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SEPTEMBER 2017
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ARTICLE LINKS FOR SEPTEMBER



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Work showing at C.X. Silver Gallery

LIZ HAWKES deNIORD
C.X. Silver Gallery


Work showing at BMAC

ROGER SANDES
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center


Work at River Gallery School

LAUREN WATROUS
River Gallery School


Art at River Gallery School

ART COSTA
Gallery 34


Art at River Gallery School

"Secret Lives of Shop-
keepers": John Clements
LEIGH NILAND
RGS/Main Street Studio


Faux in Love to play at Boys and Girls Club

3 Bands in Concert
during Gallery Walk!
FAUX IN LOVE
Boys & Girls Club


Work at In-Sight Photo Project

EXPOSURES PROGRAM
In-Sight Photo Project


Work at Turning Point

JENNY O'CONNER
Turning Point of
Windham County


Work at Turning Point

LADD BUTLER
Turning Point of
Windham County


Pole-Painting Project

FLAT ELM ELLIOT TRIANGLE
POLE-PAINTING PROJECT
Tour with Ice Cream &
Prizes at Restless Rooster


Work at Mocha Joe's

KIRSTEN ULLRICH
118 Elliot Gallery


Work at Cantina Vidorra

JONAS FRICKE
Cantina Vidorra


Work at Mocha Joe's

Brattleboro Camera Club
LEE LLOYD
Mocha Joe's Café


Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

JULIA EVA BACON
Wood Rabbit Arts
Pop-Up Gallery


Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

KAREN GALLOWAY
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

JOE McCARTHY
Vermont Artisan Designs


Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

WILL MOSES
Vermont Artisan Designs


Artwork at Works Bakery Café

CHRISTY BONNEAU
Works Bakery Café


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

LEONARD RAGOUZEOS
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

PETER KARNER
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at The Dianich Gallery

HELEN HAWES
The Dianich Gallery


Artwork at Penelope Wurr

THAI CERAMIC VESSELS
Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts


Artwork at Penelope Wurr

PENELOPE WURR
Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts


Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

Downtown Brattleboro Mural
TERRY SYLVESTER
Brooks Memorial Library


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BELLOWS FALLS ART WALK
on 3rd Fridays each month.


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SEPTEMBER 2017

GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1.

The next Gallery Walk will be on Friday, October 6.


VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN

Fish on platter by Janet Picard
JANET PICARD
The Marina Restaurant

1. The Marina Restaurant
28 Spring Tree Rd. (down behind 464 Putney Rd. - where the West River meets the Connecticut), (802) 257-7563, www.vermontmarina.com
The Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2017 exhibit "Dance at Naulakha" continues with selected photographs by Jeff Lewis and Deb Lazar capturing 2016's premiere Promenade performance at Rudyard Kipling's Naulakha estate—southernvermontdancefestival.com. Other ongoing exhibits include paintings by young Alex Hrabchak; flora, fauna, and landscapes by painter Kristina Wentzell; collages of vintage food imagery by Tiffany Heerema; large painted gourds by Terry Carter; fine art photography by Henry Ireland; botanical illustrations by Tina Olsen; landscapes and contemporary artwork by Martha Dolan; mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still-lifes by Janet Picard; and impressionist-realist paintings by Deborah Lazar. Walk "munchies" available 5-6:30. This casual waterfront eatery with sunset view is open daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.

VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN

Work at C.X. SilverGallery
ALYSSA HINTON
C.X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088, www.cxsilvergallery.com
Gallery OPEN 3-5 pm for September Gallery Walk; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Alyssa Hinton: Earth Consciousness and Cultural Revelations, exhibition (cxsilvergallery.com/alyssa-hinton) and book (magcloud.com/browse/issue/1254092). New exhibition and book launch for Liz Hawkes deNiord: Return As Ticket, opening Friday, Sept. 29, 5:30-7:30—meet the artist for discussion about this exhibition, the artwork, and book cxsilvergallery.com/liz-hawkes-deniord. Rodrigo Nava: Infinity Forms sculpture on lawn. Cai Xi's abstract performance painting using mops/brooms/trowels as brushes; luminous landscapes; works from her retrospective 1979-2015; monumental portraits; and the multimedia pinkslipproject.tumblr.com/archive.... Representing the work of Nye Ffarrabas—gallery publication of her retrospective, magcloud.com/browse/issue/756374.... DIM SUM DINING eves. by appt.—dimsumvt.com; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898. DIM SUM BUFFET on Sunday, Sept. 3, 5-8 pm. Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT, accvt.org) presents the 18th Annual Autumn Moon Festival of Vietnam, Korea, and China on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 5-8 pm, atop Memorial Park; info: (802) 257-7898, allAsia@accvt.org.

