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Vermont Visual Arts


AR Market: “Color Contours,” through Aug. 14, work by Alex Costantino and Clark Derbes, ARTE at AR,” 159 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069,

Main Street: Barre Art Splash, through Sept. 7, 37 cats, dogs and race cars decorated by local artists (they will be auctioned off Sept. 18 at the Vermont Barre Granite Museum to benefit the Rotary club and artists), Main Street Barre,

Studio Place Arts: “The Parade is Coming!” through Aug. 19, 24 Vermont artists join in, main floor gallery; “The Eternal Return,” mixed media by Michelle Lesnak, second floor gallery; “Deconstructed Landscape,” paintings with an abstract eye by Kate Fetherston, third floor gallery, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre; 802-479-7069, Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Bennington Museum: “Robert Frost: At Present in Vermont,” through Nov. 7, Frost’s life and work as a poet and farmer in Bennington County 1920-1938; “Love, Marriage and Divorce,” through Dec. 31, highs and lows of love and heartache, from Victorian wedding gowns to scandalous tales of sexual harassment; “Neveruses: Beyonder,” through Sept. 6, J. Stoner Blackwell repurposes existing plastic bags as artworks; “Performative Acts,” through Aug. 15, photographs by Dona Ann McAdams, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571,

Brandon Artists Guild: “Feat for the Eyes,” through Aug. 29, new all-member all-media show; “Signs of Life,” through July 5, works by printmaker Jeannie Podolak and painter Dan Brett, 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.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Expedition,” through Oct. 11, works by diverse artists, many of whom have never shown in Vermont before; “Sequences: Ode to Minor White,” group show of contemporary works reflecting the aesthetic and philosophical ideas of photographer-writer-educator Minor White (1908-1976); “Delano Dunn: Novelties,” artist’s first solo museum show brings together two bodies of work that explore love, racial identity, family history, and the experience of making art during quarantine; “Charlie Hunter: Semaphore,” focuses on the Bellows Falls painter’s precisely rendered images of anachronistic railway structures; “Erick Johnson: Double Take,” immersive installation incorporating his paintings with his Instagram feed, which often features pictures of patterned objects seen on the streets of New York, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124,

Mitchell-Giddings: Homer Johnson, July 10-Aug. 5, celebrates the life and long career of a gifted artist and teacher (1920-2020), also sculpture by John Hughes, 183 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-251-8290, Opening reception, noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10.

BCA Center: “Bubblegum Pop,” through Oct. 10, merging popular and consumer culture with fantastical themes; Kaylynn TwoTrees, through Oct. 10, immersive installation by Vermont artist, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551, Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 19

DaVallia Gallery: Laurie Alberts, through July 29, “Transcending,” fine art by Vermont artist, 39 North St. (Route 103) Chester, (802) 875-8900,

Rokeby Museum: “A Modern Artist: The Commercial Art of Rachael Robinson Elmer,” through Oct. 24, modern artist navigating the expanding profession of commercial artistry in the early 20th century; “Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” ongoing, interpretive trail and agricultural buildings, 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 802-877-3406,

The Hyde Collection: “Summer Bomb Pop: Collections in Dialogue,” through Oct. 31, 17 contemporary abstract paintings paired with 20th century works from the Hyde’s Feibes & Schmitt Collection; “Masterpieces & Mysteries,” through Oct. 31, artistic treasures, and art historical queries drawn from its vaults, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, N.Y., 518-792-1761,

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 a 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 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 explore their myriad creative, professional, bureaucratic, institutional, domestic, and personal uses throughout the ages, 3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16, Glover, Opening reception, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 17.

Highland Center: Paul Gruhler, July 16-Aug. 29, “Harmonics: 60 Years of Life in Art,” early work from the Chelsea Series (1963-1978) by now-Craftsbury artist, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802-533-3000, Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 17.

Hardwick Inn: “111 Copper Nails,” through Sept. 6, “Bread & Puppet Calendar Prints: A 36-year Retrospective,” 4 S. Main St., Hardwick, 802-472-5334. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. More at: Front Seat Café, 101 S. Main St. Video by Jerome Lipani available at

Bryan Memorial Gallery: “Made in Vermont,” through Sept. 6, showcasing ingenuity and resourcefulness of Vermonters; “Iconic Vermont,” through Sept. 6, works in all painting formats featuring quintessential locations, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100,

AVA Gallery: 2019 Juried Exhibition Winners, through July 23, Barbara Bartlett, “Resilience”; Elizabeth D’Amico, “Traveling Vicariously”; Jon Gilbert Fox, “Compositions. In Red. White. Blue.”; Susan Osgood, through July 23, solo exhibition, “Mapping the Unknown”; “a
ll roads narrow at the border, a group exhibition,” through July 11, 1 Bank St., Lebanon, N.H., 603-448-3117,

Southern Vermont Arts Center: Vermont Glass Guild, through Aug. 23, “2021˚ F,” 10th anniversary exhibition; 2021 Solo Exhibitions, through Aug. 1, handpicked member artists show their work, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405,

Henry Sheldon Museum: “Sculpture Haven,” ongoing, sculpture by Vermont artists Kat Clear, John Matuzs Martin McGowan and Warren Rinehart, Sheldon Museum Garden, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802 388-2117, Hours: daylight.

Susan Calza Gallery: Isabel Giammusso, through June 30, “Absent-mind (ed),” 138 Main St., Montpelier, 802-224-6827, Hours: by appointment only.

The Front Gallery: Sam Thurston, through July 31, paintings and sculptures, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours (limited occupancy): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, or by appointment.

North Branch Nature Center: Susan Bull Riley, through Aug. 26, paintings by Montpelier artist, Gallery, 713 Main St., Montpelier, 802-229-6206, Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

T.W. Wood Gallery: “Sweet,” through 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 p.m. July 10), 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Public hours are (beginning July 8): noon to 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and by appointment.

River Arts: “New Beginnings,” through July 13, Vermont Watercolor Society Group Exhibition, Foley All Gallery…


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