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Through June 7: Material Flows: Rhythm in Collage and Sculpture, by Rob Hitzig, Louise LaPlante, and Brian Walters. 
Group show of collage works and sculptures that visually explores material space as rhythm, disruption, and disorder. Goddard Art Gallery in the Eliot Pratt Library, Plainfield. 322-1604.
Through June 8: Resa Blatman, Trouble in Paradise Exhibition of 17 elegantly crafted and exuberant paintings, the artist offers up a visual commentary on climate change and its increasing threat to migratory birds and other animal species. Special related programming such as free gallery talks and film screenings will be scheduled throughout the course of the show. Catamount Arts Main Gallery, St., Johnsbury. 748-2600. catamountarts.org.
Through June 10: Vermont Landscapes. 38 paintings by 19 artists, all of whom paint in Vermont. The Lamoille County Courthouse, 154 Main St, Hyde Park. bryangallery.org
Through June 16: Passages, the 2018 Area Artist Exhibit, opens with a reception at Chandler Gallery on Saturday April 28th from 5-7 pm. This open call exhibit features the work of diverse and talented artists working in all mediums from digital image making to traditional watercolors. Each artist responded to the universal theme of Passages and interpreted it with personal references and metaphors with creative and imaginative energy. The Gallery will be open Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 12-6 pm and during performances through June 16th.
May 4 – June 16: The Front, downtown Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery, presents SHOW 25, opening on Friday, March 4, 2018, 4-8 PM, in conjunction with Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk. The exhibition, running May 4 – June 16, 2018, will showcase the latest works of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. In addition, the Front will present work by guest artist Mary Admasian, a multidisciplinary artist who explores raw forms, layered spaces, and abstract perception. Learn more about Mary’s work here: https://maryadmasianart.com. Enjoy live music by composer and musician Ben Cosgrove (https://www.bencosgrove.com), light refreshments, and drinks during the May 4th opening reception. Regular gallery hours are Fridays 5 – 8 PM, Saturdays 11 AM-8 PM, and by appointment. Free and open to the public. Learn more about The Front here: www.thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877.
Through June 16: Passages, the 2018 Area Artist Exhibit. Features the work of diverse and talented artists working in all mediums from digital image making to traditional watercolors. Each artist responded to the universal theme of Passages and interpreted it with personal references and metaphors with creative and imaginative energy. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph.
 May 3 – June 19: The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets at River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT. The non-profit Endangered Alphabets Project, founded in 2010, flourishes on the borderlands between art and woodwork, painting and typography, linguistics and anthropology, creative design and cultural preservation, ethnography and spirituality. Originally intended to preserve some of the world’s endangered writing systems by carving them in boards of beautiful Vermont curly maple, the Alphabets have expanded to encompass artwork, poetry, sound sculpture, and furniture. Join River Arts in celebrating Tim Brooke’s work on Thursday, May 3, from 5-7pm for an Artist Talk and Reception. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar. Gallery hours: Sunday – Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org.  For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.
May 3–June 24: The Russians and Friends. A selection of paintings by four visiting artists from Russia, and some of their American friends, who recently painted together in Jeffersonville. Reception on May 6; artist roundtable 1 pm, reception 2–4 pm. Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville. bryangallery.org
Through June 28: Tom Merwin, The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata. Paintings. Opening reception: April 4, 4–7 pm; Montpelier Art Walk, May 4, 4–7 pm. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St., Montpelier.
Through June 28: Carolyn Egeli, For the Love of Vermont. Paintings. Opening reception: April 4, 4–7 pm; Montpelier Art Walk, May 4, 4–7 pm. Governor’s Gallery, 109 State St., Montpelier. Photo ID required for entry.
May 1–June 29: Ronald Slayton, Master of Watercolor. Highlights two watercolor murals “The Last Supper” (1985) and “The Hunger Dream” (1985). Art Talk panel discussion: May 4, 5–8 pm. with Nancy Price Graff, Bobby Gosh, and Tom Slayton. T.W. Wood Gallery, Barre St., Montpelier.

Through June 29: “Artists to Watch Part II” Opens in Spotlight Gallery. The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with Kasini House, presents “Artists to Watch Part II,” the second exhibition in a survey of contemporary Vermont art. Curator Ric Kasini Kadour, editor and publisher of Vermont Art Guide, worked with six art professionals to identify artists they believe are on the verge of doing great things. “Artists to Watch Part II” opens Friday, May 4, at the Council’s Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. A reception for the artists and Vermont Art Guide Meet and Greet will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The exhibit will run until June 29. Part II of the exhibit is featured in Vermont Art Guide #7.

Through June 30: Stop Motion – Paintings and Drawings by Maiya Keck at Axel’s Gallery. Over a dozen of original oil and charcoal pieces by Maiya Keck are on view at Axel’s Gallery until June 30th , 2018. Her work explores both figurative and abstract themes in a gestural manner. In this series, Stop Motion, Maiya explores when motion ends and the work is suspended into a sustained image for the viewer. A reception for the artist is planned for Friday, June 8 th from 6-8pm. This event is free and open to the public. Axel’s Gallery is located at 5 Stowe Street in Waterbury (802.244.7801). The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 – 4:00 pm.

