View “From Above”
Painter Kara Taylor, whose Kara Taylor Gallery on Main Street in Vineyard Haven, is showing new and striking work, “From Above,” a result of her flying over the Island taking aerial photographs that she translated to paint and canvas. A departure from her more subtly colored, moody canvases, her new work is bold and dramatic. Boldly contrasting dark and metallic shapes in almost abstract designs, they remain faithful depictions of the Vineyard. Ms. Taylor, who continues to experiment with style and image, will be opening her gallery with “From Above,” as well as another of her new investigations — a provocative blending of figures and trees.
On Sunday, March 21, Featherstone Center for the Arts will hold the opening reception for Paper & Pottery IV, an exhibition of the work of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School students of teachers Scott Campbell and Janice Frame. The reception on Sunday is from 4 to 6 pm. The show will run through March 26, from 12 noon to 6 pm daily. 508-693-1850.
Fans of The Seaworthy Gallery on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, featuring the work of photographer Jeffrey Serusa, are accustomed to seeing his large dramatic black and white marine images presented in inventive and creative ways. But the energetic Mr. Serusa has created a new series, “Winter Windows,” Each image in the series is a close up of a different window of a gingerbread house in the Campgrounds in Oak Bluffs. He explains he spent hours during a winter storm taking the eight photographs. Somehow he managed to go beyond the literal — the arcs and crown moldings — and the results are stunning images textured in snow flakes and crisp colors. The photographs, in numbered editions of 100, are presented in Mr. Serusa’s own handmade frames, finished in milk paint colors by painter Terry Crimmen.
After a 40-year delay, photographer Peter Simon of The Simon Gallery, along with the rest of Boston University Class of 1970, has officially graduated. Because of the student strike following the Kent State student killings by the Ohio National Guard, there was no graduation ceremony — until this past weekend. The ceremony was held Saturday, May 15, with Mr. Simon presenting an introductory speech and visual presentation of his photographs. Congratulations.