Visual Arts

“Work and Play, Round and Round,” an exhibition of paintings by Kathy Black is up at Axel’s Gallery and Frame Shop in Waterbury through July 3. Pictured is “Consuming the Goddess.”

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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: “Color Contours,” through Aug. 14, work by Alex Costantino and Clark Derbes, ARTE at AR,” 159 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Espresso Bueno: Arthur Zorn, “Basically Blue, Basically New,” through June 30, abstract art by Barre artist, 248 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-0896, Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Main Street: Barre Art Splash, through Sept. 7, 37 cats, dogs and race cars decorated by local artists (they will be auctioned off Sept. 18 at the Vermont Barre Granite Museum to benefit the Rotary club and artists), Main Street Barre,

Studio Place Arts: “Cranbrook Connections,” through June 26, works from The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in honor of the late critic Marc Awodey who attended; Silent Auction to benefit SPA programs (bidding concludes at 4 p.m. June 25), Second Floor Gallery; “Digital Natives: Art of Central Vermont’s Next Generation,” work from Central Vermont Career Center, Third Floor Gallery, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre; 802-479-7069, Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Bellows Falls

Canal Street Gallery: “Keiser + Kecik Color Light Pattern Duo Show,” through June 12 paintings of Carol Keiser and the fine-art-glass from Nicholas Kekic of Tsuga Studios, 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 1920-1938; “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: “Signs of Life,” through 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.


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: “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,


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 vault, 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 a renovated 1860s barn, Route 122, Glover, 802-525-3031,


Highland Center: “Relative Color,” through July 1, paintings by father and daughter Matt and Heidi Broner, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802-533-9075, Opening reception and artist talk, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 6.


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: “Main Street,” through June 20, speaks to the long-awaited opportunity to get outdoors and re-engage with community life in the Northeast; “Interiors — Walls Within,” through June 20, member artists share some of their COVID-induced interior paintings, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100,


Southern Vermont Arts Center: “Force,” through June 27, Salem Art Works (SAW) beings together some of today’s most progressive artists; Spring/Summer All Member Exhibition, through June 6; Vermont Pastel Society Exhibitions, through June 6, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405,


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.


The Front Gallery: Group Show 43, through June 27, introducing new artist-members Monica DiGiovanni, Chris Jeffrey, J. Carrier, Richard Moore, Kathy Stark, Liz Nelson, Melora Kennedy, Karen Cygnarowicz, Marjorie Kramer and Danny Sagan, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours (limited occupancy): 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, or by appointment.

T.W. Wood Gallery: “Sweet,” through July 31, quality of sweetness from contemporary Vermont artists Lois Eby, PJ Desrochers, Monica DiGiovanni, Deluxe Unlimited, Sam Talbot-Kelly and Cheryl Betz (curator tour, 1 p.m. July 10); “Anew,” through June 25, works by 29 Vermont artists with disabilities, 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours are: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and by appointment.


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, Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


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,


Stone Valley Arts: Will Kasso Condry, June 8-July 18, “Pandemic Patient Enlightenment (PPE): Works on Paper,” solo show by Vermont artist; “Neuroanatomy,” through June 27, juried open call collage show with 67 pieces by 29 artists; “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, Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, and by appointment. Opening reception and lecture by Will Kasso Condry, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 13.


Chandler Gallery: “Kaleidoscope,” through June 26, local artist show, 73 Main St., Randolph, 802-728-9878, Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, and when “Open” flag is raised.

Gifford Gallery: Michael T. Jermyn, through June 28, “Beyond the Beyonds,” photographs from Vermont, and from recent trips to Italy, Espana and Guatemala by Montpelier artist, Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph, 802-728-7000.


Chaffee Art Center: “Four Strong Women,” June 11-July 23, “Impermanence” by Carolyn Shattuck; “Back to the Garden” by Sandy Mayo; “Respite” by Christine Holzschuh; “Unfolding Thoughts” by Mary Fran Lloyd, 16 S. Main St. in Rutland, 802-775-0356,

St. Johnsbury

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: “4 Visions: Paper as a Medium,” through 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, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


Shelburne Museum: “Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives,” through Aug. 29; “New England Now: People,” June 26-Oct. 17, regional contemporary artists celebrate the people of New England; “Peter Kirkiles: At Scale,” through Oct. 17, 14 sculptures, 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.

South Pomfret

Artistree: AP Art & Seniors Student Show, through June 13, Artistree Community Arts Center & Gallery, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, 802 457-3500,


The Vault: “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: An Exploration,” held over through July 23, 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: Kathy Black, through July 3, Work and Play, Round and Round,” paintings exploring women at different points of their lives, 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:Spring Members Exhibit, through June 27, featuring 350 artists, 636 Marble St., West Rutland, 802-438-2097, Gallery hours (COVID precautions): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday-Saturday. Public opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5.

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