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Rhonda K. Brown’s bold lines and vivid colors

by Gwyn McAllister

August 14, 2019


Artist Rhonda K. Brown has been immersed in art from an early age. In 1980 her parents, Ernestine and Malcom Brown, opened the first for-profit African American art gallery in the U.S. During its 30-year existence in Shaker Heights, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland), the Malcolm Brown Gallery featured the work of such renowned artists as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Selma Burke, and others.


Today Brown is a successful artist in her own right, and her work will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Knowhere Gallery through the end of the month. She was also the featured artist at the recent Soul of Sonoma wine festival at the Island Inn.

Strolling and Socializing In the Oak Bluffs Art District

July 8, 2019


Dukes County Avenue Art District galleries and neighboring galleries opened their doors for an evening of art, socializing and entertainment.

Art tells a story at new Knowhere Gallery

by Gwyn McAllister

July 2, 2019


The new Martha’s Vineyard art gallery is more than just a space to exhibit paintings. The Knowhere Gallery was conceived by co-owners Valerie Francis and Ralph H. Groce III as a space for more than just viewing, also as an arena where guests are educated and ideas are exchanged.


“We want this to be more than just a gallery,” says Francis. “We hope that this platform will provide a place where people are also informed through the visual application. We believe art tells a story. The gallery is here to be informative and provoke thought about what’s happening in the world. We want people to walk away with more than the experience of seeing something pretty, but also being informed. We’re looking to represent artists who convey a story of some kind.”




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