Into the Wild

June 28, 2017 3:26 pm0 comments

The Art of Jessica Pisano by Rebecca M. Alvin Decades ago artists in Provincetown fiercely debated the merits of abstraction versus the tradition of representational art. You might say the abstract expressionists won, as their work now stands on equal footing with the traditional works that came before and after [...]

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Alice Brock: An Artful Life

June 7, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir Alice Brock is no washashore. “I was conceived on Long Point,” she says, smiling. “Oh, wait, you don’t want to start that far back?” It doesn’t matter how far back you begin in Alice Brock’s life; it’s all interesting, as attendees at the Heritage Day that [...]

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Touko Laaksonen: The Man Behind Tom of Finland

May 24, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin To make art is to address your fears about who you are and how you will be perceived. Even if you create something with no intention of selling it in a gallery, the act of truly putting oneself out, expressing one’s truth, is boldness in the [...]

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The Heart of the Hearth

May 17, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

Conrad Malicoat and his Provincetown Fireplaces by Steve Desroches When you see one, you know it. Instantly.  The jumble of bricks seemingly tumbling down from the ceiling. The rakish angles that look like an overstuffed bookshelf or a game of Jenga about to come to an end. A jumping marlin [...]

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Breaking Through

May 4, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

Emerging Artists Featured at PAAM by Rebecca M. Alvin Anyone who has wandered through the streets of the east end of Commercial Street on Friday nights in the summer has been witness to something incredible: a community of regular people who care deeply about art and celebrate it, talk about [...]

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The Third Element

September 28, 2016 2:49 pm0 comments

Bailey Bob Bailey At PAAM by Steve Desroches Archaeologists found the Venus of Willendorf during a dig at a Paleolithic site in Austria in 1908.  The small 4.4-inch statuette of a woman is estimated to date from 28,000 to 25,000 BCE, and until later discoveries was the oldest known piece [...]

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