Art of the Selfie

September 22 - November 11, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, September 22,  5-7pm
Artist Talks: Friday, September 22, 5:30pm
Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 9th 6-8pm

Guest Curator: Sarah McCutcheon Greiche

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Unbroken Current

Artists: Mildred Beltre, Sanford Biggers, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Rashid Johnson, Harlan Mack, Carrie Mae Weems

Curated by Rachel Moore

September 20 - November 9, 2019 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 20, 5pm - 7pm

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Love Letters

Artists: Louise Bourgeois | Robert Buck | Molly Davies | Jim Dine | Tracey Emin |  John Killacky, Eiko Otake & Brian Stevenson | Jeroen Nelemans

Curated by Rachel Moore

January 16 - April 18, 2020 

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16, 5pm - 7pm

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Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings  

Artist: Vasilis Zografos

Curated by Stephanie Bertrand

September 20 - November 9, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, September 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Artist Talk: Friday, September 20, 5:30pm 


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Composing Form

June 22 - August 24, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22, 5pm - 7pm

Curated by Rachel Moore

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2017 exhibit michael rocco ruglio-misurell


Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell

Exhibition dates: September 22 - November 11, 2017

Opening Reception: September 22, 5-7pm

Artist Talk: September 22, 5:30pm

East Gallery Berlin-based artist Ruglio-Misurell will present recent sculptures and prints for a solo exhibition.
Curator: Rachel Moore.

“The works appear impermanent and fleeting — like a Snapchat video, and memory itself.” — Rachel Elizabeth Jones for SevenDays

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Suzy Spence: On the Hunt

June 22 - August 24, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22, 5pm - 7pm

Curated by Amy Rahn

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June 15-September 8, 2018
Public Programs
Upcoming:  Artist talk with Margaret Bowland, Thursday, September 6th at 6pm
Past: Reclamation \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən \ TALKS, August 4th, 7pm at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

Rachel Moore - Director and Curator, Helen Day Art Center
Diane Feissel- Artist, Co-founder of Women Painting Women, and Co-Curator
August Burns - Artist and Co-Curator
Gallery Guide

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Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

June 22 - August 24, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22, 5pm - 7pm

Curated by Rachel Moore

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Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts, 2017

June 16 - August 26, 2017

This is the fourth biennial exhibition including the “best of” recent or current Master of Fine Arts students from New England and NewYork.
Curator: Gabriel Sosa

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James Peterson  |  Artist-in-Residence

December 2017 - September 2018
On-Site Installation: December 2017
Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe
Produced and Curated by Helen Day Art Center
Click here to read about "Dreamcatcher" in Seven Days!

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Ordinary Time

January 19 - April 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19th, 5-7pm
Curated by Stephanie Walker, Walker Contemporary

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Natalie Jeremijenko  |  Artist-in-Residence

February - April, 2017
On-Site Installation: February 2017

Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe
Produced and Curated by Helen Day Art Center

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Familiars: Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith

September 21 - November 3, 2018

Opening Reception with the ArtistsSeptember 21, 5:00-7:00pm

Curated by Rachel Moore

This exhibition of two internationally renowned artists fills all three galleries with their printed works. Familiars demonstrates the uniqueness, as well as the intersections, of the printmaking practices that Smith and Hammond have developed as contemporaries and friends over the last twenty years.

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2017 nataliejeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko: A solo exhibition.

Dates: January 20 - April 8, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20th, 5pm-7pm
Curator: Rachel Moore



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2016 Pat Steir

Pat Steir: Drawings

Dates: June 17 - November 13, 2016
Curator: Rachel Moore

Opening: Friday, June 17, 6-8pm

"In Context" Talk by Suzy Spence: Thursday, September 22, 6pm

World renowned NYC painter Pat Steir will exhibit her prints and drawings for a large solo exhibition. Video of Pat Steir by Stowe artist Molly Davies will accompany the work.

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2016 Sally Gil

Sally Gil

Dates: September 16 - November 13, 2016
Curator: Sophie Bréchu-West

The West Gallery will be transformed into a studio for a week prior to September 16th, as artist Sally Gil creates a site-specific collage installation.

Click here to read a recent review in Seven Days!

Read the Curator's overview here


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2016 thacker

Tara Thacker

Dates: August 12 - September 4, 2016
Opening Reception: August 12, 6-8 pm
Curator: Rachel Moore

Tara Thacker, Vermont based artist, will exhibit her gorgeous installations, comprised of hundreds of small
ceramic parts. New large scale photographs, made from the shadows of her sculptures, will accompany the installations. Her work is at once minimalist but with an abundance of parts. It moves between sculpture, design, and installation.


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The Infinite Shapes of Water
Digital photo prints by Philip Herbison

January 19 - April 14, 2018
Artist Talk: February 9, 5:30pm

Curator: Rachel Moore

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2016 molly davies

Molly Davies: Beyond the Far Blue Mountains

Dates: June 17 - July 31, 2016
Curator: Rachel Moore

Opening: Friday, June 17, 6-8pm
Artist talk Thursday, June 30th at 6:00pm

Film and Video Artist Molly Davies presents her video, Beyond the Far Blue Mountains, a 50 minute 3 screen fairy tale with original music by Lou Harrison. The film, converted to 3 digital HD projections in 2009, will be looping for the duration of the exhibition in the West Gallery.

