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MAY 2016
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ARTICLE LINK FOR
MAY



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Work at 1868 Crosby House

NANCY CALICCHIO
1868 Crosby House


Work showing at BMAC

DIVERSITY ART SHOW
for 7th ANNUAL FEST
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center


Work showing at BMAC

KAREN GAUDETTE
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center


Work at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

WILLIAM BRITT et al.
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center


Work at Whetstone Station

MARGARET SHIPMAN
Whetstone Station


Work at RGS Gallery 34

SUE FRIEDELSON
In Gallery 34....
River Gallery School


Work showing at Latchis Gallery

TOM JENKS
Latchis Gallery


Work showing at Latchis Gallery

ARTWORK ON DIVERSITY
ANNA LOUCKA et al.
Latchis Main Theatre


Art at Flat St. Brew Pub

NICHOLAS CAIN
Blue Moose Trading Co.


Work at Vt Ctr for Photography

BRUCE HOOKE et al.
VCP MEMBERS SHOW
Vermont Center for
Photography


Artwork at Mocha Joe's

NORA JONES
Elliot St. Fish & Chips


Artwork at Mocha Joe's

HEADY ART
Mocha Joe's Café


Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

RIVER GALLERY SCHOOL
PRINTMAKERS
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Art at Works Bakery Café

KARENA NESS
Works Bakery Café


Jewelry by David F. Walter

DAVID F. WALTER
David Walter, Goldsmith
& Platinumsmith


Sculpture by Bruce Campbell

BRUCE CAMPBELL
David Walter, Goldsmith
& Platinumsmith


Work by Edward A. Kingsbury

EDWARD A. KINGSBURY
Gallery in the Woods


Work by Molly Hatch

MOLLY HATCH
The Dianich Gallery


Art in Gallery at the Garden

AIDA AVERY
Gallery at The Garden


Art in Gallery at the Garden

SIIRI LANE
Gallery at The Garden


Stitches pattern at Penelope Wurr

"STITCHES" PATTERN
SUPPLEMENTS
Penelope Wurr


Art in Key Bank Window

ERICA GRACE BALCOM
Key Bank Window


Art at Hermit Thrush Brewery

ROSE BERNHARD
Hermit Thrush Brewery


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MAY 2016

This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, MAY 6.


VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN

Fish on platter by Janet Picard
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, www.vermontmarina.com
Ongoing exhibits include paintings by German native Else DeVoid, who wanted to create even when life was colorless and tense under the Nazi regime; watercolors by gifted 11-year-old artist Alex Hrabchak; flora, fauna, and New England 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, light-filled 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

Work at C.X. SilverGallery
LEONARD RAGOUZEOS
C.X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088, www.cxsilvergallery.com
Gallery OPEN 4-6:30 for Gallery Walk; otherwise open year-round by calling 1-2 days in advance.... NEW EXHIBITION: Leonard Ragouzeos: Paintings on Paper, through June 12. More information at www.cxsilvergallery.com/leonard-ragouzeos.... Sue Brearey book available at www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1074182.... ONGOING EXHIBITS: Rodrigo Nava Infinity Forms—sculpture on lawn. Selections from the show and book: Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside—50-year retrospective. Cai Xi's Wu Ji (Infinity Within) and In the Box series of abstract performance painting using mops/brooms/trowels as brushes; luminous landscapes; monumental portraits; and the multimedia Pink Slip Projectpinkslipproject.tumblr.com/archive.... DIM SUM DINING evenings by appt. plus ALL DAY BUFFET ON SUNDAYS, MAY 8 & 29, 11-7—information at dimsumvt.com/events; calling ahead recommended.

3. 1868 Crosby House
175 Western Ave., (802) 257-7145, www.crosbyhouse.com
Nancy Calicchio's plein air paintings seek to capture the beauty of the Vermont landscape. Paintings of rivers and ponds, many familiar to local residents, tend to dominate in this collection of 13 works. Stop by during Gallery Walk from 5 to 8:30 on May 6, enjoy refreshments and tour the Crosby House, a 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.

