Spring brings birds, buds and a festival of green arts in Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN — This time of year is all about the re-greening of our community.

In keeping with the season, the second annual “green arts” festival, Appearances 2012, opens Friday and runs through April 29.

Festivities kick off with an opening night celebration at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, 115 Bradford St. Zoe Lewis and friends perform. For a complete list of events — which include indoor art shows, outside installations, poetry readings, nature walks and scattered impromptu celebrations — go to www.provincetownconservationtrust.org. More information, listings and directions also will be available at the downtown firehouse kiosk, and brochures will be available at FAWC, PCCS and ArtCurrent.

Sponsored by the Provincetown Conservation Trust, co-founders Dorothy Palanza and Tina Trudel have put together an impressive, varied schedule of events for the 10-day festival. Together with their hardworking organizing committee, Palanza and Trudel designed the festival for writers, painters, sculptors and multi-media artists with a “green bent.” They hope to attract like-minded appreciators and creative types and raise the environmental consciousness of the unaware and uninvolved.

“Appearances is an idea I had when experiencing the return of spring in Provincetown — the whales, wildlife, plants, the beauty. As an artist this was very inspiring,” says Palanza, who is also a member of the Trust.” Palanza and Trudel, who is also her spouse, introduced the green festival concept to other members of the Trust. All agreed that it would be a “wonderful forum to educate the public about PCT and environmentalism.” Now in its second year, Appearances is attracting ever-widening participation and community support.

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