August 7, 2012

Handworks

Nestled between the Woods Hole drawbridge and community center sits one of Woods Hole’s fine art shops – Handworks. If the location wasn’t already great enough, Handwork’s art is truly one-of-a-kind. The array of art at Handworks includes: jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, soaps, clothing, woodworking, ceramics, and prints. Handworks operates as a co-operative business, currently made up of fourteen local artists. The artist’s come from all over the Cape and South Coast not only sell their art, but to work at the shop. Ann Hanson of Cape Cod said, “Working in a studio is so solitary, being able to get […]
August 7, 2012

What is a Heart? Featuring the Persuasions

One of the hottest performances of the Woods Hole Film Festival 2012 was definitely the documentary film, “What is a Heart?” featuring a performance from the singing group the Persuasions. The presentation took place at the Lillie Auditorium on the first of August and was a hit among viewers. The film, “What is a Heart?” is a documentary about Christopher Janney’s performance art piece entitled HeartBeat. The film follows Janney as he creates and explores his art. The Persuasions, also named the “Kings of Acappella,” are a 60’s and 70’s-era singing group. The ensemble originally came together in Brooklyn, NY […]
August 2, 2012

Queen of Versailles comes to Woods Hole

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield was in Woods Hole this week, this year’s “Artist in Residence” and invited guest of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Greenfield screened her hot new film “Queen of Versailles” to a sold-out crowd at Redfield Auditorium on Sunday night. “Queen of Versailles” won the prestigious best-director award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is being released in theaters by Magnolia Pictures this month.  This cutting edge documentary follows the riches-to-rags story of billionaires Jackie and David Siegel, who were building the largest house in America before the crash of 2008 left them scrambling and […]
July 29, 2012

Under the Sun

Growing up near Woods Hole, I’ve shopped at Under the Sun many times, hunting through the cool collection of earrings or admiring the hand-made lamp shades and other local crafts.  But it wasn’t until I met owner Joyce Stratton and her partner Peggy Cunningham that I realized all the history I was missing about this lovely little shop in the middle of the village. Turns out, Stratton has been operating her shop since 1968, first in the small space on the ground floor of the Woods Hole Inn (now known as “Local Colors”) and seven years later from the top […]