Muppets, Monsters and Musicians Take Martha's Vineyard
Your guide to the Scarecrow Festival that's happening all over the Island as local businesses and scarecrow creators team up for the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School. Includes a link to the complete list of more than 80 scarecrow locations.
Andrew Jephcote's "The Siren," appropriately installed in front of the Net Result fish market, is assembled from debris — in this case, discarded nets, floats and other marine and fishing equipment. (Sculpture detail; Louisa Hufstader photograph)
A right-handed Jimi Hendrix, a pale Duke Ellington, a Valkyrie with Miss Piggy's face and Peanuts' Schroeder playing his beloved piano with Woodstock perched on the lid are just a few of the colorful, musically-themed temporary sculptures in this year's Scarecrow Festival to benefit the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School.
More than one scarecrow sculptor chose to recreate a beloved Muppet character or pay tribute to a famous musician. But the festival also has its classicists: West Tisbury sculptor Michael Craughwell welded together a compelling "Junk Pan," displayed at Cronig's Market in Vineyard Haven, while Andrew Jephcote's "The Siren," appropriately installed in front of the Net Result fish market, is also assembled from debris — in this case, discarded nets, floats and other marine and fishing equipment. Click here for the school's complete list of all scarecrow locations.
Do you have a favorite among the scarecrows? Tell us in the comments.