Southern Vermont College is pleased to exhibit new works by Bennington visual artist Barbara Ackerman. The exhibit is available for viewing October 13 through November 28 in Everett Mansion’s Burgdorff Gallery. The general public is invited to a reception for the artist Friday, October 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gallery. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by arrangement with the Campus Safety Office. “Personal Geography” is a collection of mixed media responses to Ackerman’s immediate surroundings. Her painting technique is both representative and interpretive as she creates en plein air and explores abstractions in her studio observations. Ackerman chooses color and composition according to visual and emotional responses to her environment.