Art & Entertainment

Jia Tian Shi

Jia Tian Shi

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 23, 2014

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…

Monica Rizzio

Monica Rizzio

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 22, 2014

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…

Carole Rabe

Carole Rabe

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 21, 2014

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…

Anne Packard

Anne Packard

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 20, 2014

Anne Packard never intended to become a painter, even though painting is in her blood. Her grandfather, Max Bohn, arrived in Provincetown in 1916 and established himself as a leading…

Susan Overstreet

Susan Overstreet

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 19, 2014

“I’m constantly trying to experiment and explore—to develop my own style,” says painter Susan Overstreet. “Still, I take all of the past with me. I try to fit myself in…

Jon Nakamatsu

Jon Nakamatsu

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 18, 2014

Rarely can a man pinpoint the day his life changed forever. On June 7, 1997, Jon Nakamatsu was a 27 year old high school German teacher who had miraculously qualified…

Katie Most

Katie Most

By Mary Stanley | May 17, 2014

When Katie Most arrived at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) for a college internship in 2006, she never could have guessed how a Cape Cod summer would alter her…

Cherie Mittenthal

Cherie Mittenthal

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 16, 2014

As a little girl in Norwalk, Connecticut, Cherie Mittenthal lived and breathed art. “Growing up, I was never without a sketchbook in my hand,” the artist says. A talented musician—Mittenthal…

Joan Kirchner

Joan Kirchner

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 15, 2014

In modern American culture, it can be difficult to escape the perception that bigger is better. For soprano Joan Kirchner, Renaissance music offers a respite from this ethos. “In a…

A Page from Real Life

A Page from Real Life

By Eliott Grover | May 12, 2014

Sara Hoagland Hunter has worked as a journalist and a teacher in her career as well as a documentary film producer and a writer of both songs and children’s books.…

As She Sees It

As She Sees It

By Lilly Lowe | April 5, 2014

Valerie Leri’s home studio glows with beams of sunlight streaming in from several windows. The sun’s warming effect, however, is not the only brightness illuminating the residence: the artist’s many…

Adelaide Cummings

The Adventures of Adelaide Cummings

By Matthew J. Gill | April 1, 2014

In 1938, Tennessee native, Adelaide Cummings, resigned her post as a reporter for Life magazine to travel the world for a year with her mother, Martha. The pair visited Adelaide’s…

A Grand Synergy

A Grand Synergy

By Laurel Kornhiser | April 1, 2014

A Pleasant Bay home combines the best of nature with Polhemus Savery DaSilva’s architectural innovation, creating a showcase for the homeowners’ art and furniture collections—and a cherished retreat for their…

Freeze Frames

Freeze Frames

By Cape Cod Life Publications | December 15, 2013

Most folks head for cover when a blizzard bears down, but photographers—like meteorologists—view the slippery scenario differently, as an opportunity, and often set out amidst the flurries to capture the…

a Nantucket Scrimshaw Artist

Lyrical Island Treasures

By Matthew J. Gill | December 15, 2013

For those unfamiliar with the craft, the art of etching or carving designs into whale’s teeth (ivory) or bone is known as scrimshaw, and those who practice this art are…

Woven In Time

Woven In Time

By Cape Cod Life Publications | November 4, 2013

After decades of honing her craft, Michigan resident Kathleen Myers finds her place among the master lightship basket weavers of Nantucket. A craft that started at sea off the coast…

Veiled Power

By Debbie Forman | September 1, 2013

At this year’s Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, the art of feminine illusion in the playwright’s famous—and little known—plays takes center stage. The intriguing female characters in Tennessee Williams’ plays…

Provincetown Muse

Provincetown Muse

By Debbie Forman | August 1, 2013

Sculptor Danielle Mailer’s visual vocabulary is inspired by cherished Cape Cod memories. The inspiration for danielle Mailer’s colorful artwork—often depicting the female form along with dogs, cats, horses, and fish—comes…