Visual Arts

The Vermont Pastel Society’s 2021 member show, “Pastel Music,” is up at the T.W. Wood Art Gallery in Montpelier, through Oct. 30, featuring 30 artists. Pictured is Marcia Hill’s “Late-Day Grace.”

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AR Market: Meryl Lebowitz, through Nov. 30, “A Way from Reality,” abstract paintings, “ARTE at AR,” 159 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069,

Main Street: Barre Art Splash, through Sept. 7, 37 cats, dogs and race cars decorated by local artists (they will go up for auction Sept. 18 at the Vermont Barre Granite Museum to benefit the Rotary Club and artists), Main Street Barre,

Studio Place Arts: Rock Solid XXI, Sept. 15-Oct. 30, stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists; “Moves” by Austin Furtake-Cole, second floor gallery; “Crafted Narratives” by Rob Millard-Menendez, third-floor gallery; “In the Current” by Gail Skudera, Sept. 15-Oct. 16, Quick Change Gallery, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre; 802-479-7069, Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. Art Social at SPA, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.


Bennington Museum: “Boundless,” through Dec. 31, new paintings and mixed media by Dusty Boynton; “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, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571,


Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Expedition,” through Oct. 11, works by diverse artists, many of whom have never shown in Vermont before; “Sequences: Ode to Minor White,” group show of contemporary works reflecting the aesthetic and philosophical ideas of photographer-writer-educator Minor White (1908-76); “Delano Dunn: Novelties,” artist’s first solo museum show brings together two bodies of work that explore love, racial identity, family history and the experience of making art during quarantine; “Charlie Hunter: Semaphore,” focuses on the Bellows Falls painter’s precisely rendered images of anachronistic railway structures; “Erick Johnson: Double Take,” immersive installation incorporating his paintings with his Instagram feed, which often features pictures of patterned objects seen on the streets of New York, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124,


BCA Center: “Bubblegum Pop,” through Oct. 10, merging popular and consumer culture with fantastical themes; Kaylynn TwoTrees, through Oct. 10, immersive installation by Vermont artist, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551,


Kent Museum: “20/20 Hindsight: Seeing the Past Anew with Contemporary Art,” Sept. 10-Oct. 10, thematic exhibition puts a contemporary slant on methods and materials used to develop rural culture in late 19th-century Vermont, Kents Corner, Calais, 802-223-6613, The exhibit is open for weekly viewing: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, or by appointment. The opening reception is 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11; closing reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. Advance free tickets are required to visit for opening weekend (Sept. 10-12).


Rokeby Museum: “A Modern Artist: The Commercial Art of Rachael Robinson Elmer,” through Oct. 24, modern artist navigating the expanding profession of commercial artistry in the early 20th century; “Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” ongoing, interpretive trail and agricultural buildings, 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 802-877-3406,

Glens Falls, N.Y.

The Hyde Collection: “Summer Bomb Pop: Collections in Dialogue,” through Oct. 31, 17 contemporary abstract paintings paired with 20th-century works from the Hyde’s Feibes & Schmitt Collection; “Masterpieces & Mysteries,” through Oct. 31, artistic treasures, and art historical queries drawn from its vaults, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, New York, 518-792-1761,


Bread & Puppet Museum, through Nov. 1, fantastic collection of puppets of all sizes, from hand puppets to gigantic puppets used in parades and circuses, that fill renovated 1860s barn, Route 122, Glover, 802-525-3031, Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and after performances; admission is free (donations welcomed).

Museum of Everyday Life: “Life in Lists and Notes, through May 22 (2022), celebrating the poetic, mnemonic, narrative and enumerative qualities of lists and notes, and explore their myriad creative, professional, bureaucratic, institutional, domestic, and personal uses throughout the ages, 3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16, Glover,


Highland Center: “Still Life, Life Still,” through Oct. 15, paintings by Mary Ellen Bartley, Kate Emlen, Tucker Nichols, Jon Redmond and Margaret Sparrow, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802-533-3000, Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12.

Hanover, N.H.

Hood Museum of Art: “Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Trade Canoe: Forty Days and Forty Nights,” through Dec. 12; “Form and Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics,” through Jan. 2; “A Legacy for Learning: The Jane and Raphael Bernstein Collection,” through Feb. 6; “Thornton Dial: The Tiger Cat,” Sept. 11-Feb. 27, Dartmouth College, 4 E. Wheelock St., Hanover, New Hampshire, 603-646-1110, Celebratory reintroduction, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18


Bryan Memorial Gallery: “Land and Light and Water and Air 2021,” through Nov. 7, traditional New England landscape paintings by more than 70 member artists; “Let Us Introduce You,” through Nov. 7, work by established artists Jane Ashley, Amy Hook-Therrien, Lisa Miceli, Jen Violette, and Liane Whittum, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100, Artist roundtable “Let Us Introduce You”), 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 (masks required).

