Art Notes: Scavenger Gallery Celebrates Its Sixth Birthday; Hand-Pulled Prints on Display in South Royalton

  • "Continuum V," a monotype made with the cognate and pochôir techniques, is among the works on view in an exhibition of prints by Betsey Garand at White River Gallery in South Royalton. A reception is planned for Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. (Courtesy image)

Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, May 03, 2018

For Stacy Hopkins, owner of Scavenger Gallery, this month’s First Friday in White River Junction brings extra cause to celebrate: It’s the gallery’s six-year anniversary, which Hopkins will observe by hosting a wine tasting and opening reception for a show of her work, called “Rebirth,” to start at 5:30 p.m.

“Rebirth” will reflect the work Hopkins made during her residency this week at Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson, Vt., and will also be her first solo show of work outside her primary medium of jewelry. The medium and subject matter of the show will be unveiled at the opening.

On a bittersweet note, this will be Dave Celone’s last First Friday as owner of Long River Gallery and Gifts before passing the torch to its new owner, Rachel Obbard. Live music from Meadowlark plays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Work by Hartland photographer John Lehet is on view through May 31.

Downtown festivities will also take place at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, which will hold an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. for “Momenta IV,” a juried exhibition of prints created by artists from New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts in the past 12 months. James Stroud, noted printmaker and founder of Center Street Studios in Cambridge, Mass., was juror. Through May 31.

Newberry Pop-Up Market: Local vendors sell artwork, clothing, jewelry and other handmade items from 5 to 8 p.m.

New London’s Center for The Arts will hold its own First Friday, with a gallery stroll and opening reception for exhibits in its three micro-galleries: New London Inn, showing paintings by Vicki Koron, of Sunapee; Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, featuring work by Newport, N.H. oil painter Ludmila Gayvoronsky; and Whipple Hall Gallery, which displays the work of Proctor Academy students.

Openings and Receptions

Tonight from 6 to 8, Norwich Public Library hosts an opening reception for “Miss Match — Pixels to Paint: Photos Re-Imagined,” a collaborative exhibition in which the painter Becky Cook recreated photos by NatEli Boze. Both artists are from Norwich. At 6:30, Cook will speak about her artistic process. Through June 30.

Osher at Dartmouth, in Hanover, will hold an opening reception Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. for “Jo Tate’s Art.” Tate, a painter, lives in Norwich. Through June 28.

New London Hospital will hold a reception Friday night from 5 to 7 for its spring art exhibition, featuring Garrett Evans, a South Sutton, N.H.-based photographer; Bow, N.H., photographer Charles S. “Whitey” Joslin, Jr.; and Enfield painter Penny Koburger.

White River Gallery, in South Royalton, will host a reception and artist talk Saturday afternoon, 4 to 6, for “Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand,” featuring a variety of printmaking techniques by the Hancock, N.H., artist. Through June 15.

Call for Art

The Chelsea Arts Collective is looking for artists to feature in the inaugural Arts on the Green Market & Festival, which is planned for late August. The deadline to submit is May 15.

For more information about the event and how to apply, visit chelseavtarts.weebly.com/arts-festival.html or email chelseaartscollective@gmail.com.

The Randolph-based Clara Martin Center is seeking submissions for an art and poetry show on the theme of “Abundance: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery.”

For applications and instructions on how to submit, go to claramartin.org/art-show. The deadline is July 31. The exhibit will open Sept. 10 at the Chandler Gallery, in Randolph.


AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon. “A Change of Horse,” sculptures and drawings by the part-time Vermont artist Alysa Bennett; “Life Lessons,” portraits by the West Lebanon painter John Kenyon; “Orbiter,” photographs by Nicholas Gaffney, of Lebanon; and “Re-Purposed,” an installation by Norwich artist Jay Mead show through May 25.

Gaffney will give an artist talk Saturday at 4 p.m.

ArtisTree Gallery, South Pomfret. A multi-artist exhibition on April’s most seasonally appropriate theme — mud — shows through Saturday.

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. “Dartmouth Influence,” which exhibits art by 11 women from Dartmouth College’s Studio Art Department, shows through June 30. A reception is planned for May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Chelsea Public Library. “Common Objects and Uncommon Places,” a show of acrylic paintings by the Chelsea artist, and founder of the Chelsea Art Collective, Carrie Caouette-De Lallo, shows through June.

Colby-Sawyer College, New London. The senior art exhibition in the Mugar Art Gallery of the Sawyer Fine Arts Center, continues through Friday, as does the faculty art exhibition, in the Davidow Gallery at the new Center for Art + Design. The featured faculty artist is Bert Yarborough, a longtime Colby-Sawyer art professor, who will step down at the end of the semester to return to his studio practice.

Converse Free Library, Lyme. Kathy Swift, of Lyme, shows “Japanese Ink Paintings on Paper” through June 30. Ten percent of sales will go toward Friends of Lyme Library.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon. The D-H Arts Program’s spring exhibit features work by two Upper Valley oil painters, Ludmila Gayvoronsky of Newport, N.H., and Rae Newell of Bridgewater Corners. The other artists are watercolorist Diane Bell of Weston, Vt.; Evelien Bachrach of Hancock, N.H., who works in multiple mediums; acrylics painter Laura Ewing of Cambridge, Mass.; and photographer Ira Gavrin of Marlborough, N.H.

Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon. Artwork by Mount Lebanon Elementary School students will be shown through May.

Library Arts Center, Newport, N.H. The Selections Exhibit 2018 shows work by the seven winners of the Library Arts Center’s annual juried regional exhibit: Shari Boraz, Cyn Cooper, Betsy Derrick, Stacy Friedman, Elizabeth R. Moore, Gail Smuda and John Teti. The juror was Doris Nelson, former director of the Library Arts Center. Through June 14.

Long River Gallery, White River Junction. Work by the Hartland photographer John Lehet shows through May 31.

Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock. The West Windsor-based painter Lynn Van Natta shows work in “Impressions of New England in Oils” through May 15.

Steven Thomas, Inc. Fine Arts & Antiques, White River Junction. Work by Upper Valley “vintage” artists, such as Alice Standish Buell (1892-1964), Arthur B. Wilder (1857-1949) and Ilse Bischoff (1901-1990) is on view, along with other antiques and collectibles.

Tunbridge Public Library. Jan Fowler, of Randolph, shows paintings in “Reverence” through June 28. A reception is planned for May 20, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction. “Birds of the Bayous,” an exhibit of watercolors by Norwich resident Judith Miller, shows alongside “Lichen,” photography by her son Scott McClure Miller. Through June 30.

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