Featherstone is a community arts center on Martha’s Vineyard, providing excellent
year-round arts programs for Vineyarders and visitors of all ages.



It is with an extremely heavy heart we share that Francine Kelly, vibrant leader of Featherstone Center for the Arts from 2003 to 2010, passed away on January 8, 2017. Francine loved the arts and all creative pursuits. The woman who never said "no" 
delighted in showcasing the Island's artists and more importantly getting to know 
them on a personal level. Her warm spirit was contagious and her smile infectious.

Francine loved being David Welch's model, and we are grateful for this beautiful photo 
he took of her, capturing her joy.

Thank you for your cards, prayers, hugs and donations!
We are overwhelmed by the community's outpouring of love and support 
in celebration of Francine!



David Welch drone video

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The Campaign for Featherstone





Feldman Family Artspace
at the MV Film Center

Featuring:
Marie-Louise Rouff 

March 13 - April 10



Sudden Heat

Few artists find it easy to articulate what they do when they paint because they express themselves best in the medium they use and the process is always a bit mysterious because it is so intuitive.


When I paint I think in terms of colors: how colors react to each other, what heat they give off when they meet, how they meet, how one color makes another recede. A speck of color can alter the entire structure of a painting. How I apply a color matters vastly. Smooth or rough, it all depends on the requirement of a particular passage. There is so much going on that all I can do is to remain intensely focused in order to orchestrate all possibilities into a cohesive painting.


My abstract work has evolved from the traditional landscape and still life. I loved to paint from direct observation with an awareness that in the passing of time the light shifted, the shadows moved and things looked different from moment to moment.


Painting and observing have made me understand that the world in which we move is less solid than it seems. It is not anchored. It floats freely. In a way I create as I go. When I go for a walk I think that I am walking through a familiar landscape. But in fact each sensation, each tree observed, each scent noticed, each perception of warmth or of cold becomes a bit of memory instantly, a vast store from which I recreate my image later.


When I paint, I may start with some intuitive washes and marks until my mind is warmed up. Sometimes I begin with ideas prompted by chance events: a thread pattern in the canvas, a brush stroke in the gesso or the outline of a color that feels familiar. Then I respond to the images as they develop. My criterion for authenticity is how engaged I feel in this crucial game. The discipline is to remain intensely aware of the process at all times.


In short, my paintings are about construction from bits of visual memory. My work is still about the landscape of a personal kind.


Marie-Louise Rouff



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Your support of our programs help keep the Arts Alive at Featherstone.
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Call us at:
508-693-1850

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1145 
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Physical Address:
30 Featherstone Lane
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557


Friday, March 24, 2017

You and The World
for children ages 3, 4 & 5
with Lani Carney
3:00 - 5:00PM


Saturday, March 25, 2017

*NEW
Saturday Art Adventure:
Vincent Van Gogh's Birthday
for children ages 4-11
with Lani Carney
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Saturday Ceramics
for children ages 8 to teens
with Nancy Blank
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Teen Arts Cafe:
Silk Screening
with Veronica Modini
11:00AM - 2:00PM

Figurative Drawing/Painting
with Lizzy Schule
1:00 - 3:00PM


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Open Pottery Studio
4:00 - 6:00PM


Monday, March 27, 2017

Beginning Drawing 
with Nancy Blank
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Plain Air Still Life
with Liz Taft
12:00 - 3:00PM

Ceramics Seminar:
The Alchemy of Clay & Fire
The Alchemy of Porcelain & Fire
with Robert Jewett
6:00 - 8:00PM

Intermediate & Advanced Tapestry
with Julia Mitchell
6:30 - 8:30PM


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Open Pottery Studio
7:30 - 10:30AM

Tom Maley Life Drawing
9:30 - 11:30AM

Beginning Tapestry
with Julia Mitchell
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Drawing Your Attention
with Lani Carney
for children ages 6, 7 & 8
3:00 - 5:00PM 

Open Pottery Studio
3:45 - 6:00PM

Beginning Ceramics:
 Hand Building & 
Wheel Throwing
with Frank Creney
6:30 - 8:30PM


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Memory Support Group
9:30 - 11:00AM
&
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Open Pottery Studio
2:00 - 5:00PM

"On the Prowl"
Animals in Art
with Lani Carney
for children ages 7, 8 & 9
3:15 - 5:45PM

Featherstone Uke Jam
7:00 - 9:00PM


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bold Strokes
with Lani Carney
children for ages 9, 10, 11 & 12
3:15 - 5:45PM

Open Pottery Studio
7:00 - 10:00PM


Friday, March 31, 2017

You and the World
with Lani Carney 
for children ages 3, 4 & 5
3:00 - 5:00PM

Open Studio - Altered Books
with Anne-Marie Eddy
6:00 - 8:00PM


Saturday, April 1, 2017

*NEW
Saturday Art Adventure
with Lani Carney:
We Love Books
for children ages 4-11
with Lani Carney
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Saturday Ceramics 
for children ages 8 to teens 
with Nancy Blank
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Teen Arts Cafe:
Cool Cards 
with Amy Custis
11:00AM - 2:00PM

Figurative Drawing/Painting
with Lizzy Schule
1:00 - 3:00PM


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Open Pottery Studio 
4:00 - 6:00PM

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