Up-Island Pottery Holds Moving Sale at Studio

Up-Island Pottery is having a moving sale on Sunday, Oct. 7, selling discontinued styles, patterns and colors.

Candy Shweder is opening a new studio on the Island. She has been selling her wares for more than 20 years at both the Chilmark Flea Market and more recently at the Vineyard Artisans Shows, where she will continue to sell.

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Stock Up on Alison Shaw At Holiday Weekend Sale

Alison Shaw Gallery is opening up again for a Columbus Day weekend sale. On Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. posters are 15 per cent off, cards are one-third off, selected prints are 25 per cent or more off regular prices.

After this weekend, the gallery will be available only by appointment, so visit this weekend at 88 Dukes County avenue in the Oak Bluffs Arts District. For details, call 508-696-SHAW or see Alisonshaw.com.

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Artist’s Bird’s-Eye Views Reveal Underwater World

Dick Sherman hosts a reception for his Aerial Seabottom Photography exhibition on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. Featherstone Center for the Arts on Barnes Road Oak Bluffs. The show opens on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and continues daily from noon to 4 p.m.

The exhibition is all photographs shot from an airplane — including aerial shots of shallow water areas where the viewer can see the bottom of the ocean.

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Arts District Retrospective For Virginia Reilly Gosselin

The Dragonfly Gallery, in conjunction with the Periwinkle Studio (diagonally across the street), is featuring a retrospective show of Virginia Reilly Gosselin’s art work spanning more than 50 years.

A graduate of Endicott College in 1956, she worked in the art department of newspapers and advertising agencies until she began freelancing for Stanley Home Products. From the early 1980s to the present, Ms. Reilly Gosselin has been creating her whimsical pen and inks as well as her expressive drawings and paintings. All will be on display, and most for sale.

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Not a Lighthouse in Sight In New Featherstone Show

Featherstone likes to take chances.

Several years ago Featherstone Center for the Arts introduced a gallery show featuring out-of-the-mainstream art, filled by artists who practiced what they felt was important, not what sold.

The show proved a success, and now Featherstone devotes one gallery show to the unconventional art created by Island artists. Titled The Other Side of Vineyard Art: Not Beaches and Boats, this year’s exhibition opens this Sunday, Sept. 16 with a wide array of creations, many never before exhibited.

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Pequot Exhibition

Pequot Exhibition

The Pequot Hotel is getting ready for its annual art exhibition. For the past seven years the Pequot has hosted an art show displaying many of the Island’s new and seasoned artists as well as others from Rhode Island and New York.

This year’s two-day exhibition will open Saturday, Oct. 13 with an artists’ reception from 6 to 8 p.m. It closes on Sunday. Anyone interested in being a part of this year’s exhibition should contact the hotel at 508-693-5087.

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Senior Art Show

Senior Art Show

An art show featuring the work of the Island’s senior community will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tisbury Senior Center, located at 34 Pine Tree Road in Vineyard Haven. Entry categories are painting, photography, folk art, knitting, quilting, ceramics and wood. There is no entry charge. Entrants must register by Sept. 14 by calling Sandy at 508-696-4205, Monday to Friday.

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Valerie Sonnenthal Shows Photographs at Library

An exhibition of 11 works from the Blur Series of photographic triptychs by Valerie Sonnenthal is presented at the West Tisbury library until Sept. 23 during regular library hours.

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Notes on an Art Project: Cindy Kane Shapes Writers’ Scrawl into the Sublime
Rachel Nava Rohr

Few people ever see the raw notes - the raw thoughts - of a writer they admire. They don't know the handwriting of a favorite novelist or journalist, or what kind of notebook, grade of paper or color of ink the writer prefers. But every writer has a process of transmitting thoughts into printed words. It's an unselfconscious process, since only the finished product will ever be seen.

That is, in part, why the new body of work by nationally acclaimed Island-based painter Cindy Kane is so bewitching.

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Hudson River Reflections Show Transforms With New Works

Four Generations Art Gallery opened its second annual Hudson River this weekend, yet in the coming weeks the gallery will continually add new works featuring the river, its cliffs its now-vanished fishermen and its now transformed views of new York city.

The Ortlip family maintained a studio for over 50 years atop the New Jersey Palisades, overlooking the river and the glittering lights of New York city. Paul Ortlip, father of gallery director Michele Ortlip, created a huge series of paintings and drawings depicting the Hudson River.

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