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MARCH 2019
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Work showing at C. X. Silver Gallery

C. X. SIlver Gallery

Work showing at C. X. Silver Gallery

C. X. SIlver Gallery

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at Gallery 34

Gallery 34

Work at Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Work at Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Work at Mocha Joe's

Mocha Joe's

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Musiquilts by
Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Student Art Month
Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Student Art Month 3-D
Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Subscription Art Program
to Benefit Scholarship Fund
Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Gallery In The Woods

Gallery In The Woods

Artwork at Dianich Gallery

Catherine Dianich Gallery

Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Brewery

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MARCH 2019


Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, April 5.


Landscape by Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder
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,
Ongoing exhibits include floral and landscape watercolors and a variety of oils by Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder, a native of Taiwan; Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series and his 5-foot Tin Man;Alex Hrabchak's watercolors; painter Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; Tiffany Heerema's collages of vintage food imagery; Terry Carter's large painted gourds; Henry Ireland's fine art photography; Tina Olsen's botanical illustrations; Martha Dolan's landscapes and contemporary artwork; Janet Picard's mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still lifes; and Deborah Lazar's impressionist-realist paintings. 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 CX Silver Gallery
C.X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
Open for Gallery Walk 4-6:30 pm on Mar. 1; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Continuing exhibition: Fluxus DialogueNye Ffarrabas (ex Bici Forbes Hendricks) and Geoffrey Hendricks (1932-2018), featuring Nye's new infinite event score based on Geoff's "Friday Book of White Noise" 1964-1967, the collaborative notebooks being shown in public for the first time.... DEBUT OF ADDITIONAL GALLERY SPACE with Cai Xi's "Edge" action paintings and Chinese Five Elements Food-Art-Balance.... Wed., March 20, 4 pm: EQUINOX EMERGENCY OF JOY CELEBRATION of the 10,000 Things. Simultaneous gatherings across the country and around the globe will observe a moment of silent at 5:58 pm. Participants will share meanings of the Ten Thousand Things, taking as a point of departure the mystic text of the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching)'s instances of Wan Wu. Also welcome for sharing is any related art, poem, thought, spoken word, movement, or song.... 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: Asian Cultural Center of Vermont ( presents NOWRUZ PERSIAN AND SOUTHWEST & CENTRAL ASIAN NEW DAY FESTIVAL at Centre Congregational Church on Sat. March 30, 4 pm.


Photo by Miles Anton, BUHS
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION on Gallery Walk night—memberships available at 10% discount.... Exhibits closing on March 2 are the 2019 VT Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ... Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint ... and Orly Cogan: Don't Call Me Princess.... GALLERIES CLOSED MARCH 3-8 for installation of six new shows—mystical abstract paintings by a reclusive Vermont artist, whimsical glass sculptures, collaborative fiber art, and more. OPENING RECEPTION and light brunch on Saturday, March 9, at 11 am.... General Hours: OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free for everyone on Thurs. 2-5 pm.

4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Black-and-white photographs by Robert Cantius (b. 1938) are featured this month. Bob spent nearly 60 years on a "photographic anthropological study" extending from his hometown of Paterson, N.J., through Western Mass. and north to Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, Vt. Inquiries can be sent to the Vermont Center for Photography—details at 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.

Artwork at River Gallery School
River Gallery School

5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
March features an All-School Drawing Show by students of all ages and levels of experience using charcoal, pencil, ink, and more. Come see some of the many ways to interpret what we see ... GALLERY 34 features work on themes of immigration, refugees, and asylum seekers in a range of styles and mediums by Suzanne Flynt, Collin Leech, Evie Lovett, Helen Schmidt, Lori Schreiner, Susan Wilson and Debbie Wetzel. Sales benefit the Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP), a local organization whose mission is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum—a growing number of families in Southern Vermont are sponsored by CASP.

6. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,,
Continuing through March, the Brattleboro Listening Project hosts activities to inspire thoughts about our community's shared values, needs, and solutions. Come during Gallery Walk to participate in an activity and meet folks involved—see Brattleboro Listening Project Facebook page.... LATE-NIGHT CULT CLASSIC FILM at 11 pm on March 1: "The Fly"—by donation.

Work at Vt Center for Photography
Vt Ctr for Photography

7. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Featured through March 31 is a continuing solo exhibition of dramatic landscape images from the northern regions of Iceland and Greenland by renowned Massachusetts-based photographer Ron Rosenstock. "My personal goal is to be in communion with the land. For me, photographing these landscapes is like experiencing the birth of our planet, where natural forces are still at work creating and shaping the land." Rosenstock's work is in collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, MIT, and the International Center for Photography, among others. Artist's Talk and book-signing on Sunday, March 31, at 4 pm. Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Further exhibit details and membership info online.

