Art Notes: First Friday and its offshoots

  • AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon opens on Friday an exhibition of paintings by the late Ben Frank Moss, who was a longtime studio art professor at Dartmouth College. (Courtesy AVA Gallery)

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 2/5/2020 7:30:08 PM
Modified: 2/5/2020 7:30:00 PM

We begin in White River Junction, where First Friday has grown to substantial proportions. Then we’ll proceed to numerous other Friday evening opening receptions.

“America’s Public Lands: National Parks and Monuments,” is on view at Long River Gallery. A reception for the artist, Royalton painter Joan Hoffmann, is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Hoffmann has lived mainly out West, and paints the impressive scenery of our grandest public expanses.

“Plate • Print • Process,” a show of prints and plates by the artist-members of Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and runs through Feb. 29.

Scavenger Gallery welcomes new work from an old friend in the form of hand-carved wooden bowls by Ria Blaas. Also, the gallery will hold a closing reception from 5:30 to 7:30 for “Say nice things to me,” recent work by Brooklyn, N.Y., artist Myra Musgrove. And there will be a wine tasting with bottles from Artisanal Cellars.

Scavenger owner Stacy Hopkins shows her own jewelry at the gallery. She’s also holding a pop-up from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in South Woodstock, at the Kedron Valley Inn’s Ransom Tavern, an event she’s calling a “pre-Valentine’s event.”

Also in Woodstock, the ArtisTree Gallery in the Village holds a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday for artist Katie Runde. Her recent paintings are on view at the gallery, at One The Green, through March 20.

AVA Gallery and Art Center, in Lebanon, opens an exhibition of paintings by the late Ben Frank Moss with a reception from 5 to 7 on Friday in AVA’s Members Gallery. From 4 to 5, Hood Museum of Art Director John Stomberg will give a gallery talk about Moss’ work. Through March 6.

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

In New London, the Center for the Arts holds a First Friday gallery walk featuring: 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; artword 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.

Openings and receptions

Philip Read Memorial Library, Plainfield. “It’s A Seasonal Thing,” mixed-media and fiber art by Cindy Heath. A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. Through April.

Last chance

AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon. “Rootless,” large-scale multimedia works by Alton, N.H., artist Margery Thomas-Mueller; “Meditations,” mixed-media collages by Barre, Vt., artist Athena Petra Tasiopoulos; “Syncopated Rhythms,” mixed-media work by Debra Claffey; “Wunderkammer,” work in a variety of media by Lebanon artist Sue Katz; “Jumper: Flying in the Heartland,” photographs of ski jumping in the Midwest by Hanover native Cooper Dodds; and “Artworks Made and Collected,” from Bradford, Vt., resident Phyllis Nemhauser. Through Friday.

Of note

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. Curators Matt Brown and Taylor McNeil, will give a talk about and demonstrate Kunisada’s technique from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Through March 14.

Ongoing

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

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.

Center for Art + Design, Colby-Sawyer College, New London. Art by members of Colby-Sawyer’s art faculty. Through Feb. 14.

Center for the Arts, New London. CFA members show work at the New London Inn and Bar Harbor Bank and Trust; Blue Loon Bakery shows photographs by Scott Snyder; Whipple Hall hosts work by Kearsarge Middle School students; and Tatewell Gallery features mixed-media work by Elizabeth D’Amico, photographs by Rick Stockwell and sculpture by Ann Feeley. Through Jan. 31.

Chelsea Public Library. Artworks by five generations of the Dunleavy/Reed family.

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

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.

The Great Hall, Springfield, Vt. “Alchemy: Metal, Mystery & Magic,” features work by Jeanne Carbonetti, Sabrina Fadial, Alexandra Heller, Peter Heller, Pat Musick, Dan O’Donnell, Gerald Stoner and Johnny Swing, and is on view into February.

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.

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.

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

Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock. “Pages From a New England Storybook: Paintings by Margaret Dwyer.” Through Feb. 15.

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

Taylor Art Gallery, Meriden. “The Art of Slow Power — Landscapes and Flights: Watercolor Gouache by Judith Lerner.” Through Feb. 8.

Tunbridge Public Library. “My Winter World,” acrylic and watercolor paintings by Barnard artist Kate Reeves. Through Feb. 18.

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. A reception for the artists is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 7. Through March 28.

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Alex Hanson can be reached at ahanson@vnews.com or 603-727-3207.




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