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!