Sharing Secrets: An Art & Wine Experience at Vivac Winery
June 17, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Join gallery artist (and Vivac Winery's next Heaven & Hell Label Artist), Jessamyn Lovell, as she leads us through her journey growing up on a small impoverished farm in rural upstate New York to her recent success as an artist and private investigator featured on the popular public radio show "This American Life." Jessamyn's journey is mirrored by the development of Vivac Winery, which you will experience through wine tastings, small bites, and creative storytelling while exploring the winemakers’ private family farm. This is an intimate, interactive experience that offers a rare peek into the secret lives of the artist, the wine, and the vineyard. Each guest will receive a personalized artwork from Jessamyn that commemorates their experience. Presented by Vivac Winery in partnership with Central Features Contemporary Art.

Location: Vivac Winery, 2075 State Highway 68 (at the Dixon turn off)

Click here for tickets! Private event; space is limited!

D.I.Y P.I. Call for Commissions

Jessamyn Lovell is currently accepting commissions from interested parties who wish to receive a personalized dossier, in the form of an artist book, of their own private investigation. These completed dossier-artworks, as well as the process of each investigation, will be considered for inclusion in D.I.Y. P.I., Lovell’s solo art exhibition which will be on view at Central Features Contemporary Art in Fall 2017. Lovell will review each commission and select which cases to pursue. Selected applicants will pay a flat rate fee for Lovell to investigate their case.

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Jessamyn Lovell (b. 1977, Syracuse, NY) is a visual artist working with photography, video, and surveillance as tools to document her own life experiences making connections between class and personal identity. BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology and MFA, California College of the Arts Lovell lives in Albuquerque, NM where she is currently a Lecturer in the Art and Art History Department at the University of New Mexico. Lovell’s work has been exhibited nationally, and she is the recipient of several awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the CENTER Excellence in Teaching Award. Lovell has received international recognition for her most recent work "Dear Erin Hart,” for which she found, followed and photographed her identity thief.


Mysteries of Identity, Alibi, May 11, 2017
Case Open: The Art of Private Investigation, ABQ Free Press, Dec 29, 2016
Taking it Underground, Local Flavor (pg. 40-24), Winter 2016/17