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Through June 26: Harald Aksdal, The Devil is in the Details… Watercolors. Central Vermont Medical Center lobby art gallery, 130 Fisher Rd., Berlin.

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 June 30: Heidi Chamberlain, Mermaids. Chamberlain incorporates a variety of painted and printed techniques in creating her vibrantly colored mermaids. Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981.

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 11: Three New Shows at SPA. Tues.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., noon–4 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069.

   Main floor: Vermont Studio Center Showcase. Installations and 2-D works by a group of artists affiliated with the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

   Second floor: Lyna Lou Nordstrom, Family Values. Mixed media printmaking

   Third floor: Lian Brehm, Momentum Organicum. Paper sculpture.

Through July 30: River Works. Group show. Collection of images, colors, textures and constructions directly inspired by Vermont rivers and water meditations. Opening reception: May 7, 5–7 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Free. 888-1261.

Through June 30: Robin LaHue, Linda Maney, Missy Storrow. Mixed media paintings. City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier.

Through July 31: Retrospective of Bill Steinhurst Photography. City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier.

Through July 5: Frederick Rudi, Three Sheets and a Shirt. Recent paintings. The Drawing Board, 22 Main St., Montpelier. 426-3529.

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.

Through July 31: Kinder Arts: Retrospective. An exhibit celebrating River Arts’ second year of bringing weekly visual arts experimentation to 100 preschoolers in Morrisville and Stowe for the 2014–2015 school year. Mon.–Thurs., 9–4 p.m.; Fri., 9–2 p.m. River Arts Center, Common Space Gallery, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. 888-1261.

Through July 31: Barbara Leber, The Long and Short of It. Paintings. Plainfield Community Center Gallery (above the Plainfield Coop), 153 Main St., Plainfield. 225-6628.

Through July 31: The Front: Early Summer Show. A show of new work by The Front’s 13 exhibiting members. Opening reception: June 20, 4–8 p.m. Draw wall, refreshments and live fanfare by wandering musician/composer Ben Cosgrove. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. 839-5349.

Through July 31: John Snell, In My Backyard. 37 framed color photographs made in and around central Vermont over the past several years. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 229-1751.

Through Aug. 1: Kylie Wolgamott, Fertile Ground. Solo exhibition. Paint and mixed media. Reception: June 26, 6–8 p.m. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury. 244-7801.



June 20: Over and Under. An art installation by Alisa Dworsky with collaborating choreographer Heather Bryce. Integrates installation, weaving and dance to create tensile structures that define space. A radical reinterpretation of the maypole dance, Dworsky’s installation is constructed in performance by three dancers. 5 p.m. Rain date: June 21. Vermont College of Fine Arts Green, East State and West streets, Montpelier. Free.