Art Notes: Recent, Playful Paintings of Nature in White River Jct.

  • "Wildflowers in Spring," by South Royalton artist Cecily Herzig, is on view as part of "Dark Botanicals and Swamp Nonsense," an exhibition of her recent paintings at the Hotel Coolidge's Zollikofer Gallery in White River Junction. (Courtesy Cecily Herzig)

Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, January 25, 2018

A solo exhibition by South Royalton artist Cecily Herzig, titled “Dark Botanicals and Swamp Nonsense,” has gone up at the Hotel Coolidge’s Zollikofer Gallery, in White River Junction. Herzig’s new work showcases some of the recent evolutions of her artistic style, such as the application of printmaking techniques to her primary medium of painting.

A reception is scheduled for Feb. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel Coolidge, as part of the First Friday celebrations in White River Junction. For more information on Herzig and her work, visit her website, usedlipstick.com, or her Facebook page. The show continues through March 31.

Call for Entries

The VA Medical Center in White River Junction is seeking ready-to-hang artwork on the theme of “Sources of Hope.” Submissions must be in two-dimensional media, such as paintings, photos and poetry, and no larger than 16 by 24 inches. The deadline is next Thursday. For more information, email vhawrjArtExhibit@va.gov.


AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon. Showing prints by Sheri Hancock-Tomek, of Hanover; pottery by Sarah Heimann, of Lebanon; multimedia artwork by Cecelia Kane, of Peacham, Vt.; and paintings by Craig Sterrit, of White River Junction. On view through Feb. 2. Sterritt gives a talk tonight at 6.

AVA also continues to show “Seasons,” encaustic nature paintings by the Thetford Center artist William N. Peabody, through Friday.

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. A retrospective exhibition of paintings by Nancy Taplin, of Warren, Vt., is on view until March 31.

The gallery has cut back its hours for January, and will be open only on Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chandler Gallery, Randolph. “A Closer Look” features photography by Valerie Daniel, of Bethel; watercolors and mixed media work by Judy Laliberte, of Quechee; and chalk pastels by Jo Levasseur, of South Royalton. Through March 3.

Center for the Arts, New London. The Juried Regional Exhibition, which features work by 20 New Hampshire artists, runs through Saturday.

Chelsea Public Library. “Photographs: A Teenage Perspective,” a show by Strafford resident and Sharon Academy senior Hadley Greene, runs through February. A reception is scheduled for Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.

Chew & Co. Design, Hanover. The egg tempera and gold leaf paintings of Windsor artist Gary Milek are on view through February.

Claremont Opera House. Rural Outright, the LGBTQ support program of Claremont-based nonprofit TLC Family Resource Center, shows art by Upper Valley students in an exhibit on the theme of #KindnessInAction. Through Feb. 17.

Converse Free Library, Lyme. Thetford ceramicist Amanda Ann Palmer’s show, “Recent Explorations in Clay,” includes rustic pieces as well as items from Palmer’s “Relics” series, inspired by seed pods. Ten percent of art sales will go toward the Friends of Lyme Library. Through March 30.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Arts Program’s Winter Art Exhibition features work by seven New England-based artists: still lifes of tea sets by Ted Arnold, of Portland, Maine; pastels, watercolors and oil paintings by Don Collins, of Lebanon; oil paintings of landscapes by Myles Danaher, of Brattleboro, Vt.; photographs by Erik Eskedal, of Wakefield, Mass.; oil paintings of animals by Sam Morgan, of Lyman, N.H.; en plein air paintings of Vermont structures by Georgie Runkle of Marlboro, Vt.; and colored pencil drawings by Corrina Thurston, of Barre, Vt. Twenty-five percent of art sales will benefit the D-H Arts Program.

Also on view is “Lincoln in Negative Space: The Intersection of Imaging and Art,” the result of a collaboration between Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s radiology department and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. The display recreates, through 3D print-outs, the insides of long-sealed artifacts by the celebrated sculptor.

Hartland Public Library. The aptly titled “It’s Cold Outside” features the work of the Odanaksis ArtGroup, a cluster of Upper Valley artists who gather weekly to paint, mostly outdoors. Through Feb. 14.

Hood Downtown, Hanover. “Reason’s Oxymorons,” a video installation by the French-Algerian artist and philosopher Kader Attia, dissects Western and non-Western conceptions of mental illness through a range of interviews. There will be an artist talk and lecture Tuesday, from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Through March 18.

Hopkins Center, Hanover. Judy Glantzman, Dartmouth College’s artist-in-residence, exhibits recent work in drawing, painting, mixed media collage and sculpture in clay and wood in “Vigilant on Behalf of Kindness.” On view in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery through March 4.

Howe Library, Hanover. The annual show by Hanover High School students in grades 9 through 12 media includes drawing, photography, digital art, collage, printmaking, sculpture and jewelry. Through January.

Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon. East Randolph artist Marcia Hammond exhibits oil portraits through January.

Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock. “Paint Vermont,” by Bridgewater Corners resident and ArtisTree teacher Rae Newell, is up through Feb. 14.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Hanover. Sisters Patti Warren, of Lebanon, and Rosalie desGroseilliers, of Hardwick, Vt., exhibit work in “The Zen of Watercolor.” Through Feb. 27.

Philip Read Memorial Library, Plainfield. Christopher Rollins and Jenny Sprague, both of Plainfield, show their work in “Mending the Boom, Musicians & Local Color” through January.

Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction. “The Art of Place,” a show of encaustic paintings by Quechee artist Helen Shulman, is on display, in addition to work by Margaret Jacobs, Rich Fedorchack and owner Stacy Hopkins.

Taylor Gallery, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden. Cornish artist and KUA graduate Jim Schubert exhibits abstract and figural latex paintings in “Ocular Means.” Sales benefit the Hartford social services nonprofit Upper Valley Haven. Through Feb. 10.

Tunbridge Public Library. “Before the Storm,” an exhibition of abstract landscapes by the Barre, Vt., painter Jennifer Palkowski Jacques, is up through March 7. The opening reception scheduled for Feb. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. The studio continues its Holiday Show through January.

White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton. “Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts for ¾ Empire” by Peter Schumann, founder of Bread and Puppet Theater, is on view through March 3. An opening reception, featuring a performance by Schumann & Co., is scheduled for Feb. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation.

EmmaJean Holley can be reached at ejholley@vnews.com or 603-727-3216.