The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill has announce its plans for the summer 2023 season, with more than 175 workshops including expanded ceramics and sculpture classes, including plein air painting, introductory wheel throwing, memoir writing with authors William Mann, Elissa Altman and Larry Ruttman, and unique courses such as a master class in painting with Michael David.
To kick off the season, the 16th International Encaustic Conference returns to the Provincetown Inn June 9 through 11. The conference includes a juried exhibition, demonstrations, lectures, and a keynote address by editor-in-chief and co-founder of online arts magazine Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian, an art critic, curator, artist, and lecturer with expertise on the intersection of art and politics. Pre- and post-conference workshops will take place at Castle Hill.
“A Symphony of Crickets,” a music and spoken word performance based on the poetry of award-winning African American writer and musician Charles Coe, the 2023 Woody English Distinguished Artists and Writers Chair, will take place July 18. Coe will read selected works with musical interludes performed by an all-star, five-piece ensemble of musicians and vocalists.
Acclaimed chef and author Mark Bittman will host “Get Roasted & Smoked,” “a feast for herbivores and carnivores” co-hosted by David Grayson at the Pamet Yacht Club in Truro on July 24.
The John P. Bunker Lecture Series continues July 26 with native Cape Codder and eel clan member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Leslie Jonas, who will speak on “Climate Change from the Indigenous Perspective.”
Castle Hill’s gallery space will host nine exhibits over the course of the season. Susan Bernstein, Daphne Confar and Ying Li have a show from July 4 to 14, followed by an exhibition of works by Amy Wynne, Don Beal and Roy Staab July 17 to 28 and works by Ed Johnetta Miller, Susie Amato, Rebecca Bruyn Aug. 8 to 18. Painter Mitchell Johnson will show work Sept. 5 through 16.
The 17th Provincetown Dance Festival is scheduled for Aug. 25 and 26 at Sam’s Stage, the outdoor performance space at Edgewood Farm. The three-day festival, organized by Festival Artistic Director Adam Miller, will feature performances by artists including Jean Appolon Expressions, a contemporary dance company rooted in Haitian-folkloric culture, tap artists Khalid Hill and Orlando Hernandez with live music, the contemporary artists of Rovaco from New York City, and a return engagement of the classical Indian dance artist Rachna Agrawal. Other performers will be announced.
“There is something for everybody this season,” says Executive Artistic Director Cherie Mittenthal. “This year, we have gathered an array of incredible learning opportunities to suit every level of experience and interest, all surrounded by the beauty and inspiration of Cape Cod’s unique environment and artistry.”
For more information, visit www.castlehill.org.