Calendar: Gallery Openings
Ann Coleman Gallery
7 N. Main St., Wilmington
Thru June 25: “Green Theme,” featuring seven local artists celebrating the greens of spring and summer, depicted on canvas, paper, glass, wood, and silver. June 26-July 30: “Sumptuous Summer,” featuring local fine artists, jewelers and painters, opening reception June 29, 5-7p. July 31-Aug 27: “Water Works,” with picturesque rivers, streams and lakes on canvas and paper; home furnishings and fine jewelry, opening reception Aug 10, 5-7p. Aug 28-Sept 24: “Awesome Autumn,” with artwork celebrating fall splendor and the Vermont landscape, opening reception Aug 31, 5-7p.
Asian Cultural Center of Vermont and C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., Brattleboro
accvt.org, 802-257-7898, ext. 1
Aug 2: Tonabata-Oban, Japan’s double summer festivals in Brattleboro’s Plaza Park, at the corners of Main Street, the Co-op and Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Sept 19: 15th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival of China, Korea, and Vietnam, 5-8p, Kiwanis Pavilion in Brattleboro’s Memorial Park. Ongoing: Dim Sun Teahouse every other Sunday. Ongoing: Kiri-E Paintings of Hiroshima Youth of 1945 exhibit.
Bennington Arts Guild
103 South St., Bennington
Thru June 3: New Works by BAG members show. June 7-July 1 Zentangle, inspired art in 2D & 3D by Sadelle Wiltshire, Ann Coakley, and other Zentangle trained artists (including Ceil Petrucelli, Ann Webster-Lang, Vickie Lampron, and others). July 5-29: Contemporary ceramics and stoneware by Johua Primmer of Bennington and art quilts by Jeanne Marklin of Williamstown, Mass. Aug 2-Sept 2: Group show featuring exquisite glassworks by Readsboro artist Mary Angus, pressed flower art by Wilmington resident Ellie Roden, and jewelry and other items fashioned from recycled zippers, vintage fabrics and buttons by Stacie Mincher of Bomoseen. Sept. 6-30: Watercolors by Bennington artist, and chair of Plein Air VT 2013, Tony Conner, paired with ceramics and sculpture by North Pownal artist and retired teacher Teru Simon. Sept. 6: Plein Air event in downtown Bennington.
Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington
10a to 5p, Tues-Sun
Thru Dec: Small Works Show featuring fine art that’s 11 x 14 and smaller. June 8-Aug 25: Impressions of New England, with more than 60 scenes. June 15-Aug 25: Art of the Animal Kingdom XVIII, one of the country’s most prestigious wildlife exhibitions. June 22-July 21: Overlap, featuring geometric abstraction on canvases large and small. July 27-Sept 22: Laumeister Fine Art Competition, with artists from around the country. Aug 31-Nov 3: Society of Animal Artists.
Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Hooker Dunham Building, Brattleboro
June 7-July 26: “The Labors of Silence” photo exhibit by rural documentary photo artist Forrest Holzapfel created in support of “Not What Happened,” which explores contours of 19th century domestic surfaces and artifacts of the everyday, collected in Marlboro. Preview opening June 6 at 5:30p; artist talk at 6:30.
Crow Hill Gallery
729 Flamstead Rd., Chester
Nestled in the woods among outdoor sculptures, the gallery offers a variety of beautiful viewing spaces. Here one can contemplate a large selection of Jeanne’s most recent works and the sculpture of visiting artists.
DaVallia Art and Accents
78 Common St., Chester
DaVallia is a premier destination for American handcrafted art and accents. An eclectic infusion of Early American vernacular and contemporary design. Handcrafted work by more than 65 American artists.
7 Pineview Dr., Chester
Featuring fine American craft, this art space is filled with the handmade craft of more than 100 Vermont and New England artists. Photography, jewelry, ironwork, textiles, blown glass, pottery, soaps, candles, woodwork, and more.
Gallery at the VAULT
68 Main St., Springfield
VAULT (Visual Art Using Local Talent) is a nonprofit organization and Vermont State Craft Center offering workshops and lectures, as well as original, juried, handcrafted local and regional artwork.
Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., Brattleboro
Daily 11a-5:30p; Sun noon-5
Thru June: “At the Table: Handmade Vessels for Artisan Food” brings new work and familiar faces to this focus on handmade clay by nine artists. Thru June: Dug Nap returns with his sidewalk show of cartooning on the evening of Gallery Walk. June 7-July 30: “Vivid Images: Reflecting Light” (Gallery 1); Liza Myers: “Animalia” (Gallery 2). June 7: Artist reception 5:30-8:30p.
Gallery North Star
151 Townshend Rd., Grafton
10a-5p daily (Tuesday by chance)
Spring/summer: Including Paul Stone, Mariella Bisson, Craig Mooney, and Julie Albright. Ongoing: Original works by more than 25 of Vermont’s and New England’s finest artists in a variety of media including oils, watercolors, and sculpture in a diverse selection of artistic styles.
The Great Hall
100 River St., Springfield
Thru Aug 23: “Changing Gears,” solo exhibition of recent works of large-scale digital painting by Gloria King Merritt. The artist worked with a virtual brush and paint to create a new image that exists only digitally until applied to a canvas using archival-quality pigment. Merritt was trained traditionally in oils, tempera, and metal, but embraces change and pursues new frontiers. Thru Aug 23: A former employee of Fellows Gear Shaper, Henry Swierczynski combines the geometric precision of an engineer with the passion for color and design of an artist. Using crushed marble as a base, he achieves a remarkable depth of color and texture in these “built” paintings.
Hope Gallery at Elliot Street Café
134 Elliot St, Brattleboro
Ongoing: Featuring a different artist each month.
Hunter Gallery of Fine Art and Hunter Artworks
74 Main St. and 56 Townshend Rd., Grafton
Gallery of original watercolors of landscapes, village life and seacoast scenes by Peter Jeziorski.
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
Thru June 9: “Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky’s Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context.” May 23-Aug 11: Rare Paintings of Vermont. Ongoing: Ancient Mediterranean and early European art. Ongoing: European and American Art. Ongoing: Robert F. Reiff Gallery of Asian Art.
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
At Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
Open Thurs-Fri at noon
June 7-July 26: “Expressive Voice: Landscape of Emotion.” Ongoing: Permanent collection includes nationally recognized artists who flourished around Mount Monadnock at the turn of the 19th century.
Vermont Artisan Designs and Gallery 2
106 Main St., Brattleboro
10a-7p, Mon-Sat; 11a-4p Sun
Functional and decorative paintings and sculpture and a wide array of fine handmade crafts.
Vermont Arts Exchange
29 Sage Street Mill, N. Bennington
The Vermont Arts Exchange’s mission is to strengthen communities and neighborhoods through the arts, and to bring art, art education, exhibition, and performance opportunities to people of all ages, abilities, and income.
Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., Brattleboro
2-7p Fri; noon-5p Sat and Sun
The Vermont Center for Photography promotes the photographic arts through exhibitions and education.
The Village Green Gallery
661 Main St., Weston, 9a-5p daily
Featuring the photography of Nobushi Fuji’i and showcasing works by selected Vermont artists and artisans.
The Works Café
Main Street, Brattleboro
June: Strolling of the Heifers Farm Art exhibit features photographs by John Nopper depicting the pioneers of Vermont’s current organic farming movement.