The Vox Hunters Live!
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Vox Hunters Live!

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Join us on Friday, May 24th for a special night of music from critically acclaimed duo The Vox Hunters

with special guest Sweet Cousin Maldehyde

Hailing from the great state of Rhode Island, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi are seekers and singers of old songs, cultivators of local music, and chronic multi-instrumentalists. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation, and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. With a pair of oft-harmonizing voices tastefully garnished with fiddle, free-reeds, and tenor guitar, The Vox Hunters offer an all-natural connection to the living tradition of folk music.

Their three mantras are: “Sing Local”, “Sing Often”, and “Roger Williams for President”.

Sweet Cousin Maldehyde began in Michigan and currently operates out of Providence. SCM also loves Warren a lot.

Doors are at 7pm.
BYOB

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Pop Up with Roxanne Blackmore
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Pop Up with Roxanne Blackmore

Roxanne Blackmore

“As an emerging self-taught artist I never thought I would be able to call creating art a career. Starting in 2017 the ideas and creative energy could no longer stay shut up inside of me and I started painting every day. Since then I have been able to explore many mediums and painting styles while new inspiration poured into me then out of me. I am thankful every day that i am allowed the ability to share my work with the world around me.”

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Pop Up with Flying Shuttles Studios!
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Pop Up with Flying Shuttles Studios!

Since 1984, Flying Shuttles Studio, an award-winning art program of the Arc of Blackstone Valley, has supported the creative endeavors of artists and weavers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Studio strives to integrate its artists into their greater community. Flying Shuttles Studio is located in the Grant Building, in the historic arts district of Downtown Pawtucket.

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Linocut Workshop with Darrel Perkins
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Linocut Workshop with Darrel Perkins

Class description:

Discover linocut printmaking in two hours! Arrive with your own 3”x4" drawing or photograph (or make one up on the spot), and turn it into a print you can make repeatedly.

Learn carving and relief printing techniques, then press multiple prints of your image.

Leave with your carved block, 3-5 prints, a carving tool set, and a new creative hobby!

Minimum age: 12.
Saturday, June 15th, 2 to 4 pm.
$50 (includes tool set!)

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About the Artist

Darrel Perkins was born in Warren, learned illustration techniques in Edinburgh, Scotland, taught printmaking in Charleston, SC, and now resides in Providence as an artist and educator.

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Artist Reception: Jayne McQuaid
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Jayne McQuaid

Please join us to celebrate the work of Collaborative Member Artist, Jayne McQuaid on Sunday, May 19th from 6-8pm.

Light refreshments provided.

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About Jayne:

Jayne McQuaid, a New England native, graduated from UMASS Dartmouth with a BFA in painting and currently resides in Bristol, RI.

Jayne’s unique style is a combination of line and color on wood. She embraces the natural grains in the wood with light washes and mimicked lines. In turn, this allows her subjects to be connected with the canvas for a raw and honest feeling. Now whether the image is representational or abstract, the combinations of color, composition and line reveal the process of her work.

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Pop Up with Ellen Salter
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Pop Up with Ellen Salter

Pop Up with Ellen Salter - Jewelry out of shed snakeskin!!

About Ellen: I love jewelry and have been making it since I was a child when my grandfather showed me how to set a stone. I started working with snake sheds because I wanted to make dragonflies with wings light enough for flight. Then I fell in love with its beauty and variety. I also make polymer clay jewelry and sometimes I paint.

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Pop Up with Kevin Donnelly
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Pop Up with Kevin Donnelly

Pop Up with Kevin Donnelly!

About Kevin:

“I went to school for art, but I was the typical starving artist after college so my Dad talked me into working at Amgen.

I have worked there since 2005, & had basically stopped drawing in 2009. Then in March of 2016 my Dad developed a brain tumor & I started drawing again as a form of therapy to deal with the situation. Unfortunately my Dad passed away in 2017, but I have been drawing ever since his biopsy at RI Hospital & I am currently working on my 58th drawing since then. I have done some small shows, sold some copies, entered contests, drawn commissioned drawings, but what really makes me happy is when I give a kid a free copy of one of my drawings & see the smile on their face that someone is doing something nice for them without looking for something in return! I would like it to eventually turn it into some sort of career for me, but even if it doesn’t I do it in remembrance of my Dad & because I enjoy drawing & trying to show there is still people that want to spread good in this world!”

