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SEPTEMBER 2014
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EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Illustration by Tasha Tudor

TASHA TUDOR
Tasha Tudor Museum


Detail of Doug Cox portrait by Cat Nunn

Detail, Doug Cox portrait
CAT NUNN
Whetstone Studio for the Arts


Driftwood Café logo

DRIFTWOOD CAFÉ
on the patio at
Whetstone Studio for the Arts


NECCA circus student balancing

NECCA CIRCUS STUDENTS
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center


Deco Photograph by Andrew Bordwin

ANDREW BORDWIN
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center


Photo by Kiqe Bosch

HEATHER MILLER
Whetstone Station
Restaurant & Brewery


Painting by Virginia Driscoll

VIRGINIA DRISCOLL
Twilight Tea Lounge


Work at Latchis Gallery

LANI WRIGHT
Latchis Gallery


Painting by Steven Leal

STEVEN LEAL
Flat St. Brew Pub


Work at Vermont Center for Photography

JOHN KUDUKEY
Vermont Ctr for Photography


Work at Vermont Center for Photography

DAVE USHER
Vermont Ctr for Photography


Work at The Hub

MAISIE CROWTHER et al.
The Hub Gallery


Art at Mocha Joe's

LULU LOVERING
Mocha Joe's


Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

JUAN JR. RAMIREZ
Vermont Artisan Designs


Art at Works Bakery Café

NINA ALLEN
Works Bakery Café


Work in Master Craft Gallery

BRUCE CAMPBELL
Master Craft Gallery at
David Walter Jewelry Studio


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

JACKIE ABRAMS
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

RICHARD HELLER
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at The Dianich Gallery

KATHRYN LIPKE
The Dianich Gallery


Artwork at The Gallery at the Garden

Perfect Imperfection Exhibit
LIZ LaVORGNA
The Gallery at The Garden


Artwork at Jasmine Day Spa

KAREN LOOMIS
Jasmine Day Spa


Artwork at School of Dance

ARCHIVAL DANCE PHOTOS
Brattleboro School of Dance


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SEPTEMBER 2014

This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5.

NOTE: MOST EXHIBITS ARE OPEN ALL MONTH.
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Painting by Janet Picard

JANET PICARD
The Marina Restaurant

VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN

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
Featured art includes 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.

VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN

2. Tasha Tudor Museum
974 Western Ave. (now on the first floor), (802) 258-6564, www.tashatudormuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walks, 4 to 7 pm, for "From Scratch: Tasha's Handmade Life" through October 18. Immerse yourself in Tasha's lifestyle of handmade things, including a corgi, original paintings and drawings, and canned goods. See how her devotion to handwritten letters inspired some of her followers. Watch the documentary, enjoy a cup of Tasha's tea, revisit the lost art of letter-writing, and even try a bit of watercolor painting. Children are welcome to enjoy the dress-up area, coloring pages, reading corner, dollhouse, play tea set with cookstove, and more.

Neon sign by Nye Ffarrabas

NYE FFARRABAS
C.X. Silver Gallery

3. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088, www.cxsilvergallery.com
Open 3-8 during Gallery Walk for current exhibit, Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside -- 50-year retrospective and book launch, cxsilvergallery.com/nye-ffarrabas; Reception and Forum, Sunday, Sept. 7, 1-4 pm. New exhibition -- Souvenirs: Landscapes by Gordon Jones -- opens Sun., Sept. 21, 1-4 pm; catalog available. Exhibitions, open year-round by appointment, 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). Asian Cultural Center of Vermont's (accvt.org; 802-579-9088) Mid-Autumn Moon Festival of Vietnam, Korea and China: Monday, Sept. 8, 5:30-8 pm, atop Brattleboro's Memorial Park; free for all ages.

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

Painting by Stacy Morse

STACY MORSE
Whetstone Studio for the Arts

4. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah, thewhetstonestudioforthearts.tumblr.com
OPEN ON GALLERY WALK, 5-8:30: Grand Opening Party at Fat Cat Studio: Visit Cat Nunn's new space on the second floor, filled with her skillful still-lifes and portrait studies. 7 pm unveiling of her portrait of violinmaker Doug Cox, president of the Arts Council of Windham County -- learn about Cat's next exciting commission. Hors d'oeuvres and a variety of beverages will be served. A retrospective exhibit of work by the late Stacy Morse is open for visitors.... Other studios may be open, and building manager Hannah Parker might be available to show studio and meeting spaces -- further info not available at press time.