Lebanon, N.H.

AVA Gallery: Four solo exhibitions, through Oct. 1, Winkie Kelsey: “Rocks to Galaxies”; William Peabody: “A Collection of Memories”; Jay Singh: “From Then to Now”; Coralea Wennberg: “Plant Stories,” 1 Bank St., Lebanon, New Hampshire, 603-448-3117,


Southern Vermont Arts Center: “Our Tangled Choices: Art and the Environment,” through Nov.14, work by Pat Musick and Michelle Lougee; 2020 Solo Exhibitions: Late Summer, through Sept. 26, 10 artists working in a range of media, including mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printing), photography, welded metal art, egg-tempera painting, ceramics, and more, Yester House, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405,

Stella Quarta Decima: “Anticipation,” through October, featuring artists Matthew Monk, James Rauchman, Diane Sophrin, Hannah Morris, Kate Burnim and Lynn Newcomb, SQD Gallery, 3568 Main St., Manchester,


Edgewater Gallery at the Falls: “Locally Grown,” through Oct. 31, Woody Jackson, Sara Katz and Sage Tucker-Ketcham bring perspective to our landscape, 1 Mill St., Middlebury, 802-458-0098,

Edgewater Gallery on the Green: “Still Life / Life Stills,” through Sept. 30, two-person show with Kimberlee Alemian and Lori Mehta, 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 802-989-7419,

Henry Sheldon Museum: “Henry at 22: Collector. Museum Founder & More,” through Dec. 31, artifacts; “Faces of Addison County: A Trent Campbell Retrospective,” through Sept. 11, photographs; “Kate Pond from the Heart: A Sculptor’s Process,” through Sept. 11, three sculptures in the museum’s garden, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802-388-2117,

Town Hall Theater: “Dreaming of Timbuctu,” through Oct. 31, exhibit unearths the little-known story of Black land-ownership in Vermont, 68 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury, 802-388-1436,


The Front Gallery: Cheryl Betz, September, mixed-media paintings from five different series begun during the pandemic, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours (limited occupancy): 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment.

T.W. Wood Gallery: “Pastel Music,” through Oct. 30, work by the Vermont Pastel Society; Patty Hudak, through Oct. 30, “Botanical Ornaments,” Nuquist Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, or by appointment.


Norwich University: Jennifer Bryan, through Dec. 10, “Liquid Mind: Abstractions,” work meant to convey current states of mind, visually encapsulating the ebbs and flows of manic depression, Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield, 802-485-2183,


Chaffee Art Center: “Nature Revealed,” Sept. 17-Oct. 29, Rutland County Audubon Wildlife Art Exhibit; Steve Halford, Sept. 17-Oct. 29, solo exhibit of raku pottery, 16 S. Main St. in Rutland, 802-775-0356, Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday; and by appointment. Annual Barn Sale, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

St. Johnsbury

Catamount Arts: “Open to Landscape,” through Sept. 26, paintings, photographs and works on paper by Keith Chamberlin, Terry Ekasala, Anni Lorenzini and Elizabeth Nelson, 39 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-2600,

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: The Book Arts Guild of Vermont, through Sept. 25, “The Art of the Book: Is It a Book?” group show, Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158,


Robert Frost Stone House Museum: “Mary Ruefele: Erasures,” through Oct. 31, first solo exhibit of visual work by Vermont State Poet Laureate, 121 Historic Route 7A, Shaftsbury, 802-447-6200,


Shelburne Museum: “New England Now: People,” through Oct. 17, regional contemporary artists celebrate the people of New England, 6000 Shelburne Road (Route 7), Shelburne, 802-985-3346, Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission is $25, $15 for Vermonters, $14 ages 13-17, $12 ages 5-12, younger than 5 free.


Lemon Fair Sculpture Park: “Find Your Own Space,” through November, site-specific installation by Essex Junction artist Susan Teare, plus other new sculptures, 4547 Route 74, Shoreham, 802-383-8161,


Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: “Exploring Earth,” through Oct. 31, reflects on the intersection of spirituality and art, celebrating Earth magic, spirits in nature, animals, plants and transcendence, Altered Spaces Gallery, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, 802-760-4634, Hours: by appointment only.


Mad River Valley Arts: Bill Brauer Retrospective, through Oct. 11, work by legendary Mad River Valley painter, The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, 5031 Main St., Waitsfield, 802-496-6682, Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


Axel’s Frame Shop & Gallery: “After Irene: The Floodgates Art Project, Revisited,” through Sept. 21, marking the 10-year anniversary of our recovery as a community from Tropical Storm Irene, 5 Stowe St. Waterbury, 802-244-7801, Schedule your visit: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

West Rutland

Carving Studio & Sculpture Center: SculptFest21: “Artifact,” through Oct. 24, 636 Marble St., West Rutland, 802-438-2097, Public opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, featuring live music by Moose Crossing.

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