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Through June 28: Awakenings: Current Work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. Longmaid explores what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing through a contemporary approach to portraiture and still life. Merwin’s painting process expresses a layering of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns. T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. twwoodgallery.org
Through June 28: Vanishment. Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet Vanishment. Explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work. 111 State St., Montpelier.
Through June 28: Kate Burnim & Daryl Burtnett, Almost Forgotten. Through paintings and works on paper, Burnim and Burtnett uncover the spaces and moments that are woven into the everyday landscape and human experience. The Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council office, 136 St., Montpelier. vermontartscouncil.org
Through June 28: Michael Strauss, The Magic of Seeing – Inside and Outside of the Frame, Exploring the Illusion of Light, Space, Form and in Landscape Painting. The T.W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. twwoodgallery.org
Through June 29: Exhibits at Studio Place Arts. 201 N. Main St., Barre. studioplacearts.com

Fault Lines: In this exhibition, artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world that threaten discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy.

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles: Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware for walls or tabletop, inspired by geologic forces and infused with fabric details.

Present Continuous—Commentary and Form: Works by Diane Sophrin. Combining rapidly written morsels of poetry with form and color, Sophrin draws and paints her writings on stitched, layered papers to create an ongoing series of hanging scrolls recently shown in Budapest.

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Through June 29: Sam Talbot-Kelly, Draft of a New Harmony in a Slip Dress Pocket. Talbot-Kelly shares her experimental approach to costume/set design and art direction with the installation of The Three Graces also known as The Charities—a re-imagined explanation from Greek mythology of Brightness, Joyfulness, and Bloom in the interpretation of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Transcendentalist views. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury. AxelsGallery.com
Through June 30: Michael T Jermyn, Viva l’Italia. Photographs of Tuscany, Rome, and more. Salaam Boutique, 50 State St., Montpelier.
Through July 3: Merry Schmidt. Paintings. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Rm. 2, Marshfield. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org
Through July 10: Sunshine And Shadow. An exhibit of paintings by Ann Young. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. riverartsvt.org
Through July 13: Suspended in Focus—A Group Show. Composed of work by 18 artists. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd., Shelburne Village. 985-3848
Through July 14: Cumulus. Highlights cloud-centric works in a wide range of media. Miller’s Thumb Gallery, 14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045
Through July 20: Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. A unique exhibition of more than 80 outstanding watercolor paintings. Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. 496-6682, info@valleyartsvt.com
Through July 21: Gaal Shepherd, Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit. Pays tribute to the devotion of the faithful and its continuity from the Neolithic Erin to contemporary Ireland with a series of paintings, pastels, photographs, sculpture, and accompanying Irish poetry. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. highlandartsvt.org
July 5–Aug. 2: Values—Work by the Art Resource Association at T.W. Wood Gallery. Opening reception: July 11, 5–7 pm. 46 Barre St., Montpelier. twwoodgallery.org
Through Aug. 3: The Front presents SHOW 33. Opening reception (live music, food, and drink): Friday, July 12, 4–7 pm. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. info@thefrontvt.com.
July 4–Aug. 3: Recent Work in Light and Color by Chris Jeffrey. Recent work, including a series of self-contained light boxes, strip paintings, and wire paintings. Reception: July 5, 6–8 pm. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury. AxelsGallery.com
Through Aug. 17: Resurfaced: Paintings by Emilia Olson. Opening reception & artist talk: June 27; 4:30–6 pm. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Hill Rd., Berlin. moetown52@comcast.net
July 9–Aug. 23: Exhibits at Studio Place Arts. Reception: July 11, 6–8 pm. 201 N. Main St., Barre. studioplacearts.com

Eye Spy: Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye … perfect for visual arts lovers.

Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers: Seriality is a psychoanalytic concept used to describe sibling relationships, the same but different and it is explored in these mixed media pieces based on old photographs of the artist’s grandmother and her siblings.

Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone—365 Days in Black & White:  A visual diary of black and white iPhone photographs.

Through Aug. 24: Summer Exhibitions at Helen Day Arts Center. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. helenday.com

Dusty Boynton–Reliefs: Sculptural reliefs created by multiple monoprints cut up and reconstructed.

Suzy Spence–On the Hunt: Equestrian-themed paintings.

Composing Form: Group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics highlights both figurative and abstract work that is both poetic and humorous, referencing human history, intervention and experience.

July 1–Aug. 30: Agathe McQueston, A License To Stare. Classically rendered sculptures and drawings. Opening reception: July 11, 4–7 pm. Vermont State House Card Room, Montpelier. agathemcq@gmail.com
July 5–Aug, 30: Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery.The exhibit features work by Natalie Boze, Janet Brighenti, Patty Corcoran, Anne Fugaro, Katie O’Rourke, Frederick Rudi, Joshua Saxe and many others. The exhibit primarily features oil paintings, along with acrylic, pastel, photography, mixed media. Opening reception: July 11, 5–7 pm. 46 Barre St., Montpelier. twwoodgallery.org
July 2–Sept. 27: Studies in Rhythmic Vitality—Paintings by Lois Eby. Acrylic paints on birch panels. Opening reception: July 11, 4–7 pm. Art Walk reception: Sept 6, 4–7 pm. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, State St., Montpelier. leby@loiseby.com
Through Oct. 25: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections. Visitors can examine how posters have been an important part of the wartime effort, for everything from recruitment to support on the homefront. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre. 479-8500. vermonthistory.org
Through Dec. 21: 200 Years—200 Objects. An exhibition celebrating Norwich University’s bicentennial. Curated to include objects from the museum collection, as well as documents and images from Archives and Special Collections, that reflect and retell the university’s 200-year history. Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield. norwich.edu


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