Happenings at Vineyard art galleries

Photographer Michael Stimola's "Surface Tensions," included in an international photo exhibit held in Colorado. — Photo courtesy of michael stimola

Mad Potter brings season to a close

As the season winds down at the Pebble Gallery at Featherstone Center for the Arts, it will not go out quietly. The final show is a solo show of the fanciful, whimsical ceramic and driftwood figures of sculptor Bill O’Callaghan. Known as to many as the Mad Potter, Mr. O’Callaghan’s witty and wonderfully crafted creations consistantly provoke smiles and comments. Join the party at the opening reception tonight, Thursday, Sept. 22, from 4 to 6 pm. The show continues through Sunday, Sept. 25. The Pebble Gallery is open from 12 noon to 4 pm daily.

Lingering look

Louisa Gould Gallery’s last new exhibit of the season, the fourth annual abstract show, Vineyard Abstraction IV: Rhythms and Blues, which opened Thursday, Sept. 1, is being extended through Tuesday, Sept. 27. The work of artists Marsha Staiger, Sondra Arkin, Roberta Gross, Laura Roosevelt, Ellyn Weiss, and Jeanne Campbell offers a colorful range of styles, materials, and interpretations.

Louisa Gould Gallery, 54 Main St. Vineyard Haven. 508-693-7373.

Getting in the picture

West Tisbury resident Michael Stimola is among the 29 fine art photographers selected from around the world to be featured in Art in Nature, coming to the main gallery at the nonprofit Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colo. Mr. Stimola, who divides his time between the Vineyard and New Jersey, shows his work at The Field Gallery in West Tisbury. The Fort Collins show, curated by internationally recognized Nick Brandt, will run from Friday, Oct. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 26.