Visual Arts

A public reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, opens “Longing for David,” an exhibit of photographs dedicated to David Gamper (1945-2011) by Gisela Gamper, part of “More than Meets the Eye Project,” at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

BarreMorse Block Deli: James Secor, through Feb. 29, “Peanut Butter Garlic Toast,” acrylic paintings by local artist, Morse Block, 260 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069,

Studio Place Arts: “Botanical Blitz,” Jan. 21-March 7, works that depict the plant, insect and animal worlds; Lois Beatty, “Making My Mark: Recent Monoprints,” Second Floor Gallery; “20 Years of SPA!” celebratory exhibit, Third Floor Gallery; Jim Dodds, through Jan. 27, “Psychedelia,” 12 inkjet prints influenced by psychedelic art and Art Nouveau, Quick Change Gallery, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

Bellows FallsCanal Street Gallery: “Art for All,” through Jan. 31, seasonal group show, 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-289-0104,

BenningtonBennington Museum: “Bennington Modernism,” ongoing; “Gilded Age Vermont,” ongoing, wealth and prosperity come to Bennington, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571,

BerlinCentral Vermont Medical Center: Vermont Pastel Society, through Jan. 11, “The Brilliance of Pastels,” by the artists of the Central Vermont Hub, CVMC Gallery, 130 Fisher Road, Berlin, 802-371-4100.

BrandonBrandon Artists Guild: Holiday Gift Show, through Jan. 28, affordable, gift-able art and craft pieces by area artists, 7 Center St., Brandon, 802-247-4956, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

BrattleboroBrattleboro Museum & Art Center: “María Elena González: Tree Talk,” through Feb. 9, multisensory, multimodal rumination on nature and art; “Doug Trump: By Rail,” through Feb. 9, 12 intimately scaled abstract paintings; “Fafnir Adamites: Interfere (with),” through Feb. 9, sculptural installation created from felted wool and burlap; “Gordon Meinhard: The Lives of Tables,” through March 7, Modernist still life paintings of tables; “Thelma Appel: Observed/Abstract,” through Feb. 9, surveys the career of one of the co-founders of the Bennington College Summer Painting Workshop; “Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian,” ongoing, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124,

C.X. Silver Gallery: Putney School faculty, through March 8, landscapes by Gordon Jones and portraits by Cai Xi, 814 Western Ave., Brattleboro, 802-257-7898,

Mitchell-Giddings: Lisa Mackie, through Feb. 9, “The Art of the chop: Collaborative Pinds and Collages of the Sea,” 183 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-251-8290,

Vermont Center for Photography: Evy Huppert, through March 1, “Wild Spirits,” photos of untamed places, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, 802-251-6051,

BurlingtonBCA Center: “Transcendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art, through Feb. 8, artists who explore or evoke themes of spirituality through their work; Travis Shilling, through Feb. 8, Canadian-Ojibwe painter whose narrative tableaus that evoke the interaction between modern humanity and the natural world, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551,

Main Street Landing: Vanessa Kotovich, January-February, “Lugo-Natura,” work by Hinesburg photographer, curated by Little Umbrella, The Gallery, Main Street Landing, 3 Main St., Burlington, 802-391-4083 or email

UVM Fleming Museum: Closed through Jan. 20, 802-656-0750 (info: 656-2090),

Union Station Gallery: Russell Fox, through January, “The Soil to the Skies,” by South Burlington Photography artist, curated by Little Umbrella, Main Street Landing, 1 Main St., Burlington, 802-391-4083, or email

GreensboroHighland Center: Mark Barry, through Feb. 16, paintings celebrating winter in Vermont, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802-533-9075, Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Opening reception and artist talk, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

Hanover, N.H.Hood Museum of Art: New exhibitions from the permanent collection fill 16 galleries, Dartmouth College, 4 E. Wheelock St., Hanover, N.H., 603-646-1110,

JohnsonVermont Studio Center: Laura Heijn, through Jan. 31, “End of Day,” paintings by Jognson artist, 80 Pearl St., Johnson, 802-635-2727, Closing reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Lebanon, N.H.AVA Gallery: Cooper Dodds, through Jan. 31, photographs of Midwestern ski jumping; Phyllis Nemhauser, through Jan. 31, portrait art by AVA member; Solo Exhibitions, Jan. 10-Feb. 7, Margery Thomas-Mueller: “Rootless”; Athena Petra Tasiopoulos: “Meditations”; and Debra Claffey: Syncopated Rhythms,” AVA, 1 Bank St., Lebanon, N.H., 603-448-3117,

LyndonvilleNVU-Lyndon: “Come Together,” through Jan. 18, work by fine arts and visual arts faculty at NVU campuses in Johnson and Lyndon, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Quimby Gallery, Lyndonville, Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

ManchesterEllenbogen Galley: Richard Weis, through March 14, “Beyond Words,” new paintings by Castleton artist, Manchester Shopping Center, 263 Depot. St., Manchester, 802-768-8498, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Southern Vermont Arts Center: “I Am More: Facing Stigma,” Jan. 11-March 15; Gisela Gamper, Jan. 11-March 15, “Longing for David,” photographs dedicated to David Gamper (1945-2011), both part of “More than Meets the Eye Project,” Manchester, 802-362-1405, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

