Chicken Lady Lives, at Treehouse Studios

Viva Nancy Luce! is the theme of a new show opening Sunday, Oct. 12, at Treehouse Studios in West Tisbury, with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will feature works of art related to the life of Martha’s Vineyard’s eccentric folk hero who became known in the 1800s as the chicken lady.

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The Louisa Gould Gallery to Host Post Holiday Party

The Louisa Gould Photography and Gallery annual holiday party is on Saturday, Dec. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. A new exhibit, The Portrait Paintings of John Holladay and Louisa Gould, will be on view. Other artists showing new works at this time are: Anne McGhee, Meg Mercier, Rachael Paxton, Ovid Osborn Ward, Marjorie Mason, Ed Cohen, Russell Carson, Debi Gero, Donna Blackburn, Gail Rodney, Robert Jewett, Caryn King, Leslie Smith, Jeanne Campbell, James Murray, Laura Roberts, Steve London, Janet Messineo, Jeffrey P’an, Maya Farber and Gray Park.

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Elderly Art Show

Elderly Art Show

Island Elderly Housing held its first artists and craftsmen show last week at the Woodside Village II Community Room in Oak Bluffs. The show featured painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, needlepoint, books and cards and other crafts — all work of residents in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

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Carol Craven Opens Today

Carol Craven Opens Today

The Carol Craven Gallery will be open Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Breakdown Lane in Vineyard Haven.

Haven Cutler has put together a grouping of paintings, sculpture, handmade ornaments and prints for holiday shopping, with a range of affordable prices. The gallery will be open by appointment at other times for your convenience, by calling 508-693-5792.

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Muralist Anne Grandin Wins Bid To Beautify Vineyard Haven Wall
Lauren Martin

Artist Anne Grandin calls herself a spiritualist, specifically a Native American spiritualist. This belief system drives the flowing, circular rhythms in her paintings — which have been exhibited here at Carol Craven Gallery, Featherstone Center for the Arts and the Old Sculpin Gallery — and it fits neatly, too, with her latest project, the Tisbury mural, which will take its place on the expansive wall on the Stop & Shop come spring.

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Happy Birthday, Rose

Happy Birthday, Rose

Island artist, self-taught seaweed scientist and passionate personality Rose Treat turns 100 on Sunday, Dec. 7, and everyone is invited to a potluck birthday party celebration at the Agricultural Hall from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

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Seaworthy Gallery

Seaworthy Gallery

The Seaworthy Gallery on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven will have a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. This new photography gallery features the work of owner Jeffrey Serusa, and is located at 30 Beach Road, next to the Gannon and Benjamin boatyard and across from the Art Cliff Diner. For details, call 508-693-0153.

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Louisa Gould Opens Show: Art Association Collection

Louisa Gould Gallery announces a new show, The Permanent Collection of the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association, opening Saturday, Nov. 8, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Three Island Photographers Featured in New Calendar

Several Vineyard photographers have had their work published in a new 2009 calendar from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture. A full-page photograph of Marle the alpaca from Tisbury photographer Heather Welch graces the January page and Oak Bluffs resident Julian Robinson’s photograph of the agricultural fair horse show marks the month of July. Ms. Welch and Kelley DeBettencourt of Edgartown also have had smaller photographs published in the calendar as honorable mention winners.

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Select Art on Show

Select Art on Show

The Martha’s Vineyard Art Association will be showing selected works from their permanent collection.

These works can be viewed through Oct. 31 at the Chilmark Bank and from Oct. 20 to Nov. 20 at the Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven. There will be a reception at the gallery on Saturday, Nov. 8.

This exhibition will funded in part by a grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Local Cultural Council.

For details call 508-627-4881.

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