Studio Place Arts. Main floor gallery: Strength – A show exploring the myriad meanings of strength, whether by force or spirit, involving traditional and nontraditional media. Second floor gallery: Spirit Images by Eleanor Ott — Drawings and Words. Third floor gallery: Nature Scapes and Other Worlds by Ruth Hamilton — Paintings, installation & sculptures. Exhibit Dates: July 21 – August 29, 2015. SPA Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat: Noon-4 p.m. 201 N Main St. (802) 479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com
MIDDLESEX – “Forms of Earth”, a ceramic sculpture show featuring the work of more than 20 sculptors, opens Aug. 1 at the Mud Studio. 961 VT Rte. 2 next to Red Hen Bakery. Opening reception: Aug. 7 from 5-7 p.m. Free and open to public. Show runs until Aug 31. Contact: Sande French-Stockwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or The Mud Studio at themudstudio.com
MONTPELIER – Art photography of Mitch Smoller, Wandering Tree Photography is on display at the Capitol Grounds Cafe-Green Bean Gallery from July-Sept. Images depict New England artifacts, landscapes, and architecture.
– Sculpture Exhibit. Featuring contemporary sculpture created by Vermont artists. Vermont Arts Council Sculpture Garden, ongoing.
– Art in the Supreme Court by Marina Epstein. July 8-Sept. 15, 2015. 111 State St. Open hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Info: 802-229-6297, www.hermitage-gallery.com
– Tom Leytham’s Exhibition: “The Other Working Landscape.” Vermont Governor’s Gallery, 111 State St. The exhibit runs from July 6 – September 30, 2015. The Vermont Governor’s Gallery presents a solo exhibition of work by Tom Leytham, Architect and Artist – ”The Other Working Landscape”- 20 giclee prints of industrial sites from the Vermont region are featured. Artist Web Site: http://www.tomleythamarchitectartist.com/
– 2015 Art Resource Association Member Show at T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St. Through Sept. 18
– The Fantastical World of Liz Le Serviget. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St. Artwork will be on display through the month of September. Enter the fantastical world of Liz Le Serviget’s painted menagerie and delight in the organic forms, swirls and vivid colors that soar with her imagination. No paintable surface is left untouched.
PLAINFIELD – “OWLS.” From July 17 through August 30, the Blinking Light Gallery, located at 16 Main St., will present a show of photographs of Northern Owls by Elinor Osborn. Open 2-6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
RANDOLPH – Fleeting Moments — Why We Go On. 13 Vermont artists are featured in the Chandler Center’s Downstairs Gallery with their response to themes in the David Budbill-Erik Nielsen opera “A Fleeting Animal.” Includes photography, sculpture, poetry, and art made from the pulp of recycled combat uniforms. Gallery hours 8/14-9/27: Friday 3-6 PM; Saturday & Sunday Noon-3 PM; and all day during the 9/6 New World Music Festival. Exhibit runs concurrently with six performances of the opera, culminating in a final performance 9/20 onstage at the Chandler. www.afleetinganimal.com or 802-922-4127
WAITSFIELD – Art Therapy Association of Vermont Member Art Show. Big Picture Theater, 48 Carroll Rd. August 1 – Sept. 17. In this juried show, art therapists from across Vermont exhibit their personal art expressions, responses to the client/therapist relationship and inner explorations for personal insight and healing. This exhibition shares the personal process of creative renewal that art therapists engage in that supports their professional work. Free admission, family friendly, handicapped accessible.
– David Garten’s Pop-Up Exhibition “My Personal Cuba – A Photographic Retrospective of 31 Visits Over 21 Years”. Vermont Festival of the Arts Event To Run From July 31 – Sept. 7 at Village Square, 5121 Main St. Gallery hours are posted on the Vermont Festival of the Arts website, vermontartfest.com, and on David Garten’s website, cubaphoto.com. Check the websites for information about weekly gallery talks, and a live slide lecture, “Some Dissembling Required – Cuban-American History and Current Events.” The exhibition, reception, and all talks are free and open to the public.