New Printmaking Exhibit Opens At JCC

Area residents gathered at the Weeks Gallery of Jamestown Community College Friday evening to celebrate the unveiling of a new printmaking exhibit.

“Printmaking: Art, Process, Community” is set to run through March 26. Patricia Briggs, Weeks Gallery director is set to host an informal discussion about it at noon on March 5.

The exhibit features the work of eight artists who have ties to Chautauqua County, including: Don Kimes, artistic director of visual arts at Chautauqua Institution; Tom Raneses, printmaking and drawing teacher for Chautauqua; Teto Elsiddique, a student of Raneses who is a graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University; Katja Oxman, Art Werger, Bonnie Ashmore-Davis, Betsey Garand, and John James Anderson.

According to Raneses, the show is really exciting because it includes a wide variety of techniques. It tries to cover people doing representational work, abstraction or using materials such as wood, plastic and metal.

“To look at different processes and to see people bringing their image to paper or transferring like Teto is doing is amazing,” Raneses said. “I think the eight artists show well together. So I think if you come to a show like this you would learn how different artists approach their art. It’s a nice way to go experience art, but also be part of the educational process. JCC is also a great place to have it. The Weeks Gallery is incredible, and we’re lucky to be part of this community.”

The Weeks Gallery is located on the second floor of the arts and sciences center at Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St. in Jamestown. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. For more information, call 338-1300 or visit