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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 Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

September 14 to 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. mail@helenday.com

Through Sept. 26: Oil Paint & Black Walnut: Abstracts, Works on Paper. Opening Reception July 6, 5 – 7 pm. Dian Parker’s exhibit features abstract oil paintings on canvas, as well as mixed media works on black walnut stained paper. In her third year of showing and honoring the work of longtime professional artists, Parker is the curator and gallery director of White River Gallery in South Royalton, Vermont. She also writes about artists and their work for Two Coats of Paint, Art New England, West Branch Gallery in Stowe, Vermont Art Guide, Kolaj Magazine, Randolph Herald, and Mountain View Publishers. Zollikofer Gallery at Hotel Coolidge, 39 S. Main St, White River Junction, VT 05001 https:// dianparkerwriterartist.com/ 802.295.3118

Through Sept. 27: Nick DeFriez, Hillsides and Hexagons. Paintings. Opening reception: Governor’s Gallery, 109 State St., Montpelier. Photo ID required for entry.

Through Sept. 27: Harry A. Rich, The Vermont Years, So Far… Large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St., Montpelier.

Through Sept. 27: Possibilitarian Uprising: Post-Apocalypse for ¾ Empire. Peter Schumann’s woodcuts. This is a large exhibition of woodcuts on cloth banners, inspired by Albrecht Durer’s (1471-1528) engravings depicting the Apocalypse as envisioned in the Book of Revelation. Goddard College Art Gallery, Pratt Center, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. artcommittee@goddard.edu. 322-1604

Goddard Art Gallery

Sept. 5 – 28: Social Justice Art Exhibit. An exhibit of social justice-themed work by Vermont artist Jerry Ralya will be on display Sept. 5-28 at Quimby Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. The exhibit is free for the public. Ralya, whose studio is in Craftsbury Common, was inspired in part by trips to Auschwitz. From photos he took there, he drew portraits of people who died there. Some of the portraits will be displayed at Quimby Gallery. Quimby Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact the gallery director at Barclay.Tucker@NorthernVermont.edu, call 802.626-6487, or visit jerryralya.com.

Sept. 7 Through Sept. 28: Maggie Neale exhibition. 28 abstract oil paintings using color, form and texture to express the inner dance of the subconscious.  They appeal with movement, emotion, and blended hues.  ART WALK reception with artist in City Center, Montpelier.

 Through September 28: Northern Vermont Art Association Exhibition. The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of the Northern Vermont Art Association (NVAA) members show. The exhibit will be open for viewing on Tuesday, September 4, through Friday, September 28. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet many of the artists on Friday September 7, from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Gallery. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

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

Aug. 10–Sept. 30: Show 27 at The Front. The collective gallery’s latest show. Opening reception: Aug, 19, 4–7 pm. Now open weekends: Fri., 4–7 pm; Sat.–Sun., 11 am–5 pm. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. thefrontvt.com

Sept. 13 – 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 sprucepeakarts.org.

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

Sept. 17 – Oct. 5Outside Inside Out. Barre artist Sabrina Fadial’s sculpture, installation art and drawings will be on display in the exhibit at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. The exhibit and the opening reception 3-5 p.m. Sept. 19, at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, are free for the public. Fadial earned an M.F.A. degree in visual art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. TuesdayFriday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the exhibit, contact the gallery director at Phillip.Robertson@northernvermont.edu or 802.635.1469. For more information about Fadial, visit http://sabrinafadial.com/.

Sept. 7–Oct. 7. Backstory—Art at the Kent. Backstory, is about both the artist’s history as well as that of the materials used. Kent Museum, 7 Old West Church Rd., Calais.kentscorner.org

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. helenday.com.

Sept. 4 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. twwoodgallery.org
Sept. 7 through Oct. 31: Abstract within the Square – Paintings by Maggie Neale Jaquith Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield.
September 7 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.

Sept. 18 – 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 [studioplacearts.com])  Studio Place Arts (SPA), 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641

Sept. 18 – 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

Sept. 18 – 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

Aug. 14 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.

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  • Opening Reception: “Sunset Park, Brooklyn”

    Opening Reception: “Sunset Park, Brooklyn”

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/02
    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    March 2, 5–7 p.m.
    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier
    Exhibit of black and white photographs by Elliot Burg.
    Exhibit runs through April 20.

    by Elliot Burg

  • Opening Reception: “Sunset Park, Brooklyn”

    Opening Reception: “Sunset Park, Brooklyn”

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/02
    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    5–7 p.m.

    A collection of photographs by Elliot Burg

    The Karen Kitzmiller Room & The Non-Fiction Room

    The work will be on display from March 2 – April 20, 2017.