MiddleburyEdgewater Gallery at the Falls: “From the Edgewater Collection,” January, work by gallery’s established artists including Homer Wells, Alexis Serio and Gary Hall, 1 Mill St., Middlebury, 802-458-0098,

Edgewater Gallery on the Green: Kathleen Kolb, January-February, “A Winter Series,” collection of winter paintings that capture the magical quality of the season by acclaimed Vermont artist, 6 Merchants Rowe, Middlebury, 802-989-7419,

Middlebury College Museum of Art: “Lost Luxuries: Ancient Chinese Gold,” through April 19; Hon Chun Zhang, Jan. 24-May 3, “Hair Story in Charcoal and Ink,” work by Chinese-American artist; 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,

Henry Sheldon Museum: “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform,” through Jan. 11, spirit photographs and original spirit drawings from the collections acquired by Solomon Wright Jewett (1808-94); Dana Simson, through Jan. 11, “The Animals Are Innocent,” ceramics and paintings by Maryland artist, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802 388-2117,

MontpelierSusan Calza Gallery: “Spilt Milk,” through Jan. 26, featuring work of Ginger Pearl Irish, Nina Dubois an Susan Calza, 138 Main St., Montpelier, 802-224-6827,

The Front Gallery: Show 36, ongoing, work of the gallery’s membership of Vermont contemporary artists, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment.

Garage Cultural Center: “Let It Bee,” through Jan. 12, encaustic advocacy education art exhibition featuring Jan Sandman, Dona Mara Friedman and Peggy Smith, 58 State St. (second floor, in back), Montpelier, 802-738-3667, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Friday-Sunday, or by appointment.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Neil Davis, January, “Revisiting Abstract Expressionism,” paintings, 35 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-3338,

Vermont State House: Rebecca Silbernagel, through Jan. 31, “The Happy Place Project: Vermont Lawmakers in Portrait,” photographs by Fayston artist, Cafeteria, State Street, Montpelier, 802-828-0749, Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closing reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30.

Vermont State House: “The Road to Recognition: The Abenakis and the State of Vermont,” ongoing, gifts from the four State-recognized bands, along with panels that explain the story of Abenaki recognition, Main Lobby and portico areas, 115 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-0749, Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Vermont Supreme Court: Nitya Brighenti, through March 30, “Of Cities and Deserts,” nomadic landscapes, still lifes and portraiture by Barre artist, poet and architect, 111 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-0749, Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Art Walk reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

T.W. Wood Gallery: Works from the Federal Art Collection and the T.W. Wood permanent collection, ongoing, Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday; or by appointment.

MontrealMontreal Museum of Fine Arts: Egyptian Mummies,” through Feb. 2, produced by the British Museum, 1339 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, 514-285-2000,

MorrisvilleRiver Arts: “Thank Our Farmers for the View,” through Feb. 24, local artists Jess Graham, Jennifer Hubbard and Rett Sturman, and People’s Academy AP Art & Literature Students created their own renditions of Lamoille County Farms, The Gallery at River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville, 802-888-1261, Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and first and third Sundays.

RochesterThe BigTown Gallery: “Family Matters,” through February, work by outsider artists Jordan MacLachlan and Morton Bartlett, 99 N. Main St. (Route 100), Rochester, 802-767-9670,

Rutland77Art Gallery: Whitney Ramage, through January, “Disembodiment,” multimedia art by Rutland native and New York artist, 77Art, Rutland Opera House 59 Merchants Row, Rutland,

Chaffee Art Center: “Portraits & Dreams,” through Feb. 14, mixed media from general call to artists, 16 S. Main St., Rutland, 802-775-0356, Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

RUVT Gallery: Bill Ramage, ongoing, “The Rutland ‘Ideal City’ Drawing,” installation, Rutland Opera House, 59-67 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-468-1266, Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

St. JohnsburyNortheast Kingdom Artisans Guild: Teresa Celemin, through Feb. 22, “Look at Me & Let Me Explain,” work by Philippines-bornNortheast Kingdom artist, Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158, Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Meet the artist party and talk, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

ShelburneFurchgott-Sourdiffe: “Transitions,” through Jan. 31, annual winter group show, 86 Falls Road, Shelburne, 802-985-3848,

Shelburne Museum: “Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography,” through March 8, features the work of 13 artists who treat the darkroom as a laboratory; “Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy,” through Jan. 12, focuses on the life and artwork of architect, author, illustrator, and pioneering decoy collector Joel D. Barber (1876-1952), Route 7, Shelburne, 802-985-3346,

SpringfieldThe Great Hall: “Alchemy: Metal, Mystery and Magic,” through February, group show explores both the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metalwork, 100 River St., Springfield, 802-885-3061,

StoweHelen Day Art Center: “Love Letters,” Jan. 16-April 18, work by Louise Bourgeois, Robert Buck, Molly Davies, Jim Dine, Tracey Emin, John Killacky and Eiko Otake, and Jeroen Nelemans. 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. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.

TunbridgeTunbridge Public Library: Kate Reeves, through Feb. 18, “My Winter World,” acrylic and watercolor paintings by Barnard artist, 289 Route 110, Tunbridge, 802-889-9404.

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