May 2 – June 30: Common Objects & Uncommon Places – Paintings by Carrie Caouette-De Lallo. Art Exhibit Opening, Chelsea Public Library, Wed. May 2nd, 5–7 pm.   The show will include a selection of acrylics on paper, which focuses on common objects — meditations on the shape and color of a variety of fruit–as well as landscapes from her travels through the United States, Portugal and Spain.   Carrie is the founder of the Chelsea Arts Collective.  For more information call 685-2188 or see the newsletter at www.chelsealibrary.com  Refreshments will be served.
May 22 – June 30: Tell Me – Artwork by 19 local artists that explores language and communication at Studio Place Arts. Main Floor Gallery. Opening Reception:  Thurs, May 24, 5:30-7:30 pm. (802)479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com
May 22 – June 30: Beyond Words: Artworks by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont – Books can take on a language of their own, as shown in the multimedia work of this group of artists that use shape, structure, and materials to get their message across. Studio Place Arts. Second Floor Gallery. Opening Reception:  Thurs, May 24, 5:30-7:30 pm. (802)479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com
May 22 – June 30: Jack Rowell: Cultural Documentarian – Photographs from 5th generation Vermonter Jack Rowell’s 30+ year career as a photographer. Studio Place Arts. Third Floor Gallery. Opening Reception:  Thurs, May 24, 5:30-7:30 pm. (802)479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com
 June 1- July 17: Into the Light: A Group Show Featuring Dick Weis + 15 – Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne will host the exhibit Into the Light: A group show featuring Dick Weis + 15. The exhibit will open with a public reception on Friday, June 1, 6-8 pm. Dick Weis is a Professor Emeritus at Green Mountain College, Fulbright award winner and resident of Castleton, Vt. His current work features bold images in ink and watercolor, with the brushwork being evocative of Asian calligraphy. 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 joan@fsgallery.com.

June 22 – August 4: Show 26 – The Front will present the work of six new members, along with that of the rest of the gallery’s membership, in the forthcoming exhibition, Show 26, opening on Friday, June 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 6 Barre Street in Montpelier. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature live music by Montpelier-based musician Ruth Einstein and company. Show 26 will run from June 22 to August 4; gallery hours are Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and by appointment. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com.

Through August 10: Stewards of the Land: Photography by Orah Moore Studio Place Arts is presenting an exhibit, “Stewards of the Land,” by local artist Orah Moore at The Morse Block Deli (located at 260 N. Main Street, Barre).  This show of handprinted silverprint photographs is on view through August 10, 2018.  There will be an opening reception on Thurs., May 24, 5:30-6:30PM. Orah Moore is a classically trained fine art photographer and founding member of Women in Photography, a national organization. She has worked in commercial photography since 1977 including a position as a publicity photographer for PBS. She is the founder of Haymaker Press. According to Orah, “I have been studying the lifestyle of Montana ranchers, from the romantic to the mundane. I am interested in the spirit that impels them, the land that nurtures them, the storms they weather, and the livestock that supports their way of life.”

June 15, 2018 – September 8: \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ Curators: August Burns, Diane Feissel, and Rachel Moore. The opening reception is Friday, June 15, 5pm-7pm, and gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm. Reclamation \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ will feature nationally-acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed. Helen Day Art Center Main Gallery. mail@helenday.com. Cost: Donations. Web link: https://www.helenday.com/exhib itions/upcoming/159-2018-reclamation

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. helenday.com

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  • Reception: Fiber Art Extravaganza.

    Reception: Fiber Art Extravaganza.

    16:00-20:00
    2016/12/02
    Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

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

    4–8 p.m.

    Introducing a fiber art extravaganza featuring rug-hooked creations by the Champlain Island Fiber Bees and upcycled sweater Christmas stockings from Nancy Gadue just in time for the holidays!

    On display through December.

    Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981. www.cheshirecatclothing.com

  • Opening: Show 14 at The Front

    Opening: Show 14 at The Front

    16:00-20:00
    2016/12/02
    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    During ArtWalk

    4–8 p.m.

    Exhibit runs through Jan. 28.

    Drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed media work by local artists.

    Limited edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists will be available for sale.

  • Opening Reception & Feast: Members’ Art Show & Sale and Festival of Trees & Light

    Opening Reception & Feast: Members’ Art Show & Sale and Festival of Trees & Light

    17:00-20:00
    2016/12/02
    Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States

    Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States

    Members’ Art Show & Sale

    Festival of Trees & Light

    2 December – 31 December 2016

    Opening Reception & Feast: 2 December 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Curators: Amanda Marquis & Chiyomi McKibbin

    It’s that wonderful time of year! For one month, Helen Day Art Center will once again dedicate our gallery walls to our valued members for the Members’ Art Show & Sale. Simultaneously we present the Festival of Trees & Light.  Please join us in celebrating the season with an eclectic group exhibition featuring the artwork of our members amongst thirteen community decorated evergreen trees and a beautiful Hanukkah display of menorahs, games, and dreidels.

