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    Amy Guglielmo

    Amy Guglielmo

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    Through Jan. 25

    Paintings by the featured artist and author, a high school art teacher in the Adirondacks influenced by folklore and her adopted home in Costa Rica. at The Gallery Cooperative in Plattsburgh. Outside Vermont (map).

    Varujan Boghosian

    Varujan Boghosian

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    Through Jan. 26

    BigTown Gallery in Rochester has previously shown the work of master collagist artist Varujan Boghosian; the current exhibit, titled simply “Late Work,” is his fourth solo show at the venue. The richly colored constructions and collages are visual delights, incorporating references to mythology, literature and, if you look closely, a whiff of political protest. The 92-year-old Hanover-based artist marries wit and whimsy with stunningly precise technique. An accompanying exhibition by Erick Hufschmid features 18 photographs taken in Boghosian’s studio in 2010, along with an essay by poet Charles Simic. Pictured: “Bonaparte’s March” by Boghosian. at BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Randolph/Royalton (map).

    James Secor

    James Secor

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    Through Jan. 26

    In his newest exhibition, “As Not Seen” at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, James Secor explores a phenomenon in the built landscape that most of us probably give scant attention: storage units. Working in acrylics, the Vermont artist presents paintings about objects that “fall away as noise,” as he puts it. Secor admires the geometry and repetition in rows of storage units, which speak to excess and possibly hoarding. He even allows evanescent shadows their own planes of brilliant color, as much a part of the scene as the pitched-roof units. Perhaps only in paintings — that is, in an artist’s eye — do these caches of consumerism convey “a formal, minimalist beauty,” as Secor would have it. Pictured: “Units M-Q (Mickey D’s).” at Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map).

    Martha Hull

    Martha Hull

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    Through Jan. 26

    “Cute + Deadly” is a perfect characterization for Hull’s work. Without committing fully to either, she invents a union of macabre and adorable. In her imagination, a kitty is dressed as the Grim Reaper, a red bunny looks like a punkish devil with a tiny pitchfork, and a hunk of cheese reclines in a bordello with a come-hither look. Other works are just plain funny. In one new image posted on Hull’s website, she shows us how Santa gets into your house if you don’t have a chimney. The Burlington artist also notes, “I love petting zoos, rainbows, spiders, cheese and contemplating the end of the world.” That explains a lot. at The Daily Planet in Burlington (map).

    'The Paintings of Louis Fried'

    'The Paintings of Louis Fried'

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    Through Jan. 27

    Paintings that address the immigrant experience by the 19th-century, Russian-born artist, who took up painting to recover from a stroke and then found it a passion. at Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. Northeast Kingdom (map).

    Lynda Reeves McIntyre

    Lynda Reeves McIntyre

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    Through Jan. 30

    "Abundance," new paintings and fibers celebrating the visual joy, gesture and "voice" of Mother Nature's bounty. at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map).

    'Illuminate: The Winter Group Show'

    'Illuminate: The Winter Group Show'

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    Through Jan. 31

    The 18-person exhibition highlights Montpelier artist Sam Colt's mixed-media grassello works. at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map).

    Steve Sharon

    Steve Sharon

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    Through Jan. 31

    Abstract paintings by the Burlington artist. at City Market, Onion River Co-op (Downtown Burlington) in Burlington (map).

    Emily Mason

    Emily Mason

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    Through Feb. 10

    In her solo exhibit “To Another Place,” the 86-year-old abstract painter shows a whopping 50 paintings. Many of them have not appeared in public before. Mason lives and gardens in Brattleboro during the summer and spends the rest of the year in her native New York City. She grew up under the influence of her mother, Alice Trumbull Mason, who cofounded the American Abstract Artists group. And so Mason was literally born into what would become her métier: vibrant, luminous, lyrical abstractions on canvas. She studied at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. While in Italy, Mason married fellow painter Wolf Kahn; in 1968, the couple purchased a farm in Brattleboro. Their part-time presence has long enhanced Vermont’s art community. “To Another Place,” on view through February 10, includes works from Mason’s Italian period and the six decades that followed. at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Brattleboro. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map).

    'Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont'

    'Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont'

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    Through March 30

    Gov. Phil Scott is famously a race car driver, but the current exhibition at the Vermont History Center in Barre is not about him. A varied collection of photographs, trophies, car parts and models, flags and other artifacts, “Anything for Speed” travels through a century of Vermonters’ fun with fossil fuels. Visitors can share their own memories of the track on a “talk-back wall.” at Vermont History Center in Barre. Barre/Montpelier (map).

    August Burns

    August Burns

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    Through March 2

    "The Art of the Portrait," paintings by the Vermont artist. at Festival Gallery at Valley Arts in Waitsfield. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map).

    Anna Ross

    Anna Ross

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    Through Feb. 25

    "Coming Into the Light," paintings by the local artist. at Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village. Randolph/Royalton (map).

    Jack Rowell

    Jack Rowell

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    Through April 1

    "Cultural Documentarian," portraits of Vermont people and other wildlife by the Braintree photographer. at Main Street Museum in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map). Free; concert $20.

    Thomas Waterman Wood: The Master Copies

    Thomas Waterman Wood: The Master Copies

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    Through June 1

    The 19th-century Vermont painter and gallery namesake copied paintings seen on European trips to learn from masters such as Rembrandt and Turner, and brought the paintings back to Montpelier. at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map).

    'Something Dear'

    'Something Dear'

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    Through Feb. 15

    Photography by Nancy Banks, Christie Carter, Kay Jostrand, Rosalind Daniels, Peggy Smith, Shapleigh Smith and Marcie Scudder. at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map).
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