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Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at Whetstone Station

RGS Trustees
Gallery 34

Work at Latchis Gallery

Latchis Gallery

Work at Yalla Vermont

Yalla Vermont

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Subscription Art Program
to Benefit Scholarship Fund
Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Dianich Gallery

Catherine Dianich Gallery

Artwork at Gallery at The Garden

The Gallery at The Garden

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Gallery at The Garden

Mitchell·Giddings Fine Art

Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Brewery

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Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, February 1.


Floral by Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder
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,
Introducing Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder's floral watercolor series and two oil paintings. Also trained in classical ballet and music in her native Taiwan, Sylvia divides her time between her NH art studio and playing the piano at area nursing homes and in NYC restaurants.... Other ongoing exhibits include Alex Hrabchak's watercolors; painter Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; Tiffany Heerema's collages of vintage food imagery; Terry Carter's large painted gourds; Henry Ireland's fine art photography; Tina Olsen's botanical illustrations; Martha Dolan's landscapes and contemporary artwork; Janet Picard's mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still lifes; and Deborah Lazar's impressionist-realist paintings. Walk "munchies" available 5-6:30. This casual waterfront eatery with sunset view is open daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.


Work at CX Silver Gallery
C.X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
Open for Gallery Walk 12-3 pm on Jan. 4; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Through February: Fluxus Dialogue by Nye Ffarrabas and Geoffrey Hendricks (1932-2018), introducing Nye's "Friday Book of White Noise" 1964-1967, the original notebooks shown for the first time in public as whole art-process-objects. Publications: Linda Montano: 14 Years of Living—and Nye Ffarrabas' a walk on the inside: 50-year 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:

Painting by Emily Mason
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center


3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION and a 10% discount on new Museum memberships during Gallery Walk. This is the last weekend for two exhibits closing January 7—Michael Poster: If she has a pulse, she has a chance, and Robert Perkins: Every Day.... Showing through February 10 are Emily Mason: To Another Place—a six-decade survey, and Elizabeth Turk: Heaven, Earth, Home.... Showing through March 2 is Orly Cogan: Don't Call Me Princess. Hours: OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free for everyone on Thurs. 2-5 pm.

4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Kathy Velon of North Bennington is showing mixed-media paper abstracts—batiked/beaded, joomchi/beaded, and monoprints—through the end of February. Kathy became a full-time studio artist after her retirement in April 2017. 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.

Artwork at River Gallery School
Dan Borden et al.
River Gallery School

5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Students in the Fall session of Adult Studio are showing a wide variety of artwork in January. Studio class focuses on individual process, with each artist developing and executing projects of his or her choice, with guidance from the artist/teachers. Mediums range from oils, acrylics, and water-based media to 3-D and mixed-media. Inspiration and support are exchanged among the participants as they work in a low-key but focused studio environment. This weekly practice helps keep the creative gears in motion.... GALLERY 34 features work by the RGS Board of Trustees.

6. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,,
The Latchis Gallery features a continuing exhibit of work by members of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers. View the work and find out more about The HatchSpace woodworking cooperative in Brattleboro. For details, visit and

Work at Vt Center for Photography
Vt Ctr for Photography

7. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Featured through January 27 is Lindsey Beal: Progressions, a six-part exhibit of photo-based work by Beal, who has an MFA in Photography and a Graduate Certificate in Book Arts. "Inspired by the ways in which contemporary American society views women, I investigate how women lived in the past, drawing parallels and contrasts between women's lives then and now." Techniques include cyanotype and ziatype prints, high-resolution scans, Lumiere's Autochromes, the collodion process, and handmade sculptures, among others. Opening Reception 5:30-8:30 on Jan. 4. Artist Talk & Closing Reception 4-6 pm on Sun., Jan. 27. Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Further exhibit details and membership info online.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

8. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Featuring jewelry that is "comforting to the spirit," made with semi-precious gems by local "serial creative arts entrepreneur" Bonnie A. Girvan, who is also a landscape designer and Feng Shui Master! Also featuring author Lynn Martin, who will read from her new book, "Living Diversity," at 6 pm. Meet Bonnie, Lynn, and other members of the Arts Collective during Gallery Walk on January 4. ArtRageUs offers fine art, crafts, furniture, jewelry, books, and music by local artists, craftsmen, authors, and musicians. New members welcome. OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and 5-8 for Gallery Walk.

Work at Mocha Joe's
Mocha Joe's

9. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Brattleboro artist Mackenzie Reilly is showing prints and acrylic paintings with collage. These pieces were made late at night or early in the morning, since she feels the most compelled to create when most of Brattleboro is quiet and still. Mackenzie hopes this juxtaposing energy is reflected in her work. Stop by to see the art and enjoy freshly roasted coffee, a seasonal drink, and homemade pastries. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

10. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309,
Continuing in January is an installation art show by Jonas Fricke entitled "Holy Spirits," which the artist describes as "a space-transforming extravaganza in celebration of the universe—spreading from a welcome bench to a permanent mural and multitudes of works in myriad mediums".... Enjoy authentic Middle Eastern fare made from scratch—including handmade pitas and falafel—using locally sourced and organic ingredients when possible. Closed Tues. & Wed., open Thurs./Sat./Sun./Mon. 10-3, Fri. 10-6 (later for Gallery Walk)—subject to seasonal changes.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

11. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015,
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.

12. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Caryn King continues finding joy in painting animals. This exhibit includes new paintings and some of her past favorites of animals found on farms and in fields of New England—all with their own distinct uniqueness. 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.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

13. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Work by plein air landscape painter Eric Tobin has been held over. Also featured in January are still-life paintings by Georgette Carley, oil landscapes and interiors by Carol Gobin, and oil landscapes by William E. Roberts Jr. The Windham County Heat Fund will receive a portion of sales of the featured artists' works this month. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 7 pm on January 4.

14. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
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— (See Walk listing #5 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 Walk.

Art at Gallery in the Woods GUATEMALA: MAYAN ART
Gallery in the Woods

15. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Featured work continuing in January is "Guatemalan Tapestry: Contemporary Mayan Tribal Artists," features paintings from the Lake Atitlan region. Known for their unique naif style, many of these artists draw on colorful patterns of traditional textiles and the rich natural environment. In Mayan Cosmology, the Goddess Ixchel (the weaver) is believed to hold the world together and maintain the continuum. The Mayan Calendar recognizes change and the cyclical nature of life. In light of these profound systems of thought, the exhibition explores connective threads between the deep roots of this ancient culture and its ability to adapt and survive the effects of globalization. Reception on January 4, 5:30-8:30; music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

16. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors,
Featured through January 26 is Mid-century Master: Nicolas A. Apgar (1918-2011), a nearly seven-decade retrospective of oils, watercolors, and drawings, with an emphasis on Apgar's mid-century work. Apgar earned his BA and MFA from Syracuse University, where he studied with Josef Albers, Louis Bosa, and Jean Charlot. Two Apgar studies appear in Albers' Interaction of Color (Yale University Press, 1963) and Search vs. ReSearch (Yale, 1969). After 20 years as a medical illustrator, Apgar joined the Communication Arts and Design faculty at Richmond Professional Institute, now Virginia Commonwealth University, retiring as a full professor after 32 years. Reception during Gallery Walk on January 4, 5:30-7:30 pm. Otherwise open Saturdays 1-4 and by appointment.

Work in Gallery at The Garden
Gallery at The Garden

17. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Strolling of the Heifers (SOTH) is holding over its "Local Quilters' Show" in the gallery during January, featuring eleven beautiful handmade quilts, some available for purchase.... Also during Gallery Walk on January 4, SOTH is hosting "Get The Word Out," a special event featuring over 40 local non-profits. Stop in to see the quilt show and learn about these organizations.... The River Garden is open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 pm. Check SOTH's website for the 2019 River Garden calendar of events and Saturday hours.

18. Penelope Wurr Fine Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
The upstairs Gallery features a Ceramic Collective of work by British artists Mia Sarossi and Virginia Graham, as well as Porzellanatelier Claudia Biehne of Germany. All three artists have been featured previously. Shop beautiful wearables by Kopka, Wallace Sewell, and Gill Fox, among others. Holiday-themed cards, ornaments, and gifts on special sale. Don't forget the CLASSIC BRITISH FARE. Open 11-6 daily, later for the Walk.

Art at Mitchell-GIddings DONALD SAAF
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

19. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Continuing through January 6 is Donald Saaf, Outside and Inside, showcasing new paintings, watercolor illustrations, and sculpture. Opening on Saturday, Jan. 12, with an artists' reception from 5 to 7 pm, is Winter Group 2019, featuring work by Josh Berngaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists. MGFA is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works in a variety of media that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. Gallery Hours: 11-5, closed Tuesdays. Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of gallery artists.

20. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 254-4730
5:30-6 pm · Amy Enochs offers part of the Paneurythmy sacred circle dance she learned from Rupa Cousins. This very simple dance requires no dance experience and can be done standing in place or even sitting. Amy explains: "The Sunrise gesture, considered the spiritual height of the dance, honors both the outer sun and our inner sun as a life-giving and sustaining force. With the darkness of winter and the lessening of the sun's rays, when all of nature draws inward, this is when we can become aware of, and develop, our inner sun, our inner light, to warm ourselves and others."

Artwork at Brooks Library
Brooks Library

21. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR—MEZZANINE WALLS: Bill Fleming's "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO-Palooza creations; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Author-illustrator Suzanne Bloom exhibits her latest picture book, "I Just Like You," in which young animals show how we can like each other despite our differences. Bloom also displays several book covers and interior spreads from her "Goose and Bear Stories" series. Objects 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.

22. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
The gallery features "Inktober," an exhibit of ink illustrations by Hermit Thrush resident artist Caitlin Stearns. Many came out of 2017's Instagram Inktober, challenging artists around the globe to create one ink drawing every day during October. Inspired by current events, powerful music and lyrics, Caitlin often draws a musician and writes down the lyrics while listening to their song. "It is a necessary cathartic release," says this New Jersey transplant with a BFA in painting. Caitlin is available for illustration and graphic design commissions—e-mail: Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on January 4. Brewery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.


Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center
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 southern Vermont artist Martha Dolan in January. Dolan shares that "art has been a meaningful way for me to express myself and use my imagination. In recent years, I have been able to focus on my art and allow that freedom of expression to emerge. I work primarily with oil paints but also with watercolor."... The Guilford Welcome Center offers brochures, magazines, maps, and showcase exhibits of area products, artwork, and fine crafts for the benefit of travelers and Vermonters alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm.