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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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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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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Celebrating the Life & Art of Christopher Roe
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrating the Life & Art of Christopher Roe

Join The Collaborative in celebrating the life of one of Warren's most prolific artists and writers. Chris' work covered most genres, but he had spent the past twenty years capturing the beauty and wonder of Ireland. He was also a published poet with thirty-eight books to his credit. In early July, he passed away. His wit and talent will be missed.

All proceeds from the sales of Chris' work will be put into a scholarship fund, which will be awarded to student artists from Warren, RI.

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Light refreshments will be provided.

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Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Grigor Saribekyan

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Grigor Saribekyan’s love of friendship is apparent in his artwork, which often features his staff and friends. He enjoys taking photos with people and then meticulously recreates the scene, giving it his own artistic spin. A diligent artist and enthusiastic socialite, he always has a long waiting list of who he’ll draw next. With each new friend he makes, the list grows longer. In his own words, “It’s my picture. I draw flowers, I draw butterflies. I draw Shay and small Sarah—is very small baby. Colleen’s picture is very long paper. I tell her, ‘I’m not finished Colleen, it’s very surprise.’ First pencil. Pencil all done pencil delete. Sharpie marker and watercolor. I’m draw Alexa. I’m draw Dawn Cat. I’m draw Kyla. I’m draw Chris. I’m draw Ayesha too…” His list of fortunate friends, of course, continues.  


Grigor is an artist with Resources for Human Development-RI (RHD).  Since 2004, RHD has helped adults with developmental disabilities reach their goals. With a strong focus on the arts, RHD works with our Participants to develop new skills, become more integrated in the local community, and explore a variety of employment opportunities. 

We believe that art allows people the opportunity to be productive in a truly distinct and meaningful way. We believe the people we support possess their own unique artistic vision, and our daily purpose is to help find the means to turn that vision into reality and, ultimately, share it with the world. Our frequent art and music shows are joyous affairs that showcase the talents of our Participants, help them earn money, and raise awareness of the richness of the lives and talents of people with disabilities.

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Artist Reception for Matt DeLeo
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception for Matt DeLeo

Join us in celebrating the work of Collaborative Member Artist Matt DeLeo!

Friday July 20th from 6-9pm at the gallery: 498 Main St Warren

Matt will be rolling out a bunch of new framed work AND new prints!!

About Matt: Matt DeLeo is a pre-practicum art teacher attending art school at UMass Dartmouth. Born and raised in Rhode Island, he lives in Little Compton and works in a variety of mediums but primarily works in printmaking and painting.

Light refreshments provided. Donations always welcome!

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Henna Workshop with Holly Ferreira
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Henna Workshop with Holly Ferreira

Ages 15 and above
Class is limited to 10 people
$15 per person

You'll will be learning how to roll a cone, how to mix the henna + practice the technique of draping.

You will also get a chance to practice the basic shapes + how to put them together to create henna designs.  

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ABOUT HOLLY:

Holly Ferreira is a local artist, teacher, and dancer who focuses on empowering women all around the state. She began doing henna 10 years ago at India Restaurant, where she was the featured dancer every weekend. It brought her to doing festivals, and various parties and events all around New England. She has learned about the history of henna, as well as many different styles. She only uses all natural henna, When not taking care of her family, working, or teaching, she is consantrating on her Life/ Empowerment Coaching business. She does everything in her life with a healing energy and love in her heart. 

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Pop-up Shop with Matt Roza
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Pop-up Shop with Matt Roza

Pop-up Sunday continues with artist & designer Matt Roza on Sunday July 1st. Come by and check out his beautiful work from 10-3pm.

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About Matt...

Matt Roza • Design | Studio hand-crafts light fixtures, furniture, and other home-decor statement pieces.  His art focus is blurring the lines between form and function of home-objects. Through sculptural light fixtures, furniture, and his current series of abstract wall clocks, he intends to create objects that have presence in a room through a striking form while serving practical functionality.

 

 

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Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Rusty Clanton with Riley Moore Live!

The Collaborative is excited to welcome, from Nashville, Rusty Clanton and Riley Moore to entertain at the gallery space on Tuesday June 12th at 7pm. 

This is a free event. Donations for the artist always appreciated! BYOB.

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Rusty Clanton is from Nashville, TN. He started uploading his songs to YouTube in 2011 and since then he has consistently attracted a dedicated audience. He began playing in living rooms around the US in 2014 and discovered that touring was his truest love. He has performed in venues and 70+ houses across the United States and has toured twice in the UK opening for Dodie Clark and Emma Blackery respectively. His newest EP, Big Bear, Little Bear, was released everywhere on January 4th, 2018.

