Friday, May 23, 2014

Tisbury Memorial Day Picnic

The town of Tisbury’s annual community gathering will be held at the Tashmoo Waterworks on Monday, May 26th from noon to 4pm. Bring your own picnic food; free ice cream and grills will be provided. Entertainment will include children’s games, chalk art, pony rides, rowboating, tours of the building, and music by the Flying Elbows. The event is supported by funding from the MV Cultural Council. VTA buses will stop at the Tashmoo Overlook between 11:30am and 4pm.

The Vineyard Haven Library will be closed on Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

4th Annual Group Art Show in June at the Library

This June, more than 20 local artists will exhibit their work in the annual group art show at the Vineyard Haven Public Library. The artwork will be on display during regular library hours from June 2nd through June 14th.  The show has been curated by Francine Kelly, and sponsored by the Friends of the Library, who will host an opening reception on Tuesday, June 3rd from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

This year's featured artists include Renee Balter, Laura Beebe, Christine Coon, John Crelan, Deirdre DeCarion, Joe Doebler, Phyllis Dunn, Lowely Finnerty, Lisa Glus, Maryanne Goldberg, Carolyn Henderson, Susan Johnson, Nancy Kingsley, Iris Kirkwood, Clara Kisko, Jennifer Langhammer, Jeri Larson, Peter Mallen, Janet Messineo, Robert Schaefer, Emily Walkenstein and Ovid Ward.

The library has a collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. In addition, the "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits managed by the Friends of the Library.

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library encourage public understanding of the Library's vital role in the community, support activities for both adults and children, and provide various other volunteer services. The mission of the Friends is to support the Library, to build a partnership between the Library and the community, and to advocate for quality library service.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Art in the Stacks: John Holladay

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of paintings by John Holladay, on display on the library’s Art Wall on the lower level throughout the month of May. "Art in the Stacks" is an initiative of the Friends of the Library to provide artists an opportunity to show their work, and for library patrons to enjoy art throughout the year.

John Holladay moved to Vineyard Haven in 2001. He teaches Computer Graphics and Animation at Falmouth High School, and reverse commutes to work. John says me moved here instead of the Cape for two reasons: the people and the landscapes. On weekends and during the summer, he teaches at Featherstone Center for the Arts. His work can also be seen at Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, and at the Vineyard Artisans Festivals.

Before moving to Martha's Vineyard, John was a Graphic Artist entertaining fans by creating cartoons for Collegiate and Professional teams. These humourous cartoons may be seen on his website He has also done corporate work for Hewlett Packard, Hardees, John Deere, PGA Golf, Tropicana Resort, Universal Studios, Chicago Cubs and Charles Levy.