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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

The Horse Boy at JAC

September 2, 2015

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Jess George, Marketing & Communications Director, jess.jamestownartscenter@gmail.com, (401) 560-0979 The Horse Boy Screening with Rupert Isaacson, producer of The Horse Boy film and author of the book, The Horse Boy Screening and Q & A with Rupert Isaacson: Saturday, September 19, 6:00pm, $10 entry fee, tickets available online: jamestownartcenter.org and[…..]

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Newport Mercury Covers Flying Shuttles Studio Artists at the JAC

September 2, 2015

Jen Fogel’s “Map of the World #16” is certainly a unique cartography. Hot pink threads mingle with shy lines of yellow, their radiance scattered. A patch of green string climbs up from the edge of this flattened globe, meeting a flash fire of reds and a snowfall of brown. The string is tightly bound together,[…..]

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An Interview w/Brooke Erin Goldstein

July 30, 2015

I was fortunate enough to chat with Burning Down The House artist Brooke Erin Goldstein about her childhood, artistic roots, process, the RI arts scene, and more. Brooke’s genuine enthusiasm for the arts is so refreshing and is certainly enough to get anyone up and moving to become a part of the lively RI arts[…..]

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Sophia Sobers :: Burning Down The House

June 18, 2015

‘”Tied Together, Forgotten’ represents my the notion of the home. Aside from being a place that we live in, the home carries many representations in our mind. It contains memories of the places we spent our childhood, specific smells, and sounds. The home is something that we can long for, especially when traveling or moving[…..]

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Joan Backes :: Burning Down The House

June 17, 2015

For the past 4 years, the Summer Soirée has wowed party-goers with exhibits such as BIG, showcasing a giant life-size replica of a female African elephant, and PAPER-MADE, featuring exquisite paper artwork from artists around the world. This year, the JAC is on track for another astounding show, with Burning Down The House, curated by[…..]

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Phillipe Lejeune :: Burning Down The House

June 15, 2015

Philippe Lejeune’s facade installation, which is site specific and incorporates a window overlooking the gallery, recalls the former shingled beach shacks of Jamestown. Utilizing hundreds of industrially fabricated wood shingles hand stained with images of tree trunks, the artist creates an intriguing dialog about modern man’s struggle to distance himself from nature, whilst using nature[…..]

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Brooke Erin Goldstein :: Burning Down The House

June 11, 2015

“I have always wanted to quilt an entire room ever since I learned sewing and quilting at the age of 9. In this installation I want to be honest about childhood, pleasure and pain, and being vulnerable. The feeling of having all that intrigue and wonder with things being so exciting but also scary and[…..]

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Inside the Studio :: Rene Stawicki

May 29, 2015

Enjoy this video by former Met student, Austin Toppa, of Rene Stawicki, Jamestown artist and JAC instructor

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JAC Summer Camp

May 29, 2015

We love our summer campers and we love to have them step behind the camera to film their experiences. This video, taken a few years ago, features footage from several campers and even includes a cameo from Project Chick! Register for a summer camp today!

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Watercolor Monotype

May 27, 2015

I had such a blast running two printmaking classes this spring! This print was created by a first time printmaker during my Monotype for Beginners class! Aestivate means to spend the summer in a relaxed state at a specific place or in a certain activity.  More printmaking classes offered starting as soon as next week. Beginners[…..]

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“I wish all of Jamestown realized how lucky it is to have such a unique resource. As a military spouse, I’ve lived all over the world and have found that places like the JAC are, sadly, rare.” – Amanda Bridges, Jamestown Resident

“Driving by JAC one morning, I was literally flagged down by Kate and Vivi who were enthusiastically promoting some of the great fall programming. They convinced me to sign up for Cafe Clay, which, as a non-artist, I did mostly to support my friends and the JAC. Little did I know how much I would LOVE this class, and how surprised I would be at what I could create!”

“One of the things I love most about JAC is how much heart it has. Everyone there loves what they do and shows up with such passion and warmth. Every time I walk through the door, I feel this. I’ve come to look forward to feeling this. It makes me realize how lucky I am that the JAC is there.” – Justin Morris, South County Resident

“It was a great class, age appropriate, happy and creative. The children left with an amazing wreath. Thank you!” – Connect & Collaborate Class Participant

Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835 | for more Information call: (401) 560-0979 or email


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