Happenings at Vineyard art galleries

A photo by Marshall Pratt displayed at Featherstone's Darkroom to Lightroom show. — Photo courtesy of Featherstone Gallery

Bank on this

Chilmark resident Marianne Neill (wife of sculptor Jay Lagemann) will be showing new gouache paintings at the Chilmark Branch of Sovereign Bank from July 29 to August 5. Ms. Neill, who operated Marianne’s Screen Printing for 23 years, has a background in both graphic arts and education. A reception will be held at the bank on Friday, July 29, from 4 to 6 pm.

Della remembered

The memory of teacher, artist, and activist Della Hardman will be summoned and honored in a show of her photographs and textile art at The Oak Bluffs Public Library. The opening reception for “Art by Della Hardman” is Saturday, July 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The show will run through August 12th.

Critical appeal

On Thursday, July 28 at 6 pm, painter Brian Kirkpatrick will talk about his paintings at Old Sculpin Gallery. His water and fishing-themed paintings contain strong designs and bright colors typical of folk art. Artist Debra M. Gaines will lead an art critique. Artists are invited to participate in the critique by bringing a finished piece or work in progress.

Old Sculpin Gallery, 58 Dock Street, Edgartown. 508-627-4881.

Looming large

Robin Bergman, award-winning creator of hand loomed clothing and accessories, will join photographer Alida O’Loughlin and artist Washington Ledesma in a show Friday, July 29, at The Washington Ledesma Gallery. An artist reception will be from 5 to 8 pm on Saturday.

Ms. Bergman, who used to show her garments at Dream Weaver in Edgartown, will be on hand to present her striking and colorful jackets, throws and scarves.

The Gallery at 5 Murrant Avenue (off Sea Glen from the Edgartown/Vineyard Haven Road) is open Friday, July 29 from 4 to 8 pm, Saturday, July 30, from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, July 31 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Molding minds

Ceramic artist Curtis Hoard, former president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, is Shaw Cramer Gallery’s speaker for this Thursday’s Artist Talk at Shaw Cramer Gallery in Vineyard Haven. He will discuss clay techniques at the gallery on July 28, at 6 pm. Mr. Hoard is a nationally recognized artist and educator whose hand-built and thrown clay pieces are on display at the Main Street, Vineyard Haven gallery. 508-696-7323.

Class act

She has been teaching photography classes from the time Featherstone Center for the Arts opened its doors 15 years ago, and now her students will join her to present Darkroom to Lightroom, Featherstone’s tribute to Katherine Rose. The participating students, whose work is accomplished and individualistic, include Walker Blackwell, Lynn Christoffers,Tabitha Clark, Joyce Dresser, Raymond Ewing, Debra Gaines, Samuel West Hiser, Michael Johnson, Chris Martin, Marshall Pratt, and David Welch.

Ms. Rose says: “Each photographer represents their own view of the world and presents it in a unique way. This is not a school of photography, this is a xenter which gives a person a place to grow and express their own truth.”

Featherstone Center for the Arts, off Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs. 508-693-1850.