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The Long Road to Long Point

September 21, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches In Sidney Simon’s etching Last Train to Doomben, a streetcar jammed with soldiers and sailors on leave head to a race track in Brisbane, Australia, for a little rest from war time military life during World War II. While the youth of the subjects is clear, their [...]

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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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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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Thinking in Words, Seeing in Pictures

August 3, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

A Q&A with Eileen Myles Eileen Myles is a veritable force in the world of poetry and writing. Author of 19 books, including the landmark Chelsea Girls, Myles divides her time between New York City and Marfa, Texas. But the celebrated writer has had a long relationship with Provincetown, most [...]

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