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Pop Up with Flying Shuttles Studios!
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Pop Up with Flying Shuttles Studios!

Since 1984, Flying Shuttles Studio, an award-winning art program of the Arc of Blackstone Valley, has supported the creative endeavors of artists and weavers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Studio strives to integrate its artists into their greater community. Flying Shuttles Studio is located in the Grant Building, in the historic arts district of Downtown Pawtucket.

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Pop Up with Seth McCombs
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Pop Up with Seth McCombs

When Seth was a kid he went on many adventures involving the fate of the universe and learned to befriend sea monsters. Those days are behind him; now he draws pictures to share his story with the world.

Website: https://www.sethalopod.com

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Pop Up with Jayson Salvi!
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Pop Up with Jayson Salvi!

Jayson Salvi Hand Painted Signs

U.S. Navy Veteran owned endeavor. Hand painting Signs in Rhode Island since 2006

Jayson has an assortment of hand painted signs or swing by to commission one of your own.

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Artist Reception: Dina Haskins
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Dina Haskins

Join us in celebrating the work of artist Dina Haskins on Thursday April 18th from 6-8pm.

Dina is a mixed media artist and life long resident of RI.

Her work combines hand printed papers, watercolors, pen & ink, and more, and is strongly influenced by her past study of children's book illustration at Rhode Island School of Design.

Light refreshments provided.

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Pop Up with GIRAFFE & ROBOTS!
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Pop Up with GIRAFFE & ROBOTS!

Atabey Sanchez-Haiman is a Puerto Rican scientist and artist. Her pop art studio, Giraffes and Robots is a world of orange, red and yellow art featuring local themes as well as giraffes, robots, dinosaurs, Spam, cats in wooly hats, unicorns, burgers, suoerheroes, and more. It is pop art that makes you smile and adds a pop of color to your life!

Website: www.giraffesandrobots.com

Studio address:
Giraffes and Robots
Hope Artiste Village 
1005 Main St
Studio 2219 
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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Pop Up with Flying Shuttles Studios!
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Pop Up with Flying Shuttles Studios!

Since 1984, Flying Shuttles Studio, an award-winning art program of the Arc of Blackstone Valley, has supported the creative endeavors of artists and weavers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Studio strives to integrate its artists into their greater community. Flying Shuttles Studio is located in the Grant Building, in the historic arts district of Downtown Pawtucket.

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The Collaborative Grand Re-Re-Re Opening
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

The Collaborative Grand Re-Re-Re Opening

After a couple months of hibernation, we are finally set to reopen with fresh art, new artists and fun opportunities for 2019.

Please join us on Saturday, March 16th for our Grand Reopening Celebration, from 12pm-6pm.

We couldn’t do all the things we do without the generosity and support of YOU! Our goal has always been to continue to bring fun and meaningful programs and events to the community. As a nonprofit, it’s not always easy finding the funds to do it. So, come early, buy some art and drop a donation in the bucket!
Featured at the Grand Re-Opening Event will be a few member artists who have been with The Collaborative since the beginning including: Janet Moscarello of Janet Moscarello Photography, Sandy MacDonald of Sandy MacDonald Studios, and Faye Silvia of Recedentian.
There are also carryovers from last year including Kristin Divona, David Everett, Matt DeLeo, Joe Lytle, Dina Haskins and Matt Roza.
New additions to this year’s roster of artists include Ariel Bordeaux, Rick Altergott, Jayne McQuaid and Julie DeRosa of Sacred Relic Studio.

We hope to see you there!

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Dead Gowns + Kate Mick LIVE!
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Dead Gowns + Kate Mick LIVE!

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Dead Gowns

Dead Gowns is a newer project from Portland ME. After collecting themselves in the winter of 2017, Dead Gowns released their first EP this past July. Pulling on folk, garage and soft rock tendencies, it's music in the raw & tender.

