An ocean field painting by Clifford Smith, showing at Pep Art in Vineyard Haven. — Photo courtesy of Pep art

And the answer is…

On Sunday, September 12, from 4 to 5 pm, the Lousia Gould Gallery is presenting a talk by artist and teacher Roberta Gross, who will answer the question, “What is Abstract Art?”

Ms. Gross is the curator of a current show Vineyard Abstraction III. Roberta Gross teaches the abstract art courses. Ms. Gross experiments in collage using different kinds of paper and scrap materials. In addition to colorful stained glasslike acrylic papers, she also uses burnt tyvek, the waterproofing used in the early stages of building a new house.

Vineyard Abstraction III, running in the gallery through September 16, features the work of six artists: Marsha Staiger, Edwin Cohen, Roberta Gross, Gloria Scher, Tobias Allen, and Margo Ouellette.

Louisa Gould Gallery, 54 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-7373.

All you can sea

Pep Art, on Beach Road Extension in Vineyard Haven, continues its exhibition, Sea Art, featuring ocean field paintings by Clifford Smith along with artists David Wright, Greg Watson, Elizabeth Cecil, Carrie Mae Smith, Suzanne Schireson, and Jennifer Langhammer.