Broadsides on the Bus, 2014
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Two pieces of art by Cape Cod artists, “Cormorants on Grassy Island, Woods Hole,” a woodcut by Jane Fay Baker of Falmouth and “Triptych Panel #3,” oil on canvas by James Broussard of Provincetown, were selected by James Stanley, the Visual Arts Coordinator for the Fine Arts Work Center, from an open call.
When asked about his decision, James said: “These pieces are a great example of Cape Cod’s plein air tradition, but they also contain modern gestural techniques; they remind us that the bridge between painting’s past and present is well-traveled. Housing one of America’s oldest art colonies, the Cape continues to be an inspired outpost for artists and writers.”
Then we posted the images and asked Cape Cod poets to respond with words. “Poseurs” by Judith Askew and “Cusp” by Melanie Braverman were selected as the two winning written responses.
Their collaborations are joined by collaborations drawn from the Cultural Center of Cape Cod’s annual Mutual Muses project and Broadsided Press.
On Friday, May 16, 2014 a reception and kickoff event was be held at the Transportation Center in Hyannis. The broadsides rode the buss all summer, traveling the entirety of Cape Cod with locals and visitors alike.