Art Notes: AVA Seeks Entries For its ‘Holiday Salon’

AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon is calling for entries for its “Holiday Salon,” which opens Nov. 30. The annual holiday show will be installed salon style, with works clustered up and down the gallery walls, rather than spread out in a long line at eye level. Artists can deliver work on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

∎ Boston artist Joel Janowitz will give a free talk and show his work on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. Janowitz is both a printmaker and a painter known for working with color to create moody, semi-abstract landscapes and interior scenes.

∎ “Adam Blue’s AstroExplorer,” a trio of recent projects by Adam Blue, comes down after this weekend at the Main Street Museum. If you can’t make it to the show, Blue is having books made of two of the series. The first, “How the White Cube Hangs Once the Gallery Has Closed,” is already in book form, and the other, “Constellations for the New Millenium,” a series of drawings that populates the night sky with a zodiac for our time, will be a book before long. “White Cube” is available through

Looking Ahead

Chandler Gallery in Randolph is calling for artists, ages 20 to 30, for a show opening Jan. 20. It’s open to Vermont artists in all media. Submissions must be received by midnight Dec. 5. Cartoonist James Sturm and printmaker Rachel Gross of White River Junction will judge the submissions. For more information contact Janet Cathey at 802-728-4375 or

Openings and Receptions

“Oil Paintings by Myra Hudson,” a solo show from the Royalton artist, opens tomorrow with a reception at 7 p.m. at the Tunbridge Public Library.

∎ “The Holly & the Ivy,” a holiday group exhibition, opens Saturday at Windsor’s Nuance Gallery with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

Last Chance

AVA Gallery and Art Center hosts three exhibitions that explore the fiber arts: “Moon Ascending: Japanese Rozome Batik,” by Kingston, N.H., artist Kiranada Sterling Benjamin, “The Art of Tea II,” which features art made from used tea bags by Woodstock artist Barbara Bartlett, and “Affinity,” which comprises narrative textile works by Cyndy Barbone, Deborah Frazee Carlson, Fuyuko Matsubara and Bhakti Ziek. The shows remain on view through tomorrow. Bartlett will give a gallery talk this evening at 5:30.

∎ “Calvinist Gothic,” an exhibition of paintings by Charlie Hunter and photographs by Clair Dunn, at Woodstock’s Artistree Gallery, is on view through Saturday. A closing reception is planned for Saturday evening, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

∎ BigTown Gallery in Rochester exhibits “New Work,” by Paul Bowen, Joan Kahn, Celia Reisman and Fulvio Testa, through Sunday.


“Light and Space,” an exhibition of large-scale prints by East Barnard artist Sabra Field, and work by fiber artist Karen Madden of Poughquag, N.Y., sculptor Pat Musick of Manchester, Vt., and Springfield, Vt., painter Dan O’Donnell, is on view in the Great Hall of the renovated Fellows Gear Shaper factory in Springfield, Vt.

∎ “The Past Meets with the Future,” paintings, drawings and mixed media by West Lebanon artist Fiorella Tasca Buck, is on view at West Lebanon’s Kilton Public Library.

∎ Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction exhibits prints by Lois Beatty.

∎ Colby-Sawyer College in New London holds an exhibition of work by its fine arts faculty in the college’s Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery. The show features work by Loretta S.W. Barnett, Debbie Campbell, Lucy Mink-Covello, Nicholas Gaffney, Brandy Gibbs-Riley, David Ernster, Jon Keenan, Michael Lovell, Mary Mead, Hilary Walrod and Bert Yarborough.

∎ Newport’s Library Arts Center holds its annual “Gallery of Gifts.” It features work by more than 80 of the area’s artists and artisans, and is open through Dec. 22.

∎ Dartmouth biochemistry professor Bernard Trumpower’s photographs of Dartmouth’s Brout Orchids are on display in Ledyard Gallery at Hanover’s Howe Library. (The orchids themselves, 1,000 plants donated by Dartmouth alum Alan P. Brout, can be seen by the public on the fourth floor of the Life Sciences Complex on the north campus, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.)

∎ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center exhibits four new works by fabric artist Joan Morris, who uses a proprietary printing process to place thin layers of precious metals onto dyed silk, through Jan. 21. The new works hang in the niches at the south end of the hospital’s East Mall.

∎ The Hood Museum of Art exhibits “Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art,” which offers a survey of Australian Aboriginal work since the 1960s, and “Stacey Steers: Night Hunter House,” a recent Hood acquisition by the Denver multimedia artist.

∎ “My Favorite Book,” photographs by John Douglas of Howe Library patrons with their favorite books, is on display in Dartmouth’s Baker-Berry Library Room 183.

∎ Kimball Union Academy in Meriden hosts a “Bicentennial Art Exhibit,” featuring work by faculty members Ursula Fries-Herfort, Julie Haskell, Jim Schubert and David Stern, in the school’s Taylor Gallery.

∎ The Main Street Museum exhibits “Green Mountain Graveyards,” photographs by Scott Baer and Dan Barlow, through December.

∎ The “Invitational Dartmouth Alumni Exhibition,” a show devoted to work by 14 Dartmouth graduates, is on display in the Top of the Hop and in the new Black Family Visual Arts Center.

∎ “Healing With Art,” an exhibition that seeks to aid the healing process for cancer patients, is among the exhibitions on view at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Fall shows include mosaics by Susan Whelihan, paintings by Richard Widhu, photographs by Stuart DuBoff, paintings by Shelli DuBoff, drawings by Kathleen Swift, mixed media by Karen Kamenetzky and work from the Global Children’s Art Program.

∎ Gifford Medical Center in Randolph is exhibiting quilted landscapes by Northfield, Vt., fiber artist Pamela Druhen.

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