Provincetown Artists and Art Galleries starting the week of December 16

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to state and local public safety advisories regarding the COVID-19 virus, please check directly with the sites for the latest information on precautions.

OPENINGS AND EVENTS

Opening Reception “Duet: Recent Work by Mary Giammarino and Pete Hocking”: 3-5 p.m. December 18, Four Eleven Gallery, 411 Commercial St., Provincetown. For information: https://www.fourelevengallery.com. Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 infections, masks are mandatory at reception. Both accomplished painters and teachers, the works of Giammarino and Hocking express a devoted love for Cape Cod, and together their paintings harmonize to create a vast sense of place. Duet is designed to showcase the strengths and uniqueness of both artists while creating an immersive experience for visitors to the show.

EXHIBITIONS

Berta Walker Gallery Exhibition: 12-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Berta Walker Gallery, 208 Bradford St., Provincetown. For information: https://bertawalkergallery.com. Visitors can also make an appointment by calling 508-487-6411.

Bowersock Gallery Shop: Bowersock Gallery, 373 Commercial St., Provincetown. For information: https://bowersockgallery.com. The Bowersock Gallery has announced new works by Sydney artists Bella Sparrow and Kevin Kusiolek. The gallery also announced its featured artist, Stanka Kordic, and featured sculptor John Brickels. The gallery shop can be viewed in person or online.

“Sparkle: New Paintings by Helen Grimm”: until December 16, Four Eleven Gallery, 411 Commercial St., Provincetown. For information: https://fourelevengallery.com. The shapes of seashells have inspired Grimm’s painting for over 20 years. She is particularly drawn to their contradictions: the humble yet polished beauty in a rough, worm-hole exterior, and the starkness whitewashed against a rich pop of color. These forms provide Grimm with the opportunity to explore line and form, scale and color.

A New Print Exhibit in Provincetown: until January 1, Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown. For information: https://fawc.org/events/a-new-provincetown-print-exhibition. Presented in conjunction with the Provincetown Arts Society, this exhibit celebrates Provincetown’s printmaking tradition and features a sale of limited-edition prints by 17 artists. Proceeds support the Provincetown Arts Society and the Fine Arts Work Center.

“Lost and Found: Times, Tides and Treasures” Art Exhibition: until January 2, Cape Code Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For information: 508-385-4477. The exhibition is based on a book of the same name by Amy Heller and Gail Browne featuring works by Judy Berkowitz, Betty Bodian, Varujan Boghosian and Paul Bowen.

“Duet: Recent Works by Mary Giammarino and Pete Hocking”: from December 18 to January 3, Four Eleven Gallery, 411 Commercial St., Provincetown. For information: https://www.fourelevengallery.com. Both accomplished painters and teachers, the works of Giammarino and Hocking express a devoted love for Cape Cod, and together their paintings harmonize to create a vast sense of place. Duet is designed to showcase the strengths and uniqueness of both artists while creating an immersive experience for visitors to the show.

“Birds, Beasts and Beach Trash”: Wildlife photography by Ben Achtenberg: until January 5, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St. For information: 508-349-1800. The show focuses on the wildlife that is found all around Cape Cod. In addition to Achtenberg’s own photographs, the images include “selfies” taken by deer, coyotes and other animals on motion-activated cameras set up in the photographer’s Wellfleet backyard. The show also chronicles some of the wildlife encounters the photographer and his wife, Emily, have experienced in the American West.

“The same four walls: intimate interiors of the permanent collection”: until January 23, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St. https://paam.org. This exhibition seeks to explore the interior as subject and muse. Artists capture their surroundings in different ways. Some works in this exhibition present the artists’ space built with love. Others are the expression of loneliness, whether solitary or triumphant.

Le Banner hosts news about the gallery’s receptions and exhibitions. Please submit by noon on Thursday for inclusion in the following week’s print edition. Send to [email protected].

Mildred D. Field