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    'Mythic'

    'Mythic'

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    Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Wed., Nov. 13, 1 p.m., Mon., Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Through Nov. 21, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 23, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 24, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 17

    What if the ancient myth of the goddess Persephone took place in modern times? Greek deities get a glamorous makeover for Mythic, Marcus Stevens and Oran Eldor’s new pop-rock musical. It follows the eventual queen of the underworld on a journey of self-discovery in a world where gods take the form of rock stars, politicians and socialites. The offspring of a boho-chic Demeter encounters her all-powerful father Zeus, bad boy Hades and the Britney Spears-esque goddess of love Aphrodite, played by Jessica Gallant (pictured). The Segal Centre for Performing Arts presents the North American premiere of the immortal musical propelled by epic anthems and the complexity of the mother-daughter relationship. at Sylvan Adams Theatre, Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montréal. Outside Vermont (map). $53-67.

    'Mountain Air'

    'Mountain Air'

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    Through Nov. 22

    Vermont artists Arista Alanis, Mary Brevda, Rory Jackson, Joseph Salerno and Homer Wells are featured in this show at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, curated by Kelly Holt. Their works respond to the physicality of mountainous landscapes, from Vermont to Patagonia, in a variety of mediums. “Mountain air has a sensory effect like none other; it is home,” Jackson writes in an artist statement. “It is the clean breath that sweeps through the lungs of the hillside.” at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map).

    Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller: 'Uncharted'

    Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller: 'Uncharted'

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    Through Nov. 22

    After a lifetime of artistic investigations, the central Vermont artists leap into uncharted waters with challenging materials, subject matter and presentation. at The Garage Cultural Center in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map).

    Tom Waters

    Tom Waters

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    Through Nov. 24

    "Forest, Field & Stream," landscape paintings in oil. at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Chittenden County (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. at Hall Art Foundation in Reading. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map).

    Richard Artschwager

    Richard Artschwager

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    Through Dec. 1

    Some 40 paintings, sculptures and works on paper that reference everyday objects, symbols, people and places, often made from unconventional and industrial materials. The American painter, sculptor and draftsman died in 2011. at Hall Art Foundation in Reading. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map).

    Dana Simson

    Dana Simson

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    Through Jan. 11, 2020

    It’s increasingly common for artists to take up the cause of endangered species, and for good reason. But perhaps not many use the medium of ceramics. In an exhibition titled “the animals are innocent” at Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Maryland artist, author and environmentalist Dana Simson presents ceramic boats as well as paintings featuring animals and a message. Unlike grim images of starving polar bears and plastic-entangled turtles, however, Simson’s works are gaily colorful and kind of adorable. But if her folk-art style is beguiling, her goal is serious: to show that animals are losing habitat and food resources, and suffering as a result of pollution and climate change. at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Thelma Appel

    Thelma Appel

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    Through Feb. 9, 2020

    "Observed/Abstract," a survey of the career of a cofounder of the Bennington College Summer Painting Workshop, whose work now centers on the tarot. at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Brattleboro. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map).

    'Resist! Insist! Persist!'

    'Resist! Insist! Persist!'

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    Through Dec. 13

    It is a sad fact of human evolution that there are so many reasons to express resistance to one another. University of Vermont students in a 2018 art history class chose the timely topic, curating an exhibition at the Fleming Museum of Art with artworks and objects primarily drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. The show features the work “of historical and contemporary artists who have countered adversity and hardship with empowerment and expression,” explains exhibition text. The subjects range from racial violence to political suppression to the underrepresentation of women in the art world. at Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont in Burlington (map). Free with museum admission.

    'Travis Shilling: Tyrannosaurus Clan'

    'Travis Shilling: Tyrannosaurus Clan'

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    Through Feb. 8, 2020

    Shilling, a Canadian Ojibwe painter, filmmaker and playwright — the second artist son of Aboriginal painter Arthur Shilling — was born in Rama, Ontario, and maintains a studio in Toronto. His works in the Burlington gallery may be a revelation to local art viewers. Shilling’s visions frequently depict animals — painted Ojibwe style — at odds with humans who seem blithely bent on destruction. For example, an outsize bird perches on a backhoe that’s digging a channel for a pipeline; a fish hovers alongside an oil rig in the sea. Shilling’s juxtaposition of graphical, vibrant native symbology and darkly impressionistic scenes is jarring — in a good way. Trained in native and contemporary arts, he wields both to address some of the sad consequences of imbalance in the modern world. at BCA Center in Burlington (map).

    Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings

    Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings

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    Through Dec. 30

    Works by the late printmaker (1896-1965). at Bennington Museum in Bennington. Manchester/Bennington (map).

    'Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform'

    'Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform'

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    Through Jan. 11, 2020

    As everyone knows, you really can’t start too early on your Halloween, um, celebrations — especially when real life is scaring the bejesus out of you. Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is totally down with this, offering not just an exhibition titled “Conjuring the Dead” but a related series of spook-minded speakers. On view are photographs and original artworks acquired by Solomon Wright Jewett (1808-94), a Vermont farmer and legislator who claimed a special superpower: curing ailments and bringing the deceased back to life. Other artifacts in the show provide context for the rise of 19th-century spiritualism. See website for schedule. at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Kate Emlen

    Kate Emlen

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    Through Dec. 20

    “Breathe the Wind” at White River Gallery in South Royalton features the Norwich artist’s small gouache works on paper as well as larger oil paintings on panel and canvas. Perhaps it is Emlen’s background in graphic design that informs her cogent compositions, as well as the patchwork-like rearrangements of loosely rendered landscapes in some of her paintings. The latter are disconcerting, as if a portal to another world had opened up before our very eyes. Though taking her lead from observed reality, Emlen seems to suggest the not-seen quality of the natural world, and it is alluring. at White River Gallery in South Royalton. Randolph/Royalton (map).

    Gordon Meinhard

    Gordon Meinhard

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    Through March 7, 2020

    "The Lives of Tables," modernist still life paintings of tables that appear to become more animated as the series progresses, by the cofounder of the museum. at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Brattleboro. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map).

    'Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy'

    'Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy'

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    Through Jan. 12, 2020

    The first major exhibition to explore the life, collections and artwork of Barber (1876-1952), with objects including decoys, drawings, photographs and watercolor paintings from the museum's collection. at Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map). Free with museum admission.
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