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338

    www.kellogghubbard.org

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  • Opening Reception: Ted Zilius – “Jazz and Sad”

    Opening Reception: Ted Zilius – “Jazz and Sad”

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/09
    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States

    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States

    The Gallery at River Arts Presents
    Ted Zilius – “Jazz and Sad”
    Opening reception: March 9, 5-7pm
    On exhibit March 9 – May 9 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville – www.RiverArtsVT.org
    Gallery hours: M-Th 9-4pm, F 9-2pm
  • Opening reception: Carolyn Mecklosky

    Opening reception: Carolyn Mecklosky

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/09
    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States

    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States

    The Common Space Gallery Presents
    Carolyn Mecklosky
    Opening reception: March 9, 5-7pm
    On exhibit March 9 – May 9 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville – www.RiverArtsVT.org
    Gallery hours: M-Th 9-4pm, F 9-2pm
  • Reception: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit

    Reception: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/09
    46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    March 9, 5–7 p.m.

    The exhibit includes photography, drawings and paintings.

     

    The secondary art program at Twinfield Union School provides opportunities for students to participate in traditional art classes and independent experiences in a studio environment.  Some of the art students create personalized learning experiences through the Renaissance program.   No matter which path a student takes, art experiences at Twinfield emphasize visual problem solving, independent decision making, risk taking and creative and critical thinking.  Students engage in self-reflection and critique to learn to convey artistic intent from creator to viewer.

    The T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier

    The exhibit runs through March 17.

     

    For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

  • Opening Reception: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules

    Opening Reception: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/09
    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    March 9, 5–7 p.m.

    The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of Vermont artists work. The exhibit is titled, Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules and includes 25 works of 20 artists in pastel, acrylics, oils, photography and three dimensional pieces. Artists to be exhibited include Nitya Brighenti, Hasso Ewing, Cindy Griffith, Lysa Intrator, Joyce Kahn, Hannah Morris, Maggie Neale, Dan Neary, Jack Sabon, Sarah Spletzer and Ann Young.

    No admission fee; refreshments served

    Exhibit runs March 7–April 28

    The T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

    For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

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    • Opening Reception: Ted Zilius - “Jazz and Sad”
      Opening Reception: Ted Zilius - “Jazz and Sad”
      17:00-19:00
      2017/03/09
      74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
      74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
      The Gallery at River Arts Presents
      Ted Zilius – “Jazz and Sad”
      Opening reception: March 9, 5-7pm
      On exhibit March 9 – May 9 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville – www.RiverArtsVT.org
      Gallery hours: M-Th 9-4pm, F 9-2pm
    • Opening reception: Carolyn Mecklosky
      Opening reception: Carolyn Mecklosky
      17:00-19:00
      2017/03/09
      74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
      74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
      The Common Space Gallery Presents
      Carolyn Mecklosky
      Opening reception: March 9, 5-7pm
      On exhibit March 9 – May 9 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville – www.RiverArtsVT.org
      Gallery hours: M-Th 9-4pm, F 9-2pm
    • Reception: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit
      Reception: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit
      17:00-19:00
      2017/03/09
      46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      March 9, 5–7 p.m.

      The exhibit includes photography, drawings and paintings.

       

      The secondary art program at Twinfield Union School provides opportunities for students to participate in traditional art classes and independent experiences in a studio environment.  Some of the art students create personalized learning experiences through the Renaissance program.   No matter which path a student takes, art experiences at Twinfield emphasize visual problem solving, independent decision making, risk taking and creative and critical thinking.  Students engage in self-reflection and critique to learn to convey artistic intent from creator to viewer.

      The T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier

      The exhibit runs through March 17.

       

      For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

    • Opening Reception: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules
      Opening Reception: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules
      17:00-19:00
      2017/03/09
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      March 9, 5–7 p.m.

      The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of Vermont artists work. The exhibit is titled, Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules and includes 25 works of 20 artists in pastel, acrylics, oils, photography and three dimensional pieces. Artists to be exhibited include Nitya Brighenti, Hasso Ewing, Cindy Griffith, Lysa Intrator, Joyce Kahn, Hannah Morris, Maggie Neale, Dan Neary, Jack Sabon, Sarah Spletzer and Ann Young.

      No admission fee; refreshments served

      Exhibit runs March 7–April 28

      The T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

      For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

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  • Art and Author Night: Ancestors and Cultures

    Art and Author Night: Ancestors and Cultures

    18:00-20:00
    2017/03/10
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

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

     Art and Author Night: Ancestors and Cultures

    Story sharing through art and Poetry

    Friday, March 10 at 6:00. 

    6 p.m. Art opening with Carolyn Shapiro, watercolors of her ancestors “In my ancestor series, I have taken old photos of four generations of my family and have been getting to know them.  I paint them and, in some, transfer photos to try to capture some of the currents of their lives and times in which they lived.”

