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.
This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, APRIL 3.
NOTE: MOST EXHIBITS ARE OPEN ALL MONTH.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
The next Gallery Walk will be on FRIDAY, MAY 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,
Kristina Wentzell, Keene-based owner of the
warm-weather Happy Camper Mobile Art Gallery, is showing vibrant, impressionistic
paintings of flora, fauna, and familiar New England landscapes. Continuing are
collages of vintage food imagery by Tiffany Heerema featuring colorful vintage
food imagery -- sure to whet your appetite; 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;
personality-filled paintings of farm animals by Caryn King; colorful and
whimsical plein air landscapes by Georgie; and impressionist-realistic,
light-filled paintings by Deborah Lazar. Gallery Walk "munchies" available from
5 to 6:30 for visitors stopping in to catch the art en route to downtown. The Marina
Restaurant is a casual waterfront eatery with a sunset view; open 7 days 11:30 to 10,
Sunday Brunch served from 10 to 1.
C.X. Silver Gallery
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802)
Open 4-6 pm for Gallery Walk in April and by appointment
year-round. Reception on Sunday, April 5, 2-4 pm, for new exhibition In The Box:
Recent Works by Cai Xi, with a talk at 3 pm by the artist on the Art-Food Connection.
Special exhibits also include the continuing show and book Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on
the inside - 50-year retrospective , cxsilvergallery.com/nye-ffarrabas. Ongoing exhibits include
luminous landscapes, portraits, the Wu Ji (Infinity Within) series of abstract
performance painting using mops and trowels as brushes, and the ongoing multimedia
Pink Slip Project pinkslipproject.tumblr.com). Dim Sum Dining & Catering
daily by appointment (call ahead 1-2 days, 802-257-7898) -- dimsumvt.com.... Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents
World Taichi Day in Brattleboro on Sunday, April 26, 1-2 pm on the Brattleboro Common,
Park Place between Putney Road and Linden Street;. Info at accvt.org.
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
3. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK: Contact Hannah
Parker for information on renting short-term meeting spaces by the day or hour in
the Whetstone Studio building. The Whetstone complex houses studios for a number of
working artists and artisans -- Naomi Goldie, Rosie Schulick, David Parker, and Adrienne
Ginter among them -- as well as a photography studio and innovative community
& Art Center
4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk for new exhibits.
Gathering Threads: Contemporary Fiber Art pushes the boundaries of traditional
textile techniques into innovative forms.... Children of the Oasis: Egyptian
Tapestries displays work from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.... Dialogue
Lindenfeld + Lindenfeld: Ceramics by Naomi Lindenfeld respond to textiles by her
mother Lore Kadden Lindenfeld.... Love, Labor, Worship: The People of Basin
Farm is Michael Poster's photo essay on the Bellows Falls Twelve Tribes
community.... Paintings in Donald Saaf's Contemporary Folk Tales imbue
everyday life with a fantastical quality.... Create art in Your Space:
Texture!... Hours: Open daily 11-5, closed Tuesdays. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free
for BMAC members and youth 18 & under.
5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St.,
Painter Naomi Goldie, who spent her early childhood
surrounded by artists and musicians, began her formal study of art at age seven. At
15, in the late 1980s, she left school and moved to the vibrant melting pot of New
York's Lower East Side: "I submerged myself in this culture and emerged with a
painting technique I call 'urban impression-ism.' Using this technique, I am able to
capture the Technicolor cityscapes that I vividly dreamed of painting."
The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a
picturesque waterfront location with free parking. Open daily for lunch and dinner,
11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.
6. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St., www.superfreshcafe.com
April's exhibit by co-owners Jessica Jean Weston and
Jacob Alan Roberts is a collaborative showcase highlighting Weston's landscape
photography and Roberts' bold multimedia works. Sale of these one-of-a-kind pieces is
part of a larger fundraising effort to support the café's pending expansion.
Kitchen open till 10 pm for Gallery Walk, live music begins at 8. Regular CafÉ
hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-4, Thurs. 10-8, Fri. & Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-8.
7. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Featured in April are works from Life Drawing classes
taught by Jason Alden. Students worked with live models to draw the human figure using
charcoal, pastels, and various paint mediums. This exhibit reflects students'
discoveries and understandings of how to create a sense of space, light, form, and
feeling within a full picture. Stop by to see the beautiful array of work and to
register for upcoming classes and workshops -- offerings are posted on the
Latchis Main Theatre
8. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Continuing in April is work by
photographer, sculptor, and multimedia artist Dven Hologram, who moved to
Vermont from Los Angeles in 2013. His first public exhibit in Brattleboro features
urban and rural landscapes, portraits of some of the eclectic personalities he has
encountered, and papier-mâché theatrical masks. New works are being
added for April
B. MAIN THEATRE: "Oceana One," an installation of new paintings by Mia
Scheffey, returns by popular demand after a well-received showing in October. The
Main Theatre is open during Gallery Walk, 5 to 6:30, and for movie showings and other
C. LATCHIS ARTS ANNEX, 12 Flat St.: Gallery Walk event called Visionary Art
and Sound presents artwork by Ben Keating, Tom Jenks, Heather Miller and
Bobbie Ditrani, music by Derrick Jordan and sound healing by Davi
Kuhn & Friends.
9. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill),
Local visionary artist Jonas Emmanuel Fricke is extending
his yearly exposition at the coziest spot in town through the beginning of April!
This collection of exuberant mixed-media works about gratitude, grief, continuance,
exaltation, and wonder endeavors to illuminate the unseen with rollicking, vibrating
color and playful, dense allegory. Tea & Treats served till 10. Winter Hours:
Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mon.
10. Angel Boy Art, Inc.
61 Main St., (802) 246-7603 Sara, www.angelboyart.org
The Angel Boy Art gallery and resource center features
art by children with special differences -- for browsing and purchase -- as
well as information regarding the diagnosis of exhibiting artists. Also offered for
sale is work by professional artists donated to benefit the organization's
programs, and a selection of vintage, modern, and handmade jewelry. The
nonprofit Angel Boy Art provides free in-home art therapy and art supplies to
children with special differences. Its gallery and resource center are designed with
the goal of breaking down stigmas through education. All proceeds benefit children
with special needs; no sales tax.
11. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911, www.flatstreetbrewpub.net
"Veggie Rock" by John Pattavina is featured. A theater
major, John grew up in Middletown, Conn., and moved to Putney in 2013 via
Massachusetts, Chicago, and New York City. He came to the visual arts through graphic
and set design, and has been freelancing as a graphic artist and photographer since
2002. Veggie Rock was born out of a conceptual effort to soften the hard edge of
rock-and-roll while simultaneously giving vegetables "a new, gritty, rock edge." The
Pub offers 20 fine handcrafted ales and lagers on tap and a delicious menu of pub-style
food. Open Tues.-Thurs. 4-11, Fri. & Sat. 4-12, Sun. 3-10.
JAZMIN et al.
12. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
"Fresh Eyes" is the title for our April exhibition at
the In-Sight Photography Project and will feature work made by students in
beginner-level classes, Digital 1 and Film 1. Opening reception during Gallery
Walk on April 3, 5:30-8:30 pm. Stop in to see the featured work and view the In-Sight
facility.?The In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography and makes
all classes available to any interested youth regardless of ability to pay.
13. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
"Perfect Imperfection" is a collaborative photography
and creative writing project by Liz LaVorgna and Shanta L.E. As a window
to emotion, presenting what people feel is imperfect about them, emotionally or
physically, it's about discovery, a journey, and acceptance. "Our visual and written
stories include emotionally charged topics like abandonment and domestic violence as
well as physical issues including varying degrees of body shame.... We are facing more
pressure than ever before to become what we are not." The exhibit runs through Sunday,
April 26, with an opening reception on Friday, April 3, 5:30-8:30 during Gallery Walk.
Gallery hours are otherwise Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5. Visit VCP online for more
14. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK ON APRIL 3: The gallery
features work by Gayle Weitz. The mainstay of Gayle's art are human-sized
sculptural cabinets that focus on the relationship between people and animals.
The series Humanimals mixes whimsical exterior sculpting with very serious interior
collage to invite attention in order to deliver a message of animal rights.
NOTE: The gallery is being reorganized to re-open in June as an art coop. Local
artists and artisans interested in this venture should contact the gallery at
15. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Images from the Greek islands by Florence (Mass.)fine art
photographer Larry Rankin are featured. Sample the moods, history, colors,
light, and textures of these unique islands. "A truly effective image is evocative
for the viewer, just as the experience in the moment was for the photographer. As
for many individuals, a sense of place and permanence is important to me. But we
are all on a journey in this life, seeking and thirsting for what we do not
understand." Talk with the photographer and his barista daughter, Kimberly, at a
Gallery Walk reception, 6-8:30 pm, and enjoy Mocha Joe's renowned coffees, seasonal
drinks, and freshly baked pastries.
16. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
and BEEC Benefit
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
New hand-painted kites by Jim Thompson will be
featured during Gallery Walk on April 3. Also featured are new paintings by
Charlie Hunter and jewelry by Andrea Lorette. A portion of sales of
featured art will go to the Drop-in Center. Gallery open 7 days; visit web.
BEEC BENEFIT, 6-8 pm: Forester Lynn Levine is selling her children's
book: "Is It Time Yet?" (ages 4-10), and 40% of Gallery Walk sales will be donated
to Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. Spot, the yellow spotted
salamander, goes on an early spring journey to a vernal pool to find a mate, and
meets other creatures along the way. Info: (802) 254-4717 Lynn.
Works Bakery Café
17. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
April features smaller works by Sarah Adam, an
amalgamation of silhouettes, cosmic skies, and loosely brushed landscapes.
Inspirations include her commute from north Quabbin to southern Vermont: simple
scenery gives way to rolling hills and shadows against intense sunsets. Energetic
brushwork hints at landscapes with tall pines and tree-dotted hills, then blurs
away. A bright palette of warm earth against agitated skies is both haunting and
cautionary. See more work at
www.madsahara.com.... Check out the "clothesline" exhibit of children's
artwork from River Gallery School.... The café serves Rainforest
Alliance coffee, humanely raised meats, poultry and dairy with no antibiotics or
added hormones -- thoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Open daily 6 to 6,
until 9 for Gallery Walk.
