Beat the winter blues with these upcoming Vermont art exhibitions
Winter weather got you down? How about a visit to a local museum or art center to warm your mind and spirit?
Curators at local museums and art centers joined Vermont Edition to share details of soon-to-open exhibitions and events.
Burlington City Arts (BCA)
Two new exhibitions are opening at the BCA Center on Church Street in Burlington on Feb. 9, said Heather Ferrell, BCA's curator and director of exhibitions.
"Here Now: Art and Migration" brings together a group of international and regional artists whose work explores concepts of borders, movement, and migration across local urban centers and global geographies.
New York artist Margaret Jacobs creates steel sculptures and finely crafted jewelry to explore the tensions and harmonies between the man-made and natural worlds. An enrolled member of the Akwesasne Mohawk tribe, Jacobs investigates themes of cultural narrative and material identity in her show "Kinship."
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (BMAC)
BMAC director Danny Lichtenfeld is preparing for the fourth year of "Artful Ice Shanties," on view beginning February 17th.
Five new exhibitions open at the museum on Mar. 16th, including "John Newsom: Painting the Forest of the Happy Ever After."
Newsom painted album art for the American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest that conjure allegorical scenes of nature and renewal.
For the exhibition "In Nature's Grasp," curators selected works by artists explore humanity’s relationship to the natural world, facing unsettling darkness as well as beauty.
Southern Vermont Art Center (SVAC)
Alison Crites, SVAC's manager of exhibitions and interpretive engagement, highlighted two exhibitions opening on Jan. 20th: "Portraits in RED: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples Painting Project " from the artist Nayana LaFond, and "Voices," by Cat Del Buono. When viewers walk into the "Voices," they will encounter multiple monitors showing the lips of domestic violence survivors sharing their personal experiences.
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
"And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance" opens Jan. 20th. The exhibition was curated by Alisa Swindell, the Hood Museum's associate curator of photography.
Featuring selections from the Hood Museum's photography collection, the exhibition celebrates moments of joy in African American life and considers the challenges in achieving and maintaining that "good feeling" in the United States.
Other listener recommendations
Museum of Illusions, Montreal, QC
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Gallery at the VAULT, Springfield, VT
The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester, VT
AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
ArtHound Gallery, Essex, VT
Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT
The Currier Museum, Manchester, NH
Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, VT
The Long River Gallery, White River Junction, VT