Art Notes: Sculpture Exhibitions in Woodstock

  • "All My Words," an installation by artist Ria Blaas, is among the works on view at Sculpture Fest, in Woodstock. (Courtesy Charlet Davenport)

Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pentangle Arts in Woodstock is calling for entries to its sixth annual Light Garden, which lines the footpaths of the Woodstock green with sculptures incorporating light.

Individuals and small groups may enter sculptures up to 10-by-10-by-10 feet, that are outdoor-safe and weatherproof, and ideally use recycled or repurposed materials. The sculptures will be lighted Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday from dusk to 10 p.m.

The deadline to fill out an entry form is Aug. 17, and spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on the Light Garden and how to enter, go to pentanglearts.org/artist-call or email Serena Nelson at info@pentanglearts.org.

Until then, outdoor public art in Woodstock is on view at the newly-opened season of SculptureFest, the annual outdoor showcase of three-dimensional art at 509 Prosper Road. Featured artists this year are Mary Admasian of East Montpelier and Robert Hitzig of Montpelier. Thirty-four other artists, many based in the Upper Valley, have new or continuing work on view. The show typically continues through foliage season.

A guide to SculptureFest, including audio of artists speaking about their work, is available on the mobile app Otocast.

Openings and Receptions

John Lehet, of Hartland, has photographed Post Pond in Lyme over a span of decades and will exhibit these photos in “Post Pond In and Out of Time,” at Matt Brown Fine Art in Lyme, starting tonight with an opening reception from 5 to 7:30. The reception will include talks from Lehet and his friend, the Strafford poet and editor Jim Schley. Through Aug. 12.

Saturday night from 5 to 7, BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vt. will hold a reception for two shows: “Hyper Flora,” paintings by part-time Vermont resident Joanne Carson, and “Light & Paper/Mes Plantes” by the Massachusetts-based photographer Peter Moriarty. Both exhibits continue through Aug. 25.

Also on view at BigTown is “Light Field,” an exhibit of paintings by the upstate New York-based artist Alison Weld, through July 21.

“Fading Memories, Vanishing Voices,” a photography exhibit by Mort Wise, opens Monday at the Roth Center for Jewish Life at Dartmouth College, in Hanover. A former Upper Valley resident who continues to summer in West Lebanon, Wise currently lives in Charlotte, N.C. An opening reception will take place Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.


Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden. “Exhibition XXXI: Forms Hidden, Forms Revealed,” curated from three series of Duckworth’s work, and “Strata Series,” an exhibition of new prints by Sheri Hancock-Tomek, continue through July 22. Column II, an outdoor sculpture by artist and musician John McKenna, is on view through Oct. 22. McKenna grew up in Norwich and lives in Barrington, R.I. Parliament of the Souls, an outdoor sculptural installation by the Vershire artist Sande French-Stockwell, shows through Oct. 28.

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. “Velvet Brown Disease,” horse-themed paintings by Chelsea artist Linda Ducharme, are on view through August. A reception is planned for next Thursday at 6 p.m.

Chew & Co. Design, Hanover. The closing date for an art show by recent Dartmouth graduates has been extended to mid-August.

Cider Hill Gallery, Windsor. “Garden Visions,” a show of flower portraits and landscape paintings in egg tempera and gold leaf by Cider Hill co-owner Gary Milek, continues through Sept. 16.

Converse Free Library, Lyme. “Paintings: Places Near and Far” by Thetford artist Jean Gerber, shows through Sept. 29. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.

Hood Downtown, Hanover. “The Firmament,” an exhibit of drawings by Toyin Ojih Odutola that explores the conceptualization of race, is on view through Sept. 2.

Howe Library, Hanover. “O This Verdant Valley,” an exhibit by the Upper Valley’s en plein air Odanaksis Art Group, is in the Ledyard Gallery through Aug. 1.

Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hanover. “Its Honor Is Hereby Pledged: Broken Treaty Quilts,” an exhibit of quilts by Gina Adams, the new artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College’s Studio Art Department, continues through July 22.

Kilton Library, West Lebanon. Elizabeth R. Moore, of Grantham, exhibits mixed-media paintings in the library’s gallery space through Oct. 9.

Long River Gallery and Gifts, White River Junction. Piermont artist Stephanie Gordon’s show of encaustic (wax) paintings continues through August.

New London Hospital. The latest rotating 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. Through Aug. 31.

Norwich Public Library. Norwich resident Chad Finer exhibits his show “Back to Africa: A photographic return to Peace Corps Sierra Leone, 1968-70,” through Aug. 31.

Philip Read Memorial Library, Plainfield. “Marking the Moments,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Plainfield artist M.J. Morse, continues through Aug. 15.

Royalton Memorial Library. Peter Shvetsov, a part-time Royalton resident and native of Saint Petersburg, Russia, shows a series of etchings. More of his work is on view elsewhere in town, at South Royalton Market and Worthy Burger.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish. “The Etcher’s Journey: A Retrospective of Prints by Charles A. Platt and Stephen Parrish” features the work of two Cornish Colony artists, in the Picture Gallery through July.

“Natural Forces: Three Sculptors’ Visions,” featuring work by Fabienne Lasserre, Clive Moloney and Rosalyn Driscoll, is scattered around the site through Oct. 31.

Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction. In “Rebirth,” owner Stacy Hopkins shows recent mixed-media assemblages and prints, as well as jewelry, her primary medium.

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.

Tunbridge Public Library. Marion Lent, of Tunbridge, shows handmade felted figures in “Sprites To Live By.” On view through Aug. 18.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. Carol Lippman, a part-time West Newbury, Vt. resident, shows work through July.

White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton. “Streams of Light,” a show of paintings by Chelsea artist Susan G. Scott, continues through Aug. 4.

Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction. A show of abstract oil paintings and mixed-media on black-walnut-stained paper by Dian Parker, the curator and director of South Royalton’s White River Gallery, is on view through Sept. 26.

EmmaJean Holley can be reached at ejholley@vnews.com or 603-727-3216. Visual art news can also be sent to artnotes@vnews.com.