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JAC’s latest and greatest from our community and beyond! For media inquiries, please contact Marketing Manager, Tessa Freas at tessa@jamestownartcenter.org

JAC Talks Series makes Headlines with Important Discussion about Global Outbreaks

March 7, 2016

The JAC recently hosted an important discussion with Dr. Adam C. Levine, “Lessons From Ebola as We Face Zika and Other Global Outbreaks” as part of our JAC Talks Series.   Download page 1… and page 2 of the full article from the Newport Daily News.

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Terry Vose to Speak at the JAC

March 3, 2016

From the Jamestown Historical Society’s Column in the Jamestown Press (March 3, 2016) — The Jamestown Arts Center will host a discussion by Robert C. Vose III – known to everyone as Terry – about his latest book, “Tales of an Art Dealer: The History of Vose Galleries Boston,” at 5 p.m. March 5. His[…..]

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Arts center awarded $58,000 matching grant

February 4, 2016

Once a garage used to repair boats, the building at 18 Valley St. is a shell of its former self. The Jamestown Arts Center, however, isn’t done with its transformation. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts awarded the arts center $58,000 to continue its renovations of the property. According to marketing director Jess[…..]

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Arts Market Welcomes 25+ Vendors

December 29, 2015

From the Jamestown Press: On the right, vendor Erin Brophy showcases her handmade jewelry Saturday at the arts center’s holiday market. Her friend Emily Van Gelder was all smiles.  Market vendors included: Be Creative Mary Bees Knees Shirley Bell Designs Jillian Barber Studio Erin Brophy Elizabeth Congdon Cottrell Farm Fair Trade Winds gleena Marcia H.[…..]

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January 2016 Exhibit in Collaboration with Jamestown Historical Society

November 6, 2015

An excerpt from Jamestown Historical Society News in the Jamestown Press by Rosemary Enright: “Other exhibits are being planned. The most exciting will open in mid-January at the Jamestown Arts Center. Several months ago, the arts center began planning an exhibit of portraits in pastels and oil by Nina Baugh Gopcevic (1908-81). She had created[…..]

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“Classical musicians wow crowd”

November 3, 2015

Accomplished. Marvelous. Extraordinary. Once again, there was no absence of flattering adjectives following a Heifetz concert in town. “They always knock the socks off of everybody,” said Karen Conway, events coordinator at the Jamestown Arts Center. A quartet of young international musicians ended a weeklong residency in Jamestown with a concert at the arts center[…..]

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Heifetz on Tour October Residency in the Newport Daily News

November 2, 2015

Link to original article PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Young pianist Hsin-Chiao Liao played “Clair de Lune” — “Moonlight” — by French composer Claude Debussy before an audience of close to 180 students at The Pennfield School on Wednesday and asked them what they were thinking about as they listened. “I was quite amazed with the answers[…..]

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We are thrilled to welcome the Heifetz on Tour back to RI!

October 9, 2015

Above video: 2015 Heifetz Institute Artist-in-Residence Chloe Kiffer, joined by Chamber Music Piano Fellow Hsin-Chiao Liao, introduce and then perform the first two movements (“Allegro Moderato” and “Scherzo: Presto”) of the “Grand Duo” Violin Sonata in A major, D. 574, by Franz Schubert. Recorded in concert at Francis Auditorium on the campus of Mary Baldwin[…..]

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Manhattan Short Film Festival – The Votes Are In!

October 6, 2015

On September 25 & 26, we gathered at the JAC to watch the Manhattan Short Film Festival – where we joined in worldwide voting for best films and actors. The votes are in and here are the results! More info. about the Festival: What is MANHATTAN SHORT?: MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather,[…..]

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The Horse Boy Recap

September 25, 2015

Last weekend, the JAC welcomed Rupert Isaacson, founder and co-director of the Horse Boy Foundation, for a workshop in the Movement Method, a screening of The Horse Boy film, and a therapeutic riding demo at Gaits of Harmony in Saunderstown. The positive response was overwhelming and we thank each and every one of you for[…..]

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“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

“The performance was astounding, outstanding, inspiring, engaging, and a multitude of wonderful adjectives!!!! Everyone was so blessed to be there to hear it.” – Polly Hutcheson, Heifetz on Tour audience member

“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

“If I could change one thing about this camp it would be that it was only one week – I would love to do this camp longer! It was a great experience!” –Digital Photography Summer Camp Participant

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