Seasonal Finds at Bakker Auction
Bakker Antiques is holding its winter live online auction on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. On the block are 148 lots representing over 100 years of Provincetown art history.
There are potential bargains by Varujan Boghosian, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Chaim Gross, and Joyce Johnson. There’s also work by luminaries Charles Hawthorne, Ross Moffett, and Gerrit Beneker — including a portrait of Beneker’s young daughter, Helen, with tousled hair, ruddy cheeks, and striking blue eyes.
Color woodblock prints by Margaret Patterson and a lovely winter landscape by Bruce McKain will also be offered. Some of the more unusual lots include a 1925 print with its original block by Blanche Lazzell and Henry Hensche’s suitcase filled with palettes, brushes, and pencils. View the catalogue and register for bidding at invaluable.com.
Farm Projects, Unwrapped
“It’s a wrap-up sale of art from different artists who show at Farm” on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Farm Projects, 355 Main St. in Wellfleet, says director Susie Nielsen. There will be art on the walls and tables with unframed, less expensive pieces. Taking place both outside and inside, the event includes free gift wrapping and warm drinks.
Expect work by gardener and natural dyer Milisa Moses of Plant Work Shop; prints by comic book artist Walker Mettling; and art by Megan Hinton, John Rae, May Tveit, Jon Verney, and others.
[Caption photo #2] Terribly Wonderful is mixed media painting by Erika Ranee. (Photo courtesy Fine Arts Work Center)
Visiting Artists at FAWC
The Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St. in Provincetown, welcomes visiting artist Erika Ranee for a talk on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Ranee’s spirited abstract paintings unite the cyber and natural worlds. “I’m interested in the preservation of stories and in harnessing moments of stasis,” she says in a statement.
Then, on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., visiting poet Tommye Blount will give a reading. A strong voice in queer black poetry, Blount is the author of Fantasia for the Man in Blue, which was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry. He is also the author of the 2016 chapbook What Are We Not For.
Both events will be held in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room. Visit fawc.org to register for free.
Three Plays at Preservation Hall
Wellfleet Preservation Hall is hosting a production of three short Zoom plays by Wellfleet playwrights Candace Perry and John Dennis Anderson on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The first play, Writing Wrongs, written by and starring Anderson, is about the author of a novel about a lynching. Anderson’s character interviews the author, played by Dorothy Mains Prince, revealing that she knows a bit too much about her subject. The second, No Surrender, by Perry, was filmed by actors following Covid protocols. Starring John Shuman, Anderson, and Patrick Riviere, the play takes place after a statue of Robert E. Lee is removed from its pedestal and the general himself appears to give a history lesson. The last play, Kinfolk, also by Perry, is a Zoom call between close and distant cousins, starring Sallie Tighe, Riviere, and Cynthia Harrington. Scholar Charles Everett Pace will moderate a discussion after the performances. Registration is free at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.