Tuesday, January 31, 2023

‘Large shapes in soft focus’ at Louisa Gould Gallery

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The paintings of Christie Scheele, currently the focus of a solo show at the Louisa Gould Gallery, are clearly landscapes. Yet Scheele considers her work more in line with the color field artists, like...

Call for entries for the M.V. Drawing Prize

Artist Elizabeth R. Whelan announces the call for artists for the fourth annual Martha’s Vineyard Drawing Prize. The competition is open to artists and illustrators 18 years or older in the U.S. and Canada,...

Artist Elizabeth Whelan presents ‘Inspiration’

On Saturday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 6 pm, artist Elizabeth Whelan will present portraits of various Island community women who “symbolize the inspiration we can be to each other” at a special event...

Artist Glenn Tunstull takes home crystal design award

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Last weekend the Cousen Rose Gallery presented its CRG crystal design award to artist Glenn Tunstull in honor of his 20th year of showing his work at the gallery. A large crowd was on...

Open studio exhibit of premier pastel artist Irving Petlin

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When Irving Petlin passed away at his Chilmark home in 2018, the world lost a man who was not only a brilliant artist, but one who devoted his life to issues of social justice. Petlin,...

Galaxy Gallery hosts exhibit by longtime friends

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Creativity and camaraderie are what sustain a remarkable group of eight professional artists working and living on the Vineyard. Initiated by Nancy Shaw Cramer, the women have been meeting monthly over dinner for 26...

Stone and steel at Kara Taylor Gallery

The Kara Taylor Gallery welcomes guest artists, beginning this weekend through Sept. 11 — stone carver Adrian Smith, with outdoor steel sculptures by Island native Brian Abbott. Smith studied under a master carver in Kathmandu,...

Artist Jeanne Staples is an American realist

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Paintings by Jeanne Staples continue to be exhibited at Granary Gallery. Her most recent show began with “Twilight at the Ferry,” a painting from last year that she included because she’s been painting the...

A group of artists gather to paint in plein air at Polly Hill

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Longtime Vineyard artist Valentine (Estabrook) started Aire MV 10 years ago with Kanta Lipsky when the pair began painting in plein air — outdoors — using color to capture the way the light plays...

James W. Jennings creates art as communication

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James W. Jennings’ newest exhibition “VIBES/ONDES II (2022)” at the Oak Bluffs library will move you out of your head and shift your focus to your body. His luscious acrylic paintings do not just...

Art times three at Moore Family Gallery

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When Andrew Moore opened his show, “Through the Seasons,” on July 30, he was only one of three artists featured in the Moore Family Gallery. His 27-year-old daughter Hannah Moore has just concluded her...

The magical world of artist Traeger di Pietro

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In a world filled with 24/7 news cycles and economic and societal strife, taking time to admire Traeger di Pietro's art is a must. If nothing else, it will make you smile and serve...

Otherworldly works of art

Local artist Margot Datz spent three glorious months on the unspoiled Caribbean island of Nevis last winter, which heightened her senses not only to the natural world around her in the form of lush...

Photographer Robin Gottesman shares her view from above

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Robin Gottesman has been taking photos of the Vineyard for more than a decade. Last year she decided she wanted to explore a different perspective on scenes she's been shooting for years. She purchased...

Featherstone exhibit celebrates Black female creativity and imagination

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“Imagine: Celebrating Black Female Creativity” is sure to be an important, must-see exhibition this summer. The show — rich with painters, photographers, sculptors, and artists working in collage, prints, mixed media, and textiles —...

Artist Washington Ledesma’s colorful palette

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Washington Ledesma, the Uruguayan artist who has lived on the Island since the early 1990s, has joined the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association, and is exhibiting his work in the Old Sculpin Gallery’s “Catboat Show”...

‘Give Me Shelter’ art show will benefit the homeless on the Island

“Give Me Shelter” is a two-day art show to benefit the goals of Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization that serves as the umbrella organization for all homeless prevention programming on the...

Power and pride on exhibit in Destiny Arianna’s ‘Beauty in Remembrance’

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In her stunning work, Destiny Arianna pulls deeply from her Chappaquiddick Wampanoag ancestry through her great-grandmother Grace Holman, also known as Swan Song, who was born and raised on the Island. Arianna, who has...

Crossing boundaries

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There's always been a magical, mystical aspect to the work of artist Kara Taylor. Even in her landscapes — the moody, evocative scenes that Taylor is perhaps best known for — there is a...

Shoe artist Santiago Garcia brings All Star art to the Eisenhauer Gallery

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Updated 7/25 Some artists paint landscapes. Some favor people, buildings, or animals. Artist Santiago Garcia of Uruguay paints shoes — Converse All Star sneakers, to be exact. Santiago is known for his acrylic representations of...