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

Wolf Kahn painting at BMAC
WOLF KAHN
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk, when NECCA aerialists and acrobats entertain on the lawn. Enjoy the kick-off of "The Great Canoe-dle Doodle" and an Opening Reception for CONSTELLATIONS: Paintings by Roger Sandes. Other exhibits include WEIGHTED TEARS: Mary Admasian, in the sculpture garden through October 8.... Wolf Kahn: DENSITY & TRANSPARENCY—Paintings made over the past decade.... LOST PORCHES: Nathalie Miebach—Intricate woven sculptures based on data from extreme weather events.... BOUNDARIES, BALANCE, AND CONFINEMENT: Mary Admasian explores the physical boundaries between objects.... SPACESHIP OF DREAMS: William Chambers—an interactive public art project first realized in a York, Penn. storefront.... FREE FALL: Barbara Garber—Her wall and room installations explore the boundary between 2D and 3D drawing.... Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free: members and under 18. Free Thurs. after 2.

Artwork at Whetstone Station
CHRISTOPHER G. CHAPMAN
Whetstone Station

4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
Aspiring local photographer Christopher G. Chapman loves landscapes and still-lifes. He is exhibiting his favorite photos from around Brattleboro and travels across the globe. The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location with free parking. Lunch and dinner daily 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
Upstairs: Gallery spaces host the Annual Faculty Show of recent work by teachers, workshop instructors, and staff. All teachers are working artists whose creations offer viewers an opportunity to appreciate their wide range of individual styles.... At street level: Gallery 34 features Art Costa's explorations in 3-D cardboard construction. He will work live in the Gallery 34 window on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm during September.... The Main Street Studio hosts paintings and drawings in many styles from "The Secret Lives of Shopkeepers" sessions, featuring portraits of some of downtown Brattleboro's familiar merchants. A preview of upcoming classes for all ages will help visitors plan their Fall art-making!

Artwork at Latchis Gallery
Alison Cannon
IMAGINING HOME
Latchis Gallery

6. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: In conjunction with the second annual Tiny House Festival to be held on Flat Street on Sunday, Sept. 3, the gallery features The Imagining Home Project. Burlington artist Alison Cannon paired homeless citizens with architects, who worked together on home design ideas. The drawings and plans they came up with together are featured in this exhibit, open for Gallery Walk and through September.
B. MAIN THEATRE: LATCHFEST Music Weekend—Gallery Walk Friday also marks the beginning of LATCHfest, a two-day celebration of local music. Friday night's music will be held at Echo, 69 Main St., from 8 to 11. On Saturday, live music fills the Latchis Main Theatre from 4:30 to 11:30 pm. Visit latchisarts.org for details.

Work at Windham Movement Apparel
ANNIE MACY
Windham Movement Apparel

7. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook, www.WindhamMovementApparel.com
Continuing in September is the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2017 exhibit "Images of AXIS Dance Company's Residency," fifteen photographs by Annie Macy of the country's renowned physically integrated dance company. These images demonstrate the versatility of dance through the stunning artistry of work by three wheelchair-bound dancers and two others not in chairs—southernvermontdancefestival.com. Windham Movement Apparel supplies the movement arts community with quality products in an environment that encourages fellowship between participants and increases awareness of the benefits of movement. Open Tues./Wed./Thurs. 3-8, Fri./Sat. 10-6, and till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

8. Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro
17 Flat St., (802) 254-5990, bgcbrattleboro.com
The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro now has a new state-of-the-art sound and lighting system! Celebrate the renovation with LIVE MUSIC STARTING AT 7:30 during Gallery Walk on Friday, Sept. 1—featuring Faux In Love, The Pilgrims, and Mystery Band. This event is sponsored by Guilford Sound. BGCB offers after-school activities and programs for youth aged 6 to 19 in areas of Education, Sports & Fitness, The Arts, Leadership & Character Building, and Healthy Lifestyles. Open Monday through Saturday, with a Friday Teen Night for kids entering 7th grade to 18 years old, featuring bands, DJs, Skate Jams, and Movies.

