You Art What You Eat 2021


We have reinvented our annual You ART What You Eat fundraiser for the Zoom era! The event now consists of four special Art Talks on Zoom.

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We have reinvented our annual You ART What You Eat fundraiser for the Zoom era! The event now consists of four special Art Talks on Zoom. Each family that purchases tickets gets a special gift from the Falmouth Art Center while supplies last. The gift features a gift bag with a handmade item from our weavers and a handmade ceramic piece from our potters.

The fundraiser is doubling as a promotion for our local restaurants that are struggling at this time. We are encouraging everyone who purchases tickets for the talks to order from a specific local restaurant that has created a special takeout meal for the evening. Order directly from the restaurant—they keep 100% of the proceeds—to help support our wonderful local restaurants.



First talk: Tuesday, April 6 at 6:30pm

Talk title: The Black Painter Who Changed Providence
Speaker: Murray Whyte, Boston Globe

Murray Whyte, art critic of The Boston Globe, goes into depth on a topic recently featured in the Globe, the work of 19th century painter Edward Mitchell Bannister. Whyte said what he found out in his research about Bannister was “a revelation” to him. Whyte reveals that Bannister was not only a remarkable painter, but a civic leader who helped to put Providence on the map as a cultural center. He was a founding board member of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1877 and the driving force in establishing the Providence Art Club in 1880. One hundred of his works, are held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Repose by Edward Mitchell Bannister. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of G. William Miller


Restaurant partner: Bleu, Mashpee  • 508.539.7907











Second Talk: Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30pm

Talk title: American Modernism in New England from the 1890s to the 1960s
Speaker: Carol Scollans, Boston University

Modern Art in America is defined by a generation of visionary artists experimenting with conceptions of realism, abstraction and non-representational art.  

Unique to this region, from Maine to Provincetown, exist art colonies and enclaves that supported and advanced these endeavors in the American vernacular.

This lecture focuses on the men and women central to this van guard from the late 19th century up through the 1960s.

Cool Summer by Helen Frankenthaler (1964)


Restaurant partner: Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole • 508.495-0048




Third Talk: Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30pm

Two Thousand Points by Emily Cheng (2018)

Talk title: Spirituality in Contemporary Art
Speaker: Elaine A. King, Art Historian

The term ‘spiritual’ refers to a yearning to seek something superior than the self; the desire to search for the source of life and the nature of death, and the acknowledgement of elusive forces at work in the universe beyond materialism.  Art and the theme of spirituality have had throughout time a firm union often entwined and reciprocally supportive.  Conversely, art that touches on spiritual essences is not automatically linked with any specific religion or dogma in the institutional formal sense of the meaning.  Today numerous artists produce work that evinces the spiritual.

Restaurant partner: Osteria La Civetta, Falmouth • 508.540.1616



Fourth talk: Thursday, April 29 at 6:30pm

Talk title: Democracy of the Land: Mobil Warming
Speaker: Jay Critchley of Provincetown

Artist Jay Critchley discusses his current project that tackles climate change from the perspective of the petroleum and fossil fuel industry and their undermining of climate science and the human causes of global warming. Based on the logo, Mobil Warming – Go with the Flowstudents of the Cape Cod Community College researched the promotional materials and funding mechanism of corporations, businesses, organizations and individuals that deny that human activity is the primary threat to the planet’s sustainability. This collaborative student project accompanied a survey of Critchley’s work, particularly projects, actions and performances related to the environment and energy consumption. Images from consumer culture, corporate and political advertising, and TV and video promotions were appropriated and re-imagined, creating posters, online and social media campaigns and informational and graphic media.

Restaurant partner: Water Street Kitchen, Woods Hole • 508.540.5656





CLICK HERE to learn more about our highly-esteemed lineup of speakers for this series.

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