AMZehnder Gallery’s Holiday Show
AMZehnder Gallery, 25 Bank St. #3 in Wellfleet, is mounting a holiday art show through Jan. 1. There are paintings and small works by gallery staples Heather Pilchard, Lorrie La Pointe, Patte Ormsby, Ann Guiliani, Karen Gausch, and Cammie Watson alongside ones by newcomers Ingrid Scheibler and Suzette Lebenzon. There will be an open house on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with hot drinks outside the gallery and a meet-and-greet with the artists starting at 4 p.m. Ten percent of sales benefit the Wellfleet Food Pantry. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our Provincetown at the Vorse House
Provincetown Arts Press will celebrate the release of Barbara E. Cohen’s Our Provincetown: Intimate Portraits with a book signing at the Mary Heaton Vorse House, 466 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Cohen asked 60 writers — including Michael Cunningham, Kate Clinton, Nick Flynn, Joey Soloway, Celeste Lecesne, and Paul Lisicky — to write short pieces about their favorite Provincetown spots, which she accompanied with painted Polaroids.
“It’s a collaborative book,” says Cohen. “It’s a real love story about a town that people are very devoted to. There are so many buildings, nooks, and crannies that people don’t know about.” Some entries even surprised Cohen, who first came here in 1993.
On display will be archival prints of the painted Polaroids paired with handwritten passages by some of the writers. “I even had T-shirts made!” Cohen says. Proceeds will benefit Provincetown Arts Press. —André van der Wende
Photographs by Bruce McCamish
“First Steps,” a show of photographs by Mayflower descendant Bruce McCamish, runs through Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road. On Saturday, there will be a silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. to benefit the Eastham Historical Society.
McCamish’s lush photographs document four sites visited by Mayflower passengers in 1620 according to William Bradford’s journal. There will be talks by Wampanoag educator Marcus Hendricks and naturalist Todd Kelley preceding the auction. To register to bid, call 508-240-5950.
Seasonal Show by Eastham Painters Guild
The Eastham Painters Guild will hold its Holiday Small Works Show online from Friday, Nov. 19 through Dec. 31. There are nearly 50 paintings of Outer Cape skies, beaches, birds, flowers, and houses. All paintings are 9-by-12-inches or less and range in price from $75 to $500. Visit easthampaintersguild.com to view the work.
Members’ Open Small Works at PAAM
The Members’ Open Small Works exhibition will run at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., from Friday, Nov. 19 through Jan. 9. The exhibition, open to PAAM members in good standing, will include two- and three-dimensional works hung in salon-style rows to accommodate the number of submissions. It’s a good opportunity for holiday shopping; buyers can bring art purchases home before the exhibition comes down. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Eastham Turnip Day
The annual Eastham Turnip Festival will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 20 as a mostly virtual event. One exception: author Kathryn Kleekamp will do an in-person book signing for her Celebrating Cape Cod and the Islands: Traditions, Festivals, and Food at the Eastham library, 190 Samoset Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The book, covering three dozen Cape-wide festivals about film, flowers, food, and wine — including the turnip festival — contains observations, photographs, and recipes.
Meanwhile, “A Taste of Turnip Day” will see 29 restaurants from West Harwich to Wellfleet prepare dishes celebrating the famous root. Other virtual events include a holiday marketplace, the “Blessing of the Turnip,” and children’s activities. For a full program, visit easthamturnipfestival.com.