Galleries : Art Notes
Portraits of summer
The Summer Show at the Alison Shaw gallery opens Saturday, May 23, 4 to 7 pm in the Arts District on Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs. Summer-themed photographs will fill the gallery to celebrate the season. "Reinventing each theme is not the easiest thing to do," admits gallery owner-photographer Alison Shaw. "I was in Boston, and that triggered me to shoot the Red Sox. I thought, what could be more summery than baseball?" For more information, call 508-696-7429 or refer to alisonshaw.com.
Seeing "Pigs Fly"
This Friday, May 23, the Eisenhauer Gallery, in the Colonial Inn courtyard on North Water Street in Edgartown, presents When Pigs Fly. "It's a fundraiser with The FARM Institute that features still lifes, equestrian paintings, impressionists, and cityscapes," said gallery owner Elizabeth Eisenhauer. "Each exhibit will be different, and feature all new artwork from different artists each week." The gallery will allocate 10 percent of the show's proceeds to The FARM Institute's summer program for Island children. Saturday's opening from 6-8 pm, includes the live jazz of Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson.
For more information, go to eisenhauergallery.com, or call 508-627-7003.
Artisans Spring Festival
Vineyard Artisans Festivals kicks off the season this Memorial Day Weekend with the 11th annual Spring Festival. Held at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, from 10 am to 4 pm, the festival features crafts and fine art by the Island's top artisans and artists. Parking is free. Visit vineyardartisans.com or call 508-693-8989.
Shaw Cramer Gallery on Main Street in Vineyard Haven presents Dawn Greeley Remembered, a collection of 24 specially priced landscapes, abstractions, and framed and unframed figurative pieces, honoring the artist who died of cancer last year. Gallery owner Nancy Shaw Cramer explains, "What was exciting about her last work was that she started doing abstracts and figures would emerge. She began blending compositions and techniques."
The show, which runs through May 25, coincides with the dedication of the Dawn Greeley Memorial Garden at Featherstone Center for the Arts.
Call 508-696-7323 for more information.