November FAWC Friday with A.H. Jerriod Avant and Bailey Bob Bailey

Friday, November 3, 2023
5-9 PM

Prepare to brighten your fall and winter days because FAWC Fridays are back! Although summer is over and the tourists may have left, we are excited to bring you a series of free, interactive community events at the Fine Arts Work Center. Join us on the first Friday of every month between November and February for a fantastic lineup of visiting writers and visual artists of national recognition who will share their work. Our Fellows in residence will also be invited to open their studios for you to explore, and the Michael Mazur Printmaking Studio will be available for art-making activities. To add to the festive atmosphere, we have local musicians lined up, and Cape Cod restaurants and caterers will provide food and drinks for all. This is a unique opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate in a fun and participatory way. 

This program is free; reservations are encouraged.

5 PM
Traditional Mexican Food by Rosie’s Cantina
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Music by DJ Emerson James and multi-instrumentalist DeAngelo Nieves
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

6 PM
Artist Talk and Reading with
Visual Artist Bailey Bob Bailey and
Writer A.H. Jerriod Avant

followed by Audience Conversation
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

7:30 PM
Pop-Up Bookshop with East End Books
Hudson D. Walker Gallery

Printmaking Demonstration by
Printmaker Vicky Tomayko

Michael Mazur Printmaking Studio

Open Studios with select Fellows

9 PM
End of Event

This program is free; reservations are encouraged.

About Our Visiting Artists



A. H. Jerriod Avant was born and raised in Longtown, Mississippi. His first book, Muscadine, is available from Four Way Books (September 2023). This debut collection cultivates the vine of familial memory, eulogizing our collective losses while exalting the succor of this human life. A graduate of Jackson State University, Avant has earned MFA degrees from Spalding University and New York University. He has received scholarships from the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference and Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. A former resident at the James Castle House and  Vermont Studio Center, Avant has received two winter fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and an emerging artist grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. His work has appeared in the Boston Review, Pinwheel, Callaloo, Virginia Quarterly Review, Obsidian, The Yale Review, and other journals. He was a Spring 2023 Ph.D. English candidate at the University of Rhode Island and a Teaching Fellow in English at Wesleyan University.



Bailey Bob Bailey has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Twice a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, he received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in sculpture and studied furniture design and woodworking at the Wendell Castle School in Scottsville, NY. He has exhibited internationally in Australia, at the Melbourne Art Fair and privately in Japan; in New York City, at Proteus Gowanus in Brooklyn; in Hudson, NY, at the Carrie Haddad Gallery; in Miami, FL, at Art Basel, Miami Beach, and the Farside Gallery; as well as the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Bailey had mid-career exhibitions at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Higgins Art Gallery of the Cape Cod Community College, and at String Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY, and was a founding member/owner of artSTRAND, a gallery in Provincetown, MA.

More About this Event

Introducing an ongoing collaboration between two talented members of our FAWC community – local club and events DJ Emerson James and multi-instrumentalist and musical polyglot DeAngelo Nieves. The two artists joined forces for the first time less than a year ago and have since played several shows in Provincetown during the summer season. Their upcoming performance will feature a hybrid DJ set and live performance. Emerson will be utilizing new AI-assisted audio technology to create stripped-down, dubbed-out, and extended versions of tracks, leaving ample space for DeAngelo’s on-the-fly improvisations on saxophone, guitar, trumpet, and his digital loop station. Their sound is a unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, reggae, afrobeats, cumbia, and Brazilian rhythms, creating an eclectic and harmonious musical experience.

Featured Artwork

A.H. Jerriod Avant, cover of Muscadine, 2023

Bailey Bob Bailey, STAND, 2023

The Stanley Kunitz Common Room and the Hudson D. Walker Gallery are accessible facilities in compliance with ADA guidelines.

If you require assistance accessing these venues, please call the Fine Arts Work Center at 508-487-9960 ext.101 before your visit.

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Provincetown, MA 02657

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