Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tova Katzman's Photograghy Show

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Senior Tova Katzman's Photography Show 
at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Opening reception March 6 - March 11, 2011.
Video by Patrick Phillips of Vineyard Voice

Friday, February 11, 2011

FCA's New Skutt Kiln!

After a very successful first Potter's Bowl last August, we raised enough money to purchase a brand new computerized kiln for our Pottery Studio! Cape Cod Delivery arrived early Tuesday morning with our shiny new Skutt Kiln all packaged up safe and sound. 

Just waiting on a few small technical improvements to the kiln's new home and we'll have her up and running in no time. Be sure to come on by for Open Pottery Studio every Wednesday from 2-5pm and every Thursday from 7-9pm to check out the new goods and put it to good use!

Mark your calendar for this years Second Annual Potters Bowl August 28th, 2011 to raise more money for our busiest studio on campus.

More pictures on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Christmas in Edgartown

This year the Children's Studio created a beautiful window project on Main Street in Edgartown.
Miss. Lani's Portrait Painting class and Animals in Art class teamed up to put together a peaceful and inspiring message for the holiday season and New Year.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Featherstone's History

Featherstone, the island's only year-round non-profit arts center, celebrates 15 very fruitful years of bringing art, in a myriad of forms, to island audiences and participants.

The Martha's Vineyard Artistic Outlet

With gallery shows, classes and workshops, art camps, evenings of music and poetry, and special events, Featherstone has been the living beating heart of the Vineyard art scene for over a decade now. Starting out in 1980 as the Meetinghouse of Martha's Vineyard, with a mission to sponsor and encourage community involvement in the arts. Meetinghouse found a home, and a name, when the center, in partnership with the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank Association, acquired the farm in May 1996. Meetinghouse changed its name to Featherstone in 2002. Featherstone will be celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2011 with a big birthday bash on Saturday, August 6th.

Watched over a cows, the six acre parcel devoted to the Arts Center, maintains the feel of a working farm. Situated among unspoiled woods and meadows, the center's five buildings house studios, show space and offices. The farmhouse has been converted into a gallery and office space, the main barn, once used as stable for horses, has been transformed into a lofty artist's studio for photography, printmaking and weaving. A tool barn was reinvented as a workshop for woodworking, stained glass and metalwork. What was once the stable for breed mares and their foals is now the Pottery Studio. On the grounds is an outdoor, wood-fired, brick kiln.

Budding artists/artisans/musicians can explore a diversity of crafts through the Center's many workshops led by professionals in a variety of artistic fields. Along with drawing, painting and photography classes, Featherstone's adult offerings include ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, felting, quilting, knitting, printmaking, tapestry, poetry, writing, mixed media, and technology.

Art For Kids and Teens

Our children's art offerings include: week-long art camps in the summer as well as weekday and Saturday art classes in the fall, winter and spring. Preschoolers to young teens can participate in daily, age appropriate art related activities. After school programs in photography, ceramics, and printmaking are offered free to teens during the school year.

Outdoor Entertainment

Musical Mondays take place during the summer from June 20th through August 15th, spotlighting local musicians in a bucolic outdoor setting.
Flea and Fine Arts Market

The Featherstone Flea & Fine Arts Market is offered every Tuesday from June 21st through August 30th. from  9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. — featuring over sixty vendors.

Summer Pottery Readings

The best American Poets read on Thursdays throughout the summer.