Sense of Wonder Art Show

Sense of Wonder Art Show

What sort of wonderful things have the kids at Sense of Wonder been dreaming up? Papier mâché creatures, see-through Saran Wrap sculptures, dioramas, plaster relief paintings, and acrylic paintings. . . . for starters.

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Featherstone

On Sunday, April 1, Ann Smith put the finishing touches on Featherstone’s exhibit — The Art of Intaglio which featured the work of Washington Ledesma, Beldan K. Radcliffe and Nick Thayer. Sharry and Dave Grunden walked to the exhibit through the Southern Woodlands from their home in Oak Bluffs.

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Gelatin Photography

Gelatin Photography

Silver-toned gelatin may sound like an expensive and dangerous dessert, but be assured it isn’t. Vineyard resident and photographer Janet Woodcock will give a talk about her art – traditional silver-toned gelatin photography – on Saturday, June 9, at 5 p.m. at the Louisa Gould Gallery located at 54 Main street in Vineyard Haven.

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Ocean Wilderness

Ocean Wilderness

On Saturday, April 14, Pathways Projects Institute will present the first of a two part exhibition, Ocean Wilderness: A Conversation Across the Arts, Writings & Collaborative Forms. The event — a mix of poetry, music, videography and photography — will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pathways Gathering Space at the Chilmark Tavern.

A second arts opening, Ocean Wilderness: Poetic Spaces and Objects, will take place Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. Admission to both openings is free and light fare will be served.

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Student Art Exhibit

Student Art Exhibit

The Martha’s Vineyard Art Association and Old Sculpin Gallery student scholarship show is Sunday, June 17, at 5 p.m. at the gallery on Dock street in Edgartown.

The student winners are Noelle Nelson, Courtney Mussell and alternate Christine Janak. Noelle Nelson works with graphic drawings with a focus on visual texture and pattern. Courtney Mussell’s work reflects a love of nature and an interest in balance and unity. Christine Janak explores the balance between text and image in her figurative work.

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Artisan Festival Talk

Artisan Festival Talk

Ever wonder how the Artisans Festival began, what they were like in the early days, and even, perhaps, where they are headed? Well, on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m., Andrea Rogers, the maestro behind what has become a Vineyard institution (and an impressive broom maker too) is giving a talk at the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

The library knows how to treat its visitors too; refreshments will be served following the talk.

For more details, call 508-696-4211.

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Game, Set, Art

There is a new gallery in town, one where you can build your muscle mass or rack up some aces while enjoying the aesthetic pleasures of Island photographers.

The gallery is located at the Vineyard Tennis Workout and Spa, on Airport Road in Edgartown. Serving up the first show is photographer Alida O’Loughlin. There will be an opening reception held on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ms. O’Loughlin is also the gallery coordinator and interested photographers should call her at 508-693-1823.

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Renaissance House

Renaissance House, a retreat for artists and writers in Oak Bluffs, is accepting applications for its 11th year of operation.

Renaissance House is sponsored by the Helene Johnson and Dorothy West Foundation for artists in need. Both women were writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Ms. Johnson died in 1995 and Ms. West in 1998.

The program is from June to October in Oak Bluffs. A resident can stay for one or two weeks.

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Wilfred Huntington Art

Wilfred Huntington Art

The West Tisbury Library will be having an exhibition spanning the month of March of Island artist Wilfrid, Willie, Huntington.

Willie’s career started in the 1920’s and his work spanned six decades and included drawings, lithographs, illustrations, dry points, etchings, oils and watercolors.

The work shown at the library is a sample of his drawings and prints, including his final dry point, Chickadees and Holly.

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Award Winning Photos on Display

Award Winning Photos on Display

March is roaring in like a lion with a taste for talented high school students’ artwork.

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