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daring and beautiful art

The year of the unexpected joy... In our 7th season, in location of many possibilities and many challenges, we'll continue to present art full of surprises and beauty, made by exceptional Provincetown and national artists, with our guiding spirit of Arthur Cohen and his unflinching love for Provincetown at the helm. All year long we'll exhibit art by Bill Barrell, Midge Battelle, Fred Garbers, Wendelin Glatzel, Irén Handschuh, Ken Horii, Jenny Humphreys, Bill Liebeskind, Susan Lyman, Richard Smith and many others. We'll also repeat our very popular exhibit "Younger Than Amy" [after Amy Winehouse] organized by young artists from Cape Cod, Boston and New Bedford. Gallery Ehva will continue our EhvaLAB program which is our hands-on art making by gallery artists and friends (new for 2015 season is Arthur's etching press and small ceramic kiln). In off-season we'll still hold an open invitation to all artists for a 2-week residency program (please contact us for details).

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Ewa Nogiec, Director
508 487-0011
art@galleryehva.com

74 Shank Painter Road
Provincetown, MA
Open Thursday-Sunday
Noon to 6pm
Always by Appointment

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Art Is Good

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Tracey Anderson
Midge Battelle
Bill Barrell
Arthur Cohen
Didier Corallo
David Ellis
Miriam Freidin
Salvatore Fiumara
Joanna Gabler
Fred Garbers
Wendelin Glatzel
Irén Handschuh
Myrna Harrison
Alicia Henry
Ken Horii
Jenny Humphreys
Elise Kaufman
René Lamadrid
Bill Liebeskind
Susan Lyman
Ewa Nogiec
David Paulson
Muffin Ray
Christina Schlesinger
Richard E. Smith
Rob Westerberg
Cyndi Wish

 

Gallery Ehva

Gallery Ehva
74 Shank Painter Road
P.O. Box 1426
Provincetown, MA 02657
508 487-0011
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I am Provincetown

I am Provincetown...

2015 at Gallery Ehva in Provincetown

The year of the unexpected joy...

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Now:

Laundry Room #2 Waterfall

International photography exhibit

Curated by Ellen SchönEllen Schon

 

July 3-15, 2015

Opening Friday, July 3, 6-8pm

Waterfall

Waterfall

Waterfall is an international collaboration between three artists, Pirjo Heino (Finland), Karmela Berg (Israel), and Ellen Schön (United States). The artists met through the Transcultural Tile Exchange project in 2004. Their collaboration--an exhibit, installation, and performance--explores the theme of water as a metaphor for life. Water is seen as transformative and healing, as well as a tangible resource which needs to be protected. The title, Waterfall conveys both the idea of abundant water AND water at risk.

Waterfall is part of the transcultural exchange's world-wide Project entitled Here, There and Everywhere: Anticipating the Art of the Future. The exhibit will then travel to art gallery ripustus in Hämeenlinna, Finland from June 2-28, 2009, then to Tel Aviv, Israel, and now is coming to Gallery Ehva in Provincetown (2015).

Artists were asked through a Mail Art Call to donate their interpretive snapshots of water. All proceeds of the sales will benefit WATERAID, an international non-governmental organization whose mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. To date over 80 artists from 15 countrieshave donated their work.

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Waterfall show in our gallery...

Waterfall show at Gallery Ehva in Provincetown

Waterfall show at Gallery Ehva in Provincetown

Waterfall show at Gallery Ehva in Provincetown, work by Joanna Gabler

Work by Joanna Gabler, Williamstown, MA, USA

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Waterfall

Pirjo Heino; Hämeenlinna, Finland

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Waterfall

Jovan Balov; Ohrid, Macedonia

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Waterfall

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord; Newburyport, MA, USA

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Waterfall

Ellen Schön; Waban, MA, USA

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Waterfall

Ashlee Childers; Somerville, MA, USA

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Waterfall

Sadie Richards; Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

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Waterfall

Susan Berstler; Somerville, MA, USA

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Waterfall

Paul Tiilila; Pälkäne, Finland

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Waterfall

Randy Winchester, Somerville, MA, USA

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Waterfall

Anne Russell; Somerville, MA, USA

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Waterfall

Pirkko-Liisa Kilpi; Hämeenlinna, Finland

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Waterfall

Tamal Sen; Somerville, MA, USA

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Waterfall

Karola Teschler; Velbert, Germany

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Waterfall

Nancy Andell; Chatham, NY, USA

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Waterfall

Elnur Babayev; Bethesday, MD, USA

 

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Participating artists:

