‘Pulp’ Fiction at the CCMoA
Jane Eccles is best known for sensitive and vibrant plein air paintings of the Cape. But she also makes art using colored paper pulp. This work can be seen in “Jane Eccles: The Art of Wet Pulp Painting,” on view at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis, through March 13.
The unusual medium plays to Eccles’s more abstract side. She creates grid-like, almost topographical patterns with a fine filigree of line. The result is texturally satisfying and full of life. Admission to the museum is $10 at ccmoa.org.
‘Music Lovers’ at the Cultural Center
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St. in South Yarmouth, is presenting by subscription a “Cape Cod Music Lovers Series,” with jazz and blues, classical, dance party, and acoustic offerings. A five-concert subscription is $100.
For $160, subscribers can choose eight concerts across genres, including indie folk, African, Celtic, and vocal tributes to Nat King Cole and Joni Mitchell. Each concert is also available à la carte for $25.
The series begins Sunday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. with Natalia Bonfini and Mike Machaby performing new age blues. Visit cultural-center.org for tickets. Proof of vaccination and masks required.
Registration for 24PearlStreet
Registration is now open for the Fine Arts Work Center’s 24PearlStreet virtual winter workshops in fiction, poetry, and memoir. There are one-, four-, and eight-week asynchronous workshops, as well as one-week synchronous workshops held via Zoom. Choose from a total of 20 workshops, some beginning as early as Jan. 17, including memoir writing with Sandra Beasley and Gayle Brandeis; poetry with Peter Campion, Patricia Spears Jones, Kim Addonizio, and Brian Turner; and personal narrative with Elissa Altman. Visit fawc.org to register.
Re-Rooting with Jay Critchley
There’s more than one IRS, and Jay Critchley’s International Re-Rooters Society is one of them. Critchley will hold his annual Re-Rooters Day cleanse on Friday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. at the beach by the Harbor Hotel, 698 Commercial St.
“It’s a purging of 2021,” says Critchley. “Freeing up energy, moving forward. There’s certainly a focus on what’s going on with the planet. That was the original impetus 39 years ago. The re-rooting is about reconnecting us to the Earth.”
The ceremony trails after the 12 days of Christmas, or “12 days of stockpiling” as Critchley calls it, as a way to counteract the “whole capitalist economy.” It culminates in the burning of a discarded Christmas tree on a makeshift boat sent out into the harbor at sunset.
Expect theater, colorful hats, chanting, and Critchley’s “Ten Commandments.”
“It’s all about finding a way to cleanse each other and community,” says Critchley. “Fire is what brings rebirth.” —André van der Wende