July 20–25: The Paletters of Vermont Summer Art Show. Opening: July 22, 5:30–7 p.m. Meet the artists and see their work. Show can be viewed during regular library hours. Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, 6 Washington St., Barre. 454-8616.
Through July 30: River Works. Group show. Collection of images, colors, textures and constructions directly inspired by Vermont rivers and water meditations. 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. riverartsvt.org.
Through July 31: Retrospective of Bill Steinhurst Photography. City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier. artresourceassociation.com.
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. academics.norwich.edu/museum/
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. academics.norwich.edu/museum/
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. riverartsvt.org.
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. email@example.com.
Through July 31: The Front: Early Summer Show. A show of new work by The Front’s 13 exhibiting members. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. 839-5349. thefrontvt.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through July 31: 4th annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. 70 paintings from 55 artists that run the gamut from abstract to photo-realism. Another 70 paintings have been included in the Small Works Show. Thurs.–Sun., noon–9 p.m. Lareau Farm, Big Red Barn Gallery, 48 Lareau Rd., Waitsfield. vermontartfest.com.
Through Aug. 1: Mitch Smoller. Art photography depicting New England artifacts, landscapes and architecture. Capitol Grounds Green Bean Art Gallery, 27 State St., Montpelier.
Through Aug. 10: Marie LaPré Grabon. Landscapes and collages. Chandler’s Downstairs Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph.
Through Aug. 29: Exhibits at Studio Place Arts. Reception: July 23, 6–8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tues.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., noon–4 p.m. 479-7069. studioplacearts.com.
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. Special talk on July 25. See listing under Special Events in this section. 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. blinkinglightgallery.com.
July 25–Aug. 31: Mid-Summer Show. New work by The Front’s 13 exhibiting members. Opening reception: July 25, 4–8 p.m. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. 839-5349. email@example.com. thefrontvt.com.
Through Sept. 15: Art in the Supreme Court: Marina Epstein. Over 20 years of painting ranging from Epstein’s earliest influences of surrealism, abstract expressionism, the New York School and the School of Paris up to her present work to which an “ism “ has not yet been identified. 111 State St., Montpelier. 229-6297. hermitage-gallery.com.
Through Sept. 30: Tom Leytham, The Other Working Landscape. Watercolor prints. Opening reception: July 16, 3–5 p.m. Photo I.D. required. Gallery hours Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Pavilion Office Building, Governor’s Gallery, 109 State St., Montpelier. tomleythamarchitectartist.com.
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. helenday.com/exposed2015.
July 25: The Paletteers of Vermont Outdoor Art Show. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Currier Park, Barre. 454-8616.
July 25: Talk: Photography of Northern Owls. Nature photographer Elinor Osborn will present a slide show and talk about Northern Owls and how they are best photographed. Refreshments after presentation. 5 p.m. Blinking Light Gallery, 16 Main St., Plainfield. 454-0141. blinkinglightgallery.com.
July 26: Caspian Arts 2015 Studio Tour. 16 artists in Greensboro, Craftsbury, Hardwick, Albany and West Glover. All the usual arts are represented on the tour, including painting in various media, quilted fiber art, weaving, pottery, photography, wood carving and jewelry making. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information and studio tour map: caspianartsvt.com/Events.html
Aug. 1–2: On the Way Art Show and Sale. Whimsical, traditional, intelligent, ethereal — the show brings together art created from the unique perspective of four Vermont artists who meet regularly to inspire new ideas and to critique each other’s work. Cards, matted art, framed photography, photo books and more will be on exhibit. Part of the Vermont Festival of Arts. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Moretown Town Hall, 994 Rt. 100B, Moretown. 999-7342. firstname.lastname@example.org.