Frank Rapoza, the West Tisbury artist and boat builder, started producing wampum mosaics in 2012. The intricate pieces, made with shells, ebony from a shipwreck, and even a swordfish bill, depict Island scenery.
In a tribute to Cathy Brannen, a new mural is being created in the children's room of the West Tisbury library. The mural is filled with many of Mrs. Brannen's favorite storybook characters and is a gift from her friends in London, where she lived for four years.
Islander and artist Tim Laursen has his workshop in a former ball bearing factory at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. His most recent piece, a kinetic sculpture that can be powered by solar or a hand crank to create the flying motion of a large metal bird, will have a permanent home on the Vineyard.
Cindy Kane has collected mementos and notes from foreign correspondents sent to cover embattled areas and covered old metal Viet Nam era war helmets with the artifacts. The exhibit premiered in 2008, but a show that just premiered at the Flatiron Building in New York city has given it new life.
During a conversation Thursday at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Andrew Moore reflected on his art career as part of a legacy that spans generations. The museum is featuring his work along with art by his daughter, Hannah, and his great-great-grandfather N.A. Moore.