Artists

Vineyard Haven Again Named to National Top 10 for Arts

Vineyard Haven is number six on a list of the top arts-vibrant small communities in the United States—but the honor belongs to the Island as a whole.

Pandemic Walks Lead Jeanne Staples in New Creative Direction

The Granary Gallery in West Tisbury is showing new and recent work by American Realist painter and longtime Martha’s Vineyard resident Jeanne Staples.

Letting the Creative Process Absorb and Reflect Troubled Times

Months of anxiety, uncertainty and unrest are making their mark on Martha’s Vineyard artists.

Ovid Ward, Eclectic Artist and Boatbuilder With Deep Edgartown Roots, Dies at 75

The well-known Vineyard artist, boat designer and sculptor, died June 17 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 75.

Brother of Vineyard Artist Receives Harsh Prison Sentence in Russia

Paul Whelan, brother of Elizabeth Whelan, was sentenced to 16 years in a Russian prison early Monday on espionage charges.

Creating Art That Commands Attention

Richard Limber's exhibit at the West Tisbury Library is called A Bunch of Faces for You. Many of the portraits include an edgy, ripped-from-the-headlines aesthetic.

Canvas on Hold, Artist Elizabeth Whelan Works for Her Brother's Release

Bond movies are fun to watch. It’s a little different when your life becomes one. But for the past year that has been the case for Elizabeth Whelan.

Staying True to the Art of Remembrance

For four years Barney Zeitz has been working on a series of stained glass windows for a church in Germany that was once a synagogue. In two weeks, the last windows head overseas.

The Artistry of a Creative Friendship

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.

Public Piano Builds Community Composition

The notes of an Alexander Scriabin prelude rang out from the sunny, small backyard behind the Rosewater Market on Monday afternoon.

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