Artist Invite

Artist Invite

New Bedford Open Studios is extending an invitation to artists of Martha’s Vineyard to participate in the 2011 open studios event. Island artists may join over 100 visual artists, galleries and museums showcasing their work to the public during the first weekend of October. Vineyard artists can be placed in one of the artist-mill-buildings for that weekend, or create an exhibition in a space organizers will help you find. Performing artists, filmmakers, musicians are also encouraged to participate.

Gallery Opening

Gallery Opening

Treehouse Studios is now open Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Paintings by Claudio Gasparini, an Italian artist and summer resident, are currently being featured. Also available are many other paintings as well as various antiques and collectibles.

Treehouse Studios is located at 472 State road in West Tisbury. For information, call 508-693-6645.

The gallery will be open daily throughout the season beginning Memorial Day weekend.

Great Scot at Dragonfly

Great Scot at Dragonfly

Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery is beginning its 17th Anniversary Season with 28 new and returning artists, including a broad selection of work in various media.

Voted best of the Vineyard in 2010, 2009. 2007 and 2005, the Dragonfly Gallery opening reception is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. The first featured exhibit will include work from Scottish born Angus Wilson now living in California. His work focuses on bold and colorful still life oil paintings.

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.

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