Visual Arts

EXHIBITS

Through Jan. 23: Shamus McCaffrey Langlois, Totems and Lovers, Clowns and Villains. Sculpture, painting and drawing exploring the transitional spaces between experience, desire and transformation. Gallery SIX, 6 Barre St., Montpelier. 552-8620. gallerysixvt@gmail.com. http://gallerysix.weebly.com/

Through Jan. 30: Tibetan Buddhist Thankgas. Various artists. Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1431. tulsitearoom.com.

Through Jan. 31: Michael T. Jermyn, New American Impressionism. Local photographer Michael T. Jermyn presents some new photographic works along with a few old favorites. Tues.–Sun., noon–10 p.m. Chill, 32 State St., Montpelier. 223-2445 or 223-1570.

Through Jan. 31: Richard Ambelang, Photographic Abstraction. Abstract inkjet (giclee) prints of derelict boxcars: graffiti, rust, peeling paint without larger context. Mon.–Fri., 7 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.–5 p.m. City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier. richarda@sover.net.

Through Jan. 31: Amanda Amend, Vermont Watercolors. Three Mountain Café, Mad River Green, off Rte. 100, Waitsfield. 652-9893; amanda.amend@gmail.com. Three Mountain Café: 496-5470.

Through Jan. 31: Jo Levasseur. An exhibit of 18 drawings, mostly landscapes in chalk pastel, colored pencil, acrylic and pencil. Reception: Jan. 30, 6–8 p.m. Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Pl., S. Royalton. Free; open to the public.

Through Feb. 21: 3 New Shows at SPA. Opening reception: Jan. 24, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069. studioplacearts.com. facebook.com/studioplacearts.

  Main floor: Amore. More than 20 local artists explore love and passion through their paintings, sculptures, prints and assemblages.

  Second floor: Cecilia Kane, How Am I Feeling Today? Portraits on vintage hankies.

  Third floor: Ann Young, Autumn Pond Abstract. Paintings.

Through Feb. 22: David Powell and Peter Thomashow Exhibition. Two-person exhibition of sculpture (Peter Thomashow) and collage (W. David Powell). The work is playful, scientific, historical and a mix of imagined and real. Gallery hours: Wed.–Sun., noon–5 p.m. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Donations. 253-8358. mail@helenday.com. helenday.com/exhibitions/east-gallery-upcoming

Feb. 6–28: Jackie Smith, Heart-Shaped World. Viewing the world through a heart-shaped lens, both literally and figuratively; Jackie Smith finds love in unexpected places in her fanciful photographs. Opening: Feb. 4–8 p.m. Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981. cheshirecatclothing.com.

Through Mar. 1: Jen Lashua. Paintings. Lashua’s work is influenced by Intuitive Painting and Color Energetics, and she is currently studying to become a certified color aroma therapist. The Shoe Horn Boutique, 8 Langdon St., Montpelier. 223-5454.

Through Mar. 2: Through Our Lens. Photography exhibit created by teens and young adults participating in the The Big Picture Project. Gallery hours: Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The Copley Common Space Gallery at River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. 888-1261. riverartsvt.org.

Through Mar. 2: John Snell, This is Why I Live Here. Photographs focusing on images made in central Vermont throughout the four seasons that highlight why Snell loves living here. Fri, 3–5 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., noon–2 p.m. Chandler Lower Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. 728-6464.

Through Mar. 8: The Art of Place. Showcasing work from both well-established and emerging artists from around the northeast. The question placed to these artists “How do your surroundings inform your work” drew responses from 28 photographers, fiber artists, printmakers, installation artists, clay artists and painters. Fri., 3–6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., noon–3 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. 728-6464.

Through Mar. 21: W. Ward, Tiny Mighty. Ink, watercolor, mixed media with a focus on folklore with futurism. Opening: Jan. 30, 6–8 p.m. See Art and Author Night listing in the main calendar. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Through Mar. 28: HOOKED in the Valley. 36 hooked rug pieces by the Mad River Rug Hookers with a wide range of subject matter, color and design. Mon.–Fri, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sat. by appointment. The Festival Gallery, #2 Village Square, Waitsfield. 496-6682. valleyartsfoundation.org.

Through Mar. 31: The Eyes Have It: Portraits and Figures by August Burns. A collection of paintings and drawings of men and women by one of the area’s most accomplished portraitists. Art Walk Reception with acoustic guitarist Andy Pitt: Feb. 6, 4–7 p.m. Gallery hours: Mon–Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier. Free. 828-5657.

Through Apr. 10: Green Mountain Graveyards: Photo Exhibit. Fascinating look into the past with these photographs. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St., Montpelier. Exhibit included in museum fee. 828-2180. amanda.gustin@state.vt.us. vermonthistory.org/calendar.

Through Apr. 12: Play. Exhibition on the theme of play filled with interactive artwork from regional and national artists. Gallery hours: Wed.–Sun., noon–5 p.m. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Donation. 253-8358. mail@helenday.com. helenday.com/exhibitions/upcoming.

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. Opening: Jan. 23, 5–7 p.m. 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/

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Feb. 6: Reflections. Photographs by John Snell, paintings by Hope Burgoyne and cello music by Melissa Perley. 20-minute slide shows accompanied by cello will take place at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. North Branch Café, 41 State St., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751. jrsnelljr@gmail.com. stilllearningtosee.com.