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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Newsletter – week ending 03/28/09


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.



All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

::: Orison Swett Marden :::



Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – Members Juried Exhibit – Layers – through

May 9

…..Juror: Kristin Street, artist/director, Krause Gallery, Moses Brown

School; Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Theatre, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket,

RI. Open 7 days a week: Monday –Saturday 10-5pm; Sunday – 1-5pm. For

more info, call 401-724-2200 or visit www. Pawtucketartscollaborative.org.

The Sight Of Sound: Group Show 2009

…..through March 27, 2009 – Curated By Allison Cole + Lauren Holt; Open

genre: illustration, painting, drawing, screenprints, photography, digital

prints, sound, video, sculpture. Closing Reception: March 27 at: Machines With

Magnets, 400 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860.

_gallery@machineswithmagnets.com_ (mailto:gallery@machineswithmagnets.com) ; _http://www.machineswithmagnets.com_ (http://www.machineswithmagnets.com/)- 401.475.2655

LA FRANCOFÊTE de Providence – Saturday, March 28 – 7pm-1am

…..Join us for the closing night of Francophonie in Rhode Island.

_www.frenchri.org_ (http://www.frenchri.org/) . Salle du Foyer, 151 Fountain St

Pawtucket, RI 02860. A very exciting program with : -La chorale de

l’Alliance Française de Providence and les Gais chanteurs de Pawtucket – Chansons

Parisiennes – -Jacques Jean-Baptiste, and Claude St Franc – Music and rythms

from Haïti – Issa Coulibaly – African drums – Minor Swing – Jazz from around

the world – Bertrand Laurence -French songs – and few other surprises … A

buffet francophone will be served. $20 per person. Cash bar. Come

celebrate with french cultures from around the world.. Don’t wait to reserve your

place for this very promising night. Please, write your check to: Alliance

française de Providence. – send it to : Alliance française, PO box 603136,

Providence, 02906

Fresh – Paintings in Oil by Bill Chisholm – through May 2

…..opening reception: Saturday, March 28 – 6-8pm. Jessica Hagen Fine Arts,

226 Bellevue Avenue – Suite #8; Newport, RI 02840. For more info visit:

_www.jessicahagen.com_ (http://www.jessicahagen.com/) or

_www.billchisholm.com_ (http://www.billchisholm.com/) .

Printable Views – Providence Art Club – March 29 through April 17

…..features the works of Barnet Fain, Richard Harrington, Marion Wilner, and

Elizabeth Bonner Zimmerman. Opening reception: Sunday March 29 – 2-4pm.

Gallery Night Providence: Thursday April 16 – 5-9pm; Artists talk at 6pm.

Hours Monday-Friday: 12-4pm; Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm; Closed April 12 in

observance of Easter. Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI. For

more info, call 401-331-1114 or _www.providenceartclub.org_

(http://www.providenceartclub.org/) .

South County Landscapes – Providence Art Club – (Dodge House) – March 29

through April 17

…..the works of Regina Partridge. Opening reception: Sunday March 29 –

2-4pm. Gallery Night Providence: Thursday April 16 – 5-9pm; Hours

Monday-Friday: 12-4pm; Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm; Closed April 12 in observance of

Easter. Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI. For more info,

call 401-331-1114 or www.providenceartclub.org. Drawings and Pastels of Marian Purviance – through April 1….. BankRI Turks Head Gallery, One Turks Head Place, Providence; Hours:

Monday – Wednesday: 8:30-3pm; Thursday & Friday: 8:30-5:00pm. For more info,

visit: _https://www.bankri.com/tabid/153/Default.aspxmpurviance@cox.net_ (https://www.bankri.com/tabid/153/Default.aspxmpurviance@cox.net) . Photography Exhibit by Thomas Terceira – Blackstone River Theatre ArtGallery – April 4 – May 16

…..features the collages and digital prints of Thomas Terceira; The

Blackstone River Theater Art Gallery 549 Broad St., Cumberland RI 02864. For more

info, call (401)725.9272 or visit: _www.riverfolk.org_

(http://www.riverfolk.org/) .