WILLIAM H. HAYS
The Artist's Loft
18. David Walter Jewelry Studio & Master Craft
81 Main St., (802) 722-9620,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK on APRIL 3: David Walter
designs and produces contemporary heirlooms in precious metals and gems. In addition
to showcasing Walter's jewels, the studio's Master Craft Gallery mounts exhibits
featuring exceptional work by regional craftsmen. Currently showing are hand-cut
paper pieces by Adrienne Ginter, a Brattleboro-based artist who describes her
approach as an exploration into the reoccurring oddities and subtle fascinations of
the natural world. "Every scene in nature tells a million little stories, and I work
to incorporate an extreme amount of detail to illuminate both the macro and micro.
This gives the viewer a greater sense of depth, visually and narratively." Hours:
19. The Artist's Loft Gallery & B&B
103 Main St., 3rd floor, (802) 257-5181,
After 25 years on Main Street, William Hays is
closing The Artist's Loft Gallery and moving his studio into his new home. The
gallery is open Friday and Saturday of Gallery Walk weekend then closed until an
April 24 & 25 studio sale on oils and watercolors.
Amy's Bakery Arts Café
20. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Photo Collages by Simi Berman are featured in April.
Created using photos taken during her travels in Italy, France, and Switzerland,
among other places, these works include "lingering remnants of Brattleboro's own past
as well as the textures of living, changing nature woven into the mix to create new
enigmatic stories." 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, and Sun. 9-5.
21. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
New offerings include woven cathead baskets by Jackie
Abrams in time for spring, tapestries by Karen Kamenetzky featuring vernal
imagery in bold colors, paintings by Richard Heller, and a continuing show by
David Small. Also new jewelry designs by Tai Vautier, and carved birds
and bunnies from Mexico and Canada for gifts of the season. The Moondogs serenade
on Gallery Walk, 6-7:30. Open 7 days.
22. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the
glass doors), (802) 380-1607,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK on APRIL 3. A Group Show by
Vermont Artists in a variety of mediums continues through April, with hours
23. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
In April, the Gallery at the Garden hosts the heART and
Soul Exhibit, featuring artwork by Brattleboro Union High School
students. Meet many of the artists during a Gallery Walk reception on Friday,
April 3, 5:30-8:30. Light refreshments will be served and high school music
groups will perform. All artwork is for sale, with proceeds being divided
between the artists and the Gary Blomgren Scholarship Fund to help other students
succeed. This exhibit continues through April, with gallery hours on Mon.-Fri.
9-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1:30-3:30. Note that on Saturdays the Winter Farmer's Market
is in residence from 10 to 2.
Glass & Gifts
24. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Featured in April are Small Vessels by British-born Mia
Sarosi, working in ceramics since 1991. Originally a painter of Delftware
reproductions, Sarosi opened her own porcelain studio after perfecting her freehand
brushwork. Winner of a prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QUEST), a branch of
the Royal Warrant Holders, Sarosi supplies galleries and London's famous Fortnum
& Mason department store.... Also offered are Penelope's unique line of Fine
Contemporary Glass plus an eclectic mix of European & Local Gifts. An abundance
of "Easter" is on display, including original British Cadbury's cream eggs. Open
Mon.-Sat. 10-ish to 6, Sun. 11 to 6, and late for Gallery Walk; closed
25. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
"Scale and Presence," the featured exhibit of
large-scale ceramics masterfully crafted by Stephen Procter, continues through
April 26. These works transcend the usual experience of pottery and broach the realm
of sculpture. Alongside human-sized vessels, this exhibit introduces smaller pieces
and non-traditional shapes including colorful, wall-mounted "orphan lids."
Robert Moorhead's abstract and calligraphic paintings also continue on
exhibit in April. Open Wed.-Sun. from 11 to 5 and for Gallery Walk, 5:30 to
26. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the
Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
NO "MOMENT FOR PEACE" FOR GALLERY WALK ON APRIL 3:
With so many folks involved in Good Friday and Passover gatherings, the Moment for
Peace is on hiatus until next month. All are invited to come on May 1, when the
program will be led by SING ABOUT, a branch of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus.
27. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MEZZANINE - DISPLAY CASES: 19th-century artworks and artifacts
from the library's Henrietta Loud Collection. LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOW:
Abenaki artifacts collected by avocational archaeologist Gordon Crandall and
local elementary school students. SECOND FLOOR - CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE:
Susan Banta's illustrations for "Peeper Has a Fever," by pediatrician Charlotte
Cowan, MD. Library Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs. 1-6; Fri. 10-6; & Sat.
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery presents Brattleboro photographer Patti
Jacobs, who captures images of the ordinary and makes them extraordinary, helping
us look at the world with new eyes. Also featured are landscape paintings by Erika
Sullivan from Bellows Falls. Statewide informational materials and showcase
exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. The Center is open
from 7 to 11 daily.