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Dreamers documented

November 7, 2017

A furry, baby-sized sentry greets you upon entering the Jamestown Arts Center, where the 2017 Members’ Show, “CREATE/REACT,” runs through Dec. 2. It’s Rebecca Siemering’s “Tuft Enough,” a hand-fringed suit made from betting slips and dental floss. As with many of Siemering’s creations, it embodies an aftertaste of loss and failure — a garment sewn[…..]

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Jamestown resident Christian Drury remakes her life and devotes herself to painting

November 2, 2017

It was three years ago when Christian Potter Drury, a former art director at The Providence Journal, found herself adrift in one of life’s perfect storms. After butting heads one too many times with media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Drury walked away from her job as senior art director for the Wall Street Journal, split with[…..]

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A World of Art in Jamestown

September 1, 2017

Community and creators come together at the Jamestown Arts Center Providence might be well known for its world-class art scene, and rightfully so, but you don’t have to venture up to the city to find creative masterpieces. The Jamestown Arts Center has set out to make the world of art accessible to the state’s smaller,[…..]

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Jamestown Arts Center’s 7th Annual Summer Soirée

August 29, 2017

If you attended the Jamestown Arts Center’s 7th Annual Summer Soiree, you would have been seeing red. A lot of red. With the “Red Hot!” theme, guests were asked to wear their most blazing attire during the opening of JAC’s summer exhibition WORD: Text in Contemporary Art. After walking the red carpet, the more than[…..]

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Pictures worth a thousand words Jamestown Arts Center explores art that embraces text

August 7, 2017

JAMESTOWN – Tom Culora is dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College in Newport, but he also is an amazingly innovative artist. He created a large portrait, more than 6 feet tall and 3½ feet wide, called “Madeline Ernest: In Her Own Words.” The image is created from some[…..]

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In Jamestown, visual artists work with words

July 5, 2017

Enticing survey at Jamestown Arts Center features local, national artists. Looking for enlightenment? It can be found, then lost, and found again in an untitled 2009 artwork by Kevin Veronneau. A long strip of wood and masonite renders the revelatory noun in the reflective paint used for crosswalks. View the signage from one angle and[…..]

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Text in Contemporary Art at Jamestown Arts Center

July 1, 2017

The intersection of language and visual form provides both the tools and the subject of conceptual art. “WORD: Text in Contemporary Art” at the Jamestown Arts Center offers over 55 images, objects and installations contrasting canonical works with recent forays in the art-form. While concentrating on artists in southern New England, curator Karen Conway has[…..]

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Pop love-it

June 13, 2017

Skateboarding. Is. The. Coolest. Thing. Ever. That’s basically what Ryan Robidoux and his brother thought after seeing the 1985 film “Back to the Future.” And what better way to emulate the supreme cool than by conquering the biggest hill you can find? Minutes after the movie’s credits rolled, the brothers made their way to a[…..]

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Like a Local: Seven Must-See Art Galleries in Rhode Island

June 12, 2017

Jamestown Arts Center Ample evidence of JAC’s clean, stripped-down aesthetic (Photo: Jamestown Arts Center) It’s a hike from Providence, but Jamestown Arts Center is one of the state’s most dedicated and well-run arts spaces. Exhibitions tend toward tasteful abstraction and mid-career Rhody artists who’ve spent considerable time honing their aesthetic lexicons. Group shows and pop-up[…..]

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The carpenters – What’s a model train platform doing at the Jamestown Art Center?

April 25, 2017

“BIG NEWS” hovers on the semigloss surface of a pamphlet from a sawmill retailer. A cartoon lumberjack grips a megaphone, smiling beside orange text that announces: “INSTANT SAVINGS…FLEXIBLE PLANS with Payments as LOW as $102 per Month.” Sam Duket and Brad Fesmire have been eyeing this mailer lately, fantasizing about those low, low payments on[…..]

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– Alix Flood, Jamestown Resident

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