Photo at No Place Like Home exhibit event
LIZ LAVORGNA
There's No Place Like Home

9. There's No Place Like Home
former Sanel Auto Parts Store, 47 Flat St., bgcbrattleboro.com
THREE DAYS ONLY! Reception on Friday, 5:30-8, during Gallery Walk. Also open Saturday 12-2 and Sunday 10-5. Five artists explore alternatives to "common" housing solutions. Liz LaVorgna/Judith Dickerman Nelson's "Home" features photography/writing that helps us to see what home is to someone considered homeless.... Steven Leal's painting series "Layers" is a mix of light and texture focusing on place.... John Willis's "House/Home" examines the pervasive presence of extreme economic inequality—a condition that seems to be worsening, especially here in America.... Vera Struck is a reclamation artist and builder who makes fashion and tiny houses from reclaimed materials. Don't miss her "Silver Bullet" house in the Tiny House village just across the street on Sunday.

10. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insightphotography.org
In September, the Tiny Gallery hosts images made during the 2017 Exposures Cross-cultural Youth Arts Summer Program. Participants from 8 states convened at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for this year's program to learn and make work about diversity, culture, place, and identity. Exhibitions in the Tiny Gallery serve as opportunities for In-Sight students to showcase their own work and to learn from practicing artists who show in the space. For more information visit online.

Work at Vermont Center for Photography
BRENT SEABROOK
Vermont Center for Photography

11. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
A solo exhibition this month by local photographer Brent Seabrook showcases a number of area farms. His "Vermont Farm Work Project" is an ongoing photographic exploration of farm work, farm-workers, and the agricultural work place in Vermont. Dairy farming, vegetable production, cheese making, maple sugaring, logging, apple growing, and pressing cider are among the activities included in the exhibition, which runs through October 1. Meet the artist at an opening reception during Gallery Walk on Sept. 1, 5:30 to 8:30. Visit vcphoto.org for additional info and images.

12. Turning Point of Windham County
39 Elm St., (802) 257-5600 Susan, tpwc.1@hotmail.com
September is Recovery Month and Turning Point's 10th Anniversary! Four coaches and peers are exhibiting nature photography and portrait work in "Through the Lens of Recovery." Participants include Ladd Butler, board member; Brian Condon, recovery coach and trainer; Jenny O'Conner, recovery coach; and Michael Poster, group facilitator. "Connecting in compassion, dignity, and recovery, Turning Point is about tapping into the mind-changing, game-changing, and life-changing positivity of coming back to the best you, the true you. Turning Point provides means and methods; you provide the grit and desire. Together, we create energy, hope, and family." Stop by during Gallery Walk to enjoy the photo exhibit and learn more about the Turning Point program.

Work at Restless Rooster Café IRSHAD MUSTAFA
Restless Rooster Café

13. Restless Rooster Café & Coffee Bar
134 Elliot St., (802) 258-2565, www.restlessroostercafe.com
The Rooster is the starting point for the Telephone Pole-Painting Project Tour featured in the next Walk listing. The café's current art exhibit continues through September.... Springtime is for caterpillars! Celebrate rebirth with Irshad Mustafa's dramatic photos of beautiful specimens from The Caterpillar Lab. New season, new life. Change is only the beginning.... Stop by to see the art during regular café hours: Open daily 7-2, serving Breakfast & Brunch till 1 weekdays, 2 on weekends.

