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ROBERT CARDI NAL
Robert Cardinal Studio & Gallery 54 Shore Road North Truro 508.487.1167
Kiley Court Gallery 445 Commercial Street Provincetown 508.487.4496
THANASSI GALLERY Art in the Center of Town
Thanassi, Robert Douglas Hunter, Mary Holton, Linda Lee, Charles Tersolo, Jo達o de Brito, Richard MacCormack, Monr端d Becker, Paul Crimi, Mark Ruddy, Kurt Walters, Vcevy, Strekalovsky, Stephen Silver, Steven Knight, Leslie Berenson, Peg Reynolds, Brian Adgate, Ruth KJaer, Taki Skaperdas, Vasso Trellis, Deborah Hope Colligan EARLY WORKS BY:
Henry Hensche, Ross Moffett, John Whorf, Charles Heinz, Sol Wilson, Helen Sawyer, Sam Barber, Charles Hawthorne
234 Commercial Street
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leslie berenson Thanassi Gallery
234 Commercial Street
508 487 0233
DIANE BRAWARSKY SEAN FLOOD GILES FORD CONNY HATCH DUNCAN JOHNSON MILENKO KATIC’ TAMIKO KAWATA LORRAINE LA POINTE DAVE LARO DEBORAH MARTIN CHERIE MITTENTHAL HELEN SHULMAN MIKE WARE
Sean Flood,West Village, 2014
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Bao Lede Winter at Pilgrim Lake 40" x 40" oil
BAO LEDE, RECENT PAINTING
JULY 25-AUGUST 7, 2014
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TA O W AT E R G A L L E R Y 352 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 1989 Route 64, W. Barnstable w w w. t a ow a t e r g a l l e r y. c o m
Race Point Light oil on linen 24" x 36"
Atlantic Ave. Afternoon oil on canvas 12" x 14"
The William Scott Gallery 439 Commercial Street 5 0 8 . 4 8 7. 4 0 4 0 w illia m s c o t t g all e r y.c o m
CASSANDRA COMPLEX GALLERY J Mars and Cassandra Complex “Looking at things from the other side” 36˝x 36˝ acrylic & oil on board
T H E C A S S A N D R A C O M P L E X G A L L E R Y. C O M 398 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Publisher /Art Director/Editor
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Sarah Rainwater Design srainwater.com
Special thanks to: Myrna Harrison, Constance Black, Bill Evaul, Stephen Rome, Doug Johnstone, Provincetown History Project Archives, Jim Zimmerman, Lesley Marchessault, Annie Longley, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, James Bennette and David Cowan, Acme Fine Art, James Zimmerman, Mark Cook, The Mail Spot Express, Karen Stray Nolting, Kathi Smith, Heather Bruce, Jill Odice, Iona Print Studio, Zephyr Basine.
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Whale on the Beach © Tony Vevers 1960 (British-born American 1926-2008) 36" x 44" oil on canvas Collection Tabitha Vevers + Daniel Ranalli
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There are some who may find this year’s cover, by artist Tony Vevers, dark in tone, both literally and figuratively. I find it sadly exquisite, not only for the spare and elegant shapes within its overall pleasing composition but for the cautionary tale it tells of our tenuous connection with our planet. It is a poignant reminder to pay attention to our world, our actions and our impact upon our highly sensitive environment. In this year’s Art Guide, three artists, Myrna Harrison, Constance Black and Bill Evaul, each reminisce about a decade they lived through in Provincetown. All three decades, the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, share one thing in common—a sense that Provincetown was a place where artists could live and work and enjoy one another’s company without censure or great expense. There was an open art spirit and a vitality that Bill Evaul hits upon articulately with his great description of the commingling of separate layers of Provincetown society in the 1970s to create an intriguing whole. And so this year’s cover painting serves, for me personally, as a metaphor for Provincetown. The adults, for the most part, appear dark and somewhat disinterested silhouettes looking and moving toward something next. The children, however, in their brightly colored garb and focused vigilance, represent hope and wonder of the present. We are still the oldest arts community in the United States. Each year new galleries with new visions open their doors. And old galleries hold forth showcasing prominent artists who have passed through Provincetown over many decades. Annually, the Fine Arts Work Center draws bright young artists and writers to our edge of the world. The natural environment, with great special thanks to President John F. Kennedy, inspires new generations of artists. And the light. We will always have our light—the same light that inspired Charles Hawthorne to open the first art school here in 1899. But the tale of our cover painting is still cautionary. All is tenuous and it is up to us to pay attention with the same wonder and vigilance of those children on the beach, to support one another and to work together to insure that Provincetown continues to survive as a vital arts community.
G al le ri e s
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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E
PROVINCETOWN IN THE
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T H E 60 s
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R. Goldstrom Gold Sail, Angel 1 8" x 10"
1 A GALLERY 192 Commercial Street | 508.274.8298 | agalleryart.com email@example.com | facebook/twitter: /agalleryart Paintings, sculpture, photography, fine art prints, artist’s books and more from Cape Cod, American and International artists. New Solo shows weekly. Friday night openings for new & established artists. Artist’s videos shown in the solo gallery. Now showing: Donald Beal, Jamie Casertano, Kathy Cotter, Eileen Counihan, Steve Desroches, Peter Donnelly, Robert Goldstrom, MP Landis, Olga Manosalves, Paquale Natale, Adam Peck, Marian Peck, David Sokosh, Christopher Sousa & Harry Wicks. See our ever-changing “Visiting Artists Wall.”
424 Commercial Street | 508.487.4424 | firstname.lastname@example.org albertmerolagallery.com
Anne Salas Poppies #817 28" x 34"
For over 25 years, the Albert Merola Gallery has been one of the primary venues for contemporary and historically significant Provincetown related art. David Armstrong, Richard Baker, James Balla, Daniel Bodner, Paul Bowen, Fritz Bultman, Ann Chernow, Donna Flax, Pat de Groot, Jacqueline Humphries, Cary S. Leibowitz/Candyass, Lyle Ashton Harris, Irene Lipton, Michael Mazur, Jack Pierson, Mischa Richter, Duane Slick, Tabitha Vevers, John Waters, Helen Miranda Wilson, William Wood, Timothy Woodman, Frank Yamrus, Picasso ceramics and fine prints.
3 ALDEN GALLERY 423 Commercial Street | 508.487.4230 | open year round, daily in season | email@example.com | aldengallery.com An accomplished contemporary collection of work by artists with a variety of approaches, both representational and abstract, rooted in Provincetown traditions. Shows of new work are scheduled from May through September (with Friday evening openings) featuring our gallery artists: Ed Christie, Kevin Cyr, Cathleen Daley, Alice Denison, Joerg Dressler, Robert Glisson, Raúl Gonzalez III, Paul Kelly, Catherine McCarthy, Robert Morgan, Mark Palmer, Paul Pedulla, Linda Reedy, Anne Salas, Mike Wright, and Laurence Young.
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M. Richter Buddy‘s Houseboat c-print 2012
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192 commercial street provincetown, ma 02657 agalleryart.com facebook+twitter.com/agalleryart
Summer Workshops Running June-September Over 70 workshops offered in a variety of subjects: painting, drawing, plein air painting, mixed media, printmaking, and much more. Plus, offerings for kids and teens. Karl Knaths, Rooster and Sunflowers, Gift of Robert C. Duffy
PAAM100: A Century of Inspiration Women Pioneers Provincetown Art Association: Modern and Traditional: An Early History The Tradition of White-line Woodblock Prints Karl Knaths Provincetown in Print, Painting and Photography
PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM 460 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657 508.487.1750 paam.org
69 Commercial Street | 508.487.2127 | open weekends and by chance or appointment | alicebrock.com This front parlor gallery, located in the far West End of town, just before the West End Parking Lot, features the work of Alice Brock. Besides being the real Alice of “Alice‘s Restaurant,” she is also an artist and author. Her work includes original paintings, prints, posters, autographed books and her one-of-a-kind painted beach stones and T-shirts. Visit her website to see more Alice artwork and the gallery to meet the real thing. Closing Jan 2015. 40% off on prints.
Unicorns are wooed by the virgin ac/paper
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5 AMP: ART MARKET PROVINCETOWN +14INCHES GALLERY 148 Commercial Street | 508.413.9090 | 646.298.9258 c May-Oct & by appt. | artmarketprovincetown.com A live contemporary gallery space dedicated to visual, conceptual & performance artists, filmmakers & writers. 2014 features Penny Arcade, Diane Ayott, Bebe Beard, Justin Vivian Bond, Melanie Braverman, Linda Leslie Brown, Karen Cappotto, Barbara Cohen, Liz Collins, Jay Critchley, Katrina del Mar, Dana Dunham, Richard Dorff, Dana Ellyn, Maura Jasper, Heather Kapplow, Keith Krisa, Judy Mannarino, Bobby Miller, Jill Pangallo, Pat Place, Marian Roth, Jicky Schnee, Matt Sesow, Forrest Williams, Champa Vaid, Luanne Witkowski, Laura Wulf & others.
447 Commercial Street | 617.233.9234 | open daily 11-5, 6-10 all season | russophoto.com Located in Provincetown‘s East End Gallery District, the Karilon Gallery features the work of two long-time residents of Provincetown, Fine Art Photographer, Angela Russo, and Ilona RoyceSmithkin, painter and Fashion Icon! Stop by to say hello and see their most recent work.
