Art Notes: Storm Shuts Down AVA Gallery’s Portfolio Day

  • The Center for Cartoon Studies, in White River Junction, shows original drawings by the Argentinian cartoonist Liniers, who's in residence at CCS, through March 24. Courtesy photograph

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 3/8/2018 12:07:06 AM
Modified: 3/8/2018 12:07:15 AM

The dicey travel conditions created by the winter storm has forced the cancellation of a Portfolio Review Day at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon. The event, which was scheduled for Friday, would have hosted representatives from colleges and universities around the Northeast to review high school students’ artwork and answer questions about working in the arts.

AVA hosts the 10th annual Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition, which features student work nominated by art faculty at Upper Valley high schools, including Hanover High School; Hartford Area Career and Technology Center; Hartford High School; Holderness School, in Plymouth, N.H.; Kimball Union Academy, in Meriden; Lebanon High School; Ledyard Charter School, in Lebanon; Mascoma Valley Regional High School, in Canaan; Newport High School; Oxbow High School, in Bradford, Vt.; Rivendell Academy, in Orford; The Sharon Academy; Stevens High School, in Claremont; Thetford Academy; and Woodstock Union High School. The painter Patrick Dunfey, who is head of exhibitions design and planning at the Hood Museum of Art, in Hanover, judged this year’s awards. On view through Friday.

“Journey,” an exhibition of paintings by Brenda Phillips, is also on view through Friday.

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction. “VoxSomnium,” an exhibition of mixed-media work by Norwich artist Laura Di Piazza, is presented in conjunction with the Vermont Pastel Society’s group exhibition and Northern Stage, the theater company that calls the Barrette Center home. Through May.

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

Center for the Arts, New London. Exhibits in micro-galleries at Lake Sunapee Bank, the New London Inn and Whipple Hall are on view through April 30.

Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction. The Argentinian cartoonist Liniers, aka Ricardo Siri, of Norwich, features 30 original drawings from Liniers’ Macanudo comic strip, children’s books and Google Doodle. The show is open only on Saturdays, noon to 5, through March 24.

Chelsea Public Library. “Depth of Expression: Photographs of Children” by Toni Gildone, of Strafford. Through April 28.

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.

Hood Downtown, Hanover. “Reason’s Oxymorons,” a video installation by the French-Algerian artist and philosopher KaderAttia, dissects Western and non-Western conceptions of mental health through a range of interviews. Through March 18.

Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon. Art by Lebanon Middle School students is up through March. Work by Mount Lebanon Elementary School students will be shown from April 5 through May.

Long River Gallery and Gifts, White River Junction. A show of black-and-white and color photographs by John Lehet, of Hartland, shows through May 31.

Norwich Public Library . “Spring Around the Upper Valley,” a show by the Odanaksis artist group, shows through April 27.

Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. “Winter Magic,” a show of watercolors and pastels by Kate Reeves, is on view through Wednesday.

Taylor Gallery, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden. “The Golden Age of Haitian Art: Late ‘80s and Early ‘90s” is on view through April 7.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. “Body Language,” a collaboration of poetry and prints by Don and V. Shalvah Herzberg, of Norwich, is up through March 31.

Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction. South Royalton artist Cecily Herzig shows recent paintings in “Dark Botanicals and Swamp Nonsense.” Through March 31.

EmmaJean Holley can be reached at or 603-727-3216.

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