Weeks Gallery 2017-18 Season

Exhibition Hours: M-F: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and by appointment. For tours and appointments contact Patricia Briggs at 716.338.1301. Visit the Weeks Gallery Facebook page for more information.

All events are free and open to the public.

The Weeks Gallery is located on the second floor of the Arts and Sciences building (ARCS) next to the Scharmann Theatre, on the Jamestown Campus.

American Scene: Life During the 1930s |  November 6 - December 14

Fine art prints depicting life in America during the Depression Era. Works from the collection of Marlin Casker, SUNY Oswego, and Indiana State University.

November 9, 6 p.m. | Presentation by SUNY Fredonia history professor Ellen Litwicki
Litwicki presents a talk about life in America during the Great Depression era in the Weeks Reception Hall, with a catered reception in the lobby to follow.

November 14, noon-1 p.m. | Meet local art collector Marlin Casker
Casker's fine art prints are the foundation of the exhibition.

1930s artwork

Art/Patient/Advocate: Elizabeth Jameson and Ted Meyer  |  February 13 - March 27, 2018

Artists use body scars, brain scans, and photographs, offering patients and caregivers new ways of visualizing disease.

February 15, 6-8 p.m. | Artist presentation
Artist Ted Meyer presents a talk about his book of photography entitled Scarred for Life at Scharmann Theatre. Catered reception in the lobby following the talk.

March 8, noon-1 p.m. | Exhibition tour
Informal tour of the exhibition by gallery director Patricia Briggs.

 woman in wheelchair artwork   

JCC Juried Student Art & Design 2018 |  April 26 - May 10

Student artwork exhibition

April 10-18 | Student submissions
Students are invited to enter their artwork in the competition.

April 26, 6-8 p.m. | Reception and awards ceremony

May 1, noon-1 p.m. | Discussion with art department faculty
“What Makes it Good?” informal noontime discussion with art department faculty members about how artworks are evaluated.


Center Gallery Fall 2017 Season

Exhibition Hours: M-Th: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., F 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
* The gallery is closed on college holidays.

The Center Gallery is located on the second floor of the College Center (COLL) building, on the Cattaraugus County campus.

From Turtle Island: Our Traditional Expressions |  November 3 - December 7
Jones Turtle Island artwork

Thirteen artists share their traditional cultural art forms to raise the local and regional profiles of Native artists. Organizers and curators Penelope Minner (Seneca, Turtle Clan, basket making) and Peter Jones (Onondaga, Beaver Clan, sculpture), hope the exhibition enlightens visitors to the past, present, and future of their people and traditions.

November 3, 5-7 p.m. | Reception
Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Need transportation to the reception? Contact Patricia Briggs.

About the exhibition

Five of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) are represented in this exhibition. The artists hope to enlighten visitors to the past, present and future of their people and their traditions and raise the local and regional profiles of Native artists by sharing their traditional art forms. 

Dr. Patricia Briggs, Director of Jamestown Community College’s Center and Weeks Galleries stated that “JCC is honored to host local Native American artists in the Center Gallery on our Olean campus. We are planning to have featured artists speak at the opening reception and to meet with classes on campus. “From Turtle Island” is a marvelous way to highlight native arts and crafts and inform students and community members about local native cultural traditions.”

Haynes Turtle Island artwork

The exhibition opens on November 3rd with a gallery reception that is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through December 7th and visitors are invited to experience the beauty and artistry of the Haudenosaunee rich, cultural heritage during this month-long exhibition.  

Every artist in this exhibition recognizes the vital importance of keeping their cultural traditions alive by practicing their particular art form and, in turn, passing those skills, knowledge and traditions on to the next generation. The artists participating in this exhibition, their Nation, clan and art forms are:  

  • Mary Annette Clause, Mohawk, Bear Clan (raised beadwork, cornhusk dolls, moccasins)
  • Hayden Haynes, Seneca, Deer Clan (antler carving)
  • Debra Hoag, Seneca, Turtle Clan (beadwork, cornhusk dolls)
  • Tom Huff, Seneca-Cayuga, Deer Clan (mixed media sculptor)
  • Mary Jacobs, Seneca, Turtle clan (flat and raised beadwork)
  • Samantha Jacobs, Seneca, Turtle clan (beadwork, traditional clothing)
  • Peter Jones, Onondaga Nation, Beaver Clan (stoneware pottery and sculpture)
  • Mike Jones, Onondaga-Seneca, Hawk Clan (pottery, sculpture, pen and ink)
  • Penelope Minner, Seneca, Turtle Clan (splint baskets, corn husk dolls, watercolors)
  • Erwin Printup, Cayuga, Bear Clan (painting)
  • Diane Shenandoah, Oneida, Wolf Clan (sculptor)
  • Roger Thompson, Seneca, Turtle Clan (drawing, painting, wood burning)
  • Carson Waterman, Seneca, Snipe Clan (painting, drawing, sculpture)
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