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Work showing at BMAC

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Whetstone Station

Work at River Gallery School

River Gallery School

Work at Gallery 34

Gallery 34
River Gallery School

Work at In-Sight Photography Project

2018 Exposures Program
In-Sight Photography Project

Work at Cara Wolff Jewelry

Cara Wolff Jewelry

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 Works Bakery Café

Subscription Art Program
to Benefit Scholarship Fund
Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Gallery in the Woods

Artwork at Catherine Dianich Gallery

Catherine Dianich Gallery

Artwork in Gallery at the Garden

Catherine Dianich Gallery

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Albert Luthuli, subject of documentary

Albert Luthuli Documentary
Centre Congregational Church

Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center

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Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, October 5.


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,
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 from 3 to 6 pm on Sept. 7; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... actLIFE: Multimedia Group Sculpture and Installations by Nye Ffarrabas, Linda Montano, Jennifer Zackin, Nina Isabelle, Cai Xi, Sharon Myers, Le Xi through September 30— Collaborations – Nye Ffarrabas and Geoffrey Hendricks. Publications: Linda Montano: 14 Years of Living—and Nye Ffarrabas' a walk on the inside: 50-year SUM CATERING by appointment; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898. Dumplings To Go, 12:30-7:30 pm except Sundays; call ahead.... Self-contained 3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around: Asian Cultural Center of Vermont's 20th Annual Autumn Moon Festival on Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-8 pm in the Kiwanis Pavilion atop Memorial Park.


Fire and Ice by Robert DuGrenier
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

3. Holton Home
158 Western Ave., (802) 254-4155
Book Signing during Gallery Walk: Starting at 5:45 in the Blue Room, Eva Grubinger will be signing copies of her book, My Movable Life. In it she shares reflections from her childhood in Breslau, Germany; becoming a refugee at the age of nine in Montevideo, Uruguay; and then arriving in Boston, where she raised a family. In 2005, Eva moved to Brattleboro and finally felt that she found her place in the world. Books will also be for sale at Everyone's Books. Stop by to meet Eva during the Walk and enjoy some traditional German refreshments.

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during GALLERY WALK—Performances by New England Center for Circus Arts at 6 and 6:45 pm.... Teachers are invited to meet Education Curator, Linda Whelihan to learn about this year's exciting programming at BMAC and enter a raffle for a $15 gift card donated by the Brattleboro Food Co-op.... Save 10% off museum membership sign-ups on Walk night.... Sculpture Garden exhibit: "Displaced" by Angelo Arnold. Exhibits through September 24 include Steve Gerberich: Best of "Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys" – Elaborate blinking, whirling, humming, buzzing sculptures.... Robert DuGrenier: Handle With Care.... David Rios Ferreira: And I Hear Your Words That I Made Up.... Painting Time: Debra Ramsay.... Roz Chast: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?... Shona Macdonald: Terrestrial Vale. OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free on Thurs. 2-5 pm.

5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
The next series of artful renderings by Dave Russo—after Mayan Ruins, the Dominican Republic, cityscapes, Sedona, etc.—is Vermont Covered Bridges because of a personal history with them. His quick, kinetic style involves a seemingly backward process where color is done first and black outlines last. He captures memories or feelings associated with the subject in quick, frantic strokes using Prismacolor markers, then uses a fine black pen to apply all incidental marks, committing deliberate form to what could otherwise look like an accident. A few downtown Brattleboro landmarks are included. 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.

Edible Brattleboro logo
Bratt. Food Co-op

6. Celebrate the Art of Salad with Edible Brattleboro
Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St., Info: Marilyn Chiarello, (802) 254-9121, -or-
Enjoy FREE SAMPLES of three delicious, hearty salads brought to you by Mother Nature and assembled by friends of Edible Brattleboro (EB) with support from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. Celebrate the abundance and generosity of our community at our 1st Annual Celebrate Salad! event. Learn about EB's mission to "Grow Food Everywhere for Everyone." Larger portions available for a donation to Edible Brattleboro, a project of Post Oil Solutions. A short walk in the parking lot along the Whetstone Brook leads to one of EB's Help-Yourself gardens, an ever changing work of art!

7. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Upstairs gallery spaces feature the Annual Faculty Show, representing artwork by teachers, staff, and visiting workshop presenters. Glimpse what RGS teachers are doing in their own studios, and get a flavor of what an upcoming workshop might entail.... Gallery 34, in the Main Street Studio at sidewalk level, also features work by faculty. Visit the school and Gallery 34, preview Fall classes and workshops for people of all ages and all levels of experience, and let your creativity bloom!

Wizard of Oz at Latchis
Latchis Theatre

8. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,,
THE GALLERY IS CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK but will open with a new exhibit, "The Latchis Memorial Building: Through the Decades," to coincide with the Latchis' 80th birthday celebration on Saturday, Sept. 22. The exhibit will feature historic photographs and artifacts from the Lathis' 80-year history. A reception for the exhibit will be held during Gallery Walk on October 5. The exhibit runs through October. For details, visit online. Come Celebrate!

9. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
The Tiny Gallery features work produced during the 2018 Exposures Cross-cultural Youth Arts Program. This exhibit includes work by 16 participants from 8 states who spent 3 weeks at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, engaging in a variety of photography, arts, and cross-cultural programming.... The In-Sight Photography Project and its Exposures Program empower youth, through photography, to find their own creative voices and communicate their unique personal visions. Classes in photographic arts are provided regardless of ability to pay. Curriculum is guided by understanding and respect for individuals, communities, and cultures. In-Sight is open generally on Mon.-Fri. 10-6.

Work at Vt Center for Photography
Vermont Center for Photography

10. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
"Seen Not Heard," a solo show by NC-based photographer Heather Evans Smith, is featured through Sept. 30. For the past few years, Smith has been creating images to express the emotions of motherhood. Her daughter had never been included in those images, but as she has grew from a baby into a force of nature, she was drawn into Smith's conceptual photography that explores their relationship during times when emotions of love, stress, and confusion are high. ARTIST TALK on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6 pm. Gallery Walk opening reception on Sept. 7, 4-9 pm. Gallery Hours otherwise: Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Visit online for exhibit and membership info.

11. Turning Point
39 Elm St., (802) 257-5600, -and- Facebook
OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION on Friday, Sept. 14, 5 to 7 pm: September is National Recovery Month, and Turning Point is hosting several special events to celebrate recovery, increase awareness, and express gratitude. The public is invited to stop by to see the exhibit "Finding My Tribe" by board chair Ladd Butler, photographs taken while exploring family roots in Ireland. Visit anytime Mon.-Fri. 9 to 5 in September, to view the photographs. Turning Point is "a community of recovery and in recovery, living our greatest purpose. We connect in compassion, dignity, and recovery." Visit on Facebook for further information.

12. 118 Gallery
118 Elliot St., (802) 257-5757 Lisa,
The Onyxed Goat: New Work by Justin A. Kenney and Laura Jane Walker is built around an intimate art partnership. Known for large-scale sculpture, Kenney is showing his collaged and painted work, which is sculptural and even architectural in nature. Studio and life-partner Walker is a mixed-media artist with mystical leanings, often looking through the I-Ching for inspiration. Her signature style begins with bevelled carvings in pine board; the perimeter of the board is embedded with silver brads, and threads are twined between the nail heads "as if on a great cosmic loom." Opening reception 5:30-8:30 on Sept. 7; otherwise open Sat. 12-4 and by appointment through Oct. 1.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

13. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Featuring Georgia Morgan's polymer and stone jewelry and metal work, inspired by the natural world and architectural history, especially Art Nouveau and Art Deco. She combines organic elements in a geometric framework, from foliage to flowers to Farmer's Market vegetables—all on sale this month. ArtRageUs1 is an arts collective and home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and Write Action books! Want to sell your artwork, book, CD? Then join our arts collective—$20 per year, 20% commission, and clerking just four times per year! OPEN weekends, Fri./Sat./Sun. from 11 to 5 and online at

