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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

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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Garage pARTy Madness!

May 26, 2015

What an amazing time we had on Friday, May 16 at Garage pARTy! A big thank you to everyone who attended, our fabulous event sponsors and raffle donors, and the amazing event committee. Between Tom McAleer’s artwork adorning the walls, the refreshing Keel-er Del-tini’s and games of cornhole, this was truly a community celebration!

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“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

“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

“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

Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
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