Albrektson, Carole Berren, and Richard Harrington. The DVDs were produced over the past
year in partnership with Glenn Lowney of Swansea, MA and the Swansea Public
Access TV station. Discover the wide range of watercolor techniques possible
through the mastery of fellow our Society Artist Members. Copies of the DVDs
now are part of the permanent RIWS Art Library collection for members to
check out. Members can also place orders to purchase the DVDs at the Gallery
reception desk. Prices are $15 per DVD and $35 for the 3 DVD set. In addition,
the RIWS is eager to have the DVDs broadcast on local area Public Access
Television stations to help promote awareness for the Society and its artists as
well as provide education of watercolor painting for MA and RI communities.
Interested members should contact Rick Cardoza (508-883-8250,
email@example.com) for more information. Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, RI 02861(401) 726-1876 or visit: www.riws.org. 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.The Woodlawn CDC and Community Center
…..located at 210 West Ave. in Pawtucket, is 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. Artists are welcome to hang works! – contact Darcy at 475-7632
or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Art classes for all ages…..!
Digital Photo Workshop – January 3, 2009 – 2pm
….. 766 Hope St., Providence. The Camera Werks will be hosting a Photo
Digital Workshop on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 2 p.m. with award-winning
newspaper photographer, Omar Bradley. This two-session workshop is aimed at
improving your digital picture taking skills and instilling confidence in the world
of digital photography. Do you Jpeg or Tiff? Do megapixels really make a
difference? This afternoon workshop is geared to simplifying and assisting
all digital camera users in how to achieve the results they desire with some
easy tips from this veteran photojournalist. Cost is $80.00 for two sessions.
The first session on January 3 will include lighting, composition, image
resolution and digital photo technique. The second session will be held on
Saturday, January 10 and will include on-location shooting and tips on taking
great photos with your digital camera. Omar Bradley has been a newspaper
photographer for over 25 years. His work has received numerous awards from several
prestigious organizations, some of which include the New England Press
Association as well as Suburban Newspapers of America. Over the years, Bradley’s
photographic career has spanned throughout New England, where his work as a
newspaper photographer for the Providence Journal, the Pawtucket Times and the
Fall River Herald News has earned him recognition, in addition to hands-on
photo workshops. Bradley considers himself to be “a socially conscious news
photographer who enjoys doing picture stories aimed at making people aware of
other cultures, environment and their role in the community”. Space is
limited – and early registration is encouraged. For more information or to
register, please call The Camera Werks at #401-273-5367.
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 details and special internet discounts!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…..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. You’re invited to bring in the New
Year with something a little festive for yourself or for someone you love…
..kinda ‘like the fun, creative experiences we have here in our morning,
afternoon or evening classes. Give a gift of creativity! Our 10-week winter
semester begins January 5 through March 20, 2009. Now in its 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.
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/ · PADS – 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! 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.