    Our opening reception will be Friday, December 2nd from 5-8pm. There will be a feast of hors d’oeuvres generously donated by local restaurants; carolers to ring in the holiday cheer; and the festive community atmosphere that makes the Art Center what it is – a  place to gather and celebrate creativity. With works available from ceramic sculpture to fine art photographs, it will also be a perfect opportunity to find a unique and meaningful gift.

    For more information, contact Amanda Marquis, Gallery Manager: gallery@helenday.com | +1 802 253 8358

  • Opening Reception and Talk: Michael Strauss, Making Thought Visible.

    Opening Reception and Talk: Michael Strauss, Making Thought Visible.

    18:00-20:00
    2016/12/02
    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Strauss’s paintings are a form of visual reasoning in brightly colored compositions, mainly in pastel and ink.

    Exhibit runs through Jan. 13.

    T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035. twwoodgallery@gmail.com. www.twwoodgallery.org

  • Art and Author Night: Veins of Gold

    Art and Author Night: Veins of Gold

    18:00
    2016/12/02
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Art and Author Night: Veins of Gold

    Friday, December 2

    6 p.m. Art Opening with artist Suki Ka’Pinao White

    7 p.m. Author Sandra Erickson will read her poems

    Inspired by my husband’s recent open heart surgery~ a visual exploration of what connects us to our roots and to each other by re- imagining the veins that carry our life’s blood into re-routed golden inner rivers of energy where we are given a chance to become the best of ourselves by magic + connection + transformation. Refreshments will be served.

    Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield

  • More events
    • Reception: Fiber Art Extravaganza.
      Reception: Fiber Art Extravaganza.
      16:00-20:00
      2016/12/02
      Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      4–8 p.m.

      Introducing a fiber art extravaganza featuring rug-hooked creations by the Champlain Island Fiber Bees and upcycled sweater Christmas stockings from Nancy Gadue just in time for the holidays!

      On display through December.

      Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981. www.cheshirecatclothing.com

    • Opening: Show 14 at The Front
      Opening: Show 14 at The Front
      16:00-20:00
      2016/12/02
      6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      During ArtWalk

      4–8 p.m.

      Exhibit runs through Jan. 28.

      Drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed media work by local artists.

      Limited edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists will be available for sale.

    • Opening Reception & Feast: Members’ Art Show & Sale and Festival of Trees & Light
      Opening Reception & Feast: Members’ Art Show & Sale and Festival of Trees & Light
      17:00-20:00
      2016/12/02
      Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States
      Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States

      Members’ Art Show & Sale

      Festival of Trees & Light

      2 December – 31 December 2016

      Opening Reception & Feast: 2 December 5:00 – 8:00pm

      Curators: Amanda Marquis & Chiyomi McKibbin

      It’s that wonderful time of year! For one month, Helen Day Art Center will once again dedicate our gallery walls to our valued members for the Members’ Art Show & Sale. Simultaneously we present the Festival of Trees & Light.  Please join us in celebrating the season with an eclectic group exhibition featuring the artwork of our members amongst thirteen community decorated evergreen trees and a beautiful Hanukkah display of menorahs, games, and dreidels.

      Our opening reception will be Friday, December 2nd from 5-8pm. There will be a feast of hors d’oeuvres generously donated by local restaurants; carolers to ring in the holiday cheer; and the festive community atmosphere that makes the Art Center what it is – a  place to gather and celebrate creativity. With works available from ceramic sculpture to fine art photographs, it will also be a perfect opportunity to find a unique and meaningful gift.

      For more information, contact Amanda Marquis, Gallery Manager: gallery@helenday.com | +1 802 253 8358

    • Opening Reception and Talk: Michael Strauss, Making Thought Visible.
      Opening Reception and Talk: Michael Strauss, Making Thought Visible.
      18:00-20:00
      2016/12/02
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Strauss’s paintings are a form of visual reasoning in brightly colored compositions, mainly in pastel and ink.

      Exhibit runs through Jan. 13.

      T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035. twwoodgallery@gmail.com. www.twwoodgallery.org

    • Art and Author Night: Veins of Gold
      Art and Author Night: Veins of Gold
      18:00
      2016/12/02
      Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
      Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

      Art and Author Night: Veins of Gold

      Friday, December 2

      6 p.m. Art Opening with artist Suki Ka’Pinao White

      7 p.m. Author Sandra Erickson will read her poems

      Inspired by my husband’s recent open heart surgery~ a visual exploration of what connects us to our roots and to each other by re- imagining the veins that carry our life’s blood into re-routed golden inner rivers of energy where we are given a chance to become the best of ourselves by magic + connection + transformation. Refreshments will be served.

      Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield

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  • Family Day at Helen Day Art Center

    Family Day at Helen Day Art Center

    13:00-16:00
    2016/12/09
    Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States

    Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States

    Join the Helen Day Art Center for an afternoon full of sweet treats and seasonal art activities in conjunction with the Festival of Trees and Light exhibit. We’ll create holiday decorations, play dreidel games and decorate gingerbread houses with NECI students. It’s an afternoon not to be missed.

    Dec. 9, 1–4 p.m.

    Free

    http://www.helenday.com/education/family-events#Family_Day

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