JAMESTOWN - Tickets go on sale Monday for the opening reception of Jamestown Community College's Homegrown Excellence II exhibition that features a concert by the 10,000 Maniacs with Mary Ramsey on Oct. 1.
The doors open at 6:45 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. The reception, held at the conclusion of the concert, features hors d'oeuvres and wine and beer tasting, music by Buffalo's Band Named Sue, and a Weeks Gallery exhibition highlighting works by several JCC's art faculty members.
The event is sponsored by the JCC Faculty Student Association, JCC Foundation, JCC Alumni Association, and Arthur R. Gren Company.
Tickets are available at the pre-concert meet and greet and ArtParty levels. The $25 meet and greet package includes a champagne toast at 6:15 p.m., photograph with the 10,000 Maniacs, premium concert seating, and all ArtParty events.
The ArtParty ticket includes the concert and ArtParty events. Prices are: general admission, $15; area students and senior citizens, $10; and JCC FSA cardholders, $8.
The 10,000 Maniacs will perform a special matinee concert at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 in Scharmann Theatre. Tickets are general admission, $10; area students and senior citizens, $8; and JCC FSA cardholders and children 12 and under, $5.
Tickets for the event can be obtained through JCC's box office, 338-1187.
The 10,000 Maniacs produced four multi-platinum albums, "In My Tribe," "Blind Man's Zoo," "Our Time in Eden," and "MTV Unplugged." The band toured Europe, played for 80,000 at the Grateful Dead concert in Rich Stadium, performed at Bill Clinton's MTV inaugural ball, and appeared on "Saturday Night Live," "The Tonight Show," and "Late Night with David Letterman."
The Homegrown Excellence exhibition showcases more than 42 artworks, including photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, prints, and new media/digital works by JCC art faculty members Gary Deckard, Debra Eck, Peter Goergen, Theresa Heinz, Mark Kirsch, Marilyn Martin, Heather Miller, Bill Waite, Yu Kanazawa and Deb Lanni.
The exhibition will be on display until Dec. 9.
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 weeksgallery.sunyjcc.edu.