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 3.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
The next Gallery Walk will be on Friday, December 1.
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,
Paintings from Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series, as
well as his 5-foot Tin Man, have been added to current 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.
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
LIZ HAWKES deNIORD
C.X. Silver Gallery
2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
Gallery OPEN 4:30-6:30 for November Gallery Walk; otherwise open
year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Featured exhibit: Paintings and ceramics
by Liz Hawkes deNiord: Return As
Ticket—cxsilvergallery.com/liz-hawkes-deniord, and book launch
magcloud.com/browse/issue/1331705. Saturday, Nov. 11, 5:30-7:30:
Artist Talk & Chard deNiord Poetry Reading.... DIM SUM DINING eves. by
1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898. Dim Sum Buffet on Sunday, Nov. 5, 4-8
pm.... Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (accvt.org) hosts a Potluck & Film at the Gallery on Monday,
Nov. 6: Potluck dinner (RSVP) at 6 pm, followed at 7 pm by Uighur mixed-media artist
Aniwar Mamat, from Xinjiang, China, showing a short film of his tapestry "painting"
with ancient and contemporary Uighur wool felting techniques.
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
& Art Center
3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk, when memberships are available
at a 10% discount.... Open through January 8: In-Sight Exposed - student works from
25 years of photo programs for youth; Constellations: Roger Sandes - patterned
paintings featuring flora, fauna, and historical art references.... Through February 11:
Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art - works by nine
prominent artists; The Scarf: Joan O'Beirne - three diverse and evocative mixed-media
works; Your Space: Flights of Fancy - be inspired by our winged companions....
Through March 10: Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha - Islamic-inspired patterns
are cast onto gallery walls.... Through April 17: Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian -
outdoor installation.... Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free: members
and under 18. Free Thurs. after 2.
CHRISTOPHER G. CHAPMAN
4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St.,
Aspiring local photographer Christopher G. Chapman loves
landscapes and still-lifes. He is exhibiting his favorite photos from around Brattleboro
and travels across the globe. 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.
5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Gallery spaces upstairs host many of the works in RGS's Annual
Clothesline Postcard Show. RGS students, teachers, friends, and visitors all
contribute their original 4"x6" artwork to be made into one-of-a-kind postcards.... At
street level: Gallery 34 features pastels and watercolors by Ann Coleman
during November.... The Main Street Studio hosts more of the Postcard Show and samples of
work in Fall classes. Also continuing on display are paintings and drawings in many
styles from "The Secret Lives of Shopkeepers" sessions, featuring portraits of some of
downtown Brattleboro's familiar merchants.
6. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
No special exhibits are scheduled in Latchis gallery spaces
in November, but please check online for current movies as well as "Live at the Latchis"
and "Live in HD" events in November. The Brattleboro Film Festival (see next listing)
has a Gallery Walk night reception and film showings on Nov. 3-12.
7. Brattleboro Film Festival
Latchis Theatre & Hotel, 50 Main St.,
Starting at 5 pm during Gallery Walk on Nov. 3, the 6th Annual
Brattleboro Film Festival invites everyone to stop by the Latchis Hotel Lobby for a
free OPENING RECEPTION, where trailers for 2017 films will be shown continuously.
The Festival runs from Friday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 12, in the historic Latchis
Theatre. Opening night films include the charming comedy-drama Lost in Paris and
Faces, Places, winner of the top documentary award at Cannes—it follows
Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. as they travel through rural France
in J.R.'s photographic truck. Check out the full lineup on the festival's website.
Windham Movement Apparel
8. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook,
Jeffrey Lewis has been photographing New England Center
for Circus Arts shows for five years. A selection of the best images over that period,
these prints are all black and white because that mode best captures the graphic and
classic nature of circus performance, as well as the sculptural nature of bodies at work.
Jeff is now executive director of NECCA—rather than his running away to join the circus,
it came and got him! 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.
9. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insightphotography.org
The Tiny Gallery at In-Sight will be CLOSED THIS MONTH
as preparations are made for In-Sight's 19th Annual Photography Auction &
Exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography during November. The auction is In-Sight's
biggest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund, allowing any
youth 11-18 to participate in programming, regardless of ability to pay.... Learn more about
the auction at
Vermont Center for Photography
10. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
November features the 19th Annual Photography Auction &
Exhibition to benefit In-Sight Photography Project. Included are works from
photographers of international renown and outstanding professionals from all across
the country. There is something for everyone in this auction of over 250 prints and books.
Subjects, mediums, sizes, and techniques vary widely, and price ranges appeal to all,
from sophisticated collectors to art-loving bargain hunters. The exhibit is showing
through November 30, with an opening reception during Gallery Walk on November 3,
5:30-8:30 pm. Gallery hours are daily 12 to 5. All bidding is online, with more info at
11. 118 Elliot Gallery
118 Elliot St., contact: Lisa Mendelsund at (802) 257-2757 or
This year's Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Northeast
Chapter Conference, set in Brattleboro on Nov. 10 & 11, presents a special
exhibition in conjunction with the conference. Juried by the Vermont Center for
Photography's executive director, Joshua Farr, this group show features photographic and
multimedia work from artists across the country. It asks some important questions about
the past, present, and future of photography as a fine-art medium. Public receptions
during Gallery Walk on Friday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, and on Saturday, Nov. 11,
from 6:30 to 9 pm. Gallery hours in November: Wed. & Fri. 12-5 and by appt. with either
Josh Farr (email@example.com) or Zach Stephens
(firstname.lastname@example.org)—see phone numbers above.
12. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,
RUSTIC STOOLS by Scott Howard are made in various sizes
from locally sourced dead falls and firewood around Guilford. Each live-edge piece is
unique and 20% off this month. Come meet Scott and see how he makes a stool. ArtRageUs1
is recruiting new Artist, Author, and Musician members—join the collective and
receive 75-90% of the selling price! (Applications available online or in-store.)
ArtRageUs1 is a group of creative individuals joining forces to sell their art, crafts,
books, and music. And it's home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz
and Write Action books. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.
13. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
Continuing in November are ink, ink-and-watercolor, and acrylic
works by Stephen Broyles and photographic images by Marek Jagoda and Ea
Maples. These photographers like exploring and capturing abandoned buildings
throughout New England, including churches, hospitals, theatres, asylums, schools and
mills—"each with their own style using conceptual elements, shadow, and light in
their creative process." Cantina Vidorra offers starters, build-your-own or traditional
tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas, other specialties, and a kids' menu.
ALISON CHASE RADCLIFFE
Elliot St. Fish & Chips
14. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,
email@example.com, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
In her paintings, artist and musician Alison Chase Radcliffe
seeks to unify these two art forms in a coherent expression of the human condition. Her
portraits—from life or imagination—and performances of old gospel, blues,
jazz, soul, and original compositions take us where joy and sorrow are not separate, and
where hardship, heartache, and suffering are given dignity and beauty. Alison teaches,
performs, and exhibits internationally and is working on a new album. The café uses
fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery
15. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Work by Rebecca Sousie, a resident of Keene, N.H., is
featured in November. Showing a variety of Art Journals with textured flair that begin
as "thrifted" books, she uses multimedia techniques to fill them with positive messages
for inspiring her viewers. The "Rebecca Sousie Art" channel on Youtube shows examples of
such DIY projects in development, and some of her work is marketed through her online
Etsy shop. Stop in the café 7 days to see the exhibit and enjoy Mocha Joe's own
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.
Turn It Up!
16. 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.
17. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Karen Galloway's watercolor pencil drawings, along with a
sprinkling of mosaic, collage, and a mobile, are being held over through November. "I feel
my work is inspired by the nature and beauty of New England. I love trees, wood, rocks,
rust—they seem like the beginning of a good story." 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.
Vermont Artisan Designs
18. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Iconic paintings on silk by Gay Morris and new oil
paintings of New England by Michael MacTavish are featured. Continuing through
November are the show and sale of original works by Will Moses. For the opening
reception during Gallery Walk, old-time traditional music will be performed by the
Cass Hill Banditos. A portion of sales of featured art this month will support
the food and shelter programs of the Groundworks Collaborative. Visit online or
stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists.
19. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
Sea/landscapes, abstracts, and expressive realism painted in a
variety of mediums by Wayne Estey are featured. "He often selects, prepares, and
repurposes existing frames while the pieces materialize. Their viewing may end with an
equally liberating laugh or bewildered sigh. View, wander, review, and wonder ... and his
work will have entertained its purpose." 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.
WOW Frozen Yogurt
20. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255, www.facebook.com/WOW-Frozen-Yogurt
Continuing is 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—southernvermontdancefestival.com. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat.
21. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
GALLERY 1: "Roots to Resistance," an Interactive Benefit Show,
runs November 3-January 31. Akin to indigenous and folk artists in cultures she explores,
Denise Beaudet works in strong color. Twelve 8-foot portraits of women activists
around the world were created to inspire viewers to make change in their own communities.
Partnering with over 50 international organizations, the project sends postcards and
postering materials across the globe, free of charge.... GALLERY 2: New Landscapes by
Samantha Crawford, created in gouache on paper using great detail, reveal an intensely
personal, dreamlike experience in the forest, in both black-and-white and color.... Artists'
reception Friday, Nov. 3, 5:30-8:30; live music by the Moondogs. 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, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
The Broadside Show: "Poetry + Art"—Introduced during
the Brattleboro Literary Festival last month, this exhibit features work by Claire Van
Vliet, Brian D. Cohen, Julia Ferrari, Dede Cummings, and Myles Danaher. Open
during Gallery Walk on Friday, Nov. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm; otherwise open by appt. during the
HCRS ART EXHIBITION
Gallery at The Garden
23. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
The River Garden is closed on Gallery Walk for Youth Services'
"Battle of the Bands" event from 7 to 10 pm. Featured in November is the Health Care
& Rehabilitation Services' Art Exhibition honoring 50 years of creating meaning,
inspiration, and empowerment in our community and world. This 50th anniversary
collaboration showcases work created by HCRS staff and clients. The public is invited to a
Community Reception on Friday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 7 pm. The River Garden is open
Mon.-Fri. 9-5, except during special-event rentals. The Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market
will occupy the River Garden on Saturdays, 10 to 2, from November through March
24. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
November features work by UK ceramicist and Wiltshire-grown maker
and illustrator Hannah Turner. Having begun her career sculpting small ceramic
animals, she still takes inspiration predominantly from nature when crafting Mugs, Salt
& Pepper Pots, and other Tableware—whimsical gifts for Thanksgiving and the
holidays.... Also on display is New Jewelry from the talented jeweler and costume designer
Philippa Kunisch.... New winter arrivals in craft/clothing accessories from UK and
Germany.... British grocery items.... Open 11-6 daily, closed Tuesdays till the week before
Thanksgiving. Open late for Gallery Walk.
