Visual Arts of Vermont | Vermont Arts
All galleries and museums require masks and social distancing, unless otherwise specified. Virtual exhibitions are not listed, but they can be found on Vermont Arts Online.
AR Market: “Color Contours”, until August 14, work by Alex Costantino and Clark Derbes, 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.
Espresso Bueno: Arthur Zorn, “Basically Blue, Basically New”, until June 30, abstract art by the artist Barre, 248 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-0896, espressobueno.com Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
Main Street: Barre Art Splash, until September 7, 37 cats, dogs and race 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: “Cranbrook Connections,” until June 26, works from Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art in honor of the late critic Marc Awodey who attended; Silent auction for SPA programs (auction ends at 4 p.m. on June 25), second floor gallery; “Digital Natives: Art of Central Vermont’s Next Generation”, work of the Central Vermont Career Center, Third Floor Gallery, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre; 802-479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
Canal Street Gallery: “Keizer + Kecik Color Light Pattern Duo Show”, until June 12, paintings by Carol Keizer and art glass by Nicholas Kekic from Tsuga Studios, 23 Canal Street, Bellows Falls, 802-289-0104 , canalstreetartgallery.com
Bennington Museum: “Robert Frost: At Present in Vermont”, through November 7, Frost’s life and work as a poet and farmer in Bennington County 1920-1938; “Love, Marriage and Divorce,” through December 31, of the ups and downs of love and heartache, from Victorian wedding dresses to outrageous tales of sexual harassment; Teachers’ art exhibition, until June 18, teachers from schools in towns in the region contribute to their work; “Neveruses: Beyonder”, until September 6, J. Stoner Blackwell reuses existing plastic bags as works of art; “Performative Acts”, until August 15, photographs by Dona Ann McAdams, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org
“Signs of Life”, until July 5, works by engraver Jeannie Podolak and painter Dan Brett, 7, rue Center, Brandon, 802-247-4956, www.brandonartistsguild.org Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “All Flowers Keep Light”, until 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 stories 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 designs with themes that include masculinity; “Glasstastic”, works of art by children and transformed into three-dimensional sculptures by glass artists, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
BCA Center: “Bubblegum Pop”, June 4-Oct. 10, merging popular and consumer culture with fantastic themes; Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, Jun 4-Oct. 10, immersive installation by the Vermont artist, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551, www.burlingtoncityarts.com
Rokeby Museum: “A Modern Artist: The Commercial Art of Rachael Robinson Elmer”, opening May 30, modern artist navigating the expanding profession of commercial art in the early 20th century; “Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont”, interpretive trail and farm buildings in progress, 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 queries on the history of art drawn from its vaults; High School Juried Show, until May 30, Grade 30, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, New York, 518-792-1761, hydecollection.org
Highland Center: “Relative Color”, until July 11, paintings by father and daughter Matt and Heidi Broner, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802-533-9075, highlandartsvt.org Hours (masks and social distancing required): 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Opening reception and conference with the artists, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 6.
Hardwick Inn: “111 Copper Nails”, until September 6, “Bread & Puppet Calendar Prints: A 36- & ear Retrospective”, 4 S. Main St., Hardwick, 802-472-5334. Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. More at: Front Seat Café, 101 S. Main St.
Bryan Memorial Gallery: “Main Street,” through June 20, talks about the long-awaited opportunity to get out and re-engage in community life in the Northeast; “Interiors – Walls Within”, until June 20, member artists share some of their COVID-induced interior paintings, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100, www.bryangallery.org
AVA Gallery: Three solo exhibitions, until June 4, “Mosaic: Sage Lewis”, “Beings: Torin Porter” and “Renewal: Helen Schmidt”: “Tethered by Light”, until June 4, inspired group exhibition by National Mental Health Awareness Month, 1 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH, 603-448-3117, www.avagallery.org
Southern Vermont Arts Center: “Force”, until June 27, Salem Art Works (SAW) brings together some of today’s most progressive artists; Spring / summer exhibition for all members, until June 6; Vermont Pastel Society Exhibits, until June 6, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405, www.svac.org
Middlebury College Museum of Art: closed until further notice, but virtually open, 802-443-5007, museum.middlebury.edu
Henry Sheldon Museum: “Sculpture Haven”, in progress, sculpture by Vermont artists Kat Clear, John Matuzs, Martin McGowan and Warren Rinehart, Sheldon Museum Garden, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802-388-2117, www.henrysheldonmuseum.org Hours: daylight.
