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Edith's Opening Night

We're delighted to report that Edith is back in Provincetown.  

Twenty-two of her works arrived in a wooden crate that was stenciled with the word, FRAGILE.  But she's not feeling so fragile these days. People are coming from all around to view her paintings and wood cuts and charcoals which are literally glowing on the deep green walls of the Larkin Gallery.

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Her show is the hot ticket in town and Edith surely could turn into a diva with all the attention that she's getting.  But no.  Edith is just profoundly grateful that she's been released from the trunk and that the town that she loved so much has welcomed her back.  We don't mean to make her blush, but the art community here thinks she's one of the greats and they hope to keep a bit of her here to join the ranks of her more famous fellow artists.  Edith is still a bit dazed by it all.  She's taking a lot of long walks down the streets where she used to paint. It's Fall here and the sunflowers in the gardens are bowing their big cadmium-yellow heads  and the ocean is a wickedly clear ultramarine-blue.  That's what it's all about.  That's why she had to come back.

PS: From the moment we arrived in Provincetown it was as if the entire town wrapped its arms around us and gave Team Edith a giant collective hug. Immense gratitude to all who helped us, introduced us around, let us interview them, made us dinner, shared their stories, their opinions, their art and their homes with us. We are one grateful crew.

We are still on the road filming, but watch for an additional update in a few weeks with another progress report.  Thanks again for ALL your support!

 

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Guest - Judy Padula on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 02:28

I watched the documentary on HBO. I was touched by the spirit of. Edith who through her niece received the admiration she deserved. Her artwork was astounding and maybe needed to sleep for awhile so their awakening would be all the more special. I loved the story and I think she is enjoying her new found fame and recognition from a much better place. I think her goal was expression and that she achieved.

I watched the documentary on HBO. I was touched by the spirit of. Edith who through her niece received the admiration she deserved. Her artwork was astounding and maybe needed to sleep for awhile so their awakening would be all the more special. I loved the story and I think she is enjoying her new found fame and recognition from a much better place. I think her goal was expression and that she achieved.
Guest - Christen on Saturday, 25 July 2015 23:56

I just got done watching the HBO documentary and am so happy for Edith, Jane, and everyone involved. What a wonderful gift you've given to Edith and to anyone who gets the privilege of seeing her beautiful works. I found it especially cool how Edith's 1914 artwork proved that she had a hand in (at least!) creating that wood blocking (?) technique! That is such an amazing discovery.
I wonder if anyone has tried to dig up the history of the attorney who co-signed Edith's admission to the asylum, and who is thought to have ripped her off? As well as the history of her "companion", Letty, who was the other co-signer. I wish you were able to find out why Edith had been institutionalized, or rather why it continued, and what happened to her in those last 7 years that no one heard from her.
I don't know what you think about the information you got through the psychic, but if there is any truth to what she said about the relationship between Letty, Edith, and the other woman (her name escapes me), have you tried to find out any information about her?
You brought people an incredible story, along with a previously unknown and very talented artist. Thank you.

I just got done watching the HBO documentary and am so happy for Edith, Jane, and everyone involved. What a wonderful gift you've given to Edith and to anyone who gets the privilege of seeing her beautiful works. I found it especially cool how Edith's 1914 artwork proved that she had a hand in (at least!) creating that wood blocking (?) technique! That is such an amazing discovery. I wonder if anyone has tried to dig up the history of the attorney who co-signed Edith's admission to the asylum, and who is thought to have ripped her off? As well as the history of her "companion", Letty, who was the other co-signer. I wish you were able to find out why Edith had been institutionalized, or rather why it continued, and what happened to her in those last 7 years that no one heard from her. I don't know what you think about the information you got through the psychic, but if there is any truth to what she said about the relationship between Letty, Edith, and the other woman (her name escapes me), have you tried to find out any information about her? You brought people an incredible story, along with a previously unknown and very talented artist. Thank you.
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