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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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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