Art Notes: Library Arts Center opens annual ‘Selections’ show

  • In Chelsea, North Common Arts opens an exhibition of assemblages by Corinth artist Chris Groschner with a reception Friday evening. (Courtesy photograph)

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 1/29/2020 6:37:15 PM
Modified: 1/29/2020 6:37:10 PM

The Library Arts Center, in Newport, opens what is often an enjoyable show, its annual “Selections” exhibition, which features work by the winners of the previous year’s “Juried Regional Exhibition.”

“Selections” gives the winners a showcase for a larger body of work, usually recent efforts. Since a juror chooses the artists — last year’s were Stephanie Kyriazis, chief of interpretation, Saint Gaudens National Historic Site, and Penny Whitman, community and economic development field specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension — often the selected artists are on a kind of streak, investigating a subject or technique that becomes more fully fleshed out in the “Selections” show.

The selected artists are Carol Corliss, Kate Emlen, Robert Frasier, Matthew Greenway, Michele Johnson, Aaron Kane, Maundy Mitchell and Alan Shulman. A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, and the show is on view through March 27.

North Common Arts, in Chelsea, opens a show of assemblages by Corinth artist Chris Groschner with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Through March 14.

Last chance

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


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.

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.

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 and demonstrate Kunisada’s technique from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 8. Through March 14.

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.

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.

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.

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

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