Paintings by Marjorie Ball & Glass by Alice Benvie Gebhart – Providence Art

Club (Dodge House) – April 19 through May 8

….. Opening Reception: April 19 2-4pm. Marjorie Ball is an artist member

of both the Providence Art Club and the Art League of RI. In 2007, she

designed the ornament commemorating the Roger Williams National Monument, which

adorned the White House Christmas tree. A recipient of many awards including the

Best in Show in 2008 Scenes of Rhode Island, her painting, “Approaching

Providence”, was on the cover of the Governor’s 2009 State budget document. Her

oil paintings have been accepted in numerous juried shows, Gallery 297 in

Bristol, RI, The Donovan Gallery in Tiverton, RI, and Arnold Art in Newport,

RI. Her art is held in public and private collections in the US and Japan.

Alice Gebhart is an art educator at Cranston High School East, Rhode Island

College, UrbanGlass in New York, and Nancy Stephen Gallery in East Greenwich.

She is a fused glass artist whose work can be found at various RI locations

such as Hope Gallery in Bristol and Global Village Art in Woonsocket. The

online gallery, ArtfulHome.com, Brian Marki Fine Art in Portland, Oregon, and

Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery in Dallas, Texas also represent her. Recent

accolades include Best of Show win at Art League of R.I., 2007 and Providence Art

Windows, Design Within Reach exhibit at Trinity Repertory 2008. She has been

published in Art Calendar December 2008 and Glass Craftsman Magazine, Summer

2008. The Gallery is located at 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI. Gallery

Hours are Monday through Friday, 12pm until 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday 2pm

until 4pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more info, call

401-331-1114 or www.providenceartclub.org 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. GRACE by Mick Gordon and A.C.

Grayling (through 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:

gail@gammtheatre.org (tel) 401-723-4266 (fax) 401-723-0440 or visit: _http://www.gammtheatre.org_ (http://www.gammtheatre.org/) .The Works of Marjorie Ball – Roger Williams University Law School Gallery –

through July 6, 2009

…..East Greenwich painter and PAC member, Marjorie Ball, will showcase her

paintings in an exhibit at the Roger Williams Law School Atrium Gallery

through July 6, 2009, sponsored by the Bristol Art Museum. A resident of East

Greenwich, she is the recipient of many awards including the Best in Show in last

year’s Scenes of Rhode Island. Her painting, Approaching Providence, was

selected to be on the cover of the Governor’s 2009 State budget document. She

has participated in numerous juried shows and her art is held in public and

private collections in the US and Japan. Roger Williams Law School Atrium

Gallery, on the second floor, is open for viewing from 9 to 5pm daily. For

more info, visit _http://www.bristolartmuseum.org/html/marjorie_ball.html_

(file:///x-msg/::29:#_Hlk95024592 1,1052,1108,0,,http://ww)

AUREA – 2008-09 Subscription Series

…..”Under a Latin Moon” in April, and “Ecstasies Above”, a June

collaboration with the Providence Singers. 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. 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, Consuelo Sherba, Artistic

Director, _aureaensemble@gmail.com_ (mailto:%20aureaensemble@gmail.com)  ~Looking for Artists! ……Opportunities/Live-Work Space & more!

City of Pawtucket – Pawtucket Arts Funding Grant Program

…..Application forms are now available for the 2009 Pawtucket Arts Funding

Grant Program. Arts grant funding awards generally range from $500 to $2,000,

depending on the request. The completed application is due back to the

Department of Planning & Redevelopment, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 by

March 30, 2009. For questions regarding this program, please contact Susan

Mara, Senior Planner at #724-5200.

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Grant Deadline – April 1

……. The Arts Council’s April 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. April 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: Crafts,

Film & Video, Folk Arts, Fiction Poetry, Playwrighting/Screenwriting,

Photography, Three Dimensional Art . 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. 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/ For more info contact Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director at 401-222-3883 or _randy@arts.ri.gov_ (

mailto:randy@arts.ri.gov) . Call for Entries: Juried Exhibit Theme: “3rd Multicultural Art Unites –May 11 – June 27, 2009

…..The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative and The Pawtucket Foundation – 3rd

Annual Multi-Cultural Juried Exhibit Prospectus “Art Unites” – celebrating our

diverse ethnic heritages; May 11 through June 27, 2009. Jury of selection

awards: Winifred Lambrecht, Senior Lecturer, History of Art & Visual Culture,

RISD; Tony Johnson, Director of the Ewing Multicultural Center, RISD; Nancy

Peel Gladwell, Assoc. Professor, Chair of Painting, Lyme Academy College of

Fine Art. The Pawtucket Foundation Prize – $2,000 (additional awards will be

given). The Annual Exhibition is open to all Rhode Island artists – (reduced

fee for PAC members whose dues are current). All media (includes

sculpture, installation and printmaking) is accepted. Original work only. Visit

_www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org_ (http://www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org/)

for more info. Deadline for submissions: April 3, 2009.

