Founded in 1995
A Project of the Arts Council of Windham County
A YANKEE MAGAZINE EDITORS' CHOICE in 2004
A year-round, festive FIRST FRIDAY stroll, 5:30 to
in downtown Brattleboro, Vt. and nearby locations.
GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
The next Gallery Walk will be on Friday, March 3.
VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN
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,
Ongoing exhibits include paintings by Else DeVoid;
watercolors 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
C.X. Silver Gallery
2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802)
GALLERY OPEN 4-6 pm GALLERY WALK; otherwise open
year-round by calling ahead.... Nye Ffarrabas: New Works and
selections from a walk on the inside, her 50-year retrospective
(cxsilvergallerly.com/nye-ffarrabas). Cai Xi: selections
from her retrospective (cxsilvergallery.com/cai-xi) including landscapes and
portraits (1979-82), My Mother (1989-2008), and installation on the
Chinese Five Elements (2016). Ongoing exhibits at
the Gallery: Rodrigo Nava: Infinity Forms sculpture on lawn. Cai Xi's
abstract performance painting using mops/brooms/trowels as brushes; luminous landscapes;
monumental portraits; and the multimedia pinkslipproject.tumblr.com/archive.... DIM SUM DINING evenings
calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898. Dining by appointment on
Valentine's week Sunday, February 12.
3. 1868 Crosby House
175 Western Ave., (802) 257-7145,
Vermont artist Nancy Calicchio's dreamy landscape paintings
are featured again this month. Among her works are small plein-air pieces chronicling this
most recent October. Stop by between 5 and 8:30 during Gallery Walk on Friday, February 3,
to see the exhibit, enjoy refreshments, and tour this tastefully restored and appointed
Victorian bed-and-breakfast built in Italianate style. Its luxurious accommodations and
lovely gardens are the perfect setting for out-of-town guests and special
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
& Art Center
4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION DURING GALLERY WALK until the 8 pm High School
A Cappella event (see next listing). Exhibits include:
Change Your Mind: Carolyn Enz Hack, an immersive installation comprised of layers
of mesh, screens, and undulating reflective surfaces.... OPEN CALL NXNE 2017, a
juried exhibition of 51 works by 24 photographers and video artists.... Luscious,
celebrating paint through the work of 14 artists.... Rust Work: Paul Bowen,
small-scale sculptures constructed from scavenged wood fragments and marine detritus....
Printographs: Collaged Images by Stan Sherer, master photographer and
printmaker.... Windows to Creative Expression honors the extraordinary voices
and artistic expression of young participants in the Poetry Studio. Open daily 11-5,
closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free: members and under 18. Free Thurs. after 2.
A Cappella at BMAC
5. High School A Cappella Benefit
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St.,
In-Sight: (802) 251-9960,
Live Music at 8 pm: Six regional high school groups will
rock the main gallery of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center to benefit the
In-Sight Photography Project. Student-directed groups from the Brattleboro area
include Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Xpressivo, and Spiralia. In addition,
two top-notch ensembles round out the show: the Brattleboro Union High School
Madrigals, directed by Patty Meyer, and the Leland & Gray Rebel Clefs,
directed by Ron Kelley. Event sponsor is Commonwealth Dairy with patron support by
Business & Tax Consultants. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students. Limited seating;
some standing room available.
6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St.,
Featured artist Jeanne Lauziere exhibits photo montage
arrangements of birds as entertainers and spectators on the wires, fixtures, and
buildings of Brattleboro and beyond. Jeanne received her MFA in Visual Arts from the
Vermont College of Fine Arts, in Montpelier. 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.
7. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Work by Adult Studio classes during Fall 2016 is featured.
These classes, held 4 times a week, are based on one-on-one dialogue, so the exhibit
varies widely in style and subject. Pastels, oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, and 3-D
work are among the mediums represented. Students of all ages and levels interact but are
also able to immerse themselves deeply in their own work. Visit RGS online for class
and workshop offerings.... On exhibit at street level in Gallery 34 are
paintings and drawings by participants in River Gallery School's outreach program at
the Senior Center with teacher Marilyn Allen. This exhibit is made possible through
a Vermont Arts Council grant.
8. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
In "Intentions: Dreams On 'Other' Worlds," Sevi Akarçay
explores relationship, identity, and existence influenced by place, culture, and time.
This new body of allegorical work is comprised of a twelve-piece scratchboard drawing and
a six-piece painting. A video by Sevi is part of the BMAC Open Call NXNE 2017 Exhibit
(see listing #4). The Latchis exhibit is part of a program called Splice, which
combines art in the gallery with a monthly screening of films on themes related to the
artwork, followed by conversation around those themes. A February film screening event
will take place at a time to be announced. More info at www.latchisarts.org.
9. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook,
Jeffrey Lewis has been photographing people and places for
the last five years, with an increasing focus on people at work or in performance. He has
had the pleasure of photographing both the local circus school and a regional dance
festival. Currently in rotation are images of dancers in both rehearsal and performance.
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.
Vt Ctr for Photography
10. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
Continuing in the The Tiny Gallery during February is an exhibit of
work by students in classes during the Fall Semester at In-Sight. Some student work
is for sale, and proceeds will be shared with students. In-Sight invites families and
friends to recognize and celebrate the youth perspective in our community during a
reception on Friday, February 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 during Gallery Walk. This exhibit is
sponsored by Bast Corp. In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography,
regardless of ability to pay. For more information, call or visit online.
11. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
Featured in February is "The Northeast Kingdom," a solo exhibit
by Burlington-based photographer Andrew Frost. Frost's large B&W images were
taken in a region of northern Vermont where his family has lived for nearly two centuries.
Growing up in a military family, Frost moved frequently and never established a
connection to a place. Yet, this region of Vermont held a mythic sense of history for
Frost—it was the place where his roots ran deep—and the images he created
hold a deeply sympathetic and inquisitive look at this seductively beautiful region.
Artist's Talk on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 5 pm. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 during Gallery
Walk, otherwise now open 7 days a week, 12 to 5.
12. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,
Valentine's Special: 15% OFF all heart-themed jewelry by
featured artist member GEORGIA MORGAN. Come see her new work and hear about her creative
processes during Gallery Walk. At 6:30, author member MATTI SALMINEN will give a
reading of his poems, which are published in online magazines and in journals.
ArtRageUs1 is an arts collective selling art, crafts, books, and music created by local
folks, and is home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz.
Applications for membership in the collective are available online and in the store.
Open Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.
13. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, email@example.com,
FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Julianne Jones lives and works in Franklin County
(Mass.). She studied painting and drawing at Greenfield Community College, where she
earned an Associate's degree in Fine Arts (2015). She completed her Bachelor of Fine
Arts in Studio Arts at UMass-Amherst (2016), incorporating printmaking into her
artistic practice. Julianne has delved into themes of female body image, racial
inequality, and social justice. A hallmark of her work is the complexity she achieves
through layering line, color, and shape. These paintings marry Abstract Expressionist
flourishes with global graffiti culture. Julianne will be on hand to meet Gallery Walk
patrons between 7 and 8:30. The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients.
Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.
Mocha Joe's Café
14. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Paintings by Margaret Shipman are featured during
February. "I am inspired by the vibrant craziness of the world and magic in everyday
life. My paintings help me to learn how to paint. Every time I sit down at my canvas
I learn a little more about color, texture, and how they work together. These paintings
include experimentations with adding details by sewing in old vintage photos, fabric,
print, and sometimes just threads of different colors." Stop in 7 days to enjoy Mocha
Joe's 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.
15. Ruggles & Hunt: Purveyors of Staple &
79 Main St., (802) 579-1900,
"A flirt, a laugh, and a blare of color," the shop offers
eye-catching clothing, jewelry, and creative cards; stylish housewares and
furnishings; a bounty of books, toys, and gifts for all ages. VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS
& GIFTS GALORE! Don't miss the amazing selection of locally made goods: Jewelry
by Rebecca Rose, Laura Zindel Ceramics, Kitchen Boards by JK Adams, Beeswax Candles by
Charles Andros, Clothing by Ibex & Fat Hat, Earrings by Baked Beads. Open daily
11-5:30, Sun. 12-5, and until 8 pm for Gallery Walk.
