Visual Arts

A new exhibition at Shelburne Museum explores how our love of animals manifests itself in a myriad of ways in our domestic lives, including paintings and carvings, ceramics and rugs. “Creature Comfort: Animals in the House” opens Feb. 1. Pctured is The Haas Brothers: “Pair of Guard Beasts: Brooke Shields” (2016), Icelandic sheepskin, silver-plated cast bronze, and ebony.

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ArlingtonCanfield Gallery: Seline Skoug, through Feb. 12, works by Vermont landscape photographer, Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road, Arlington, 802-375-6153,

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,” through 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. 201 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Bellows FallsProject Space 9: Scott Morgan, through Feb. 29, paintings by Scott Morgan influenced by his musical background and 25-year career as a landscape architect, Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP), Exner Block, 9 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-463-3252, email:

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: Regis Cummings, through March 21, “Flowers, Faces, Familiar Places,” paintings by Montpelier artist, CVMC Gallery, 130 Fisher Road, Berlin, 802-371-4100.

BrandonBrandon Artists Guild: Annual Student Art Show, Feb. 7-March 1, new artwork by local students grades K-12, 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. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

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 Prints 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 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, through 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: “Animal Transformations,” through May 8, animal-related objects from the Fleming’s extensive collections; “Let’s Have a Ball!” Feb. 7-May 8, “Wood Gaylor and the New York Art Scene, 1913–1936”; “WARP,” Feb. 7-May 8, War rugs of Afghanistan; 61 Colchester Ave., Burlington, 802-656-0750 (info: 656-2090), Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; $5 admission, $3 for students and seniors. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 (exhibition tours, 4:30 to 5:30; Costume Art Ball, 5:30 to 7).

ChelseaNorth Common Arts: Chris Groschner, through March 14, found object assemblages by Corinth artist, 3 North Common, Chelsea, 802-685-4699,

Glens Falls, N.Y.The Hyde Collection: Francisco Goya,” through April 26, “The Caprichos Etchings”; “Aquatints and Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint,” through April 26, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, N.Y., 518-792-1761,

GreensboroHighland Center: Mark Barry, through Feb. 16, “Snow Daze,” paintings celebrating winter in Vermont, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802-533-9075,

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,

JohnsonNVU-Johnson State College: “Coming Together,” through Feb. 7, work by NVU facilty and staff, Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Dibden Center for the Arts, Northern Vermont University-Johnson, 337 College Hill, Johnson, 802-635-1481, Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closing reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

Lebanon, N.H.Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Winter Art Exhibition, through March, work by Craig Albotello, Mark Council, Belinda Evans, Kathryn Field, Linda Knisley, Penny Koburger, John Macadam and the Vermont Pastel Society, Level 4 Mall Lounge, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H., 603-650-6187,

LyndonvilleNVU-Lyndon: “2-by-2,” through March 19, community show of 2-by-2-inch works, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Quimby Gallery, Lyndonville, Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closing reception, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

ManchesterEllenbogen Galley: Richard Weis, through March 14, “Beyond Words,” new paintings by Castleton artist, Manchester Shopping Center, 263 Depot. St., Manchester, 802-768-8498,

Southern Vermont Arts Center: “I Am More: Facing Stigma,” through March 15; Gisela Gamper, through 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,

MarshfieldJaquith Library: Annual Invitational Group Art Show, through March 2, celebration of Marshfield’s local art scene, 122 School St., Marshfield, 802-426-3581,

MiddleburyEdgewater Gallery on the Green: Kathleen Kolb, through 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, through May 3, “Hair Story in Charcoal and Ink,” work by Chinese-American artist; “Weimar, Dessau, Berlin,” Feb. 7-April 19, Bauhaus as school and laboratory; 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,

MontpelierThe Front Gallery: Show 36, through Feb. 2, Show 37, Feb. 7-29, 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. Art Walk reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

Vermont Arts Council: 2020 Vermont Artists to Watch, Feb. 3-March 27, a survey of contemporary art in the state, VAC Spotlight Gallery, 136 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-3293, Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

Vermont State House: “Women in the State House,” Feb. 5-ongoing, four-panel story that begins with women’s suffrage and concludes with women exercising equal political power, Main Lobby, 115 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-0749, Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Opening ceremony and reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

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: Bread and Puppet Theater, through Feb. 20, “The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part I,” work by Peter Schumann and members of the theater, 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. Artist performance, 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

MontrealMuseum of Contemporary Art: Arthur Jafa, through March 1, “Love is the Message, the Message is Death”; “Painting with a mirror,” through March 15, 1980s emblematic works from the collection; “Points of Light,” through, June 14, video works from the collection, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Place des Arts, 185 St. Catherine St. West, Montreal,

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,

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,

RutlandCastleton Bank Gallery: “Family Ties,” through Feb. 22, work of nine photographers who brought their cameras into their homes, 104 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-282-2396, Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Closing reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.

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.

St. JohnsburyNortheast Kingdom Artisans Guild: Teresa Celemin, through Feb. 22, “Look at Me & Let Me Explain,” work by Philippines-born Northeast Kingdom artist, Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158,

ShelburneShelburne Museum: “Creature Comfort: Animals in the House,” Feb. 1-Aug. 23, art and decorative objects; “Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography,” through March 8, features the work of 13 artists who treat the darkroom as a laboratory. Route 7, Shelburne, 802-985-3346,

South PomfretArtistree: The Daily Artists’ Show, through Feb. 8, work by local artists who have made a year-long commitment to making art each day, Artistree Community Arts Center & Gallery, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, 802 457-3500, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

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,” through 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.

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.

Waterbury CenterGrange Hall: “HeARTfully,” through March 1, artists Jenni B, Monica Callan, Madeline Clark, Geof Hewitt, David Klein, Nicole Knowlton, Joanne Lattrell, Dawn Littlepage, Emma McCallum, Jerry Rayla, and Joy Spontak reflect on who and what they hold dear, Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center, email

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