April 
2019
REAA NEWSLETTER 
A newsletter to keep you informed about what's "up with arts."

Letter from the new BOD President:
Dear Friends,
 
I am honored and humbled to be voted in as the President of the River's Edge Arts Alliance Board of Directors. My goal for our organization is to continue to engage our membership and the broader community so that we can offer great programming based on the community's wants and needs. We have a growing and engaged board of directors and junior directors that want to continue the arts alliance's tradition of providing excellent music, theater, and visual arts programs. I thank you in advance for your continued support and love for the arts; we cannot do this work without you. Please feel free to reach out me at bod@upwitharts.org - I welcome your thoughts, suggestions, and questions.
 
Warmest regards,
 
Anna Klashka
President, REAA Board of Directors


Have you signed up for Summer Drama Workshop yet? We're excited to see so many old friends and new faces for our 31st season. The financial aid deadline is May 1; registration closes on June 3.  Get more details and sign up today! 

Summer Drama Workshop is also hiring! We're looking for a music director for Children's Theater, July 8-July 26. All the details are available here - apply now, or share with your musical friends!

Paws for the Arts: May 18

We know you love the arts, but do your four legged friends want to show their support, too? Our spring fundraiser is the perfect opportunity for arts advocates of the canine persuasion to get in on the fun, too. Paws for the Arts is a dog walk and vendor fair on the Rail Trail, scheduled for May 18. Save the date and find out more on our website!

Artist Appreciation Concert: Save the Date and Nominate!

Our annual artist appreciation concert will be held on June 12 in Hudson's beautiful Wood Park. More information will be available in the coming months, but in the meantime, save the date for appearances from the River's Edge Chorale, REHarmonix, and more! 

Nominations are now being accepted for our annual Artist Appreciation Award, given each year to an individual or organization that has made a substantial contribution to our mission of enriching lives and creating community through the arts. Nominees should have integrity in the community, be knowledgeable in his/her/their art field, have contributed to the artistic lives of many people and to our community through his/her/their artistic work with the people of the local area. 
Past recipients:
2012 Jan Patterson
2013 Paul Johnson
2014 Jason Caron
2015 Harvest Cafe (Karen Freker & Pippa Jollie)
2016 Lynne Johnson
2017 Kathleen McKenzie
2018 Assabet Valley Camera Club


April Vacation STE(A)M Workshop: just one spot left!

Still looking for April vacation plans? Snap up the last spot in our 4/16 workshop, "Secrets of Sound," for ages 8-16. Students will learn about acoustics and build their own wireless speaker or headphones. Register now before we sell out!

ArtsFest Hudson 2019

The ArtsFest vendor registration deadline is approaching! If you haven't already, sign up to sell your work at this event, which last year drew thousands of attendees to downtown Hudson. We're also looking for volunteers to make this wonderful festival happen - there are a variety of shifts and roles available, and you'll get to be behind the scenes with a friendly, enthusiastic team. Sign up to join us today! 

 
River's Edge Chorale: Open Rehearsals

Lisa has a great season in store for the River's Edge Chorale, with lots of repertoire inspired by our Summer Drama Workshop's Disney theme. The chorale will be holding open rehearsals in April - join us and see what this group is all about! 


 
River's Edge School of Music Recitals

We're looking forward to this year's spring recital, on April 8 at 7:00pm. RESOM parents are reminded to drop their students off at 6:30pm at Hudson High School and are invited to bring a dessert for the reception to follow. 

Tony Awards Viewing Party: June 9

Save the date for a star-studded evening celebrating the Great White Way! We'll be watching the Tony Awards at Hudson's newest co-working space, Out of Office, and we want you to join us! More details coming later this month.

     MEMBERSHIP MATTERS! Join us today! 
 
Membership fees help us financially meet our mission to: 
E nrich lives and create community through the arts .

Your membership fee helps keep ticket fees and participation costs down, ensuring that our arts programming can be accessible to all, and helps defray operating costs so that we can continue to provide flagship programs and develop new ones to meet the changing needs of our growing community.

Individual membership ($50/year)
Household membership ($50/year)
Senior/student membership ($30/year, for individuals only)

Non-profit and arts organization membership ($60/year)


For more information on what our membership offers, please visit our webpage:
Membership webpage   You can also renew your membership right on the site!  
River's Edge Arts Alliance Board and Staff:

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors
Anna Klashka - President
Danielle Neuffer - Vice President
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Julie Bolduc - Secretary
Julie-Anne Burdick
Ron Sorgman
Christopher Griffith
Denise Hurley
Casey Eliopoulos

Junior BOD members:
Blaine Stanczak - Marlborough High School
Brianna Hamel - Marlborough High School
Maya Levine - Hudson High School
Lucy McCabe - AMSA
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Chief Administrative Officer - Danielle Griggs

To learn more about our leadership, please visit our leadership website:  

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Here is a link to our last Annual Report:  http://upwitharts.org/annual-report/
   
River's Edge Arts Alliance Classifieds

Seeking candidates to join our
Board of Directors

If you are passionate about the arts and want to help make a difference in the community, a BOD position may be for you!   As a board member, you will be expected to attend our monthly meetings, attend some of our programs, and provide support throughout your term.  Our current board has a variety of experience in the arts, education, business and more.

There is NO financial commitment to join our board, just a love of the arts and a passion to make the organization even stronger!  Please e-mail us at: bod@upwitharts.org for an application or for more information.
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The River's Edge Arts Alliance is proud to be a member of the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce!