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EXHIBITS

Through May 25: Laura Jane Walker, Studies in the Art of Chance. Works are built on plywood panels manipulated through staining, burning, and carving to form a textured background. Meticulously placed steel nails wound with thread add depth and geometrical patterns. Reception: May 5, 4–7 p.m. Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council office, 136 State St., Montpelier. http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/about-us/spotlight-gallery.
Through May 26: Paletteers Spring Art Show. Aldrich Library, Milne Room, 6 Washington St., Barre.
Through May 26: Vermont Pastel Society Art Exhibit “Color Comes Alive.” Gallery hours: Tues.–Sat. noon–4 p.m. TW Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.
Through May 27: Helen Day Art Center’s Student Art Show. Stowe Elementary, Middle and High school students exhibit their artwork along with students from guest schools Peoples Academy Middle Level and High School.  90 Pond St., Stowe. www.helenday.com802.253.8358
Through May 27: Susan Calza, LET’S NOT PRETEND, it’s ordinary gold. Items found and items made are gilded and layered with complex history and worldly responsibility. Artist reception: May 26, 6–8 p.m. Axel’s Gallery, 5 Stowe Street, Waterbury. 802-244-7801
Through May 28: Studio Place Arts presents. Three floors of exhibits. SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre. studioplacearts.com

In the Main Floor Gallery: Seeing the Forests for the Trees. This show is inspired by the diversity of woody plants and forests; it involves more than 25 artists and includes nontraditional and traditional media.

In the Second Floor Gallery: Silent Auction to Benefit SPA Programs: including artwork, crafts and other items.  Wendy James and Rene Schall are featured artists.  Bidding starts April 25 and concludes at the BASH on May 12.

In the Third Floor Gallery:  Visual Jazz-Homage to the Earth by Roger Goldenberg, includes oil on canvas assemblages and a series of monotypes inspired by our Earth’s climate, weather and geology.

Through May 30: May Art Exhibits at Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Stencil and spray paint designs by DJ Barry and Poetry Banner Art by T. Namaya. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.
Through May 31: Jayne Shoup. Shoup draws inspiration from the beauty of central Vermont. Brilliantly colored pastel paintings depict scenes from her rural neighborhood.  Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981. cheshirecatclothing.com
Through June 2: Spring Four-Ward. Watercolors by four award-winning members of the Vermont Watercolor Society: Lisa Forster Beach, Annelein Beukenkamp, Gary C. Eckhart and Robert O’Brien. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Rd., Berlin.
Through June 3: Artists as Witness. Presented by Dragon Dance Theatre and ARA. 22 watercolour images from the Straits of Mytilini,
the refugee crisis and the effects of war on population movements. These works were created by Sam and Katah in a cooperative process that included all the steps of investigating, preparing and making and exhibiting the images. Our exhibit will include drawings made, on site, on the island of Lesbos, during the summer of 2016. also included you will see a number of copper plate etchings, which have been hand painted. City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier
Through June 10: The Front presents SHOW 17. SHOW 17 is part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council. Featuring the latest works of the collective gallery’s Vermont-based contemporary artists. With live music by Ben Cosgrove. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/explore-vermont-arts/vermont-arts-2017
Through June 16: Harriet Wood. Solo show of paintings and sculpture. Goddard College Art Gallery. Pratt Center, Plainfield. 802-322-1604.
Through June 30: From Nature to Abstract: Works by Maria Anghelache. Anghelache blends abstract objects and form directly from her observation of the natural world. The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, State St., Montpelier.
Through June 30: Jo MacKenzie, Moments. Watercolor paintings on paper bring the bright, airy, fresh light of spring and summer. The Governor’s Gallery, Pavilion Building, 109 State St., 5th fl., Montpelier. Photo ID required for admission.
Through June 30: Los Colores de Oaxaca. Photographs by John Douglas (Flying Squirrel Graphics) of Vershire. Chelsea Public Library, 296 VT-110, Chelsea.685-2188.

Through July 7: A Change in the Weather. Joint exhibit of photographs of the Alaska Arctic by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Richard Murphy.  TW Wood Gallery and Museum, 46 Barre St.,  Montpelier. 262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com. www.twwoodgallery.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

 

CALL TO ARTISTS

 

River Arts Invitational 2017. The Gallery at River Arts, located in the Robert C. Folley Performance Hall on the second floor of the River Arts Center in Morrisville VT, is currently accepting submissions of work for its third annual group exhibition.

The River Arts Invitational 2017 exhibition theme is “Water Power.”  All accepted juried work will be shown at the center from August 24th through October 20th with an opening reception on September 14th.

