Alden Gallery presents Ed Christie, Robert Morgan and Laurence Young—Opening: Friday, July 28, 2017

Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present a show of new work by Ed Christie, Robert Morgan and Laurence Young opening on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the gallery’s exhibit space at 423 Commercial St. Drinks and refreshments will be served; the gallery is open to the public and free. The show will be on view through August 10.

Ed Christie is a veteran puppet designer and builder who worked for more than 30 years on Jim Henson’s Muppets in movies, television, and theater, and in particular on Sesame Street, where the characters he designed are seen in productions around the world. In 2008, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum presented a solo exhibit of Christie’s puppets, and his fine-art sculpture has been part of the Alden Gallery since its inception in 2007. For his new show, he has created a series of wall sculptures made of resin and dryer lint that mimic the patterns of quilted fabric.

Tumbling Blocks Quilt, by Ed Christie, resin and dryer lint, 9 x 8.5 inches


San Francisco artist Robert Morgan fell in love with Provincetown many years ago, when he took workshops with Robert Henry, Jim Peters, Gregory Amenoff, and others at the Fine Arts Work Center. “Most of my oils and watercolors deal with men in relationship to the outdoors and each other, often at beaches,” says Morgan, who can be found photographing subjects around town in late summer. “The seductive combination of sun, sea, sand, and men’s bodies is one I long to preserve in paint.” The Alden gallery welcomes him back for his tenth show in Provincetown.

East End Encounter, by Robert Morgan, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches


The artists and the insular world of Cuba have had a profound effect on Laurence Young, who was trained at the University of Hartford and the Rhode Island School of Design and studied plein-air painting with Lois Griffel, the director of the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, and color with Wolf Kahn. On two trips to Cuba, Young encountered a country that had been “frozen in time and a people full of heart and generous of spirit,” and that spirit, as well as the island’s art, found its way into his paintings. For this show of new work, Young’s fusion of Provincetown art colony traditions and a Cuban way of seeing has evolved in new and exciting directions.

Young Man, by Laurence Young, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches


The gallery will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. daily. Press contact: or (646) 483-8164.


The remaining 2017 season schedule for the Alden Gallery:

August 11–24, opening reception, Friday, August 11, 7-9 p.m.:
Joerg Dressler and Mike Wright

August 25–September 7, opening reception, Friday, August 25, 7-9 p.m.:
Alice Denison and Catherine McCarthy

September 8–January 1, 2018: Fall Group Show