I don’t know about you, but the 90° weather these past few days has drained me of all energy and left me wanting some “inside” time. Back at the office, I’m marveling at the many opportunities The Arts Center offers to provide some relief from weeding, mowing, fishing, boating, picnicking, canning, repairs, etc., etc.
If you are an artist, you need to get busy preparing (or creating) your artwork for the JFAA Annual. Registration materials are due on August 1. You can submit up to three artworks to this exhibition. “Don’t have a piece ready yet?” Send in your form – label the work “untitled”or “TBD” and get busy creating something. The exhibit is a great way to share your creativity and be part of a 50 year old community celebration of art and artists. If you would like more details on the show click here, 2015Brochure and 2015Form.
On July 31, drop by The Arts Center after work (5:00 pm) to hear 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author, Elizabeth A. Fenn, reading from her book Encounters at the Heart of the World. “The book focuses on the Mandan Indians, whose Plains culture flourished for centuries on the upper Missouri River…Elizabeth A. Fenn retrieves their history by piecing together important new discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, geology, climatology, epidemiology, and nutritional science. Her boldly original interpretation of these diverse research findings offers us a new perspective on early American history, a new interpretation of the American past.” Read more at Amazon.com.
On Thursday, July 30 Monroe Crossing returns to The Arts Center. The show starts at 7:00 pm. A perennial favorite, these world-class bluegrass entertainers are coming back to Jamestown with their newly released album “Because You Asked”. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada. More about Monroe Crossing. Tickets are available at The Arts Center: $30 for members / $35 non-members.
Finally, there are a variety of art classes offered in everything from Origami to Pointillism, Ceramic Beer Mugs (to use for Oktoberfest on September 12th) to Color Pencil drawing, the full list, descriptions and registration can be found on the Arts Center’s website.