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, MAY 4.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, June 1.
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,
Paintings from Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series, as
well as his 5-foot Tin Man, were recently added to ongoing exhibits, which 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
Margo's Bits and Bobs
2. Margo's Bits and Bobs: Gifts & Collectibles
1010 Western Ave., (802) 579-1571, next to W. Brattleboro
Pizza & 7-Eleven
This 300-square-foot retail space is bursting with eclectic wares
to please everyone's fancy—antique smalls, Depression glass, fine china, handcrafted
jewelry and hair accessories (including trendy teen styles), handknits, ladies'
accessories, vintage linens, and much more. Margo immigrated from England in 1963, founded
her company in 1990, and was featured in Antiques & The Arts Weekly in 1992.
She sold antiques and collectibles at prestigious shows and flea markets all over New York
State for a decade before moving to Vermont in 2000. So many "bits and bobs," so little
time! Open Wed.-Sat. 12-5, till 8 for Gallery Walk.
3. All Souls UU Church Terrific Tag Sale & Art Exhibit
29 South St. at Rt. 9, (802) 254-9377, go up drive aross from Fire
GALLERY WALK FRIDAY from 4 to 7: The UU Women's Federation annual
RUMMAGE SALE opens at All Souls on Friday and continues on Saturday, 8-11. Walk patrons
and the general public can bargain hunt and also enjoy the newly installed exhibit of paintings
by April Judd and Bev Larson, along with a few of Bev's sculptural
assemblages—this is their first gallery show since moving to the area several years
ago. Bold colors and both abstract and impressionist-realist approaches to landscape and
"documentary" paintings of forgotten places give the viewer much to contemplate. The artists
will be available on Friday to discuss their work.
C.X. Silver Gallery
4. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
GALLERY OPEN 2 to 5 pm for May 4 Gallery Walk; open
year-round by calling ahead to arrange for a visit.... Stephen Lloyd: Recent Work,
May 4-June 10—instagram.com/cxsilvergallery. Reception on Sunday, May 6, 4-6 pm:
Meet the artist for discussion about this exhibition. Publications: Linda Montano: 14 Years of
Living Art—magcloud.com/browse/issue/1184522—and Nye Ffarrabas: a
walk on the inside—magcloud.com/browse/issue/756374.... DIM SUM catering by
appointment; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898.... Self-contained
3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around: www.airbnb.com/rooms/7173206.
5. Amy Beecher Studio
28 Williams St. (in Whetstone Studios), (802) 257-0124, web:
Join Amy Beecher in her studio during Gallery Walk for a
look at her process and recent work. Beecher moved to Brattleboro from Providence, R.I., to
join the faculty at Marlboro College. She has been a fellow in interdisciplinary art at The
Macdowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., and an artist-in-residence at the Digital Media
Center for Art at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Her work—painting, sculpture,
installation, performance, ephemera, and more—has been presented in art centers and
galleries nationally. Light refreshments will be served.
6. Green Street School Arts Night
164 Green St., (802) 254-3737, near jct. of Green and High
OPEN HOUSE from 5:30 to 8:00 during Gallery Walk on May 4:
Students in grades K-6 exhibit work in all mediums created throughout the 2017-18 school
year. Come explore playful colors, imaginative animals, puppets made with a resident
artist, works inspired by famous artists, and much more. Celebrate the young artists who
have filled the school's hallways with their creative talents!
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
& Art Center
7. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during GALLERY WALK—memberships available
at a 10% discount.... Through October 8: Best of "Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys":
Steve Gerberich - Elaborate blinking, whirling, humming, buzzing sculptures....
Through June 17: Alfred Leslie: Selections from "100 Views Along the Road" - Elegant
black-and-white watercolors of American scenes.... 3D Color: Gloria Garfinkel -
Experience changing perceptions of color.... Hereandafter: Susan von Glahn Calabria
- Gouache paintings on paper.... Bottle in the River: Richard Klein - Sculpture
made with found glass.... We Walk in Their Shadows: Gowri Savoor - The physical and
cultural processes of migration and belonging. OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4,
Free: members & under 18; Free on Thurs. 2-5 pm.
8. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Maria Pugnetti, a multimedia artist with a degree in
painting, has worked as a light and sound designer, as well as a graphic designer and
illustrator producing cover art for musicians and authors in Europe and America. Inspired
by ecology and mythology, her painting style is intuitive and animistic. She considers her
work a visual poetry that can illuminate the archetypal forms uniting and guiding us toward
self-reflection, healing, and evolution. This collection includes large panoramic
allegorical paintings and small mixed-media works—visit www.woolymar.com and instagram.com/woolymar. 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.
9. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Upstairs Gallery spaces feature a Young Artists Show by
students in the Winter/Spring 2018 Child Studio and Teen Studio classes taught by Helen
Schmidt, Ross Smart, Lauren Watrous, and Jen Wiechers. The Child Studio takes an
individualized approach to painting, drawing, and sculpture in an environment where each
child's free imagination is nurtured. The Teen Studio combines open studio and portfolio
guidance for students committed to continuing their artistic journey.... GALLERY 34, at
sidewalk level, features paintings by Tina Olsen during May.
In-Sight Student Show
DAVID SCOTT, 13
10. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.theater.latchis.com,
In May, the Latchis Gallery hosts the In-Sight Photography
Project's Annual Student Exhibition, featuring work from classes and programs at
In-Sight throughout the past year. (See next listing for In-Sight's home gallery.) Students
have worked in analog and digital photography, exploring their lives, their community, and
the world around them. In-Sight invites families and friends to recognize and celebrate
youth perspective in our community during an opening reception on Gallery Walk from
5 to 7 pm.
11. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insightphotography.org
"Lost and Found," a curated exhibition of images left behind
at In-Sight, will continue in the Tiny Gallery.... In every educational setting, things
left behind are collected in a "Lost and Found" box, bin, shelf, etc. In-Sight's collection
has no single mittens, water bottles, or sweaters; rather it contains photographs,
negatives, and contact sheets. A lost image of a cat, or a friend lounging in a hammock,
or just an abandoned experiment. This exhibition is open to the public Mon.-Fri.
10-6, later for Gallery Walk.
118 Elliot Gallery
12. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
VCP is hosting its Annual Spring Members Exhibition
through May 27. Members come from all reaches of the Northeast (and beyond) and boast a
wide variety of photographic styles and backgrounds. This exhibition celebrates their
diversity of approaches to the photographic medium. Opening reception on Friday, May 4,
5:30-8:30. Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Visit online for exhibit and
13. 118 Elliot Gallery
118 Elliot St., (802) 257-2757 Lisa, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Helen Schmidt & Collin Leech: Recent Work" (May 4-28)
brings the natural world indoors to celebrate Spring! Helen and Collin are old friends,
long-time artists, and teachers. Helen's work, inspired by Shinto shrine entrance
gates—marking a transition from the mundane to the sacred—explores themes of
crossing thresholds and seeking sanctuary; a metaphor for travel, displacement, and the
search for connection.... Leech has used encaustic oil, collage, and mixed media for
abstract or representational inner and outer landscapes inspired by a love of the natural
world. Leech gives herself unreservedly to a bejeweled world waking up to springtime.
Opening reception 5:30-8:30 on May 4; otherwise open Sat. 12-3 and by appointment.
14. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,
Featured art for sale this month includes Tom Pereira's
wooden Musical Boxes and Zany Sculptural Contraptions, and unique hand-printed,
hand-dyed, and handmade Prayer Flags by Hannah Regier. Want to sell your artwork,
crafts, book, or CD? Then join the arts collective at ArtRageUs1 for only $20 per year
and 20% commission on sales. Applications for membership are available online and in
the store. ArtRageUs1 is also home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz
and to Write Action books! OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.
