Rabbi Hosts World Debut of Photo Show

Lori, Jonas and Rabbi Joshua Plaut are hosting two special summer art happenings featuring a new photography show entitled Sparks of Splendor: Portraits of Jewish Women From East to West. Exhibition and artist’s receptions occur on Sunday, August 3 and Sunday August 10, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in West Tisbury.

Open Artist’s Cabinet of Curiosities

It is a pleasure this season to see an exhibition of paintings in which the subject is a serious exploration of an artist’s personal landscape. The show of paintings by Sherrill Blalock opening tonight with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Louisa Gould Gallery is such an exhibition. Appropriately named Cabinet of Curiosities, the paintings represent a complex psychological story of the artist’s view of the world.

Photographer Nancy Ellison in Carol Craven Exhibit

Carol Craven Gallery welcomes the public to an artists’ reception on Sunday, August 3, for exhibitions of the following gallery artists:

Christie Scheele’s show Changing Winds, her fifth with the gallery, is a selection of atmospheric landscape paintings of Martha’s Vineyard and New York.

Skip Petersen Will Show Paintings at Featherstone

Skip Petersen, a graduate of the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, presents a gallery show of her work, which she defines as “abstract oil in very bright colors” — hence the title of the show, Brilliance.

The exhibition opens tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, at the Pebble Building of Featherstone Center for the Arts, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. The show will hang through August 13.

Jessica Pisano Opens Art Exhibition Tonight

Jessica Pisano, founder of Belushi Pisano Gallery and an established artist, opens a new solo exhibition with a reception tonight, Friday, August 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery on State Road in Vineyard Haven.

Over the past decade, Ms. Pisano has combined her black and white photography with painting. Using her photography as her canvas, Ms. Pisano paints with media including, oil, pastel and acrylics. In this series of new work, she will showcase her mixed media work presented on birch panel, tile and antique tin or wood frames.

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

The Granary Gallery at the Red Barn invites all to an opening reception Sunday, August 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at its Old County Road space in West Tisbury. The new exhibition features Steve Mills’s new photo-realist paintings of familiar objects and Vineyard scenes, Anda Styler’s impressionistic plein air-style acrylics depicting Island architecture and landscape, as well as new work from Diana van Nes and a trunk show for one day only of work by Cape Cod jeweler Ross Coppelman.

Photo Exhibition Delves Into Irony and Politics

Domestic Secrets, an exhibition of photographs by Julie Jaffe, opens with a reception this evening, Friday, August 1, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the Bank of Martha’s Vineyard in Chilmark, across from the Community Center on State Road.

Artful Flowers and Guitar At Louisa Gould Gallery

Louisa Gould Gallery opens a new show, Tone & Texture, with a reception tonight, Friday, July 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. with Don Groover on guitar.

Tone & Texture will feature the work of four artists in varying media:

Maya Farber uses representative acrylics to explore the fields and waters of Martha’s Vineyard.

Bob Jewett’s rich rust, green and gray bowls, plates and vases will be filled with artful flower arrangements by Johnathan Smith.

Artists at Craven Gallery Display a Sense of Place

Three artists will present new exhibitions opening Sunday at Carol Craven Gallery on Breakdown Lane in Vineyard Haven.

Christie Scheele’s show, Changing Winds, is a selection of exquisite atmospheric landscape paintings of Martha’s Vineyard and New York landscapes. This is Ms. Scheele’s fifth exhibition with the gallery.

A wide selection of beautiful eastern seaboard photographs by well-known photographer, Nancy Ellison, also will show at Carol Craven, Ms. Ellison’s fourth show there.

Animal Oil Portraits Show at Dragonfly Until August

The artist reception for Jain Tarnower will be held on Saturday, July 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dragonfly Gallery, 91 Dukes County avenue in Oak Bluffs. The show runs from July 23 through August 3.

Ms. Tarnower has brought the almost-forgotten genre of oil portraiture to new heights with animal portraits ranging from miniature paintings to engaging eight-foot canvases. This classical American style has placed Ms. Tarnower in the forefront of this unique venue.

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