John Holladay offers a wealth of art for the connoisseur. His Web site (Johnholladayart.com) brims with vivid watercolors, iconic posters, inviting paintings, stately lighthouses, as well as comfortable scenes like the Flying Horses, Alley’s store and the Camp Ground. His acrylics are bright and vivid. Way Too Much Stuff explores a Menemsha fishing scene, overburdened with gear.
Featherstone Center for the Arts will open a retrospective of Mr. Holladay’s work on Sunday, Feb. 8.
In addition to his work as a graphic arts teacher in Falmouth, Mr. Holladay teaches workshops at Featherstone. This winter he offers watercolor classes on the first Saturday of the month. His topics includes Winter Scenes on Feb. 7 and Perspective, Buildings and Boats on March 7.
“My favorite part of the Island is Menemsha and Gannon and Benjamin boat-yard. I love to see and feel the cottages, the labor, and the fishermen,” he said.
A welcoming reception will be held Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.; the show will be open daily from noon to 4 p.m. through March 4.
For information, visit featherstonearts.org or call 508-693-1850.