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Work showing at BMAC

All Souls UU Church

Work showing at BMAC

All Souls UU Church

Work showing at Amy Beecher Studio

Amy Beecher Studio

Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work showing at BMAC

Green Street School

Work at River Gallery School

Child & Teen Studios
River Gallery School

Art at River Gallery School

Gallery 34
River Gallery School

Work at In-Sight Photography Project

In-Sight Photography Project

Work at Vermont Center for Photography

Spring Members Exhibition
Vt Center for Photography

Work at 118 Elliot Gallery

118 Elliot Gallery

Work at ArtRageUs1


Goodies at Sweet Miri's Café

Sweet Miri's Café

Work at Cantina Vidorra

Cantina Vidorra

Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Work by Cara Wolff Meinke

Cara Wolff Jewelry

Work by Ines Carreno and Willa Dana

The Grammar School
Mocha Joe's Café

Work at Mocha Joe's

The Grammar School
Mocha Joe's Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Subscription Art Program
to Benefit Scholarship Fund
Works Bakery Café

Art at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Art at Community College of Vermont

Drawing I Class
Community College of Vermont

Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

Raised Voices
Gallery at the Garden

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

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MAY 2018


Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, June 1.


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.


Jewelry at Margo's Bits and Bobs
Margo's Bits and Bobs

2. Margo's Bits and Bobs: Gifts & Collectibles
1010 Western Ave., (802) 579-1571, next to W. Brattleboro Pizza & 7-Eleven
This 300-square-foot retail space is bursting with eclectic wares to please everyone's fancy—antique smalls, Depression glass, fine china, handcrafted jewelry and hair accessories (including trendy teen styles), handknits, ladies' accessories, vintage linens, and much more. Margo immigrated from England in 1963, founded her company in 1990, and was featured in Antiques & The Arts Weekly in 1992. She sold antiques and collectibles at prestigious shows and flea markets all over New York State for a decade before moving to Vermont in 2000. So many "bits and bobs," so little time! Open Wed.-Sat. 12-5, till 8 for Gallery Walk.

3. All Souls UU Church Terrific Tag Sale & Art Exhibit
29 South St. at Rt. 9, (802) 254-9377, go up drive aross from Fire Station
GALLERY WALK FRIDAY from 4 to 7: The UU Women's Federation annual RUMMAGE SALE opens at All Souls on Friday and continues on Saturday, 8-11. Walk patrons and the general public can bargain hunt and also enjoy the newly installed exhibit of paintings by April Judd and Bev Larson, along with a few of Bev's sculptural assemblages—this is their first gallery show since moving to the area several years ago. Bold colors and both abstract and impressionist-realist approaches to landscape and "documentary" paintings of forgotten places give the viewer much to contemplate. The artists will be available on Friday to discuss their work.

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

4. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
GALLERY OPEN 2 to 5 pm for May 4 Gallery Walk; open year-round by calling ahead to arrange for a visit.... Stephen Lloyd: Recent Work, May 4-June 10— Reception on Sunday, May 6, 4-6 pm: Meet the artist for discussion about this exhibition. Publications: Linda Montano: 14 Years of Living—and Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the DIM SUM catering by appointment; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898.... Self-contained 3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around:

5. Amy Beecher Studio
28 Williams St. (in Whetstone Studios), (802) 257-0124, web:, email:
Join Amy Beecher in her studio during Gallery Walk for a look at her process and recent work. Beecher moved to Brattleboro from Providence, R.I., to join the faculty at Marlboro College. She has been a fellow in interdisciplinary art at The Macdowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., and an artist-in-residence at the Digital Media Center for Art at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Her work—painting, sculpture, installation, performance, ephemera, and more—has been presented in art centers and galleries nationally. Light refreshments will be served.

6. Green Street School Arts Night
164 Green St., (802) 254-3737, near jct. of Green and High Sts.
OPEN HOUSE from 5:30 to 8:00 during Gallery Walk on May 4: Students in grades K-6 exhibit work in all mediums created throughout the 2017-18 school year. Come explore playful colors, imaginative animals, puppets made with a resident artist, works inspired by famous artists, and much more. Celebrate the young artists who have filled the school's hallways with their creative talents!


