Immediate Release April
Winter Laboratory for the Arts
- New Arts Festival
Highlights Winter Work of Artists -
May 1 through Sunday, May 5, Spring Arts Showcase will serve as a
preview for the creative winter work of Provincetown artists in a series of exhibitions, performances, open studios, readings and other special events for presenting
new work - the experimental, expressive, and risky work that keeps Provincetown a thriving, vital and influential arts community.
On Saturday and Sunday, over 40 artists will open
their studios to the public. Open
Studio Maps and Schedules of Events will be available at the Chamber
of Commerce, the Provincetown Arts Association and Museum, Fine Arts
Work Center, Angel Foods, Joe's Coffee, Lemba's Health Foods, Little
Maps and schedules will be distributed to popular
stops up and down the Cape,
in Boston neighborhoods
and will be available by email as well.
In summer and winter,
they have gathered here -- poets, novelists, painters, sculptors, dancers,
musicians, actors, film-makers, conceptual artists, performers, multi-media
artists -- art-makers of all genre, emerging,
and of international statue. These
are the working artists of Provincetown.
The Town continues to
thrive as an art colony because citizens find the quiet winter months,
and the close community that time and isolation foster, conducive to
productive work. Our artists
find the often harsh, extreme weather and natural environment an inspiration
to their work. The Atlantic and its winds, its tides and dunes and light, may
be packaged and sold as tourist attractions in the summer, but they
remain geographical facts, and the real life place of the year-rounder.
The art we make reflects this environment. Come
summer, the work ends and the selling, the exhibition, the performance
New visitors and long time Provincetown-lovers are
invited to spend a little glorious springtime with us and see Provincetown as the winter
laboratory for the arts that she really is.
A SCHEDULE OF SPECIFIC PROGRAM
EVENTS WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THIS NEW EVENT.