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Work at 1868 Crosby House

1868 Crosby House

Work showing at BMAC

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

Siena S. et al.
In-Sight Photography Project

Artwork at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Elliot St. Fish & Chips

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 Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Work at Gallery at the Garden

The Gallery at The Garden

Work at Gallery at the Garden

The Gallery at The Garden

Glass vase by Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts

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The next Gallery Walk will be on Friday, March 3.


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 DIM SUM DINING evenings by; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898. Dining by appointment on Valentine's week Sunday, February 12.

3. 1868 Crosby House
175 Western Ave., (802) 257-7145,
Vermont artist Nancy Calicchio's dreamy landscape paintings are featured again this month. Among her works are small plein-air pieces chronicling this most recent October. Stop by between 5 and 8:30 during Gallery Walk on Friday, February 3, to see the exhibit, 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 until the 8 pm High School A Cappella event (see next listing). 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.... Luscious, celebrating paint through the work of 14 artists.... Rust Work: Paul Bowen, small-scale sculptures constructed from scavenged wood fragments and marine detritus.... Printographs: Collaged Images by Stan Sherer, master photographer and printmaker.... Windows to Creative Expression honors the extraordinary voices and artistic expression of young participants in the Poetry Studio. Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free: members and under 18. Free Thurs. after 2.

Singing group at BMAC
A Cappella at BMAC

5. High School A Cappella Benefit
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., In-Sight: (802) 251-9960,
Live Music at 8 pm: Six regional high school groups will rock the main gallery of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center to benefit the In-Sight Photography Project. Student-directed groups from the Brattleboro area include Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Xpressivo, and Spiralia. In addition, two top-notch ensembles round out the show: the Brattleboro Union High School Madrigals, directed by Patty Meyer, and the Leland & Gray Rebel Clefs, directed by Ron Kelley. Event sponsor is Commonwealth Dairy with patron support by Business & Tax Consultants. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students. Limited seating; some standing room available.

Artwork at Whetstone Station
Whetstone Station

6. 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.

7. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Work by Adult Studio classes during Fall 2016 is featured. These classes, held 4 times a week, are based on one-on-one dialogue, so the exhibit varies widely in style and subject. Pastels, oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, and 3-D work are among the mediums represented. Students of all ages and levels interact but are also able to immerse themselves deeply in their own work. Visit RGS online for class and workshop offerings.... On exhibit at street level in Gallery 34 are paintings and drawings by participants in River Gallery School's outreach program at the Senior Center with teacher Marilyn Allen. This exhibit is made possible through a Vermont Arts Council grant.

Art at Latchis Gallery
Latchis Gallery

8. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
In "Intentions: Dreams On 'Other' Worlds," Sevi Akarçay explores relationship, identity, and existence influenced by place, culture, and time. This new body of 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). The Latchis exhibit is part of a program called Splice, which combines art in the gallery with a monthly screening of films on themes related to the artwork, followed by conversation around those themes. A February film screening event will take place at a time to be announced. More info at

9. 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

10. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
Continuing in the The Tiny Gallery during February is an exhibit of work by students in classes during the Fall Semester at In-Sight. Some student work is for sale, and proceeds will be shared with students. In-Sight invites families and friends to recognize and celebrate the youth perspective in our community during a reception on Friday, February 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 during Gallery Walk. This exhibit is sponsored by Bast Corp. In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, call or visit online.

11. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Featured in February is "The Northeast Kingdom," a solo exhibit by Burlington-based photographer Andrew Frost. Frost's large B&W images were taken in a region of northern Vermont where his family has lived for nearly two centuries. Growing up in a military family, Frost moved frequently and never established a connection to a place. Yet, this region of Vermont held a mythic sense of history for Frost—it was the place where his roots ran deep—and the images he created hold a deeply sympathetic and inquisitive look at this seductively beautiful region. Artist's Talk on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 5 pm. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 during Gallery Walk, otherwise now open 7 days a week, 12 to 5.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

12. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Valentine's Special: 15% OFF all heart-themed jewelry by featured artist member GEORGIA MORGAN. Come see her new work and hear about her creative processes during Gallery Walk. At 6:30, author member MATTI SALMINEN will give a reading of his poems, which are published in online magazines and in journals. 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. Applications for membership in the collective are available online and in the store. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

13. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Julianne Jones lives and works in Franklin County (Mass.). She studied painting and drawing at Greenfield Community College, where she earned an Associate's degree in Fine Arts (2015). She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts at UMass-Amherst (2016), incorporating printmaking into her artistic practice. Julianne has delved into themes of female body image, racial inequality, and social justice. A hallmark of her work is the complexity she achieves through layering line, color, and shape. These paintings marry Abstract Expressionist flourishes with global graffiti culture. Julianne will be on hand to meet Gallery Walk patrons between 7 and 8:30. The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work at Mocha Joe's
Mocha Joe's Café

14. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Paintings by Margaret Shipman are featured during February. "I am inspired by the vibrant craziness of the world and magic in everyday life. My paintings help me to learn how to paint. Every time I sit down at my canvas I learn a little more about color, texture, and how they work together. These paintings include experimentations with adding details by sewing in old vintage photos, fabric, print, and sometimes just threads of different colors." 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. VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS & GIFTS GALORE! 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,
Featured in February are new continuous-wire sculptures by Steve Lohman and oil paintings by "two to watch"—Pat Little and Greg Moschetti. Pat Little captures views of Brattleboro's downtown and farmer's market. Greg Moschetti, a student of Dennis Sheehan, shows evocative landscapes. A portion of sales of work by featured artists will go to Project Feed the Thousands. Gallery Walk reception, 6-7:30. 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,
Photographer and painter Larry Mizrahi is displaying original paintings through the end of February. This collection primarily features still-lifes and botanicals created using oils on canvas. Larry received his MFA from Brooklyn College in 1992 and currently lives in Guilford, Vermont. The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones—thoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Come in for breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner—eat in or take out. Open 6 to 6 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, February 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 on Friday, Feb. 3: Join the Local Love Brigade and make Postcards to send in an avalanche of Support to victims of hate. Be part of a powerful movement illuminating the power of Fierce Love. At 6 pm, Love Brigade founder Ann Braden will speak on its local mission. Cookies made with love and plenty of card-making materials will be available. A Ukelele Flash Mob singing love songs will arrive at 6:30. All are welcome, including children. The Dianich Gallery has often been at the intersection between Art and Politics. Come be part of something that is taking off in our small state.... OPEN 3-5 pm on FEBRUARY FRIDAYS, as well as lunchtime on Valentine's Day, for more Love Brigade postcard-making.

23. First Friday Pitch Night: Creativity in Business
139 Main St., Rm. 701, down the alley, thru glass 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: 5:30-6:30, Presentations: 6:30-7, Networking and Discussions: 7-8:30. 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.

Artwork by Steve Lloyd
Gallery at The Garden

24. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Continuing through February is an exhibit by Brattleboro-West Arts members Ron Karpius, Kay Curtis, Steve Lloyd, Kris McDermet, Sharon Myers, Gene Parulis, Janet Picard, Walter Slowinski, and Jen Weichers. Art on display includes colorful representational and abstract paintings in acrylic, oil, and watercolor; hooked and braided wall hangings; large-scale prints on paper; and encaustic paintings— Meet and greet the artists during the "LOVE LOCAL" Gallery Walk event sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers, featuring a variety of nonprofits and local businesses. Live music by singer-guitarist Daniel Hartigan. Otherwise open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 except for special events; these include the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market on Saturdays, 10-2.

Rosie Schulick jewelry and card at Penelope Wurr
Penelope Wurr

25. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
If you are already thinking about Valentine's Day Gifts, think about Buying Local from our Brattleboro artist Rosie Schulick. Rosie's fine jewelry and cards are on display through February. Semi-precious stones set in knotted silk form bracelets and necklaces that are delicate and uniquely wearable. Come meet the artist during Gallery Walk on Friday, February 3, to learn about her work and inspirations.... New Spring arrivals: scarves, cards, and Valentine Gifts. Also on display is Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass.... and don't forget the British Food! New Winter Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11-6, closed Tues.; open till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

26. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
"Spring Visions" presents new work in a variety of media by featured artists including Anne Johnstone, Robin Cheung, Emily Mason, Eric Boyer, Jon Gregg, and Tiffany Heerema, among others. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 during Gallery Walk on February 3.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 128 Main St., for selected work by prominent and emerging artists.

27. Take a Moment for Peace & Latin American Dinner/Fiesta
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor and downstairs, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · Parker Huber presents "Inspiration from Thoreau: A Contemplation." In celebration of Thoreau's 200th birthday, Parker shares some of his favorite passages from "Walden." We'll let Thoreau's words flow through us, perchance, as Thoreau wished, to reawaken us. Parker is author of "The Wildest Country: Exploring Thoreau's Maine."... 6 pm Latin American Dinner & Fiesta · Celebrating 20 years of visiting a sister parish in El Salvador, this fundraiser features Salvadoran and other Latin American food, music, art, slides, and videos; talk with past travelers. Donations support scholarships for children in El Salvador. Fiesta information: (802) 254-4730.

28. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
SECOND FLOOR–CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Because of continuing renovations on the second floor, there will be no exhibit during February. ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO creations made at LEGO-palooza, held on the third Thursday each month. MEZZANINE–LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS: left–Abenaki artifacts collected locally; right–Vases from the Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks; GLASS DISPLAY CASE: More objects from the Loud Collection. 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. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.

Art by Maureen Mansfield MAUREEN MANSFIELD
Baskets Bookstore

29. 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.

Wolfgard logo for Hermit Thrush Brewery
Hermit Thrush Brewery

30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
"Explore the Wild through Wolves" is Wolfgard Northeast's February display of photographs and art featuring the wolf. This local nonprofit teaches through storytelling and offers visual media as a way to explore humans' enduring relationship with a species once native to New England landscapes. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night will be available 5 pm-late. 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 an exhibit of work from Gallery North Star of Grafton. The paintings in this collection were created by some of Vermont's finest artists in a variety of mediums, including oil, pastel, and watercolor— Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.