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Through Apr. 19: John Weaver. Vermont landscapes in oils. Gruppe Gallery, 22 Barber Farm Rd., Jericho.

Through Apr. 22: Chuck Bohn and Frederick Rudi. Painters from Marshfield. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury. 748-0158.

Through 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. 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.

Through Apr. 29: Sandra Shenk, A Celebration of Color, Light and Form in the Southwest. Travel and infrared photography. Gallery hours: Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Common Space Gallery, River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. 888-1261.

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 Apr. 30: Maplehill School Student Art Show: State House. Original artwork on canvas and mixed media on paper. Vermont State House Cafeteria, 115 State St., Montpelier. Free. 454-7747.

Through Apr. 30: Matson Booth Vollers, A Spring on Blue. Green Bean Visual Art Gallery at Capitol Grounds, 27 State St., Montpelier. Fans of Green Bean Visual Arts Gallery on Facebook.

Through May 8: Barre: Past and Present. The Paletteers of Vermont Spring Art Show. Aldrich Public Library, Milne Room, 6 Washington St., Barre.

Through May 8: Janet Ressler. Contemporary and traditional quilts. Closing reception: May 12, 2–4 p.m. Vermont Technical College, Hartness Library, Randolph.

Apr. 7–May 9: Kit Farnsworth. Landscape and nature paintings. Library hours: Tues.–Fri., noon–6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Pl., S. Royalton. Free.

Through May 15: Studio Place Arts. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069.

  Main floor: Gone Fishing

  Second floor: Silent Auction. Artwork, crafts and other items to benefit SPA programs. Bidding ends May 8.

  Third floor: Michael Heffernan, Sweet Images. Paintings. Exhibit runs through May 30.

May 1–31: 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.

May 4–22: 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. Reception with Art and Plant Sale: May 15, 5–7 p.m. 153 Main St. (above Plainfield Coop), Plainfield.

May 2–June 14: Area Artists Show.  Artists from central Vermont east of the Green Mountains in Orange, Washington and Windsor counties display their work. Opening reception: May 3, 5–7 p.m. Chandler Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. 431-0204.

Through May 6: Barb Madsen De Hart. Wildlife photography. Gifford Gallery, Gifford Medical Center, 44 s. Main St., Randolph. Free. 728-7000.

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.

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.

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.

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.



Apr. 24: Janet Van Fleet Open Studio. View work in progress as well as previous work in wood and mixed media on exhibit. Brief artist talk on the half hour throughout the day. Part of 2015 International Sculpture Day. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. Free.

Apr. 24–26: 10th annual Northfield Art Show. Artwork by artists who live and/or work in Northfield, Roxbury, Brookfield, Williamstown and Berlin. Brown Public Library Community Room, 93 S. Main St., Northfield. Free.

Apr. 26–27: Open Call to Local Artists. Area artists are invited to submit one example of their recent best work to be included in Chandler’s Area Artists Show exhibit. Area artists are defined as those from central Vermont east of the Green Mountains in Orange, Washington and Windsor Counties. Artwork accepted Apr. 26, 4–6 p.m.; Apr. 27, 3–5 p.m. Show opens May 2 with a reception May 3. Chandler Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $10 participation fee. 431-0204.

May 1: Art Walk Montpelier. Venues open their doors for gallery receptions and local maple treats. 4–8 p.m. Downtown Montpelier. 223-9604.

May 1: Call to Artists: Public Sculpture Commission. Professional artists who live in Vermont and have successfully completed a public art project may apply for a public sculpture commission in downtown Morrisville. Four finalists will be awarded $500 by a selection panel to submit more formal design proposals in a second round of jurying. For more information: 888-1261 or

May 8: BASH: Big Arty SPA Happening. Great art, music and eats. Enjoy the current exhibits, high energy Cajun music of the Green Mt. Playboys, bid on items in the silent auction fundraiser, view the art of fly tying with Judd Levine and more. Benefits SPA art programs. 7–9 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. $15 advance; $25 day of event. 479-7069.