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Through Feb. 25: Twinfield Student Work. Twinfield 2D Media and Painting students will be exhibiting their work from this semester. Work will include charcoal drawings, pastels and acrylics. Selecting, preparing and exhibiting art work are part of the Twinfield Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements.  Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield.

Through Feb. 28: Cathy Stevens-Pratt. Cathy Stevens-Pratt is a graphic designer and illustrator creating whimsical and colorful paintings, prints and cards. Featuring her latest series of Cats, of course.  Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981. www.cheshirecatclothing.com

Through Feb. 28: Susan Morse, Naturescapes. Photography exhibit. Chelsea Public Library, 296 VT-110, Chelsea. 685-2188.

Through Feb. 28: Lila Rees and Morgan Jacques. Oil paintings by tattoo artist, Lila Rees and nature and portrait photography by Morgan Jacques. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338.

Felt tapestries by Neyssa Russo on display through the end of Feb. at Bagitos in Montpelier.

Felt tapestries by Neyssa Russo on display through the end of Feb. at Bagitos in Montpelier.

Through Feb. 28: Neysa Russo, Friends & Lovers. A lovely assortment of wool felt tapestries by Corinth artisan, Neysa Russo is currently on exhibit at Bagitos Cafe, Main Street, Montpelier. This exhibit has a special Valentine’s theme but also includes some great new tapestries of medieval guardians, horses and musicians. Enjoy some great food and live music while you are there! For more information, neysa.russo@live.com,  www.thespinningstudio.com

Through March 3: Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit. Includes work of twelve Guild members. The Guilds mission is to provide a welcoming group that can teach, encourage, excite and inspire Guild members to reach whatever level of craft they are comfortable with. Works from the T.W. Wood permanent Collection and the Works Progress Administration: Federal Art Collection will also be showing. T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. twwoodgallery@gmail.com

Through March 4: 3 New Shows at  Studio Place Arts.  SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 469-7069. studioplacearts.com

In the main floor gallery: Round & Around – Art exploring spheres, circles and endless loops.  Curated by Janet Van Fleet.

In the second floor gallery: Clever Hand by Carol Radspecher; and

In the third floor gallery: Classic to Spontaneous Letterforms:  Retrospective Exhibit of Rene Schall’s Calligraphy

 Through March 5: Glue, Paper, Scissors. An exhibit of collage, painted and drawn images by Marie LaPré Grabon and Kathy Stark. Both artists find inspiration through their personal observation, reflection and interpretation of the world around them.  The Gallery at River Arts, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville. www.riverartsvt.org.

Through March 11: Show 15. The Front presents SHOW 15, the gallery’s latest show of contemporary Vermont-made art. SHOW 15 part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council. Gallery hours: Sat., 11 a.m.–8 p.m./ Fri. & Sat., 5–8 p.m. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. www.thefrontvt.com. info@thefrontvt.com

Through March 17: Response. Photography exhibit featuring work by Vermont artists Kelly Holt, Duncan Johnson and Mary Zompetti. Part of the “On Photography” exhibit series.  Johnson State College, Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit jsc.edu/Dibden or call 635-1469.

March 7–17: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit.  The exhibit includes photography, drawings and paintings. The secondary art program at Twinfield Union School provides opportunities for students to participate in traditional art classes and independent experiences in a studio environment. Reception: March 9, 5–7 p.m. The T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com. www.twwoodgallery.org

Through March 30: Kathy Stark, … and the journey continues … Mixed media works. The Spotlight Gallery in the Vermont Arts Council Office, 136 State St., Montpelier. http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/about-us/spotlight-gallery.

Through March 31: Lark Upson, Portraits. Attention to oil painting, especially portraits. Upson also has a strong interest in the protection of our wildlife and environmental preservation. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St., Montpelier.

Through March 31: From Far Away — Selected works by Stephen M. Schaub. Solo exhibition. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Photo I.D. required. Governor’s Gallery, 109 State St., Montpelier

Through March 31: Amy Ross, Butterfly Effect. Using graphite, watercolor, walnut ink and collaged paper, Ross expands on her methodology of “artist as mad scientist” in her most current body of work. Walker Contemporary, 4403 Main St., Waitsfield. Gallery hours: Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 617.842.3332mail@walkercontemporary.com www.walkercontemporary.com

Avian inspired paintings by Linda Mirabile on display at Central Vermont Medical Center through March 31.

