Gallery Nights at the Linwood Mill

Visit the new gallery space at Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor’s office at the historic Linwood Mill featuring the winning images from the 2020 Calendar Photo Contest.

A silent auction of the canvas photos runs through December 19 at the Holiday Open House. All proceeds benefit Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Gallery sponsored by Linwood Mill, LLC.

 


Gallery Nights at the Linwood Mill

Linwood Mill

Visit the new gallery space at Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor’s office at the historic Linwood Mill featuring the winning images from the 2020 Calendar Photo Contest.

A silent auction of the canvas photos runs through December 19. All proceeds benefit Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Gallery sponsored by Linwood Mill, LLC.

This event repeats on Thursday, December 12.


BVAA Annual Fall Members Show

Blackstone Valley Art Association’s 62nd Annual Fall Members Show!
Opening Reception on Friday, September 13, 5:00-7:00 PM 
 
This exhibit features work from members in all media with varied styles and skill levels. Exhibit ends October 18.
 
The BVAA is a local non-profit organization that has been promoting the arts in the Valley since 1956. They meet for hands on demonstrations and workshops on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 6:30 PM, unless otherwise indicated. They also hold art openings, workshops, classes, art shows, field trips, outings, plein air sessions and other events  regularly throughout the year.
 
Please check their website often for opening receptions, dates, times, fees and more information at BVAA.org


New Century/New Materials

New Century/New Materials
New Century/New Materials:  A Survey of Current Art Trends
Presented by visiting curator, Sabato Visconti
 
Opening Reception on Friday, September 6, 5:30-7:30 PM
Free screening of short film works in the Singh Performance Center immediately following the reception.

A survey of innovative artistic practices centered on emerging trends in science and technology.  This exhibit will bring artwork from New England and around the world that examines the role of science and technology in a changing society.  New Century/New Materials will feature a diverse range of practices: from Neural Network-based AI Art to Glitch Art; from Generative Art made from code to works in Augmented Reality formats; from BioArt created with bacterial cultures to a video art voyage through a stream’s ecosystem.  There will also be a special screening of short film works in the Singh Performance Center.


Bessie Smith Marathon

Bessie Smith

The Worcester Hot Club will play every recording made by influential early blues singer Bessie Smith (circa 1894–1937), in WCUW’s FRONT ROOM performance space.

While most of the recordings will be played back through conventional equipment, some original 78-RPM records will be played on period hardware. Between songs, topics such as details about her life and career, the role of the blues in Jazz Age culture, the relationship of Smith’s music to and recording industry norms, will be addressed. Although Ms. Smith is a cornerstone figure in vernacular music, we have largely lost touch not only with her importance but also with the power of her musical delivery. Rectify that by attending all or part of the Marathon.

An original portrait of Bessie Smith, painted by Blackstone Valley Art Association Member Laura O. Cenedella, will be awarded to one lucky visitor as a door prize. The winner need not be present to win.

In addition, a film program will run continuously from noon through 6 pm in a community room across the street from WCUW. Movies will include the only Bessie Smith performance caught on film, performances by her contemporaries, and related modern takes.

The Bessie Smith Marathon is free and open to all. Parking is available in the Clark University Commuter Parking lot across the street from WCUW, and on the street.


Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series – TERRANCE SIMIEN

TERRANCE SIMIEN

Two-time GRAMMY Award winner Terrance Simien brings a splash of New Orleans culture to Levitt AMP Woonsocket. This respected and accomplished American roots artist has performed worldwide.

Singer-songwriter Mark Cutler takes the stage at 6pm with powerful melodies and roots-rock influence.

The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series runs from June 14 to August 23 on Friday nights at River Island Art Park in Woonsocket from 5pm-9pm. Concerts are FREE and open to the public, featuring kids activities, local food trucks, an on-site bar, and more. Bring a friend and something to sit on! Visit concerts.levittamp.org/woonsocket for more information.


Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series – FLOR DE TOLOACHE

FLOR DE TOLOACHE

Latin GRAMMY Award-winning, all-female mariachi sensation Flor De Toloache will deliver an electrifying evening of soaring vocals and plush harmonies. The New York-based ensemble have taken the stage globally with their genre-busting fusions of mariachi, jazz, salsa, pop and more!

Singer-songwriter Julie Rhodes takes the stage at 6pm, before Flor De Toloache, with an Americana and soul inspired set.

The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series runs from June 14 to August 23 on Friday nights at River Island Art Park in Woonsocket from 5pm-9pm. Concerts are FREE and open to the public, featuring kids activities, local food trucks, an on-site bar, and more. Bring a friend and something to sit on! Visit concerts.levittamp.org/woonsocket for more information.


Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series – SARAH BORGES

Sarah Borges

Sarah Borges’ compelling songwriting spans across genres with influences including alternative and country. The critically acclaimed Massachusetts native delivers confident performances with her heart-on-sleeve, rock and roll attitude.

The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series runs from June 14 to August 23 on Friday nights at River Island Art Park in Woonsocket from 5pm-9pm. Concerts are FREE and open to the public, featuring kids activities, local food trucks, an on-site bar, and more. Bring a friend and something to sit on! Visit concerts.levittamp.org/woonsocket for more information.


Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series – KWAME BINEA SHAKEDOWN

Kwame Binea

Kwame Binea is a self-proclaimed rocker to the core. Influenced by rock n’ roll, blues, and folk, this musical experience seeks to get audiences moving through a blend of instruments and styles meant to inspire peace and positivity.

The Z-Boyz take the stage at 6pm with an opening set featuring surf rock, soul, and funk.

The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series runs from June 14 to August 23 on Friday nights at River Island Art Park in Woonsocket from 5pm-9pm. Concerts are FREE and open to the public, featuring kids activities, local food trucks, an on-site bar, and more. Bring a friend and something to sit on! Visit concerts.levittamp.org/woonsocket for more information.


96th Annual Nipmuc Nation Powwow

Nipmuc Nation Powwow

Join us for our 96th Annual Nipmuc Nation Powwow with Native American drumming, singing, dancing!
Save the date & spread the word!
All are welcome.

SUNDAY, JULY 28
HASSANAMESIT RESERVATION
80 Brigham Hill Rd, Grafton, MA

GATES OPEN AT 10
GRAND ENTRY AT 12

ALL DANCERS WELCOME

 INVITED DRUMS:
BLACKSTONE VALLEY SINGERS
IRON RIVER

Native Crafts & Food for sale!
Powwow T-shirts for sale!
Free Children’s Crafting!

Donations:
Adults: $4
Children: $2

No Pets, No Drugs, No Alcohol.

ALL VENDORS & INQUIRIES:
Please contact Rae Gould or call 508-853-5575.