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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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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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“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!”

“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

“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

“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

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