ACME Fine Art in Boston will present a special preview of the exhibition The Figurative Tradition of Provincetown Painting to benefit the Fine Arts Work Center on Thursday, May 12, 2011. This group exhibition presents the work of Edwin Dickinson, Ross Moffett, Tony Vevers and Richard Baker, all painters with strong and lasting ties to Provincetown and the Fine Arts Work Center.
The exhibition explores these artists’ use of traditional technique and subject matter to achieve modern ends in works dating from the early days of the 20th century to today. Several excellent rare examples by Dickinson and Moffett have not been publicly shown before. Works by Vevers were done at a time when most of his colleagues were abstract expressionists, while Vevers sought to recapture the power of the human figure in an abstract idiom. Baker’s transformative approach to the figurative tradition appears in works from as early as 1988 to as recent as last year. Baker is a former Fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center.
All art featured in the exhibition at ACME Fine Art will be for sale. Miller Block Gallery, Robert Klein Gallery, and Martha Richardson Fine Art (all at 38 Newbury Street) will also participate in this event. Ticket proceeds and a percentage of all gallery sales during the May 12th event will benefit the Work Center’s Fellowship Program. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6:00 to 8:00. Individual tickets start at $50, and are available through the Fine Arts Work Center, www.fawc.org/tickets, or ACME Fine Art, www.acmefineart.com. The exhibition will open to the general public on Saturday, May 14th and run through June 25th.
When: May 12, 2011, 6-8pm
Where: ACME Fine Art
38 Newbury Street
Please contact Holly Manley, at email@example.com
or 508.487.9960 x 113
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About the Fine Arts Work Center
Founded in Provincetown in 1968, the Fine Arts Work Center provides more fellowships to emerging artists and writers than any other arts organization, anywhere. The mission of the Work Center is to encourage the growth of these artists and writers, to foster the year round vitality of Provincetown as an historic arts colony, and to propagate aesthetic values and experience. To learn more about the Work Center and all its programs, go to www.fawc.org.
The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is a not-for-profit organization. Programs include:
· Fellowship Program for emerging artists and writers, a 7-month residency, one of the longest in the country and among the most renowned and selective residencies anywhere
· Summer Workshop Program, which has brought over 7,600 people to Provincetown, each for a week at a time, to hone their skills as writers and artists
· MFA in Visual Arts offered in collaboration with MassArt
· Year-round public events schedule – one hundred readings, art talks, gallery exhibits and other cultural events offered year-round, all free and open to the public
Accomplishments of Fellows include:
· 41 Guggenheim Fellowships
· 7 Pulitzer Prizes (including Michael Cunningham, Jhumpa Lahiri and 2010 fiction recipient Paul Harding)
· Poet Laureate (awarded to one of the Work Center’s founders, Stanley Kunitz)
· MacArthur Award
· 2 National Book Awards
· Numerous NEA and Pollock-Krasner grants