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Through Feb. 17: Kathy Stark, Mostly White. Series of paintings. Axel’s Gallery, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury. 244-7801.

Through Feb. 21: Allison Clayton. The 23 photographs in this exhibit include quiet shots of the natural world and capture scenes from throughout Vermont and New England. Gifford Gallery, 44. S. Main St., Randolph. 728-7000.

 Through Feb. 23: Susan Abbott, Warm Places. T.W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through Feb 23: Axel Stohlberg, Abstraction Around Me/f 7 Photography Group, Seven Ways of SeeingArtist talk: Feb. 2, 5:30–7  pm followed by Q&A with f 7  group. T.W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through Feb. 24: SHOW 23 @ the Front. The Front celebrates the opening of the collective gallery’s latest show, Show 23 by contemporary Vermont artists, including guest artist Jeanne Thurston. Reception: Feb. 2, 4–8 pm. 6 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through Feb. 25: Justin Kenney, The Parley of the Curve. Kenney’s imagery represents architecture of society in opposition with nature. The Gallery at River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. 888-1261.

Feb. 2–Feb.28: Kimberley Forney, Colorful Expressions. Forney finds inspiration among the landscape, within music, animals, people, and her daily experiences. Reception: Feb. 2, 4–8 pm. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981.

Through Feb. 28: Nitya Brighenti, Light and Shadows. Paintings. ArtWalk reception, Feb. 2, 4:30–8 pm. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338

Through Feb. 28: Jaquith Invitational Group Art Show. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield. 426-3581.

Through March 2: Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts by Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater.Opening reception: Feb. 3, 2–5 pm. White River Gallery @ BALE, 35 S. Windsor St., S. Royalton. 498-8438.

Through March 5: Art from Behind Bars: An exhibit of works by Vermonters in prison. Over the course of eight months Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform put out a call to artists who have been or are currently incarcerated. Vermont State House cafeteria, Montpelier.

Feb. 12–March 9: Jason Eckenroth, Chase. A multimedia yarn mural and video poem that explores contemporary anxieties through the character of a rabbit. Reception and artist’s talk: Feb. 15, 3–5 pm. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery in the Dibden Center for the Arts at Johnson State College. edu/Dibden. 635-1469.

Through March 17: Three new shows at Studio Place Arts.Reception: Feb. 3, 3–5 pm. 201 N. Main St., Barre.

Main floor gallery: Golden—An exhibit with works in a variety of media by 20 local artists exploring the many aspects of aging.

Second floor gallery: Shape Shifting by Rosalind Daniels. Photographs of abstracted shapes and light.

Third floor gallery: Shockwave—A collection of dynamic art and poetry by contributors to Shockwave Magazine, an arts collective through Community Developmental Services at Washington County Mental Health Services.

Through March 30: Linda Mirabile, Avian Inspired. Images of birds are painted on birch panel or watercolor paper with acrylics. Pavilion Office Building, 109 State St., 5th fl. Montpelier. Photo ID is required for admission.

Through March 30: Claire Van Vliet, Sky and Earth. Pulp paintings created from 1995 to 2011. Artwalk, Feb. 2, 4–7 pm. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St., Montpelier.

Feb. 12–March 30: “Wake up to Dying” Multi-Media Art and Resource Exhibit. Inspired by the travelling exhibit created by Nina Thompson, local end-of-life pioneer and founder of the Wake up to Dying Project, MSAC is pleased to hang images and writing samples as a means of raising awareness and contemplation. A 90-minute audio-loop of personal stories about end of life will be available for listening, or you can find them online at This exhibit will also have contemplative hands-on activities, such as writing and posting your answers to questions like: How might you live differently if you paid more attention to the fact that you’re going to die? Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518

Feb. 27–March 30: The Central Vermont Watercolor Society Exhibit. Includes works of Terry Hodgdon, Susan Bull Riley, Michael Ridge, and more. Opening reception: March 1, 5–7 pm. T.W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035.

Feb. 2–April 10: Alexy J. Lanza, From the Death of One Star/Por La Muerte De Una Estrella. A series of 20 large woodcut prints based on ancient Mayan glyphs. Opening reception and artist’s talk: Feb. 2, 4:30–5:45 pm. Goddard Art Gallery in the Eliot Pratt Library, Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. 322-1604.

Through April 14: Grace DeGennaro/Anne Lilly, Ordinary Time. Paintings and kinetic sculpture. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. 253-8358.

Through April 14: Philip Herbison, The Infinite Shapes of Water. Large abstract photographs of water. Opening reception/artist talk: Feb. 9, 5:30 pm. Helen day Art Center East Gallery, 90 Pond St., Stowe. 253-8358.

Through April 15: Robert Chapla, Herding in All the Usual Places … And Then Some. Urban and rural herding differences are on display in this show of 18 oil and acrylic paintings. Presented by Studio Place Arts. Morse Block Deli, 260 N. Main St., Barre.

