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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.

Through Oct. 21: The Roots of My Raising. George Woodard’s photo exhibit covers the 106-year history of the Woodard Family Farm in Waterbury Vermont, from the time George’s grandfather purchased it. This exhibit is George’s story of his appreciation for his ancestors, for this beautiful farm and for the ancestor who had a camera around and made folks get their picture taken. The text in the exhibit comes from the diaries of his ancestors. The exhibit can be viewed Wed-Fri, noon-4 pm; from 6:30-7:30 pm Thu-Sat; and 1-2pm Sun; and of course before, during intermissions, and after performances of DISAPPEARANCES. Artist’s Retrospective: 1:15 pm in the LNT Lobby Gallery on Sunday Oct 14, immediately prior to the 2pm performance of Disappearances that day.

Through Oct 24: Photography by Lisa Manning. Images captured by freelance nature and wildlife photographer Lisa Manning are on display in the Gifford Gallery at Gifford Medical Center. The exhibit, free and open to the public, features a series of scenes from Vermont to Alaska and across the seasons. Among Manning’s wildlife subjects on display at Gifford are a snowy owl, bald eagle, and moose. Also featured are several landscape and scenic photographs, including of Alaska’s glaciers and Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. The Gifford Gallery is located just inside the hospital’s main entrance at 44 S. Main St., Route 12, in Randolph. Artwork may be purchased at the hospital’s Garden Gate Gift Shop, open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 802-728-7000 or email

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.
Through Oct 26: Animation Festival Exhibit. Work by students at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Northern Vermont University-Johnson and Bennington College will be featured in an animation exhibit at NVU-Lyndon’s Quimby Gallery. The exhibit is part of the annual Vermont Animation Festival, on several dates in October. The exhibit and the festival, mostly at NVU-Lyndon Oct. 16, are free and open to the public. The gallery’s regular hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. A gallery reception for the exhibit, which will focus on early animation techniques, will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 16. Various forms of animation will be represented at the festival, including film, zoetropes and digital work. www.vermontanimation. org

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

Through Oct. 31: Abstract within the Square – Paintings by Maggie Neale Jaquith Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield.

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

Oct. 15 – Nov. 2: That’s Not Me. Vermont artist Randa Morris’s mixed media drawings will be featured in the exhibit “That’s Not Me” at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. The exhibit and the opening reception 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18, at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, are free for the public. Morris, a student in NVU-Johnson’s Master of Fine Arts program, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Johnson State College. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the exhibit, contact the gallery director at Phillip.Robertson@ or call 802.635.1469.

Through 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 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

Through 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

Through 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

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.

Through Nov. 20: Listening to Rocks: Work by Dianne Shullenberger and John Snell. Dianne Shullenberger of Jericho is well known for her fabulously intricate fabric collage pieces that present landscape and nature in a unique way. John Snell is a photographer from Montpelier. Public reception: Friday, October 19, 5-7 pm. At 6 pm, there will be a short artist talk. All are welcome to this public reception to look, listen, and speak with the artists. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery is located at 86 Falls Rd, in Shelburne Village. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-5:30 and Saturdays 10-5. Additional information can be had by calling 802-985-3848, or write

Oct. 31 – Nov. 23: Matthew Sylvester Exhibit. Art by painter and illustrator Matthew Sylvester of East Calais will be featured at Quimby Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. The exhibit and a gallery reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 are free for the public. The gallery’s regular hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday. Sylvester, who used to specialize in comics art, now is a freelance illustrator who creates book covers, movie posters, page illustrations and concept art. For more information about the exhibit, email the gallery director at Barclay.Tucker@ For more information about Sylvester, visit http://www.

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.

Through Dec. 2: Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters. For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. This retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of North-Central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits – pulled from some 600 rolls of film that he shot over five decades. Also included are audio excerpts chosen from 125 of Hubbard’s tape recordings and interviews. In barns and fields, from forest walks to kitchen tables, Ethan’s photographic portraits and audio recordings transport the viewer to rural Vermont and to the moments he shared with the people he met there. Live storytelling event with Ethan Hubbard: Thursday Oct 25, 7 pm. Highland Center for the Arts.

Oct. 19–Dec. 2: Show 28. The Front celebrates the opening of Show 28, featuring latest work of the gallery’s member artists, including our new members! Opening reception: Friday October 19, 4-7 pm. Hours: Fri 4-7 Sat & Sun 11-5. 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier.,, (802) 552-0877

Through Dec. 16: Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia. Opening Reception October 20, Saturday, 4-6 pm. Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous. Auten is a senior lecturer in Studio Art at Dartmouth College, where he teaches drawing, architecture, and senior seminar. White River Gallery, 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. 498-8438, Monday-Friday, 10 am – 4 pm. Call first, or by appointment Contact curator, Dian Parker:

Through 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

Sun Oct 0 2

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.).

Thu Oct 0 6

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

Thu Oct 0 6

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


Fri Oct 0 7

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

Fri Oct 0 7

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.

Fri Oct 0 7

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.

Sun Oct 0 9

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.

Tue Oct 1 1

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

Fri Oct 1 4

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.


Fri Oct 2 1

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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