Art Notes: Two Rivers Printmaking Studio Opens New Show

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    "Asemic," a relief solar plate by Sheri Hancock Tomek, is among the works on view in a show of Tomek's recent abstract prints opening Friday, Feb. 3 at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. A reception is planned for Friday evening, 6 to 8. Courtesy Sheri Tomek

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    "Abandoned Sugar House" by Peter Neri, of Sharon, Vt., is part of the show "Two Perspectives of Rural Vermont" at the Tunbridge Public Library from Jan. 29 until March 26, 2017. —Courtesy image

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    "It's All About the Trees #1" by Jeanne McMahan, of South Strafford, Vt., is part of the show "Two Perspectives of Rural Vermont" at the Tunbridge Public Library from Jan. 29 until March 26, 2017. Courtesy images

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 2/2/2017 12:05:17 AM
Modified: 2/2/2017 12:05:25 AM

First Friday in White River Junction offers a slate of openings. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, in the TipTop Building, hosts a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. for Sheri Tomek, whose show of prints runs through March 31. Tomek calls them asemic prints. Asemic writing means writing, or mark-making, with no specific semantic content. Or maybe we could just call it abstraction.

Over at Scavenger Gallery, Stacy Hopkins does a First Friday wine tasting, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a slate of organic wines selected by Rafael Torres, of Artisanal Cellars in White River Junction. Also on view at the gallery are works by Ria Blaas, including paintings, bowls and furniture.

The Kilton Library in West Lebanon celebrates local art by local students with a selection of work from the Hanover Street School and the Mount Lebanon Elementary School in successive exhibitions. Artwork from Hanover Street students, taught by Megan Cardillo, will be on view at the library through March 22, and then work from students at Mount Lebanon, taught by Margaret Schultz, goes on view from April 6 through the end of May.

The Lake Sunapee Center for the Arts  presents three exhibitions in New London, as part of its own First Friday. Works by Enfield artist Penny Koburger, whose paintings were seen recently at the Kilton Library in West Lebanon, goes on view at the New London Inn, 353 Main St., with a reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibiting at the Lake Sunapee Bank on Main Street is Grantham artist Gwen Nagel, who will show pastel and oil landscapes and seascapes. A reception at the bank also runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Finally, in celebration of Youth Art Month, a show of work by students from New London Elementary School goes on view at the Whipple Gallery in New London. A reception at the Whipple Gallery runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

All three exhibitions end April 29.

The White River Gallery at BALE in South Royalton will exhibit the Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit from Saturday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 9.


Aging Resource Center, Lebanon. The Senior Art program exhibition is on view through mid-March. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Arabella, Windsor. The gallery exhibits works by local artists and artisans in a variety of media, including jewelry, oils, acrylics, photography, watercolors, pastels and textiles.

ArtisTree Gallery, Pomfret. A show of work made daily over the course of a year by local artists runs through Feb. 11.

AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon. A show of collages by Margaret Lampe Kannenstine, of Woodstock, mosaics by Lebanon artist Carrie Fradkin, dye-transfer prints by Lebanon photographer James Browning, and wooden sculpture by Burlington artist Clark Derbes, ends Friday. Derbes will give a gallery talk Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover. “Tibetan and Himalayan Lifeworlds” continues through March 31 in Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library.

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. “Figuration,” which features the works of Lucy Mink Covello, Mark Goodwin and Fulvio Testa, runs through Feb. 25.

Converse Free Library, Lyme. “Gillian Tyler: A Golden Anniversary Retrospective” is now on view in the Betty Grant Gallery through March 31.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon. The winter exhibition includes stained glass by Kathleen Curwen; wildlife paintings by Bradley Jackson; watercolors by Kathleen Fiske; a selection of work from the Vermont Watercolor Society; photographs by Seth Goodwin; pen and ink drawings by David Cooper; and photographs by Ruth Connor, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine, who spent time in western Kenya documenting the work done by I-Kodi, a grassroots non-governmental organization dedicated to improving education and healthcare in the region. The shows run through March.

Hood Downtown, Hanover. “Let the Garden Eram Flourish,” a show of painting, video and drawings by Iranian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Bahar Behbahani, continues through March 12.

Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. The Jaffe-Friede Gallery at the Hopkins Center shows an installation by artist-in-residence Zilvinas Kempinas. The exhibit runs through March 5.

Long River Gallery and Gifts, Lyme. The works of Hanover fiber artist Shari Boraz and silversmith and jeweler Case Hathaway-Zepeda continue through March 5. There will be a reception today from 6 to 8 p.m. for both artists.

“As If — Weavings From Oz,” by Henniker, N.H., artist Doug Masury, continues at the Long River store on South Main Street in White River Junction.

Osher at Dartmouth, Hanover. The photographs of Mary Gerakaris are exhibited in “Reality to Abstraction — A Photographic Journey of Perception” through Feb. 24 at the Osher office at 7 Lebanon St., in Hanover.

Royalton Memorial Library, South Royalton. A show of work by 20th-century commercial artist Louis Chap is on view through Feb. 18.

SculptureFest, Woodstock. The annual celebration of three-dimensional art generally ends when foliage season does, but 80 percent of the show is still on view. “Grounding,” a show of site-specific work curated by sculptors Jay Mead and Edythe Wright, is on view at the King Farm. For more information, go to

Tunbridge Public Library. “Two Perspectives of Rural Vermont,” a show of multi-media collages by South Strafford artist Jeanne McMahan and pen and ink drawings by Peter Neri, of Sharon, runs through March 26

Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock. “In Living Color,” a show of work by painter Patsy Highberg, runs through Feb. 13.

Zollikofer Gallery, Hotel Coolidge, White River Junction. A show of paintings by West Lebanon resident Mary Jane Morse has been extended through Feb. 18.

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