Art Notes: White River Junction Gallery Seeks New Owner

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    "Contemplation," a pen and ink drawing by Obrianna Cornelius, is among the works on view in "Black & White," a juried exhibition of works in shades of black, white and gray, at the Library Arts Center in Newport, N.H. It opens Friday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Courtesy image

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 2/8/2018 12:09:57 AM
Modified: 2/8/2018 11:30:16 AM

Dave Celone, who owns Long River Gallery and Gifts, is seeking a new manager or owner of the White River Junction gallery space and craft shop, he announced in the Long River newsletter this month.

Celone purchased the gallery four years ago, toward the end of its 25-plus years in Lyme. After setting up a temporary pop-up in downtown White River Junction, Celone moved the gallery to its current location on Main Street, where it has maintained an active presence in the area art scene.

Interested parties can contact Celone at

Openings and Receptions

The Library Arts Center in Newport, N.H., has planned an opening reception Friday night from 5 to 7 for “Black & White,” an invitational and juried exhibit featuring work in black, white and gray by New England artists. Through April 7.

The Odanaksis ArtGroup has rescheduled its open house for the exhibit “It’s Cold Outside,” at Hartland Public Library, for Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3. Through Wednesday.

Tunbridge Public Library will hold a reception Sunday afternoon for “Before the Storm,” an exhibition of abstract landscapes by the Barre, Vt., painter Jennifer Palkowski Jacques, from 2 to 4 p.m. Through March 7.

Call for Entries

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit one or two photographs on the theme of “Something Sweet” to the Newport Winter Carnival photo contest, sponsored by the Library Arts Center. To submit, drop off framed or unframed photos at the Library Arts Center between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. today or Friday, or between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday.

Winners will be announced Saturday afternoon at 1, and contest photos will be on view during Newport’s Winter Carnival festivities at the Library Arts Center’s annex location at 15 Main St., in downtown Newport. No submission fee, but the back of each photograph must be labeled with a title along with the photographer’s name, address and phone number.


AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon. “Journey,” an exhibition of paintings by Brenda Phillips, is on view through March 9.

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction. “VoxSomnium,” an exhibition of mixed-media work by Norwich artist Laura Di Piazza, is presented in conjunction with the Vermont Pastel Society’s group exhibition and the production of Only Yesterday at Northern Stage, the theater company that calls the Barrette Center home.

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. A retrospective exhibition of paintings by Nancy Taplin, of Warren, Vt., is on view until March 31.

Center for the Arts, New London. Exhibits in micro-galleries at Lake Sunapee Bank, the New London Inn and Whipple Hall are on view through April 30.

Chandler Gallery, Randolph. “A Closer Look” features photography by Valerie Daniel, of Bethel; watercolors and mixed media work by Judy Laliberte, of Quechee; and chalk pastels by Jo Levasseur, of South Royalton. Through March 3.

Chelsea Public Library. “Photographs: A Teenage Perspective,” a show by Strafford resident and Sharon Academy senior Hadley Greene, runs through February.

Chew & Co. Design, Hanover. The egg tempera and gold leaf paintings of Windsor artist Gary Milek are on view through February.

Claremont Opera House. Rural Outright, the LGBTQ support program of Claremont-based TLC Family Resource Center, shows art by Upper Valley students in an exhibit on the theme of #KindnessInAction. Through Feb. 17.

Converse Free Library, Lyme. Thetford ceramicist Amanda Ann Palmer’s show, “Recent Explorations in Clay,” includes rustic pieces as well as items from Palmer’s “Relics” series, inspired by seed pods. Ten percent of art sales will go toward the Friends of Lyme Library. Through March 30.

Hartland Public Library. The aptly titled “It’s Cold Outside” features the work of the Odanaksis Art Group, a cluster of Upper Valley artists who gather weekly to paint, mostly outdoors. Through Wednesday.

Hood Downtown, Hanover. “Reason’s Oxymorons,” a video installation by the French-Algerian artist and philosopher Kader Attia, dissects Western and non-Western conceptions of mental illness through a range of interviews. Through March 18.

Hopkins Center, Hanover. Judy Glantzman, Dartmouth College’s artist-in-residence, exhibits recent work in drawing, painting, mixed media collage and sculpture in clay and carved wood in “Vigilant on Behalf of Kindness.” On view in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery through March 4.

Long River Gallery and Gifts, White River Junction. Stoneware paintings by the Bradford, Vt., potter Bruce Murray are on view through February.

Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock. “Paint Vermont,” by Bridgewater Corners resident and ArtisTree teacher Rae Newell, is on view through Wednesday.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Hanover. Sisters Patti Warren, of Lebanon, and Rosalie desGroseilliers, of Hardwick, Vt., exhibit work in “The Zen of Watercolor.” Through Feb. 27.

Taylor Gallery, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden. Cornish artist and KUA graduate Jim Schubert exhibits abstract and figural latex paintings in “Ocular Means.” Sales benefit the Upper Valley Haven. Through Saturday.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, in White River Junction. Work from Body Language, a collaboration of poetry and prints by Don and V. Shalvah Herzberg, both of Sharon, is up through March 31.

White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton. “Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts for ¾ Empire,” by Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater, runs through March 3.

Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction. South Royalton artist Cecily Herzig shows recent paintings in “Dark Botanicals and Swamp Nonsense.” Through March 31.

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

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