Arts Briefs – The Provincetown Independent

A Play of Light is a partially finished cake by Amy Sanders. (Photo courtesy Addison Art Gallery)

Art Demonstrations at Addison

“Live Music and Art Demonstrations,” a benefit for Helping Our Women and the Cape Wellness Collaborative, will be held at Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Road in Orleans, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 4:30 to 6 pm

CWC helps facilitate and cover the cost of integrative therapies for cancer patients, while HOW supports women on the Outer Cape living with chronic illness. There will be music by Sarah Burrill; art-in-progress discussions with Maryalice Eizenberg, Jonathan McPhillips, and Amy Sanders; and an exhibition of new works by gallery artists. “Art is a component of some of the healing therapies we offer to the many people fighting cancer on the Cape & Islands,” says Abigail Field, executive director of the Wellness Collaborative, in a statement. “Art has the power to transform, inspire, and elevate.”

Popping Up at Alden

Gifts From the Sea is a recent oil on panel by Jim Broussard. (Photo courtesy Alden Gallery)

Alden Gallery, 423 Commercial St. in Provincetown, is hosting a “pop-up” show of works by Jim Broussard even though the gallery is generally closed through April. It will last three days only: Saturday, Feb. 19 through Monday, Feb. 21, from noon to 4 pm

The show, titled “Winter Scenes,” consists of 12 new paintings by the plein-air Provincetown artist, including some from Broussard’s recent stay in the dune shacks. Contact [email protected] for more info.

Richard Baker teaches “Still Life With Figure” at Castle Hill starting Aug. 22. (Photo courtesy Richard Baker)

Castle Hill Summer

Registration has begun for the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill’s summer program. It begins May 16 and runs through Aug. 29. There’s a two-week residency with Michael David as well as more than 140 one-day and week-long workshops on prayer flags, puppetry, labyrinth building, altered books, shellfishing, cooking, poetry, fiction, memoir, ceramics, felting, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Highlights include Paul Bowen’s “Sculpture With Found Materials” beginning June 27; “Media Mix Up: Unleash Your Inner Vision” with Deborah Dancy beginning July 11; “Creating a Sketchbook Journal on the Pamet River, Truro” with Mark Adams beginning July 25; “The Sound of Poetry” with Robert Pinsky beginning Aug. 20; “Still Life With Figure” with Richard Baker beginning Aug. 22; and “Welding” with Judy Pfaff beginning Aug. 22. Visit castlehill.org to register.

Students from Provincetown Schools decorated papier-mâché masks with feathers, paint, and other materials. (Photo courtesy the Commons)

‘Good Stuff’ at the Commons

“All the Good Stuff,” a Provincetown Schools student art exhibition, will run through Sunday, March 6 at the Provincetown Commons, 46 Bradford St.

Students were inspired by Pablo Picasso’s cubism, African masks, and the school’s mission of advocacy and social justice. Curated by the students themselves, the exhibition is about “empathy, love, self-care, kindness… all the good stuff!” reads the statement.

The Commons is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summertime at FAWC

The Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St. in Provincetown, has announced its summer 2022 program, with 11 weeks of workshops and events running June 5 through Aug. 19.

The program begins with a two-week self-directed Summer Projects Residency. From July 24 through Aug. 5 there will be a two-part poetry festival with keynote speakers Vievee Francis and Terrance Hayes and workshops with Fred Marchant, Eileen Myles, and Kimiko Hahn.

Terrance Hayes will be one of the keynote speakers at FAWC’s poetry festival this summer. (Photo by Becky Thurner Braddock)

“Ecology and Justice,” geared towards artists and writers who focus on ecological discourse, will start Aug. 7. The keynote speaker will be nonfiction writer Alison Hawthorne Deming, and there will be workshops with poet Elizabeth Bradfield and artist Bert Yarborough.

Other workshops include painting with Pete Hocking, Jo Hay, and Forrest Williams; sculpture with Paul Bowen; drawing with Elizabeth Flood and Paul Stopworth; printmaking with Vicky Tomayko and Fred Liang; photography with David Hilliard and Jess T. Dugan; and writing workshops with Nick Flynn, Major Jackson, Paul Lisicky, and Gail Mazur.

Week-long programs are $800; two-week programs are $1600. Participants must be fully vaccinated and boosted. Register at fawc.org.

‘Creative Chaos’ at PAAM

A detail of Self-Portrait, an oil painting by Jackson Lambert. (Photo courtesy PAAM)

“Creative Chaos: The Lenore Ross Curating Program Explores the Self Portrait” will be on view at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., through Sunday, March 6.

Working collectively, 16 visual arts students from Provincetown Schools chose 18 portraits in PAAM’s collection as a jumping off point from which to explore the self-portrait as a window into an inner world. Referencing work by Robert Beauchamp, David Bethuel Jamieson, Jackson Lambert, and others, students used mediums of their choosing to investigate the relationship between subject and viewer.

“An exploration of the self-portrait allows the artist a chance to process and communicate emotions and bring forward an understanding of self to others in particularly individual ways,” says Tessa Bry Taylor, PAAM’s curator of youth education. “Creating self-portraits in a group setting enhances the experience by allowing young artists the chance to take risks, engage authentically, and cultivate a balance with themselves and those around them.”

Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men will open WHAT’s summer season on June 1. (Photo by Susan Johann)

WHAT’S ON THIS SUMMER

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater returns to live performances on the Julie Harris Stage with its 2022 summer season.

Opening June 1 and running through June 24 is Straight White Men, a comedic take on race and gender by Young Jean Lee. Running June 29 through July 22 is marry me to Little by Craig Lucas and Norman René, featuring the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. Running July 27 through Aug. 19 is Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Taylor Mac’s play based on the aftermath of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Running Aug. 25 through Sept. 17 is The Revolutionists, a comedy by Lauren Gunderson set in Paris during the French Revolution. Finally, runningSep. 22 through Oct. 16 is betrayal, Harold Pinter’s classic tale of a marriage in decline.

“WHAT for Kids!” will return to the Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion starting July 5 with a production and schedule still to be announced. Subscriptions to the 2022 season go on sale March 21; tickets to individual productions go on sale May 1. More info at what.org.

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