May is Show Us Your HeART Month!
Join us in showing us your heART throughout May for our first ever Show Us Your HeART Month!
Students will use their remaining art supplies from this year’s courses to create projects inspired by their feelings through wellness themes, which will be announced weekly. Students should submit a photo of their weekly art to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on our social media pages:
At the end of the month, musician Abby Hennigan will conclude this event through a virtual live performance and share her story of trying times expressed through transformative art.
Our first wellness theme is Show Us Your Gratitude! Students should submit a photo of their art to email@example.com by May 1st to be featured on our social media pages the following day. Express your gratitude in any creative medium that your heart desires!
LEADING LADIES 2021 • SPONSORED SECTION
President & Founder of The Core Organization
Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:13 am
For over 30 years, the arts have sustained Gloria Crist. The North Carolina native saw a full career working in award- winning theater, film, and television, even developing a one-woman show in Las Vegas that became stand-up comedian Don Rickles’ opening act. Along the way, she’s earned the 2012 Best in RI award for acting, graduated with an MA in Holistic Counseling and CAGS in Expressive and Creative Arts from Salve Regina, and holds certificates and memberships with several mental health associations.
Founder of THE CORE ORGANIZATION, Gloria is intimately familiar with the doors arts education opens. “I have always believed that the arts play a vital role in the well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults and created The CORE Org. to see that each and every young person has access to the creative and performing arts,” she says. The non- profit is led by professional teaching artists and attached to extended learning programming through school districts to also provide social emotional learning with a heart-centered approach.
The varied programming allows students to, for instance, see a PPAC performance for the first time through Go See a Show, or take Core Youth Theater classes in performing and applied technical arts to put on their own production. In its sixth year, Who Am I Anyway? is an arts integrated social emotional program for middle schoolers that works through topics like bullying, gender identity, depression, and more.
“My job is pure joy,” says Gloria. “At the very center of what we do, and why, is helping young people thrive and become more aware of who they are, to be kind and compassionate, and to know deep down how crucial a role the arts play in owning who they are.” Gloria remains active in the entertainment scene today and expresses herself with her blog, TraumaDramaMama. “I am most proud of being a mom to my daughter,” she says. “Everything after that is a bonus.”
156 Highland Road, Tiverton • 401-749-1203 • @glosoul and @thecoreorg
Congratulations to the winners of CORE’s 6th Annual Recycled ART & SCULPTURE Contest held at the Tiverton Library on Earth Day, April 22nd: Recycled Fox (4th Grader from Gaudet); Mr. B. Saves the Day (1st Grader from Fort Barton); and Castle and Rainbow Stables (4th Grader from Pocasset). Each artist received a $25 Amazon gift card and a package of wildflower seeds. Congrats and enjoy these pieces on display at The Tiverton Library through mid May!
6th Annual Recycled ART & SCULPTURE Contest in partnership with the Tiverton Library
Celebrating Earth Day, Art and Recyling!
Visit the Tiverton Library on Earth Day for an outdoor story/art walk and place a vote for your favorite piece of art/sculpture!
***Prizes for 3 Winners: $25 Amazon gift card
***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 — Pre-register by April 1st by emailing your name, grade, school, and contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
4. The only non-recycled materials permitted are glue, tape, screws or 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 can’t 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 and contacted the next day, Friday, April 23rd.
Questions can be sent to email@example.com
Now go create! Good luck!
Save the Date!
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday April 17th. 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!
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
2020 Recycled Sculpture Contest
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 20h via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
- Most Inspirational (which sculpture invites you to want to create another sculpture?)
- Most Colorful (which sculpture uses the most colors?)
- Most Playful (which sculpture is the most amusing or funny?)
- Most Surreal (which sculpture is the most unreal, strange or dreamlike?)
- Most Life-like (which sculpture is the most realistic?)
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 CORE@thinkfeelcreate.org.
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.
Second Saturdays at Bourne Mill Updated
Second Saturday’s at Bourne Mill held its last class on Saturday, June 8, 2019 with a final acting class. This 10-month project provided arts enrichment to children residing at Bourne Mill and we are grateful to Rhode Island State Council for the Arts for providing an Arts Access Grant for this program. Thank you to all our teaching artist and assistants that worked each Saturday to help make this program happen. Below are some photographs taken during some of the classes for all to see the enjoy this program brought to Bourne Mill.
A Community Project
Bringing creativity & recycling awareness together
This contest is open to all students in all the schools CORE classes are available so Hathaway, Melville, Wilbur & McMahon, Fort Barton, Pocasset and Ranger, check out those recycle bins and put your creativity cap on! Show us what you’ve got!
The 2019 recycled sculpture contest kicks off on March 6, 2019 at Fort Barton Elementary school at 1pm with a presentation my Maxman from Rhode Island Resource Recovery. We will then move over to Ranger Elementary for a 2:15pm presentation and Pocasset you are on deck for Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1pm. We have some exciting changes to our program this year like the Kids Choice Awards, email pre-registration and a printer ink recycling day! Check out the details here: Recycled Sculpture Contest 2019 book pdf
Portraits to Puppets
Beginning September 8, 2018 CORE will be in the community providing arts enrichment programs to the children of Bourne Mill! CORE continues it Second Saturday program from September 2018 thru June 2019 at Bourne Mill. Each month there will be a different art format, giving children living in Bourne Mill the opportunity to explore all different art forms! From acting & dance, to painting & writing, the creating and learning will last the entire year! If you live in Bourne Mill and would like to participate in 1 or all of the classes, please sign up in the Bourne Mill Office. Details of the program can be found by clicking the link below.
The Bourne Mill program has been made possible by a very generous grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Join us in showing your heART throughout our first ever Show Us Your HeART Month! Students will use their remaining art supplies from this year’s courses to create projects inspired by their feelings through weekly wellness themes. At the end of the month, musician Abby Hennigan will perform live on Zoom and share her wellness and emotional journey through transformative art!