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Upcoming Events

Crafters Wanted. If you are interested in selling your craft items, St. Pius X Church in Essex Center will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 1. Space is limited. Contact Margaret: 878-5997 or saintpiusx@comcast.net.

Artist Reception. The Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction will be hosting a Halloween themed artist reception for it’s current exhibit “Mirror, Mirror” on Oct. 31. Masks are optional. Light refreshments will be served. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, 5:30 p.m. Information: www.darkroomgallery.com.

Native American Art: Creativity, Innovation and Spirit. On Nov. 6, the Fleming Museum of Art and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will present a tour that highlights the creativity, innovation and spirit of indigenous artists as we explore the stories behind objects from the Fleming Museum’s outstanding collection of Native American art. Beyond the aesthetic pleasure they offer, these artworks offer insights into the social and historical contexts in which they were created and exchanged, and the worldviews of their makers and those who used them. Join Christina Fearon, the Fleming’s curator of education, for an in-depth tour and conversation in the Fleming’s James B. Petersen Gallery of Native American Cultures. Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $15 OLLI members; $25 non-members. Register: 656-2085 or uvmolli@uvm.edu.

BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Workshop. On Oct. 26, Vintage Inspired presents this workshop hosted by Mary Heinrich Aloi. Bring in a small piece that can be carried with one hand.  Techniques on how to paint and wax with chalk paint decorative paint will be demonstrated.  Mary will assist participants to be confidant with their techniques and selections.  All supplies will be provided. Vintage Inspired, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $55. Register: 488-5766 or info@VintageInspired.net.

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Current Exhibits 

Art’s Alive Presents Ellen Powell Photography. Ellen Powell is a professional jazz bassist who added photography to her creative skill set in 2006. Her images have been published in Vermont Life Magazine, and placed both first and second in the photography category of the Northern Vermont Artists Association’s June Juried Show. This exhibition features photographs from Powell’s 2013 expedition to Arcadia National Park as well as other images of the natural world and “interesting things” taken around Chittenden County. Powell’s photography ranges in scope from macro to landscape. On display through Oct. 31. Lake and College Building, Burlington Waterfront. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: www.artsalivevt.org.

The Work of Evie Lovett and Paula Bradley. Two photography shows in one location: “Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.” by Lovett and “Onstage: New Work” by Bradley. “Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.: The Drag Queens of Dummerston, VT” is an exhibition of photographs by Evie Lovett and audio interviews by Lovett and Greg Sharrow of the Vermont Folklife Center. “Onstage: New Work” is a collection of photographs focusing on the facial and body movements of musicians, actors and dancers. The photos feature performers from various venues in Vermont. The exhibitions run through Oct. 25. Gallery Hours: Mondays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Information: 862-5724 or info@lcatv.org.

Of Land And Local 2014: Burlington. Now in its second year, “Of Land and Local” is a multidisciplinary, statewide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape. Our shared history in land and our pride for the local laid the groundwork for this annual exhibition. Opportunities to critically engage with contemporary artwork as it reflects on and exists within the Vermont landscape will offer viewers the chance to contemplate the significance and strength, as well as the vulnerability and fragility of our surroundings. Exhibit runs through Nov. 15. 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. Artist information: www.oflandandlocalvt.org.

“CoHabitat.” Artist Darlene Charneco offers an exhibit of layered, mixed media models and maps that explore human settlements. On display through Nov. 7. McCarthy Arts Center Gallery, St. Michael’s College Campus, Colchester. Gallery Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Artist information: www.darlenecharneco.com.

Cradle & All. This moving and beautiful body of work by exhibiting artists Nissa Kauppila, Leslie Fry, Alexandra Heller and Susan Smereka celebrates the exhilaration of change. Each artist is defying gravity by transforming the past into work that represents the freedom and victory found in leaving things behind. The fibrous aesthetic of this work echoes a dreamlike interaction with our memory, our rooted connection to the natural world and the bittersweet cycle of life. On display through Nov. 29. Vermont Metro Gallery at the BCA Center, Burlington. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-8p.m.; Sunday 11a.m.-5p.m.; closed Monday. Information: www.burlingtoncityarts.org/Vermont_Metro_Gallery.

John Gonter Exhibit. Long fascinated by abstract and impressionist work, John Gonter creates paintings to express form, mood, and emotion. His goal is to engage the viewer while challenging their expectations about meaning, form, and symbolism in art. Also important to John is his desire for the viewer to know the story of the creation of his work. The artistic process is the part of a finished work that is most directly supported by the collector. With each piece, John hopes to deliver a story about its inspiration, creation, and expression. On display through Nov. 4. Vintage Inspired, Burlington. Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 12-4 p.m. Artist information: johngonter.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 Nov. 30. Shelburne Vineyards, Shelburne. Gallery Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Artist information: laurelfultonart.com.

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.