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Through Feb. 8: Creating with Paper. A pop up exhibit of collages by Sandra fw Beaty. A large installation of paper collages, many depicting scenes from Beaty’s extensive travels. Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville. 644-5100, info@bryangallery.org

Through Feb. 13: Our Vanishing Vermont Landmarks. Pen-and-ink drawings by Sandra Brockmeyer Button whose work captures the character of historic barns and other farm buildings throughout central Vermont. Gifford Gallery at Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph.

Through Feb. 15: “Something Dear” Photographer’s Workroom. Gallery’s Group Exhibitions Hallway will exhibit ”Something Dear” works of the Photographers Workroom through February 15. The workroom is a study in project creation and portfolio development. Emphasis is on photography as process and practice, and using cameras as a way of seeing. Artist’s exhibiting their work include Nancy Banks, Christie Carter, Kay Jostrand, Rosalind Daniels, Peggy Smith, Shapleigh Smith and Marcie Scudder. T W Wood Gallery. 46 Barre Street, Montpelier. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or visit www.twwoodgallery.org

Through Feb. 20: Hidden Surprise. Clay masks by Janice Walrafen. Expressions of feelings on the artist’s journey to wholeness. They are made of clay and decorated with natural materials, beads, and thread. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through Feb. 21: Binta Colley, It’s All in the Details: Botanical Illustrations (and More). Reception:Feb. 6, 3 pm. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. NorthernVermont.edu

Through Feb. 23: The Way We See It: Social [In]Justice. A group show highlighting the work of four artists that are responding to their own view of social injustice—be it racism, sexism, religious discrimination, or genocide. Participating artists include Kate Longmaid, Ann Young, Michelle Saffran and Jerry Ralya. Axel’s Gallery, Stowe St., Waterbury.

Through Feb. 28: Jaquith Invitational Art Show. Works in a variety of media by 17 local artists. Jaquith Public Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426-3581

Through Feb. 28: Aspects of the Universe. Paintings in acrylic and watercolor by Marina Sprague of Chelsea Vermont. www.chelsealibrary.com  802-685-2188

Through Feb. 28: Cheshire Cat’s in-house artists. Lucy Ferrada presents her whimsical hand-painted wooden bowls. Dawn McConnell presents her colorful, painted stoneware. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. cheshirecatclothing.com

Through March 1: Winter Juried Exhibit. This exhibit highlights an eclectic group of 26  local Vermont artists. Work includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, fiber arts, and jewelry. The show brims with works by Barbara Bendix, Robert Chapala, Cindy Griffith, Kate Longmaid, Kenneth Saxe and Ann Young and many others. The exhibit was juried by Jurors for Mary Admasian, Elliott Bent and Linda Mirabile. T W Wood Gallery. 46 Barre Street, Montpelier. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or visit www.twwoodgallery.org

Through March 1: Axel Stohlberg, Abstract Vermont. Paintings, drawings, collage. Opening reception: Feb. 7, 4:40–6 pm, artist talk at 5 pm. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin.

Through March 2: Scrap Yard: Drawings by Mark Heitzman. An exhibit of 10 large-scale graphite or charcoal drawings of tools and other objects, including a tire iron, the bottom of an ancient oil can, and a drill bit, completed from 2004-15.  On display at The Morse Block Deli, located 260 N. Main Street, Barre.  For info:  www.studioplacearts.com

Through March 2: The Art of the Portrait, August Burns. The exhibition is a rare opportunity for the public to view paintings from this outstanding Vermont Artist. 5031 Main Street, Waitsfield. 496-6682

Through March 9: The Front presents SHOW 30. Recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. info@thefrontvt.com

Through March 12: Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Community Art Exhibit. Theme is “To B or Not to B,” and all artwork must relate to the letter “b” in some way. NVU-Lyndon, Quimby Gallery, Lyndonville. NorthernVermont.edu

Through March 28: Ryan Geary, Ascent (Part One: Eulogy). A collection of 2D and 3D collages. Opening reception: Feb. 7, 5–7 pm. River Arts Center, Copley Common Room, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. www.riverartsvt.org.

Feb. 26–March 30: The Body Stops Here: Keiko Narahashi and Sarah Peters. Combines the artists’ respective formations of bodies and parts of bodies—in particular, heads and faces. Works in various media. Opening reception: Feb. 26, 6–8 pm. Usdan Gallery, Bennington College. bennington.edu

Feb. 8–April 7: Precarious Magic: The Paintings of Kate Emlen. Painted scenes of the fields and forests of Vermont and the coast of Maine. Opening reception: Feb. 8, 5 pm; artist talk 6 pm. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. www.highlandartsvt.org

Through April 19: Thom Egan, On Making Pictures. Wood block prints, lithographs, and colored low reliefs. Reception & Artist Talk: Feb. 7, 5–7 pm. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. www.riverartsvt.org.