"Her voice brings Lucinda Williams’ to mind — that Southern timbre and boozy drawl — yet Beaudoin’s range is wider. At times as delicate as glass, it can swell and swoop into high-lonesome yodel range with ease, fall back and land flat on a dime... " -The Bollard

"Fresh off the release of a new EP, this indie-folk-rock quartet is subtle and good. Have an ear out for our favorite track, “Kansas” — Genevieve Beaudoin’s vocals shine the most here, and the melancholic guitar work pleasantly builds up across the five-minute runtime." -Portland Phoenix

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Kate Mick

Kate Mick is a Rhode Island musician who has played most venues in the state within the past two years and is now making her way throughout New England. Her 2016 album "Undertow" debuts her original banjo songs with dark lyrics and memorable vocals.

...there’s something about this album that’s sort of timeworn and yet timeless. That’s largely down to her lovely vocal style, but it’s more than that: there’s an honesty to the material and an immediacy in the recording itself..." - Lee Real (Real Gone Music Reviews, England)

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Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Photo-transfer workshop with Deb Hickey

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Just in time for the holidays: 

Photo-transfer workshop with Deb Hickey
Learn the transfer method and take home a handmade gift!

$40 for the class includes an easel and your image transferred to paper/board.
Make 2 for $60 or 3 for $75.

Images will need to be emailed to dmhickey@mac.com by December 14th so they can be adjusted for the transfer process. 

Or just stop in and create an easel piece from pre-selected images for $25 each.

Contact Deb at dmhickey@mac.com if interested and for more info.

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HOLIDAY STORY NIGHT!
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

HOLIDAY STORY NIGHT!

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Holiday Story Night

at The Collaborative!

Join us for a fun & entertaining night of Holiday-themed storytelling from 6 of RI’s premier writers! Reading will be: Jeff Danielian, Guy Benoit, Elwood Donnelly, Aubrey Atwater Donnelly, Cynthia Holt & Bobby Forand.

Doors at 7:30.
This is a FREE event!
Light refreshments will be provided (we hear rumors of a Snowman wine dispenser?!?!)

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Artist Reception: Ariel Bordeaux + Rick Altergott
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Ariel Bordeaux + Rick Altergott

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Artist Reception:

Ariel Bordeaux + Rick Altergott

Ariel Bordeaux is a cartoonist, painter and writer. She is the creator of the 1990s self-published minicomic series Deep Girl, the graphic novella No Love Lost, and co-author of the comic book series Raisin Pie, with Rick Altergott. She currently works at the RISD Library, where she curates the zine collection. Ariel lives in Pawtucket with husband, Rick Altergott and their son, Eddie. Ariel posts diary comics on Instagram @arielbordeaux.

Rick Altergott is a cartoonist/ Illustrator/ Painter best known as the creator of the fictional comic character, “Doofus", who lives in “Flowertown, U.S.A." with his best friend, "Henry Hotchkiss". He has almost completed a long awaited Graphic Novel featuring these characters to be published by Fantagraphics Books. 

The stand alone images featured in the December Collaborative show are representative of his tastes in popular culture and are drawn using  traditional pen and ink rendering techniques, influenced by many of his favorite comic book artists.

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Brainstorming: An Act of Mentalism!
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Brainstorming: An Act of Mentalism!

Brainstorming: An Act of Mentalism!

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Brainstorming

an interactive stage mind-reading show

Doors open at 7 and show starts at 8pm.

This is a FREE event but we will pass the hat for the performer.

Minds are read, spoons are bent, volunteers test their own “powers”, and, if appropriate, the evening concludes with re-creation of a kind of manifestation you might have witnessed in a seance chamber over a century ago!

While the show is “TV clean", it is more suitable for adults than children.


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Bank of Ireland Live!
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Bank of Ireland Live!

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Bank of Ireland

Wednesday November 21st
Doors at 7pm
FREE

Come on out for an intimate show with Bank of Ireland before you stuff yourself senseless on Thanksgiving!

