Thursday, July 7, 2022

Images of migration by land and by sea

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Part-time Chilmark resident Ellen Levine combines two career trajectories in a series of paintings that are currently on display at the Chilmark library. Her...

Artist Heather Sommers takes on cold wax and oil painting

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The pandemic has impacted us all, and for artist Heather Sommers, it’s been a demarcation signaling a change in her work. Formerly working in...

Something old is new again in Pia Centenari-Leonard’s work

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When she was 8 years old, Pia Centenari-Leonard got a Brownie camera as a gift, launching a passion for photography. Now, decades later, Pia...

Grace Kennan Warnecke offers her art collection for Ukraine relief efforts

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Grace Warnecke of New York City and Vineyard Haven is as familiar as anyone on the Island with the people and the culture of...

Bold and beautiful new work at Eisenhauer Gallery

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Head over to the Eisenhauer Gallery this weekend for a celebratory art opening with refreshments and live music in the courtyard. For the past...

Wild things on exhibit at the Louisa Gould Gallery

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During a recent telephone interview with the artist Linda Besse, she mentioned casually that among the many adventurous outings that she has undertaken in...

Point of view

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The Winter Street Gallery in Edgartown has kicked off its 2022 season with a show featuring work by three artists hailing from points around...

‘The Art of Flowers’ blossoms again

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Spring has sprung at Featherstone Center for the Arts, and the opening of “The Art of Flowers” show is the perfect kickoff to the...

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...