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Impressionist Painter Karen Crocker: A Sense of Serenity

by Jen Villa

Karen Crocker's painting

With a dramatic touch and an emotional palette, Karen Crocker's oils are indeed something to be seen.

Upon first meeting Karen, I was in awe that she matched the intensity of her dramatic and moody oil paintings with her incredibly warm demeanor and striking beauty. She welcomed me into her home, her foyer acting as a magical gallery showing off her paintings with ease.

Swimming in a sea of gray and blue horizon lines, her collection showed a deepness and almost sadness, yet splashes of color added hope. Carrying herself with a strong energy and a quickness to smile, I knew this artist was special.


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Cape Cod Pen Women Launch the Shared Art Project

by Christina G. Laurie

Art, Letters and Music.

These three disciplines make up the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), and are being combined in a special project by the Cape Cod Branch of the NLAPW this year.

Last fall, the Cape Cod Branch, headed by artist Suzanne Packer of Bass River, and President Jacqueline Loring of Monument Beach, set out to create partnerships of writers and artists. The premise was to create a Shared Art Project show to be held in the Fall of 2010.

The idea for this creative venture began in June 2007, when the Wellesley Branch members were guests of the Cape Cod Branch at a garden tea, hosted by Cape Cod letters member Christie Lowrance, in Sandwich.

Artists brought an example of their art and writers brought a short piece of their work. At the tea, the creations were exchanged. Artists painted or drew to a piece of writing. Writers took an art piece and composed writing based on their inspiration from the artwork.

It was very successful and lots of fun.


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The Cape and Islands: Film Festival Mecca

Did you realize there are four separate international film festivals taking place each year on Cape Cod and the Islands? Two take place on the islands and two on the mainland. All draw an international crowd of well-known names and rising stars of the film industry.

CapeWomenOnline has gathered the pertinent information to help you enjoy this bevy of international talent right on our doorsteps. The first two festivals are about to begin – so make your plans fast!


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