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cross Cape Cod’s coastal towns, world-class art and culture can be found everywhere, especially during the peak summer season. This issue, Art New England’s Destination Cape Cod takes you to the galleries, galas, special exhibitions, museums, and classrooms of Massachusetts’s most loved getaway. But before you cross the Cape Cod Canal, take a drive through the scenic Southcoast. The historic towns of Dartmouth and Westport are home to the Art Drive (August 6 and 7), an annual open studio tour now in its ninth year. This year, 34 artists will open their studios. The studios are in old carriage houses, post and beam barns, and down clamshell driveways. With only 15 miles separating them, a tour can include numerous studio visits plus a scenic drive through Dartmouth and Westport leaving plenty of time for lunch or dinner at one of the area’s Don Krohn, Walkway to the Bay, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 2014, pigment print, 12 x 18". From the Book On Cape Cod, published 2016 by David R. Godine, many restaurants. If you can’t make the Publisher. Copyright © Don Krohn. Art Drive, don’t miss the large-scale fish renditions that are a traditional part of the event. Each Art Drive artist creates a large, manager of Woods Hole Handworks. The galing, kayaking, sailing, horseback riding, biking, colorful depiction of a fish based on a template lery—established over 35 years ago—is open windsurfing, golfing, and more. Or, if you’re created by Concordia, a loyal boatyard. The fish seven days a week from Memorial Day through looking to relax, it’s a perfect place to just watch are displayed at the Roger Williams Botanical Columbus Day. True to its cooperative nature, the sunset. In the morning, enjoy the inn’s bounCenter (June 1–29); the Lloyd Center for the its members staff the gallery. The artists include tiful breakfast, which can be eaten in the dining Environment (July 8, for the Annual Clambake); jewelers, silversmiths, potters, illustrators, fiber room, on your deck, or even on the beach. (And Buzzards Bay Brewing (July 22–22); and artists, photographers, printmakers, soap makif you choose to visit in the off-season, you’ll be Padanaram Day (July 30); among others. The ers, weavers, and more. People return year after greeted by the cozy crackle of a fireplace when fish are then auctioned on eBay, with a portion year to purchase works by their favorite artyou arrive.) of the proceeds going to the Lloyd Center—in ists. If you’re waiting in line for the Steamship From Falmouth, take Route 28 South to keeping with Art Drive’s mission to support Authority ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, make sure Cotuit, where you’ll find the Cahoon Museum local efforts for environmental causes. The event you pop in. Or better yet, plan a trip to the galof American Art. The museum showcases both also features the community’s young artists with lery, and afterward, stop for a sweet treat at Pie contemporary 19th and 20th century American its Rising Stars event, an exhibit at South Wharf in the Sky Bakery. art and the folk art of Ralph and Martha (August 6–7). If you’re looking to stay overnight, the Inn Cahoon. The Cahoons purchased the historic To reach the cultural sites of Cape Cod from on the Sound has been named an Editors’ house in 1945. In 1984, two years after Ralph the Southcoast, take 195 East to the Bourne Choice by both Yankee Magazine and Cape Cod Cahoon’s death, the home was purchased and Bridge, and then head south on Route 28 Life. Located in Falmouth, the inn is well situthe Cahoon Museum of American Art was towards the village of Woods Hole. Home to ated for sightseeing on Cape Cod, Nantucket, founded. Recently, a new gallery and classthe Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Martha’s Vineyard, and even Newport, RI. Open room space have been added. This summer, the town is a destination for scientists and tourists, year-round, the inn sits 45 feet up on a bluff museum is exhibiting Face to Face: Recent Portrait and has a thriving artistic community. There’s and has panoramic views of Nantucket Sound Studies by Jon Friedman, (through August 14). no better place to experience this than Woods and Martha’s Vineyard. Most of the stylish and Friedman, a nationally known portrait painter, Hole Handworks, a juried cooperative art galcomfortable guest rooms have ocean views, has a studio in Truro. He will lecture about lery located by the town’s drawbridge. “It’s a and some even have private decks. The inn is his work on July 14. Later in the summer, the hidden gem,” says Donna Maness, artist and just steps from the beach and swimming, fishmuseum presents Contemporary Pastel: Cape Cod

