2009-08-27 / About Town

Jamestown artists to exhibit at Festival

Jamestown artists Jillian Barber and Sam Ackerman are exhibiting their works in this weekend’s Newport Arts Festival at the Newport Yachting Center. The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Barber, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate, is a member of the Conanicut Island Art Association.

A photograph titled “Silhouette” by Barber was awarded first prize at the Wickford Art Association’s Members Show. The exhibit runs until Sept. 2.

Barber also received the Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics and a Katherine Forest Foundation award at the Norwich, Conn. Arts Council Show, “Artistic Wanderings,” which runs through Aug. 29.

Barber’s sculpture, photographs and assemblages are currently on display at the Jamestown Philomenian Library.

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