A Portrait of a Provincetown Life

by Steve Desroches                Art  is everywhere you look in Provincetown. Since the inception of the Provincetown Art Colony when Charles Hawthorne founded the Cape Cod...

Watercolors from the Permanent Collection

Review by Rebecca M. Alvin What’s interesting about this new exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is the diversity and range of...

The Tides of Optimism : 2023 Swim for Life Artist Erna Partoll

by Steve Desroches It’s a spectacular late summer day on the cusp of September, the kind of day when people dispense with “hellos” and “how...

Consent Puzzles: New Book on What Teen Film Teach Us about Consent Culture

by Rebecca M. Alvin If you grew up in the United States in the 1980s, you undoubtedly remember John Hughes films like Sixteen Candles, Pretty...

Painting the Town: Ken Cadwallader and the Art of Plein Air

by Lynn Stanley In the book Art in Narrow Streets, the artist Ross Moffett describes Provincetown as a bucolic village filled with towering elm and...

Tyne Daly: The Art of the Word, The Craft of Listening

by Steve Desroches    On her first visit to Provincetown some years ago, Tyne Daly was walking along the harbor beach with her friend and...

The Language of Abstraction

by Rebecca M. Alvin When Cuban artist Rigoberto Mena was a child, he always loved to paint and draw, and enjoyed reading books with illustrations,...

The Magic of Mackie

by Lynn Stanley Pull back the curtain on some of the most iconic moments in fashion and Bob Mackie was there. The diaphanous column dress...

Freedom to Explore : The Art of Dermot Meagher

by G.W. Mercure The Provincetown Commons is currently hosting a retrospective exhibition on artist, writer, polymath, and shape-shifter Dermot Meagher through September 3. Meagher’s dynamic...

Yes, Really! : Ryan Rudewicz and His Rude Polaroids

by Steve Desroches    The text arrived at 8:02 a.m. Photographer Ryan Rudewicz remembers it well. It was last December and it was from his...