Art Notes: Winter exhibtions open at DHMC

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 1/15/2020 6:08:00 PM
Modified: 1/15/2020 6:07:09 PM

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Arts Program opens its winter exhibtions with a reception Thursday at 5 p.m. at the medical center’s Level 4 lounge. Featured artists include photographers Mark Council and Belinda Emmons; oil painters Kathryn Field and Jon Macadam; assemblage and collage artist Lynda Knisley; wood inlay artist Craig Altobello; and members of the Vermont Pastel Society. At 5:30 during the reception, artists will be introduced and an art walk follows.

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 (artist talk at 6 p.m. Thursday); “Syncopated Rhythms,” mixed-media work by Debra Claffey (artist talk, 6 p.m., Friday; encaustic and oil mixed-media workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday); “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.

Openings and receptions

The Hood Museum of Art, in Hanover, holds a reception from 5 to 7 on Thursday for the many exhibitions it has opened this month. The latest is “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.

Also at the Hood: “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.

Of note

Plainfield, Vt., artist and activist Erik “erok” Gillard will teach a workshop on silkscreen and block printing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at White River Gallery in South Royalton. For more information and to register, contact Chris Wood at

The Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park is holding a handful of events this winter, including a plein air painting session on Jan. 25 with Royalton artist Joan Hoffmann at the park’s Blow-Me-Down Farm. See the park’s website for more information.

Last chance

North Common Arts, Chelsea. Assemblages of found objects by longtime builder John Parker. Through Saturday.


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.

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.

Ledyard Gallery, Howe Library, Hanover. Artwork by students in the Hanover and Norwich schools. Through Jan. 29.

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

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 Feb. 7. Through April.

Piermont Public Library. “Gardening and our distorted relationship with nature,” new paintings by Piermont artist Ben Gitchel.

Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction. “Say nice things to me,” recent work by Brooklyn, N.Y., artist Myra Musgrove. Also on view are works by Rich Fedorchak, Ria Blaas, Lois Beatty and Luciana Frigerio.

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.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. Annual Holiday Show. Through Jan. 31.

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

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