Past Exhibitions

Fall 2019

Oct. 3 – Nov. 1, 2019

Nancy Winship Milliken, “Earth Press Project: Dispatch from Gaia”

Gallery Reception: Thursday, Oct. 3, 6-7PM with a reading by Chard diNord at around 6:30.

Artist Talk: Thursday, Oct 3, 5-6PM in Cheray 101

Nancy Winship Milliken imprinted 5 stanzas of former VT poet laureate Chard deNiord poem on earthen blocks she made from earth and straw. On Aug. 23 the artist installed the work at 5 sites along the main trail of the SMC Natural Area. The first site is by the trail head with the main Natural Area sign board across the street from Hoehl Welcome Center between the cemetery and “the view” field. During a 5 week period the blocks will begin to break down into the landscape of the SMC Natural Area.

Article About the Project

Sept. 5 – Sept. 27, 2019

“We Are Art & Design: An Exhibition of Current Faculty Work”
Featuring the work of: Mallory Breiner, Brian Collier,Jordan Douglas, Gordon Glover, Valerie Hird, Deborah Kehoe, Will Mentor

Gallery Reception: Sept. 5, 5:30-7PM

Spring 2019

Emily Joyce, Adderol

Meghan Hjerpe, “Bad Kids”

Liam Rademacher, “Xendor”

D. McPhee, “Woman Enough”

March 4 – March 16

Please join us for the gallery reception on Friday, March 8th from 5:30-7:30pm

Junior Art Major Exhibition 

Exhibition on view until March 1st, 2019

Please join us for a gallery reception on Wednesday, February 27 from 4-6pm

Work by Katrina Pietz, Megan Ahearn, Mararget Daley, Amanda Nelson, Cameron Smith, and Sarah Donnelly.

Chloe Therrien, “MAPS”

Jan. 21 – Feb. 2

Please join us for an gallery reception on Friday, Jan. 25 from 6-8pm

Fall 2018

Lionel Delevingne, photographs from “To The Village Square: from Montague to Fukushima: 1975-2014.”

Oct. 11 – Dec. 8, 2018 
Exhibition info:

Lionel Delevingne has traveled and photographed extensively throughout the world. In his work, he’s sought a conscious merging of politics and art.  Born in France, he was deeply impacted by the social and political unrest that occurred in Paris in 1968. When he documented the 1971 May Day demonstrations in Washington, D.C., he saw how the power of a peaceful, but vocal citizenry could affect national policy, a lesson that would reverberate throughout his career. Artist Website

Image: Lionel Delevingne

Maize Meditation  was an installation and performance by New York based-artist Amanda Turner Pohan. This show is guest curated by Overnight Projects, a curatorial initiative directed by Abbey Meaker.

September 6, – October 6, 2018

Maize Meditation Performance in the Lobby of McCarthy Art Center, outside the Gallery, Sept. 22, 5pm. At 5:30 we will start our walk to the corn field located in the Saint Michael’s Natural Area.

Photo: Abenaki Calais Flint Corn grown by Chief Shirly Hook of the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation at the Abenaki Tribal Gardens in West Braintree, Vermont. Drawing: Abenaki Koas Corn by Amy Hook-Therrien.

For the month of September, artist Amanda Turner Pohan transformed the McCarthy Art Gallery at Saint Michael’s College into a library of archival materials documenting a timeline of corn cultivation, from the agricultural practices of members of the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation of Vermont to the rise of American agricultural biotech corporations. To mark the final year of harvest of the 66 acre cornfield leased from Saint Michael’s by a local farmer, this project invites participants to attend an event in the gallery on the weekend of the fall equinox. This event will draw connections between Native agricultural practices and the techniques that produce the genetically modified corn consumed today.

On September, 22 at 5pm there will be a participatory performance that will include consuming corn-based foods. It will begin in the McCarthy Art Center Lobby just outside the Gallery and conclude with a group walk to the cornfield where Abenaki corn will be served. We will begin the walk to the corn field located in the Saint Michael’s Natural Area at 5:30pm.

