Author: Darlene Gormly

6th Annual Recycled ART & SCULPTURE Contest


Visit the Tiverton Library on Earth Day for an outdoor art walk and place a vote for your favorite piece of art/sculpture, which will also be displayed indoors around the library to allow for social distancing! Visitors will receive wildflower seed bookmarks to take home and may join in to scatter extra seeds in the library’s garden.

Celebrating Earth Day, Art and Recyling!

Contest Details:

***Prizes for 3 Winners: $25 Amazon gift cards

***Who can enter the contest?

Grades K-12 students in our partner school districts (Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Bristol, and Little Compton)

***How do I enter?

1st — Register by April 7th — emailing your name, grade, school, and contact phone number to

2nd –Submit your artwork beginning Saturday, April 10th through April 13th in person or online – two options:

1. Drop off for display at the Tiverton Library, 34 Roosevelt Avenue OR

2. Email two (2) clear photos of front and back of your artwork and email with your name/grade/school to


1. Only 1 entry per student. (Please include name, grade, school and contact information with your submission.)

2. Create a sculpture (abstract, animal, creature, etc.) or wearable art (jewelry, headwear, etc.) using only recycled materials. Recycled meaning materials that have been used at least once and would have otherwise ended up in your recycle bin or trash.

3. NO GLASS or materials that previously contained a hazardous substance are permitted to be used in recycled art piece. If you are unsure about something you may want to use please call CORE at (401)749-1203 or email us at

4. The only non-recycled materials permitted are glue, tape, screws and nails

5. Sculptures and wearable art pieces should be designed and built by students only.

6. Sculptures should not be so heavy or so large that it cannot be easily moved by 1 person. Size limit 3 feet x 3 feet.


–There will be a panel of three judges (TBA) and a public online vote for TWO winners based on best use/variety of materials and originality

.–KIDS’ CHOICE: A third winner will be chosen by a special vote taken by kids visiting the library IN PERSON on the day of the event – Earth Day, April 22nd. They will vote for their personal favorite!


The three winners of $25 Amazon gift cards will be announced at the end of the event on April 22nd.

Questions can be sent to

Now go create! Good luck! 

CORE in the Community

Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE: Earth Day – Thursday, April 22nd. This year, in collaboration with the Tiverton Library, we present our 6th Annual Recycled ART and SCULPTURE Contest; Story and Art Walk to celebrate Earth Day, Art and Recycling.

Details on how to register coming soon!

CORE in the Community

Winter/Spring 2021

January 13, 2021

Dear CORE Families,

On Wednesday January 6th, we were made aware of a statewide virtual after- school arts program initiative of the RI Department of Education, in collaboration with The Empowerment Factory based in Pawtucket. Tiverton Schools disseminated information regarding this program to Tiverton families, as requested by the RI Department of Education. CORE has received inquiries about registering for this program. However, it is important for you to know that is in no way connected to this initiative, the Empowerment Factory, or their staff. As such, we cannot provide information about this initiative, nor do we endorse the Empowerment Factory or anyone affiliated with their organization.

CORE continues to work hard to provide high quality programs for students in the Newport County area and are honored to have a staff of dedicated, professional and well respected teaching artists and arts educators. We take pride in partnering with vetted organizations and individuals who share our passion for student-first, heart-centered, engaging arts enrichment programs. We will continue to provide our signature programs as we always have, with the right intention, professionalism, and integrity you all have come to know, firmly planted in remaining active and viable as your trusted arts source. We are not going anywhere!  We will soon be announcing our winter/spring programs, virtually for now, as well as some special programs for parents, as we all continue to move through life:  thinking, feeling, and creating. Thank you for your continued support.


Gloria Crist

President/Founder, The Core Organization

No Comments CORE in the Community

Fort Barton Pavement Painting Party!

Fort Barton School Families: Your pavement painting party kicks off this Wednesday 9/2 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Hopscotch, four square, basketball and more! The CORE Org is honored to assist with supplies and some THS/TMS painting volunteers- join us and beautify!! Please check in with Kate Gilfillen and see you on Wednesday!

No Comments CORE in the Community
Sign-Up for CORE Updates
Get the latest content first.
We respect your privacy.
Get CORE Updates
Be the first to find out what is new at CORE!
We respect your privacy.