Meet Collins Heavener, the plank whisperer of Slip Away Farm.

Heather Hamacek


Every now and again you meet an artist whose prodigious talent is matched by a determined focus to make life what he or she always imagined it could be. Take silversmith Sara Thompson of Edgartown. Just twenty-one and a freshly minted graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft, she is off to the prestigious American Craft Exposition in Chicago to showcase her work. Oh, and there’s a four-month backlog for commissions. It’s fair to say that she’s on a roll.


It wasn’t trash, it was a Trash Lobster!


Barbara Kassel's allegorical world.

Elizabeth Hawes


“I like taking old work and incorporating it into new work, because it’s almost a continuous story of how your work has transformed and grown over time.”


Allen Whiting is tired of talking about himself.

“The biographical stuff about me doesn’t matter anymore,” he said as we sat in his kitchen talking about, among other things, the fact that somehow he’s seventy, about to turn seventy-one, and it’s been thirty-five years already that he and his wife, Lynne, have been showing and selling his instantly recognizable landscape paintings out of the front rooms of their farmhouse in West Tisbury.

Alexandra Bullen Coutts


There’s always basketball in Oak Bluffs, but there’s only one weekend like this.

Mathea Morais


Would that which we call a tourist T-shirt by any other name smell as sweet?

Mary Breslauer