14. F.E.E.T. (Frost Elm Elliot Triangle) Pole-Painting Project
134 to 230 Elliot St., (802) 275-7232, www.facebook.com/groups/FEETBrattleboro
5:30 to 7:30 during Gallery Walk on September 1: WALKING ART TOUR featuring the premiere of a Telephone Pole-Painting Project completed by local neighbors/artists. A variety of artistic expression is displayed along Elliot Street on the 15 painted poles between the Restless Rooster Café and Dompier Electric Co. This community-based art project was designed to celebrate the F.E.E.T. neighborhood and to connect neighbors in a creative way. Great prizes await anyone finding the Purple Footprint on one of the poles! Thanks to a donation from Ben & Jerry's, folks doing any or all of the Pole Project tour will receive FREE ICE CREAM from organizers at the Restless Rooster parking lot on the corner of Elliot and Elm Streets.

15. 118 Elliot Gallery
118 Elliot St., Info: artemisrigali@gmail.com
Featured in September is "Black, Rabbit, and Pie Holes," an exhibit of recent work by Kirsten Ullrich, with Doug Lynch, Lauren Watrous, and Gordon Meinhard. An accomplished painter and designer, Ullrich explores the "specifically ambiguous" in large oils, line drawings, and three-dimensional work. Her large oils are virtuoso demonstrations taking the viewer well beyond the familiar. She also initiated a correspondence, in art form, with three other artists; the resulting dialogue, ranging from quirky to contemplative, comprises half of this show—come see how artists inter-communicate! Opening reception on Friday, Sept. 1, 5:30-8:30 pm. Gallery Hours: Tues.-Wed.-Fri. 12-5 and by appointment.... ART TALK on Thurs., Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30, with Jason Alden, founder of The Drawing Studio on Williams Street, a longtime teacher and lifetime painter. He'll discuss his creative philosophy, the efforts and experimentation that engage the artist at a natural level. Includes a visual component and dialogue with attendees.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
NYDIA JHENNAE
ArtRageUs1

16. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277, ArtRageUs1.com, info@ArtRageUs1.com
Featuring drawings, paintings, and prints by Nydia Jhennae, a freelance illustrator with an eye for oddities who enjoys provoking the viewer to question what they see in her fantasy renderings. Also featuring books by award-winning author Roanne Wolves, who will do a reading at 6 pm during Gallery Walk—come meet both talented members! (Their works are 10% off this month.) ArtRageUs1 is an arts collective selling art, crafts, books, and music created by local folks, and home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and Write Action books. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

17. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
Continuing in September is a "wild mishmash of epic creations" by Jonas Fricke and Saturn "Lady Heart" Millner. Open for lunch and dinner, Cantina Vidorra offers starters, build-your-own and traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas, as well as a handy kids' menu.

Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips
PETER VAN DER DOES
Elliot St. Fish & Chips

18. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, elliotstreetfish@gmail.com, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
September features the works of Peter Van der Does, who explains: "Some artists stay relatively within one media and have a more or less cohesive development. From my standpoint, I cannot see the relevance of developing a philosophical construct within which to limit my enjoyment of making art. I am always exploring. One day I might be making a realistic painting, the next something completely abstract. Enjoyment ... that's what it's all about." The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

19. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Work by several members of the Brattleboro Camera Club is featured. Techniques and style vary, but all possess passion and enthusiasm for the magic of photography. Come view the images and witness the photographer's soul. Founded in 1933, BCC is one of the oldest continuous camera clubs in New England! Monthly meetings are held at 6:30 pm at the Vermont Center for Photography on second Mondays; info about each meeting is posted online at Meetup.com. Stop in 7 days to see the exhibit and enjoy Mocha Joe's own freshly roasted coffee, a seasonal drink, and freshly baked pastries. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

20. Wood Rabbit Arts Pop-Up Gallery
80 Main St., between Sam's & Mocha Joe's, julia@woodrabbitarts.com, www.woodrabbitarts.com
OPEN 4 DAYS ONLY: Gallery Walk Opening Reception on Friday, Sept. 1, 5 to 9 pm. Open on Sat.-Mon., Sept. 2-3-4, from 9 to 9 daily. Brattleboro oil painter Julia Eva Bacon hosts a pop-up exhibit of her "Animal Spirit Guide Collection." Bacon is inspired by our connection to the natural world by way of its animal inhabitants. Though her paintings are created in a realistic style, there is an emotive quality to her subjects that tells a deeper story and conveys powerful messages. Vermont Abenaki artist Linda Longtoe Sheehan is also offering her handmade wampum belts and jewelry.

