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Tuesday October 21st, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
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FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight,” starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth. It will be screened on Sat., Oct. 18, and Tues., Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight” is a romantic ...
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The cast of the Theatre and Dance production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” includes, front from left, Shane Zimmerman as Demetrius, Morgan Troia as Helena, Ana McCasland as Nan Bottom, Joan Marie Cusick as Hermia, Cody Jones as Lysander and, back from left, Alexa Lindberg ad Titania and Miquon Jackson as Oberon. One of the most popular works ...
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Stanley Weintraub JAMESTOWN – Dr. Stanley Weintraub will give the 10th annual Murray L. Bob Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Prendergast Library. His presentation “Escape into Christmas: Korea 1950” is based on material from his latest book, “A Christmas Far From Home,” being released this fall. According to the ...
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library  The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library will be celebrating National Friends of Library Week during the month of October. Beginning on October 1st, the Friends will give each guest a free raffle ticket to fill out u
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Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
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Dr. Laurent Seksik FREDONIA, N.Y. - (Oct. 10, 2014) - Internationally known French novelist Laurent Seksik will conclude a week at the State University of New York at Fredonia devoted to Stefan Zweig – the Austrian author and biographer who reached the height of his career in the 1920s and 1930s as one of the world’s most popular authors – in a ...
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The cast of the Theatre and Dance production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” includes, front from left, Shane Zimmerman as Demetrius, Morgan Troia as Helena, Ana McCasland as Nan Bottom, Joan Marie Cusick as Hermia, Cody Jones as Lysander and, back from left, Alexa Lindberg ad Titania and Miquon Jackson as Oberon. One of the most popular works ...
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library  The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library will be celebrating National Friends of Library Week during the month of October. Beginning on October 1st, the Friends will give each guest a free raffle ticket to fill out u
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Thursday October 23rd, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
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The cast of the Theatre and Dance production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” includes, front from left, Shane Zimmerman as Demetrius, Morgan Troia as Helena, Ana McCasland as Nan Bottom, Joan Marie Cusick as Hermia, Cody Jones as Lysander and, back from left, Alexa Lindberg ad Titania and Miquon Jackson as Oberon. One of the most popular works ...
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library  The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library will be celebrating National Friends of Library Week during the month of October. Beginning on October 1st, the Friends will give each guest a free raffle ticket to fill out u
Writing as a Healing Tool 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. www.anglesofhopecenter.com/workshops (716) 785-4247  
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Friday October 24th, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
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The cast of the Theatre and Dance production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” includes, front from left, Shane Zimmerman as Demetrius, Morgan Troia as Helena, Ana McCasland as Nan Bottom, Joan Marie Cusick as Hermia, Cody Jones as Lysander and, back from left, Alexa Lindberg ad Titania and Miquon Jackson as Oberon. One of the most popular works ...
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  As part of its Bucket List Series, on Friday night, October 24, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is taking a field trip to visit a Saw Whet Owl banding station. Participants will be able to observe the banding of one of our most elusive owls. Jamestown, NY – What is the tiniest, cutest owl in the region?   The Saw Whet Owl may be it, but they ...
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Local embroiderers will display many types of stitchery at Prendergast Library in a new needlework exhibit starting Friday, Oct. 24. The Chautauqua Region Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. will sponsor a needlework exhibit in the Prendergast Library Art Gallery Oct. 24 – Nov. 28. The local chapter celebrated its 30th anniversary in ...
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library  The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library will be celebrating National Friends of Library Week during the month of October. Beginning on October 1st, the Friends will give each guest a free raffle ticket to fill out u
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Saturday October 25th, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
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Two major guest artists are featured on the Fredonia Wind Ensemble concert October 25. The Fredonia Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Paula Holcomb, will give its first concert of the season on Saturday, October 25 at 8pm in King Concert Hall. The event features two major guest artists: Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon, and Michael Colgrass, Pulitzer Prize winning ...
October 25 - Saturday & 26 - Sunday; 2 day ‘Introduction to Spiritual Healing’ with Tom Rugani. $40.00 Notebook required. Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. Saturday hours: 9:00am-4:00pm and Sunday hours: 1:00-4:00pm.
