The Work of Stan Murphy

The Work of Stan Murphy

Stan Murphy’s art on the Vineyard really needs no introduction. His images have become iconic; think Moshup emerging from the waters off of the Aquinnah Cliffs, and his portraits of Islanders, including himself.

David Welch Art Show

David Welch Art Show

Photographer David Welch is the featured artist for the month of March at the Vineyard Haven Public Library’s Art of the Stacks series.

Mr. Welch is an Island native whose work explores social issues using large-format photography steeped in conceptual influences from art history and economic theory. In 2011 he was selected as one of Photolucida’s Critical Mass top 50 photographers. He is also a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned an MFA in photography.

Award Winning Photos on Display

Award Winning Photos on Display

March is roaring in like a lion with a taste for talented high school students’ artwork.

Wilfred Huntington Art

Wilfred Huntington Art

The West Tisbury Library will be having an exhibition spanning the month of March of Island artist Wilfrid, Willie, Huntington.

Willie’s career started in the 1920’s and his work spanned six decades and included drawings, lithographs, illustrations, dry points, etchings, oils and watercolors.

The work shown at the library is a sample of his drawings and prints, including his final dry point, Chickadees and Holly.

Game, Set, Art

There is a new gallery in town, one where you can build your muscle mass or rack up some aces while enjoying the aesthetic pleasures of Island photographers.

The gallery is located at the Vineyard Tennis Workout and Spa, on Airport Road in Edgartown. Serving up the first show is photographer Alida O’Loughlin. There will be an opening reception held on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ms. O’Loughlin is also the gallery coordinator and interested photographers should call her at 508-693-1823.

Artisan Festival Talk

Artisan Festival Talk

Ever wonder how the Artisans Festival began, what they were like in the early days, and even, perhaps, where they are headed? Well, on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m., Andrea Rogers, the maestro behind what has become a Vineyard institution (and an impressive broom maker too) is giving a talk at the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

The library knows how to treat its visitors too; refreshments will be served following the talk.

For more details, call 508-696-4211.

Arts Grants

Arts Grants

Calling all Island artists, the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Visual Arts (MVCVA) has declared that supporting and encouraging creative endeavors is the new focus of this arts organization. And they are putting money where their mouth is with grant money available for artists of all mediums..

Applications are being accepted until April 1 and are available on the MVCVC Web site at artmv.org or by contacting Renee Balter at 508-696-7643 or rebalter@yahoo.com.

Susan Johnson Exhibit

Susan Johnson Exhibit

Oil paintings by Susan Johnson are on exhibit this month at the Chilmark Bank. Ms. Johnson studied en plein air painting in Tuscany with Boston University last summer. She has since utilized this style with a focus on Beetlebung Farm. Eighteen landscape paintings will be on display.

This winter Ms. Johnson will continue this project with the Vermont College of Fine Art, and she has been accepted into the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, a distance learning program with international residencies.

Garden Gate Art Show

Garden Gate Art Show

The kids at the Garden Gate Child Development Center, ages two to five, are having an art exhibit at Featherstone Center for the Arts. The reception is today, Jan. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Okay, perhaps a bit late for the little tykes but the rules are off when it comes to artists.

The kids have been working on sculptures inspired by Dr. Seuss, as well as a study in faces centered on collage exploration á la Picasso.

There will also be music, champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

Catboat of the Month Club

West Tisbury catboat sailor Jim O’Connor has come out with his fourth annual calendar. Each month gets a photograph. Mr. O’Connor is a professional caterer and runs ChefWorks. When he is not cooking up meals in the summer he and his wife Kim, an educator at the Oak Bluffs School, and their black labrador retriever Marshall are out sailing in their 22-foot catboat Glimmer. They like to cruise about Southeastern Massachusetts waters with the purpose of having a good time and taking pictures for the next calendar.

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