All galleries and museums require masks and social distancing unless otherwise indicated. Virtual exhibits are not listed, but they can be found at Vermont Arts Online.
Exhibit streamingVermont Arts Online — vermontartonline.org.
Bellows FallsCanal Street Art Gallery: “Art! Just in Time” is on view through Feb. 27. All are invited to 3rd Friday Gallery Night “Live with the Artists” on Facebook at 6 p.m. Feb. 19. The exhibit is the inaugural Represented Artist Group Show to present new artwork, for one month, once a year, from each of Canal Street Art Gallery’s current roster of 20 represented artists. Now celebrating its fourth year, the Canal Street Art Gallery continues sharing and appreciating new art while helping to support the artists who create it. The gallery aims to meet the promotional needs and online commerce demands of its artistic community with its announcement of expanding programming in 2021 to present 12 exhibitions. These include an increased number of solo shows, and the new Represented Artist Group Show. 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, (802) 289-0104, canalstreetartgallery.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, canalstreetartgallery.com.
BrattleboroBrattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Andy Yoder: Overboard,” through March 6, inspired by “The Great Shoe Spill of 1990”; “Erik Hoffner: Ice Visions” through March 6, photographs of ice patterns from holes bored by ice fishermen;, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; admission is “pay as you wish.”
Hanover, N.H.Hood Museum of Art: Closed, virtual programming available, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, (603) 646-1110, hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu.
ManchesterSouthern Vermont Arts Center: “Unmasked: Artful Responses to the Pandemic,” through March 28, artists reveal their struggles, creative breakthroughs, perspectives and personal relationships; “Out of the Vault,” through Feb. 21, selections from SVAC’s permanent collection, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, (802) 362-1405, www.svac.org Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; admission: $10, $5 for students and seniors, free for 10 and younger.
SpringfieldThe Vault: Gallery at the Vault is is presenting “Heart Beat: A Walk in the Forest,” a show of works by Charles Norris-Brown of Bellows Falls through March 31. Norris-Brown’s Facebook live-stream talk about the artworks can be seen at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.
Take a moment to remember the joy and wonder of childhood and the forest. The theme is a child discovering the forest, how our lives are intricately enmeshed with the world of nature around us. Bring your children.
Norris-Brown is a children’s book writer and illustrator. He describes his work as “starting with joy, that spontaneous feeling of happiness, to the promise brought by the evening star in the sky and the forest beyond the window, to the glee of chickadees flying around your head, to the miracle of trillium blooming in the forest, watercolors done plein air in the forest itself, to the delight of the cold on your fingers, to climbing a tree into the sunlight, looking up at the sun, to the spirits and tricksters — the people of the forest. We all share in the same heartbeat.”
Jamie Townsend is also presenting “Curvature,” work created during this past year by artist who divides his time between Vermont and Europe, through Feb. 27.
Hours are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday 11 to 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; call (802) 885-7111, or go online to www.galleryvault.org Gallery at the Vault is located at 68 Main St.