15. Sweet Miri's Café
55 Elliot St., (802) 490-2319,
www.sweetmiris.com, visit on
Floral art by Patty Harmsen and Eugene Bartlett
continues on exhibit in May. This Gluten-Free safe space, which accommodates other food
restrictions when possible, offers a variety of comfort foods and baked goods—including
panini sandwiches, homemade soups, breads, rolls, pastries, cookies, cakes, pies, and
muffins. Full menu available all day; dine in or take out. Owner-chef Dara Bartlett
Levy, a registered dietitian, discovered her love of GF baking after her celiac disease
diagnosis. Future offerings include cooking classes and allergy sensitivity training.
Spring hours: Mon.-Fri. & Sun. 7-4, Sat. 10-2. Open late for Gallery Walk.
16. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
Gallery spaces feature artwork by customers and kids in
May—a creative adventure! COLORING CONTEST DURING GALLERY WALK on MAY 4, for ages
10 and under. Winner gets a free T-shirt and a Gift Certificate for a family meal. Cantina
Vidorra offers starters, build-your-own or traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and
quesadillas, other specialties, and a kids' menu.
Harmony Arts Café
17. Harmony Arts Café
22 Harmony Pl., (802) 490-2077, FB:
"Serving Art Projects to Nourish the Spirit" is the mission of this
new art-making space tucked in a corner of the Harmony Lot. Proprietor Paula
Lavender had a storefront marbleizing studio on Main Street two decades ago. Now she
has filled this space with a wide variety of supplies and tools for use by folks of all
ages—individuals, groups, and families. Demonstration of techniques is included.
The "menu" of creative options is offered for modest suggested donations or set prices.
There are quick make-and-take projects with changing weekly themes, a range of paper arts,
creative celebrations ("art parties"), Sunday family projects, and no-cost larger
cooperative group projects to be donated to the community. Tie-dying and quilting are
skills Paula can help you master. See the Facebook page for some basic info. Open Mon-Sat.
10-6 (late for the Walk), and Sun. 10-2.
18. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, email@example.com,
FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Heady Art speaks for itself. Bold colors and symbolism
illustrate life's temporal delicacy, strength, playfulness, and wisdom in a wide variety
of styles. This show celebrates the artist Heather Feather's past six years in
Brattleboro and her appreciation for the creative people who live here. The café
uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for
DIVERSITY DAY EVENTS
Elliot St. Block Party
19. Diversity Day Celebration
First block of Elliot St. closed for Walk, firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's ART EXHIBITS of diversity-themed student work are in
the storefront windows at 60 and 62 Elliot St. The Gallery Walk Block Party from People's
United Bank to Everyone's Books includes the following schedule of events: 5:00 - Opening
Remarks.... 5:05 - Maypole with Andy Davis.... 5:20 - Oak Grove Blues Band.... 5:40 - Choir
of the Community.... 6:00 - Tai Chi with Cai Silver.... 6:15 - Starr Latronica,
Storyteller.... 6:30 - VT Shakedown.... 7:15 - Circle Dance with Luz Elena Morey (during
band setup/break-down for Moxie).... 7:15 - Moxie.
20. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,
This studio and store features work by metalsmith and jewelry
designer Cara Wolff Meinke, who has been making jewelry for over 20 years and
studied metalsmithing at art schools across the country. Handcrafted earrings, necklaces,
rings, and bracelets are displayed on tables Cara crafted from local, live-edge slabs of
spalted maple and pine. Also featured are the works of guest jewelry, ceramic, and
fiber artists, as well as locally harvested reishi, chaga, and turkey tail mushroom
tinctures by Dark Matter. Open Wed.-Sat. 10-5 and till 8 for Gallery Walk; otherwise
open by appointment.
