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September 10, 2021
Cape Codder Newspaper/Wiickedlocal.com
and also in Cape Cod Times
by Rich Eldred
Cartography exhibit at
Cape Cod Museum of Art
ORLEANS -- In a GPS world, maps might seem quaint relics of the past. Some of us still use them for navigation, and they do indeed chart our past.
“The maps cover the past, present and future; where you came from, where you are and where you’re going to go,” explained Benton Jones, director of art at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, as he discussed "‘cARTography: Envisioning Cape Cod," an exhibition that ties in with the Dennis museum's 40th anniversary.
September 8, 2021
The Provincetown Independent
by Saskia Maxwell Keller
Walking Through- and on- History
What happens when you put maps in an art museum? First, one starts looking at them as art. A 1647 map depicting New England and New Netherland, for example, has drawings of local
fauna: deer, foxes, bears, beavers. A colorful cartouche is crowned by the Dutch coat of arms.
One also starts looking at them historically. Critically....
September 3, 2021
Enterprise Newspapers / CapeNews.net
by Joanne Briana-Gartner
Show Depicting Voyages and Journeys
Marks Museum's 40th Anniversary
In celebration of the Cape Cod Museum of Art's 40th Anniversary, the comprehensive exhibit "cARTography: Envisioning Cape Cod" has been on view this summer and will continue unto the fall, wrapping up October 3.
"We wanted an exhibition that would highlight our anniversary and also be a metaphor for our journey," said Benton Jones, the museum's director of art...
September 3, 2021
by Sawyer Smook-Pollitt
A Voyage On The Cape
The Cape Cod Museum of Art is on a voyage. That is how the museum’s Director of Art, Benton Jones, described the post COVID-19 world for the 40-year-old institution.The Cape Cod Museum of Art is hosting three exhibitions that explore the past, present and future of artistic expression in the Cape Cod area: “Vision 2021,” “cARTography: Envisioning Cape Cod,” and “Inspirations from the Dennis Conservation Land Trust” by the Printers of Cape Cod.Cape
June 22, 2021
Beth Treffeisen, Cape Cod Times
Back in the picture: Restored 1930s moviehouse murals to be displayed at Dennis art museum
DENNIS — Two recently restored art deco murals not seen by the public in 50 years were moved into the Cape Cod Museum of Art Monday to be part of an upcoming art exhibit.
The 10-foot-by-18-foot murals depicting an ocean voyage, which weigh about 300 pounds each, were last seen inside a Hyannis movie theater. They will be part of a show opening next week entitled, “cARTography: Envisioning Cape Cod.” Also on display will be rare historical maps of Cape Cod (dating from 1570); “Our Story,” "400 years of Wampanoag History; and an immersive installation by local artist and cartographer Mark Adams.
April 27, 2021
Capenews.net / Enterprise Newspapers
Reception Is Thursday For Cape Museum Of Art Show
“Visions/Revisions…stepping into the same river twice,” on view from April 22 through August 1, explores the theme of changing perceptions.
When creating a work of art, an artist may see her subject one way initially and then, at a later time, interpret the same subject quite differently. In this exhibition, each artist presents two works, related to each other but created at two different times with different media, approaches or vision.
April 19, 2021
By Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times
She's had enough: Artist adds to Dennis exhibit
as mass shootings continue
DENNIS — Jane Lincoln has been creating a series of art pieces that
she wishes she could finish. But mass shootings in America just go on and on.
The Falmouth artist’s “ENOUGH” pieces, now hanging as a group at Cape Cod Museum of Art, are a statement against gun violence, featuring what look like shredded bullet holes set against a variety of colors to represent lives lost to mass shootings.
April 7, 2021
By Saskia MaxwellL Keller, The Provincetown Independent
Jane Lincoln Has Had ‘Enough’ of Gun Violence
Her paper creations are powerful and visceral
“Enough is enough, and it’s time for us to take action,” said U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse after the March 22 shooting at the King Soopers grocery in Boulder, Colo.
At the time, Jane Lincoln was preparing for her show, “Enough,” at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Hearing Neguse’s words was eerie, she says — almost like déjà vu. The yearning for action was why she embarked on the project in the first place.
March 1, 2021
Patrick Flanary, Special to Cape Cod TImes
Promise is fulfilled as artist's paper-cuts added to Cape Cod museum collection
Special to Cape Cod Times
Fifteen years after her death at age 96, Cape Cod artist Miroslawa Pissarenko is getting the last word on her legacy.
“Paper Talks,” showing through April 4 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, is the only exhibition to ever recognize her take on the ancient craft of paper-cutting. The museum will also continue teaching that art at Tuesday classes through March 9.
February 26, 2021
Barbara Clark, Barnstable Patriot
'Through Young Eyes' Cape Cod Museum of Art Celebrates Student Creativity
There’s an inspiring new exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Art – one that celebrates the talent and variety of Cape Cod’s young artists.
Artworks created by 50 students in more than a dozen Cape schools and art education programs are now displayed at the Dennis museum in “Through Young Eyes,” until April 18.
January 29, 2021
Enterprise Newspapers / capenews.net
New Shows Are On View at Cape Cod Museum of Art
Two shows opened this month at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis.
“Paper Talks: The Life of Miroslawa Pissarenko artist, horticulturist, teacher and friend” will be on view through April 4.
Miroslawa Grabowski Pissarenko (1909-2006) believed that paper talked. She told this to her good friend Peter Michael Martin as she created Polish paper cuttings called wycniaki in her own intricate style, using only a pair of cuticle scissors.
January 27, 2021
Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod TImes
Ready for COVID-inspired art? See that and 3 other new Cape Cod exhibits
The new “Creature Comforts,” on display through May 2, is a docent-curated exhibition looking at the museum's collection through the lens of "what gives us comfort" in this time of the COVID pandemic. The display includes new pieces and old favorites representing comforts of home, human connection, nature, arts and crafts, food and animals. The exhibit includes some pieces that have not previously been exhibited as well as some old favorites. The museum also just opened “Paper Talks: The Life of Miroslawa Pissarenko,” showcasing the artist’s paper cuts and woodcarvings through April 4. “Changing Tide,” a juried members’ exhibition, continues through March 14; and “Ed Chesnovitch: Man on the Marsh” through Feb. 7.
Top image: The Sled, Will Barnett, 1984
Bottom: Grandson's Sketching, Gladys Reed c 1960's
Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod TImes
Artist's paintings document life on an East Sandwich salt marsh
Ed Chesnovitch was unfamiliar with the terrain of a salt marsh when, 12 years ago, he bought a “run-down cottage” on the banks of Scorton Creek in East Sandwich. Scorton became his backyard, and he soon began kayaking to his working studio at the nearby historic “Bird Barn” he also bought.
Chesnovitch has since constantly walked and explored the marsh, both in person and in painting. In an artist’s statement with his new exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, he describes the marsh as “both invigorating and peaceful, mysterious and magnificent, placid yet teaming with energy and life.” He says he is fascinated by that juxtaposition.