Tag Archives: Art and Film

Check out Provincetown’s summer line up

Ptown, Theater, Music, Art House, Crown & AnchorI always encourage anyone visiting Provincetown to attend at least one show during their visit. The array of talent when you consider the size of the town is more than impressive and attending one of the many shows is a great way to pass a couple of hours with friends or someone special.  The list below is a partial listing of some of the talent you can expect to find in Provincetown this summer.

I’ve added links to make it easier for you to get more information about these performances and to purchase tickets.

THEATER OPTIONS
May 18 – June 5             The Importance of Being Ernest at Provincetown Theater
June 3 – Sept 3               Brown is the New Pink at the Art House
June 10 – July 10           The Maids at Provincetown Theater
June 20 – July 7             The Little Dog Laughed at Provincetown Theater
July 18 – Aug 18             The Full Monty at Provincetown Theater

MUSIC & COMEDY
Starting May 28             Kate Clinton (various dates) at The Crown & Anchor
May 29                             Indigo Girls at Town Hall
June 25                            Rita Moreno at The Crown & Anchor
June 30 – Sept 10          Well Strung at the Art House
July 6-8                            Steve Grand at the Art House
July 9                                Leslie Jordan at Town Hall
July 10                              Armistead Maupin at The Crown & Anchor
July 13                              Peter Bisuito at The Crown & Anchor
July 16                              Alan Cummings at The Crown & Anchor
July 17 – 19                      Megan Hilty at the Art House
August 16                         Kristin Chenoweth at Town Hall
Sept 4                                Patti Lupone at Town Hall

DRAG SHOWS
Starting May 21              Illusions Drag Review at Crown & Anchor
Starting May 28             Ms. Richfield 1981 at The Crown & Anchor
Starting June 3               Dina Martina at The Crown & Anchor
June 22 – Sept 3            Varla Jean Merman at the Art House
July 9 – Sept 17              Jinkx Monsoon at the Art House
July 11 – 12                      Pam Ann at The Crown & Anchor
July 12 – Aug 25             Courtney Act at the Art House
July 18                              Joe Posa as Joan Rivers at Crown & Anchor
August 15                         Bianca Del Rio at Town Hall

Lawn After Dark tonight is showing Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch at Lawn on D in Boston

8:15 pm – 10:00 pm | Lawn After Dark Movie Night: Fever Pitch

Don’t want the weekend to end? Head over to the Lawn on D this evening. To celebrate their opening weekend for the 2016 summer they will be showing Fever Pitch on a 40′ drive-in movie scree with a high-definition and concert grade sound system.  Popcorn and other movie snacks will be available for purchase.

Link here for more information

Ever wonder why ancient statues have small penises

MichaelangeloAn article with a similar title was sent to me by a reader and friend of this blog and it made me laugh so I thought I’d share it with you for some light reading.

According to art historian Ellen Oredsson, the reason virtually every ancient statue you’ll ever see has a rather small penis is because of cultural perceptions and biases of the time. Apparently, big penises were associated with specific negative characteristics: foolishness, lust and ugliness. By contrast the ideal man was meant to be rational, intellectual and authoritative and a small penis allowed a man to remain coolly logical.

Who can say if this is true or not but the brief and colorful article (they use a bit more direct language) can be read in its entirety here.

Solidarity Through Pride Opening Champagne Receptions June 2 and 3

Participating artists featured in the image above include from left to right Izzy Berdan , Sisterswex , Thomas Reale, Ashley Lucas , Roneil Smith, Fernando DeOliveira , Aleks Banner, Rachel Schwemin, Pilar Quintana, Joshua Wilmoth.

Participating artists featured above left to right: Izzy Berdan, Sisterswex, Thomas Reale, Ashley Lucas, Roneil Smith, Fernando DeOliveira, Aleks Banner, Rachel Schwemin, Pilar Quintana, Joshua Wilmoth.

I have teamed up with my friend, Fernando DeOliveira, who is an artist and gallery owner to present an art show that will open during Boston Pride on Thursday, June 2nd. The Boston Pride theme of Solidarity Through Pride served as the inspiration for the artists to create their work and the South End, Alternative Art Space Gallery will showcase these works from local LGBT artists (many of whom have never shown their work before).

SOLIDARITY THROUGH PRIDE

OPENING CHAMPAGNE RECEPTIONS:
Thursday, June 2, 5–9 p.m. & Friday, June 3, 5–9 p.m.

Mark the opening champagne receptions in your calendars and join me on Thursday, June 2nd and / or Friday, June 3rd (coinciding with First Friday) to see the great work and support these local LGBT artists.  Recently Patrick Lentz submission arrived at the gallery (shown below). Like the event’s Facebook page for more information and to see the artists’ works as they arrive.

Patrick Lentz submission for the Solidarity Through Pride art exhibit

Patrick Lentz submission for the Solidarity Through Pride art exhibit

Erotic Desire: Gay erotic art fair in NYC this weekend

Erotic Desire, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Postcard image by JC Etheredge

This weekend the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City is hosting their 6th annual Gay Erotic Art Fair. The fair is free and open to the public and will have an opening reception tonight from 6-8pm in the NYC museum located at 127-B Prince Street. The fair includes approximately a dozen artists who create gay erotic art.  The dates and times of the art fair are below.

Opening reception: Friday, May 13, 6-8pm
Saturday: 12-6pm
Sunday: 12-6pm

For more information visit the Erotic Art Fair Facebook page.

SoWa First Friday

Sergio models for SoWa artist, Tom Ouellette at 450 Harrison Ave #208

Sergio models for SoWa artist, Tom Ouellette at 450 Harrison Ave #208

Friday, May 6 is SoWa First Friday, a monthly event that celebrates our community of artists and those who love art. The monthly celebration is free and open to the public and includes more than 20 galleries and 60 studios, that stay open from 5-9 PM with most of the participating galleries and artists located at 450 and 460 Harrison Avenue in the SoWa district of the South End.

If you’ve not been recently or if you are looking for something to do this Friday, come by after work to admire the local talent and to show your support for the local artists and galleries. There is something for everyone including fashion designers showcasing their latest garments, sculpture, abstract art and more.

For more information about the participating art galleries link here, and link here for more information about SoWa First Friday’s.

"Brain Wash" by Federico Uribe made from shoelaces and pins at Adelson Galleries Boston

“Brain Wash” by Federico Uribe made from shoelaces and pins at Adelson Galleries

GALVIN-ized Headwear at 450 Harrison Avenue

GALVIN-ized Headwear at 450 Harrison Avenue

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery at 460 Harrison Ave #C7

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery at 460 Harrison Ave #C7

SoWa First Friday art painting

Jaqueline Cedar exhibit: Be real at Steven Zevitas Gallery at 450 Harrison Ave.

Louis Boniface and Olivier Pierre video: Headway

Louis Boniface, Olivier Pierre

Much thanks to Brenton for sharing this video (see below) on his Aussielicious blog last week. After watching it I thought I would post it on my blog too because it is spectacularly shot and really quite beautiful; the perfect way to spend a few minutes as you wind down on a Sunday and get ready for work tomorrow.

Louis Boniface, Olivier Pierre

According to Brenton’s blog post, the video was a creative collaboration and experiment between the gymnast and slackline expert Louis Boniface and classical violinist Olivier Pierre. The project was art directed by Nicolas Romieu.

If you like this sort of thing you can follow Louis Boniface on YouTube, here.