Windham Movement Apparel
21. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook,
FREE MOVEMENT CLASS 5:30-6:30—Friday community movement
classes offered weekly. Explore strength in Jeff Lewis' current photographic project
featuring performers from the New England Center for Circus Arts. These black-and-white
nudes showcase the spectrum of performers and their apparati of choice. The gallery at WMA
is curated in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, July 19-22;
tickets are available at www.southernvermontdancefestival.com. WMA supplies quality products
to the movement arts community in an environment that encourages fellowship between
participants and increases awareness of the life-long benefits of movement for everyone.
Open Tues./Wed./Thurs. 1-7, Fri./Sat. 10-6, and till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.
22. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
May features photographs from the "Natural Integrations" art
project by 8th graders at The Grammar Schoo in Putney. Participants looked at the work
of Andy Goldsworthy and spent three classroom sessions in nearby woods and fields creating
sculptures with materials available in the environment. Resulting sculptures were
integrated into the landscape near where their components were found. The project emphasized
play and site-specific improvised ideas. In light of the ephemeral nature of the sculptures,
time was spent editing photographs of the work to serve as this final exhibit. The
café is open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.
23. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309, www.facebook.com/Yalla-Vermont
Wayne Estey is showing new work at this just-opened eatery:
"Vermonters say, 'Snow is money from heaven.' I've heard, 'Money from Connecticut.' The
snow includes acid from Ohio coal plants. My politically themed art employs realistic and
abstract methods linking discrete viewpoints."... Chef Zohar Arama emigrated from
Israel a few years ago with a book of recipes and a dream. After three busy seasons at area
Farmers' Markets, he is finally realizing that dream. Middle Eastern breakfast and lunch
offerings are all made from scratch—including the pita bread—using the best local
ingredients available; Turkish coffee and Moroccan donuts—heavenly pairing! Stop in for
the food and enjoy the art, too.
Turn It Up!
24. 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.
25. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
The six women artists featured in May and June have met monthly
for many years, sharing their creative process, struggles, possible solutions, and many
laughs: Helene Henry makes exquisite small collages with big impact.... Jude
Roberts-Rondeau's powerful and energetic paintings include landscapes, still life,
and figures.... Arrin Fancher explores the depths, shallows, and nuances of
water.... Kate Spencer finds bold geometric beauty in interiors and landscapes....
Lydia Thomson's oils focus on barnyard chickens, colorful and eccentric, and
Mollie Burke paints lush and mythical scenes of life on our planet. The café
offers European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and
other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, till 8 for the Walk, and Sun. 9-5.
ROBERT J. O'BRIEN
Vermont Artisan Designs
26. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Watercolors by Robert J. O'Brien AWS, NWS and Jeanne
Maguire Thieme are featured in May. O'Brien is a nationally recognized artist and
teacher from central Vermont, while Thieme is an award-winning artist from nearby
Swanzey, N.H. Opening reception for the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 pm during Gallery
Walk on Friday, May 4. A portion of sales of featured art for May will go to the Craft
Emergency Relief Fund.... The Vermont Craft Council's Open Studio Weekend is
coming up over Memorial Day—stop in for maps and to see samples of work by some of
the local artists and craftspeople on the tour.... Visit online or stop by 7 days to see
work by over 300 artists.
27. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
River Gallery School is exhibiting works from the
Children's Subscription Art program that supports the Scholarship Fund. Framed
original artwork created by children attending River Gallery School is loaned to businesses
and members of the community for a year to hang in offices and homes. RGS is a 41-year-old
nonprofit located at 32 Main St., Brattleboro. Call (802) 257-1577 for information, or
visit the website for class offerings—rivergalleryschool.org. (See Walk listing #9 for current exhibits.)
... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry,
and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6 to 8, including for Gallery
WOW Frozen Yogurt
28. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255, www.facebook.com/WOW-Frozen-Yogurt
Front gallery spaces are showing 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. The continuing exhibit in the back
door gallery area features bold and whimsical paintings by Stan Ruszala of West
Springfield, Mass., depicting crowded evening streets in front of famous establishments
around the world.Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9.
