Pathways Celebrates Black History Month with an Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Mixed Media Works, and Ceramics by Four Local Artists.
5th February to March 1st, 2020
Jamaican native, SHAVANÁE ANDERSON, who now resides on Martha’s Vineyard, has been making art for most of her life, yet only started painting a year ago. Her vibrantly colored, Afrocentric, graphic compositions are part of a series of 12 striking portraits of inspirational women whom she feels have left an imprint on her and who have influenced her life positively – including Des’ree, Michelle Obama, Toni Morrison, Oprah, her Mother, Beyonce, Frida Kahlo, and close fiends. She attributes her early inspiration to an art teacher who encouraged her, her own artistic mother, 90’s sitcoms, learning about the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and films like Black Panther.She works at various scales, using a number of mediums on paper, wood-panel and canvas. Anderson graduated from Suffolk University, majoring in Communication with a concentration in Film Studies and cinematography.
A selection of paintings by BASIA JAWORSKA from her ongoing Roots Music Series, of iconic African American musicians who each have pushed the boundaries of their art form, opening the doors for others to follow in their footsteps. Her subjects include Thelonius Monk – he had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire | Tina Turner – recipient of 12 Grammy Awards | Big Bill Broonzy (born Lee Conley Bradley) – a key figure in the development of blues music in the 20th century | Big Mama Thornton (born Willie Mae Thornton). She was the first to record Leiber and Stoller’s “Hound Dog”, in 1952 | Sister Rosetta Tharpe – the first recording star of Gospel music. She pioneered electric guitar techniques using heavy distortion giving rise to the electric blues. She influenced the British blues sound in the 60’s: Keith Richards and Eric Clapton.Jaworska works with oil and acrylic and mixed media on canvas, paper, wood panel.
Painter, CHIOKE MORAIS has recently been making one-of-a-kind utilitarian ceramics under the name Bent Wing Pottery, now available to the general public. Pathways has a selection of uniquely shaped mugs perfect for coffee, tea, cocoa, soup and more – and a number of unique bowls with interesting glazes.
Well known island artist, Suesan Stovall SUESAN STOVALL, of Groovy Sue Gallery in Oak Bluffs, with a selection of her characteristic mixed media collage assemblages on wood, paper and wood panel. Her pieces are soulful and spiritual, sometimes political, and often historical, exploring both her own personal journey and the journeys of others in the African diaspora.
Since January 2020 started with Pathways’ first CinemaDance Festival, the theme on our gallery walls for the month was dance. Showing were manipulated, stitched and collaged photographs by Valerie Sonnenthal and retired printing blocks and a block print by Keren Tonnesen.
Sally Cohn showed framed photographs as well as photographs shown on our large digital display. Sally also showed garments, wall hangings and bags printed with her photography of dancers. Dena Porter showed her photographic work featuring dancers on the display as seen in the slidshow below, with Sally Cohn.
Pathways’ art walls featured the works of
Rob Hauck; mixed media on paper,
Marie-Louise Rouff; acrylics on wood panels,
Alissa Turnbull; watercolor, pencil on paper,
Beth Parker; mixed media on canvas,
Jill Gross; porcelain figures,bowls,plates and more.
Gallery Shows 2018-2019
SHOWING IN MARCH 2019
GALLERY HOURS ARE 11 – 5pm except Wednesdays & Sundays.
Event nights open til 9pm
WHITNEY CLEARY – OILS ON BOARD
Top: Path To The Beach 12″ x 6″ $300
Bottom: Looking Back 20″ x 24″ $1000
Acrylic on canvas 42″ x 42″ $8000
Left: “Chorus” acrylic on board $350
right: “Fencer” acrylic on board $350
Showing in February for Black History Month
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Showing on Gallery Walls December 14th through January…
Artist’s Reception November 24th from 3:30 – 6pm at Pathways Gathering Space
9 State Road Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard MA
Strömberg’s work is on view at Pathways in November through December 11th.
