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A new book of saints

Alice Randall is a consumate wordsmith and has gifted us with a complex and ambitious work of literary fiction. The author’s “Black Bottom Saints”...

Werner Herzog pays tribute to explorer Bruce Chatwin

Following in the footsteps of his friend, explorer Bruce Chatwin, writer and director Werner Herzog explores the remarkable story of this storyteller and author...

‘The Fight’ looks at key issues undertaken by the ACLU

The M.V. Film Society’s Documentary Week kicks off Monday, August 3, with “The Fight.” Directed by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres, this...

Tunstull and Escoffery on display at Cousen Rose’s Courtyard

Michael Escoffery and Glenn Tunstull will show their work at Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluffs, beginning this weekend, and running through August 8....

Small California town pulls together in ‘Rebuilding Paradise’

“Rebuilding Paradise” arrives at the M.V. Film Center and virtually at mvfilmsociety.com on Friday, July 31. This National Geographic documentary describes in vivid detail...

Films in the field

Grab your picnic blankets, pack a few snacks and put on some bug spray. The Featherstone Center for the Arts and the Martha’s Vineyard...

Fancy feet

In this brave new world of online classes, I thought I would try my hand at the virtual offerings the Yard is providing this...

Relaxing paintings for stressful times

“Relaxing Scenes to Enjoy” is the title of Ned Reade’s new show at the Old Sculpin Gallery, Dock Street in Edgartown, from August 1...

Artisans adapt

Artists and artisans have to be flexible these days, especially those on the Vineyard whose primary sales outlets, the Chilmark and Featherstone Flea Markets,...

Creative duo with a dose of serendipity

Amid the chaos of the world right now, the tale of Lisa Brown of L.A. Brown Photography and her niece whom she holds so...

Picture the fair

Adversity can indeed spawn creativity. In this season when so many of our beloved events are not happening, a group of photographers have created...

An artist’s gift

Right before July Fourth weekend, there was an ad in the newspaper by West Tisbury artist Marie-Louise Rouff. It said that in honor of...

Chinese activist uses art to convey a message of freedom

Playing both live and virtually at the M.V. Film Center this weekend is the documentary “Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly.” A 2019 film about Chinese...

Michael Blanchard wins gold medal awards from IBPA

Author and photographer Michael Blanchard, owner of Crossroads Gallery in Oak Bluffs and author of “Through a Sober Lens,” was recently awarded two gold...

Sharing secrets

The thing about holding someone else’s secret is that it’s a burden to bear, which can have its own impact on the keeper —...

Vineyard variety

This year, in lieu of its annual summer gala, the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse is hosting a virtual benefit featuring many of the actors, writers,...

Jackie Baer’s show ‘Pandemic’ makes the most of her battle with COVID-19

It was a tough spring for Jackie Baer. In March, the beloved 87-year-old artist, sculptor, photographer, and all-around blithe spirit slipped in the bathroom...

Jane Austen’s ’Emma.’ comes back to the newly opened Film Center

Now that the Film Center has reopened, films will be screened live once again. That means “Emma,” Jane Austen’s last work to be published...

Through an artist’s eyes

Artist Dick Iacovello has a terrific eye for color and form, and his latest pieces demonstrate his expertise. Iacovello celebrated his 82nd birthday last...

You’re gonna need a bigger screen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdSt8l14UBs&feature=youtu.be A whirl of a projector and the crackling of a radio piped in from a transmitter filled the gravel M.V. Ice Arena parking lot....