     

    7 p.m. Author, Michiko Oishi reads Haiku and Tanka of her life experiences. Michiko grew up in Tokyo, Japan.  She worked with refugees in Thailand and Laos and then married and came as a foreigner to the United States. She has experienced living in different countries and then the assimilation to being in the United States.   In talking with others who have moved to the United States, she began to write about her life.  She writes Haiku and Tanka in Japanese and then has them co-translated.  She has two books and will be reading from them. Refreshments will be served.

    Jaquith Public Library, School St., Montpelier

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  • Opening Reception: 3 New Shows at Studio Place Arts

    Opening Reception: 3 New Shows at Studio Place Arts

    16:00-18:00
    2017/03/18
    Studio Place Arts, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

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

     

    Exhibit Dates:  March 14 – April 15, 2017

    In the main floor gallery:
    Under Construction – This show is about the joining of 2 or more dissimilar media to create a finished artwork, such that one plus one equals more than two.  Assembled by Sue Higby and guest curator Mark Waskow.

    In the second floor gallery: #nomophobia, by James Secor, is about us. It is about our phones, our lives, and our memories.

    In the third floor gallery:
    Station to Station:  Artwork by Art2D2 Industries and Babelon Williams
    Paintings that use apophenia (perceiving patterns or connections in meaningless data), as well as material found in the human periphery, acrylic paint, antique text, childhood books, film stills, and random materials from our youth.

    Opening Reception:  Sat., March 18, 4-6PM

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  • The heART of Montpelier Gallery: a pop-up museum

    The heART of Montpelier Gallery: a pop-up museum

    18:00-20:00
    2017/03/21
    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Kick off the ArtSynergy Master Plan for Montpelier by bringing an object that represents the reason you love your city to this pop-up “museum.” A photograph of friends, sports memorabilia, or a leaf from your favorite tree….or anything else that helps you share what makes Montpelier special.

    802-223-9604

    director@montpelieralive.org

    https://www.facebook.com/events/119176825273693/

    Free

    The Public Art Master Plan kicks off March 21 with with a “pop up” museum called “The heART of Montpelier Gallery” at City Hall, from 6 to 8 pm.

    The City of Montpelier, in collaboration with Montpelier Alive and the Community Engagement Lab, has received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create a master plan for public art, and to commission the city’s first major public art work to be to be installed at the One Taylor Street Redevelopment Project.

    The NEA awards its “Our Town” grants to “help transform communities into lively, beautiful, resilient places with the arts at their core,” according to the organization’s website. The federal grant has been matched by a $50,000 commitment from the city, and requires an additional $50,000 in fund-raising and about $14,00 matched in inkind services, for a total budget of $164,000 over two years.

    Planning for the Montpelier ArtSynergy Master Plan will have at its heart a series of “creative visioning workshops”— led by teaching artists — which will aim to engage diverse segments of the community. The workshops will range from stand-alone events to residencies spanning up to a week and will culminate in public performances/exhibits of works the participants create. The major public artwork commissioned through the grant will be chosen through a juried competition that will solicit proposals from Vermont artists, according to Paul Gambill, founder and executive director of the Community Engagement Lab. It is likely to be installed at One Taylor Street in the spring of 2019, he said.

    “The people of Montpelier are creative, spirited and ingenious,” said Amanda Golden of Designing Local, an Ohio-based consultant whose firm has been hired to help in the planning process. The ArtSynergy Master Plan will “set the standard for how we begin to implement and enjoy public art,” she said. Public art, she added, “helps us celebrate our heritage, communicates our direction, and characterizes our sense of place.”

    The two-year-plus planning process kicks off on March 21, with a “pop up” museum called “The heART of Montpelier Gallery” a “pop-up museum” at City Hall, from 6 to 8 pm. Golden is asking residents to bring in objects that represent the reasons why they love Montpelier. “It could be a photograph of friends, sports memorabilia, or a leaf from your favorite tree,” she said.

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  • Reception: Hope Sharp, “Dance Improvisations”

    Reception: Hope Sharp, “Dance Improvisations”

    16:00
    2017/03/29
    Johnson State College, College Hill Road, Johnson, VT, United States

    Johnson State College, College Hill Road, Johnson, VT, United States

    A thesis exhibit of art by Johnson State College Master of Fine Arts student Hope Sharp will be displayed March 20-31 in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at Johnson State College.

    The exhibit, “Dance Improvisations,” and a reception at the gallery at 4 p.m. March 29 are both free to the public. The reception will feature a talk by Sharp and a dance performance.

    Sharp, a Montpelier-based figurative painter, created the series of large-scale oils on linen and canvas while watching dancers perform live hip hop, jazz, ballet and other movements.

    Sharp is artist-in-residence at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio in Montpelier.  Her formal painting training includes B.F.A. studies at Pratt Institute. She has had residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.

    Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is also open during performances at Dibden Center for the Arts.

    For more information, visit jsc.edu/Dibden or call 635-1469.

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