Author: Darlene Gormly

Sidewalk Art Challenge

Come celebrate the best ever blend of community, summer, arts engagement and young people making the world go round in the middle of pandemic. All health and safety guidelines are being honored, and we are ready to go!! Invite your friends, grab a square and go!

Super summer fun coming up this Tuesday July 21st from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at The Tiverton Farmers Market at Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way. The CORE Organization is sponsoring a Sidewalk Art Challenge! $5 gets you a sidewalk square to design and create with images of love, peace, acceptance and wellness. You can bring your own chalk, but we will also have plenty of supplies on hand.

All proceeds will go towards arts integrated mental health care for students in the districts we serve. All are welcome — from young to the young at heart. Winners receive a gift certificate for Grays Ice Cream! Let’s surround the neighborhood with art!

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2020 Recycled Sculpture Contest Winners

Happy Birthday to Mama Earth!!

We are thrilled to announce our winners from the 4th Annual Recycled Sculpture Contest! Congrats to all the winners, step outside today and celebrate this beautiful Earth and all she does to protect and keep us. Thanks for making eARTh and creating joy!

Most Inspirational: Ariel Jillian Amorin, a 1st grader at Pocasset Elementary (Tiverton) with “Ariel’s Very Hungry Caterpillar”
Most Life Like: Noah Chuck Rozea, a 2nd grader at Guiteras Elementary (Bristol) with “Robot”
Most Surreal: Avery Walsh, a 5th grader at Guiteras Elementary (Bristol) with “Garden in a Cup”
Most Playful: Adelynn Medeiros, a K student at Pocasset Elementary (Tiverton) with “Maraca”
Most Fun for Pets: Celina Medeiros, a 4th grader at Pocasset Elementary (Tiverton) with “Catty Toy”
Most Colorful: Rylan Ellary Kinnane, a 3rd grader at Howard Hathaway (Portsmouth) with her creation

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2020 Recycled Sculpture Contest


A Community Project

Bringing Creativity & Recycling Awareness Together

The CORE Organization is proud to announce our 4th annual Recycled Sculpture Contest, which will be held online this year. 

Create at home and submit pics of your finished sculptures by 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 20th via email:  Our judge is MAXMAN from Rhode Island Resource Recovery. Winners will be announced on Earth Day (April 22nd) and win $25 Amazon gift cards.  (Entries must include your name, grade, school and contact information.)

This contest is open to all K–8 students in CORE partner schools in Rhode Island:  Tiverton (Pocasset, Ranger and Fort Barton Elementary Schools and Tiverton Middle School); Portsmouth (Hathaway and Melville Elementary); Little Compton (Wilbur & McMahon School) and Bristol (Guiteras Elementary).

Prizes will be awarded to the top winner in each of the following five categories:

  1.  Most Inspirational (which sculpture invites you to want to create another sculpture?)
  2.  Most Colorful (which sculpture uses the most colors?)
  3.  Most Playful (which sculpture is the most amusing or funny?)
  4.  Most Surreal (which sculpture is the most unreal, strange or dreamlike?)
  5.  Most Life-like (which sculpture is the most realistic?)

Contest Rules

1. Only 1 entry per student. (Please include name, grade, school and contact information with your submission.)
2. NO GLASS and no materials that previously contained a hazardous substance are permitted to be used in the sculpture, if you are unsure about something you may want to use please call CORE at (401)749-1203 or email us at
3. All other recycled materials can be used, recycled meaning materials that have been used at least once and would have otherwise ended up in your recycle bin or trash.
4. Sculptures should be designed and built by students.
5. The only non-recycled materials permitted are glue, tape, screws or nails
6. Sculptures should not be so heavy or so large that it can’t be easily moved by 1 person.


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Spring Session:  April 20th – June 2nd

(Tiverton, Portsmouth, Little Compton and Bristol)



In compliance with and to honor all state and district guidelines, all CORE After School Arts Enrichment Classes are currently on hold.  The health and well being of all the students we serve is our top priority.  We will be back soon.  

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