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Through October 30: Sumi-e Meditations. Sumi-e Meditations, an exhibit of paintings by Ronda Stoll, will be on exhibit at the Morrisville Post Office. Stoll was drawn to the simplicity and meditative aspects when she began oriental brush painting over 20 years ago. Oriental painting is a direct embodiment of the union of artistic expression and stillness. From grinding the ink stick on the ink stone to putting the brush to the rice paper, it is the manifestation of stillness in the breath. With each exhale the bamboo comes to life on the paper and what emerges is accepted with no retouching. The simplicity of black ink on white paper and the emergent form is a source of peace and joy for Stoll. The Morrisville Post Office is located at 16 Portland Street, open Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. Questions may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at

September 14 to November 2: Macaulay in Montpelier: selected sketches and drawings. Opening reception Friday, September 14, 5 to 7 pm. Internationally recognized author and illustrator David Macaulay will exhibit images from eight of his books, including preliminary sketches and finished art created between 1982 and 2010. Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery, 136 State Street, Montpelier

 Through Nov. 3: Familiars: Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith. This exhibition demonstrates the uniqueness, as well as the intersections, of the printmaking practices that Hammond and Smith have developed as contemporaries and friends over the last twenty years. Opening reception: Friday, September 21st, 5pm-7pm. Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm. Helen Day Art Center Main Gallery. Donations.

Through Sept. 26: Oil Paint & Black Walnut: Abstracts, Works on Paper. Opening Reception July 6, 5 – 7 pm. Dian Parker’s exhibit features abstract oil paintings on canvas, as well as mixed media works on black walnut stained paper. In her third year of showing and honoring the work of longtime professional artists, Parker is the curator and gallery director of White River Gallery in South Royalton, Vermont. She also writes about artists and their work for Two Coats of Paint, Art New England, West Branch Gallery in Stowe, Vermont Art Guide, Kolaj Magazine, Randolph Herald, and Mountain View Publishers. Zollikofer Gallery at Hotel Coolidge, 39 S. Main St, White River Junction, VT 05001 https:// 802.295.3118

Through Sept. 27: Nick DeFriez, Hillsides and Hexagons. Paintings. Opening reception: Governor’s Gallery, 109 State St., Montpelier. Photo ID required for entry.

Through Sept. 27: Harry A. Rich, The Vermont Years, So Far… Large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St., Montpelier.

Through Sept. 27: Possibilitarian Uprising: Post-Apocalypse for ¾ Empire. Peter Schumann’s woodcuts. This is a large exhibition of woodcuts on cloth banners, inspired by Albrecht Durer’s (1471-1528) engravings depicting the Apocalypse as envisioned in the Book of Revelation. Goddard College Art Gallery, Pratt Center, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. 322-1604

Goddard Art Gallery

Sept. 5 – 28: Social Justice Art Exhibit. An exhibit of social justice-themed work by Vermont artist Jerry Ralya will be on display Sept. 5-28 at Quimby Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. The exhibit is free for the public. Ralya, whose studio is in Craftsbury Common, was inspired in part by trips to Auschwitz. From photos he took there, he drew portraits of people who died there. Some of the portraits will be displayed at Quimby Gallery. Quimby Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact the gallery director at, call 802.626-6487, or visit

Sept. 7 Through Sept. 28: Maggie Neale exhibition. 28 abstract oil paintings using color, form and texture to express the inner dance of the subconscious.  They appeal with movement, emotion, and blended hues.  ART WALK reception with artist in City Center, Montpelier.

 Through September 28: Northern Vermont Art Association Exhibition. The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of the Northern Vermont Art Association (NVAA) members show. The exhibit will be open for viewing on Tuesday, September 4, through Friday, September 28. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet many of the artists on Friday September 7, from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Gallery. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 or go to

Through Sept. 30: James Peterson, Dreamcatcher. Large-scale interactive installation that was inspired by the magical ice caves of Kamchatka in Siberia. The grounds of Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe.

Aug. 10–Sept. 30: Show 27 at The Front. The collective gallery’s latest show. Opening reception: Aug, 19, 4–7 pm. Now open weekends: Fri., 4–7 pm; Sat.–Sun., 11 am–5 pm. 6 Barre St., Montpelier.

