Library Exhibit – June 2017
Decorative Tiles in the JHS Collection
Eighteen tiles are on display at the library. Six of them were created by Constance Armbrust. They celebrate both the Episcopal Church, St. Matthew’s (three tiles) and the Catholic Church, St. Mark’s, as well as, Beavertail Light House and a view of the East Ferry area.
We do not know who created four of the tiles: Town Hall -1883, the Library between 1972 and ’93, the horse drawn Steam Fire Engine and the Windmill in 1787. If you know anything about who might have done these, we would love to know.
There are two tiles by Evelyn Rhodes; The Jamestown Bridge 1940-1990 and the Mackeral Cove Beach Pavilion 1928-1938. We have one tile each by artists A.J. Shepardson, (map of the island), Frank Caswell, (Ferryboat – Govenor Carr), Don Miller, (Beavertail Light,) J.P. Champlin, (Central Baptist 1867- 1976), June Webb, (Conanicut Marina), and Jillian Barber, (Newport-Pell Bridge).