Art Notes: AVA Gallery opens its ‘Summer Juried Exhibition’

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 7/10/2019 10:00:43 PM
Modified: 7/10/2019 10:00:33 PM

AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon opens its Summer Juried Exhibition with a reception from 5 to 7 Friday evening. The juror, Alan Chong, director of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, selected 89 works by 70 artists, from the 189 pieces submitted by 108 artists in Vermont and New Hampshire. Three juror’s recognition awards will be announced at the reception. The show is up through Aug. 21.

White River Gallery in South Royalton holds a reception for “Scattered Geometry,” ceramics by Jenny Swanson and Holly Walker from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Swanson is the director of the ceramics studio at Dartmouth College. Walker was the executive director of the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Maine. Walker and Swanson are to speak during the reception, and the show is up through Sept. 6.


Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden. “Bugs About/Diagonal Science,” sculpture by Langdon Graves; “If Ever,” mixed media work by Glenn Goldberg; and “Duckworth XXXIII — Abstraction and the Infinite Plane.” Through July 21. “TACTICS/BEING CLOSE” a site-specific, interactive sculptural collaboration by Lucy Pullen and Tom Butter, and “TREE and VESSEL,” an exploration of traditional Bonsai by Norwich native Kyle Morrison. Through Sept. 8.

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. Recent work by landscape painter Rob Fish, through July 21; “The Vermont Paintings,” a series by part-time Strafford artist Celia Reisman, and “The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson,” works by the late Thetford artist, through Aug. 11.

Center for the Arts, New London. The New London Inn hosts a group photography show; Blue Loon Bakery shows watercolors by Mary Belecz and Bar Harbor Bank and Trust on Main Street shows work by Kearsarge Middle and High School students. Through July 31.

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.

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. “Art in Wood: the White Mountains, Mt. Monadnock, and Acadia,” marquetry by Peterborough, N.H., woodworker and artist Craig Altobello. Through July 31.

Library Arts Center, Newport. “ROY G BIV: a community art exhibit,” and “Doll Houses: Obsession on a small scale,” dollhouses collected and created by Newport resident Mindy Thorpe. Through July 25.

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.

Main Street Museum, White River Junction. “Jack Rowell, Cultural Documentarian: Portraits of Vermont People and Other Wildlife.”

Matt Brown Fine Art, Lyme. “Sculpture and Pottery by Amanda Ann Palmer.” Through Aug. 10.

Norwich Public Library. “Catching the Eye,” photographs by Rosamond Orford. Through August. A reception is planned for 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 2.

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: “Fresco,” recent paintings by Ruby Sky Stiler. Admission to the park is $10 per person age 16 and above, but it’s free if you attend the reception.

Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction. “Skywriting,” recent work by Norwich artist Luciana Frigerio. Through Sept. 6.

Sculpture Fest, Woodstock. Outdoor sculpture at the Prosper Road home of Charlet and Peter Davenport. Stefania Urist and Roger Goldenberg are this year’s featured artists. This show is open to the public dusk to dawn. “Vermont Carvers & Sculptors Exhibition,” work by 15 Vermont sculptors, at the Woodstock History Center.

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. A reception is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. July 21. Through Sept. 5.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. “Land on Paper,” landscape prints. A mid-show reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 2. Through Aug. 31.

Alex Hanson can be reached at or 603-727-3207. Send visual art news to

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