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Top picks from Island film aficionados

You've run through every episode of “Tiger King” — now what? Social isolation may prove a great time to catch up on some of...

Art is a journey

For Julianna Sophia, making art is an experience as much as an outcome, a journey as much as a destination. “My objective is to...

Creating stained glass art at Featherstone

One unique way to add some brightness and color to your home is by placing a stained glass piece in a window, allowing natural...

Art history

February is Black History Month and, although it's coming to a close, there is still time to visit an art exhibit at Pathways Gathering...

Counting on Featherstone

As the title of the current Featherstone exhibit demonstrates, “The Numbers Speak for Themselves.” In this case, local artists were asked to submit artwork...

The art of fishing

As a fisherman, Janet Messineo has been chasing fish for 43 years; as an instructor, she served as a shore guide and taught workshops...

Art heals

Although she started painting in her 60s, Beth Smith of Edgartown already demonstrates the talent of a professional. For the month of February, her...

Homage to African American poets

Langston Hughes, the Harlem Renaissance poet, author, and social activist, is just one of a handful of poets whom writer Wallace Bullock honors in...

Shine a light

Ksenia Meleshko is one Vineyarder who doesn't mind the cold and snow. The native of the Eastern European country Belarus welcomes the wintry weather,...

Stretching their acting muscles

In the Tony and Olivier awardwinning play “God of Carnage,” an informal get-together gradually degenerates into full-on hostility, even violence, as two sophisticated upper-middle-class...

The right whales

With only about 400 individuals remaining in the world, the North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered marine animals. One of...

Art among friends

Stephen Engley has been drawing since childhood, and although he's experimented with painting and other media, drawing is still his first love. “I'm kind...

Cooney’s characters

As a teenager, Dan Cooney visited the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, and he knew he had found his path as an artist. He...

Love and tragedy

War and empire-building are two things that Nicole Galland mentions when describing the themes of Shakespeare’s play “Antony and Cleopatra.” She completes that summary...

Max Decker does his chores

When artist and musician Max Decker was looking for the perfect denim jacket — something sturdy and practical — he decided the best approach...

On tap at the M.V. Playhouse

Need a little entertainment in the off-season? The Martha's Vineyard Playhouse keeps its doors open all winter long to bring Vineyarders a variety of...

Motion pictures

The month of January is dedicated to dance at the Pathways Gathering Space in Chilmark. On Jan. 11 and 12, the arts organization will...

Photojournalist Allen Green has an eye for good stories and photos

As a photojournalist Allen Green spent a lifetime traveling around the world, documenting moments in history. His work has appeared in numerous prestigious journals...

2019 Art on the Vineyard

New artists, new galleries, established artists exploring new directions — 2019 was an exciting year in the Martha's Vineyard art scene. From the dozens...

The year in entertainment 2019

As always, Vineyarders and visitors were kept hopping from venue to venue this past year to catch a wide variety of options in theater,...