Turn It Up!
16. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
The record shop now 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.
17. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Hilltop Montessori Middle School students are engaged in
an extensive exploration of several printmaking techniques this year. Using the school's
new Takach Press, students have created linocut relief and copper plate intaglio prints
currently exhibited for the enjoyment of bakery and café patrons. 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.
Vermont Artisan Designs
18. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured in February are new continuous-wire sculptures by
Steve Lohman and oil paintings by "two to watch"—Pat Little and
Greg Moschetti. Pat Little captures views of Brattleboro's downtown and farmer's
market. Greg Moschetti, a student of Dennis Sheehan, shows evocative landscapes. A
portion of sales of work by featured artists will go to Project Feed the Thousands.
Gallery Walk reception, 6-7:30. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300
artists and craftspeople.
19. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
Photographer and painter Larry Mizrahi is displaying
original paintings through the end of February. This collection primarily features
still-lifes and botanicals created using oils on canvas. Larry received his MFA from
Brooklyn College in 1992 and currently lives in Guilford, Vermont. The café
serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no
antibiotics or added hormones—thoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Come in for
breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner—eat in or take out. Open 6 to 6
WOW Frozen Yogurt
20. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255, www.facebook.com/WOW-Frozen-Yogurt
Paintings by Stan Ruszala of West Springfield, Mass.,
continue on display. Stan began his career as a restaurant server, though
his wife saw great potential in his doodles and sketches, and convinced him to try
his hand at painting. Stan's inspiration comes from crowded evening streets in front
of prominent and famous establishments around the world. He uses black canvas and
fluorescent colors to highlight and distinguish his work in a memorably bold and
whimsical style that's easy on the eye. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat.
Gallery in the Woods
21. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
The Winter Show includes paintings by Richard Heller and
furniture by Dante Corsano. Recent paintings by Brattleboro artist-educator
Richard Heller are featured downstairs through April. He has been exploring two themes:
"an interest in pattern and why we are wired ... to be attracted to it, and a way to
make paintings that are improvisational and carry the immediacy of the creative process."
In Gallery 2, two new tables by Dante Corsano feature purpleheart and inlay detail; music
is only his second artform! Artists' Reception with music by Dante and the Moondogs on
Friday, February 3, 5:30-8:30. Open daily 11-5:30.
22. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley and
through the glass doors,
www.catherinedianichgallery.com, Brigade info: firstname.lastname@example.org
5:30-7:30 on Friday, Feb. 3: Join the Local Love Brigade and
make Postcards to send in an avalanche of Support to victims of hate. Be part of a
powerful movement illuminating the power of Fierce Love. At 6 pm, Love Brigade founder
Ann Braden will speak on its local mission. Cookies made with love and plenty of
card-making materials will be available. A Ukelele Flash Mob singing love songs will
arrive at 6:30. All are welcome, including children. The Dianich Gallery has often been
at the intersection between Art and Politics. Come be part of something that is taking
off in our small state.... OPEN 3-5 pm on FEBRUARY FRIDAYS, as well as lunchtime on
Valentine's Day, for more Love Brigade postcard-making.
