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Artist Anne Cook at the M.V. Playhouse

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“The Burning Sand Plain” by Anne Cook is featured in the M.V. Playhouse exhibit. —Courtesy Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

Island-born artist Anne Cook will showcase her work at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Art Space until Thursday, June 8. Her exhibit, “Color in Motion; Darkness in Action” depicts Vineyard landscapes and cartoons from Dante’s “Inferno.” This unique series features pastel paintings of tranquil up-Island scenes, in tandem with mixed-media and collage works on paper.

Ms. Cook began this unique project during the 1998 Clinton impeachment hearings. She was listening to the proceedings on the radio while developing images inspired by “The Divine Comedy,” a 13th century Italian poem by Dante Alighieri. The Vineyard Playhouse show will be the first time Ms. Cook will showcase her Dante series as a group. The theatrical venue and current political climate are part of what make the show particularly relevant. Gallery hours are from 2 to 5 pm every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, or by appointment. Email for more information.

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