Palettes of Provincetown

June 17, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

A Summer’s Worth of Art by Rebecca M. Alvin        Just about one month ago, I set out for my first Friday night gallery stroll of the year, Memorial Day Weekend. Whatever else that weekend is for people, for me it is my first chance to reconnect with [...]

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All That Glitters

May 20, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

In Search of the Motherlode by Steve Desroches Writer and rock and roll historian Chuck White is always on a quest for authenticity, be it in culture, politics, music, or art. He’s constantly on the search for creativity in its purest form, before it gets commercialized, co-opted by mass culture, [...]

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Wonders of the Whale

April 29, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin When the Appearances Green Arts Festival first came to Provincetown five years ago, the intention was to foster an appreciation for green spaces in Provincetown. While it’s true that the forest ecology is often overlooked in favor of the more storied sea and sand dunes, it [...]

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An Art Spooktacular

October 29, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

A Gallery Celebrates the Halloween Spirit by Steve Desroches There is perhaps no holiday that encourages creativity and imagination more than Halloween. From carving jack o’lanterns to turning a home into a haunted house to dressing up in a costume, all have been taken to the next level with folks [...]

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Shedding A New Light On Old Treasures

October 8, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches We seem to want to hang onto well-designed or iconic items even if they no longer work. They act like mini time machines. Just a flip of the switch might not turn on that old Super 8 projector on the top shelf of the closet or the [...]

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Preserving a Legacy, Building a Future

August 27, 2014 9:43 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Every visit to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is a reminder of the dynamism and creativity of the oldest art colony in America. Each gallery and each exhibition features works of art by those who, for at least a portion of their lives, spent time [...]

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An American Artist in China

July 30, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin        “What I really like most is the old villages; I just can’t get enough of painting those,” says American painter Kenneth Cadwallader. He’s speaking of the areas in South China where he has been painting on and off for the past few years, [...]

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REVIEW: Tomie dePaola: New Work

July 23, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin Simple shapes, plain faces, and rounded, wavering lines characterize much of Tomie dePaola’s work. If you’re a parent, you’re likely most familiar with his children’s books (he’s written and illustrated about 200 of them), such as the Caldecott Honor winner Strega Nona (1976) and his more [...]

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These Shoes Were Made for Painting

July 9, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir        K.J. Shows collects shoes. Not just any shoes, of course: she asks working visual artists to send her their shoes so she can paint them, and you can see the results at the new Jo Hay Open Studio on Commercial Street. “The happiest [...]

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Robert De Niro

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Rooted in the Real by Rebecca M. Alvin In Hans Hofmann’s seminal essay The Search for the Real, he puts forth the idea that the power of any artwork comes from the relationships the artist makes in it. Line to line, spatial plane to spatial plane, color to color, each [...]

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