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Magic Hat’s Second Annual bARTstool Pub Crawl.The Magic Hat Brewing Company and SEABA are once again teaming up for a one-of-a-kind artistic endeavor. Local artists will pair off with downtown watering holes, each of which will donate one barstool to be transformed into a work of art. Today, Sept. 25, artists and beer lovers alike will gather in downtown Burlington for an artistic pub-crawl, during which each stool will be revealed and auctioned off. All funds raised will benefit SEABA and the artists. Meet at Three Needs, Burlington. Crawl starts at 7 p.m. Information: www.magichat.net/bartstool.
Public Lecture. On Oct. 8, The University of Vermont Department of Art and Art History present “Illuminating the Present, Imagining the Future.” A public talk by Chicago-based landscape photographer Judy Natal, whose work is part of the ongoing “Of Land and Local” exhibit at venues around Vermont. Williams Hall, UVM Campus, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Information: 656-2014.
Pastel Workshop with Aline Ordman. Sept. 26, and 27. $85 for eight hours. Offered by the Jericho Plein Air Festival. Class will be held in Jericho. For detailed info and registration: 893-4447 or email@example.com.
New Works. Artist Laurel Waters’ exhibit “New Works” contains framed prints and several large original installations of colorful, expressionistic Vermont landscapes. Through color and brushstroke, Waters paints capture an exciting fluidity and energy. On display through November 30. Shelburne Vineyards, Shelburne. Gallery Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Artist information: laurelfultonart.com.
The Wheels. The show is not limited to photographs of cars but rather anything with wheels is the theme, and the show includes an eclectic variety of images featuring the photographers’ depictions of things that roll. The exhibition opens Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 5. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction. Information: www.darkroomgallery.com/ex60.
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Kara Walker created this series of 15 large-scale prints combining lithography and screen-printing in 2005. Each print began with an enlargement of a woodcut plate from Alfred H. Guernsey and Henry M. Alden’s Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War, which were then printed using offset lithography. Finally, they were screen printed with an overlay of Walker’s signature silhouetted figures. This print series marks the first time Walker has incorporated into her work the type of visual cultural material that influenced the development of her own aesthetic. On display through Dec. 12. Fleming Museum, UVM Campus, Burlington. Gallery hours: Monday closed; Tuesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 12-4 p.m.; and Sunday 12-4 p.m. Information: www.uvm.edu/~fleming.
Colin Bryne Exhibit. The ArtSpace at Magic Hat Brewery presents the work of multimedia artist Colin Bryne. Bryne’s work allows him to put daily thoughts down on something physical. The balance of attention to process and materials mixed with a bit of raw creativity are necessary in order for him to be happy with his work. Bryne’s mediums range from aerosol, oil and acrylic paint to paper, pencil and marker. His work holds hints of sarcasm mixed with themes of movement and growth. Colin is originally from Reading, Penn., but has lived in Burlington for the past five years. On display through Sept. 30. The Magic Hat ArtSpace, South Burlington. Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Information: www.magichat.net/artspace.
Solé. Solé is a chromatic celebration of light and equilibrium. The intentional layering and gentle balance of hues tangled throughout the various mediums convey a sense of buoyancy and warmth, resulting in elegant abstractions. Atmospheric in tone, each artist provides an uplifting yet profoundly sensitive exploration of color. Featuring the work of Susan Osgood, Alisa Dworsky and Douglas Biklen. This exhibition runs through Sept. 28. Vermont Metro Gallery at the BCA Center, Burlington. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Monday. Information: www.burlingtoncityarts.org/Vermont_Metro_Gallery.