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Cold Comfort: How Three Island Artists Found Inspiration in Winter

A couple of years ago, I was interviewing a well-known Vineyard author, and I asked where he got the inspiration for one of his acclaimed novels. He said that he was walking down the street in Paris and saw a woman standing in a doorway. Suddenly, an idea for a novel popped into his head. Voilà! It was that simple.

But driving a car down a deserted, windswept Beach Road in February may...

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A Day in the Life: Martha's Vineyard Bird's Eye View

The far-from-stuffy Eisenhauer Gallery, a longtime member of the Bird’s Eye View family, is in Edgartown. You can’t miss the front door: just head for the sculpture in the middle of town where folks are actually encouraged to touch, climb, pose, or what have you. The gallery features weekly summer concerts with wine and nibbles and the art is eclectic, fun, intriguing, and yes, affordable....

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Plein air artist Larry Horowitz connects with the Vineyard landscape

Artist Larry Horowitz, who is currently the focus of a solo show at the Eisenhauer Gallery in Edgartown, is a plein air landscape painter, but his roots are in abstract art.

 

“I’m really an abstract painter hiding behind my landscape work,” says the artist. “I was trained by people who had studied with Hans Hoffman and with students from the Bauhaus school.” Straight out of art...

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In The Studio With Paige Bradley

Paige Bradley breaks all the rules in her practice as a professional sculptor. She does not conform to the dictates or decorum of figuration past nor does she leave a path of predictability behind as she blazes a trail forward. And just as there are no rules in Bradley’s studio, there are also no limitations. Any number of poses, media and messages may find expression through her expansive...

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“Let There Be Light!” Or So Says Artist Cheri Christensen

If you live in New England and you don’t find yourself visiting Martha’s Vineyard during the summer months, you are one of the very few.  Martha’s Vineyard is a mainstay for vacationing families and many celebrities, including James Taylor, former President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Reese Witherspoon, David Letterman and more.  

The draw?  The quaint and charming ‘...

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Artist Profile: Larry Horowitz, Oil Painter

Larry Horowitz considers Joni Mitchell’s 1970 classic “Big Yellow Taxi” his anthem of sorts as an artist. With so much of the country paved and covered with buildings, the 61-year-old Wellfleet painter says he aims to showcase the beauty of the natural land in his work. “My paintings are a quiet place in a noisy world,” Horowitz says. “I’ve always felt an emotional connection to the land, and...

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