“New Life” and a new day on Park Place in Pawtucket

Saturday, September 19, 2015

11:00 AM-9:00 PM

Cost: All events are free & open to the public - Rain or Shine!

185 Front Street
Pawtucket, RI
Free Parking

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Sat, 2015-09-19 11:00 - 21:00

Join the Samaritans of RI for this special event dedicated to teen suicide prevention awareness especially in the GLBTQ youth community.

Do you know a teen who struggles to find his or her place at home, at school or in the community? To your child, does a satisfying future seems unreachable and often times unimaginable? Have you often felt helpless in trying to find ways to inspire your child to find their inner strength and talents? Sometimes, the right words can’t come from a family member, friend or a professional. Sometimes those words have to come from someone else!

The Samaritans of RI is pleased to present our “New Life” exhibit – an afternoon of opportunities for teens to see, experience and connect with RI’s most awe inspiring artists – TEN31 Productions!

Best known as the “Gargoyle” living statues at Providence’s Waterfire, TEN31's performance artists have traveled around the world showcasing their one of a kind unique imagery, which when combined with theatrical choreography, leaves audiences breathless. Principals Eric Auger and Joe Pari will present their incredible work on Park Place. At the same time, Eric, Joe and their team of artists will share with teens the challenges they had growing up, what they studied in school, how they got started and the road it took to become globally known for their unique art form.

11:00 am-1:00 pm

TEN31 Productions’ Open Studio: Get an exclusive “behind the scenes” look at TEN31’s studio! Meet representatives from TEN31, see actual  performers getting ready for the afternoon performance and tour their workshop!

Located at 185 Front Street with free parking.

1:00 pm

The Samaritans of RI presents its “New Life” exhibit: Start off the afternoon of events by visiting the Forget-Me-Not Gallery, 67 Park Place, Pawtucket.
Featured on display in the main gallery will be a series of 30 x 30 acrylic on canvas Butterfly paintings, uniquely designed and presented in a full spectrum of color by fine artist Eric J. Auger.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TEN31 presents their Living Art in the Park: Meet and take
your picture with an assortment of TEN31 Performance Art at Park Place! This delightful cast of characters will include a variety of Living Statues and Costumed Characters including the Gargoyle, Statue of Liberty, White Marble Thor, Autumn Birch Tree, Butterfly Fairy, and a Bronze Pawsox Baseball Player! Representatives from TEN31 will also be on hand to answer questions and share performance stories from the past 15

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

TEN31’s “Metamorphosis” Performance: Be mesmerized by TEN31’s dance company Metamorphosis! The performance will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place. After the show, stay and meet the dancers and get a tour of Church, which will celebrate its 200th anniversary next year!

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“New Life” opening night reception: Meet Eric J. Auger,
Visual Artist and Creator of the Butterflies. Ask him questions, learn about his inspiration and see how the paintings were made!
*In case of rain, all performances will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Thank you to our charitable supporters – Teresa Chopoorian, RN, Ph.D., owner of the Mansion Nursing Home Central Falls, RI and Samaritan Board member, City of Pawtucket Arts Festival and Navigant Credit Union.

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For more information about suicide prevention, please visit The Samaritans of Rhode Island at

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