Art at Turn It Up!
COLLECTIBLE POSTERS
Turn It Up!

21. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
The record shop features a collection of vintage music and movie posters, several rare and collectible. Artists include the Beatles and solo projects, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Clash, Prince, Gene Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood. Turn It Up! sells new and classic music on vinyl and CD at bargain prices every day. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-9, Sun. 11-6.

22. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071, www.facebook.com/Amys-Bakery-Arts-Cafe
Karen Galloway's watercolor pencil drawings, along with a sprinkling of mosaic, collage, and a mobile, are featured through October. "I feel my work is inspired by the nature and beauty of New England. I love trees, wood, rocks, rust—they seem like the beginning of a good story." Amy's offers European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, till 8 on Gallery Walk evenings, and Sun. 9-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
MARY ISELIN
Vermont Artisan Designs

23. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Oil paintings by Mary Iselin and Joe McCarthy are featured in September. Gallery Walk opening reception, 5:30-7 pm. Iselin's paintings focus on area farms and farm animals. McCarthy's work in oil on paper hints at landscapes in a variety of pleasing color combinations. Also continuing in early September are original paintings by Will Moses. And, for the truly adventurous folks who want to walk colorfully, Solmate Socks are now available. A portion of this month's sales of featured art benefits the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists and craftspeople.

24. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
Paintings by Christy Bonneau continue through September. Her medium- to large-scale abstracts explore issues of human emotion and connectedness through the use of color and rhythm. These oil paintings often incorporate printmaking techniques, etchings, transfers, threads, and collage. Her work is currently showing in a Boston gallery; has been featured at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester; and is in private collections throughout the U.S. The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6 to 6, until 9 for Gallery Walk.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
"SVDF's Inaugural Year"
KIQE BOSCH
WOW Frozen Yogurt

25. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255, www.facebook.com/WOW-Frozen-Yogurt
Continuing this month is the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2017 exhibit "Images of SVDF's Inaugural Year," a collection of photographs by Kiqe Bosch highlighting the festival's opening year. A completely black-and-white exhibit, Bosch's thirteen images from 2013 celebrate the variety of movement presented in SVDF's first season. Bosch captured the joy of movement and the intimacy of the mover—southernvermontdancefestival.com. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9.

26. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
The gallery's Fall Spotlight through October is Leonard Ragouzeos: Faces From This Place. The artist documents our mood with the veracity of a still camera, presenting the Face as metaphor. Often larger than life, vigorous ink portraits in black and white allow an intimacy of gaze involving the physicality of the painting process. By contrast, tiny self-portraits seem as if viewed in a very small mirror. Also continuing are ephemeral studies by Richard Heller, stoneware by Peter Karner, multi-layered landscape prints by William Hays, and ceramics by Nicheibei Pottery. Reception 5:30-8:30 on September 1; music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

27. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St. Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, Down the alley and through the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
ART EXHIBIT & CALENDAR SALE: Continuing is "Delicious Encounter," an exhibit of earlier works by Helen Hawes honoring her mother, Isabel Hawes—viscerally animated portraits, large-scale pastels on wood with urethane and enamel transparencies—as well as the "Pink Passion" and "Past Lives" series. A practicing artist for 45 years, Hawes offers drawing and collage workshops and retreats to facilitate personal growth—for further information see www.marksthewaytotheheart.com. Reception on Friday, Sept. 1, 5:30-7:30 pm; otherwise open by appointment.
"WE ARE VERMONT!" ACTIVIST CALENDAR LAUNCH—Reception on Friday, Sept. 1, 5:30-7:30 pm in the lobby of Hooker-Dunham Building next to the Dianich Gallery and Green Writers Press. Enjoy refreshments and pick up a calendar—100% of donations to benefit 350Vermont. "Our goal is to share the creativity, passion, diversity, and progressive activism of Vermonters through beautiful color images donated by talented photographers." Visit 350Vermont.org.

