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Miniature art with a mammoth purpose

Amy Benford considers her artistic output a collaboration. In 2013, Benford lost her 15-year-old daughter Abbie to anaphylactic shock brought on by an allergic...

Ann Vaughan Leggett’s classical works in new exhibit

Ann Vaughan Leggett, who passed away in 2014, left behind a legacy of hundreds of paintings capturing subject matter ranging from Islanders at work...

A nature connection informs the work of Lynda Reeves McIntyre

Artist and dancer Lynda Reeves McIntyre has a very close connection with nature. ”I'm happiest being in the dirt, climbing mountains, kayaking,” she says....

1970s Bowery in black-and-white

Edward Grazda of New York City and Chilmark has forged a successful career during four decades of documenting people and places. His work has...

Featherstone’s latest exhibit finds art in the elements

When artist Elizabeth Whelan was given the chance to develop a theme for a show at Featherstone, she dug back into her childhood for...

Abstract abounds at the Louisa Gould Gallery

For 12 years now, Louisa Gould has hosted an abstract art show, giving Vineyarders and visitors the chance to check out some examples of...

After a lifetime of teaching, Marston Clough pursues the palette

As a scientist and science teacher, Vineyard native Marston Clough spent a lifetime following facts, formulas, proofs, and equations. It wasn't until he retired...

Artist Max Decker looks inward with his latest work

Artist Max Decker has made some major changes in his life recently. After living in Brooklyn for five years, focusing on a music career,...

Singing the blues at the playhouse

Last Friday night, while the masses headed over to Oak Bluffs to watch the fireworks, a small but enthusiastic crowd had the chance to...

Rhonda K. Brown’s bold lines and vivid colors

Artist Rhonda K. Brown has been immersed in art from an early age. In 1980 her parents, Ernestine and Malcom Brown, opened the first...

Island history reflected in paintings of the Hancock-Mitchell House

Ever since the Sheriff's Meadow Foundation took on the project of restoring and repurposing the historic Hancock-Mitchell House in Quansoo, all types of experts...

Nature reflects life in artist Pepe Conley’s new exhibit

There's something that sets artist Pepe Conley apart from other artists who exhibit their work on Martha's Vineyard. Well, a couple of things, in...

Art grows on the vine at this annual show highlighting artists of color

Art on the Vine, a four-day, multipronged celebration beginning next weekend, is far more than just an exhibit. The annual event is intended to...

Sargent Gallery is home to art with environmental leanings

Updated July 26The Sargent Gallery in Aquinnah is unique among Vineyard art spaces in that owner Megan Ottens-Sargent has a clear-cut mission that is...

Anita Lewis’ art by design on exhibit at Nikki Sedacca Gallery

Artist Anita Lewis began her working career as an interior architect, designing kitchens and bathrooms for a German firm. Her love of a clean,...

Rez Williams and his not-so-typical landscapes and seascapes

After decades of focusing on objects — specifically fishing boats — for his artistic output, painter Rez Williams has returned to landscape painting. A...

T.S. Harris’ beachside subjects on exhibit at Eisenhauer Gallery

An old black-and-white photo was the original inspiration for T.S. Harris' popular series of paintings of women that are now the subject of a...

Nadine Epstein’s photo exhibit takes a close look at life in shadows

It was a transformative moment for writer, editor, and artist Nadine Epstein when she first really noticed her own shadow in any sort of...

Artist Deborah Colter guides her paintings to where they want to go

Deborah T. Colter, the newest artist represented by the Louisa Gould Gallery, compares her abstract paintings to another form of art. “I think of...

Whitney Cleary brings her muted palette to A Gallery

Whitney Cleary's move to the Vineyard seven years ago heralded a new chapter in her life. It wasn't until she had relocated to the...