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Modern Architecture in and around Provincetown - PAAM art show

Published: Thu August 24, 2006
By: Straight Dope

By Cate McQuaid | Boston Globe Correspondent

The outer Cape has, for good stretches of the last century, been yeasty with artistic enterprise. Hans Hofmann taught and awakened a generation of abstract painters here, and Eugene O’Neill staged experimental theater.

Less charted was the surge in modernist architecture that took place around the mid-20th century. ``A Chain of Events: Modern Architecture on the Outer Cape,” now up at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, is an attempt to rectify that lack of attention, celebrate some of the innovative housing that was built, and urge preservationists to take…

Sal Del Deo on living, working and painting in Provincetown since 1954

Published: Sun August 20, 2006
By: Straight Dope | By Rebecca M. Alvin

Salvatore Del Deo is not willing to lay it all out on the table when I ask him about the content of his upcoming talk entitled “My Life in Provincetown as an Artist, 1946-2006” this Wednesday at the Payomet Performing Art Center’s tent at the Highlands Center in North Truro.

He is willing to say a lot has changed in the 60 years since he arrived there to study with Henry Hensche in the Cape Cod School of Art.
“(Provincetown) was a place you could nourish your young talent,…

NOCO Art community - North of Commercial Street in Provincetown

Published: Sun August 20, 2006
By: Straight Dope | By Steve Desroches

Do you know the way to NOCO?

Probably not, as it isn’t on any maps just yet. But the new name for an old arts district has Provincetown abuzz.

NOCO, or North of Commercial, is the idea of artist Rick Fleury, whose gallery at 268 Bradford Street sits in the heart of the newly defined arts district. While walking his dog Graham last January, Fleury’s thoughts turned to summer and how to get more visitors to his gallery, which is in the old studio of legendary Provincetown artists Ross Moffet.…

Taste of Provincetown East End Art Galleries

Published: Fri August 18, 2006
By: Straight Dope

By Cate McQuaid | Boston Globe

Provincetown’s tiny East End is like Newbury Street in overdrive. The art season is at its height here, where the galleries stay open seven days a week and shows often turn over every two weeks.

DNA Gallery is back up to speed, after hitting a bump last year as director Nick Lawrence focused on his New York gallery and several artists left to open their own space. The strong group show there now ranges from abstract digital photography to lush landscape painting.

Vermont painter Eric Aho’s spectacular large-scale landscapes…

John Waters and his Provincetown style

Published: Mon July 17, 2006
By: Straight Dope

By Chris Azzopardi |

Evidence legal pads. Check. Black, thick pens. Check. Clear, green plaid Scotch tape. Check. “When I’m writing I have very much a ritual that I follow,” says John Waters as he takes a break from settling into his summer home in Provincetown, Mass. “I get up every day at 6:15, and I read newspapers and drink a lot of tea.”

Waters starts his workday two and a half hours before McDonald’s stops serving breakfast: at 8 a.m. Over the last year, Waters, 60, has been compiling notes for a film, but he…

Lester F. Johnson - 1958 Provincetown Harbor art painting on Ebay

Published: Tue May 23, 2006
By: Straight Dope

Lester Johnson art on eBay

This is an important and beautiful figurative expressionist painting by the New York and Provincetown artist Lester F. Johnson. It is a gouache/watercolor on paper, 18 ¾” x 23 1/4” (image), and 24”x30"(framed). It is signed Lester Johnson lower right and dated 8/1958. The picture is in fine condition and is archivally framed. It shows the usual and expected slight rippling of the watercolor medium, and what I think is the intentional drippings of the gouache paint in a manner similar to many of the abstract expressionists also painting in Provincetiown at that…

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