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, NOVEMBER 2.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, December 7.
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,
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.
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
C.X. Silver Gallery
2. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
Open for Gallery Walk 3-6 pm on Nov. 2; otherwise open year-round by
calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Through November: Fluxus Dialogue by Nye
Ffarrabas and Geoffrey Hendricks (1932-2018) with a reception on
Saturday, Nov. 10, 4-6 pm. Publications: Linda Montano: 14 Years of Living
Art—magcloud.com/browse/issue/1184522—and Nye Ffarrabas' a walk
on the inside: 50-year retrospective—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:
& Art Center
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during GALLERY WALK. Current exhibits showing
through January 7 are 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.... Outdoor sculpture continuing through
November is Angelo Arnold: Displaced. Hours: OPEN 11-5, closed Tues.
Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free for everyone on Thurs. 2-5
4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Illustrations by Sarah Rice are showing through December.
This exhibit introduces her latest motorcycle drawings to New England art lovers. Sarah
lives in Brattleboro with her beagle Jezebel and boyfriend Josh. She spends her spare
time, away from her full-time job, making art in her studio. You can see more of her work
online at www.saraherice.com. 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
POSTCARD SHOW & SALE
River Gallery School
5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Gallery Walk preview of items offered at the Benefit Auction
& Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 10, 5 to 8 pm. That fast-paced, entertaining
event—both upstairs and at street level—will offer bidding from 5 to 7:30 on
a special collection of gift certificates, fine art and crafts, and much more. The party
atmosphere will include music, appetizers, desserts, and a cash bar. Purchase holiday gifts
while supporting the nonprofit school's scholarship fund for artists of all ages and skill
levels. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn at 7:30. Auction/raffle tickets are available
online at rivergalleryschool.org/events.... GALLERY 34, at sidewalk
level, features the Annual Clothesline Postcard Exhibit + Sale through mid-November.
Then artist-teacher Leigh Niland will exhibit her paintings and prints through
THROUGH THE DECADES
6. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.theater.latchis.com,
Continuing in November, The Latchis Gallery features "The Latchis
Memorial Building: Through the Decades" to complement the Latchis' recent 80th Birthday
celebration. The exhibit features historic photographs and artifacts from the building's
80-year history. The gallery is open during movie times and events at the theater, and at
other times by appointment—e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, visit
7. Brattleboro Film Festival
Latchis Hotel Lobby, 50 Main St., (802) 257-2461, www.BrattleboroFilmFestival.org
An Opening Reception for the 7th Annual Brattleboro Film
Festival begins at 5:30 in the Hotel Lobby. Trailers for all 2018 films will be
shown continuously through 8 pm. The festival begins in the theater at 6:30 that evening
and continues through November 11, when the Best in Fest will be screened. Opening night
films include the Icelandic environmental warrior drama "Woman at War" and the
documentary "Hale County This Morning, This Evening," which follows the lives of two
young black men in Alabama. Check out the full lineup at the festival website.
Vt Ctr for Photography
8. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
November features Paul Reitano's photographic series
"Thrive: The Overcome Project," an evocative and deeply personal body of work that stands
as a symbol of resilience, and his not only surviving but thriving in the aftermath of a
2012 cancer diagnosis. These photographs show the faces of family, friends, community
members, medical professionals, and all who contributed towards the unified goal of saving
a life. ARTIST TALK on Sat., Nov. 3, at 6 pm. The exhibit is showing through December 2,
with an opening reception during Gallery Walk on November 2, 4 to 9 pm. Gallery hours
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun. 12 to 5. More information can be found online.
