Another season of art and environmental stewardship at Gay Head Gallery

97% by Kathy Newman. — Photo courtesy of Gay Head Galle

Aquinnah’s Gay Head Gallery, “a contemporary gallery with a conservation mission,” opens this weekend with new work by Island artists Marie Louise Rouff, Elizabeth Taft, and Marston Clough. Also on display will be paintings by other Island artists, including John Athearn, Jennifer Christy, Doug Kent, Sarah Nelson, and Linda Thompson. Photographs include digital and archival prints by Chilmark artist and curator Barbara Norfleet, as well as works by Aquinnah resident Kathy Newman and world-renowned National Geographic wildlife photographer Joel Sartore.

The sophisticated copper-block etchings of marine and avian life by award-winning artist Matthew Smith, as well as contemporary constructions and collage by former Vineyard resident Timo Elliot, will also be shown.

Louis Gold and Peter Roux will show their paintings for the first time this season, and will also be featured in an upcoming event at the gallery.

Gay Head Gallery is a contemporary art venue dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship by connecting people with art and wildlife to policy, issues, and action through the efforts of featured nonprofits. According to a press release, the motto “protecting the rare and endangered” is Gay Head Gallery’s mission. The unique gallery curates themed shows that relate to the important work of featured nonprofits in order to inspire action, and represents artists with the aim of provoking inquiry and education by integrating science, environmental issues, policy, and the visual arts.

Gay Head Gallery, 32 State Road in Aquinnah, after the turn to Lobsterville and before the Town Hall. Call 508-645-2776 for more information.