Angela Russo Monument at Night photo
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Neil McAuliffe P-town Twilight oil
Eleanor Rahim Free Spirit oil
Original Intaglio Prints
Georges Dussau hand colored etching & caborundum engraving
Hand Blown Glass
SARAH JESSICA FINE ARTS 347 Commercial St., Provincetown | 508.487.0884 | sarahjessicafinearts.com
ANTONELLI GIAR DELLI GA LLERY
416 Commercial Street | 508.487.9693 | daily in season: 11-6 and 8-10, off season: Fri-Mon 12-5 and by appointment
Paul Resika Red Sky o/c 20" x 24" 1990
Our 31st Season. Featuring the Paintings of Thomas Antonelli. Provincetown Resident of 39 Years.
Thomas Antonelli acrylic on canvas
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8 BERTA WALKER GALLERY 208 Bradford Street | 508.487.6411 | daily 11-6 & by appt. director: Sky Power | firstname.lastname@example.org bertawalkergallery.com Premiere gallery representing Varujan Boghosian, Romolo Del Deo, Salvatore Del Deo, Rob DuToit, Ed Giobbi, Elspeth Halvorsen, Robert Henry, Brenda Horowitz, Penelope Jencks, David Kaplan, Judyth Katz, John Kearney, Anne MacAdam, Danielle Mailer, Erna Partoll, Sky Power, Blair Resika, Paul Resika, Selina Trieff, Peter Watts, Murray Zimiles. Masters: Chaffee, Hartley, Hoffman, Knaths, Lazzell, Maril, Moffett, Weinrich, Whorf. Estates: Dimitri Hadzi.
9 BILL EVAUL STUDIOS & GALLERY
A working studio and solo gallery for Bill Evaul, a leading proponent of the Provincetown Print or White-Line Woodcut. Featuring an ever changing exhibit of Evaulâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s original woodcuts from 2-inch miniatures to the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s largest at over 6 ft. and related oils, watercolors, charcoals and prints. See artist demonstrations. Private classes, workshops offered. Reproduction prints available. Also home to William Harper Associates, offering USPAP Certified Fine Art Appraisals, rare art books & secondary market American art.
Bill Evaul City Center
347 Commercial Street | 508.237.3080 | open daily 10am-11pm evaul.com | email@example.com
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Bear Kirkpatrick Margaret; The Winter Skaters
Blue Gallery is home to more than 30 artist makers from the United States including many local to Cape Cod and New England. At Blue Gallery you will find exquisitely crafted, unique handmade items for you and your home. The gallery is home to Blueberry Lane Pottery, the porcelain and stoneware pottery of Truro potter Paul Wisotzky. Watch pots take shape on the potter’s wheel with demonstrations several times a week in the summer. Shop local, support individual artist makers and buy handmade at Blue Gallery.
Soda-fired porcelain mugs
389 Commercial Street | 508.413.9490 bluegalleryprovincetown.com
11 BOWERSOCK GALLERY 373 Commercial Street | 508.487.4994 | bowersockgallery.com Representing regional and nationally known artists across New England, with artists who are members of The Guild of Boston Artists, Copley Society of Art, and National Sculpture Society. Featuring fine art highlighted for both the contemporary, modern, abstract and classic collector. Works on display include: portrait, photography, landscape, still life, figurative, sculpture, nude, realism, and encaustic works in a wide range of styles. Visit us also at our Mount Dora, Florida location.
398 Commercial Street | 508.487.0606 | open daily 11-11 & by appt. | thecassandracomplexgallery.com Cassandra Complex’s paintings of male faces are from her imagination. They are not portraiture. Some subjects appear world-weary, but wiser from it; others appear more guarded, with emotions, like raw nerves, exposed just under the surface. They are primal, nuanced and complex. Cassandra believes the landscape of the face is capable of revealing all truths. Also showing: Joey Mars, Doug Johnson, Adam O‘Day, Michael Hecht, Silas Finch, Shari Weschler Rubeck & Dan Koterbay.
Cassandra Complex French Inhaler 24" x 24"
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MICHAEL del VISCO Detective Agency oil on panel 50" x 50"
MDV3 Gallery & Studio 142 Commercial Street
Baltivik Connected oil/maplewood 20" x 20"
13 CHARLES BALTIVIK GALLERY 432 Commercial Street | 508.487.3611 | daily 11-5, Fri/Sat 11-8 cbgallery.net | facebook.com/charles.baltivik.gallery The Home of Contemporary Provincetown Art. Established in 1994 to offer affordable fine art, the gallery represents artists who have a strong tie to Provincetown’s artistic heritage. Showcasing: Katherine Baltivik’s colorful, bold, graphic oils on maple wood and copper; Tim Campbell’s folk art; Al Cave’s figurative male works; Paul Cezanne’s photography; and Andrea Sawyer’s oils of Provincetown. The sculpture garden includes granite work by Craig Berube-Gray. Artist owned and operated. Come experience the color!!!!
14 CORTILE GALLERY Cortile Gallery interior
230 Commercial Street | 508.487.4200 | open year round: in season, daily; off season, weekends | cortilegallery.com Located in one of Provincetown’s centrally located historic buildings, Cortile Gallery offers a diverse collection of contemporary local, regional and national artwork. The collection includes paintings, woodcuts, white line, ceramic, glass, sculpture, metalwork, photography, drawings, watercolor, construction art and jewelry on two gallery levels. One may also visit and view artwork of working artists at the Cortile Gallery Artist Studios.
349 Commercial Street | 508.487.1517 spinalepaintingsatdockview.com An intimate waterfront gallery showcasing the work of artist/ owner Roseann Spinale Mark as well as other established and emerging artists. Roseann works primarily with acrylics and mixed media. Her subject matter is inspired from the dunes, forest and beaches of Cape Cod. She also creates free spirited figure work inspired by meditation. Featured artists include Chris Parris, Robert Callahan, Victor Ortale, and Martha Everson.
Roseann Spinale Mark March Marsh
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The William Scott Gallery
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SANDR A JONES CAMPBELL
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382 Commercial Street | 626.695.0551 | 12-4 / 7-10 egeligallery.com Featuring work by contemporary American Impressionists & leading figurative painters, including artists John Clayton, Stephen Griffin, Tim Bell, Joanette Egeli, Cedric Egeli, John Ebersberger, Margaret McWethy, Rick Casali, Kevin McNamara, Abigail McBride, Chris Alvarez, Ignat Ignatov, Eric Merrell, Jerome Greene, Charles Couper, Shane Wolf, Stephen Early & Arthur Egeli. They are realistic painters influenced by Provincetown painters such as Charles Hawthorne & Henry Hensche, and inspired by this great art colony on our peninsula.
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NOA Warm Horizon with Waves 2014
Founded by artist Liz Carney in 2011, the gallery provides a new platform for emerging painters, sculptors, new media and performance artists. Exploring process and visual form in a range from representational to abstract paintings in the Provincetown tradition. For 50 years, 411 Commercial Street in Provincetown has been a studio & residence for many artists. Today it evokes a feeling of old Provincetown. Works by Matthew Capaldo, Liz Carney, Madelyn Carney, Janine Evers, Helen Grimm, Peter Hocking & Brigid Watson.
18 GALERÍA CUBANA 357 Commercial Street | 508.487.CUBA (2822) LaGaleriaCubana.com New England’s most comprehensive collection of contemporary Cuban art offering rarely seen works by both internationally renowned and emerging artists currently living in Cuba. Artists represented include Edel Bordón, Sandra Dooley, Orestes Gaulhiac, Eduardo Guerra, Isolina Limonta and Luis Rodríguez NOA. Galería Cubana showcases paintings, prints & drawings that encapsulate the cultural depth, aesthetic diversity and political edge unique to Cuban art.
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Liz Carney Pier Summer
411 Commercial Street | 617.905.7432 | fourelevenstudio.com
Hilda Neily Daybreak oil on board 16" x 20"
HILDA NEILY GALLERY plein air paintings by HILDA NEILY
364 Commercial St. 508.487.6300 | 727.743.6393 hildaneilygallery.com
J.Papandreas Like Mind (detail) casein/fabric
19 GALLERY VOYEUR 444 Commercial Street | 508.487.3678 | open mid-May-Oct. call for daily and fall/winter hours | voy-art.com firstname.lastname@example.org Step into another world in a gallery unlike any other in Provincetown. Featuring paintings by Johniene Papandreas, emotionally provocative works of sensuality and mystery that will take your breath away. In the East End Gallery District near the Provincetown Art Association Museum. Also for 2014, Joyful Canis, oil portraits of animal friends and family by commission.
162 Commercial Street | 617.834.5262 | daily 11-4, 7-10 weekends off season | garymarottafineart.com g-1 offers established and emerging contemporary artists with a focus on painting, photography, and works on paper. Exhibiting in 2014: Luis Cruz Azaceta: painting and drawing, Boris Bally: metalsmith, Katy Bisby: painting and drawing, Michael Eade: paintings and watercolors, Milton H. Greene: photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Malafronte: paintings, Andrew Moore: photography, Manuel Pardo (1952-2012): painting and drawing, Segundo Planes: painting and watercolor, and Maggie Simonelli: encaustic.
Hilda Neily Moon Rising 48" x 48"
21 HILDA NEILY GALLERY 364 Commercial Street | 508.487.6300 | 727.743.6393 open May-Dec and by appointment | hildaneilygallery.com Featuring oil paintings by Hilda Neily. An accomplished student of Henry Hensche and master teacher at the Cape School of Art, Neily continues to contribute to Provincetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic legacy of plein air Impressionism following in the schools 100 plus year tradition through her landscapes, seascapes, outdoor and North light still lives. Neily started showing professionally in 1969. Since then her collector base has grown extensively to include works in prestigious collections nationally and in Europe.
