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Good art won’t match your sofa.

Fred C.Babb

Arrrghhh!!!!

If I hear about the Starving Artist’s “Art” sale once more I’ll blow a gasket. I thought they were all over as of last weekend. Sofa-sized paintings as low as $19.00 and NO admission fee. Cool! You don’t have to pay to go look at ,and buy crap, that you shouldn’t take for free anyway.

The Beach House, oil on canvas

The Beach House, oil on canvas

Fortunately here on Cape Cod we are blessed with an antidote: an abundance of quality local art and what I really wanted to mention in this post are 2 shows currently on exhibit to which I am connected.

Opening tomorrow and running through February 22nd at the Cape Cod Museum of Art is “Teaching Art/Creating Art”, a juried show of work by members of the Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association. Two of my paintings were selected for this exhibit and the reception for the show is Thursday,

Morning Marshlight, pastel

Morning Marshlight, pastel

January 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Also running until January 18th at Provincetown Art Association and Museum is a student exhibition called “Art on the Edge”. This is the culmination of 12 Saturdays of work from a free middle school art program. Several of my current students at Harwich Middle School participated and their work is now on display at PAAM. There will be a pot-luck reception on Friday, January 16, 2009 from 6-8 PM to which all are welcome.

On Tuesday of this week, we had mounted our annual Gr.8 field trip to PAAM as part of my curriculum of study on the history of the art colony. This year’s trip was especially important as the entire class got to see the work of two of their peers on display along with all of the other shows currently running.

HMS 8th Graders invade PAAM

HMS 8th Graders invade PAAM

My next post will feature some scenes from the trip and a little information about the program of study I designed and implemented.

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