Cape Arts Review – The Art Scene at Depot Road
TAKE A DRIVE DOWN Depot Road in the center of Truro and it’s like going back 100 years in time. There are more trees now and fewer farms, but it still has some of the most historic homes in town. Surprisingly, this quiet road has now become THE place for art in Truro. This summer, artists Tom Watson and Francie Randolph, who live and work at 45 Depot Road, and Susan Kurtzman, owner of Retro Truro and Jobi Pottery at 3 Depot Road, are joining forces in a gala opening on Tuesday, August 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. to be held at both studios. In addition they will hold Open Studios on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm at both locations throughout the summer.
Tom Watson will be showing his newest oil paintings featuring Truro land- scapes and seascapes. An avid gardener and fisherman, Watson captures the rural beauty of the Outer Cape today. Francie Randolph will be showing contemporary works which suspend photographs within encaustics (see article on page 28).
As well as the beloved Jobi pottery, Kurtzman will also be showing the work of Milton Wright (1920-2005) and Marston Hodgin (1903-2003). Hodgin founded the Fine Arts Department at Miami University, Dayton, Ohio, and Wright was one of his students. Lifelong friends and colleagues, they both began painting in Province- town and Truro in the 1940s and eventually moved their families to North Truro. Wright is best known for his “colorist” style; his early Provincetown and Truro town and landscapes are widely collected. Hodgin is best known for his landscape watercolors.