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Katy Bisby JFK oil on panel 8" x 8" 2014
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My first trip to Provincetown was in 1951. Provincetown was magnificent: blue sky, blue-green sea, shimmering tidal pools and young, scruffy looking artists everywhere. The Hofmann School was the major show in town on Friday afternoons, when students—many of them veterans of WWII—brought their paintings into the school for Hofmann to critique. It was the best attended show in the town. My memory and photos of the time show standing-room only audiences. Monitors placed three paintings at a time at the front of the studio for Hofmann to comment on. He commented on every painting, always starting with the good points first and never mean or degrading to the painter. I was challenged and mesmerized and knew I would be back. The following summer I returned to Provincetown to study with Morris Davidson. He had been recommended by one of my former art teachers at Music and Art High School in NYC who said that if I was not seriously committed to being an artist that it would be best to study with someone other than Hans Hofmann—not bad advice.
LEFT: Myrna Harrison and Earl Pierce on the pier in Provincetown, Summer 1953. Courtesy: Acme Fine Art, Boston RIGHT: Myrna Harrison “Trees” oil on canvas 24 "x 20" 1952. Courtesy: Acme Fine Art, Boston
The Davidson School was held in the Miller Hill Barn, which had a distinguished pedigree. It had housed the Hawthorne School in the twenties and the Hofmann School in the thirties and forties. The barn sat on the crest of Miller Hill with a view out to the bay. I worked at Seaman’s Gift Shop on Commercial Street opposite town hall and shared a room facing the bay, on the third floor of a walk-up. In Davidson’s class I painted still-lifes in oil. In my water-front room, I sat at a small round table facing the bay, and painted watercolors of the bay, its sailboats and the gray clouds of rainy days over the peaked roofs and steeples of the town. I think we may have paid as much as $50.00 a month for our bay-front room. Like most of the students and artists in Provincetown in the summer, I returned to New York City in the fall. The artists worked, studied, and showed in Provincetown in the summer and worked, studied and 2014 Provincetown Art Guide | 29
for custom made sandals. Duncan also made 2 inch wide belts out of heavy leather that wound through a leather loop to close—no stitching, no metal, all one piece. I still have mine.
ABOVE: Hans Hofmann class critique. Courtesy: Provincetown Art Association and Museum RIGHT: Hawthorne painting class at barn in the early 1900s. Courtesy: Provincetown Art Association and Museum
showed in New York City the rest of the year. To be an artist in Provincetown in the summer was almost synonymous with being an artist in New York City the rest of the year. I began studying with Hofmann in Provincetown in the summer of 1953. In class Hofmann was voluble in a heavy German accent, ending almost every comment with what we students heard as “Nikka?” But was really the German, “Nicht Wahr” meaning “Isn’t that so?” His English may have been heavily accented, but his understanding of what students needed was just fine. That summer I lived in a tiny, one room shack behind a house on Commercial Street. The shack had a toilet, a shower, a hot-plate and an ice-box that a delivery man filled with a large chunk of ice once a week. I worked at Duncan’s Sandal Shop, drawing outlines of buyer’s feet on cardboard, carefully marking the separation between the big toe and the second toe 30 | provincetownartguide.com
The town was sharply divided between traditional artists who traced their lineage to impressionism and abstract artists who traced their lineage to expressionism and cubism—many of the latter were studying or had studied with Hans Hofmann. And the galleries were as sharply divided in the work they showed as the artists were in the work they produced. I remember two galleries from the early to mid-fifties that carried modern work: the Sun Gallery and the HCE Gallery. The Sun Gallery, owned by Yvonne Anderson, carried the younger, more adventurous of the artists, including Red Grooms, Lester Johnson, Robert and Mary Frank, Alex Katz and Alan Kaprow. Many were former Hofmann students. And for some young artists being adventurous meant returning to more figurative work, which sometimes put them at odds with the older abstract painters.
The HCE Gallery, owned by Nat Halpern, also showed abstract work. Hans Hofmann and other of the older, better known abstract artists showed there. The gallery had been started by Sam Kootz as an outpost of his 57th Street gallery in NYC. Nat Halpern, a writer and James Joyce scholar, took over the gallery in 1955 and renamed it the HCE Gallery. I have been told that Nat chose the name HCE from Joyce’s Ulysses and that it meant “Here Comes Everybody.” And everybody certainly did. For several summers in the mid-fifties, my husband Earl Pierce, a painter I met at Hofmann’s school, and I lived at the Days Lumber Yard Studios. The studios had great light, a sink and a hot-plate but neither a toilet nor a shower. The toilet was down the elevated walk-way, several studios away. There was no shower. These studios, updated with toilets and showers, are now part of the Fine Arts Work Center. In the fifties, most of the younger artists lived poor in shacks that had a toilet, a shower, probably a hot plate, but little else except a bed. They worked hard on painting during the day, worked hard to earn money at restaurants, sandal shops, gift stores during the evenings and weekends, and worked hard at enjoying the bay and ocean at parties where they drank much, smoked much and argued much over art and its meaning. It was a wonderful, exhilarating time. I have returned to Provincetown for part or all of most summers since the fifties. I continue to paint watercolors—now often combined with sumi ink— of the bay, its sail boats and the gray clouds of rainy
Myrna Harrison “Sailboats in Provincetown Harbor” Watercolor 9.5" x 15" 1952. Courtesy: Acme Fine Art, Boston
days. To this subject matter, I have added many drawings and paintings of the breakwater at the far end of town, Herring Cove Beach, the view from the pier looking back at a town that is characterized still by peaked roofs and steeples. The teachings of Davidson and Hofmann, both heavily influenced by cubism, remain with me. And I have continued to draw and paint the nude—an experience that was primary in Hofmann’s classes—now often of the nude model provided by PAAM. For me, Provincetown remains a challenging, mesmerizing, exhilarating place to be and work. MYRNA HARRISON has been active in the art scene of Provincetown for more than 60 years, showing first at the Provincetown Art Association in 1952, at the Sun and HCE Galleries in the mid-fifties, at Cortland Jessup Gallery in the nineties, and for the last several years at Gallery Ehva. Off the Cape, she shows at Beauregard Fine Art (Rumson,NJ) and ACME Fine Art (Boston). When not in Provincetown, she lives in Wickenburg, AZ. 2014 Provincetown Art Guide | 31
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K. Gossler The Critique of Forced Commentary
Throughout the year, the Hudson D. Walker Gallery at the Fine Arts Work Center offers dynamic, thought-provoking exhibitions, featuring the work of the Work Center’s Fellows, MFA faculty and candidates, Visual Arts Committee members, and prominent Provincetown artists, of both contemporary and historic acclaim. Exhibitions are free and open to all. Visit www.fawc.org/events for schedule.
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23 HUTSON GALLERY 432 Commercial Street | 508.487.0915 | open May-Oct One of Provincetown’s few galleries to focus on contemporary abstract art and abstract work from the early to mid-20th century. The Hutson Gallery represents these regional contemporary artists: Al Benkin, Steve Barylick, Michael Fenton, Harry Folsom, Philip Gerstein, Kristen Gossler, Gary Grossman, Erik Laffer, Peter Macara, Gay Malin, Rose Olson, John O’Shea, Michael Page, Melissa Resch, Ellen Rolli, William Skerritt, Eleanor Steinadler, Joe Trepiccione and Luanne E Witkowski. The gallery also exhibits work from modern and contemporary European artists.
379a Commercial Street | 508.487.7500 | open all seasons firstname.lastname@example.org | ionaprint.com IONA Print Studio features prints by photographer and printmaker Judy Jalbert, and fine art photography printmaking and imaging services for photographers and artists. Inspired by light and form, digital photography, imaging tools and pigment-based printmaking, artist Judy Jalbert and writer Carol Bergen established IONA Print Studio in Provincetown in 2005.
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Ignat Ignatov Acrobats in Action oil on board 11" x 10"
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Arthur Egeli Kayaking oil on canvas 15" x 30" Margaret McWethy Pink Roses with Green Pitcher 14" x 18"
Jerome Greene Off Season oil on panel 11" x 14"
KJ Shows Portrait of Artist Ed Ruscha o/c
25 JO HAY OPEN STUDIO 153 Commercial Street | 508.776.0503 | johayopenstudio.com director: Carolyn Kramer | email@example.com Carolyn Kramer and her partner, artist Jo Hay, introduce a dynamic new contemporary art gallery in the West End gallery district with a roster of international artists: Jo Hay, Diane Wilson, KJ Shows, Aldo Cherres, Rory Gevis, Todd Marshard, Steve Lyons & TJ Walton. Work includes NYC-based Rory Gevis’ large scale black and white photos of transgendered men and women, established British painter Jo Hay’s large scale paintings exploring sexuality and gender and KJ Shows’ paintings of the actual shoes of the world’s most prominent living artists.
445 Commercial Street | 508.487.4496 | open year-round firstname.lastname@example.org | kileycourtgallery.com
Deborah Martin 574 oil on canvas 36" x 36"
Since 1990, the Kiley Court Gallery has been exhibiting a variety of fine, representational paintings. Artists: Mark Boedges, Matteo Caloiaro, Julian Cardinal, Robert Cardinal, Michael Davis, Ann Hartley, Francine Huot, Steve Kennedy, Joan Cobb Marsh, Frank Milby, John Mulcahy, Brooke Olivares, Ronald Tinney, Robert Thoren.
27 KOBALT GALLERY 366 Commercial Street | 508.487.1132 | summer: 11-10 daily spring/fall: Thu-Sun 11-5 and by appt. | kobaltgallery.com Always intriguing and ever inspiring, Kobalt Gallery provides a fresh and lively venue for original contemporary artworks covering a broad range of media and genres in two and three dimensions. Representing extraordinary works by artists Sean Flood, Deborah Martin, Conny Hatch, Dave Laro, Cherie Mittenthal, Tamiko Kawata, Duncan Johnson, Helen Shulman, Lorraine La Pointe, Mike Ware, Diane Brawarsky, Milenko Katic’ and Giles Ford.
