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AR Market: Meryl Lebowitz, until November 30th, “A Way from Reality”, abstract paintings, “ARTE at AR”, 159 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069,

Studio Place Arts: Rock Solid XXI, until October 30th, stone sculptures and assemblages by local artists; Austin Furtake-Cole’s Moves, second floor gallery; “Crafted Narratives” by Rob Millard-Menendez, gallery on the third floor; “In the Current” by Gail Skudera, until October 16, Quick Change Gallery, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre; 802-479-7069, Hours of Operation: 11.30am to 5pm Wednesday-Friday; Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Bennington Museum: Boundless, through December 31, new paintings and mixed media by Dusty Boynton; “Robert Frost: Currently in Vermont,” Frost’s life and work as a poet and farmer in Bennington County through Nov. 7, 1920-1938; Love, Marriage and Divorce, through December 31, the ups and downs of love and heartbreak, from Victorian wedding dresses to scandalous stories of sexual harassment, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum. org

Compass Music and Arts Center: Laura King, until November 24th, “Fenceposts Mark a Path”, over 100 works that represent a journey of discovery and reflection during the pandemic winter of 2021, by artist and educator, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon, 802 -247-4295, Opening times: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: Expedition through October 11, works by various artists, many of whom have never been shown in Vermont before; “Sequences: Ode to Minor White”, group exhibition of contemporary works that reflect the aesthetic and philosophical ideas of the photographer, writer and educator Minor White (1908-1976); “Delano Dunn: Novelties”, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, brings together two groups of works that deal with love, racial identity, family history and the experience of creating art during quarantine; Charlie Hunter: Semaphore focuses on the Bellows Falls painter’s precisely rendered images of anachronistic railroad structures; “Erick Johnson: Double Take,” an immersive installation that integrates his paintings with his Instagram feed, which often shows images of patterned objects found on the streets of New York, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and Route 119 and 142, Brattleboro. 802-257-0124,

BCA Center: “Bubblegum Pop”, until October 10th, which combines popular and consumer culture with fantastic topics; Kaylynn TwoTrees, through October 10, immersive installation by the Vermont artist, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551,

UVM Fleming Museum: Learning Studio, until December 10, “Creating Conversations with Art”; Storytelling Salon, until December 10th, “Voices Creating Change”; “Abstracts”, until December 10th, Opening Space for Imagination “:” Absence “, ongoing,” Seeing and Unseeing “the Flemings collection, 61 Colchester Ave., Burlington, 802-656-0750 (Info: 656-2090),

Kent Museum: “20/20 Hindsight: Seeing the Past Anew with Contemporary Art”, through October 10, thematic exhibition offers a contemporary look at methods and materials used to develop rural culture in the late 19th century in Vermont, Kents Corner , Calais, 802-223-6613, The exhibition is open for weekly viewing: Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. The final reception is Sunday, October 10th from 3pm to 5pm. Free presale tickets are recommended.

Rokeby Museum: “A Modern Artist: The Commercial Art of Rachael Robinson Elmer”, until October 24, modern artist who embarked on the expanding profession of commercial artist at the beginning of the 20th century; Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont, Continuous Educational Trail and Farm Buildings, 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 802-877-3406,

The Hyde Collection: “Summer Bomb Pop: Collections in Dialogue”, until October 31, 17 contemporary abstract paintings paired with works of the 20th century from the Hyde’s Feibes & Schmitt Collection; Masterpieces & Mysteries, through October 31, Artistic Treasures and Art History Questions from the Vaults, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY, 518-792-1761,

Bread & Puppet Museum, through November 1st fantastic collection of dolls of all sizes, from hand puppets to giant puppets for parades and circuses filling a renovated barn from the 1860s, Route 122, Glover, 802-525-3031, www.breadandpuppet .org Opening times: daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and after the shows; Admission is free (donations are welcome).

Museum of Everyday Life: “Life in Lists and Notes, through May 22, 2022, which celebrates the poetic, mnemonic, narrative, and enumerative qualities of lists and notes, and their myriad of creative, professional, bureaucratic, institutional, domestic, and personal qualities explored usage over time, 3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16, Glover,

Highland Center: Still Life, Life Still, through October 15, photographs by Mary Ellen Bartley and paintings by Kate Emlen, Tucker Nichols, Jon Redmond, and Margaret Sparrow, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802 -533-3000,

Hood Museum of Art: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Trade Canoe: Forty Days and Forty Nights, through December 12; “Form and Relationship: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics”, through January 2; “A Legacy to Learn: The Jane and Raphael Bernstein Collection,” through February 6; Thornton Dial: The Tiger Cat, September 11th to February. 27, Dartmouth College, 4 E. Wheelock St., Hanover, NH, 603-646-1110,

Bryan Memorial Gallery: Land and Light and Water and Air 2021, through November 7th traditional New England landscape paintings by over 70 member artists; “Let Us Introduce You” until November 7th, works by established artists Jane Ashley, Amy Hook-Therrien, Lisa Miceli, Jen Violette and Liane Whittum, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100, www.bryangallery .org

NVU-Johnson State College: Susan Abbot, through October 29, “In Place”, new paintings by the Vermont artist, Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Dibden Center for the Arts, Northern Vermont University-Johnson, 337 College Hill, Johnson, 802 – 635-1481, artist reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 30th.

