Sidney Morris heads for the FARM
The FARM Institute in Katama recently hired Island educator Sidney Morris as their Manager of Education Programs, a new position at the FARM. Mr. Morris, formerly a teacher at several Island schools, also co-founded the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School, where he has worked for 12 years. According to FARM's development director Rob Goldfarb, Mr. Morris is excited to continue the FARM's mission of teaching sustainable food production. For more information on Mr. Morris and the FARM, visit farminstitute.org or call 508-627-7007.
Et tu, Brute?
On Friday and Saturday, at the Vineyard Playhouse, another of the free "Shakespeare for the Masses" series was presented. Adapted by Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy, the staged reading of "Julius Caesar" featured a local cast including Peter Stray as Caesar, Christopher Kann as Brutus, Brian Ditchfield as Marc Antony, and Christopher Brophy as Cassius. Mac Young choreographed the fighting scenes. The series is billed as "quick, painless, and free."
Photos by Ralph Stewart
The tastes and sounds of tradition
The scene at the Trinity United Methodist Parish Hall in the Oak Bluffs Campground was lively as the NAACP of Martha's Vineyard hosted a Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday, Dec. 27. In addition to a potluck dinner, there were music, games, and activities for all ages. Kwanzaa was started in 1966 by an African American professor with the intention of providing a way to celebrate African roots, family life, and community.
Photo by M.C. Wallo
The Yard is now accepting applications for 2009 positions, both professional and intern. Internships are available in choreography, dance, arts administrations, design, publicity, technical and children's theater. Visit dancetheyard.org for guidelines and applications.
File photo by Sally Cohn
Louisa Gould's Vineyard Haven gallery took on the holiday spirit Saturday, Dec. 27. She held her annual seasonal party along with the opening of a show of portraits, featuring her work and the watercolor sketches of John Holladay. The informal depictions of celebrities and ferry passengers demonstrated different styles from those the artists usually employ. Ms. Gould specializes in marine photography, and Mr. Holladay creates large, detailed acrylic and watercolor scenes.
Photos by Danielle Zerbonne