Sept. 13 – Jan. 7: Altered Spaces Group Exhibition.Opening reception: October 6, 2018 at 5:30pm – free and open to the public. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection of work – including collage, photography, painting, and multimedia installation in September which will build in layers throughout the Fall – inviting the public to revisit and interact as the exhibition continues. The exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt and features artists:  Paul Gruhler, Dana Heffern, Ric Kasini Kadour, Lydia Kern, Erika Senft Miller, John M. Miller and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa. For further information on the Altered Spaces exhibition, please call 802.760.4634 or visit

Through Oct.: Flea Market Finds. Photographs by Mark Dixon at the Chelsea Public Library, 802-685-2188 (

Sept. 17 – Oct. 5Outside Inside Out. Barre artist Sabrina Fadial’s sculpture, installation art and drawings will be on display in the exhibit at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. The exhibit and the opening reception 3-5 p.m. Sept. 19, at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, are free for the public. Fadial earned an M.F.A. degree in visual art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. TuesdayFriday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the exhibit, contact the gallery director at or 802.635.1469. For more information about Fadial, visit

Sept. 7–Oct. 7. Backstory—Art at the Kent. Backstory, is about both the artist’s history as well as that of the materials used. Kent Museum, 7 Old West Church Rd.,

Through Oct. 20: Exposed. Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Opening: Saturday, July 21st 4:00 – 8:00 pm. With significant support from the Stowe community, the outdoor sculpture exhibition Exposed will be celebrating it’s 27th year this summer, opening on Saturday July 22st with a walkabout and community festival. Opening Festival is Saturday, July 21st at 4:00 pm. We will start in the Art Center’s galleries for light hors d’oeuvres and wine. From there, join us for the walkabout, which will include short talks by the artists at their piece, and food tastings along the way. We will be ending with a beer and wine garden on the lawn of Helen Day Art Center with live music by George Petit’s Conduit Quartet and a taco truck, all open to the public and family friendly. Self-guided cellphone audio tours; an extensive website; walkabout tours; a full color catalogue with images and descriptions; and a comprehensive map cohesively work to create a more accessible exhibition, engaging the anticipated 75,000+ visitors.

Sept. 4 through Oct 26: An Artists Journey. a Warren Kimble exhibit. The exhibit will draw on more than 50 years of Kimble’s experience as a fine artist, educator and antiques collector. The exhibit will include works from “Let the Sun Shine” a collection of abstract acrylic paintings that reflect optimism for the future through the textures, shapes, and color palette, American folk art that features animals, rural landscapes and buildings of Vermont and “Widows of War,” works that involve mixed media including paintings and sculpture. An opening reception will be held on Friday September, 7th from 5-8:00 pm with an Art Talk by Warren Kimble at 6 pm. The reception is free and refreshments will be served. Warren will lead a two-day Lazy Susan workshop on September 8-9 at the Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12-4 and by appointment. 802-262-6035.
Sept. 7 through Oct. 31: Abstract within the Square – Paintings by Maggie Neale Jaquith Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield.
September 7 through November: Carole Naquin Exhibition. Her soft pastel paintings which capture the energy of sky, river and field.  They are calming, grounding, and alive.  View these landscapes at Artisans Hand Gallery, Montpelier; meet the artist during ART WALK September 6.

Sept. 18 – Nov. 3: Rock Solid XVIII. Opening Reception:  Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30 pm This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone.  Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite.  (For info, go to [])  Studio Place Arts (SPA), 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641

Sept. 18 – Nov. 3: Finding the Quiet. Opening Reception:  Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30 pm. by Linda Finkelstein – works in rust, eucalyptus and indigo. Studio Place Arts (SPA), 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641

Sept. 18 – Nov. 3: TENSION.Opening Reception:  Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30PMSite-specific installation art of socio-cultural and environmental datascapes by Tuyen Nguyen and Misook Park. Studio Place Arts (SPA), 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641

Aug. 14 Through Nov. 9: Mountains, Mesas, and Monoliths:  Gold-toned Brownprints of Zion Canyon by Matt Larson. For as long as human society has existed, there have been sacred landscapes- places where the natural world compels us to contemplate the myths and mysteries of our origin and encourages us to experience the transcendental.  This show includes 18 framed, smaller-scaled gold-toned brownprints and 8 large-scale, unframed gold-toned brownprints of Zion Canyon, in Utah. On display at the Morse Block Deli located at 260 N. Main St., Barre.

  • Gallery Talk by Stephanie Stouffer

    Gallery Talk by Stephanie Stouffer

    Compass Music and Arts Center, Jones Drive, Brandon, VT, United States

    Compass Music and Arts Center, Jones Drive, Brandon, VT, United States

    Following a ten year period designing for Hallmark, Belmont artist Stephanie Stouffer had a 35 year career as a freelance artist. She designed more than 1,500 original gouache paintings used for licensing by companies like Caspari, Certified International, and Peking Handicrafts.

