Doug Kent Benefit Reception Is Artful Tribute
Steve Myrick
Hundreds of friends, neighbors,and art enthusiasts turned out Friday evening at the Chilmark community center for a benefit reception featuring the work of Douglas Kent.
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In Life and Art, Going With the Flow Feeds the Creative Soul
Steve Myrick
West Tisbury painter Doug Kent has taken his work in a new direction. It is larger, more colorful, more abstract.
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Artist Embodies Art of Giving Back
David Lott

Last Friday night more than 40 friends and fans came to the Oak Bluffs home of Stig and Anita Persson to meet artist Jeanne Staples.

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Andrew Moore, Carving a Life Out of Paint and Passion
Louisa McCullough
On Sunday, Andrew Moore’s paintings were reintroduced at the Granary Gallery on Old County Road in West Tisbury. The artist decided to join the Granary Gallery so he could spend less time marketing and selling, and more time holding a paintbrush.
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Art and the Island Are Alessandra Petlin's Secret of Success
Megan Cerullo

Photographer Alessandra Petlin has spent 40 consecutive summers on Martha’s Vineyard at her family’s home on Wayside Farm in Chilmark. But this summer marks a first for the artist. She momentarily stepped out of her Vineyard routine Saturday night to celebrate her first gallery opening, ever.

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For Painter Terry Crimmen Color Leads and Form Follows
Megan Cerullo
Terry Crimmen has painted many traditional Martha’s Vineyard sites, such as landscapes and seascapes, boats and bathers. And for a time, he was really into cows.
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What You See Can Be What You Wear in World of Tommy May
Megan Cerullo
Tommy May likes to wear his art on his sleeve. Literally. And your sleeves too. In addition to using traditional canvases, Mr. May paints his designs on wearable clothing — pants, jackets, shirts, shoes, whatever he can find in a thrift store or what a potential customer brings to him for a one of a kind fashion statement.
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Winding Road of Creativity Never Ends
Alison L. Mead

One thing becomes clear when talking with 85-year-old painter Marie-Louise Rouff about art and the world: she takes everything in. And what she sees will often find its way onto her canvas.

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Honoring Lois Mailou Jones, an Artist and a Trailblazer
Alex Floyd
When Lois Mailou Jones began painting in the 1920s, she did so in near anonymity, a sign of the endemic racism and sexism of the time. But 92 years after her first exhibition, Ms. Jones is now the focus of a new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, running from June 12 to August 23 this summer. Nearly 17 years after she died, Ms. Jones is once again on display in the Vineyard.
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Art of the Question Is Perfect Outcome
Megan Cerullo
Last weekend Craig Miner began spray painting the side of the 1930s house that resides at 6 Water street in Vineyard Haven. The derelict building, sagging and sad, is situated directly across the street from the Vineyard Haven Steamship Terminal. What Mr. Miner will eventually create is anyone’s guess, including his own.
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