Well known for her mural painting at the Old Whaling Church, both ferry terminals, the YMCA, and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Island artist Margot Datz is now preparing to paint a 3D multiwall mural for the new Edgartown children’s library. Ms. Datz offers her annual exhibit, which highlights works she creates for herself, on Saturday, August 5, from 4 to 8 pm at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury.
Each year, Ms. Datz picks a theme to explore. With themes that are often whimsical in nature, this year’s exhibit is titled “Margot in Wonderland.” The artist explains, “This has been a really topsy-turvy year for many people. They are wondering about many things, as I am. So I decided to place myself in my own Wonderland and explore it.”
Her paintings play with fantasy, and are accompanied by brief writings that illuminate her imagery. Each painting presents a unique perspective, a looking glass into her Wonderland. Along with Ms. Datz’s paintings, there will be framed limited-edition prints available for sale at the reception.