Visual Arts

The Brandon Artists Guild is presenting “Pet Project” — an animal-themed exhibit that celebrates all creatures great and small — through May 2. There will be a free closing reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday April 23. Pictured is art by Judith Reilly.

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All galleries and museums require masks and social distancing unless otherwise indicated. Virtual exhibits are not listed, but they can be found at Vermont Arts Online.

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AR Market: “Getting There from Here,” through May 15, artwork by James Vogler and Ann Young, “ARTE at AR,” 159 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Studio Place Arts: “Up & Away,” through May 1, group exhibit about flight; “In the Place of Absence,” through May 1, woven mixed media by Gail Skudera, Second Floor Gallery; “De-Functioning the Functional,” through May 1, Karen Cygnarowicz, Chiyomi McKibbin, Hannah Morris, Angela Paladino and Laura Young explore waste, grief, desire, narrative, and communication, Third Floor Gallery; “The Whole WHIRLD Is Upside Down,” through April 3, collages by Ellen Urman, Quick Change Gallery, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre; 802-479-7069, Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; private hours available starting at 3:30 p.m. (call to schedule).

Bellows Falls

Canal Street Gallery: Martha Nichols, April 7-May 8, “Mountain Sea and Sky,” oils by Andover artist; Gretchen Seifert, through April 3, “In Abstraction,” created to heal trauma through visually representing the relationships between sensations, feelings, and memory; 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-289-0104, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


Bennington Museum: “Robert Frost: At Present in Vermont,” through Nov. 7, Frost’s life and work as a poet and farmer in Bennington County 1920-38; “Love, Marriage and Divorce,” through Dec. 31, highs and lows of love and heartache, from Victorian wedding gowns to scandalous tales of sexual harassment; Teachers’ Art Show, through June 18, teachers at area towns’ schools contribute work of their own; “Neveruses: Beyonder,” through Sept. 6, J. Stoner Blackwell repurposes existing plastic bags as artworks; “Performative Acts,” through August 15, photographs by Dona Ann McAdams, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571, Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Monday.


Brandon Artists Guild: “Pet Project,” through May 2, all-member animal-themed exhibit that celebrates all creatures great and small, 7 Center St., Brandon, 802-247-4956, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free closing reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 23.


Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “All Flowers Keep the Light,” through June 13, an exploration of flowers as a way to mark loss by Miles Chapin, Clare Elliott, Anna Schuleit Haber, Amy Jenkins, Colleen Kiely, Cathy Osman and John Willis; “Children of the Sun,” Jennifer Mack-Watkins incorporates images and narratives from Vermont storyteller, poet, and activist Daisy Turner (1883-1988); “Adria Arch: On Reflection,” a kinetic sculpture installation; “Palm Oil, Rum, Honey, Yellow Flowers” Kenny Rivero’s drawings with themes that include masculinity; “Glasstastic,” works of art by children and turned into three-dimensional sculptures by glass artists, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124, Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday; admission is “pay as you wish.”


BCA Center: “Meg Lipke: In the Making, through May 15, New York artist’s colorful, shaped paintings that push the boundaries of contemporary abstraction; “Pivotal Moments: Select Works by Diane Gabriel,” through May 15, expressive imagery of one of Vermont’s most celebrated artists and educators, Diane Gabriel (1947-2017), Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551, Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

UVM Fleming Museum: Currently closed on account of COVID-19, 802-656-0750 (info: 656-2090),

Glens Falls, N.Y.

The Hyde Collection: Collection closed through May 1, 518-792-1761,


Highland Center: Closed through April 30, 802-533-9075,

Hanover, N.H.

Hood Museum of Art: Closed, virtual programming available, Dartmouth College, 603-646-1110,


Bryan Memorial Gallery: “The Legacy Collection,” through May 2, work by member artists, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and by appointment.

Lebanon, N.H.

AVA Gallery: Stefania Urist, through April 16, “I Give You: You Give Me Death,” sculptures of wood and glass; “Sacred Encounters,” through April 16, works of stone and clay by Christine Hauck, Ellen Keene, Amanda Sisk and Heather Szczepiorkowski, 1 Bank St., Lebanon, N.H., 603-448-3117, Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free.


Ellenbogen Galley: Mary Fran Lloyd, through April, “Life in the Abstract,” paintings by Rutland abstract artist, Manchester Shopping Center, 263 Depot. St., Manchester, 802-768-8498, Hours (call ahead): 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Southern Vermont Arts Center: “Art from the Schools,” through April 22, student art from Manchester and the surrounding community, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405, Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; admission: $10, $5 for students and seniors, free for 10 and younger.


Middlebury College Museum of Art: Closed until further notice, but open online, 802-443-5007,

Henry Sheldon Museum: “Sculpture Haven,” ongoing, sculpture by Vermont artists Kat Clear, John Matuzs Martin McGowan and Warren Rinehart, Sheldon Museum Garden, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802 388-2117, Hours: daylight.


The Front Gallery: “Daryl Burnett: Respite,” through Nov. 29, solo show of mixed media on paper and canvas, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours (limited occupancy): 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, or by appointment.

Rabble-Rouser: Peter Schumann, through April 4, Bread and Puppet Theater’s “The In and Out Show: ‘Off We Go’ riding through ‘The All’ with Bedsheet Mitigations,” Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co., 64 Main St., Montpelier, 802-225-6227,

T.W. Wood Gallery: Thomas Waterman Wood 125th Anniversary Exhibits: “Realism and Narrative: The Paintings of Thomas Waterman Wood,” through April, Wood Room; “Social Realism to Abstraction: Paintings of the WPA Collection,” 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours: free but by appointment only. Self-guided tours (reservations required): 10-11 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays. Guided tours with curator Phillip Robertson (reservations required): 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 17.


River Arts: “Visual Journey: Eco-Art of Anne Cummings,” through April 9, work from recycled, reused and repurposed materials, Folley Hall Gallery; “Lugo-Natura: Photographs by Vanessa Kotovich,” through April 9, Copley Common Room Gallery, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville, 802-888-1261, Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


Chaffee Art Center: “The Art of Technology,” through April 16, members’ show, 16 S. Main St. in Rutland, 802-775-0356, Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday; and by appointment.

St. Johnsbury

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: Alice Kitchel, through April 24, “Poems in Patter, Light & Color,” Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


The Vault: “Resilience,” through July 25, Open Wall non-juried show for any artists living in a 30 mile radius of Springfield, Vermont State Craft Center, 68 Main St., Springfield, 802-885-7111, Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


Axel’s Frame Shop & Gallery: “Barely Touching,” through April 3, a collaborative installation by Kelly Holt and Susan Calza reflecting their personal reactions to the societal challenges of 2020, 5 Stowe St. Waterbury, 802-244-7801, Schedule your visit Wednesday-Saturday.

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