Galleries : Art Shorts
Artists for Obama
More than 40 Island artists are coming together this week in support of Barack Obama. On Sunday, Oct. 12, from 3 to 7 pm, and Monday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 6 pm, Dragonfly Gallery, located in the Oak Bluffs Arts District, will host a unique fundraiser for the Obama/Biden campaign. Works donated by the artists will be available at the two-day event for a minimum donation of $100. Apart from raising money, the organizers hope that the fundraiser will inspire community support.
For more information about this free event, call 508-693-5857.
Viva Nancy Luce
The eighth annual Nancy Luce Show opens this weekend at Treehouse Studios in West Tisbury. Featuring works of art related to the "chicken lady," as Ms. Luce was nicknamed, the show includes work from artists including Virginia Blakeslee, Pat Albee, Jerry Messman, Gail Tipton, Sheila Fane, Ruth Major DeWilde, Rose Treat, Paul Murray, and Ruth Adams.
Ms. Luce was well known on Martha's Vineyard, where she worked selling woolen goods on horseback. Later in life, she earned her nickname by writing poetry about her beloved chickens. She died in 1890 at 76 years old.