Through Aug. 30
ARLINGTON -- The Canfield Gallery at the Martha Canfield Library hosts an solo exhibition of oil paintints by local artist Lydia Johnston, titled "Seduced By Color," through Aug. 30.
For this exhibit, Johnston will be showing paintings from a number of her recent series. There will be some of her "Sky Sonata" paintings, flower paintings from the "Garden of Desire" series, and a number of her newest more abstract landscapes.
The Martha Canfield Library is located at 528 E. Arlington Road. For information call 802-375-6153 or visit marthacanfieldlibrary.org.
Through Aug. 31
SALEM, N.Y. -- Gardenworks hosts "Points of View, an exhibit of new works by mother-daughter artists Virginia and Annie McNeice and their friend, Helen Young, on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m., The gallery is free and open to the public.
Virginia McNeice's work in oil and pastel is inspired by nature. Annie McNeice creates pastels and oil paintings of landscapes. She is a teacher of high school art at Mount Anthony in Bennington.
Gardenworks is a located on Route 30 (also West Broadway). For information call 518-854-3250 or visit gardenworksfarm.com.
Through Sept. 15
DORSET -- The Dorset Green Gallery is
"Vermont Artists Then" features the work of artists no longer alive who were active in Vermont mainly through the end of the 20th Century. The show also presents a broad selection of illustration, including work by Saturday Evening Post artists including Norman Rockwell.
"Dorset Artists Now" features the work of artists who currently live and work in Dorset.
For information call 802-366-0590.
Through Sept. 22
Vermont Arts Exchange
NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Arts Exchange continues its exhibit of "There You Will Always Be," an exhibition of the works of Brooklyn-based artist Traci Molloy -- a native of Shaftsbury who returns to Southern Vermont for a showing of works with deep ties to the region and her experiences here -- on view through Sept. 22.
The underlying photos of the "White Dandelions" images were taken during her tenure working and coaching at Mount Anthony Union High School (1992-94).
For information call 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.
Through Sept. 23
BCA hosts Laumeister Fine Art Competition winners
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Center for the Arts is currently featuring the winners of the Laumeister Fine Art Competition -- led by the moody, translucent first prize winning work, "Foggy Evening, Brooklyn," a night scene of the Brooklyn Bridge, by Michael Budden of New Jersey -- through Sept. 23.
This year's juror, Scott Christensen, is one of the most highly respected landscape artists in the country, Second Place in the competition went is "Alone in Warsaw," by William Schneider of Illinois; "Awaiting the Decision," by Jonathan Stasko of New York, received Third Place. Christensen also awarded two Honorable Mentions, to Betsy Arvidson of New York City and Jennifer Hoffman of Jackson, Wyoming.
The show includes still lifes, landscapes and portraits and florals, interpreted in many a variety of ways. There is a male figure done in sepia while across the gallery is a very soft portrait of a little girl that appears to be out of a dream. A very tight oil painting of a rock formation in Utah, a serene landscape of a New England hillside and a vibrant portrayal of Acadia National Park contrast and compare. The exhbit can also be viewed online.
"The Bennington" Center for the Arts is located on Route 9 West, just past Old Bennington. For information call 802-442-7158 or visit TheBennington.org
Through Oct. 30
Bennington Museum hosts Rockwell Kent's ‘Egypt'
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Museum's featured summer exhibit, "Rockwell Kent's ‘Egypt': Shadow and Light in Vermont" -- first exhibit to focus on Kent's life and work in Vermont, 1919-1925 -- continues on view through Oct. 30.
Kent purchased a hill farm called "Egypt" on the slopes of Red Mountain in Arlington, 20 miles north of Bennington, in the spring of 1919. There, he made use of the landscape, the mountains and valleys of the Green Mountains, to create a series of powerful paintings including "Autumn" and "Nirvana." These, along with over 50 works of this artist, including many rarely seen paintings created in Vermont, prints and drawings are on view in this exhibit.
A focused examination of the artist's time in Vermont, according to a museum press release, "uncovers a complex, psychologically probing body of work that indicates an artist who found much inspiration in both the awe-inspiring physical landscape that surrounded him at "Egypt" and in his own internal musings on life, death, and man's place in the world.
The Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main St. (Route 9). It is open Thursday through Tuesday, and every day July through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students over 18; younger students are free, as is a visit the museum shop. For information call 802-447-1571 or visit benningtonmuseum.org. To have brief items included in E-Week entertainment calendar send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.