Pirjo Heino; Hämeenlinna, Finland
Pirkitta Hyvönen; Finland
Pirkko-Liisa Kilpi; Hämeenlinna, Finland
Eeva-Maija Maula; Alvettula, Finland
Sirpa Ojala; Finland
Jasu Salmi; Janakkala, Finland
Hannela Tarna; Turenki, Finland
Paul Tiilila; Pälkäne, Finland
Mika Toivonen; Helsinki, Finland
Tiina Torkkeli; Finland
Tarja Trygg; Helsinki, Finland
Eira Viertoma; Finland
Monika Fulda; Freiburg, Germany
Gabriele Fecher; Weimar, Germany
Simone Ramshorn; Germany
Karola Teschler; Velbert, Germany
Josef Hasenöhrl; Pat, Hungary
Geetha Kekobad; India
Renuka Kesaramadu; Tumkur, Kornataka, India
Karmela Berg; Tel Aviv, Israel
Aliza Gilboa; Israel
Gilit Metuki, Israel
Avi Sperber; Haifa, Israel
Elisheva Zizner; Israel
Anna Finetti; Milano, Italy
Laura Cristin; Bagnaria Arsa, Italy
Dario Della Rossa; Italy
Gretel Fehr; Italy
Elena Mastracci; L'Aquila, Italy
Marco Maffeo; Italy
Veronica Menni; Itlay
Emilio Morandi; Italy
Andrea Peezzini; Italy
Antonio Sassu (Gruppo Sinestetico); Italy
Celine Spelta; Milan, Italy
Andrea Taglier; Italy
Jovan Balov; Ohrid, Macedonia
Lukasz Cywicki; Poland
Magdelena Cywicka; Poland
Stephan Balog; Aiud, Romania
Zoltan Balog; Aiud, Romania
Maria Cristina Onet; Hunedoara, Romania
Cristina Senesan; Aiud, Romania
Daniela Julieta Stanoiu; Aiud, Romania
Veruna Melcak Junek; Slovakia
Abel Paredeo; Spain
Eva Johansson; Sweden
Séverine Cuénod; Caroug-GE, Switzerland
Asko Myllys; Grub AR, Switzerland
Safa Büte; Turkey
Helaine Alon; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Nancy Andell; Chatham, NY, USA
Elnur Babayev; Bethesday, MD, USA
Susan Berstler; Somerville, MA, USA
Kelvy Bird; Arlington, MA, USA
Mary Jo Bohart; Somerville, MA, USA
Jessica Brennan; Somerville, MA, USA
Abbi Canney; Needham, MA, USA
Jingni Chen; Somerville, MA, USA
Ashlee Childers; Somerville, MA, USA
Jane Cohen; Somerville, MA, USA
Charles Daniels; Somerville, MA, USA
Denise Dumas; Wilton, New Hampshire, USA
Michelle Fiorenza; Somerville, MA, USA
Joanna Gabler, Williamstown, MA, USA
Alice Grossman; Somerville, MA, USA
Terranova Kallemeyn; Allston, MA., USA
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord; Newburyport, MA, USA
Kathleen A. Kneeland; Boston, MA, USA
Judith Motzkin; Cambridge, MA, USA
Ewa Nogiec; Provincetown, MA, USA
Karl Nussbaum; Brooklyn, New York, USA
Jane Paradise; Provincetown, MA, USA
Jaye R. Phillips; Arlington, MA, USA
Susan Rice; Medford, MA, USA
Sadie Richards; Jamaica Plain, MA, USA
Anne Russell; Somerville, MA, USA
Ellen Schön; Waban, MA, USA
Tamal Sen; Somerville, MA, USA
Tova Speter; Cambridge, MA, USA
Heather Meri Stewart; Somerville, MA, USA
Julia Stratton; Philadelphia, PA, USA
V Van Sant; Somerville, MA, USA
Kathy Van Torne; Austin, TX, USA
Randy Winchester, Somerville, MA, USA

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ABOUT CURATOR

ELLEN SCHON is Adjunct Faculty in Fine Arts and Clay Studio Supervisor at Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly The Art Institute of Boston), where she has taught ceramics and 3-D courses since 2002. Schön received a BA from Marlboro College (Ceramics and Perceptual Psychology) and an MFA in Ceramics from Boston University's Program in Artisanry. She has exhibited in numerous shows in the United States and is a past recipient of The Artist Foundation Fellowship from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.

Schön has organized and co-curated interdisciplinary, thematic group exhibitions in non-profit venues in the Boston area and abroad. Schön's interest in international artist collaboration and exchange has led her to travel extensively in Europe, participating in international artist symposia/residencies in Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Turkey, Israel, Germany, and Malaysia.

The Museum of fine Arts, Boston has recently acquired one of her pieces, Nargila Pod, for their permanent collection.

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ARTIST STATEMENTS

Karmela Berg

Water - the source of life - so scarce in our land, touches every aspect of our life in Israel. The shortage of water is becoming a matter of life and death in the region. I started my film in the north of the country, in the region of Beit Shean: a region rich with springs, rivers and reservoirs. Because of this, the Bible refers to this area as "the gate of Eden." As I traveled south, from the lushness of the Galilee to the arid salt plain of the Dead Sea, I saw how the diminishing of water affects people and nature. During the different stops of this journey, I placed environmental installations, each time showing the state and the changes of nature. --Karmela Berg, Israel

Pirjo Heino

"Vesi vanhin voitehista" is an old Finnish saying from mythic Kalevala- a legend that is telling about the past of Finns. It means that the water is the most important, old and well known cream and balsam. It tells how much we appreciate the clean water to drink and to wash. When the water is clean, and we use it enough. it's protecting our physical and mental health. But also helping when we are ill.

