Art Show at Dockside Inn

Valentine Estabrook brings her solo show to the Dockside Inn on Saturday, July 20, from 4 to 7 p.m.. Her works include plein-air pastel and oil paintings of the Island landscape.

The Dockside Inn is located at 9 Circuit avenue extension in Oak Bluffs. Ms. Estabrook will provide a demonstration along with information about online and on-Island workshops.

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Kids' Art Show Benefits Less Fortunate
Connie Berry
Dinosaurs and sharks mingled nicely with live ducks and a baby goat at Saturday’s Sense of Wonder creations art show in Vineyard Haven. The dinosaur and shark were a couple of papier mache creations completed by young campers who attend the after-school program at Sense of Wonder. The ducks seemed right at home in a tub of water in the backyard. Music, face painting and a bean bag toss shared the space.
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Family Planning Art Show
Memorial Day Weekend brings more than the signal of summer. It is also the weekend of the annual Friends of Family Planning Art Show Benefit which helps support the Family Planning Clinic of Martha’s Vineyard.

Island artists donate from 40 to 100 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of their work to benefit the cause. Appetizers and desserts are donated by Island restaurants, caterers and chefs.

The opening gala benefit is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. Music will be provided by Jeremy Berlin.

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When Art and Music Go Gardening
Ivy Ashe

Enjoy the crisp August weather outdoors or stay indoors and visit one of the many art galleries on the Island? Thanks to Vineyard Gardens’ Gallery in the Garden events, held each Friday evening in August, the decision became a simple one: do both.

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Gould Gallery Opening

Six artists will be featured in a new show at the Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, all of whom graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The show began on August 30 and continues through Sept. 10. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The artists are Jeanne Staples and Liz Taft (from the Vineyard), Sarah Son-Theroux, Deena Gu-Laties and Debra Hope Colligan from Cape Cod, and Saskia Eubanks of Boston.

The gallery is located at 54 Main street in Vineyard Haven.

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Finding Peace Within Her Art, One Solid Brush Stroke at a Time

Two robins perch together on a dogwood branch, chests nearly touching. They appear to be conversing — one’s beak is cocked open, while the other looks on, comprehending, engaged. Situated slightly off center of the painting, the birds are framed by an abundance of delicate pink dogwood flowers, some just budding, others in full bloom.

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Anne Martin’s Landscapes on Display at West Tisbury

The paintings of Anne Martin will be on display at the West Tisbury Library for the month of September.

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Art Show for Beauty and the Belly
Ivy Ashe

When eating out, diners typically only have to choose the food that goes on their plate, not the plate itself.

Not so at the Potters’ Bowl, the annual Featherstone fundraising event held last Sunday evening. Now in its third summer, the Bowl is based on a simple concept: buy a unique, locally crafted bowl (or two), and get free soup. All proceeds in turn go to support Featherstone’s clay studio.

“People were lined up at a quarter to four,” committee chair Debbie Hale said. “We’re bringing out every bowl.”

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Where the Personal Meets the Political
Matthew Kramer and Shanna Kohn

When Tanya Augoustinos and Maria Westby opened A Gallery in July, they set out to bring contemporary art to the Vineyard. This goal was evident last Sunday at an opening for Cindy Kane’s show Inheritance, her first on the Island since 2008. Ms. Kane’s work is provocative, yet unobtrusive. She creates visually-pleasing assemblages that subtly carry a political undertone, a quality that separates her from more traditional Vineyard artists.

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Art Show and Reception

This weekend, the A Gallery in Vineyard Haven introduces a pair of contemporary Island painters, Lily Morris and Billy Hoff, in new show featuring their recent work. Ms. Morris’ partly blurred but vibrant paintings depict dreamlike moments of transformation. Mr. Hoff’s landscapes and figurative paintings are inspired by illustrators like N. C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle, and combine large brushstrokes with intensity of color and emotion.

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