Through June 1: Thomas Waterman Wood: The Master Copies. The T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, VT announces an upcoming exhibit of Thomas Waterman Wood’s Master Copies. This exhibit is a selection of Wood’s master copies from the T.W. Wood Art Gallery collection. While Wood was in Europe he fell in love with the paintings of the European Masters, including Rembrandt and Turner.Following current fashion, Wood copied paintings to learn techniques from the masters. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or visit www.twwoodgallery.org

Feb. 15–Dec. 21: 200 Years—200 Objects. An exhibition celebrating Norwich University’s bicentennial. Curated to include objects from the museum collection, as well as documents and images from Archives and Special Collections, that reflect and retell the university’s 200-year history. Opening reception, Feb. 15, 4–6 pm. Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield. norwich.edu

 

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  • Summer Artwalk

    Summer Artwalk

    16:00-20:00
    2016/09/02
    Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier, VT, United States

    Vermont Cheese Theme

    4–8 p.m.

    Downtown Montpelier

  • Opening Reception for Show 12 at The Front

    Opening Reception for Show 12 at The Front

    16:00-20:00
    2016/09/02
    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Eastman Pond by Melora Kennedy.

    Eastman Pond by Melora Kennedy.

    Join The Front Gallery for the launch of Show 12 — the collective gallery’s twelfth show — on Friday, September 2, 4-8 PM, coinciding with Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk. The gallery will feature the latest art work of the 15 Vermont artists that comprise the collective. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. The show runs from September 2-30, 2016. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 AM-12PM, Friday 8 AM-12 PM, 5-8PM, and Sat 8 AM-8 PM. Free and open to the public.

    http://www.thefrontvt.com

    info@thefrontvt.com

    802-272-0908

  • Art Opening: Heidi Chamberlain

    Art Opening: Heidi Chamberlain

    16:00-20:00
    2016/09/02
    Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

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

    Always experimenting with new creations, Heidi Chamberlain is an eclectic artist who does mono-prints and collages. Her latest work will be at the Cheshire Cat through the month of September.

    4–8 p.m.

    223-1981

    venue website: www.cheshirecatclothing.com

  • Opening Reception: “Symbolic Landscapes,” Paintings by Elizabeth Nelson

    Opening Reception: “Symbolic Landscapes,” Paintings by Elizabeth Nelson

    16:00-19:00
    2016/09/02
    136 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    136 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    The Spotlight Gallery presents “Symbolic Landscapes,” oil paintings by Elizabeth Nelson. The paintings are inspired by the ancient Chinese divination text “I Ching,” or “Book of Changes,” and are largely based on northern New England Landscapes. Many include elements of the “I Ching” in the form of symbols, geometric juxtapositions, and themes like waiting, approaching, or retreating.

    The opening reception for “Symbolic Landscapes” will be held Friday, September 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Spotlight Gallery, 136 State Street in Montpelier. The exhibit will be shown through October 28.

    The Spotlight Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Vermont Arts Council office, 136 State Street, Montpelier. For more information, visithttp://www.vermontartscouncil.org/about-us/spotlight-gallery.

    More information about the artist is here: http://www.elizabethnelsonstudio.com.

  • Montpelier Art Walk Events

    Montpelier Art Walk Events

    16:00-19:00
    2016/09/02
    Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier, VT, United States

    Kaleidoscopic Pathos – Paintings by Renee Bouchard. A confluence of paintings by Renée Bouchard. Spectacular paintings with great food and drink! 4–7 p.m. 109 State St., Montpelier. Photo ID required for entry. 828-0749, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov

    Elusive Element – Photographs by Tom Wies. Stunning photographs by Tom Wies with great food and drink! 4–7 p.m. 111 State St., Montpelier. 828-0749, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov

    Handcrafted Vermont – Works by the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers. Enjoy great food, drink and conversation with many of the furniture makers! 4–7 p.m. Vermont State House, Montpelier. 828-0749, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov

     

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    • Summer Artwalk
      Summer Artwalk
      16:00-20:00
      2016/09/02
      Montpelier, VT, United States
      Montpelier, VT, United States

      Vermont Cheese Theme

      4–8 p.m.

      Downtown Montpelier

    • Opening Reception for Show 12 at The Front
      Opening Reception for Show 12 at The Front
      16:00-20:00
      2016/09/02
      6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Eastman Pond by Melora Kennedy.

      Eastman Pond by Melora Kennedy.

