Saturday, January 28, 2023

Visual Arts

Elliott Bennett gets ‘Up Close and Personal’

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Elliot Bennett’s “Up Close and Personal” photography exhibit at the West Tisbury library is a rhapsodic experience of her love of the natural world. About the words in her title, Bennett says, “Science is...

At home at work

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Artist David Wallis has a unique perspective on the Vineyard art world. On staff at the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury, Wallis has overseen a long-established Island institution that has represented hundreds of artists...

Shine a light

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We’re in for a treat in the next couple of months, as art educator Janet Mandel presents her “Four Fabulous Women Artists You Probably Never Heard Of” art talk series, brought to us by...

‘Let Your Mind Wander’ through Clough art exhibit

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Born-and-raised Island artist Marston Clough’s new exhibition, “Let Your Mind Wander,” at the Oak Bluffs library displays three aspects of his artistic pursuits. His diversity of interests is echoed by the fact that he...

Wintertime workshop

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Emily Davis’ “Analog Leaf Collage” workshops for adults and young adults are all about the experience, not the final product. On Saturday, Jan. 21, at PathwaysArts, Davis will use prompts and guidance to help...

Add ‘artist’ to Tain Leonard-Peck’s list of accomplishments

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Tain Leonard-Peck, whose art exhibit is currently at the Chilmark Public Library, is something of a Renaissance man. In addition to painting, he composes music, is the poet laureate for West Tisbury, and is...

Paint parties

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On a dark December Friday night, a great time was had by all the aspiring painters — almost all novices — who were out for a good time at the Oak Bluffs library’s first...

Art galleries and exhibits were busy as ever this year

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With the worst of the pandemic behind us, and things back in full swing this year, galleries and venues made up for lost time by hosting a number of exhibits and events that made...

Creative expressions

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Artists, friends, family, and many others associated with the Vineyard Independence Partnership (VIP) braved the pouring rain to come to the opening of the art exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse on Dec. 7....

Two artists come together in ‘Found Again’ exhibit

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Elizabeth Whelan and Adriana Eftimie have given us a wonderful gift in their new show, “Found Again,” at the Vineyard Haven library. The show’s title and artwork reflect their desire for us to reconnect...

Island scenes

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As always with Peter Simon’s Vineyard Calendar, you want time to fly by so you can turn the page to see what magnificent image awaits you.  Peter, who lived with his wife Ronni at their...

From their porch to yours

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If you want to shop for a unique holiday gift this year while supporting a very worthwhile cause, make a trip to West Tisbury this weekend to check out the African crafts on offer...

Paintings from a European journey and back home

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Kanta Lipsky of West Tisbury wears many hats. As a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and chi kung teacher, she helps Vineyarders to find balance, harmony, and joy in their lives. What some may not...

Creating art that comes from the ocean

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If you've ever admired a colorful branch of seaweed floating in the ocean, only to find an amorphous tangle of slime once you removed it from its natural habitat, you may realize how hard...

‘Coming Back into the Light’ with artist Gloria Burkin

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Whether describing the land or sea, Gloria Burkin’s animated brushstrokes evoke a visceral response, transporting you to the scenes themselves. Her exhibition of oil paintings at the Feldman Family Artspace at the M.V. Film...

Great things come in small packages

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Every year for the past 18 years, Louisa Gould has offered customers the opportunity to buy affordable art just in time for the holidays. This year is no exception. The Small Works Show, as...

Grab a gift at artists’ co-op Night Heron Gallery

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If you are out and about looking for the perfect holiday gift, walk into the Night Heron Gallery — the Island’s only Vineyard Haven artist–owned and –operated cooperative. The space on Main Street is...

‘Texture, Color, and Light’ on exhibit at the Feldman Family Artspace

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Rosalie Ripaldi Shane's radiantly colored oil paintings are an antidote to the clocks having turned back and the hours of daylight growing shorter.  Through Dec. 4, you can see her images of summer in the...

Vintage and recent works sale

Artists Wendy Weldon and James Langlois have been creating artworks for more than 20 years in a studio they share in Chilmark. They are moving off-Island to start a new studio. Vintage and rare...

Michael Rising Sun Sellitti’s ‘Along the Waters’ takes us there

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Michael Rising Sun Sellitti creates arresting photographs centering on the interplay of expansive skies and bodies of water. His exhibition “Along the Waters” at the Oak Bluffs library captures exquisite sunsets and sunrises and...