Art Notes: New D-H Center Opens Exhibitions

  • The chapel in the new Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care features stained glass windows designed by East Barnard artist Sabra Field, right, and installations designed by the team of Andrea Wasserman and Elizabeth Billings. (Courtesy Marianne Barthel)

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 11/16/2017 12:05:41 AM
Modified: 11/16/2017 12:05:46 AM

The newJack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon opens its art gallery with a reception Sunday at 2 p.m. The event will showcase the paper collages of Lyme artist Barbara Newton, as well as the building’s permanent art and quilt exhibitions.

Featured Upper Valley artists include the textile artist Elizabeth Billings, of Tunbridge; photographer and printmaker Seth Goodwin, of Norwich; Alison Palizzolo, a Hopkinton, N.H.-based painter who’s also the public relations coordinator of Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art, in Hanover; painter Marcia Santore, of Plymouth, N.H.; printmaker Marilyn Syme, of Pomfret; and sculptor Andrea Wasserman, of Vershire. Many of these artists will be in attendance, said Marianne Barthel, the arts program coordinator at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Barthel also commissioned Sabra Field, the noted South Royalton printmaker, to design the stained glass window in the Jack Byrne Center chapel. Field also designed the stained glass in the chapel at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in the early 1990s.

Remarks will take place at 2:30, followed by an art tour of the building. The Jack Byrne Center is at 154 Hitchcock Loop Road.

David Fisk’s show, “Challenge and Happiness in Abstract Painting,” is on view at the Tunbridge Public Library. A reception is planned for Sunday afternoon, 2 to 4. Fisk, who lives in Post Mills, uses abstract shapes and colors to create images that bring him joy. The show continues through Jan. 19.

Calls for Entries

ArtisTree Gallery in South Pomfret has put out a call for entries for its annual “Small Works” Holiday show, which opens Dec. 2. The deadline for entries is Monday. The requirements and application are online at


ArtisTree Gallery, South Pomfret. “The Life Works of Cynthia Emerlye” closes Saturday.

AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon. “Seasons,” a show of encaustic nature paintings by the Thetford Center artist William N. Peabody, continues through Jan. 26. There will be a reception on Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. The wood sculptures of Hugh Townley are on view through Dec. 2. Also on view through Dec. 2 is “Bridge Wharf Raft,” wall sculptures by Paul Bowen.

Center For the Arts, New London. The Juried Regional Exhibition, which features work by 20 New Hampshire artists, runs through Jan. 27.

Center for Art and Design, Colby-Sawyer College, New London. “Inner Visions: Selections from the Collection of Beverly Stearns Bronson ’55,” an exhibition of outsider art, including works by Martin Ramirez, Bill Traylor and Nellie Mae Rowe, continues in the Davidow Gallery through Dec. 10.

Chew & Co. Design, Hanover. The water photographs of Rockland, Maine, resident Joan Wright are on view through November.

Cider Hill Gardens and Gallery, Windsor. On view this month are sculpture, painting and installations by Steven Proctor, Herb Ferris, Gary Haven Smith and the Mythmakers.

Converse Free Library, Lyme. “Landscapes: Lyme and Tuscany,” an exhibition of work by Greg Gorman in the Betty Grant Gallery, runs through Dec. 29. Gorman will donate 10 percent of his art sales to the Friends of Lyme Library.

Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vt. “Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros,” a show of more than 80 paintings on the subject of romantic and sexual love. “Ready. Fire! Aim.,” a collaboration between the foundation and Burlington City Arts; a solo show by David Shrigley; and outdoor sculpture by Richard Deacon, Olafur Eliasson and Marc Quinn are all on view through Nov. 26

Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon. East Randolph artist Marcia Hammond exhibits oil portraits through Jan. 31.

Library Arts Center, Newport, N.H. The annual holiday exhibition “Gallery of Gifts: Handmade Holiday Boutique” is a good way to take in the range of beautifully crafted, handmade work by area artists and artisans. The exhibit and sale run through Dec. 23.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Hanover. “East Meets West,” a show of brush paintings on silk and etchings by, respectively, Ann and Bruce Peck, is on view through Dec. 20.

Piermont Public Library. “Connecticut River Valley and Beyond: Oil Paintings and Photography by Nancy Griswold” is on display through Nov. 29.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish. Exhibition buildings have closed for the season, but the grounds are still open.

Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction. Works by owner Stacy Hopkins, sculptor and jeweler Margaret Jacobs, and Rich Fedorchak are on view. Jacobs will be managing the gallery for three weeks while Hopkins is away. If you wish to visit outside regular hours, please call Jacobs for an appointment at 315-528-9020.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. Lois Masor Beatty and Maureen O’Connor Burgess show recent work through November.

Royalton Memorial Library. Fairlee painter Robert Rae’s work is included in the exhibition “Wonderland Forever,” a show inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The show has also been exhibited in Montpelier, and in Littleton and Bethlehem, N.H. Through Dec. 31.

White River Gallery, South Royalton. Sculptural assemblages by John F. Parker are on view through Dec. 31.

Zollikofer Gallery, Hotel Coolidge, White River Junction. An exhibition of work by members of the Vermont Pastel Society continues through Dec. 27.

EmmaJean Holley can be reached at or 603-727-3216.

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