Take a Walk on the Artsy Side

On Saturday, August 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. the Oak Bluffs Arts District will host a gallery stroll which includes galleries along Dukes County avenue and nearby. Enjoy art, music and refreshments all served up in a casual summer evening manner.

Sailor’s Valentine Without the Sea Voyage

The Christina Gallery is hosting an art opening on Thursday, August 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. for Sandi Blandi and Marjorie Mason

Fair Is Fowl Chicken Alley Art Show Arrives

Chicken Alley Art Show Arrives

In this age of free range chicken-raising, throw an egg in the air anywhere on this Island and odds are you’ll hit a fellow chicken farmer, one might think a reference to a place called Chicken Alley speaks of some storied Shangri-la where golden eggs roll freely from the barnyard.

Reality, however, speaks to a place of no chickens but plenty of golden eggs, metaphorically at least.

Tapestries and Furniture

Tapestries and Furniture

Julia Mitchell and Bill Nash are the featured artists this week, August 5 through 14, at the Shaw Cramer Gallery located at 56 Main street in Vineyard Haven.

Ms. Mitchell works with handwoven tapestries using color blended wools on line. She is known for her representations of wind, water, light and shadow upon the landscape. Mr. Nash’s medium is furniture.

Finance to Photographer

Finance to Photographer

On Sunday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association is hosting an opening reception for an exhibit of photography by Louisa Gould and watercolors by Paul Beebe. The exhibit takes place at the Old Sculpin Gallery, located on Dock street Edgartown, next to the Chappy ferry.

Ms. Gould began her career in finance but later found her art groove as a photographer. For a preview of her work, visit louisagould.com.

Diving Deep to Explore World Full of Beauty and Concern

On Saturday, August 6, at 8 p.m. leave the world of land and sky and go deep under the sea. Be prepared to watch with awe and a fair bit of concern. Our oceans are places of mystery and grandeur but they are also like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, visual bellwethers for the assault on nature being wrought by global warming and other man-made issues.

Long and Winding Road of Art

Jessica Pisano once owned the Belushi-Pisano Art Gallery in Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. She now paints full-time in Newport, Rhode Island. The results of this change to complete immersion in her art can be seen this week, July 28 through August 3, at the Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs where she will be the featured artist.

Ms. Pisano incorporates gold and silver leaf, acrylic and oil on board in her landscapes of Island marshes and seascapes.

All the Island’s an Art Show

All the Island’s an Art Show

There is art being made on Martha’s Vineyard Island. Or to be more precise, there is a lot of wonderful art being made here. And while there are numerous galleries to visit, and some days an Islandwide gallery crawl is the perfect vacation experience, other times you just want everyone to come to you.

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Are Only the Start at Old Sculpin

Artist Ned Reade will be busy at the Old Sculpin gallery this week. On Sunday, July 31, he is taking part in an art opening at Old Sculin Gallery that will also feature Rosalie Shane, Sharon McCann Daly, and Ann Howes. On Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m., he will present a gallery talk about his new work.

Carol Barsha, Truly

Carol Barsha, Truly

Last Friday, the Gazette highlighted the opening of an art show by Carol Barsha at the Chilmark Library. Ms. Barsha’s exhibit is entitled Twenty Years at Beetlebung Farm and features paintings that chronicle two decades spent looking at and recreating on canvas the extended life of the farm.

The Gazette regrets that it posted in error that the opening would take place on July 23, when in fact the opening is this Saturday, July 30, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The exhibit runs through August 12.