Ovid Ward, Eclectic Artist and Boatbuilder With Deep Edgartown Roots, Dies at 75
Julia Wells
The well-known Vineyard artist, boat designer and sculptor, died June 17 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 75.
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Brother of Vineyard Artist Receives Harsh Prison Sentence in Russia
Noah Asimow
Paul Whelan, brother of Elizabeth Whelan, was sentenced to 16 years in a Russian prison early Monday on espionage charges.
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Creating Art That Commands Attention
Louisa Hufstader
Richard Limber's exhibit at the West Tisbury Library is called A Bunch of Faces for You. Many of the portraits include an edgy, ripped-from-the-headlines aesthetic.
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Canvas on Hold, Artist Elizabeth Whelan Works for Her Brother's Release
Noah Asimow

Bond movies are fun to watch. It’s a little different when your life becomes one. But for the past year that has been the case for Elizabeth Whelan.

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Staying True to the Art of Remembrance
Will Sennott
For four years Barney Zeitz has been working on a series of stained glass windows for a church in Germany that was once a synagogue. In two weeks, the last windows head overseas.
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The Artistry of a Creative Friendship
Holly Pretsky
In 1979, Carly Simon opened the Hot Tin Roof nightclub with two partners. To decorate the venue, she hired Margot Datz, a 26-year-old sculptor who had recently moved to the Vineyard.
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Public Piano Builds Community Composition
Holly Pretsky
The notes of an Alexander Scriabin prelude rang out from the sunny, small backyard behind the Rosewater Market on Monday afternoon.
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Going Big on the Gallery Scene
Louisa Hufstader
Large format is the size of the summer on the walls of three Martha’s Vineyard art galleries, with expansive landscapes, abstracts and abstract landscapes by several distinctly different painters.
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New Art Gallery Is Homegrown and Handmade
Landry Harlan
Abe Pieciak and Brandon Newton opened the Chilmark Gallery last weekend with a reception on Friday night. The artists said they hope to inspire not just artists to tap into their creativity.
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Featherstone Opening Embraces the New and Unusual
Louisa Hufstader
Featherstone Center for the Arts hosted a reception on Sunday for its new show My One and Only, which opened the season with a group show of 90 artists.
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