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Work showing at BMAC

Animals in Contemporary Art
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at River Gallery School

Fall Studio Classes
River Gallery School

Art at River Gallery School

Gallery 34


In-Sight Photography Project
at Brattleboro Museum

Work at Cantina Vidorra

Cantina Vidorra

Work by Cara Wolff Meinke

Cara Wolff Jewelry

Work at Mocha Joe's

Mocha Joe's CafÈ

Work at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Work at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

Brattleboro-West Arts
Gallery at the Garden

Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

Brattleboro-West Arts
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

Hermit Thrush Brewery

Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

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Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, February 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 January 5; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Featured exhibit: Paintings and ceramics by Liz Hawkes deNiord: Return As, and book launch DIM SUM catering appointments resume on February 8.


The Scarf by Joan O'Beirne
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
5:30 & 6:30 pm: Hilltop Montessori students present films sharing insights gained from their interactions with Brattleboro merchants, community leaders, service providers, and artisans.... FREE ADMISSION on Walk night, when memberships are available at a 10% discount.... Open through January 8: In-Sight Exposed - student works from 25 years of photo programs for youth; Constellations: Roger Sandes - patterned paintings featuring flora, fauna, and historical art references.... Through February 11: Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art - works by nine prominent artists; The Scarf: Joan O'Beirne - three diverse and evocative mixed-media works; Your Space: Flights of Fancy - be inspired by our winged companions.... Through March 10: Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha - Islamic-inspired patterns are cast onto gallery walls.... Through April 17: Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian - outdoor installation.... Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free: members and under 18. Free on Thurs. 2-5 pm.

Artwork at Whetstone Station
Whetstone Station

4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Erin Jenkins presents atmospheric paintings on panel in shades of blue, focusing on painterly markmaking and the nuances of 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.

5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Late-breaking schedule change: GALLERY 34 OPENING POSTPONED TO JANUARY 19, 5 to 7 pm. The Upstairs Gallery features work by the 50 participants in the Fall semester of Adult Studio classes. Painters, pastellists, watercolorists, charcoal artists, and sculptors have all worked in the RGS studios for the last 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.... Gallery 34 features "View from Above," an exhibit of oil paintings by Nancy Detra, throughout the month of January.

NECCA entertaining at Latchis Theatre

6. 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. The Latchis celebrates Circus Saturday on January 6, with performers from the New England Center for Circus Arts entertaining movie patrons in the lobby before matinee and early-evening screenings of "The Greatest Showman," a musical starring Hugh Jackman as P. T. Barnum. Visit online for further information.

7. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
In-Sight will not have an exhibition at the Tiny Gallery in January. Instead, visit the off-site exhibition "In-Sight Exposed" at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, on view through January 8 (see listing #3), with student works from 25 years of photo programs for youth. Additionally, be sure to visit to view and register for In-Sight's spring classes.

Work at Vermont Center for Photography Bob George et al. FOUNDERS' EXHIBIT
Vermont Center for Photography

8. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
The Vermont Center for Photography was "born" 20 years ago ... and that's cause for celebration! The January exhibition features work by five founding members: Eric Slayton, Chris Triebert, Bob George, Kate Cleghorn, and Lynne Weinstein. Each artist is showing work from 20 years ago alongside work from today to illustrate his or her creative evolution over the last two decades. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 during Gallery Walk on Jan. 5; exhibit open through Sunday, Jan. 28. Gallery Hours: Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Visit online for further info on this exhibit and on VCP membership.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

9. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
During Gallery Walk on January 5, meet textile and collage artist AMY ENOCHS, who sees potential in discarded and wornout materials, weaving fragments into objects of utility and beauty. Her Necktie Crowns transformed the symbol of patriarchal and corporate power into a symbol celebrating individualism and self-expression. Now she's offering Up-cycled Sweater Garments for Children and Adults and introducing a line of repurposed women's clothing to outfit the Feminine Revolution.... Explore other locally handcrafted items, including figurative furniture by Gayle Marie Weitz and Write Action books! The Art-RageUs1 collective is recruiting new Artist, Author, and Musician members, who receive 75-90% of the selling price for their work—applications available online or in store. OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

10. 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&Mdash;all depend on the decider's starting point. Changing one's stance begins first with knowing where you stand." Wayne plans to be at the café from 5:30 to at least 7 pm during Gallery Walk on Jan. 5. 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

11. 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

12. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Kay Curtis is exhibiting "Resolutions: To Be Something More" in January. A prolific artist for over 50 years, Kay translates concepts into ideographs, which evolve and change as she reinvents them in different venues. Using pen, colored pencil, marker, collage, gouache & India ink, and drypoint monoprint, she plays with Resolutions, including words she uses to celebrate each new year—poking fun at, and acknowledging the greatness of, what she sees in the world. Contact the artist at or visit online at The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

13. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,
GALLERY WALK GRAND OPENING in January and February: 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 during January's Gallery Walk is the First Water jewelry collection by guest artist Julia Tadlock. 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

14. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook,
FREE YOGA CLASS 5:30-6:30 during Gallery Walk, taught by Jen Frey of Newfane Village Yoga—the first in a series of free community movement classes hosted by Windham Movement Apparel (WMA) and taught by local artists. Continuing on display is a collection of Southern Vermont Dance Festival photo favorites from the past five years—more information online 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.

15. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Featured artist Remi Brooks is showing new paintings and illustrations inspired by a year of travel, hard work, and heartbreak—peruse these renderings of colorful creatures, the heart muscle, butterflies, and birds. Stop in the café 7 days to see the exhibit and enjoy Mocha Joe's own freshly roasted coffee, a seasonal drink, and homemade pastries. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

16. 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.

17. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Paintings by Caryn King and Georgie Runkle are featured. Caryn's portraits of farm and field animals capture each personality. Studio visitors welcome; visit online at Georgie paints structures and landscapes en plein air—from barns, covered bridges, and trees to fire engines and lighthouses—often applying geometric patches of bright color in her unique style. 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

18. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Wintry paintings by Susan Hilliard and Mary Iselin are featured in January. Susan works in pastel and Mary paints with oils. Opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 during Gallery Walk. A portion of sales of featured art will go to the Brattleboro Heat Fund. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists. A special exhibit of work by Woody Jackson, Julia Eva Bacon and Joseph McCarthy continues on display this month in the Silo Gallery at the I-91 Welcome Center (see final listing).

19. 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.... NOTE: The launch of "PROJECT CREATE," an ongoing Gallery Walk art-making experience sponsored by the Arts Council of Windham County, is scheduled for February 2 at Works Bakery Café.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
WOW Frozen Yogurt

20. 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.

21. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Featuring three floors of Handcrafted Jewelry, Clay, Textile, Woodworking, and International Folk Art from more than 200 artists ... GALLERY 1: "Roots to Resistance," an Interactive Benefit Show, runs through January 31. Akin to indigenous and folk artists in cultures she explores, Denise Beaudet works in strong color. Twelve 8-foot portraits of women activists around the world were created to inspire viewers to make change in their own communities. Partnering with over 50 international organizations, the project sends postcards and postering materials across the globe, free of charge.... GALLERY 2: New Landscapes by Samantha Crawford, created in gouache on paper using great detail, reveal an intensely personal, dreamlike experience in the forest, in both black-and-white and color.... Artists' reception Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30-8:30, with live music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

Work showing in Gallery at The Garden
Gallery at The Garden

22. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Featured during January are seven members of Brattleboro-West Arts, among them Walter Slowinski, Kris McDermet, and Maisie Crowther. Works were created in a variety of mediums, including acrylic and oil paints, watercolors, hooked and braided wool, encaustics, and pastels. Subject matter ranges from highly detailed wildlife art to landscapes and abstracts.... During the Walk, Strolling of the Heifers is hosting a "Get The Word Out" special event featuring over 35 nonprofit organizations from Windham and Windsor Counties. The River Garden is open Mon.-Fri. 9-5, except during special-event rentals. The Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market will occupy the River Garden on Saturdays, 10 to 2, from November through March 2018.

23. 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. New winter arrivals in craft/clothing accessories from UK and Germany. CLASSIC BRITISH FARE and Christmas food & decor on SALE. Open 11-6 daily, later for Gallery Walk.

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

24. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Showing through January 7: "Explorations," a gallery-wide survey of monoprints, monotypes, and solarplate prints from 1985 to 2016 by Emily Mason, one of America's foremost non-representational painters, Mason's prints epitomize a spontaneous and daring use of color and form.... Opening on January 11, 5-7 pm, is the "Winter Group 2018" exhibit of new work by Jackie Abrams, Josh Bernbaum, Eric Boyer, Tiffany Heerema, Anne Johnstone, Gene Parulis, Torin Porter, Erika Radich, Donald Saaf, and other gallery artists.... Be sure to visit the MGFA ANNEX in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of gallery artists.

25. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · During the Moment for Peace in the Fireside Parlor on January 5, classical guitarist Steve Procter will offer a selection of music by Renaissance and Baroque composers, traditional English tunes and Irish airs, and some original compositions.

Artwork at Brooks Library
Brooks Library

26. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR–Grigoriy Molchanov sculptures, and his paintings on the MEZZANINE WALLS, are "an attempt to make art about life and being attentive to seeing the world and living in it as a kind of unending, all-encompassing dialogue"; from the CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile, 2nd grade class, Academy School. MEZZANINE–DISPLAY CASES: Objects from the Library's Henrietta Loud Collection; more sculptures by G. Molchanov. SECOND FLOOR–ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' Lego-palooza creations beginning on January 18. CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: "Buon Natale, Natale!" in Italian, charmingly illustrated by Brattleboro artist Simi Berman.. 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.

Work at I-91 Welcome Center

27. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St., through side door of Masonic Center, (802) 258-4957,
Late-breaking schedule change: NO EVENING HOURS ON JANUARY 5 for Gallery Walk. FREE ADMISSION: Otherwise open weekly on Fri. 2-4, Sat. 12-3, and by appointment. 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.

28. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Photography by Chelsea Reinsel is featured this month. "I'd always thought of photographs as something dark that 'stole souls' and 'ruined self-esteem.' Sometimes it's a difficult art to enjoy. During college they said 'darkroom studio hours are intensive,' so I ditched the idea of being a cinematographer completely. I was more interested in timing than technique. I only picked up a camera again by chance since I couldn't stop being floored by nature."... Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on January 5. Brewery 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
Vermont Artisan Designs (106 Main St., Brattleboro) is presenting work by Woody Jackson, Julia Eva Bacon and Joseph McCarthy in the Silo Gallery during December— 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.