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

Work showing at Marlboro Graduate Center
SEVI AKARÇAY
Marlboro Graduate Center

4. Marlboro College Graduate Center
28 Vernon St., (802) 258-9202, 1st Floor - GLASSROOM www.marlboro.edu
Turkish artist Sevi Akarçay explores connection in Merge, a series of meticulously constructed paper collages with drawn elements. "Place, space, and time become encounters with possibilities of being." The visually striking Story of the Snail Goddess invites viewers to construct their own narratives. Selected pencil and scratchboard drawings pull us through cloud/sea/landscapes and invite us to dream the possible. A bright collection of works with U.S. artist and collaborator Jessmaya Morales explores the artists' experiences of gratitude and home. For further information, see www.sevistudio.com. Open for Gallery Walk on May 6, 5:30 to 8:30, and Mon.-Fri. 9-4 through the end of May.

5. 7th Annual Diversity Day Fest
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., (802) 989-1672 Maresa, maresa.neilson@gmail.com
5 to 7:30 during GALLERY WALK, May 6: The WSESU Diversity Equity Committee and ARTstravaganza offer a student artwork display, snacks, and activities at the BMAC lawn and galleries: 5:00 pm–Maypole, Music & Family Activities; 5:40 pm–Oak Grove School Intergenerational Chorus; 6:10–Student Performances; 6:30 pm–Music Celebration with Todd Roach; 7:00 pm–Nomad vs. Settler & Bratt-Rock. For further information and to get involved with 2016-17 Diversity programs, contact Maresa Nielson at the number and e-mail above.

6. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. Exhibits: Contemporary Artists vs. The Masters: Homage, Battle, Reclamation—13 artists translate acknowledged masterpieces anew.... Wishing for the Moon / Karen Gaudette—scratchboard drawings metaphorically reflect a journey to find true love.... Visions from the Edge: An Exploration of Outsider Art by individuals whose creative impulses emerge from experiences with autism and other developmental disorders.... Are You Here? / Jon Gitelson's billboard photographs ask travelers to consider the implications of being present.... flow-MOTION / Michael Sacca deftly balances the clarity of documentary photography with distinctive artistic expression. Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under. Free Admission on Thurs. after 2; guided tours on Sat. at 2.

Work at River Gallery School
NECCA PERFORMANCES
At the River

7. NECCA Circus Performances
On the grassy verge by the Connecticut River, opposite the train station and Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery; necenterforcircusarts.org
CIRCUS PERFORMANCES at 5:45, 6:30 & 7:15: The New England Center for Circus Arts offers three short shows featuring advanced and professional-level students. NECCA attracts high-level students—from the region and from around the world—who amaze and entertain viewers as they swing from trapezes and aerial fabrics hung on a portable aerial rig. This event is part of the ARTstravaganza weekend sponsored by the Arts Council of Windham County—see http://tiny.cc/artstravaganza.

8. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
Paintings by Margaret Shipman continue on display through May. Margaret takes inspiration from the vibrant craziness of the natural world, the dual nature of humanity, and the magic in everyday life. Letting the materials serve as her guide, every painting is an opportunity to learn something new about combining elements of color, texture, and pattern. Some of the flowers in this series are edible and/or medicinal, and painting them is a way to learn about these properties and commit them to memory. Some flowers are imaginary, and painting them ... is just plain fun! 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.

Work at River Gallery School
LORI SCHREINER
Gallery 34

9. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
Gallery spaces in May feature work from the Printmaking and Encaustic classes, including drypoint, collagraph, relief, and mixed-media monotypes as well as encaustics on board. River Gallery offers classes and workshops covering a variety of printmaking techniques in its beautiful new street-level studio on Main Street. For a full schedule of classes offered please stop by the school or visit online.... GALLERY 34 features paintings by Lori Schreiner and sculpture by Sue Friedelson.

10. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Work by students at Marlboro College and Brattleboro Union High School created using a variety of concepts, mediums, and methodologies to respond to the topic of DIVERSITY, ranging from issues of socioeconomic class, gender, and embodied experiences, to practicing not expecting information. Marlboro students include Kaitlyn Sanders, Ariana Rodrigues, Willa Decker-Lee, Ben Rybisk and Anna Loucka; BUHS students include Abby Chapman, Francis Cornick and Alex Cohan. Open during movie showings and otherwise by appt.
B. MAIN THEATRE: "Vibrational Stories," an exhibit of new work by Tom Jenks, is featured in May. Through colorful geometries, fractal patterns, and symbolic imagery, Tom's art portrays energetic landscapes, cosmic scenes, and vividly visionary dreamtime realities. Open 5:30-6:30 during Gallery Walk, during movie showings, and by appt.

