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    12th Annual Holiday Show

    12th Annual Holiday Show

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    Through Dec. 31

    Original, handmade and hand-printed art and fine crafts from 25 regional artists, including pastel drawings by Judy Albright, woodblock prints by Ray Hudson, bee quilts by Hope Johnson and more. at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). 802-382-9222.

    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).

    '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).

    'More Light 2019'

    'More Light 2019'

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    Through Dec. 29

    Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered, a book by British economist E.F. Schumacher, was published in 1973. But the title catchphrase continues to resonate more than 40 years later, even if the book’s thesis has not. Northern Daughters supports the scaled-down idea with art, as evidenced by the Vergennes gallery’s fourth annual small works show. Opened last week for the holiday season, it features paintings — some could fit in stockings! — by Anne Cady, Hannah Sessions, Bonnie Baird, Brenda Myrick, Pamela Smith and Reid Brechner. at Northern Daughters in Vergennes. Middlebury Area (map).

    Small Works

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    Through Dec. 31

    A curated exhibition of new and favorite small-scale works by the gallery's established and emerging artists, with featured guest artist Cristine Kossow. at Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Corrine Yonce

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    Through Feb. 29, 2020

    "Somewhere Between Place and Home," a multimedia exploration of three projects by the community organizer, artist and documentarian that considers what it means when one's primary residence is something other than fully home. at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

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    Fridays, 8 p.m.

    (open bluegrass jam) at Hatch 31 in Bristol. Middlebury Area (map). Free.
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