Tapestries and Furniture

Tapestries and Furniture

Julia Mitchell and Bill Nash are the featured artists this week, August 5 through 14, at the Shaw Cramer Gallery located at 56 Main street in Vineyard Haven.

Ms. Mitchell works with handwoven tapestries using color blended wools on line. She is known for her representations of wind, water, light and shadow upon the landscape. Mr. Nash’s medium is furniture.

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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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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

A summer preview of Vineyard arts and culture will be heldat the Grange Hall in West Tisbury on June 7 from 2 to 6 p.m.

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Hart Benton Landscape Set for Auction

A Thomas Hart Benton Vineyard landscape painting will go on the auction block Thursday at the Swann Galleries in New York city. The painting is from Mr. Benton’s early work, estimated to have been painted in the 1920s when Mr. Benton and his wife, Rita, first began summering on the Vineyard. Titled Landscape, Martha’s Vineyard, the painting is oil on paper, circa 1922-24.

The painting’s more abstract look is indicative of Benton’s early to mid-career work, according to Todd Weyman, a Benton expert at Swann Galleries.

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A Moment With Ray Ellis

A Moment With Ray Ellis

Staring deeply into a painting, first from up close, then from afar, maybe trying a different angle or two to wander amidst the nuance of light and shadow is a beautiful journey. Viewer and art together on a tour of discovery.

But sometimes one desires a steady hand to lead this dance or at least fill in some background information on how art became art: Just what was the original inspiration and how much perspiration did it take to bring this painting to life?

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Artists Unite for Japan

Artists Unite for Japan

This Sunday, June 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. a group of local artists are gathering to help children in crisis as a result of the tsunami in Japan. The artists include Mark Zeender, Hiroko Thomson, Carrie Mae Smith, Elizabeth Cecil, Jocelyn Filley, Meg Bodnar and Greg Watson. Well, most are local. Hiroko doesn’t live here, but she’s a grandmother to locals which means her Island roots are not just deep but most likely spreading good vibes down at the playground as we speak.

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Twenty Island Artists

Twenty Island Artists

On Tuesday, June 7, the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will host an exhibition featuring the work of more than 20 Vineyard artists. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. that day.

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Art by Wendy Weldon

Art by Wendy Weldon

Wendy Weldon began playing with paint as a young girl in her mother’s art studio on a farm in Indiana. She studied art at Bard College, Silvermine College of Art, Santa Rosa Junior College and the Boston Museum School.

These days she spends her time painting in her studio in Chilmark. Her dog, Mollie, is often by her side, which is appropriate as Mollie will be the featured subject at Ms. Weldon’s art show, on exhibit for the month of May, at the West Tisbury Public Library.

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Windemere Raises $17,600 for Recreational Programs

Windemere Raises $17,600

For Recreational Programs

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Art of the Process

Art of the Process

Island-raised artist Susan Johnson’s exhibition of impressonist works, Martha’s Vineyard Landscapes: Paintings & Drawings, will be on display at the Chilmark Library through May 19 during normal hours. A reception for Ms. Johnson is slated for Saturday, May 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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