Painting by Gloria Garfinkel
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

7. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during GALLERY WALK—memberships available at a 10% discount.... Through October 8: Best of "Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys": Steve Gerberich - Elaborate blinking, whirling, humming, buzzing sculptures.... Through June 17: Alfred Leslie: Selections from "100 Views Along the Road" - Elegant black-and-white watercolors of American scenes.... 3D Color: Gloria Garfinkel - Experience changing perceptions of color.... Hereandafter: Susan von Glahn Calabria - Gouache paintings on paper.... Bottle in the River: Richard Klein - Sculpture made with found glass.... We Walk in Their Shadows: Gowri Savoor - The physical and cultural processes of migration and belonging. OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free on Thurs. 2-5 pm.

Work at Whetstone Station
Whetstone Station

8. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
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 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.

9. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Upstairs Gallery spaces feature a Young Artists Show by students in the Winter/Spring 2018 Child Studio and Teen Studio classes taught by Helen Schmidt, Ross Smart, Lauren Watrous, and Jen Wiechers. The Child Studio takes an individualized approach to painting, drawing, and sculpture in an environment where each child's free imagination is nurtured. The Teen Studio combines open studio and portfolio guidance for students committed to continuing their artistic journey.... GALLERY 34, at sidewalk level, features paintings by Tina Olsen during May.

Art by Steven Leal at Latchis In-Sight Student Show
Latchis Gallery

10. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,,
In May, the Latchis Gallery hosts the In-Sight Photography Project's Annual Student Exhibition, featuring work from classes and programs at In-Sight throughout the past year. (See next listing for In-Sight's home gallery.) Students have worked in analog and digital photography, exploring their lives, their community, and the world around them. In-Sight invites families and friends to recognize and celebrate youth perspective in our community during an opening reception on Gallery Walk from 5 to 7 pm.

11. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
"Lost and Found," a curated exhibition of images left behind at In-Sight, will continue in the Tiny Gallery.... In every educational setting, things left behind are collected in a "Lost and Found" box, bin, shelf, etc. In-Sight's collection has no single mittens, water bottles, or sweaters; rather it contains photographs, negatives, and contact sheets. A lost image of a cat, or a friend lounging in a hammock, or just an abandoned experiment. This exhibition is open to the public Mon.-Fri. 10-6, later for Gallery Walk.

Work at 118 Elliot Gallery
118 Elliot Gallery

12. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
VCP is hosting its Annual Spring Members Exhibition through May 27. Members come from all reaches of the Northeast (and beyond) and boast a wide variety of photographic styles and backgrounds. This exhibition celebrates their diversity of approaches to the photographic medium. Opening reception on Friday, May 4, 5:30-8:30. Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Visit online for exhibit and membership info.

13. 118 Elliot Gallery
118 Elliot St., (802) 257-2757 Lisa,
"Helen Schmidt & Collin Leech: Recent Work" (May 4-28) brings the natural world indoors to celebrate Spring! Helen and Collin are old friends, long-time artists, and teachers. Helen's work, inspired by Shinto shrine entrance gates—marking a transition from the mundane to the sacred—explores themes of crossing thresholds and seeking sanctuary; a metaphor for travel, displacement, and the search for connection.... Leech has used encaustic oil, collage, and mixed media for abstract or representational inner and outer landscapes inspired by a love of the natural world. Leech gives herself unreservedly to a bejeweled world waking up to springtime. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 on May 4; otherwise open Sat. 12-3 and by appointment.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

14. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Featured art for sale this month includes Tom Pereira's wooden Musical Boxes and Zany Sculptural Contraptions, and unique hand-printed, hand-dyed, and handmade Prayer Flags by Hannah Regier. Want to sell your artwork, crafts, book, or CD? Then join the arts collective at ArtRageUs1 for only $20 per year and 20% commission on sales. Applications for membership are available online and in the store. ArtRageUs1 is also home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and to Write Action books! OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

