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Portrait of an Art Colony

Portrait of an Art Colony

 

 

Raymond Elman, Self-Portrait. Photo:  Joel Meyerowitz.     Norma Holt.  Photo:  Jane Paradise.

 

In the summer of 2016, the Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM) exhibited a group of portraits by Raymond Elman and Norma Holt, curated by Ethan Cohen and Jane Paradise.

In the accompanying catalog, Cohen wrote, ” For decades Elman and Holt recorded the intellectual and cultural life of our unique art colony at the tip of Cape Cod by making portraits of the creative talent that embraces the special nature of this seaside community.”

During the run of the exhibition (from June 17 to August 7), Elman recorded video remembrances / reflections of people in the portraits by people with close connections to those portrayed.

The videos below run between 2-12 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

DAN RICHTER REMEMBERS MISCHA RICHTER (1910 — 2001):  3:27 min.





Dan Richter is a mime, actor, director, choreographer of ape scenes and lead ape in 2001: A Space Odyssey.  Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

CHERIE MITTENTHAL REMEMBERS JOYCE JOHNSON (1929 — 2014):   2:01 min.





Cherie Mittenthal is an artist and executive director of Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.  Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

CHRIS BUSA REFLECTS ON SEBASTTIAN JUNGER (b.1965):  8:05 min.





Christopher Busa is a writer, editor, and co-founder of Provincetown Arts magazine. Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

CHRIS BUSA REMEMBERS PETER BUSA (1914 — 1985):  8:03 min.





Christopher Busa is a writer, editor, and co-founder of Provincetown Arts magazine. Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

GRACE HOPKINS REMEMBERS BUDD HOPKINS (1931 — 2011):  4:13 min.





Grace Hopkins is a photographer living year-round in Wellfleet. Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

TERRY KAHN REMEMBERS JACK KAHN (1916 — 1996)

AND PALMER WILLIAMS (1916 — 1994):  11:47 min.





E.J. “Terry” Kahn, III is a journalist, editor, author, and chairman of the board of Provincetown Arts magazine.  Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

CHRIS McCARTHY REFLECTS ON ROBERT HENRY (b.1933):  3:18 min.





Christine McCarthy is the executive director of the Provincetown Art Association & Museum. Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

VALERIE FALK REMEMBERS LEE FALK (1911 — 1999):  6:08 min.





Valerie Falk is an artist living year-round in Truro, MA.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

FRANCIS OLSCHAFSKIE REFLECTS ON RAY ELMAN (b. 1945):  9:04 min.





Francis Olschafskie is a photographer and one of the pioneers of the computer graphics industry.  His most recent invention is Read and Note.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman,  2016.

 

JANE PARADISE REMEMBERS NORMA HOLT (1919 — 2013):  4:27 min.





Jane Paradise is a photographer living year-round in Provincetown, and is a Trustee of PAAM.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman,  2016.

 

MARK HAMMER REFLECTS ON LEE ELMAN (b. 1949):  3:42 min.





Mark Hammer is an architect with offices in Provincetown and Cambridge.  Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

LISE MOTHERWELL REMEMBERS ROBERT MOTHERWELL (1915 — 1991):  7:17 min.





Dr. Lise Motherwell is a psychologist, and currently serves as the Vice President of PAAM. Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

DAWN ZIMILES REFLECTS ON MURRAY ZIMILES:  2:54 min.





Dawn Zimiles is an artist living year-round in Provincetown.   Video:  ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

DAWN ZIMILES REMEMBERS BORIS MARGO (1902 — 1995):  2:37 min.





Dawn Zimiles is an artist living year-round in Provincetown.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

RAYMOND ELMAN REMEMBERS DOUGLAS HUEBLER (1924 — 1997):  3:25 min.





Raymond Elman is an artist, editor, writer, and consultant.  He co-founded Provincetown Arts magazine in 1985, and founded the Inspicio arts publication platform in 2015.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

ANNA POOR REMEMBERS SIDNEY SIMON (1917 — 1997):  2:40 min.





Anna Poor is an artist living in Boston and Truro.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

ANNA POOR REMEMBERS RAPHAEL SOYER:  1:50 min.





Anna Poor is an artist living in Boston and Truro.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

BETTY GAUDREAU REMEMBERS CIRO COZZI:  7:29 min.





Betty Gaudreau lives in Boston and Provincetown and is on the Board of Directors of The MacDowell Colony.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

PETER ALSON REMEMBERS NORMAN MAILER:  2:45 min.





Peter Alson is an author living in New York.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

 

LEE ELMAN REFLECTS ON EVAN ELMAN (b. 1989):   3:48 min.





Lee Elman is past president of Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.  Video:   ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

RAYMOND ELMAN REMEMBERS (b. 1945):  7:48 min.





Raymond Elman is an artist, editor, writer, and consultant.  He co-founded Provincetown Arts magazine in 1985, and founded the Inspicio arts publication platform in 2015.  Video:  ©Raymond Elman, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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