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CAPE COD Landscapes (August 16–October 2). For those interested in landscape painting, don’t miss the museum’s annual Great Brush Off! (July 9 with a rain date on July 10) a festive day on the Cotuit Village Green with a silent auction, a live auction of pieces painted that morning, live music, and food. Cotuit Center for the Arts is just a halfmile down Main Street. Since its founding in 1993, the organization has served as a place to celebrate and nurture the arts. This summer, the gallery presents Tripping the Light Fantastic: Excellence in Photography, an international juried photography exhibit along with People from Absolutely Everywhere: Photography by Amy S. Dane and Culture and Costumes: Marguerite Dennis (July 23–August 28; an opening reception

and artist talk, July 23). Those looking for great summer theatre should not miss Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein (July 7–31). Or check out the offerings from the Black Box Theatre: My Music and Me (July 7–24), Driving Miss Daisy (August 4–21), and The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch: Fifty’s a Bitch, a solo show by Christine Rathbun Ernst (July 29–August 27). There are also musical events including the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (August 2, 9, and 16); an evening with Patty Larkin with special guests The Parkington Sisters and Jordan Renzi (August 19); and Sarah Swain & the Oh Boys’ Rockabilly Dance Party (August 20). From Cotuit, it’s only a short drive to the village of Barnstable, home of the Cape Cod Art Association, an organization offering

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CAPE COD monthly exhibits and receptions, more than 100 classes and workshops, and two conferences: “Mastering Your Mark” (September 24) and “Click!” (November 12). Nationally acclaimed artist Joseph McGurl headlines “Mastering Your Mark” and 25 additional painters will offer demos, workshops and seminars. CCAA’s “Click!” photography conference, now in its third year, draws nearly 200 photographers of all levels to the Cape. This year’s program features National Geographic photographer Michael Melford alongside ten of the region’s top photography instructors. Located on historic Route 6A in Barnstable Village, CCAA is for artists and art lovers alike. The classes and workshops help artists, of all levels, develop their talents in a friendly and supportive environment while the galleries showcase and sell work by

established and emerging artists from the Cape and around the country. This summer, CCAA presents an open juried exhibit The National (July 11–August 21; opening reception, July 14). The CCAA also runs photo tours and photowalks, offering photographers and artists the chance to capture images around the Cape. Head to the village of South Dennis where you’ll find Miller White Fine Arts, a gallery representing local and internationally renowned contemporary artists. The gallery, founded and directed by Susan Reid Danton, hosts a Fine Arts Invitational (July 15 - August 26) featuring abstract and figurative painting, sculpture, and photography. In conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Danton is curating At the Crossroads: Six Narratives at the Intersection of Identity and

Community. This special exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art (July 7–August 28; opening the evening of July 8, preceded by a gallery talk) showcases large-scale, narrative installations by Cape Cod-based artists—Alfred Glover, Jon Goldman, Jill Hedrick, Wayne Miller, Roger Shimomura, Steve Whittlesey, and Melissa Woolford. “This is a dream come true to be able to produce something of this caliber in this kind of setting,” says Danton. Edith Tonelli, executive director of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, says that while each exhibiting artist focuses on a different theme–family, the natural world, intimate relationships, the village, friendship, and the journey–the personal narratives, together, make a case for the universality of experience. “The truth is, we have a lot of things in common with our community,” says Tonelli. “It’s more about

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CAPE COD what we have in common than what separates us.” Danton says the exhibition is designed to be provocative, and the installations are culturally significant and topical. “Art is an agent for change, it’s there to better our world.” says Danton. Tonelli says she has similar hopes for the exhibition, which aims to be simultaneously playful and profound, eliciting thoughtfulness about big questions relating to art and life. If you hop back onto Route 6 and head east, the town of Orleans offers great dining, shops, and galleries, and is also home to the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Christian community overlooking Rock Harbor. The art inside the Church of the Transfiguration is worth a visit. Works include a colorful mosaic on the Sanctuary floor and exquisite frescoes painted on the church’s wall. Both took eight

years to complete. There’s also a museumquality restored organ with surround sound. “It’s the magnum opus from Nelson Barden, an organ builder from Boston,” says PR person Christy Haig. “It’s one of the few organs in the world where you can literally sit in the nave and have the sound totally surround you.” The church offers free guided tours daily, with organ demonstrations every Friday at 3:30 pm and free organ concerts every Thursday at noon. Those interested in theatre will want to visit the church in August, when Elements Theatre Company, a professional ensemble of 16 artists-in-residence, will be performing outdoors. The troupe will perform Shakespeare’s “King Lear” (August 12–14; August 19–21). Keep heading East on Route 6 and you’ll reach Wellfleet, home to Jeff Soderbergh’s

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This summer Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown’s oldest gallery, and its East End counterpart, Julie Heller East, are exhibiting exciting contemporary works, including those of Paul Oberst July 22– August 4. Many important early Provincetown paintings will be on display throughout the summer at both galleries. The very rare color linoleum block print “Sailing” by William Zorach is amongst the finest early treasures. Representing the estate of Jim Forsberg, we are pleased to announce a special exhibition of large-scale paintings on view at Julie Heller East August 5–18. Please join us!

