SEARCHING FOR THE MOTHERLODE SET TO INVADE CAPE COD ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Opening Friday Night: May 22, 2015 - 7PM. Four Days Only. Woodman Shimko Gallery. 398 Commercial St. Provincetown, MA
A group exhibit of paintings, prints and sculpture representing a cross section of styles and eras from Provincetown's storied history, vibrant present and bright future. In “Searching for the Motherlode”, we collected an eclectic group of artists and their work and are presenting it pop-up style for 4 days only over the Memorial Day weekend. MORE.
THE LAST DAYS OF THE PROVINCETOWN SCHOOL OF ART
From 1932 to 1984, Henry Hensche ran one of the premiere schools for outdoor painting in the country. It was the Cape School of Art, located in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Hensche had been one Charles Hawthorne’s best students and he continued his legacy of a summer art school for the study of color. The old barn at 46 Pearl Street became a mecca for artists around the country and eventually establishing what is now as known as the Provincetown style, a style associated with impressionist colors and the use of the palette knife. It all ended in 1987, when the disheartened master, then 87 years old, sold the school for one dollar. MORE
THE MYTHOS OF FREDDY K
There's a kind of magnetism to this town. The raw promise of decadence, the bleached-out remains of a sixties counter culture strewn about like driftwood on the dunes, The queer-friendly atmosphere and psychic vampirism displayed unabashedly in a brief glance from within the confines of the famous Meat Rack. Celebrity names and faces, parlayed up and down Commercial Street amid the busy hum and whir of speculation: Cyndi Lauper spotted buying hardware and John Waters with his scandalous entourage of nubile Adonises flanking him like an uncharacteristically polychromatic GAP ad. Edward Gorey with his hearse-like Rolls and GORE vanity plate, Rosie O'Donnell biker gear for the dog, and a lingering spectre of Anthony Perkins fading in and out of focus, no, he isn't looking well. MORE