The Jamestown Arts Center today announced that it will kick off the New Year with a new exhibition, outdoor art and two virtual JAC Talks. Here are the event details;

WHEN: Wednesday, January 6, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

WHAT: JAC Talk with Martin Keen (2nd Edition)  

DETAILS: A 30 minute virtual Artists Talk followed by Q+A on Zoom 

RSVP Required to receive Zoom link. Free; donations greatly appreciated 

In case you missed the October JAC Talk, sculptor Martin Keen holds a repeat of his artist’s talk, to discuss sculptural ideas and processes. Martin’s sculpture water was among ten artworks selected from more than 100 submissions for the Jamestown Arts Center’s Outdoor Arts Experience (OAE). Water was displayed at BankNewport in Jamestown until the end October 2020 and the close of OAE.

RSVP + more information here: https://www.jamestownartcenter.org/events/jac-talk-martin-keen 

WHEN: Starting Friday, January 8, 11 am – 3 pm

WHAT: Weaving Together 

DETAILS: A new exhibition from four organizations supporting artists with disabilities opens January 8 – March 13, 2021. Entwining fabric, yarn, paper, branches and more, the four groups including, Outsider Collective, Artists’ Exchange, Flying Shuttles and Looking Upwards will encourage people from the community to not only view the works, but collaborate on multiple outdoor installations. 

More information: https://www.jamestownartcenter.org/exhibitions-current/weaving-together 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

WHAT: JAC Talk with Sandy Sorlien Twenty Art Cars and a Boat

DETAILS: A 30 minute virtual Artists Talk followed by Q+A on Zoom 

RSVP Required to receive Zoom link. Free; donations greatly appreciated

Jamestown resident Sandy Sorlien presents a slide talk about the ideas behind her Outdoor Arts Experience installation, the marble-covered rowboat Marbelle. Topics include Art Cars, “outsider” art in general, the art of collecting objects, and the nitpicky art of getting things to stick to vehicles. You know you want to hear about ablative paint and silicone caulk! Anyone can gather up objects and create an Art Car or Boat, or something smaller. Perhaps this presentation will inspire you.

RSVP + more information: https://www.jamestownartcenter.org/events/jac-talk-sandy-sorlien 

The Jamestown Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, JAC talks and concerts, and provides art and design educational programs for people of all ages. Housed in a former boat repair shop, the JAC was awarded Best Gallery in Newport County by the Best of Rhode Island 2017 & 2018 readers’ polls. Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, FirstWorks, RISCA, FabNewport, 10 Thousand Small Businesses, RISD, Manhattan Short Film Festival, SENE Film Festival, Providence Art and Design Film Festival, Island Moving Company, The Jamestown Schools, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Acting & Directing Program and many individual artists and local organizations.The Jamestown Arts Center has quickly become a leading arts and cultural hub, for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas and innovation flourish. For more information go to the Jamestown Art Center’s website.

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