The gallery space at the Jamestown Arts Center has become one of the most exciting places to experience art and design in southern Rhode Island. Because of its large size and high ceiling height, the space is unique and lends itself to a variety of exhibits in both two and three dimensions as well as installations.
A “Behind the Scenes” exhibit exploring the design process and work of 2015 RI Design Hall of Fame Inductees
Lifetime Achievement – Eugene Lee, Set Designer – his work includes: Trinity Rep, Saturday Night Live, Wicked, The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon
Emerging Designer – Kyla Coburn, Interior Designer – her work includes: The Avery, Loie Fuller’s, Salvation Cafe, Providence Black Repertory Company
Long-time and celebrated set designer for Providence’s Trinity Repertory Company, Eugene Lee has been the Production Designer for Saturday Night Live since 1974, where he designed the look of one of the most influential forces in pop culture since the show premiered in 1975. More recently, Eugene completed the new sets for Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers. He is a three-time Tony Award winner for his designs on Candide, Wicked and Sweeney Todd, earning him a 2006 induction into the Theater Hall of Fame at Broadway’s Gershwin Theater. Through it all, he has remained dedicated to Rhode Island, not only living and raising his family in Providence and spending time in Jamestown, but contributing to the community by helping to refurbish the auditorium at Hope High School, designing fundraisers for WaterFire, and creating a traveling Shakespeare cart for the Brown/Trinity MFA Program.
Kyla Coburn is an acclaimed interior designer and an advocate for creative urban revitalization. Her impressive body of work includes some of Rhode Island’s most beloved restaurant and bar spaces, including The Avery, Loie Fuller’s, Salvation Café, and the former Providence Black Repertory Company. She has also worked on residential projects, graphic design services for clients like Firehouse 13 and World Party Entertainment, and even set/costume design for theatrical productions like A Kwanzaa Song and A Raisin In the Sun. Her support for Rhode Island’s creative community takes physical form in several revitalization projects: her team redeveloped a turn-of-the-century Central Falls mill building into a unique riverside live/work space for artists, and they are in the process of doing the same for a former church in Pawtucket.
For the Setting the Stage exhibition, Eugene and Kyla are each creating environments inside of the large exhibition hall. They will showcase their past and current work in these interior designs and highlight their design process. Attendees will get a unique inside view from the designers’ perspectives. The designers will speak briefly during the opening reception.
This exhibition is presented by DESIGNxRI and the Jamestown Arts Center. The RI Design Hall of Fame is a program of DESIGNxRI. Each year, Rhode Island designers are inducted into the Hall of Fame during DESIGN WEEK RI, an annual celebration of design talent and impact in Rhode Island.
Opening: May 5, 2016, 6 – 8pm
Gallery Hours through June 18: Wed. – Sat. 10am – 2pm
THIS CALL FOR ARTISTS IS NOW CLOSED.
Blanc de Blanc, 2016 Summer Soirée Exhibition
Throughout history, artists have used the color white or lack of color to highlight significance in their art. From Henry Ossawa Tanner’s bold white strokes of light in a dark interior to Agnes Martin’s muted transcendental palette, to Barbara Hepworth’s cool marble and cast forms, artists have boldly displayed the emotional power of white to convey their many intentions. Blanc de Blanc investigates artists’ deliberate use of white in their artwork. Why is white, lack of color or a muted palette important or a central theme of the work? Is there a special significance to the color white in the artwork?
Open to all mediums, including video and installation. Jurors: Nezka Pfeifer, Curator, Everhart Museum and Rita Reamer, Designer.
Recipients Notified By: May 1, 2016
Summer Soirée & Blanc de Blanc Exhibition Opening: July 1st, 2016
Exhibition End Date: August 20th, 2016
Selected artists receive two complimentary tickets to Soirée
The gallery space at the Jamestown Arts Center has become one of the most exciting places to experience art and design in southern Rhode Island. Because of its large size and high ceiling height, the space is unique and lends itself to a variety of exhibits.
If you are interested in showing your work or curating a show, you must submit a proposal to the exhibition committee. We strongly urge you to visit the space first so that you understand its possibilities and limitations. We are also very interested in collaborating with other spaces and organizations, particularly outdoors in Jamestown.
Proposals should include the following:
Send your proposal to email@example.com
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The Jamestown Arts Center Attn: EXHIBITS
P.O. Box 97 Jamestown RI 02835
The exhibition committee meets once a month. We will do our best to review and respond to all proposals in a timely manner. We will not return your submission materials to you.