Weeks Gallery Exhibition Will Feature Works


Acquisitions and the Jamestown Nexus, an exhibition of original works by Andy Warhol, opens in February in the Weeks Gallery on Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus.

The exhibition includes selections from 51 gelatin silver prints and 103 Polaroid photos produced by Warhol. The items were given to the Weeks Gallery as a grant from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.

An opening reception for the exhibition begins at 6 p.m. on February 2.

Admission to the reception is $20, premium seating, $15, preferred seating, and $12, general seating for tickets obtained online at campusstore.sunyjcc.edu. An additional $1.50 processing fee is charged for online tickets.

Tickets sold at the door or in the JCC box office are $23, $18, and $15. JCC Faculty Student Association members receive a $5 discount on tickets if purchased at the box office or at the door. For more information on tickets, call the box office, 716.338.1187.

A dedication ceremony in honor of retired JCC professor Robert Hagstrom, who was instrumental in the development of JCC’s gallery, begins at 6:30. Lois Strickler, who donated Warhol’s Marilyn screenprint to JCC in recognition of Dr. Hagstrom’s efforts to build a new gallery space and high quality programs in the 1990s, will make a presentation.

During a 7 p.m. lecture, Jonathan Katz, associate professor and director of visual studies at the University of Buffalo and author of Andy Warhol, will discuss Warhol?s success and struggles as an artist.

Wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and music by Babik begin at 7:45 in the Scharmann lobby and Weeks Reception Hall.

The event is made possible by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, JCC, JCC Faculty Student Association, JCC Foundation, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, Jamestown Savings Bank, Ken and Lois Strickler, Robert Hagstrom, Arthur R. Gren Company, and the Southern Tier Brewing Company.

The exhibition is on display from February 4 to March 21. Gallery hours are: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit weeksgallery.sunyjcc.edu.