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Able to Make Just So Much

January 19, 2017

“These are my ideas. 1. Putting Angela and Nina in a horror house. 2. Have them scream and run.” So begins the inside cover of a comic-book-in-progress by Natasha Colon, who makes art about thrice weekly at Studio 57, the artisanal arm of Middletown nonprofit Looking Upwards. Colon’s a prolific writer and portraitist. Her take[…..]

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R.I. Performers combine art, music and dance

October 20, 2016

JAMESTOWN, R.I. — Dancer/choreographer Ali Kenner Brodsky, musician MorganEve Swain and artist Cyrus Highsmith are combining their talents for an original performance piece at the Jamestown Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. Kenner Brodsky, artistic director of Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co., said the piece, called “PARt,” has been in[…..]

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JAC Wins Best Historical Exhibition!

September 28, 2016

We’re so excited to share our big win from, Tuesday, September 27, 2016! Our exhibit, “Nina A. Baugh: In Search of a Studio of Her Own” won HISTORICAL EXHIBIT OF THE YEAR at the 1st Annual Dorrys Awards. This incredible exhibit featured previously unseen portraits by Nina A. Baugh (1908 – 1981), and was the[…..]

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Newport Mercury Covers Heuser Exhibition

September 8, 2016

A white hot sun is there one second, gone the next. It sinks into a flattened antique yellow, and the precisely placed ripples in its orbit begin to vibrate. Concentric patterns spin under the guidance of a ring of golden light. Irradiant lines collide while maintaining their assertive form, giving the impression of a tunnel[…..]

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Artscope Covers Heuser Exhibition

September 8, 2016

Looking In: Looking Out in Jamestown In conversation at her Pawtucket studio, Tayo Heuser described herself as shy; to discuss her as a person with a countenance of introspection seems more accurate. The assessment of herself was enigmatic and thoughtprovoking, juxtaposed against the array of emotive abstractions which blanketed nearly all of the walls and[…..]

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Puddindstone Post Covers Blanc de Blanc

July 1, 2016

What is it about total whiteness that holds our attention? The Beatles’ named an album after it. Kundalini yoginis only wear it, believing it to be a symbol of higher consciousness. Modern minimalists design their interiors with it. And then there’s 99 percent of Wall Street employees. Ok, that last one’s a joke, but since[…..]

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The Newport Mercury Covers Blanc de Blanc

June 30, 2016

Painter Coral Woodbury believes that “White obliterates. [It’s] the color of absence. Of staring hard into fog.” In Melville’s “Moby-Dick,” that same fearful shade is identified by Ishmael, who’s terrified of “milk-white fog” and the titular cetacean’s unholy, uncolored flesh. “Witness the white bear of the poles, and the white shark of the tropics,” he[…..]

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The Newport Mercury covers Richard Polsky’s Exhibition

March 29, 2016

A painting is conceived with its initial mark. It can be a dot, squiggle, point, speck, mote — or maybe a laceration. “Sometimes it’s a slash, or a curving line near the corner.” That’s how Richard Polsky begins his paintings. Slowly, with the blessing of intuition, line and color gestate into a new entity. A[…..]

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Richard Polsky’s New England Debut at The Jamestown Arts Center

March 11, 2016

Enjoy the artful language of Abstract Expressionism The Jamestown Arts Center hosts New York City artist, Richard Polsky for his first-ever New England installation, At a Glance: Richard Polsky Exhibition, navigating the rich vernacular of Abstract Expressionism as wielded by this innovative visionary. Polsky utilizes commonplace items like chop sticks, eye droppers and brushes to[…..]

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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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“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

“I am very grateful to live in a community where a place like the Jamestown Arts Center not only exists but thrives. The JAC offers programming to our community that is generous, diverse, and digs deep. The openness and support of the JAC staff is remarkable and inspiring.”
– Alix Flood, Jamestown Resident

“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

“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

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