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Forgotten lives: Haunting photographs cast revealing light on treatment of the mentally ill

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - January 2018
Photographing abandoned asylums, Mike and Joanne Zeis evoke the forgotten lives of people who once lived in institutions now ruined and closed to the public.

Save the Date for SpringVIBE!

A benefit bash you don’t want to miss!
Saturday, April 28 from 7 – 11:00 PM
The Leominster Eagles
456 Litchfield Street, Leominster, MA

Grab your friends, neighbors and coworkers and join us for live music, fabulous raffles, snacks and a cash bar!

Proceeds support the people with disabilities Alternatives serves across Central Massachusetts.

Tickets are $10 at the door, but can […]

Photographers offer a rare look inside abandoned institutions

Blackstone Valley XPress - December 2017
In a powerful exhibit slated for the Heritage Gallery at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, husband and wife photography team Mike and Joanne Zeis share their passion for taking photos in abandoned asylums.

Art by Jon Sarkin spotlighted at Alternatives gallery in Whitinsville through Dec. 29

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - December 2017
At age 36, Jon Sarkin suffered a stroke that nearly killed him. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, physical therapists, speech therapists, family and friends all helped him heal. But it was art that saved his soul.

Washburn honored with Community Building award

Blackstone Valley Tribune - November 2017
Each year, at the organization’s annual Thank You Reception, Alternatives recognizes an individual or group that has used their talents and resources to strengthen the community with the UniBank Community Building Award. This year’s award, Alternatives’ most prestigious, was granted to...

Fun Day results in support for local schools

Blackstone Valley Tribune - November 2017
For the fifth year in a row, members of Alternatives’ Greater Milford Advisory Council presented a donation to the Milford public schools thanks to proceeds raised at the Council’s annual Milford Fall Family Fun Day.

Fun for All at the 5th Annual Fall Family Fun Day

The Milford Town Crier - October 2017
The 5th Annual Milford Fall Family Fun Day, hosted in partnership by Alternatives and the Rotary Club of Milford, was quite a hit!

Bringing Light to the Darkness

Exploring Abandoned Asylums
The Heritage Gallery at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill
50 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville, MA

Photographers Mike and Joanne Zeis showcase images that capture forgotten places and hint at the lives of those who lived and worked within institutions. Related artifacts from the New York State Museum and Buffalo’s Museum of DisABILITY accompany their work!

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Forgotten […]

Anything Goes

Blackstone Valley Art Association’s 6th Annual Photography Show
Call for Photography! Deadline is January 15!

Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 4:00-7:00 PM

The Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main St, Uxbridge, MA

This well-received show, featuring the work of BVAA members as well as the general public, includes photography of all types and is juried for cash prizes. For […]

Completely Hollywood

By Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
With additional material by Dominic Conti
Directed and Presented by Braid Productions
February 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM and February 18 at 2:00 PM

The Singh Performance Center at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill
60 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville, MA

Braid Productions boldly goes where few would dare— Tinseltown! In this play, they condense 186 […]