A Letter from President Peggy Bruno
March 31, 2011
Dear Members, Volunteers, and Donors:
As Spring approaches the North River Arts Society is pleased to remind everyone that our multi-phase Revitalization project is about to begin. Phase one of our project-The Firehouse, will start construction in the late Spring. This new space will allow the NRAS to expand and enhance its programming for the youth of our community along with providing a year round cultural resource for the community at large. The Firehouse will be converted into new gallery/studio space and multi-purpose year round rooms, much needed by the NRAS.
Over 90% of the funds for this phase of our Revitalization effort have been raised and our fundraising continues for class room furnishings and equipment. We thank our generous supporters and donors and ask our ever growing NRAS community to continue to support our fundraising efforts.
Recently we were honored to host the All School Art Expo featuring the original artwork of Marshfield students from grade K-12. We had a fantastic turnout at the opening event and I was thoroughly impressed by the caliber, diversity and creativity of the student’s work. This event helped showcase our commitment to the community and the amazing young artists who represent the future of the North River Arts Society.
With the warmth of Spring approaching, I wish to take this opportunity to remind our membership that planning for our 35th Annual Festival of the Arts 2011 is well underway. We expect this years Memorial Day weekend event to be as memorable as years past. I personally enjoy this event each and every year, and can say without hesitation that as this years NRAS President I look forward to it more than ever. Especially after the incredible New England Winter we have experienced!
Let’s not also forget the Focus on Figures 2011 juried show opening April 15th. It always beautifully highlights a great exhibition of figurative work.
Margaret Farrell Bruno, President
North River Arts Society
To view a complete report on architects Campbell/Smith's proposed plans for the Firehouse, download the pdf below
Campbell|Smith Restoration and Renovation of the Firehouse.pdf 6.7MB