Mitchell · Giddings
25. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Showing through Nov. 5: "Mapping the Unknown," an exhibition
of monotypes, oil paintings, and collages by Susan Osgood with ekphrastic
poetry by GennaRose Nethercott. Showing Nov. 11-Jan. 7 is "Explorations," a
gallery-wide survey of Emily Mason's printmaking with collaborative input from 5
master printers, featuring works from the early 1980s to the present. Artist Reception on
Saturday, Nov. 11, 5-7 pm, followed by an Artist Talk on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 5
pm.... Be sure to visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main
Street, for work by emerging and prominent artists.
26. 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 · The Moment for Peace on Nov. 3 will be led by
Clare Walker Leslie. "In these troubled times, finding moments to notice the slant
of the evening sun, a late summer's bee on asters, the purring of a cat, a fallen yellowed
leaf can bring us deep connection with that which is constant and gives us Peace." With
commentary and meditation, Clare will speak on these connections so easy to find and so
heartwarming. A nationally known educator, wildlife artist, and author of twelve books
connecting people with nature, she lives with her family in both Cambridge, Mass., and
Granville, Vt. For more information, visit www.clarewalkerleslie.com.
27. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR–CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile, 2nd grade
class, Academy School; MEZZANINE WALLS: "People, Places and the History of Words in
Brattleboro, Vermont," a multifaceted project exploring the history of
publishing and printing in Brattleboro, also occupying the MEZZANINE–DISPLAY CASES.
SECOND FLOOR–ENTRYWAY CASE: Brattleboro Mineralogy Club through Nov. 7, then
kids' Lego creations; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: "Hector Fox and the Giant
Quest," by award-winning author/illustrator Astrid Sheckels. 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.
28. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
Photos of the newly opened Hermit Thrush Cellars are on display in
celebration of the Brewery's 3rd Anniversary. Tour the new facilities through the camera
lens of Angela Snow, a Brattleboro native, documentary filmmaker, and freelancer in
Reality TV & Commercials. With over 400 barrels, 7 foudres, and a brand new canning
line, the facility is a sight to see! ... Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night
are available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on November 3. Brewery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8,
Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.
Body in Harmony
29. Body in Harmony
22 High St., 2nd floor, (802) 380-3928, enter up around cor. on
Green St. then GO THROUGH Bodhifit Yoga, www.facebook.com/bodyinharmony5, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Gallery Walk OPEN HOUSE on Nov. 3 features the colorful oil
paintings of Janet Picard, a member of Brattleboro-West Arts. These large-format
canvases depict non-traditional landscapes, with a focus on the majestic presence of trees
in our ever-changing seasons. The collection also includes a few gestural studies of flowers.
Educated at the Art Institute of Boston and in Normandy, France, Janet holds a BFA from
Union Institute & University; she has been an artist-in-residence and art teacher at
many area public and private schools.... This small fitness studio offers Spin, Strength
& Conditioning, and Barre classes, as well as personal training.
30. Borter's Jewelry Studio
22 High St., (802) 254-3452,, enter up around cor. on
Green St. then GO THROUGH Bodhifit Yoga, www.borterjewelry.com, email@example.com
OPEN HOUSE & METALSMITHING DEMONSTRATIONS, 5-9 pm during
Gallery Walk on Nov. 3. Studio owner and veteran jeweler Bob Borter will be joined by
creative colleagues Susanna Haas and Chris Lann to offer a sampling of
techniques that the trio will teach in their Winter/Spring Jewelry Workshops. For detailed
descriptions of each class and to register, visit online or contact Bob at the email or phone
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
I-91 Welcome Center
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
Work by members of the Brattleboro Camera Club (BCC) are
featured. Techniques and style vary, but all possess passion and enthusiasm for the magic
of photography. Founded in 1933, BCC is the longest-running camera club in New England!
Monthly meetings are at the Vermont Center for Photography (49 Flat St.) on second Mondays
beginning at 6:30 pm. Meeting information is at www.brattleborocameraclub.com and at
Meetup.com.... Information and exhibits
of area products, artwork, and fine crafts are resources for visitors and residents alike.
Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.