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All galleries and museums may 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 am to 7 pm 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 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: “Cranbrook Connections,” until June 26, works from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in honor of the late critic Marc Awodey who participated; Silent auction for the benefit of 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.
Bennington Museum: “Robert Frost: At Present in Vermont”, until November 7, Frost’s life and work as a poet and farmer in Bennington County 1920-1938; “Love, Marriage and Divorce,” until 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 into works of art; “Performative Acts”, until August 15, photographs by Dona Ann McAdams, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org
Brandon Artists Guild: “Signs of Life”, until July 5, works by printmaker Jeannie Podolak and painter Dan Brett, 7 Center St., Brandon, 802-247-4956, www.brandonartistsguild.org Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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 (1908-1976); “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 artistic creation during his forties; “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
DaVallia Gallery: Laurie Alberts, until July 29, “Transcending”, fine art by the Vermont artist, 39 North St. (Route 103) Chester, (802) 875-8900, www.thedavallia.com
Rokeby Museum: “A Modern Artist: The Commercial Art of Rachael Robinson Elmer”, until October 24, 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).
Highland Center: “Relative Color”, until July 1, paintings by father and daughter Matt and Heidi Broner, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802-533-3000, highlandartsvt.org
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 at: Front Seat Café, 101 S. Main St. Video by Jerome Lipani available at youtu.be/wJkVd-LoJqk
Galerie AVA: Winners of the 2019 jury exhibitions, until July 23, Barbara Bartlett, “Resilience”; Elizabeth D’Amico, “Traveling by Proxy”; Jon Gilbert Fox, “Compositions. In red. White. Blue. “; Susan Osgood, until July 23, solo show,” Mapping the Unknown “;” All Narrow Roads at the Border, Group Show “, until July 11 1 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH , 603-448-3117, www.avagallery.org
Southern Vermont Arts Center: Vermont Glass Guild, July 3 August. 23, “2021˚ F”, 10th anniversary exhibition; 2021 Solo exhibitions, until August 1, handpicked member artists present their work; “Force”, until June 27, Salem Art Works (SAW) brings together some of today’s most progressive artists, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405, www.svac.org
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: day.
The Front Gallery: Sam Thurston, July 3-31, paintings and sculptures, 6 rue Barre, Montpellier, 802-552-0877, www.thefrontvt.com Hours (limited occupancy): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Saturday to Sunday or by appointment. Opening, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 2.
North Branch Nature Center: Susan Bull Riley, until August 26, paintings by the artist from Montpellier, Galerie, 713 Main St., Montpellier, 802-229-6206, Northbranchnaturecenter.org Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
TW Wood Gallery: “Sweet”, until July 31, quality of softness from contemporary Vermont artists Lois Eby, PJ Desrochers, Monica DiGiovanni, Deluxe Unlimited, Sam Talbot-Kelly and Cheryl Betz (curator’s visit, 1 p.m. July 10 ); “Anew”, until June 25, works by 29 disabled artists from Vermont, 46 Barre St., Montpellier, 802-262-6035, www.twwoodgallery.org The hours are: from noon to 4 p.m. from 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
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
Stone Valley Arts: Will Kasso Condry, until July 18, “Pandemic Patient Enlightenment (PPE): Works on Paper”, solo show by the artist from Vermont; “Neuroanatomy,” until June 27, jury-paneled collage exhibit with 67 pieces by 29 artists, Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main St., Poultney, 802-287-8197, stonevalleyarts.org
Chandler Gallery: “Kaleidoscope”, until June 26, exhibition of local artists, 73 Main St., Randolph, 802-728-9878, www.chandler-arts.org Hours: from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, and when the “Open” flag is hoisted.
Gifford Gallery: Michael T. Jermyn, until June 28, “Beyond the Beyonds”, photographs of Vermont and recent trips to Italy, Spain and Guatemala by the artist from Montpellier, Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St ., Randolph, 802-728-7000.
Chaffee Art Center: “4 Strong Women” until July 23, “Impermanence” by Carolyn Shattuck; “Back to the Garden” by Sandy Mayo; “Respite” by Christine Holzschuh; “Unfolding Thoughts” by Mary Fran Lloyd, 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.
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: “Celebrating Jenny”, July 1-24, retrospective of the work of local painter Jenny Green (1935-2020), Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158, www.nekartisansguild.com
Shelburne Museum: “Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives”, until August 29; “New England Now: People,” June 26-Oct. On the 17th, contemporary regional artists celebrate the inhabitants of New England; “Peter Kirkiles: At Scale”, until October 17, 14 sculptures, 6000 Shelburne Road (Route 7), Shelburne, 802-985-3346, shelburnemuseum.org Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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: “Vermont Treasures”, until July 24, works by 15 exceptional artists; “After the Rain”, until July 21, Open Wall show, 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
Mad River Valley Arts: “Art Forms: An Exploration”, held until July 23, 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 Exhibition, until June 27, with 350 artists, 636 Marble St., West Rutland, 802-438-2097, www.carvingstudio.org Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Saturday.
Long River Gallery: Jeanette Fournier, until August, “On the Wing” until August 31, “On the Wing”, animal watercolors, 49 S. Main St., White River Junction, 802-295-4567, www.longrivergallery.com
Two Rivers: Sheri Hancock-Tomek, until July 31, farewell exhibit to celebrate 18 years as Studio Director, Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, 85 N. Main St., Suite 160, White River Junction, 802 -295-5901, www.tworiversprintmaking.org