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Provincetown hosts third annual green arts festival – Provincetown Banner

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Blog, Press/Media | 0 comments

Provincetown hosts third annual green arts festival – Provincetown Banner

Some art takes us to other worlds. Some art makes us better see and care about the world we live in. This art does both.

banner-thSponsored by the Provincetown Conservation Trust, “Appearances 2013,” the third annual green arts festival in Provincetown, is a town-wide celebration and artistic exploration of nature and the ways we coexist with the world around us. For 10 days, April 19-28, outdoor and indoor art installations, talks, readings, film screenings, theatrical and musical performances and a workshop or two, including a “sustainable chocolate” demonstration, will spring up all over town.

Go to provincetownconservationtrust.org for a list of exhibitions and events — but impromptu happenings are sure to also crop up so keep your eyes and ears open as you meander around town over the next two weeks.

Festivities begin with an opening night party at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, 115 Bradford St. A new complement to the festival, the “Science on Screen” film series, spearheaded by Gabrielle Hanna, executive director of the Provincetown Film Society, runs through the first weekend, Friday, April 19, through Monday, April 22 (Earth Day). Poet Elizabeth Bradfield organized the readings and festival co-founders Dorothy Palanza and Tina Trudel, with a hardworking team of volunteers, labored all year to launch the whole affair.

While many artists are staying in private homes and guest houses, at least 25 are camping at the Dune’s Edge Campground, making the site, which doubles as the festival’s central sculpture garden, something of a cross between the deCordova sculpture park and Burning Man, complete with a drum circle at the closing ceremony at noon on Sunday, April 28.

A preview hike through the twisty trails at the campground, located at 386 Route 6, an easy walk east from the intersection of Conwell Street across the highway, lent a new meaning to the expression “found art.” Palanza will lead a tour down these trails at noon on Saturday, April 20, and again at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, but solo strolls are recommended — wandering into this natural labyrinth is magical.

Palanza says that along with the many wonderful things going on in town, she may be most excited about the festival taking over the campground this year, giving the artists a “home base.” She says she doesn’t know if she’ll camp there herself this year during the fest, but “I’ll spend as much time there as I can. I’m just going to be so crazy running around,” she explains. “I end up organizing every day, so not this year. But I wouldn’t rule it out for the future.”

She says she greatly appreciates the help of campground manager David Finch, who opened the grounds early, turning on the water and making everything welcoming for the artists.

Further, Palanza cannot contain her excitement about the town’s acquisition of a conservation easement on the property, a 17-acre scenic swatch of land now protected from development. What could better reflect the mission of this springtime festival, which finds and shares so much beauty in environmental sustainability?

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Post-millennial Jonah – Curated by Dorothy Palanza

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Post-millennial Jonah – Curated by Dorothy Palanza

Post-millennial Jonah

curated by Dorothy Palanza

Opening Reception: December 7th, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Miami Beach, FL – This art installation curated by Dorothy Palanza, who also is creating the central exhibits of the show, brings together work by various artists with the intention of bringing a different perspective of the ocean as an environment to exist in, where air space becomes water space that viewers walk through. A video/poem collaboration by Elizabeth Bradfield and Demet Taspinar will be part of the show. Bradfield is currently the Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University. Demet’s work has been shown at Art Bosphorus, Canakkale Art Biennale in Turkey, and the Tate Modern in London.

Dorothy Palanza is an artist whose work is deeply rooted in the experiential. The whales that inhabit the waters surrounding her home in Provincetown, Massachusetts inspired this endeavor. The installation as well as the drawings and painting included in this show are expressions/manifestations/results of exploration into the whales in their environment and the interaction of our two sentient species. As an invited collaborating artist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Palanza had access to archival photographs and information that provided a starting point for her work.

A portion of sales will benefit the Provincetown Center of Coastal Studies (PCCS). The mission of the PCCS is to conduct scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine. Richard Delaney, President & CEO of the PCCS will be in attendance.

For more information, call 786-359-4321 or visit williamsmccallgallery.com.

The Williams McCall Gallery is the newest addition to the trendy South of Fifth neighborhood of South Beach, and the first fine art gallery in the area. The stylishly minimalist gallery exhibits emerging, mid-career and established artists creating contemporary paintings, works on paper, fine art photography, encaustic collage and sculpture.

Williams McCall Gallery is opened from 11 – 6 pm Tuesday – Saturday. Sunday and Monday by appointment only.

The Art Basel hours (December 6-9) will be 11 am – 9 pm.

Dorothy Palanza was born in Massachusetts, growing up in a classic Italian-American family. She maintains both Italian and US citizenship, is fluent in multiple languages, and has traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas. Palanza is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (BFA) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MFA), studying painting with Jeremy Foss and John Grillo (thesis advisor, a student of Hans Hoffman), and printmaking with Fred Becker. In the following years, she worked as a muralist, fine artist, decorative painter and designer, first in New Orleans and then in NYC, where she established a following and works to this day. She apprenticed as a decorative painter with European master Alfred Junke and NYC’s Vincent Inamorata, and in 1992, founded Colorfields Studio, a fine art, decorative painting, restoration and design studio. During 1999, she moved Colorfields Studio to Berlin, living and working there and in NYC. In 2008, Palanza relocated Colorfields Studio to Provincetown, MA, the oldest continuous art colony in America, and in 2011, opened a new studio in NYC (Tribeca). Palanza has always felt passionately about painting and working with color. A rich knowledge of paint chemistry, and effects of color, form and texture on large surfaces, is evident in her work. Resisting thematic conventions, her work reflects the personal, environmental and sociocultural influences from her life experience and extensive history of exploration and collaboration in the arts. Palanza has had numerous group and solo shows, museum exhibits, and is collected by private patrons internationally. In addition to her fine art, decorative, restorative and design endeavors, she has also co-authored screenplays, animated series, and two popular European children’s books, ‘Helma legt los’ and ‘Helma legt die Gockel rein’.

