The Open University of Wellfleet has announced its virtual spring courses, now available for registration at openuniversityofwellfleet.org. They include “Stephen Sondheim, Songwriter,” with Marc Strauss; “Great Printmakers in New England,” with Lewis Shepard; “Comparing Plays of Recollection by Eugene O’Neill and Brian Friel,” with Steve Reynolds; “Here Comes Dickens!” with Rhoda Flaxman; “Politics in Fiction and Film: Lost in Translation,” with Linda B. Miller; and “Studying the ArtStranders,” with Grace Hopkins.
Hopkins’s course will take place Tuesdays beginning April 20, 10 a.m. to noon. “The artStrand gallery was a unique endeavor in Provincetown from 2005 to 2016,” writes Hopkins in the course description. “It was a gallery owned and operated by the artists, rather than a single owner, a director, or a collective.” There were six male and six female artists, all of them still active today: Breon Dunigan, Maryalice Johnston, Irene Lipton, Sarah Lutz, Anna Poor, Tabitha Vevers, Bailey Bob Bailey, Paul Bowen, Jay Critchley, Jim Peters, Daniel Ranalli, and Bert Yarborough.