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Through July 22: The Front’s SHOW 18. Part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council. The show presents the latest works of the collective gallery’s Vermont-based contemporary artists. Light refreshments and drinks served. Gallery hours: Fri., 5–8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/explore-vermont-arts/vermont-arts-2017
Through July 26: William Ruthenberg. The exhibit of 38 paintings includes scenes with historic buildings and barns in an around Bethel, and landscapes from travels around the world: a coastal village in Greece, a Venice canal, or a monastery in Bhutan, India. Gifford Gallery at Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. 728-7000.
July 25–July 28: MFA in Visual Art Student Exhibitions. The MFA in Visual Art program will host student exhibitions & presentations during its summer residency. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College St., Montpelier
- Graduating Student Exhibition – College Hall Gallery
- Opening reception: Monday, July 24, 7:30-9 PM
- Daily schedule: Tuesday, July 25 – Friday, July 28, 9 AM – 6 PM
- New and Returning Student Exhibitions – Alumni Hall
- Opening reception: Saturday, July 22, 7-8 PM
- Daily schedule: Tuesday, July 25—Friday, July 28, 9 AM – 6 PM
Through July 28: Essex Art League Member Show. Artists include Libby Davidson, David Goodrich, Mylissa Kowalski and Suchetha Prahhu. The goal of the Essex Art League is to support the appreciation and creation of art among artists and within Chittenden County. Opening reception on Thursday July 13 from 5:00-7:00 pm. 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts & Learning in Montpelier. www.twwoodgallery.org, email@example.com. 262-6035
Through July 31: From Generation to Generation …We Are Here! The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS) Holocaust memorial exhibit. The exhibit highlights a very special collection of photos, narratives and documents belonging to JCOGS members or their families. JCOGS, 1189 Cape Cod Rd., Stowe. 253-1800.
July 26–31: Paletteers of Vermont. Works in numerous media. Opening reception: July 26, 5:30–7 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, Milne Room, 6 Washington St., Barre.
Through Aug. 4: Mark Berry, Eating, Playing, Dancing, Squeezing, Loving. Paintings. Mark Barry celebrates life with paint brush in hand. No moment is too small – kids playing on the swings, dogs in the park, a couple dancing in the kitchen, bicyclists taking on a hill or the pitcher winding up on the mound – and he captures each one with bold, brilliant color often in large scale – as if he needs to paint large to capture each moment’s importance. Mark Barry paints happiness and celebrates the gift of time. He paints a deep appreciation of life – and the viewer quickly realizes it is contagious. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin. 279-6403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Aug. 15: Summer in Abruzzo. Works by Jeneane Lunn & James Lund. Starting in the summer of 2011, Jim and Jeneane have been spending every minute possible of their summers in Italy. Besides eating great food, hanging out with friends and walking all over the valley where they live, they spend most of their time painting in pastels or pastel pencils and watercolors. Jeneane writes a blog about their adventures each summer at: [http://jimjeneaneitaly.blogspot.com/] On display at the Morse Block Deli, 260 N. Main St., Barre
Through Aug. 18: Elise Whittemore, Specimens. Woodblock prints. Opening reception: July 13, 5–7 p.m. The Common Space Gallery at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. www.riverartsvt.org.
Through Aug. 18: Katie Loesel, Geology in the Anthropocene. Abstraction and color to explore ideas of geological history, microscopic surfaces and rocky formations. Opening reception: July 13, 5–7 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. www.riverartsvt.org
July 18–Aug. 24: Three New Shows at Studio Place Arts. Opening reception: July 20, 6–8 p.m. SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069. studioplacearts.com
- Main Floor: Ten. This group show includes artwork inspired by the various objects described the old counting nursery rhyme, “One, two buckle my shoe,” counting to ten.
- Second Floor: Road Trip: Life through the Windshield by Aaron Stein; Assemblages and constructions.
- Third Floor: Trash Mounds by Grace Amber; Installations
July 22–Aug. 25: Paletteers’ Summer Art Show 2017. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. Opening reception: July 26, 5:30–7 p.m. Featuring art by our scholarship winner Grayden Deforge and dedicated to long time Paletteer photographer Jack Belding.
