Strachan, Lohman Open Studio to All on Tuesday

Island artists Jenifer Strachan and Steve Lohman will open the doors to their West Tisbury studios Tuesday August 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. This couple’s artwork, created from the unusual mediums of wire and broken shards, has become instantly recognizable and much loved by residents and visitors alike.

Steve Lohman has been a local fixture in the Vineyard art scene for over 25 years. He is internationally known for his lyrical steel and wire sculptures and whimsical carved wooden furniture; with recent projects in Barcelona, New York and California.

Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson

The Bank of Martha’s Vineyard at Beetlebung Corner in Chilmark will host a free opening reception today, Friday, August 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. for an exhibit of Vineyard landscapes by Chilmark artist Linda Thompson.

The oil paintings depict a range of Island views, from the stillness of a sunset on the rocky North Shore to the colorful clusters of mailboxes along Island roads.

The exhibit will be open during regular bank hours through August 21. All are welcome. For details, call 508-645-9095.

Bold Textiles in Bright Colors: Lois Mailou Jones Work Shines

In collaboration with the Lois Mailou Jones–Pierre Noel Trust and the Featherstone Center for the Arts, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is opening an exhibition of Lois Mailou Jones’s early work in textile design at the Featherstone gallery on Sunday, August 17, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

Art Party on Wednesday

Art Party on Wednesday

Carrie Mae Smith will showcase her exhibit Historic Houses on the Vineyard, plein air paintings of familiar landmarks and Vineyard history, for the month of August at West Tisbury Library. All are welcome to meet the artist at a free reception Wednesday, August 13, at 4 p.m.

Refreshments served. For details, call 508-693-3366.

Summer Guide to Fine Art Galleries

Alison Shaw Gallery Fine are photography of Alison Shaw. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., or by appointment at 88 Dukes County avenue, Oak Bluffs, tel. 508-696-7429 or

Current exhibit: Blue opens Saturday, August 9, with artist’s reception from 4 to 7 p.m. as part of Dukes County Avenue Arts District stroll. Continues through August 22.

Kids’ Art on Show

Kids’ Art on Show

Artists from the ages of 7 to 11 have been working all summer to create masterpieces everyone and their mother can love. Now this artwork is on view for the public.

On Saturday, August 9, the Old Sculpin Gallery will be completely transformed as they hold a reception to showcase the work created at the camp from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery on Dock street in Edgartown.

For details, call 508-627-4881.

Summer Guide to Fine Art Galleries: Exhibits, Information and Locations

Alison Shaw Gallery Fine are photography of Alison Shaw. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., or by appointment at 88 Dukes County avenue, Oak Bluffs, tel. 508-696-7429 or

Current exhibit: Black and White continues through August 8.

Abode Gallery and Shop Paintings, photography and sculpture. Open by appointment at 224 Oak Lane, West Tisbury, tel. 914-830-9288 or

Rabbi Hosts World Debut of Photo Show

Lori, Jonas and Rabbi Joshua Plaut are hosting two special summer art happenings featuring a new photography show entitled Sparks of Splendor: Portraits of Jewish Women From East to West. Exhibition and artist’s receptions occur on Sunday, August 3 and Sunday August 10, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in West Tisbury.

Open Artist’s Cabinet of Curiosities

It is a pleasure this season to see an exhibition of paintings in which the subject is a serious exploration of an artist’s personal landscape. The show of paintings by Sherrill Blalock opening tonight with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Louisa Gould Gallery is such an exhibition. Appropriately named Cabinet of Curiosities, the paintings represent a complex psychological story of the artist’s view of the world.

Photographer Nancy Ellison in Carol Craven Exhibit

Carol Craven Gallery welcomes the public to an artists’ reception on Sunday, August 3, for exhibitions of the following gallery artists:

Christie Scheele’s show Changing Winds, her fifth with the gallery, is a selection of atmospheric landscape paintings of Martha’s Vineyard and New York.