Transgender Week in P’town
Provincetown’s Fan Fair is a week-long transgender celebration running Sunday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 24. The Fair is open to all members of the transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming community, as well as their significant others.
Started in 1975, Fan Fair is the longest running transgender event in the world. This year’s program includes seven keynote speakers and more than 40 workshops, performances, and special events. There will be a presentation to honor this year’s winner of the Transgender Pioneer Award: the Rev. Moonhawk River Stone, a psychotherapist, educator, and author. Registration is $610 for the week at fanfair.info.
Jamaican Film Series at Waters Edge
“Jamaica & Islands on Film” comes to Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St. in Provincetown, from Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Thursday, Oct. 21. The series includes three features and four shorts.
No Place Like Home is a sequel to The Harder They Come by director Perry Henzell. The film follows the trials of a New York film producer who travels to Jamaica to shoot a shampoo commercial. Directed by Idris Elba, Yardie is based on David G. Heron’s fictional memoir with the same name. Elba’s film tells of a boy’s journey from Jamaica to London, where he gets involved in the drug underworld. Akilla’s Escape, starring Saul Williams and set in a Jamaican community in Toronto, is about the aftermath of an armed robbery.
The short film program includes Cousins by Mandy Marcus, Three Blades by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi, The Hat by Kevin Hume, and Brooklyn to Benin: A Vodou Pilgrimage by Regine Romain. Tickets for each film are $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Visit watersedgecinema.org for show times.
Lucas Burnley’s ‘Convergence’
A show titled “Convergence” by Lucas Burnley, a professional knife maker and designer from Orleans, will open at Longstreet Gallery, 4730B Route 6 in Eastham, on Oct.16 and run through Oct. 24. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Oct 16, from 5 to 8 p.m.
This is Burnley’s first show in a gallery. He works at the intersection of art and craft, making handmade, one-of-a-kind knives. Burnley will also be displaying some of his cypops, or bottle openers, and other handmade items. Alongside Burnley’s work will be a continuing show of bird paintings by Ryan Bubnis and ceramic wall hangings by Ryan Kapp.
Recent Gifts to PAAM
Curated by Christine McCarthy, “Recent Gifts to the Collection: Part 1” at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., is a surprisingly cohesive exhibition of works that are now part of the museum’s permanent collection.
Cottage by the Sea is a striking landscape by Gerrit Beneker — light and airy, dominated by shades of blue and turquoise. There is a lovely set of paintings by Oliver Chaffee, as well as contemporary works by Breon Dunigan, Sky Power, and Esteban del Valle. The six woodblock prints by Gregory Amenoff, blending landscape with abstraction, are enough to stop you in your tracks. The exhibition runs through Jan. 23.
Paintings by Priscilla Jackett
Priscilla Jackett, a Provincetown resident for over 50 years, started painting in her late 40s. She took classes at PAAM and Castle Hill with Sal Del Deo, Mark Adams, and Mary Giammarino. Jackett will be showing her paintings in the Hatches Harbor Room at Seashore Point, 100 Alden St. in Provincetown, from Friday, Oct. 15 through Dec. 6.
Since retiring in 2015, Jackett has devoted more time to her work. She says Jeanne Fogg-Brock is her current mentor. She paints still lifes that are fresh and inventive. Morning Ritual, for example, uses fields of cadmium yellow, maroon, and bright orange. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Schoolhouse Reveals ‘All Possible Worlds’
“All Possible Worlds” is a seasonal group show featuring artists from Schoolhouse Gallery’s summer roster. It runs through Dec. 5 at 494 Commercial St. in Provincetown. The artists include Mark Adams, Ramon Alcolea, Elise Ansel, Anne Beresford, Jen Bradley, Anthony Falcetta, Han Feng, Jennifer Amadeo-Holl, Sarah Hinckley, Diana Horowitz, Kahn & Selesnick, Sarah Lutz, Dermot Meagher, Jeannie Motherwell, Francis Olschafskie, Anna Poor, and Richard Saja.