Check out the Art
Vineyard Haven Public Library’s Friends of the Library Art Show presents its first special exhibition, an event that is expected to become an annual event. The show, featuring the work of 20 Vineyard artists, will run through Saturday, June 19, and be displayed during library hours. (No, the art cannot be checked out.) The public is invited to a reception on Tuesday, June 8, 5 to 8 pm. 508-696-4210.
Movin’ On Up
The Carol Craven Gallery begins its 15th year next Wednesday, June 9, at its new location, up-Island at 497 State Road in West Tisbury. The opening show, Gallery Group Exhibition, presents new work by about 20 of the gallery’s artists including Kib Bramhall, Barbara Kassel, Anne Grandin, Neil Goodwin, and Wendy Weldon, and runs through Saturday, July 3.
Ms. Craven, who divides her time between West Tisbury and New York City where she’s been an art dealer since the early 1970s, represents American modernist painters such as Thomas Hart Benton, Christie Scheele, Rita Stern, and Susan Swartz .
Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 am-5 pm, and by appointment. Four openings are scheduled on Sundays from 5-7pm. 508-693-3535.
The Art of Wednesdays
Under the guidance of Janice Baer of the Center for Creative Expression, three student photographers from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School — Naomi Pallas, Vivian Ewing, and Tova Katzman — presented their impressive work at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Their show, as dramatic and original as it was varied, was the final in this year’s Wednesday Group series.
Francine Kelly, Featherstone’s director, commented: “They are very talented, and I hope I’m encouraging them to continue being inspired by their art.”