Artcurrent’s ‘Getting to Zero’ Exhibit, featured in Provincetown Banner

Posted on Feb 14, 2012

Artcurrent’s ‘Getting t Zero’ Exhibit, Appearances Green Arts Festival, featured in Provincetown Banner

The Outer Cape once again lived up to its long-lived reputation as a hub of artistic innovation.

In 2011, Truro Center for the Arts atCastle Hill celebrated it 40th anniversary with festivities that started in the spring and continued into the summer. Celebration highlights were a feast with former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl, a lecture series that included writer and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sebastian Junger, an art auction and artists’ studio tour and the first-time “Outer Most Poetry Festival” in collaboration with community radio station WOMR.

Castle Hill began its busy season with its first annual hosting in Provincetown of an encaustic conference drawing several hundred participants from 35 states and five countries. A highlight was the Friday night gallery stroll, with Provincetown galleries (Bowersock, Ernden, Kobalt and Rice/Polak)featuring encaustic artists.The Kobalt Gallery — where Castle Hill’s executive director, Cherie Mittenthal, shows — hosted a national juried exhibition of artists who work in this ancient, increasingly popular medium involving the application of melted wax.

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