IAM Celebrates Seasons Greetings!

…and all the rest of it.


Image by Dori Dewberry

It’s has been a mind bending year. A long year of change.

It is difficult.

But IAM gratefully holds the memories and experiences.

Don says “We affirm our “I” ness… ”

He says its a doorway to Paterson, a doorway to respect

where you are welcome.

Everybody deserves respect, and how you do it is important too.

There’s a love of movement and having your due time…

in your own time…

Moving simultaneously.

There’s a balance of appreciation.

Even our enemies deserve appreciation…”

Says Don…

And IAM saying,

“We can make it!

Things have changed but the IAM spirit remains!

We create and share in our abundant City!”

“You are the muse of the renaissance…”  he says.

“IAM the universe.

The universe is infinite.

…and infinity is our blessing!

It is happening! Time is marching on.

In this, we maintain hope and strive towards love.

Am I wrong?

Did I understand it correctly?

We agree.

IAM wishing you and yours the best “Seasons!”in the New Year and in the years to come.



IAM  wants to thank the City of Paterson for opportunities we’ve had

at the Ivanhoe Wheelhouse and in the National Park.

We are proud of our fulfillments in 2013. Below we’ve created a list of

some of the great events that we brag about. IAM adding details as we go.

So if your are forgetten… or unknown to me… please inform>



So! Thank you!

Thank you! John Korchuk who continued his series “MusiXPlore” dedicating his

Sundays to Ivanhoe, bringing us a fascinating lineup of world class experimentalists.

Please browse the blog to see more details and click to visit his announcements. Thank you “MusiXplore” friends.

We are excited that you have chosen our community for such a generous experience.

The Teen Arts Lab challenged us and we can build upon it!

Thank you to the Hubert Van Denend Foundation for making it possible for us to establish such a promising  program.

Thank you to the Paterson Children’s Foundation for funding a production of “Patersonian Legacy.”

A history play that can be produced annually at the Labor Days Festival and other events.

Please scroll down to see more events that came of it.

The Paterson Artwalk was in the National Park! It was amazing! It rained but it is promising! Thank you to Corneille Driezen for Participating! YOu came all the way from Belgium! To share your works and to support arts in our community!

And the Paterson Falls Festival! What a concept! Great work!

Then… there’s Darren Boch and Elyse Goldman Thank you! …our Park SuperIntendant and Park Ranger!

Look what we did!

The Triptych! “Stories from the Bridge” sponsored by the IAM and the National Parks Service!

and we started “Letter boxing!”Wow! I cant wait to do more!

And Matt! Matt Drexler, you came right in at that time when things happened.

But you and Vram Kherlopian and your friends!!! are so talented!

Thank you both for trying us out and seeing what we see!

Thanks you to the Three Pilars, and Dr Sketchy! Thanks you to Marcos!

And thank you to everyone who contributed, whether you think you are a member or not, you have made a wonderful contribution to our community and we are grateful.

Best to you! and Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!


Musixplore and Ivanhoe!



John Korchok does it again...






Bring more of his great series to Ivanhoe and Paterson!!!

Great stuff!

Sunday November 17 1pm

Please support the arts and MusixPlore!

For more information Click into Facebook…


MusiXplore @ Ivanhoe!


Sunday September September 22, 2013

MusiXPlore returns to Ivanhoe for a second terrific music series! Don’t miss this great change of pace in Paterson

Hosted by John Korchok and Joined by ArtCrime!

First up! Terrence MacManus!


Terrence MacManus Photographed by Lucy Wood









A must see.

Check out the link for more information.


History Told! in Paterson!

100 Years later!

We celebrate!

and we hope we evolve!

And we had so much fun! at the

Great Falls Festival 2013

Celebrating Labor Day! and the History of Labor over Aeons…

The Rainbow Is seen! Photo by Marcos Salazar













The Strike! Photo by Marcos Salazar









The Curtain Photo by Miguel DeJesus










We hope!

We pray for the greatest good! and it was great! as usual!

An artist has a desire to communicate love and pain and to share intimate feelings.

It can be enlightening.

We hope that we told the story and made a difference somewhere.

The children were stupendous! and all of the music was amazing!

Two days full of creative vibes for the Great Falls Festival 2013.

See What Vram and Matt concocted for you as well a great time was had by all!


Come back for more about the performance… ”Patersonian Legacy”

Thank you!

Jumpstart Community Training program.

And Vram and Matthew and The Big Drops!

Come back for more detail as we load photos and links:)

and Thank you! Everyone! who helped! and Everyone who came.

Don’t miss the Teen Arts Lab at 1 Market Street, Monday Through Friday 4pm-7pm.

Click in the links for further information.

All are welcomed.


The Great Falls Festival 2013

A Week! We have a week before the Great Falls Festival

And this year we are celebrating what our ancestors did.

100 Years Ago

And I asked you again, what has changed?


and nothing… you say?

You may be right.

We rely on the people who labor somewhere.










But IAM believing in progress.

IAM having hope and belief in the “good side of a man.”

So come to see the History Play of the City of Paterson

Patersonian Legacy

and a cast of  charactars including Hamilton.

Featuring Jumpstart Productions

and other players.

5pm September 1 and 2.

Please also come back for our list of music planned for the weekend as well and a unique art show…at the Great Falls Festival 2013.

But before we get there!

Come out on August 16

Big Drops








Big Drops return to Ivanhoe along with a slate of bands and

other interesting performances.


Spend a Friday August 16th celebrating music and the arts at the Ivanhoe Artists Mosaic!!! 

From 4:00pm-11:30pm


Isaac’s Horizion_______9:30-10:15

Kubasa _____________9:00-9:45

Fire Spinning!!! _____ 8:30-9:00

THE BIG DROPS_____7:45-8:30



Joe Pearson__________5:15-5:45

Sister Mary________________4:15-5:00

And hopefully we will see them and their line up for Labor Day weekend as well…

Let’s be greedy about it.  You can never have too much fun!

Go Vram and… (Thanks for inviting us:)




It’s here! and it’s happening!

The Great Falls Festival 2013

We are planning to open our doors as we always do!

This year the festivities begin on Sunday September 1 and continue on Labor Day, September 2.

We will be presenting arts and music at Ivanhoe for both days!

We will also have a display of arts in the park.

Please let us know that you would like to participate.

Write to us at patersonarts@gmail.com

or call 973-826-0132