Visual Arts of Vermont | Vermont Arts
AR Market: Meryl Lebowitz, until November 30, “A Way from Reality”, abstract paintings, ARTE at AR ”, 159 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.
Main Street: Barre Art Splash, until September 7, 37 cats, dogs and racing cars decorated by local artists (they will be auctioned on September 18 at the Vermont Barre Granite Museum for the benefit of the Rotary Club and the artists), Main Street Barre, www.barrevtrotary.org
Studio Place Arts: Rock Solid XXI, Sept. 15-Oct. 30, stone sculptures and assemblages of artists from the region; Austin Furtake-Cole’s “Moves”, second floor gallery; “Crafted Narratives” by Rob Millard-Menendez, third floor gallery; “In the Current” by Gail Skudera, September 15-Oct. 16, Quick Change Gallery, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre; 802-479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com Art Social at the SPA, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23.
Bennington Museum: “Boundless”, until December 31, new paintings and mixed media by Dusty Boynton; “Robert Frost: At Present in Vermont,” through November 7, Frost’s life and work as a poet and farmer in Bennington County 1920-38; “Love, Marriage and Divorce,” through December 31, from the ups and downs of love and heartbreak, from Victorian wedding dresses to outrageous stories of sexual harassment; “Neveruses: Beyonder”, until September 6, J. Stoner Blackwell reuses existing plastic bags as works of art, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Expedition”, until October 11, works by various artists, many of whom have never been exhibited in Vermont before; “Sequences: Ode to Minor White”, a group exhibition of contemporary works reflecting the aesthetic and philosophical ideas of photographer-writer-educator Minor White (1908-76); “Delano Dunn: Novelties,” the artist’s first solo exhibition in a museum brings together two works that explore love, racial identity, family history and the experience of making art in quarantine; “Charlie Hunter: Semaphore,” focuses on the accurately rendered images by the Bellows Falls painter of anachronistic railway structures; “Erick Johnson: Double Take,” an immersive installation incorporating his paintings into his Instagram feed, which often features images of patterned objects seen on the streets of New York City, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
BCA Center: “Bubblegum Pop”, until October 10, merging popular and consumer culture with fantastic themes; Kaylynn TwoTrees, until October 10, immersive installation by Vermont artist, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551, www.burlingtoncityarts.com
Kent Museum: “20/20 Retrospective: Seeing the Past Again with Contemporary Art”, Sept. 10-Oct. 10, thematic exhibition takes a contemporary look at the methods and materials used to develop rural culture in late 19th century Vermont, Kent’s Corner, Calais, 802-223-6613, www.kentscorner.org The exhibition is open every week: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Friday to Sunday, or by appointment. The opening reception will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday September 11; reception closing from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 10. Free advance tickets are required to visit the opening weekend (September 10-12).
Rokeby Museum: “A Modern Artist: The Commercial Art of Rachael Robinson Elmer,” until October 24, a modern artist navigating the expanding profession of commercial art in the early 20th century; “Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont”, in progress, interpretive trail and farm buildings, 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 802-877-3406, rokeby.org
The Hyde Collection: “Summer Bomb Pop: Collections in Dialogue”, until October 31, 17 contemporary abstract paintings associated with 20th century works from the Hyde’s Feibes & Schmitt Collection; “Masterpieces & Mysteries”, until October 31, artistic treasures and historical queries on art taken from its vaults, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY, 518-792-1761, hydecollection.org
Bread & Puppet Museum, until November 1, fantastic collection of puppets of all sizes, from hand puppets to gigantic puppets used in parades and circuses, which fill a renovated 1860s barn, Route 122, Glover, 802- 525-3031, www.breadandpuppet .org Hours: 10 am to 6 pm daily and after performances; entry is free (donations welcome).
