Vermont Visual Arts

The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, is exhibiting “New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture,” up through Aug. 31, in its Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. Master artist Masiti Mohamed (pictured) continues the tradition of Somalian needlework, called farsama, by teaching young women in her community. (Photo by Ned Castle)

Editor’s note: Please send visual art listings to or Arlington                                                                                                                              Canfield Library: “Famous Artists of Arlington,” through Aug. 15, exhibit of local artists and their models 1920-1960 centers on Norman Rockwell, East Arlington Road, Arlington, 802-375-6153,   Barre Morse Block Deli: Orah Moore, through Aug. 10, “Stewards of the Land,” hand-printed silver-print photographs of the American west by founding member of Women in Photography and founder of Haymaker Press, Morse Block, 260 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, Studio Place Arts: “Scorched,” through Aug. 25, group show illustrating the effects of heat and fire, Main Floor Gallery; “Ode to Common Things,” Julia Pavone’s found object paintings, Second Floor Gallery; “Anarchist Portraits,” paintings and drawings by Nitya Brighenti, 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.   Bennington Bennington Museum: Edward Koren, through Sept. 9, “Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings,” by New Yorker cartoonist and Brookfield resident; “Magic and Mystery,” ongoing, works by Gayleen Aiken and Duane Michals; “Bennington Modernism,” ongoing; “Gilded Age Vermont,” ongoing, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Wednesday.   Berlin Central Vermont Medical Center: Heidi Broner, through Aug. 3, “Inner Lives,” paintings by local artist, CVMC Gallery, 130 Fisher Road, Berlin, 802-371-4100.   Brandon Brandon Artists Guild: Deborah Goodwin, through Aug. 28, “Fabrications in Clay,” ceramic works by Stockbridge artist, 7 Center St., Brandon, 802-247-4956, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.   Brattleboro Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Best of ‘Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys’,” through Sept. 24, Steve Gerberich's zany interactive sculptures; “Roz Chast: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Through Sept. 24, 139 original illustrations from the graphic memoir by The New Yorker cartoonist; “David Rios Ferreira: And I Hear Your Words That I Made Up,” through Sept. 24, dynamic assemblages; “Debra Ramsay: Painting Time,” through Sept. 24, four abstract paintings, each corresponding to a season; “Shona Macdonald: Terrestrial Vale, through Sept. 24, ongoing series of works on paper depicting fledgling plantings; “Robert DuGrenier: Handle With Care,” through Sept. 24, sculptures made from cast and/or blown glass with the remnants of tools; “Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian,” ongoing, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Saturday; closed Tuesday; $8, $6 for seniors, $4 for students (under 5 free). Brooks House: “New Passage,” ongoing, pastelsby Lesley Heathcote, encaustics by Jen Wiechers and acrylic paintings by Walter Slowinski, Brattleboro-West Arts, Atrium Hallway Gallery, 130 Main St., Brattleboro,   Burlington BCA Center: Crystal Wagner, through Oct. 7, “Traverse,” site-specific installation and intricate wall-sculptures comprised of screen-printed and hand-cut paper by Philadelphia artist; Matt Thorsen, through July 25, celebrating the life and work of Seven Days photojournalist,Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Flynn Center: “Horizons,” through Sept. 1, 17 artists from around the state on the wide-open theme, including paintings, drawings, prints, stained glass, and photography, curated by John Killacky,Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, 147 Main St., Burlington, 802-652-4500, Flynndog: “Extra-Ordinary,” through Aug. 31, work by Nancy Hayden, Lynne Reed, Annie Caswell, Melanie Brotz, Linda Van Cooper, LaVerne Ferguson, Kelley Taft, Kara Greenblot, Holly Hauser and Betsy Ward, Flynndog Gallery, 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 802-652-9985, UVM Fleming Museum: Closed through Sept. 3, 802-656-0750 (info: 656-2090),   Castleton Merwin Gallery: “We are not forgotten,” July 14-Aug. 12, “Nosotros no estamos olvidados,” protest against the immigration and refugee policies of the Trump administration by Vermont artists and poets, Merwin Gallery, 557 Main St., Castleton, 802-468 2592, Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, with refreshments and poetry reading.   Chelsea Chelsea Public Library: Linda Ducharme, July-August, “Velvet Brown Disease,” reflects Chelsea artist’s love of horses, 296 Vt. Route 110, Chelsea, 802-685-2188, Artist reception, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19.   Glens Falls, N.Y. The Hyde Collection: “The Prints of Rockwell Kent,” through July 22, celebrating the American painter and illustrator (1882-1971), from the Ralph C. Nemec collection; “A Life and Art of His Own: The Paintings of Rockwell Kent,” through July 22, from North Country collections, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, N.Y., 518-792-1761, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; admission is $12, $10 for seniors; free for children, students and active military.   Glover 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, Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and after performances; admission is free (donations welcomed). Museum tours at 1:30 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Fridays July and August.   Granville, N.Y. “Artifactual: SVM Collection Highlights,” through Aug. 23, art and objects from the museum’s collection, Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water St., Granville, N.Y., 518-642-1417, Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; $5.   Jeffersonville Bryan Memorial Gallery: “The Head of the Class,” through Sept. 3, 30 artworks by Lamoille County present and former elementary and high school teachers; “The Sky’s the Limit,” through Sept. 3, juried group exhibit by 72 artists featuring the sky, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and by appointment.   