Day: February 8, 2021

The NOTO Art Center’s ‘Art from the Heart’ show showcases local artists

Love is in the air at the NOTO Art Center. 

During the month of February, the art center’s new exhibit, “Art from the Heart,” will be on display in the Morris Gallery. It includes pieces from a variety of artists and businesses located in the arts district. 

The exhibit opened Friday and will be up until the end of February. The art center, located at 935 N. Kansas Ave., is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 

Artists who have pieces in the show include Gwen McClain; Barbara Waterman-Peters, owner of Studio 831; Larry Peters; Kathy Pflaum; Lisa Underwood, owner of Glass Station; Michaela Butterworth; Dave and Gloria Horn, owners of Donaldson’s Jewelers; and Denise Selbee-Koch and Jennifer Woerner, owners of Compass Point. 

This "Garden of Love" piece is on display as part of the "Art from the Heart" exhibit in the Morris Gallery at the NOTO Art Center.

The artwork that is part of the exhibit is mainly small pieces of work that “somebody could take as a forever

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How Cameo is booming in the pandemic era

When it comes to relevant 21st-century comedians, Gilbert Gottfried wouldn’t be the first name to come to mind. The loudmouth, who last made national headlines in 2011 when he was fired from his gig as the Aflac duck, wouldn’t even crack the top 100. But Gottfried doesn’t need a Netflix special or a credit-card commercial to be considered one of the most sought-after funnymen in America today. He has Cameo. 

Since 2018, the 65-year-old comedian has earned more than $1 million by recording birthday wishes, holiday greetings, and other messages on the video-sharing website. “It’s insane that anybody wants me,” admits the comedian, who charges $150 a pop for the chance to hear his nails-in-a-blender voice. Gottfried is a little embarrassed and mystified by his good fortune. (The day before this interview, he shot 40 Cameos.) “It doesn’t make sense. You look at some of the people [on the site]

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Colorado Springs artist awarded unrestricted $50,000 fellowship grant to continue his work

COLORADO SPRINGS — February is Black History Month, and News 5 is celebrating by spotlighting people of color making a difference in the community.

Award-winning playwright, poet, and Director of Fine Arts Idris Goodwin is one of 60 fellows to receive an unrestricted $50,000 fellowship grant from the United States Artists. The winners this year were chosen for their bold artistic vision and impact on society.

These awards aim to promote the work of these visionary practitioners to a broader public while allowing them to decide how to best support their lives.

“It’s about a diversity of artists dealing with a diversity of challenges. So maybe it’s rent, maybe it’s buying that studio, maybe it’s going toward that massive project that you’ve been desperately trying to make money for,” said Goodwin.

An anonymous person nominated Goodwin for the grant which is a culmination of hard work and perseverance.

“It’s

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Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet: Art Gallery Notes

WHAT’S OPEN THIS WINTER, ART GALLERIES: Here’s a list of businesses open for the winter including art galleries, as published by the Provincetown Business Guild. See the list here: https://ptown.org/calendar/whats-open-winter/

PTOWN GALLERY STROLL: A collaboration of over 30 art galleries in Provincetown working together to bring awareness that Provincetown galleries are operating in safe, efficient, and evolving ways during the current health crisis. Visit https://www.ptowngallerystroll.com

WELLFLEET PUBLIC LIBRARY: Virtual art show “Isolation:Inspiration” at https://www.wellfleetlibrary.org/isolationinspiration

WELLFLEET HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM: “Before 1620: Who Was Here?” exhibition by appointment at 266 Main St. Visit http://www.wellfleethistoricalsociety.org/

ADAM PECK GALLERY: Happy New Year 2021! Located at 142 Commercial St. in Provincetown. On Facebook or visit https://www.adampeckgallery.com/

BOWERSOCK FINE ART GALLERY: Located at 373 Commercial St. in Provincetown.  Info at www.bowersockgallery.com

LAMONTAGNE GALLERY: “Figuratively Provincetown” through Feb. 6. A group exhibition curated by Romolo Del Deo at 460 Harrison Ave.

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