September 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Samaritans of Rhode Island - Forget-Me-Not Gallery
67 Park Pl
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Singer Kim Trusty to headline New Life 2016 Concert
An afternoon of collaborative art, music and public health awareness!

A FREE Pawtucket Arts Festival Event

Pawtucket RI –Historic Park Place will once again be the back drop for New Life 2016, a series of Pawtucket Arts Festival events hosted by The Samaritans of Rhode Island on Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. New Life 2016 embodies the theme of artist B. Lucy Steven’s 2016 Pawtucket Arts Festival poster titled “Celebrate” and will include programs for all ages with a mix of fine art, jazz, the living statutes of Ten31 Productions and creative experiences for children, youth and teens. Headlining the day’s events is renowned local jazz singer Kim Trusty and Pawtucket’s own Ten31 Productions.

According to Denise Panichas, Executive Director of The Samaritans, September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. “Once again, by participating in the Pawtucket Arts Festival, we hope to continue to provide cultural opportunities that build relationships and a caring community – important parts of suicide prevention especially for today’s youth.”

The day’s schedule includes:

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ““New Life” exhibit, a series of 30 x 30 acrylic on canvas Butterfly paintings as well as iPhone photography, uniquely designed and presented in a full spectrum of color by fine artist and Pawtucket resident. Eric J. Auger, a Rhode Island College bachelor of fine arts graduate. Location: The Forget-Me-Not Gallery, Baker-Hanley House, 67 Park Place, Pawtucket.

New Life 2016 is a program designed for young people, including the GLBT community, to  learn to express themselves and celebrate life through  the visual and performing arts.  A partnership of The SamaritansRI Forget-Me-Not Gallery, Ten 31 Productions, the Blackstone Valley’s own singer/story teller Mary Lee Partington, St. Paul’s  Episcopal Church on Park Place as well as  musical guest(s) and artist friends from throughout RI.

From gallery exhibit to special performance, teens and families will be invited to see our gallery exhibit, meet the artists, learn how they created their crafts, what they studied and how the arts helped shape their lives. Doors of the Forget-Me-Not Gallery will open at 1:00 p.m. followed by a special performance of spoken word, song/music and the craftsmanship of “living art” created by Pawtucket’s own Ten31 Productions from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Park Place.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Kim Trusty, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actress will be the centerpiece in a one hour free concert along with the creative experience of Ten31 Productions’ living statutes. The show will welcome audiences of all ages to enjoy the concert and the living statues. Additionally, the performance will offer a drawing table where children can create original art inspired by the music, Lucy Stevens’ poster and the TEN31 statues and performers. Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Rhode Island College Master of Social Work Student Organization presents a “Boutique Art Exhibit”, a mixed media presentation in honor of suicide prevention awareness month. Organized by student organization vice-president and Samaritan volunteer, Suzy Winchester, the exhibit features the artwork of Rhode Island College Master of Social Work candidates Kevin Lamoureux and Amber Charette as well as the work of Samaritan supporter Colleen Dwan. Location: The Forget-Me-Not Gallery, Baker-Hanley House, 67 Park Place Pawtucket.

For more information about The Samaritans’ suicide prevention programs, please visit www.samaritansri.org or call the business line at 401.721.5220. For more information about this and other Pawtucket Arts Festival events, visit www.pawtucketartsfestival.org

Funded in part by City of Pawtucket/Pawtucket Arts Festival and Teresa Chooporian, Ed.D, MSN, RN.