15. Sweet Miri's Café
55 Elliot St., (802) 490-2319,, visit on Facebook
Floral art by Patty Harmsen and Eugene Bartlett continues on exhibit in May. This Gluten-Free safe space, which accommodates other food restrictions when possible, offers a variety of comfort foods and baked goods—including panini sandwiches, homemade soups, breads, rolls, pastries, cookies, cakes, pies, and muffins. Full menu available all day; dine in or take out. Owner-chef Dara Bartlett Levy, a registered dietitian, discovered her love of GF baking after her celiac disease diagnosis. Future offerings include cooking classes and allergy sensitivity training. Spring hours: Mon.-Fri. & Sun. 7-4, Sat. 10-2. Open late for Gallery Walk.

16. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
Gallery spaces feature artwork by customers and kids in May—a creative adventure! COLORING CONTEST DURING GALLERY WALK on MAY 4, for ages 10 and under. Winner gets a free T-shirt and a Gift Certificate for a family meal. 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

17. 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.

18. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Heady Art speaks for itself. Bold colors and symbolism illustrate life's temporal delicacy, strength, playfulness, and wisdom in a wide variety of styles. This show celebrates the artist Heather Feather's past six years in Brattleboro and her appreciation for the creative people who live here. The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Diversity Day poster art
Elliot St. Block Party

19. Diversity Day Celebration
First block of Elliot St. closed for Walk, Mikaela Simms
This year's ART EXHIBITS of diversity-themed student work are in the storefront windows at 60 and 62 Elliot St. The Gallery Walk Block Party from People's United Bank to Everyone's Books includes the following schedule of events: 5:00 - Opening Remarks.... 5:05 - Maypole with Andy Davis.... 5:20 - Oak Grove Blues Band.... 5:40 - Choir of the Community.... 6:00 - Tai Chi with Cai Silver.... 6:15 - Starr Latronica, Storyteller.... 6:30 - VT Shakedown.... 7:15 - Circle Dance with Luz Elena Morey (during band setup/break-down for Moxie).... 7:15 - Moxie.

20. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,
This studio and store 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 guest jewelry, ceramic, and fiber artists, as well as locally harvested reishi, chaga, and turkey tail mushroom tinctures by Dark Matter. Open Wed.-Sat. 10-5 and till 8 for Gallery Walk; otherwise open by appointment.

Work at Windham Movement Apparel
Windham Movement Apparel

21. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook,
FREE MOVEMENT CLASS 5:30-6:30—Friday community movement classes offered weekly. Explore strength in Jeff Lewis' current photographic project featuring performers from the New England Center for Circus Arts. These black-and-white nudes showcase the spectrum of performers and their apparati of choice. The gallery at WMA is curated in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, July 19-22; tickets are available at 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.

22. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
May features photographs from the "Natural Integrations" art project by 8th graders at The Grammar Schoo in Putney. Participants looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy and spent three classroom sessions in nearby woods and fields creating sculptures with materials available in the environment. Resulting sculptures were integrated into the landscape near where their components were found. The project emphasized play and site-specific improvised ideas. In light of the ephemeral nature of the sculptures, time was spent editing photographs of the work to serve as this final exhibit. The café is open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

23. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309,
Wayne Estey is showing new work at this just-opened eatery: "Vermonters say, 'Snow is money from heaven.' I've heard, 'Money from Connecticut.' The snow includes acid from Ohio coal plants. My politically themed art employs realistic and abstract methods linking discrete viewpoints."... Chef Zohar Arama emigrated from Israel a few years ago with a book of recipes and a dream. After three busy seasons at area Farmers' Markets, he is finally realizing that dream. Middle Eastern breakfast and lunch offerings are all made from scratch—including the pita bread—using the best local ingredients available; Turkish coffee and Moroccan donuts—heavenly pairing! Stop in for the food and enjoy the art, too.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

24. 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.

25. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
The six women artists featured in May and June have met monthly for many years, sharing their creative process, struggles, possible solutions, and many laughs: Helene Henry makes exquisite small collages with big impact.... Jude Roberts-Rondeau's powerful and energetic paintings include landscapes, still life, and figures.... Arrin Fancher explores the depths, shallows, and nuances of water.... Kate Spencer finds bold geometric beauty in interiors and landscapes.... Lydia Thomson's oils focus on barnyard chickens, colorful and eccentric, and Mollie Burke paints lush and mythical scenes of life on our planet. 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

26. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Watercolors by Robert J. O'Brien AWS, NWS and Jeanne Maguire Thieme are featured in May. O'Brien is a nationally recognized artist and teacher from central Vermont, while Thieme is an award-winning artist from nearby Swanzey, N.H. Opening reception for the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 pm during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 4. A portion of sales of featured art for May will go to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund.... The Vermont Craft Council's Open Studio Weekend is coming up over Memorial Day—stop in for maps and to see samples of work by some of the local artists and craftspeople on the tour.... Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists.

27. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
River Gallery School is exhibiting works from the Children's Subscription Art program that supports the Scholarship Fund. Framed original artwork created by children attending River Gallery School is loaned to businesses and members of the community for a year to hang in offices and homes. RGS is a 41-year-old nonprofit located at 32 Main St., Brattleboro. Call (802) 257-1577 for information, or visit the website for class offerings— (See Walk listing #9 for current exhibits.) ... 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

28. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255,
Front gallery spaces are showing 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— The continuing exhibit in the back door gallery area features bold and whimsical paintings by Stan Ruszala of West Springfield, Mass., depicting crowded evening streets in front of famous establishments around the world.Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9.

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

29. Sidney's Art Jewelry
Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St.,
Recently 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.

30. Community College of Vermont
41 Harmony Pl., (802) 254-6370
Drawing I students from the Community College of Vermont, under the instruction and guidance of Lauren Watrous, are nearing the end of a 15-week semester exploring various mediums and approaches in drawing. Works displayed represent examples of group exercises, individual mark-making, and personal vision. Gallery Walk reception with light refreshments from 5:30 to 8 on May 4. The instructor and some students may be on hand to discuss their work.

Art by Nancy Hayes at Gallery in the Woods DAVID ADDISON SMALL
Gallery in the Woods

31. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Celebrate Nature, Life and Spirit with the mystical "Friars" series of oils by David Addison Small. David studied with visionary artist Ernst Fuchs, Wang Hui-Ming, and Gregory Gillespie. Painted with finely layered oil glazes to produce jewel-like, refracted light, this series continues in the fantastic-realist vein, with allusions to Italian Renaissance fresco, Persian miniature, and Taoist landscape. David has been a mentor and professor at MassArt, a resident artist at the Boston Center for the Arts for 30 years, and an exuberant teacher of art at public junior high schools in South Boston. Gallery Walk reception on Friday, May 4; live music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

Work showing in Dianich Gallery
Dianich Gallery

32. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors,
Two gallery shows are featured in May: Dakota artist and Marlboro College student Ben Rybisky presents "UR ON STOLEN LAND," an exhibition of images of Indigenous People's activism.... Photographer Zachary Stephens' exhibit "Are We There Yet?" is being held over through the end of May. These recent photo tableaux "are all constructed realities ... pushing at the tensions of life, the expectations of fatherhood, and trying to live up to them." Gallery Walk reception on May 4, 5:30-8 pm; gallery hours by appointment during the month.... LIVE MUSIC from 6 to 7:30 in the Hooker-Dunham entry foyer: Jenna Rae, James Anderson, Gary Clay, and Hugh Keelan offer "joyful, warm-hearted, and gripping" music for this springtime Gallery Walk.

Work showing in Gallery at The Garden
Raised Voices
Gallery at The Garden

33. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
The juried exhibit Raised Voices: Local Artists Resist! runs through May 26. Work is by 38 area artists responding to a call to express their hopes, their outrage, and their vision in the face of the current political climate in the U.S. A Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30 on May 4 offers the public an opportunity to meet the artists and share stories. Enjoy finger foods and interactive sculptures. Silky Caterwaul and Cyrus Shaoul perform between 6 and 7 pm. The River Garden is open to the public Mon.- Fri. 9-5 and Sat. 12-4, except during special event rentals. Sales benefit the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Vermont Workers' Center.

