Local artist will perform at New York festival
Jamestown resident Jim Stahl has been selected to perform in the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Stahl’s script was selected from hundreds of applications worldwide. He will perform his monologue, “Monocular Man,” five times from Aug. 11 to Aug. 24. The festival is the largest multi-arts event in North America. It takes place over two weeks every August, spread on more than 20 stages across several neighborhoods. Stahl’s one-man show is a coming-of-age story that examines race, family and loss, with humor and poignancy.
Nine students named to St. Michael’s honor roll
Nine Jamestown kids were named to the honor roll for the spring term at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport. They were Jack Hutchison, Molly Joyce, Sheila Joyce, Aiden Novis, Ilse Novis, Faith Siwicki, Grace Siwicki, Alex Supron and Olivia Supron.
State awards money to Jamestown Arts Center
The Jamestown Arts Center was the beneficiary of two grants endowed by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. A $2,657 grant was awarded to provide operational support to the center to contribute to the economic, educational and cultural life of Jamestown. The center was also awarded a $1,750 project grant in conjunction with the East Bay Met School. The money will be used to host a monthly series of workshops with Rhode Island musicians for highschool students. The workshops are expected to help students develop songwriting, performance, collaboration and promotion skills. The grants were among 143 awards given to individual artists, schools and nonprofit organizations. A total of $785,729 was bestowed. The biggest grant was $92,000 to Trinity Rep.