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Through June 29: “Artists to Watch Part II” Opens in Spotlight Gallery. The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with Kasini House, presents “Artists to Watch Part II,” the second exhibition in a survey of contemporary Vermont art. Curator Ric Kasini Kadour, editor and publisher of Vermont Art Guide, worked with six art professionals to identify artists they believe are on the verge of doing great things. “Artists to Watch Part II” opens Friday, May 4, at the Council’s Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. A reception for the artists and Vermont Art Guide Meet and Greet will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The exhibit will run until June 29. Part II of the exhibit is featured in Vermont Art Guide #7.
Through June 30: Stop Motion – Paintings and Drawings by Maiya Keck at Axel’s Gallery. Over a dozen of original oil and charcoal pieces by Maiya Keck are on view at Axel’s Gallery until June 30th , 2018. Her work explores both figurative and abstract themes in a gestural manner. In this series, Stop Motion, Maiya explores when motion ends and the work is suspended into a sustained image for the viewer. A reception for the artist is planned for Friday, June 8 th from 6-8pm. This event is free and open to the public. Axel’s Gallery is located at 5 Stowe Street in Waterbury (802.244.7801). The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 – 4:00 pm.
June 5 – July 8: El Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) – Discover Spain’s El Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) through the paintings of Vermont artist Susan Abbott.,this exhibition evokes the ever-changing, panoramic landscape she experienced during her transformative journey walking the historic road. Susan set out from St. Jean Pied de Port, the traditional Camino starting point on the French side of the Pyrenees, carrying a 15-pound backpack that included sketchbooks, painting supplies, and her journal. Two months and 590 miles later, she arrived on the Atlantic coast with drawings, watercolors, poems, and diaries documenting the pilgrimage. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, VT 05841, (802) 533-2000, www.highlandartsvt.com.
June 22 – August 4: Show 26 – The Front will present the work of six new members, along with that of the rest of the gallery’s membership, in the forthcoming exhibition, Show 26, opening on Friday, June 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 6 Barre Street in Montpelier. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature live music by Montpelier-based musician Ruth Einstein and company. Show 26 will run from June 22 to August 4; gallery hours are Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and by appointment. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com.
Through August 10: Stewards of the Land: Photography by Orah Moore Studio Place Arts is presenting an exhibit, “Stewards of the Land,” by local artist Orah Moore at The Morse Block Deli (located at 260 N. Main Street, Barre). This show of handprinted silverprint photographs is on view through August 10, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Thurs., May 24, 5:30-6:30PM. Orah Moore is a classically trained fine art photographer and founding member of Women in Photography, a national organization. She has worked in commercial photography since 1977 including a position as a publicity photographer for PBS. She is the founder of Haymaker Press. According to Orah, “I have been studying the lifestyle of Montana ranchers, from the romantic to the mundane. I am interested in the spirit that impels them, the land that nurtures them, the storms they weather, and the livestock that supports their way of life.”
June 15, 2018 – September 8: \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ Curators: August Burns, Diane Feissel, and Rachel Moore. The opening reception is Friday, June 15, 5pm-7pm, and gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm. Reclamation \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ will feature nationally-acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed. Helen Day Art Center Main Gallery. email@example.com. Cost: Donations. Web link: https://www.helenday.com/exhib itions/upcoming/159-2018-reclamation
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