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The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha's Vineyard Times is a weekly publication.
July 14 - July 20, 2005 Edition
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This Week In Art
July 14, 2005



For everyone who appreciates fine art - painters, sculptors, dealers, students, and patrons - to view ART online,
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In this week’s Calendar, and throughout July and August, look here for clips on current art exhibits and upcoming receptions and shows. All content is solely provided by advertisers in ART, which is available at participating galleries, visitor centers, inns, and on the boats. For more comprehensive listings, see Art Events at a Glance, below.

Upton Bell at the gavel

Featherstone culminates its week-long silent art auction with a gala live auction on Sunday, July 17, beginning at 5 pm with wine, beer, and canapés. The live auction begins at 6 pm with Upton Bell presiding. Up for bid are paintings, sculptures, and photographs by 40 Island artists. Admission is $20 and proceeds benefit Featherstone Center for the Arts. Join the fun at Barnes Road, just one quarter mile north of the four-way stop in Oak Bluffs. 508-693-1850.

Vineyard scenes, Island photographer

Meet Island resident Kay Nelson and view her creative digital photography in a variety of styles from impressionism to photorealism. The show is called “Vineyard Landscapes, Plants, and Animals.” An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, July 17, from 5 to 7 pm at Forget Me Not Antiques, 496 State Road, West Tisbury. 508-693-1788.

Four at three from six to nine

Satisfy a week’s worth of art craving in one night. Several galleries have combined efforts to present the Edgartown Gallery Stroll on Thursday, July 14. All receptions are from 6 to 9 pm at the following galleries:

Willoughby Fine Art Gallery at 12 North Water Street is showing “An Evening with the Learys” — a mother and daughter art exhibition. 508-627-3369.

Eisenhauer Gallery at 38 North Water Street presents “Fiamma’s Fantasy,” a wry, whimsical series of individual portraits of sheep and goats in surreal landscapes by artist Anthony Panzera. 508-627-7003.

Hammond Harkins Gallery on 31 North Summer Street presents “A Year on Island,” paintings of Martha’s Vineyard by artist David Jewell. 508-627-9066.

Two takes on the Vineyard

Judith Kinsman, watercolor artist, and John Breckenridge, photographer, will show their views of the Island at Cousen Rose Gallery at 71 Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. The show runs through July 22 and an artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, July 16, from 7 to 9 pm. 508-693-6656.

Young and seasoned


Young artist Adam Thompson displays his modernistic paintings for the sixth year in a row at Dragonfly Gallery. Seasoned abstract artist Don McKillop joins him with new works. The show runs through July 24. Meet the artists on Saturday, July 16, from 4 to 7 pm at 91 Dukes County Avenue, Oak Bluffs. 508-693-8877.

Boats, boats, and more boats


Louisa Gould Gallery presents a visual voyage of tall ships, marine vessels, fishing boats, and yachts of all sizes. The show includes works by Louisa Gould, John Watson, Traeger di Pietro, and Rani Connor. An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, July 15, from 5 to 8 pm the gallery. It’s at 13 Beach Street Extension in Vineyard Haven. The show runs through July 29. 508-693-7373.

Artist talk

Wendy Weldon, known for her compositional style and use of color depth will discuss her acrylic painting techniques and inspirations for work, which is currently exhibited at Shaw Cramer Gallery. The event is Friday, July 15, at 6:30 pm and part of Shaw Cramer’s “Artist Talks,” a series that features Island artists. All are invited. The gallery is on the second floor at 56 Main Street in Vineyard Haven. 508-696-7323.

Jewels from the sea

See what treasures the sea has to offer. Beginning on Friday, July 15, Optional Art will present exotic South Sea and Akoya pearls, as well as graduated colored sapphires in fluid 18-karat gold contemporary designs — all by Hikari. The treasures will be at the 7 Winter Street shop in Edgartown from 10 am to 9 pm through July 17. 508-627-5373.

Dancing figures

Jules Feiffer creates a world of dance with his colorful and vibrant watercolors featuring the whirling pundit from his famous comic strip and other almost recognizable figures. Derek Buckner displays his landscapes and cityscapes inspired by his homes in Brooklyn and the Island and trips to Mexico and Italy. The opening reception is Sunday, July 17, from 5 to 7 pm at Carol Craven Gallery, 29 Breakdown Lane, off Holmes Hole Road in Vineyard Haven. The show is featured through July 29. 508-693-3535.

Group show

Martha’s Vineyard Art Association (MVAA) members Louisa Gould, Victor Pisini, Donna Blackburn, Pat Rodgers, and Libby Walbridge exhibit their photography, oils, pastels, and watercolors in a group show. The reception is Sunday, July 17, from 6 to 8 pm at Old Sculpin Gallery, home of MVAA. The gallery, on Dock Street in Edgartown, hosts the show from July 16–22. 508-627-4881.

Flora and fauna pics at Featherstone


Featherstone will hold a reception on Tuesday, July 19, from 4 to 6 pm for their exhibit of the distinctive flora and fauna photographs of Jeanne Campbell. The show runs through July 28. Featherstone Center for the Arts is on Barnes Road, one quarter mile north of the four-way stop on the Vineyard Haven–Edgartown Road in Oak Bluffs. 508-693-1850.

Art Events at a Glance: July 14 - July 20.

