August
2018
REAA NEWSLETTER 
A newsletter to keep you informed about what's "up with arts."

Letter from the BOD President:
Dear Members and Friends,

Happy New Year!  Well...  not really, but the River's Edge Arts Alliance just closed our FISCAL year on July 31.  We will be scheduling our Annual meeting to take place in early Fall.  We have decided to move the meeting until after we have done a preliminary audit of our financials for the last fiscal year.

Even though we are in the thick of the Dog Days of summer, we are busy closing out our final Summer Drama Workshop performances this week.  There are 2 chances left to see one of our shows on Friday, Aug 3.  Details below.

We have finalized our Art in the Hall Calendar for the next year.  We are also starting to plan for many of our programs including River's Edge School of Music, the REHarmonix, and more... 

The board is launching a new membership structure for the new year.  All of the details are below.  Please consider becoming a member today!   Your membership fees help us support all of the wonderful programs listed below.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our friends and members for their support through donations and volunteering.  

Lisa Schliker -  REAA BOD President
Program Updates:
The River's Edge Players 

One Act Festival:

We had an amazing response to our request to submit shows for the festival!  We had over 20 suggestions and original plays submitted.   The selection committee is meeting next week to review the plays.

Auditions will take place in mid-August.  Rehearsals will take place in September - October.  
Be watching for more information on our website at:  http://upwitharts.org/theater/rivers-edge-players/
Summer Drama Workshop 2018

There are two shows on Friday, August 3!

Here is a list of our performances which are open to the public.  All shows are presented in the AIR CONDITIONED Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Auditorium:
 
Little Theater II (Gr 1 - 3) presents  THE GREAT WOLF MASHUP Aug 3 at 1pm - Tickets $5
Buy your Little Theater II tickets here:   Little Theater II tickets
 
Youth Theater presents  ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, JR. Aug 3 at 7pm - Tickets $10
Buy your Youth Theater tickets here:  Youth Theater Tickets
 
There will be concessions sold at all shows.  Proceeds from the Ticket Sales and Concession sales go directly toward our Summer Drama Workshop program.


River's Edge Chorale

Rehearsals will resume in early October in preparation for our annual Holiday Concert and the Hudson Holiday Stroll.


VISUAL ART PROGRAMS

CURRENT ART IN THE HALL EXHIBIT
"Summertime Fun"

Multi-Artist Exhibit
On display July 12, 2018-September 6, 2018



Featuring the work of local artists:
Linda DeStefano Brown,  John Gill,  Melba Juez-Perrone,  Nicole LeBlanc
Linda McLatchie,  Linda Shelales,  Ron Sorgman

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     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.

By becoming a River's Edge Arts Alliance member, you're supporting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization that has been doing important work in the community for nearly three decades. Your contribution has an immediate impact right here in the greater Hudson area:
  • One individual or household membership can fund a full year's scholarship for a River's Edge Chorale participant.
  • Three individual or household memberships can support art supplies for children's activities at a community festival.
  • Five individual or household memberships can help offset the royalty costs for a small theatrical production.
We love our members! 

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:
You can also renew your membership right on the site!  
River's Edge Arts Alliance Board and Staff:

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors
Lisa Schliker- President
Karen Bishop - Vice President
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Danielle Neuffer - Secretary
Julie Bolduc
Julie-Anne Burdick
Anna Klashka
Ron Sorgman
Blane Stanczak - Junior Board member
Maya Levine - Junior Board member
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Chief Administrative Officer - Danielle Griggs

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

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!