Provincetown Artists and Art Galleries starting the week of November 4

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OPENINGS AND EVENTS

Opening of “Suspended Action” by Daniel Wagner: 5-7 p.m. November 5, The Commons, 46 Bradford St., Provincetown. For information: https://bit.ly/3pAuPPp. Despite all his training in the arts and architecture, Daniel Wagner considers himself a self-taught artist. Her first love and greatest early focus was in abstraction. When he started painting full time, his works were architectural in nature. Eventually he began to move away from some of the constraints and limitations of architectural form and discovered the human form as a subject.

Artwork by Wampanoag Aquinnah Artist Julia Marden is part of the Community Healing Quilt Project Nov. 6 at Cape Cod Community College.

“Tide/Tied-Cultural Reclamation and Community Project” event: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Cape Cod Community College, Grossman Building, Cafeteria, 2240 Iyannogh Road, West Barnstable. As well as an unveiling ceremony of Joe Diggs’ Equity Mural, there will be the opportunity to view the Healing Quilt Project, which brings together 70 Cape Town artists and art students. Artists and students created a 9ft by 9ft mural, aiming to build bridges between artists and activists on Cape Cod, making visible the communities that created the fabric of Cape Cod. College President John Cox will present the College’s land acknowledgment document to the Wampanoag Nation. Local artists include Ed Christie, Sian Robertson, Joe Fiorello, Joerg Dressler, Robert Rindler, Cherie Mittenthal, Deb Mell, Susie Nielsen, Jennifer Moller, Ellyn Weiss, Jane Paradise, Kate Wallace Rodgers, Bert Yarborough, Vicky Tomayko, Lois Hirshberg, Andrea Pluhar, Sheryl Jaffe, Rebecca Arnoldi, Nathalie Ferrier, Liz Biddle, Lucy Clark, Yvette Dubinsky and Diane Messinger.

“Teacher, Student, Best Friends A Retrospective” Opening Reception: 4-8 p.m. November 19, The Commons, 46 Bradford St., Provincetown. For information: https://provincetowncommons.org. Presented by Frank Milby and Katrina Walker. Walker met Milby in the early 1980s when she moved to Provincetown. She studied with him in the beginning and he became her mentor over the years. As very close friends, they often painted together and critiqued each other’s work, a practice that continues to this day, albeit sometimes thousands of miles away on FaceTime. This 30 retrospective of each artist reveals not only their artistic community but also their many stylistic differences.

“Teacher, Student, Best Friends A Retrospective” Thanksgiving Celebration: 4-8 p.m. November 26, The Commons, 46 Bradford St., Provincetown. For information: https://provincetowncommons.org. Presented by Frank Milby and Katrina Walker. Walker met Milby in the early 1980s when she moved to Provincetown. She studied with him in the beginning and he became her mentor over the years. As very close friends, they often painted together and critiqued each other’s work, a practice that continues to this day, albeit sometimes thousands of miles away on FaceTime. This 30 retrospective of each artist reveals not only their artistic community but also their many stylistic differences.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition “Abstract Lineage (Generations in Provincetown Teaching Hofmann’s Push/Pull Theory)”: until Nov. 6. Berta Walker Gallery, 208 Bradford St. For information: https://bertawalkergallery.com.

“Suspended Action” by Daniel Wagner: November 2-14, The Commons, 46 Bradford St., Provincetown. For information: https://bit.ly/3pAuPPp. Despite all his training in the arts and architecture, Daniel Wagner considers himself a self-taught artist. Her first love and greatest early focus was in abstraction. When he started painting full time, his works were architectural in nature. Eventually he began to move away from some of the constraints and limitations of architectural form and discovered the human form as a subject.

Exhibition “Contemporary and Historical Women of the Berta Walker Gallery”: until November 14, Berta Walker Gallery, 208 Bradford St. https://bertawalkergallery.com.

“Teacher, Student, Best Friends A Retrospective”: November 16-29, The Commons, 46 Bradford St., Provincetown. For information: https://provincetowncommons.org. Presented by Frank Milby and Katrina Walker. Walker met Milby in the early 1980s when she moved to Provincetown. She studied with him in the beginning and he became her mentor over the years. As very close friends, they often painted together and critiqued each other’s work, a practice that continues to this day, albeit sometimes thousands of miles away on FaceTime. This 30 retrospective of each artist reveals not only their artistic community but also their many stylistic differences.

Exhibition with members’ jury: until November 28, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St. https://www.paam.org/exhibitions/members-jured. Each year, PAAM mounts more than six open and juried exhibitions in which participants showcase their work alongside some of America’s most notable artists. Member exhibitions at PAAM represent the work of contemporary member artists. Juried exhibitions at PAAM represent a smaller sample of member artists whose work has been chosen by a guest curator after submission. Each exhibition reflects the aesthetic judgment and curatorial eye of the invited jurors. Any member in good standing can submit their work for consideration. Except in special circumstances, juried exhibitions have no themes or size restrictions.

Exhibition “All possible worlds”: until December 5, The Schoolhouse Gallery, 494 Commercial St., Provincetown. For information: https://galleryschoolhouse.com. Exhibition presenting a selection of works from the gallery’s summer season.

Priscilla Jacket Exhibition: until December 6 at Seashore Point, 100 Alden St., Provincetown. For information: 508 487-0771. Priscilla Jackett has lived year round in Provincetown for over 50 years. She loves the richness and disorder of oil paint and the texture of rough surfaces that show through the line. She is energized by the vibrant color, frustrated by the effort required to develop a piece, but calmed by the Zen focus required. She feels like she’s just scratching the surface of the paint.

“Lost and Found: Times, Tides and Treasures” Art Exhibition: until January 2, 2022, 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.

“The same four walls: intimate interiors of the permanent collection”: until January 23, 2022, 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