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Custom Sustainable Furnishings seasonal gallery and showroom (open May - November). The gallery is tucked behind one of the original homestead barns in Wellfleet; just below boutique clothing store Karol Richardson, owned by Soderbergh’s wife. The gallery and sculpture garden feature work from sustainableminded artists along with custom furnishings by Soderbergh. This summer, the artists include: Mike Hansel who makes playful and large steel outdoor sculptures; David Gonville, whose work is inspired by the ocean and its convergence with surf, weather, landforms, and people; Tom Deininger, who will display his studies for his larger works, many of which are three-dimensional constructions of discarded plastic; Mary Jameson’s seaweed pressings that “introduce people to the mystery of the

marine world,” says Soderbergh; Nick Benson, a third-generation stone carver, calligrapher, and designer; and Dennis McCoy, who makes squid and octopus prints using their own ink. For his own work, Soderbergh is proud that his gallery is a space where art and furniture coexist naturally sparking conversations about custom pieces. “People will often buy an entire wall and the table,” he says. “It’s all part of the sustainable idea. If people take their time and pick the art and furnishing slowly, they don’t see the need to replace it in ten years.” Be sure to check out the Ring Chair–a circular hammock that’s a hit with everyone. Just a short drive east, the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill seems to have it all: an idyllic location; workshops in the visual arts and writing; lectures; conferences; and special

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summer events including the panel discussion, “Cape Cod and New York: ‘State of the Arts’” (July 14) and “Come Get Roasted and Smoked with Mark Bittman” (July 18) which is sure to delight anyone—foodie or not—who has enjoyed his cookbooks and New York Times columns. On July 3, kick off the holiday weekend with the Summer Garden Party at Edgewood Farm, a bucolic property acquired by Castle Hill this January. The 7-acre campus, surrounded by the Cape Cod National Seashore in Truro, will host a new artist residency program with studios, outdoor spaces, a “green” printmaking studio, sculpture paths, gardens, walking trails, a culinary kitchen, and more. The workshops, with returning faculty members, include Richard Baker, Joan Snyder, Janet Echelman, Emily Eveleth, Judy Pfaff,

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Michael Kline, Sharon Horvath, Anne Bernays, and Judy Huge. “The Massachusetts Cultural Council has been extremely supportive of this project,” says Cherie Mittenthal, director of the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. “They have this amazing fund to develop organizations like ours.” If you miss the Summer Garden Party, make sure not to miss the end of summer Gala at Edgewood Farm (August 27). Part artist colony, part vacationer’s delight, Provincetown, just down the road from Truro, is worth a trip to Cape Cod. Its gallery-lined streets bustle with opening receptions on Friday evenings in summer as part of the gallery stroll, a Provincetown tradition. Don’t miss the Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown’s oldest gallery. The gallery represents both emerging and established contemporary artists. This summer’s exhibits include: Print Show/Works on Paper (July 1–28) and New York Society of Women Artists, 1925 (July 29–August 25). The gallery has an East End counterpart, Julie Heller East, and this summer, both spaces will host exciting contemporary exhibits. In addition to new solo and two-person shows every other week, Julie Heller East will showcase the work of Paul Oberst (July 22–August 4) as well as largescale paintings from the estate of Jim Forsberg (August 5–18). As you stroll down Commercial Street, stop by the Provincetown Association and Museum. Established in 1914, this nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution is Cape Cod’s most visited art museum. This summer check out Art of the Garden (June 3– July 31) featuring garden-oriented work from the museum’s permanent collection as well as the annual Secret Garden Tour (July 17). This self-guided tour through the private gardens of East End residences is not to be missed. The museum will host other exhibitions, including: The Outer Cape Art Colony in Portrait, featuring the work of Ray Elman and Norma Holt, (June 17–August 7); Context and Continuity: The Art of William Evaul and the White-Line Print Tradition, (July 1–August 21); David Hilliard: Sum of Our Affections, (July 8–August 28); Views and Vignettes: The Work of Miriam Laufer, (August 12-October 16); David Shainberg: A Life With Color, 1984–1993, (August 26–November 6); and a very popular Members’ 12 x 12 Exhibition and Silent Auction, (August 5–September 24). The museum also presents lectures, readings, and talks throughout the summer, in addi-

