Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mark your Calendars! AGAST is coming


So, Irene was a bit of a bust, at least as far as this part of Brooklyn is concerned; luckily Gowanus was not washed out to sea, so now we can step into high gear preparing for this year's Gowanus Studio Tour!

The dates of this year's tour are Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. (Yes! We are back to 2 art-filled days). So mark your calendars, spread the word. I'll be busy making lots of new art for all to see.

Sun, Surf - and Art - in Provincetown, Cape Cod

While I'm trapped at home thanks to Tropical Storm (formerly Hurricane) Irene, I've had a chance to review and post the photos I took during last week's visit to Provincetown, Massachusetts.

It was essentially my first time visiting P-town (lunch there one October day 18 years ago doesn't count), and the Cape welcomed me with near perfect weather. The photos shown here are just a few of the 46 I've posted to my flickr account.

Provincetown has an extensive and long-running art scene. There are tons of galleries, and many artists either live or spend part of the year there. I had a chance to visit the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) in the East End. This charming little museum has several interesting shows up this summer, including a major exhibit by Judith Trepp, a wonderful collection of drawings by Will Barnet and a fascinating photography exhibit by Mona Dukess.

Also in PAAM's collection were some wonderful white-line, or "Provincetown" prints by Blanche Lazzell and Ellen Ravenscroft. I'm eager to try my hand at white-line printing. If I can get to the studio today, I might start right away.

I didn't get to as many galleries as I would have liked (couldn't skip a chance to be at the beach in that wonderful weather!), but especially appreciated the work of Michael McGuire at his gallery, and also the work of Megan Hinton at the William Scott Gallery.

It was a great visit and I can't wait to spend more time there in the future!