Last year, on June 22, the artist Richard Lee died at the age of 79. Mr. Lee was beloved as an artist and as a friend. On Sunday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. there will be a retrospective of his work held at Featherstone Center for the Arts. The exhibit is guest curated by Claudia Cannerdy and Hudson Lee.
Richard Lee was born in 1933 on a farm in Pullman, Wash. He moved east for college and first entered the world of the arts through dance.
What if a deceased dog could talk? What if hippos went on holiday?
Those are some of the questions asked and answered by the former U.S. poet laureate and Island favorite Billy Collins in a reading of new and selected poems at Featherstone Center for the Arts last Friday evening. Among other disparate themes, he explored parenting, animal-human relationships, endearing soap bars and the experience of a traveler who arrives in a foreign place and is immediately told he has arrived too late in the year to witness the peak of the natural beauty.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.