AS OF June 1, 2016, my new website is http://russellpowell.net/. Please visit there to see my new artwork and writing. Thanks.
RUSSELL STEVEN POWELL has been painting and writing about the dune shacks since first visiting them in 1986. He produced and directed the 2001 video documentary Shack Time, and co-wrote the script with Julie Schecter. John Browne was editor and videographer.
Powell was awarded a 2013 residency in a shack in the Provincetown dunes by the Outer Cape Artists in Residence Consortium (OCARC). The one-room shack was once owned by painter Boris Margo and his wife, printmaker Jan Gelb. He currently serves on the OCARC board of directors.
His recent exhibits include:
“Integration/Reintegration,” solo exhibit of oil paintings and sculpture, Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, Massachusetts, 2015
“Walk To Water,” solo exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings, Goodwin Memorial Library, Hadley, Massachusetts, 2015
“In And About The Dunes,” a three-person show, oil and acrylic paintings, Truro Public Library, Truro, Massachusetts, 2014
“The Essence of Abstraction,” group exhibition, oil paintings, Agora Gallery, New York City, 2014
His books include:
My Interview with James Baldwin (Brook Hollow Press, 2016). Photograph by Michael Zide. A reprint of a 1983 interview in which Baldwin talked about issues of race, age, writing, and technology in ways that remain relevant, even prophetic, today.
Apples of New England (The Countryman Press, 2014), a regional history and guidebook.
America’s Apple (Brook Hollow Press, 2012), an in-depth look at how America’s favorite fruit is grown, packed, sold, and eaten.
Powell was editor and publisher of New England Watershed: A Journal of Art, Culture, and Ideas (2006-2007), named Best New Publication of 2006 by Utne Reader.
TO ORDER a DVD of Shack Time, send $14.95 (price includes shipping) to POB 41, Hatfield, MA 01038, or email ShackTime2@verizon.net to pay online using PayPal.