A Look into the Provincetown Group Gallery with Grace Hopkins
Tuesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm
4/28, 5/5 Presentations at Preservation Hall
5/12, 5/19, 5/26 Studio Visits
Artist and gallery director Grace Hopkins continues her survey of the history of seminal Provincetown art galleries with a new course on the Provincetown Group Gallery. The influential Provincetown Group Gallery was founded in 1964 by artist Ray Wells as well as Reeves Eluer, Jim Forsberg, Joseph Kaplan, and Ross Moffett. It occupied the original Mews building at 359 Commercial Street in Provincetown until 1978 when it moved to Provincetown Tennis club under the stewardship of Ray Elman. It remained at the Provincetown Tennis Club until it became the DNA Gallery in 1994.
Hopkins’ course will be offered in two parts in order to maximize exposure to the dozens of artist-members that were important parts of the Provincetown Group Gallery over its long history. Part one will begin in the spring of 2020 and resume with part two in the spring of 2021. Both parts will include slide lectures on the artists and the history of the gallery, as well as studio visits.