Happenings at Martha's Vineyard art galleries
Eubanks & Seymour team up for open house
Two Island artists, Bettie Eubanks and Harry Seymour, will exhibit more than 50 works at a two-day artists' reception on Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, from 4 to 6 pm. This event will be held at Ms. Eubank's home, 106 County Rd., Oak Bluffs.
A color impressionist, Ms. Eubanks uses acrylics to create florals, boats, under water images and abstract paintings, some of which are mixed media. Mr. Seymour creates Vineyard scenes and life in figurative art on scratchboard and with egg tempera and pastel. For information, go to beubanks.com or hseymour.artspan.com.
Kara Taylor has new landscape work
Vineyard Haven painter Kara Taylor has new work on display at her Main Street gallery. In "Waxing Moon," she captures the spotlight created by moon glow on the forest floor beneath a copse of trees. By outlining the tree trunks and limbs with gold leaf, she echoes the moon's warmth. Also on display is a series of burka-clan women's portraits based of Byzantine and Russian icons, which were inspired by the death in February of London Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin. For information, call 508-693-7799 or go to karataylorart.com.
Morris, Hoff share space at A Gallery
Painter Lily Morris, whose parents run Galen Films in Vineyard Haven, will share space at A Gallery with West Tisbury artist Billy Hoff. Their work will be on display from August 26 to September 12, with an artists' reception on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 pm. For more information, call 774-327-9422, or go to agallerymv.com.
Old Sculpin features Gomez Gordon and Rodney
Nina Gomez Gordon will join Gail Rodney in an exhibit starting Saturday, August 25, at Edgartown's Old Sculpin Gallery. Both are plein-air landscape painters. Already hanging at the gallery are MV Art Association artists Mary French, Kathy Poehler, Anne Grandin and Brian Kirkpatrick. An artists' reception is planned for Sunday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 pm. Ms. Gordon and Ms. Rodney's work will stay up until August 31. For information, call 508-627-4881 or go to oldsculpingallery.com.
Pottery & painting at Featherstone
A bumper crop of events will fill the schedule at Featherstone Center for the Arts this weekend. Artist Michaele Christian, who divides her time between Oak Bluffs and Washington D.C., brings her multi-media work to the Center's Pebble Gallery with a reception on Thursday, August 23, from 4 to 6 pm.
On Sunday, visitors who show up from 4 to 6 pm will receive a bowl of soup, a roll, dessert and a drink, if they purchase a bowl by a Featherstone potter for $25 in the Third Annual Pottery Bowl. A reception for The Art of Flight Ceramics Show will also be held on Sunday, August 26, at the same time. Flying objects like birds, butterflies, bees, dragons and angels go on display in an exhibit curated by Washington Ledesma. Call 508-693-1850 or go to featherstoneart.org.
VanLandingham featured at Dragonfly
Sky and light-filled landscapes by Dan VanLandingham are featured at Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs from Thursday, Aug. 23 through Wednesday, Aug. 29. For information, call 508-693-8877 or go to mvdragonfly.com.
Chilmark Bank hosts PeaceQuilt exhibit
Handmade quilts and other one-of-a-kind items made by Haitian craftsmen will remain on display and for sale at the Sovereign Bank in Chilmark through Friday, Aug. 24. The sponsoring organization, PeaceQuilts, is a nonprofit providing humanitarian support by helping create cooperatives for 100 Haitian women to alleviate poverty in the Caribbean island nation. For information, call 508-645-2608.