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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.
Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors! Jim Blomquist (Sound, Audio, and Digital Recording and Production) and Vince Liuzzo (art) have joined the Infinity Team. Jim is currently offering private and group instruction in sound, audio, and digital production and Vince is offering private art lessons.
Jim Blomquist, Sound, Audio, and Digital Recording and Production
Born and raised in Jamestown, Jim began his musical career as a DJ playing at clubs and events throughout western New York and northern Pennsylvania. This eventually led to an interest in the production and recording fields, primarily within the Hip-Hop and R&B genres. In 1998, he was hired as a tour DJ/musical support specialist and worked closely with various Hip-Hop and R&B recording artists from Interscope, Motown, Island/Def Jam, and Sony Records. For the next 4 years, Jim was fortunate enough to tour the world, performing in such places as Germany, Africa, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, as well as many locations in the US and Canada.
Jim is proficient with various Digital Audio Workstations such Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic, and most recently Ableton Live, which he uses for all current productions. He enjoys teaching the production techniques he has learned throughout the years, as well as sharing his knowledge of Hip-Hop history.
Vince Liuzzo, Art
“Vince the Tree Guy” is a Certified Arborist, chainsaw carver and longtime friend of Infinity and the Jamestown Community. An active event partner and fundraiser Vince and company at Sherwood Arts have raised thousands of dollars for local charities and community organizations through events and chainsaw carving raffles since 2017.
Vince is a partner at Tactical Tree Solutions- your friendly neighborhood Tree Guys – and uses the byproduct of trees removed to create one of a kind, made to order chainsaw carvings.
Vince incorporates his love of nature into subjects of his creations and enjoys working with various media including oil and acrylic, charcoal and incorporates fundamentals such as color theory, composition, figure and gesture, and 3D sculpture into his classes and lessons at Infinity. Vince’s unique background and approach creates and exciting environment for students where whimsy and creativity are the driving factors for student projects.
For more information about Infinity, or to register for lessons with Jim or Vince, please visit www.infinityperformingarts.org
Infinity is a music and arts education and performing arts center that offers private lessons, group classes, and an array of arts experiences and performance opportunities within five pillars of the arts: music, art, dance, theater, and literature. Infinity offers something for all ages and experience levels. Join us, and Explore, Experience, and Excel in the arts! New student orientations take place once a month at 301 East Second Street Lynn Building, Suite 101, Jamestown, NY 14701. For more information, call 716-664-0991 or visit www.infinityperformingarts.org