Through March 31: Linda Mirabile, Avian Inspired. A series of paintings inspired by the avian world by central Vermont artist and graphic designer Mirabile. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin. 279-6403. moetown52@comcast.net

Through April 1: Amy Ross, Butterfly Effect. Ross considers the effect of minute energies beyond human perception to cause significant change. 4403 Main St., Waitsfield. walkercontemporary.com

Through April 8: Pria Cambio, …And Somewhere Else There’s a Beach. Grab some sunscreen and visit our home-grown beach shack, the Morse Block Deli, to view a group of vibrant beachscape paintings and drawings by Pria Cambio.  This show by local artist Cambio includes work over her lifetime that shares her connection to the seacoast.  Eleven paintings on exhibit from Dec. 1, 2016 – April 8, 2017, at the Morse Block Deli, 260 N. Main St. in Barre.  100% sales benefit Studio Place Arts programs.  For info:  www.morseblockdeli.com or www.studioplacearts.com

Through April 8: Natalie Jeremijenko. This NYC based international artist, inventor, and engineer will activate the galleries with past work and new initiatives focused on environmental issues. Opening reception: Jan. 20, 5–8 p.m. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. By donation. helenday.com

March 7–April 8: The Book as Art. Nine women artists explore the limitless possibilities of the Book as Art.  Each work challenges our ideas of what a book can be with innovative structures, content, materials and creativity.  Artist books will delight and fascinate as they move you beyond the page. Co-Curated by visual artist Marilyn Gillis. Axel’s Art Gallery, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury. axelsgallery.com

Through April 12: Dr. Ken Borie.  Selected work by Dr. Ken Borie, a Gifford physician who has cared for local families for 37 years, is on display in the Gifford Gallery through April 12, 2017. The 15 pieces in this exhibit offer glimpses of life outside of the medical office: portraits of friends and family, nature scenes, and captured moments of his children with their pets. Borie, who works in oil and watercolor, paints from photographs as well as from real life. Gifford Gallery at Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. 728-7000.

 

March 2–April 20: Elliot Burg, Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Black and white photographs. Opening reception: March 2, 5–7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.

March 7–April 28: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules. Includes 25 works of 20 artists in pastel, acrylics, oils, photography and three dimensional pieces. Artists to be exhibited include Nitya Brighenti, Hasso Ewing, Cindy Griffith, Lysa Intrator, Joyce Kahn, Hannah Morris, Maggie Neale, Dan Neary, Jack Sabon, Sarah Spletzer and Ann Young. Opening reception: March 9, 5–7 p.m. The T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

March 9–May 9: Ted Zilius, Jazz and Sad. Opening reception: March 9, 5–7 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. www.RiverArtsVT.org

March 9–May 9: Carolyn Mecklosky,Women, Beasts and Dreams. Opening reception: March 9, 5-7 p.m. Acrylic painting. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. www.RiverArtsVT.org

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  • VCFA MFA in Visual Art Program: Visiting Artists Presentation: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Community and Collaboration

    VCFA MFA in Visual Art Program: Visiting Artists Presentation: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Community and Collaboration

    13:15-14:45
    2017/02/01
    Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    VCFA MFA in Visual Art Program: Visiting Artists Presentation:
    Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Community and Collaboration
    With Artist-in-Residence, Mildred Beltré, and her collaborator, Visiting Artist Oasa DuVerney,

    • Wednesday, February 1, 1:15-2:45 pm
    • Location: VCFA Noble Lounge, College Street

    The Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine is a socially-engaged project started in 2010 by artists Mildred Beltré and Oasa DuVerney. Dubbing themselves the “Official Unofficial Artists in Residence” of our block, they set up tents, tables, and art supplies on the street outside their apartment building and invited anyone walking by to stop and make art with us. In this way they co-founded the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine (BHAM), a collaborative public art intervention that explores art-making as a community-building tool in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

     

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  • Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt

    Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt

    16:00-20:00
    2017/02/03
    Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt
    Date: Friday, 2/3/2017, from 4:00-8:00pm
    Artwork will be on display through the month of February.

    Cathy Stevens-Pratt is a graphic designer and illustrator creating whimsical and colorful paintings, prints and cards. Featuring her latest series of Cats, of course.

    The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT

    802-223-1981

    venue website: www.cheshirecatclothing.com

  • Opening Reception: Show 15

    Opening Reception: Show 15

    16:00-20:00
    2017/02/03
    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    4–8 p.m.

    6 Barre Street, Montpelier

    The Front celebrates the opening of collective gallery’s latest show. SHOW 15 is part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council.

    SHOW 15 runs from February 3 – March 11, 2017

  • Opening celebratory talk for Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit

    Opening celebratory talk for Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit

    18:00-19:30
    2017/02/03
    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Feb. 3, 6–7:30 p.m. Talk by Paula Higgins

    Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit on display Jan. 17–March 3.

