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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Marine Mural Celebration
On Friday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. there will be a party to officially celebrate the marine mural by Margot Datz
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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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Under the Sea and Around the World
Louisa Hufstader
When Margot Datz began painting the walls of the children’s room at the Edgartown Public Library last fall, she expected the work to take three or four months at most.
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Art on the Run; Hot Tin Roof Mural for Sale
Heather Hamacek
One of the last relics of the Hot Tin Roof is for sale. Approximately 240 feet of an iconic mural painted by Margot Datz in the early 1990s is available for purchase.
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Margot Datz Explores the Heart
Vivian Ewing

The Vineyard artist known for her magical realism paintings, murals and illustrations, held a one-night show Saturday at the Grange.

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Flying Horses Are Rooted in the Past, Galloping into the Future
Heather Hamacek
The carousel opens for its 142nd consecutive season on Saturday, April 15, when the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust will unveil panels newly refurbished by artist Margot Datz.
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Church Mural Restoration Continues
Remy Tumin
Carefully stripping away small sections of paint at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, the muralist Margot Datz was looking for guidance for her next design.
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Restored Mural Reveals Form And Function at Whaling Church
Bill Eville
When artist Margot Datz begins a new project she finds it hard to stop. “Until someone rips me off the wall I’m there,” she said on Wednesday morning at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. Although no one is coming to rip Ms. Datz off the wall, her brother Stephen Datz is on hand to “help her out the door,” he said. Good thing, too, as this weekend there will be a wedding held at the church. Scaffolding and bridal gowns do not really mix. But magnificently-restored murals serving as a backdrop for wedded bliss definitely do.
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Margot Datz Mural

When the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority ticket office opens Monday for the summer season there will be plenty to see inside and overhead. Margot Datz, a much celebrated Edgartown artist, this winter completed a 70-foot mural that spans three overhead walls. The painting was commissioned by the Steamship Authority last fall and it took her, with other projects, a winter to complete.

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