In the north and cold areas the life was hard but people created one excellent pleasure: Finnish sauna. It's a deeply purifying experience to sit in hot steam, get the skin soft and mind relaxed, and swim in a lake.

In Finland we don't have high mountains and no high waterfalls either. I imagine my falling water like a great blessing that is falling down on me: So much silky water with some bubbles of joy. and I can take. as much as I need. -- Pirjo Heino, Finland

Ellen Schön

Culturally, each artist in our exhibit has had a different experience of water. Here, in New England, some of my first memories of water were as a young child, hanging onto my father's back as he swam under the waves, surfacing like a whale in the bracing cold ocean. The smell and sounds of ocean and the seashore have always given me a sense of deep peace.

In the last several years, I have turned my attention to water as an artistic theme. Working primarily in clay, I have always been interested in the ability of a ceramic vessel to point to something beyond itself—to function as metaphor. When I was asked to design a ceramic fountain at a private residence, I began thinking about the ways vessels can hold water and what those shapes might evoke. Subsequently, I developed my Font series, using ceramic bowls of water as metaphors of consciousness--mirrors of the soul, implying possible rebirth of self, and as actual reflections of our corporeal selves. More recently, I have been working on the idea of wells as wombs, with possibilities of both fecundity and barrenness. -- Ellen Schön, USA

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Next, next:

Al Kaplan

Photograph by Al Kaplan, Josephine Del Deo speaking at an anti-nuclear weapons rally at the Bas Relief

+ Al Kaplan Photography Show

Al Kaplan receives a posthumous spotlight for his previously-unseen early 1960s Provincetown photographs with the publication of There Was Always A Place To Crash. The first release from Letter 16 Press, a new art-focused publishing house co-managed by frequent North Truro visitor Brett Sokol, the book collects this New Bedford-raised photographer's deep dives into Provincetown's bohemian milieu between 1962 and 1966. The results, lovingly transferred from the original 35mm negatives, vividly capture a period of socially-charged cultural transition -- from Josephine Del Deo speaking at an anti-nuclear weapons rally at the Bas Relief to the libertine scene unfolding inside gay rights pioneer Prescott Townsend's legendary treehouse (where countless washashores, including John Waters, would stay upon first hitting town). Gallery Ehva will be hosting the book's release party, as well as presenting an exhibition of Kaplan's Provincetown photos published in it -- the first time these prints have been publicly shown anywhere.

July 17-29, 2015

Opening Friday, July 17, 6-8pm

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David Ellis at Gallery Ehva

In October David will show his photographs and sometime in August he will have screening of recent short films.

UHF from David Ellis on Vimeo.

Palabras Perdidas (Lost Words) from David Ellis on Vimeo.

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Red DotSome of our favorites...

Work by Iren Handschuh

Work by Irén Handschuh

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Work by Midge Battelle and MP Landis

Work by Midge Battelle and M.P. Landis

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Work by Barbara Cohen

Work by Barbara Cohen

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Work by Susan Lyman

Work by Susan Lyman

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Provincetown Harbor, painting by Arthur Cohen

Arthur Cohen, Provincetown Harbor, oil on canvas

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Wendelin Glatzel

Midnight Water, encaustic on metal, 40 x 30 inches, 2012

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Red Dot

Provincetown Harbor Lights

Provincetown Harbor Lights

ONGOING INSTALLATION: The boat is from Vietnam. There are eleven stones inside the boat in memory of September 11. The boat will stay in the gallery till all American soldiers are back home and the war is over. Concept and promise by Ewa Nogiec. Boat courtesy Arthur Richter & Peter Neivert.

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Red Dot

 

Gallery Ehva at Night

Gallery Ehva at night...

 

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Provincetown Artist Registry

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Arthur Cohen

Arthur Cohen

(1928-2012)

Gallery Ehva is proud representing Arthur's work in our gallery! We love his work and we love him, always, forever.

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Bill Barrell

Bill Barrell

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Fred Garbers

Fred Garbers

 

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Hans Hofmann, legendary art teacher

Hans Hofmann's students: Lillian Orlowsky, William Freed, Jo Sandman, Haynes Ownby, Paul Resika, Myrna Harrison, Robert Henry, Selina Trieff, Brenda Horowitz, Lee Krasner, Israel Levitan, Helen Frankenthaler, I. Rice Pereira, Gerome Kamrowski, Michael Loew, Joseph Plaskett, Fritz Bultman, William Ronald, Joan Mitchell, Michael Goldberg, Ray Eames, Larry Rivers, Jane Frank, Mary Frank, Nell Blaine, Robert De Niro, Sr., Jane Freilicher, Allan Kaprow, Red Grooms, Wolf Kahn, Marisol Escobar, Sy Kattelson, Nicholas Krushenick, Burgoyne Diller, Mercedes Matter, James Gahagan, Erle Loran, Nancy Frankel, Paul Georges, Louisa Matthíasdóttir, Judith Godwin, Lynne Mapp Drexler, Roland Petersen, Ken Jacobs, Anton Weiss, Donald Jarvis and many others. [image from www.atoa.org]

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