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Michael Davis Two Houses oil on board
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Sandra Dooley, “Un angel que me cuida,” 2013 CONTEMPOR ARY CUBAN ART
357 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-2822
460 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118 (617) 292-2822
405 Commercial Street | 508.487.6111 | larkingallery.com open year round | daily 9:30-5, evenings in season Presenting new work by gallery favorites Kenneth Hawkey, Lisa Molyneux, Jason Eldredge & Richard Lacasse, and welcoming Elisabeth Pearl, William Barron, Ellen Llewellyn, & Lauren Wolk in their first Larkin solo exhibits. 2014 features a retrospective exhibit of Provincetown artist Neva Hansen’s provocative works from the 1950’s to today. Currently showcasing Catherine Meeks, Joan Barron, Nancy McCarthy, Kay Knight Clarke, Byrne Marston, Robert Valois, Candice Ronesi, Elizabeth Embler, Emilie Walker & others. Friday evening receptions.
Elisabeth Pearl Night on the Town 24" x 18"
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J. Lovinger Spring Time Bicycle
29 LOVINGER GALLERY 427 Commercial Street | 508.487.3733 | lovingerimages.com Fine art photography by local resident, travel photographer, and workshop instructor Jeff Lovinger. Now featuring large format museumquality archival photographs and canvases of Cape Cod, Provincetown, Provincelands Dunes, India, Burma, and Asia. Photography workshops available. Encaustic mixed media artist Gurli Lovinger merges art and technology by blending multiple images with a combination of traditional art materials and pigment ink. She features encaustic mixed media paintings that incorporate photography.
368B Commercial Street (Johnson & Arch Streets) 508.487.0444 | email@example.com maisondecorgallery.com A unique hybrid art gallery also featuring full interior decoration services and home décor. Distinctive contemporary paintings, mixed media, sculptures, and ceramics by local & nationally known artists, including Rosa Empis, Justine Ives, Joshua Dean Wiley, Michael J. Gredler, Janet Bothne, Brian Dunne & Patricia Zur. Private collections include Malicoat, Nolin & Gross. Custom & antique furniture, fine gifts.
Justine Ives The Keeper pen/wc 18" x 12"
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Del Visco Popeye oil on panel 27" x 27"
McGuire Gallery will be returning for its 14th season featuring the paintings of Michael McGuire, along with the paintings of award-winning Colin McGuire and the mixed media work of Nancy Pettibone.
Colin McGuire Sunset Over Town 24" x 24"
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32 MDV3 GALLERY & STUDIO 142 Commercial Street | 508.241.9454 | firstname.lastname@example.org MDV3 Gallery features the acrylics, collages & large-scale oil paintings of longtime Provincetown-based multi-media artist Michael Robert del Visco.
437 Commercial Street | 508.280.1278 | email@example.com A diverse body of work including original oil paintings by long time Provincetown resident Shirl Roccapriore—Artist/Owner. Representing painters Jim Broussard, Dawn Zimiles and Christine Sullivan. Figurative wood carvings by Gerard “Gero” Roccapriore, and Photography on Metal by Sally Brophy. Other artists include painters Janet London, Adrian “AJ” Hackney, Ellen Langford, and Kenny Mac will be featured throughout the summer season.
Shirl Roccapriore Piano oil on canvas 24" x 24"
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34 PACKARD GALLERY 418 Commercial Street | 508.487.4690 | packardgallery.com Packard Gallery II: 372 Commercial St. | packardprintgallery.com Since 1984, the Packard Gallery, family-owned and run, has represented the works of Anne, Cynthia and Leslie Packardâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;two generations of widely exhibited and collected painters. Anne, a renowned landscape artist, paints simple, sparely-rendered scenes of the Outer Cape and Europe. Cynthia, a gifted colorist, paints abstracts and figurative representations of nudes, children and still lifes. Leslie paints still lifes speaking with the simplicity of pure color and elegant form.
38 Shore Road, North Truro Village | 508.487.3111 open year round | daily 11-5 & by appt. | postofficegallery.com Post Office Gallery, in the heart of North Truro Village, is also home to locally and independently owned SeasCape Realty. Post Office Gallery features established and emerging artists including well known and highly collected Truro Artist Kenneth Hawkey, Boston artist Andrea Chapin, fabric and fiber artist Shianna Kuhn, Catherine Meeks, Nancy McCarthy, Robert Valois, Bonnie Brewer, Candice Ronesi, Jason Eldredge and others. Opening Receptions on Sunday afternoons in season.
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460 Commercial Street | 508.487.1750 | paam.org Celebrating its Centennial in 2014, PAAM anchors the artistic and cultural life of the Provincetown Art Colony, offering more than 200 annual public events including fine art exhibitions, auctions, workshops, concerts & gallery talks. PAAM welcomes all to join in and share these experiences of art and community, as vibrant and essential today as it was when founded in 1914. 2014 highlights: PAAM 100: A Century of Inspiration, Provincetown in Print, Women Pioneers, White-Line Woodblock Prints, Karl Knaths, & more.
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Kenneth Hawkey Warm Winter Light
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Michael Snodgrass Our Lady of the Blue Tulip
37 RICE POLAK GALLERY 430 Commercial Street | 508.487.1052 | ricepolakgallery.com ricepolakgallery.com | director: Marla Rice | daily 11-10 Provincetown‘s most comprehensive collection of contemporary art. Our collection includes paintings, pastels, photography, sculpture & installations. Special exhibitions by artists with international repute: Abait, Ackerson, Antonova, Arvidson, Bradshaw, Bromley, Calkins, Ciccariello, Crocker, Dodson, Fabbris, Firmin, Goldstein, Graham, Harvey, Howes-Stevens, Lake, LeBow, Levesque, Liddy, Lilly, Little, Mathews, Meyer, Patten, Peretz, Plaut, Prifti, del Rosario, Skollar, Snodgrass, Southworth, Thomas, Triebert, Tyler, Webb, Winfield, & Wolfe.
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Sophhia Rejnick The Muses oil/linen 48" x 60"
Paintings, original etchings, hand blown glass, unique ceramic and sculpture work by emerging and museum artists: Javier Arean, Stephen Brook, Carol Collette, Peter Dutra, Thomas Hamman, Judy Goodkind Joan Hayes, Alla Lazebnik, Lisa Joyce Hill, Mary Hurst, Willi Kissmer, Leslie Kramer, Marc Leitzel, Neil McAuliffe, Tim Neil, Suzanne Packer, Eleanor Rahim, Walter Scott, Terry Rockwood, Antoine de Villiers, Daniel Wagner, Alison Wells and many more.
39 SIGNATURE SOPHHIA REJNICK GALLERY 237 Commercial Street (below Ross’ Grill & Whaler’s Wharf) 646.483.1530 | signaturebuysophia.com | sophiareznick.com Signature Sophhia Rejnick Gallery, founded in Provincetown in 2011 and located on the 1st floor of Whaler’s Wharf below Ross’ Grill, features an eclectic mix of Charles Hawthorne-influenced mud heads and modern impressionism. Sophhia’s focus is on the figure, landscapes and portraits with a fresh way of mixing color to create truly unique visions! Also representing artists from Provincetown, New York, Pennsylvania, Germany and beyond.
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Peter Dutra Evening Sail oil
342 Commercial Street | 508.487.0884 summer hours 11-11, spring/fall 11-6, winter Sat-Sun 12-5 firstname.lastname@example.org | sarahjessicafinearts.com
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241 Commercial Street | 2nd Floor, Whalerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf 508.487.8200 | facebook.com/SilverGlassGallery Glass Art, Paintings, Mixed Media & Collage, Studio-Designed Sterling Jewelry. In a gallery filled with the sunlight which drew artists to form the original & continuing Artists Colony, Christie Andresen & Elizabeth Zeldin present a Provincetown artists studio, gallery & workshop. Featuring fine art silversmithing, watercolors and mixed media, art glass tiles & contemporary glassworks. Home of the Friday Night Flash/Gallery with formal receptions for established & emerging artists. Visit our facebook and see the Gallery Walk app for opening exhibitions.
E. Zeldin In the Great Dunes watercolor
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435 Commercial Street | 508.487.7878 | open daily in summer and weekends all winter | simiemaryles.com An artist-owned gallery featuring exceptional representational painters from across the country in styles ranging from classical to impressionist to contemporary. Anne Blair Brown, Patrick Byrnes, Kenneth Cadwallader, Stephen Cerceillo, Stephen Craighead, Barry Levin, Simie Maryles, Edward Minoff, Patti Mollica, David Mueller, Roxie Munro, Robert K. Roark, Jane Rosenberg, Richard Rosenblatt, John Brandon Sills, Kurt Walters, Justin Wood. Openings & events Fridays 7-10pm in season. Exhibits online at simiemaryles.com.
352 Commercial Street | 508.487.8880 | 508.375.0428 summer 11-11, spring/fall 11-5 | taowatergallery.com Featuring Asian contemporary art and leading figures. Over 25 artists from China and USA. Bao Lede, Qin Feng, Ming Jing, Zhang Yu, Li Jin, Zhao Kai Lin, Hai Ri Han, Zhang Jing Sheng, Su Xin Ping, Liu Yue, Luo Fa Hui, Jiang Hai, George Xiong, Duo Ling Huang, Gu Ying Qing, Lin Chun Yan, Ma Lin, Wu Yang, Cao Yang, Jia Tian Shi, Wang Xiao Song, Xue Mo, Li Wang, Zhang Wan, Jiang Peng, Xin Men, Soonjin Kim, George Xiong, Duo Ling Huang, Megan Hinton & Karen Krieger.
