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THE ARTS CENTER What’s Inside: A Word From Our Director

THE ARTS CENTER NEWSLETTER Issue 111 - July 2013 Courtesy of:

The Buffalo City Rotisserie Grill

Upcoming Classes LA. Huffman Exhibit Summer Art Hunt Upcoming Performance Thank yous

From the director’s desk:

Taylor Barnes Executive Director

“Retire: to stop working willingly” is forced upon some while it is celebrated by others. I have made the decision to stop working willingly at the end of JFAA’s next fiscal year – June 1014. Because I really like what I do (most days), this is a difficult decision, however, a good one for the organization and for me – more time to play with our new granddaughter and new leadership taking the organization to greater heights! Each Arts Center Executive Director has brought different gifts and a different focus for development – as will the next director. Think about everything this organization has already developed! From the early beginning as a ladies art club in 1976 to currently owning a newly renovated Arts Center, Hansen Arts Studio, Kirkpatrick Gallery and developing an Art Park… these are significant physical developments. The real accomplishments, however, are the ways in which the Arts Center programs, events, activities, classes etc. touch the lives of area residents. The arts help us connect to one another, develop community and define sense of place in ways other activities don’t. The organization’s membership has provided the means for this development and changes that have created Arts After School, community theatre, the renovations, and have helped secure matching funds for Caravanserai and other programs that brought international musicians to Jamestown. As the Arts Center continues to grow, it will continue to play a significant role in community growth… because we actively implement the maxim “Be the change you want to see in the world” (or our community). Thank you for the support over the zillion years I seem to have worked here. I have very selfishly benefited from the challenges, growth experiences, artist interactions, performances, and friendships I have been able to develop. The next director will benefit from the opportunities the Arts Center provides and the support you give. Support for the Arts Center’s work will continue to be as important after my retirement as it is now!

Join us for this Art for Life event: “Old Favorites” Sing-a-long Wednesday, July 3 from 3:15 - 4:00 pm Heritage Centre at Ave Maria Village The Art for Life program is designed to enrich the lives of the residents living at Ave Maria Village and the Heritage Centre through the arts and is supported by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

upcoming classes providing opportunities for artistic development and exploration

ClassES for adults (16 years of age and older)

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call The Arts Center at 701-251-2496, stop by the office or register online Still life drawing & Painting with Tammy Jones July 10, 17 & 24 from 6 - 8:30 pm The Hansen Arts Studio • $50 members / $60 non-members A still life study... Students will be guided through the drawing and painting of a still life arrangement. No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided. Black & White Photography with Matthew Leitner July 23, August 6 & 18 from 6 - 8:00 pm The Hansen Arts Studio • $50 members / $60 non-members This class is designed to teach the student how to operate a manual SLR camera as a means to create expressive works of photography, utilizing black & white film as the primary medium. The techniques employed in film photography are applicable to digital photography as well. A manual SLR film camera is preferred. The instructor will make B&W film and film processing available for purchase.

SUMMER KIDS CAMPS (grades 1 - 6)

Summer camps start June 10th. Pre-registration is required . Call The Arts Center 701-251-2496, stop by the office for details, or

INTEREST-BASED Gatherings (These groups are FREE & open to all skill levels) PHOTOGRAPHY interest group Meets at the Hansen Arts Studio the 1st Sunday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Wood carving with the Woodchippers Meets at the Hansen Arts Studio the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

classic movie night Next classic movie is Thursday, July 18th at The Arts Center. Showtime is 7:00 pm. Popcorn is available for $1.00.

Readers theater group Enjoy reading with expression? The next Readers Theater Group will meet July 17 at 7:00 pm in the Hansen Arts Studio to read a play aloud and have fun becoming the characters. More information: Dina Laskowski, 269-9111,

Calling all lovers of the American West, Cowboys and Regional History. FROM THE COVER: In The Branding Pen LA Huffman, photography, 1886

exhibitions revolving gallery exhibitions every four to six weeks

Photographer of the american west Laton Alton Huffman (1854-1931) July 10 – August 24, 2013 A visit to The Arts Center this summer will take you to times past and give you a nostalgic look at early Montana and North Dakota. Photographer Of The American West, an exhibition of historical western photographs by L.A. Huffman opens on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm.

