Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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...

Fantastic fabric with the quilt guild

The Martha’s Vineyard Modern Quilt Guild will debut some of their beautiful handmade quilts at the West Tisbury library through the month of November, according to a press release from the guild. According to...

Dick Iacovello’s evolution

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Dick Iacovello is a fixture at Mocha Mott's in Vineyard Haven, and for the month of November, the popular coffee spot will feature an exhibit of his latest work — a new wave of...

Popping up at Juniper

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It’s never too early to start celebrating and preparing for the holidays, and Juniper — a floral shop, artist co-op, and branch of Donaroma’s all rolled into one — is setting us up to...

History on canvas

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When Stan Murphy died in 2003, the Island lost not only a brilliant artist, but also a well-loved longtime member of the community who immersed himself in Vineyard life. Throughout his illustrious career, Murphy...

The art of ‘Up-Island Women’ fills the Chilmark library

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Tracy Thorpe is not only an artist but also the program coordinator at Chilmark Public Library, who has curated an inspiring upcoming exhibition there called “Up-Island Women.” Her own watercolors of rural Vineyard landscapes...

The more you look, the more you see in Rissland’s ‘Hull Series’

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Edwina Rissland’s stunning photographs in her newest exhibition, “Hull Studies,” are a must-see. This show, curated by Featherstone at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, brims with work from 2007 to 2022, focusing on one...

Defining ‘The Fall’

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If you're expecting that a visit to the current exhibit at Featherstone, titled “The Fall,” will reveal walls of images of landscapes in autumn colors, you'd be only partially right. Curator Tanya Augoustinos selected...

Gwyn McAllister curates an exhibit filled with some of her favorite artists

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Gwyn McAllister, who has been covering the Vineyard art scene for more than 20 years, got a brainstorm, and fortunately, we are reaping the benefits. She says of the origins of her exhibition, “Artists...

Scenes of Island life come alive in William Blakesley’s artwork

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William Blakesley’s art is quintessential Martha’s Vineyard, expressing the unique, intangible quality of the Island and Island life. The scenes are immediately familiar, conveying the tenor of the Vineyard during different seasons and locations....

Artist Eleanor Hubbard was ‘marking time’ during the pandemic

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There have been many times in artist Eleanor Hubbard's career when fate stepped in to guide her way. In fact, the West Tisbury resident would not have pursued painting at all if she had...

Reflections

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Paul Doherty is a masterful “painter” of light with his camera, capturing glorious sunrises, transcendent sunsets, and the calm right after storms — making for a body of work with breadth and great beauty. “There’s...

Ashley Medowski Gallery brings the outdoors inside

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The Ashley Medowski Gallery on Lamberts Cove Road in West Tisbury is a special place, one well worth visiting. It might be said that the property where it’s located is an extension of her...

Beth Parker’s imagination on exhibit at the West Tisbury library

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Beth Parker’s exhibition at the West Tisbury library is not quite like anything you have ever seen. What you’re looking at is hard to place, because it isn’t of this world, but rather one...

20 artists ‘Celebrate the Sea’ at Galaxy Gallery

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The Oak Bluffs’ Galaxy Gallery, which bills itself “A Gallery of Stellar Artists,” opens a new show today on Thursday, Sept. 15. Twenty artists will display their work at the nonprofit cooperative Arts District...

Sweet ‘Inspiration’

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When is an art opening really something quite a bit more? When it’s a celebratory art happening in a design and dressmaking atelier, which is exactly what artist Elizabeth Whelan and Stina Sayre of...

Mixed-media messages at arts district galleries

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The work of two very talented and expressive artists of color is currently on display at the dual galleries owned by Val Francis of Oak Bluffs. At the Knowhere Gallery on Dukes County Avenue,...

Stonework and carving at the Kara Taylor Gallery

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Kara Taylor is showing the work of two sculptors working in different media and vastly different styles, and it's well worth a visit to her eponymous West Tisbury gallery. Inside, Taylor has reserved the main...

Paintings by Alejandro Carreño, words by poet Donia Elizabeth Allen

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There is an exhibition of stunning, bold paintings by Alejandro Carreño with text by poet Donia Elizabeth Allen at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. The two marry their artistry to create a show brimming...