Show openings


Thursday, July 29

North Water Gallery, 5 to 7 pm, 27 North Water Street, Edgartown. Mineral, the final show in the summer’s three-part, three-gallery series. Featuring the work of close to 20 artists including photographers Michael Stimola, Alison Shaw, and Janet Woodcock, painters Jhenn Watts, Heather Neill, and Stephanie Danforth, and jeweler Ken Pillworth. 508-627-6002.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 5:30 pm, Archaeology Lecture Series: Rock Art in Europe, North Africa and North America. Writer, painter and preservationist Duncan Caldwell talks about rock art in North America and North Africa and the Upper Paleolithic cave art in France and Spain. Reception to follow in the Pease House Galleries. Non-members $12. Corner of Cooke and School Street, Edgartown. 508-627-4441

Friday, July 30

Bank of Martha’s Vineyard, 4 to 6 pm, Chilmark Center. Undersea and By the Sea, reception for photographer Bob Rosenbaum. Exhibit runs to August 6.

Line Art Gallery, 5 to 7 pm, 188 Waldron’s Bottom Road, West Tisbury. Open studio and reception with Steve Lohman’s steel and wire sculptures and carved furniture. Art, music and croquet. 508-693-4869

Shaw Cramer Gallery, 6 to 8 pm, 56 Main Street, Vineyard Haven. Third Double Feature reception featuring painters Leslie Baker and Elizabeth Lockhart Taft, functional porcelain artist Eric Jensen and sculptural porcelain artist Eileen Braun. Show runs through August 13. 508-696-7323.

Saturday, July 31

Cousen Rose Gallery, 7 to 9 pm. Artist reception for painter Robert Freeman’s life-size figures in oils on canvas. Music by Nick Laudani. 71 Upper Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs. 508-693-6656

L’Elegance upstairs gallery, 7 to 9 pm. Artist reception featuring new ceramics and paintings by Washington Ledesma and photographs by Alida O’Loughlin. 73 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs.

The Louisa Gould Gallery, 4 to 7 pm, 54 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, Reception and trunk show of Francesca Lewis Kennedy’s jewelry. 508- 693-7373.

Sunday, August 1

Featherstone Center for the Arts, 4 to 6 pm, Opening reception, The Art of Wampum, 30 Featherstone Lane Off Barnes Road, Featuring artists Kate Taylor, Donald Widdiss, Berta Welch, and Joan LeLacheur, who is the show’s guest curator. Gallery is open daily from 12 noon-4 pm. 508-693-1850

The Field Gallery, 5 to 7 pm Artists’ Reception 1050 State Road, West Tisbury. Marlee Brewster Brockmann’s landscape paintings, and her sister, artist and illustrator Patience Brewster’s new series of whimsical drawings. Show continues through August 14th. 508-693-5595

Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks, 5 to 7 pm, Opening reception, Pablo Soto, visiting glass artist from Penland, N.C., 683 State Road, West Tisbury. 508.693.6026

Old Sculpin Gallery, 6 to 8 pm, Dock Street, Edgartown. Reception for Gail Rodney’s multi-media collage series interpreting Wallace Steven’s poem,”Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” 508-627-4881.

Monday, August 2

All Island Art Show, 9 am to 4 pm, The Tabernacle at the Campgrounds in Oak Bluffs. 508-693-0525

Tuesday, August 3

All Island Junior Art Show, 10 am to 12 noon, The Tabernacle at the Campgrounds in Oak Bluffs. 508-693- 0525.

Archeo Gallery, 5 to 7 pm, Mansion House, Main Street, Vineyard Haven. Persian Gabbeh Rugs and Tribal Jewelry. Show runs through August 15.