The Provincetown Arts Press is pleased to announce the elections of Cape Cod business leader John E. Ciluzzi, Jr. and acclaimed arts journalist Brett Sokol to the non-profit Outer Cape publisher’s Board of Directors.
Provincetown Arts publishes an award-winning annual magazine, Provincetown Arts and a variety of books and catalogs featuring the work of local artists, writers and poets, showcasing the heritage and vitality of one of America’s oldest art colonies.
As an organization with both deep roots in our community and an established reputation nationally, we recognize the need to continually strengthen our Board,” said founder and editorial director Chris Busa. “With the addition of John Ciluzzi and Brett Sokol, we’ve added invaluable insight and planning expertise to help us prepare for our challenges today and those in the future.”
“Provincetown Arts is working hard to develop a sustainable model,” added Board president E.J. (Terry) Kahn. “John and Brett will be key assets in moving us forward towards that goal.”
John E. Ciluzzi, Jr. serves as President of Premier Commercial, and is regionally known for his expertise in real estate brokerage, project and permitting management, retail development and property management. Ciluzzi also acts as Managing Director of The Masthead Resort & Cottages, located at 31-41 Commercial Street in Provincetown. The Masthead has been in business year-round since 1959. John and his wife Gretchun (Hurst) Ciluzzi are natives of Provincetown and live with their three children in Centerville.
Brett Sokol is an arts journalist who divides his time between North Truro and Miami Beach, where he is the arts editor at Ocean Drive magazine as well as a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He is also a volunteer DJ at Provincetown’s WOMR community radio and the co-founder and editor of Letter16 Press, a nonprofit publishing house focused on vintage photography whose releases include the book “There Was Always a Place to Crash: Al Kaplan’s Provincetown 1961-1966.”
The Provincetown Arts Press will publish the 32nd edition of Provincetown Arts this summer. A publication party is scheduled for July 14 at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and all are welcome to attend.