23. First Friday Pitch Night: Creativity in
139 Main St., Rm. 701, down the alley, thru glass doors,
upstairs; info: R.T. Brown, (802) 451-0442
First Friday Pitch Night is an event, perhaps performance
art, sponsored by INSTIG8 (fb.com/instig8) and Co-Working Plus (coworkingplus.net/). This
Friday's event will be informational and social, where one can learn about the
interconnectedness of creativity, ideation, and business. Networking: 5:30-6:30,
Presentations: 6:30-7, Networking and Discussions: 7-8:30. Subsequent months will feature
individuals who are working on a business idea and sharing their concept in four minutes
or less in the form of a "pitch." R.T. Brown from the Brattleboro Development Credit
Corporation and Dave Evans from Co-Working Plus are the featured
Gallery at The Garden
24. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Continuing through February is an exhibit by Brattleboro-West
Arts members Ron Karpius, Kay Curtis, Steve Lloyd, Kris McDermet, Sharon Myers, Gene
Parulis, Janet Picard, Walter Slowinski, and Jen Weichers. Art on display
includes colorful representational and abstract paintings in acrylic, oil, and
watercolor; hooked and braided wall hangings; large-scale prints on paper; and
encaustic paintings—www.brattleboro-west-arts.com. Meet and greet the artists during
the "LOVE LOCAL" Gallery Walk event sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers, featuring
a variety of nonprofits and local businesses. Live music by singer-guitarist Daniel
Hartigan. Otherwise open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 except for special events; these include the
Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market on Saturdays, 10-2.
25. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
If you are already thinking about Valentine's Day Gifts,
think about Buying Local from our Brattleboro artist Rosie Schulick. Rosie's fine
jewelry and cards are on display through February. Semi-precious stones set in knotted
silk form bracelets and necklaces that are delicate and uniquely wearable. Come meet the
artist during Gallery Walk on Friday, February 3, to learn about her work and
inspirations.... New Spring arrivals: scarves, cards, and Valentine Gifts. Also on
display is Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass.... and don't forget the British
Food! New Winter Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11-6, closed Tues.; open till 8:30 for Gallery
26. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
"Spring Visions" presents new work in a variety of media by
featured artists including Anne Johnstone, Robin Cheung, Emily Mason, Eric Boyer, Jon
Gregg, and Tiffany Heerema, among others. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 during
Gallery Walk on February 3.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium,
128 Main St., for selected work by prominent and emerging artists.
27. Take a Moment for Peace & Latin American
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the
Church Parlor and downstairs, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · Parker Huber presents "Inspiration from
Thoreau: A Contemplation." In celebration of Thoreau's 200th birthday, Parker shares
some of his favorite passages from "Walden." We'll let Thoreau's words flow through us,
perchance, as Thoreau wished, to reawaken us. Parker is author of "The Wildest Country:
Exploring Thoreau's Maine."... 6 pm Latin American Dinner & Fiesta ·
Celebrating 20 years of visiting a sister parish in El Salvador, this fundraiser features
Salvadoran and other Latin American food, music, art, slides, and videos; talk with past
travelers. Donations support scholarships for children in El Salvador. Fiesta information:
28. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
SECOND FLOOR–CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Because of
continuing renovations on the second floor, there will be no exhibit during February.
ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO creations made at LEGO-palooza, held on the third Thursday
each month. MEZZANINE–LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS: left–Abenaki artifacts
collected locally; right–Vases from the Henrietta Loud Collection of
19th-century artworks; GLASS DISPLAY CASE: More objects from the Loud Collection.
Selections from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the
building; a brochure offers a self-guided walking tour during library hours:
Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.
29. Baskets Bookstore
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 258-4980, email@example.com
Painter Maureen Mansfield's "New England Collection"
continues on exhibit. A Brattleboro resident for the past thirty years, Maureen focuses
on environment, peacefulness, and sustainability. "Artwork is how I escape from the
pressures of life.... I would be lost if I didn't have art in my soul," she says. Come
visit Baskets for local artwork and a good book. Baskets offers used paperbacks in many
popular genres and a limited selection of hardcovers; open 10 to 4 daily and till 8 on
Gallery Walk first Fridays.
Hermit Thrush Brewery
30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
"Explore the Wild through Wolves" is Wolfgard Northeast's
February display of photographs and art featuring the wolf. This local nonprofit teaches
through storytelling and offers visual media as a way to explore humans' enduring
relationship with a species once native to New England landscapes. Pints of beer for
Hermit Thrush Pint Night will be available 5 pm-late. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8,
Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery hosts an exhibit of work from Gallery North
Star of Grafton. The paintings in this collection were created by some of Vermont's
finest artists in a variety of mediums, including oil, pastel, and
watercolor—www.gnsgrafton.com. Information and showcase exhibits are useful
resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.