STAFF BLOG ON THE RECORD WITH BEN Only three shows of “The Odd Couple” left
In case you havent noticed there are only three shows left the 2nd ACT Community Theater production of The Odd Couple.
We opened last night and the Thursday crowd seemed to enjoy it.
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“The Purple Orchid List,” a romantic comedy written by local author Jennifer Teckenberg Waters, premiers on the Arts Center stage Thursday, Feb. 10, with the author playing herself.
This fourth 2nd ACT production is directed by Lori Dorr, who says dinner theater tickets are going fast for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances. And Valentine’s Day on Monday features a dessert theater performance.
Tammy Jones has begun teaching art classes at the Hansen Arts Studio. She arrived in the area in September after teaching high school art for 10 years in Waseca, Minn. Jones and husband have four children and are still unpacking and organizing their new house in Carrington.
Jones received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her Master of Fine Arts focus is ceramics and sculpture. As a high school art teacher, she taught printmaking, drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, graphic design, computer-applied art, black and white photography and fiber art.
Along with its fundraising campaign to remodel its facility, the Jamestown Arts Center is remodeling its organizational image.
Three years ago the Arts Center began a capital campaign which started with creation of an arts park in the space left after fire destroyed the Orlady building at First Avenue and Second Street South. With the community’s help, the hole in the ground left after the fire was filled and a start was made to landscape the lot as a park. At this point, the Arts Park awaits sufficient funding to complete the design.
For the next four weeks the Arts Center has a most unusual exhibit — prints and copies of the St. John’s Bible.
It’s a completely handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. The original of the St. John’s Bible is seven volumes and 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide when open. It’s made of calfskin vellum, with 160 illuminations, and cost $4 million to produce. The scriptorium of the St. John’s Bible is in Wales.
Justine Regimbal joined the Jamestown Arts Center staff this week. She will be assisting the organization with a variety of administrative tasks including business development drives, membership, volunteer and arts after school organizing and tracking.
This past Friday night I had the pleasure of attending the play “Plaza Suite” at the Arts Center in downtown Jamestown. It was an outstanding performance! The actors were terrific, the setting at the Arts Center was great, the food was excellent and the production provided lots of laughter.
Origami and paper cutting combine to create the art of kirigami.
The Arts Center is offering a two-part class on kirigami from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 26 and 28. Participants will explore traditional kirigami techniques on Tuesday and botanical kirigami pieces on Thursday.
"An Evening With Alexis Barnick” promises an entertaining experience from a powerful and professional-sounding voice, said Bruce Berg, the creator of the series.
Barnick is a freshman at Jamestown College and already has a long history of performing in musicals, choirs and small groups. Her hour-long solo performance in the “Evening With …” is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Arts Center.
Teen City, the Youth For Christ after-school drop-in center, does more than just offer a place for students to hang out.
The Arts Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Mary Zimmerman, is giving young people an opportunity to explore their creative side. And Maria Huebler, a YFC intern from Thum, Germany, is sharing her culture and caring with them.
Zimmerman helped create the mural along the second-floor wall a couple of years ago. Now she’s spending three weeks teaching drop-in students the art of printmaking.
Rehearsals for the Arts Center’s Community Theatre production of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” are in high gear for the Jan. 22-24 performances at the Arts Center.
The production is a dinner theater event so Monday is the last day to purchase tickets for the Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, performances. Monday is also the last day for tickets to the matinee Sunday, Jan. 24, which features dessert rather than dinner. Call the Arts Center at 251-2496 for tickets.
The Arts Center has received a $20,000 year-end contribution from Clarice and Reuben Liechty for student scholarships. Arts After School, Saturday classes, summer drama, family workshops and summer visual arts camps are fee-based programs, however, scholarships are available for each of these classes. Scholarships cover between 50 to 100 percent of the class fee and are based on parent request.
Joanne Anderson introduced Taylor Barnes, director of the Arts Center, to speak at the Dec. 7 noon Kiwanis meeting at the Lantern Room. Barnes thanked Chuck and Marlene Axtman for spending Sunday afternoon at the Arts Center hosting and selling tickets for the Christmas Tour of Homes. The attendance was greater and there were more men attending this year, possibly because of the showing of two downtown homes on the tour. The tour was one of many fundraisers for the Arts Center and Barnes said the center will complete projects as the finances are available.
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