Jessica Brilli’s ‘Idle Time’
A show of new work by artist Jessica Brilli, “Idle Time,” will open on Friday, Aug. 7, at Kobalt Gallery at 366 Commercial St. in Provincetown. The exhibit will be on view through Aug. 20. Brilli is a Boston-area artist whose work encompasses American realism and 20th-century graphic design aesthetics. Her current show is a nostalgic look at mid-century leisure pursuits.
Castle Hill Auction Ends Saturday
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill’s annual silent auction is going virtual this year.Up forbid will be a dazzling array of works by such artists as Joyce Johnson, Judy Pfaff, Anna Poor,and Vicky Tomayko, and 35 ceramic bowls (a project in its 36th year) painted by Tabitha Vevers, Sarah Lutz, Breon Dunigan, Robert Rindler, Bailey Bob Bailey, Marian Roth, Bert Yarborough, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, and more.Bids can be made online until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at castlehill.org. For more information, call 508-349-7511.
Trio of Writers in Virtual Castle Hill Event
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill will present a virtual discussion featuring three authors whose novels are set in Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m.via Zoom.The authors are Jamie Brenner, who wrote Summer Longing; Christina Clancy, whose debut novel is The Second Home;and Karen Dukess, whose debut novel isThe Last Book Party. The discussion will be moderated by Mindy Todd, host of WCAI’s “The Point.”Tickets for the event are $10 at castlehill.org (under “Special Events”).
Andrew Jacob and Adam O’Day at Longstreet
The Longstreet Gallery,a new space that opened this summer at 4730B Route 6 (in front of Willy’s Gym), is featuring the work of two artists in shows that open on Saturday, Aug. 8, and will be on view through Aug. 30.The gallery is open noon to 6 p.m. on weekends and by appointment. Jacob’s exhibit, “Space Odyssey Scyurfadelic 2020,”includes work from his Provincetown studio. Jacob showed years ago in the revived Helltown Gallery at Whaler’s Wharf in Provincetown. O’Day’s exhibit is called“Ghostland”; his studio is in Abington.
Grace Morrison Live at Payomet’s Drive-in
Now that its expansive Ballfield Drive-in at the Highlands Center at 29 Old Dewline Road in Truro (off Highland Road) has passed Covid muster and earned official approval, the Payomet Performing Arts Center is starting to book live events for the coming late summer season.This Friday, Aug 7, at 6 p.m., Payomet welcomes former backup singer and prize-winning songwriter Grace Morrison and her pop-folk-roots-country solo act to the drive-in.On Saturday,Aug. 8, at 6 p.m., Toussaint the Liberator will be performing a one-hour set of live reggae.Tickets,at$25, should be purchased in advance at payomet.org or 508-487-5400.
Julie Shelton Smith at Four Eleven Gallery
Julie Shelton Smith, who spends much of the year in Provincetown and Newport, R.I., as well as the mountains of Colorado, will have a show of her paintings at Four Eleven Gallery at 411 Commercial St. in Provincetown from Friday, Aug. 7, through Aug. 16.The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. During the public health crisis, only two people will be allowed in at a time, and masks must be worn.Smith, who was born and raised in Texas,has an M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. This is her first summer show at Four Eleven Gallery.
Richard Baker Gets Cooking
A show of new work by painter Richard Baker, “Cooking! With Richard Baker,” featuring Baker’s portraits of vintage cookbooks, from The Joy of Cooking to Delicious Pickle!will open at Albert Merola Gallery at 424 Commercial St. in Provincetown on Friday, Aug. 7, and remain on view through Aug. 26.The gallery is open noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and by appointment (508-487-4424).
James Frederick, ‘The Birds & the Bees’
A new show of work by James Frederick, “The Birds & the Bees,” focusing on the flora and fauna of the Cape, will have a virtual opening on Frederick Studio Provincetown’s Facebook page on Friday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.The exhibit will be on view through Aug. 16. Frederick Studio Provincetown is located at Whaler’s Wharf, 237 Commercial St. in Provincetown.