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Work showing at BMAC

Open Call NXNE 2018
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Image for HS A Cappella at BMAC

H.S. A Cappella Benefit
Brattleboro Museum & Art Ctr

Work at River Gallery School

Fall Studio Classes
River Gallery School

Art at River Gallery School

Gallery 34
River Gallery School

Work at Cantina Vidorra

Cantina Vidorra

Work by Cara Wolff Meinke

Cara Wolff Jewelry

Work at Mocha Joe's

Mocha Joe's Café

Work at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Place & Identity Photographs
Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Work at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Struggle for Peace Portraits
Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

Gallery at the Garden

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts

Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Red Sage Pottery by
Hermit Thrush Brewery

Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

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Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, March 2.


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,
Paintings from Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series, as well as his 5-foot Tin Man, were recently added to ongoing exhibits, which include: paintings by young Alex Hrabchak; flora, fauna, and landscapes by painter Kristina Wentzell; collages of vintage food imagery by Tiffany Heerema; large painted gourds by Terry Carter; fine art photography by Henry Ireland; botanical illustrations by Tina Olsen; landscapes and contemporary artwork by Martha Dolan; mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still-lifes by Janet Picard; and impressionist-realist paintings by Deborah Lazar. Walk "munchies" available 5-6:30. This casual waterfront eatery with sunset view is open daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.


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 4:30 to 6:30 pm for Gallery Walk on Feb. 2; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit: (603) 209-7386—after Feb. 8, call (802) 257-7898. Featured exhibit: Paintings and ceramics by Liz Hawkes deNiord: Return As, and book launch DIM SUM catering appointments resume on Feb. 8. Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents the Lunar New Year Festival of Vietnam, Korea, and China at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Sunday, Feb. 18, 1-3:30 pm (more info at


Painting by Robin Reynolds
Open Call NXNE '18
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION to 7:45 for GALLERY WALK—memberships available at a 10% discount.... HIGH SCHOOL A CAPPELLA at 8 pm—see next listing.... NEW EXHIBIT through March 10: Open Call NXNE 2018: Works on Paper - A wide range of 2D and 3D works by more than 20 regional artists—see link to feature article at above left.... Through February 11: Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art by nine artists; The Scarf: Joan O'Beirne's mixed-media works; Your Space: Flights of Fancy - inspiration by our winged companions.... Through March 10: Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha's Islamic-inspired patterns on gallery walls.... Through April 17: Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian's outdoor installation. OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free on Thurs. 2-5 pm.

4. High School A Cappella Benefit
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., (802) 251-9960,
Live Music at 8 pm: Six regional high school a cappella groups rock the main gallery of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center to benefit In-Sight Photography Project's Scholarship Fund. Student-directed groups include Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Spiralia, Xpressivo, and first-timers Local Vocals. Rounding out the show: the Brattleboro Union High School Madrigals, directed by chorus teacher Elise Wadsworth. Event main sponsors are The Savings Bank of Walpole and Green Mountain Creamery, with patron support by Business & Tax Consultants, Clear Solutions Displays, and Howard Printing, Inc. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students. Limited seating; some standing room available.

Artwork at Whetstone Station
"Guernica" Studies
Whetstone Station

5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Pablo Picasso's mural masterwork "Guernica"—completed in 1937 in a gray, black, and white palette—is considered one of the most moving and powerful anti-war expressions in the history of art. On loan from the estate of Heide Bredfeldt and Bill Oates, this exhibit features various preliminary studies for a variety of the mural's details, including the gored horse, a bull, and flames, that reveal Picasso's original plans for painting it in full color. 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.

6. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
The Upstairs Gallery features work by the 50 participants in the Fall semester of Adult Studio classes. Painters, pastellists, watercolorists, charcoal artists, and sculptors worked in the RGS studios for 4 months developing their independent projects in shared studio spaces. Interaction with the teachers is based on one-on-one dialogue, responsive to each individual's level and aims.... At sidewalk level, the Main Street Studio features the Secret Lives of Shopkeepers, portraits of six Brattleboro merchants by various artists, and a preview of upcoming classes and workshops.... In Gallery 34 during February are oil paintings by Lauren Watrous.