AVA Gallery: Four solo exhibitions until October 1st. Winkie Kelsey: “Rocks to Galaxies”; William Peabody: “A Collection of Memories”; Jay Singh: “From then to now”; Coralea Wennberg: “Plant Stories”, 1 Bank St., Lebanon, NH, 603-448-3117,

Satellite Gallery: Barclay Tucker, through September 30th, “The Play’s the Thing,” fun work by the illustrator and NVU Lybdon art professor, Satellite Gallery & Community Space, 71 Depot St., Lyndonville,

Southern Vermont Arts Center: Fall / Winter Membership Show, Oct. Nov. 2, 28, featuring work by over 200 artists; “Our Tangled Choices: Art and the Environment” until November 14th, work by Pat Musick and Michelle Lougee; Solo Exhibitions 2020: Late Summer through Sep 26, 10 artists working in a range of media including mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock print), photography, welded metal art, egg tempera painting, ceramics and more, Yester House, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362- 1405, Vernissage, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 2nd.

Stella Quarta Decima: “Anticipation”, until October, with the artists Matthew Monk, James Rauchman, Diane Sophrin, Hannah Morris, Kate Burnim and Lynn Newcomb, SQD Gallery, 3568 Main St., Manchester,

Edgewater Gallery at the Falls: “Locally Grown”, through October 31st, Woody Jackson, Sara Katz and Sage Tucker-Ketcham bring perspectives to our landscape, 1 Mill St., Middlebury, 802-458-0098,

Edgewater Gallery on the Green: “Still Life / Life Stills” until September 30th, two-person show with Kimberlee Alemian and Lori Mehta, 6 Merchants Rowe, Middlebury, 802-989-7419,

Henry Sheldon Museum: “Henry at 22: Collector. Museum Founder & More ”, through December 31, Artifacts, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802 388-2117,

Town Hall Theater: The Dreaming of Timbuctoo exhibit runs through October 31st to reveal the little-known history of Vermont black land ownership, 68 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury, 802-388-1436,

The Front Gallery: Cheryl Betz, September, mixed media paintings from five different series started during the pandemic, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours of Operation (limited occupancy): 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment.

TW Wood Gallery: “Pastel Music,” until October 30th, work of the Vermont Pastel Society; Patty Hudak, until October 30th, Botanical Ornaments, Nuquist Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours of Operation: Thursday to Saturday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm or by appointment .

Sage Street Mill: “Las Tres Hermanas (The Three Sisters)” until October 24th, work by Renée Bouchard, Maria Lucia Ferreira and Patricia Burke Pedreira, 29 Sage St., North Bennington,

Norwich University: Jennifer Bryan, through December 10, “Liquid Mind: Abstractions,” a work designed to convey current states of mind and visually capture the ups and downs of manic depression, Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield, 802-485-2183 ,

Chaffee Art Center: Nature Revealed, through October 29, Rutland County Audubon Wildlife Art Exhibit; Steve Halford, through October 29, solo exhibition of raku ceramics, 16 S. Main St. in Rutland, 802-775-0356, Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Friday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and by appointment. 60th annual Art in the Park Festival, 9-10 October.

Catamount Arts: “Open to Landscape”, until September 26th, paintings, photographs and works on paper by Keith Chamberlin, Terry Ekasala, Anni Lorenzini and Elizabeth Nelson, 39 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-2600, www

Artisans Guild of the Northeast: “Insulating together in wood and wool”, October 1st to November 1st. 13, the arts of Melinda and Ford Evans; The Book Arts Guild of Vermont, through September 25, “The Art of the Book: Is It a Book?” Group show, Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158,

Shelburne Museum: New England Now: People, through October 17, regional contemporary artists celebrate the people of New England, 6000 Shelburne Road (Route 7), Shelburne, 802-985-3346, Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Admission is $ 25, $ 15 for Vermonters, $ 14 for ages 13-17, $ 12 for ages 5 to 12, free under 5.

Lemon Fair Sculpture Park: “Find Your Own Space”, until November, site-specific installation by artist Susan Teare from Essex Junction and other new sculptures, 4547 Route 74, Shoreham, 802-383-8161,

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: “Exploring Earth”, through October 31, reflects on the intersection of spirituality and art and celebrates earth magic, nature spirits, animals, plants and transcendence, Altered Spaces Gallery, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, 802 -760- 4634, Opening times: by appointment only.

Tunbridge Public Library: Joan Hoffmann, 26 September-Nov. 21, “Libraries and Barns: Vermont en Plein Air,” acrylic and watercolor by artist South Royalton, 289 Route 110, Tunbridge, 802-889-9404. Vernissage, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 26; Lecture “Brief History of Plein Air Painting in America 1850-1950”, 7 pm Friday, October 15th.

Mad River Valley Arts: Bill Brauer Retrospective, through October 11, work of the legendary Mad River Valley painter, The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, 5031 Main St., Waitsfield, 802-496-6682, Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Carving Studio & Sculpture Center: SculptFest21: “Artifact”, through Oct. 24,636 Marble St., West Rutland, 802-438-2097,

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