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The cast of the Theatre and Dance production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” includes, front from left, Shane Zimmerman as Demetrius, Morgan Troia as Helena, Ana McCasland as Nan Bottom, Joan Marie Cusick as Hermia, Cody Jones as Lysander and, back from left, Alexa Lindberg ad Titania and Miquon Jackson as Oberon. One of the most popular works ...
The Village of Fredonia and Town of Pomfret Recreation Department annual Halloween Costume Parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 at 1:00 P.M. The afternoon event will begin with floats, bands and costumed marchers parading south on Temple Street to Church Street. Individual marchers and organized groups are encouraged to participate in the parade and are asked to line up at 12:30 P.M. at ...
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  On Saturday morning, October 25, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering a workshop where you can make a cornucopia-style basket, perfect for the upcoming holidays Jamestown, NY – The cornucopia, or horn of plenty -- commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts -- is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, ...
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library  The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library will be celebrating National Friends of Library Week during the month of October. Beginning on October 1st, the Friends will give each guest a free raffle ticket to fill out u
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Sunday October 26th, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
October 25 - Saturday & 26 - Sunday; 2 day ‘Introduction to Spiritual Healing’ with Tom Rugani. $40.00 Notebook required. Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. Saturday hours: 9:00am-4:00pm and Sunday hours: 1:00-4:00pm.
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library  The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library will be celebrating National Friends of Library Week during the month of October. Beginning on October 1st, the Friends will give each guest a free raffle ticket to fill out u
Reiki II Certification Class 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. www.anglesofhopecenter.com/workshops (716) 785-4247  
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Monday October 27th, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library  The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library will be celebrating National Friends of Library Week during the month of October. Beginning on October 1st, the Friends will give each guest a free raffle ticket to fill out u
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Tuesday October 28th, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library  The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library will be celebrating National Friends of Library Week during the month of October. Beginning on October 1st, the Friends will give each guest a free raffle ticket to fill out u
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Wednesday October 29th, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library  The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library will be celebrating National Friends of Library Week during the month of October. Beginning on October 1st, the Friends will give each guest a free raffle ticket to fill out u
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Jamestown Community College’s North County Center in Dunkirk will host an Adult Learner Open House from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on October 29. The event is designed for adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies. Those planning to attend are asked to register by calling 363.6500. The open house will include an information fair as well as presentations about financial ...
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Thursday October 30th, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
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Friday October 31st, 2014
Sometimes, we don’t see the beauty and uniqueness of the that which we see everyday. That can be said of all of Chautauqua County, but also of so many of the things we take for granted, Sinclairville Library would most definitely be one of thos
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Saturday November 1st, 2014
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  Licensed raptor rehabilitator Mark Baker returns to the Audubon Center and Sanctuary on Saturday, November 1, 2014, for Owl Day. The Great Horned Owl he holds here is just one of several that visitors will be able to get close to. Among the many other activities are crafts, an owl calling contest, and behind-the-scene tours of Liberty, the nature center’s ...
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The First Presbyterian Church of Westfield will host a Halloween 5K Saturday, Nov. 1, and all are invited to participate. Whether young, senior citizen or in between, it is suggested everyone is encouraged to wear their Halloween costume. There will be a prize for best costume and best couples costume. “So, wear your most elaborate and creative costume as we all walk, ...
Some forty years after their peak of success, Creedence Clearwater Revival\'s music is still a staple of American and worldwide radio airplay. CCR has sold 26 million albums in the United States alone.  In 1993, Creedence Clearwater Revival wa
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  Many opportunities await all levels of Scouts at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary. One of those opportunities is earning this owl Scout patch on Owl Day, Saturday, November 1. Jamestown, NY – Scout packs and dens now planning their schedules for the 2014-2015 school year will want to know about the many Scouting opportunities at the Audubon Center ...
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Andy Warhol: Acquisitions and Jamestown Nexus: Feb. 2-Mar. 21 at JCC
When: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 thru Thursday, March 21st, 2013

