Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

Jerry Garcia trading in some scarlet begonias for a zinnia sunrise? Grace Slick swallowing some kind of hydrangea? What form of madness is this you ask? Art, of course.

It’s a joint reception at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury for photographer Herb Greene and botany artist Peggy Turner Zablotny. The reception takes place on Sunday, August 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Whaler Begets Fine Artist, Ovid Ward Follows Muse

Ovid Osborn Ward, a well-known Vineyard artist, will be displaying new large work and some of his abstract pieces at an artist’s reception on Thursday, August 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

New Work at Old Sculpin

New Work at Old Sculpin

Beginning Friday, August 20, and running through August 26, the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown (next to the Chappy Ferry) will be highlighting work by the late Libby Walbridge, new glass sculpture by Ian Whitt, and the continuing exhibitions of Anne D. Grandin, Gail Rodney, and the small works fundraiser. A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, August 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more details, call 508-627-4881 or to get a sneak preview of the exhibit visit oldsculpingallery.org.

Bravo, Susan Johnson

Bravo, Susan Johnson

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library are presenting an exhibit of landscape studies by painter Susan Johnson. The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours throughout the month of August as part of its Art in the Stacks initiative.

Take a Walk on the Artsy Side

On Saturday, August 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. the Oak Bluffs Arts District will host a gallery stroll which includes galleries along Dukes County avenue and nearby. Enjoy art, music and refreshments all served up in a casual summer evening manner.

Sailor’s Valentine Without the Sea Voyage

The Christina Gallery is hosting an art opening on Thursday, August 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. for Sandi Blandi and Marjorie Mason

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.

Finance to Photographer

Finance to Photographer

On Sunday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association is hosting an opening reception for an exhibit of photography by Louisa Gould and watercolors by Paul Beebe. The exhibit takes place at the Old Sculpin Gallery, located on Dock street Edgartown, next to the Chappy ferry.

Ms. Gould began her career in finance but later found her art groove as a photographer. For a preview of her work, visit louisagould.com.

Diving Deep to Explore World Full of Beauty and Concern

On Saturday, August 6, at 8 p.m. leave the world of land and sky and go deep under the sea. Be prepared to watch with awe and a fair bit of concern. Our oceans are places of mystery and grandeur but they are also like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, visual bellwethers for the assault on nature being wrought by global warming and other man-made issues.

Long and Winding Road of Art

Jessica Pisano once owned the Belushi-Pisano Art Gallery in Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. She now paints full-time in Newport, Rhode Island. The results of this change to complete immersion in her art can be seen this week, July 28 through August 3, at the Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs where she will be the featured artist.

Ms. Pisano incorporates gold and silver leaf, acrylic and oil on board in her landscapes of Island marshes and seascapes.