      Join The Front Gallery for the launch of Show 12 — the collective gallery’s twelfth show — on Friday, September 2, 4-8 PM, coinciding with Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk. The gallery will feature the latest art work of the 15 Vermont artists that comprise the collective. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. The show runs from September 2-30, 2016. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 AM-12PM, Friday 8 AM-12 PM, 5-8PM, and Sat 8 AM-8 PM. Free and open to the public.

      http://www.thefrontvt.com

      info@thefrontvt.com

      802-272-0908

    • Art Opening: Heidi Chamberlain
      Art Opening: Heidi Chamberlain
      16:00-20:00
      2016/09/02
      Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Always experimenting with new creations, Heidi Chamberlain is an eclectic artist who does mono-prints and collages. Her latest work will be at the Cheshire Cat through the month of September.

      4–8 p.m.

      223-1981

      venue website: www.cheshirecatclothing.com

    • Opening Reception: "Symbolic Landscapes," Paintings by Elizabeth Nelson
      Opening Reception: "Symbolic Landscapes," Paintings by Elizabeth Nelson
      16:00-19:00
      2016/09/02
      136 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      136 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      The Spotlight Gallery presents “Symbolic Landscapes,” oil paintings by Elizabeth Nelson. The paintings are inspired by the ancient Chinese divination text “I Ching,” or “Book of Changes,” and are largely based on northern New England Landscapes. Many include elements of the “I Ching” in the form of symbols, geometric juxtapositions, and themes like waiting, approaching, or retreating.

      The opening reception for “Symbolic Landscapes” will be held Friday, September 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Spotlight Gallery, 136 State Street in Montpelier. The exhibit will be shown through October 28.

      The Spotlight Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Vermont Arts Council office, 136 State Street, Montpelier. For more information, visithttp://www.vermontartscouncil.org/about-us/spotlight-gallery.

      More information about the artist is here: http://www.elizabethnelsonstudio.com.

    • Montpelier Art Walk Events
      Montpelier Art Walk Events
      16:00-19:00
      2016/09/02
      Montpelier, VT, United States
      Montpelier, VT, United States

      Kaleidoscopic Pathos – Paintings by Renee Bouchard. A confluence of paintings by Renée Bouchard. Spectacular paintings with great food and drink! 4–7 p.m. 109 State St., Montpelier. Photo ID required for entry. 828-0749, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov

      Elusive Element – Photographs by Tom Wies. Stunning photographs by Tom Wies with great food and drink! 4–7 p.m. 111 State St., Montpelier. 828-0749, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov

      Handcrafted Vermont – Works by the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers. Enjoy great food, drink and conversation with many of the furniture makers! 4–7 p.m. Vermont State House, Montpelier. 828-0749, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov

       

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  • Little Art ~ Big Fun

    Little Art ~ Big Fun

    All day
    2016/09/03
    Berlin Mall, Berlin, VT, United States

    Berlin Mall, Berlin, VT, United States

    In conjunction with the “Big Art ~ Bold Vision” exhibit, the Berlin Mall is home to the “Little Art ~ Big Fun” kids art project — a hands-on instructional experience led by art educators Tina and Todd Logan — every Saturday from July 16 – September 3, at 10a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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  • Opening Celebration: Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf, Parables

    Opening Celebration: Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf, Parables

    15:00-17:00
    2016/09/10
    Kents Corners, Calais, VT, United States

    Kents Corners, Calais, VT, United States

    Featuring food, drink and lively swing jazz by Lewis Franco & The Brown Eyed Girls.

    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 kentscorner.org, for additional information.

    Exhibit runs though Oct. 9

    3–5 p.m.

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  • Opening Reception: f/7 Photography “Simplicity”

    Opening Reception: f/7 Photography “Simplicity”

    17:00-19:00
    2016/09/15
    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, Morristown, VT, United States

    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, Morristown, VT, United States

    Seven photographers from central Vermont will transform The Gallery at River Arts with new photographic work based on the theme of simplicity. The opening will be held at River Arts on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The exhibit will run September 15 – November 1, 2016.  

    The Gallery at River Arts is located upstairs in the Robert C. Folley Hall at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT.  Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m, Friday – 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. and by appointment.  Admission is free.  For more information, call 802-888-1261 or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

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  • Opening Reception: Future Wave

    Opening Reception: Future Wave

    18:00-20:00
    2016/09/16
    Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Falls Road, Shelburne, VT, United States

    Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Falls Road, Shelburne, VT, United States

    “Future Wave” features the work of 5 artists from Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts, most of whom are new to the gallery. They represent a fresh approach to landscape, abstraction, and color, and give a glimpse into future possible directions for the gallery. The artists represented are Robert Bent of Greenfield,Massachusetts; Karen Henderson of Montpelier; Madeleine Hopkins of Moody, Maine; Jane Ann Kantnor of Charlotte; and  Jon Young of St. Albans.

