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Girls Got Gills

After nearly 10 years of coordinating programming for young girls interested in sharks and marine life, coordinators of the Gills Club are seeing their efforts pay off in incredible ways. During the pandemic, the Lower Cape-based Gills Club wasn’t able to do in-person activities, but found a silver lining in virtual programming. With social media and online podcasts, they have reached a wider audience around the region, the nation, and the world. Now in its third season, the “Gills Talk” podcast features interviews with female shark scientists, sharing the scientists’ ...

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Good Folk

Yarmouthport artist Marieluise Hutchinson brings a simpler time and straight forward values to life in her inimitable scenes of New England life. Everyone has done it at some point in their life, either as a child or in the midst of being a responsible adult who still feels the child-like wonder of a make-believe world—picked up a snow globe, given it a quick back and forth shake, and steadied the trinket to peer inside to the wondrous scene where cascades of snowflakes settle and blanket the fairytale within. That is ...
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Creating Camelot

JFK’s legacy and how it has shaped our understanding of an era 60 years after his assassination.

Photo Portfolio: Stephanie Wright

Local photographer Stephanie Wright takes the path less traveled on her journey to creativity.

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Worth the Wait

Embracing change as they write their next chapter, a couple builds their dream home. Any new construction project comes with…

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A Place in the Sun

A family takes their time to plan, build and maximize space in their forever home.

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Our feelings of support and gratitude for what the art community contributes to this unique landscape are deep. Therefore, all the content in this year's Cape Cod ART is available for everyone to read!

2023 Artist Profiles

Artist Profiles: The Courage of Creativity

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others. ~ Salvadore Dali The following pages…

Artist Profile: Nicholas Heaney

For artist Nicholas Heaney, finding respite in art has not been just a diversion from the world around him but…

Artist Profile: Peter Kalill

Peter Kalill spent his college summers drawing caricatures in an amusement park. Upon graduation in 1995, the Springfield native moved…

Artist Profile: Amy Heller 

“It’s everything,” Amy Heller says about Cape Cod. “I think in my daily existence, I need to be surrounded by…

Artist Profile: Erna Partoll

“It’s hard to leave Provincetown,” says painter Erna Partoll. “Every season is beautiful, even the winters.” In her 53rd year…

Artist Profile: Julia Felsenthal

For artists like Julia Felsenthal, there is no better subject than the personal. Or, as Henry Ward Beecher put it,…

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By King or Storm

Two Cape growers, Sandwich’s Bob King and Provincetown’s Stormy Mayo, share the straight scoop on growing magnificent Dahlias.

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Sea & Soil and Frost & Found

Two floral designers interpret their passion for flowers and the natural world with unique perspectives.

Blooming at the Water’s Edge

Landscape Designer Maria Hickey sets a seaside embankment ablaze with blooms!

Encompassed by Nature

Sudbury Design Group transforms a tranquil property on Fox Island in Osterville, a project that reflects the natural allure of this Cape gem.