Truro Exhibit Opens May 27

Moon Over Dunes, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 16x12

Moon Over Dunes, oil on canvas, 16×12

Waves, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 16x40

Waves, oil on canvas, 16×40

“IN AND ABOUT THE DUNES,” an exhibit of photographs by Trish Crapo, wood carvings and collages by Christa Edlund, and my acrylic and oil paintings and linoprints, will open at the Truro Public Library on Cape Cod Tuesday, May 27, continuing through July. The exhibit will feature work created in and inspired by the dune shacks in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Crapo, Edlund, and I were awarded 2013 summer residencies in the Margo-Gelb dune shack by the Outer Cape Artists in Residence Consortium (OCARC). The one-room shack, which was once owned by painter Boris Margo and his wife, printmaker Jan Gelb, sits on a high dune overlooking the ocean.

An opening reception for “In And About The Dunes” will be Tuesday, May 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Truro Public Library is located at 7 Standish Way in North Truro, Massachusetts. Regular library hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trish Crapo’s photographs express the rhythms and moods of daily life in the dunes.

Trish Crapo’s photographs express the rhythms and moods of daily life in the dunes.

Trish Crapo lives in Leyden, Massachusetts, where she works as a portrait photographer and as a freelance writer and photographer for the Greenfield-based daily newspaper, The Recorder. During her OCARC residency she took photographs using a variety of methods and equipment: 120 film in a plastic Holga camera; 35 mm film in a cardboard pinhole camera she built from a kit; and digital images with a small Lumix camera and with her smartphone. Her photography and collage has been exhibited at galleries in Boston, western Massachusetts, Vermont, New York City, and — as part The War and Peace Project — in Moscow and in Tula, Russia.

For more information, visit her website at trishcrapo.com.

“Yellow Legs” by Christa Edlund, carved from bass wood with covered copper tubing for legs, painted with acrylics, with glass eyes, stands about 10 inches tall.

“Yellow Legs” by Christa Edlund, carved from bass wood with covered copper tubing for legs, painted with acrylics, with glass eyes, stands about 10 inches tall.

A resident of the Cape for the past 30 years, Christa Edlund has been making carvings of birds for 20 years, and has shown her work at the Museum of Fine Art in Dennis, the Guyer Barn in Hyannis, Provincetown Art Association Museum in Provincetown, and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from Kansas State College. In addition to her carvings, she will exhibit some of her Sailor’s Valentine collages.

East From Boris's, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 36x48

East From Boris’, oil on canvas, 36×48

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