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    Dona Mara

    Dona Mara

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    Through July 20

    “REFLECTIONS: The Intangible Things,” a career concept exhibition by the southern Vermont artist, featuring abstract works in multiple mediums that reflect both love of and fear for the planet. at stART Space in Manchester. Manchester/Bennington (map).

    Gaal Shepherd

    Gaal Shepherd

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    Through July 21

    "Hallowed Ground," paintings, pastels, photography, sculpture and Irish poetry that pays tribute to the devotion of the faithful from Neolithic Erin to contemporary Ireland. at Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. Northeast Kingdom (map).

    'Suspended in Focus'

    'Suspended in Focus'

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    Through July 23

    Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery is currently exhibiting 18 artists whose styles and mediums vary significantly. What they have in common, according to the gallery, is an “intense focus on their subject matter.” Though that quality would seem like a given — all artists are focused on their work, no? — calling it out does pique one’s curiosity. Visitors to the Shelburne gallery can experience this creative intensity firsthand, whether it’s expressed as sunlight in a landscape, an interior fantasy or a particularly meditative abstraction. at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map).

    'Within Sight / With Insight'

    'Within Sight / With Insight'

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    Through Aug. 3

    Paintings by Kevin Kearns and Helen Shulman. at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map).

    'Show 33'

    'Show 33'

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    Through Aug. 3

    Recent works by members of the collective art gallery. at The Front in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Justin Hoekstra

    Justin Hoekstra

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    Through Aug. 3

    New non-objective abstract works by the Burlington artist. at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map).

    Karla Van Vliet

    Karla Van Vliet

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    Through Aug. 4

    Simply brushing paint on paper apparently isn’t challenging enough for Bristol artist Karla Van Vliet. She’s developed a way of turning paintings into etchings — or at least they look that way. First she scores the surface; then she applies and removes paint, over and over. The paint fills in the lines to create form. And then, according to a description from Middlebury’s Jackson Gallery, Van Vliet “works with several recurring patterns and images that resonate in her.” As an artist and poet, she holds open lines of communication with the unconscious. A cofounder and editor of deLuge Journal, Van Vliet has published two books of poems and paintings; a new collection of her asemic writing is forthcoming from Shanti Arts Publishing in 2020. at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    'Human Nature/Nature Human'

    'Human Nature/Nature Human'

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    Through Oct. 13

    Paintings by Deborah Brown that focus on a lone female character; and paintings by Mark Barry that provide poignant recognition of the humor, warmth and universality of everyday experience. Weekends only. at Bundy Modern in Waitsfield. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map).

    'In Their Element'

    'In Their Element'

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    Through Oct. 31

    An installation of sculptures on the museum grounds by contemporary artists Rodrigo Nava, Jonathan D. Ebinger and Dan Snow. Curated by Carolyn Bauer. at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map).

    'Composing Form'

    'Composing Form'

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    Through Aug. 24

    A group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics, highlighting figurative and abstract work that references human history, intervention and experience. Curated by Rachel Moore. at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map).

    Harold Weston

    Harold Weston

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    Through Aug. 25

    Works by the modernist painter and social activist (1894-1972) dubbed "the Thoreau of the Adirondacks." at Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map).

    Andrew Marks

    Andrew Marks

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    Through Aug. 31

    Born in New York City, Andrew Marks graduated from Middlebury College in 1966, but the education didn’t exactly prepare him for a vocation. After running through a series of varied part-time jobs, he met a working artist and it essentially changed his life. Long a pipe aficionado, Marks returned to Vermont and set about carving, from a stash of briar burl, beautiful and sophisticated smoking pipes — for 40 years. His reputation for these carefully crafted items is international. But eventually Marks began to pursue additional artistic outlets; the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury is now exhibiting a selection of his “fantasy creatures.” Also made from burl, and mounted on stone, the small animals were inspired by the fetish carvings of the Zuni tribe, who believe that all things are imbued with spirit. at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    'Color / Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason

    'Color / Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason

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    Through Sept. 8

    Small paintings on paper with explosive color created by the abstractionist in the 1950s and ’60s. at Bennington Museum in Bennington. Manchester/Bennington (map).

    Dona Ann McAdams

    Dona Ann McAdams

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    Through Sept. 23

    "Performative Arts," a major retrospective of four decades of work by the photographer and activist, who now lives in Sandgate, Vt. Curated by John Killacky. at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Brattleboro. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map).

    Malcolm Morley

    Malcolm Morley

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    Through Dec. 1

    Approximately 40 paintings, sculptures and works on paper created between 1964 and 2016 by the British-born American artist and founder of super-realism. Open for tours 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. at Hall Art Foundation in Reading. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map). $10.
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