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A glimpse into art collectors’s homes

Diane McManus Jensen, "The Art of Collecting: An Intimate Tour Inside Private Art Collections, with Advice on Starting Your Own," Antique Collectors Club, Ltd.

How They Begin: Tools of the Trade

Paint, paper, and brush seem like a simple enough formula for producing art.

Barn Painters explain the mystique

Barns seem to hold a magic that invites transformation into art.

Island movie series highlight dance, sumo, photos, schools

A special collaboration of The Yard, the Martha's Vineyard Film Society, and Benjamin Hall will bring the documentary, "Dancing Across Borders" to the Capawock Theatre on Sunday afternoon, July 25.

Diane Nicholls teaches to draw what’s around

"To engage your mind with your hand, through your surroundings," is the stated goal of Diane Nicholls' drawing class, "Observing and Drawing the Landscape," at Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury.

What’s playing this week

The Island's summer banquet of interesting, not-to-be-missed films continues this week.

Three stunning film series underway

Three separate film series are bringing a stunning range of independent films and documentaries to the Island this summer.

New Shows: What Makes Opening Receptions Work

What gives an Island art opening its pizzazz? Sue Dawson, who manages Alison Shaw Gallery in Oak Bluffs, compares opening receptions to a new display in a store window –– it piques people's interest; it is a reason to come in.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival: 10 years and counting

The Chilmark-based Martha's Vineyard Film Festival continues the celebration of its 10th year, begun in March, with a roster of nine films, primarily documentaries.

“Blessed Is the Match”

Most Americans knows who Anne Frank is, but hardly anyone outside Israel has heard of Hannah Senesh (Szenes), the Hungarian Jewish patriot who died in the effort to rescue her native country from Nazism.

Cousen Rose readies for the season

The doors will open at Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, June 19, for a celebration of the Summer Solstice.

Serbian comedy at Katharine Cornell

Serbian first-time director Darko Lungulov serves up a savory platter of warm-hearted humor and real life in "Here and There.

The ABC’s of Island gardening

Opportunities abound in the coming months for learning how to improve your garden and how to better appreciate the Island environment.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “The Oath”

For anyone seriously interested in gaining insight into terrorism and jihad, Laura Poitras's new film, "The Oath" is a must-see.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Orgasm, Inc.”

With a title as titillating as "Orgasm, Inc," viewers may think the film showing Friday, June 4, at the Katharine Cornell Theatre is a piece of hot erotica.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society: “The Joy of Singing”

Gallic humor runs amok in French director Ilan Duran Cohen's 2008 comedy, "The Joy of Singing" ("Le Plaisir de Chanter").

Passion and focus pay off for Jessica Forend

Jessica Forend of Oak Bluffs took the equivalent of a Triple Crown in Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) competition last month, when she was named Champion in the First Level Division with a 66.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Fish Tank”

"Fish Tank," a powerful portrait of life in an English public housing project, is told exclusively from the viewpoint of a 15-year-old girl.

Culinary Experiences with Jan Buhrman

Food enthusiast teaches range of workshops in the coming weeks.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Broken Embraces”

"Broken Embraces," the latest film from Spain's master director Pedro Almodovar, creates a dazzling pastiche of love, death, and melodrama that often feels dream-like.