Sculptor and stoneworker Eben Armer has a passion for granite, as poet and dock builder Steve Ewing discovered one hot summer afternoon.

Steve Ewing

Taylor Stone’s first collection of poems and illustrations, Vineyard Magic, is a hand-bound Valentine to native plants of the Island.

Libby Ellis

“Because I want my paintings to have more than a visual relevance, I build on the intellectual content to add depth and cultural relevance.”

CK Wolfson

Fine restaurants, through endless toil...


“Art reflects your own happiness and people can see in my pieces that I enjoyed making them. I think that’s one of the reasons they like them.”

CK Wolfson

Susan Branch’s latest memoir brings a charmed life full circle.

Heather Hamacek


Rejected MV Magazine Story Ideas

One Big Hubbub

Thomas Bena has a new film about big new homes, but doesn’t have a big new home for his Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. At least not yet.

Piece of Work: Suesan Stovall

The artist herself is a collage of intuitive and honed talents that bubble and flow from her in images and music, words and theatrics.

Vineyard Traffic Report

Branching Out

Susan Branch’s latest memoir brings a charmed life full circle.

Doug Kent’s Other World View

Doug Kent's experimental world of large-scale, abstract paintings.

Piece of Work: Ruth Kirchmeier

At eighty, printmaker Ruth Kirchmeier emits sparks of energy as she talks about coming to the Island in 1988. It was, she says, “the beginning of a new life,” where she found her artistic calling – her intricate and distinctive woodcuts.

It is a painstakingly slow and exacting process that she describes joyfully. “You have to take away what you don’t want printed and leave what you want to be part of the image.” She carves four surfaces, one for the image, and the others to apply as many as 100 colors.

Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Bird

The fantastical, mechanical, musical world of Tim Laursen.

Arnie Reisman’s Big Makeover

Arnie Reisman didn’t set out to be one of the country’s leading experts on the history of face powder, let alone create something that would, years later, be the inspiration for a headline-grabbing musical show.

Hoochie Coochie Men (and Dog)

Live music and bars often go hand in hand on the Vineyard. But what to do in the morning light, when the haze remains and the tunes have faded? Or when the real world calls you to leave those blurry summer nights behind and you’re craving one more song?