Visual Arts

The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester is hosting new exhibitions in Yester House. The annual fall-winter all member exhibition, titled “Hope,” is on view through Jan. 3. Pictured is “Garden Oasis with In-ground Pool” by Anthony Surratt.

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AR Market: “ARTE at AR,” through Jan. 16, featuring Vermont painters Juliana Cassino Fechter, Charles Ryerson and Gabriel Tempesta, Alimentari Roscini Market, 159 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069,

Studio Place Arts: Rock Solid XX, through Oct. 30, annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists, Main Gallery; “Ravel: Patterns of Thought and Connection,” by Autumn Tomlinson, Second Floor Gallery; “Faltering Towards Nirvana,” exploration in oil and wax by Larry Bowling, Third Floor Gallery, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. public hours, 2:30 to 4 p.m. private visits, Tuesday-Friday; noon to 2 p.m. public hours 2:30 to 4 p.m. private visits, Saturday; call to schedule 30-minute private visit.

Bellows Falls

Canal Street Gallery: Carol Keiser, through Oct. 31, “Out and About: Three Miles from Home,” Represented Artist Spotlight; “A World Suspended in Color,” through Nov. 14, third annual fine art glass show, 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-289-0104,


Bennington Museum: NBOSS at the Museum, through Nov. 1, part of the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show; People’s Choice Exhibit, through Nov. 3, works from the museum’s collection; “Our Voices, Our Streets: Photographs by Kevin Bubriski,” through Dec. 31, chronicling events in Bennington 2001-04; Scot Borofsky, through Dec. 31, “Gritty Streets to Green Mountains,” paintings by Brattleboro artist; “(re)Sounding,” through Dec. 31, bringing new life to old instruments; Grandma Moses, ongoing; “Bennington Modernism,” ongoing; “Gilded Age Vermont,” ongoing, wealth and prosperity come to Bennington, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571,


Central Vermont Medical Center: John Snell, through October, “The Amazing World,” photographs by Montpelier artist, CVMC Gallery, 130 Fisher Road, Berlin, 802-371-4100. To see the exhibit, go online to at


Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Painting, 1950-1970,” Oct. 24-Feb. 14, New York artists who absorbed the lessons of Abstract Expressionism yet remained dedicated to figurative painting; “Andy Yoder: Overboard,” Oct. 24-March 6, inspired by “The Great Shoe Spill of 1990”; “Rachel Portesi: Hair Portraits,” Oct. 24-Feb. 14, tintype photographs of women; “Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture” Oct. 24-March 6, work of Colombian-born photographer and part-time Vermont resident Federico Pardo; “Erik Hoffner: Ice Visions” Oct. 24-March 6, photographs of ice patterns from holes bored by ice fishermen; “Our Storied Landscape: Revealing the Brattleboro Words Trail,” Oct. 24-Feb. 14, drawings for a map by Cynthia Parker-Houghton, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124, Opening reception, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

Vermont Center for Photography: 2020 Annual Members Exhibition, through Dec. 20, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, 802-251-6051,


BCA Center: “Unprecedented?” Oct. 23-Jan. 30, explores the cultural impact of 2029 since the pandemic; “Clay Mohrman: Radiant Thought,” Oct. 23-Jan. 30, Vermont artist creates an installation in response to emotional processing and anxiety, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551,

UVM Fleming Museum: “Reckonings: Fleming,” through Nov. 21, staff reflect on the collection and our current moment; “Intervention,” ongoing, toward an anti-racist, anti-imperialist, anti-colonialist African and Ancient Egyptian Gallery, 61 Colchester Ave., Burlington, 802-656-0750 (info: 656-2090),


Kent Museum: “Hindsight 20/20,” through Oct. 18, outdoor works by artists from “Hindsight” exhibit rescheduled for 2021, Kents Corner, Calais,


Rokeby Museum: “Mending Fences: New Works by Carol MacDonald,” through Oct. 25, objects, monotype prints, and site-specific installations that promote both simple and profound acts of repair, 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 802-877-3406,


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,


Highland Center: “A Critical Balance,” through Nov. 22, eight New England exhibit paintings of a selection of species that are listed as endangered, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802-533-9075,


Birds of Vermont Museum: “Borders: Illusions that Constrain Us,” through Oct. 31, 33 artists, photographers and poets speak to: “What borders do birds encounter?” 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, 802-434-2167,


