Author: Allyson Plessner

Allyson Plessner is a staff writer and digital media coordinator for Cape Cod Life Publications. Born in Florida, Allyson has been a lifelong summer resident of the Cape. She is a recent alumna of the College of Charleston, located in Charleston, South Carolina, where she completed bachelor’s degrees in both English and Spanish. In her free time, Allyson is an avid sailor, beach-goer, and—like her fellow Cape Cod Life colleagues—a dog-lover.

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Art on the Plate: Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Resort

“If something you put down in front of people is exceptionally beautiful, they are going to be awestruck and want…

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Art on the Plate: Strangers & Saints

“Although it’s a tavern and it’s casual dining, we want to juxtapose that with quality service and food so you…

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Art on the Plate: Crisp Flatbread Inc.

Owner: Jamie Surprenant • Chef: Jimmy Supka “I would love for customers to walk away and say that we use…

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Artist profile: Michael Helfen

“It’s like falling in love,” Michael Helfen says of the moment when his paintings finally begin to match the vision…

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Artist profile: Diane Slater

Diane Slater remembers the day just over two years ago when she decided to become an encaustic artist. “It’s like…

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Artist profile: Jane Lincoln

Every morning, Jane Lincoln wakes up and completes her “color calendar”—a project of her own invention where each day she…

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Artist profile: Caroline & Lauren Grainger

There’s a lot going on at Grainger Pottery in Sandwich. Simply walking through the door is an experience. Every inch…

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Artist profile: Neil Grant

“I like people to be able to see a story in my art,” says sculptor Neil Grant. “I’m happy to…

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All the world’s a stage

College Light Opera Company sets the stage for the next generation of performance artists It’s been 50 years since the…

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