Jiang Peng, Brain Wash 2013-8 a/c 39" x 39"
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347 Commercial Street | 508.237.3080 | open daily 10am-11pm | evaul.com
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Trevor Mikula Sleepytime
Thanassi oil on canvas
Art in the center of town. Early works by Hensche, Hawthorne, Moffett, Whorf, Heinz, Wilson, Sawyer & Barber. Works by Thanassi, Robert Douglas Hunter, Mary Holton, Linda Lee, Charles Tersolo, João de Brito, Richard MacCormack, Monrüd Becker, Paul Crimi, Mark Ruddy, Kurt Walters, Stephen Silver, Steven Knight, Leslie Berenson, Brian Adgate, Ruth KJaer, Taki Skaperdas, Vasso Trellis, Deborah Hope Colligan, Vcevy Strekalovsky, Arpi Nardone, Richard Muccini, Jack Zaner, Thomas Trykowski, Francesco Lovascio di Santis, Sue Kwansick, Molly Hawley.
44 TREVOR MIKULA GALLERY 376 Commercial Street | 615.481.7410 email@example.com | trevormikula.com Trevor Mikula Gallery offers a stunning display of unique and contemporary art. The gallery has exciting new works by Trevor Mikula, Harold Kraus and Darrell Ezekiel.
439 Commercial Street | 508.487.4040 | daily 11-10 director: Brian Galloway | williamscottgallery.com firstname.lastname@example.org Representing local and national contemporary artists, including: John Dowd, Catherine Beaudette, Daphne Confar, Stephen Coyle, Glenn Daidone, Chet Jones, Sandra Jones Campbell, Will Klemm, Janet Lage, Jane O’Hara, Armando Pedroso, Kate Ryan, and David Tomb.
Jane O’Hara Lucy acrylic 10" x 10"
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I had come to Provincetown in the summer of 1950 to study with Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art. I married my husband Carl in September after a summer-long romance. At this same time several artists also began to settle here like Salvatore Del Deo, Ciro Cozzi, Romanos Rizk and some like Varujan Boghosian who continue until now to return to Provincetown every summer. Those were quieter days in the fifties when an artist could afford to settle here, prices were cheap and it was easy to make a living doing carpentry or starting a restaurant like Ciro and Salâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. By the sixties the town was humming with art schools and new galleries, influenced by the Hans Hoffman school, drawing bigtime artists like Franz Kline and Robert Motherwell. Nat Halper had also started the HCE Gallery which remained a premier art venue until 1967 and attracted many front line artists. One of his favorites was Milton Avery. Another gallery showing mainly New Yorkbased artists was the Tirca Karlis Gallery who showed artists like Benny Andrews, an African American painter born in the segregated South and a civil rights activist who was known for his expressionistic yet spare figural paintings. Besides the Cape School of Art under the direction of Henry Hensche, there were several flourishing schools at this time like The Morris Davidson School of Modern Painting and Leo Manso and Victor Candellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Provincetown Workshop, modeled after the scholarship-based Cooper Union in New York City. There was also a school run by my neighbor Seong Moy, a Chinese born American painter and printmaker who taught at numerous colleges and universities.
The sixties was an exciting time for art. With the arrival of abstract expressionism, the town was full of artists and galleries and artists who ran art schools in the summer. ABOVE: The Provincetown Workshop, a small art school started by Modernist painters Victor Candell and Leo Manso in 1958, remained in operation for more than twenty years. Courtesy: Provincetown Art Association and Museum LEFT: Lopes Square in the 1960s. Courtesy: Provincetown History Project Archives, provincetownhistoryproject.com
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windows. This was apt to happen at that time, large impromptu parties made up mostly of uninvited guests. Soon our unwanted guests were complaining about the lack of glasses and Carl was getting more angry by the minute. Finally he asked all the uninvited guests to leave. One objected and Carl made a swing at him with me clinging to him in my angel’s costume.
Although I had studied at the Cape School of Art and had a very academic background, I began to be influenced by the new ideas having an impact on the art world. I plunged into abstraction being mentored primarily by Jim Forsberg who had moved to town with his wife Joan. It became a time of parties and dancing. There were still costume balls every summer, especially carried on by the Beachcombers Club. Joan and I put together a parade float one year wearing large papier mâché masks, and Jerry Snyder created a beautiful replica of the Mayflower. This was because a copy of the Mayflower had sailed from England that summer and had stopped in Provincetown Harbor on its way to Plymouth where it resides to this day. The ball was held that year at the Provincetown Inn. Carl went decked out in a Superman costume and I went as a two-faced figure—angel on one side and a devil on the other. Unfortunately the word got out that we were having a follow up party at our house and soon people were practically coming in through the 54 | provincetownartguide.com
Myron Stout commented later that we had thrown out all the most important people in Provincetown including not allowing Franz Kline to enter. One winter we formed a theater group, the Provincetown Theater Workshop, under the direction of Ray Martin Wells and Jim Forsberg. It had started when a group got together to put on “Twelve Angry Men” and couldn’t find enough men for a full cast. We became involved, especially Carl. The first production was a play of mine called “Circles In the Snow.” It was produced at St Marys of the Harbor Parish Hall. Carl played a clown and Barbara Dennis and Barbara Baker were heroines. Jim Forsberg directed and Horace Snow of Truro was the station master. Ray directed “The Twelve Pound Look.” The next year we moved to the Art Association and we put on Carl’s play “Where Did Roger Go?" and Jim’s play “Transitions.” The group went on for several years and after moving through several phases, became the present Provincetown Theater Group.
Ray helped also to form the first Provincetown Group Gallery to show mainly the artists associated with Provincetown such as Ross Moffett and his wife Dorothy Lake Gregory, Arthur Cohen, Sal Del Deo, Mischa Richter, Victor De Carlo and Joan Perreira, to name a few. I participated in most of the shows and ran a retrospective of the group at PAAM after the gallery had been in operation for ten years.
OPPOSITE: Cast for first production of Provincetown Theater Workshop, including Connie and Carl Black, Jim Forsberg, Robert Finch, Barbara Dennis and Cliff McGee. BELOW: Self-portrait of the author from the 1960s. Courtesy: Constance Black
Things began to shift into a new era after the assassination of John Kennedy and Martin Luther King. It began to be the age of peaceniks because of the Vietnam War. Hippies began to arrive in town and stay year round, living on odd jobs and unemployment. The energy that had been sparked by the end of WW2 and the Korean War began to shift to more geometric and minimal forms but all in all it was a very creative time in Provincetown, a time of enormous energy.
CONSTANCE BLACK has been living in Provincetown since the 1950s. A graduate of Vesper George School of Art in Boston, she came to the Cape to study at the Cape School of Art. After marrying, she studied with Jim Forsberg and took numerous courses in printmaking, most often at the Fine Arts Work Center. Black has exhibited extensively on Cape Cod as well as at the Pen and Brush Society in New York City.
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ROSA EMPIS Maison DĂŠcor Gallery 368B Commercial Street 508.487.0444 maisondecorgallery.com
Cortile Artists Studio
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ROBERT M. ADAMCIK
Lyman-Eyer Gallery 432 Commercial Street lymaneyerart.com
Harmon Gallery 95 Commercial Street Wellfleet 508.349.0530 amicosante.com harmongallery.com
Through my mixed media images I continue to explore the heart and mind of the one who moves through the world once removed from it; the outsider, the one with a secret, the other. The observer who neither condones nor condemns.
Concepts are a large part of my work and the journey and invention are drawn from everything I experience. I consider myself a Magic Realist painter. Fathoms Falling (detail) m/m 24" x 18"
Kumquats, Miracle Brand o/c 52" x 52"
Thanassi Gallery 234 Commercial Street 508.487.0233 chuckanzalone.com
Cortile Gallery studio hours by appt. 508.487.8381
Cottage oil on canvas 10" x 8"
I make drawings, paintings & prints. Each is a celebration in line and color of the world as I see or imagine it. My works are meant to involve the viewer in the joyous task of finding meaning in, or a way through, this mysterious and dazzling universe.
Kay Knight Clarke studio visits by appointment
Truro, MA: 508.487.0225 Essex, CT: 860.767.0844
Larkin Gallery 405 Commercial St. Provincetown, MA 02652
Bear Bird woodcut 3" x 3"
Afterlight oil on linen 24"x30"
Landscapes in an impressionistic style of the Outer Cape.
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Thanassi Gallery 234 Commercial Street 508.487.0233 maryholton.com
You paint your world when you are a painter—for others to share.
I strive to capture light in its various phases, to present subjects and detail with a looseness and freedom that do not violate the integrity of those elements, a wabisabi approach to art. Oysters Nude. Or Not. oil/masonite 12" x 12"
Alone in the Dunes oil 20" x 20"
Kiley Court Gallery 445 Commercial Street 508.487.4496 kileycourtgallery.com
Sarah Jessica Fine Arts 342 Commercial Street 508.487.0884 sarahjessicafinearts.com
This Québec-born artist uses transparent acrylic washes mixed with heavy colorful brush strokes to create vibrant landscapes and still lifes. Exhibited in several art galleries in Québec.
My etchings & woodblock prints are inspired by Provincetown and my travels. I react to environments based on how I perceive they will change over time. Printmaking and painting is a matter of perception & memories.
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Impressions of China: An American Painter’s Artistic Sojourn
August 1–7 SI M I E M A RY LE S GA LLERY 435 Commercial Street 508.487.7878 www.simiemar yles.com
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Crater Lake, and Martha’s Vineyard. c h a r l e s t e r s o l o. c o m Thanassi Gallery 234 Commercial St. Provincetown, MA 508.487.0233
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Handmade box with artist’s etchings containing manipulative paper sculpture and hidden booklets with selected poems.
maryworks ince on paper maryince.com · email@example.com
Cortile Gallery 230 Commercial Street 508.487.4200 brianlarkin.com
Lyman-Eyer Gallery 432 Commercial Street 508.487.3937 lymaneyerart.com
Provincetown white & black line wood block prints, landscapes and figurative work in a variety of media. My work is also available at Botanica, 374 Commercial Street.
