The Artsy Edge of America

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Provincetown, Massachusetts. Do you know it? Tip of Cape Cod. A vibrant community that explodes during the summer as visitors from all around the world descend on this former fishing community. It has it’s regular visitors, and those that go on their annual "P-Town” holiday. It’s a very artistic community, with a strong art gallery scene. Lot’s of great restaurants and things to do and see.

I just got back, after spending 10 days there. Part vacation; Mostly work, as I delivered 11 paintings to the gallery I work with there.

Since being back, I’ve had a chance to reminisce about the times I’ve been there, and my special connection to that curious peninsula, having first been there in 1989. Here are a bunch of photos…

Always a Fun Mix:    New England style, along with art galleries that show a variety of artists, including me!

Always a Fun Mix: New England style, along with art galleries that show a variety of artists, including me!

During my early visits, I’d spend time visiting the galleries, dreaming of some future day that one of them might feature my work.

Of course, we had many friends up there, including artists who showed at the local galleries.

Then one trip, things kind of fell into place, and all of a sudden, I had a gallery that was eager to work with me! So, after years of visiting just for fun, I had a new reason to also visit: my artwork.

Fun Times in P-Town:    If the weather is questionable, you can always keep warm with a wig! Another trip had 5 consecutive days of rain and cloud. So, bored, we decided to take apart the kitchen and become    The Sunshine Sisters   , walk around town, and summon the sunshine. Yes, we are wearing the kitchen curtains and my assistants are carrying the curtain rods as their scepters.

Fun Times in P-Town: If the weather is questionable, you can always keep warm with a wig! Another trip had 5 consecutive days of rain and cloud. So, bored, we decided to take apart the kitchen and become The Sunshine Sisters, walk around town, and summon the sunshine. Yes, we are wearing the kitchen curtains and my assistants are carrying the curtain rods as their scepters.

Over the years, I've had many different experiences here, and my fondness for the town deepens as my work continues to be appreciated by a larger audience with every passing season.

There’s an Odd Cosmic Force, that Draws People Here!    Last year, good friends of ours opened up a restaurant. They’re not exactly restauranteurs, but for them too, things just kind of aligned. Now they have a very popular restaurant, Mistralino. Give it a try! And, of course, I’ve found a couple of other spots to have a well-deserved martini!

There’s an Odd Cosmic Force, that Draws People Here! Last year, good friends of ours opened up a restaurant. They’re not exactly restauranteurs, but for them too, things just kind of aligned. Now they have a very popular restaurant, Mistralino. Give it a try! And, of course, I’ve found a couple of other spots to have a well-deserved martini!

1989, huh. Hard to believe I’ve been coming here for 30 years!

Three more shots to round out this silly little blog about this amazing, special place…

I Love It Here!    At left, an abandoned old fishing boat track that would pull boats out of the water during the winter. At center, the entrance to Simie Maryles gallery at night with one of my paintings hanging, nicely visible as you enter! And, at right, even though my main studio is in Brooklyn, I do manage to pick-up a paint brush and do some painting here, even though there’s no air conditioning!

I Love It Here! At left, an abandoned old fishing boat track that would pull boats out of the water during the winter. At center, the entrance to Simie Maryles gallery at night with one of my paintings hanging, nicely visible as you enter! And, at right, even though my main studio is in Brooklyn, I do manage to pick-up a paint brush and do some painting here, even though there’s no air conditioning!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane!

Have anything you want to share about Provincetown? Write a comment, or shoot me an e-mail!

Till next time!

—Kurt

PS: My gallery in Provincetown:
https://www.simiemaryles.com/KurtWalters.asp

My friend’s cool new restaurant, Mistralino:
https://mistralino.com/