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DECEMBER 2017
GALLERY WALK GUIDE
Front Cover

Gallery Walk Guide Cover

ARTICLE LINKS FOR
DECEMBER



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Baked goods from All Souls

HOLIDAY BAZAAR GREENS,
HOME-BAKED GOODS, ETC.
All Souls Church


Work showing at BMAC

ROGER SANDES
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center


Work at River Gallery School

ANGELS, BEASTS,
SHEPHERDS & KINGS
River Gallery School


Art at River Gallery School

CICELY CARROLL
Gallery 34


IPP Art at Mondo Mediaworks

KATIE SCHROEDER et al.
In-Sight Photography Project
at Mondo Mediaworks


Work at 118 Elliot Gallery

GREG MOSCHETTI
17 Artists, 4 Days


Work at 118 Elliot Gallery

GENE PARULIS
17 Artists, 4 Days


Work at Cantina Vidorra

STEPHEN BROYLES
Cantina Vidorra


Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

ABBY SHUEY
Elliot St. Fish & Chips


Work at Main St. Flea

BRIONY MORROW-CRIBBS
Main St. Flea


Work at Main St. Flea

ROB CARTELLI
Main St. Flea


Work at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

CARYN KING
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Work at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

GEORGIE RUNKLE
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

LINDA DESSAINT
Vermont Artisan Designs


Artwork at Works Bakery Café

WAYNE ESTEY
Works Bakery Café


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

JEWELRY GALORE!
Hospice Shop Pop Up


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

DENISE BEAUDET
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

SAMANTHA CRAWFORD
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at Penelope Wurr

HANNAH TURNER
Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts


Artwork at Penelope Wurr

WINTER ACCESSORIES
Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts


Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Cellars
ANGELA SNOW
Hermit Thrush Brewery


Support the
BELLOWS FALLS ART WALK
on 3rd Fridays each month.


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DECEMBER 2017

GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1.

The next Gallery Walk will be on Friday, January 5.


VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN

Fish on platter by Janet Picard
JANET PICARD
The Marina Restaurant

1. The Marina Restaurant
28 Spring Tree Rd. (down behind 464 Putney Rd. - where the West River meets the Connecticut), (802) 257-7563, www.vermontmarina.com
Paintings from Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series, as well as his 5-foot Tin Man, have been added to current 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.

VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN

Work at C.X. SilverGallery
LIZ HAWKES deNIORD
C.X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088, www.cxsilvergallery.com
Gallery OPEN 4:00-6:00 for Gallery Walk on Dec. 1; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Featured exhibit: Paintings and ceramics by Liz Hawkes deNiord: Return As Ticketcxsilvergallery.com/liz-hawkes-deniord, and book launch magcloud.com/browse/issue/1331705.... DIM SUM DINING eves. by appt.—dimsumvt.com; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898. Dim Sum Buffet on Sunday, Nov. 5, 4-8 pm.... On Monday, Jan. 1, 11 to 1: The Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (accvt.org) hosts a Shogatsu Japanese New Year potluck at the gallery.

3. All Souls Church Holiday Bazaar
29 South St. at Rt. 9, (802) 254-9377, Go up drive across from the Fire Station
GALLERY WALK FRIDAY 3-7 and SATURDAY 9-2: All Souls Church UU members and friends are locally renowned for their handmade and decorated Artisan Wreaths, Greens, and Ornaments. Also offering Traditional Holiday Breads and Treats, and a Cookie Bar. Browse a Gift Emporium & buy chances on Gift Basket Raffles. The Green Team table is loaded with Fair-Trade Chocolate and handmade, reusable Cloth Gift Bags. FRIDAY features Hearty Chili to Go for sale and Christmas Cookie Decorating for Kids for a donation. SATURDAY offers Lunch from 11 to 2 with homemade soup, good bread, and fruit. Come early; beat the crowds!

The Scarf by Joan O'Beirne
SOBO STUDIO
Cotton Mill Complex

4. The 19th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale
74 Cotton Mill Hill, thecottonmill.org
OPEN 4 to 8 DURING GALLERY WALK on Friday, Dec. 1, Sat. 10 to 5, and Sun. 11 to 4: This annual celebration features the work of over 60 Cotton Mill and local juried artists, craftspeople, and culinary artisans, as well as circus artists, puppeteers, musicians, and dancers. Enjoy food, beverage, and performance cafés. Be entertained by circus acts, a flea circus, and a variety of music and dance performances. Experience a line-dancing class and see pottery and fencing demonstrations. Buy tickets for the annual Cotton Mill raffle, and take advantage of holiday shopping opportunities galore throughout the mill's three floors. Handicap accessible. Free admission.

