BARRE – Studio Place Arts. Main Floor Gallery: Gone Fishing – Something very fishy’s going on at SPA. Third Floor Gallery: Sweet Images – Paintings by Michael Heffernan (through May 30).
– Frank C. Gaylord: Sculptures & New Drawings. From May 20 – June 3, 2015, Studio Place Arts (SPA), will be exhibiting a diverse body of artwork by Frank C. Gaylord, a nationally prominent sculptor who built his artistic career in the fabled granite sheds of Barre. The Korean War Veterans Memorial, located south of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is one of Frank Gaylord’s most widely recognized works. The exhibit at SPA will include a group of his sculptures (bronze, stone and resin), models for major works, paintings and drawings from early in his artistic life, and photograph albums that show models and finished sculptures. In addition, the show will include new drawings, completed just before he turned 90. Meet the artist and celebrate his outstanding artistic career at the public reception on Thursday, May 21, 5:30-7 p.m. The SPA gallery has posted expanded hours (see website) for this lifetime retrospective, including hours during the Memorial Day Weekend.
BERLIN – “The Devil Is in the Details…” Watercolors by Harald Aksdal Hanging in UVMHN-CVMC Art Gallery. watercolors by Harald Aksdal is the latest exhibit to be hung in the University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center lobby art gallery. Aksdal lives and paints in Fairfax, Vermont. “The Devil Is in the Details…” is on display at UVMHN-CVMC until June 26, 2015 and also on his website www.aksdalart.com
HARDWICK – “Vermont – A Personal Viewpoint.” The GRACE Gallery, located in the Old Firehouse at 59 Mill Street (downtown), is exhibiting 18 works that depict individual interpretations of Vermont life. The works being exhibited use a variety of materials: ink, paint, paper, canvas, and slate and employ several styles from abstract to representational. The six GRACE artists exhibiting are Lawrence Fogg, Eugene Chase, Mary Paquette, Gayleen Aiken, Dot Kibbee, and Stanley Marcile. The “Vermont – A Personal Viewpoint” exhibit will run through June 3, 2015. The GRACE Gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.
MONTPELIER – New show at Montpelier City Hall is up through May 2015. This group took pictures while on stage during the final dress rehearsals. “The f/7 Photography group share their on-stage perspective with stunning photographs of the Lost Nation Theater productions of “Eurydice” and “Treasure Island.”
– Sculpture Exhibit. Featuring contemporary sculpture created by Vermont artists. Vermont Arts Council Sculpture Garden, ongoing.
– Loretta Languet – Beautifully Imagined Functional Pottery. Artwork will be on display through the month of May at The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St. 802-223-1981. Loretta Languet creates playfully designed, functional ceramic pottery whose surfaces depict abstractions of floral imagery speaking to her love for gesture, rhythm and movement.
PLAINFIELD – Maplehill School Student Art Show. Plainfield Community Center (above Plainfield Coop), 153 Main St. May 4-22.
RANDOLPH – Gifford Medical Center Gallery. Paintings by Georgetown MA artist Lynne Schulte are on display in the Gifford Gallery May 5th through June 10, 2015. Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph, free, (802) 728-7000.