A Gallery winds down with another successful show

There is an eclectic mix of paintings, photography and sculpture at A Gallery. — Photo by Susan Safford

The A Gallery in Vineyard Haven has had a successful season, according to co-owner and curator Tanya Augoustinos. Focusing on a mix of work by seasoned artists and a wide range of new young talent, the gallery’s openings have been the place to be for Island art cognoscenti.

Last week’s opening was no exception — with everything from old pro Rez Williams’s large, colorful fishing boat paintings to Billy Hoff’s seldom seen impressionist scenes of Victorian-like life, from well established photographer Ed Grazda’s stark photos of Pakistan and Afghanistan to emerging photographer Kathryn Osgood’s dream like scenes.

The A Gallery has a limited life in its present location, on State Road in Vineyard Haven. The building is scheduled to be leveled to make room for a new food market in October. There is little more than talk at the moment about a move to a new location next year.

The gallery is planning a mixed media closing party on October 7 with music, video, a dramatic presentation, and an affordable art auction. Ms. Augoustinos said that the gallery will host a fundraiser for local radio station WVVY on the last day of their lease October 15, selling art created during the Oak Bluffs Best Fest earlier in September.