Call for Poets! – The Main Street Poetry Festival – April 21-25th

…..Downtown Pawtucket, RI April 21st –25th – Mixed Magic Theatre’s

Main Street Poetry Festival is planned April, 2009 during National Poetry Month.

The focus of this event is to present a series of established and emerging

poets in 10 venues on Main Street and several other downtown locations in

Pawtucket. The Festival will Kick-Off with an event in association with RI Poet

Laureate Lisa Starr on Tuesday, April 21st with a limited number of events on

the 22nd and 23rd. Most event are scheduled for Friday and Saturday April

24th and 25th. The stages of the Festival will be divided into five groups as

follows: 1. Classic and well –known poets (presented by actors and guest

speakers); 2. Poets in Their Own Voices (Emerging and established poets from Rhode

Island and New England); 3. New Age Poets Stage (Rap, Hip-Hop and Slam); 4.

Young Poets Stage (original works from middle school, high school and

college poets); 5. Poets in Their Own Language (Spanish, African Languages, The

Language of the Deaf, Creole, Cambodian, French and others with English

translations). The schedule for the Festival calls for shows to take place in all

locations at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM with a limited number of venues offering 10 PM

performances on Friday and Saturday evening. On Saturday young poets shows

will begin at 12 Noon. For submission guidelines or information on The Main

Street Poetry Festival, please contact Mixed Magic Theatre at

mixedmagic@theatre.necoxmail.com (best) or call 401-475-6675.  Rhode Island Watercolor Society 2009 Spring Workshop

…..The Rhode Island Watercolor Society announces its Spring Workshop, ”

Paint a Personal Reality in Watercolor” with nationally acclaimed artist,

Ratindra Das. The workshop runs from Monday, April 13th through Friday April 17th,

9:00am-4:00pm, at the Society’s Gallery, located at the J. C. Potter Casino

(Boat House) in Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, RI.

The Society’s workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the excitement

of watercolor painting for beginning artists while helping the maturing

artist further hone their skills. Ratindra Das is a signature member of the

American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society, and holds Master

Status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He is a sought-after

juror and workshop instructor, and has been featured in many books and

magazines. Fees for the workshop are $345 for RIWS members and $370 non-members.

Registration and payment is due at the Society before the first day of class. You

may register by telephone with a major credit card, by mail, or in person at

the Society’s Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10

AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. The Gallery is a handicapped-accessible

facility and is open to the public free of charge. For more information,

please contact Mary Lou Moore, Gallery Director, at (401) 726-1876 and

marylou.moore@cox.net, or visit the Society’s web site at www.riws.org. Workshops fill up quickly, so register early! Publicity Contact: Rick Cardoza (508)883-8250 or _rcardoza01504@yahoo.com_ (mailto:rcardoza01504@yahoo.com) 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:

michelle@michellephaneufdesign.com. 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 maia@thurlowsmall.com for more info. Maia Thurlow Small, Thurlow Small Architecture, Inc. www.thurlowsmall.com – 401/316.5708 Celebrate Modern Mill Living – M Residential in Central Falls…..originally constructed as a manufacturing facility in 1824, the mill

buildings of M have been transformed into a community of 39 exclusive condominium

residences. Formerly the Elizabeth Webbing compound, M is now offering its

residents an incomparable living environment graced by the revitalized

Blackstone River and unique waterfall at the North end of the property. M

seamlessly blends traditional mill architecture and contemporary design, offering

the finest luxury finishes. Exotic hardwood floors – high ceilings and exposed

beams – waterfall and river views – granite countertops – Jenn-Air floating

glass appliances – luxurious marble and slate bathrooms – on-site health

club. A variety of one and two bedroom homes including single level and duplex

units are available starting at $149,000 during the construction period.

Open House: every Saturday/Sunday 1-3pm. For more info or to arrange for a

viewing of our fully furnished model unit, call or email: _jevon@tai-o.com_ (mailto:jevon@tai-o.com) or call 401-626-4710.Blackstone Studios – Live-work Artist Loft Space – Pawtucket….163 Exchange Street; Live/work lofts – historic district. Arts and

entertainment incentives; new stainless industrial kitchen; refinished floors;

washer/dryer, parking; on 95 north/south; 1,700 sq. ft. – $1,400/mo. Available

immediately – contact Phyllis at #486-8197

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.

