Saturday, August 13, 2022

Vibrant and vivid

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Having a renowned painter as your father and a writer as your mother, one is bound to develop an interest in the arts. That's...

Memories in mist

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The inner and outer worlds seamlessly shift back and forth in Whitney Cleary’s misty landscapes. “My work represents a single moment,” Cleary says. “A...

An artful purpose

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There are two things that Alexander Campbell is passionate about. One is keeping the Island streets, beaches, and wooded areas as trash-free as possible....

Enchanted ceramics

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When one thinks of ceramics, very often the first thing that comes to mind is utilitarian mugs and bowls in earth-tone glazes — attractive...

A different angle

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Ann Smith, Featherstone Center for the Arts executive director, is jubilant while walking through Joyful Geometrics — an exhibition that shines in the Francine...

A life’s work

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Artist Washington Ledesma was treated to a big surprise on his 80th birthday. Not only had his longtime life partner, Alida O' Laughlin, planned...

Martha’s Vineyard Museum features suffrage exhibits

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The Martha's Vineyard Museum will host several exhibits, online and on the campus, to celebrate 100 years of women having the vote. The passage of...

Votes for Women: An Island Perspective

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This story was originally published in MV Arts & Ideas. Activist Barbara Lee has said her efforts to get women elected were inspired by...

Celebrating creativity

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The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse was packed Saturday evening as dozens of artists, their families, and the community turned out for the second annual Vineyard...

Shine a light

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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,...

The right whales

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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

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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...

Photographer Andrew Childs reveals ‘Light Beyond Vision’

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What if what you see isn’t necessarily what you get? In fact, you get a lot more in Andrew Child’s new book, “Light Beyond...

Photojournalist Allen Green has an eye for good stories and photos

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

Natural world

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The driving force behind much of artist Jannette Vanderhoop's work is a desire to educate people to respect nature through art. “I have always...

Sacred spaces captured in Michael Stimola’s photographs

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During the month of October, photographer Michael Stimola will exhibit a series of photos at the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse which showcase a subject that...

All good things at the ‘Summer’s End’ exhibition

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Perhaps you’re celebrating the relative peace that has descended upon the Island now that we have made it past Labor Day. Traffic is back...

Christina Gallery has the same fine art at its new location

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The Christina Gallery is now located at 5 Winter St., three doors from its longtime location on the corner of Winter Street and North...

Kim McCarthy’s photos reveal the beauty of Island nature

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Kim McCarthy took a whole year to stop and smell the roses. Her subject matter: landscapes across the Island. “Doing the photography made me...

Miniature art with a mammoth purpose

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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...