Art : Shorts
Long time seasonal resident, photographer Michael Stimola, is among more than 20 accomplished Island and regional artists whose photography will be on exhibit in a photography show that opens Sunday, May 25 at Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs. Saying he "resists postcard images," Mr. Stimola, director of the City University of New York's disability service program, captures atmospheric impressions, softly focused landscapes in rich colors, textured by selectively combining fragments of different images. The scope and variety of the show includes everything from the aerial photographs of Warren Pettit, who attaches his camera to a remote control airplane, to Tim Coy's mysterious and evocative Island scenes at dusk. The artist's opening reception is Sunday, May 25, from 4 to 7 pm. The show runs through June 1. For more information, call 508-693-8877.
The neighs have it
This Saturday, May 24, from 4 to 8 pm, at the e'kaya gallery, is the opening of the silent auction fundraiser for Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center. The art fundraiser creates opportunities to gallop away with paintings by such prominent artists as Alan Whiting and Kara Taylor. The range of art includes Peter Keene's stone vases, Peter Simon photography, and Joan LaLecheur's jewelry. Rising Tide, a non-profit organization celebrating its first year, has already served over 100 children with special needs such as autism, emotional, and physical challenges. Art will be available for viewing and bidding through Friday, May 30, at 5 pm at e'kaya gallery in Tisbury on State Road (behind Scottish Bakehouse).
It's a snap
The Alison Shaw Gallery opens for the season this Saturday, May 24, with Ms. Shaw's series of fine art photographs, distinct in their intensity and display of color. The opening reception, from 4 to 7 pm, affords the chance to meet and talk with the artist. Alison Shaw Gallery is in the Arts District, located on 88 Dukes County Ave. in Oak Bluffs. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from 2 to 6 pm. For more information, call 508-696-7429.