Plein-Air Palooza

The opening reception for the seventh annual plein-air art show is Sunday, Sept. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Youthful Spirit, Creative Wisdom at Old Sculpin's Student Showcase
Katherine Gianni

Work by high school seniors Opal Wortmann, Salyn Yancey and Olin Gannon will be up at the Old Sculpin Gallery through June 22.

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Master Shipwright

From the Feb. 5, 1954 edition of the Vineyard Gazette:

Manuel Swartz Roberts’ famous boatbuilding shop, in Edgartown, is in the process of being sold.

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Boat Shop That Became a Home for Island Art
Gilberta D. Goodwin
When in Edgartown, we invite you to take a walk along Dock street to the northern end. There beside you is a tall grey building. Look up and up and see how it reaches into the sky with cathedral dignity. It has a tower on the front, as does any proper cathedral, and also many windows on the long sides. Farther up are rows of skylights like the clerestory in a Gothic medieval church, but our skylights leak. High in the peaks are two round windows, the glass pink with age, so it boasts two rose windows as well.
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Old Sculpin Gallery Embraces Outdoor Art

Starting with an exhibition on Sunday, Sept. 3, the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown is celebrating the en plein air style.

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An Artistic Tour at Old Sculpin Gallery
Heather Hamacek

Mr. Reade, Ms. Shane, Eva Cincotta and Janis Langley share space at the Old Sculpin Gallery, with art from watercolor to oils to pastels, always with a nod to the Island.

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Student Art Show at Sculpin Gallery

The Old Sculpin Gallery is presenting its student scholarship winners show on Sunday, June 18.

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“For Sale” Sign on Famous Boat Builder’s Shop Causes Consternation - Manuel May Shift Moorings
Joseph Chase Allen
There is a “For Sale” sign on the boat shop of Manuel S. Roberts at the head of the town wharf in Edgartown, a sign indicating that the historic building and the land upon which it is situated are for sale. Indicating also - and this brings a touch of near-tragedy to the picture - that this building long associated with ships, boats and salt water and men who have gone down to the sea, may enter upon a new and cheaply-gilded existence as a Gifte Shoppe - and its proprietor, as much a landmark as the building, removed from the setting which he has dominated for so long.
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Old Sculpin’s Quarters - A Door to Enchantment for His Admirers
Vineyard Gazette
There hangs upon a wall at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Coburn Darling at Cow Bay, Edgartown, the most perfect and eloquent record of a famous Vineyard landmark - the memorable and beloved boat building shop of Manuel S. Roberts.
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Art in the Lee of Chappy Ferry, As Young Take Over Old Sculpin

It’s nowhere near Halloween, and yet 16 masks took shape in the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown on Friday. Children’s art classes have been an integral part of this gallery since its inception in 1954. The Old Sculpin is a nonprofit organization maintained by Martha’s Vineyard Art Association Inc. The building, which originally housed the boat building shed for the late Manuel Swartz Roberts, was bought by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust two years ago.

The gallery holds an array of art classes for children, teens and adults.

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