Thursday, February 29, 2024

Creative crèches

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“No Room at the Inn” is a display of crèches that will be part of Christmas in Edgartown, and will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard. For the third year, 40 crèches will...

Collages and paintings by Bruce MacNelly at Pathways

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Artist and architect Bruce MacNelly has a somewhat different way of looking at process. He works in both collage and painting, with the former often informing the latter. For his collage work, MacNelly takes...

Micah Thanhauser is all fired up

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Micah Thanhauser of Merry Farm Pottery recently saw a longtime dream come true when he was finally, after five years of planning, able to install a wood-fired kiln. Previously Merry Farm pieces were all...

A combined exhibit for Katy Upson and Judith Drew Schubert 

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You are in for a double treat with the new exhibit of work by Katy Upson and Judith Drew Schubert at the Feldman Family Artspace in Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, curated by Featherstone Center...

Taylor Stone’s imagination unveiled at Workshop Gallery

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Halloween might have come and gone, but Taylor Stone’s solo exhibition at the Workshop Gallery in Vineyard Haven, "There's Nothing but Witches and Wizards Out There," is worthy of its own celebration. It’s a...

Freedom of expression

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For the past decade-plus, artist Elizabeth Whelan has focused on portraiture, skillfully capturing each subject's likeness, as well as personality, in oil. More recently she has turned her attention to nature, creating vivid scenes...

Photographer Alida O’Loughlin shares ‘Treasured Moments’

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Alida O’Loughlin presents us with more than 40 treasured moments in her new exhibition by the same title at the Edgartown library, through the end of November. For such a prolific artist, it’s amazing to...

A warm, welcoming vibe

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Painter and potter Chioke Morais opened the doors to Bent Wing Pottery in July 2023. This undertaking was a bit of a dream come true for Morais. “I’ve done a lot of Artisans shows...

‘Light Over the Sound’

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Tachina Rudman-Young is a San Francisco–based artist and a creativity facilitator. She has been coming to Martha’s Vineyard with her husband and children since 2013, and is inspired by the Island’s incredible beauty. “I...

Adriana Eftimie’s ‘Sanctuary’ at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center

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Adriana Eftimie’s oil paintings at the Feldman Family Artspace in the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, curated by Featherstone Center for the Arts, are a scintillating delight. Her breathtaking use of color and attention to...

‘Two Sisters at Work’

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The West Tisbury library is featuring the artwork of sisters Lynn Hoeft and Kris McDermet. “Two Sisters at Work” showcases a variety of pieces created in several mediums, including wool, silk, paper, and paint....

Works in progress

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Driving up the steep driveway to the house where Barney Zeitz lives and makes art feels like entering a world apart. The path leading to his studio took me through a garden where his...

Mary Beth Daniels’ wonderful world of wool

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Mary Beth Daniels’ color-soaked fiber art beckons us in for a closer view and leaves us with a strong urge to reach out and touch her wonderful textural creations. Her varied landscapes and floral...

Ralph Frisina’s exhibit at Louisa Gould’s Gallery is just in time for the Derby

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Artist Ralph Frisina can wax poetic about something as pedestrian as a rusty old boat engine or a battle-scarred fishing lure. Of the latter he says, “It's always been my viewpoint that lures were...

Artist Althea Freeman-Miller’s community dreaming

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The saying “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” is perhaps outdated and overused, but it’s the perfect descriptor for Island artist Althea Freeman-Miller. Laurie Miller, Freeman-Miller’s late father, was a logo designer...

Winter Street Gallery ends season with new exhibit

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A quote from Virginia Woolf's landmark novel “To the Lighthouse” was chosen by the co-owners of Edgartown's Winter Street Gallery as the theme for its final show of the season. In the modernist novel, Woolf...

Gary Demers’ Woodfish

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Discovering Gary Demers’ workshop, Woodfish, was a happy accident. After buying an iced tea from Black Dog on Water Street, I began walking back to The MV Times office. Demers’ workshop door was open,...

Reflections of summer in art at Featherstone

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The weather may be cooler, but it’s still summer at Featherstone, with its first community exhibition after the height of the season — “Summer Celebrations and Reflections.” The show’s gallery sign, with Doug Allen’s huge,...

Patricia Williams’ many faces at the Feldman Family Artspace

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Patricia Williams’ show, "Colleagues and Other Strangers,” in the Feldman Family Artspace at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, curated by Featherstone Center for the Arts, tells a story. But it’s a narrative of our...

Paintings by Alejandro Carreño at Mocha Mott’s

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Alejandro Carreño’s love of fish is immediately evident in his appealing paintings hanging at  Mocha Mott’s in Vineyard Haven through the end of September. Carreño eschews strict photographic realism for intense colors and designs...