Monday, July 30, 2012
John Avakian's 'Family Bio 30' was named 'Best of Show' at an Attleboro Arts Museum exhibit in June.
The first in a monoprint series by artist John Avakian dates back about three years. And two generations, who both experienced the Armenian Genocide of 1915. And "Family Bio 30," one of the newer pieces, was named "Best of Show" during "Remembering," an exhibit the Attleboro Arts Museum hosted from June 16 to June 30. Avakian says the series was inspired by his desire to leave "something behind of me and my family that will live on beyond my lifetime." Each monoprint includes family photos, as well as images from books, magazines and other sources, Avakian says. "It's hard to say when that'll be over," Avakian says of this series, from which he submitted three pieces to the show. "It's the past and the present coming together as memory." …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The May 9 meeting will include an awards presentation and dedication of the museum exterior renovations.
This year's Annual Meeting of the Attleboro Arts Museum will take place next week on Wednesday at the museum, which is located at 86 Park Street. The museum's website states the session, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include: Also, the annual Museum Awards will be presented to: Those who plan to attend are asked to contact the museum by Friday. People can RSVP by calling 508-222-2644 ext. 10 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
A large crowd turned out Saturday night in the cold and the winter to attend the Attleboro Winter Festival.
While the gusty winds limited some of the activites, a large crowd turned out to celebrate Attleboro Winter Festival, enjoying music, dancing, learning about the Civil War, getting a chance to meet Mrs. Lincoln, enjoying food from the city's various restaurants, taking spins on a giant tobaggon, when the win allowed, and going on hayrides through the city's streets. In the cold temperatures, the bonfire, on the lawn next to the Attleboro Arts Museum, was a popular for festival goers. Events were also held at City Hall where music groups provided entertainment.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Fun, creative and ususual classes for adults.
Children's Book Illustrator- For four weeks beginning Thursday, Oct. 6, the Attleboro Arts Museum will host intermediate and advanced levels classes. Students will develop full color sketches and will use various illustration styles to explore techniques and mediums. Cost: $95 member, $110 non-member; $15 materials. Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary: There's plenty to do at Oak Knoll this summer, but on Wednesday, Aug. 10 you can search for frogs and fireflies on a night adventure beginning at 7 pm. The adventure is suitable for families with kids ages 0-16. Fee: Adults $6 member/ $8 non-member, Children $4 member/ $6 non-member. Ceramics- For six weeks at the Attleboro Art Museum starting Thurs. Oct. 6, 6-9 pm (All levels welcome) Hand build …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Here's what you need to know today, August 2.
Children ages 3 to 12 are encouraged to stop by the Attleboro Public Library at 2 pm to hear Storyteller Jackson Gillman sing and tell stories. Attleboro YMCA is hosting its track series meetup today at Bishop Feehan High School beginning with the turbo Jav, long jump and shot at 4:30 pm; field events from 5 to 6 p.m. and track events at 6 pm. Green-a Juried Exhibition will continue at the Attleboro Arts Museum until Wednesday. Bartek Recreation Center is the place for SAGRA (Girls' Basketball, Softball and Field Hockey) Board Meeting, which begins at 7:30 pm and runs until 10 pm. The Attleboro Men's Group will meet at 8 am at Morin's Diner today.
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Friday Patch Passport shows you where you can find trinkets in your town. Get out and explore the unique local shops and all they have to offer.
Tucked inside the front corner of the Attleboro Art Museum is a distinctive gift shop filled with unique treasures. Whether you are looking for a stunning piece of jewelry, a memorable hostess gift or a treasure for a dear child or pet in your life, this shop is a must stop in Attleboro. A four-piece set of glass butterfly plates immediately caught my eye, along with stunning pottery selections and a salad serving set which would be an ideal gift for the cook in your life who seems to have it all. Striking hummingbird feeders hang at the entrance, and the children’s section offers many bright and cheerful choices for a wide array of ages. Choosing a set of note-cards or one of the unique individual cards offered would be an affordable and …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Zoo Moon brought out not only the nocturnal animals, but more than 1,000 people.
With more than 1,000 visitors, the second annual Zoo Moon was deamed a big success by its co-chair Corey Shumaker, education director of Capron Park Zoo. Shumaker and Melanie Fernandes organized appoximatly 36 vendors to be scattered through-out the zoo and a zoo crew roamed around the zoo to keep all the guests fully informed. "The zoo crew, who are student volunteers, came early to assist with the vendor set up" Shumaker said. "Then as the visitors arrived they did what they do best–teach others about the animals". The moon, however, was nowhere to be seen.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
It takes an expert toy engineer and serious "bubble-ology" to create the toys at Little Kids.
At the north end of Seekonk on Newman Avenue, situated next to the train tracks, sits the office of Little Kids Inc. The toy company moved from East Providence two years ago and has created not only the "No-Spill Bubble Tumbler" and "Toobers and Zots" but a wide array of toys designed to stimulate the imagination, according to Jim Engle, president of the enterprise. Little Kids was contacted by the Attleboro's Women at Work Museum to create a play area at the Expo of the Senses held on June 26 in Attleboro. Little Kids brought their famous bubble machines and thousands of Toobers and Zots for the children and families to play with and take home. They sold their products including the brand new version of Toobers and Zots. All profits went …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Whole lot going on in the 'Boro today and Thursday.
Attleboro Dog Park Committee will be meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Attleboro Public Library. Good News Bible Chapel is hosting Sonshine in the Park, a vacation bible school at Capron Park with crafts, music, snacks and more. The North Attleboro Firefighters Kids Day carnival will be held July 7-10 at Mason Field. The Attleboro Arts Museum is hosting the opening awards reception of the National Juried Exhibition tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. There is a support group for the unemployed at Grace Episcopal Church, North Attleboro from 10 a.m. to noon at Grace Episcopal Church.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Traditional and modern Indian cultures come alive in the last installment of "Becoming American."
The Attleboro Arts Museum has become the showplace for the Indian-American Experience: Featuring Images from Tribal India by Dr. Mahendra Paul along with The Art of the Sari. Mim Fawcett, executive director of the Attleboro Arts Museum, also played host to an opening reception and two interactive programs. Created by Attleboro's 1 ABC and the Attleboro Arts Museum, the series began last February and has highlighted Jewish-Americans, Latino-Americans, Cambodian-Americans, Italian-Americans and, now, Indian-Americans who have made Attleboro their home. Subhash Chander, assistant principal at John F. Deering Middle School in West Warwick, RI and director of the India Heritage Museum was elated with the response of the community to their …