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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Tail Whispering on a Winter Night, Business Savvy Mermaids Gather
Ivy Ashe
Island artist Margot Datz and mermaids go hand-in-hand, or fin-in-fin, as it were.

Island artist Margot Datz and mermaids go hand-in-hand, or fin-in-fin, as it were.

Speaking before a gathering of 25 Vineyard women, most of them business owners or managers, at the Old Whaling Church on Tuesday night, the author of A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids, drew upon her metaphor of choice to bring attention to the challenges faced by the modern woman.

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