2018-02-08 / About Town

Jamestown Arts Center adds to its team

Keeping an eye on Jamestown
The Lighthouse Keeper

The Jamestown Arts Center has added to its ranks with Susie Pentelow filling the newly created role of development associate.

Pentelow will play a key role in fundraising campaigns, sponsorship efforts, and assisting with the planning, coordination and production of annual events.

A recent transplant from London, she has several years experience working for contemporary art galleries and nonprofits in the areas of development, communications and public relations.

“We are thrilled to have Susie join the JAC team,” said Lisa Utman Randall, its executive director. “She is going to be a great asset as we move forward with our organizational and programmatic goals. We are so fortunate to be located in an incredibly supportive, and arts loving community, and we are excited to continue making the arts accessible and exciting here in Jamestown.”

The Jamestown Arts Center, which opened in July 2011, presents gallery exhibitions, film screenings, live concerts, theatre productions, dance performances, poetry readings, and book launches, as well as arts education programming for all ages on a year-round basis.


Quiz question: Today we associate love with the heart, but this wasn’t always the case. In medieval times, which internal organ was believed to cause love?

A. The brain

B. The stomach

C. The liver

D. The bladder

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Nicole Contino, from the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, wrote me to thank those who helped with the group’s campaign to maintain my home and the surrounding buildings here at Beavertail.

She wanted to extend her gratitude to the board members: Suzi Andrews, Sandy Paterson, Joan Vessella, Diane Bakley, Bob Dutson, Richard Koster, Stephen Meade, David Smith, Linda Warner, Clarice Willis, Stewart Morgan and Varoujan Karentz.

She also acknowledged “the unending help” from the Roach family and The Chemical Company, including their creating a video about the campaign, helping to launch a GoFundMe site “which helped get our campaign to reach a broader audience” and hosting a fundraising event at The Dunes Club.

Finally, she thanked the “Nite at the Light” fundraising event committee of Lynn Roach, Eileen Donnelly, Fran Roach, Ben Sawicki, Varoujan Karentz and Laura Allen, as well as all of the lighthouse docents, especially Ursula Michaels, who “were always available and helpful in any assistance the campaign needed” and volunteer Ken Newman.

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Quiz. Answer. C. The liver was associated with desire, as well as prophecy and imagination. Plato talks about the liver in his classic work “The Timaeus.”

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