Each year for the past ten years the Pawtucket Foundation has awarded a cash prize of $1000 to an artist exhibiting their art in a juried show sponsored by the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. The work of two of the prize winners, Maira Reinbergs and Ricky Gagnon, is featured in an exhibit that sings with color. Reinbergs' abstract paintings display subtle and nuanced colors within a minimalist structure enhanced with patterns inspired by music. While her paintings glow and radiate color, Gagnon's paintings pop and bounce with a riot of color. He paints personal imagery in a decorative manner and often pushes them over the top with beads, glitter, and pastic ornaments. Both artists create joy!



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