Matt DeLeo - Artist opening
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Matt DeLeo - Artist opening

Join us Saturday, July 13th from 6-8 to celebrate Matt DeLeos newest work.

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.

498 Main St. Warren RI 02885

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Music night with Alidade and Kerin Maguire
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Music night with Alidade and Kerin Maguire

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Join us Thursday July 25th for a night of Music with the very talented Alidade and Kerin Maguire. Both musicians are from out of town so it’s a real treat that they are performing for one night, in our space.

Doors open at 7pm and music starts when it starts and ends when it ends.

BYOB and as always, we pass the hat for the musicians so bring a few bills!

Alidade is a NY-based singer/songwriter who makes soulful folk music rooted in fingerpicked electric guitar. She is often compared to artists such as Joni Mitchell and Phoebe Bridgers, and draws inspiration from folk, grunge, and soul.

"Twenty-four-year-old Kerin Maguire is an indie-folk/ alternative singer-songwriter from southern New Jersey. A self-taught musician, she began playing guitar and writing lyrics at the age of ten. Her music is influenced by personal experiences and the trials and tribulations of life."

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Linocut Workshop with Darrel Perkins
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

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.
Tuesday, July 30th, 6:30 to 8:30 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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Intuitive Reading with Rev. Candace Nadine Breen, Ph.D
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Intuitive Reading with Rev. Candace Nadine Breen, Ph.D

We're happy to have intuitive readings with healer and mystic, Candace Nadine Breen.  Each session Lasts approx. 20 minutes.  Sign up in advanced to guarantee a spot or walk in and see if there's any availability.

Times are approximate, please show up 5 minutes before their time slot.

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See what's in your cards!


Rev. Candace Nadine Breen, Ph.D. is a Spiritual Minister, Healing Minister, Author Spokesperson and Emissary of love and Light Frequency.  Candace resides in Barrington, Rhode Island with her loving family consisting of her devoted husband, two very talented and creative children and their loving and mystical cat.

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A Night of Music with Eric Fontana
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

A Night of Music with Eric Fontana

Join us Saturday August 24th for a Night of Music with Eric Fontana. Doors open at 7 and music starts at 8 or so. It’s BYOB and we pass the hat for the musician, so please bring a few bills.

~ Eric Fontana has played with Mother Jefferson, The Hope Anchor, Clarence Clemons, Steve Smith & The Nakeds, and dozens of other bands. He has likely forgotten more songs than you will ever know. Do not miss his evening of brilliant folk rock and acerbic wit!

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Pop Up with Chloe Wilwerding
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Pop Up with Chloe Wilwerding

POP-UP SHOP with CHLOE WILWERDING PRINTS

Chloe Wilwerding was born in 1992 in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her BA in political science and studio art from Middlebury College and her MFA in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. She has shown work at International Print Center New York’s PrintFest, Brown University’s Granoff Center, Brookline Arts Center, Montserrat College of Art, Copley Society of Art, and Rhode Island School of Design. Her work explores existential questioning and the human need to order and explain our world. Through meticulously detailed and composed renditions of sacred spaces, rituals, and objects, she explores contemporary lived experiences of spirituality and related concepts including truth, knowledge, and doubt. 

Website - https://www.chloewilwerding.com/

Follow on Instagram @ chloe_wilwerding_art

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Students of Makers - Opening Reception
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Students of Makers - Opening Reception

We're please to collaborate with Makers in Warren for this month's student wall.

OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY JUNE 9th, 3-5pm

Makers LLC is founded on the belief that creative experiences are highly beneficial for the emotional, intellectual and developmental growth of children. 

We embrace process-based art. That means we create with an attitude of play and discovery, and focus more on the experience than the outcome. We like to introduce children to a variety of art materials, tools and techniques that encourage curiosity, exploration and confidence.

Our goal is to get students to think creatively and use their imagination. 

https://www.makersri.com

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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.

The Popup will feature:

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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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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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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.

The Popup will feature:

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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.

The Popup will feature:

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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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