Saturday, June 18, 2016

Art in the Stacks: Susan Johnson

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present "Nature, Identity, Creativity: A Retrospective," an exhibit of paintings by Susan Johnson. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library, during regular library hours throughout the month of June.

"Nature, Identity, Creativity," is an exploration of time and topographical memory in everyday experience, including twenty-one paintings of landscapes, portraits and still-lives spanning from the mid-nineties to today. Islander Susan Elizabeth Johnson is a graduate of Pratt Institute and Boston University, and currently a Ph.D student in Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Institute of Doctoral Studies of the Visual Arts.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tisbury Family Shellfishing Day

The Tisbury Shellfish Department will host Family Shellfish day to introduce kids, parents, and grandparents to the joys of shellfishing. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 25th at the Lagoon Pond boat landing on Beach Rd. Activities will begin at 9:00 am. Rain date is June 26. Through hands-on activities family members will explore the pond ecology, learn about shellfish, and how to harvest, handle, and prepare them. This is a family event. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

There is no charge for this event but participants must register. Online registration is available on the town website at For phone reservations or questions call Shellfish Constable, Danielle Ewart (508) 684-8304 and leave your name and phone number.