Art Shorts

Posted August 3, 2006

One of David Remfry's eye-catching watercolors.
One of David Remfry's eye-catching watercolors.

Must-see at the Craven

A dramatic new show featuring photos by Patricia Blanchet, and works by printmaker Jo-Anne Bates and painter David Remfry opens with an elegant and upbeat reception this Sunday. Ms. Blanchet's collection, "Burkina Reflected," offers striking images of Africa from the artist's intimate perspective. Jo-Anne Bates's monotypes, layer color and texture; her work is inspired by favorite musical composers. New York City-based David Remfry does eye-catching watercolors, views of people being oh, so human.

Artists' Reception, Sunday, Aug. 6, 5-7 pm, Carol Craven Gallery, 29 Breakdown Ln., Vineyard Haven. 508-693-3535.

Nude in chair by Steve Lohman

Wire, Women, and Whimsy

Steve Lohman will exhibit his new stainless steel and wire sculptures at the e'Kaya Gallery Aug. 1-12. Take a look at the new work, socialize, and play a little croquet in the field in the company of wire sculptures at an opening reception today, Thursday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 8 pm. Proper attire is suggested.

The e'Kaya Gallery is located at 977 State Rd., Tisbury, behind the Scottish Bakehouse. For more information, call 917-378-0662. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 12 to 6 pm, Saturday and Sundays 10 to 6 pm.

Four at the Granary

Starting this Sunday, four artists will be featured at the Granary Gallery at the Red Barn in West Tisbury. Enjoy Mary Sipp-Green's ethereal landscapes and Island painter David P. Wallis's watercolors of great composition and texture. Bass fisherman Scott Terry focuses on realistic Vineyard scenes in contrasting light, and Karen Larsen Turner shows her new series of watercolor and oil paintings that reveal dappled light and summertime in familiar Island settings.

Reception, Sunday, Aug. 6, 5 to 7 pm. The Granary Gallery, 636 Old County Rd., West Tisbury. For information, call 508-693-0455 or visit

In the spotlight

Louisa Gould invites all to a gallery spotlight reception this Friday, Aug. 4, 5 to 8 pm. Enjoy refreshments and the harbor view. For information, call 508-693-7373.

Monoprints and art clocks

This weekend at the Periwinkle Studio in Oak Bluffs, monoprints by Linda Ziegler and Judith Schubert's art clocks will be on display. Stop by to see the artists' original designs in two very different mediums.

Reception, Saturday, Aug. 5, 4 to 7 pm. The show runs through Aug. 18.

Periwinkle Studio, 92 Dukes County Ave., Oak Bluffs. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 am to 6 pm. For information, call 508-696-8304.

Artsy OB

The galleries that make up the Oak Bluffs Arts District invite you to stroll through the neighborhood and enjoy refreshments while absorbing the art. There are six stops on the stroll, including Alison Shaw's brand-new gallery at the former Firehouse Gallery.

Oak Bluffs Art Stroll, Saturday, Aug. 5, 4 to 7 pm. For information, call Holly Alaimo, 508-693-8877.

Arts of three at Cousen Rose

At the Cousen Rose gallery this weekend, see the works of Deborah T. Colter, an artist who focuses on mixed media, Joseph Holston, who does cubist abstractions, and Ray Prosser's maritime watercolors.

Reception, Saturday, Aug. 5, 7 to 9 pm, 71 Upper Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. For information, call 508-693-6656.

Feline frenzy

Vineyard writer Ursula Ferro will be presenting her new children's book, "Wishing for Kittens," during the art opening of "Cats! Cats! Cats!," a display of paintings, photographs, and other cat-styled art.

The book is the second in Ms. Ferro's series, and the third book will be published in 2007.

Also on show: paintings by Susan Rawson and seaweed collages by Rose Treat.

Reception, Sunday, Aug. 6, 4 to 7 pm, Treehouse Gallery, 697 State Rd., North Tisbury. For information, call 508-693-6645.

Furniture and tapestries

Watch for Asian-influenced furniture by John Thayer appearing with new tapestries by Julia Mitchell in a joint show at the Belushi Pisano Gallery next Friday, Aug. 11, through Thursday, Aug. 24.

Belushi Pisano Gallery, 18 State Rd., Vineyard Haven. For information, call 508-696-8988.

Etherington Fine Arts

Etherington opening

Etherington Fine Arts will host an opening reception this Friday for artists in the show, "Small Collections." Artists Dale Haven Loy, Carrie Mae Smith, Elizabeth Cecil, and Tobias Shepard will show oil paintings, watercolors and other mediums.

Reception, Friday, Aug. 4, 5 to 8 pm, 71 Main St., Vineyard Haven, second floor above the Green Room. For information, call 508-693-9696 or visit

Peaceable kingdom, paintings

Meet painter Jain Tarnower's friendly menagerie at the Dragonfly Gallery in an exhibit August 2 through 13. You can't help but love these soulful creatures!

Artist reception, Saturday, Aug. 5, 4-7 pm.

Dragonfly Gallery, 91 Dukes County Ave., Oak Bluffs. 508-693-8877.

Art for everyone

The All-Island Art Show welcomes work by all artists. The art extravaganza is presented at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs by the Campmeeting Association. It was started by the late Sydna White 48 years ago in her garden. This year a number of artistic "Vineyard Treasures" will be honored, among them Olive Bowles, Millie Briggs, Dorothy Burnham, Joe Hazen, Casimer Michalczyk, Gertrude Smith, Mary Stevens, Marion Strauss, Rose Treat, and several others who have contributed to the show. The non-juried show accepts work in every medium and cash prizes are offered.

All-Island Art Show, Monday, Aug. 7, 10 am-4 pm, Tabernacle, Campground, Oak Bluffs. Registration, 8:30-10 am. Professional and non-professional artists. Free. Rain date: Aug. 8. 508-693-0525.

Open studio

Jack Greene's polychrome wall sculptures, shapes derived from the human form as well as flora and fauna, will be on exhibit at his studio this weekend. His work involves painting, casting in resin, and the use of clay moulds.

Open studio for Jack Greene's Studio, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, also Aug. 12 and 13, 11 to 5 pm and by appointment. For more information, call 508-693-5925.

Artist returns

After a three-year hiatus, Nina Gomez Gordon of the Cobalt Gallery presents her landscapes and abstracts in an open studio reception this Friday from 5 to 8 pm.

Cobalt Gallery, 553 State Rd., West Tisbury. For information, call 508-693-2052, or visit