Island Time, April 16-22: Checking out the Arts Online
April 16, 2020
Martha’s Vineyard galleries, artists and performers are meeting their audiences online these days, with live concerts, community art shows and engaging, interactive arts challenges. Just check the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar to see all the different internet offerings. We’ve picked a few of our favorites here.
Also, you can check out a list of what’s open and what’s closed on Martha’s Vineyard right here.
Thursday, April 16 | Good day sunshine
Brighten the day with a virtual stroll through the Francine Kelly Gallery at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs, where the current group show, Here Comes the Sun, features work by 78 Island artists taking the color yellow as their theme. You can view each piece individually, or tour the whole show.
Friday, April 17 | Salute to Prine RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 20, see Monday, below
Saturday, April 18 | Vintage visuals
Take a trip back in time to late 19th-century Edgartown with the Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s online exhibition The Photography of Richard Shute, who with his father founded a photographic studio in 1867 and became the Island’s leading photographers.
Sunday, April 19 | Fish stories
The next best thing to fishing the Derby yourself, the museum’s virtual exhibition One on the Line chronicles the iconic Island event in historic and contemporary photographs.
Monday, April 20 | Sci-fi by wifi and John Prine tribute concert rescheduled
More than a dozen Martha’s Vineyard musicians pay tribute to the late singer-songwriter John Prine tonight in a virtual concert on Facebook.
Join West Tisbury Library director and lifelong science fiction nerd Alexandra Pratt for a Virtual Sci-Fi Book Club at 5 p.m., today and next Monday.
Tuesday, April 21 | Talent night
Island multi-instrumentalist and music teacher Andy Herr holds his weekly Open Mic online tonight at 5 p.m. and welcomes performers of all kinds, as well as listeners.
Wednesday, April 22 | Earth day
The Vineyard Conservation Society’s Virtual Beach Clean-Up continues all month. Send them your observations, anecdotes or photos and you might receive some swag.
Photo by Jeanna Shepard