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The Museum of Everyday Life is soliciting participation in the creation of its upcoming exhibition featuring locks & keys, which will open on Sunday May 27th, 2018! The Museum of Everyday Life is a five year-old venture whose goal is to explore, analyze and celebrate everyday life objects. For this exhibition, we are seeking contributions consisting of or relating to all aspects of locks and keys, including but not limited to padlocks, door locks, combination locks, lever handle locks, cam locks, rim/mortise locks, profile cylinder locks, wooden pin tumbler locks, double-sided keys, dimple keys, barrel keys, skeleton keys, tubular keys, paracentric keys, abloy keys, key cards, etc. We will explore related topics such as imprisonment, escape artists, chastity belts, diaries, safe cracking, locksmithing and lock picking. We welcome your contributions in any form, from personal artifacts accompanied by your individual narrative; vague, raw ideas for displays as well as fully realized art objects ready to hang; theoretical writings, research, and of course we will be in need of plenty of raw material so any old keys or locks you’d like to get rid of would be welcome as well. Please be aware that this is a self-service institution and does not always have staff on hand, therefore the safety and security of donated objects cannot be guaranteed, although every effort is made to keep all donations as secure and safe as possible.  Sometimes the volume of contributions that we receive mean that we are unable to display everything; the museum curatorial staff makes the final display decisions. Please submit your proposal by April 15th. Finished objects must be received no later than May 10th.  To contribute to the exhibition, or for more information, contact Clare Dolan via the “contact us” form on the Museum website Our mailing address is 3482 Dry Pond Rd., Glover, VT 05839.Contributors who include a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope or box with their entry will ensure that it will be returned upon completion of the exhibition.

Interested in participating in the exhibit installation? Community work days will be May 4th & May 6th, and weekends of May 12th–13th, and May 19th– 20th. Intensive installation week will be from May 21st   through May 26th, 2018. Make sure you use the “contact us” form on the museum website to let museum staff know when you plan to attend.



Through 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. T.W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035.

Through April 27: Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit. Although many mediums are represented in the exhibit, the unifying theme is all of the art is inspired by Abenaki culture. T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through April 28: The Front presents SHOW 24. The latest works of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. In addition, the Front will present work by guest artist Athena Petra Tasiopoulos. Opening: March 2 with live music, light refreshments, and drinks. The Front Gallery, 6 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through April 28: Toni Gildone, Depth of Perception. Photographer. Portraits of children. Chelsea Public Library.  685-2188

Through April 28: Valley Arts Members’ Exhibit: Spring Mix Valley Arts Multi-Media Exhibition of Talented Members. Thurs.–Sat., 1–4 pm. Valley Arts Gallery, 5031 Main St., Waitsfield. 246-6682,

Through April 29: Artist to Watch Part 1. Presented by the Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with Kasini House. A survey of contemporary Vermont art. Part 2 opens May 5. The Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery, 136 State St., Montpelier.

Through April 30: MSAC Photography and Poetry Exhibit. MSAC members –- most are students of Jeanne Cook and Linda Hogan — display their poems and photographs in the MSAC Community Room all month long in celebration of PoemCity. Come enjoy—free!

Through May 12: Hannah Morris, The Feast of Fools. Painted collages and soft sculpture installations exploring the intersection of the sublime, the absurd, and the mundane in recognizable moments and places. Studio Place Arts, Barre.

Through May 19: Sande French-Stockwell, Portraits of a Different Kind. Through this search of ancient connections are our new possible beings and Be-comings. French-Stockwell has presented her latest pieces: both works on paper and in the round and invites you to celebrate your dreams! Ms. Stockwell has fallen in love with the creative freedom newly found in plaster. Axel’s Gallery, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury.
Through May 28: Post-Apocalypse for 3/4 Empire. Peter Schumann’s woodcuts, Post-Apocalypse for ¾ Empire, are on exhibit in the Gallery from now through May 28. Come by for a special event on Sunday, May 20 to celebrate the work, including an artist’s talk, music, and performances by Peter Schumann and Company. Per Bread & Puppet tradition, bread and aioli will be served; cheap art, Bread and Puppet Press publications, and exhibit banners will be for sale. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro.
Through 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). Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St.,  Greensboro.
April 13–May 29: Anecdotes: Paintings by Philip Hagopian. Rural landscapes. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd., Shelburne.
Through May 31: Kumari Patricia. In Patricia’s acrylic paintings, she releases all boundaries and definition of the landscape, reflecting the story of her life’s journey and relationships along the way. The HiVE (next to the Red Hen Baking Co.), 961 Route 2, Middlesex.
April 20–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.
April 22–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.
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.
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 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.

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