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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

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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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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“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

“Thank you so much for making Piper’s birthday so special… All of the children had a wonderful time and Piper will cherish the experience for years to come.” – Sherry Flaherty, Jamestown Resident

“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

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