Latchis Arts logo

7. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,,
No special exhibits are scheduled in Latchis gallery spaces in January, but please check online for current movies as well as "Live at the Latchis" and "Live in HD" events. On Sunday, February 4, and every Sunday in February at 11:30 a.m., Latchis Arts continues its popular Movies for Kids series. February's theme is Robots. Admission is by donation. Check online for further information.

8. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
In-Sight will not have an exhibition at the Tiny Gallery in February, but head over to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center at 8 pm on Gallery Walk night, Feb. 2, for the annual High School A Cappella fundraiser to benefit the In-Sight Scholarship Fund. (See listing #4 for more info.) visit to view and register for In-Sight's spring classes.

Work at Vermont Center for Photography JOHN WILLIS
Vermont Center for Photography

9. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Photographer John Willis spent eight weeks at the Oceti Sakowin Camp (Camp of the Seven Council Fires) in North Dakota, just above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. There he contributed his time witnessing and assisting the camp media group, participating in the Indigenous-led prayerful movement against the Dakota Access Pipe Line. The project looks at the inequality the indigenous people live with in their own homeland, questioning our society's skewed values while also recognizing how much of value we can learn from indigenous traditions. Exhibit open through Feb. 25. Gallery Hours: Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Visit online for further info on this exhibit and on VCP membership.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

10. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
February features exquisite crocheted-bead necklaces and bracelets by MARY LIBBEY—made from a cylindrically stacked rope of closely piled beads held by a climbing crocheted web. Each unique piece is strung by hand, one bead at a time, on a strong, 100% nylon, triple-threaded cord. The end result is breathtaking. Come meet Mary and see how she creates her jewelry. All of her pieces are on sale this month. ArtRageUs1 is a group of creative individuals joining forces to sell art, crafts, books, and music—and is home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and Write Action books!. OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

11. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
Work by Wayne Estey is featured in the Cantina this month. "I often paint political, social, and environmental themes that challenge viewers to rearrange their prejudices. Right, wrong, good, bad, true, false—all depend on the decider's starting point. Changing one's stance begins first with knowing where you stand." Cantina Vidorra offers starters, build-your-own or traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas, other specialties, and a kids' menu.

Logo for Harmony Arts Caf&
Harmony Arts Café

12. Harmony Arts Café
22 Harmony Pl., (802) 490-2077, FB:
"Serving Art Projects to Nourish the Spirit" is the mission of this new art-making space tucked in a corner of the Harmony Lot. Proprietor Paula Lavender had a storefront marbleizing studio on Main Street two decades ago. Now she has filled this space with a wide variety of supplies and tools for use by folks of all ages—individuals, groups, and families. Demonstration of techniques is included. The "menu" of creative options is offered for modest suggested donations or set prices. There are quick make-and-take projects with changing weekly themes, a range of paper arts, creative celebrations ("art parties"), Sunday family projects, and no-cost larger cooperative group projects to be donated to the community. Tie-dying and quilting are skills Paula can help you master. See the Facebook page for some basic info. Open Mon-Sat. 10-6 (late for the Walk), and Sun. 10-2.

Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips
Elliot St. Fish&Chips

13. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Maria Pugnetti, a multimedia artist with a degree in painting, has worked as a light and sound designer, as well as a graphic designer and illustrator producing cover art for musicians and authors in Europe and America. Inspired by ecology and mythology, her painting style is intuitive and animistic. She considers her work a visual poetry that can illuminate the archetypal forms uniting and guiding us toward self-reflection, healing, and evolution. This collection includes large panoramic allegorical paintings and small mixed-media works—visit and The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

14. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,
GRAND OPENING PARTY: This new store and studio features work by metalsmith and jewelry designer Cara Wolff Meinke, who has been making jewelry for over 20 years and studied metalsmithing at art schools across the country. Handcrafted earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets are displayed on tables Cara crafted from local, live-edge slabs of spalted maple and pine. Also featured are the works of Julia Tadlock (First Water Jewelry) and Vale Burns (fiber artist). The store serves organic, cold-brew, nitro coffee by Nobl Coffee Roasters. Open Wed.-Sat. 10-5 and till 8 for Gallery Walk; otherwise open by appointment.

