Pasting, Pressing, Cutting; Book Binding Leaves a Tactile Trail
Katherine Gianni

On any given afternoon, one of three sounds can be heard coming from Mitzi Pratt’s Aquinnah bookbinding studio: the dull squeak of a 19th century press, sheers clipping through paper, or the piercing bang of a weighty backing hammer.

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Sargent Gallery Show

The Sargent Gallery in Aquinnah is holding a reception for its August show called Bios Kentron. The show is up from August 5 through August 17, with an opening reception on Sunday, August 5 from to 8 p.m.

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Granary Gallery Acquires Rare Benton Painting
Louisa Hufstader
The Granary Gallery in West Tisbury recently acquired the oil on canvas, Thomas Hart Benton’s 1926 train painting Going West.
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Let the Creative Rumpus Begin
Vivian Ewing
Painter Margot Datz's show Party Animals opens for its annual one-night reception on August 4 at the Grange Hall from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Art Fundraiser for Nepali Health Care

Thinley Athup will present Shades of Rajasthan – a collection of crafts made by Rajasthani artisans – at several Island locations in July and August.

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Louisa Gould Gallery's Fifteen @ Fifteen
Noah Asimow

In March of 2003, Louisa Gould opened a 400-square-foot gallery on Beach Road to display her personal photography. During the course of 15 years, the gallery has moved to Main street in Vineyard Haven, grown fivefold, is open year-round, and displays the work of up to 50 artists on the Island.

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Painter and Author, in His Spare Time Thomas Benton Transposes Difficult Music to Play on His Harmonica
Vineyard Gazette
Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert - nothing heavy but on the classical side - and Thomas Hart Benton, painter, and author, plays them all on his harmonica. He’s got a special scheme, which he himself devised, for transposing the music into a complicated harmonica score.
 
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Making Art With Ancestral Meaning
Katherine Gianni
The creation of wampum jewelry is a multi-layered process. For Jason Widdiss the labor begins at Menemsha Pond.
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Keeping the Spirit of Charles Addams Alive
Landry Harlan
It was pure happenstance that West Tisbury cartoonist Paul Karasik stumbled upon a mural that became the basis of his first essay in The New Yorker.
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Staying Attuned to Happy Accidents Is Part of the Art
Noah Asimow

Making a piece of pottery is an arduous process. But that doesn’t slow Candy Shweder down.

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