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Terms of Endearment | Nantucket, MA

A Stunning Show with Electrifying Chemistry

by Catherine Macallister The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket has introduced yet another dynamic show to its repertoire this season. Terms of Endearment is striking from the moment you enter the dimly lit theatre: Bennett Hall transformed from its typical stage set up to “theatre in the round,” an intimate theatre …

Vote for Your Favorite Artworks

One of Nantucket’s most unique artistic exhibitions is the annual People’s Choice Exhibition, where patrons of the Cecilia Joyce & Seward Johnson will have the opportunity to view and vote for their favorite pieces by members of the Artists Association of Nantucket. “A long standing favorite among our patrons, the …

Fireflies | Nantucket, MA

A Carefully Crafted Classic Romance

by Catherine Macallister Despite the chill of the AC running in the theatre, you will feel as though you have been transported to Groverdell, Texas during the heat of July. Lush, green thickets surround a small porch, piled with various items like chairs and suitcases. Through a large screen door …

Made on Nantucket | Nantucket, MA

An Artist Returns to Her Art

by Suzanne Daub For more than 25 years, artist Kathleen A. Duncombe has devoted her time and energy to introducing the work of many Nantucket artists and craftspeople to island residents and visitors at her downtown gallery, Made on Nantucket. This season, she has moved into a larger space, refurbished …

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 Acquisition

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 …