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ARTS REVIEW: A new collage try at Jamestown Arts Center

March 19, 2019

From traditional paper and paint to the sonic and sculptural, “Cut & Paste” is a highly enjoyable survey of collage-as-technique even as the cutting edge of contemporary collage blossoms on social media. In a classic episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” the titular hero enrolls in an art class taught by his neighbor Squidward. SpongeBob proves himself[…..]

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JAC kicks off spring slate with new classes

March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019BY MATT WUNSCH To celebrate the arrival of spring, a collage of classes is underway at the Jamestown Arts Center that caters to everyone, from fledgling photographers to seasoned ceramists. This season’s schedule includes classes with instructor Kevin Gilmore, a South Kingstown resident whose work can be seen in the current exhibit, “Cut[…..]

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Flying Shuttles Studio artists exhibit mixed media works at Jamestown Arts Center

January 28, 2019

By Helena Touhey Special to the IndependentJan 25, 2019 JAMESTOWN, R.I. — Three boats are displayed together in a corner, distinct paintings unified in subject matter but distinguished by their cloud formations and wave patterns. There is “Servabu, 64 Tons,” with big sails and pleasant clouds on calm seas next to “Sailing By The Clouds,”[…..]

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The experimental tourist

April 10, 2018

There’s little linear in Mary-Kim Arnold’s writing, as evidenced by her book-length essay, “Litany for the Long Moment,” a slice of experimental writing. Parts of Arnold’s life are non-linear as well. Arnold was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1971 and adopted by American parents at age 2. She grew up outside New York City[…..]

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Fun For All Ages 16 ways for kids to stay active, creative, and wild in South County

February 28, 2018

By Robert IsenbergPosted February 28, 2018 1. Sip Your Way Back in TimeOnce, the soda fountain was also a fountain of youth. On every Main Street, there was a pharmacy with a soda fountain attracting crowds of kids. Green Line Apothecary is modeled on that vintage vision. “Going to the pharmacy is everyone’s least favorite thing to[…..]

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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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“We love the Jamestown Art Center. It’s such a part of our lives, part of what anchors and fulfills us in so many ways, that I can’t imagine a time when it wasn’t there!” – Justin Morris, South County Resident

“JAC draws the community together and combines all generations under the roof of learning, entertainment, involvement, expressions and connection. It defines and nurtures our community on what is already a special island full of interesting, artistic, vibrant folks.” – Jemma Craig

“I have enjoyed the many shows and performances that have come to the JAC. Most recently, I was stunned by the amazing interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing by Brown’s MFA students.” – Amanda Bridges, Jamestown Resident

“Thank you so much for making Piper’s birthday so special… All of the children had a wonderful time and Piper will cherish the experience for years to come.” – Sherry Flaherty, Jamestown Resident

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