Through Aug. 26: The Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts 2017. Helen Day Arts Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. 253-8358.
July 28–Aug. 26: The Front presents SHOW 19. Latest group exhibition of the collective gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. Part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council. Opening reception: July 28, 5–8 p.m. The Front, 6 Barre St., Montpelier. ww.thefrontvt.com; email@example.com
Through Aug. 31: Hannah Dennison, Moving Paint, Moving Bodies. Dennison is a dance artist and director of Cradle to Grave Arts. She lives in the Chelsea area. Chelsea Public Library. 685-2188.
Through Aug. 31: Kelly Hunter, Stories of the Stars Art. Playful, cosmic art exhibit of poster-sized images from Hunter’s recently published Planetary Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book, shown both in black-and-white and as colored by participants in local workshops. Meet-and-Greet with the artist: Aug. 11, 2:30–4:30 p.m. Barre Opera House. 6 N. Main St., Barre. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Sept. 8: T.W. Wood Gallery Annual Summer Juried Show. Works of 23 Vermont artists in watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics, collage, digital and photographs. Opening reception: July 13, 5–7 p.m. T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035. twwoodgallery.org
July 6–Sept. 29: Ed Epstein and George Kurjanowicz, A Path Well Traveled. the Governor’s Gallery featuring the highly skilled Vermont duo of multidisciplinary artist Ep Epstein and sculptor George Kurjanowicz. These artists present a strong and dynamic narrative of portraiture, landscapes, and organic sculptural forms. Opening reception: July 12, 4–7 p.m. Governors Gallery, Pavilion Building, State St., Montpelier.
Through Sept. 29: Hunter Eddy, Bridging Worlds. Paintings. Eddy has studied the techniques of traditional painting and drawing from the Renaissance and is inspired by the mastery of Caravaggio, Cézanne and Sargent. Opening reception: July 12, 4–7 p.m. Supreme Court Gallery, State St., Montpelier.
July 17–Sept. 30: Patrick Dunfey, Large Paintings on Paper. Opening reception and talk: Aug. 5, 4–6 p.m. White River Gallery @ BALE, 35 S. Windsor St., South Royalton.
Through Oct. 6: Connection: the Art of Coming Together. A survey of contemporary Vermont art organized by artist networks rather than aesthetics or media. Participating artists: Susan Abbott (Marshfield); George Bouret (West Pawlet); Linda Bryan (Newbury); Keith Chamberlin (St. Johnsbury); Charlie Hunter (Bellows Falls); Linda E. Jones (Burlington); Erika Lawlor Schmidt (Pawlet); Mary McKay Lower (Middlebury); Carol MacDonald (Colchester); Gabrielle McDermit (North Chittenden); Matthew Monk (Montpelier); Neil Riley (Marshfield); Joseph Salerno (Johnson); Gail Salzman (Fairfield); Jessica Scriver (Charlotte); Meri Stiles (St. Johnsbury); Thea Storz (Kirby). Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Vermont Arts Council Gallery, 136 State St, Montpelier.
June 23—Oct. 9: Social Justice in Race, Gender, Immigration, and the Environment. Each wall In the upstairs gallery will be devoted to one of four above issue areas, with both 2- and 3-D artwork exploring each question from a variety of perspectives. The exhibit includes twenty-one Vermont artists working in a variety of media, including clay, paper, painting, stone, assemblage, metal, photography, and drawing. The downstairs area will feature a large selection of photographs of recent marches, vigils, and demonstrations by Terry J. Allen, displayed along with posters, banners, and signs from those events. Goddard College, Eliot Pratt Center, Plainfield.
July 22–Oct. 21: Exposed. Curated by Rachel Moore. Exposed is in its 26th year, with outdoor sculptures sited throughout the village and on the recreation path. Opening reception: July 22, 4 p.m. Exhibit is throughout the village of Stowe. Web link: http://www.helenday.com/