Neo-surrealist landscapes and detailed cape scenes, including haunting new work. Wired Sunset, Wellfleet o/c 16" x 20" Catboat on the Bay
WILLIAM LAWRENCE SHORTELL
Lyman-Eyer Gallery 432 Commercial Street 508.487.3937 lymaneyerart.com michaellyonsstudio.com Named one of Watercolor Magazine’s “25 Artists to Watch,” Michael Lyons is an emerging artist with a rapidly growing following best known for his evocative watercolors.
617.791.6698 wshortellpaintings. homestead.com
Just Drifting watercolor on paper 18" x 24"
Impressionist oil paintings on board and canvas—flowers, landscapes, seascapes and still-life, by William Lawrence Shortell. Visit my website.
West End oil on canvas 18" x 25"
ROBERT CALLAHAN Miniature Landscapes
DOCK VIEW GALLERY 349 Commercial Street
Watercolor and Scrimshaw on Antique Ivory Piano Keys
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chach 73 Shankpainter Road 508.487.1530 oils by the sea gallery 437 Commercial Street 508.280.1278
C O N S TA N C E BLACK studio open by appointment 508.487.3814
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Paul Kelly Alden Gallery | 423 Commercial Street paulkellystudio.net
JOEY MARS CASSA N D R A CO M PLEX GA LLERY
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LAURENCE YOUNG Alden Gallery 423 Commercial Street, Provincetown "Destinations" Opening July 25th – August 7th Laur enceYoung.com
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RICHARD STABBERT “Provincetown Memories” Paintings and Words by Richard Stabbert
View at Muir Music Book available at Provincetown Bookshop Marc Jacobs Muir Music www.RStabbert.com
Yellow Gown, 18" x 18", oil on canvas
K i l e y Co urt Gallery 445 Commercial Street 508 . 4 8 7 . 4 4 9 6 k i l e y c o u r t g a l l e r y. c o m JULIANCARDINAL.COM
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Cortile Gallery gallery: 508.487.4200 studio: 508.487.0980 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fenwick & Stassi Studio 234 Commercial Street 815.494.6538
Luminous oil paintings of Outer Cape scenes focusing on dune landscapes of the Provincelands. More images of artwork are available at cortilegallery.com.
Dunescape oil on canvas 22" x 28"
My work contains elements of nature, investigations into psychological conditions, along with recollections of past cultures. The sea continues to play a prominent role as an endless source of inspiration for me. Sea Tree m/m, wood panel 8" x 8" x 2"
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JOE TREPICCIONE Hutson Gallery 423 Commercial Street 508.487.0915 joetrepiccione.com Creating fiery golden landscapes and cool breezy seascapes of Cape Cod in oil, that beckon the viewer. On exhibit throughout the season.
Larkin Gallery 405 Commercial Street 508.487.6111 x107 508.237.0119 bernadettewaystack.com
Two on a Pier oil on canvas 10" x 8"
Oils on panel, pastels and art quilts. Contemporary icons of the landscape exploring the concept of painting as prayer. Turquoise Dory oil and ac on panel 6" x 6 "
ROSE BASILE Show Sept. 12 th to 25th, 2014, at JHG/East email@example.com G 508 .487. 2347 Rose Basile-TP_FINAL.indd 1
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Alden Gallery 423 Commercial Street 508.487.4230 sculptormikewright.com
SilverGlassArt Gallery 241 Commercial St., Fl. 2 617.308.3042 firstname.lastname@example.org
I walk the beaches and streets to scavenge for old painted wood, then assemble these pieces of Provincetown into sculpture with scratched and peeling surfaces as evidence of a past life as floorboard, shelf, boat.
Watercolors, collages, and pen and ink drawings that elevate the everyday into fine art. Also studio designed unique sterling jewelry with a painterly sensibility often featuring images of cities or nature. Dunes gouache on canvas 5" x 7" 2013
Oils By the Sea Gallery 437 Commercial Street 508.280.1278 email@example.com
Maison Décor Gallery 368B Commercial St. 508.487.0444 maisondecorgallery.com
Currently showing encaustic work that focuses on images of birds and the sea.
Elegantly layered, texturally nuanced, original monoprints and silkcreens featuring colorful abstractions of Outer Cape flora and fauna & landscape.
Bird Couple Series encaustic 10" x 8" 2014
monoprint 12" x 15" 2014
JEANNIE MOTHERWELL — N E W PA I N T I N G S — jeanniemotherwell.com Night Rhythms 2014 acrylic on canvas on board
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JOANNE M I L BU RY COVE silversmith
STEVEN COVE stained glass artist
SilverGlassArt Gallery 241 Commercial St., Fl. 2 508.364.5417
Labyrinth Land & Sea 237 Commercial Street at Whalerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf 508.487.2487
Luscious layered fused glass tile collages and sculpted scrollwork wire are just two of Andresenâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s signature glasswork components. Exemplary glass design, Commissions welcomed.
Colorful hand-made copper jewelry unique to Provincetown.
kiln fired glass tile copper pendant
Victor Powell Workshop 323 Commercial Street 508.487.9075
SilverGlassArt Gallery 241 Commercial St., Fl. 2 617.308.3042 firstname.lastname@example.org
Working with Old World techniques, Victor Powell creates contemporary handmade custom sandals, bags, accessories, & leather sculpture. Come watch Victor at work in his studio. Open daily except Tuesdays, 10-5.
handmade, custom leather sandal
Studio designed unique sterling jewelry with a painterly sensibility featuring images of cities or nature, complementary metals and semiprecious stones. Plus watercolors, collages, and pen and ink drawings.
sterling silver modernist bracelet
Pilgrim Framing where innovation meets imagination 372 Commercial Street pilgrimframing.com email@example.com
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SILVERGLASSART GALLERY 241 Commercial St., Whalers Wharf, 2nd floor 508.487.8200 | open year round facebook.com/SilverGlassGallery
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289 Commercial Street | 781.249.9562 20 Vendors Group Co-Op shop selling Antiques, Jewelry, Art and more. Located in the center of town near Town Hall. Local dealers sell Estate Sale Finds and restock daily. Cape Cod maps $10. Reasonable prices and it feels like a treasure hunt!
V INTAGE IN VO G U E
237 Commercial Street | 508.246.2559 | vintageinvogue.com Timeless vintage fashions and accessories for men & women 1870 to 1970. Vintage hats, dresses, caftans, beach ware, lingerie, purses, coats, shoes, and costume jewelry. Bridal Gowns and Wedding Attire for your special occasion.
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176 Commercial Street | 508.487.5920
This Commercial Street shop in Provincetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West End is celebrating its 14th season in town. This eclectic shop offers specialty collectibles such as vintage 20th century art pottery and glass, Provincetown paintings and estate jewelry. Our mantra is fun and affordable!
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F E AT U R E E D I T O R I A L b i l l E VA U L
PROVINCETOWN IN THE
70s Didn’t everybody read Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut back in the 60’s? I did. In that book, Vonnegut coined the term karass, meaning a group of people linked in a cosmically significant manner. An early observation of Provincetown was that several of these groups existed here, occupying the same town but not necessarily interacting, and only vaguely aware of each other. It was my curious nature that propelled me to traverse from one karass to another, affording me a richness of experience not likely found elsewhere. My first encounter with a Provincetown karass was in 1969 at Syracuse University where I had a friend from Baltimore. On a lark, the two of us made a trip to Provincetown to visit some of his other Baltimore friends: Steve and Bonnie (and little Douglas) Annarino, John Leissenring, John Waters, and Cookie Mueller to name a few. On that weekend visit in the spring of 1970, I met people from another karass, Nickerson Street neighbors of the Annarinos: Ron Shuebrook, Hyla and Bob Brobowski and others who were part of the Fine Arts Work Center. Through them, I applied for and was awarded a Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship that brought me to Provincetown on October 1, 1970 and I have been here ever since.
