Oct
26
to Jan 3

Ellen LeBow: WELLFLEETIANS 1970’s – 2017

 

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 27, 6-8pm

 WELLFLEETIANS 1970’s – 2017

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An Ongoing Portrait Project Recording the Faces of Our Wellfleet Generation.

These recent portraits are the beginning of a project conceived a decade ago. When wandering the Wellfleet graveyards it occurred to me that although there are plenty of archived photos of the town there are very few intimate images of our “Ancestral” Wellfleetians* for us to honor and contemplate.

We forget that a town is nothing less than an accumulation of layers. Each over-lapping generation, in love with their Wellfleet, perceives it in their own image until the next generation comes along. We are rarely aware of those now gone who relinquished Wellfleet to us, or of those who’ll next claim it for their own.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall’s goal to embody and preserve the community’s spirit for now and future generations inspired me to attempt the same by presenting our “layer” individual by individual. 

I’ve been drawing us since I arrived in the early 70’s and chose drawings rather than paintings this time as well, hoping to more closely capture the immediacy of the living person. I asked those who I drew not so much for their role in town as for the challenge of their face, and this is far from a complete collection.  

Thanks to Wellfleet Preservation Hall, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and above all my patient sitters, this has been one of the more tender experiences of my life. Art can do nothing more than catch an approximation, a fleeting likeness of a living, moving person. If I’m able to pass on even that much of a Wellfleetian’s spirit I’m satisfied.

There are many more people I want to add to the project and I hope they’ll let me because my list is long. 

Meanwhile I offer these images to us as much as to the future and it’s my sincerest hope that our community finds honor, humor and joy in the exhibit.

Love,  Ellen L

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The Woodfleet Project
Aug
20
5:00 PM17:00

The Woodfleet Project

One day pop-up art event, exhibition & Outer Cape BBQ by Terra Luna & Friends! 

After 10 years of hibernation, we’re pleased to announce the return of The Woodfleet Project. The Woodfleet Project 2.0 is a pop-up art event, exhibition, and experience designed for guests of every age.

Inside, this one-day only exhibition will feature two-set priced small works by working artists based locally and nationally.  Outside guests will find a backyard BBQ and art-related fun. 

Featuring:

Outer Cape BBQ* by Terra Luna & Friends

Works for sale by 50+ artists

Specialty Dry Line Gin cocktails

Craft beer by the wellfleet Beachcomber

Lewis Brother’s ice cream truck

Foxglove, AN INSTALLATION by Jon Verney

T-shirts { Woodfleet t’s are back! }

            

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Jon Verney
Jun
13
to Jul 24

Jon Verney

Jon Verney is an emerging artist who works in painting, photography, and video to describe notions of transformation and transcendence through landscape and materiality.  

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Agnes Collis
May
11
to Jun 7

Agnes Collis

In my approach to painting I strive to capture the simple beauty of life on Cape Cod.
My compositions capture the changing energy of the ocean, which can transform from destructive turbulence one day to a sea that lures tranquility the next. The brilliant colors of the Cape, the reflected light and the simplicity of nature’s forms move me to explore and create altering rich visual experiences. Agnes Collis

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