Pathways Arts presents ‘Projects in the Works’

Pathways Arts presents an evening of multi-arts presentations, new music collaborations, and artist talks about new and developing projects by Island artists, writers, and musicians on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 pm.

Digital and conceptual artist Graham Smith introduces his project,
Digital Painting Representing Social Media,” which in 2009 took him on a weeklong road trip to meet over 100 of his Facebook friends in person. He read each friend’s heart rate ,and represented it in a multimedia installation. He’ll share the digital work’s conceptual depth, how it was presented in a gallery context, and will discuss the details and ideas for developing the project to the next stage.

According to a press release from Pathways, Island-based author and filmmaker Sam Low will talk about his nonfiction book in progress, on the history of lesser-known Hawaiian cowboys. He is the author of “Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūle’a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance.” He is the recipient of an Independent Publisher Book Award for U.S. West-Pacific — Best Regional NonFiction.

Guitarists Paul Lazes and Andy Herr, with singer-songwriter Lucy Mayhew, collaborate as the ensemble Molazes, an evolving band project. Andy Herr is well-known for his multi-instrumental talents, and performs with a number of Island-based music groups.

Milo Silva will perform on the Mongolian fiddle, and Bruce MacNelly on the bass guitar, with free improvisation, as they find common ground between two culturally diverse instruments.

John O’Toole presents “The Making of a Song,” his process of creating and recording a new album, with music and songwriting. O’Toole has recently been challenged with an injury, and is finding creative ways to continue producing his music.

Richard Limber discusses his ideas on what the definition of prescient art is, how it relates to what he calls “the Vineyard scene,” and how he sees these concepts relating to his two recent projects, “Poster Project” and “A Fast History of Martha’s Vineyard” video project.

For more information about the event, contact Tanya Augoustinos at tanya4pathways@gmail.com.