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Calendar Special events for people who are passionate about design

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Wildflower Garden Tours Through August 28

23 The 24th Annual OIA

Garden Tour Enjoy beautiful Orleans gardens at the annual Orleans Improvement Association Garden Tour; this year’s theme is “A Gallery of Gardens.” Light refreshments will be provided. Advance tickets are available in Orleans at Nory’s, Snow’s and Agway; day-of-tour tickets will be for sale at the Orleans Historical Society (at Main Street and School Road). Orleans;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $25–$30

Guided tours are offered every Tuesday morning at the Green Briar Nature Center. This one-third-acre garden is a living museum. Featuring more than 300 plants, it is especially of interest to those who like to study and use wildflowers. Advance registration is not necessary. Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich; (508) 888-6870; www; 10 a.m.; $3–$5



Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Annual Spring Consignment Auction Presenting fine art and objects from Provincetown and around the globe, this auction will include contemporary and vintage works of art, rare furniture and high-quality collectibles. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750; www; 7 p.m. Four Centuries Domestic Tour This walking tour is led by three area historians: curator of the Mitchell House; executive director of Nantucket Preservation Trust; and director of education at the Nantucket Historical Association. They examine the changes in domestic life over four centuries, shaping area homes, buildings, neighborhoods and land use. Nantucket Preservation Trust, Nantucket; (508) 228-1387;; meet at 10 a.m. at Oldest House on Sunset Hill

30 13th Annual Evening of

Discovery This year’s annual gala will be held on the front lawn of the Marine Hospital/St. Pierre School. Spectacular silent and live auctions cap the evening, supporting the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Reservations required. Former Marine Hospital/St. Pierre School, Vineyard Haven; (508) 627-4441 ext. 117; www, 6–9 p.m.; $200


Artisans’ Guild of Cape Cod Fine Art and Craft Show Through July 6

Some of the Cape’s finest artists will display their work in a variety of media at this event. Outside at Windmill Green, Eastham;; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; free


23 Vineyard Haven House Tour

Here’s a chance to peek inside historic homes along Vineyard Haven’s William Street. Five architectural beauties will be open for tours. Festivities kick off at 11 a.m., in the Stone Church, with a lecture about local architecture by Chris Baer, local educator and historian. Tours will follow from 12:30–3 p.m. The day ends with lemonade and cookies. Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown; (508) 627-4441 ext. 110;

Sandwich Garden Tour Visit a number of lovely private gardens in Sandwich at your leisure, then enjoy

Send notice of events and gallery shows to Calendar Editor, New England Home, 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, Boston, MA 02118, or by e-mail to Photos and slides are welcome. Please submit information at least three months in advance of your event. 86 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2012

Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery Nantucket (508) 228-0294 Real or Imagined? June 15–29 Works that show relationship of realism to abstraction The Waterfront Artists June 29–July 13 Painters that changed Nantucket

artSTRAND Provincetown (508) 487-1153 Bailey Bob Bailey, Paul Bowen, Zehra Kahn, Tim Winn July 13–25 Breon Dunigan, Jessica Gandolf, Maryalice Johnston August 10–22

Albert Merola Gallery Provincetown (508) 487-4424 New Paintings Irene Lipton July 20–August 9 The Gaze of Desire Tabitha Vevers August 31– September 20

Addison Art Gallery Orleans (508) 255-6200 Jonathan McPhillips July 28–August 11 Paintings of light, atmosphere and the essence of New England Cleber Stecei August 4–18 New England landscapes captured in distinct atmospheric oils

Field Gallery West Tisbury (508) 693-5595 Traeger di Pietro and Marlee Brewster Brockmann August 5–18 Michael Stimola and Anne Salas August 19–September 1

Quidley & Company Nantucket (508) 255-4300 Anne Packard Iconic landscape/abstract painter August 10–22 Sean Beavers Fresh interpretations of still life August 24–September 5

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Summer 2012

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Summer 2012