Show of Eight Women Artists at AMP
A group show of eight artists — Dianne Ayott, Midge Battelle, Barbara E. Cohen, Anne Corrsin, Phyllis Ewen, Kathi Robinson Frank, Nancy Rubens, and Judith Trepp — will have an opening reception on Friday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at AMP Gallery at 432 Commercial St. in Provincetown.
Only four to six people wearing masks will be allowed in the gallery at one time. The exhibit is on view through July 29.
Audra McDonald Meets Up With Seth Rudetsky
Broadway legend Audra McDonald, a six-time Tony winner (for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime, Master Class, and Carousel) and world-class opera singer, will join host and accompanist Seth Rudetsky for a live virtual concert and conversation on Sunday, July 12, at 8 p.m. at thesethconcertseries.com. Tickets are $25.
Paul Ballmer Shows ‘Night and Day’ at Kobalt
South Africa-born, Australia-trained, Connecticut-based artist Paul Ballmer will have a show of new work, “Night and Day,” at Kobalt Gallery at 366 Commercial St. in Provincetown, opening Friday, July 10, and on view through July 23.
Ballmer’s still lifes and skyline paintings have been influenced by a range of traditions, from impressionism and expressionism to tribal art.
The gallery is open daily except Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment at 617-893-0110.
James Frederick Has a Chill Virtual Opening
James Frederick will host a virtual opening of his new show, “Vivid Tranquility III,” online at Frederick Studio Provincetown’s Facebook page on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. The exhibit is Frederick’s third installment of abstract paintings inspired by the calmness of Cape Cod.
The gallery, on the first floor of Whaler’s Wharf at 237 Commercial St., is open Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5 p.m., by appointment (508-247-7900), or by chance.
Helen Grimm Returns to Four Eleven
“Shimmer,” an exhibit of new paintings by Helen Grimm, will be at Four Eleven Gallery at 411 Commercial St. in Provincetown. It’s Grimm’s tenth annual show at the gallery, opening Friday, July 10, and remaining on view through July 23.
Grimm, in the gallery announcement, says that “shells, the bones of the sea, are still my muse, though in 2020, I am increasingly charmed by water and the play of light across its surface. That shimmer and sparkle has stirred me beyond the edge of representation, and I find I am plunging more deeply into the abstract.”
The gallery is open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, or online at fourelevengallery.com.
Crown & Anchor Offers Poolside Entertainment
The Crown & Anchor poolside is opening, with real live performers appearing outdoors.
First up, from Thursday, July 9, through Sept. 12, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 9 p.m., the stage and screen sensation Varla Jean Merman stars in “Superspreader,” her latest drag comedy act. Tickets are $39-$49.
Starting Monday, July 13, the drag revue Illusions will perform “Time Machine” Saturdays and Mondays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $34.
Starting Wednesday, July 15, catch “The Judy and Varla Show,” featuring comedian Judy Gold and drag diva Varla Jean, with Gerald Goode on the piano. It was conceived by Mark Cortale. Tickets are $39-$49.
Tickets can be purchased online at onlyatthecrown.com.
New Work by Armando Pedroso and Michael Costello
From Friday, July 10, through July 22, the William Scott Gallery at 439 Commercial St. in Provincetown will have shows of work by Armando Pedroso, “Portraits of My Imagination,” and Michael Costello, “Flora and Fauna.”
Pedroso’s new work explores the abstraction of the figure in playful geometric versions of imaginary portraits.
The Boston-based Costello has been exhibiting his work in Provincetown for over 30 years. His show at William Scott is a collection of nudes and florals.
Bert Yarborough Installed at Farm
The work of artist Bert Yarborough will be on exhibit at Farm Projects at 355 Main St. in Wellfleet through July 19.
The show, “Time Being/s,” presents printed matter, a sculptural installation, paintings, and drawings that, according to a Fine Arts Work Center announcement, “document both human thought and spiritual application.” (Yarborough was a FAWC fellow from 1976 to 1978.) The installation Materia Prima: Signs and Portents presents a collection of painted and found objects in “an attempt to transform matter into spirit.”
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment. Social distancing and masks are required. Private viewings with the artist are offered by appointment for groups of six or fewer. For information, call 617-650-9800.