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Through Feb. 20: Hidden Surprise. Clay masks by Janice Walrafen. Expressions of feelings on the artist’s journey to wholeness. They are made of clay and decorated with natural materials, beads, and thread. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through Feb. 21: Binta Colley, It’s All in the Details: Botanical Illustrations (and More). Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Johnson.

Through Feb. 23: The Way We See It: Social [In]Justice. A group show highlighting the work of four artists that are responding to their own view of social injustice—be it racism, sexism, religious discrimination, or genocide. Participating artists include Kate Longmaid, Ann Young, Michelle Saffran and Jerry Ralya. Axel’s Gallery, Stowe St., Waterbury.

Through Feb. 28: Jaquith Invitational Art Show. Works in a variety of media by 17 local artists. Jaquith Public Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426-3581

Through Feb. 28: Aspects of the Universe. Paintings in acrylic and watercolor by Marina Sprague of Chelsea Vermont.  802-685-2188

Through Feb. 28: Cheshire Cat’s in-house artists. Lucy Ferrada presents her whimsical hand-painted wooden bowls. Dawn McConnell presents her colorful, painted stoneware. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier.

Through March 1: Winter Juried Exhibit. This exhibit highlights an eclectic group of 26  local Vermont artists. Work includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, fiber arts, and jewelry. The show brims with works by Barbara Bendix, Robert Chapala, Cindy Griffith, Kate Longmaid, Kenneth Saxe and Ann Young and many others. The exhibit was juried by Jurors for Mary Admasian, Elliott Bent and Linda Mirabile. T W Wood Gallery. 46 Barre Street, Montpelier. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, or visit

Through March 1: Axel Stohlberg, Abstract Vermont. Paintings, drawings, collage. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin.

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:

Through 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 March 9: The Front presents SHOW 30. Recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery. 6 Barre St., Montpelier.

Through March 12: Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Community Art Exhibit. Theme is “To B or Not to B,” and all artwork must relate to the letter “b” in some way. NVU-Lyndon, Quimby Gallery, Lyndonville.

March 5–27: 9th annual Mt Abe Emerging Artists Show. Mt Abe High School students in grades 9-12 were invited to submit their work on the basis of their artistic talent and dedication to creating art as well as their potential as future artists. The mediums represented will include painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and others. Opening reception: March 5, 3:30–4:30 pm. Art on Main, 25 Main St., Bristol.

Through March 28: Ryan Geary, Ascent (Part One: Eulogy). A collection of 2D and 3D collages. River Arts Center, Copley Common Room, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.

Through March 29: Close to the Cloth. Textile exhibit featuring the work of Barbara Bendix, Karen Henderson, Stephanie Krauss, Skye Livingston, Kate Ruddle, and Neysa Russo. Opening reception: March 7, 5–7 pm. The T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

Feb. 26–March 30: The Body Stops Here: Keiko Narahashi and Sarah Peters. Combines the artists’ respective formations of bodies and parts of bodies—in particular, heads and faces. Works in various media. Opening reception: Feb. 26, 6–8 pm. Usdan Gallery, Bennington College.

Through April 7: Precarious Magic: The Paintings of Kate Emlen. Painted scenes of the fields and forests of Vermont and the coast of Maine. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro.

Through April 9: A People’s History. A solo collage exhibition by Vanessa Compton featuring 23 collages on the birth, development, and destiny of our nation. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre.

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

March 5–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. Opening reception: March 7, 5–7 pm. The T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035.

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

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 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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Sat Feb 0 9

Eric Tobin Winter Painting Demonstration

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, VT

Saturday, February 9, 2019

1 – 3 PM

Bryan Memorial Gallery will present an Oil Painting Demonstration by award-winning Johnson, VT artist Eric Tobin as part of its Cabin Fever Series. Tobin will complete a large format painting from start to finish, including commentary about composition and palette, as he works.

There is no charge for this event and advanced registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

Bryan Memorial Gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT 05464. 802-644-5100,

For further information, contact the gallery.

Fri Feb 1 5

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art presents artist Phyllis Kornfeld

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series welcomes artist Phyllis Kornfeld, who will present her artwork as well as her work entitled “Cell Block Visions: Prison Art in America” on Friday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. in Mack Hall Auditorium.

This event is free and open to the public.

Kornfeld discovered her talent for art at a young age and was continuously encouraged to pursue art by friends and family. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and focused on Art Education. Kornfeld taught art in a variety of settings, ranging from grade school to junior college, and teaching community art classes.

It wasn’t until 1983 that Kornfeld found her true calling after applying to teach art to prisoners. She was hired to teach at three Oklahoma state penitentiaries, and quickly recognized the talent these prisoners harbored. They used unconventional ways to create and imagine and did so with limited supplies and art education. To encourage this raw form of art they produced, Kornfeld would teach in unconventional ways. She found that teaching ideas such as composition and color theory would stand in the way of the artistic expression inmates could produce naturally and with great creative force.

Inspired after teaching in prisons for 14 years, Kornfeld published “Cell Block Visions: Prison Art in America” in 1997. From her unique experiences, she discusses the origin of prison art, her encounters with the inmates and the impact that art has had in their lives.

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