Work at Windham Movement Apparel
Windham Movement Apparel

15. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook,
FREE YOGA CLASS 5:30-6:30 with Jo Schneiderman. Friday community movement classes are taught weekly by local artists. Whimsy and fun in a ballet theme are on display this month by local artist Wayne Estey, who usually paints with social and political movements in mind. This exhibit has been curated by the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, which takes place this year on July 19-22; tickets go on sale on March 5— WMA supplies quality products to the movement arts community in an environment that encourages fellowship between participants and increases awareness of the life-long benefits of movement for everyone. Open Tues./Wed./Thurs. 1-7, Fri./Sat. 10-6, and till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

16. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
"From the Royal Quinoa Fields of Bolivia" is an exhibit of photographs by Tamara Stenn and daughter Musi Choque Stenn about the quinoa culture and Bolivian people. Quinoa is grown on the shores of the Uyuni salt flats at 14,000 feet above sea level near volcanoes in the Andes Mountains. The nine-month growing season at this altitude is cold and dry. Fulbright Scholar Stenn is raising support with a GoFundMe page to shoot a documentary educating consumers about the importance of supporting quinoa farmers with a living wage— Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

17. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015,
The record shop features a collection of vintage music and movie posters, several rare and collectible. Artists include the Beatles and solo projects, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Clash, Prince, Gene Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood. Turn It Up! sells new and classic music on vinyl and CD at bargain prices every day. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-9, Sun. 11-6.

18. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Two Hilltop Montessori Middle School projects are featured. Photo Collages resulted from exploring Place and Identity through interviews and photo shoots with Brattleboro area shopkeepers, artisans, and business leaders. The "Struggle for Peace" project brought students in contact with a war tax resister and veterans to explore conflicts domestic, national, and international. Their research on individuals who have brought positive change to the world resulted in an exhibit of carefully rendered Charcoal Portraits. The café offers European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, till 8 for the Walk, and Sun. 9-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

19. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Featured work includes paintings by Eric Tobin and, just in time for Valentine's Day, the jewelry of Ann D. Kearney and Bruce Baker. Tobin captures the landscape and villages of northern Vermont. Kearney, who works in silver and gold, designs bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. Baker incorporates a variety of stones into his silver designs. Opening reception 5:30 to 7:30 during Gallery Walk on February 2. A portion of sales of featured work will go to the Windham County Heat Fund. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists.

20. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Kathleen Kennedy is showing Zentangle explorations created by filling shapes with repetitive patterns to create powerful imagery. A former painter and art teacher, Kathleen is also known for her line of fabric-art Brag Bags, including a variety of handcrafted purses and handbags offered for sale at the Brattleboro Food Co-op and other venues. These bags demonstrate her special talent for piecing together complementary fabrics and patterns into pleasing designs.... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6 to 8, including for Gallery Walk.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
WOW Frozen Yogurt

21. Art Night at The Works
118 Main St., inside Works Bakery Café, Info: (802) 254-6201 Susan Rosano
6 to 7:30 pm: Stop by during Gallery Walk to make a Treasure Map, sometimes called a Vision Board, to create a colorful plan of your goals for 2018. Using a piece of poster board as your canvas, you are invited to collage images cut from magazines, old books, or drawings. The idea is that, by giving your mind a vision of what you want and need, this exercise will work toward making that a reality.... Since last month's project was postponed due to the frigid weather, participants are also invited to hang Wishes for Peace on the Wish Tree.... Art Night is sponsored by the Arts Council of Windham County.

22. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255,
Continuing is the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2017 exhibit "Images of SVDF's Inaugural Year," a collection of photographs by Kiqe Bosch highlighting the festival's opening year. A completely black-and-white exhibit, Bosch's thirteen images from 2013 celebrate the variety of movement presented in SVDF's first season. Bosch captured the joy of movement and the intimacy of the mover— Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9.

Ring by Sidney's Art Jewelry
Sidney's Art Jewelry

23. Sidney's Art Jewelry
Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St.,
Just back in Brattleboro, Sidney continues to design his De Beers Award-winning jewelry and is showing his newest work at the Brooks House Atrium each Gallery Walk weekend. Described as "unconventional, surprising, bold, and playful," his designs happily marry several colors of 14k gold to the new, non-tarnishing, platinum-infused Sterling silver, presenting a collection of "architectural pieces with soft Art Deco touches." In addition to his truly unusual finished pieces, he displays dozens of pieces-in-progress you are invited to help complete to your particular, personal taste. His designs are fun, and so is he, so come and experience. Hours: Fri. 5:30-8:30, Sat. 1-7, Sun. 1-4.

24. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
"Come Play With Me": Gwen Murphy's Surreal Wall Dolls exemplify her continuing exploration of humor and pathos. Murphy is primarily a found-object artist, recognized as the creator of Surreal Shoes, an ongoing project. The new textile-and-clay wall characters clearly reference historic puppetry and illustration. They elicit refrains from classic fantasy fairy-tale illustration, and invite storyline and metaphor with their playfulness. Showing through April 2, with an artist's reception on February 2 from 5:30 to 8:30, featuring live music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

Work showing in Gallery at The Garden
Gallery at The Garden

25. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Two exhibits are featured during February: Aaron John Bourque's "Very Little - Almost Nothing" and Margaret Shipman's "Originals." Bourque, a Boston-based artist and photographer, shows off his range of image-making with these newer works. Shipman's canvases are inspired by nature and magic in everyday life. "LOVE LOCAL" MARKET during Gallery Walk on Feb. 2: Sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers, over 40 vendors offer their products just in time for Valentine's Day.... The River Garden is open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 except during special-event rentals. The Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market is in residence on Saturdays from 10 to 2 through the end of March.

26. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
A Celestial Gallery upstairs: Prints by Cavallini complement Ceramic Work by an artisan from Thailand, in seasonally moody colors. Still on view in the retail store are unique and whimsical Ceramics by Wiltshire, UK maker and illustrator Hannah Turner—Mugs, Salt & Pepper Pots, and other Tableware. Hannah's work draws on her love of nature with a humorous bent. Also on display is New Jewelry from talented jeweler and costume designer Philippa Kunisch. Gifts and cards for Valentine's Day, New Spring Arrivals, and CLASSIC BRITISH FARE. Open 11-6 daily, later for Gallery Walk.

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

27. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Winter Group 2018, showing through March 18, presents new work by Donald Saaf, Torin Porter, Josh Bernbaum, and Jackie Abrams, with select work by gallery artists and introducing prints by Erika Radich. MGFA is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. Be sure to visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of gallery artists.

28. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · Joann and Ben Coonrod present a program on "The Seventh Story." Society and its individuals live under the influence of six age-old paradigms based on fear and lack. A new "Seventh Story" is emerging, based on love and enough for all. This powerful, hopeful, and collaborative vision is defined in the work of Brian McLaren and Gareth Higgins. The presentation will also include references to Subtle Activism by David Nicol. Joann and Ben are friends of Parker Huber and are annual winter visitors to Brattleboro.

Artwork at Brooks Library
Brooks Library

29. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR–Grigoriy Molchanov sculptures, and his paintings on the MEZZANINE WALLS; Conrad Feinson's diorama; CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobline, 2nd grade class, Academy School. MEZZANINE–DISPLAY CASES: Objects from the Library's Henrietta Loud Collection; more sculpture by G. Molchanov. SECOND FLOOR–ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' Lego-palooza creations; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Anna Dewdney's "llama llama" books (see event below). Selections from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building; take a self-guided walking tour during library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.
SAT., FEB. 10, 9-10 am · "llama llama, i love you!" A Storytime Celebration of Anna Dewdney on Main Floor. FREE for children 2-7 and their families. Wear PJs, hear a story, eat a snack, make a craft, and maybe meet LLAMA LLAMA. Free book while supplies last. Breakfast snacks and craft supplies provided. Info: (802) 254-5290 x110.

30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Erin Stewart and Will Finkel present Red Sage, a line of collaborative pottery created for the lover of fine fermented drinks. Blending Finkel's simple ceramic forms with Stewart's lively hand-painted vignettes, form and design are united in functional ware with representational and abstract value. Erin fell in love with ceramics in college and has pursued pottery as Red Maple Designs for nine years. Will began his career in pottery at age 5, and it has been his primary passion ever since. Founder of Sage Hill Artisans, he began retailing his work at 15 and is a full-time potter. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on Feb. 2. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.


Work at I-91 Welcome Center
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery features works by artists represented at Gallery North Star in Grafton, including paintings in oil, pastel, and watercolor.... Brochures, magazines, maps, and other printed materials, as well as showcase exhibits of area products, artwork, and fine crafts are resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.