Arts Brief – The Provincetown Independent



The Sarah Burrill Band will perform on Saturday as part of the ArtProvincetown Festival. (Photo Joe Navas)

ArtProvincetown Festival

ArtProvincetown is a three-day festival that runs from Friday October 8 through Sunday October 10. The festival includes events in museums and galleries as well as live music.

Day one will open at Saki, 258 Commercial St., with an art exhibit and raffle, before concluding for people to join in on the Friday night gallery walk. Day two includes a Kmoe Gallery sponsored scavenger hunt, a reception for Provincetown women artists at Waydowntown, 265 Commercial St., followed by a performance by the Sarah Burrill Band. On day three, Provincetown Brewing Co. and Washashore Music Festival present an Artists’ Market at the Harbor Hotel, 698 Commercial St. More information at

Das Gorsse Rasenstück, after Dürer 3069 is a 20 x 16 inch ink, watercolor and shellac on canvas by Bernd Haussmann. (Photo courtesy of Farm Projects)

At Bernd Haussmann ‘Nature of things’

Farm Projects, 355 Main St. in Wellfleet, presents “The Nature of Things”, an exhibition of works by Bernd Haussmann from Saturday October 9 to November 1. There will be an opening night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Inspired by a painting by Albrecht Dürer, Haussmann creates Das Gorsse Rasenstuh, a series of watercolors in earth tones and plants on canvas. They represent simple stems and shoots sticking out of the mud. Haussmann invites us to slow down and spend time with what seems mundane. The show is all about nature, and the nature of seeing.

‘Lost and Found’ at CCMoA

An exhibition accompanying the book by Amy Heller and Gail Browne Lost and found objects: time, tide and treasure, will open at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis, on Thursday, October 7 and run through January 2.

Something for Magritte is a 19.5 x 30 x 2.5 inch sculpture by Varujan Boghosian. (Photo courtesy of the Cape Cod Art Museum)

The exhibition chronicles four other artists, in addition to the two authors, who draw their inspiration and materials from the beaches of Provincetown: Judy Berkowitz, whose sculptures reuse old power saw blades, rusted metal and the rope ; Betty Bodian, whose paintings are inspired by sea glass; Paul Bowen, whose sculptures are constructed from salvaged materials; and the late Varujan Boghosian, to whom the exhibition is dedicated.

There will be an opening reception and book signing on Thursday, October 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Register at

The number 28 is a 24 x 36 inch silver paper photograph by Curtis Speer.

Curtis Speer presents ‘Theresienstadt’

“Theresienstadt,” an exhibition of photographs by Curtis Speer, opens at the CUSP Gallery, 115 Bradford St. in Provincetown on Friday October 8 and runs through October 24. Located in the Czech Republic, Theresienstadt was a detention center for Jews later sent to extermination camps. It was also the site of an elaborate hoax, designed to persuade visitors to the International Red Cross in June 1944 that the prisoners soon to be gassed were happy and well taken care of.

Speer’s work is reverent – detached in its documentary tone but all the more heartbreaking because of it. The spaces are cold and raw – cruelly utilitarian. Empty now, the rooms are steeped in history. Speer doesn’t fail to notice the beauty that exists in the light that casts hope on spaces once so full of despair.

Fervor Found is a 20 x 20 inch acrylic on canvas by James Frederick. (Photo courtesy of Frederick Studio Provincetown)

James Frederick thinks

James Frederick’s new exhibition of abstract paintings, titled “Reflection,” is inspired by “memories, emotions and experiences,” he says. It opens at Frederick Studio Provincetown, 237 Commercial St., on Friday October 8 and runs through October 24.

The paintings implicitly refer to the sky, clouds and water, as well as tower-like shapes that resemble the Provincetown monument. Alongside pops of warm color, Frederick tempers things with soft, hazy blues. There will be a virtual opening via Facebook on Friday October 8 at 7 p.m.

The member jury exhibit opens at PAAM on Friday. (Photo courtesy of Provincetown Art Association and Museum)

PAAM members only

The next member jury exhibit at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., will open on Friday October 8 and run through November 28. Curated by Provincetown artists Joerg Dressler and Mike Wright, the exhibition will feature amateurs mingling with masters on an equal footing. The result is full of confirmations and new discoveries. Participation in the show is open to any member in good standing.

Hurry to the gallery 444

Masthead Cottages is a 12×24 inch oil on canvas painting by Paul Hastings. (Photo courtesy of Paul Hastings)

Boston painter Paul Hastings exhibits his work from Friday October 8 to Monday October 11 at Gallery 444, 444 Commercial St. in Provincetown. Hastings is an outdoor painter of some of the lesser-known corners of the streets of Provincetown, working in four to five hour bursts from start to finish.

“Painting outdoors isn’t for everyone,” Hastings says. “The elements can be difficult and the light changes quickly, but it forces me to think in a particular way – to focus on the essence of the scene and to capture it quickly.”

Painted with fresh colors and an economy of brushstrokes, his canvases never feel overworked. Cottages, boats, palisades and long shadows exist in a world of nostalgia, populated not by people but by summer flowers and salt air.

Ty Herndon will perform as part of the Washashore Music and Arts Festival on Friday. (Photo courtesy of Washashore Music and Arts Festival)

Music hits P’town

Open Friday October 8 and through Sunday October 10, the Washashore Music and Arts Festival will host 30 artists over three days at three different locations in Provincetown: the Crown & Anchor, Provincetown Brewing Co. and the Red Room at Velvet. Expect drag, comedy and patter alongside music from queer artists including Grammy nominated country star Ty Herndon, Vincint, Lisa Bello, Boy Radio, DJ Dawson, Marielle Kraft, MikeMRF , Donnelly and Richardson, Zoë Lewis, Siena Liggins and Kate Yeager. Passes cost $ 85 for a single day; $ 190 for the three days. All the details on

Lady Buds, a film about women in the cannabis industry, is screened at Waters Edge Cinema as part of Women’s Week. (Photo courtesy of Paceline Pictures)

Women’s Week Movies

Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St. in Provincetown, presents an eclectic list of films as part of Women’s Week. One of the highlights is lady buds, a CJ Russo film that tells the story of six female cannabis producers facing off against big business. There is also Invisible, directed by TJ Parsell, on lesbians in the country music industry. Among those playing or commenting are Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Chely Wright, Ruthie Foster, Bonnie Baker, Dianne Davidson and Mary Gauthier.

There are also screenings of Ahead of the curve, about the journal Curve, started by Franco Stevens. This one is presented next The lesbian bar project, a short film about Erica Rose and Elina Street’s campaign to support the last 15 lesbian bars in the country. This is jessica is a film by Andrea Meyerson about a transgender girl raised in the Mormon church. Meyerson will be present for questions and answers. Tickets cost $ 14 per movie. See for times.



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