Sidney's Art Jewelry
29. Sidney's Art Jewelry
Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St.,
Recently back in Brattleboro, Sidney continues to design his
De Beers Award-winning jewelry and is showing his newest work at the Brooks House Atrium
each Gallery Walk weekend. Described as "unconventional, surprising, bold, and playful,"
his designs happily marry several colors of 14k gold to the new, non-tarnishing,
platinum-infused Sterling silver, presenting a collection of "architectural pieces with
soft Art Deco touches." In addition to his truly unusual finished pieces, he displays
dozens of pieces-in-progress you are invited to help complete to your particular, personal
taste. His designs are fun, and so is he, so come and experience. Hours: Fri. 5:30-8:30,
Sat. 1-7, Sun. 1-4.
30. Community College of Vermont
41 Harmony Pl., (802) 254-6370
Drawing I students from the Community College of Vermont,
under the instruction and guidance of Lauren Watrous, are nearing the end of a 15-week
semester exploring various mediums and approaches in drawing. Works displayed represent
examples of group exercises, individual mark-making, and personal vision. Gallery Walk
reception with light refreshments from 5:30 to 8 on May 4. The instructor and some
students may be on hand to discuss their work.
DAVID ADDISON SMALL
Gallery in the Woods
31. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Celebrate Nature, Life and Spirit with the mystical "Friars"
series of oils by David Addison Small. David studied with visionary artist Ernst
Fuchs, Wang Hui-Ming, and Gregory Gillespie. Painted with finely layered oil glazes to
produce jewel-like, refracted light, this series continues in the fantastic-realist vein,
with allusions to Italian Renaissance fresco, Persian miniature, and Taoist landscape.
David has been a mentor and professor at MassArt, a resident artist at the Boston Center
for the Arts for 30 years, and an exuberant teacher of art at public junior high schools
in South Boston. Gallery Walk reception on Friday, May 4; live music by the Moondogs.
Open daily 11-5:30.
32. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the
glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Two gallery shows are featured in May: Dakota artist and Marlboro
College student Ben Rybisky presents "UR ON STOLEN LAND," an exhibition of images
of Indigenous People's activism.... Photographer Zachary Stephens' exhibit "Are We
There Yet?" is being held over through the end of May. These recent photo tableaux "are
all constructed realities ... pushing at the tensions of life, the expectations of
fatherhood, and trying to live up to them." Gallery Walk reception on May 4, 5:30-8 pm;
gallery hours by appointment during the month.... LIVE MUSIC from 6 to 7:30 in the
Hooker-Dunham entry foyer: Jenna Rae, James Anderson, Gary Clay, and Hugh Keelan
offer "joyful, warm-hearted, and gripping" music for this springtime Gallery Walk.
Gallery at The Garden
33. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
The juried exhibit Raised Voices: Local Artists Resist!
runs through May 26. Work is by 38 area artists responding to a call to express their
hopes, their outrage, and their vision in the face of the current political climate in
the U.S. A Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30 on May 4 offers the public an
opportunity to meet the artists and share stories. Enjoy finger foods and interactive
sculptures. Silky Caterwaul and Cyrus Shaoul perform between 6 and 7 pm.
The River Garden is open to the public Mon.- Fri. 9-5 and Sat. 12-4, except during
special event rentals. Sales benefit the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Vermont
34. Penelope Wurr Fine Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Representing our icy Spring, porzellanatelier Claudia
Biehne from Leipzig, Germany, is exhibiting her idiosyncratic porcelain vessels.
Organic forms in glassy white are complemented by new luscious botanical prints by
Cavallini that can be bought both framed and unframed. Gifts and cards for Mother's Day,
New Spring Arrivals, and CLASSIC BRITISH FARE. Open 11-6 daily, later for Gallery Walk.
Still closed Tuesday through May.
