Calendar, Community & Art
Published: September 18, 2008
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- Eric Turkington: Looking back, moving on
On Nov. 3, 1988, five days before Eric Turkington was elected to the first of 10 terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, The Times wrote in an editorial: “Eric Turkington has been interested in our problems and knowledgeable about possible solutions… We think he will be a strong voice, while remaining receptive to the opinions and ideas of his constituents.”
- Music : Death Vessel on a high note
In 2005, at Aboveground Records, Joel Thibodeau, who plays under the cryptic moniker Death Vessel, stepped up to the mic and captured everyone’s attention.
- Theatre : "On Island:" A new play that’s close to home
This past Wednesday’s performance of the play “On Island” had the feel of a sprawling family gathering.
- Small world
There are dreamers and there are doers. Elizabeth Straton, a tall, vibrant musician who Islanders might remember from her concerts in the 90s at Wintertide, Katharine Cornell Theatre, and Featherstone for the Arts is in the latter category, and she is back on the Island in West Tisbury after travels and adventures that have made her a citizen of the world.
- "Do Your Thing" at Outerland
An unlikely singing sensation emerged last Thursday night, as Dr. Gerry Yukevich walked away with the grand prize at Outerland’s contest promoting the new Vineyard Playhouse show, "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing."
- September sail
It was smooth sailing on Tuesday evening when close to 40 members of the Martha’s Vineyard Big Brothers, Big Sisters, a youth mentoring program, were invited aboard the historic schooner, Alabama.
- Honey Boat
The formula is simple: Combine a strong and believable story with interesting characters, a worthy message, authentic details, and the sort of succinct descriptions that inspire mental images in young readers. The result, in the case of Edgartown author Polly Burroughs, is “The Honey Boat,” the sort of book that deserves to be read and reread.
- Wall to wall: Tisbury Mural Project
Granted, the theme “Historic Gateway to the Island” is broad. Still, the six entries for the mural to go on the exterior wall of the Tisbury Stop & Shop facing the Tisbury parking lot offer startling variety: Clam diggers, sailboats in Vineyard Haven Harbor, a mermaid riding a whale, a colorful beach scene, the historic Union Wharf, a visual timeline with pilgrims on one end and a present-day steamship on the other.
- Short Subjects
- At your service: Chris Decker
When Nelia Hubbard came to the Vineyard in 1978 to work at the Book Den East for Susan and Richard Phelps, the couple lured Chris Decker, her boyfriend since high school days in La Cañada, California, to the Island also.
- 31st Annual Tivoli Day Fair
The overcast sky and light intermittent drizzle did not dampen the spirits of the folks who strolled along Circuit Avenue on Saturday during the 31st Annual Tivoli Day Fair.
- The Last Word : Word Wonk
The other day my husband and I were on the beach, enjoying a quick dip at the end of a busy Sunday, and we got into a rather intense conversation about subject verb agreement when the word “neither” is used.
- Sit. Stay. Whisper.
The shared history of humans and dogs goes back thousands of years, possibly begun when a wolf noticed that waiting patiently at the outskirts of a human’s fire occasionally resulted in a bite to eat, or maybe when some ancient human scooped up a fluffy motherless wolf pup.
- Birds : Late September: fantastic birding
For the birder, without fail, September passes all too quickly. A sensational month for birds, it overwhelms one’s senses with bird migration reaching levels not encountered at any other time of year.
- Community Shorts
- Everything Comes Out in The Wash : Artist Betty Wolfson
Hanging laundry out to dry might not seem like a particularly promising subject for art, but long-time Oak Bluffs seasonal resident Betty Wolfson has turned it into a persuasive statement about how to celebrate and how to respect the environment.
- Winsryg At Old Sculpin Gallery
Difficult to control, easily turned muddy, pastel can be a daunting medium for an artist. Not so in the case of Marsha Winsryg, whose landscapes are on display in the “New Membership Show” at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown.
- Marjorie Mason: Plein Talk
Thanks to Chilmark artist Marjorie Mason, a celebration of en plein air art –– the French term for painting outdoors in the moment at the site –– has entered its third year of group exhibits at PIKNIK and Dragonfly galleries in Oak Bluffs.
- Art Shorts
- Shows & Openings