Hawthorne Art Barn Lives On, With New Inspirations

Jun 3, 2014

At the Art Barn
Credit Brian Morris

A special event from the Hawthorne Art Barn in Provincetown rebroadcast on WCAI, called "Rich and Strange: A Celebration of the Sea in Music and Words." The now-famous barn was built by painter Charles Hawthorne at the turn of the 20th century, and its construction is considered the beginning of Provincetown's place as an art colony. But just a few years ago, the barn was in danger of being sold and turned into condominiums. A group called 20 Summers purchased the barn, and once again art of all kinds is being made within its walls. "Rich and Strange" is part of a series of events at the barn this month, and WCAI is proud to air a selection of music featuring The Broken Consort and The Arneis Quartet, as well as excerpts from immortal works about the sea, read by writers M.T. Anderson, Joshua Prager, and Julia Glass.