A family of artists will display their work at the Chilmark Library from July 19 to August 8. 

Fine Lines: A Family of Artists features eight artists from three generations of the extended Scott and Cook family.

Liz McGhee, whose abstract work will be on display, said she was surrounded by art growing up. She remembered how her mom, Anne McGhee, would draw her portrait while they watched television together.

“At any opportunity growing up my mother would always give me art supplies,” Ms. McGhee said. “I was just surrounded by my mom’s dedication to the craft.”

Liz McGhee said her passion for art seeped into her soul from her mother, who will also have her paintings on display. 

“She interprets the world through seeing it in color and shape,” Liz said about her mother, Anne.

The idea for the family exhibit came from Liz McGhee’s cousin, Annie Cook, who wanted to share the family’s legacy with the Vineyard community.

“She thought it would be fun and keep the family together at a time when we’re all grown up and living in different places,” Ms. McGhee said.

Many of the pieces on display are landscapes of different scenes from the Vineyard. In addition to work by Liz and Anne McGhee, thre will be pieces by A.F. Cook, Peter S. Cook, Peter G. Gook, Marie Fischer Scott, Hank Scott and Henry E. Scott Jr.

“This is a family with very deep roots to the Vineyard and everybody’s art reflects that connection,” Ms. McGhee said.

There will be an opening reception at the Chilmark Library on July 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and a closing reception on August 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.