5. The Driftwood Café: An Outdoor Gallery & Grill
28 Williams St., next to Whetstone Studio, www.facebook.com/TheDriftwoodCafe
Open 5 till closing for Gallery Walk, the café offers seating by the Whetstone Brook for light fare and cold beverages. 6-9 pm: Dancing on the Patio with DJ SelectorD from WVEW -- "spinnin' & jammin' massive." Featured artist Sage Feldman is back from Provincetown and Appearances Eco Arts Fest; she has large industrial and small, beautifully painted pieces on view. Barbara Holliday is showing art on canvas and artful satchels, as well as installation art in and around the café: a painted hot-tub/fishpond, "Doors of Perception," an ornate transformed chair, and planter boxes of flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

6. New England Center for Circus Arts on the Lawn at BMAC
10 Vernon St., NECCA: (802) 254-9780, necenterforcircusarts.org
Special Gallery Walk performances at 6 and 6:45 pm by advanced and professional level students on the freestanding aerial rig. NECCA is a non-competitive school offering acrobatic and aerial classes to students of all ages and all abilities in a fun, fit, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the circus students' show, then head inside for family-friendly art exhibits with a "Road Trip" theme, Jessica Park's creatively colorful paintings, and much more. (See next listing.)

Painting by Jessica Park

JESSICA PARK
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

7. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. Students from New England Center for Circus Arts perform outside starting at 6 and 6:45. Inside BMAC, tour: Road Trip: America Through the Windshield, a contemporary take on the classic summer getaway; See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet, showcasing six decades of vintage car ads; and Your Space / U.S.A., an interactive virtual road trip. A World Transformed presents the visionary paintings of Jessica Park. Spotlight on Small showcases small-scale artworks in a variety of mediums by Laura Christensen, Adrienne Ginter, Elizabeth Sheppell, Altoon Sultan, and Jen Violette. Deco Details: Photographs by Andrew Bordwin highlight the craftsmanship of early 20th-century Art Deco masterpieces. Regular Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11-5 (closed Tues.), Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-5. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and children under 6.

8. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
Featured painter Heather Miller explains that her Venus Visions artwork "represents our united relationship to life's constantly changing experiences. Our ability to perceive life as temporary causes deep suffering and joy. My goal is to share glimpses of beauty inspired by the dance of matter and transformation." One of the pieces in the exhibit is entitled "Adventures in Her Space." -- www.venusvisionsart.com. Offering inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location; indoor and outdoor dining, free parking. Open daily for lunch and dinner, 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

Nature photography by Tara Gordon

TARA GORDON
Twilight Tea Lounge

9. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill), (802) 254-8887, www.twilighttealounge.com
Enjoy a continuing exhibit of movement-inspired work by two local artists. Virginia Driscoll shares pieces from her "Having a Ball" series, inspired by springtime dancing at the river. Tara Gordon transforms close-up nature photography into reflective patterns, exploring the symbiotic relationship between people and nature. Tea & Treats served till 10. Regular Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mondays.

Artwork by Mary Giammarino

MARY GIAMMARINO
River Gallery School

10. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St., www.superfreshcafe.com
The Superfresh! Staff Art Show is an eclectic exhibit of pen-and-ink, paintings, photography, poetry, etc. Artists include owners Jessica Weston and Jacob Roberts, and team members Ben Keating, Travis Stone, Eden Love, Grace Nolan, Sarah Frye, Wyatt Andrews, and more! Live Music on Sept. 5, 8-10, with Erica Russo and The Good Sport (New York), described as "a cross between the poetic vocal style and gentle quality of Joanna Newsom, and the passion, energy, and directness of Heart, lending hints of songwriting styles similar to Ani Difranco and Laura Marling." Donations welcome, BYOB. Café hours: Mon.-Wed. 9-3, Tues.-Fri. 9-10, Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-9.

11. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
The Annual Faculty Art Show presents recent work by teachers in the regular programs and workshops. Current and prospective students have the opportunity to see personal work by the people they engage with in RGS studios. Participants are Jason Alden, Marilyn Allen Carol Barber, Barbara Campman, Robert Carsten, Kim Colligan, Mary Giammarino, Donna Hawes, Lynn Hoeft, Ailyn Hoey, Bruce Iverson, Julia Jensen, Collin Leech, Jodi Paloni, Matthew Peake, Helen Schmidt, Cameron Schmitz, Dan Sherry, Ross Smart, Lydia Thomson, and Robyn Weisel. Sign up for Fall classes while you visit the show -- it's time!

