Show openings

"Skiff and Dock," painting by Jim Holland showing at North Water Gallery in Edgartown. — Photo courtesy of North Water Gallery

Thursday, August 26

North Water Gallery, 5 to 7 pm, Artists’ Reception. 27 North Water Street, Edgartown. Jim Holland, George Bramhall, M. Katherine Hurley. 508-627-6002.

Friday, August 27

Shindig, 7–10 pm, Art Show, 201 Upper Main St., Edgartown. Furniture maker/instructor Hayami Arakawa.

Saturday, August 28

Cousen Rose Gallery, 7 to 9 pm, Gala Art Event, 71 Upper Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs. Authors and artists retrospective: Colter to Zeender. Encaustics to oils.A celebration of the gallery’s 31st anniversary. Music by Peter MacLean. 508-693-6656.

L’Elegance, 7 to 9 pm, Artist’s Reception, 73 Upper Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. William Kwamena-Poh. 508-696-9002;

Sunday, August 29

John Thayer Workshop, 11 am to 5 pm, Open House, 100 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven. Original designs, custom furniture. 508-627-0618

Featherstone Center for the Arts, 4 to 6 pm, Art of the Ceramic Bowl, Featherstone Lane, off Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs. Eighteen of the Island’s popular ceramic artists participating. Buy one of the bowls on display and it will be filled with complimentary homemade soup. Bread from Rickard’s Bakery. 508-693-1850.

Old Sculpin Gallery, 6 to 8 pm, Artists’ Reception, Dock Street, Edgartown. Featured artists: Debra Gaines, Anthony Benton Gude, Dylan Murray, and Amaru Pareja. 508-627-4881.

Fielder & Fielder Imports of Chilmark, 5 to 7 pm, Artist Reception. Artist Wendy Shalen, hand–colored lithographs, watercolors of Lucy Vincent Beach, reed pen and ink drawings, handmade paper pulp paintings. 508-645-9666; 508-693-3223.