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CAPE COD

DESTINATION CAPE COD

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cross Cape Cod and the Islands, world-class art and culture can be found everywhere, particularly during the warm days and nights of July and August. This issue, Art New England’s Destination Cape Cod takes you to the galleries, museum exhibitions, and art fêtes of some of Massachusetts’s most cherished coastal towns. Get out your highlighter and let’s get started! We begin on picturesque Martha’s Vineyard, only 40 minutes from Woods Hole by ferry. After disembarking in Oak Bluffs, head to the Arts District community of galleries and begin your day at Alison Shaw Photography. The gallery features exhibitions of fine art photographs by Alison Shaw, including winter shots, seascapes, landscapes, all brilliant in color and composition. “I actually did quite a bit of photographing in all the great storms,” Shaw says of this past winter. “I was out for 12 hour days in the middle of every single blizzard….The bad weather and ice and the snow transforms the landscape.” The gallery is open seven days a week during the summer, with opening receptions on July 11, August 8, and September 5, and also offers photography workshops in the fall–or photo boot camp, as Shaw calls it, during which participants shoot from dawn to dusk for six days straight. Shaw and gallery co-owner and partner Sue Dawson also hold a mentorship program, suited for photographers who have already taken multiple workshops and want to receive even more individualized attention. From Oak Bluffs, head about six miles down Beach Road to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in the heart of Edgartown. Dedicated to preserving and connecting the public to the Island’s history, art, and culture, the museum hosts numerous permanent and featured exhibitions, serves as the steward for three of the Island’s lighthouses, and offers educational programming for children and adults alike. Two new exhibitions will be open through July and into August: Lois Mailou Jones: Selected Works, which presents work spanning the long career of the artist, a painter, professor and member of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition, made up of privately owned works on loan, focuses on the work Jones created on Martha’s Vineyard and runs through

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Coast Guard Beach, Eastham at sunrise. Photo: Ben Nugent. Courtesy of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

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