8. Gallery Sitka Pop-Up
c/o Studio East, 58 Elliot St., 2nd floor, (718) 974-3328 Tamar Russell Brown,
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Gallery Walk Artists' Reception on Mar. 1, 5:30-8:30. Featured artists—all represented by Gallery Sitka of Shirley, Mass.—include Mia Scheffey (Brattleboro), whose paintings use expressive markmaking to suggest the natural environment; Nina Arnold (Lunenburg, Mass.), whose experiments with painting landscapes have resulted in a series of abstract bucolic scenes; Jen Hemenway (mid-Mass. & Philadelphia), a mixed-media abstract cartoonist who regularly paints on metal, recycled wood, canvas, and skateboards; Tommaso Chiappa (Italy), who was educated in Milan, paints works in acrylics reminiscent of filtered photographic elements; and Jonathan Route (Leominster, Mass.), who applies a poetic and often metaphorical language in his photographic retakes and variations.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

9. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Paula Marie crochets and felts one-of-kind stuffed creatures: lizards, owls, mermaids, octopi, poofs—priced from $20 to $200. Come during Gallery Walk to meet Paula Marie and see her intricate, cuddly creations. ArtRageUs is an arts collective selling handmade items from local artists and craftsmen—lamps from machine parts, cabinets that look like animals, clothing from repurposed sweaters, wooden puzzles, benches and boxes; handmade jewelry, paintings, drawings, prints, etc., plus books and CDs by local authors and musicians. Membership applications available in the store and online. OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5.

10. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
LOVE SHEEP MINI-POSTER SALE & BOOK TEASER: Self-proclaimed "Ovine Artist" Walter Hagedorn began playing with his tiny flock of plush "Love Sheep" in 2015. His sheep shenanigans deliver a daily dose of delight to a growing fan base of "Sheep Peepers" spanning all ages and walks of life, locally and globally! Affordable Mini-Posters are based on photos from Walter's upcoming children's book. Come "Peep The Sheep" for a FREE STICKER!... "Ewe" can follow The Love Sheep on Facebook and Instagram for daily smiles—rated "E" for Everyone. Visit The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work at Mocha Joe's
Mocha Joe's

11. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Two March exhibits: Enjoy silkscreening projects made at Brattleboro Printmakers (on Elliot St. below Boomerang), including work by Demographix, a youth-led printing company sponsored by Youth Services— Also, local photographers Marek Jagoda, Ea Maples and Jeffrey Lewis are showing images of New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) performances and classes, as well as customized shoots. One of the largest circus schools in the U.S., NECCA enables a diverse and inclusive community of artists, teachers, and students to realize their dreams. Stop by to see the art and treat yourself to 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!

12. 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.

13. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Featured through the end of March are Musiquilts by Sylvie Singh-Tamy. "My inspiration comes first from the fabrics, especially the exotic and voluptuous Asian and Japanese ones. But also, a fugitive image, a glimpse of nature, a whimsical drawing, or a great piece of art triggers a kind of need to create beauty of my own ... and imagination follows." 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

14. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
March features the 40th annual Student Art Month 3-D Show of pottery and sculpture by area high school students. Participating schools include Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Leland & Gray, and Twin Valley high schools, The Putney School, and Vermont Academy. Visitors can vote for a People's Choice Award. Also featured are watercolor paintings by Robert J. O'Brien and new wall sculptures by Nancy Burgess. Student work is not for sale, but a portion of sales of other featured work will go to the Windham County Heat Fund.... Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists.

15. 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 #5 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.

Art at Gallery in the Woods DENISE BEAUDET
Gallery in the Woods

16. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Featured work includes Dante Corsano's New Furniture (ongoing), and Denise Beaudet's Wall Collage: "Body Is a Guest" (through May 1).... Corsano's passion for woodworking began in 1972. His drums and award-winning, one-of-a-kind furniture are available here exclusively.... Beaudet's "Body Is a Guest" explores "ways to connect with this Planet and beyond.... I let my mind fly forth in dreams and waking time; let myself be swallowed by Foxes, Snails, and Owls; donned heads of Stars, Suns, and Clouds; burrowed underneath to see if the oldest things were stirring among Snakes and Cicadas; and tried to hear the whisperings of Skeleton Folk."... Dante plays solo guitar during a Gallery Walk reception on Mar. 1, 5:30-8:30. Open daily 11-5:30.

17. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors,
Concepts of abstractions are seen in recent paintings and sculptures by Peter Van der Does, featured through March 29. This son and nephew of three painters and textile artists followed their lead, first through a high-caliber art education and then an easy transition to the New York gallery scene. Disillusionment with trends in abstraction at the time led him to France, where he took up plein air painting before returning to the Big Apple in 2004. When the gallery he worked with closed in 2008, he came to stay with a brother in Chester, Vt. but quickly gravitated toward artistically vibrant Brattleboro. Reception 5:30-7 on Fri., March 1. Otherwise open by appointment.

Work in Gallery at The Garden
Gallery at The Garden

18. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
The HCRS Annual Art Show is featured in March. Southeastern Vermont's community mental-health agency, Health Care & Rehabilitation Services, is hosting a multidisciplinary show of works by an array of artists, both classically trained and outsiders alike, who are part of the HCRS community. The show represents more than 50 artists employed and/or served by the non-profit agency. Opening reception on Friday, March 1, 5:30-8:30 pm, featuring live music by Linda and Pete Simoneaux of Bayou X, DJ DIGLIO, and Gary Graff.... Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 pm. Check River Garden 2019 website calendar for event updates.

19. In-Sight Photography Project
183 Main St. #3, down the alley by Penelope Wurr, (802) 251-9960,,
GALLERY WALK OPEN HOUSE at In-Sight's new space, which has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility with a full digital lab, darkroom, classroom, and much more. There will be food and swag! Stop in to see the new space and sign up for Spring semester classes. RSVP to In-Sight's Facebook event to get instant updates about the Open House ... and invite friends to join in on the fun!

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings GENE PARULIS
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

20. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK on Friday, March 1, due to new exhibit installation. Opening Reception on Saturday, March 2, 5-7 pm for Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations, featured through April 14. Gene Parulis has been photographing the world for fifty years. The two poles of his life are teaching and traveling, and photography occupies a central place in both. ARTIST TALK on Sat., March 23, 5 pm. Gallery Hours: Wed.-Mon. 11-5. Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of gallery artists. MGFA presents works in a variety of mediums to stimulate the seasoned collector and the aesthetic explorer.

21. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 254-4730
5:30-6 pm · This month's program, Bridge4Unity, presents a dialogue exchange that took place recently in South Carolina among activists committed to ending racism. The meeting included people from Kentucky and the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, and grew out of Hands Across the Hills. Rev. Sarah Pirtle, an author, recording artist, and eleven-time national-award winner, is a member of both dialogue groups. She plans to share songs and stories from these events and pass along the feeling of engagement in growth. Rev. Pirtle directs the Common Threads Project of Traprock Center for Peace and Justice.

Artwork at Brooks Library
Brooks Library

27. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR-MEZZANINE WALLS: Photographer Dara Carleton's "Quest for Eagles: Wildlife Photography from Brattleboro and Beyond," images of bald eagles, ospreys, cormorants, songbirds, small critters, and waterfowl, all taken within a 30-minute drive from Brattleboro; Bill Fleming's "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework. MEZZANINE, GLASS CASES: Urns and sculptures from the Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO-Palooza creations; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: To be announced. Objects 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.

28. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
The gallery features "Inktober," an exhibit of ink illustrations by Hermit Thrush resident artist Caitlin Stearns. Many came out of 2017's Instagram Inktober, challenging artists around the globe to create one ink drawing every day during October. Inspired by current events, powerful music and lyrics, Caitlin often draws a musician and writes down the lyrics while listening to their song. "It is a necessary cathartic release," says this New Jersey transplant with a BFA in painting. Caitlin is available for illustration and graphic design commissions—e-mail: Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

Artwork at Wheelhouse Clay Center

29. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034,
Wheelhouse is emerging and is now open to renters. Classes are launching the first week of March, and new classes begin every two weeks. The gallery space is still in development, but stop in for a tour or to register for a class. Visit online.

Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center
Lisa Stickney
I-91 Welcome Center


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery and display panels feature work by Lisa Stickney of L. G. Mansfield Artworks, Springfield, Vt. Her watercolors, digital prints, and fine notecards capture Vermont landscapes and related subjects—more information at Browse through informational brochures, magazines, maps, and exhibits of Vermont products, specialty foods, and fine crafts. Open 7 am to 11 pm.