Art Notes: Tunbridge Public Library opens a solo show

  • Paintings by Brookfield, Vt., artist Jyl Emerson are on view at Tunbridge Public Library through April. A reception is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. (Courtesy image)

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 2/19/2020 5:00:19 PM
Modified: 2/19/2020 5:00:10 PM

Like a lot of local artists, Brookfield, Vt., painter Jyl Emerson has an art-related day job. She works as a graphic designer and architectural illustrator.

For her personal work, she draws on a wide range of sources, including her horses, the landscape, still-life compositions and her professonal work.

Tunbridge Public Library opens an exhibition of Emerson’s paintings on Thursday. A reception is planned for 2 to 4 on Sunday afternoon, and the show is on view through April 30.

Last chance

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. Small works for holiday giving. Also, “Family Matters,” work by outsider artists Jordan Laura MacLachlan and the late Morton Bartlett, is up through February.

Chew & Co. Design, Hanover: Paintings in egg tempera by Windsor artist Gary Milek. Through February.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. “Plate • Print • Process,” a show of prints and plates by the nonprofit studio’s artist-members. Through February.

Of note

Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction. The gallery, which features the work of owner and jewelry-maker Stacy Hopkins and a rotating cast of artists, is on vacation from Feb. 25 through March 25


ArtisTree Gallery in the Village, Woodstock. Recent paintings by Katie Runde. Through March 20.

AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon. The 12th annual High School Exhibition, art from 18 Upper Valley high schools. Through March 13. Paintings by the late Ben Frank Moss. Through March 6.

Betty Grant Gallery, Converse Free Library, Lyme. “Focus on the Natural World,” photographs by Lyme residents Scott Kalter and John Skelly. Through March 29.

Center for the Arts, New London. Photographs by Iris Fisher-McMorrow at New London Inn; artwork by Hugo Anderson at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust; artwork by Alan Shulman at Blue Loon Bakery; photographs by Debbie Coyle and oils by Yvonne Shukovsky at Tatewell Gallery; artwork by Proctor Academy students at Whipple Hall Gallery; and work by William C. Turner, Amy Fortier, Amy Hook-Therrien, Kearsarge Regional High School students and Kate St. Cyr at New London Hospital Galleries.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon. Winter exhibitions include photographers Mark Council and Belinda Emmons; oil painters Kathryn Field, Penny Koburger and Jon Macadam; assemblage and collage artist Lynda Knisley; wood inlay artist Craig Altobello; and members of the Vermont Pastel Society.

Hood Museum of Art, Hanover. “CIPX Dartmouth with Kali Spitzer and Will Wilson,” an installment of their ongoing project, Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange, featuring tintypes of members of the Dartmouth community made last week in one of the Hood’s galleries; “Vision 2020: What Do You See?” a pocket show about how mass media affects how we see. Through March 1; “In the Midst of Something Splendid: Recent Paintings by Colleen Randall,” abstract paintings on canvas and paper by a member of the Dartmouth studio art faculty, through May 31; “Reconstitution” takes on how museums and other art exhibitors “have long privileged Euro-American narratives.” Through May 31; “School Photos and Their Afterlives,” which combines school portraits with works by contemporary artists. Through April 12.

Kilton Public Library, in West Lebanon, shows artwork by Lebanon Middle School students from Friday through May.

Library Arts Center, Newport. Annual “Selections” exhibition, recent work by Carol Corliss, Kate Emlen, Robert Frasier, Matthew Greenway, Michele Johnson, Aaron Kane, Maundy Mitchell and Alan Shulman. Through March 27.

Long River Gallery, White River Junction. “America’s Public Lands: National Parks and Monuments,” paintings by Royalton artist Joan Hoffmann. Through March.

Matt Brown Fine Art, Lyme. “Considering Kunisada and the Dynamic Nature of Visual Thinking,” an exhibition of the 19th-century Japanese master’s color woodblock prints. Through March 14.

North Common Arts, Chelsea. Assemblages by Corinth artist Chris Groschner. Through March 14.

Philip Read Memorial Library, Plainfield. “It’s A Seasonal Thing,” mixed-media and fiber art by Cindy Heath. Through April.

Sculpture Fest, Woodstock. Contemporary sculpture in the fields at the Prosper Road home of Charlet and Peter Davenport.

Zollikofer Gallery, Hotel Coolidge, White River Junction. “White River Then and Now,” work by Gail Barton, Sue Rump, Keith Burnor, Ann and Johnathan Rose and Carla Kimball. Through March 28.

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

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