    With a personal, first-hand experience of truly earning a living as a freelance artist, Stouffer will give a Gallery Talk at the Compass Music and Arts Center, as part of her current exhibit ‘The Creative World of Stephanie Stouffer’, on Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm. The artist will share both the creative compromises and rewards of a freelance career in licensing, acknowledging the role her time with Hallmark took in preparing her for her chosen path. She will discuss the demands and frustrations of staying ‘on top’ of the market, of staying creatively fresh and innovative while meeting the commercial interests and time demands of manufacturers, but also why she feels her work proved to be so appealing and successful.   

    The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Dr. Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off of Arnold District Rd.).

  • Opening Reception: Shedding Light On The Working Forest

    Opening Reception: Shedding Light On The Working Forest

    Vermont Supreme Court, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Vermont Supreme Court, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Paintings and poetry by visual artist Kathleen Kolb and poet Verandah Porche.

    4–7 p.m.

    Exhibition runs Oct. 5–Dec. 30

    Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

  • Opening Reception: Mary Admasian, Shadowlands

    Opening Reception: Mary Admasian, Shadowlands

    109 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    109 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Mary Admasian is the fourth artist whose work is featured in the Vermont Governor’s Gallery 2016 calendar. Her exhibit titled SHADOWLANDS is a new collection of paintings as well as small sculptures and assemblages. Admasian’s mixed-media paintings are created on birch panels. Her application technique of spray-paint, acrylic paint, graphite, cold wax, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil materials creates a surface that layers the visual space and imagery of each painting.

    4–7 p.m.

    Exhibit runs October 6–December 30

    Pavilion Building, 109 State St., Montpelier


  • Brenda Myrick at Three Mountain Café

    Brenda Myrick at Three Mountain Café

    Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield, VT, United States

    Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield, VT, United States

    Brenda Myrick Vermont native, studied art and art education at the University of Vermont. Brenda works with transparent watercolors to create paintings of local landscapes and portraits for clients from around the country.

    Music will be provided by Brenda’s daughter and husband. As always, food and beverages will be provided by Three Mountain Cafe. The Artist requests that you bring a food item for the Local Food Shelf, if you are able.
    You can view Brenda’s works at

    5–6:30 p.m.

    Three Mountain Café, Mad River Green Shops, Waitsfield

  • Opening Reception for Show 13 at The Front Gallery

    Opening Reception for Show 13 at The Front Gallery

    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Join the collective’s artists at the opening of their latest art show.

    5–9 p.m.

  • Lecture at T.W. Art Gallery

    Lecture at T.W. Art Gallery

    T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Art During the 1930’s and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with Art Historian Debbie Tait. Learn about the history of the WPA and its artists and the uniqueness of the program and the times the art depicted.

    7 p.m.

  • Closing Celebration: Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf, Parables

    Closing Celebration: Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf, Parables

    Kents Corners, Calais, VT, United States

    Kents Corners, Calais, VT, United States

    The historic Kent Museum in Kents Corner, Calais hosts its annual Art at the Kent exhibition, PARABLES—filling the museum with the paintings, sculpture, and marionettes of Brattleboro-based artists Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes. Kent Museum, Calais. Visit our website at, for additional information.

    Exhibit runs though Oct. 9

    3–5 p.m.

  • Reception and Member Meeting: Paletteers of Vermont Fall Art Show

    Reception and Member Meeting: Paletteers of Vermont Fall Art Show

    Aldrich Public Library, Washington Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Aldrich Public Library, Washington Street, Barre, VT, United States

    5:30–7:30 p.m.

    Milne Room at the Aldrich Public Library, Barre

  • Throw-A-Thon Ceramics Event

    Throw-A-Thon Ceramics Event

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

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

    The 22nd annual Throw-A-Thon, at which students and the general public create ceramic items from clay to sell, will be noon-midnight Oct. 14 at the Johnson State College ceramics studio.

    The fee for members of the public to participate is $5 per person. The artwork made is donated to the studio, where students dry, fire, glaze and re-fire the pieces to sell at JSC’s annual Holiday Ceramics Sale, which will be Nov. 16.

    Proceeds will go to Operation Smile, an organization that provides free surgery for children born with a cleft palate.

    Over the years, JSC has donated enough money to Operation Smile for 47 facial reconstructive surgeries, in addition to handmade quilts and hospital gowns. In recent years, the college’s donation has been matched by various corporations.

    The ceramics sale also has raised money for other organizations, including Vermont CARES and the Clarina Howard Nichols Center.


  • Lecture at T.W. Art Gallery

    Lecture at T.W. Art Gallery

    T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Artists and the Works Progress Administration with Artist Billy Brauer. Learn about the WPA and its history and the imagery of the time. Billy will share an introduction of the history of the W.P.A and the imagery of the period. He will focus his presentation on his personal involvement as a print maker with the Associated American Artists Gallery and the WPA artists that he knew.

    7 p.m.

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