Vermont Visual Arts


Editor’s note: Please send visual art listings to or Arlington                                                                                                                              Canfield Library: “The Art of Angling,” through June 23, over 30 pieces for sale in a range of media by 13 artists from Arlington to British Columbia, Martha Canfield Library, East Arlington Road, Arlington, 802-375-6153,     Barre Morse Block Deli: Orah Moore, through Aug. 10, “Stewards of the Land,” hand-printed silver-print photographs of the American west by founding member of Women in Photography and founder of Haymaker Press, Morse Block, 260 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, Studio Place Arts: “Tell Me,” through June 30, work by 19 local artists that explores language and communication, Main Floor Gallery; “Beyond Words,” work by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont, Second Floor Gallery; “Jack Rowell: Cultural Documentarian,” photographs from fifth generation Vermonter, Third Floor Gallery, 201 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.   Bennington Bennington Museum: Edward Koren, through Sept. 9, “Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings,” by New Yorker cartoonist and Brookfield resident; “Magic and Mystery,” ongoing, works by Gayleen Aiken and Duane Michals; “Bennington Modernism,” ongoing; “Gilded Age Vermont,” ongoing, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Wednesday. Lightning Jar: “Bright Ideas,” through July 13, local art exploring collaboration, innovation and legacies, with Bennington Area Arts Council and Vermont Arts Council, 194 North St., Bennington, 802-445-1011 ext. 205,   Brandon Brandon Artists Guild: Dave Fifield, through June 26, “Head in the Clouds,” new paintings by Vermont artist, 7 Center St., Brandon, 802-247-4956, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.   Brattleboro All Souls Church: April Judd and Bev Larson, through June 30, paintings and sculpture, 29 South St., West Brattleboro, 802-254-9377, Hours: 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, and at Sunday services. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Best of ‘Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys,’” through Sept. 24, Steve Gerberich's zany interactive sculptures; Five solo exhibits, through June 17, Alfred Leslie, Susan von Glahn Calabria, Gloria Garfinkel, Richard Klein and Gowri Savoor; “Roz Chast: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" Through Sept. 24, 139 original illustrations from the graphic memoir by The New Yorker cartoonist; “David Rios Ferreira: And I Hear Your Words That I Made Up,” through Sept. 24, dynamic assemblages; “Debra Ramsay: Painting Time,” through Sept. 24, four abstract paintings, each corresponding to a season; “Shona Macdonald: Terrestrial Vale, through Sept. 24, ongoing series of works on paper depicting fledgling plantings; “Robert DuGrenier: Handle With Care,” through Sept. 24, sculptures made from cast and/or blown glass with the remnants of tools; “Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian,” ongoing, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Saturday; closed Tuesday; $8, $6 for seniors, $4 for students (under 5 free). Brooks House: “New Passage,” ongoing, pastels by Lesley Heathcote, encaustics by Jen Wiechers and acrylic paintings by Walter Slowinski, Brattleboro-West Arts, Atrium Hallway Gallery, 130 Main St., Brattleboro, Vermont Center for Photography: Andy Richter, through July 1, “Serpent in the Wilderness,” photographic exploration of yoga, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, 802-251-6051, Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.   Burlington BCA Center: Matt Thorsen, through July 25, celebrating the life and work of Seven Days photojournalist, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Flynn Center: “Flourish,” through June 30, work by Vermont artists with various disabilities, VSA Vermont and the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, 147 Main St., Burlington, 802-652-4500, Flynndog: “Strength in Numbers,” through June, work by Vermont art educators, Flynndog Gallery, 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 802-652-9985, UVM Fleming Museum: Closed through Sept. 3, 802-656-0750 (info: 656-2090),   Glens Falls, New York The Hyde Collection: “The Prints of Rockwell Kent,” through July 22, celebrating the American painter and illustrator (1882-1971), from the Ralph C. Nemec collection; “A Life and Art of His Own: The Paintings of Rockwell Kent,” through July 22, from North Country collections, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, New York, 518-792-1761, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; admission is $12, $10 for seniors, free for children, students and active military.   Glover 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 a 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 tours at 1:30 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Fridays July and August.   Granville, New York Slate Valley Museum: “Artifactual: SVM Collection Highlights,” through Aug. 23, art and objects from the museum’s collection, Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water St., Granville, New York, 518-642-1417, Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; $5.   Hyde Park Lamoille County Courthouse: Third Installation of Artwork, through June 30, 38 paintings by 19 artists, all of whom paint in Vermont, curated by the Bryan Memorial Gallery, Courthouse Gallery, 154 Main St., Hyde Park, 802-644-5100, Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed noon to 12:30 p.m.).   Jeffersonville Bryan Memorial Gallery: “The Russians and Friends,” through June 24, paintings by four visiting Russians and their friends; 2018 Legacy Collection, through June 24, 200 paintings by 20 living artists whose work continues the legacy of Alden Bryan, the gallery’s founder, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and by appointment.   