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Through Dec. 16: Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia. Opening Reception October 20, Saturday, 4-6 pm. Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous. Auten is a senior lecturer in Studio Art at Dartmouth College, where he teaches drawing, architecture, and senior seminar. White River Gallery, 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. 498-8438, Monday-Friday, 10 am – 4 pm. Call first, or by appointment Contact curator, Dian Parker: dianparker9@gmail.com

Dec. 17 – Dec. 21: Northern Vermont University-Johnson Student Art Exhibit. The last exhibit this semester of work by students in the studio arts Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Northern Vermont University-Johnson will run Dec. 17-21 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery on campus. The exhibit of work by senior Sam Reynolds of Highland Park, Illinois, and a reception, at 3 p.m. Dec. 18, are free for the public. Reynolds focuses on painting and sculpture with his art.  Julian Scott gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.  For more information, visit NorthernVermont.edu/ JulianScottGallery, contact the gallery director at Phillip.Robertson@ NorthernVermont.edu, or call 802.635.1469.

Through Dec. 28: Seven Women, Seven Walls. Featuring rotating exhibits by Vermont artists, the Council’s gallery is located in the corridor and conference room of the offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. The space is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. with the corridor available every day. The conference room is closed Tuesdays until noon, and at other times when the room is occupied. Seven Vermont artists — Mary Admasian, Alisa Dworsky, Karen Henderson, Evie Lovett, Hannah Morris, Janet Van Fleet, and Kristen M. Watson — show their choice of work. Through December 28. (Feel free to call 802.828.3291 to see if the entire show is available when you plan to visit.) Opening reception, November 9, 5 – 7 pm.

Through Dec. 27: CELEBRATE 3X. Enjoy this 3-floor fine art and craft extravaganza with work created by more than 80 Studio Place Arts (SPA) member artists, and CELEBRATE 3X: (1) Find one-of-a-kind handmade gifts & treasures; (2) Support local artists and crafts people and fortify our local economy; & (3) Boost the programs for all ages and abilities at SPA, your nonprofit art center. Expanded hours in Dec.  For more info:  www.studioplacearts.com

Through Dec. 29: Members’ Art Show & Sale and Festival of Trees & Light. 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 they present the Festival of Trees & Light. The opening reception is November 30 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Enjoy a feast of hors d’oeuvres generously provided by local restaurants, live music to ring in the holiday cheer, holiday crafts in the hands-on room, and the festive community atmosphere that makes the Art Center what it is – a place to gather and celebrate creativity. This event is free and family friendly. To see artwork available for sale, please visit www.helenday.com. For more information on the Members’ Art Show & Sale and Festival of Trees & Light and related events, contact Elena Rosen, Office Administrator: programs@helenday.com (802)253-8358

Through Dec. 31: Celebrating Women Through the Arts. Art Resource Association Group Show. Montpelier City Center and La Brioche, 89 Main St. artresourceassocation.com.

Through Jan. 2: Digital Photography Exhibition. Work By Twinfield Digital Photography Students. Opening Reception Friday, November 9, 6-8 pm. Jaquith Library, Marshfield. 426-3581

Through Jan.4: Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson. The T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier announces an upcoming exhibit of two Vermont artists,
Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson. Nelson will feature works from her travels to Iceland. Lower will exhibit landscapes and still life paintings. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7:00 pm with music by the Two Thirds as Far duo. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.

Through Jan. 7: Altered Spaces Group Exhibition. 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 Jan. 18: Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Faculty Art Exhibit. The opening reception for an exhibit of art by faculty in the visual arts department at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon will be at 6 pm Nov. 27 at Quimby Gallery on campus. The exhibit will feature work in varied media by gallery director Barclay Tucker, Kate Renner, Harry Mueller and other faculty. The theme is “north,” to reflect the unification this year of Lyndon State College and Johnson State College as Northern Vermont University, with campuses in Lyndon and Johnson. The reception and the exhibit, which runs through Jan. 18, 2019, are free for the public.  The gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information about the exhibit, email Barclay.Tucker@ NorthernVermont.edu.

Through Jan. 20: Show 29. The Front celebrates the opening of Show 29, featuring recent works by the gallery’s members. 6 Barre Street, Montpelier thefrontvt.com , (802) 552-0877, info@thefrontvt.com

Through Jan. 31: Illuminate: The Winter Group Show. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne is pleased to present “Illuminate: The Winter Group Show” featuring Sam Colt with Bonnie Acker, Julie Y Baker Albright, Elizabeth Allen, Scott André Campbell, Janet Fredericks, Kerry O. Furlani, Philip Hagopian, Karen Henderson, Kate Longmaid, David Maille, Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Garrett Sadler, Gail Salzman, David Smith, Jozie Furchgott Sourdiffe, and Anne Thiam. The exhibit will run November 30, 2018 – January 31, 2019 and will open with a public reception on Friday, November 30, 5 – 7 pm. 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. For additional information call 802-985-3848, or write joan@fsgallery.com.

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

Jan. 5–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 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

 

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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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