Retrospective celebrates ‘town artist’ Vernon Smith

When you bring up the subject of art in the town of Orleans, chances are the name Vernon Smith is going to be a big part of the conversation.“Vernon Smith was THE ‘town artist’ who worked and lived in Orleans basically from the 1920s until he passed away in 1969,” said Tom Cronin of Orleans, who has helped organized the exhibit, “Vernon Smith: Cape Cod Artist and Artisan,” at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis.“One of the reasons for the

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