Lebanon, New Hampshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Spring Art Exhibit, through June, work by area artists and DHMC employees and volunteers, Level 4 Mall Lounge, south entrance; Senior Art Show, through June 29, Aging Resource Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 603-650-6187, AVA Gallery: “Gordon, Leytham, Brantley,” through July 6, work by Pennie Brantley, Tom Leytham and Scott Gordon, 1 Bank St., Lebanon, New Hampshire, 603-448-3117, Hours: 11 to 5 Tuesday-Saturday, free.   Manchester Southern Vermont Arts Center: Summer Solo Shows, through July 8, Keith Batten, Patricia Busso, Anne Cummings, Myles Danaher, Tanya Gabriele, Walter Lauf, Stephen Lorber, Thomas Merwin, Robert O'Brien, Todd Reuben and Katie Runde; Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, through June 24, “Identity: The Women’s List,” portraits of notable figures offer a look into race, gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity, featuring interactive components, Yester House Galleries, West Road, Manchester, 802-362-1405, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. stART Space: Summer Show, June 23-August, 13 artists focus on non-representational and abstract art, Manchester Shopping Center, 263 Depot St., Manchester, 802-768-8498, Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23.   Middlebury Middlebury College Museum of Art: “1968: The Whole World Is Watching,” through Aug. 12, art, music and literature looks back 50 years to consider the issues then transforming American society; “Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift,” through Aug. 12, photographs of children from all corners of the globe, including works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon and Leonard Freed; Ancient Mediterranean and Early European Art, ongoing; European and American Art, ongoing, Cerf Gallery; Robert F. Reiff Gallery of Asian Art, ongoing, Middlebury College, Mahaney Center for the Arts, South Street (Route 30), Middlebury, 802-443-5007, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Henry Sheldon Museum: “American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist,” through July 8; “Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball,” through July 8, 100 years of photographs from the museum; “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals," through summer, by self-taught Addison County carvers Gary Starr, William Holway and Chuck Herrmann, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802 388-2117, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $5 admission,  $3 ages 6-18, $4.50 for seniors, $12 per family. Town Hall Theater: “Birds, Bees and Butterflies in the Land of Milk and Honey,” through July 8, group exhibition of poetry and art, sales benefit the Audubon Society, 68 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury, 802-388-1436,   Montpelier City Center: Joan Marie Davidson, through June, acrylic painting, handmade hand-printed papers in collage, complementary color studies, mixed media, 89 Main St., Montpelier. The Front Gallery: Show 26, June 22- Aug. 4, member show with guests, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22. Governor's Gallery: Carolyn Egeli, through June 28, “For the Love of Vermont,” oil paintings by Braintree artist, Vermont Governor’s Office (photo ID required), Pavilion Building (fifth floor), 109 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-3333, Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Vermont Arts Council: “Artists to Watch, Part 2,” through June 30, a survey of contemporary Vermont art in two exhibitions: work by Robert GoldAugust BurnsJean CherounyCaroline Tavelli-AbarSam Talbot-KellyVanessa ComptonHannah MorrisAngelo ArnoldErika Senft MillerRenee Greenlee and Rose Umerlik; “SiteTime,” through 2019, artists Erika Senft Miller, Nancy Winship Milliken and Michael Zebrowski explore wood as an art form in this evolving exhibit, 136 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-3293, Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Vermont Supreme Court: Tom Merwin, through June 28, “The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata,” oil paintings by Castleton artist, 111 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-0749, Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Wood Art Gallery: “Ronald Slayton: Master of Watercolor,” through June 29, works from the WPA and Bobby Gosh collection; Paletteer’s of Vermont, through June 29, member show; works from the Federal Art Collection and the T.W. Wood permanent collection, ongoing, 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday or by appointment.   Montreal Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: “From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present,” through Sept. 16, looks at the transformation in our view of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas from the end of the 19th century to the present day; “Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art,” through Sept. 16, challenges preconceived notions of blackness in Canada through the work of eight contemporary artists; “From the Hands of the Masters II: From Parmigianino to Matisse,” through Aug. 12, old and modern master drawings from Canada’s most important private collection, 1339 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, 514-285-2000, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; $23 Canadian, $15 for ages 13-30, 12 and younger free. Museum of Contemporary Art: “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Unstable Presence,” through Sept. 9, major survey of Montreal artist's work over the past 18 years, bringing together 21 pieces, including several large-scale immersive installations; “Alone Together,” through Aug. 26, Canadian artists Sarah Anne Johnson, Jeremy Shaw, Jon Rafman and Graeme Patterson reflect on the paradoxes of our society and the concept of community; “The Prophets,” through Aug. 26. is a collection of small and delicate sculptures handmade using everyday materials created by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Place des Arts, 185 St. Catherine St. West, Montreal,   Morrisville River Arts: Youth Artists Mentoring Program, through June 24, group exhibit; “The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets,” through June 19, an exhibit of wood carvings, The Gallery at River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville, 802-888-1261, Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.   