Art at Flat St. Brew Pub
ALIANA BLOCH
Flat Street Brew Pub

11. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911, www.flatstreetbrewpub.net
Aliana Bloch grew up in downtown Brattleboro. Working with ink, pencil, and sometimes cut paper and found objects, she draws inspiration from the organic world around her. An avid reader of fantasy, science fiction, and scientific theory, she is fascinated by both the physical workings of the universe and the intangible wonders of life. Her favorite subjects are geometric mandalas and subtly fantastical female characters, drawing connection between the human form and the magic to be found in the ordinary. The Pub offers 20 handcrafted ales and lagers on tap, and pub-style food. Open Tues.-Thurs. 4-11, Fri. & Sat. 4-12:30 last call, closed Sun. & Mon.

12. Nicholas Cain Exhibit at Blue Moose Trading Co.
8 Flat St., (802) 246-2000
Work by Nicholas Cain continues on display in May. In one word, this art shouts "movement!" and walks the viewer through a whimsical wonderland of eye-catching composition with bold geometry and a vivid contrast of color. Stop by Blue Moose during Gallery Walk on May 6 to find the next piece for your collection of local art or talk with Nicholas about his work in person. For more information, contact the artist by e-mail at nicholasmichaelcain@gmail.com or call (802) 579-8563.

Work at In-SIght Photography Project
BOB GEORGE
In-Sight Photo Project

13. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
"The Tiny Gallery" is showing "Lost at In-Sight," a collection of images made from negatives in the lost-and-found box at the studio, abandoned by anonymous students over the years. Too good not to share, this collection was curated for public display. Do you know who they belong to? Are they yours? ... In-Sight is also exhibiting its Annual Student Exhibition at the Hooker-Dunham Gallery (see Listing #25). In-Sight provides photography and cross-cultural programming to youth regardless of their ability to pay. Call the office or visit online for more info.

14. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
The annual VCP Members Show is up through May 29. The center's membership represents a wide variety of photographic backgrounds and interests, and members hail from all corners of New England. Our featured member for this exhibit is Bruce Hooke of Plainfield, Mass. More info online at vcphoto.org. Gallery Walk opening reception on Friday, May 6, 5:30 to 8:30, and otherwise open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. from 12 to 5.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
CARA MEINKE
ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective

15. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277, ArtRageUs1.com, info@ArtRageUs1.com
A local arts collective selling art, crafts, books, and music, and home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz. Now featuring one-of-a-kind, hand-formed jewelry by metalsmith Cara Meinke, who uses high-quality metals and gemstones to craft original works of art that are influenced by the beauty of the natural world and her career as a wildlife biologist. Come meet Karen and see her carefully crafted jewelry in addition to the always-changing inventory of crafts, home décor, clothing, cards, paintings, and more! We continue to recruit new members. Open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 11-5, until 8:30 for Gallery Walk, and online.

16. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, elliotstreetfish@gmail.com, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Work in graphite, marker, pen, watercolor, gouache, and acrylics by Nora Jones continues in May. "My art represents a collection of personal relationships and experiences. A large portion of my portfolio consists of self-portraits. Perhaps the largest part embodies my late partner, someone I consider my greatest inspiration. In life, and in passing, he continues to be the strongest drive for my creativity. The most important thing to me is for my viewers to feel the emotional process from where my art is born." The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

17. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
New, old, and mix-media works by Heady Art are featured. "All forms of creating are essential to the complexity of our physical and spiritual organism; visual stimulation has always been my favorite way to experience and express myself. The ability to concentrate physically while communicating with non-physical influences, ideas, and feelings is what I live for in all of life's interactions. My ultimate goal is to produce images that are fun, deep, and mysterious, leaving people with a Heady reflection on what they've seen." Stop by during the Walk and all month for a sip of Joe, locally baked treats, and a view of the art.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
PAUL ORTLIP
Vermont Artisan Designs

18. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Work by River Gallery School Printmakers is featured. Enjoy the work of many artists in monotype, drypoint, and relief. River Gallery School offers several printmaking classes in its new space at 36 Main Street, just below its second-floor studios. Check out this array of beautiful work created in a beautiful new space 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.

19. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
A retrospective of art by American Impressionist Paul Ortlip is featured during May's Gallery Walk. Two of Ortlip's daughters, Carol and Michele, have assembled a body of his work to celebrate what would have been his 90th birthday. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Also slated for this month is the annual Vermont Craft Council's Open Studio Weekend. Vermont Artisan Designs will serve again as an information center for the tour during the Memorial Day holiday. A portion of sales of work by the featured artist will go to Groundworks Collaborative. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see works by more than 300 artists and craftspeople.

20. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
May's featured artist, Karena Ness, says the creation of "environment" relies upon an imaginary realm of exploration. She explores the reactive qualities of paint spilled, stamped, troweled, or hand-applied. Subtle effects created by "paint being paint" spark and fascinate, leading her imagination down its own path. She articulates suggestions of the natural world and allows birds to land unintentionally within the layers, offering an identity within the abstract spaces they inhabit... 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, till 8 for Gallery Walk.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
STAN RUSZALA
WOW Frozen Yogurt

21. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255
Paintings by Stan Ruszala of West Springfield, Mass., are featured through the end of May. 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.

22. David Walter, Goldsmith & Platinumsmith
124 Main St., (802) 722-9620, www.davidwalterjewelry.com
David Walter designs and produces contemporary heirlooms in precious metals and gems. While primarily producing one-of-a-kind bespoke jewels, some of David's commissions involve the refashioning of a piece of inherited family jewelry to suit its new owner. In either case, it's a collaborative effort between the client and the designer. Also showing are kinetic sculptures by Bruce Campbell: Defining space through the unpretentious medium of wire that has been joined, bent, and twisted into imaginative shapes, these works encourage viewer interaction through the operation of a hand crank. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 10-6, later for Gallery Walk.

Art at Gallery in the Woods
HUICHOL YARN PAINTINGS
Gallery in the Woods

23. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
May features abstract work by Edward A. Kingsbury and Tribal Art from Mexico. Kingsbury's pen-and-ink forms, featured in the Outsider Art Show in New York and Paris, arise from a finepoint filigree with a zen-like sense of organic movement that is reminiscent of free jazz. Huichol Yarn Paintings by shaman-artists from Nayarit, Mexico are "otherwordly visions, triggered by the use of the sacred peyote cactus." Alebrijes are fantastical animals, hand-carved and intricately painted by Zapotec artists of the Oaxaca Valley; about 100 one-of-a-kind pieces, large and small, were selected during a recent month-long curating trip. Gallery Walk reception, 5:30-8:30 on May 6, with the Moondogs' original tunes.

24. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Featured through July 30 is fourth-generation artist Molly Hatch, of Florence, Mass., who grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont and earned her BFA from the Museum School in Boston in 2000. Entitled Passage, the exhibit was designed with the Dianich gallery space in mind—a space distinctively suited to sculptural floor pieces. Presenting new ceramic sculptures and drawings, the show was inspired by both historic and contemporary textiles and patterning found in home interiors, and it explores how patterns juxtapose. Artist's Reception during Gallery Walk on May 6, 5:30-7:30 pm; hours otherwise by appointment.

Photo by Leila Young
Leila Young et al.
IN-SIGHT STUDENTS
Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery

25. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main St., down the alley and downstairs, In-Sight: (802) 252-9960, www.insight-photography.org
The In-Sight Photography Project is hosting its Annual Student Exhibition & Sale at the Hooker-Dunham Gallery during May. Work created in digital and analog photography classes, the writing and photography class, Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth ?Arts Program, various collaborations with In-Sight, and all submitted work from our programming in the past year is included in the exhibition. Student prints, new In-Sight t?-shirts, and baked goods are being sold to raise money for scholarships during a Gallery Walk reception on May 6, 5:30-8:30. In-Sight provides photography and cross-cultural programming to youth regardless of ability to pay. See related Listing #13.

26. "Our Bodies, Our Myths"
Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., down alley and downstairs
GALLERY WALK Performance on May 6, 7:30-9 pm: An evening with Megan Buchanan, Grainne Buchanan, Verandah Porche, Jana Zeller & Diana Whitney. Three poets, one musician, and a puppeteer create the mythic frame for living in a body "throughout our badass sacred lives." Sugg. donation: $8-$15. This is an ARTS AFTER DARK presentation of the ARTstravaganza weekend on May 6-8, highlighting the multiplicity of arts and creative talent in Brattleboro and beyond. Proceeds go towards supporting the work of the Arts Council of Windham County—details at http://tiny.cc/artstravaganza.

27. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
FRONT GALLERY: Roots & Wings, a two-woman show by Aida Avery and Siiri Lane. Aida is an artist, healer, and teacher originally from Mexico; she describes her work as "soul journey paintings." Siiri has an MFA from Bennington College and has lived in Brattleboro for 11 years; she is now happily ready, willing, and able to share her art publicly. REAR GALLERY: Windham Grows, a photographic exhibit by John Nopper and Jeff Lewis featuring Windham County farms and food businesses. Open for Gallery Walk on May 6, 5:30 to 8:30, and otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, except during special events. ARTstravaganza performances during Gallery Walk: 5:30 pm–Moon Dogs; 6 pm–New England Youth Theatre; 6:30 pm–Georgette Adjie & the Singo Dance Troupe (Cameroonian dance); 7 pm–El Amal Belly Dance Co.; 7:30-9 pm–The Celebration Brass Band & Dancing. See http://tiny.cc/artstravaganza.

Work at Austin Design
THE HERMITAGE
Austin Design Inc.

28. Austin Design Inc.
167 Main St., Ste. 302, take front door stairs or side door elevator, (802) 451-5966, www.austindesign.biz
GALLERY WALK OPEN HOUSE 5-8 pm: Austin Design (ADI) believes that architecture is first and foremost about people and their experiences. With a long-time presence in southern Vermont and western Massachusetts, ADI is now officially joining Brattleboro's creative community. Stop by to chat with the staff, peruse images of their work, and learn what it's all about. ADI offers expertise in commercial, residential, institutional, and community projects.

29. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
"Stitch Art," a collection of antique supplemental cross-stitch and embroidery patterns, designed to accompany the YOUNG LADIES JOURNAL dating from the late 1800s, are on display through June. Enjoy a rare look at these beautiful, intricate, and colorful designs. Also on display is Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass. If you're looking for a unique gift or card for Mother's Day, new stock is arriving daily. Regular hours are Mon.-Sat. 10-ish to 6 or later, Sun. 11 to 6, till 8:30 or later for Gallery Walk. Closed Tues. till Memorial Day.

Work by Lauren Pollaro
LAUREN POLLARO
Mitchell·Giddings
Fine Arts

30. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290, mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
Featured through May 29 is Color & Construct, Lauren Pollaroís sublime mixed-media assemblages. Artist Talk: Sat., May 14, 5 pm. The gallery features innovative works by mid-career and established artists in a variety of media. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5 and 5:30-8:30 for Gallery Walk.

31. Key Bank Window
185 Main St., (802) 257-7747
A two-person show by Erica Grace Balcom and Martha Dolan is featured in May. Erica studied fine art at Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She has recently been painting in oils using a brushless technique to produce vivid landscapes. Martha has brought her imagination and feelings to life through art since childhood. Her art education includes summer classes at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, N.Y., classes with Maryanna Bock at her studio in Keene, N.H., and classes at the River Gallery School in Brattleboro.

32. 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 · In "SOUNDING COMPASSION," Linda Schneck demonstrates, with harp and voice, how sound can comfort, enliven, and heal us. "In this pilgrimage of life, sound is not a completion but a doorway," says Schneck, a harpist, composer, and educator from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, where she maintains a practice in Music-Thanatology, a sub-specialty in palliative care. She is also a gardener and beekeeper with 15 lively honeybee colonies offering much inspiration for sounding meditations.

Work by John Steven Gurney
JOHN STEVEN GURNEY
Brooks Memorial Library

33. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
MEZZANINE—LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS: left—Abenaki artifacts collected locally; right—Glass and ceramic vases from the Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks; GLASS DISPLAY CASE: More objects from the Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' creations from craft activities in the Children's Room, including LEGO-palooza!; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Local author/illustrator John Steven Gurney's first graphic novel for young readers, "Fuzzy Baseball." 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.

34. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
Photography by Rose Bernhard is featured in May. "I photograph what I am drawn to. The form, the face, the landscape, the ruin. I photograph what I find beautiful and ... take every other quality away from it. I make that beauty the subject of my photograph because it is easier than saying something meaningful. Calling a photograph beautiful makes people stop and look even when perhaps the image holds nothing of substance beyond the quality of beauty. Perhaps that is okay. Perhaps beauty can stand on its own. Perhaps it cannot." Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

Work by Gary Milek
GARY MILEK
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery presents work by Gary Milek of Cider Hill Gardens & Gallery in Windsor. Finely detailed egg tempera paintings depicting the Vermont countryside, rich gold leaf and egg tempera landscapes, and watercolors featuring botanically correct flowers and herbs characterize his work. Milek uses 15th-century techniques to recreate the New England landscape. Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.