Galleries : Art Notes
THURSDAY, JULY 16
Barney Zeitz Studio 4-6 pm, 67 Deer Hill Rd., Vineyard Haven. Open house to view new stainless steel sculpture commissioned for the Berkshire South Community Center in Great Barrington. Also July 17, 21, 27. 508-693-9421; bzeitz.com.
Edgartown Gallery Stroll 6-8 pm, various art galleries.
• Belushi Pisano Gallery Contemporary fine art by local and national artists, featuring a broad range of mediums and subject matter. 508-939-9322.
• Carlin Fine Art Gallery Contemporary Russian art and emerging artists from around the world. Paintings by Alexei Butirskiy. 508-627-3073.
• Christina Gallery John C. Traynor, recent oil paintings of the Vineyard, Paris, and Ireland, and still lifes. 508-627-8794.
• Debra M. Gaines Gallery Large format Vineyard seascape and landscape photographic images. 888-200-5373.
• Eisenhauer Gallery John MacGowan, Max Decker, Eric Abrecht, Al Barker. Music by Mike Benjamin. 508-627-7003.
• Forsythe Studio Gallery Paintings by Ashley Bostrom. 508-627-1252.
• North Water Gallery 5-7 pm. Ken Otsuka, M. Katherine Hurley, George Bramhall. 508-627-6002.
• Willoughby Fine Art Gallery Traditional realism. Mother and daughter painters Elizabeth W. Leary and Elizabeth M. Leary Strazzulla. 508-627-3369.
FRIDAY, JULY 17
The Mansion House 12 noon-7 pm, Vineyard Haven. Yoko Ono presents "Come Together: The Artwork of John Lennon." Through Sun. $2 donation benefits Island Food Pantry. 888-278-1969.
Barney Zeitz Studio 4-6 pm, 67 Deer Hill Rd., Vineyard Haven. See Thurs.
Bank of Martha's Vineyard 5-7 pm, Chilmark. Landscape paintings by Linda Thompson. Through July 23. 508-645-9095.
NYE Gallery 7-10 pm, Oak Bluffs. Photography by Michael Zide.
SATURDAY, JULY 18
The Mansion House 11 am-7 pm, Vineyard Haven. "Come Together: The Artwork of John Lennon." See Fri.
Arts District Stroll 4-7 pm, Oak Bluffs. Seven participating art galleries.
• Amity Custom Ink
• Alison Shaw Gallery Photography by Alison Shaw; book signing with the Athearn's and Tom Dunlop "Morning Glory Farm." 508-696-7429.
• PIKNIK Arts & Apparel Abstract Show: Beatricia Sagar, Mercedes Nunez, Barbara DuRant, Marjorie Mason, Tom Stephens, Max Decker, Russell Sharon, Abraham Brewster, Michele Ratté, Alison Light. 508-693-1366.
• Dragonfly Gallery Summer Heat show. Various artists. 508-693-8877.
• Lucinda's Enamels Jewelry. 508-696-7863.
• Red Mannequin Privately-owned Paul Goodnight paintings. 508-395-2486.
• Stefanie Wolf Designs Jewelry. 415-730-6094.
Page turner at Shaw Cramer
The Shaw Cramer Gallery recently celebrated the release of the book, "Vineyard Artists in the Kitchen," by Nancy Shaw Cramer with photographs by Kathy Newman. Artists Lucy Mitchell, Rez Williams, and others also attended this event on Friday, July 10. The book includes favorite recipes of the artists who exhibit at the gallery. The book provides 14 recipes, as well as written comments from the artists about their cooking and artwork, $52. 508-696-7323.
West Tisbury artists Ruth Kirchmeier and Hermine Hull held a reception last Sunday at the Hermine Merel Smith Fine Art Gallery. Ms. Hull, who owns the West Tisbury gallery, works in oil and paints from her everyday Island experiences: a visiting friend in a chair, a beach where she walks her dog, a book or a coffee cup placed on a table.
Ruth Kirchmeier is well known for her woodcuts that combine style and complexity. Rather than printing every edition exactly alike, she chooses different variations of colors. She also prints each block in different orders to achieve a variety of effects in each of her pieces. Many of her subjects include Vineyard landscapes, both day and night.
The gallery is at 548 Edgartown-West Tisbury Road, and is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 508-693-7719.