Contents: June-July 2011
Our inaugural issue celebrates local and local-ish artists and focuses on several issues Islanders attend to every day.
Highlights: stories by Ward Just, Edward Hoagland, poetry by Fanny Howe and photography by Aaron Siskind and several young and aspiring photographers and much more.
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Edward Hoagland — Small Silences
Our moods can be altered simply by sunlight, and I found that having cared for primates, giraffes, and big cats in the circus made it easier to meander almost anywhere.
Justen Ahren —Inside The Trees To Sleep
from his manuscript-in-progress The Bells In Her Mouth Are Ringing.
In Our Blood
Tick borne illness, here — a history and outlook.
Living in Liquid
The liquid connection between ourselves and aquatic life.
Photography: Self Portraits and Bloggers
Art: Creating Place in a Place that Creates Us
Fanny Howe —Two Poems from The Lamb
These two poems are from The Lamb, published by The Song Cave.
Stephen DiRado — Mathilda
I have been documenting summer tourists who frequent the beaches of Aquinnah, MA since 1988.
Rose Abrahamson and Cindy Kane: Close Friends
Rose Abrahamson & Cindy Kane: Close Friends
The Art of Transformation
For Anne who had never exhibited her work, for Debbie who had no experience in the art of clay, Featherstone gave them each a gift: a new vision and confidence in themselves as artists.
G.E. Patterson — Cil
When we close our eyes it is there you see
In Anticipation of Art
Galleries exist on the “promise and expectation of inspired works of art”—be that work by an artist new to the Island or a seasoned local who’s personal style develops before our eyes.
Artisans, Gems and Generations
Beryl Sheldon was a gem. She was a jeweler—an innovative creator whose art is a touchstone of the intermingled lives here.
The Artist's Life
Most [artists] work day jobs, sometimes more than one, and at the end of the day go to their cramped studio (aka, part of a bedroom or basement) and paint.
Editor's Letter June-July 2011
The arts are also the arts of individual people. The pen, camera, brush, stage, or laptop are apertures of creation, very much dependent upon the capacity of our community to sustain artists in mind, body and spirit.
Ward Just — Rodin's Debutante
This is a true story, or true as far as it goes. Ogden Hall School for Boys never would have existed were it not for the journey that two Chicago girls made to Paris with their mother.
Aaron Siskind: Visiting Artist