9. 118 Gallery
118 Elliot St., Show info: (802) 380-9072 John Loggia,
Brooklyn-based artist Aron Namenwirth is featured in "The
Autographic Image." Detailed line drawings on old and recently salvaged paper mark a
departure from the political and socially conscious images Namenwirth rendered through a
technical process of digital pixelation. This current work delves into a highly personal
art, where each element is touched, edges felt rather than masked and taped. A public
reception beginning at 5:30 on Saturday, Nov. 3, will be followed by an artist talk at
7:30. Show preview during Gallery Walk on Friday, Nov. 2, 5:30 to 8 pm, during the
Vermont Jazz Center's Emerging Artist Festival. Gallery open Sat. 2-6 or by appt. through
10. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,
Warm snuggly mittens and other creations repurposed from old sweaters
by Jeanne Smith are featured this month. Meet Jeanne during Gallery Walk along with
author Matthew Mills, who will read poems and other new work. This arts collective
features the work of local folks—artists, authors, and musicians, including funky
furniture, repurposed clothing, affordable prints, paintings, sculpture, handbags, jewelry,
interesting books and CDs, and more. Applications for membership in the collective are
available in the store. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.
11. Elliot Street Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, email@example.com,
FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
November features the creative output of three very good friends
who love to make art: Eliza Price, Cayden Learey, and Milia Harrison are all
very passionate about creating and expressing themselves. "All of our work has a very dark
overtone," shares Milia, "and most of my work is some kind of self-portrait that depicts
something I'm feeling and feel about the things happening around me. Using art as a form of
therapy has always been a tool I use, as well as a tool for my friends. We hope you enjoy!"
... The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8,
till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.
12. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (208) 869-2948,
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.
13. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
"Pedestrian Art" by Gypsy Perra is featured in November.
In early 2016, Gypsy started making interesting patterns on the urban pavement of
Brattleboro. Her partner and best friend, Tom Zopf, recognizing the beauty of her
sidewalk deposits, photographed them and called them "pedestrian art." It was not long
before Tom, a self-trained and recognized artist, began putting Gypsy's inspirations on
canvas. Gypsy will be at the café during Gallery Walk to receive comments and dog
biscuits. Stop by all month to enjoy a cup of Mocha Joe's own freshly roasted coffee or
a seasonal drink, locally baked treats, and the featured art. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri.
7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.
14. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309, www.facebook.com/Yalla-Vermont
With a respectably thorough professional portfolio, photographer
Colby Dix is equally adept at commercial work shooting events, spaces, and products.
But given space and time to wander, he is happiest capturing subtle abstraction and
interplay of light on mundane bits of life, interspersed with the occasional striking
human for context. He uses a digital process with a penchant for vintage Russian lenses....
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.
Turn It Up!
15. 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.
16. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
"Abstraction/Distraction," a show of work by Leonard
Ragouzeos, is featured through November. "Abstraction to me represents a reduction
to essence, a balancing act composed of shapes and colors which may have no specific
reference but instead relate to some fundamental truth or principle. When I paint this
way, I do it as a comfort and distraction from the 'real' world in which we find ourselves
that too often lacks balance, truth, and principles." 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.
Vermont Artisan Designs
17. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Will Moses will be on hand during Gallery Walk from 5:30 to
7 to talk about his oil paintings and personalize his children's books and puzzles. Will is
Grandma Moses' great-grandson and has continued her tradition of folk art through the years.
Also featured is work by plein air painters Olena Babak and Andre Lucero. A
portion of sales of work by featured artists will go to the Windham County Heat Fund
this month.... On Nov. 16-21, a trunk show of wooden Zen puzzles will be featured in
time for holiday gift-giving.... See work by over 300 artists and craftspeople all year long
in the gallery or online!
18. 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 #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
WILLIAM H. HAYS
Gallery in the Woods
19. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Featured through December 31 are prints by William H. Hays
and new work by Edward A. Kingsbury III.... Hays, a full-time Brattleboro printmaker
since 2007, following 25 years as an oil painter, will sign an edition of his latest print
during Gallery Walk and show a recent collaborative woodcut completed with Matt Brown of
Lyme, N.H.... Keene resident Kingsbury uses finepoint-pen drawings to transform the
physical and emotional pain of incurable illness into inspirational work inviting viewers'
imagination to take flight. The work is variously displayed as abstract or outsider art in
U.S. and European venues. Artists' reception on November 2, 5:30-8:30; music by the Moondogs.
Open daily 11-5:30.
20. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through
the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Gib Taylor: The Unseen Work, Part II continues an exploration
of context and planes of color in the late artist's definitive body of work. The show
includes oils, watercolors, and drawings, many created in his Westminster West studio.
