AMP Gallery Reopens With Group Show
AMP Gallery is opening its first show of the season with a reception on Friday, June 26, 6 to 8 p.m. at 432 Commercial St. in Provincetown. Four to six masked people will be allowed in at a time.
The exhibit features a new series of Moo Moo World prints by Jay Critchley, and work by Karen Cappotto, Anne Corsin, Barbara Hadden, Jackie Lipton, Zammy Migdal, Lori Swartz, Forrest Williams, and Rick Wrigley.
Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Jane Paradise
Provincetown photographer Jane Paradise has received an honorable mention for her street photography at the 15th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards.
Elizabeth Avedon was the juror. A total of 910 photographers from 63 countries submitted nearly 7,000 works for consideration. The Julia Margaret Cameron Award is meant to further the careers of women photographers. Work will be exhibited online and at a biennial in Barcelona.
David Drake’s The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me
The Provincetown Theater will live-stream free of charge David Drake’s The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, a 20th-anniversary performance of the play from 2013 that was a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, on Sunday, June 28, at 7 p.m. To watch, go to provincetowntheater.org or the theater’s YouTube channel.
The long-running and celebrated play was written by and starred Drake in a series of seven monologues. The benefit performance was adapted for 12 openly gay actors, including BD Wong, Anthony Rapp, Andre de Shields, Robin de Jesus, and Aaron Tone, and was directed by Robert La Fosse.
Longstreet Gallery Kicks Off With Two New Shows
Check out the new Longstreet Gallery, at 4730B Route 6 in Eastham, opening Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with two new exhibits: “No Vacancy,” by Chris Kelly; and “Float,” by Keith MacLelland.
Kelly, a graphic designer at the Independent, plays conceptually with branding in his artwork. MacLelland uses found material collages in his mixed-media pieces.
Matthias Lupri at Gallery 444
Boston-based painter Matthias Lupri has a solo show at Gallery 444 in Provincetown with an opening reception on Friday, June 26, at 6 p.m. at 444 Commercial St. The work is on view through June 30.
Lupri, who grew up in Alberta, Canada, performed widely as a jazz vibraphonist, training with Gary Burton, before discovering the visual arts. His large abstract oil paintings, achieved using a palette knife, have a musical quality to them — their geometric shapes dance across the canvas.
‘Vagrant Wildness’ at Four Eleven Gallery
Four Eleven Gallery will present a show of new landscape paintings by Pete Hocking, “Vagrant Wildness,” from Friday, June 26, through July 2 at 411 Commercial St. in Provincetown.
Artwork can be viewed by appointment or online at fourelevengallery.com.
Hocking’s new series investigates and communicates a love of the wild Cape Cod landscape with people who may not be able to visit this summer because of Covid-19.
Rowley Reads of Jackie O.
Steven Rowley, the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus, will give a virtual reading of his latest book, The Editor, via East End Books Ptown on Wednesday, July 1, at 5 p.m. Pre-registration for this free Zoom event is required; visit eastendbooks.com to get the link. Signed copies can be purchased online.
Rowley’s new novel tells the story of James Smale, a writer in 1990s New York City who sells his book to a publishing house that offers him none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as his editor.
John Dowd and Daphne Confar at William Scott Gallery
From Friday, June 26, through July 8, the William Scott Gallery at 439 Commercial St. in Provincetown is presenting a show of new work by John Dowd and Daphne Confar.
The exhibit will be viewable virtually, or you can schedule an in-person appointment at williamscottgallery.com.
Dowd’s work, influenced by German romanticism, depicts isolated landscapes with an emphasis on color and luminosity. Confar’s show, “Objects of My Affection,” is a series of intricately painted houseplants on top of sheet music, evocative of the work of John James Audubon.