Bryan Memorial Gallery: “Let Us Introduce You,” through Nov. 8, five established New England Artists who are new to the gallery: Charlie Hunter, Daryl Storrs, Karen Bruson, Jacob Aguiar and Mary Schwartz; “Land and Light and Light and Air,” through Nov. 8, featuring 60 artists; “Watercolors 2020,” ongoing, landscapes, still-lifes, abstracts and more in a range of styles and techniques; “Carnival,” ongoing, showing the festive side of Vermont and the surrounding region; “Legacy 2020,” through Dec. 21, new work by popular 2019 artists, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100,


Vermont Studio Center: “The Parallax View of Pearl Street from the Red Mill Gallery,” through Nov. 4, installation by Gibson + Recoder, Red Mill Gallery, 80 Pearl St., Johnson, 802-635-2727, To schedule a viewing, email

Lebanon, N.H.

AVA Gallery: Charles Platt, Oct. 23-Nov. 27, “A Commemorative Retrospective,” work by member of the Cornish Art Colony; Derek Bell, through Oct. 23, “Perfect Poultry” by West Windsor artist, AVA, 1 Bank St., Lebanon, N.H., 603-448-3117,


Southern Vermont Arts Center: 2020 All-Member Exhibition, through Jan. 31, art reflecting the theme of hope, Yester House; Women Take Wilson Exhibitions, through Nov. 1, photographer Adrien Broom and artists Patty Hudak and Chalice Mitchell, Wilson Museum; 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405,


Henry Sheldon Museum: “Sculpture Haven,” ongoing, new sculpture by Vermont artists Kat Clear, John Matuzs and Kate Pond, and more, Sheldon Museum Garden, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802 388-2117, Hours: daylight.


The Front Gallery: Show 40, through Nov. 1, new work by member artists, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours (limited occupancy): 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, or by appointment.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: “The Preparatory Sketches of Thomas Waterman Wood,” through Dec. 24, some of the finest oil studies in the T.W. Wood Gallery’s collection, 35 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-3338, Call for viewing information.

Montpelier City Hall: “Thomas Waterman Wood: A Master Printmaker,” through Dec. 24, etchings from the T.W. Wood Gallery, City Hall Showcases, 39 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-9502,

Vermont History Museum: “WPA Prints from the T.W. Wood Gallery,” through Jan. 9, 37 prints by early and mid-20th century artists including Hazel Jackson, Vermont artist Ronald Slayton, and Raphael Soyer, Vermont Historical Society, 109 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-2291,

T.W. Wood Gallery: 125th Anniversary Celebration, through Dec. 24, “Thomas Waterman Wood and the Landscape,” Nuquist Gallery; “Realism and Narrative: The Paintings of Thomas Waterman Wood,” Wood Room; “Social Realism to Abstraction: Paintings of the WPA Collection,” 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours: free but by appointment only. Curator Phillip Robertson is offering guided tours. Reserve your spot online for: Nov. 14 (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and Dec. 12 (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.). Limit of eight guests per gallery tour.


River Arts: Seb Sweatman, through Nov. 6, “As it Happens,” solo show of large abstract paintings, The Gallery at River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville, 802-888-1261,


Stone Valley Arts: “Painters Choose Painters,” through Nov. 22, Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main St., Poultney, 802-287-8197,


Chaffee Art Center: Vermont Watercolor Society, through Oct. 30, annual Fall Awards Show; Alexis Kyriak, through Oct. 30, Featured Member Artist, and juried member artists, 16 S. Main St., Rutland, 802-775-0356,

St. Johnsbury

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: Sharon Kenney Biddle, through Nov. 21, “About What Remains,” paintings, assemblage and handmade books by Danville art teacher, Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158,


The Vault: Rick Hearn, through Oct. 21, “Adventures in Pareidolia,” an imaginary land wherein faces are there and hidden, 68 Main St., Springfield, 802-885-7111,


571 Projects: Dorothy Simpson Krause, through Oct. 30, “Past Perfect/Future Tense,” mixed media works, 56 Park St. Stowe, (802) 881-0418,

Helen Day Art Center: “Donna Ann McAdams: Performative Acts,” through Dec. 31, 45 photographs over the last 40 years documenting the avant-garde performance and queer liberation scenes in New York in the ’80s and ’90s, 90 Pond St., Stowe, 802-253-8358,

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