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ape Cod extends its mighty arm into the Atlantic Ocean and offers a more than 60-mile long feast for the eyes and spirit. The peninsula is celebrated for its spectacular light, dramatic dunes, diverse shore lines, picturesque harbors, meandering rivers, sparkling kettle ponds, dense forests, sprawling marshes, and its treasure of protected land, the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is no wonder it has been a haven for artists for more than a century. Even at the dawn of the twentieth century when travel wasn’t easy, many artists journeyed the length of the Cape to find their place in Provincetown. When Charles Hawthorne opened his Cape Cod School of Art there in 1899, it became the spark that launched an art colony. And in 2010 the National Trust for Historic Preservation recognized Provincetown as “home of the nation’s oldest art colony.� Although that captivating town is a hub for the Outer Cape, artists found homes in all the towns that dot Cape Cod. Museums and galleries were established to showcase their work. As the artists were drawn there, so were many others, not only for its beaches and waters, but also for its charm and the opportunity to see the art. The Provincetown Art Association was founded in 1914 for artists to exhibit their work. A year later, five painters donated art and from that point the Provincetown Art Association and Museum has built a collec-

Sky Power, Ebb Tide, 2012, oil on canvas, 60 x 72". Courtesy of Berta Walker Gallery.

tion of more than 3,000 pieces by more than 600 artists who became associated with the legendary art colony. The Provincetown Museum mounts exhibits all year long, yet the summer season is its most ambitious time, and this year, there

odell studios gallery Tom Odell “Yellow Roller�; painted aluminum; 38� x 48� x 24�

Carol Odell “Before the Wind�; encaustic on panel; 32� x 32�

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ART NEW ENGLAND

July/August 2013

is a dramatic array of work on view. James Balla: Into the blue again, 1992-2012, exhibits work in a variety of media. Balla’s art ranges from vibrant abstractions to playfully conceived pieces related to Pop. This is the first exhibition to feature the full spectrum of

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