Instructor: Deborah Forman
July 10 & 17
1:30pm - 4:30pm
The course will cover approximately 30 artists, who have worked on the Cape, many associated with the Provincetown art colony, all of whom Deborah Forman has interviewed. Art covering a range from figurative to abstraction will provide opportunities for comparisons. In addition to exploring the artists’ works with images, Deborah will provide analysis and personal insights by sharing the various experiences she has had meeting these artists. A lively class discussion is encouraged. Among the artists included in the course are Amy Arbus, Sal Del Deo, Helen Frankenthaler, John Grillo, Robert Henry, Robert Motherwell, Jim Peters, Paul Resika, Selina Trieff, and Tabitha Vevers.
Deborah Forman is the author of four books published by Schiffer Publishing: Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony, a two-volume history (2011); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (2013); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People & Places (2014); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: On Abstraction (2015). Art from Cape Cod: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art (Schiffer, 2016), was co-written with museum director Edith Tonelli. Deborah also wrote Horizon by the Sea: Paintings by George Xiong (2015); Shaping Cultural Diversity: Paintings by Duoling Huang (2017); and an essay for The Art of Carmen Cicero (Schiffer, 2013). Two of her essays are included in The Tides of Provincetown catalogue, published in conjunction with the 2011 New Britain Museum of American Art’s exhibition. She wrote the script, conducted the interviews, and worked on the filming for Art In Its Soul, an award-winning documentary on the history of the Provincetown art colony, aired on public television stations nationwide. She was features editor of the Cape Cod Times and editor in chief of Cape Cod VIEW. She writes a monthly art column for the Cape Cod Times and has written free-lance for several magazines. She has a degree in journalism from Temple University, and as an artist studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. She is represented by Miller White Fine Arts gallery in South Dennis. Her work is available to view at the gallery and at www.artsy.net.