H Pops by the Sea

Julie Wake (left) of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Cynthia Packard in Ms. Packard’s Provincetown studio.

Provincetown painter Cynthia Packard has been selected by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod as the 35th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea commemorative artist.

Ms. Packard, who grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, comes from a lineage of artists. Her great-grandfather was the noted impressionist Max Bohm, who played a significant role in establishing Provincetown’s art colony. Her mother, Anne Packard, is renowned for her sea and landscape paintings.

Ms. Packard graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1981 with a master of fine arts degree in sculpture; she moved to Provincetown to pursue a career as an artist.

She is currently working on two one-woman shows. The first opened at the beginning of this month at the Chase Young Gallery in Boston to commemorate its 30th anniversary. The second is a six-month exhibit at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.

Ms. Packard’s painting for the Pops show will be unveiled at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in April, then auctioned at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s major fundraiser, the Prelude to Summer, on June 4 at the Hyannisport Club. The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is on Sunday, August 9, at the Hyannis Village Green.

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