Special Presentation & opening Reception with exhibit developer Mark Browning and Bev & Gene Allen, contributors to the book “LA Huffman: Photographer of the American West” Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm The exhibit kicks off with a Special Presentation by the exhibition’s developer Mark Browning. In 1995, when he assumed the Director’s position at the now named WaterWorks Art Museum (Miles City, MT), he began their efforts at collecting the vintage works of early day photographers that recorded the history of a changing west in the 1800s. Arriving in 1879, Laton Alton (L.A.) Huffman was one of those figures and the one that remained in the area for the duration of his life. Huffman traveled across North Dakota several times in addition to his work relating to the building of the railroads. For the next eighteen years, Browning oversaw the photo collection that grew to about five-hundred images, of which nearly a third are L.A. Huffman’s.

gallery talk Attending and contributing to the presentation will be Gene and Bev Allen, former Jamestown residents, now of Helena, MT. Their collection of photographs and papers was used for the Book L.A. Huffman: Photographer Of The American West. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. More info: This exhibition is sponsored by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association with support from the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

In THE arts center Lobby — Matthew Leitner Starting July 1st, the Lobby Gallery will feature the black & white photographs of Matthew Leitner. His work focuses primarily on landscapes and is reminiscent of the work of early 20th century photographers. Leitner uses film to capture his images. Matthew will be teaching a traditional photo class. “The Inspiring Art of Black & White Photography” beginning July 23. See the “classes” section for details.

THE JFAA - 2013 Annual juried show The prospectus for the 2013 Annual JFAA Juried Show will be available July 1. Anyone interested in exhibiting should contact us to receive entry details. Anyone who has exhibited in the past will receive the prospectus via email. If your email has changed recently please send your new address to As in past years, artists can submit up to three artworks. Once installed the exhibit is juried for prizes. This exhibit is an annual favorite and a terrific way for emerging artists to gain exposure.

upcoming events bringing artists and entertainment to the community

“Oy Vey” is Jewish for “ Uff-da”! by Elisa Korenne The idea for‘Oy Vey’ is Jewish for ‘Uff-da!’ originated in Elisa Korenne’s experience moving from New York City, where she lived next door to millions of fellow Jews, to New York Mills, where she was the only Jewish person for 100 miles, or so it seemed. Strangely, Elisa noticed Jewish names on street signs and store awnings, and she began to wonder why. With her experience writing songs based in history, Elisa started researching the Jews who once lived near her new hometown. She discovered that in the 19th- and 20th-centuries, many Jews immigrated to the rural upper Midwest, many to be farmers. Elisa had never heard of Jewish farmers, and she was smitten with the idea of learning more about them. Elisa’s findings have been transformed with songwriting and storytelling into a fascinating hour of stories and songs about this small, unlikely group of rural Minnesotan & North Dakotan Jews. ‘Oy Vey!’ is Jewish for ‘Uff-da!’ bridges a large gap in the knowledge of and about Jews, especially in this area where they are uncommon. The show makes people laugh and empathize with some of the most fascinating characters in history.

Join us for this unique performance: Wednesday, August 14, 7:00 pm at The Arts Center Tickets at the door: $7 members / $10 general admission Performer, songwriter, and writer Elisa Korenne relocated to rural Minnesota after a decade in New York City. Educated at Yale University and the London School of Economics. For the last twelve years, Elisa has recorded and performed her music regionally, nationally and internationally. Learn more at

Art Hunt! a Jamestown summer favorite

2013 ANNUAL JAMESTOWN MINIATURE ART HUNT The hunt begins July 20, 2013 and ends when all ten art works are found. Don’t miss out on this family-fun adventure to seek outand own original miniature artworks by local artist Bill Nybo.

ARTWORK HUNTING! All artwork will be hidden in plain sight within Jamestown

public parks. Visual clues to the artwork hiding places will be posted on our blog (featured on the Jamestown Sun website) and posted in the window at the Hansen Art Studio during the weekend. First clue: 10am Saturday, Second clue: 3 pm Saturday, Third clue 10 am Sunday, Final clue 3 pm Sunday.

FOUND AN ARTWORK? Report it here: and visit The Art

Center to claim an additional prize. On the hunt send in pictures of yourself on the hunt and/or with your found artwork, the photos will be featured in the blog, on Facebook, and possibly in the Jamestown Sun. Send all pictures to:

IMPORTANT NOTE: All art is hidden in plain sight: meaning you will not need to dig,

destroy or move anything to find the art. There is a limit of one artwork per family. You are welcome to try and find them all, but please only take one! This will help everyone enjoy the hunt. Also, there will be multiple clues per day!

special thanks donations: Francoise & Dan Buchanan, Rotary Club memorial: from Ardell Kinzler in memory of her mother Alma Kinzler business memberships: Jamestown Lions Club special thanks to: Kathy Huber, Elsie Weber & Barb Pogue the label/mailing crew; gallery sitters Dana Mickelson, Judy Martini, Bill Nybo, Aloha Kercher; basement clean-up crew Marissa Drenth, Sam Johnson, Beka Hilgeman, Kelsey Becker; Pam Pietz for art supplies; Sue & Terry Anderson for the play scripts; Todd Humes from Humes Landscaping for helping maintain the Art Park; John Zvirovski and everyone who helped plant annuals in the Park; Peter McElroy for continual assistance in every maintenance adventure, Home of Economy for letting us use the “fishing tank” for the Art for Life event at the Heritage Center.

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The Arts Center activities are supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Arts Center is participating in ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest.

Issue 111 - 072013  
Issue 111 - 072013