Friday, March 1, 2024

Visual Arts

Warming up winter at the Louisa Gould Gallery

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If the world is seeming pretty gray to you at the moment, you might want to head over to Louisa Gould’s gallery for a colorful respite from the winter palette. Currently the downtown Vineyard...

Miner Family Gallery flourishes in the off-season

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There's a little gallery tucked away on Beach Road Extension across from the Black Dog Tavern. And unlike many galleries on the Island, the Miner Family Gallery is open year-round, hosting a revolving display...

Edward Schulman’s ‘Winter Color’ imbues images with life

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Edward Schulman’s new exhibition, “Winter Color,” at Mocha Mott’s in Vineyard Haven, is a lyrical ode to the beauty of color and movement. While abstract and expressionistic, his art touches base with the visible...

‘LOVE’ abounds at the West Tisbury library

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Walking into the West Tisbury library’s February exhibition, “LOVE,” we are greeted with an eclectic interpretation of the theme of love. The show stems from an informal group of artists who responded to the...

Leaping for love at Featherstone’s exhibit

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“We are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe; can we not take the leap?” —Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s February, and love is in the air. But this year, Featherstone Center for...

Charly Palmer creates stamp for Black Heritage series

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Internationally acclaimed artist Charly Palmer, whose work is currently featured at the Oak Bluffs library, is known for his portraits of both notable African Americans and empowering images of Black men, women, and children.  It's...

Artist Jennifer Rapuano juggles art and books

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If you’ve ever been to one of Jennifer Rapuano’s monthly adult or children’s drop-in craft workshops at the Vineyard Haven library, you know she is a woman of many creative talents. She is the...

Denys Wortman’s view from above at M.V. Playhouse

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Denys Wortman gives us a rare perspective of this place we call home — specifically, from up high. His current exhibit, “View from Above,” at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, is an alluring array of...

Jewelry Makers: A little sparkle

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The Island is known for summoning creatives. We’re surrounded by musicians, writers, dancers, actors, photographers, comedians, and visual artists who work in a variety of mediums. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with...

Two artists, one show at Pathways

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A new exhibit at Pathways pairs two artists from different generations whose work, though vastly different, complements the other well. Paul Lazes has been creating art since his days studying at the California Institute of...

Making ‘Connections’ at the Feldman Family Artspace

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Hillary Noyes-Keene has a stunning eye, and her large photographs are on display at the Feldman Family Artspace, curated by Featherstone Center for the Arts at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Her show, “Connections,”...

An artist who makes time for everything

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The abundance of artistic talent on the Island is always amazing when we stop a minute to think about it. It’s come more to light in our office as we’ve realized that one of...

Bridge Over Untroubled Waters

The artist, Liz Coogan, says, “I love this connection between Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. My granddaughters count the pigeons on the bridge house, and marvel at how each pigeon is unique. This watercolor...

The visual arts in review

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It was a blockbuster year for art in 2023. Just comb through the many archived articles, and you will see that each week offered wonderful new visual experiences. I've tried to capture just a...

Emily Davis’ ‘Ecology Through an Artist’s Lens’ on exhibit

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The inspired artist Emily Davis has given us a plethora of captivating leaf art spanning the past four years in her exhibit “Ecology Through an Artist's Lens,” at the Oak Bluffs library through the...

Photography in motion at the Playhouse

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Robin Gottesman clearly has an eclectic eye for color, light, motion — and subject matter. Her solo exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is a delightful mix that reflects her impressive talent. Gottesman began as...

Photographer Michael Johnson returns for the holidays

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Take the narrow path off Main Street in Vineyard Haven between Claudia’s Jewelry and Soft as a Grape to the Michael Johnson Photo Gallery, to imbibe the holiday spirit. Happily, after 29 years, the...

Dick Iacovello’s ‘ecletric’ work at Miner Family Gallery

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Dick Iacovello’s art doesn't seem to fit into a specific category. He’s a painter, sure, but also a photographer, a mixed-media artist, and a natural storyteller. As with many artists, his work changes over...

Fall colors on exhibit at Louisa Gould Gallery

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You'll find lots of gold and russet tones in the latest exhibit at the Louisa Gould Gallery. The show, titled “Colors of Fall,” showcases work by a variety of artists whose palette leans toward...

The art of shopping

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Among the dozens of items on offer at the Featherstone Holiday Gift Show — from ceramics and knitwear to jewelry and ornaments — you'll also find works of art by a number of different...