Art of the Process

Art of the Process

Island-raised artist Susan Johnson’s exhibition of impressonist works, Martha’s Vineyard Landscapes: Paintings & Drawings, will be on display at the Chilmark Library through May 19 during normal hours. A reception for Ms. Johnson is slated for Saturday, May 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Art by Wendy Weldon

Art by Wendy Weldon

Wendy Weldon began playing with paint as a young girl in her mother’s art studio on a farm in Indiana. She studied art at Bard College, Silvermine College of Art, Santa Rosa Junior College and the Boston Museum School.

These days she spends her time painting in her studio in Chilmark. Her dog, Mollie, is often by her side, which is appropriate as Mollie will be the featured subject at Ms. Weldon’s art show, on exhibit for the month of May, at the West Tisbury Public Library.

New Gallery Born of Creativity, Cooperation, and Circle Time

If two is company and three is a crowd, it might follow that 10 is chaos. But if the 10 in question are the group of artists behind the Night Heron Gallery, the newest addition to Vineyard Haven’s formidable Main street lineup, the more appropriate word would be “community.”

Children’s Book Illustrator Focus of Art in the Stacks

Art in the Stacks presents an exhibit at the Vineyard Haven Public Library of acrylic paintings by Joan Walsh. The exhibit will be on display during the month of April.

Ms. Walsh was born in Ireland where she attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Her work was exhibited in the Peoples Art Exhibition in Dublin and she participated in group shows in the Bank of Ireland Exhibition Center.

Landscape Portraits

Landscape Portraits

The West Tisbury Public Library is hosting an opening reception for artist Debby Rosenthal on Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. Ms. Rosenthal’s work will continue to hang in the library for the month of April.

The exhibit is entitled Art and Nature and features Ms. Rosenthal’s work with pastels. She focuses on vibrant colors to bring alive her landscapes and other aspects of nature.

How Many Island Artists? Arts Census to Find Out

Time to stand up and be counted - for the arts.

The Martha’s Vineyard Arts and Culture Collaborative is beginning a census in order to create an inventory of those involved in arts and culture on the Island. At the same time the collaborative is prospecting for ideas about what initiatives could offer the greatest benefit to the arts community of the Island.

Getting counted doesn’t hurt at all, either. Merely fill out a survey online at marthasvineyardarts.org.

Young Artists on Parade Celebrating Featherstone

Fifteen artists for fifteen years. That’s what Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs is planning this Spring. No word yet on whether each artist will have to tackle a certain year. And how would you represent 1997, for example, anyway? Clinton started his second term, scientists cloned Dolly the sheep, Princess Diana died in a car crash trying to evade paparazzi, the possibilities are endless.

Persephone Day Bursts Forth With Puppets, Drums, Food

Daughter of super god Zeus and the Harvest goddess Demeter, young Persephone went out for a stroll one day and, as the story goes, was suddenly abducted by Hades, god of the underworld. The earth beneath her feet literally opened up and swallowed her.

Zeus, it turns out, was a bit of a laissez-faire father. He didn’t even notice his daughter had disappeared. Mom took up the fight alone visiting a drought upon the world until her daughter was returned.

Waking Up With Coffee Sleeve Art Project

The road to Reuse, Renew, Recycle is always a good turn for the environment but often no more exciting than rinsing out the glass and plastic jars and dumping them in the blue bucket. Stomping down the cardboard boxes gives some measure of satisfaction, and a bit of exercise, but is still a solitary affair.

Leave it to Lani Carney, art teacher extraordinaire working primarily at Featherstone in Oak Bluffs, to raise the bar for all of us.

Seaworthy Art Ships Out For Manhattan Art Expo

Jeffrey Serusa, a fine art photographer and the proprietor of Seaworthy Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, has recently been accepted for exhibition at the 2011 International Artexpo in New York city taking place March 25 to 27.

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