Painting Demonstrations. Live Music. Theater Groups. Book Signings.
Some who aren’t on the Cape in the winter wonder what happens here after the aromas of suntan lotion and friend clams have dissipated. Those lucky enough to be here in the quieter months know it is a time of exploration, socializing and productivity.
You are invited to join authors, artists, performers, friends and neighbors at the Addison Art Gallery in celebrating Cape creators and discovering the results of recent inspirations and diligent work.
Starting at 4:00, Jonathan McPhillips will be working on an oil painting of the Commercial Street approach to Provincetown. McPhillips, a cum laude graduate of Connecticut College with a BFA in Fine Art, captures the coastal splendor of New England. Equally adept in the studio or on location, Jonathan's work encompasses harbors, beaches, vessels, and the distinct architecture of the coastal marine environment.
At 5:00, Maryalice Eizenberg will be painting a marsh scene in oil and Amy Sanders will be showing pastel techniques.
Matthew Fitzpatrick, author
After 25 years on Wall Street, Matt assessed his life and pursued his goal of becoming an author, a dream hatched at twelve years old while reading Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot. This aspiration that was solidified years later over a pint of Guinness with Dennis Lehane, who Matt hosted at the Pollard Library in Lowell, MA named after his maternal grandfather. As a 100-ton US Coast Guard master captain, Matt splits his time between Chatham and Falmouth.
Matt will be signing his recently released fourth novel, Forsythia’s Ride, which is set in Chatham. Paul Schulenburg signing his book well as to discuss his recent paintings.
The staffs of two renowned Cape theaters will be on hand to preview this upcoming seasons and answer questions about how you can become involved.
Cape Rep Theatre
Artists who wanted to develop a company dedicated to creativity and professionalism founded Cape Rep Theatre in 1986 and have worked hard to choose plays and musicals that continually challenge the artists who work there. Their two theaters are on 7 acres of land in Nickerson State Park in Brewster with a 135-seat Indoor Theater and an 200-seat Outdoor Theatre. "We make a deliberate choice to bring in artists from outside our community to keep our vision broad, our company connected to the wider world and our productions as professional and creative as possible. Often our choices are works that may not ordinarily be produced because we try not to let size of cast, degree of difficulty (or relative obscurity!) step in the way of choosing a show."
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (WHAT)
Lauded by the New York Times for "establishing a beachhead for serious theater on Cape Cod", Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is a not-for-profit professional theater company dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the Outer Cape through plays and innovative programming that entertains, inspires, and informs a diverse, multi-generational audience. WHAT has made its home at the state-of-the-art Julie Harris Stage on Route 6 in Wellfleet. 2024 marks WHAT's 40th Anniversary and brings an eclectic season of drama, comedy, music, and new works, along with programs for youth and families.
Sarah Burrill will be performing her ever delightful song stylings. The Addison Art Gallery is happy to welcome Sarah back for this special celebration.