The Vineyard’s art galleries may be one of the best entertainment values on the Island.


With Reciprocity, her new show at Kara Taylor Gallery in Chilmark, the artist explores timely themes of race and ecology in a series of paintings.


The Wild World of Jacqueline Baer art show opens at the Kara Taylor gallery in Chilmark on Sunday, August 25, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.


For many years artist Kara Taylor’s gallery was located on Main street in Vineyard Haven. But this past summer she needed to find a new place to show her work. At first she focused on finding another spot in Vineyard Haven. A deal was almost made and then collapsed at the last minute. She widened her gaze to include up-Island, which would mean her gallery would have to be a destination spot rather than a place people might encounter on a casual stroll through town. Added pressure, of course, but over the years Ms.


On Saturday, Nov. 24, Kara Taylor is holding an opening for her latest exhibit entitled Poetry in Paint, Reflections on Freedom and Confinement. This will be the last reception Ms. Taylor holds at her gallery located at 19 Main street in Vineyard Haven. After seven years at this space she is moving on. She is going out on a powerful note.

The show is a personal one for Ms. Taylor. Of course, all of an artist’s work is personal, but the subject matter for this show cuts especially close to the core.


Norton Point Painting

Pilot John Levinson said the first time he took painter Kara Taylor up in his single-engine Mooney Acclaim she didn’t say a word. “She was transfixed,” he says of her response to viewing the Island’s contours at 1,200 feet.