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Seward Johnson | Nantucket, MA

Art that Is a “Lively Exchange”

by Carl Oscar Olson Nantucket Island is a landscape of many faces. There is wonderful whimsy as well as barren beauty, drama, solemnity, and sadness. No matter where you stand, the view would be a worthy work of art. The land has long lured many talents from all art forms. …

Nantucket: The MusACKal | Nantucket, MA

Live Theatre Going Strong

August is coming to a close, but live theatre on Nantucket is still going strong through this month the rest of the year! This Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm, the curtain goes up on White Heron Theatre Company’s production of Fireflies by Tony-nominated playwright Matthew Barber (Enchanted April). The …

Andrew Shunney | Nantucket, MA

NHA and AAN Collaborate on Art Aquisition

From the 1950s through the 1970s, artist Andrew Shunney was very much a part of the Nantucket art scene, with a gallery on Straight Wharf and later showing at the Lobster Pot Gallery with other artists, including Mary Sarg- Murphy, Irmgard Arvin, Ralph Cahoon, Elizabeth Saltonstall, and Roy Baily. The …

Artists Association of Nantucket | Nantucket, MA

Art in August with AAN

Join the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) as they continue to celebrate the rich and vibrant history of art on Nantucket throughout the month of August. Exhibitions, a sidewalk show, and an annual meeting round out a month of exciting events, workshops, and classes available at this community organization that …

Lion King Jr. | Nantucket, MA

Theatre with a Focus on Kids

by Catherine Macallister For Laura Gallagher Byrne, there are memories that capture what it’s like to be a part of the Dreamland Stage Company: a young actress playing the iconic Peter Pan flying through the open window into the Darlings’ room for the first time, cast parties marking the end …

The Weir | Nantucket, MA

Echoes of the Supernatural

by Catherine Macallister At the intersection of natural and supernatural is a rural Irish pub where the lives of five individuals are woven together, encapsulating the desire for community, understanding, and the unknown. The Weir, written by Conor McPherson won the Laurence Olivier Award in 1999, two years after its …

Student Company | Nantucket, MA

WHT Gives Talented Youth Stage Experience

by Catherine Macallister “I dreamed last night that I sang my epilogue” Catherine Borthwick, a former performer in the White Heron Student Theatre Company, told the creative team after the opening night of their 2017 performance of The Tempest. Although the production had already opened, the WHT’s artistic and musical …

Seussical | Nantucket, MA

“Every Voice Counts” in TWN Show for Kids

In addition to one of the world’s most popular musicals, Grease (running at Bennett Hall until August 24), Theatre Workshop of Nantucket is also producing Seussical the Musical this summer. This fun, vibrant, family-friendly production is based on the works of genius children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. …

Clara Urbahn | Nantucket, MA

Critters from the Imagination of a Local Legend

During an interview we did with artist Clara Urbahn in 1999, she told us that her mother “trained us to look through a window and see everything as a painting…It was a wonderful way to start life off, as if you’re living in a painting…” Judging from her current exhibition …

White Heron Theatre | Nantucket, MA

The Game is Afoot at White Heron Theatre

by Catherine Macallister The stage at White Heron is set: wallpaper in crimson red reminiscent of parlors, a single light post at center stage, and the silhouetted outline of famed detective Sherlock Holmes provides a back drop for the beginning of Hound of the Baskervilles. We meet Sir Charles Baskerville …