Dune Tours

Provincetown Dunes, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 24x36

Provincetown Dunes, oil on canvas, 24×36

 In And About The Dunes

Artwork created in and inspired by the dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore

Truro Public Library

May 27 – July 31, 2014

Opening reception

Tuesday, May 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oil and acrylic paintings and linoprints

Russell Steven Powell

Photography Trish Crapo

Wood carvings and collage Christa Edlund

Tuesday, June 17

6:30 p.m.

Shack Time 

A 27-minute video documentary program about the artist shacks in the dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Produced and directed by Russell Steven Powell, Shack Time was chosen for the 2001 New England Film and Video Festival and aired regionally on WGBH-TV in Boston.

Shack Time includes rare photographs by Walker Evans: a stunning portrait of shack owner Hazel Hawthorne Werner, and Eugene O’Neill’s Lifesaving Station leaning into the Atlantic Ocean following a storm. Poet Cynthia Huntington and writer Annie Dillard read from their work, and there is a rare photograph of Jack Kerouac typing in the dunes. Late shack owners Ray Wells and Laura Fowler are interviewed. Julie Schecter co-wrote the script.

7 Standish Way, North Truro, Massachusetts