Diving Deep to Explore World Full of Beauty and Concern

On Saturday, August 6, at 8 p.m. leave the world of land and sky and go deep under the sea. Be prepared to watch with awe and a fair bit of concern. Our oceans are places of mystery and grandeur but they are also like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, visual bellwethers for the assault on nature being wrought by global warming and other man-made issues.

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Show of Artists by Night, Administrators by Day

Behind every bureaucrat beats the heart of an artist. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that were so? Just imagine a world where a moment with CSPAN resulted not in a need for a nap but rather an inspiring journey into the creative (rather than destructive) souls of our elected officials.

Just a crazy dream you say? Well, here on the Vineyard that dream is a reality. Nonbelievers need only to wander the grounds of the Tashmoo Spring building today, Sept. 23, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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Ovid Osborn Ward Painting Highlights National Exhibit

A recent painting by Ovid Osborn Ward entitled Windswept has been accepted in the National Exhibit, hosted by the Cape Cod Art Association located at 3480 Route 6A in Barnstable, Mass. The show is a juried exhibit of works in various mediums created by artists from across the United States. It runs from July 14 through August 15. The opening reception is July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Whaler Begets Fine Artist, Ovid Ward Follows Muse

Ovid Osborn Ward, a well-known Vineyard artist, will be displaying new large work and some of his abstract pieces at an artist’s reception on Thursday, August 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Cracking the Code of the Quahaug Wampum Belt Is Timeless Treasure
Remy Tumin

For Kate Taylor and Joan LeLacheur, wampum is a living thing. It’s not just an inanimate discarded clamshell, but rather something that has the ability to tell a story of the past, present and future.

For nearly 30 years the two wampum artists have been working on a wampum belt. Finally finished, with 763 handmade beads, the belt has its fair share of stories.

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Nursing a New Talent, Art Delivers

Artist Stephanie Danforth, one of the featured artists at this Sunday’s reception at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury, has an intriguing resume for an artist. For 20 years she worked as a pediatric nurse. She holds degrees in psychology and nursing and a master’s degree in maternal-child health.

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Vineyard in November

Vineyard in November

Brooklyn based photographer Anthony Austin is currently enjoying an exhibit at Made Here located at 55 Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs. Mr. Austin has spent part of each summer on the Vineyard since birth (42 years and counting). In 2010 he began visiting the Island in the off-season, arriving every month and spending three days photographing the Island as it progressed through the fall, winter and spring. His current show called Offing captures the look and spirit of the Island in November.

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Finance to Photographer

Finance to Photographer

On Sunday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association is hosting an opening reception for an exhibit of photography by Louisa Gould and watercolors by Paul Beebe. The exhibit takes place at the Old Sculpin Gallery, located on Dock street Edgartown, next to the Chappy ferry.

Ms. Gould began her career in finance but later found her art groove as a photographer. For a preview of her work, visit louisagould.com.

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Life on Ice

Life on Ice

Think it gets cold, dark and lonely on the Vineyard in winter? How about spending some time in that country whose very name thickens the blood: Iceland.

Or better yet, maybe stay here and look at some pictures.

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Painting With a Pro

Painting With a Pro

It’s a painting party! Artists all are welcome to join esteemed acrylics painter Debra Bretton Robinson as she paints en plein air (outdoors, from life) on North Water street in Edgartown across from the lighthouse next week, July 11 to 15, 9 a.m. to noon.

It’s BYOP (bring your own box of paints) but this can be a spectator sport too —the public is invited to join her by painting with her or by simply viewing the process as she paints.

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