FOUNDING ARTISTS of the FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in PROVINCETOWN

ACME Stout Untitled21 May – 3 July, 2010

On Friday 21 May 2010 a group exhibition honoring the founding artists and writers of the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown will open at ACME Fine Art in Boston. An opening reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. that evening, and is open to the general public. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, 3 July 2010.

The Fine Arts Work Center is a not-for-profit organization based in Provincetown Massachusetts that is today the single largest provider of fellowships to emerging visual artists and creative writers anywhere. It was founded in 1968 by a group of artists, one writer, and a group of patrons who all had longstanding connections to the famous art colony located on Cape Cod’s outer reaches. The founding writer was prizewinning laureate Stanley Kunitz. The group of founding visual artists includes Robert Motherwell, Jack Tworkov, Myron Stout, Jim Forsberg, Philip Malicoat, Fritz Bultman, Richard Florsheim, Romanos Rizk, and Salvatore Del Deo. Fine examples of work by each of the founding artists will make up this important commemorative exhibition.

In assembling artwork for the exhibition ACME Fine Art’s Gallery Director, David Cowan, has focussed on obtaining excellent examples that are contemporary with the founding of the Work Center, with the intention of capturing a snapshot of the creative spirit in Provincetown at that particular moment in time. Likewise, Salvatore Scibona, the Writing Coordinator for the Fine Arts Work Center, has selected passages from the work of Stanley Kunitz that speak to the period but also relate in a meaningful and specific way to the artwork on display. The selected passages will share the walls with the artwork.

A special exhibition preview party to benefit the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown will be hosted by the Galleries at 38 Newbury Street on Thursday 20 May. On this occasion, the group of patrons that were instrumental in founding the organization will also be honored. They include Hudson, Ernest Vanderberg, Josiah Child, and Munro Moore. Founders Salvatore Del Deo and Josephine Del Deo are the Honorary Hosts for the event and they will be honored on this occasion as well. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served between 5:30 and 7:30. Tickets are $50.00 p.p. and can be purchased through the Fine Arts Work Center (glongo@fawc.org) or ACME Fine Art (www.acmefineart.com).
For further information about this exhibition or other gallery events, please contact the gallery at 617.585.9551, or via e-mail at info@acmefineart.com

ACME Fine Art and Design is located in Boston’s Back Bay at 38 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116. Gallery hours are 11:00am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Saturday.