Saturday, July 20, 2024

Visual Arts

Old Sculpin’s 70th celebration

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For the past four years, the historic Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown has been hosting a special event celebrating catboats, and the storied history of the Martha's Vineyard Art Association. This year the association...

‘Gretchen V. Feldman | Explorations in Abstract’

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Gretchen Feldman’s fabulous abstractions dance on the surface of her art, showing through August 4 at the Feldman Family Artspace, a venue managed by Featherstone Center for the Arts at the M.V. Film Center. For...

Robert Fitzgerald exhibits texture and mood at Cousen Rose Gallery

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Zita Cousens of the Cousen Rose Gallery has always made it a mission to diversify the subjects and media that she shows in the gallery (which, it's worth noting, will now be hosting the...

Freedom to explore in Elizabeth Langer’s ‘Into the Wilderness’ exhibit

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Elizabeth Langer refuses to be put into a box, and her exhibition at the Edgartown library through July 31 brims with an arresting variety of abstract and figurative prints and collages.  Langer titles her show...

Ways of seeing place: Karel Steiner’s lens

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Karel Steiner brings his keen photographic eye to whatever land he happens to inhabit at the time. His exhibition, “Martha’s Vineyard and Beyond,” at the Chilmark library through July 18, reveals the sensitivity he...

Leo Frame bears ‘witness to Black consciousness’

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Fortunately for us, Island photographer Leo Frame’s keen artistic eye captured Black culture during an exciting and sometimes volatile period in American history in his newest exhibit at the Oak Bluffs library, through July...

Painting and poetry

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Harry Seymour’s art is arresting both for its stunning visual impact and the meaning behind the work, each amplified through an evocative accompanying poem. Seymour uses his unique pastel scratchboard technique, a subtractive process of...

A cultural celebration in stitched fine art

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Ingenuity threads throughout Featherstone Center for the Arts’ new exhibition “Rising Up! A Multi-Cultural Celebration of Stitched Fine Art.” Put the idea of a quilt show out of your head. The artwork in “Rising Up!”...

The Floating Gallery presents ‘Out of Paradise’

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Marion Wilson used the pandemic in an unusual way. On her daily walk, she became intrigued by a houseboat for sale on Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven, perched down the hill from the M.V....

Mark Bateman and Dog Ear Pottery

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Creativity begets creativity, so they say. Dabbling in something new can spark ideas, open doors, and sometimes help us break through creative blocks and other challenges life throws our way. Trying new endeavors isn’t...

Harriet Bernstein’s ‘Celebrating Color’

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Harriet Bernstein’s exhibition “Celebrating Color” is a joyous affair. Her vibrant acrylics dance on the surface of the work. “I strive for calm, but they end up being a party and a celebration. That’s...

More than meets the eye at Knowhere Art and Cousen Rose Galleries

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There are art openings galore during the summer on the Vineyard. But Valerie Francis of the Knowhere Art Gallery and Center of Knowhere and Zita Cousens of Cousen Rose Gallery have planned a robust...

‘The 100 Languages of Children’

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“The 100 Languages of Children” teems with the creativity of Garden Gate Child Development Center students and alumni, as well as youth from Featherstone’s Children’s Art Program, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, M.V. Community...

Freedom of expression

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According to an article in The MV Times, the number of students at the Chilmark School has nearly doubled in 15 years. The increase in population has meant that the current preschool has been...

Student resilience in the “Art of Conservation”

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Out of the mouths of babes is a phrase that comes to mind at the Vineyard Conservation Society’s (VCS) newest exhibition, “Resilience.” The show is the result of an annual student art and writing...

Linda Besse “Wild” shows at the Louisa Gould Gallery

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  Louisa Gould looks beyond Vineyard landscapes with the latest show hanging at her eponymous gallery on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. A solo exhibit of the work of acclaimed artist Linda Besse is currently...

Students create a ‘Soulful Showcase’ at the Galaxy Gallery

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Student voice and student choice are at the heart of the impressive new exhibition “Soulful Showcase,” at the Galaxy Gallery through May 19. The opening was abuzz as students, faculty, and guests mingled about the...

Featherstone blooms in ‘The Art of Flowers’

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An abundance of bountiful blossoms fill “The Art of Flowers.” Glorious pieces in all shapes, sizes, and media abound in Featherstone Center for the Art’s sunlit Francine Kelly Gallery. Even spring’s fragrances are hinted...

Sea full of shoefish

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Invention is an elemental ingredient in David Joseph’s life, as an artist, physician, engineer — and inventor. His show, “The Wild World of Found Object Art,” curated by Featherstone Center for the Arts at...

Inner journeys at Winter Street Gallery

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An artist's life experience informs and impacts their art. In the case of the three artists represented in the current exhibit at the Winter Street Gallery in Edgartown, those life experiences are as unique...