The Martha Canfield Library

PO Box 267 • 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 05250
802.375.6153 •

  • Tuesday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday — 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday — 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Russell Collection

Open 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesdays or by appointment


Canfield Gallery

The Canfield Gallery

On the lower level of the library, monthly exhibits showcase area artists, photographers, and crafters. Artist receptions are held the first Saturday of the month from 3 - 5 p. m. Come and meet the artist.

From mid-November to the end of December the Gallery hosts a craft fair.

Currently at the Gallery

April 2017

Valerie Takvorian & Mary Scriber


“Vision and Voice,” or paintings illuminated by poetry, is the topic of the gallery exhibit from April 1 - 29 at the Canfield Gallery in Arlington. The painter, Valerie Takvorian, of East Arlington, works in acrylic. Her paintings are inspired by the Vermont landscape. “The sights of Vermont excite me,” Takvorian says, “especially the small but exceptional moments that stay in the memory." Therefore, her paintings, which are a synthesis of realism and expressionism, convey the feeling of the landscape rather than simply the visual effect. Valerie received her art education at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and at New York University.

The poet, Mary Scriber of Manchester, received her degree in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry from Skidmore, where she studied with the internationally acclaimed poet Carolyn Forche. Scriber’s poetry has been chosen for April’s National Poetry Events in both Montpelier and in Poultney, Vermont. Each of her poems dislike a brush stroke: a brief gesture echoing the spiritual essence intoned by the accompanying painting. Her poetry gives voice to the silence at the heart of nature.

Painter and poet will open “Vision and Voice” with a reception at which the public is welcome on Saturday, April 1 from 3 to 5 at the Canfield Gallery.

The Canfield Gallery has a strong and growing reputation in Vermont and neighboring states, and features a new artist each month from February through October. The Gallery is open during library hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday from 2 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, call 802-375-6153 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A portion of all artwork sold in the gallery goes to support the community-wide work of the nonprofit Martha Canfield Library.

Gallery News/Events

Schedule 2017

March 3-30
Tom Atkins
reception Mar 4, 4-5pm

April 1-29
Valerie Takvorian (artist), 
Mary Scriber (poet)
reception Apr 1, 3-5pm

May 5-31
Nancy Calicchio
reception Friday, May 5, 4-6pm

June 3-July 5
Watercolors featuring Tony Conner,
Rachel Barlow, Ned Reade
reception Jun 3, 3-5pm

July 8-Aug 1
Mallory Rich & Martha Folsom
reception Jul 8, 3-5pm

August 5-Sep 5
Still Life featuring Joan Luria, Helen
Young, Judy Cotter, Nancy Tips
reception Aug 5, 3-5pm

September 9-Oct 3
Collage featuring Kathy Kosto &
Anita Witten
reception Sep 9, 3-5pm

October 7-31
Mixed Media featuring Dona Mara &
Ellen Questel
reception Oct 7, 3-5pm

November & December
Annual Craft Show
opens mid-November