Finding beauty in the ordinary


How do skilled painters take ordinary scenes — a roadside gas pump, a nondescript diner, or a bleak hotel room — and inject life and beauty using their creative process? Edward Hopper creates these kinds of enigmatic narratives told through his works of American realism. The Edgartown library highlights Hopper’s creations with a virtual talk on Friday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 8 pm, presented by art teacher Janet Mandel. Head to for more information, or email