Bank of Ireland is music written, borrowed, begged and stolen by Mark Dobbyn and Peri Delorenzo.  On fiddle and guitar and with both their voices, they bring a roots and rock sensibility to some of the oldest songs in the language, as well as compositions of their own. 

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Pop Up Shop with Karen Miller
Nov
4
10:30 AM10:30

Pop Up Shop with Karen Miller

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Karen Miller

Karen is a self-taught welder and wood worker, whose focus is primarily small wall relief sculpture/collage made from entirely found objects.

“I like that the things I find have an unknown history and that I can revive that history by giving it a new life.”

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Tales of Horror and Fright!
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Tales of Horror and Fright!

Tales of Fright and Horror!! Five celebrated locals read some of their favorite scary stories. Booze, too. Free, but donations are always welcomed!

Readers:
Guy Benoit
Cynthia Holt
Paul Di Filippo
Christopher Braiotta
Michael Kelley

Gallery opens at 7pm readings start at 8. Be there!

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Party of the Sun with Kate Mick
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Party of the Sun with Kate Mick

Come on out for an intimate show with Party of the Sun + Kate Mick on Monday, October 15th. Doors at 7pm. FREE! Donations appreciated. 



Party of the Sun is an indie folk band from New Hampshire led by songwriter Ethan McBrien and producer/multi-instrumentalist RoryHurley.
Since 2006, both McBrien and Hurley have recorded and performed with funk/rock fusion outfit The Youngest Sun. Throughout his career, McBrien has had an interest in folk music as well, writing many songs influenced by the Americana tradition.

Kate Mick is a Rhode Island musician who has played most venues in the state within the past two years and is now making her way throughout New England. Her 2016 album "Undertow" debuts her original banjo songs with intimate, slightly sweet, dark and evocative banjo songs. Kate Mick is also a member of the Providence-based band, The Swampbirds.

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Paper Cutting Workshop
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Paper Cutting Workshop

Come have an introduction to the art of cut paper and learn to cut some yourself!

Warren artist, William Schaff will be showing you some of his own cut paper work, as well as a short presentation on the traditional craft and modern adaptations of it. You will practice on a design created by William, ready for you to cut, and also be shown how to create your own designs, no matter what your skill level of drawing is.

Over the course of three hours you get to learn, and be immersed in, the old and humble craft of cut paper.

We will hope you will join us!

All materials will be provided and you will get to go home with one small but wonderful artwork ready to frame and hang on your wall.
Workshop is limited to 10 spaces so please be quick if you would like to book.

Cost: $45
When: Saturday October 13th, 1-4pm
Where: The Collaborative, 498 Main Street, Warren

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Kristin Divona & David Everett

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About the Artists:

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Kristin Divona

Kristin is an illustrator who spends her nights wrestling with gouache, creating paintings about light, small moments and hidden figures. By day, Kristin is a visual information specialist for NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, using design and illustration to connect everyday life to science exploration and technology.

 

David Everett

"Since early childhood I’ve had a deep connection to nature, spending a great deal of time outdoors. I’ve also been sketching and drawing for as long as I can remember. I painted as a young child and later in college to some extent, but it didn’t become my primary medium until the early 2000s. Apart from nature itself, the primary source of my initial inspiration was early 20th century Canadian painters Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and their depictions of unadorned nature in places they knew intimately. I decided to take a similar approach, painting places in New England that I know very well, generally absent the direct imprint of humankind.
Many of my early paintings include rotting docks, old stone foundations, and other coastal infrastructure overgrown with seaweed and other plant life, weathered by the elements, against backdrops of sea, sky and trees, going back to nature. More recent subject matter has tended to be more wild and remote. Whereas earlier work was often based on sketches or photographs, I now usually paint from my mind’s eye, a combination of the memory of places and natural, gestural spontaneity. I often focus on the sky as much as the land and sea, on the interplay and occasionally interchangeable characteristics of the sky
and water, expressing mood, distance, the play of light, and changing colors, ultimately seeking a sense of the spirit of a place, both realistic and abstract. In smaller panel paintings (“tinyscapes”), gesture and abstraction tend to come to the fore, capturing a lot of information in a little space.

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