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MARCH 2017
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Work showing at Crosby House

1868 Crosby House

Work showing at BMAC

Scholastic Art Awards
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at River Gallery School

River Gallery School

Work at Gallery 34

Gallery 34

Work at Windham Movement Apparel

Windham Movement Apparel

Work at In-Sight Photography Project

Jon Notwick et al.
In-Sight Photography Project

Artwork at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Artwork at Peter Havens

Peter Havens

Artwork at Ruggles & Hunt

Ruggles & Hunt

Artwork at Ruggles & Hunt

Ruggles & Hunt

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Artwork at The Dianich Gallery<

The Dianich Gallery

Work at Gallery at the Garden

Brattleboro Union H.S.'s
The Gallery at The Garden

Glass vase by Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts

Work at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Brewery

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MARCH 2017


The next Gallery Walk will be on Friday, April 7.


Fish on platter by 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,
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.


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

2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
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 ( Cai Xi: selections from her retrospective ( 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 New exhibition opens March 31, reception and book launch Sat., April 1, 4-6 pm: Alyssa Hinton: Earth Consciousness and Cultural Revelations. DIM SUM DINING evenings by; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898. March 10, 5-7 pm: A Tasting Menu & Chef Demo, by appointment, with hands-on how-to for some dishes, $35/person.... Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents the Persian new year festival of Nowrooz on Sat., March 18, 4-8 pm at 118 Elliot — or (802) 257-7898 for more information.

3. 1868 Crosby House
175 Western Ave., (802) 257-7145,
Vermont artist Amber Bessette's whimsical paintings of animals on her family homestead will be featured through the end of April. Stop by on Gallery Walk, March 3, from 5 to 8:30, and later on during the transition from winter to spring to see Amber's work, 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 occasions.


Work showing at BMAC
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION DURING GALLERY WALK. BMAC serves as the Vermont affiliate for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national program offering exhibition opportunities and scholarships to young artists and writers. This yearís award-winning work by students from throughout the Green Mountain State is showing through March 5.... Other 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. Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free: members and under 18. Free Thurs. after 2.

Artwork at Whetstone Station
Whetstone Station

5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
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.

6. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Gallery spaces in March host the Annual Life Drawing Show, featuring work from the Figure Drawing and Observational Drawing classes from 2016-17. See how shape, value, gesture, and line interact in these drawings (and some paintings) of the figure, the landscape, and the scenes that surround our daily lives. Grounded in fundamental principles, drawing classes put a high value on experimentation and personal experience.... On exhibit at street level in Gallery 34 are paintings, monoprints, cards, mobiles, and coloring books by Kay Curtis.

Art at Latchis Gallery
Latchis Gallery

7. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
In celebration of Main Street Arts' production of "Sweeney Todd" in Bellows Falls later in March, the Latchis hosts a "Battle of the Barbers" in its theater lobby from 5 to 6 pm during Gallery Walk. Come see snippets from the show and watch barbers battle for top honors. You can also buy tickets for the show, which runs March 16-18 & 23-25 at the Bellows Falls Opera House. Held over in the gallery in March is "Intentions: Dreams On 'Other' Worlds," in which Sevi Akarçay explores relationship, identity, and existence influenced by place, culture, and time. This 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). More info at

8. 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.

Work at Vermont Center for Photography
Vt Ctr for Photography

9. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
In March the Tiny Gallery features work by staff, volunteers, and board members of In-Sight, who work hard to bring the best possible photography programming and opportunities for area youth. These behind-the-scene people are accomplished artists and work within many mediums including photography, painting, and more. In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, call or visit online.

10. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Featured in March is VCP's 2nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition with guest juror Karen Haas, the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston since 2001. Karen has selected photographs with a wide variety of subject matter by 40 artists across the nation from many different creative backgrounds. This vibrant group exhibition continues through April 2; visit online for further information. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 during Gallery Walk on March 3; otherwise open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12 to 5.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

11. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Kinetic wind sculptures by Jack Hinckley are featured in March—mesmerizing, wind driven, hand cut aluminum whirlwinds at an affordable price and in a variety of sizes. Come meet Jack and see how they are made—all whirlwinds on sale during Gallery Walk! 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. EXPLORE THE LOCAL TALENT! Applications for membership in the collective (for artists, craftsmen, musicians, and authors) are available online and in the store. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and now online.

12. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Work by Wyatt R. Kail is featured in March: "I am inspired by the distinctions and similarities between micro and macro. This can be seen through motifs such as geometry, microscopic organisms, deep sea life, outer space, and other forms and patterns found in nature. Through my work I strive to create a sense of mystery and exploration to reconnect us all to the deep strangeness of life that we can so easily forget in our daily routines." The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

13. Pop-Up Exhibit of Photos from the Women's Marches
Peter Havens' New Space for Parties & Home of Jasmine's Cakes, 32 Elliot St., (802) 257-3333
Beginning at 4 pm on Friday, March 3, participants in January 21 Women's Marches may bring a photo or two for a wire display (any size, any paper, with 2 clothespins per photo if you have some)—attach a short synopsis of your experience (optional). Assistance available for hanging photos under geographic headings: Brattleboro, Montpelier, Washington, Greenfield, Boston, etc. Collages, signs, posters, and pink hats also welcome! Stop by during Gallery Walk to see the exhibit or to meet others and share ideas on moving forward; learn what is planned locally and nationally. Open from 1 pm on Saturday, March 4, for viewing ... photo owners should come back 1:30-3:30 on Saturday to retrieve anything they want returned. Info: Ro (802) 380-0284, Priscilla (802) 505-8925, Louise (802) 258-8874.

Work at Mocha Joe's
Mocha Joe's Café

14. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
New and old landscape paintings by Tracy Husson are featured during March. These oil and mixed-media works were inspired by the mystery of nature and the world. Based in Brattleboro, Vt. and Troy, N.Y., Tracy is open to both purchase and barter. Meet the artist during Gallery Walk on March 3 between 5 and 8 pm. 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 & Fancy Goods
79 Main St., (802) 579-1900, & Facebook
"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. 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.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

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

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

18. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
March is Student Art Month in Windham County, and again the gallery will host 3-D works (pottery and sculpture) by area high-schoolers. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite, and a Peopleís Choice Award will be given at the end of the exhibit. Also featured for the month are paintings on silk by G. L. Morris and oil paintings by Nils Johnson. The gallery is open for a reception on Gallery Walk from 6 to 7:30. A portion of sales from featured art will go to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. 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,
Work by painter/poet Robert MacRae is featured through April. A few self-published ìstory-poemsî have been custom-framed with illustrations in gouache and ink on paper. His bohemian work emphasizes color and texture. Writing since his youth, he began painting two years ago. Some of his work has traveled to eight venues this past year in the "Wonderland Forever" exhibit by four artists, currently showing through March at Maia Papaya in Bethlehem, N.H. The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones—thoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Eat in or take out breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner. Open 6 to 8 daily.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
WOW Frozen Yogurt

20. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255,
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. 12-9.

Art at Gallery in the Woods
Gallery in the Woods

21. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
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, March 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,, Brigade info:
5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3: Opening Reception for Gib Taylor: Paintings from the '80s and '90s, an exhibit continuing through April 28. The late painter's works explore the context and planes of color. Gilbert Taylor (1929-2006) grew up in Deer Isle, Maine, and went on to attend Harvard University, the Arts Students League, and the American Art School in New York City. The show features large oils on canvas as well as watercolors, many painted in the artist's Westminster West, Vt. studio. Taylor is well known not only for his artwork but also for his nearly thirty-year tenure on the visual arts faculty at Marlboro College. The gallery is otherwise open by appointment.

Artwork by Steve Lloyd
Vermont Academy's
Gallery at The Garden

23. First Friday Pitch Night: Creativity in Business
139 Main St., Rm. 701, down alley, thru doors, upstairs; info: R.T. Brown, (802) 451-0442
First Friday Pitch Night is an event, perhaps performance art, sponsored by INSTIG8 ( and Co-Working Plus ( 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, Presentations: 6-6:30. 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 presenters.

24. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Come celebrate the 37th Annual Student Art Month, which will be displaying as many as 300 outstanding pieces of art by Windham County's elementary, middle school, and high school students in a variety of locations—the High School 2-D Art Show is showing in the River Garden. This celebration and kick-off is on Friday, March 3, from 5 to 8:30 pm. A related exhibit of 3-D works (pottery and sculpture) is showing at Vermont Artisan Designs (see listing #18). Brattleboro Time Tradeís Spring Forward event is also happening during Gallery Walk, with live music by Nomad vs. Settler and Raspberry Jam. Otherwise the River Garden is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5 except for special events; the Brattleboro Winter Farmersí Market is on Saturdays, 10-2, through March.

Rosie Schulick jewelry and card at Penelope Wurr
Penelope Wurr

25. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK IN MARCH and reopening on March 22—come back later in the month. If you will be shopping for Springtime birthdays, Mother's Day, and other upcoming special occasions, think about Buying Local from Brattleboro artist Rosie Schulick. Rosie's fine jewelry and cards are on display. Semi-precious stones set in knotted silk form bracelets and necklaces that are delicate and uniquely wearable.... New Spring arrivals include scarves, cards, and gifts galore! Also on display is Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass.... and don't forget the British Food! Winter Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11-6, closed Tues.; open till 8:30 for other Gallery Walks.

26. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Showing through March 12 is Spring Visions, a group exhibit featuring a new selection of work by 27 gallery artists, including Matt Brown, Emily Mason, Torin Porter, Anne Johnstone, Eric Boyer, Jon Gregg, Tiffany Heerema and Robin Cheung. Opening with artist reception on March 16, 5-7 pm, for David Rohn Watercolors 1974-2016, a special gallery-wide retrospective of Rohnís work. Artist talk on Sat., March 25, 5 pm. The exhibit will continue through April 30.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 128 Main St., for selected work by prominent and emerging artists.

Big Woods Voices singers
Centre Congregational Church

27. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · During Gallery Walk on Friday, March 3, the Moment for Peace program, "Interfaith Prayers for the Earth," will include Prayers, Chants, Silence, and Reflection. Leaders will be Rev. Mary Lindquist, Rupa Cousins, Marie Procter, and Fred Taylor. This program is sponsored by the Brattleboro Interfaith Clergy Association and Brattleboro Area Interfaith Initiative. ALL ARE WELCOME!

28. Big Woods Voices Concert
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor,, & Facebook
8 pm · Live Music: Big Woods Voices offers a Benefit Concert for the Brattleboro Womenís Chorus toward the end of Gallery Walk on March 3. This hour or so of engaging music features four veteran area singers: Alan Blood, Amanda Witman, Becky Graber, and Will Danforth, who together celebrate their common passion for a cappella harmony. Door donations of $10 and up are welcome.

29. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
Student Art Month in March features Two-Dimensional Artwork by elementary school students on the MAIN FLOOR MEZZANINE WALLS, and Ceramics by students of Bonnie Stearns in the SECOND FLOOR ENTRYWAY CASE. No March exhibit in the CHILDRENíS BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES because of continuing renovations. LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS and GLASS DISPLAY CASE on the MEZZANINE: Abenaki artifacts collected locally and objects from the Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks. 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. Â10-6; & Sat. 10-5.

Art by Maureen Mansfield MAUREEN MANSFIELD
Baskets Bookstore

30. Baskets Bookstore
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 258-4980,
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.

Two artists at Hermit Thrush Brewery
Hermit Thrush Brewery

31. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Four young female micro-producers are taking over the Brewery this Gallery Walk to showcase their new works—pottery, illustrations, and cotton dresses included. Savor a sour beer, peruse the wares, speak to the crew of emerging artists, and learn about the intentional community these women are undertaking to make with their shared opening. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night will be available 5 pm-late on March 3. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery hosts work by artists shown at Gallery North Star in Grafton, including Julie Y. Baker Albright, Charlie Hunter, Craig Mooney, Paul Stone, and James Caryn King of South Newfane is also exhibiting her charming farm animal portraits— Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.