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

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

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
5:30-6 pm: Christmas Carols by Vermont Theatre Company—a preview for upcoming performances of "A Christmas Carol" in the Museum on December 8-10 & 14-16.... FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk, 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
ERIN JENKINS
Whetstone Station

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
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.

7. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
Angels, Beasts, Shepherds & Kings are on exhibit and for sale during December. Barbara Merfeld-Campman, co-founder of RGS, started this holiday project 27 years ago. This year, it kicked off with a workshop on November 25 where families and individuals spent time making their version of an Angel or other option. These holiday-inspired creations are displayed throughout the RGS Gallery, most for sale to help fund the scholarship program. Stop by to enjoy these amazing handmade creations and the festive lights.... Gallery 34, at street level, presents Cicely Carroll's pastels along with other artists' versions of Angels.

On-Screen Exhibit at Latchis Theatre

8. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
No special exhibits are scheduled in Latchis gallery spaces in December, but please check online for current movies as well as "Live at the Latchis" and "Live in HD" events. On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 & 3, at 4 pm, Latchis Arts presents "Canaletto & The Art of Venice," an On-Screen Exhibition .... On Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 pm, the Latchis hosts filmmaker Jay Craven and his Howard Frank Mosher Tribute Tour. Visit online for further information.

9. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insightphotography.org
In-Sight will not have an exhibition at the Tiny Gallery in December. Instead, visit an off-site exhibition of images by IPP students at Mondo Mediaworks in the Cotton Mill. Don't miss the DEC. 2 RAFFLE of WORKS donated by photographers from around the country. $10 tickets are available from Mondo Mediaworks, with all proceeds going to In-Sight's Scholarship Fund.

Work at Vermont Center for Photography Cathy Cone et al. MEMBERS' EXHIBIT
Vermont Center for Photography

10. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
VCP's Annual Juried Members' Exhibition features a vibrant array of photographic styles and processes. VCP's 150+ members have a wide range of backgrounds and hail from all corners of New England. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 during Gallery Walk on Dec. 1; exhibit open through Sunday, Dec. 31. Gallery Hours: Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Visit online for info on membership.

11. 17 Artists, 4 Days
118 Elliot St., www.brattleboro-west-arts.com, brattleboro-west-arts@gmail.com
Featuring works by Brattleboro-West Arts members Jackie Abrams, Josh and Marta Bernbaum, Jason Breen, Kay Curtis, Lesley Heathcote, Chris Lann, Naomi Lindenfeld, Stephen Lloyd, Kris McDermet, Greg Moschetti, Sharon Myers, Gene Parulis, Walter Slowinski, Matt Tell, Jen Wiechers, and Cai Xi. Media range from paintings, encaustics, and photography to pottery, textiles, jewelry, and glass. After an opening reception on Thurs., Nov. 30, 5 to 8 pm, the show continues from 12 to 8 on Fri., Dec. 1, from 10 to 9 on Sat., Dec. 2, and from 11 to 4 on Sun., Dec. 3.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
DIANNE SHAPIRO
ArtRageUs1

12. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277, ArtRageUs1.com, info@ArtRageUs1.com
Holiday decorations, greeting cards, unique gifts—all locally made! Art, crafts, books, and CDs created by folks in the area include hand-hewn stools, embroidered pictures, finely crafted jewelry, repurposed clothing, affordable prints, paintings, sculpture, and much more! And, EVERYTHING IS ON SALE this month. Plus, each purchase gives twice—once to your special someone and also to its creator, because ArtRageUs1 is an arts collective: a group of individuals joining forces to sell their creative endeavors. It is also home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and Write Action books. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

13. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
Continuing in December is an exhibit by featured artist Stephen Broyles, who lives in Amherst and works mostly in ink, ink-and-watercolor, and acrylic ... although he does venture into oboe, clarinet, baroque, and jazz. He works almost always outdoors, en plein air, composing shapes, colors, and textures. He is motivated by the love of what he sees and his desire that others see it, too 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&

14. Harmony Arts Café
22 Harmony Pl., (802) 490-2077, FB: facebook.com/HarmonyArtsCafe
"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.... Watch for a feature story in the January issue of the Gallery Walk guide and on this Walk website.

15. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, elliotstreetfish@gmail.com, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Work by Abby Shuey is featured in December. "Jellyfish are my passion," says Abby. "I use art and its wide variety of available mediums to express my wide variety of moods and feelings. My interest and fascination in jellyfish challenged me to create movement with the rigid and unforgiving mediums I enjoy. Whether using stiff wire or structured ink, I aim for fluid movement ... and strive to bring this [single-line] technique into all the art I create." ... The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work at Windham Movement Apparel
JEFFREY LEWIS
Windham Movement Apparel

16. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook, www.WindhamMovementApparel.com
GALLERY WALK OPEN HOUSE: Come celebrate WMA's recent move up the hill and its new sharing of space with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. On display will be a collection of Festival photo favorites from the past five years. Windham Movement Apparel 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. Also open Sundays on Dec. 3, 10, and 17 from 11 to 4 for holiday shopping.

Work at Mocha Joe's
MAREK JAGODA &
EA MAPLES
Mocha Joe's

17. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Featured photographers Marek Jagoda and Ea Maples are both from Putney. Marek has been exploring the art of photography for five years, while Ea discovered her love for this art form only in the last two years. They seek out interesting architectural settings—many forgotten but beautiful abandoned buildings—where they capture a variety of evocative images. 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.

18. Main Street Flea: A Makers Holiday Gift Bazaar
80 Main St., (845) 430-0190, between Mocha Joe's and Sam's, Instagram: @80mainstreetflea
FOUR DAYS ONLY, Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Local makers unite for a unique collaborative market featuring fine handmade goods and crafts for treating yourself or holiday gift-giving. Jewelry, ceramics, prints, cards, natural medicinals, home goods, and custom lingerie are among the wide array of artisanal and eclectic offerings. Makers include Rob Cartelli, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Julia Tadlock, Mariah Perkins, Elspeth Bourne-Kebbell, Sarah Rice, Clara Karazov, Tiny Pony Apothecary, Katherine Nelson and Ross Gronvold, and Maria Pugnetti, among others. Open Thurs. 10-8, Fri. 10-10, Sat. 10-8, and Sun. 10-4.

Art at Turn It Up!
COLLECTIBLE POSTERS
Turn It Up!

19. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
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.

20. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071, www.facebook.com/Amys-Bakery-Arts-Cafe
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 ckingpainting.com. 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
MARY DAVIDSON
Vermont Artisan Designs

21. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
New pastels by Linda Dessaint and oils by George Angelini, along with acrylic paintings by Mary Davidson, are featured in December. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30. A portion of sales of work by featured artists will go to Project Feed. 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 is showing this month in the Silo Gallery at the I-91 Welcome Center (see final listing). Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists.

22. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
Sea/landscapes, abstracts, and expressive realism painted in a variety of mediums by Wayne Estey continue through December. "He often selects, prepares, and repurposes existing frames while the pieces materialize. Their viewing may end with an equally liberating laugh or bewildered sigh. View, wander, review, and wonder ... and his work will have entertained its purpose." 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
KIQE BOSCH
WOW Frozen Yogurt

23. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255, www.facebook.com/WOW-Frozen-Yogurt
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—southernvermontdancefestival.com. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9.

24. Hospice Shop Pop Up: Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., (802) 257-0775 x109 Andrea Livermore, www.brattleborohospice.org
TWO DAYS ONLY: Open Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30-8:30 and Saturday, Dec. 2, 11-3. Friday evening features live music by The Moondogs. This eclectic collection was curated with an eye for gift giving and features a wide range in style, taste, and price. Think contemporary, tribal, vintage, antique. Included are artisanal treasures, jewelry galore, collectibles, winter accessories, children's gifts, and much more! ... And if "things" aren't on your loved one's list, you can make a donation to Brattleboro Area Hospice in their name.... There is truly something for everyone!

Work at Community College of Vermont
NATASHA DIAMONSTONE-KOHOUT (detail)
Community College of Vt.

25. Community College of Vermont
41 Harmony Pl., (802) 254-6370
Students in CCV's Introduction to Studio Art class—under the instruction and guidance of Lauren Watrous—have spent a 15-week semester exploring various mediums and approaches in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Works displayed represent each student's culminating vision through research and exploration in the medium of their choice. Work will be displayed on the first and second floors of the building during December. Students will be on hand during Gallery Walk on Dec. 1 to speak about their creative efforts. Light refreshments will be served.

26. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
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. Open daily 11-5:30.

Work at Dianich Gallery
PATTI SMITH
Dianich Gallery

27. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St. Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, Down the alley and through the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
On Dec. 1, the gallery features a BOOK FAIR to BENEFIT BEEC. Patti Smith will be signing copies of "The Beavers of Popple's Pond" and Mark Mikolas will be signing his book on tree identification, with proceeds to benefit Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. An array of Lauren Von Krusenstiern Blankets are also for sale—100% Vermont farm wool blankets. Grown, spun, woven, and finished locally. Enjoy homemade holiday cookies and cider. Continuing in the gallery is The Broadside Show: "Poetry + Art"—work by Claire Van Vliet, Brian D. Cohen, Julia Ferrari, Dede Cummings, and Myles Danaher. Open 5:30-7:30 during Gallery Walk on Dec. 1; otherwise open by appointment.

28. 20th Annual Children's Holiday Craft Fair
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., info: marcellaeversole@gmail.com
5 to 8 pm during Gallery Walk on Dec. 1: Strolling of the Heifers, Oak Meadow, and the Putney Area Homeschool Group present this annual holiday market for children—whether homeschooled or in school—to share their creativity with the community and learn something about entrepreneurship. Items include pottery and terrariums; wooden games and toys, handwoven checker sets, and tic-tac-toe sets, with matching handmade porcelain pieces; handcrafted cards, blank books, and mini-chalkboards; a holiday-themed coloring book; candles, candle holders, and ornaments; t-shirts, knitted infinity scarves, and jewelry; wool gnomes, acorn mice, and felt-and-pinecone owls; handmade soaps, sachet pillows, and lip balm; organic pizza and treats. Browse the impressive offerings, listen to music, enjoy baked goods to support the cause, and begin your holiday shopping!

Work showing in Gallery at The Garden
RALPH DeANNA
Gallery at The Garden

29. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
The featured gallery exhibit in December is Ralph DeAnna: 1990-2010. DeAnna lives and has painted in Brattleboro since 1988. He has worked in many genres, including landscape, still-life, and portrait, and has even invented his own genre, time paintings, which often include people, cars, and cityscapes seen at night. "What pleases me most," says DeAnna, "is seeing how much I learned from the tradition of painting and drawing, and how I applied those lessons to my own style and subject matter." 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.

30. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
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 all things Christmas! Open 11-6 daily, later for Gallery Walk and The Holidays.

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts
EMILY MASON
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

31. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290, mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
Showing through January 7: "Explorations," a gallery-wide survey of Emily Mason's work in printmaking from 1985 to 2016. One of America's foremost non-representational painters, Mason's monoprints, monotypes, and solarplate prints epitomize a spontaneous and daring use of color and form. 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 work by emerging and prominent artists.

32. Take a Moment for Peace & Christmas Craft Fair
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · During the Moment for Peace in the Sanctuary on Dec. 1, Rev. Lise Sparrow, pastor of Guilford Community Church, and a Community Choir under the direction of Peter Amidon, will offer a candlelit time of music and reflection for places of the world in need of peace. Everyone is welcome.... 5-7 pm · The Centre Church Christmas Craft Fair, downstairs in the Community Hall, offers soups for supper, interactive carol singing, a quilt raffle, and crafts galore! The Fair continues on Saturday, 9-1: Come for waffles, lunch, the quilt raffle, wreaths, decorations, and other holiday crafts!

Artwork at Brooks Library
SIMI BERMAN
Brooks Library

33. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
MAIN FLOOR–CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile, 2nd grade class, Academy School; MEZZANINE–DISPLAY CASES: Vases and other objects from the Library's Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks. SECOND FLOOR–ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' Lego creations from Children's Room activities; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: A Christmas Book (in Italian), "Buon Natale, Natale!" and a work in progress about the invention of pasta, both 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

34. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St., through side door of Masonic Center, (802) 258-4957, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org
FREE ADMISSION: Open 2-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise 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.

35. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
Photos of the newly opened Hermit Thrush Cellars are on display in celebration of the Brewery's 3rd Anniversary. Tour the new facilities through the camera lens of Angela Snow, a Brattleboro native, documentary filmmaker, and freelancer in Reality TV & Commercials. With over 400 barrels, 7 foudres, and a brand new canning line, the facility is a sight to see! ... Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on December 1. Brewery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

Work at I-91 Welcome Center
WOODY JACKSON
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—www.vtart.com. 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.