Art Notes: Hood Museum Sets Date for Reopening

  • "Fall Kaleidoscope" is part of Randolph, Vt., painter Jan Fowler's show "Reverence" at the Tunbridge Public Library from May 1 through June 28, 2018, in Tunbridge, Vt. An opening reception is planned for 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. (Courtesy image)

Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, May 17, 2018

After what seems like an eternity of construction, Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art has set the date it will reopen to the public: Jan. 26, 2019, in time for Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary celebrations.

The renovated and expanded Hood will greatly increase the museum’s exhibition and teaching facilities compared to the original 1985 Charles Moore building. Included in the projected $50 million budget is the addition of 62,400 square feet, six new galleries — which Hood officials say will allow visitors to better engage with the 65,000 objects in the museum’s collections — and three new classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art object-study technology, according to a news release last week. Designs are by the New York City-based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Openings and Receptions

A reception for “Dartmouth Influence,” which exhibits art by 11 women from Dartmouth College’s Studio Art Department, is planned at BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vt., for Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show continues through June 30.

Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4, Tunbridge Public Library will hold a reception for “Reverence,” a show of paintings by Randolph artist Jan Fowler. The show is up through June 28.

The annual art show at Woodstock Union High School opens Tuesday evening, from 5:30 to 8:30, in the middle school gym. The show is also open to the public on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Of Note

Knot, a work of tempera and gesso on paper by Patrick Dunfey, was chosen to appear in the “Made in Vermont” show at the Hall Art Foundation, in Reading, Vt. Dunfey is the head of exhibitions design and planning at the Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, and has shown his art around the Upper Valley. The “Made in Vermont” exhibition opened Saturday, and will continue through Nov. 25.

Call for Art

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Sunapee’s town charter, the Sunapee Historical Society and Sunapee Heritage Alliance are calling for art submissions for a show planned in mid-August at the Livery in Sunapee Harbor, on the theme of “Scenes of Sunapee Through the Years.” Artists of all levels are invited to submit paintings, drawings, pastels, prints, collages and sculptures depicting some aspect of Sunapee. The call is also open to those with historical artwork of Sunapee, so as to juxtapose past and present. The application deadline is July 20.

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.


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.

Black Family Visual Arts Center, Hanover. Dartmouth College seniors majoring in studio art show work in the Nearburg Gallery through June 17.

Center for The Arts, New London. Work is shown in three micro-galleries: at New London Inn, showing paintings by Vicki Koron, of Sunapee; at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, featuring work by Newport, N.H. oil painter Ludmila Gayvoronsky; and at Whipple Hall Gallery, which displays the work of Proctor Academy students.

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.

Chew & Co. Design, Hanover. Meg McLean, of Lyme, shows oil paintings and charcoal drawings through mid-June.

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

Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover. Dartmouth College seniors majoring in studio art show work in the Jaffe-Friede and Strauss galleries through June 17.

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 Hartland photographer John Lehet shows through May 31.

New London Hospital. The spring art exhibition features Garrett Evans, a South Sutton, N.H.-based photographer; Bow, N.H., photographer Charles S. “Whitey” Joslin, Jr.; and Enfield painter Penny Koburger.

Norwich Public Library. “Miss Match — Pixels to Paint: Photos Re-Imagined,” a collaborative exhibition between Norwich artists Becky Cook and NatEliBoze, shows through June 30.

Osher at Dartmouth, Hanover. Norwich painter Jo Tate shows work through June 28.

Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction. Owner Stacy Hopkins shows recent work in “Rebirth,” made during her recent residency at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt.

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.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. “Momenta IV,” a juried exhibition of prints created by artists from New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts in the past 12 months, shows through May 31. James Stroud, noted printmaker and founder of Center Street Studios in Cambridge, Mass., was juror.

White River Gallery, South Royalton. Betsey Garand of Hancock, N.H. shows a variety of printmaking techniques in “Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand.” Through June 15.

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.