2006-08-31 / News

Jamestown is alive with art

Shows and announcements
By Ginger Holland

Expertly managed by Christina Moorehead, the Summer Craft Show completed two of our three big shows for the year. So it's not too early to start thinking about the very popular Holiday Craft Show, which also includes a display of small artworks for sale. Watch this column for more information next month, or visit

www.jamestonri.com/CIAA/n ews.

The CIAA Web site can also offer a link to your arts-related Web site. Contact Cynthia Blair Antonelli at cbawebdesign@cox.net.

Congratulations to David and Jennifer Clancy for winning the "People's Choice" award, at the Summer Art Show, for their marvelous glass sculpture. We only wonder how they got it home. To learn more about the Clancy's and their work look out for a feature article about them in Yankee magazine this month.

Shops and galleries

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Randall Gallery and its artist-in-residence, David Schock. Although the Randalls have (sadly) left the island, they continue to encourage the showing of fine art in our community.

Books by talented islanders are available at several local shops. Sue Maden, James Buttrick, John Murphy, and Jan Evan Whitford have their historical, funny, or mysterious publications, respectively, on the shelves at Jamestown Designs. A delightful children's book, authored by Jeanne Archambault and illustrated by Victoria Corey, can be found at R&R Gallery.

R&R Gallery, a CIAA business member, is also the place to go for a broad range of pieces by many local artists, including other CIAA members Tom McCandless, Victoria Corey, Philip Sularz, Patricia Caswell, Kate Petrie, Dwight Smith, Connie Armbrust, and Evelyn Wood. And don't forget to stock up on June Webb's note cards.

Thanks to Mary Hall Keen and Martin Keen for letting us know that they own Keen Footwear, not Keen Casuals. You can pick up a pair or two of these really cool shoe designs at Conanicut Marine Ship's Store.

Jamestown artists

Cynthia Blair, our CIAA Web site designer and manager, Jeanne Bunkley, Duncan Laurie, Evelyn Thistle Rhodes, Didi Suydam, and Josy Wright are all members of the prestigious Art League of Rhode Island. Their fine work will be part of a major exhibition at the Newport Art Museum. The ALRI show opens Saturday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. and continues through Dec. 31. Throughout the fall, a number of creative workshops will be given by ALRI members at the NAM. A benefit auction of artwork from some of Rhode Island's best-known artists will be held on Sept. 21 at Blithewold Mansion and Gardens. Go to www.artleagueri.org for more information.

Jillian Barber is showing her photography with a group called "Click" at the Krause Gallery, Moses Brown School, in Providence. The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the show continues through Oct. 22, weekdays from 8 to 4 p.m.

Karen Twiss Krider and her mother, Betty Anderson Twiss, are having a show at the Brewster Ladies' Library, in Brewster, Mass. The opening is Sept. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m., with a live jazz duo (it's Mom's 79th birthday and I just couldn't say no.) Karen's gelatin silver prints and Betty's watercolors will be on display through September during library hours. For more information, call (508) 896-3913.

Does your news belong here?

We can't print it if you don't tell us about it. So, if you are in a show, or if you have published something, created a new design, won an award, helped make a film, opened a Web site, started an arts-related business, designed a new product - or if Brad and Angelina were checking out your baby quilts at the craft show - contact Karen Krider at karenkrider@cox.net, call 4233833, or send mail to her at P.O. Box 152.

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