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  New exhibit at the Edward Gorey House

“On Abstraction” exhibit at Tao Water Gallery

In conjunction with the publication this spring of Deborah Forman’s book, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: On Abstraction (Schiffer Publishing, 2015), the Tao Water Art Gallery in West Barnstable curates an exhibit of works through June 23, by a selection of artists included in the book. Forman has been an accomplished art critic of the Cape Cod art scene for more than 30 years. “In the past two years, we have done two large successful shows based on Forman’s previous books on Cape Cod’s art and artists,” says a Tao Water spokesperson. “When we met Debbie a few years ago, we came up with the idea of an exhibit related to artists in her books, so that we can showcase the work of the accomplished artists working on Cape Cod.” For more information, visit or call 508-375-0428.

Call for Artists to benefit care centers

The Falmouth Artists Guild invites artists to take part in, “Give the Gift of Art and Healing,” a juried lobby exhibit at the Falmouth Art Center. This fundraiser benefits the Art Program at Falmouth Hospital, JML Care Center, Heritage at Falmouth, and other Cape Cod Healthcare facilities. Melissa Woringer, art consultant for Cape Cod Healthcare, will jury the submissions. Submissions will be accepted on Tuesday, June 2 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 508-540-3304.

Gallery 31 summer exhibitions

Gallery 31 Fine Art of Orleans, located in the heart of the Orleans village center, offers a number of 2015 summer receptions and exhibitions. Every Saturday evening from late June through Labor Day, join the gallery from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for opening receptions of featured artists. The public is always invited and there are opportunities to watch demonstrations and chat with the artists. “Glistening Waters,” an exhibit of new oil and pastel paintings featuring the sun, sand, and shore by Deborah Quinn-Munson will be on display through June 26. On July 11, “Sea, Sand, and Sky”, an exhibit featuring works by pastelist Jeanne Rosier-Smith will open. For more information on all events, visit, or call 508-247-9469.

Bringing Cape Cod together, piece by piece

The Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN!) is an organization working with disabled young people and adults providing an outlet for their creativity in both visual and performing arts.

One hundred and fifty disabled adults served by the organization undertook an extensive mosaic project, titled Bringing Cape Cod Together, Piece by Piece, with the support of Cape Cod Five Cents Bank, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Express, and other donors. Five pieces of the mosaic were displayed at Cape Cod Five branch offices during the month of April. Eventually, all five pieces will be brought together at the Hyannis Transportation Center in an 8 foot x 9 foot mosaic mural, which will remain at the center as a colorful welcome to Cape Cod.

“Cape Cod Five has been instrumental in helping to make this happen,” says Melinda Gallant, Project Manager for CapeCodCAN! “The disabled artists worked with the guidance of artists Tessa Agostino and Cris Reverdy. This mosaic of 6” by x 6” decorated tiles—is truly inspirational.” The public is invited to attend an unveiling on June 24 at 4 p.m. at the Hyannis Transportation Center, 215 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. For information, contact James Hurley at 617-633-2329.

Painting workshops offered at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, located in South Yarmouth, offers a number of drawing and painting workshops for the summer season. Join nationally renowned artist Christopher Zhang for a two-day portrait workshop on June 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop, featuring a live model, will begin with a demo, followed by students creating their own works. Tuition is $240. Artist Betsy Payne Cook will run pastel painting classes, for beginner and intermediate levels, every Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m., July 14 to August 18. Each class will begin with an introductory lesson, and there will be plenty of opportunity for individual feedback. Students will spend some time painting outdoors, weather permitting. Tuition is $150, $125 for Cultural Center members. For more information, visit or call 508-394-7100.

Addison Art Gallery summer exhibitions announced

The Addison Art Gallery, located in Orleans at 43 South Orleans Road will host a number of events and exhibitions this summer season. Join Addison on June 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for “Painting East Orleans,” an opportunity to see local artists create en plein air works. That evening, enjoy a reception to meet the artists and see their freshly painted works. Addison will also host a one woman show with artist Sharon McGauley on June 27, featuring a series of paintings focused on beachgoers getting lost in the seascape. On July 11, Paul Schulenberg, a critically acclaimed and internationally collected oil painter, will have an opening for his one man show. Friday, August 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. take in “The Good Life: Art, Wine and Flowers,” a wine tasting event, art exhibition, and floral arrangement displays, with artist Susan Overstreet. For more information, visit or call 508-255-6200.

New exhibit at the Edward Gorey House

New exhibit at the Edward Gorey House

The Edward Gorey House, located at 8 StrawberryLane in Yarmouthport, opens for its 13th season with the exhibit, “From Aesop to Updike: Edward Gorey’s Book Cover Art & Design” which focuses on illustrative work that Gorey created for a variety of authors. The exhibit, which will run through December 27, spans over five decades of Edward Gorey’s commercial illustration career, a substantial body of work that is in addition to his 100-plus books.

The museum also offers a docented tour of the permanent collection of Gorey’s work and collections, plus the famous Gashlycrumb Tinies Scavenger Hunt. For information, visit

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