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Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design has been featured in the following publications:

 
 

Woman up: Are gender exclusive art shows still a thing? And does anybody even care anyway?

NewportRI.com / September 5, 2018

They invaded quietly, in the middle of the night. Posters began floating like ads on walls, streetlights, telephone booths. Pasted around SoHo by a team of anonymous activists, the fliers offered acerbic takes on the art world and its profound misogyny. Museums and galleries were skewered for failing to exhibit women. The provocateurs called themselves the Guerrilla Girls and, with visual finesse as campy as it was threatening, donned gorilla masks as their disguises.


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Sneak Peek: This Old House's 2018 Idea House

Rhode Island Monthly / September 5, 2018

Gardner points out a colorful work of art above the staircase in the guest quarters: a photograph of a peony printed on aluminum by Rhode Island-based artist, Victoria Mele. The artwork throughout the main house and guest quarters, Gardner tells me, is curated by Newport’s Jessica Hagen Fine Art and will be up for sale at the grand opening celebration this Saturday.


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Strong Female Viewpoints Mark ‘The Fairer Sex’

Newport This Week / August 2, 2018

There’s nothing demure about “The Fairer Sex,” the new show at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design running through Aug. 19.

The exhibition features 24 contemporary women artists whose work is represented by painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramic and furniture. The title of the show is ironic, Hagen said, but it’s also meant to acknowledge the very real gender gap in the art world.


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Jessica Hagen Gallery Heralds Spring with James Coe Exhibit

NewportSeen.com / June 2018

The charming gallery on Bridge Street , Newport, welcomed artists, art lovers and friends back after a stormy winter to view  the best in American Contemporary Art.  The featured artist, James Coe,who has a passion for birds, nature, old barns, and relics of our rural heritage was there, commenting on his recent works and explaining techniques, and gallery owner Jessica Hagen was introducing him to guests.


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Daughter of famed furniture designer, who has carried on the family business, will speak at Newport Art Museum

Newport Daily News / May 25, 2018

NEWPORT — The featured speaker at the Newport Art Museum’s annual meeting on Wednesday will be a creative woman who followed in the footsteps of her famous father, making her own mark as she preserved his legacy.


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Designer Renders Antiques of the Future

Newport This Week / May 24, 2018

In an age when virtually everything is disposable and little is made to last, Mira Nakashima holds a tradition in her hands.

Mira, 76, is the daughter of internationally renowned furniture designer George Nakashima, recognized as one of America's most innovative craftsmen. Mira Nakashima learned the art of furniture making at her father’s side for more than 20 years in his studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania.


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High-end regional art assembled at Newport gallery

Newport Mercury  /  April 10, 2018

“Juxtaposition,” the latest exhibit at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, aptly demonstrates what the eponymous gallerist does best: The show collects a half-dozen artists working in painting, sculpture and photography. During my visit on a chilly Tuesday afternoon, Hagen chimed agreeably to my suggestion that the exhibit was a “sampler” of the gallery’s roster.


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Woodstock photographer's works speak to a generation

Newport Daily News  /  July 28, 2017

MIDDLETOWN — Photographer Elliott Landy brought it all back home for his listeners Friday as he talked about the anti-Vietnam War protests, the pro-choice demonstrations, and the rock stars and bands of the late 1960s, illustrating his narratives with the photos he shot at so many of those scenes.


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The Woodstock photographer who preserved Dylan's grin

Newport Mercury  /  July 25, 2017

As your typical millennial whelp, I wasn’t familiar with the work of Elliott Landy — the official photographer of the Woodstock Festival in 1969. So luck was not on my side when I tried arranging an interview with the famed photographer earlier this month. He was in traveling in France, photographing models (of course).


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Moments in time: Photographer who captured Woodstock Music Festival will share insights at antiques show

Newport Daily News  /  July 16, 2017

NEWPORT — Elliott Landy knew the Woodstock Music Festival would be big, really big. Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone were part of the star-studded lineup, after all, for the three-day gathering in the summer of ’69.


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Private eye: Photographer who rarely shows her work goes public at Newport gallery

Newport Mercury  /  July 4, 2017

Macaroni penguins joined the zoo. A man mistook a body in a pond for someone drowning and jumped in to save it. A castle is scheduled for $6 million in renovations. A dog named Nike went missing.


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Music to your eyes: Audio and visual join forces for gallery opening

Newport Mercury  /  April 11, 2017

A trombone howls, pulling noise into the present. The high notes squeal momentarily before retreating into a rocking wave of reverb. Musician Benjamin Lanz crouches down to adjust the pedals at his feet and refine the ripples. He’s wearing patterned pants and Nike trainers with a floral motif — splashes of color to contrast the dour bath of sound pouring from a family of amps and sourced from a laptop.


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Acclaimed Contemporary Artist Hunt Slonem at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

NewportSeen.com  /  July 8, 2016

Newport's collectors and art patrons turned out for a special viewing of  artist Hunt Slonem at Jessica Hagen Gallery.  Mr. Slonem is an American painter and sculptor best known for his Neo- Expressionistpaintings of bunnies, birds and butterflies. He maintains a large studio in Brooklyn, New York filled with his paintings and sculpture, an impressive collection of antiques and fifty-plus birds who provide him constant inspiration.