What’s This About?

I’m a visual artist, writer, activist, and educator working in Provincetown, MA.

I suspect that the meaning of life is connected with the ways in which we learn and convey knowledge. This journal is preoccupied with that suspicion.

Since 1996 I’ve been a lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), teaching courses on leadership, art theory, and how contemporary issues can fuel art making. I teach in the Ed.D program at Gratz College, with courses focused on community relations and multicultural leadership. From 2003-2021 I was a faculty member in Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program. I was director of RISD’s Office of Public Engagement (2007-11), and Associate Dean of the College & Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University (1988-2005). I’m a founding board member of Provincetown Commons, an economic development center for the creative economy.  Examples of my paintings can be found on the website of Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, MA. In addition to this site, I’m also the author of Fieldguide Provincetown.

I teach painting workshops at Provincetown Art Association and Museum and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. I also teach online painting courses via Zoom and conduct call group tutorials with 2 to 5 people. Email me for details.

Pete Hocking

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