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Here are a list of art installations and events accessible either in-person or online in the area. Exhibit streamingVermont Arts Online — www.vermontartonline.org Bellows FallsCanal Street Gallery: “Painting Canal Street,” through Jan. 23, watercolor paintings by Jean Cannon and oil paintings by Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-289-0104, canalstreetartgallery.com Hours: 11 a.m. to…

Here are a list of art installations and events accessible either in-person or online in the area.

Exhibit streamingVermont Arts Online — www.vermontartonline.org

Bellows FallsCanal Street Gallery: “Painting Canal Street,” through Jan. 23, watercolor paintings by Jean Cannon and oil paintings by Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-289-0104, canalstreetartgallery.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

BrattleboroBrattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Painting, 1950-70,” through Feb. 14, New York artists who absorbed the lessons of Abstract Expressionism yet remained dedicated to figurative painting; “Andy Yoder: Overboard,” through March 6, inspired by “The Great Shoe Spill of 1990”; “Rachel Portesi: Hair Portraits,” through Feb. 14, tintype photographs of women; “Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture” through March 6, work of Colombian-born photographer and part-time Vermont resident Federico Pardo; “Erik Hoffner: Ice Visions” through March 6, photographs of ice patterns from holes bored by ice fishermen; “Our Storied Landscape: Revealing the Brattleboro Words Trail,” through Feb. 14, drawings for a map by Cynthia Parker-Houghton, 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.”

Choir returns: The Brattleboro Concert Choir invites new and returning singers to take part in its Spring 2021 virtual season as the BCC’s popular Stay-at-Home Sing-Along series continues. The group also is offering virtual performances of inspiring choral works.

Music Director Jonathan Harvey and the choir are committed to building and maintaining a musical community. Especially now, music is an essential source of joy, solace, solidarity, and hope.

In that spirit, singers are invited to join the choir’s virtual musical community beginning in February. A monthly Stay-At-Home Sing-Along will allow participants, via the video and audio conferencing platform Zoom, to sing together to great works from the choral-orchestral repertoire.

Harvey explains that participants logging into each Sing-Along session will warm up together, talk about the music and its context, and when they sing, the music will be projected on participants’ computer screens as the group sings along to great recordings. Singers will also receive digital sheet music, practice resources, and program notes in advance.

The registration fee for the spring 2021 virtual season is $70, which includes digital sheet music and practice materials for all pieces. For more information, email [email protected], or go online to bmcvt.org/brattleboro-concert-choir/sing-along.

Dodd and Aho: “Lois Dodd is a wonder, working happily and productively still at 93,” says Eric Aho of his friend and fellow artist. “When you meet Lois, you will see she’s in no rush. She sets a deliberate pace, and you can see it in the unhurried nature of her painting.”

Dodd joins Aho for an online conversation about Dodd’s life and work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. This event is presented in connection with the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) exhibit “Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Painting, 1950-1970,” curated by Karen Wilkin and featuring the work of Dodd and nine of her contemporaries.

“Lois has long been admired by painters, both for her teaching and for her artwork,” said Aho. “She’s achieved something of a cult following. That owes in large part to her long career, and also to what Wilkin calls Lois’ ‘young-looking paintings.’ No gimmicks. No concern for fashion. No overreaching. Just her honest painterly response to visual curiosity—marked by a rare and special clarity.”

Dodd’s works are in permanent collections throughout the United States, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Cooper Union.

For more information, call 802-257-0124, or go online to www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Sarasa Beethoven: The Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble will present “In Search of Beethoven” Friday, Jan. 22. Two limited-seating concerts — at 5 and 7:30 p.m. — will be held at the Brattleboro Music Center. Performers include Christina Day Martinson and Jesse Irons on violin, Jason Fisher on viola, and Timothy Merton on cello.

The performances will trace the teachers and influential composers who inspired and pushed Beethoven’s innovations. The program will include Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 103; Beethoven’s String Trio Prelude and Fugue in E minor (from a Sketch for Albrechtsberger); Emmanuel Aloys Förster’s String Quartet in D minor, Op. 21 No. 2; J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus 14 from “Art of Fugue”; and Beethoven’s String Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2.

Tickets are $20, $10 for students, and free for those under 12; call 802-257-4523, or go online to bmcvt.org The BMC follows the State of Vermont and Town of Brattleboro COVID-19 guidelines.

Hanover, N.H.Hood Museum of Art: Closed, virtual programming available, 603-646-1110, hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu.

ManchesterSouthern Vermont Arts Center: “Unmasked: Artful Responses to the Pandemic,” Jan. 16- 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.

SpringfieldGallery at the VAULT: Gallery at the VAULT is excited to present a show of new works by artist Jamie Townsend on view until Feb. 27. “Curvature” is a body of work created during this past year.

The circular formats have been showing up in Townsend’s outdoor work for the past couple of years, but now the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic have brought the circles to his canvases and structural paintings.

“Getting away from corners and simplifying the imagery was a natural way of dealing with what was going on in society this past year. Moving in, feeling the nurturing spirit and comfort of the circle, seeing as the eye naturally sees. As a society, we have had to organize our lives and minds differently. This new place is therapeutic” Townsend said.

For more information, call 802-885-7111, or go online to www.galleryvault.org The Gallery at the VAULT is located at 68 Main St.

St. JohnsburyNortheast Kingdom Artisans Guild: Robert J. Chapla, through Feb. 27, “Art Pilgrim,” Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158, www.nekartisansguild.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

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