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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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Full Moon Over Truro

August 26, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches There are many wonderful old buildings tucked around the Outer Cape that elicit fantasies for art minded folks who envision transforming them into a theatrical space or a school for the arts. And sometimes those daydreams come true, with a lot of hard work and generosity.  Co-founded [...]

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REVIEW: Group Show at AMP

August 19, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin For someone born in the 1970s, the current photography show at AMP (Art Market Provincetown) has a particular appeal. The gallery is currently featuring work by four different photographers in one room and a separate, but related show of work by Bobby Miller in the next, [...]

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Tomorrowland: Harum Scarum at Albert Merola Gallery

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by Steve Desroches Jack Pierson’s magazine Tomorrow’s Man is a printed slide show into the artist’s mind. With the third edition coming out soon, Tomorrow’s Man, whose name is taken from a midcentury beefcake magazine, mixes his own work with that of other artists and printed ephemera. Beautifully crafted, the [...]

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The Art of Art: Kobalt Gallery Celebrates 10 Years

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by Steve Desroches As the sun begins to set and the sky turns to twilight over Provincetown, people walking down Commercial Street often pause and enjoy the view of the harbor the Johnson Street parking lot provides. But over the past several years many heads have swiveled the other way [...]

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Yesterday is Today… Yesterday is Tomorrow

August 5, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

Vintage and Contemporary Cape Cod at the Cortile Gallery by Steve Desroches      In artist Ed Walsh’s acrylic painting The Wharf at Twilight the blue veil of a completed sunset covers the familiar view of the end of Cabral’s Pier, also known as Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s that magical hour [...]

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Seeing with New Eyes

July 15, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin        Milenko Katic’s complexly layered paintings reveal both the artist’s deep connection to his proverbial “inner child,” and his dismay at the direction the world has taken. Depending on which series you are looking at from his 40-year-plus career as an artist, you may [...]

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A Provincetown Icon Rises Again from the Sea

June 24, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

by Stuard M. Derrick        They stand sentinel as you enter the harbor from the sea, these larger-than-life ladies, their faces weathered by time but clearly evidencing the grit, courage, and longevity associated with the hardscrabble life of a fishing village. And that is exactly what they represent: [...]

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