Potters Bowl Is Filling

The Potters Bowl might become your supper bowl at Featherstone Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 25. The special event marks the opening of The Art of Ceramics Show, which runs through September 11.

For $30 attendees can purchase a ceramic bowl made by Vineyard artisans and fill it with soup. Rolls and dessert will be served with the soup. Call 508-693-1850 for advance reservations or visit featherstoneart.org for more information.

Different Kind of Erosion

To say that Featherstone Center for the Arts is a very special place is not enough to describe what it means to so many people.

Thirteen Years, Nine Artists, One Art Center; Featherstone Creates Community

For 13 years, nine artists have been meeting to discuss their work and offer constructive criticism. They share a passion for art and the desire to grow as artists. And they’ve continued to grow closer over the years.

Partnership Will Relocate Conference to Featherstone

After concerns arose last week about noise and crowding, a leadership development conference planned for early June in Oak Bluffs will change venues. “To accommodate a much larger-than-expected group, we will relocate the conference to the Featherstone Center for the Arts,” Sean Findlen

Generational Shift at Arts Center: Featherstone Names New Director

Featherstone Center for the Arts, the nonprofit arts campus on a hilltop in Oak Bluffs, has a new executive director, after its board appointed Ann Smith to replace Francine Kelly at its annual general meeting last Wednesday.

Ms. Kelly, who has vastly expanded Featherstone’s programs and fundraising since arriving in 2003, asked the 18-member board in August for retirement effective Labor Day. She will stay on as a consultant to plan events to promote the center’s 15th anniversary next year.

Featherstone: Fifteen Years as a Place Where Every Islander Can Be an Artist

A deep connection with the senses is synonymous with artists, those tactile beings who crave materials in their hands. The resting of a paintbrush in the palm of a painter, the click of a shutter in the hands of a photographer, the composition of a scene, the satisfaction of capturing the perfect Vineyard light.