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.

Deborah Colter Show

Deborah Colter Show

The original mixed media works of local Edgartown artist Deborah T. Colter will be featured in a solo show opening Saturday, July 26, at the Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluffs. There will be an opening reception Saturday, July 26, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Library Art Exhibit

Library Art Exhibit

Marianne Neill will be showing recent gouache paintings and pastels at the Chilmark Free Public Library from Saturday, July 26 through August 15.

The show can also be seen during library hours, every day except Sunday.

European With Vineyard Touch Shows at Eisenhauer

This past winter Eisenhauer Gallery owner Elizabeth Eisenhauer and Kaitlyn Ruitenberg went to Brussels, Belgium to visit French artist Michel Brosseau; in Mr. Brosseau’s studio they felt as if they had entered a 19th century European atelier. Canvases are everywhere, filled with colored buoys and sailboat linens bright as if sunlight were pouring out from the canvases. Long drapes hang on tall sunny windows that fill the studio with a warm yellow glow while the murmur of Brussels traffic comes through an open window.

Gallery-Hopping on a Summer Evening: Artists’ Receptions Add to the Pleasure

Alison Shaw Gallery Fine are photography of Alison Shaw. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., or by appointment at 88 Dukes County avenue, Oak Bluffs, tel. 508-696-7429 or online

Current exhibit: Yellow, continues through July 25.

Abode Gallery and Shop Paintings, photography and sculpture. Open by appointment at 224 Oak Lane, West Tisbury, tel. 914-830-9288 or online at

Iranian Women’s Rugs Form Mansion House Show

This past fall, three American women went camping with the Qashqai nomads in the mountains of southwestern Iran. They came back from their travels with amazing stories and, perhaps more impressive still, with the hand-woven Qashqai rugs known as Gabbehs.

Now these Gabbeh rugs, made by small collectives of nomadic women, are the focus of a two-week trunk show at the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven.