An experimental video by Provincetown artist Jay Critchley - Grace Gouveia: Smoking Bomb - has been banned from being projected onto Long Point Lighthouse, deemed by the US Coast Guard as a "hazard to navigation", but will be shown instead at the Aquarium Mall Aqua Bar. The video, which is editied by Carol Pugliese and Critchley, is sponsored by the Provincetown Community Compact and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and is a selection at the Provincetown International Film Festiva. It will be shown on Thursday, June 16 at 9:00pm. Free and open to the public.
Grace Gouveia was a teacher, activist and poet who arrived from Oloa, Portugal at the age of seven. Artists and writers were fleeing Europe during World War I for the US - Grennwich Village and Provincetown. It was 1916, the year playwright Eugene O'Neill's first play was performed on a wharf in town. The European diaspora settled in.
The Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. (The Compact) was established in 1993 by Jay Critchley as a community-building and philanthropic organization to support living artists and the vitality of the arts community.
The mission of The Compact is to advance the cultural well being of Provincetown, its people, and the natural environment of the Lower Cape. The Compact also acts as an incubator (think-ubator) for social, environmental and artistic projects. It manages two dune shacks in the Cape Cod National Seashore and sponsors the annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, set this year fon September 10.