Visual Arts


Through July 17: The Object Poems: Translations from Bark Beetle.An exhibition of object poems from Jody Gladding’s new book, with photographs by Emma Norman. Main Gallery, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College St., Montpelier.

Through July 27: Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. Celebrating the many styles and techniques of the watercolor medium, this juried show features outstanding artists from across the country with works of the highest quality. Thurs.–Sun., noon–9 p.m. Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm Inn, Rte. 100, Waitsfield. 496-6682.

July 21–26: The Paletteers of Vermont Summer Art Show. July 21–23, during normal library hours; July 24, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; July 25, noon–6 p.m.; July 26, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Public reception July 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Milne Room, Aldrich Public Library,6 Washington St., Barre. Free.

Through July 30: Eleanor Kokar Ott, Spirit Drawings. Stunning colored drawings rediscovered in a trunk after fifteen years. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-5939.

Through July 30: Cindy Griffith, Anne Unangst and Marcia Hill. Three central Vermont artists, who frequently paint together, display their work inspired by areas around us and beyond. Open daily to the public; 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Montpelier City Center, Main St., Montpelier. Free.

Through July 31: Evan Chismark, Artist and Illustrator. Highly-detailed pen and ink renderings of wildlife and whimsical illustrations of Vermont culture.Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, 4373 VT Rte. 12, Berlin. 223-1151.

Through July 31: SB Sobel, Boustrophedonerie. Mixed-media monotypes feature intensely saturated color and stories based on the boustrophedon. Gallery Wall at The Drawing Board, 22 Main St., Montpelier. 505-0271.

Through Aug. 1: Rachel Sargent,Animals in Black and White. Pencil drawings. Green Bean Visual Art Gallery, Capitol Grounds, 27 State St., Montpelier. ‘Fans of Green Bean Visual Arts Gallery’ on Facebook.

Through Aug. 3: Corinna Thurston, Pets in Pencil. This display brings pet portraits to life with detailed colored pencil and graphite drawings. Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier.

Through Aug. 9: Distinctions Between Color and Light.Featuring new works by painters Craig Mooney and Henry Isaacs. Mooney’s work is imbued with abstract qualities, while Isaacs’ paintings deliver an impressionist punch. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, 17 Town Farm Ln., Stowe. 253-8943.

Through Aug. 17: Tamara Wight, Organic Form.Sculptural basketry. Artist works with natural wood forms and reed to create pieces that appear to grow organically from wood. Hartness Library, VT Technical College, Randolph Ctr. 728-1000.

Through Aug. 24:Floral Seductions. Brightly colored flowers in many media. Over 70 works by sculptors, printmakers, photographers, painters, jewelry designers and artists working in miscellaneous media such as graphite and needlework. Summer gallery hours: Fri.–Sat., 3–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–3 p.m. Chandler Gallery. 71–73 Main St., Randolph.

Through Aug. 24: Andy Newman.Portrait and landscape paintings. Summer hrs.: Fri. and Sat., 3–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–3 p.m; or by appt. Chandler’s Downstairs Gallery, 71–73 Main St., Randolph. 728-9878.

Through Aug. 29: Eugenio Leon,Create, Innovate, Inspire, Aspire.Mixed media. Copley Common Space Gallery, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.

Through Aug. 29: Elvira Piedra,To Earth, From Heaven. Entwines thirteen years of Piedra’s photographic work in three groups of images: the tree peony, studies of landscape and studies of water. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.

Through Aug. 30: Political Cartoons by Jeff Danziger. Former linguist and intelligence officer, Danziger has drawn political cartoons for various news outlets nationwide. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338.

Through Aug. 30: Matthew Chaney,Unchained Art: Recent Drawings. Abstract oil pastel drawings. Morrisville Post Office, 16 Portland St., Morrisville.

Through Aug. 30: Three SPA Exhibits.Starts July 22. Reception: July 24: 6–8 p.m.State of Beings. Dynamic multi-media show inspired by humans and human-like beings. Main Floor Gallery; Sabrina Fadial and Phillip Robertson, Collaborate. Mono-prints. Second Floor Gallery; Ray Brown, Paintings in Series. Third Floor Gallery. Tues.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., noon–4 p.m.; closed Tues. in Aug. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069.

Aug. 1–30: Janet McKenzie,Holiness and the Feminine Spirit. Paintings representing people of color and women, two groups that are under-represented in traditional Christian imagery. Reception: Aug. 2, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Gallery hrs.: Thurs.–Mon., noon–5 p.m. Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4355 Main St., Rte. 100, Waitsfield.

Aug. 1–30: ARA Members Group Show. Art Resource Association, City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier.

Through Aug. 31: Paintings of Sam Seideman. Waterside Hall, Adamant Music School, Adamant Village.223-3347.

Aug. 1–31: Josh Turk Revisits Abstract Expressionism. Series of monochromatic prints. Opening: Aug. 1, 4–8 p.m. Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier.

Through Sept. 26: John Snell, I Nearly Walked By. Show of the photographer’s best recent works. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Governor’s Gallery, Pavilion Office Building, 109 State St., 5F, Montpelier.

Through Sept. 26: Galen Cheney, Dimensional Paint. Reveals the process by which the abstract works of one of Vermont’s most noteworthy painters are created. Reception: Aug. 1, 5–7 p.m. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Art in the Supreme Court, 111 State St., Montpelier.

Through Oct. 10: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. Traveling exhibit of book art and poetry created in response to the 2007 car bomb explosion on Al-Mutanabbi Street in the historic bookselling district of Baghdad, Iraq. Founder of project speaks July 25. See more info. under Special Events in this section.9 a.m.–4 p.m. Eliot D. Pratt Library, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Free. 454-8311.

Through Dec. 19: 1864: Some Suffer So Much. Stories of Norwich alumni who served as military surgeons during the Civil War and traces the history of posttraumatic stress disorder. Sullivan Museum and History Center, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield. 485-2183.

Through Dec. 19: Art Schaller, Billboard Buildings: Collage and Mixed Media.Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield. Free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged: 485-2183.


July 25: Founder ofAl-Mutanabbi Street Starts HereSpeaks. Beau Beausoleil, founder of the project, comes to Goddard College to talk about peace and healing through this literary and art project. 7:30–9 p.m. Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College, 123 PItkin Rd., Plainfield. Free; open to the public. 454-8311.

July 29: 3rd Annual Caspian Arts Collective Studio Tour.Nineteen local art and craft studios open their doors in Craftsbury, Glover, Hardwick, S. Albany, and Greensboro. End party includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks and prizes. For every studio visited receive a ticket to be entered into the prize drawing. Tour hrs.: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. End party at Highland Lodge, Greensboro: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

July 30: Goddard MFA Art Crawl.A multi-media celebration of the arts. Grab a map (available on campus) and join us for student art work and performances spread around the campus. Dinner may be purchased in dining hall. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Free; open to the public. 454-8311.

Aug. 1: Montpelier Art Walk. Venues all over town open their doors for an evening of gallery receptions. 4–8 p.m. Downtown Montpelier. Free.

Aug. 1: Phoebe Stone, PKS Handmade Clothing. During Montpelier Art Walk. Flattering designs for an active life in luscious hand-dyed rayon jersey. 5–7 p.m. Artisans Hand Gallery, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9492.

Aug. 3: On the Way Art Show and Sale. An afternoon of art and music. Art created from the unique perspective of four Vermont artists (Holly E. King, Patricia Lyon-Surrey, Michelle Saffran and Jackie Smith) who meet regularly to inspire new ideas and to critique each other’s work. Noon–4 p.m. Moretown Town Hall, 994 Rte. 100B, Moretown.