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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Looking at Vineyard Through Artists’ Eyes

Tomorrow night, Saturday, July 23, the Louisa Gould Gallery is hosting an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. entitled Vineyard Reflections. The event celebrates the work of Joan Kennedy, Kate Huntington, Anthony Benton Gude and Kathryn Wronski and includes works that reflect each artist’s interpretation of the Island in their own medium.

Nursing a New Talent, Art Delivers

Artist Stephanie Danforth, one of the featured artists at this Sunday’s reception at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury, has an intriguing resume for an artist. For 20 years she worked as a pediatric nurse. She holds degrees in psychology and nursing and a master’s degree in maternal-child health.

Exploring Art of the Third Dimension

It’s a 3-D world, and Vineyard artists are hip to that.

At artist Jeanne Staples’s upcoming exhibition at the Granary Gallery you will see Crick Hill at Menemsha, just as lovely as you know her work to be, but in addition to landscapes of Martha’s Vineyard, Staples may surprise you with some installation pieces, including a thrilling third dimension.

Look out for Eat Beets for Health and The Vodou King, a life-size double portrait of Haitian artist Wilfred Dantis. In these pieces, Ms. Staples explores her more modernist interests.