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CAPE COD tion to art workshops (for adults, children and teens) offered through the Museum School. Also in the East End of town, you’ll find Berta Walker Gallery, dedicated to highlighting Provincetown’s rich history as an art colony and showcasing Provincetown-affiliated art and artists. Now with a space in Wellfleet, in addition to its original Provincetown location, the gallery has an exciting season of exhibitions planned. First up is Naughty Nineties! showcasing Varujan Boghosian, Carmen Cicero, Edward Giobbi, and Gloria Nardin, (June 10-July 10). Next is Bound East for Provincetown, Centennial Celebration of “The Great Summer of Provincetown,” (July 22-August 14) featuring the work of Provincetown art colony founder Charles W. Hawthorne with four Modernists who studied with him: Oliver Chaffee, Blanche Lazzell, Ross Moffett, and Agnes Weinrich. In addition, a staged reading of Eugene O’Neill’s play Children of the Sea, a precursor of Bound East for Cardiff, a production which gallery director Walker says, “changed the face of American theatre forever.” The staged reading is scheduled for July 23. Next up, a show of bronze sculpture by Romolo Del Deo and paintings and watercolors by Robert Henry (August 19-September 11). And in Wellfleet, Donald Beal, Sky Power, Varujan Boghosian, and Paul Resika will each have one-person shows in July and August. In addition to its scheduled shows, the Wellfleet gallery will also host a series of “pop-up” salon exhibitions. Art Market Provincetown is a newcomer to the East End, but not to Provincetown. Having recently moved from its original West End location, the contemporary gallery has maintained its dedication to work by visual, conceptual, and performance-based artists in addition to filmmakers and writers. Make sure you visit this new space with its high ceilings and great lighting where gallery owner Debbie Nadolney says, “everything just feels elevated.” This summer, AMP boasts a busy exhibition schedule, with new shows appearing every two weeks. Opening on July 1, are works by Steven Baines, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Judy Mannarino, Christopher Sousa, Forrest Williams, and Rick Wrigley. Opening July 15: Karen Cappotto, Larry Collins, and Pasquale Natale. Opening July 29: Mimi Gross, Marian Roth, Jicky Schnee, Bebe Beard, Mary Deangelis, Zehra Kahn, and Karen Cappotto. Opening August 12: Katrina del Mar, Bobby

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Miller, Eileen Myles, Christopher Tanner, Jay Critchley and Shania LeClaire Riviere. Opening August 26: Barbara Cohen, M P Landis, Midge Battelle, Bebe Beard, Cindy Sherman Bishop, Ann Corrsin, and Arlene Shulman. “It’s going to be a workout,” Nadolney joked of the exciting artists and events scheduled. In addition to exhibitions, AMP also hosts readings and performances, including Tough Girls & Lucid Dreamers, which originated with Katrina Del Mar and has “become a tradition here at AMP,” according to Nadolney, who said the event has grown into a mini-festival. This year’s event, scheduled for August 20, will feature Eileen Myles, Katrina del Mar, and Bobby Miller, among many others. When you’re ready for more, head up Pearl Street towards the Fine Arts Work Center, known for its seven-month residency program for emerging visual artists and writers, as well as its renowned summer workshop program, gallery exhibitions, special events, and online writing program. During the summer, highly acclaimed artists and writers give lectures throughout the week, and students from all corners of the country visit the center to take workshops with these artists and writers. Special events include the annual Summer Awards Celebration (July 9), which honors poet and novelist Eileen Myles and playwright and actor James Lecesne. The 40th Annual Auction (August 20) features the work of Varujan Boghosian, whose work will also be presented in an exhibition called Ninety! Visual Poet Literature in Art, Constructions & Collage at the Work Center’s gallery (July 29–August 21). Fine Arts Work Center executive director Michael Roberts said of honorees Myles, Lecesne, and Boghosian: “The varied talents of these three great artists have enriched the creative life of Cape Cod for many summers, while their renown has spread far and wide.” In addition to its annual special events, this year the Work Center will host its first ever poetry festival. A Celebration of Poetic Voices runs (August 7–12), and includes an opening keynote by inaugural poet Richard Blanco, and workshops by Blanco as well as Gregory Pardlo, winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Musical performances include a concert by Patty Larkin (August 10) and PoemJazz (August 12), featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, Laurence Hobgood and Stan Strickland. —Gemma Leghorn

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