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2015 Line Up Montpelier

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

September 4, 2015 - August 1, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 4th 4:00-7:00p.m.

Local talent, and a sculpture garden at the heart of the Arts in Vermont.

(image: Meg McDevitt Steel Line Drawing 2015)

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2016 FrauFiber

People's Cloth Trade Show: The t-shirt is the problem

Carole Frances Lung aka Frau Fiber
January 22 - April 10, 2016

California-based artist and activist Carole Frances Lung aka “Frau Fiber” creates an immersive environment for visitors to learn about the global production of the t-shirt, and how to upcycle, reuse and extend the life of the t-shirt.

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2016 zebrowski

Michael Zebrowski  |  Artist-in-Residence

February 7 - May 1, 2016
On-Site Installation: 7 February - 22 February

Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe
Produced and Curated by Helen Day Art Center

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2016 Intimacy Materiality

Intimacy + Materiality

January 22 - April 10, 2016

Artists in this exhibition use traditional labor intensive techniques to create contemporary artworks - from screen printed cloth to jacquard woven sculpture.

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2015 fractured left

Fractured: Works on Paper

September 11 - November 22, 2015

This group exhibition of works on paper looks at fractured space through the lens of structure, optics, and narrative and how those constructions or deconstructions create new meaning, new perceptions, and new truths. 

Opening Friday, September 11th at 6:00p.m.


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2015 best of NE left

Now You See Me:
Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts, 2015

June 19 - August 23, 2015
Opening reception and artist talks Friday, June 19 from 6 – 8 PM

The Helen Day Art Center (HDAC) is proud to announce the third biennial Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts exhibition.

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2015 03 06 Whitten

Richard Whitten

March 6 - April 12, 2015

Richard Whitten is an artist and professor from Rhode Island College who creates gorgeously imagined architectural spaces and invented objects, painted realistically in the style of the Renaissance. On display will be large and small exquisitely executed paintings and the accompanying study models he creates for the paintings.

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play 2


January 16 - April 12, 2015
Curator: Matt Neckers

This show features artists who embody aspects of play in their work. It also examines play as an action or as an inherent part of being human.

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2015 01 16 pt article

W. David Powell & Peter Thomashow

January 16 - February 22, 2015
Reception: Jan. 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Artist talk: 6:30pm

W. David Powell and Peter Thomashow present a two-person exhibition of 2-D and 3-D assemblage and collage. The work pulls from themes of play, science, and history. 

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Public Studio large scale photograph

Unrest: Art, Activism & Revolution

September 19 - November 23, 2014
Curator Rachel Moore

Artists have been at the forefront of revolutions for centuries, producing work that has an immediate political impact, or is responding to civil unrest. This exhibition takes its inspiration from the Arab Spring...

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2014 polly

Polly Motley: In No Time: A Retrospective of Ideas

September 19 - October 19, 2014
Curator: Rachel Moore

For one month, the East Gallery will be occupied by performers within an installation of video projections, changing lighting and sound, in a working studio setting.

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2014 matthewChristopher

Matthew Christopher - The Age of Consequences

October 24 - November 23, 2014
Curator Rachel Moore

Matthew Christopher's work not only serves as gorgeous visceral testimonials and historic markers, but it also questions the path of this country by reminding the viewers of decayed industries, churches, and mental health facilities. His photographs are visually and technically stunning.

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The Appearance of Clarity: Works in Black and White

June 20th - August 31, 2014 
Curator: Amy Rahn

This exhibition explores the subtle, double, and hidden meanings the apparent clarity of black and white might obscure. 

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2014 lilienthal

Andrea Lilienthal

March 14 - April 20, 2014

Andrea Lilienthal is a Brooklyn-based mixed media sculptor. Her use of materials derives from nature, then becomes transformed...

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Surveillance Society

January 24 - April 19, 2014

Privacy and safety, security and freedom, public and personal. Each of these dichotomies point to the gravity of the debate between public and private space.

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2014 claire desjardins

Claire Desjardins

January 24 - March 2, 2014

Claire Desjardins' colorful abstract paintings in this exhibition are both vibrant and energetic, contemplative and still. Rounded squares drip, overlap, and lead lines across the painting, creating new systems of organization.

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2013 Dwyer Budington

I am always your context - Nancy Dwyer & Steve Budington

October 25 - November 24, 2013
Curator Rachel Moore

Conceptual artist Nancy Dwyer and painter Steve Budington collaborate on an installation made specifically for the East Gallery.

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Puente - An exhibition of Cuban artists

September 20 - November 24, 2013

An exhibition highlighting emerging and established artists from Cuba. HDAC will be partnering with several organizations to offer Cuban relatedprograms, including a guided art and architectural tour of Havana, Cuba.

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September 20 - October 20, 2013
Curator Rachel Moore

Juxtaposed with Puente – the international Cuban exhibition in Helen Day Art Center's Main and West Galleries – there fills the East Gallery with a local Cialis perspective of place. Adam DeVarney, Andrew Fish, Kelly Holt,Lindsay Florence, and Janet Fredericks – all of whom live in or have lived in Vermont – present work based on their respective locations.

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2013 best of NE

Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts 2013

June 28 - September 8, 2013

The second biennial exhibition offering an introduction show to participants in MFA degree programs in the North East.

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