Visual Arts

Art at the Kent presents “20/20 Hindsight: Seeing the Past Anew with Contemporary Art,” Sept. 10–Oct. 10, at the Kent Museum, Kents Corner in Calais. 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). Pictured is Cindy Blakeslee’s #135.

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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, Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Main Street: Barre Art Splash, through Sept. 7, 37 cats, dogs and race cars decorated by local artists (they will be at 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, 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; “Neveruses: Beyonder,” through Sept. 6, J. Stoner Blackwell repurposes existing plastic bags as artworks, 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, Kent’s 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, N.Y., 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,

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; “Drawing Lines,” through Sept. 4; “Thornton Dial: The Tiger Cat,” Sept. 11-Feb. 27, Dartmouth College, 4 E. Wheelock St., Hanover, N.H., 603-646-1110, Celebratory reintroduction, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18


Hardwick Inn: “111 Copper Nails,” through Sept. 6, “Bread & Puppet Calendar Prints: A 36-year Retrospective,” 4 S. Main St., Hardwick, 802-472-5334. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. More at: Front Seat Café, 101 S. Main St. Video by Jerome Lipani available at


Bryan Memorial Gallery: “Made in Vermont,” through Sept. 6, showcasing ingenuity and resourcefulness of Vermonters; “Iconic Vermont,” through Sept. 6, works in all painting formats featuring quintessential locations, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100,

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, N.H., 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,


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,


Susan Calza Gallery: “Story Times: How You Cut It,” through Sept. 6, multimedia installation by Susan Calza, 138 Main St., Montpelier, 802-224-6827, Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment.

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.

Vermont Supreme Court: Postponed: “Paul Gruhler — Harmonics: 60 years of Life in Art,” 111 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-0749,

T.W. Wood Gallery: 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: “Reflecting on the Past and Future,” through Sept. 10, featuring photographer Jon Olender, artist Jen Rondinon, and others, 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.

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; “Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives,” through Aug. 29, 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, under 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,


The Vault: Photographer Gene Parulis, through Sept. 8, “Mandalas and Nature,” Vermont State Craft Center, 68 Main St., Springfield, 802-885-7111,


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,” Sept. 11-Oct. 24,636 Marble St., West Rutland, 802-438-2097, Public opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, live music by Moose Crossing.

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