Artwork by Martha’s Vineyard students featured in Centerville gallery

Artwork by Martha’s Vineyard students featured in Centerville gallery

Ry Brodsky and Silas Berlin won "Best in Show" at the Centerville Historical Museum's Chequaquet Gallery Cod Show.

Illustrations by 22 students from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) are on exhibit at the Centerville Historical Museum’s Chequaquet Gallery through May 17.

The students responded to a call for entries based on a codfish concept by artist and graphic designer Andrew Newman. Their works, entitled “Cod Show Too,” are featured at the Chequaquet Gallery alongside “Cod Show,” an exhibit of Mr. Newman’s illustrations. The combination, according to a gallery press release, “provides an interesting exhibit of the professional and the student’s interpretation of the ubiquitous codfish.”

Mr. Newman selected “Space Cod, by MVRHS students Silas Berlin and Ry Brodsky, as best in show, based on humor, cod fish anatomy, and overall illustrative interest, the press release said. The students’ illustration depicts a cod fish floating through space dressed in a Storm Trooper uniform, as worn by characters in the movie “Star Wars.”

Mr. Newman is one of Cape Cod’s most outstanding designers, recognized with numerous awards from design organizations and publications, according to the press release. He started Cape Card® in 2008, which features his colorful illustrations of cod fish on greeting cards, prints and posters. He began his career in New York City focusing on book jacket and cover design for major publishing houses. He started Cape Card® in 2008, which features his colorful illustrations of cod fish on greeting cards, prints and posters.

The Chequaquet Gallery is located in the museum at 513 Main Street in Centerville and is open 12 noon to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.