Dear North River Arts Society Members, Patrons and Friends,
If you haven’t stopped by NRAS recently, I hope that you will. Our classrooms are filled with creative people of all ages, our walls are filled with the results of the creative energy of both our own students and other local artists and our grounds are looking refreshed and renewed.
So far this year we have held our annual Marshfield Student show, the GAR Hall overflowing with work from our local students, and our annual Focus on Figures show. Our Festival of the Arts on Memorial Day weekend is always a highlight of the social season both in Marshfield and for the surrounding towns and our newly rescheduled Members Show will again show the work of hundreds of our members of all ages and approaches. To wrap up the year our Holiday Art Sale will take place to give enthusiastic buyers an opportunity to buy artwork from our members at very reasonable prices.
All of the NRAS events and functions are supported through the generosity of our many volunteers who donate extraordinary amounts of time and energy to making our Society so meaningful. Thank you all for your wonderful spirit that fosters creative energy and enthusiasm in all of us.
The health of our organization is sound as we continue to reach out into the community. We have a balanced budget and expanded offerings with a growing number of members joining us. Our Board of Directors and its committees are busy planning our annual shows as well as many “FUNraising” events throughout the year. We truly have a working Board which encompasses the positive feeling that flows throughout our organization. As always, we invite your input and ideas on what we can do to make your experience at North River Arts even more positive.
As President I ask for both your emotional and financial support as we continue to grow. Please show your support by making a donation to the North River Arts Society Annual Fund either in the form of a check or investment securities. This can be arranged through our newly updated website (in progress as of 5/14). The Annual Fund is an important portion of our operating budget which supplements the needs of our classrooms and expanded programs. Your dollars are put to work in an organization that focuses its attention on the Arts for all ages and for the entire community. Thanks you for your continued support.
Nancy Sargent Howell
President, North River Arts Society