Manchester Southern Vermont Arts Center: George Kalinsky Sports Photography,” through July 22, work by the official photographer of Madison Square Garden,” West Road, Manchester, 802-362-1405, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. stART Space: Summer Show, through August, 18 artists focus on non-representational and abstract art, Manchester Shopping Center, 263 Depot. St., Manchester, 802-768-8498, Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.   Middlebury Middlebury College Museum of Art: “1968: The Whole World Is Watching,” through Aug. 12, art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues then transforming American society;“Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift,” through Aug. 12, photographs of children from all corners of the globe, including works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon and Leonard Freed; 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, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Henry Sheldon Museum: “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals,” through summer, by self-taught Addison County Carvers Gary Starr, William Holway and Chuck Herrmann, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802 388-2117, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $5 admission,  $3 ages 6-18, $4.50 for seniors, $12 per family. Town Hall Theater: Janet Fredericks, through Sept. 9, “Land Marks…The Land We Mark, Marks Us, Vermont artistsketches the human interaction with the ever-changing landscape, 68 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury, 802-388-1436,   Montpelier Capitol Grounds: Elliot Burg, through July 31, photographic portraits in black and white from around the world, Green Bean Art Gallery, State Street, Montpelier, 802-223-7800, The Front Gallery: Show26, through Aug. 4, member show with guests, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment. Governor's Gallery: Nick DeFriez, through Sept. 28, “Hillsides and Hexagons,” paintings and drawings by Chelsea artist reference Vermont farming, Vermont Governor’s Office (photo ID required), Pavilion Building (fifth floor), 109 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-3333, Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Montpelier Art Walk reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Sandra Maccarrone, July, “Watercolors New & Old,” 35 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-3338, Vermont Arts Council: “New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture,” through Aug. 12, photographs by Ned Castle, Jeff Woodward, and Kathleen Haughey highlight the work of seven cultural groups; “SiteTime,” through 2019, artists Erika Senft Miller, Nancy Winship Milliken, and Michael Zebrowski explore wood as an art form in this evolving exhibit, 136 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-3293, Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Vermont Supreme Court: Harry A. Rich, through Sept. 28, “The Vermont Years, So Far …,” large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings by Vermont artist, 111 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-0749, Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Montpelier Art Walk reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Wood Art Gallery: Annual Summer Juried Show, through Aug. 31, works of Vermont artists; Essex Art League and Milton Artists Guild, through Aug. 31, member show;works from the Federal Art Collection and the T.W. Wood permanent collection, ongoing, 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday; or by appointment.   Montreal Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: “From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present,” through Sept. 16, looks at the transformation in our view of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas from the end of the 19th century to the present day; “Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art,” through Sept. 16, challenges preconceived notions of Blackness in Canada through the work of eight contemporary artists; From the Hands of the Masters II: From Parmigianino to Matisse,” through Aug. 12, old and modern master drawings from Canada’s most important private collection, 1339 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, 514-285-2000, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; $23 Canadian, $15 for ages 13-30, 12 and younger free. Museum of Contemporary Art: “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Unstable Presence,” through Sept. 9, major survey of Montreal artist's work over the past 18 years, bringing together 21 pieces, including several large-scale immersive installations;“Alone Together,” through Aug. 26, Canadian artists Sarah Anne Johnson, Jeremy Shaw, Jon Rafman and Graeme Patterson reflect on the paradoxes of our society and the concept of community; “The Prophets,” through Aug. 26. is a collection of small and delicate sculptures handmade using everyday materials created by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Place des Arts, 185 St. Catherine St. West, Montreal,   Morrisville River Arts: Neil Berger, through Sept. 2, “Men, Mountains, Sky,” paintings from Burlington’s Battery Park; Vermont Comic Creators Group Exhibit, through Sept. 2, The Gallery at River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville, 802-888-1261, Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.   North Bennington Vermont Art Exchange: 21stAnnual North Bennington Sculpture Show, through Nov. 3, throughout the campus, Sage Street Mill, 48 Main St., North Bennington, 802-442-5549,   Northfield Norwich University: “Explorers of Norwich,” ongoing, Norwich University alumni whose lives shaped and changed our nation during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries,Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield, 802-485-2620,   Plainfield Goddard College: Peter Schumann, through Sept. 27, “Possibilitarian Uprising: Post-Apocalyptic for ¾ Empire,” woodcuts inspired by Albrecht Dürer by Bread and Puppet Theater founder, Elliot D. Pratt Center, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, 802-322-1724, Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.   Poultney Stone Valley Arts: “This Is Us,” through July 22, open group exhibit of "portraits" of ourselves and our neighbors, Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main St., Poultney, 802-287-8197,   Randolph Chandler Gallery: Bob Eddy, through Sept. 1, “A Second Look,” Randolph artist’s black and white photography for the Herald of Randolph, 73 Main St., Randolph, 802-728-9878, Hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.   