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Riley Moore was born in Dallas, Texas. He relocated to Birmingham, Alabama at 2 and to Nashville, Tennessee at 3 and a half.  He hiked up a mountain backwards when he was 11 years old. At the ripe age of 18, Riley moved from Nashville to Sydney, Australia where he grew his first beard and wrote his first song. Since then, his beard, his travels and his songwriting have continued to blossom and he now lives on a Sailboat in Nashville.

His latest musical adventure is to become one of the first modern musicians to walk an entire tour. He and the rest of The Walking Guys completed an entire 1600 mile tour from Portland, Maine to Nashville, Tennessee on foot. Riley wants the lyrics of his songs to share stories that bring people together over common struggles and triumphs.

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Cyanotype Workshop with Emily Rodrigues
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Cyanotype Workshop with Emily Rodrigues

Cyanotype Workshop

Ages 16+
$15 per person

This workshop is an introduction to the alternative photographic process of Cyanotype. In this session, we will discuss different methods for creating a contact print and the versatility of working with Cyanotype. You will be able to choose from a variety of pre-coated papers to create and develop your own prints. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring objects or leaves/flowers with interesting silhouettes to use in your print. Keep in mind that the flatter the object, the clearer the resulting image will be. 

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Emily Rodrigues is a native Rhode Islander who now resides in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. She obtained her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Although her degree is in glass, she enjoys working in a variety of mediums from photography to woodworking. Recently her focus has been on making memorial jewelry by melting the ashes of pets or loved ones who have passed away into glass beads. She is very passionate about creating these keepsakes and helping people keep a physical reminder of the ones they have lost.

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Artist Reception: Michael Brousseau
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Michael Brousseau

Join us in celebrating the work of illustrator Michael Brousseau at the gallery space on Friday June 8 from 6-9pm. 

Light refreshments provided. Donations always appreciated!

Michael says:

"I'm a tattooer, illustrator who is influenced by graphic art, graffiti art, tattooing, cartooning and architectural design. I draw by creating layers with different colored markers, and lately I'm leaving the layers on the finished work because I find the look it creates pleasing. I own Hope Street Tattoo, and have been tattooing for 19 years."

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Student Artist of the Month Artist Reception: Bella Patterson
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Student Artist of the Month Artist Reception: Bella Patterson

Join us at the gallery in celebrated the work of student artist Bella Patterson on Saturday, June 2 from 6-8pm. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Bella Patterson is a sophomore at Seekonk High School. She has been interested in art her whole life. After her mom passed away from breast cancer in 2016, Bella uses her art to express her feelings about pain and loss.

Her mediums include pencils, sharpies and a tissue. She will be celebrating her Sweet Sixteen on June 28th.

Follow Bella on Instagram and Facebook

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Student Artist of the Month Artist Reception
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Student Artist of the Month Artist Reception

Join us in celebrating the work of talented artist, Emma Hancox on Saturday May 12th from 6-8pm at our gallery, 498 Main St, Warren. 

 Emma is a senior at La Salle Academy. She loves art, simple as that. Ever since she was young Emma would create with everything she could get a hold on, whether it was making dresses for her toy horses or drawing on the walls. Over this past summer, she found her own style. Since then, Emma has done a lot more work in developing her unique style. Painting is one of many ways she enjoys expressing herself. Many of the paintings she creates don’t have any particular personal meaning to them, so they are up for interpretation.

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T-shirt Yarn Workshop: Scarves and Necklaces
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

T-shirt Yarn Workshop: Scarves and Necklaces

T-shirt Yarn Workshop: Scarves and Necklaces

Instructor Marny Kindness
For Adults and Kids (ages 6+ accompanied by an adult)

Kids, bring your parent to this workshop that will show you how to create yarn out of cotton t-shirts (reuse/recycle) and how to arm knit and finger knit.
Forgotten t-shirts can now become a cool and stylish accessory!

Perfect for Mother’s Day presents!

Supplies will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring a 100% cotton t-shirt that doesn’t have seams on the sides.

There is a requested donation of $10 per Adult. 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

BUT THERE IS A WAIT LIST IN CASE FOLKS DROP OUT

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Marny Kindness is a local artist who uses all kinds of media, and mainly focuses on fiber and textile art. After graduating with a Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she has worked in arts administration for nearly 20 years. She’s currently an exhibition manager at the RISD Museum. When not spending time with her family in Warren, RI, she volunteers for the Bristol Warren Education Foundation board and the Hugh Cole PTO.

 

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