AIAVT Award Project by Centerline Architects

Centerline Architects
AIA-VERMONT AWARDS
Latchis Main Theatre

12. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: During September, Lani Wright exhibits her botanical designs and photographs. "When I look at the world, I see designs everywhere," says this Brattleboro-based self-taught artist, whose work reflects this principle and was all created in the last two years.
B. MAIN THEATRE: Continuing in September are nearly 40 project entries by members of AIA-Vermont for its annual Architecture Excellence Awards Program. While most of their projects are located in Vermont, AIAVT members design residences, workplaces, public buildings, parks, commerce centers, and other structures for clients all over the world. The Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is a nonprofit professional association of 300 members dedicated to enhancing the quality of our built environment. For more info, visit www.aiavt.org. The Main Theatre is open during Gallery Walk, 5 to 6:30, and for movie showings and other events.

13. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911, www.flatstreetbrewpub.net
Steven Leal's new painting series was inspired by eight family photographs chosen from among hundreds in his collection. Experimenting with light, color and collage, Steven has challenged himself to detail the things and people he cherishes most. Offering 20 fine handcrafted ales and lagers on tap, wine, spirits, and delicious pub fare. Open Tues.-Thurs. 4-11, Fri. & Sat. 4-12:30, Sun. 3-10.

Work by Changeling Z for IPP program

CHANGLING Z
In-Sight Photography

14. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
GALLERY WALK OPEN HOUSE to introduce interested youth and families to the organization. See the facility, the equipment, the darkroom, meet teachers and students, and make a photogram with found objects. On exhibit in the gallery is work from the Exposures 2014 Summer Program. Lakota quilt raffle tickets for sale. In-Sight's programs offer local youth the tools for creative self-expression, regardless of their ability to pay. Open Mon.-Fri. 10-5. Call or visit in person or online for further information.

15. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
"Seeing Eye to Eye" features the work of two local photographers, John Kudukey and Dave Usher. They both use traditional, large-format, black-and-white processes to create images reflecting a view of the natural world. Although the theme of landscapes may be the same, each photographer brings his own view and approach. Exhibit runs through September 28 with an Opening Reception during Gallery Walk on Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 8:30. Gallery Hours otherwise: Fri./Sat./Sun. 12-5. Details online.

Work at Artrageus 1

GAYLE WEITZ
Artrageus 1

16. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick, artrageus1.biz
Gayle Weitz focuses on making carved and painted wooden cabinets and containers. Her work reflects a personal aesthetic leaning toward the functional, with lots of detail and a bit of humor. Her recent series "Humanimals" contains thirteen life-size cabinets addressing the relationship between humans and other animals, particularly the issue of speciesism -- the "right" humans have to dominate, oppress, and/or exploit other animals. The gallery sells Tiny Footprint Coffee to fund reforestation in Ecuador's Mindo Cloudforest, and books focused on history, phenomenology, and social theory. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5, for Gallery Walk till 8:30 or later.

17. The Hub Gallery
Arts Council of Windham County, 57 Harmony Pl., access thru Artrageus 1 or from parking lot, Info: (802) 257-1024 Doug Cox or dcox@sover.net, www.acwc.us
"Water," showing through September, features 14 artists' interpretations of the beauty of water. In our environment, water is defined as a transparent fluid forming the world's streams, lakes, oceans, and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids in living things. Water covers 71% of the earth's surface and is vital for all known forms of life. Experience "Water" through the eyes of these artists: Penelope Arms, Maisie Crowther, Sloane Dawson, Liz Hawkes deNiord, John S. Dimick, William Dixon, Len Emery, Adrienne Ginter, Patricia Gordon, Naomi Lindenfeld, Edie Mas, Nancy Shepherd, Tom Singleton, and Carol Stephens. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30; hours otherwise Wed.-Sun. 11-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs

MARC WINNAT
Vermont Artisan Designs

18. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Vermont-native Lulu Lovering is exhibiting her photography. "I draw inspiration from every little detail of life, but my heart beats faster for rich colors, natural beauty, and the constantly changing gorgeousness of the forest and streams I call home. My deepest hope is to powerfully touch society's emotions by revealing in captured time what it might often see but take for granted." Stop by to sip a cup of tea or freshly roasted coffee, and enjoy homemade pastry.

19. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured work in September includes paintings by Realist Marc Winnat and a few new paintings by Juan Jr. Ramirez. Winnat depicts not only local and regional scenes but also some cityscapes. New jewelry by Ed Levin and Ann D. Klein is also featured. A Gallery Walk reception welcomes pianist Franz Robert back to the gallery's Yamaha baby grand. A portion of sales goes to the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center as part of Hunger Action Month. Open 7 days; visit online.

20. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, http://worksbakerycafe.com
Nina Allen, featured artist for September, studied textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has produced 10 puzzle designs for CEACO, sold textiles through NYC's Design Directions, and created logos, signage, and interiors for residential and commercial clients. A member of the Brooklyn-based artist group SONYA, she has exhibited and sold work in multiple New York area shows, as well as the New Arts Program Project Wall and their 2013 Small Works Invitational in Pennsylvania.... 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.

Artwork by William Hays

WILLIAM H. HAYS
The Artist's Loft


21. David Walter Jewelry Studio
81 Main St., (802) 722-9620, www.davidwalterjewelry.com
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 quarterly exhibits featuring exceptional work by regional craftsmen. Currently featured is the exhibition Sun·Moon·Stars·Rain: Kinetic Wire Sculptures by Bruce Campbell, a fascinating exploration of form and motion. Now living in Brattleboro, Campbell began working in wire in the 1990s after many years as an award-winning designer of exhibition catalogues for several prestigious American museums. He thinks of his sculptures as three-dimensional line drawings.

22. The Artist's Loft Gallery & B&B
103 Main St., 3rd floor, (802) 257-5181, www.theartistsloft.com
William H. Hays' unique multicolor linoleum-block prints are vibrant interpretations of the New England landscape and Brattleboro -- original and beautiful works of art at a very affordable price. Visitors can also see works underway in the artist's studio as well as oil and watercolor paintings of northeast landscapes. Open 10-6 daily and 24/7 onlinee.

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

KAREN KAMENETZKY
Gallery in the Woods

23. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Amy's 4th Annual Chalk It Up to Art interactive installation is featured in September. The public is invited to come by the bakery/café and share their arty side on a long strip of chalking wall -- respectful and creative work is encouraged by one and all. 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.

24. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
Featured through October are new oils by Richard Heller and fiber art by Jackie Abrams and Karen Kamenetzky.... Richard Heller's new oils are in constant play between rigid formalism and intuitive expressionism, with spheric forms built from layers of color overlaid by markings, trackings, and exploded grids -- revealing the poetic, interpretive human mind.... Sculptural basketmaker and sculptor Jackie Abrams has been profoundly influenced by her work with women in Africa, simplifiying forms so the materials tell the story of their stengths and sorrows, growth and joys.... Karen Kamenetzky's fiber wall hangings are inspired by cellular imagery, zooming in on the fundamental nature of things and bringing into vision the source of change itself.

25. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Opening Reception on September 5, 5:30-7:30, for "In the Garden," an exhibit of photography and multimedia installation art by Kathryn Lipke showing through October 30. "The evolution of my artistic work has resulted in an 'intermedia' art practice using sculpture, the photographic image, 'soundscape' and video to express human connections to the natural world. The catalyst for my artwork is the land. A sense of place, the vastness of a landscape, and the startling details that one comes across when looking closely, all impact the work." Hours by appointment.

Art at Qualche Volta Gallery

SIMI BERMAN
Qualche Volta Gallery

26. Qualche Volta Gallery in Simi Berman's Studio
139 Main St., Rm. 609 (one flight up in Hooker-Dunham Bldg. with access from Main St. or alleyway entrance)
Oil paintings and collage by Simi Berman, Barbara Baker-Bury and Jillian Farwell are featured. These three local artists, who have been painting together for years, are continuing to collaborate in showing their work. Art, for them, is an ongoing exploration which they wish to share, welcoming conversation. Open for Gallery Walk, Sept. 5, 5-8 pm, also Sat. & Sun., Sept. 6 & 7, 12 to 4 or by appointment. For more info contact Simi at lba31@myfairpoint.net (starts with a lowercase "L"), Barbara at bbb80@comcast.net, Jillian at farjillian@gmail.com.

27. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
September features Perfect Imperfection, a photography exhibit by Liz LaVorgna ( core-photo.com) and Shanta L.E. (storieswetellphotography.com), exploring how people struggle with and embrace their perceived imperfections. These "imperfections" include emotionally charged topics like abandonment and domestic violence as well as physical issues like body shame. The artists hope to encourage dialogue about imperfection and how to embrace it. Just as things are not negative or positive, they ARE; we ARE. "Perfect Imperfection" is about discovery, a journey, and acceptance. Gallery Walk reception, 5:30-8. Spoken Word & Music Event, 8-9:30, with special guests Diana Whitney and Cyndi Fitzgerald. Gallery open otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 1:30-3:30.