Susan Calza Gallery: “Barely Touching”, until May 31, collaborative video project by Kelly Holt and Susan Calza, 138 Main St., Montpelier, 802-224-6827, www.susancalza.com Hours: by appointment only.
TW Wood Gallery: “Sweet,” until 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, 1:10 pm July); “Anew”, until June 25, works by 29 disabled artists from Vermont (curator’s visit, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 22), 46 rue Barre, Montpellier, 802-262-6035, www.twwoodgallery.org Hours are: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment.
River Arts: “New Beginnings”, until July 13, Vermont Watercolor Society Group Exhibition, Foley All Gallery and Copley Common Room Gallery, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville, 802-888-1261, www.riverartsvt.org Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
University of Norwich: Jennifer Bryan, June 4-December. 10, “Liquid Mind: Abstractions,” a 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 Opening, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, June 4 (by reservation).
Stone Valley Arts: Will Kasso Condry, June 8-July 18, “Pandemic Patient Enlightenment (PPE): Works on Paper”, solo show by the artist from Vermont; “Neuroanatomy”, until June 27, an open-call collage competition with 67 pieces by 29 artists; “Emergence: From the Studio into the Streets with LMNOPI (a Retrospective)”, until May 30, first solo retrospective by muralist and printmaker Rutland Lopi LaRoe; Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main St., Poultney, 802-287-8197, stonevalleyarts.org Hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Opening and conference by Will Kasso Condry, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 13.
Chandler Gallery: “Kaleidoscope”, until June 26, exhibition of local artists, 73 Main St., Randolph, 802-728-9878, www.chandler-arts.org Hours of Operation: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday, and when the “Open” flag is hoisted.
Chaffee Art Center: Annual amateur photo contest, until June 4; “Expressions of Me,” until June 4, Annual Student Exhibition and Digital Expression, 16 S. Main St. in Rutland, 802-775-0356, www.chaffeeartcenter.org Opening hours: noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and by appointment.
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: “4 Visions: Paper as a Medium”, until 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, www.nekartisansguild.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
Shelburne Museum: reopens June 2, “Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives, June 2-August. 29; “New England Now: People, June 26-Oct. 17, regional contemporary artists celebrate the people of New England; “Peter Kirkiles: At Scale”, June 2-Oct. 17, 14 sculptures, Route 7, Shelburne, 802-985-3346, shelburnemuseum.org
Artistree: AP Art & Seniors Student Show, until June 13, Artistree Community Arts Center & Gallery, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, 802 457-3500, www.artistreevt.org
The Vault: “Resilience”, until July 25, Open Wall show without jury for all artists living within a 48 km radius of Springfield, Vermont State Craft Center, 68 Main St., Springfield, 802-885-7111, www.galleryvault.org Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Mad River Valley Arts: the Annual Members’ Show, June 6 to July 30, The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, 5031 Main St., Waitsfield, 802-496-6682, madrivervalleyarts.org Hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.
Axel’s Frame Shop & Gallery: Kathy Black, until July 3, Work and Play, Round and Round ”, paintings exploring women at different times in their lives, 5 Stowe St. Waterbury, 802-244-7801, www.axelsgallery.com Plan your visit: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Carving Studio & Sculpture Center: Spring Members Exhibit, until June 27, with 350 artists, 636 Marble St., West Rutland, 802-438-2097, www.carvingstudio.org Gallery hours (COVID precautions): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Saturday. Opening to the public, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 5.