SEBASTIAN SMEE’S put-down of Provincetown’s Commercial Street art galleries smacks of staggering pomposity (“Two Provincetown exhibits that rise above,” g section, July 6).
Provincetown has always been an art center, birthing many of our finest artists. To describe its art galleries as a “travesty” is a travesty itself. And what gall for Smee to say that the art showing in Provincetown lacks “conviction.”
What is more disturbing to me, however, is that to make a living wage in America as an artist is risky and arduous to say the least. With Smee’s dismissive, conceited article, it will make it even harder for our local artists to sell their work, especially in today’s economic crisis.
A little sensitivity please, or is Smee above that too?