34. Penelope Wurr Fine Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Representing our icy Spring, porzellanatelier Claudia Biehne from Leipzig, Germany, is exhibiting her idiosyncratic porcelain vessels. Organic forms in glassy white are complemented by new luscious botanical prints by Cavallini that can be bought both framed and unframed. Gifts and cards for Mother's Day, New Spring Arrivals, and CLASSIC BRITISH FARE. Open 11-6 daily, later for Gallery Walk. Still closed Tuesday through May.

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

35. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Matt Brown: Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints is featured through May 6. Brown's images of New England were created using the hanga method developed.... Opening Sat., May 12, 5:30-8 pm, is Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture by Bruce Campbell. Calder's work inspired Campbell to define space by joining, bending, and twisting wires into imaginative shapes. "My sculpture attempts to illustrate how conditions and events of the universe might be visualized if moved by gears, levers, and basic mechanics." Artist Talk: Sat., June 9, at 5:30. Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11-5.... Be sure to visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of gallery artists.

36. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · This month's Moment for Peace features Athena Burke, a singer-songwriter who reaches deep into the divine to sing songs of hope and love. Imagine Norah Jones mixed with Aretha Franklin and a touch of Rumi, the Sufi mystic poet. Athena's music sings us home— ART EXHIBIT in Hallway & Parlor: Leading up to Earth Day in April, artwork by Centre Church members and friends was hung to celebrate "God's Amazing Gifts in Nature." Enjoy!

37. Unsung Hero Award Celebration
Centre Congregational Church Parlor, 193 Main St.,
At 6:15 during Gallery Walk on May 4, the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Initiative invites the public to its 3rd Annual Unsung Hero Award Celebration. This year's recipients are the Brattleboro Dentists Helping Families in Need. Please come honor these dentists whose selfless and unpublicized efforts help so many area residents lacking adequate resources to meet their dental needs—perhaps your dentist is one of them! Refreshments will be served.

Artwork at Brooks Library
Brooks Library

38. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR—MEZZANINE WALLS: Bill Fleming's "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework; CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile, second grade class, Academy School. MEZZANINE DISPLAY CASES: Objects from the library's Henrietta Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE and throughout the building, beginning May 9: "Brattleboro's Printing and Publishing Heyday—1900-1970," part of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded "Brattleboro Words" Project; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Vermont children's author/illustrator Eileen Christelow's new book "Robins! How They Grow Up." Items 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.

39. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St., (802) 258-4957, through side door of Masonic Center,
FREE ADMISSION: Open 2-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Fri. 2-4, Sat. 12-3, and by appointment. SLIDE SHOW ON MAY 4, 5-7 pm, featuring local personalities and interesting places to be covered in more depth in the "People, Places and Words Project" displays in our area over the next few years! Browse through Mary Cabot's diary entries about Rudyard Kipling, photos of Island Park, examples of period clothing, information on the world-famous Estey Organ Co., and much more. Visit the BHS Research Room at the Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator), open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appt.

Work at Hermit Thrush Brewery
Hermit Thrush Brewery

40. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Deb & John Boyd create fanciful fiber and functional forged iron décor for the home in their shop in Charlemont, Mass. A blacksmith for more than 25 years, John hand-forges pieces that are both useful and artistic. Deb sculpts and "paints" whimsical creations from locally sourced wools using the needle-felting method of fiber art. The couple also upcycle found objects into purposeful home décor. Together they have operated their shop "Country Things" on the Mohawk Trail in Charlemont for over 20 years. Hermit Thrush Pint Night available from 5 pm during Galery Walk on May 4. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
Tammi Quinn's photography is featured on four panels in the main hall. An avid traveler in Vermont and around New England, she captures glistening sunsets, rustic settings, and breathtaking views with an eye for beauty and color that brings her work alive.... The Silo Gallery features work by Jason Alden of The Drawing Studio in Brattleboro, where he teaches drawing, color theory and color mixing— Come for a workshop or drop in for a drawing session. "You already know how to draw, you just forgot."... 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.