Through May 22: Maplehill School Student Art Show: Plainfield. Original artwork on canvas and mixed media on paper. Also included are carpentry and blacksmithing pieces as well as an oral history project with the Twin Valley Senior Center. Plainfield Community Center. 153 Main St. (above Plainfield Coop), Plainfield. Jamie@maplehillschool.org. maplehillschoolandfarm.org.
Through May 30: Michael Heffernan, Sweet Images. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069. studioplacearts.com.
Through May 31: Loretta Languet, Beautifully Imagined Functional Pottery. Playfully designed, functional ceramic pottery whose surfaces depict abstractions of floral imagery speaking to her love for gesture, rhythm and movement. Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981. cheshirecatclothing.com.
Through May 31: Art of Creative Aging. A juried exhibit featuring recent work of nearly 40 older artists living throughout the central Vermont region. Works presented are available for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and Central Vermont Council on Aging. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.
Through May 31: Art Resource Association Group Member Show. City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier.
Through June 3: Frank C. Gaylord, Sculptures & New Drawings. Exhibit includes bronze, stone and resin sculptures, models for major works, paintings and drawings from early in his artistic life, and photograph albums that show models and finished sculptures. Reception: May 21, 5:30–7 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069. studioplacearts.com.
May 25–June 4: Archistream. A renovated 1969 Airstream Globetrotter that serves as a mobile design gallery and education center. The public is welcome to engage with the design and learn more about ecological design in the process. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–4 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. riverarts.org.
Through June 10: Lynne Schulte, Remembrance — the Pink Chair Project. Paintings. Gifford Medical Center Art Gallery, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. 728-7000.
Through June 13: Axel Stohlberg. Solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and assemblages. Axel’s Gallery and Frame Shop, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury. 244-7801. firstname.lastname@example.org. axelsgallery.com.
Through June 13: Wagon Wheels Farm. A Royalton Historical Society exhibit about an Edward Hopper-related historic site on Rt. 110 just outside South Royalton. Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Pl., S. Royalton. Free.
Through June 14: Area Artists Show. Artists from central Vermont east of the Green Mountains in Orange, Washington and Windsor counties display their work. Chandler Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. 431-0204. email@example.com.
Through June 27: The Gathering. Annual exhibit of works by the artist-members of the Valley Arts Foundation. Mon–Fri, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sat. by appointment. The Festival Gallery, #2 Village Square, Waitsfield. 496-6682. vermontartfest.com.
Through July 2: Mary Admasian, Boundaries, Balance and Confinement — navigating the limits of nature and society. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. maryadmasianart.com.
Through July 30: River Works. Group show. Collection of images, colors, textures and constructions directly inspired by Vermont rivers and water meditations. Opening reception: May 7, 5–7 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Free. 888-1261. riverartsvt.org.
Through July 31: 1865, Out of the Ashes: Assassination, Reconstruction, and Healing the Nation. Focuses on the aftermath of the assassination of Pres. Abraham Lincoln, the rehabilitation of the South and efforts to unify the country. Museum hours: Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Norwich University, Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield. 485-2183. academics.norwich.edu/museum/
Through July 31: Kara Walker, Juxtaposition, Contemporary Specters, and Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War. The artist combined her signature overlays of black silhouettes with historic lithography to produce poignant and sharp commentary on stereotypes found in the nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow and segregation that still infiltrate present stereotypes. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Norwich University, Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield. 485-2183. academics.norwich.edu/museum/
Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition Accepting Entries. The Valley Arts Foundation welcomes submissions to the fourth annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, to be held in July at the Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield. Works will be judged for style and technique that interprets a diverse subject matter. For more information and the prospectus for submission: vermontartfest.com or contact Gary Eckhart at email@example.com.
May 23–24: Open Studio Weekend. Central Vermont is offering 12 artist studios and galleries with exhibits and demonstrations of pottery, jewelry, photography, mixed media, painting, woodworking, bookbinding and more. Artisans Hand Craft Gallery in Montpelier is the local regional information center for the Montpelier Watershed Artists. A free copy of the Vermont Studio Tour Guide is available at the Artisans Hand Gallery, 89 Main St., Montpelier. All studios are located in central Vermont. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
May 31: The Museum of Everyday Life: Dust. Opening day celebration of the museum’s new exhibition “Dust.” Local animatrix Meredith Holch and Circus Amok founder Jennifer Miller will play original songs about dust. Special guests from Canada will present a new performance piece. Dust dances and dust manifestos. Snacks and beverages provided. 3–7 p.m. Museum of Everyday Life, 3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Rt.16), Glover. By donation. 626-4409. museumofeverydaylife.org.