Art Notes: Shows in Multiple Mediums Open at AVA Gallery

  • AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon opens "Color -- flow and form," an exhibition of works on paper by Henniker, N.H., artist Wendy Briggs Powell, on Friday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Powell will give a talk about her work before the reception, at 4 p.m. Also opening are exhibitions of work by Hartland printmaker Rachel Gross, Lyme sculptor Stina Kohnke and Bulgarian ceramicist Boyan Moskov. (Courtesy photograph)

Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, October 11, 2018

AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon opens four new exhibitions, each in its own medium, on Friday evening with a reception from 5 to 7.

All four of the artists are slated to give talks during the run of their shows, starting at 4 p.m. Friday with a talk by Henniker, N.H., artist Wendy Briggs Powell. Her show it titled “Color — flow and form,” and she works by dipping paper into colored dyes.

Lyme sculptor Stina Kohnke will talk about her work, which appears in a show titled “Parallels,” on Oct. 18 at 5:30. Hartland printmaker Rachel Gross will give a talk at 5:30 on Oct. 25 about her evolving printmaking technique, which involves the use of plywood and of shapes that create a sense of volume. And Bulgarian artist Boyan Moskov will talk about his work in ceramics at 5:30 on Nov. 1.

Of Note

“We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages,” an exhibition of photographs by Liz Cooke, is on view in the Nearburg Gallery of Dartmouth College’s Black Visual Arts Center through Oct. 30. The photographs are from a book of the same title by Thetford resident Annelise Orleck, a professor of history at Dartmouth.


ArtisTree Gallery, South Pomfret. “Local Color,” an annual art show celebrating foliage and other ornamentation, is on view through Saturday.

Matt Brown Fine Art, Lyme. “In Search of Shapes by Land and by Sea,” paintings by Strafford artist Jennifer Brown, is on view through Saturday.

Canaan Meeting House. “And Still We Rise,” an exhibition of quilts made by members of the Women of Color Quilters Network and organized by Louisiana-based historian, curator and quilter Carolyn L. Mazloomi, is on view both at the meeting house and at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, N.H., through Sunday. The show comprises 44 quilts, and the bulk of them, 34, are on display in Canaan. The meeting house is open weekends, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Contact Donna Dunkerton at 603-523-7960. John Bergeron can also help to open the exhibit during the week by calling 603-523-9621 or emailing bergeronjh@gmail.com. The Mariposa Museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.


Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden. “Forest Recollection,” paintings by Johnson, Vt., artist Joseph Salerno, and “Transparent Bodies,” a series of paintings by the late Aidron Duckworth, are on view through Oct. 28. Column II, an outdoor sculpture by artist and musician John McKenna, is on view through Oct. 22. Parliament of the Souls, an outdoor sculptural installation by Vershire artist Sande French-Stockwell, shows through Oct. 28.

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. “Cosmic/Quantum,” abstract paintings by Laurie Sverdlove, of Randolph. Also on view: works by Bruce Edelstein (sculptures and watercolors) and Lucy Mink-Covello (abstract paintings). Mink-Covello is the artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College this fall.

Center for the Arts, New London. CFA sponsors new shows of oil paintings by Katie Runde, at the New London Inn; paintings by Patty Fazio at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust; charcoals and pastels by Sasha Wolfe and photographs by James Mudie at Whipple Hall; and work by members of the Cardigan Mountain Art Association at New London Hospital.

Chelsea Public Library. “Flea Market Finds,” photographs by Mark Dixon, is on view through October.

Converse Free Library, Lyme. “Chasing the Muse,” watercolor paintings by Lyme artist Stephanie Reininger, runs through December.

Gifford Gallery, Gifford Medical Center, Randolph. Nature and wildlife photographer Lisa Manning shows work through Oct. 24.

The Great Hall, Springfield, Vt. “Healing: The Transformative Imagery of Art” features work by 12 artists, including Margaret Jacobs, of Enfield, Carolyn Enz Hack, of East Thetford, and Robert O’Brien, Robert Carsten and Neomi Lauritsen, all of Springfield. Through March 30.

Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vt. “Made in Vermont” features work by six Vermont artists, including Upper Valley painter Patrick Dunfey. Also on view: “The Solace of Amnesia,” a group show curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe from the Hall Foundation’s collections, and “Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros,” curated by Eric Fischl, another group show of the foundation’s work.

Ledyard Gallery, Howe Library, Hanover. “Brush Strokes and Beyond,” paintings by members of the White River Junction and New Hampshire chapters of the Vermont Watercolor Society, is on view through Nov. 28.

Library Arts Center, Newport, N.H. “From the Studio,” an exhibition of artwork made by students in the arts center’s classes is on view through Oct. 24.

Norwich Public Library. “Revitalize With Nature: Locally Inspired Landscape Photography,” by Norwich resident and molecular biologist Brenda Petrella, is on view through October.

Osher@Dartmouth, Hanover. “Mystical Moments,” watercolors by Perry Williamson, is on view through Oct. 29.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish. “Natural Forces: Three Sculptors’ Visions,” featuring work by Fabienne Lasserre, Clive Moloney and Rosalyn Driscoll, is scattered around the site through Oct. 31.

Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction. “Im/migration” features recent paintings by Windsor artist Liz Ross that examine the migration and extinction of birds alongside the immigration and exile of people.

SculptureFest, Woodstock. Dozens of artists, many based in the Upper Valley, exhibit new or continuing work in the annual outdoor showcase of three-dimensional art at the Prosper Road home of Charlet and Peter Davenport and at the nearby King Farm. Featured artists this year are Mary Admasian, of East Montpelier, and Robert Hitzig, of Montpelier. The show typically continues through foliage season. A guide to SculptureFest, including audio clips of artists speaking about their work, is available on the mobile app Otocast.

Steven Thomas, Inc. Fine Arts & Antiques, White River Junction. Work by Upper Valley “vintage” artists, such as Alice Standish Buell (1892-1964), Arthur B. Wilder (1857-1949) and Ilse Bischoff (1901-1990) is on view.

Taylor Art Gallery, Meriden. “Focus on the World,” photographs by Dan Mead and Sally Eagle, are on view through Oct. 20.

Tunbridge Public Library. North Thetford photographer Allison Clayton shows her work through Nov. 3.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. For “Emblems,” Brian D. Cohen has made 40 small etchings based on the form of the 17th-century emblem book. Through Oct. 31.

White River Craft Center, Randolph. “Jack Rowell, Cultural Documentarian: Portraits of Vermont People and Other Wildlife,” a retrospective of the Braintree, Vt., photographer’s work, is on view into the fall.

Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction. “I’ve Got It Covered,” a series of photographs of manhole covers taken by Sharon resident Carol Langstaff, is on view through Dec. 26.

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