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This karass concept is not like a melting pot where the elements merge nor is it a fruit salad where the elements are individual but integrated. It’s more like a lasagne or tiramisu—distinct individual layers that don’t mix, but the flavors may permeate each other and the sum is greater than the whole. This is how I found Provincetown. At the Work Center, I met some of Provincetown’s art royalty: Myron Stout, Pat de Groot, Jim Forsberg, Tony Vevers, Fritz Bultman, Robert Motherwell, Jack Tworkov, Richard Pepitone—the list goes on and on. Whenever I paid a visit to Myron it was an occasion that often included going out to dinner and then staying up late in the night. When I first met Jim at his Studio Shop art supply store his skeptical nature put me to the test. As I was purchasing some paint he pointed to this box of triangular wooden wedges and asked, “What are those?” and I replied with an obvious look of incredulity, “Why they’re stretcher keys.” Having easily passed the test he explained, a little
LEFT: The Fo’c’s’le Tavern’s last day in 1983. © James Zimmerman ABOVE RIGHT: Fine Arts Work Center Fellows & Advisors group shot, 1971. Bill Evaul, fifth from right, with stars on vest. Photo: Stuart Land RIGHT: Oil portrait of the author by painter Simie Maryles. Courtesy: Bill Evaul 2014 Provincetown Art Guide | 83
embarrassed, that there were too many Sunday painters that had no idea and he needed to make sure of me. After that he offered his unwavering support along with his unvarnished criticisms. One could stay in that milieu, be content and even flourish but after working in the studio I would stroll down to the Fo’c’s’le Bar alone or with some of my artist friends. There, you could sit happily at your table and remain fixed or very easily drift to another where local fishermen were holding forth. That’s how I met Dickie Oldenquist, Lobsterman Al Silva, Draggerman Freddy Shula, David Salvatore, David Dutra, Dick Grady and many more and eventually got a site for a time on a scallop boat. That’s how I learned that, even in 1971 with around 60 draggers fishing out of Provincetown, the fleet was a shadow
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of its former self and spiraling downward. Also at the Fo’c’s’le, I met Jackson Lambert, a singular artist, writer and wit who never in the 40 odd years I knew him had raised his voice. He once told me, “I never trust anybody who isn’t drunk and up to their elbows in paint.” But walking the other way up to the end of Pearl Street, I wandered into the Cape School of Art where Henry Hensche maintained the sacred flame of Charles Hawthorne‘s distinct color theories—yet another distinct karass of Provincetown’s art world that included Hilda Neily, Rob Longley and a legion of plein air painters. I enjoyed sitting in on several of Henry’s demonstration sessions, became friends with him and his artist wife Ada Raynor. They both became featured artists in the Eye of Horus gallery I established for Napi Van Dereck. Henry was dour and stern but he had enough humor and self-deprecation to
tell me the story about when he was Mr. Hawthorne’s assistant in charge of the work scholarship students and class monitors. Henry related, “One day I went to Mr. Hawthorne with a complaint about one of the work/study students who had failed to clean the master’s palette and brushes after the demonstration, abandoning them in favor of running off into the dunes with a girl from the class. Henry was expecting to enforce some sort of reprimand, but Hawthorne simply replied, “Henry, some things are more important than washing brushes.”
Taking a stroll down Commercial Street was to go to the carnival every day. Provincetown was in its honky-tonk height with music everywhere and intriguing shops filled with artists, craftsmen and artistans of all stripes plying their trades. Skill and ingenuity spewed everywhere. Mal Newman had a thriving portrait studio with a half-dozen or so other artists and there were several other studios—Bob Roark, Jim Green, Marcus Smith, Tom Moore, Simi Maryles, Lois Griffel and a whole bunch more. Nearby
LEFT: Cafe Poyant, an iconic Provincetown gathering spot throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Seated in front: portrait artist Harvey Dodd. Courtesy: Provincetown History Project Archives, provincetownhistoryproject.com.
were a slew of caricature artists including Charles “Duffy Did It” Duffy. He’s the last of that breed remaining and thankfully, “Duffy still does it.” Leather workers, jewelers and silversmiths flourished and it was in the window of the Handcrafter (east of Whaler’s Wharf ) where I found my old classmate from high school, Craig Littlewood, making intricate and ornate ivory carvings. I still remember the little sign he had: “Prices $5 and up, mostly up.” Often one karass would be peripherally linked to another. The art world had some overlapping with the theater world and for a time I fell in with Charles Horne and Edmond DiStasi of the Provincetown Theater Company. One summer with Charles Horne, Peter Team, Bonnie Horowitz and a small commune of artists and musicians we created the multi-media New Moon Magic Theater. Regular music productions like Pierre Beauregard and Jimmy Thackery’s Power House Blues Band alternated with theater productions like Act IV with Beverly Bentley and a troupe of equity actors.
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its infamous proprietor Reggie Cabral. I was sitting in the Little Bar (being served drinks by Joe Giovino and Victor Alexander) when I struck up a conversation with the Reggie himself. He first took me for a hippie/ cowboy but when I started asking him about white-line woodcut artists like Mabel Pugh, Ora Inge Maxim and Agnes Weinrich we crossed into an artworld friendship that lasted 25 years.
Jug Band members from left: Joe Bones, Gino Haggerty and Tim Dickey. Original woodcut by Tina Dickey.
Then there was the Surf Club with The Provincetown Jug and Marching Band—Gino Haggerty, Joe Bones, George “Jug” Rhodes, Blackfish, Moe Van Dereck and an ever-expanding cast of musicians and jokesters. I first met Joe Bones outside of the Surf Club. I was hired by Richard Pepitone to do some small repairs of some leaks in the crawl space of a house he owned and rented out. I knocked on the door at the ungodly hour of 8am, not realizing that the tenant, Joe Bones had only gotten off work a few short hours ago. Ever gracious, he let me in and as I set about my work Joe picked up his guitar and said, “Well, I’m awake now, so you might as well have some music to do plumbing by.” After I was done my work Joe showed me some of the easier songs and we started jamming—and haven’t stopped yet. Of course the night club scene was flourishing—even through the winter—The Back Room at the Crown and Anchor, Back Street at the Gifford House, The Pied Piper, and of course the legendary “A” House with 86 | provincetownartguide.com
In this music and dance milieu several karasses could be encountered including the after-work bar and restaurant crowd, the carpenters and tradesmen and the straight hippies blending with the gay hippies alongside the pioneer drag queens and showgirls. I always considered this traversing from karass to karass a natural thing but when I worked for Captain Justin Avellar on the Schooner Hindu I learned that such crossovers were not the norm. One day while driving through town with my Captain, he observed people saying “Hi” to me or waving and said, “Goddamit, Billy. I've lived here all my life and you know more people than I do.”
BILL EVAUL came to Provincetown in 1970 as a Visual Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center. After working as director, curator and arts administrator for numerous galleries and arts organizations he has finally opened his own Studio/Gallery at 347 Commercial Street, where he can be found working every day, year-round.
MUSEUMS PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM 460 Commercial Street | 508.487.1750 | paam.org
PILGRIM MONUMENT | PROVINCETOWN MUSEUM High Pole Hill | 508.487.1310 | pilgrim-monument.org
As PAAM celebrates its first 100 years in the oldest continuous art colony in America, its schedule highlights significant artists, artwork, and events that have contributed to PAAM becoming the vital cultural institution it is today.
Built to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims‘ first landing place in America and the writing and signing of the Mayflower Compact here in 1620, climb our 252'granite tower for a great view of the outer Cape. The museum celebrates Ptown‘s history as a fishing and whaling port, art colony & the birthplace of modern American theater. Furniture, decorative arts, scrimshaw, models, toys and much more.
4/25-7/26 Members’ 12x12 Exhibition and Silent
Auction 5/2-7/20 PAAM100: A Century of Inspiration 1966-1989 W 5/2-8/3 omen Pioneers 5/23-8/10 The Tradition of the Provincetown Print 5/23-8/31 Moderns vs. Regulars 7/25-10/19 PAAM100: A Century of Inspiration 1990-2014 8/1-10/26 P rovincetown in Print, Painting, and Photography 8/8-11/2 K arl Knaths: Between Form and Freedom 8/15-11/30 Recent Gifts Part I Featuring The Robert Duffy Collection 9/5-20
Fall Auction Preview
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF ART
60 Hope Lane, Dennis
ART CLASSES/WORKSHOPS THE CAPE SCHOOL OF ART 617.717.9568 | capeschoolofart.com The principles of light & color taught by Charles Hawthorne & Henry Hensche, beginning in 1899, continue today at The Cape School of Art. Summer workshops taught by former Hensche master students: portrait & figure painting, landscape, color study, still life; all in natural light. Complete schedule online.
Teaching the principles of light & color since 1899
The Cape School of Art P.O. Box 1365, Provincetown, MA 02657 firstname.lastname@example.org 617.717.9568
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THE LILLIAN ORLOWSKY AND WILLIAM FREED MUSEUM SCHOOL Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street | 508.487.1750 | paam.org Offering an exciting line up of workshops in the visual arts, continuing the tradition of excellence in education that began here decades ago. Art History, Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Computers, and Plein Air Painting, free lectures and demonstrations; workshops for kids; and across Cape Cod in artists’ studios.
TRURO CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT CASTLE HILL 10 Meetinghouse Road & 1 Depot Road, Truro 508.349.7511 | castlehill.org 6/28 7/6 7/9
ocktail Party at Edgewood Farm 6pm C The Postcard Show 6pm Art Criticism Panel Discussion with Barry Schwabsky, Mira Schor, Helen Miranda Wilson, moderated by Joanne Mattera at Wellfleet Preservation Hall 7pm
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oetry Reading with Barry Schwabsky 6:30pm P The First Ever Pamet River Float 12pm Tuesday Evening Lecture on the Deck with Stephen Kinzer 6:30pm
Summer Bash! Honoring Stephen Kinzer 6pm
rganic Garden Tour in Truro 10am-2pm O Come Get Roasted and Smoked with Mark Bittman 6:30pm
tand-Up Comedy Night: “No Shirt, No S Shoes, No Problem...” with Ethan Herschenfeld at Wellfleet Preservation Hall 7pm
astle Hill Famous Silent Auction $25 5pm C John T. Bunker Lecture Series with Guest Speaker John Bunker Jr. 6:30pm
rtist Panel Discussion: The View from A Cape Cod with Sal Del Deo, Robert Henry, Romolo Del Deo at Preservation Hall 7pm
Paint the Race aboard a Whale Watch boat in conjunction with the Provincetown Schooner Regatta!
10/23-25 The 10th Annual Provincetown Dance
GALLERIES BERTA WALKER GALLERY
5/23-6/15 Going Fishing: A Tribute to our Industry Benefit for the Fishermen‘s Memorial Commissioned Public Sculpture by Romolo Del Deo rec 5/23, 7-9pm
6/20-7/6 Three Artists/Three Towns Peter Watts, Wellfleet; Brenda Horowitz, Truro; Nancy Whorf, Provincetown rec 6/20, 7-9pm
SALONHill Cuts Summer Workshops at Castle Cuts&&Color Color Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill offers 165 Workshops in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, writing, sculpture, ceramics and much more. See our website for more details or call us at 508.349.7511.
