Visual Arts

It’s spring! And the Brandon Artists Guild is showing “Signs of Life,” its latest exhibition, features works by printmaker Jeannie Podolak and painter Dan Brett, May 7-July 5. A free opening reception will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7. Pictured is “Tenacity,” acrylic on wood by Brett.

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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; “Menagerie,” through May 22, collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition by Anne Davis, 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, through May 8, “Mountain Sea and Sky,” oils by Andover artist, 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-289-0104,


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 Aug. 15, photographs by Dona Ann McAdams, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571,


Brandon Artists Guild: “Pet Project,” through May 2, all-member animal-themed exhibit that celebrates all creatures great and small; “Signs of Life,” May 7-July 5, works by printmaker Jeannie Podolak and painter Dan Brett, 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 opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7.


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,


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. Private tours for families/households are offered at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and for individual adults at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays May 4 and 11.

UVM Fleming Museum: Closed due to COVID-19, 802-656-0750 (info: 656-2090),


Rokeby Museum: Reopening to the public May 9, “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: Collection closed through May 1, 518-792-1761,

Hanover, N.H.

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


Hardwick Inn: “111 Copper Nails,” through Sept. 6, “Bread & Puppet Calendar Prints: A 36-&ear 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.


Bryan Memorial Gallery: “The Legacy Collection,” through May 2, work by member artists, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100,

Lebanon, N.H.

AVA Gallery: Three solo exhibitions, through June 4, “Mosaic: Sage Lewis,” “Beings: Torin Porter” and “Renewal: Helen Schmidt”: “Tethered by Light,” through June 4, group exhibition inspired by National Mental Health Awareness Month, 1 Bank St., Lebanon, N.H., 603-448-3117,


Southern Vermont Arts Center: “Force,” May 8-June 27, Salem Art Works (SAW) beings together some of today’s most progressive artists, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405,


Middlebury College Museum of Art: Closed until further notice, but open virtually, 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.


Artisans’ Hand: Randy Allen, through mid-May, abstracted scenes recalled from memory, City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier, 802-229-9492,

Susan Calza Gallery: “Barely Touching,” through May 31, collaborative video project by Kelly Holt and Susan Calza, 138 Main St., Montpelier, 802-224-6827, Hours: by appointment only.

T.W. Wood Gallery: “Social Realism to Abstraction: Paintings of the WPA Collection,” ongoing, 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours: free but by appointment only.


River Arts: “New Beginnings,” through July 13, Vermont Watercolor Society Group Exhibition, Foley All Gallery and Copley Common Room Gallery, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville, 802-888-1261,


Stone Valley Arts: “Emergence: From the Studio into the Streets with LMNOPI (a Retrospective),” through May 30, first solo retrospective from Rutland muralist and printmaker Lopi LaRoe, Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main St., Poultney, 802-287-8197, Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1.


Chandler Gallery: “Kaleidoscope,” May 8-June 26, local artist show, 73 Main St., Randolph, 802-728-9878,


Chaffee Art Center: Annual Amateur Photo Contest, through June 4; “Expressions of Me,” through June 4, annual student exhibit and digital expression, 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

StJ Art on the Street: “Evoking Spring,” through May 8, showcasing the work of Northeast Kingdom artists who exhibit both locally and worldwide, downtown storefronts and windows on Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, 802-748-2600,

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: “4 Visions: Paper as a Medium,” May 1-June 12, work by Carolyn Guest, Martha Elmes, J. Frase-White and Lian Brehm, Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158,


Shelburne Museum: Reopens June 2 through Oct. 17, Route 7, Shelburne, 802-985-3346,

South Pomfret

Artistree: “The Way We See It”, through May 22, oil paintings by Rae Newell and Lynn VanNatta, artists, instructors and friends, Artistree Community Arts Center & Gallery, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, 802-457-3500,


The Vault: “A Day in the Life of a Mother,” through May 12, “Photos to You're your Heart and Bring Back Memories” by Jess Kimball; “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,


Mad River Valley Arts: “Art Forms,” through May 21, highlights the multiple approaches artists have adopted to convey their ideas, bringing together both fine arts and quality crafts, 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: “In the Gallery: Recent Work by Axel Stohlberg,” through May 15, small works at even smaller prices,” 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.

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