March
 2017

REAA NEWSLETTER 
A newsletter to keep you informed about what's "up with arts."

Letter from the BOD President:
All members and friends,

The REAA is gearing up for a busy summer!  Our Summer Drama Workshop registrations are now open.  We are also planning the annual Concert in the Park and a Summer Musical.  

We also have visual arts programs that we support.  Our Art in the Hall program and our Solo Artist opportunities provide local artists the opportunity to showcase their work. 

I'd also like to thank the many individuals, businesses, non-profit groups and arts organizations who have recently renewed their memberships.  The membership fees help us fulfill our mission to enrich lives and create community through the arts.
I hope you will read on and start marking your calendars for some of our upcoming events that are listed below.

Even if you cannot support us financially, we will also be looking for volunteers to support our programs.  If you would like to be added to our volunteer contact list, please send me an e-mail.  

If you have any questions, please drop us an e-mail at: bod@upwitharts.org

Regards,
Lisa Schliker
REAA BOD President

Program Updates
River's Edge School of Music - Student Recitals

Our second semester of RESOM is in full swing!  The students are busy preparing for the upcoming student recitals in April.  We hope you will consider attending one or both recitals:

Monday, April 3 at 7pm - Little Theater at Hudson High School
Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm - Little Theater at Hudson High School

For more information on our after school music program, please visit our RESOM website: http://upwitharts.org/music/resom/
 
River's Edge Players    

Summer Musical

We are very close to announcing our show for the Summer Musical!  Auditions will take place in the middle of May and the show will take place in early August.  Please visit our website for more information in the coming weeks!

 
Summer Drama Workshop

Registrations are now open for our 
2017 Summer Drama Workshop!

The workshop will be held at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, MA.

We are offering the following programs:

Morning Programs (8:45 am - 12:15 pm):

Youth Theater - for students entering grades 7 - 10:
July 3rd - July 28 (No program on July 4)
Legally Blonde Jr, the Musical
Children's Theater - for students entering grades 4 - 6:
July 3rd - July 21st (No program on July 4)
Disney's Aladdin Jr
Little Theater - for students entering grades 1 - 3:
Session I: July 3 - July 14 (No program on July 4)
Where the Wild Things Are
Session 2: July 17 - July 28
The Great Fairy Tale Mashup

Afternoon Workshops (12:45 - 2:45):

WEEK 1 (July 3-7; *No camp on July 4th)
CLASS CLOWN: Exploring the Art of Joke-Telling & Comedy! (Grades 1- 6)
NAILING AN AUDITION: Audition Preparation & Technique (Grades 6-12)

WEEK 2 (July 10-14)
STORYTELLERS: Storybook Theatre (Grades 1 - 6)
MASTER ACTOR: Stage Movement & Character Development (Grades 6-12)

WEEK 3 (July 17-21)
MUPPET MAKING: The Art of Puppetry (Grades 1-6)
PROP SHOP: Prop Building & Scenic Painting (Grades 6-12)

WEEK 4 (July 24-28) 
MAKE IT UP AS YOU GO: Improvisation (Grades 1-6)
SHE SAID WHAT??: Improvisation (Grades 6-12)

Click here for more details:  SDW information
Click here to register: SDW Registration form


River's Edge Chorale

The River's Edge Chorale will resume rehearsals on Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm (location TBA).  The first two rehearsals will be open rehearsals.  There are no auditions to join the group. 

We will be preparing for the annual "Concert in the Park" which will take place on Wednesday, June 14. 

   
VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM

Art in the Hall
Registrations still open for our next event!   Click the image below to register:
 

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Join us on Thursday, March 9 between 6 and 7 pm 
for our Closing Reception...

 

Solo Exhibit - Now Appearing at Cafe 641:

NOLA Photography Exhibit by Carol Addy
 
The NOLA Exhibit shares Carol's impressions of the lights, colors, and culture as captured during a trip to New Orleans, LA.

Please visit Cafe 641 to view the exhibit.



Solo Exhibit Opportunities

We are looking for an artist to feature at 
Cafe 641 this Spring!

Please click on the flyer below for an application.



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We are so lucky to have members that support our organization!

The REAA is a non-profit organization with a mission to "enrich lives and create community through the arts".  
M embership fees help support the REAA and all of our programs.

All members receive:
  • Membership card which can be used for discounts at many participating businesses. 
  • Reduced ticket prices to River's Edge Arts Alliance performances (excludes fundraising events)
  • E-newsletter featuring upcoming River's Edge Arts Alliance activities
  • Invitations to FREE exclusive Members Only Events
  • Personal satisfaction that comes from supporting the arts in your local area!
Personal Membership ($50/year)
  • Tuition discounts for programs, classes and workshops
Business Memberships ($75/year)
  • Two complementary tickets to an event
  • Free Listing on our website
Arts Organization / Non-Profit Memberships ($60/year)
  • FREE arts and culture calendar listing in our newsletter
  • Discount registration fees for festivals
  • Free Listing on our website
For more information on what our membership offers, please visit our webpage:

You can also renew your membership right on the site!  
Questions? Please e-mail: info@upwitharts.org

THANK YOU to those of you who recently joined or renewed your membership.  We appreciate your support!

Below is a listing of March events sponsored by REAA members:
 
Ongoing - Assabet Valley Camera Club meetings: 
AVCC welcomes anyone who is interested in photography or in enhancing photographic skills. We meet at 7:30 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from now through June at the Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St., Hudson. For more information, contact Liz West (978) 263-2853.

Hudson Public Library events:
Saturday, March 11th at 2pm - Myths and Miracles of Victorian Medicine presented by Lady J
Saturday, March 18th at 2pm -  Be a Good Ancestor presented by Seema-Jayne Kennedy at 2pm

Friends of the Marlborough Public Library events:
Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 pmSpecial Winter Program featuring Brattle Book Shop proprietor and Antique Road Show appraiser Ken Gloss

Sounds of Stow Chorus 
Sunday, March 19 at 3 pm -  Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra Perform Mozart, Gjeilo and Lauridsen
Hale School Auditorium, Stow MA
For more information, please visit the Chorus website at:  http://soundsofstow.org/

Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce
Spring Fling Auction - April 7th from 6 to 9 pm.
Wedgwood Pines CC, Stow, MA
$30 pp. $240 for a Table of 8
978.568.0360

Individual member notes:

Donald Gotz  has several painting on exhibit at  The Callahan Senior Center  in Framingham  now through March 17, 2017.

Jodi Schoolcraft can be seen in Big Fish the Musical presented by Enter Stage Left Theater.  The show opens on March 24.  Please visit the Hopkinton Center for the Arts website for more information.

If you are a current member of the REAA, we will post your events in future newsletters.  Submissions for our April newsletter are due Friday, March 31st.  For more information on becoming a member, please visit our website or contact: info@upwitharts.org