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Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival

Entering its eighth year, the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) began screening works at the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven yesterday, August 11, and will continue through Saturday, August 14.

At the movies: Chinese migrants, Holocaust hero, and unconventional family

"Killing Kasztner: the Jew Who Dealt with Nazis," concludes the Summer Institute Film Series of the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven on Sunday, August 15.

Home is where the art is

Art in the home becomes a crucial component to its interior decoration — embellishing, creating focal points, and defining the personality of a room.

“The Western Front”

Each of the three films presented this week by Island film societies address issues of manhood, although from very different perspectives.

“Rescuing Emmanuel” playing at Oak Bluffs Tabernacle

Vineyard filmmakers Len and Georgia Morris of Galen Films have framed the issue of street children with poignant immediacy in their new film "Rescuing Emmanuel.

All around: The All-Island Art Show

Now in its 52nd year, the All-Island Art Show (AIAS) takes place again next Monday, August 2, at 10 am in the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle.

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.