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Art Notes: Will the sun shine on White River Junction’s First Friday?



Valley News Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Spring has been pretty dismal, but it appears the sun will put in an appearance at the monthly First Friday art walk in White River Junction.

The weather didn’t cooperate the first time Revolution, the independent clothing emporium, unveiled public art behind the store. On Friday, it will put up its third such installation, a pair of paintings by Vermont artist Marianne McCann. The store also will have a DJ spinning on its loading dock among other blandishments. All the excitement starts at 5.

Long River Gallery, on Gates Street, opens “Landscape Meditations: Pattern, Texture, and Line,” ceramics by Sheilagh Flynn, with a reception from 6 to 8. Flynn’s colorful work resembles landscapes rendered in ceramics, stone and other materials. On view through Sept. 2.

Scavenger Gallery will celebrate artists Sue Lawrence and Andrew Williams, whose paintings of blossoms, “Flower Portraits,” are on view.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio hosts “You Are the Music,” prints by Hartford artist Joan Morris. Through June.

Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction. Paintings and fanciful Vermont tourism posters by Burlington painter Kevin Ruelle. Through June 26.

Opening and receptions

The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum in Meriden holds a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday for “Bugs About / Diagonal Science,” sculpture by Langdon Graves, and “If Ever,” mixed media work by Glenn Goldberg. Also at the ADAM: “Duckworth XXXIII — Abstraction and the Infinite Plane,” the museum’s 33rd and penultimate exhibition of Aidron Duckworth’s work, through July 21.

Ledyard Gallery, in Hanover’s Howe Library, holds a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday for “Art in Wood: the White Mountains, Mt. Monadnock, and Acadia,” brings to the Howe Library marquetry by Peterborough, N.H., woodworker and artist Craig Altobello. The show is on view through July 31. Altobello is slated to demonstrate his work at the library at 2 p.m. on June 30.

Visitors get in free from 5 to p.m. on the first Friday of the month at the 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 usually $10.

Ongoing

AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon hosts: “Restless,” ceramics by Newbury, N.H., artist David Ernster; “Rhythmic Compositions,” recent work by Waitsfield, Vt., sculptor John Matusz; and “Recent Paintings and Drawings” by Lyme’s Carl Mehrbach. Through June 14.

Betty Grant Gallery, Converse Free Library, Lyme. “Just People,” paintings by Liliana Paradiso. Through June.

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. “Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail,” photographs by Cathy Cone, of East Topsham, Vt., and “Pilgrimage,” mixed media paintings by Rochester artist Jason Horwitz. Through June 23.

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.

Chandler Gallery, Randolph. “Eye-catching,” the annual Area Artists Exhibition, is on view through June 15.

Chelsea Public Library. “Revered Vermont Libraries,” drawings in Prismacolor pencil by Woodstock artist Gary Barron. Through June 30.

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.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon. Spring exhibitions include work by painter Collin Leech; photographers Joan Crimlisk and John Lehet; watercolorists Nick Mayer and Marion Blodgett; multi-media artist Stacy Harshman; and the hospital’s employees and volunteers.

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

Long River Gallery, White River Junction. “Littles,” 72 small paintings by Amy Hook-Therrien, of leaves on the forest floor.

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

Norwich Public Library. “Dancing into Summer,” paintings by the en plein air painting group Odanaksis. Through June.

Philip Read Memorial Library, Plainfield. “Ink Slingers,” an exhibition of cartoon drawings from the collection of New Yorker cartoonist, and Cornish resident, Harry Bliss. A reception is planned for 5 p.m. on June 14. Through June.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park, Cornish. Works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. In the Picture Gallery: “Fresco,” recent paintings by Ruby Sky Stiler, who will give a talk about her work at 4:30 on June 22 as part of a reception from 4 to 6. Admission to the park is $10 per person age 16 and above, but it’s free if you attend the reception.

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. “Landscapes,” oil paintings by Thetford artist Jean Gerber, through June 17.

White River Craft Center, Randolph. The Vermont Pastel Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition. Through July 7.

Alex Hanson can be reached at ahanson@vnews.com or 603-727-3207. Send visual art news to artnotes@vnews.com.