2006-07-20 / About Town

Art show features many new exhibitors

The annual Conanicut Island Art Association Art Show opened last night with a lively reception at the Community Center.

Tania Biddle, this year's chairwoman, said she was excited by the large number of exhibitors and especially by the many artists who have never exhibited before.

The outside patio and the lobby of the recreation center are filled with the modern sculpture of Jeremy Swain and Peter Diepenbrock. "This is revolutionary" for the art association, said organizer Sylvia Quinn.

Inside, there are colorful works in all media by artists of all stripes. Most are for sale, and there are also moderately priced "bin pieces" that might make an impulsebuy even more tempting.

Many pieces reflect Jamestown landscapes and themes, but there are many more that reflect the unique personalities of the Jamestown artists who created them.

Biddle said she had a great crowd of volunteers to hang the show Tuesday morning under the direction of Karen Imbriale, who decided where everything went. Well before noon, the group had completed hanging the artworks and the space was transformed from a basketball court to a tony gallery.

The winners of the People's Choice and juried show will be announced in next week's edition of the Press.

The art show runs today through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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