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
Inventor, entrepreneur, and micro-sheep artist Walter Hagedorn has lived in Brattleboro since 2006. Three years ago, he jokingly placed a collection of tiny sheep on his lawn. This was the humble beginning of the sheep shenanigans that deliver smiles to thousands of dedicated, loving "Sheep Peepers." This exhibit features special moments captured in the "The Love Sheep" social art project. The Love Sheep are rated "E" for all of EWE! They are never Baaaaa-ad. For more information, please follow them on Instagram and Facebook @ The Love Sheep or visit The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work by Cara Wolff Meinke
Cara Wolff Jewelry

15. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,
LIVE MUSIC during the Walk by Eliza Edens, a Berkshires-bred, Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter.... Simply elegant jewelry by metalsmith/designer Cara Wolff Meinke is featured in this beautiful boutique and jewelry studio. Cara's former career as a wildlife biologist and her love of nature strongly influence her designs and unique displays that include live-edge wood tables, moss, and bark. Also featured are works by jewelers Julia Tadlock, Bob Borter, and Julia Rickliss; ceramic artist Rob Cartelli, and fiber artist Vale Burns, as well as locally harvested mushroom tinctures by Dark Matter. Organic, cold-brew, nitro coffee is on tap and may be sipped in a charming nook overlooking Main Street. Open Wed.-Sat. 10-5 and till 8 for Gallery Walk; otherwise open by appointment.

Work at Mocha Joe's
Mocha Joe's

16. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
"Cuba, if only a glimpse," an exhibit of photographs by Alexis Doshas, is featured in September. "A longtime dream of mine was to visit Cuba and to photograph there. The colors, the culture, the mystique, the complicated histories, the other. After President Obama lifted travel restrictions and before President Trump reinstated them, I got my chance. Though only a brief visit, I was rewarded with the sights, smells, language, music, and politics of the island nation—in all its complexities. Stop by during Gallery Walk and all month for a sip of Joe, locally baked treats, and a view of the photo show. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

17. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309,
Fluid art by first-time exhibitor Freyja Howe of Dummerston is featured in September. "I create one-of-a-kind, highly detailed, vibrant compositions. I started painting to help aid me in my journey with bipolar mania and depression. Art has always had a major influence on my life, especially the unusual, abstract, and colorful pieces, so I was naturally drawn to fluid art when I first saw it."... Enjoy Middle Eastern breakfast and lunch made from scratch—including the pita—using local ingredients. Closed Wed., open M-T-Th 8-3, Fri. 8-6 (later for Gallery Walk), Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-3—subject to seasonal changes.

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,
Featured painter Ricia Gordon explains: "My work is drawn from colors, lines, and textures in the world around me, from ongoing projects or ideas, or from what emerges in the process of putting down paint. Sometimes I add oil stick or marker to create movement, texture, and depth. I tend to establish, either consciously or unconsciously, a relationship between chance and intention, limitation and freedom, less and more. This show was influenced, in part, by visiting jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquariam, and by a NY Times video made under Antarctica." 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

20. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
September's featured artist is plein air painter Beth Bathe, whose water-based oil painting style has been featured in Plein Air and Fine Art Connoisseur magazines. Her work includes paintings from around Southern Vermont and other travels. Also new to the gallery are plein air artists Olena Babak and Andre Lucero. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 on Friday, Sept. 7. A portion of sales of featured work will benefit the Craft Emergency Relief 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,
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 by Richard Heller at Gallery in the Woods RICHARD HELLER
Gallery in the Woods

22. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Late summer shows include "Speculative Diagram" Paintings by Richard Heller and New Raku Fired Vessels by Andrew Berends.... Heller's work "explores an expressive language using biological structures, cultural patterns, and information networks. Prints made from rubber were used to keep the process improvisational, and most pieces were hand-colored with gouache and acrylic."... Berends' Raku vessels reflect his love of tradition and "create a juxtaposition between a symmetrical form and an asymmetrical surface. Raku is full of spontaneity; it allows me to think I am in control and yet ultimately, the fire gods have the final say." Artists' reception on Sept. 7, 5:30-8:30; music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

23. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors,
Cathy Osman & Tim Segar: Painting, Prints, Sculpture is featured through October 8, with concurrent exhibits in the Drury and Snyder Galleries at Marlboro College. After 20 years of teaching visual art at Marlboro, Osman and Segar retired this past May. The works on exhibit are taken from several parts of their career including new work from this year. Gallery Walk reception at Dianich Gallery from 5 to 6:30 on Friday, September 7—the artists are, alas, out of town; the gallery is otherwise open by appointment. Gallery hours at Marlboro are Sunday-Friday from 1 to 5.

