BARRE – Studio Place Arts Exhibits. Exhibit dates: September 20 – November 5, 2016. Main floor gallery: Rock Solid XVI: Giuliano Cecchinelli – A lifetime show that includes a variety of sculptures, models, and sketches by this master sculptor who was trained in Carrara, Italy as a young boy, and who has devoted his artistic career to working from granite in Barre. Second Floor gallery: In Our Hands – An environmental art and architecture exhibit by artist and designer Shannon Lee Gilmour using post-consumer plastic. Third floor gallery: November and Equinox to Solstice – Paintings and Daily Sketches by Paul Calter. Reception: Thursday, September 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
– ¿Hungry? Vibrant and tasty — yet low calorie — acrylic paintings by Underhill painter Michael Smith, revealing the essential food groups such as Wonderbread, hicken, and blueberry pie. Paintings on exhibit from July 1 to November 1, 2016, at the Morse Block Deli, 260 N. Main St.
– Paletteers of Vermont Fall Art Show. Aldrich Public Library Milne Room. October 10 to December 9, 2016.
BERLIN – Big Art~Little Art: Exhibit & Kids Summer Art Program. Berlin Mall. “Little Art ~ Big Fun.” Art sessions will take place every Saturday, July 9–October 29. Children 5-11 should be accompanied by parents or guardians, who are free to join in making art as a family. Sessions (lasting about 45 minutes) take place each Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 2:00 and 3:00. Participation in Little Art is absolutely free, on a first-come, first-served basis. Info: Janet Van Fleet, email@example.com
CALAIS – PARABLES – at the Kent Museum. Sept. 9 – Oct. 6, 2016. Hours: Fridays – Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or by appointment: 802.223.6613 (during exhibitions only). PARABLES—filling the museum with the paintings, sculpture, and marionettes of Brattleboro-based artists Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes.
MARSHFIELD – Two Views From Hollister Hill, a show of paintings by Marshfield artists Frederick Rudi and Chuck Bohn, is on display at the Jaquith Library in Marshfield. Through November 5, 2016.
MIDDLESEX – The HiVE Summer Portal Show: Herbert A. Durfee Jr. The lobby (portal to) The HiVE at MiddleGround (home of Red Hen Baking Company), 961 Rte 2. Extraordinary black and white Photographs of Burlington, Vt. physician Dr. H.A. Durfee Jr. (1924-2015). These images were taken during the early 1950’s, while Dr. Durfee was stationed at the United States Air Force base in Wiesbaden, Germany. These photos will be on display from August – October.
MONTPELIER – Sculpture Exhibit. Featuring contemporary sculpture created by Vermont artists. Vermont Arts Council Sculpture Garden, ongoing.
– Symbolic Landscapes: Paintings by Elizabeth Nelson. Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St. Sept. 2 – Oct. 28, Opening Reception: Sept. 2, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (During Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk). “Symbolic Landscapes” has been a work in progress for painter Elizabeth Nelson since 2012. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Chinese divination text “I Ching,” or “Book of Changes,” Nelson began a series of 64 paintings largely based on northern New England Landscapes.
– Heidi Chamberlain’s work at The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St. Always experimenting with new creations, Heidi Chamberlain is an eclectic artist who does mono-prints and collages. Her latest work will be at the Cheshire Cat through the month of September.
– WPA in Vermont: Exhibition of New Deal Era fine art. T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St. Sept. 23 to Nov. 10, 2016. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
RANDOLPH – Sleight of Hand: Clay and Paint. Chandler Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Opens Friday, September 9, 6-8 p.m. Sleight of Hand: Clay and Paint takes as its theme the magical communication between eye and hand resulting in an uncanny complexity of color, mark making, texture and form. Ceramicists Sarah Heimann and Holly Walker and painter Laurie Sverdlove will be present and will each give a brief talk about their work.
Randolph Photographer Wink Willett “Impressions from Cuba”. On display through October 12, 2016, in the Gifford Medical Center Art Gallery. 44 S, Main St. (Route 12) Free.
WAITSFIELD – What Have We Done? Walker Contemporary Gallery. Sept. 10 – Oct. 29, 2016. What Have We Done? is an exhibition featuring the work of five artists from across the country all grappling with the often precarious human versus nature relationship. Ironically, humans aren’t actually depicted in any of the work. It is their meddling interference in the natural order of things that takes center stage.
– “The Female Eye: Women Artists at the Bundy” opens on October 1 and runs Saturdays and Sundays through October 23, including Columbus Day. The Bundy Modern, 361 Bundy Rd. The show features the works of Candy Barr. Sculptures and paintings by Boston artist Marjorie Kaye and monoprints by Greta Anderson from Hunterdon County, NJ are also shown.