ST. JOHNSBURY – StJ Art on the Street has opened its new spring exhibit, featuring the work of several Vermont artists in storefront, sidewalk, and indoor galleries along Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue. The new show is free and open to the public.
StJ Art on the Street debuted during the pandemic when empty storefronts and shop windows were utilized as fine art galleries exhibiting works that could be enjoyed from the street or sidewalk. St. Johnsbury has maintained this walkable gallery while adding some indoor options in restaurants and businesses along the exhibit’s route.
Rosie Prevost and students from St. Johnsbury Academy’s Photography II class have work on display at 457 Railroad Street. Prevost is the chair of the Fine Arts Department at St. Johnsbury Academy and has been a teacher of photography for 20 years. In this exhibit, she and students present a series of photographs created with analog cameras, shot on film, and handcrafted in a darkroom using traditional silver gelatin materials. To learn more about Rose Prevost’s work, visit rosieprevost.com.
Printer and painter Sheri Howe will also exhibit at 457 Railroad Street. A native of California, Howe resides now in Hardwick. She is inspired by nature and uses that inspiration to tell stories in her block prints and paintings. Learn more about Sheri Howe’s work at sherihowe.com.
Community College of Vermont will showcase artwork by Northeast Kingdom students at 166 Eastern Avenue. Curated by Cindy Swanson, the show features work by Art and Design students created during the current semester at CCV Newport. To learn more about Art and Design at CCV, visit ccv.edu/academics/programs/art-design.
Additional art exhibits on Railroad Street include a Valery Mahuchy triptych at Boule Bakery; mixed media paintings by Chuck Trotsky at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild; and Harlan Mack’s multimedia installations at Whirligig Brewing. On Eastern Avenue, find Joe Hallowell’s metal sculpture at Northern Express Care; Lyman Whittaker’s kinetic wind sculpture at St. J Distillery; and Material Drawing Redux: Drawn to Touch, featuring works by Boston-area artists Debra Weisberg, Audrey Goldstein, Michelle Samour, and Julia Shepley at Catamount Arts.
For more information about StJ Art on the Street, including the artists featured in the current exhibit and additional art showcased in St. Johnsbury, visit catamountarts.org/visual-art/StJ-art-on-the-street.