Artist Bio:
Pohan (Amanda Turner Pohan, b.1985, New Jersey, USA) received a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. Pohan’s work, which has exhibited nationally and internationally, examines the ways in which technology and the body intersect. Maize Meditation looks at why and how biotechnology, a tool of biocolonialism, has affected the health and livelihood of Native and non-native bodies on the individual, social, and political levels. In addition to an art practice, Pohan is founder of TWOFORTY, a loft apartment project space and publishing house in Brooklyn, NY, and a co-founder of the nomadic artist-run collective Temporary Agency.

Overnight Projects is an artist-run organization that curates site-responsive exhibitions and events in abandoned and transitional spaces throughout Vermont.

This exhibition is generously funded by the Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Fund from Fine Arts with additional support from the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michael’s College.

Spring 2018, Senior Art Major Solo Exhibitions

Senior Art Exhibition: Caroline Kelley


April 3rd – April 30th

Opening reception on Thursday, April 5th from 6 – 7 PM in the Dion Student Center (2nd floor)

Senior Art Exhibition: Jessica Mitchell
April 16th – 22nd

Senior Art Exhibition: Ben Howland
April 23rd – 29th

Senior Art Exhibition: Emily Crowe
“Born in 1996”
April 30th –May 6th
Opening Reception on May 1st from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in the McCarthy Art Gallery

Senior Art Exhibition: Valeria Paola Matias Troche
“Hasta Que La Muerta Nos Reuna: Memories”
May 7th – May 11th
Opening Reception on May 10th in the McCarthy Art Gallery from 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Senior Art Exhibition: Julia Morrison
April 9th – 15th
Opening Reception on April 12th in the McCarthy Art Gallery from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Senior Art Exhibition: Sophia Caravella
“A Bunch Of Stuff I Like”
This exhibit will only be shown during the reception on April 6th in the McCarthy Art Gallery from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Senior Art Exhibition: Ben Hoagland
March 26th – April 1st
Opening Reception on March 26th in the McCarthy Art Gallery at 5:00 PM

Senior Art Exhibition: Heaven Chartier
March 19th – March 25th
Opening Reception on March 24th in the McCarthy Art Gallery from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Senior Art Exhibition: Katie Combs


Feb 1st – Mar 28th

Opening Reception on Feb. 1st in the Dion Student Center, Second Floor

Senior Art Exhibition: Danielle Valyou
“Dream Weaver”
Feb. 26th – Mar. 4th
Opening Reception on Mar. 2nd from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the McCarthy Art Gallery

Senior Art Exhibition: Andrew Salkewicz
Feb. 19th – Feb. 25th

Senior Art Exhibition: Melanie Castillo
“Ponle Biaporú”
Feb. 8th – Feb. 18th
Opening Reception on Feb. 8th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM in the McCarthy Art Gallery

Senior Art Exhibition: Kelsey E. Buchanan

Jan. 15th – 21st
Opening Reception on Jan. 20th at 1PM in the McCarthy Art Gallery

FALL 2017

“El Yuma,” Contemporary Cuban Art

Curated by Sachie Hernández and A.D. Guerra

Exhibition on view from Oct. 19 – Dec. 15, 2017. Opening reception, Oct. 19, 5PM.
Curator’s talk, Oct. 19, 4-5PM in Cheray Science Hall #101.

An exhibition by contemporary Cuban artists examining images, histories and fantasies about the United States.

“El Yuma” is a term used in Cuba to describe the United States, popularized with the original 1957 film 3:10 to Yuma. By extension, the word “Yumas” now refers to foreigners, especially North Americans.

Co-curators Sachie Hernández and A.D. Guerra first created this show in late 2016 for a Boston gallery. At that time, the US and Cuba were improving relations. Hernández highlighted the curators’ desire for visual art to be part of “a more transparent, dynamic and respectful exchange between the peoples of Cuba and the United States.” The images that citizens have of each other fold into that exchange, and she says, “From our side, despite the Revolution or because of it, we Cubans cannot escape our fascination for this country.”

While some elements of the show are overtly political, others explore historical, cultural and social themes. Hernández emphasizes that there is no single political message to find amongst these diverse pieces. Her point is especially important now, in late 2017, because of the fraught, often hyper-politicized history of US/Cuba relations. These relations took an unexpected new turn with the withdrawal of staff from the US embassy in Havana at the close of September. Amid these confusions, visual art makes space for questions, emotions, and meditations that do not fit into predictable, oppositional rhetoric.