Gilbert Taylor (1929-2006) grew up in Deer Isle, Maine, and went on to attend Harvard
University and both the Art Students League and the American Artists School in New York City.
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. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on Fri.,
Nov. 2; the gallery is otherwise open by appointment.
Gallery at The Garden
21. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
November's exhibit is "Farm and Field": Paintings by Caryn King
and Kristina Wentzell. Painters Wentzell and King are both graduates of Massachusetts
College of Art. Kristina is known for her bold use of color in vibrant landscape and floral
paintings. Caryn's art is recognized for its intimate look at animals. Combining their two
styles and subject matter makes for an energetic view of the beauty found in New England.
For more information, visit www.carynking.com and www.kristinawentzell.com. The River
Garden is open to the public Mon.-Fri. 9-5 and Sat. 12-4 except during special
22. Penelope Wurr Fine Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
New work by British ceramic artist Virginia Graham is
featured in the upstairs gallery with watercolors with watercolors by British architect
Noel Wurr MBE FRIBA. Graham's ceramics are an eclectic amalgamation of nostalgic
form and imagery, transforming the ordinary past by drawing on a wide range of
English/British domestic traditions. Wurr practiced architecture and took up watercolor
painting in her retirement. Both artists offer a colorful "dimension" for the darkening
evenings of autumn.... Featuring fall wearables by Kopka, Wallace Sewell, and Gill
Fox, amongst others ... and don't forget the CLASSIC BRITISH FARE. Closed Tuesdays in
November; otherwise open 11-6 daily, Fri. till 7—later for Gallery Walk.
DEIDRE SCHERER &
Mitchell · Giddings
23. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Continuing through November 18 is Deidre Scherer: Human
Textures, plus Collaborations with Jackie Abrams. "Human Textures" offers visitors a
chance to enjoy Scherer and Abrams' separate but closely related art forms. Working with
the oldest of human crafts—weaving, stitching, and basket-making, the artists
have each developed a unique, personal, contemporary artistic statement.... Opening Nov.
24 is work by painter Donald Saaf. Gallery Hours: 11-5, closed Tuesdays.... Visit
the MGFA ANNEX in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of
24. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 254-4730
5:30-6 pm · November's Moment for Peace features
Hallowell, who have been singing for the dying, their families and loved ones in
the Brattleboro community and beyond for close to 16 years—a free service coordinated
mostly through Brattleboro Area Hospice. Their "practice" is one of presence and song, of
witnessing and responding to grief and to love through singing. Susan Parris, executive
director of Brattleboro Area Hospice, explains, "As potent as any medicine, the songs of
Hallowell lift one from the physical confinement of illness to a sacred place, where love,
beauty, and community commune with the spirit."
"SPIRIT OF LIFE"
25. 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. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Brattleboro Mineralogy
Club, featuring New Hampshire minerals; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Featured
work TBA. 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.
28. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org.... Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are
available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on November 2. Brewery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8,
Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.
Body in Harmony
27. Body in Harmony
22 High St., 2nd floor (enter from Green Street, then go through
Bodhifit Yoga), (802) 380-3928, www.bodyinharmony.com
A Gallery Walk OPEN HOUSE features Tim Seals Birdhouses and
Carla Magbie Pottery. "I began working with clay in 1992 while living in Richmond,
California," reveals Magbie. "Shape, form, and balance are of utmost importance. My pots
are thrown thin and strong, resulting in an elegant, well-balanced form. Each piece is
unique, dishwasher and microwave safe." ... New to the art world, Tim Seals has a
background in stonework, carpentry, and gardening. A hobby of making unique Christmas
gifts for family and friends has evolved into the art of turning recycled and or repurposed
items into one-of-a-kind birdhouses—website coming soon.... This small fitness studio,
where you can come as you are, offers Spin, Barre, Boot Camp, and Ugi. Visit online for more
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
I-91 Welcome Center
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery and four display panels feature works by Vermont
artist Georgie Runkle, who lives on the Rock River in Marlboro, Vt. "My paintings
are deliberate," she explains. "They are a mosaic of complex color and shapes arranged on
a canvas to create the visual expression of an inner landscape. My art becomes what I see
in nature."... 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.