Artist Profile: Philip Bergson

In the depths of winter, when temperatures dip into the 20s, even hardy Cape Codders don’t want to spend too much time outside. That’s not the case for artist Philip Bergson; he is invigorated by it. If he stumbles upon a landscape—even on a frigid coastal day—that intrigues him, he’ll set up his easel and get to work.
“I’ll paint in…

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Artist Profile: Mark Beck

A painter for 25 years, Mark Beck has found the best way to keep his art fresh and creative is to change up his style. “When I look at my work sometimes, it almost looks like a different artist is painting,” says Beck.

The common thread through many of his paintings is the inclusion of simple, small structures often juxtaposed against…

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Lauren Wolk

Lauren Wolk is working on her third novel. “The first one was published by Random House and the second one is with my agent,” Wolk says. “The third one is mostly still in my head.” While the author spins her latest yarn, she is also happily busy with her other two passions. The first is her work as associate director…

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Robyn Whaples

Robyn Whaples, a 2014 graduate of Sandwich High School, is on the path toward a career in animation, and she credits the “ArtWorks School to Careers” program sponsored by Heritage Museums & Gardens and the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board with cultivating her passion for this hot art form.

As a junior at Sandwich High School, Robyn participated in the…

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Sarah Van Sciver

Growing up in a family where she was immersed in all facets of the arts, it is no surprise that multi-talented musician and composer Sarah Van Sciver has an affinity for cultural organizations such as the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Cape Symphony, Harwich Junior Theatre, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and many more.

“My mother tells me I…

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Deede Tonelli

Edith (Deede) Tonelli’s resume has the kind of provenance that makes an institution proud, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s board of directors was thrilled to find she was interested in stepping in as the museum’s new director. “Our search was global, but the most qualified, and the strongest vision matching ours, was right in our back yard,” said…

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Jessica Sosebee

You might say that Jessica Sosebee was born to be an artist She grew up on Nantucket where some of her earliest memories are of her mother working in a studio. The five year old was intrigued by the calligraphy her mother—who went on to become a well-known painter of quintessential island scenes—did for signs, logos, and menus for Nantucket…

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Jia Tian Shi

Wang Xiao Song met her husband, Jia Tian Shi, at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in China’s Liaoning Province. The two were kindred spirits who bonded over their love for painting. When they married nearly 20 years ago, the couple shared a studio and spent their days painting side by side. In 2012, Jia passed away after a…

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Monica Rizzio

Quitman is a small town in the northeast corner of Texas, best known as the birthplace of actress Sissy Spacek. However, here on Cape Cod, another performing artist is putting Quitman on the map. Since moving to the Cape in 2004, Monica Rizzio has injected the local music scene with a healthy dose of Americana. Rizzio’s music is an eclectic…

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Carole Rabe

Carole Rabe’s oil paintings never feature people, yet her interiors and still lifes exude a warmth typically associated with human presence. Through her meticulous use of light and color, Rabe can infuse any inanimate object—from a tissue box to a pair of fringed moccasins—with tangible life.

The artist grew up in the rural town of Shirley, Massachusetts and spent a great…

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