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Through Aug. 29: Exhibits at Studio Place Arts. Gallery hours: Tues.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., noon–4 p.m. 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069.

   Main floor: Strength. A show exploring the myriad meanings of strength, whether by force or spirit, involving traditional and nontraditional media.

   Second floor: Eleanor Ott, Spirit Images. Drawings and words.

   Third floor: Ruth Hamilton, Nature Scapes and Other Worlds. Painting, installation and sculptures.

Through Aug. 30: Elinor Osborn, Photography of Northern Owls. Gallery hours: Thurs.–Fri., 2–6 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Blinking Light Gallery, 16 Main St., Plainfield. 454-0141.

Through Aug. 30: Julia Purinton, Everyday Magic. Large-scale landscapes and nature paintings. Sat. and Sun., noon–5 p.m. The Bundy Modern Gallery, 361 Bundy Rd., Waitsfield. 583-5832.

Through Aug. 31: Mid-Summer Show. New work by The Front’s 13 exhibiting members. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. 839-5349.

Through Aug. 31: Weston Art Guild. Watercolor and oil paintings by nine accomplished painters. Three Mountain Café, 107 Mad River Green, Waitsfield. 496-5470.

Through Aug. 31: Joyce Kahn, Out and About. Pastel paintings from Vermont and Monhegan Island, Maine, by Montpelier artist Joyce Kahn. Two locations: Drawing Board, 22 Main St., Montpelier; Westview Meadows, 171 Westview Meadows Rd., Montpelier.

Through Sept. 6: Karla Van Vliet and Kathleen A. McGuffin, Making Sacred Connections. Van Vliet is a poet, painter and sculptor. McGuffin is a modern painter. Part of the Vermont Festival of the Arts. The Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4335 Main St., Rt. 100, Waitsfield. Free; donations welcome. 496-3065.

Through Sept. 7: 26th annual Photo Show in the Round Barn. Community-based photo show. Part of Vermont Festival of the Arts in the Mad River Valley. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. The Round Barn, E. Warren Rd., Waitsfield. For more information and entry forms:

Through Sept. 7: Generations. 87 paintings by invited artists, teachers and their students.  Watercolors, oils, acrylics and pastels by artists aged 6–85 years old over the past 75 years. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment. Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville. 644-5100.

Through Sept. 18: Art Resource Association Group Members Show. Celebrating 40 years. An excellent opportunity to view many central Vermont artists’ works. T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through Sept. 30: Tom Leytham, The Other Working Landscape. Watercolor prints.  Gallery hours Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Pavilion Office Building, Governor’s Gallery, 109 State St., Montpelier.

Through Sept. 30: Paintings by Marina Epstein. 20 years of painting ranging from the artist’s earliest influences of surrealism, abstract expressionism and more. The Vermont State Supreme Court, 111 State St., Montpelier. Free. 229-6297.

Sept. 4–30: The Fantastical World of Liz Le Serviget. Enter the fantastical world of Le Serviget’s painted menagerie and delight in the organic forms, swirls and vivid colors that soar with her imagination. Opening reception: Sept. 4, 4–8 p.m. Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981.

Through Oct. 14: Exposed. Outdoor sculpture exhibit. 18 monumental sculptures and installations. The art works are installed in Stowe along Main Street, the recreation path and at Helen Day Art Center at 90 Pond St., Stowe.

Through Nov. 2: Photographing the Flower. Celebrates the work of local photographers who participated in River Arts’ Photographing the Flower workshop taught by local photographer, Kent Shaw. Images on display highlight the artists’ work, craft and unique vision. Morrisville Post Office, 16 Portland St., Morrisville. 888-1261.



Sept. 4: Montpelier Art Walk. Art receptions in many downtown venues. Selected locations will feature local cheese. 4–8 p.m. Downtown Montpelier. Free. 223-9604.