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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.

National Geographic hosts “Water is Life” this weekend

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.

Words to take flight for Prominent Young Poet winners

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.

Chilmark filmmaker debuts “Journey to Shark Eden”

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.

Boston benefits from Island eyes

Two Boston-area institutions will benefit from the creative talents of Islanders in the coming weeks.

M.V. Film Society screens “No Impact Man”

Plenty of us would like to reduce our carbon footprint as close to zero as possible.

Pathways Projects Institute makes space for the arts

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.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Trust Us, This Is All Made Up”

Despite its unwieldy title, the documentary "Trust Us, This Is All Made Up" fine-tunes the fine art of improvisation to comic perfection.