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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.
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.
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.
The doors will open at Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, June 19, for a celebration of the Summer Solstice.
Serbian first-time director Darko Lungulov serves up a savory platter of warm-hearted humor and real life in "Here and There.
Opportunities abound in the coming months for learning how to improve your garden and how to better appreciate the Island environment.
For anyone seriously interested in gaining insight into terrorism and jihad, Laura Poitras's new film, "The Oath" is a must-see.
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.
Gallic humor runs amok in French director Ilan Duran Cohen's 2008 comedy, "The Joy of Singing" ("Le Plaisir de Chanter").
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.
"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.
Food enthusiast teaches range of workshops in the coming weeks.
"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.
This weekend Martha's Vineyard will host a series of water conservation-related events to help celebrate the launch of "Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource," published by the National Geographic Society and the Island premiere of Chilmark filmmaker Adam Geiger's film, "Shark Eden.
Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) junior Jordan Wallace, son of Mark and Patricia Wallace of Oak Bluffs, hopes to play lacrosse and write poetry at Brown University.
When "Water Is Life" producer William Marks went looking for a film to screen at this weekend's water festival, "Journey to Shark Eden" stood out.
Two Boston-area institutions will benefit from the creative talents of Islanders in the coming weeks.
Plenty of us would like to reduce our carbon footprint as close to zero as possible.
Looking for a community space to write, create art, or appreciate it? A new collaborative arts organization called Pathways Projects Institute has created just such a place at the Chilmark Tavern.
Despite its unwieldy title, the documentary "Trust Us, This Is All Made Up" fine-tunes the fine art of improvisation to comic perfection.