JAC Design Expo 2013

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 18 Valley St Jamestown RI 02835  See map

Design Expo at the Jamestown Arts Center

January 10-February 7, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 2013

(Jamestown, RI, December 19, 2012)  Excitement is building for the first annual Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) Design Expo featuring Rhode Island designers who are propelling the creative industry sector of our state’s economy.

The event will showcase the wide variety of design talent within Rhode Island including graphic, fashion, furniture, yacht and product design as well as architecture, interior design and interactive technology development. Additionally, teen designers from our Youth Design Studio program will share the work they have created in the inaugural session of our design curriculum made possible by a grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation.

Learn from and be inspired by innovators from all sectors of design - ranging from interactive technologies to product design.


The show will run for 4 weeks with an Opening on January 10th, 5:30-8:30.  A number of designers will do short informational talks, presenting their work that evening. 


During the run of the show, the JAC expects to host several local schools for information exchanges.  The aim is for the Exposition to be educational within the community and the schools as well as being a great opportunity for local designers and designer firms to share what they do best.


The opening reception and gallery hours are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays 10am - 2pm through February 8. Designers and design firms include (with more to come!):DWRI Letterpress
Estes Twombly Architects
Ezra Smith Design
Focal Upright Furniture
groundSwell DesignsHasbro
JAC Youth Design Studio
Jeff Soderbergh
Katherine Field and Associates
Lakuna Design
MAGUIRE Art Design Mars MadeOCTO PDPackaging 2.0  S. Barzin ArchitectStudio Dunn
taste Thames & KosmosXimedica


 Jamestown Arts Center In the fall of 2009 a boat repair shop was purchased with support from local families and public and private foundations.  With extensive renovations, donations of funding, time and sweat equity, the Jamestown Arts Center is open for classes and events.  Classes, workshops, and camps are offered in painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, photography, design, cartooning, and yoga for all age levels.  Events include art openings and presentations, spoken word, dance, music, film and theatre. 


The Jamestown Arts Center’s mission is to foster creativity and inspire innovation by providing challenging opportunities in a wide range of artistic disciplines for people of all ages.  The Jamestown Arts Center is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary facility created to benefit the community of Jamestown, RI, and beyond.  The Center’s programming is guided by the principles of hands on learning, the spirit of curiosity and the synergy between art and innovation.


For event and class listings, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.jamestownartcenter.org, e-mail jamestownartscenter@gmail.com or call (401) 560-0979.   The JAC is located at 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI.  


Poster Image created by: Ryan Hughes Maguire of Maguire Art Design


Media Contact: Lisa Utman Randall, Executive Director, 401-560-0979, jamestownartscenter@gmail.com


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