The JAC is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts dynamic events throughout the year.
ARTS BEHIND THE SCENES: COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS
Tuesday, October 4th
In partnership with the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County.
Join us for an artful conversation with Exhibiting Artist Tayo Heuser
and JAC Exhibitions Director Karen Conway.
Questions from the audience welcome.
Since 1994 the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County has fulfilled its mission
to promote and advance arts and culture in Newport County for the benefit of the community.
The JAC encourages you to become a member of this important community organization.
Jamestown Arts Center Presents:
CD Release & Music Video Premiere
Saturday, October 8th
Doors at 6:30pm
Concert at 7:00pm
$20 General Admission | $18 JAC Members
Francisco Pais – Vox / Guitar
Julian Shore – Piano
Myron Walden – Tenor
Godwin Louis – Alto
Connor Schultze – Bass
Ferenc Nemeth – Drums
“Francisco Pais is an incredibly talented composer and arranger” -Esperanza Spalding
“He is an amazingly talented guitarist and band leader.” – Bob Karlovits the Pittsburg Tribune
Read more about the album here
Join us for the PREMIER of PARt
Choreographed by Ali Kenner Brodsky
Featuring Music by MorganEve Swain
Performed live by Huntress and Holder of Hands
Graphics by Cyrus Highsmith
Friday, October 21st, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30pm
PARt is an evening-length work which will stimulate your senses. As you enter into the gallery you will be greeted by prints designed by artist Cyrus Highsmith, you will be enveloped by the sounds of The Huntress and Holder of Hands and dazzled by the graceful dancers of ali kenner brodsky & co.
The central theme of PARt is connection. Dancers Ali Kenner Brodsky, Meghan Carmichael, Amanda DelPrete, Jessica Howard and Sarah Osterhus engage in movement and verbal dialogues. The work is crafted to shift the audience’s focus from woman to woman, their individual internal thoughts revealed through the subtle nuances of a gesture.
MorganEve Swain’s compositions encapsulate the essence of each dancers’ emotional journey. She then translates it into a musical score. She creates raw, emotional material, pulled from experience in loss and growth. It flows alongside the dancers, rather than punctuating them, so that the music and the dance are two working parts of a larger machine.
Swain’s band, The Huntress and Holder of Hands, will perform live at each performance.
Also contributing to PARt, is visual artist and 2015 Gerrit Noordzij Prize recipient Cyrus Highsmith who will devise the graphics for the piece. Highsmith will create a series of abstract prints, which will be displayed in the gallery surrounding the performers.
We are thrilled that New York City dress company, Leota, will be outfitting the dancers!
JOIN US FOR PROJECT 3.8
THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE AT THE JAC FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
Saturday, October 29th, 6-8pm
Suggested Donation: $10
The portion of national cancer funding dedicated to children is just 3.8%.
The Faces of PROJECT 3.8 exhibit will travel through Rhode Island starting
September 2016, with shows continuingthrough November ans possibly beyond.
Proceeds benefit the Dorian J. Murray Foundation, which works to increase support
for pediatric cancer initiatives, and enable the exhibit to move forward with more shows.
photograph by Robyn Ivy
The JAC is a unique venue for a variety of events including birthday parties, meetings, wedding receptions, film screenings, book launches and retreats. Call us to find out more about our facility and to book your event!
Children’s Birthday Party Rates (2 hours)
Fun, unique party themes led by talented, local artists/instructors. Each child will create a take-home artwork* to make this a truly memorable experience!
Parents provide all beverages and food, as well as napkins, cups, tablecloths and decorations.
*If the project becomes more elaborate at the request of the parent, there will be an additional fee for materials and design where needed.
Children’s Ceramics Birthday Party Rates (2 hours)
Handbuilding for 12 children: $320
Wheel throwing for 8 children: $280
Each child creates a work of art in clay!
Individuals & Non-Profits
2 – 3 hour party or event – $750 (includes setup and staff)
Business & Corporate Retreats
Please call for rates.