Northfield Norwich University: “Explorers of Norwich,” ongoing, Norwich University alumni whose lives shaped and changed our nation during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield, 802-485-2620,   Poultney Stone Valley Arts: “This Is Us,” through July 22, open group exhibit of "portraits" of ourselves and our neighbors, Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main St., Poultney, 802-287-8197,   Reading Hall Art Foundation: “Made in Vermont,” through Nov. 25, group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists; “The Solace of Amnesia,” through Nov. 25, over 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures by some 25 artists; “Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros,” through Nov. 26, over 80 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures illustrating the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love selected by American artist Eric Fischl from the Hall Art Foundation collections, 551 Vermont Route 106, Reading, 802-952-1056, Open Wednesdays and weekends by appointment.   Rochester The BigTown Gallery: “Dartmouth Influence,” through June 30, 11 artists from the Visual Arts Department: Virginia Beahan, Jennifer Caine, Kari Cholnoky, Louise Hamlin, Karolina Kawiaka, Stina Köhnke, Hannah Olivia Nelson, Colleen Randall, Christina Seely, Esmé Thompson and Zenovia Toloudi, 99 N. Main St. (Route 100), Rochester, 802-767-9670, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.   Rutland 77 Gallery: “Mass/Matter,” through July, work by former artists-in-residence from MASS MoCA who have come to Rutland, collectively curated by Whitney Ramage, a variety of work by 33 of the area’s best artists, 77Art, CVPS Building, 77 Grove St., Rutland, 802-299-7511, Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Alley Gallery: “My First Street He(art): NYC,” through July 28, a street art, mural and graffiti show from more than 40 artists from around the world, Center Street Alley, Rutland, 802-299-7511, email, Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16. RUVT Gallery: “The Rutland ‘Ideal City’ Drawing,” installation by Bill Ramage, Rutland Opera House, ongoing, 59-67 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-468-1266, Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Castleton Bank Gallery: “Fireman 2,” June 16-Aug. 18, work by sculptors Glenn Campbell and Mark Burnett, 104 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-282-2396, Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Chaffee Art Center: Vermont Pastel Society, June 23-July 21, work by 40 members selected by Brandon artist Fran Bull, 16 S. Main St., Rutland, 802-775-0356, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Opening reception 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Rutland City Hall: Mary Fran Lloyd, through Aug. 9, 31 “Life in the Abstract” paintings using acrylic paint and personalized collage papers, 1 Strongs Ave., Rutland. Hours: 8:30 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.   Saxtons River Main Street Arts: “Give & Take,” through June 29, artwork of Gordon Korstange and Matt Peake, 35 Main St., Saxtons River, 802-869-2960,   Shelburne Furchgott-Sourdiffe: “Into the Light,” through July 17, group show featuring Dick Weis and 15 others, 86 Falls Road, Shelburne, 802-985-3848, Shelburne Museum: “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows,” June 23-Oct. 21, explores the profound influence Wild West shows had on shaping contemporary understandings of the American West, Pizzagalli Center; “Bench Space,” through Oct. 31, celebrating contemporary furniture designers’ and artists’ inspirations and interpretations of the world around them; “Crystal Cawley,” through Oct. 31, drawing attention to objects that might otherwise be overlooked; “In the Garden,” through Aug. 26, examines the influence flowers and insects have had on art and material culture over five centuries; “Puppets: World on a String,” through June 3, works of art ranging from 19th century marionettes to contemporary installations by local and national artists like Bread and Puppet Theater, Laura Heit, Andy Warhol and Jim Henson, Pizzagalli Center, Route 7, Shelburne, 802-985-3346, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; admission is $25, $23 for seniors, $15 for college students, $14 for ages 13-17, $12 for ages 5-12 (under 5 free), $15 for Vermont residents (with license), $8 for ages 5-17, active military free.   Springfield The Vault: “Cycles of Life,” through July 26, “Open Wall” open to artists in all genres within a 30-mile radius of Springfield, Vermont State Craft Center, 68 Main St., Springfield, 802-885-7111, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.   Stowe Helen Day Art Center: “Reclamation\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \,” through Sept. 8, nationally acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed, 90 Pond St., Stowe, 802-253-8358, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Summer: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.   Tunbridge Tunbridge Public Library: “Reverence,” through June 28, landscapes of Vermont and New England by Randolph painter Jane Fowler, 289 Route 110, Tunbridge, 802-889-9404.   Waitsfield The Bundy Modern: “The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse Between Father and Daughter,” through Sept. 3, photographs by Michael Craig-Martin and Jessica Craig-Martin; 12 original modern sculptures from the 1960s that have been returned after 25 years, ongoing, Bundy Road (off Route 100 South), Waitsfield, 802-583-5832, Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment.   Waterbury Axel’s Frame Shop & Gallery: Maiya Keck, through June 30, “Stop Motion,” oil and charcoal pieces exploring both figurative and abstract themes, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury, 802-244-7801, Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.   West Rutland Carving Studio & Sculpture Center: Annual Members’ Exhibition, through June 30; Darryl Lauster, through June 30, “For the Time Being,” recent works in marble and bronze by Texas artist, 636 Marble St., West Rutland, Vermont, 802-438-2097, Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by appointment.

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