Finance to Photographer

Finance to Photographer

On Sunday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association is hosting an opening reception for an exhibit of photography by Louisa Gould and watercolors by Paul Beebe. The exhibit takes place at the Old Sculpin Gallery, located on Dock street Edgartown, next to the Chappy ferry.

Ms. Gould began her career in finance but later found her art groove as a photographer. For a preview of her work, visit louisagould.com.

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Diving Deep to Explore World Full of Beauty and Concern

On Saturday, August 6, at 8 p.m. leave the world of land and sky and go deep under the sea. Be prepared to watch with awe and a fair bit of concern. Our oceans are places of mystery and grandeur but they are also like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, visual bellwethers for the assault on nature being wrought by global warming and other man-made issues.

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Where the Wild Things Rest: Periwinkle Textiles, Art Return
Tatiana Schlossberg

Chickadees flit through the chicory as wrens weave through rugosa, and monarchs quake the milkweed with each tremor of their small wings. But this isn’t where the wild things are — rather, it’s Periwinkle Studio in the Arts District of Oak Bluffs.

Judy Drew Schubert, the owner, opened her gallery to the public three weeks ago, giving these creatures the gift of flight and of widespread appreciation.

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Caring for the Ties That Bind, Whether Books or Soundboards
Nina Tarnawsky

In an ever more digitized world, Mitzi Pratt and Flip Scipio still work by hand. On separate levels of their two-story Moshup Trail studio, these artisans rely not on machines but on their knowledge, skill and experience. Though their mediums are different — Ms. Pratt is a bookbinder and Mr. Scipio makes guitars — their work sometimes overlaps, each feeding the other’s.

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Looking Back on Always Moving Forward
Mark Alan Lovewell

Chilmark artist Jules S. Worthington believes the creativity that drives him is fundamental. It is the breath of life, in good times and not so good times.

His home off Tea Lane overflows with signs of it. Every wall, from the kitchen to the den, has his paintings on display. They are bright, big and colorful.

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Long and Winding Road of Art

Jessica Pisano once owned the Belushi-Pisano Art Gallery in Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. She now paints full-time in Newport, Rhode Island. The results of this change to complete immersion in her art can be seen this week, July 28 through August 3, at the Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs where she will be the featured artist.

Ms. Pisano incorporates gold and silver leaf, acrylic and oil on board in her landscapes of Island marshes and seascapes.

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All the Island’s an Art Show

All the Island’s an Art Show

There is art being made on Martha’s Vineyard Island. Or to be more precise, there is a lot of wonderful art being made here. And while there are numerous galleries to visit, and some days an Islandwide gallery crawl is the perfect vacation experience, other times you just want everyone to come to you.

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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Are Only the Start at Old Sculpin

Artist Ned Reade will be busy at the Old Sculpin gallery this week. On Sunday, July 31, he is taking part in an art opening at Old Sculin Gallery that will also feature Rosalie Shane, Sharon McCann Daly, and Ann Howes. On Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m., he will present a gallery talk about his new work.

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Carol Barsha, Truly

Carol Barsha, Truly

Last Friday, the Gazette highlighted the opening of an art show by Carol Barsha at the Chilmark Library. Ms. Barsha’s exhibit is entitled Twenty Years at Beetlebung Farm and features paintings that chronicle two decades spent looking at and recreating on canvas the extended life of the farm.

The Gazette regrets that it posted in error that the opening would take place on July 23, when in fact the opening is this Saturday, July 30, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The exhibit runs through August 12.

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Carolyn Daniele Art Show

Carolyn Daniele Art Show

On Thursday, July 28, artist Carolyn Daniele is having her first solo exhibition at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs. Ms. Daniele began her career as a ceramic sculptor but over the years has begun to incorporate painting and collage in her work.

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