Work showing in Gallery at The Garden
FRANK COSANTINO
Gallery at The Garden

28. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
"Watercolors & Illustrations – One Artist's Overview" introduces work by Frank M. Costantino of Winthrop, Mass. The exhibit includes more than 50 accomplished Plein Air and Studio Watercolors featuring locations around New England and the U.S., as well as some superb professional architectural illustrations. Meet the artist during a Gallery Walk reception on Friday, Sept. 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Join Mr. Costantino on Saturday morning, Sept. 2, at 11:30 in The River Garden for a live Watercolor Demonstration, free and open to the public—www.fmcostantino.com. The River Garden is otherwise open Mon.-Sat. 9-5 except for special-event rentals.

29. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
OPEN SEPT. 1-4, then CLOSED SEPT. 5-14: The upstairs gallery exhibit—"Just the Photos"—revisits a show of photographs Penelope took in the 1980s as reference for a post-graduate course in Printmaking at the Central School of Art in London in the 1980s. These prints will be available both framed and unframed with a couple of new additions. Also on display: Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass, complementing new ceramic vessels by an artisan from Thailand, crafted in organic forms in subtle earthtones. Discover also fine jewelry, an exceptional collection of British cards, clothing, accessories, and furnishings for the home and garden, and of course British grocery items. Open 11-7 or later and till 9:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts
PETRIA MITCHELL
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

30. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290, mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
"Jim Giddings & Petria Mitchell: Oils and Watercolors" continues through September 17. MGFA's founders and co-owners present new and reworked paintings. Petria Mitchell is showing new oil paintings that continue her investigations in color and atmosphere. Jim Giddings has begun to paint in his rebuilt studio, and his presentation includes new watercolors as well as salvaged, reworked, or revisited oil paintings. Next exhibit, Sept. 21-Nov. 5: "Mapping the Unknown," monotypes, oil paintings, and collages by Susan Osgood. MGFA is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. Open 11-5 Wed.-Mon.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main Street, for work by emerging and prominent artists.

31. Take a Moment for Peace & Stay for a Summer Supper
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · The Moment for Peace on Sept. 1 will be led by Rev. Bert Marshall, the Interim Pastor at Centre Congregational Church. His meditation, "Songs for Peace," will offer some original songs, some group singing, and a few brief reflections.

Artwork at Brooks Library
JUDITH OKSNER
Brooks Library

32. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
MAIN FLOOR—MEZZANINE WALLS:Terry Sylvester's mural of downtown Brattleboro; CENTER, CEILING: Cloud and raindrops mobile, Academy School's second-grade class. MEZZANINE—DISPLAY CASES: Vases and other objects from the library's Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artwork. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO creations made at LEGO-palooza; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: "Barking," written by Edith Milton and illustrated by watercolor painter and New Hampshire summer resident Judith Oksner. Selections from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building; take a self-guided walking tour during library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.

Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery
ANGELA SNOW
Hermit Thrush Brewery

33. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
The gallery features a beer road trip through the Belgian countryside. Documentary-style photos capture the beauty of beer, Belgium in the spring, and the fun-loving Hermit Thrush team as they travel across the country that originally inspired their tasty beers. The photographer is Brattleboro filmmaker Angela Snow, who makes her own documentaries and works freelance in Reality TV. She tagged along to Belgium to photograph the adventure, as why would anyone pass up travel and beer? Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on Sept. 1. Brewery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

Work at I-91 Welcome Center
RICK LOYA
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery features work by Rick Loya of Morrisville. His company, Artworks by Rick Loya, offers sign design and fabrication, fine art, decorative painting, and artistic services for both residential and commercial use. He has taught acrylic painting, faux painting, and sculpting classes for The River Arts Center in Morrisville. A Set Designer/Decorator for local theater groups, he holds a BA in Fine Art from Johnson State College.... On display in the rafters through the end of October is a 12-foot mermaid by Rich Gillis of Mystic Metallurgy in Williamsville.... Information and showcase exhibits of Vermont-made products, artwork, and fine crafts are resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.