Art Notes: Rail Trail Invites Submissions

  • Bethel, Vt., artist Valerie Daniel's "The Guest Rooms at the Taj Majal" is part of the three-person show "A Closer Look" at the Chandler Gallery in Randolph, Vt., from Jan. 20 to March 3, 2018. (Courtesy photograph)

Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mascoma River Greenway is calling for submissions of weatherproof art, to be permanently installed along the Northern Rail Trail this summer. Artists are encouraged to incorporate railroad spikes, collected by the City of Lebanon Recreation Department and the Mascoma River Greenway Coalition during the clean-up of the rail trail, into their pieces.

An “intent to submit” form is due by Monday. For more information go to mascomagreenway.com.


AVA Gallery and Art Center, in Lebanon. The 10th annual Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition features student work nominated by art faculty at Upper Valley high schools, including Hanover High School; Hartford Area Career and Technology Center; Hartford High School; Holderness School, in Plymouth, N.H.; Kimball Union Academy, in Meriden; Lebanon High School; Ledyard Charter School, in Lebanon; Mascoma Valley Regional High School, in Canaan; Newport High School; Oxbow High School, in Bradford, Vt.; Rivendell Academy, in Orford; The Sharon Academy; Stevens High School, in Claremont; Thetford Academy; and Woodstock Union High School. The painter Patrick Dunfey, who is head of exhibitions design and planning at the Hood Museum of Art, in Hanover, judges this year’s awards. On view through March 9.

“Journey,” an exhibition of paintings by Brenda Phillips, is also 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.

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.

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 health 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.

Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon. Art by Lebanon Middle School students is up through March. Work by Mount Lebanon Elementary School students will be shown from April 5 through May.

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

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

Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms. “Winter Magic,” a show of watercolors and pastels by Kate Reeves, is on view through March 14.

Taylor Gallery, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden. “The Golden of Haitian Art: Late ’80s and Early ’90s” shows through April 7.

Tunbridge Public Library. “Before the Storm,” an exhibition of abstract landscapes by the Barre, Vt., painter Jennifer Palkowski Jacques, is on view through March 7.

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 Norwich, 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 ejholley@vnew.com or 603-727-3216.