Read full Curatorial Essay

Read Review by Rachel Elizabeth Jones

“My Modest Opinion” installation detail, Angel Ricardo Rios, 2016, shown at AREA Gallery, Boston, MA

Jesús Hdez-Güero

Capital Cutout in Transit Sites

Series #4 The United States, 2016

Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta

300 gr /m2 and bills (money)

This exhibition is made possible through generous funding from the Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts

Enhanced Vision: Artful Science

Curated by Prof. Ruth Fabian-Fine and Prof. Will Mentor

Sept. 7 – Oct. 13

This exhibition features the often inaccessible aesthetic beauty of the natural world revealed through scientific research. It covers a broad spectrum from nature photography to the visualization of single molecules using modern research technology. 

Drosophila Ovaries (containing eggs in different stages of maturity labeled with Toluidine Blue)

Image by Queren Marte SMC Biology Major 2017


Senior Art Exhibitions

 Emily Higgins, “Growths”

On view May 2 – May 8, 2017

 Lindsey Garland, “Insignificance

On view April 24 – May 1, 2017

 Nicholas Verdirame, “Ruminations”

On view April 18-24, 2017

 Tiffany Landry, “WHAT.”

On view April 3 – 14, 2017

Tessa Tomasi, “Introducing ‘Me'”

Rachel Kucharski, “Mere Moments”

Junior Art Major Exhibition: Selections from Junior Studio 2016

On view Feb. 2 – Feb. 17, 2016

Senior Exhibition:
Lindsey Baldwin, “Bodies in Thread”

Jan. 23 – Jan. 30, 2017

FALL 2016

Angus McCullough, “This Was the Future”

Oct. 6 – Nov. 4, Opening Reception, Oct. 6, 5-6PM
Artist Lecture, Oct. 6, 4-5PM, Cheray 101


This Was the Future is a large, multi-media project dealing with the nature of space-time from a personal perspective. The work picks apart global synchronized time, using research, logic, and direct experiences of time like dreams, grief, deja vu, and cyclical events. Intended for site-specific installation, TWTF presents multi-channel video, writings/books, drawings, and sculptures that are all in dialogue. It uses the viewer as a cohesive element – active engagement in the subject matter and the physical space are necessary for the expression of the work.

Angus McCullough was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, studied philosophy and architecture at Wesleyan University, and currently lives and works in North Bennington, Vermont. His work has been shown in the United States and abroad, including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Bennington Museum, Burlington City Arts, Buoy gallery, Salem Art Works, Vernon Gardens, AA|LA, Roman Susan gallery, Momenta Art, Judson Memorial Church, and The Lust Gallery. He has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, VCCA, BoxoPROJECTS and ACRE, and has been published in the NY Times, the Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Gwarlingo Press, and BF Bifocals.

Tanya Chaly, “Complex Contingencies”

Nov. 10 – Dec. 9, Opening Reception, Nov. 10, 5-6
Artist Lecture, Nov. 10, 4-5, Cheray 101

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Chaly will be exhibiting forensic suites of detailed and individually framed drawings – a “swarm” of insects, a “colony” of bats – a scientifically assembled display of biodiversity. On closer inspection these works betray more complex and unsettling themes. Amidst Chaly’s drawing suites the viewer will discover pathologies and disease, parasitic infestations and mutations.

Tanya Chaly was born in Sydney, Australia and currently lives and works in New York City. She is a visual artist and works across a variety of mediums using painting, drawing and printmaking. In her practice she examines ideas of the Natural World; the history of Natural Science, notions of nature and classifications of Wilderness and the fetishization of Nature. She has held several solo shows and been the recipient of a number of awards, residencies and prizes. In 2013 she was awarded a Residency at the Vermont Studio Center and in 2014 a Fellowship at the Constance Saltonstall Arts Colony, NY, USA.  Most recently she was awarded the 2014 Explorers Club Artist-in-Exploration Award (underwritten by Rolex USA). Her work was shown in 2012  at the Masur Museum of Art Louisiana, USA , SUNY Geneseo NY, and The Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Centre, MD. Her work can be found in the public collections of; The Explorer’s Club, New York, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Nortel Australia, Crown Casino, Melbourne and other private and corporate collections in Australia, the UK and the United States.

