Short Subjects

Posted June 8, 2006

Photo by Kathy Rose

Students light fire

It is time for the annual kiln firing at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs. The students and alumni of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School will feed the 200-cubic-foot wood-fired kiln with four cords of wood that was collected by the students.

More than 200 pieces of pottery will be fired between Monday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 15. According to art teacher Scott Campbell, "The best viewing of the process will be Wednesday night." Stop by and watch the process of making art.

Film contest for everyone

Martha's Vineyard On-Line and Martha's Vineyard Community Television (MVTV) are collaborating on a venture for novice or pro filmmakers to have their work shown at the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival in September.

All filmmakers are invited to submit a short film, five minutes or under, inspired by the theme "Think Globally, Shoot Locally." MVTV will offer filmmakers the equipment and training to make their films. Call the station at 508-696-9760 for more information.

Billie Holiday story

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a jazz concert this Sunday starring Jerri Wells as legend Billie Holiday. Pianist John Alaimo will accompany Ms. Wells.

Tickets will be available in advance at the Bunch of Grapes, Edgartown, and Sun Porch bookstores, Alley's General Store, and the Chilmark Store. Tickets will also be available at the door.

"The Billie Holiday Story," Sunday, June 11, 4 pm, Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center, Center Street, Vineyard Haven. Tickets $30. For more information call 508-693-7914.

Folk and rock blend

Fred Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels will perform at the Katharine Cornell Theatre tonight. This is Mr. Eaglesmith's second Vineyard concert featuring music rooted in traditional American folk blended with country, rock, and working class poetry the band describes as "train-hopping."

Opening for Mr. Eaglesmith will be Tim "Junior" Begley.

Fred Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels, Thursday, June 8, 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring Street, Vineyard Haven. Tickets $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12. For more information call 508-693-9790.

Simon photos at library

An exhibit of Peter Simon's photographs can be seen at the Chilmark Public Library now through June 15. The show includes 10 photographs from a recent trip to South India. According to Mr. Simon, his new works "dissolve boundaries and probe the relationship between photography and painting."

The exhibit, titled "Hardening of the Categories Causes Art Disease," was curated by Cleo Winsryg-Wild.

Photography show

This Sunday, the Featherstone Center celebrates the opening of this year's photography show, "Rebirth." The annual Featherstone Photography Show is an invitation-based opportunity for more than 20 Vineyard photographers to display their interpretation of the theme. Refreshments will be served, and the photographers will be in attendance.

Photography Show Opening, Sunday, June 11, 4-6 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs. Free. For more information call 508-693-1850.