A Kinky History

September 28, 2016 2:44 pm0 comments

The Leather Archives and Museum Turns 25 by Steve Desroches It was a familiar, yet heartbreaking story. During the worst years of the AIDS epidemic, when many gay men died, their families simply threw out many of the deceased’s personal belongings, especially anything relating to their gay identity. Sometimes it [...]

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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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The Sweetest and Smallest of All

August 10, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

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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Art On The Edge

June 16, 2016 9:32 am0 comments

A Guide to Provincetown’s  Gallery Season by Rebecca M. Alvin There’s nothing that gets as many eye rolls and groans as posing the question, “What is ‘art’?” It’s a frustratingly difficult thing to define, for one thing, but also it causes us to think about what difference it makes. Why [...]

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Getting Down and Dirty

May 4, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

Learning to Love the Earth As An Ecosexual by Steve Desroches Beth Stephens was flying home to West Virginia in 2008 when she noticed something horrifying from 30,000 feet in the air. Mountain after mountain in her beautiful Appalachian home state had their tops blown clean off. It’s a process [...]

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The Wonder of Provincetown’s Whales

April 20, 2016 11:35 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin If you’ve ever been on a whale watch, you know the thrill of catching a glimpse of cavorting whales, preceded by a bubbling circle of froth and, if you’re lucky, culminating in a leap above the waters. These momentary glimpses of just a portion of these [...]

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West Meets East

11:26 am0 comments

AMP Gallery Relocates by Rebecca M. Alvin For four years Debbie Nadolney has been bringing an eclectic set of contemporary art to her West End gallery AMP: Art Market Provincetown. Her openness as a curator has brought about a unique gallery experience here, featuring not only painting and other forms [...]

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Walking on Broken Glass

October 7, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

The Surprising Past and Future of George Bryant’s Parking Lot by Steve Desroches Artist Leah Dyjak was living at 471 Commercial Street in the winter of 2011-2012, spending her days cleaning what had been the home of her father-in-law George Bryant. Beloved and irascible Bryant had been evicted from the [...]

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Vision vs. Reality

September 16, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

The Art of Carmen Cicero at Kobalt Gallery by Steve Desroches A small airplane flying above a creek through a beautiful forest. A yellow car driving across an alien planet. An oversized Pierrot clown ascending a Venetian staircase. In the exhibition The Art of Carmen Cicero at the Kobalt Gallery, [...]

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The Lines of Legacy

September 9, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches When Kathryn Lee Smith was 4 years old, her grandmother, Ferol Sibley Warthen, taught her the white line printing process at her kitchen table in her Washington, D.C., home. Warthen had learned the process in Provincetown from Blanche Lazzell, one of the earliest practitioners of the art [...]

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