Rows of small paint brushes were lined up by the window of Ashley Medowski’s studio Monday morning in West Tisbury.

In a world filled with the visual complexities of multimedia art, contemporary artist Stelios Mormoris has always prided himself on keeping his paintings simple.

On Monday, the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse will do a reading of Dear Edvard, Mr. Michelson’s recent artistic collaboration with composer Steven Schoenberg and director Kevin Newbury.

The words are on the page, but for Jennifer Joanou that is just the first step. In fact, by the time her creative process is done the words may no longer be visible.

On Tuesday, Island painter and Rhode Island School of Design student Jack Yuen set up an 18-by-24 inch canvas on the deck of Bad Martha’s Brewery in Edgartown.

The Granary Gallery in West Tisbury recently acquired the oil on canvas, Thomas Hart Benton’s 1926 train painting Going West.