Multi-artist Featherstone show
A new art show at Featherstone Center for the Arts opens this Sunday, Feb. 3, with a reception from 4 to 6 pm. The show, "Triple Intersection: 3 Points," includes a trio of expressionists: Jack Green, Caterina Verde, and Dick Stroud. Mr. Green is a polychrome relief artist who engineered this exhibit along with long-time friend Mr. Stroud, who is a watercolorist. Ms. Verde is a conceptual artist who works with film and drawing, and is Mr. Green's niece. This is the first time the three are collaborating for a show. The show runs through Feb. 17. For more information, call Featherstone at 508-693-1850.
Dan Waters, poet laureate of West Tisbury, will read his poetry this Sunday, Feb. 3. In 2006, Mr. Waters was named poet laureate, and last summer he published "Remembering the Islander and Other Vineyard Poems." Throughout his life, he was won numerous contests and prizes, and his work is regularly featured in Yankee Magazine and on the Cape and Islands NPR station. He will read at the Unitarian-Universalist Society, which is located at 238 Main Street in Vineyard Haven. For more information, call 508-693-8982.
Bill Staines performs
The Woods Hole Folk Music Society series continues with a performance by singer-songwriter Bill Staines on Sunday, Feb. 3. Back for his 36th consecutive annual concert in Woods Hole, he will perform original songs as well as traditional folk tunes and contemporary ballads on voice and guitar. His program will include old favorites drawn from his 23 albums and new pieces from his latest album "Old Dogs" released in May of last year.
Since the Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960s, Mr. Staines has been singing his songs at festivals, concert halls, clubs, and coffeehouses across the country. Many of his originals have also been recorded by other prominent artists, including Peter, Paul and Mary; Makem and Clancy; and The Highwaymen.
In the 1970s he was named "Boston's best performer" by the Phoenix, and a decade later, "favorite performer" by the Reader's Poll of The Boston Globe. His radio and TV appearances include "A Prairie Home Companion" and a host of other PBS and network programs.
Woods Hole Folk Music Society presents Bill Staines, Sunday, Feb. 3, 7:30 pm, Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. $12; $10 for members, discounts for seniors and students. Doors open at 7 pm. The hall is handicapped accessible. 508-540-0320.
Share your talent
The Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School (MVPCS) is looking for people in the community willing to work as Artists in Residence, such as artists, musicians, craftspeople, naturalists, chefs, dancers, and parents. They school is hosting an informational session on Monday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 7 pm for those interested. The MVPCS is looking to hire those available to spend every Wednesday for a 10- to 12-week session beginning in March. For more information, call Marie Larsen at 508-693-9900.
Find sculptures, paintings, and drawings at the Chilmark School's art show beginning this Saturday, Feb. 2. The show, which features art from the students, will run throughout the month of February at the Chilmark library during regular library hours. For more information, call the library at 508-645-3360.