    Includes work of twelve Guild members. The Guilds mission is to provide a welcoming group that can teach, encourage, excite and inspire Guild members to reach whatever level of craft they are comfortable with. Works from the T.W. Wood permanent Collection and the Works Progress Administration: Federal Art Collection will also be showing.

    T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

    twwoodgallery@gmail.com

  • Opening reception: Watercolor Paintings by Fiona Sullivan

    Opening reception: Watercolor Paintings by Fiona Sullivan

    18:00-19:00
    2017/02/03
    Grian Herbs Apothecary, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Grian Herbs Apothecary, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    6–7 p.m. during ArtWalk

    Grian Herbs Apothecary, Montpelier. Info grianherbs.com 802-223-0043

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    • Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt
      Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt
      16:00-20:00
      2017/02/03
      Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt
      Date: Friday, 2/3/2017, from 4:00-8:00pm
      Artwork will be on display through the month of February.

      Cathy Stevens-Pratt is a graphic designer and illustrator creating whimsical and colorful paintings, prints and cards. Featuring her latest series of Cats, of course.

      The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT

      802-223-1981

      venue website: www.cheshirecatclothing.com

    • Opening Reception: Show 15
      Opening Reception: Show 15
      16:00-20:00
      2017/02/03
      6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      4–8 p.m.

      6 Barre Street, Montpelier

      The Front celebrates the opening of collective gallery’s latest show. SHOW 15 is part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council.

      SHOW 15 runs from February 3 – March 11, 2017

    • Opening celebratory talk for Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit
      Opening celebratory talk for Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit
      18:00-19:30
      2017/02/03
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Feb. 3, 6–7:30 p.m. Talk by Paula Higgins

      Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit on display Jan. 17–March 3.

      Includes work of twelve Guild members. The Guilds mission is to provide a welcoming group that can teach, encourage, excite and inspire Guild members to reach whatever level of craft they are comfortable with. Works from the T.W. Wood permanent Collection and the Works Progress Administration: Federal Art Collection will also be showing.

      T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

      twwoodgallery@gmail.com

    • Opening reception: Watercolor Paintings by Fiona Sullivan
      Opening reception: Watercolor Paintings by Fiona Sullivan
      18:00-19:00
      2017/02/03
      Grian Herbs Apothecary, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Grian Herbs Apothecary, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      6–7 p.m. during ArtWalk

      Grian Herbs Apothecary, Montpelier. Info grianherbs.com 802-223-0043

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  • Opening Reception: 3 New Show at Studio Place Arts

    Opening Reception: 3 New Show at Studio Place Arts

    15:00-17:00
    2017/02/04
    Studio Place Arts, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Studio Place Arts, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Feb. 4, 3–5 p.m.

    SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 469-7069. studioplacearts.com

    In the main floor gallery: Round & Around – Art exploring spheres, circles and endless loops.  Curated by Janet Van Fleet.

    In the second floor gallery: Clever Hand by Carol Radspecher; and

    In the third floor gallery: Classic to Spontaneous Letterforms:  Retrospective Exhibit of Rene Schall’s Calligraphy

    Exhibits on display Jan. 31–March 4

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  • Reception for “Response”

    Reception for “Response”

    17:00
    2017/02/08
    Johnson State College, College Hill Road, Johnson, VT, United States

    Johnson State College, College Hill Road, Johnson, VT, United States

    Feb. 8, 5 p.m.

    Johnson State College, Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson.

    Photography exhibit featuring work by Vermont artists Kelly Holt, Duncan Johnson and Mary Zompetti. Part of the “On Photography” exhibit series.

    Exhibit runs through March 17

    For more information, visit jsc.edu/Dibden or call 635-1469.

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  • Art History: Black Artists in America

    Art History: Black Artists in America

    13:00-14:30
    2017/02/09
    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Thursday, February 9, 1-2:30pm

    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

    Free and open to the public

    From the slave crafts of tools and quilts in the 18th century to paintings and sculpture in the 19th century, black artists (Banister, Porter, Lewis, and Tanner) worked in the Western cultural tradition to be accepted in that world. Gradually in the 20th century, black artists (Harlem renaissance, Savage, Hayden, Laurence, Bearden, and Ringold) expressed black life in America as a fusion of African and Caribbean styles with that European tradition. Art historian Debby Tait presents.

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  • Artist Talk: Marie LaPre’ Grabon and Kathy Stark

    Artist Talk: Marie LaPre’ Grabon and Kathy Stark

    17:30-18:30
    2017/02/23
    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States

    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
    Artist Talk: Marie LaPre’ Grabon and Kathy Stark
    Thursday, February 23, 5:30-6:30pm
    Free
    Held at the River Arts Center in Morrisville, www.RiverArtsVT.org.
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