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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

Patrick Flanary

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 /

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



Will Barnet, The Sled AP, c. 1984, Gifte

December, 2020

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.