Back to His Beginnings

September 14, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir It all started in Provincetown, and artist Paul Bellardo is finally—at age 92—coming home. Or at least his work is, in an exhibit called, appropriately enough, Look Who’s Back. Bellardo first came to Provincetown in 1947. “I’d just gotten out of the army,” he recalls. “I [...]

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The Spirit of ‘76

September 7, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Years ago artist Paul Rizzo was walking through the yards and yards of oddities and curiosities so abundant at the Brimfield Antique Show when he came upon a milk crate full of gay porn magazine from the 1970s. It wasn’t just the erotic imagery that grabbed his [...]

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Will The Real Mark Beard Please Stand Up?

August 31, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir It’s an à propos question. Artist Mark Beard may not “contain multitudes,” as Walt Whitman would say, but he is at least six different people. “I always wished I had a gay great-uncle,” says Beard, speaking from his studio in Paris, “so I made one up.” [...]

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Dreaming Is Free

August 17, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches One of artist Nathan Rapport’s greatest successes to date was born out one of the most difficult times in his life. He was going through a major break up and selling his home. Things were changing, he was heartbroken, and the future uncertain. Newly single Rapport had [...]

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8 x 8 Eights Weeks of Women Artists at the Bakker Gallery

August 10, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Jim Bakker receives calls and e-mails from all over the world from art collectors who want to know more about a piece they own created by one of the many, many artists who were a part of the Provincetown art colony. It’s part of the thrill of [...]

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The Sweetest and Smallest of All

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by Jeannette de Beauvoir Cherrystone clams are famously sweet and small, and the description applies equally well to Wellfleet’s Cherry Stone Gallery, a small space with a big heart—not unlike its late co-founder, Sally Nerber, celebrated this summer in a new exhibition called Sally’s Party. “She didn’t want a memorial,” [...]

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