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Fri, May 03


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Portrait of an Artist: Richard Pepitone - Retrospective Lecture with Curator Bill Evaul

Friday, May 3, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Join us for an insightful lecture with curator Bill Evaul on the life and art of Richard Pepitone. Discover the inspiring journey of this prominent Provincetown artist. Museum admission included with ticket price.

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Portrait of an Artist: Richard Pepitone - Retrospective Lecture with Curator Bill Evaul
Portrait of an Artist: Richard Pepitone - Retrospective Lecture with Curator Bill Evaul

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May 03, 2024, 2:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


The Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:

Portrait of an Artist: Richard Pepitone - Lecture with Curator Bill Evaul

Friday, May 3, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Member $12 / Non-Member $20 (non-member ticket includes Museum admission)

Join Bill Evaul for this informative lecture. Richard Pepitone (1936-2022) overcame an exceptionally difficult childhood growing up in Brooklyn* to become one of Provincetown’s most prominent, versatile and collected artists. It is impossible to pigeonhole his artwork - Pepitone was a sculptor, a printmaker, painter, ceramicist and so much more.

Evaul explains, “Richard poured all of this resilience into making art. He rejoiced in discovery and experimentation. He would attack each new medium or method with the seriousness and focus of a laboratory scientist, noting what worked and what didn’t and always gleaning the best results. His fascination for art never waned. He excelled in whatever he tried, or maybe he somehow knew what to try to excel. He worked with plaster, polyester resin, bronze, glass, steel, wood, and found objects. He produced a significant body of ceramic artwork and dove headlong into works on paper, monotypes, collage, and relief and stencil printing.” Provincetown artist and longtime friend Salvatore Del Deo observed, he was “rather unique in the art world.… Pepitone was an artist to the very end of his fingers, to his heart. … He didn’t have to study ... or anything…. He had it already.”

Copies of Pepitone's 2017 memoir, Gone For The Day, A Childhood Memoir, are available in the CCMoA Musem Shop.

Image credit: "Metamorphosis", n.d., Richard Pepitone, Bronze, 10" x 7" x 5". Gift of Richard F. Pepitone

Bill Evaul studied painting and printmaking at Syracuse University School of Art, and Pratt Institute (BFA) with graduate seminars at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1981). He came to Provincetown in 1970 as a painting Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center. While living in New York, Evaul further developed his printmaking skills by working at Solo Press -- contract printing for artists -- and teaching lithography at Pratt Graphics Center. As a contributing writer for Print Review and other magazines, he produced reviews and scholarly articles including an important historical research paper entitled The Provincetown Printers: Genesis of a Unique Woodcut Tradition which helped in the revival of the obscure and nearly lost technique of single-block "white-line" printmaking.

Evaul's work has been exhibited or collected by numerous museums including The Zimmerli Museum of Art at Rutgers University, The Georgia Museum of Art, The Sunrise Art Museum, The Kresge Art Museum, The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, The Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA), among others. Evaul was the recipient of the 2020 CCMoA Muse Artist Award for his contributions to the Cape Cod arts community as an artist, educator, historian, and curator. A one-person exhibition of his artwork titled Song and Dance at the CCMoA followed in the same year.

As an educator, Bill Evaul periodically presents lectures and workshops at a variety of institutions such as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; The Sunrise Art Museum, Charleston, WV, Syracuse University School of Art, Syracuse, NY; The Zimmerli Art Museum and others, as well as numerous local arts and historical institutions on Cape Cod, MA.

Cancellation Policy: A one-week advance cancellation notice is required in order to receive a refund.


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