Museum of Everyday Life: “Life in Lists and Notes, through May 22 (2022), celebrating the poetic, mnemonic, narrative and enumerative qualities of Lists and Notes, and exploring their myriad creative, professional uses , bureaucratic, institutional, domestic and personal through the ages, 3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16, Glover, www.museumofeverydaylife.org
Hood Museum of Art: “Yellow Quick-to-See Smith: Trade Canoe: Forty Days and Forty Nights”, until December 12; “Form and Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics”, until January 2; “A Legacy for Learning: The Jane and Raphael Bernstein Collection”, until February 6; “Drawing Lines”, until September 4; “Thornton Dial: The Tiger Cat”, Sept. 11-Feb. 27, Dartmouth College, 4 E. Wheelock St., Hanover, NH, 603-646-1110, hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu Festive Reintroduction, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 18
Hardwick Inn: “111 Copper Nails” through September 6, “Bread and Puppet Calendar Prints: A 36 Year Retrospective,” 4 S. Main St., Hardwick, 802-472-5334. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. More on: Front Seat Café, 101 S. Main St. Video by Jerome Lipani available on youtu.be/wJkVd-LoJqk
Bryan Memorial Gallery: “Made in Vermont”, until September 6, showcasing the ingenuity and ingenuity of Vermonters; “Iconic Vermont,” until September 6, works in all paint formats with Prime Locations, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100, www.bryangallery.org
AVA Gallery: Four personal exhibitions, until October 1, Winkie Kelsey: “Rocks to Galaxies”; William Peabody: “A Collection of Memories”; Jay Singh: “From yesterday to today”; Coralea Wennberg: “Plant Stories”, 1, rue Bank, Liban, NH, 603-448-3117, www.avagallery.org
Southern Vermont Arts Center: “Our Tangled Choices: Art and the Environment”, until November 14, work by Pat Musick and Michelle Lougee; Solo Exhibitions 2020: From late summer through September 26, 10 artists working in a range of media, including mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock print), photography, welded metal art, metal painting, egg tempera, ceramics, etc., Yester House, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405, www.svac.org
Stella Quarta Decima: “Anticipation”, until October, with artists Matthew Monk, James Rauchman, Diane Sophrin, Hannah Morris, Kate Burnim and Lynn Newcomb, SQD Gallery, 3568 Main St., Manchester, www.stellaquartadecima.com
Henry Sheldon Museum: “Henry at 22: collector. Museum Founder & More ”, until December 31, artefacts; “Faces of Addison County: A Trent Campbell Retrospective,” through September 11; photographs; “Kate Pond from the Heart: A Sculptor’s Process”, until September 11, three sculptures in the museum garden, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802-388-2117, www.henrysheldonmuseum.org
Town Hall Theater: “Dreaming of Tombuctu” until October 31, the exhibit unveils the little-known history of black landownership in Vermont, 68 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury, 802-388 -1436, www.townhalltheater.org
Susan Calza Gallery: “Story Times: How You Cut It”, until September 6, multimedia installation by Susan Calza, 138 Main St., Montpellier, 802-224-6827, www.susancalza.com Hours: 10 am to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment.
The Front Gallery: Cheryl Betz, September, mixed media paintings from five different series started during the pandemic, 6 rue Barre, Montpellier, 802-552-0877, www.thefrontvt.com Hours (limited occupancy): 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday , 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment.
Supreme Court of Vermont: postponed: “Paul Gruhler – Harmonics: 60 years of Life in Art”, 111 State St., Montpellier, 802-828-0749, curator.vermont.gov
TW Wood Gallery: Patty Hudak, until October 30, “Botanical Ornaments”, Nuquist Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpellier, 802-262-6035, www.twwoodgallery.org Hours: noon to 4 pm Thursday to Saturday, or by appointment.
University of Norwich: Jennifer Bryan, until December 10, “Liquid Mind: Abstractions,” work intended to convey current states of mind, visually encapsulating the ebb and flow of manic depression, Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield, 802-485-2183, norwich.edu/museum
Chaffee Art Center: “Reflecting on the Past and the Future”, through September 10, with photographer Jon Olender, artist Jen Rondinon and others, 16 S. Main St. in Rutland, 802-775- 0356, www.chaffeeartcenter.org Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and by appointment.
Catamount Arts: “Open to Landscape, until September 26, paintings, photographs and works on paper by Keith Chamberlin, Terry Ekasala, Anni Lorenzini and Elizabeth Nelson, 39 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-2600, www . catamountarts.org
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: The Book Arts Guild of Vermont, through September 25, “The Art of the Book: Is It a Book?” group show, Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158, www.nekartisansguild.com
Shelburne Museum: “New England Now: People,” until October 17, contemporary regional artists celebrate New Englanders; “Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives”, until August 29, 6000 Shelburne Road (Route 7), Shelburne, 802-985-3346, shelburnemuseum.org Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday to Sunday. Admission is $ 25, $ 15 for Vermonters, $ 14 for 13-17 year olds, $ 12 for 5-12 year olds, free for children under 5.
Lemon Fair Sculpture Park: “Find Your Own Space”, until November, site-specific installation by artist Susan Teare of Essex Junction, plus other new sculptures, 4547 Route 74, Shoreham, 802-383-8161 , www.lemonfairsculpturepark.com
The Vault: Photographer Gene Parulis, until September 8, “Mandalas and Nature”, Vermont State Craft Center, 68 Main St., Springfield, 802-885-7111, www.galleryvault.org
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: “Exploring Earth”, through October 31, reflects on the intersection of spirituality and art, celebrating the magic of the Earth, spirits in nature, animals, plants and transcendence, Altered Spaces Gallery, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, 802-760-4634, www.sprucepeakarts.org Hours: by appointment only.
Mad River Valley Arts: Bill Brauer retrospective, until October 11, by the legendary Mad River Valley painter, The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, 5031 Main St., Waitsfield, 802-496-6682, madrivervalleyarts.org Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday.
Axel Frame Shop & Gallery: “After Irene: The Floodgates Art Project, Revisited” until September 21, marking the tenth anniversary of our recovery as a community from Tropical Storm Irene, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury, 802 -244 -7801, www.axelsgallery.com Schedule your visit: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Carving Studio & Sculpture Center: SculptFest21: “Artefact”, 11 Sept.-Oct. 24 636 Marble St., West Rutland, 802-438-2097, www.carvingstudio.org Public Opening Reception, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 11, live music from Moose Crossing.