FAWC for Breakfast Launch with Featured Guest Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Stanley Kunitz Common Room
Come join us and our featured guest, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, to kickoff the FAWC for Breakfast event series!
Dara is one of the most awarded food and wine writers in the country with six James Beard Awards. She will join us and complement our summer exhibition, Everyone We Know Is Here, by applying its theme to the history of food in Provincetown. She will speak to the many chefs that have come through here, just as the exhibition celebrates the history of artists that have contributed to Provincetown’s creative legacy.
Tour the Fine Arts Work Center with Dara and experience a special behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition curated by Heidi Hahn.
All enjoyed with coffee and bagels from the East End Market.
Learn more about Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl and the Event
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is one of America’s most awarded food and wine writers, with six James Beard Awards (out of 15 nominations) for her food and wine writing for such outlets as Saveur, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine Magazine, and dear departed Gourmet. Her book Drink This: Wine Made Simple is a beloved starter-text for restaurant folk nation-wide. She has five CRMAs (the Pulitzers of city magazines) for her work as a staff writer in Minneapolis at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. An anthology of Dara’s work will be released this fall.
But did you know that Dara started her food career as a Provincetown dishwasher? True. With an oil painter who showed in Wellfleet for a mother and a Wall Street bully who was fond of throwing her out of the house, at 13 Dara walked into the kitchen of Provincetown chef Ana Annunziata. She stayed at Ana’s side for the next six years, first helping to wash dishes, then to open Ana Ana Ana’s (now site of Jimmy’s Hideaway), and eventually providing crucial services such as retrieving after-shift pizza from Spiritus and sampling underage Fuzzy Navels at the Pied Piper. Only decades later did Dara realize that she was putting in 100 hour weeks in a restaurant kitchen because her chef was volunteering at an endless succession of AIDS charity fundraisers, and the whole town was in an all-hands-on-deck crisis. Dara’s friend Anthony Bourdain was one of the people who helped her unpack this.
What has food meant to Provincetown? Why is Provincetown Dara’s favorite American town? If Everyone We Know Is Here, will there be enough chairs? These and other questions will all be addressed!
Everyone We Know Is Here
June 2 – August 25, 2023
Hudson D. Walker Gallery
Curated by Heidi Hahn
Blake A. Daniels
The Fine Arts Work Center is pleased to present Everyone We Know is Here, the 2023 summer exhibition in our newly launched annual series designed for the recently renovated Hudson D. Walker Gallery at 24 Pearl Street. Everyone We Know is Here is a group exhibition of past Fine Arts Work Center Visual Arts Fellows, selected by curator Heidi Hahn. The artists in this show are united by their experiences as past fellows who have shared the freedom, challenges, and possibilities of working in one of the country’s richest creative communities.
For over 50 years, FAWC has welcomed emerging artists to Provincetown for a seven month residency through its renowned Fellowship Program. Ten Visual Arts Fellows, along with ten Writing Fellows, live and work at 24 Pearl Street. Through this unique, extended residency for artists in the early stages of their careers, FAWC has proven to be a launchpad for some of the most dynamic, essential visual art of our time.
The Work Center is honored to present a curated exhibition of exceptional past Fellows in Provincetown in the Hudson D. Walker Gallery.
On view from June 2 – August 25, 2023, the works in Everyone We Know is Here will also be available for acquisition via Artsy, and a portion of all proceeds will support the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship Program.
When I was first asked to curate the summer show for the Fine Arts Work Center, I felt grateful for the opportunity to explore the scope of the program. To go back in and involve myself in a different way then how I participated in it. I was a Fellow starting in 2014 and did my second year right after the first. I was able to experience being there for two different cycles and seeing the dynamics of two very disparate groups. To see how the Work Center has been operating for all these years, bringing together groups of writers and artists consistently was humbling. While searching through the whole of the FAWC artist registry to get an idea for the show, I was struck by the infinite lives of all the artists that have participated over the years—all that potential and what came from it. What did it translate into years after? I was struck by this endless making. The frustration at the inspiration that was expected to come and the heartache when it left too soon. Of concentrated time and conversations all situated around the fact that we were there in Provincetown at the Fine Arts Work Center. I thought of the show not just as an idea to fit artists into but more of a philosophy or mood about this place and what it does.
This is a curatorial effort to bring together the essence of making in a very particular environment. An amalgamation of years formed by many different practices shaped by landscape, solitude, and community. This is about sustained rigor of practice, an eclectic mix that defines the core principles of the Fine Arts Work Center. I wanted to bring all different kinds of artists together in honor of a place so devoted to its artists. A sort of love letter if you will. The show Everyone We Know is Here will speak to this proposed dedication. I have included Fellows from past years up to the present. Choosing artists whose practice resonated with me and what I felt would represent the program in a way to honor it. Above is the list of artists I have chosen—not an easy thing with the abundance of talent that the Work Center has produced over the years.
Visual Arts Fellow 2014-2015, 2015-2016
Beginning on June 6, the Hudson D. Walker Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 AM to 3 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 12 to 5 PM. The gallery is also open during all evening events.
Outside of this window, appointments are encouraged for visits to the Hudson D. Walker Gallery. To make an appointment, email email@example.com or call 508.487.9960.
The Fine Arts Work Center is grateful to the Wolf Kahn Foundation for its support of the exhibition Everyone We Know is Here.
Saturday, July 22 9:15-10:15 AM
Saturday, August 5 9:15-10:15 AM
Saturday, August 19 9:15-10:15 AM
Select Exhibition Artworks
Karen Schifano, Hard Won, 2022
Pamela Brown, Like Mother Like Daughter, 2004
Bridget Mullen, Rococo Country, 2023
Sharon Horvath, Magic Skin, 2011
Siennie Lee, detail from Labyrinthine Foliage, 2023
Michelle Weinberg, Enter the Studio, 2022
The Stanley Kunitz Common Room and the Hudson D. Walker Gallery are accessible facilities in compliance with ADA guidelines.
If you require assistance to access these venues, please call the Fine Arts Work Center at 508-487-9960 ext. 101 in advance of your visit.