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
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
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