Fantasy Art Casts Dreams Into Reality For Island-Raised Artist Paul Carrick
Julia Rappaport

October will be a month of firsts for Island-raised artist Paul Carrick. This month, four of his paintings will be hung at the world’s only science fiction museum in Switzerland. “It’s the first time I will have my stuff on real walls,” he said by telephone this week. When he steps off of the plane in Switzerland to view his work, it will be the first time he sets foot in Europe. “It’s going to be an overload of stimulation,” the artist, 35, said.

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Encircled in Sorrows of War’s Detritus, Artist Creates Helmets Honoring War Correspondents
Julia Rappaport

War is a force that gives her meaning.

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Shark Hooks
Mark Alan Lovewell

A Sag Harbor landscape artist has turned her attention to making shark tournaments on Long Island and on the Vineyard more environmentally friendly.

April Gornik is raising money to pay for and provide free circle hooks to fishing captains who participate in this month’s 24th annual 2010 Monster Shark Tournament in Oak Bluffs. The tournament is July 22 through July 24.

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Hey, Sports Fans! Meet Your Artist
Holly Nadler

We often equate artists with one distinct style. But John Holladay, originally from the Midwest and for many years now a resident of Vineyard Haven, paints and illustrates with so much versatility, he’s impossible to pigeon- hole.

And yet one of his hugely successful, largely unknown artistic endeavors is now being celebrated at the Louisa Gould Gallery on Main street, Vineyard Haven. From 1980 to 2000 he was licensed to paint the official artwork for NBA, NFL and college sports teams, work that later appeared on posters, shirts and jigsaw puzzles.

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In Artist Peter Batchelder’s Work, House May or May Not Be Home
Tara Keegan

There’s no place like home.

Dorothy said it, and the world agreed. But the artwork of Peter Batchelder challenges the famous movie mantra. By ditching the details and accessing only the universal essence of a place, he presents “home” as somewhere that can be found almost anywhere if you know how to find what’s familiar.

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Tail Whispering on a Winter Night, Business Savvy Mermaids Gather
Ivy Ashe

Island artist Margot Datz and mermaids go hand-in-hand, or fin-in-fin, as it were.

Island artist Margot Datz and mermaids go hand-in-hand, or fin-in-fin, as it were.

Speaking before a gathering of 25 Vineyard women, most of them business owners or managers, at the Old Whaling Church on Tuesday night, the author of A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids, drew upon her metaphor of choice to bring attention to the challenges faced by the modern woman.

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