Reading Hall Art Foundation: “Made in Vermont,” through Nov. 25, group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists; “The Solace of Amnesia,” through Nov. 25,over 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures by some 25 artists; “Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros,” through Nov. 26, over 80 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures illustrating the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love selected by American artist Eric Fischl from the Hall Art Foundation collections, 551 Vermont Route 106, Reading, 802-952-1056, Open Wednesdays and weekends by appointment.   Rochester The BigTown Gallery: Peter Moriarty, through Aug. 25, “Light and Paper / Mes Plantes,” photography; JoAnne Carson, through Aug. 25, “Hyper Flora,” work by Brooklyn-Shoreham artist,99 N. Main St. (Route 100), Rochester, 802-767-9670, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Artists’ reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14.   Rutland 77 Gallery: Arts Residency Exhibition, July 17-Aug. 31, 77Art, CVPS Building, 77 Grove St., Rutland, 802-299-7511, Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Alley Gallery: “My First Street He(art): NYC,” through July 28, a street art, mural and graffiti show from more than 40 artists from around the world, Center Street Alley, Rutland, 802-299-7511, email, Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closing reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28. RUVT Gallery: Bill Ramage, ongoing, “The Rutland ‘Ideal City’ Drawing,” installation by Bill Ramage, Rutland Opera House, 59-67 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-468-1266, Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Castleton Bank Gallery: “Fireman 2,” through Aug. 18, work by sculptors Glenn Campbell and Mark Burnett,104 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-282-2396, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Chaffee Art Center: Vermont Pastel Society, through July 21, work by 40 members selected by Brandon artist Fran Bull, 16 S. Main St., Rutland, 802-775-0356, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Rutland City Hall: Mary Fran Lloyd, through Aug. 9, 31 “Life in the Abstract,” paintings using acrylic paint and personalized collage papers, 1 Strongs Ave., Rutland. Hours: 8:30 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.   Saxtons River Main Street Arts: Heather J. Geoffrey, through July, “Borderlands,” images in a variety of media as “whispers from a place where the veils between worlds are thin” by Vermont artist,35 Main St., Saxtons River, 802-869-2960,   Shelburne Furchgott-Sourdiffe: “Into the Light,” through July 17, group show featuring Dick Weis and 15 others; Kate Longmaid, July 20-Aug. 21, “Bloom,” floral still lifes by Shelburne artist, 86 Falls Road, Shelburne, 802-985-3848, Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 20. Shelburne Museum: “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows,” through Oct. 21, explores the profound influence Wild West shows had on shaping contemporary understandings of the American West, Pizzagalli Center; “Bench Space,” through Oct. 31, celebrating contemporary furniture designers’ and artists’ inspirations and interpretations of the world around them;“Crystal Cawley,” through Oct. 31, drawing attention to objects that might otherwise be overlooked;“In the Garden,” through Aug. 26, examines the influence flowers and insects have had on art and material culture over five centuries, Route 7, Shelburne, 802-985-3346, Hours (through Oct. 31): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; admission is: $25, $23 for seniors, $15 for college students, $14 for ages 13-17, $12 for ages 5-12 (under 5 free); $15 for Vermont resident (with license), $8 for ages 5-17; active military free.   South Pomfret Artistree: Xavier Cortada, through July 14, Cuban artist, Artistree Community Arts Center & Gallery, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, 802 457-3500, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closing reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, July 14.   Springfield The Vault: “Cycles of Life,” through July 26, “Open Wall” open to artists in all genres within a 30-mile radius of Springfield, Vermont State Craft Center, 68 Main St., Springfield, 802-885-7111, Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.   Stowe Green Mountain Fine Art: Annelein Beukenkamp, through July, “Different Works,” new work by Vermont artist, 64 S. Main St., Stowe, 802-253-1818, Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday. Helen Day Art Center: “Reclamation\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \,” through Sept. 8, nationally acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed,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. West Branch Gallery: “Fragile,” through Aug. 18, Artists' response to current social, political, and environmental challenges in our global consciousness, 17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, 802-253-8943, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.   Tunbridge Tunbridge Public Library: Marion Lent, through Aug. 18, “Sprites to Live By,” 30 handmade “sprites” hang from the libraty ceiling, 289 Route 110, Tunbridge, 802-889-9404.   Waitsfield The Bundy Modern: “The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse Between Father and Daughter,” through Sept. 3, photographs by Michael Craig-Martin and Jessica Craig-Martin; 12 original modern sculptures from the 1960s that have been returned after 25 years, ongoing, Bundy Road (off Route 100 South), Waitsfield, 802-583-5832, Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment.   Waterbury Axel’s Frame Shop & Gallery: Rob Hitzig, through Aug. 25, “Colorful Musings,” Montpelier artist explores interactions of colors and shapes through geometric abstraction, 5 Stowe St. Waterbury, 802-244-7801, Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.   West Rutland Carving Studio & Sculpture Center: Sculptor Ed Smith, Aug. 5, work in bronze and plaster, 636 Marble St., West Rutland, 802-438-2097, Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by appointment.

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