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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

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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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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“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!”

“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

“It was a great class, age appropriate, happy and creative. The children left with an amazing wreath. Thank you!” – Connect & Collaborate Class Participant

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