The Pathways gallery walls are open daily from 11am to 5pm except Wednesdays and Sundays. They space is open for all to use for creative work and collaboration and rehearsal during these hours.
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November 7th through Christmas 2017…
Richard Limber’s Video Installation “Day And Night (On The Vineyard)
This short multimedia video is entertainment with a political bite.
You can see it here….https://vimeo.com/228827166
Mixed media collages on a variety of mediums: canvas, wood panel,
and raw painted wood.
Street Photography taken over a number of years, in various locations.
Black and White street photography from the 1960’s and 70’s,
of his travels around the world and in the US.
The original images were captured on Kodak TRI-X 35mm film.
Now transferred to digital, printed with ink jet on
Epson Ultra Premium Luster Archival Photo paper, in handmade wooden frames
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IN THE CORNER SHOP
The Art of Instagram
NAN BYRNE shows her 4 x 4 photos taken off her phone and into the world in this fun format. Instagram has gathered over 300 million users in just over six years. At $5 each with an easel or $10 for 3 photos.
Cyn is always up to something new.
Pop Art Minis
They glitter and shine and are priced from $75 to $195
Click here to see Close-Ups on her page!
2015 – 2016 SEASON
Handmade Wrap Bracelets by Kelly Mica.
Each wrap is unique and one of a kind!
The materials I use are fire polished glass beads, dyed leather cord and an assortment of metal and wampum buttons.
I was born on Martha’s Vineyard but love to travel! Cross country road trips with my family every year was a great part of growing up. I’ve always loved art and making jewelry..I love these wrap bracelets and am always wearing them. I have a different one on every day! They remind me of a gypsy style. Right now I am living here with my husband, two kids and three dogs and loving our little island!
Cynthia McGrath is a serious scavenger who uses maps to discover old landfills and then researches her finds as much as possible. Her stunning display of jewelry crafted from unaltered sea glass also includes descriptions of the type and vintage of the finds. Her large and varied line, Original Cyn, runs from pieces featuring Legos & dominoes to painted and jeweled deer and snake vertebrae as well as semi precious stones, Swarovski crystals and pearls.
“I use as much found and recycled materials as possible,” she said. She also has a fondness for “anything kooky, fun and affordable,”
Close-up of Cyn’s tiny bottles of sea glass necklaces, and wampum & sea glass charm pendants.
Jane Paquet makes gorgeous and durable bracelets that take many hours to create. They are hand crafted with Miyuki glass beads from Japan. Each one is unique. They only get more comfortable with time. Jane has hers on continuously for 3 years and they seem to show no wear. In double wrap and triple wrap styles, they can be used as necklaces as well.
Jan Paul’s reversible cloths that serve nicely as beach picnic or baby
blankets & table toppers. 42 x 34″ $40
Leah Crosby makes these cool earrings from upcycled bicycle innertubes.
They are light. They are one of a kind.
They are $18. <<>>
KOWALity Quilts by Mary Kowalski
These lusciously soft quilts are perfect for baby to use for many years. As an infant it makes a great place for tummy time and as they grow older they can cuddle while reading bedtime stories. Have to be touched to be believed.
LET THERE BEE LIGHT by Theresa Berryman
Hand poured natural beeswax candles: tapers in many colors, little bear hugging a hive, angels, columns, more and more…this high quality batch of beeswax features the bee parts you find in unfiltered honey. The smell of beeswax is addictively warm and relaxing.
but wait . . .there’s more . . .did you know that paraffin (most) candles are toxic to you in the burning and to the environment in the processing? Natural Beeswax can clear the air of undesirable particulate. 100% pure beeswax candles might seem expensive compared to the paraffin tea lights at $5 for 100 at Ikea. But when you find out the pro and cons you will be sold on candles made by bees. For more on the benefits that come with natural beeswax click here…
You can still get some Vital Signs gear for babies, kids
or yourself here at Pathways.
Here is Tino Garnier rockin’ his VS outfit from ’09.
That is pretty durable!