Art Notes: Final piece of Sculpture Fest falls into place

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 8/21/2019 10:00:26 PM

The final installment of the annual Sculpture Fest arrives on Saturday afternoon with a reception from 4 to 6:30 at the King Farm in Woodstock.

The farm, just off Route 4 in West Woodstock, is a short walk from the Prosper Road home of Charlet and Peter Davenport, which hosts the bulk of the Sculpture Fest work, including pieces by featured artists Stefania Urist and Roger Goldenberg. The two properties are connected by a walking path.

Also a part of Sculpture Fest: “Vermont Carvers & Sculptors Exhibition,” work by 15 Vermont sculptors, at the Woodstock History Center.

Both the King Farm and History Center shows are open through the end of October. The work at the Davenports’ is on view year-round.


BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. Works on paper by Tunbridge artist Lisa Kippen, through Sunday.


Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden. “Exhibition XXXIV — The Multitudes Contained,” the museum’s final exhibition of Aidron Duckworth paintings and drawings, is on view through Sept. 27. “Lush Surface,” new paintings and works on paper by Boston-area artist Anne Johnstone; “Sharp Focus,” new sculptures by New York City artist Dan Waller are on view through Sept. 8. “Tactics/Being Close” a site-specific, interactive sculptural collaboration by Lucy Pullen and Tom Butter; and “Bugs About/Diagonal Science,” recent sculptures in a variety of media by Langdon Graves, are on the grounds through Sept. 8.

Betty Grant Gallery, Converse Free Library, Lyme. “How’s it gonna end?” drawing and paintings by Lyme artist Carl Mehrbach. Through Sept. 28.

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. “East to West: A Ceramic Dialogue,” ceramics by Mark Pharis, Liz Quackenbush, and Cappy Thompson. Through Sept. 28.

Center for Art + Design, Colby-Sawyer College, New London. “Coming Home: The Ceramics of Vivika and Otto Heino.” Through Oct. 15.

Center for the Arts, New London. Tatewell Micro Gallery shows oil paintings by Charlotte Thibault and photographs by Garrett Evens.

Chelsea Public Library. “Sadie’s Fancy Work,” embroidery by Sadie Kennedy, of Chelsea. Through August.

Cider Hill Gardens and Gallery, Windsor. Outdoor sculpture by William Ballantyne and paintings in egg tempera and gold leaf by gallery co-owner Gary Milek.

Collective — the Art of Craft, Woodstock. Ceramics by Andrea Trzaskos, as well as works by jeweler T. Breeze Verdant, glass sculptor Alissa Faber and fiber artist Jennifer Johnson. Through September.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon. The shows feature Elliot Burg, Jane Masters and Mark Washburn, photographs; Bruce Conklin, oil paintings; Sherry Saint-Germaine, botanical drawings; Sara Goodman, textiles; Hartford High School Art Students and the Cardigan Mountain Arts Association.

Hall Art Foundation, in Reading, Vt. Shows include “Made in Vermont,” works by Vermont artists; exhibitions by Richard Artschwager and the super-realist artist Malcolm Morley. On the grounds: “English Sculptors in New England.” Admission is $10, except on the first Friday of the month, when it’s free.

Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon. Lebanon native Sam Wiebkin is the current artist-in-residence at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. An exhibition of her work is on view through September.

Ledyard Gallery, Howe Library, Hanover. Recent work by members of the Cardigan Mountain Art Association. Through Oct. 2.

Library Arts Center, Newport. The “Selections Exhibit,” work by Debbie Campbell, Rod Keller, Susan Lirakis, Gillian Martlew, Meg McLean, Susan Parmenter, Adele Sanborn and Ann Saunderson. Through Sept. 19.

Local Buzz Cafe, Bradford, Vt. “Feathers, Fur & Flowers,” photographs by M.L. Gitchel. Through Sept. 5.

Long River Gallery, White River Junction. “Landscape Meditations: Pattern, Texture, and Line,” ceramics by Sheilagh Flynn, through Sept. 2, as well as paintings by Kathy Detzer.

Matt Brown Fine Art, Lyme. Paintings by Marcie Maynard and handmade furniture by Peter Maynard, a husband and wife duo from South Acworth, N.H. Through Oct. 12.

North Common Arts, Chelsea. Abstract encaustic collages by Barre, Vt., resident and mixed-media artist Athena Petra Tasiopoulos.

Norwich Public Library. “Catching the Eye,” photographs by Rosamond Orford. Through August.

The Roth Center for Jewish Life at Dartmouth College, Hanover. “Antigua Revisited,” photographs by Mort Wise. Through Sept. 6.

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, Cornish. Works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. In the Picture Gallery: “Augusta Homer Saint-Gaudens: Stepping Out of the Shadows,” a show of paintings and personal artifacts that illuminate the life of the woman who created the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, the forerunner of the national park. Through Sept. 2. Admission to the park is $10 per person age 16 and above.

Steven Thomas Inc. Fine Arts & Antiques, White River Junction. Work by Upper Valley “vintage” artists, such as Alice Standish Buell, John Semple, Horace Brown, Neil Drevitson and Robert Caulfield.

Tunbridge Public Library. “The Tunbrige Fair,” paintings by Bridgewater Corners artist Rae Newell. Through Sept. 5.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio hosts “Land on Paper,” a group show of landscape prints, through Aug. 31.

White River Gallery, South Royalton. “Scattered Geometry,” ceramics by Jenny Swanson and Holly Walker. Through Sept. 6.

Alex Hanson can be reached at or 603-727-3207.

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