Haitian Art Exhibit

Haitian Art Exhibit

For the entire month of October the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library will host an exhibit by artist Wilfrid Dantis as part of their Art in the Stacks program.

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Strolling Down the Avenue of Fine Arts When the Party Takes Over the Block
Nina Tarnawsky

The atmosphere at the Art Stroll along Dukes County avenue in Oak Bluffs is more like that of a block party than a gallery opening.

“It becomes a real kind of a community gathering place where people meet their friends,” said Don McKillop, who owns the Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery with his wife, Susan Davy. He acknowledged that the event is mostly social and not much art gets purchased, but it’s good exposure for the galleries. “We think it’s good for the town,” he said of the event.

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Catching a Glimpse of Artist’s Interior Space

The featured artist this week, August 18 to 24, at Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs is Jenny Nelson from Woodstock, N.Y. Ms. Nelson attended Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and graduated with a BFA from Bard College, where she received a scholarship to the Lacoste School of the Arts in France.

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Carol Barsha, Truly

Carol Barsha, Truly

Last Friday, the Gazette highlighted the opening of an art show by Carol Barsha at the Chilmark Library. Ms. Barsha’s exhibit is entitled Twenty Years at Beetlebung Farm and features paintings that chronicle two decades spent looking at and recreating on canvas the extended life of the farm.

The Gazette regrets that it posted in error that the opening would take place on July 23, when in fact the opening is this Saturday, July 30, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The exhibit runs through August 12.

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Artists Open Studio Doors For Full-Day Tour and Party

Instead of just checking out art, how about getting to the heart of the matter by visiting the centers of creativity?

This Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Featherstone Center for the Arts is hosting studio tours of the following artists: Deborah Colter, Stephanie Danforth, Jeri Dantzig, Traeger di Pietro, Anne D. Grandin, Washington Ledesma, Richard Lee, Steve Lohman, Julia Mitchell, Alison Shaw, Lucinda Sheldon, Jenifer Strachan, Jeanne Staples, Wendy Weldon, and Barney Zeitz.

To us an apt cliche, an embarrassment of riches, really.

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All About Details, Ashley Medowski Recycles History in Island Landscapes
Tatiana Schlossberg

Old boat motors line the walkway, driftwood creakingly composes the banisters, pieces of sea glass stud the stone walls, a decaying water ski serves as a shelf. But this is not an underwater farmhouse — it is Saltwater Gallery, Ashley Medowski’s giant work of art that houses the smaller creations she makes inside its walls.

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Education and Art Come Alive at Gay Head Gallery

On Sunday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. the Gay Head Gallery will celebrate Columbus Day weekend with a show to benefit ACE MV, the Island’s Adult Center for Education.

An exhibit of paintings, photographs, and other works of art inspired by the beauty and richness of the Vineyard, and a short presentation about ACE MV will be the main feature of the show.

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Edgartown Art Stroll Combines Social and Aesthetic Pleasures
Nina Tarnawsky

At the first of Edgartown’s gallery strolls this year, which will see the wine, cheese and music — oh, and don’t forget the art — spread out at four simultaneous gallery receptions on Thursday, Elizabeth Eisenhauer will be looking “to see what that little element’s going to be that’s different and unexpected.”

Each year, there’s a little bit of a difference in Edgartown’s Evening of Fine Art, according to Ms. Eisenhauer, who owns the Eisenhauer Gallery.

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Arty Arty Oxen Free

Arty Arty Oxen Free

Calling all artists, it is time for the jurying in of new members Martha’s Vineyard Art Association.

Membership in the association is decided by a jury process. Artists may submit five original artworks representative of their particular style or artistry to the Old Sculpin Gallery by Monday, August 22.

Anyone interested in applying for membership should call 508-627-4881 or email mvaa@verizon.net for an application form.

For more information, visit oldsculpingallery.org.

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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Are Only the Start at Old Sculpin

Artist Ned Reade will be busy at the Old Sculpin gallery this week. On Sunday, July 31, he is taking part in an art opening at Old Sculin Gallery that will also feature Rosalie Shane, Sharon McCann Daly, and Ann Howes. On Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m., he will present a gallery talk about his new work.

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