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There's a new Island artist debuting with a show at the Shaw Cramer Gallery this weekend. The show, "Double Features," opens Friday, and among the artists being featured, will introduce Marie-Louise Rouff, whose mixed-media landscape-inspired paintings on panel and canvas reveal deeply layered colors whose intensity is heightened by artful glimpses of the underlayering. The artist explains, "My mind reconstructs the reality of a walk and of the landscape from a vast number of small memory fragments."
"Double Features" refers to shows simultaneously opening in the main and upper galleries. Gallery owner Nancy Cramer, a fibers artist herself, is filling the gallery with varied media: Kari Lønning's award-winning hand dyed and woven basket sculptures, architect Christian Brown's handmade furniture, and in the upper gallery, nationally recognized Jennifer McCurdy's carved porcelain sculpture and vessels, and abstract painter Jessie Morgan's complex mixed-media paintings on plexiglass and aluminum.
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Returning home to Edgartown after a 17-year absence, Eric Bassett has opened Shindig, a gallery and gift shop on Upper Main Street in Edgartown. Mr. Bassett is instituting a Friday Night Artist Series through the season. This Friday, July 2, from 7 to 10 pm, the work of New York artist Shawn Bishop-Leo and Island summer resident Chris Huff is being featured. The new gallery features paintings, photography, ceramics, and jewelry, in addition to gift shop inventory. On following Fridays New York painter Golly, jeweler Beth Chaunce and pen-and-ink artist Robbie Chaunce will be featured. 508-627-1040.