In preparation for this year’s Art Week MA celebration, we are profiling local artists and events happening in our area. Today, we take a look at a sampling of events and artists across Cape Cod.
Art Week MA is an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of hands-on, interactive & creative experiences across the state. Launched in 2013, the Boch Center announced in 2017 that Art Week was expanding statewide. This year, Art Week runs from April 27-May 6.
Photo Fun Walk – Barnstable Village Cultural District | Barnstable
April 27 | 11-11:30am
Discover Barnstable Village in a memorable way on this interactive photo walk. Guided by photographer Marie Grady Palcic, you will explore for a half hour photo tour and learn fun facts about the towns history while picking up photography tips.
Cahoon Museum of American Art – Spotlight Tours | Cotuit
April 27 | 11am and 2 pm
The Cahoon Museum of American Art will be offering docent led “Spotlight” tours on Friday, April 27th at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. free with general admission. The docents will “Spotlight” significant artworks bringing them to life for Artweek guests.
Artist Demonstrations | Harwich
April 28 | 2-4pm
Special for ArtWeek, two demonstrations will kick off the 2018 season at The Gallery of Harwich Artists. On Saturday, April 28th Larry Folding will demonstrate painting Provincetown Fishing Boats.
Chatham Orpheum/Creative Arts Center Artist Series | Chatham
April 28 – May 6
Prior to the feature presentation at the Chatham Orpheum Theater, those attending will see a short film from the Local Artist Series highlighting local working artists. During the previews, a 5-8 minute local artist spotlight video showcasing the artist of the day will be shown during ArtWeek.
View a full calendar of Art Week events across the state.
Local Artist Profile: Christine Frisbee
A member of the National Association of Women Artists, Christine has had a busy year showing art in New York, Boston and on Cape Cod.
Last year, Christine was chosen for the Mass General Illuminations program.
Illuminations is a rotating art exhibit housed in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, designed to enhance their environment of care. Her painting of the Barnstable Marsh was on display throughout the Spring and undoubtedly brought smiles to patients faces.
Christine also helped found Art Bags For Kids, an organization which provides art supplies to children who are not able to participate in school or art programs. Their goal is to “help children enjoy the process of creating something beautiful. The power of creativity through the process of art is healing (both physically and psychologically) and motivational.” The program has provided art to children in Cape Cod Hospice, the Barnstable School district and The Ronald McDonald house in Boston.
The idea for Art Bags for Kids stemmed from work Christine started at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1989, which enabled children to create ceramics and other artwork during their stay at the hospital.
Learn more about Christine’s work here.
Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for Art Week events in Boston and the South Coast!