Different strokes: Wendy Weldon and James Langlois
Spring means budding plants, pinkletinks, and, for some artists, emergence from winter hideouts. This week, Chilmark painter Wendy Weldon, known for her lively and colorful abstracts, and drawer James Langlois begin a month-long show at the Chilmark Library, from March 31 to April 29.
In this show, Ms. Weldon demonstrates the progression from informal color sketches on paper to large-scale acrylics on canvas. What are left in the middle are monotypes done at Featherstone and small panels done in her studio.
In his first exhibit on the Island, Mr. Langlois displays rich graphite drawings of people, inspired by black and white photographs in The Martha's Vineyard Times and the Vineyard Gazette.
For more information about Ms. Weldon, visit wendyweldon.com. For library hours, visit chilmarklibrary.org.
Faces from faraway places
One Day in the Life, a documentary photography and writing exhibit by M.V. Regional High School students - in collaboration with students around the world - is the last in a series of three student art exhibits at Featherstone Center for the Arts.
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, students in kindergarten through grade 12 in more than 30 countries were asked to document their day in photographs, writing, and other media. Captured activities include eating breakfast, morning chores, and traveling to school, among other daily goings on.
Students on the Island became pen pals with other participating students in classrooms in Taiwan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, and Thailand. MVRHS students will display their pen pals' photographs in the opening reception this Sunday from 4 to 6 pm.