Jane Searle and Kitz Blair
Jane Searle (left) shows off work by her husband, Herb Searle, to Kitz Blair at the Tisbury Senior Center Art Show.

Art is ageless

Posted September 27, 2007

The watercolor artists who meet at the Tisbury Senior Center each week thought it would be nice to show off the work of all the talented artists and crafts people at the center. The center has had art shows in the past, and activities and outreach director Sandy Whitworth said, "It was time for another show." Sally Flood and Nancy Holt, two members of the watercolor class, took charge of organizing the show. "They (the older painters) are so talented. It's been wonderful for us to paint with them," said Sally Flood, adding, "Our goal was to share their work with people."

Entering the center's main room on Sept. 19, visitors were amazed by the hundreds of pieces of art hung from a snow fence that snaked around the room. Chairs on either side of the fence acted as support and also another space for artwork. Lovely quilts were hung on the walls, some made by Glenna Barkan of Oak Bluffs when she was part of the Tisbury quilters. Ms. Barkan, one of the Friday knitters, also submitted a scarf knitted in an enterlac pattern. There was so much to see, you could have spent a few hours getting lost in it all.