Helen Day Art Center

The Helen Day Art Center presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions and education programs including classes, workshops and special events for children and adults. Please check their website for current class offerings including painting, ceramics, digital photography, sculpture, printmaking and more.

Upcoming Exhibits:

  • Suzy Spence: On the HuntJune 22 – August 24, 2019 “On the Hunt,” an exhibition of figurative paintings by Brooklyn and Montpelier based artist Suzy Spence, considers contemporary power struggles through the elegant metaphor of fox hunting. Spence’s paintings turn the genteel athletic, sartorial, and social tradition of fox hunting toward lucid social commentary; she appropriates the sport’s traditions and painted genre scenes to turn a traditional subject into a psychologically-rich vision of riders on the trail of a more ambiguous quarry. The figures that congregate in Spence’s paintings could be characters jilted by a secret loss, or steely survivors of an unknown war. In groups, they turn their faces toward each other in dark complicity—soldiers, sisters, friends. They are on the hunt.
  • Dusty Boynton: ReliefsJune 22 – August 24, 2019 Dusty Boynton is well known for her paintings on canvas and works on paper. This exhibition is a culmination of a series of her “Reliefs” – painted and cut figures on wood. This is the first exhibition of this type of work. The New York Times described Boynton’s work as “Childlike, but not childish.” The sophistication and emotional intelligence that pours through her gestural figures is powerfully resonating.
  • Composing FormJune 22 – August 24, 2019 This group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics highlights both figurative and abstract work that is both poetic and sometimes haunting, referencing human history, intervention, and experience.