Plein Air Painting Derby Lures Artists with Bait Brush

Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery will host a Plein Air Invitational Painting Derby from Sept. 1 through Sept. 25 with a reception on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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Harlem Rennaisance Cabin Woodcarving Heads to Auction
Nina Tarnawsky

By NINA TARNAWSKY

A rare collaboration between Harlem Renaissance artists Norman Lewis and Augusta Savage, called The Hubert Log Cabin, is coming up for auction from the Swann Gallery in New York on Oct. 6.

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One Image Captured From Many Angles

The featured artist this week, August 25 through 31, at Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs is Karen Tusinski.

Ms. Tusinski’s work focuses on the many ways one can look at a single item. For example, the depiction of an ordinary table or flower arrangement, examined from several angles, then comes together as a single image while still retaining the multiple perspectives. She does this does this by illuminating the shapes and colors that represent each of these angles.

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Strolling for Art and More in Vineyard Haven

Vineyard Haven is hosting an art stroll tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Galleries and businesses along and around Main street are keeping the lights on later, plus providing refreshments.

Rick Bausman and his Steel Breeze group, think relaxing beats from a host of steel drums, and Ballyhoo are providing the musical backdrop for the evening.

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Woodcut Paintings and Acrylic on Canvas

Next week’s spotlight shows at the Shaw Cramer Gallery include woodcut paintings by Ruth Kirchmeier and multi-layered acrylic on canvas paintings of barns and stone walls by Wendy Weldon.

On Tuesday, August 30, at 6 p.m. Ms. Kirchmeier will discuss the intricacies of woodcut carving, painting and printing. On Thursday, September 30, Ms. Weldon will share her inspirations and thoughts about exploring new concepts and techniques in painting. Her paintings originate as handcarved woodblocks.

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Arty Arty Oxen Free

Arty Arty Oxen Free

Calling all artists, it is time for the jurying in of new members Martha’s Vineyard Art Association.

Membership in the association is decided by a jury process. Artists may submit five original artworks representative of their particular style or artistry to the Old Sculpin Gallery by Monday, August 22.

Anyone interested in applying for membership should call 508-627-4881 or email mvaa@verizon.net for an application form.

For more information, visit oldsculpingallery.org.

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Catching a Glimpse of Artist’s Interior Space

The featured artist this week, August 18 to 24, at Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs is Jenny Nelson from Woodstock, N.Y. Ms. Nelson attended Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and graduated with a BFA from Bard College, where she received a scholarship to the Lacoste School of the Arts in France.

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Island Artist Is Wired Up

Artist Steve Lohman is a magician with wire sculptures. They are both profound and whimsical, offering the viewer a chance to experience grace and humor in one moment.

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Haighting

Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

Jerry Garcia trading in some scarlet begonias for a zinnia sunrise? Grace Slick swallowing some kind of hydrangea? What form of madness is this you ask? Art, of course.

It’s a joint reception at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury for photographer Herb Greene and botany artist Peggy Turner Zablotny. The reception takes place on Sunday, August 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Whaler Begets Fine Artist, Ovid Ward Follows Muse

Ovid Osborn Ward, a well-known Vineyard artist, will be displaying new large work and some of his abstract pieces at an artist’s reception on Thursday, August 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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