JAC Summer Soirée
Friday, July 12, 2019
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PULPARAZZI: painting with paper


Curated by Joan Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2019
At our 9th Annual Summer Soirée
Exhibition Dates: July 12 – August 17, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment
Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 14th 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Curated by Jamestown artist, Joan Hall, PULPARAZZI demonstrates the many uses of handmade paper pulp used by the group of eight internationally recognized artists that call themselves Pulparazzi.  The artists met in 2009 at a conference and have subsequently exhibited and conducted workshops and presentations together as a group across the United States. PULPARAZZI: painting with paper opens Friday, July 12th at the JAC’s 9th Annual Summer Soirée. Champagne preview with curator’s talk at 6pm with most exhibiting artists in attendance. Following the opening, entry is free and open to the public during gallery hours Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 2pm or by appointment through August 17th. Closing Reception on Wednesday, August 14th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

John Babcock, Soquel, CA
Shannon Brock, Brooklyn, NY
Joan Hall, Jamestown, RI
Anne Q McKeown, Secaucus, NJ
Michelle Samour, Acton, MA
Peter Sowiski, Buffalo, NY
Lynn Sures, Colesville, MD
Beck Whitehead, San Antonio, TX

Joan Hall is a leading contemporary mixed media artist using primarily handmade paper, glass, steel and printed marks to create her work that looks to raise awareness about climate change; including the deterioration of the world’s seas. Hall is an artist and critic who has spent time working in both the U.S. and Europe. Her art has been exhibited internationally with exhibitions at venues including the Newport Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of  Art, the Meadows Museum and the Silkeborg Art Center, Denmark. Her installation “ The Invasion of Hull Cove” is in the exhibition “Personal Structures-Identities” in Venice, Italy at Palazzo Mora, an exhibition during the Venice Biennale on view until November 24th.  



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