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rubysptownjewelry.com 508. 487.9522
ŠEPKUS TRUNK SHOW Friday, August 1, 11am-9pm
7/11-7/27 Introductions Rob DuToit rec 7/11, 7-9pm
Studio Environments Varujan Boghosian,
Robert Henry, Penelope Jencks, Danielle Mailer, Erna Partoll, Selina Trieff rec 7/11, 7-9pm
8/1-8/17 Colors & Forms of Provincetown Paul Resika rec 8/1, 7-9pm Mysteries in Color Sky Power & Murray Zimiles rec 8/1, 7-9pm 8/22-9/14 Provincetown Masters Byron Browne, Oliver Chaffee, Edwin Dickinson, Marsden Hartley, Hans Hofmann, Charles Heinz, Karl Knaths, Herman Maril, Ross Moffett, Blanche Lazzell, Vollian Rann, Abe Walkowitz, Agnes Weinrich rec 8/22, 7-9pm
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original designs by ALEX ŠEPKUS
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9/12-10/12 Photography and Photographic Installations Jay Critchley, David Kaplan, Susumu Kishihara, Dana McCannel, Blair Resika, Jane Rosett, John Thomas rec 9/12, 7-9pm
CASSANDRA COMPLEX GALLERY
all-season Cassandra Complex & Joey Mars
Adam O‘Day rec 5/16, 6-8pm Michael Hecht rec 6/27 6-9pm 7/9-21 Silas Finch rec 7/11 6-9pm 7/22-8/4 Shari Weschler Rubeck rec 7/25 6-9pm 8/5-18 Andrew Jacob rec 8/8 6-9pm 6/10-23
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5/16-6/10 The Inspired Artist: New Works
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Kevin McNamara: One Man Show rec 7/18, 7-9pm
Art of the Ages: Artistic Inspirations from Eras Past rec 6/13, 6-8pm 7/11-8/5 Fusion of Light & Color: Art Inspired by Nature grand season opening rec 7/11, 7-10pm 8/8-26 Lyrical Art: Expressions of Music & Prose
8/15-8/21 John Clayton: One Man Show rec 8/15 7-9pm
7/11,12 Milton H. Greene photographs of Marilyn Monroe rec 7-9pm 7/25,26 Maggie Simonelli recent works in encaustic rec 7-9pm
rec 8/8, 7-9pm
8/29-9/23 4th Annual Tour of America Invitational rec 8/29, 6:30-8:30pm
10/10-11/4 Tints, Tones, & Textures: Discordant
Harmony new exhibit only 11/27-12/8 Holly Folly: Gifts of Art new exhibit only 12/12-1/5 Changing Seasons new exhibit only
gary marotta fine art g-1 6/13,14 Katy Bisby recent paintings & drawings rec 7-9pm 6/27,28 Michael Eade paintings & watercolors rec 7-9pm
Oceanic: recent works by Frank Malafronte rec 7-9pm
8/29,30 Manuel Pardo (1952-2012) painting & drawing rec 7-9pm
www.visit-provincetown.com The website for Ptown lovers
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KILEY COURT GALLERY
7/4-10 Robert Cardinal & Julian Cardinal Recent Work rec 7/4, 6-8pm
Joan Cobb Marsh Recent Work rec 8/1, 7-9pm
8/22-9/2 Robert Cardinal & Julian Cardinal Recent Work rec 8/22, 7-9pm
KOBALT GALLERY Emergence encaustics by Cherie Mittenthal
rec 6/6, 7-9pm
6/20-7/1 Evolution assemblage by Conny Hatch rec 6/27, 7-9pm
N arrow Lands paintings by Deborah Martin rec 7/4, 7-9pm
A merican the American flag by all Kobalt artists rec 7/4, 7-9pm
N ew Work assemblage by Duncan Johnson rec 7/18, 7-9pm
F ield of Vision paintings by Helen Shulman
rec 8/1, 7-9pm
Candy Coated pop constructions by Dave Laro rec 8/15, 7-9pm
N ew Work–New York paintings by Sean Flood rec 8/29, 7-9pm
TAO WATER ARTS GALLERY
Karen Krieger: Natural Current: Mountain and Water rec 6/13, 7-9pm 6/27-7/3 Jackie Reeves: Recent Works rec 6/27, 7-9pm 7/4-10 L iwang: Crossing 7/11-24 Megan Hinton: Trace Elements rec 7/11, 7-9pm 7/25-8/7 Bao Lede: Hot Summer rec 7/25, 7-9pm 8/8-21 Jiang Peng: Brain Wash 8/21-28 Fran Forman: Mélies Dream rec 8/21, 7-9pm 8/29-9/12 New Ink From China: Group Show rec 8/29, 7-9pm 6/13-26
THE WILLIAM SCOTT GALLERY 6/27-7/9
John Dowd new works rec 6/27, 7-9pm
7/11-7/23 Chet Jones and David Tomb new works rec 7/11, 7-9pm 7/25-8/6
Daphne Confar and Janet Lage new works rec 7/25, 7-9pm
Armando Pedroso new works rec 8/1, 7-9pm Sandra Jones Campbell new works rec 8/8, 7-9pm
8/15-8/27 Kate Ryan new works rec 8/15, 7-9pm 8/29-9/12 John Dowd summer works rec 8/29, 7-9pm
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283 Commercial Street
open year round
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
9th Annual theater dance puppets music seminars parties & more
twptown.org David Kaplan, Curator Jef Hall-Flavin, Director
David Kaplan, Curator | Jef Hall-Flavin, Director
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THEATER PROVINCETOWN THEATER 238 Bradford Street | 508.487.7487 tickets: 866.811.4111 | provincetowntheater.com Spring and Fall Playwrights’ Festivals, Winter Readings Series & full productions of new and established works. 6/23-9/4 Hamlet & Hamlet for Youths Peregine Theatre Ensemble Thursdays 7/7-9/3
Rent Peregine Theatre Ensemble Mon-Wed
6/29-9/14 Snow White & the 7 Bottoms Sundays Ryan Landry & Gold Dust Orphans 7/25-9/6
T he Wish, Judy Garland Sapphyre Sky Productions select Fridays/Saturdays
8/22 Rubble with Bruce Vilanch by Mark Reiss PTF Benefit Friday 8/23
Planet Snowvio by Jay Critchley PTF Benefit Saturday
9/18-10/5 Venus In Fur CTEK Thursdays 10/4 10/9-19
PTF‘s 10 Year Anniversary Gala Saturday Women‘s Week CTEK Thursday-Sunday
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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATER FESTIVAL September 25-28 | twptown.org | 866-789-TENN (8366) 9th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival 2014 theme: Celebrating Williams and his Circle of Friends. Four days of theatre, dance, and visual art by local and visiting artists featuring the writings of:
Tennessee Williams: “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur,” “Period of Adjustment,” “I Wish You'd KeepStill,” “Vieux Carré” Jane Bowles: “In The Summer House” Yukio Mishima: “The Lady Aoi” William Inge: “An Otherwise Hopeless Evening” Carson McCullers: “The Member of the Wedding” Full schedule, tickets, and additional events at twptown.org.
PAYOMET PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN TRURO 508.487.5400 | email@example.com Festivals, music, theater, children’s classes and shows.
WELLFLEET HARBOR ACTORS THEATRE (W.H.A.T.) 508.349.6835 | what.org Concerts, films, broadcasts, plays & children’s theater.
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9/12-21 Ten Days of Art 10DaysOfArt.org 9/12-21 Ten
6/26-29 Provincetown Portuguese Festival 6/26-29 Provincetown provincetownportuguesefestival.com
9/20 PAAM Fall Consignment Auction paam.org 9/20 PAAM
7/13 PAAM Secret Garden Tour paam.org 7/13 PAAM
9/27 PMPM Historic House Tour 9/27 PMPM pilgrim-monument.org
9/25-28 Tennessee Williams Festival twptown.org 9/25-28 Tennessee
7/23 Summer Jazz with Bart Weisman @ PAAM 7/23 Summer paam.org
Castle Hill Benefit Silent Art Auction castlehill.org 8/9 8/9 Castle 18 The 10th Annual Provincetown Jazz 8/16 & 18 Festival ProvincetownJazzFestival.org
10/24-25 Provincetown Dance Festival castlehill.org 10/24-25 Provincetown 11/26 Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument 5-7pm 11/26 Lighting pilgrim-monument.org
8/16-22 PBG Carnival Week Carnival Parade: starts at 8/16-22 PBG 3pm, 6/21 ptown.org
Thanksgiving Weekend Art & Craft Fairs! 11/27-30 11/27-30 Thanksgiving
Happy Birthday! 100th Anniversary of 8/23 8/23 Happy PAAM paam.org
11/29 Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree Lopes 11/29 Lighting Square ProvincetownView.com
8/30 27th ASGCC Annual Life Auction and 8/30 27th Raffle asgcc.org
9/6 Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla swim4life.org 9/6 Swim
9/8-14 Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts 9/8-14 Afterglow Festival AfterglowFestival.org
PGB Holly Folly Weekend ptown.org
12/20 Holiday Concert with Bart Weisman @ PAAM 12/20 Holiday paam.org
9/2-4 Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta 9/2-4 Great provincetownschoonerrace.com 9/10 Yankee Lambda Car Club Show and 9/10 Yankee Parade yankeelcc.com
10/11 PAAM Gala Guess Who’s Coming to 10/11 PAAM Dinner paam.org
Race Point Lighthouse Tours 1st & 3rd Sat. June-Oct. 2014 racepointlighthouse.org
Wine, Art, Appetizers and Music! Wine, Art, Appetizers and Music! trurovineyardsofcapecod.com
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