THURSDAY, JULY 14


Christine Alesch, Debra M. Gaines, Ann M. Howes, Washington Ledesma: Vineyard Artisans Fair 10 am–2 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Oil paintings, fine art photography, watercolors, ceramics, and paintings.

Huichol Art Show and Sale Mon.–Fri., 10 am–3 pm; Sat., Sun., noon–5 pm; Divari Presents Gallery, 505 State Rd., West Tisbury. Mexican art through July 30. 508-693-2196.

Anthony Panzera: Edgartown Gallery Stroll Reception: 6–9 pm, Eisenhauer Gallery, 38 N. Water St., Edgartown. New works. 508-627-7003.

David Jewell: Edgartown Gallery Stroll Reception: 6–9 pm, Hammond Harkins Gallery, 31 N. Summer St., Edgartown. “A Year on Island,” paintings of Martha’s Vineyard. 508-627-9066.

“An Evening with the Learys”: Edgartown Gallery Stroll Reception: 6–9 pm, Willoughby Fine Art Gallery, 12 North Water St., Edgartown. Mother and daughter art show. 508-627-3369.

Robert Cardinal, M. Katherine Hurley Reception: 6–9 pm, Gardner-Colby Gallery, 27 North Water Street, Edgartown. “The Color of Light.” 508-627-6002.

FRIDAY, JULY 15


Japanese Bookbinding 9 am–noon; Seastone Papers Studio, Christiantown Rd., West Tisbury. $50 plus materials fee. Preregister: 508-693-5786.

Hikari Trunk Show 10 am–9 pm, Optional Art, 7 Winter St., Edgartown. Exotic colored pearls and sapphires set in 18kt gold. Through July 17. 508-627-5373.

“Boat Show” Reception: 5–8 pm, Louisa Gould Gallery, 13 Beach St., Ext., Vineyard Haven. Photography, half hulls, paintings, drawings, jewelry. 508-693-7373.

Artist Talk: Wendy Weldon 6:30 pm, Shaw Cramer Gallery, Main St., Vineyard Haven. Abstract painter shows how a painting is built with layers. 508-696-7323.

SATURDAY, JULY 16


L.A. Brown, Ripley Odell, Washington Ledesma, Debra M. Gaines: Chilmark Flea Market 8:30 am–2 pm, off Middle Rd., one mile east of Beetlebung Corner. Fine art photography, ceramics, and paintings.

Joyce Balboni, Joyce S. Sherr Reception: 4–6 pm, MVCVA/Firehouse Gallery, Dukes County Ave., Oak Bluffs. Paintings and sculptures through July 22. 508-693-9025.

Adam Thompson, Don McKillop Reception: 4–7 pm, Dragonfly Gallery, 91 Dukes County Ave., Oak Bluffs. Modernist styles; abstract landscapes. Featured July 13–24. 508-693-8877.

Judith Kinsman, John Breckenridge Reception: 7–9 pm, Cousen Rose Gallery, 71 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. Watercolors and photographs; through July 22. 508-693-6656.

SUNDAY, JULY 17

Christine Alesch, Debra M. Gaines, Ann M. Howes: Vineyard Artisans Fair 10 am–2 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Oil paintings, fine art photography, watercolors. Also Thurs.

Featherstone’s Annual Fundraiser Reception: 5 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., one quarter mile north of the four way stop, Oak Bluffs. Live auction. 508-693-1850.

Kay Nelson Reception: 5–7 pm, Forget Me Not Antiques, 496 State Rd., West Tisbury. “Vineyard Landscapes, Plants, and Animals,” digital photography. 508-693-1788.

Jules Feiffer, Derek Buckner Reception: 5–7 pm, Carol Craven Gallery, 29 Breakdown Lane, off Holmes Hole Rd., Vineyard Haven. Recent paintings. Featured through July 29. 508-693-3535.

Beyond the Body: Expressions of Identity, a Retrospective Reception: 5–7 pm, the Sailing Camp, Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs. An exhibit of works by participants of The BodyProject MV, a program designed to help women build a healthy self-image and confidence through artistic expression.

Ron Gee, Jeff Hoerle Reception: 5–7 pm, the Field Gallery, 1050 State Rd., West Tisbury. Still lifes, abstract landscapes. 508-693-5595.

Louisa Gould, Victor Pisini, Donna Blackburn, Pat Rodgers Reception: 6–8 pm, Old Sculpin Gallery, Dock St., Edgartown. Watercolors, oils, pastels, and “Gemini: Creative Variety” (Blackburn). Featured July 16–22. 508-627-4881.

MONDAY, JULY 18

Two Paper-making Workshops Wet and Wild Basics, 9 am–noon; Wet Fiber Design, 1–4 pm, Seastone Papers Studio, Christiantown Rd., West Tisbury. $65 each. Preregister: 508-693-5786.

TUESDAY, JULY 19


Seaweed in Paper 9 am–3 pm; Seastone Papers Studio, Christiantown Rd., West Tisbury. $85. Preregister: 508-693-5786.

Jeanne Campbell Reception: 4–6 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., one quarter mile north of the four way stop, Photography through July 28. 508-693-1850.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20


L.A. Brown, Ripley Odell, Debra M. Gaines: Chilmark Flea Market 8:30 am–2 pm, off Middle Rd., one mile east of Beetlebung Corner. Fine art photography. Also Sat.

Pulp Book Art 10 am–3 pm; Seastone Papers Studio, Christiantown Rd., West Tisbury. $85. Preregister: 508-693-5786.
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