In collaboration with PAAM’s Youth Programs, Oils By The Sea / ROCCAPRIORE GALLERY has chosen Hannah Capra as the recipient for the 2017 season. This very talented artist will be celebrated with an exhibition of her works at the gallery during Family Week, July 29th – August 6th. An opening reception will be held Friday, August 4th from 6 – 8PM and a portion of all sales will benefit PAAM’s Youth Program.
Shirl Roccapriore’s vision for this program is twofold: to support young, developing artists and to give back to Provincetown’s art community. “As a child, I had a mentor who took me under her wing at the age of seven. Without the good and kindheartedness of the artist who lived across the street growing up in Connecticut, Betsey Logozzo (Elizabeth Wright) saw a spark in a little girls eye… I don’t know where I would be today. I am so grateful for her acknowledging my passion to be creative and for teaching me how to mix colors and paint at such an early age.”
“My intention”, says Roccapriore, “is to follow the students I choose over a 5 year span; this select group will have another opportunity to come back to the gallery and show their latest work. It will be so exciting to see how their work has progressed over the years.”
Previous recipients include Kaleigh Mason and Sam Starobin (both 2016), Allegra Martin (2015) and Adrian Hackney (2014).