Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:00am

Music by the Jazz Mandolin Project will be featured during the opening reception for “Global Vision: Selections from the Permanent Collection” on October 2 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

A talk by JCC's Community Cultural Center director James Colby will be presented at 6:30 p.m. The reception, which begins at 7:10, features hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting, and music by Amanda Barton and Steve Davis. The Jazz Mandolin Project performance begins at 8:30 in Scharmann Theatre.

Tickets for the event can be obtained through JCC's box office, 716.338.1187. Admission is $15 for the general public, $10 for area students and senior citizens, $8 for JCC Faculty Student Association members, and $5 for children 12 and under.

The Weeks Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday. The gallery is closed on college holidays. For more information, visit

The exhibition, on display through December 10, features several works that have been added to JCC's art collection since the 1970s.

The exhibition presents a spectrum of styles, from realist to eclectic post-modern art. Works by Philip Pearlstein, Audrey Flack, Gregory Gillespie, Martina Lopez, Tom Blackwell, Kathy Porter, Stephen Marc, Cletus Johnson, William Disbro, Angie To, Don Hill, Bethany Liebers, Dan Reidy, Mark Gillespie, and Justin Sorensen are included in the show.

The Jazz Mandolin Project, a Blue Note recording artist, has recorded six albums. The group's most recent CD, The Deep Forbidden Lake, features Jamie Masefield, who founded the band in 1993, Grammy Award pianist and accordion player Gil Goldstein, and bassist Greg Cohen.

The band fuses folk, bluegrass, and mandolin traditions with jazz and world beat influences.

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