06.10.16

Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s annual Best of the Vineyard winners were announced Thursday night during a packed event at the Loft in Oak Bluffs.

More than 5,500 votes were cast in this year’s contest, in which the readers declare the best that the Island has to offer in 85 categories, from beaches to bars.

Nicole Grace Mercier

05.01.16

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.

C.K. Wolfson

05.01.16

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?

Heather Hamacek

05.01.16

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.

Mary Breslauer

05.01.16

The fantastical, mechanical, musical world of Tim Laursen.

Megan Cerullo

03.01.16

For Kenneth Vincent's oil-on-canvas painting The More Things Change, inspiration was a car ride away.

03.01.16

Three lavishly illustrated editions from Zenith Press chronicle some of history’s most epic voyages.

03.01.16

How do you tell a chair you love it?

Heather Hamacek

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