Feb. 27–April 27: Nourishment. A juried show of Vermont artists’ work, and an exhibit from the members of the Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. Opening reception: March 1, 5–7 pm. T.W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035.

March 3 to May 28: Muse. Three Vermont artists reflect on spirit guides, journeying, introspection and winter’s quiet. Where inspiration and magic live side by side and a deep appreciation for the natural world permeates everything. Artists are Amanda Weisenfeld (hand felter), Jess Polanshek (illustrator), and Kristin Richland (painter/illustrator). Reception: March 9, 4–6 pm. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St.,  Greensboro.

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.

Sun Oct 0 1

The Royal Frog Ballet: Surrealist Cabaret

The Royal Frog Ballet returns to Feast and Field Market this fall with their Surrealist Cabaret, a glittering, contemplative, and hilarious performance set in the hills and dells of Barnard at sunset. The outdoor performance and installation event walks the audience through farm landscape where they encounter a surreal collection of short stories, dance, installation pieces, and roving characters that explore and celebrate themes of season, place, and what it means to be human in these times. It is a folky, comedic, and deeply thought-provoking evening for all ages.

Outdoor performances of The Surrealist Cabaret will take place at Feast and Field Market in Barnard, VT, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday September 29th, 30th, and October 1st. The tour continues to Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton, MA Friday through Sunday on October 13, 14, 15, and October 20, 21, 22. All performances begin promptly at 5:00 pm. Please arrive early.

Sun Oct 0 1

Bessie Drennan Exhibit Days

Thur. Sept. 28 through Sun. Oct. 1 : Fall foliage art exhibit, craft fair of local creative craftspeople, local farmers vegetables & homemade soups, sandwiches & pies!  Now in its 42nd year, this popular event features paintings of Bessie, primitive artist from the early 1900’s, whose numerous works have been compared to Granma Moses.  Located at South Woodbury Church on Route 14: 10:30 to 4 except Sun., 11 to 3.

Fri Oct 0 6

Art Walk with Music!

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 6, 5–8 p.m.

We welcome you to the fall Art Walk @CAL with special musical guests! There will be art, music and writing on display and performed throughout the building. At River Rock School – Leaf Peeper Poetry, Americana-roots and folk duo Dana and Sue Robinson will be playing throughout the evening, art by Liz Le Serviget and Susan Aranoff will grace our spaces, and T.W.Wood Gallery will be presenting works from their permanent collection of T.W.Wood drawings. Free and open to the public.

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier


Sat Oct 0 7

Food and Art Series

255-655 Taggart Hill Rd S, Stockbridge, VT 05772, USA
255-655 Taggart Hill Rd S, Stockbridge, VT 05772, USA
Saturday, October 7th
From 4:30-7:30

at The Sable Project

588 Taggart Hill Road
Stockbridge VT 05772Vermont Dance Alliance members showcase their new creations from the weekend’s conference. Come enjoy wood fired pizza, dance and community.

**PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY! Especially in low clearance vehicles, put your wheels on the highest points of the road as possible and go SUPER SLOW over water drainage channels.
$10 suggested donation for delicious hand made pizzas out of the dragon oven
Performance Donations graciously accepted to support the Vermont Dance Alliance
Sat Oct 1 4

Open Studios @CAL

46 barre st, montpelier
46 barre st, montpelier

10/14–10/15, noon–5 p.m.

Open Studio weekend with Liz Le Serviget, David Melech Hat Company and Susan Aranoff. Part of Vermont Arts 2017.

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier


Sat Oct 1 4

T.W. Wood Gallery: Celebrate Art Fall Gala

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Saturday October 14th 5:30-10:00 pm

Join us for the Gallery’s Celebrate Art Fall Gala! The Gala begins with Andy Christiansen on the piano, global soul food by the Bon Temps Gourmet (AKA Greg & Gretchen), art action stations including mask decorating, fun selfies and printmaking cards, a great silent auction, beer and wine, followed by dancing with the amazing CBT Band.

The Fall Gala silent auction will include artwork by August Burns, Anne Davis, Philip Hagopian, Andrew Kline, Andria Lovejoy, Daniel Neary, Daniel Pattullo & Michael Straus.Take home some fabulous art! The auction will include: portraits, photography, landscape and more! The auction will include many other offerings plus gift certificates.

$50 a person will support all Gallery programs! Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Gallery at, calling 262-6035 or going to eventbrite!


Sun Oct 1 5

Open Studios @CAL

46 barre st, montpelier
46 barre st, montpelier

10/14–10/15, noon–5 p.m.

Open Studio weekend with Liz Le Serviget, David Melech Hat Company and Susan Aranoff. Part of Vermont Arts 2017.

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier


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