Mitchell · Giddings
35. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Matt Brown: Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints is
featured through May 6. Brown's images of New England were created using the hanga method
developed.... Opening Sat., May 12, 5:30-8 pm, is Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture
by Bruce Campbell. Calder's work inspired Campbell to define space by joining, bending,
and twisting wires into imaginative shapes. "My sculpture attempts to illustrate how
conditions and events of the universe might be visualized if moved by gears, levers, and
basic mechanics." Artist Talk: Sat., June 9, at 5:30. Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11-5....
Be sure to visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a
rotating display of gallery artists.
36. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 257-4588 Dee
and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · This month's Moment for Peace features
Athena Burke, a singer-songwriter who reaches deep into the divine to sing songs of
hope and love. Imagine Norah Jones mixed with Aretha Franklin and a touch of Rumi, the
Sufi mystic poet. Athena's music sings us
home—www.athenaburkemusic.com.... ART EXHIBIT in Hallway &
Parlor: Leading up to Earth Day in April, artwork by Centre Church members and friends
was hung to celebrate "God's Amazing Gifts in Nature." Enjoy!
37. Unsung Hero Award Celebration
Centre Congregational Church Parlor, 193 Main St.,
At 6:15 during Gallery Walk on May 4, the Brattleboro Area
Interfaith Initiative invites the public to its 3rd Annual Unsung Hero Award Celebration.
This year's recipients are the Brattleboro Dentists Helping Families in Need.
Please come honor these dentists whose selfless and unpublicized efforts help so many area
residents lacking adequate resources to meet their dental needs—perhaps your dentist is
one of them! Refreshments will be served.
38. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR—MEZZANINE WALLS: Bill Fleming's "Greetings from
Brattleboro, VT" needlework; CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile, second grade class,
Academy School. MEZZANINE DISPLAY CASES: Objects from the library's Henrietta Loud
Collection. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE and throughout the building, beginning May 9:
"Brattleboro's Printing and Publishing Heyday—1900-1970," part of the National
Endowment for the Humanities-funded "Brattleboro Words" Project; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS
CASES: Vermont children's author/illustrator Eileen Christelow's new book "Robins!
How They Grow Up." Items 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.
39. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St., (802) 258-4957, through side door of Masonic Center,
FREE ADMISSION: Open 2-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Fri. 2-4,
Sat. 12-3, and by appointment. SLIDE SHOW ON MAY 4, 5-7 pm, featuring local personalities
and interesting places to be covered in more depth in the "People, Places and Words
Project" displays in our area over the next few years! Browse through Mary Cabot's
diary entries about Rudyard Kipling, photos of Island Park, examples of period clothing,
information on the world-famous Estey Organ Co., and much more. Visit the BHS Research
Room at the Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator), open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by
DEB & JOHN BOYD
Hermit Thrush Brewery
40. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
Deb & John Boyd create fanciful fiber and functional
forged iron décor for the home in their shop in Charlemont, Mass. A blacksmith for more
than 25 years, John hand-forges pieces that are both useful and artistic. Deb sculpts
and "paints" whimsical creations from locally sourced wools using the needle-felting
method of fiber art. The couple also upcycle found objects into purposeful home décor.
Together they have operated their shop "Country Things" on the Mohawk Trail in Charlemont
for over 20 years. Hermit Thrush Pint Night available from 5 pm during Galery Walk
on May 4. Hours: 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
Tammi Quinn's photography is featured on four panels in the
main hall. An avid traveler in Vermont and around New England, she captures glistening
sunsets, rustic settings, and breathtaking views with an eye for beauty and color that
brings her work alive.... The Silo Gallery features work by Jason Alden of The
Drawing Studio in Brattleboro, where he teaches drawing, color theory and color
mixing—www.vermontdrawingstudio.com. Come for a workshop or drop in for a
drawing session. "You already know how to draw, you just forgot."... Brochures,
magazines, maps, and other printed materials, as well as showcase exhibits of area
products, artwork, and fine crafts are resources for visitors and residents alike.
Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.