Through Feb. 21: 3 New Shows at SPA. 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. email@example.com. helenday.com/exhibitions/east-gallery-upcoming
Through Feb. 22: Arthur Zorn, Line Dance Exhibit. Abstract impressionist paintings. Gallery hours: Tues.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. White Meeting House, 8 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free. 244-8581. firstname.lastname@example.org. artzorn.com.
Through Feb. 24: Paul Rau. Oil and watercolor paintings. Gifford Medical Center Gallery, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. Free. 728-7000.
Through Feb. 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. Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981. cheshirecatclothing.com.
Through Feb. 28: Art Resource Association Group Show. First group show of 2015 to celebrate the ARA 40th anniversary. City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier. artresourceassociation.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. 7: Paintings and drawings by Katie Runde. Graphite, colored pencils and oils. Reception: Mar. 5, 5–7 p.m. Library hours: Tues.–Fri., noon–6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Pl., S. Royalton. katierunde.com.
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. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.
Through Mar. 27: Ray Brown. Abstract oil paintings inspired by travel to Florida and Italy. gallery SIX, 6 Barre St., Montpelier. 552-8620. email@example.com. gallerysixvt.weebly.com.
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. 29: Romancing the Garden. Group show: flowers, fauna, farms, gardens, buds and blossoms. Thur.–Sun., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville.
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. Gallery hours: Mon–Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier. Free. 828-5657.
Through Mar. 31: Glen Coburn Hutcheson, Sketches in Oil. A loose array of work from observation, imagination, and memory, with varying degrees of finish The Skinny Pancake, 89 Main St., Montpelier. firstname.lastname@example.org. glencoburnhutcheson.com.
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. email@example.com. vermonthistory.org/calendar.
Through Apr. 12: Play. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. helenday.com/exhibitions/upcoming.
Mar. 6–Apr. 12: Experiments: recent paintings and sculptures by Richard Whitten. Opening reception: Mar. 6, 6 p.m.; artist talk 6:30 p.m. Gallery hours: Wed.–Sun., noon–5 p.m. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. 253-8358. helenday.com.
Mar. 5–Apr. 29: Sarah-Lee Terrat, Inside the Nitty Gritty- Commercial Art and the Creative Process. Mixed media. Explore the creative process as it relates to design, illustration and public art. Reception: Mar. 5, 5–7 p.m. Gallery hours: Mon.–Thur., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. The Gallery at River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. Free. 888-1261. riverartsvt.org.
Through Apr. 30: 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 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/