 

Gallery Director Recounts Pop Artist’s Jamestown Connection, Controversy
 

James D. Colby, Director of Exhibitions and Galleries at Jamestown Community College, points out Warhol's Marilyn Monroe screen print and two panels that include 26 newspaper editorials discussing Warhol's 1968 film screening at JCC. This represents a small portion of works included in the upcoming ArtHappening. 

JAMESTOWN, NY- The screening of Andy Warhol’s ‘experimental’ film in Jamestown on Jan. 18, 1968 shocked many in the audience that night and created a flurry of controversy. The hour long-film, which “flickered and jerked and showed semi nude models,” was considered “vulgar, hideous and foul matter,” according to JCC founder and trustee Sarita Weeks. Adding insult to injury, he spoke few words that night to an audience gathered to hear him speak.

The Community Debates Andy Warhol
The ensuing controversy and war of words included a public banter of 26 newspaper editorials for and against the burgeoning pop artist’s work, and according to Week’s Gallery Director, James Colby provided a glimpse into the multiplicity of the Jamestown community.

“What is so interesting to me about this whole thing is how it represents the diversity of Jamestown,” said Colby as he prepared for the event, entitled Andy Warhol: Acquisitions and Jamestown Nexus, which opens on February 2 at JCC.

The exhibit will include original artworks, artifacts, films and digital projections, which explain Warhol’s career, and the pop artist’s Jamestown connections and controversy. Works and images are on loan from the Andy Warhol Museum and Andy Warhol Foundation.

The Day Andy Warhol Came to Jamestown
Viewers will be able to see archives of those searing editorials, as well as a copy of the Jan. 2011 article from WORD magazine entitled, “The Day Andy Warhol Came to Jamestown,” which is a first hand account of events of that night according to the reflections of Dr. Robert Hagstrom, former cultural events committee member at the college.

Concerning the conservative versus progressive viewpoints, Colby says, “To me it was a model of disagreeing but still getting along.” 

Lois Strickler, who would move to Jamestown after meeting the budding artist at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, collected many articles about Warhol. Those items, donated by Strickler and other sources will be digitally projected for the exhibit.

The Jamestown connection was put on center stage when Robert Scharmann and JCC’s cultural events committee invited Warhol to screen films and speak. Dr. Hagstrom would say “The committee was not a conservative think tank…He (Warhol) was a controversial artist… so we invited him.”

Colby states, “So, we have someone that took the conservative approach, like Sarita. She has contributed a ton to the college, why would we ever want to disconnect from her?” 

Colby asserts that it is essential to reflect on Sarita’s experiences, worldview and her contributions to JCC to understand the context of her remarks. “She translated classical archives at Yale while working on her Ph.D. in theatre… championed opera, global artifacts and Victorian etiquette,” Colby writes. “Sarita never embraced modern or avante-garde movements…few individuals, whether expert, amateur or student appreciate every art period.”

“And then we have another conservative (Strickler), but in terms of her art and training was progressive and wants to (embrace Warhol) and the college supported her,” says Colby. The Stricklers befriended Warhol and entertained him during his stay in Jamestown. Warhol gave Lois his iconic print of Marilyn Monroe, signing “Andy Warhol love and kisses 69,” which also on display at Weeks gallery

Tongue in cheek, the gallery director states, “I can envision a reality TV show filming Warhol dining with the Stricklers at the Town Club, juxtaposed with Sarita staying up late to write her critical editorial.”
With retrospection, Colby asserts, “the idea for a college is to embrace it all and then let people (or time) decide who becomes famous or what their value is. Because the college opened up to all of that, look how much richer it is. It’s not a narrow minded collection, it’s diverse.”

More Than Just Pop Art
Another point Colby wishes to drive home is that the work of Warhol is much more than the pop art he is famous for. He was, the gallery director states, “one of the century’s most sought after portrait artists.” Colby writes, “as a fan of Queen Elizabeth, Sarita may have bonded with Warhol if she had viewed the Queen’s proper, regal portrait. Warhol also portrayed Mao Zedong, John F. and Jackie Kennedy, Truman Capote, Liza Minnelli, Jimmy Carter, Mohammed Ali, Dorothy Hamill and other superstars.”

Like him or hate him, Warhol’s influence cannot be underestimated. Colby contends, “he totally changed the advertising and fine art industry; he changed the record industry,” adding that Warhol hired people to do album covers in ways that were never done before. “His greatest impact may have been on television and movies.”

“That’s what we are trying to do with the show is to demonstrate his influence and diversity as an artist.”

Tickets for the ArtHappening are available at campusstore.suny.jcc.edu and are also available at the JCC box office, located in the campus store, by calling 716-338-1187 or at the door. 

 

CONTRIBUTOR: Patricia Pihl
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