Cape Cod ART Stories and Profiles



Artist Profile: Salvatore & Romolo Del Deo

In the East End of Provincetown, there is a dirt road that begins with a smattering of mismatched mailboxes stabbing the ground at all angles and looking as if they might tip over in the next big rainstorm. The mailboxes show no sign of the cauldron of creative art making that is bubbling at the road’s other end. The road…

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Artist Profile: Melanie Chartier

“I am always looking for objects to be my muse,” says Melanie Chartier. “Now that I live on Cape Cod, I use local objects found in the natural surroundings, which anchors me and my work here.” Clam shells, stones, driftwood, and crab claws are some of the items that make their way into the artist’s still-life paintings.
A representational oil painter,…

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Artist Profile: Melissa Averinos

Self-taught in a variety of media, Melissa Averinos defies the confines of any one artistic category. “I am fluid in my artwork,” says the fabric designer, digital artist, quilter, author, collage maker, and painter. “I don’t ever have a vision of what I want to create. I just start with a material and see what happens.”
Growing up in Centerville, Averinos…

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Artist Profile: Forrest Pirovano

Forrest Pirovano was first introduced to the architecture and landscape of Cape Cod while he was serving in the Navy. What really drew him in, aside from falling in love with his wife, Shirley, in Falmouth, was the region’s abundance of antique sailboats.
At the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pirovano trained first as an illustrator, and early in his career he…

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The grateful eight!

These emerging local artists are young, inspired, and appreciative of those from whom they have learned

When someone has it—whatever rare talent or gift “it” may serve to represent—it is undeniable. Oftentimes, it’s unexplainable, too. Many others want it, while others hope the “it” in question is simply not squandered.
In conducting interviews for this article on eight emerging artists who live or…

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Art News

Celebrating Edward Hopper’s legacy on Cape Cod
In 1930, Edward Hopper and his wife Jo, spent their first summer in South Truro on Cape Cod. Having traveled through many states and France, the couple built a home on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay.
In honor of Hopper’s enduring legacy on the Cape and beyond, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and…

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Theater

 Cape Cod Theatre Project

Falmouth’s Cape Cod Theatre Project celebrates its 21st season this summer. The mission of the project is to develop new plays by bringing one playwright each week in July to the Cape to develop a play. The chosen playwrights arrive on a Sunday and then a cast and crew develop the play for the next several…

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Making Music

  
Cape Symphony
The Cape Symphony has long offered the people of Cape Cod the opportunity to experience rich symphonic and orchestral performances. This season, the symphony says farewell to executive director, Jerome Karter, who has been with the symphony for nine years. Despite parting ways with a beloved director, the symphony carries on full steam ahead for the summer…

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Exploring Museums

   
Cape Cod Maritime Museum The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is a gem hidden along the waterfront of Hyannis. Featuring exhibits on boatbuilding, the maritime industry, and maritime fine arts, as well as housing a variety of masterpieces in its Boat Shed, the museum serves as a place to educate visitors about the rich nautical history of the Cape and Islands.…

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Historical Societies & Museums

Eastham Historical Society
The Eastham Historical Society is home to two historical venues, which host a number of activities and events for the summer season. Built in 1741, the Swift-Daley House offers visitors a display of antiques from Colonial to Victorian times. Built in 1869, the Schoolhouse Museum is a historic, one-room schoolhouse set in its original glory for kids…

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