Short Subjects

Posted June 21, 2007

Healing art

Ten years ago, Peg Thayer of the Firehouse Gallery began the Art as Healing show after asking artists to describe the healing process in both art and words. This year, the show is much the same, but at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs. The opening reception is Saturday, June 23, from 4 to 6 pm. As part of the show, there will be a talk by Sumner Silverman on "Art and the Integrated Self" at 7 pm on Thursday, June 27. For more information, call 508-627-9835.

One city, many poets

A self-absorbed poet moves to New York City hoping to become one of the world's greats. It sounds clichéd, but this month's Undiscovered Gem at the Capawock Theatre, "The Last Romantic," is one to see.

A Jury award winner at the Denver International Film Festival last year, the film tells the story of Calvin Wizzig, played by Adam Nee, who is also the director along with his brother, Aaron. Shalom Harlow plays one of Mr. Wizzig's beautiful love interests, as the characters roam about the city in a dreamlike state. The film has received positive reviews about the filmography, as well as its script.

"The Last Romantic," 7 pm, Monday, June 25. Capawock Theatre, Main St., Vineyard Haven. 88 mins. $8; $6 children.

Amy Brenneman
Photo by Ralph Stewart

Monday at the Playhouse

The Vineyard Playhouse begins its summer Monday Night Specials with actress Amy Brenneman and surprise guests, who will be reading three short plays by modern Arabic writers. After the reading there will be an informal conversation with the audience. A reception in the lobby will follow the show. Ms. Brenneman is a summer Island resident, and is best known for her role in "Judging Amy," a television series that she produced and played the title role in.

"An Evening With Amy Brenneman," 7 pm, Monday, June 25 at the Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church Street, Vineyard Haven. Tickets, $40. For more information, call 508-696-6300.