Montpelier Arts Center

A smiling woman laying on the ground holding a guitar

Shana Tucker: ChamberSoul™ Cello & Songs

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 8 pm

Cellist. Singer-Songwriter. Arts Advocate. Teaching Artist. Collaborator. Cultural Conduit. In each role, Shana Tucker is a builder of connections, whether she’s associating STEM concepts with backbeats or engaging a packed house through candid song/storytelling in performance. Tucker’s unique genre of ChamberSoul™ weaves jazz, roots, folk, acoustic pop, and a touch of R&B into melodies that echo in your head for days. Of her work, Tucker says, “I’m intrinsically drawn to acoustic instruments because of their resonance, warmth, and intimacy.” ChamberSoul™ brings the musicians and their audience close, and makes the music tangible, no matter how large or small the room is.”

Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

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Horse 1 by Sushama Parikh

Sushama Parikh

May 20-July 2, 2023

Public Reception: 

Saturday, June 10, 2-4 pm

Longtime Montpelier Arts Center resident artist Sushama Parikh has studied and practiced her art worldwide. In this exhibition, Parikh will showcase some of her favorite pieces, including painted ceramic wall tiles, sculptures of horses, and more.

Close up of a mask made of mixed media materials

Chris Malone

Saturday, June 3-
Sunday, August 6, 2023

Public Reception: 
Saturday, June 10, 2-4 pm

Chris Malone’s story of growing up on a Southern Indiana farm, finding his way as a Gay Black Man at the beginning of the AIDS crisis, and embarking on a journey of finding his African past is reflected through his artwork. This self-taught artist uses ceramics, beads, paints, and more to create mixed-media sculptures and to give life to dolls and figures in this exhibition. 

Three paintings next to each other in a row

The 54th Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition

Saturday, May 6-
Sunday, June 4, 2023

Organized by the Laurel Art Guild, this annual exhibit is juried by a regional professional and showcases works by artists ages 18 and older who live in the Washington metropolitan area and surrounding states. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, photographs, wall-hung sculptures, collages, and more. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places and three merit awards. Get involved in your local arts activities and enjoy the support and camaraderie of your fellow artists. Find more information at

FREE; All Ages

Print of a green fern pattern

Maggie Gourlay: Wallpapers for A Warming World

April 8-May 28, 2023

Public Reception: 
Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2-4 pm

At the intersection of the natural world and domestic space, Maggie Gourlay juxtaposes the built world against the natural environment. In her exhibition titled Wallpapers for a Warming World, the assumption that we are separate and immune from the events shaping our natural environment is questioned. Gourlay creates wallpaper patterns that take a nuanced look at our environmental complacency through the lenses of the beautification of domestic spaces versus decreasing biodiversity and the negative effects towards which we are marching.

FREE; All Ages

Montpelier Arts Center is OPEN to the public! Visitors can explore the three galleries housed inside. The Montpelier Arts Center introduces changing exhibitions by local and national visual artists. Gallery hours are Sunday through Saturday, 10 am-5 pm (closed major holidays). Admission is free, and masks are mandatory at all times.

Located on the grounds of the historic Montpelier Mansion, the center also houses artist studios, a metal casting facility, gas- and electric-fired kilns, a digital lab, and classrooms.

We offer visual, literary, and performing arts experiences for children to adults; beginners to advanced. Our creative spaces are designed to inspire artists to work in a variety of mediums including printmaking, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and more.

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