2010-07-22 / Letters to the Editor

Volunteers offer ‘amazing efforts’

This past Saturday, despite the 90-plus degree weather, the drenching humidity, lawns that could have done with a mowing and the call of the waves at Mackerel Cove, eight smiling and energized volunteers arrived at the Jamestown Arts Center loaded down with sledge hammers, crow bars, drills and even a chainsaw.

In a few short hours, they managed to tear down the 20-foot high wall that divided what will become the dance, exhibition and performance studio at the arts center to create an amazing 40 by 50-foot space.

Local designer and JAC supporter Martin Keen conceived of and organized the “demo party,” with help from our Building Committee Chair BJ Dupre and Peter Twombly.

Our incredible volunteer crew included the aforementioned, as well as Clayton Carlisle, Philip Twombly, James Langston, Aidan Petrie, Luke Randall and Michael Brown. They came not just from Conanicut Island, but from Aquidneck Island and the mainland as well to support a project that will eventually benefit all Rhode Islanders.

We simply cannot thank them enough for their amazing efforts!

Please check out our website at www.jamestownartcenter. org to see the stop action video of the disappearing wall, plus much more information about this exciting project.
Kate Petrie,
on behalf of the
JAC Board of Directors
Jamestown

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