July 28, 2018 – August 4, 2018 throughout Provincetown
COLAGE and the Family Equality Council are teaming up to produce Provincetown’s annual Family Week that’s especially for families parented by members of the LGBTQ community, who can gather, share stories, support, and activities, while feeling the joy of complete acceptance and common experience. Check out the schedule and consider over 30 family and youth events, including a Havdalah gathering on the beach and/or community communion service, a run for the whales, the multiracial families’ ice cream special, a gathering for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, Zombie tag, author talks and book signings, parenting workshops, adoptive families gathering, theatre, art, and music camps, gatherings for single parents, dads, and moms… the list goes on and on, with new events added every year.
July 28 through August 4 throughout Provincetown
The Center for Coastal Studies’ annual whale week coincides with Family Week to offer lots of child-centric activities centering around whale exploration and conservation. Kids and adults alike can “Run The Trails for the Whales” (a 5K run, starting at the Visitors’ Center), learn about the various whale species and how to keep them from becoming or staying endangered, learn how to disentangle a whale, build a boat together for the homemade boat race, participate in a version of The Amazing Race up at the Pilgrim Monument, go on a sunset cruise, and more. The full schedule is at the Center for Coastal Studies.
August 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm at Center fro Coastal Studies
With a current estimated population of just 433 individuals, the North Atlantic right whale is among the rarest of all marine mammals. The future of the species is precarious at best: At least 50 whales have died since 2010, and 18 of those were in the last year. No births were recorded in 2018. These catastrophic losses coupled with historically low birthrates, have put the right whales on the path to extinction.
Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo, Director of the Right Whale Ecology Program and the Center for Coastal Studies will discuss the Center’s effort to save this critically endangered species.
August 3, 2018 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Provincetown Library
Animal World Experience will visit the Provincetown Public Library on August 3 to provide a fun, interactive, and educational animal presentation to audiences of all ages. The program will focus on local and exotic wildlife, the importance of protecting endangered species, and responsible pet ownership. Founder Matt Gabriel creates an animal presentation that is entertaining and also helps the audience to develop respect and awareness for animals of all kinds.
Reception: August 3, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Runs through August 22, 2018
Hutson Gallery at 432 Commercial St.
Michael Page’s Revision
Hutson Gallery is proud to present revision, Michael Page’s 2018 body of work. This exhibit revisits, revises, and re-envisions a stylistically eclectic group of older paintings while unifying them in form.
A stressful event causes an individual to think about life. For an artist this stress can bring about a reflection of artistic legacy. Michael Page has re-examined and studied his older paintings, revising them so they express his inner tumult and uses these feelings to regain balance and purpose.
Felice Newman’s A Better Man: New Work for the Year 2018
Hutson Gallery is proud to present A Better Man: New Work for the Year 2018, an exhibition of paintings by Felice Newman.
A Better Man is the iconic Newman portrait: an expressive face with a flat top haircut resting on a torso of pectorals of indeterminate gender. But it is the face that draws you in: is he deep in thought or is she looking beyond you in the distance? The colors are bright and highlight the orbits of the eyes and the nipples. The character portrayed in The Worried Well epitomizes the anomie experienced by many. Newman’s landscape work is joyful and wacky in its treatment of the Cape’s cottage in a setting of pink palm trees. In bold splashes of rainbow colors, Newman nods to the upside-down performance of gender that is the Wharf — and Provincetown — at its best.
Peter Macara’s Five Works
Hutson Gallery is pleased to present Five Works, an exhibition of paintings by Peter Macara. Art has been an important part of the life of Peter Macara as far back as he can remember. The remnants of antiquity, broken tiles, cracked architectural borders and faded frescoes have continuously engaged Peter and his work creates these “fictional relics” in joint compound, acrylics, mat board, museum board and plywood. Traditional motifs, border designs and repeating shapes that fall victim to the forces of time— cracking, breaking and eroding—retain a rugged sort of beauty that continues to inspire the artist. Peter’s art ventures into an area similar to low-relief sculpture. The constructions, irregular in shape, provide reliably flat planes for the application of paint and collage. The hallmark of Peter Macara’s work is the interplay of substance, form, collage and traditional painting.
August 11, 2018 – August 18, 2018
September 1, 2018
September 3, 2018 – September 6, 2018
September 7, 2018 & September 8, 2018
September 10, 2018 – September 15, 2018
September 14, 2018 and September 16, 2018