Artcurrent NYC’s Dorothy Palanza now represented by Schoolhouse Gallery

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Blog, Press/Media | 0 comments

Artcurrent NYC’s Dorothy Palanza now represented by Schoolhouse Gallery

SOUND & LIGHT: Season Preview

June 8 through 27, 2012

Reception: Friday June 8    6-9 PM


The gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of video, photography, painting and works on paper from gallery artists and others. The exhibition will take place from June 8 through 27, 2012. There will be a public reception on Friday June 8 from 6-9 PM. (more…)

Artcurrent’s Dorothy Palanza’s work featured in the Tribeca Trib

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Artcurrent’s Dorothy Palanza’s work featured in the Tribeca Trib

Artcurrent’s Dorothy Palanza’s work, featured in the Tribeca Trib. (more…)

Provincetown Art Heads to New York City

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Provincetown Art Heads to New York City

Provincetown art heads to New York City – from the Provincetown Banner

Provincetown hits New York City next week, with a sampling of local art on display in trendy Tribeca. The exhibit is courtesy of curators Tina Trudel and Dorothy Palanza of ArtCurrent at 53 Bradford St. in Provincetown. Trudel and Palanza invited the Schoolhouse Gallery and Gallery Ehva, longtime art establishments in Provincetown, to present work along with ArtCurrent in its brand-new second home at 373 Broadway in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood from March 10 through April 8. (more…)

NYC Upcoming Events

Posted by on Feb 17, 2012 in Press/Media | 0 comments

NYC Upcoming Events

03/10-25/2012 Artcurrent NYC Presents:

PROVINCETOWN CONTEMPORARY ART PREVIEW 2012

March 10 – 25, 2012
Reception Saturday March 10 6 -9 PM

Curators Tina Trudel and Dorothy Palanza present new work at Artcurrent NYC from March 10 -25, 2012. Trudel and Palanza have invited the Schoolhouse Gallery and Gallery Ehva from Provincetown to present works along with Artcurrent in their brand new space at 373 Broadway, Suite E20 in New York City (TriBeCa).

ArtcurrentNYC presents CONVERGENCE: Art and Science, featuring works by Flint Butera, James Hall & Nathalie Miebach (Image: The Perfect Dance).

Gallery Ehva presents MAKE art by Alicia Henry, Richard Smith, Rene Lamadrid, Iren Handschuh, Bill Liebeskind & Didier Corallo.  All tell contemporary stories using glass, metal, wood and fabric.
The Schoolhouse will present The ARCHITECTURAL PRISM, an exhibition of work from Adam Davies, Clark Derbes, Mike Carroll, Leslie Murray & Michelle Weinberg that explores the principles of articulation in architecture.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
For further information, images and interviews please contact:
ArtcurrentNYC:         www.artcurrent.net        info@artcurrent.net  
373 Broadway, Suite E20,  NY, NY 10013;  917-747-1150
Gallery Ehva:        http://galleryehva.com             art@galleryehva.com
Schoolhouse Gallery:    www.schoolhouseprovincetown.com     mike@schoolhouseprovincetown.com

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

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Press/Media | 0 comments

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

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. (more…)

Getting to Zero – World AIDS Day 2011 Exhibit

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Getting to Zero – World AIDS Day 2011 Exhibit

Getting to Zero – World AIDS Day 2011 Exhibit at ArtCurrent curated by Pasquale Natale

When Tina Trudel and Dorothy Palanza invited sculptor Pasquale Natale to stage an exhibition in their gallery, Art Current, he was gratified by the opportunity to curate a show but hesitant to feature his own work solo. Although he is a dedicated artist, by his own choice he has not shown in a gallery setting for at least three years. A modest, unassuming man, Natale relishes the process of creating art but shies away from the limelight. (more…)

Provincetown Magazine covers the 2011 inaugural Appearances

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Provincetown Magazine covers the 2011 inaugural Appearances

Provincetown Magazine covers the 2011 inaugural Appearances: Provincetown Green Arts Festival

Springtime in Provincetown is festival time. This year, we welcome a new festival to the schedule. Appearances: The Provincetown Green Arts Festival celebrates the intersection of the natural beauty that surrounds us and human creativity in all its forms. Sponsored by the Provincetown Conservation Trust and taking place literally all over town, this is truly a community festival. In fact, all events are free and open to the public. (more…)

Provincetown Green Arts Festival coverage in the Provincetown Banner

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Provincetown Green Arts Festival coverage in the Provincetown Banner

Appearances 2011: Provincetown Green Arts Festival coverage in the Provincetown Banner

April is the month when all kinds of things start to appear on the Outer Cape — flowers and birds, bugs and critters, maybe some tourists on the weekends. This year, blossoming along with all of that will be “Appearances, Provincetown Green Arts Festival,” sponsored by the Provincetown Conservation Trust. (more…)