June Schoppe’s ‘Traditions’ exhibit opens


Artist June Schoppe presents a new body of work titled “Traditions” at the Old Sculpin Gallery through July 12. This year’s exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Janis Langley, a friend and colleague who inspired the artist. Langley died in May. 

According to a press release, familiar scenes, favorite memories, and new traditions are the featured themes of Schoppe’s exhibit.

“Remembering a Simpler Time” is a scene depicting the Nantucket ferry at her berth in Woods Hole, the sun illuminating the interior of the freight deck with the former terminal building awash in its prophetic last sunlight of the day. Another piece, “Simple Pleasures,” features a group of children totally engaged in drop-lining off the Owen Park public dock in Vineyard Haven.

Another piece is a blowup of the tomato stand at Morning Glory Farm, aptly titled

“Farm Fresh.” The Chappy Beach Club cabanas, a striking sunset from the Aquinnah Cliffs, and views of a secret beach on the shores of Sengekontacket Pond offer familiar reminders of the Island.


The Old Sculpin Gallery, 58 Dock St., Edgartown, across from the Chappy Ferry, celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 9 pm, and on Sunday from 12 to 7 pm.