Portrait of an Art Colony

In the summer of 2016, 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. All videos copyrighted by Raymond Elman.

The Interviews

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

Jane Paradise is a photographer living year-round in Provincetown. 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 President of PAAM. 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.

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 SEBASTIAN JUNGER (b.1965):  8:05 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.  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 and 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