Gift rep in RI, eastern Ct and MA, looking for jewelry lines

…..and can be contacted by email at _susanluther.austin@verizon.net_ (mailto:susanluther.austin@verizon.net) . Susan Luther Austin, THE WINTERS GROUP; 401-934-1007 VOICE/FAXVideographer/Photographer available

…..Experienced, professional seeking full time/part time work. Weddings,

events and more.

Call 728-7701 and leave message.


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.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.


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 @



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

neopolsi13@aol.com.  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,

rcardoza01504@yahoo.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 darcy@woodlawncdc.org to learn more. The Camera Werks – Providence,,,,,offers photo classes, film processing, film, digital printing, used

equipment and 20% discount to all PAC members on custom framing! 766 Hope

Street, Providence, 401-273-5367 or visit _www.thecamerawerks.com_

(http://www.thecamerawerks.com/) .

The Ground Round – Pawtucket

…..supports the arts! One of the participants of the Pawtucket Arts

Festival “Taste of Pawtucket”….Event rooms, great food, daily specials – A great

place to stop after the theatre! 2 George Street, Pawtucket; (next to the

Comfort Inn, Exit 27 off Interstate 95).



Art classes for all ages…..!

Fifteenth Annual Block Island Workshops – Monday, Sept. 14 to Monday,

September 21, 2009 – East Side Art Center

….. A time to relax, a time to learn and enjoy….with instructor, Carolyn

Simon, president of East Side Art Center. The workshop is five days -

Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5pm. The instructor is on-site during all the

sessions, as well as group critiques given on two separate days. This is an

all-media class and students at all levels beyond beginners are welcome. For

more info, visit _www.eastsideartcenter.com_

(mip://0314bdd8/www.eastsideartcenter.com) or 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 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. We offer a number of ongoing workshops at our

studio as well as our fabulous “Family Hands” workshop. When you participate in

one of our workshops you get to design what you would like to make and do

the set up for the etched design. We take individuals as well as school

groups and other special group workshops. Bottle Workshops: Go green with us and

reuse recycled wine bottles! We have several different workshops for bottles,

pick the one that works for you or come to all of them one at a time. These

are two-day workshops. Drinkware: In this workshop you get four bottles to

make a set of mugs, 8 or 16oz glasses, and see how the process works while I

cut to your measurement with the circular saw, then belt sand the edge smooth.

You can then pick out a design (or bring your own to use) and learn how to

mask off and cut the image out to be ready to sandblast. I do the sand

blasting and you get to pick up your finished set of drink ware when they are


Vase Workshop: This workshop provides you with four wine bottles for you to

design as vases. You can do a straight cut or an angle. Using the different

shapes of the bottles as well as different cutting angles makes for a great

assortment of vase shapes that we’ll cut and belt sand after you decide what

you want. You can leave these plain or set up a design for etching into the

vase as described above. Hurricane Lamp: The process is as described above;

however this workshop entails cutting hock bottles to create the hurricane

portion and the smaller burgundy bottle bottoms as the candleholder that fits

underneath. Each participant may make two hurricane lamps, using four bottles.

Can be etched with design as described above. Windchimes: This workshop will

combine a number of glass and other parts and pieces. We will combine bottle

tops, round slices of a bottle, flat glass or more bottle bits that can be cut

and drilled into attractive shapes and hung as wind chimes. It’s a

creative process! Lightcatcher Workshop: In this one-day workshop in late summer

through the winter Holidays, you can make light-catchers/ornaments for Holiday

gifts and decoration. You will get to make two light-catchers. This is our

most reasonably priced workshop. SCHOOL AND SPECIAL GROUP WORKSHOPS: We can

do a glass tabletop divided into the number of children involved in the

project so that each child gets to design a square with their own design. A

theme may be picked that all do their art around. Then you get the tabletop to

auction off to the parents to raise funds for your school or group’s art

department! This workshop can be done in the school environment as long as you

can store the glass safely, then I blast it at my studio and use one of my

display bases for the auction. It’s a win-win- win! * -Grade 4 and up only-

Children must be supervised by accompanying adults. _www.fireiceglass.com_

(http://www.fireiceglass.com/) for schedules and pricing, or for more info, Please

contact Deborah at Fire & Ice Studio for more info about rates, reservations

and pricing. #383-8691; deborah@fireiceglass.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.

Providence Tango

…..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. Now in i

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