While the exhibition theme, Water Power, derives it’s name from the Lamoille River which flows through Morrisville, it is not exclusively about rivers and lakes. The theme has as much to do about water’s visual effects and its power to inspire. Artists’ works will be considered which relate to water in all its forms as a natural force and influence in our world.

We invite artists to submit images of their work and a brief statement or proposal. Unless special arrangements are made in advance, all work should be ready to hang with our cable system and should be at least 20” x 20”. Submissions are due by June 15, 2017 and notifications will be made by July 1st.

Submission Requirements:

1) Artist’s Statement or proposal –  up to 2 pages maximum

2) CV – 1 page

3) Images or Video:

  • Images – 5 high quality JPG images having a minimum of 2000 pixels for

the shortest dimension. Include description, title, size, medium.

  • Video – Up to 3 video clips of a maximum of 5 minutes. Use links to artist’s website, YouTube or Vimeo.


Electronic submissions only to: gallery @riverartsvt.org. River Arts will not accept submissions by mail or in person.

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  • Reception: Harriet Wood

    Reception: Harriet Wood

    16:00-19:00
    2017/05/05
    Goddard College, Pitkin Road, Plainfield, VT, United States

    Goddard College, Pitkin Road, Plainfield, VT, United States

    4–6 p.m.

    Vermont artist and Goddard alum, Harriet Wood, solo show. Paintings and sculpture.

    Show runs through June 16

    Goddard College Art Gallery. Pratt Center, Plainfield, VT.  Gallery hours:  M – F 9-4.  Info:  802-322-1604.

  • Reception: Vermont Pastel Society Art Exhibit “Color Comes Alive”

    Reception: Vermont Pastel Society Art Exhibit “Color Comes Alive”

    17:00-19:00
    2017/05/05
    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    5–7 p.m.

    Refreshments served. Music by CBT Band
    Show runs May 2–26.

    TWWood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

  • Art and Author Night

    Art and Author Night

    18:00
    2017/05/05
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Friday, May 5

    6 p.m. You Are Here, Photography by Jennifer Barlow

    This exhibit celebrates the moments in life when we are really able to see the exquisiteness of this place we call home.   As a photographer, I find great joy in being able to capture an image that shows the startling beauty of the world, a bit of humor or something unexpected.

    7 p.m. Reading with Poet Laureate Sydney Lea

    Sydney Lea is an American poet, novelist, essayist, editor, and professor, and served as the Poet Laureate of Vermont from 2011 through 2016.  His writing reflects his passion for the natural world and his reflections on life, family, literature and humanity.  Maxine Kumin has described his work as “masterly narrative, supple lyricism balanced by an unflinching honesty.”

    Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

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  • Free Comic Book Day

    Free Comic Book Day

    11:00-17:00
    2017/05/06
    Wonder Cards & Comics, U.S. 302, Barre, VT, United States

    Wonder Cards & Comics, U.S. 302, Barre, VT, United States

    May 6

    5 million comic books will be given away FREE in comic shops worldwide in 2017, the 14th year of this event. Each person can get up to 6 free comics this Saturday only! A very kid friendly promote literacy event.

    11 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Wonder cards & Comics, 445 US Route 302, Berlin

    Wonder Cards & Comics Facebook page
    802-476-4706

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  • Big Arty SPA Happening (B.A.S.H.)

    Big Arty SPA Happening (B.A.S.H.)

    19:00-21:00
    2017/05/12
    201 N Main St, Barre, VT, United States

    201 N Main St, Barre, VT, United States

    Friday, May 12, 7-9PM –

    Enjoy great art, music & eats – and help raise funds for our art programs.  Musical performances by: Mayfly [www.mayflyvt.com] and Ira Friedman [friedmanstudio.com/music]  Cash bar.

    Tickets:  $15 advance (‘til May 11)/$25 day-of event

    Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre

    (802)479-7069

    www.studioplacearts.com

    www.facebook.com/StudioPlaceArts

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  • Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs

    Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs

    10:00-17:00
    2017/05/27
    846 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier, VT, United States

    846 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier, VT, United States

    May 27–28

    Come for a tour of the bookbinding studio, demonstrations, and discounts on work.

    10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    846 Gallison Hill Road
    Montpelier, VT 05602

    Website: http://blueroofdesigns.com/event/osw-spring2017/

    Email: elissa@blueroofdesigns.com

    Phone: (802) 229-1342

    Free

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  • Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs

    Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs

    10:00-17:00
    2017/05/28
    846 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier, VT, United States

    846 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier, VT, United States

    May 27–28

    Come for a tour of the bookbinding studio, demonstrations, and discounts on work.

    10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    846 Gallison Hill Road
    Montpelier, VT 05602

    Website: http://blueroofdesigns.com/event/osw-spring2017/

    Email: elissa@blueroofdesigns.com

    Phone: (802) 229-1342

    Free

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