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MARCH 2018
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Work showing at Root Social Justice Center

One Night Only!
Root Social Justice Center

Work showing at BMAC

Vt. Scholastic Art Awards
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at River Gallery School

Exhibit of Drawings
River Gallery School

Art at River Gallery School

Gallery 34
River Gallery School

Work at Cantina Vidorra

Cantina Vidorra

Work by Cara Wolff Meinke

Cara Wolff Jewelry

Work at Mocha Joe's

Pakistani School Project
Mocha Joe's Café

Work at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Place & Identity Photographs
Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Work at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Struggle for Peace Portraits
Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

3D High School Art
from The Putney School
Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

2D High School Art
Gallery at the Garden

Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Red Sage Pottery by
Hermit Thrush Brewery

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MARCH 2018


Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, April 4.


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,
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.


Jewelry at Margo's Bits and Bobs
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.

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

3. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
GALLERY OPEN 4:30 to 6:30 pm for Gallery Walk; open year-round by calling ahead: (802) 257-7898. Continuing exhibit: Liz Hawkes deNiord: Return As, and book launch Closing reception Sunday, March 11, 4-6 pm, featuring Occasional Bliss singing duo—Michael Auerbach and Coretta Bliss. New Exhibition and Book Launch later in March for Linda Mary Montano – 40+ Years of Living Art: Drawings, Sculpture, and Preview/purchase the book at (preview button under cover image). DIM SUM catering appointments. The Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents the multicultural Persian Spring 'New Day' Festival of Nowruz on Saturday, March 24, 4-8 pm, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St.—more info:


4. Root Social Justice Center
28 Williams St., (802) 254-3400,
ONE NIGHT ONLY EXHIBIT, DURING GALLERY WALK ON MARCH 2: I Am Vermont Too hosts Visible in Vermont: A Photo Gallery—People of Color from all around the state share their experiences of racism in Vermont. Through this photo/story exhibit, displaying everyday racial microaggressions, People of Color challenge these assumptions and stereotypes, claiming Vermont as their own. Come check out the exhibit, meet some folks involved, and learn how the project is a tool to build Vermont's first Statewide People of Color Caucus. A photographer will be on site for any People of Color who would like to be part of the project. Free Admission, suggested donation.

Painting by Robin Reynolds
Open Call NXNE '18
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during GALLERY WALK—memberships available at a 10% discount.... Exhibits continuing through March 10: 2018 Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - showing work by statewide winners in this national program offering scholarship and exhibit opportunities.... Open Call NXNE 2018: Works on Paper - A wide range of 2D and 3D works by more than 20 regional artists....Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha's Islamic-inspired patterns on gallery walls.... Through April 17: Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian's outdoor installation. OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free on Thurs. 2-5 pm.

Artwork at Whetstone Station
"Guernica" Studies
Whetstone Station

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Pablo Picasso's mural masterwork "Guernica"—completed in 1937 in a blue, black, and white palette—is considered one of the most moving and powerful anti-war expressions in the history of art. On loan from the estate of Heide Bredfeldt and Bill Oates, this exhibit features various preliminary studies for a variety of the mural's details, including the gored horse, a bull, and flames, that reveal Picasso's original plans for painting it in full color. 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 & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Upstairs Gallery spaces feature Drawings by students in all classes.... Registration for Winter/Spring classes and workshops is underway and ongoing. Check the website for more information.... Save MARCH 24 for the OFF THE WALL Art Lottery at 118 Elliot Street. Call the school for details.... In GALLERY 34 during March are paintings by Melody Squires. Although confined to a wheelchair with two types of cerebral palsy, this dedicated artist finds it very relaxing to paint using a brush fastened to a "headstick" device.

Latchis Arts logo

8. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,,
No special exhibits are scheduled in Latchis gallery spaces in January, but please check online for current movies as well as "Live at the Latchis" and "Live in HD" events. The Latchis welcomes the New England Center for Circus Arts' Circus Spectacular on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 4, at 1 pm. On Sunday, March 4, and every Sunday in March at 11:30, Latchis Arts continues its popular Movies for Kids series. March features the animated movies of Hayao Miyazaki. Admission by donation. Check online for further information.

9. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
In-Sight's Tiny Gallery is closed in March but will be open again next month with an exciting new exhibition. HEARTY THANKS to everyone who attended the High School A Cappella event at the BMAC in February, which helped raise funds for the In-Sight Scholarship Fund. Meanwhile, there's still time to sign up for Spring Classes. Visit to view and register for In-Sight's spring classes.

Work at Vermont Center for Photography JOHN WILLIS
Vermont Center for Photography

10. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
The 2018 Open Juried Exhibition, open through April 1, includes 29 photographers from 12 states and Hong Kong. Regional representatives are Lindsay Richard of Brattleboro, Vt., Tara Wray of Woodstock, Vt., and Kimberly Lockwood of Holyoke, Mass. Juror Shane Lavalette is an American photographer, independent publisher, and director of Light Work, a nonprofit in Syracuse, N.Y. He holds a BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His photographs have been shown widely across the U.S.— A limited-edition full-color exhibition catalog will be for sale. Opening reception on Friday, March 2, 5:30-8:30 pm. Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Visit online for further info on the exhibit and VCP membership.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

11. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Featuring hand-blown and hand-formed glass works by Zachary Grace—hanging sculpture, wine goblets, bowls, carafes, drinking glasses, and Energy Orbs combining form, functionality, and a unique personal touch, often using extreme colors and copper wire. Come give an Energy Orb a shake and feel the BUZZ while you ask Zak about his process, history, and motivations. ArtRageUs1 is a group of creative individuals joining forces to sell art, crafts, books, and music—and is home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and Write Action books!. OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

12. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
Cosima Hewes is showing her acrylic, pastel, and scratchboard artwork in March. She brings to life, in surreal and whimsical portraits, the menagerie of goats and other animals that inhabit her small western Massachusetts homestead and neighborhood. Cantina Vidorra offers starters, build-your-own or traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas, other specialties, and a kids' menu.

Logo for Harmony Arts Caf&
Harmony Arts Café

13. 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.

Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips
Elliot St. Fish&Chips

14. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
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 and The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

15. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,
This new store and studio 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.

Work at Windham Movement Apparel
Windham Movement Apparel

16. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook,
FREE MOVEMENT CLASS 5:30-6:30 with a guest instructor—Friday community movement classes are offered weekly. Whimsy and fun in a ballet theme are on display this month by local artist Wayne Estey, who usually paints with social and political movements in mind. This exhibit has been curated by the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, which takes place this year on July 19-22; tickets go on sale on March 5— 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.

17. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Gallery spaces in March feature photos documenting construction of the Sabawoon Education Academy (SEA) in Nowshera, Pakistan in 2014 by Brattleboro resident Justin Bibee and SIT Graduate Institute alumni colleagues Dr. Regina Edmonds and Aamir Gamaryani. SEA's curriculum focuses on peace and religious tolerance with an emphasis on girls' education. Starting with 14 students in April 2014, SEA is thriving today with 152 students! Expansion plans include an 8th grade, and construction is underway for a library, as well as both science and English labs. Gamaryani is SEA's founding director, and Edmonds and Bibee have served on the school's board since it opened. The café is open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

18. 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.

19. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Two Hilltop Montessori Middle School projects are featured. Photo Collages resulted from exploring Place and Identity through interviews and photo shoots with Brattleboro area shopkeepers, artisans, and business leaders. The "Struggle for Peace" project brought students in contact with a war tax resister and veterans to explore conflicts domestic, national, and international. Their research on individuals who have brought positive change to the world resulted in an exhibit of carefully rendered Charcoal Portraits. 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
Vt Artisan Designs

20. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Featured in March are the 3D works of area high school students for the Arts Council of Windham County's Student Art Month. Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite student work to determine a People's Choice Award at the end of the exhibit. Also featured are acrylic paintings by Carol Keiser. Opening reception from 5:30 to 7 pm on Friday, March 2. A portion of sales of featured work will go to Windham County Heat Fund. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists.

21. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Kathleen Kennedy is showing Zentangle explorations created by filling shapes with repetitive patterns to create powerful imagery. A former painter and art teacher, Kathleen is also known for her line of fabric-art Brag Bags, including a variety of handcrafted purses and handbags offered for sale at the Brattleboro Food Co-op and other venues. These bags demonstrate her special talent for piecing together complementary fabrics and patterns into pleasing designs.... 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.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
WOW Frozen Yogurt

22. Art Night at The Works
118 Main St., inside Works Bakery Café, Info: (802) 254-6201 Susan Rosano
6 to 7:30 pm: Stop by to make a Zentangle with exhibiting featured artist Kathleen Kennedy. This meditative art is easy to learn—it's a fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing simple patterns inside a shape. One can become completely engrossed while making Zentangles. No artistic experience is necessary!.... Art Night is sponsored by the Arts Council of Windham County.

23. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255,
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— 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.

Ring by Sidney's Art Jewelry
Sidney's Art Jewelry

24. 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.

25. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
"Come Play With Me": Gwen Murphy's Surreal Wall Dolls exemplify her continuing exploration of humor and pathos. Murphy is primarily a found-object artist, recognized as the creator of Surreal Shoes, an ongoing project. The new textile-and-clay wall characters clearly reference historic puppetry and illustration. They elicit refrains from classic fantasy fairy-tale illustration, and invite storyline and metaphor with their playfulness. Showing through April 2; reception during Gallery Walk on March 2, with live music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

Work showing in Dianich Gallery
Dianich Gallery

SPECIAL ADDITION: Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors,
Oops! The gallery missed the deadline for being a numbered stop on the Walk, but here's what's happening so you can include it on your journey.... Photographer Zachary Stephens is showing "Are We There Yet?" in March and April. This most recent work is the result of two years of study completed for his MFA degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. "I have been looking at my own masculinity in the home and in the community ... Am I fulfilling the stereotypes? Going against them?" The tableaux in the show "are all constructed realities. I'm pushing at the tensions of life, the expectations of fatherhood, and trying to live up to them." Opening reception during Gallery Walk on March 2, 5:30-7:30 pm. The gallery is open by appointment during the month.

Work showing in Gallery at The Garden
2D High School Art
10th grade, BUHS
Gallery at The Garden

26. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
The Arts Council of Windham County celebrates its 38th Annual Student Art Month in March, recognizing the teachers and schools that help the area's young artists flourish. The River Garden again hosts the High School Art Show of 2D works from secondary schools, while storefronts and other venues host work by elementary students. (3D high school art is at Vermont Artisan Designs, listing #20.)... Strolling of the Heifers' Country Wedding and Prom Expo is also happening during Gallery Walk.... The River Garden is open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 except during special-event rentals. The Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market is in residence on Saturdays from 10 to 2 through the end of March.

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

27. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Winter Group 2018, showing through March 18, presents new work by Donald Saaf, Torin Porter, Josh Bernbaum, and Jackie Abrams, with select work by gallery artists and introducing prints by Erika Radich.... Art Opening on Thursday, March 22, 5-7 pm, for Matt Brown: Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints. Brown's printing approach follows the hanga method developed in Japan during the 18th century. His imagery is mostly of Vermont, New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. 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.

28. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · Larrimore Crockett leads "Songs of Peace from Several Traditions." Larry brings songs about peace from Weston Priory in Vermont, the Taizé Community in France, and South Africa for attendees to learn and sing together. Larry is a retired UCC minister, singer, and choir director who lives in Dummerston. Everyone is welcome in Centre's parlor.

Artwork at Brooks Library
Brooks Library

29. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
Student Art Month: 2D and 3D artwork by elementary and middle school students displayed throughout the building, including students' ceramic creations in the SECOND FLOOR ENTRYWAY CASE. MAIN FLOOR CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile, second grade class, Academy School. MEZZANINE DISPLAY CASES: Objects from the library's Henrietta Loud Collection. CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Anna Dewdney's "llama llama" books, and hand-drawn illustrations she made during a recent Children's Room program. 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.

30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Erin Stewart and Will Finkel present Red Sage, a line of collaborative pottery created for the lover of fine fermented drinks. Blending Finkel's simple ceramic forms with Stewart's lively hand-painted vignettes, form and design are united in functional ware with representational and abstract value. Erin fell in love with ceramics in college and has pursued pottery as Red Maple Designs for nine years. Will began his career in pottery at age 5, and it has been his primary passion ever since. Founder of Sage Hill Artisans, he began retailing his work at 15 and is a full-time potter. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on March 2. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

Work 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 creative nature photos—some enhanced with digital filters—by Guilford artist Allison Higley White during the month of March. Allison travels through Vermont and surrounding towns to capture nature with a gifted eye. The essence of her photography embodies the flavor of New England.... 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.