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Published: Thu March 09, 2006
By: Straight Dope in Art > Performance
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We welcome visitors to register as members and post here in the Provincetown Art Section.

If you want to promote, critique, rant, rave or review the Provincetown Theater, New Provincetown Players, original Provincetown Players or any other Performance art in Provincetown, this is the place to do it.

Are you a show performer?

Are you a street performer?

Do you just love to watch?

This is the Performance category in the Art Section of the Provincetown Journal and all visitors are welcome to register as members and use the “Add your own entry” link to post a reviews, call for auditions, or even send us a videoblog of your show or routine. and it will show up in this Section.


On Thu April 13, 2006, Frank wrote:

Love to go to Ptown and listen to Miss Ellie sing while pulling ‘her’ wagon and speakers around Town. Miss Ellie is in her 70’s and is an inspiration to what is possible if you do what you love.

On Thu April 13, 2006, Straight Dope wrote:

If you have any more information, please post here with links to any good sources.

Also, if you have any photos, send them to the email address at the bottom and we will post them here.


On Thu May 11, 2006, Bowesock Gallery wrote:

Bowersock Gallery
373 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Open Year Round

After a single season on Commercial St., Provincetown’s Bowersock Gallery packed up, moved east a few blocks, and added nearly double its exhibition space. “I never imagined taking such a big step so quickly,” says owner, painter Steve Bowersock, who represents over a dozen additional New England artists. “The response to the styles and quality of the gallery’s artists proved far greater than we could have imagined, in such a short time. The positive response makes it worth the risk on a larger space, which allows us to offer even more of a great thing.”

In addition to moving to its new digs at 373 Commercial Street, Bowersock is adding artists. The gallery represents artists from the New Hampshire/Maine, Seacoast area, long known for it’s art rich Portsmouth NH/Ogunquit ME, communities. Having lived and painted in the area before moving “south” to P-town, Bowersock was familiar with the area’s tradition, as well as its top, contemporary artists. Even before establishing the gallery, he knew he wanted to bring them to a larger audience.

“Like every community the location informs the artist. What’s interesting with this geographical pocket is it seems to have fostered an individual look. Some do draw on those that came before them, or have an eye to a current trend. But, without exception they’ve stamped the style with their own mark, making their works the ones of note,” he says.

And then there are those that seem to adhere to the New Hampshire’s motto, ‘Live Free or Die.’ The work of these artists clearly carries an individual look, influenced solely by an internal eye.”

It’s those looks that lead Bowersock to sign a number of new artists. This year he’ll introduce established Maine sculptor and encaustic painter Kim Bernard. Bernard, who will soon be featured on a HGTV’s “That’s Clever,” segment, is known for her mix of medium, and a powerful, distinct look that simultaneously evokes a modern and ancient feel. Also new is painter Erin McFarland, of Maine. “This woman’s beautifully executed figures are lush, evocative creatures that draw you into their story. They’re simply captivating,” says Bowersock.

Two sculptors have been signed. Lindley Briggs and Jeffery Briggs, who are part of both the Portsmouth and Newburyport Mass community, were introduced at the end of the first gallery’s season. The response to their work prompted Bowersock to take them on as part of gallery’s permanent stable. Both have decades in the field. Each creates work in very distinct styles. Rose Umerlik, another artist introduced late last year, has also been signed. She is one of the top emerging artists on the New Hampshire Seacoast.  Her intense, distinct, expressionist/abstract oils had the Portsmouth Herald site her as one of the four top emerging artists in the region. 

The Bowersock will hold a total of 11 shows between opening April 7 and its holiday Small Works event starting Nov 29. In addition to the new artists he will again offer works by watercolorist Dustan Knight; oil painters Dennis Perrin, Patricia Kaufman, Scott Schnepf, and Bowersock, Darlou Gams; sculptors Christopher Gowell and Jeanne’ McCartin and mixed media artist and jeweler Lauren Pallaro. Other artists include painter Gloria Gustafson, and J.L. Carlomangno, and glass artisans Peter Ridabock and Billy Mayer. For a schedule, and a peek at the artist, check out the Bowersock website at www,

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, most of these artist are mature, and at the top of their game. If not established, they’re the best of the emerging talent. Their work is highly sought after, and exhibited throughout the region and the country,” says Bowersock. “This season selections are the best yet. We’re going to wow folks.”

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