Check out the review in Seven Days

ART HAPPENS HERE: SMC Art Faculty Exhibition

Sept. 2 – Sept. 30, Opening Reception, Sept. 7, 4-6PM

Jeremy Ayers, Maea Brandt, Brian Collier, Jordan Douglas, Gordon Glover, Val Hird, and Meg McDevitt

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This exhibition will feature work from nearly all of the excellent instructors teaching our studio art courses. This is intended to showcase our faculty as professional artists and to help connect students to the work these individuals do outside the classroom.


Judson Browning, “Six Months of Consumption” 

May 2 – 15Browning Postcard Front

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Tracey Duffey, “Connection in Separation” 

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Katie Boduch, “Embracing Uncertainty” 

April 18 – 24Boduch postcard front

Jessica Sweeney, “Trophy Room” 

April 11 – 17

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Meaghan Glendon, “Petting Zoo (Adults Only)” 

April 4 – 10

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Callie McGovern, “Dedications” 

March 28 – April 3

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Martha McElroy, “Beauty Standards”

March 7 – 14

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Adeline Rodriguez, “A.M.R Fashion Show

February 24 – 29

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Antone Beaulieu, “Fast Asleep,” projected video installation

Feb. 16 – 22

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Richard Reo, “Exploring Love,” an installation of paintings and audio.

Feb. 9 – 15

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FALL 2015

“A Peek Behind the Curtains,” The Lighting and Scenic Designs of John Devlin 2001-present.

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“Between the Bottomlands & the World” by Sarah Ross and Ryan Griffis.

Oct. 8- Nov. 6

“Between the Bottomlands & the World” is a multi-faceted project by artists Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross exploring Beardstown, IL, a rural Midwestern town of 6000 people–a place of global exchange and international mobility, inscribed by post-NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) realities.

Project Website:


New Testament Artworks

From the collection of Saint Michael’s Alumni Kyle Albee: 25 New Testament Artworks by Julia Stiles and 2 works by Katerina Pyatakova. All works are ink and watercolor on paper.

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Senior Solo Exhibitions

Megan Roush: “Corruption,” mixed media paintings. May 5 – May 11


Maria Gracia Canedo: “Setting Roots”, site-specific sculptures and gallery installation April 28 – May 3

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Devin Wilder, “Projections” April 23-26


Please join us on Tuesday April 21 in the blackbox theater in the basement of McCarthy Arts Center for “An Exploration of Human Will in Society,” a live performance by Katie Finocchiaro.

Performances will be at 6, 6:30 and 7PM



Maggie Raemer, “The Art Trunk” April 13-20.

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Lindsay Gravelin, “Discarded,” April 7 – 13.


Daniel Russell, “Cycles,” March 25 – March 30.

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Anna Kristina Anderson (Kranna), “The Natural Made Unnatural,” March 2 – March 7.

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Ellia (Eli) Heroux, “Fire Lantern,” Feb 25 – March 2.

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Brianna Coughlin: “Saints” | Feb. 11 – Feb. 16

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Exhibitions Fall 2014

Darlene Charneco, “CoHabitat”

Artist Website:

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PLANT ON PREMISES: A Survey by The Department of Natural Resources

an exhibition by Ryan Thompson

Please join us for an artist lecture on Thursday Nov. 13 from 4-5 in Cheray 101 followed by an opening reception in the McCarthy Gallery from 5-6.

“Impatiens at Valenti Cleaners,” archival inkjet print, 24″ x 16″ 2014

The exhibition PLANT ON PREMISES foregrounds an inconspicuous struggle between industrial and natural processes—between the potted plants and the chemical plants found in dry cleaners shops. Dry-cleaned garments, potted plants, and photographic collages form the basis for an aesthetic investigation into these two very different types of plants.

This exhibition is generously funded by the The Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts and hosted by the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michael’s College


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Victoria Cooley: Buddhesque (Senior Exhibition 2014)IMG_2328 IMG_2311 IMG_2320

FALL 2013

Kristen Letts Kovak, Recursive Observations, Fall 2013





Rebecca Weisman, Ethan Allen Nights: A Surrrealist Reenactment, Fall 2013