PROVINCETOWN, Mass. – Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) will present Contemporary Art: A Lecture with Eileen Myles and Mike Carroll on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. This presentation is one of six art history lectures scheduled as part of the Art History and Appreciation Summer Workshop Program at the Museum School.
Together, Eileen Myles and Mike Carroll provide a new and fascinating take on today’s art market, exhibition spaces, studio practices, and current art trends. They will discuss the vibrant art scene of Provincetown and how Provincetown’s studios and galleries connect to the larger art world.
Eileen Myles is a highly acclaimed poet and popular art critic. She is the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Myles contributes to ArtForum, BookForum, Parkett, The Believer, and The Village Voice. She has written essays for cutting edge art exhibitions at Thread Waxing Space in New York City, The Wexner Art Museum in Ohio, and many others. Myles’ recent book, The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009), is a compilation of writings on art, poetry and travel. Eileen Myles is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego.
Mike Carroll is a practicing artist who has exhibited widely throughout the Northeast. He has had studios in Boston, Provincetown, and Florida. His work has been discussed in Art New England and Provincetown Arts, among other publications. Early on in Carroll’s career, he worked at The Boston Film Video Foundation and opened The 11th hour, a gallery in support of video and performance art. Today, Mike Carroll is the owner of The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. The gallery exhibits modern and contemporary painting, photography and printmaking from artists in the US and Europe. Eileen Myles has reviewed exhibitions and recently juried the 2012 Annual Competition at Carroll’s Schoolhouse Gallery.
The Monday, Aug. 20 lecture will be held from 7-9 p.m. The cost of the lecture is $50.
For more information, contact Grace Ryder-O’Malley by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 508-487-1750.
About the Provincetown Art Association and Museum:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) was established in 1914 by a group of artists and townspeople to build a permanent collection of works by artists of outer Cape Cod, and to exhibit art that would allow for unification within the community. Through a comprehensive schedule of exhibitions of local and national significance and educational outreach, Provincetown Art Association and Museum provides the public access to art, artists and the creative process. Visit them online at www.paam.org.
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