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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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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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“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

“Heifetz On Tour was an amazing experience for our entire school community! The young artists were not only brilliant musicians but made a genuine connection with our students. They were enthusiastic and instilled a love for classical music that was inspirational to say the least.” – Deb DiBiase, Principal Jamestown School – Leaf

“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

“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!”

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