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Through April 19: Thom Egan, On Making Pictures. Wood block prints, lithographs, and colored low reliefs.  River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.

Through April 24: Linda Bryan, Deeper than Blue: Cyanotypes and Printmaking. Quimby Gallery in Harvey Academic Center at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon.

Through April 26: Northern Vermont University-Johnson Student Exhibit. Jeremy Daigle, Alexis Mayfield, Tamara Peel, and Faith Thibault. Reception: April 18, 3–5 pm. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery in Dibden Center for the Arts, NVU-Johnson.

Through April 26: Susan Bull Riley, Illuminating Wonder. Bull Riley challenged herself to push past the watercolor’s traditional boundaries of pure transparency, and her background in botanical watercolors, to create large landscapes with heightened surface complexity more typical of oil painting. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Rd., Berlin.

Through April 26: Ray Brown and Toby Bartles, Steps on a Journey—An Exhibit of Two Vermont Painters. Both artists share much in common with the second generation abstract expressionists, as they both draw influence for painterly choices from immediate surroundings such as landscape or architecture to create inner meaning.  The T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035.

Through April 26: Central/Northeast Kingdom Vermont Watercolor Society. Works by works of Janice Avery, Lisa Beach, Joann DiNicola, Gary Eckhart, Terry Hodgdon, Susan Bull Riley, Michael Ridge, and more. The T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through April 26: Looking North—Catamount Artists Connect. Nineteen visual artists from Catamount Arts in the Northeast Kingdom show their work in the Spotlight Gallery’s latest exhibition at the Vermont Arts Council. Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier.

Through April 27: Mad River Rug Hookers. Considered both a craft and an art form, rug hooking with its variety of colors and textures appeals to both young and old alike. Numerous styles and techniques will be on display at this exhibition by the Mad River Hookers. Demos on Saturdays through April 27, 1 –4 pm. 5031 Main Street, Waitsfield.

Through April 28: The Front presents SHOW 31. Recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery. 6 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through April 30: Out, Around, and Back Again. Paintings from Sally Giddings Smith since leaving Vermont 30 years ago. The Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd., East Montpelier.

Through April 30: Promises of Spring. Watercolors by Marcia Hammond of Brookfield. Chelsea Public Library, 296 Rt. 110, Chelsea. 685-2188.

Through April 30: Art, Illness & Beauty—A Personal Account of Recovery through Painting. Join the Washington County Mental Health Services Recovery Community in celebrating the art of Alexis Kyriak.

Through May 1: Jane Pincus—Paintings From the Past 6 Years. Eight colorful painting/collages. The Drawing Board, 22 Main St., Montpelier.

Through May 2: Ruth Pope. Landscape paintings.  Jaquith Public Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426-3581

April 26–May 7: Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Student Art Competition Exhibit. Quimby Gallery in Harvey Academic Center, NVU-Lyndon.

April 29–May 10: Northern Vermont University-Johnson Student Exhibit. Dreanna Dolan-Godin, Kalob Gabree, and Travis Noyes. Reception: May 1, 3–5 pm. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery in Dibden Center for the Arts, NVU-Johnson.

April 16–May 25: Matt Larson, Terroir. Abstract paintings and collage. Terroir is a French word that means, in its most basic sense, “earth” or “soil.” Closing reception: May 17, 6–8 pm. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury.

Through May 26: The Dialects of Line, Color, and Texture. A visual discussion with artists Elizabeth Billings, Frank Woods, and Elizabeth Fram. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro.

April 30–May 31: T.W. Wood Member Exhibit. Among the exhibiting artists include Robert Waldo Brunelle JR, Becky Cook, Patricia Knoerl Johnson, Margaret Lampe Kannenstine, Kenneth Saxe, Jayne Shoup and Bonny Willett. The exhibit will include paintings, photography and fiber art.Opening reception and artists talk: May 3, 4–8 pm.46 Barre St., Montpelier.

May 3–31: Maike Garland. Woodcarver. Reception: May 3, 4–8 pm. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier.

May 1–June 1: Student Art Show. Featuring artwork from Stowe Elementary, Middle School, and High School, Mountain River School, and Rumney Memorial School. Reception: May 1, 3–6 pm. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe.

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, or visit

April 30–June 28: Awakenings: Current Work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. Longmaid explores what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing through a contemporary approach to portraiture and still life. Merwin’s painting process expresses a layering of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns. Opening reception and artists talk: May 3, 4–8 pm. T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through June 28: Vanishment. Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet Vanishment. Explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work. 111 State St., Montpelier.

April 29–July 10: Sunshine And Shadow. An exhibit of paintings by Ann Young. Reception: May 23, 5–7 pm. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.

June 22–Aug. 24: West Gallery: Composing Form. This group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics highlights both figurative and abstract work that is both poetic and humorous, referencing human history, intervention and experience. Opening reception: June 22, 5–7 pm. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe.

Through Oct. 25: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections. Visitors can examine how posters have been an important part of the wartime effort, for everything from recruitment to support on the homefront. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre. 479-8500.

Through Dec. 21: 200 Years—200 Objects. An exhibition celebrating Norwich University’s bicentennial. Curated to include objects from the museum collection, as well as documents and images from Archives and Special Collections, that reflect and retell the university’s 200-year history. Opening reception, Feb. 15, 4–6 pm. Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield.


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