Work at Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

PENELOPE WURR
Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

28. Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
Continuing on display are Penelope's illustrations from "Backwater," a children's book and tale of Fishy Follies by Richard Digance (pub. Michael Joseph, 1982). These sensitive and whimsical black-and-white drawings were produced during a post-grad course at London's Central School of Art. Offering Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass and an eclectic mix of Unique Local and European Gifts. SORRY for the inconvenience, but the store will be closed September 10-17 for renovations to the new upstairs Gallery space that will open in October. Open 10-6, Sun. 11-6; closed Tues. Open late for Gallery Walk.

29. 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 · Everyone is invited to the Moment for Peace Peace in the Centre Church Parlor on Friday, September 5. Dede Cummings and Travis Hellstrom will share inspiration from the book they recently co-edited, "Questions for the Dalai Lama: Answers on Love, Success, Happiness and the Meaning of Life," followed by a guided meditation led by Lauren Alderfer. Dede Cummings was a Discover/The Nation poetry semi-finalist and is a publisher at Green Writers Press. Travis Hellstrom, a writer and founder of Advance Humanity, is currently a student at SIT. Lauren Alderfer holds a Ph.D. in Global Educational Leadership and has written books on mindfulness for teachers and children.

Art at Brooks Library

ANNE HUNTER
Brooks Memorial Library

30. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
MAIN FLOOR: Selections from the library's Fine Arts Collection; Alzheimer's Association VT educational display. MEZZANINE -- HALLWAY: "Engaging the Public Library," architectural drawings; DISPLAY CASE: Artworks from the Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR -- ENTRYWAY: Kids' LEGO creations made in Children's Room summer "LEGO-palooza" workshops; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Illustrator/author Anne Hunter's children's books are usually about nature subjects, such as "What's in the Meadow?" "Possum's Harvest Moon," and "Loon Baby" by Molly Beth Griffin. 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. 1-6, Fri. 10-6, & Sat. 10-2.

31. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through the side door of Masonic Center), (802) 258-4957, info: histsoc@sover.net, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org
Free admission: Open 4-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Thurs.-Fri. 2-4, Sat. 11-3. Learn about Island Park; see Delicate Spring Dresses and a Union Station Diorama. Glimpse Rudyard Kipling through Mary Cabot's journal entries ("Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895" author); peruse her photo albums. Play a locally made Estey Field Organ. Read VT Phoenix weeklies from 1895. See a West River RR video and diorama. Learn about Crosbys, Esteys, and Moodys. Inspect the Ft. Dummer replica; dig into its history and artifacts at Brooks Library. Old signs, maps, prescriptions, gowns. Research Room at Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator) open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, by appt.

32. Jasmine Day Spa
29 High St. (off the High-Grove parking lot), (802) 257-0333, www.jasminevt.com
5:30 to 7:30, Happy Hour at the Spa on Sept. 5: Featuring oil paintings and pastel impressions of the British Virgin Islands by Vermont artist Karen Loomis, whose fluid and colorful touch conveys the sacredness of nature and the world around us. Also offering FREE makeup applications, consultations with Dr. Hauschka representative Jennifer White, chair massage, and freshly juiced beauty beverages.

33. Brattleboro School of Dance
22 High St., 3rd fl., (802) 254-6884, brattleboroschoolofdance.com
Open House, 5-8 during Gallery Walk: Meet some of the faculty and staff and learn about the variety of programs offered. Enjoy free pizza and drinks while supplies last, and an array of dance photos of many of the school's classes and productions over the years. Kids can try out a brief sampling of some of the classes offered, including Children's Tap and Children's Hip Hop, and adults can try out a Zumba demonstration as well as a Beginning Jazz sampler!

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery hosts work by Martha Stevenson of Martha's Folk Art in Londonderry. A painter and teacher in the Rufus Porter style, Martha loves to paint scenery of real Vermont places. Also featured are landscapes and florals in watercolor or oils by Kathy Fiske of Woodstock, who also creates fine pencil drawings. One of her favorite ways to sketch is using Sharpies with a watercolor wash and colored pencils to finish.... Vermont Woods Studios of Vernon is showcasing a selection of fine Vermont-made furniture. Information and exhibits for visitors and residents alike are open 7 am to 11 pm daily.