March Madness is not confined to college basketball. Featherstone Gallery in Oak Bluffs is dedicating its month of madness to the arts. In particular, the art of Island students.

The series kicks off on Sunday, March 6 with a reception for Tova Katzman, a senior at the high school. The reception is from 4 to 6 p.m. and will feature Miss Katzman’s photography including digital, darkroom and video projects. There will also be pieces on display of work she did at the Art Institute of Chicago last summer.

On March 13, again from 4 to 6 p.m., the work of Collette Jordan and Benjamin Ciciora will be presented. Miss Jordan has just emerged from a semester of independent study with Janice Frame. During this time she photographed ten students and composed a portrait of each one using graphite and charcoal. Mr. Ciciora is a functional potter who will also be participating in the Featherstone brick kiln firing this June.

On March 20 the art of Kira Shipway and Mary Lousie Howell, two more senior students of Janice Frame, will be on display.

On March 27 a combined show featuring senior students in Ms. Frame’s and Scott Campbell’s classes will be showcased.

Featherstone’s student art shows will also bleed into the month of April. Jess Dupon, a senior at the Martha’s Vineyard Charter School is to be the first of fifteen Island artists featured in the Pebble Gallery. Her exhibit it entitled “Puzzle Pieces.”

In addition to the opening receptions the gallery is open weekdays from noon 4 p.m.