P.A. Club Artisan Fairs

P.A. Club Artisan Fairs

The P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs is holding a series of Vineyard Creations Fairs, the first one taking place on Sunday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fairs serve as fundraisers for the club’s many outreach activities, including their benevolent work and student scholarships. This year they gave away $26,000 to high school seniors.

The benevolent work involves helping members who become sick or to assist with burial costs or general ongoing needs.

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.

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.

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.

Curated Costumes

Curated Costumes

Featherstone Center for the Arts is paying homage to the Island’s rich theatre history with its current exhibit, The Art of Costume Design: Celebrating 30 Years at the Vineyard Playhouse. The exhibit is being guest-curated by Vineyard Playhouse artistic director MJ Bruder Munafo.

Family Planning Art Show

Family Planning Art Show

Save the date for the family planning art show held on Memorial Day weekend.

The event takes place at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury and includes paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, maybe even a cow turned painter; it is the Ag Hall, after all.

The opening gala is on Thursday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door. The sale continues all weekend long, Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

Night of the Heron

Night of the Heron

Last year, the Night Heron Gallery opened at 58 Main street in Vineyard Haven as a cooperative gallery. This Saturday, the gallery again opens its doors with a reception featuring two of its newest members, Sylvie Bags and L.A. Brown Photography.

In addition to newcomers, this is a chance to see all of the members work, including ceramics by Washington Ledesma, porcelain by Lisa Strachan, and prints by Nicholas Thayer. There are also numerous watercolors, jewelry, tiles, even sweaters.

The reception is from 5 to 8 p.m.

Judging the Best Island Portraits

A few months ago the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in collaboration with Featherstone Center for the Arts urged everyone to paint a portrait as part of the Island Faces Portrait Contest. Approximately 60 brave souls took up the charge and submitted paintings, drawings, and photographs. Now comes the hard part — judging the winners.

Reception to Celebrate Vineyard Architecture

On Sunday, April 22, Featherstone Center for the Arts is holding a reception for its newest exhibit: The Art of Vineyard Architecture — Celebrating Vineyard Architecture.

The exhibit features local noted architects including, Patrick Ahearn, Stephen Pogue, Architecture Indigo, LLC, Hutker Architects, MacNelly Cohen Architects, Mashek MacLean Architects, South Mountain Company, Sullivan O’Connor Architects, Judge Skelton Smith Architects, and Terrain Architects.

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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