Work in Gallery at The Garden
Gallery at The Garden

24. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
September features "Places Around Here" by Newfane artist Steven Meyer. These recent paintings depict mostly local farmstead scenes from the West River Valley. For the past two years, Meyer has worked exclusively with India ink on Yupo paper. He loves to draw and compose in a way which allows for spontaneity and unplanned surface patterns that he finds interesting. For more information, visit: The River Garden is open to the public Mon.-Fri. 9-5 and Sat. 12-4, except during event rentals.

25. Penelope Wurr Fine Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
CLOSED THROUGH SEPT. 12: Continuing in the upstairs gallery are a limited selection of porcelain pieces from the summer exhibit by Porzellanatelier Claudia Biehne of Leipzig, Germany.... New Cavallini botanical prints are available framed or unframed.... Creative gifts and cards for Weddings, Birthdays, and Other Celebrations. Penelope's picks in clothing and accessories for men, women, and wee ones. New Fall Arrivals are added weekly, and don't forget the CLASSIC BRITISH FARE. Open 11-6 daily, later for Gallery Walk first Fridays.

Art by Erika Radich at Mitchell-GIddings ERIKA RADICH
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

26. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Featured through September 30 is "Voices": A Selection of Zea Mays Printmakers. Participating artists are Judith Bowerman, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Anita Hunt, Lynn Peterfreund, Erika Radich, and Joyce Silverstone. Multiple printmaking techniques utilized by the artists include monotype, collagraph, drypoint, etching and woodcut. The Zea Mays Printmaking Center stands as an international leader in the research and application of environmentally sustainable printmaking. 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.

27. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 254-4730
5:30-6 pm · September's Moment for Peace features the screening of a short South African documentary film about the life of Albert Luthuli, the first Black African to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1960). The Rev Dr Scott Couper, minister of Centre Congregational Church, narrates the documentary that chronicles his research and writing of Luthuli's biography. Copies of Albert Luthuli: Bound by Faith will be available for purchase at $45.00 (check or cash).

Artwork at Brooks Library
Brooks Library

28. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR—CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile, second grade class, Academy School. MEZZANINE WALLS: Bill Fleming's "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework. MEZZANINE CASES, LOCAL HISTORY ROOM: "Brattleboro Words" Project, September 13-October 15: books, documents, and original items of famed Brattleboro wit, author, and judge Royall Tyler and his wife Mary. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO-palooza creations; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: "Alpaca Lunch" and "The Sheep Over" from John and Jennifer Churchman's Sweet Pea & Friends" 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.

29. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St., (802) 258-4957, through side door of Masonic Center,
FREE ADMISSION: Summer Hours are Thurs.- Fri.-Sat. 12-2, except first Fridays 2-6 for Gallery Walk; other times by appointment.... 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 appt.

Work at Hermit Thrush Brewery
Hermit Thrush Brewery

30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Work by local artist Liz MacFarland is featured in September. Liz works in several different mediums: block printing, digital design, garment and accessory design, and hand woven tapestries. She had a long academic career in art and design earning a portfolio scholarship and illustration awards. A brand new, never-before-seen block print from her latest series is featured in this inaugural non-academic show. The series is available as prints in a set of 8 x 5.5 cards or for purchase as individual cards. Samples of past works are also available for purchase.... Hermit Thrush Pint Night available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on Sept. 7. Hours: 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 features images by amateur wildlife photographer and educator David Y. Parker, Jr. A lifelong naturalist, David has over 100 mounted images (in sizes from 8x10 to 16x20) all captured on his 2-acre homestead and pond in Brookline, Vermont. His work has been shown in Springfield, Vt., as well as at Amy's Bakery Arts Café in Brattleboro, and The Crowell Gallery in Newfane—for further information, e-mail the artist at 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 daily.