    The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, September 16, 6-8 p.m., and run through October 29, 2016. All are welcome!

    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

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  • Opening Reception: Fall Exhibits at Studio Place Arts

    Opening Reception: Fall Exhibits at Studio Place Arts

    17:30-19:30
    2016/09/22
    Studio Place Arts, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Studio Place Arts, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    In the main floor gallery:
    Rock Solid XVI:  Giuliano Cecchinelli
    A lifetime show that includes a variety of sculptures, models, and sketches by this master sculptor who was trained in Carrara, Italy as a young boy, and who has devoted his artistic career to working from granite in Barre.
    In the second floor gallery:
    In Our Hands – An environmental art and architecture exhibit by artist and designer Shannon Lee Gilmour using post-consumer plastic.
    In the third floor gallery:
    November and Equinox to Solstice – Paintings and Daily Sketches by Paul Calter

    Exhibit Dates:  September 20 – November 5, 2016

    Reception:  Thursday, September 22, 5:30-7:30PM

    Studio Place Arts (SPA), 201 N. Main St., Barre

    Gallery Hrs: Tues-Fri: 11AM-5PM, Sat: Noon-4PM

    (802)479-7069

    www.studioplacearts.com

    www.facebook.com/StudioPlaceArts

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  • Opening: Works by Brenda Garand—Touching at a Distance

    Opening: Works by Brenda Garand—Touching at a Distance

    17:00-19:00
    2016/09/23

    White River Gallery’s autumn show is sculptures and paintings by Brenda Garand. These delicate and powerful works are made with cold-rolled steel, flood clay, wool from the Johnson Woolen Mills, quills from the eastern porcupine, her own walnut ink, and black felt paper reminiscent of her days roofing with her father. Garand welds and forms everything herself, creating unique works of art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to France; a Fulbright Berlin Seminar; The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant to Bayeux, France; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant, Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant, and many others. Residencies include Yaddo, Ragdale, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Atelier Silex in Québec, and the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland, Canada. Brenda Garand is a Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College for the past 21 years and lives and works in Vermont.

    5–7 p.m.

    White River Gallery, 35 S. Windsor St., South Royalton. 802.498.8438

  • Opening Reception: New Deal Art at T. W. Wood Gallery

    Opening Reception: New Deal Art at T. W. Wood Gallery

    17:00-19:00
    2016/09/23
    T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

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

    The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce a large exhibit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal art collection along with a satellite show at the Central VT Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin, VT). The WPA exhibit dates are September 20th through November 11, 2016 with a celebratory opening reception at the Gallery on Friday, September 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm and a closing reception at the CVMC on Thursday, November 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

    The Gallery’s WPA exhibit will highlight many works from the outstanding collection of paintings and prints from the Gallery’s collection which includes 90 pieces of artwork and more than 100 WPA era works including Vermont artists. Some of the artwork has not been exhibited in many years. The Gallery is the sole repository for the State of Vermont for the WPA artwork that employed many out of work artists across the United States during the Great Depression.

    The Gallery will host a series of free lectures at the Gallery about the WPA.

    1. Thursday, September 29th, 12:00-1:00 pm. The T.W. Wood Gallery and the Federal Art Collection with Artist and Educator Phillip Robertson – The history of the T.W. Wood Gallery and the acquisition of the Federal Art Collection of the Works Progress Administration.
    2. Friday October 7 at 7:00 pm. 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.
    3. Friday October 21st. at 7:00 pm. 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.
    4. Thursday, November 3rd 7:00 pm. Devin Coleman, Vermont State Architectural Historian will discuss New Deal murals and building around the state.

    twwoodgallery@gmail.com  

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  • Lecture at T.W. Wood Art Gallery

    Lecture at T.W. Wood Art Gallery

    12:00-13:00
    2016/09/29
    T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

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

    The T.W. Wood Gallery and the Federal Art Collection with Artist and Educator Phillip Robertson — The history of the T.W. Wood Gallery and the acquisition of the Federal Art Collection of the Works Progress Administration.

    noon–1 p.m.

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  • Art & Author Night: Two Views from Hollister Hill

    Art & Author Night: Two Views from Hollister Hill

    18:00-20:00
    2016/09/30
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

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

    Art and Author Night: Friday, September 30 

    Two Views from Hollister Hill

    Paintings by Chuck Bohn and Frederick Rudi will be on display from September 12 to November 5

    While living on the same hill for many years, the two painters have developed highly contrasting styles in their art while somehow still remaining friends.

    6:00 p.m. Art Opening

    7:00 p.m. Reading with Rachel Rudi and George Longenecker

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