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OCTOBER 2014
GALLERY WALK Guide
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Gallery Walk Guide Cover

ARTICLE LINKS FOR OCTOBER



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Illustration by Tasha Tudor

TASHA TUDOR
Tasha Tudor Museum


Neon sign by Nye Ffarrabas

NYE FFARRABAS
C.X. Silver Gallery


DamNation film poster

NATURAL RESOURCES FILM SERIES
Marlboro College Graduate Center


Painting by Rachel Brooks

RACHEL BROOKS
Whetstone Station
Restaurant & Brewery


Drawing by Student at The Grammar School

K-8 Students at
THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Twilight Tea Lounge


Painting by Crystal Bartlett

CRYSTAL BARTLETT
Superfresh! Organic Café


Work at Latchis Gallery

LANI WRIGHT
Latchis Gallery


Painting by Steven Leal

STEVEN LEAL
Flat St. Brew Pub


Work at Vermont Center for Photography

Silent Auction & Exhibit
for In-Sight Scholarships
SARAH ADAM et al.
Vermont Ctr for Photography


Work at The Hub

Fine Crafts Show
CAROL SCHNABEL et al.
The Hub Gallery


Art at Mocha Joe's

CYNTHIA BOWLER
Mocha Joe's


Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

DARYL STORRS
Vermont Artisan Designs


Art at Works Bakery Café

VT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
MEMBERS SHOW
Works Bakery Café


Jewelry by David Walter

DAVID WALTER
David Walter Jewelry Studio


Work in Master Craft Gallery

Papercutting by
ADRIENNE GINTER
Master Craft Gallery at
David Walter Jewelry Studio


Theme for Interactive Art Show in October

October's Interactive Exhibit
USE YOUR WORDS
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

JACKIE ABRAMS
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at The Dianich Gallery

KATHRYN LIPKE
The Dianich Gallery


Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

DOUG TRUMP
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts


Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

JOSH BERNBAUM
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts


Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

STEPHEN PROCTER
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts


Artwork at Brooks Memorial Library

NAMAYA
Brooks Memorial Library


Artwork at Jasmine Day Spa

KAREN LOOMIS
Jasmine Day Spa


Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center

AMY MOSHER
I-91 Welcome Center


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OCTOBER 2014

This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3.

NOTE: MOST EXHIBITS ARE OPEN ALL MONTH.
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Painting by Janet Picard

JANET PICARD
The Marina Restaurant

VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN

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
Featured art includes 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; personality-filled paintings of farm animals by Caryn King; colorful and whimsical plein air landscapes by Georgie; and impressionist-realistic, light-filled paintings by Deborah Lazar. Gallery Walk "munchies" available from 5 to 6:30 for visitors stopping in to catch the art en route to downtown. The Marina Restaurant is a casual waterfront eatery with a sunset view; open 7 days 11:30 to 10, Sunday Brunch served from 10 to 1.

VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN

2. Tasha Tudor Museum
974 Western Ave. (now on the first floor), (802) 258-6564, www.tashatudormuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walks, 4 to 7 pm, for "From Scratch: Tasha's Handmade Life" through October 18. Immerse yourself in Tasha's lifestyle of handmade things, including a corgi, original paintings and drawings, and canned goods. See how her devotion to handwritten letters inspired some of her followers. Watch the documentary, enjoy a cup of Tasha's tea, revisit the lost art of letter-writing, and even try a bit of watercolor painting. Children are welcome to enjoy the dress-up area, coloring pages, reading corner, dollhouse, play tea set with cookstove, and more.

Painting by Gordon Jones

GORDON JONES
C.X. Silver Gallery

3. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088, www.cxsilvergallery.com
Open by appointment year-round with current special exhibits including Souvenirs: Landscapes by Gordon Jones, cxsilvergallery.com/gordon-jones, and the continuing exhibition and book Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50 year retrospective, cxsilvergallery.com/nye-ffarrabas. Ongoing exhibitions include luminous landscapes, portraits, the Wu Ji (Infinity Within) series of abstract performance painting using mops and trowels as brushes, and the ongoing multimedia Pink Slip Project (pinkslipproject.tumblr.com). Dim Sum Dining & Catering daily by appointment (call ahead 1-2 days, 802-257-7898) -- dimsumvt.com.

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

Doug Cox by Cat Nunn

CAT NUNN
Whetstone Studio

4. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah, thewhetstonestudioforthearts.tumblr.com
Cat Nunnís studio, open 4-8 pm, is filled with skillful still-lifes and portrait studies.... Other open studios include Julie Fender-Zobel, selling gift certificates for massage, greeting cards, and paintings. Sharing her space for the evening is Shanti Starr, designer of ìShanti Creationsî original clothing, handmade jewelry, organic textiles, and African instruments.... Building owner and artisan David Parker will be on hand for part of the evening to show available studio and workshop spaces.... Artists and crafters are invited to participate in the Whetstone Studioís FALL FLING on November 15 & 16 -- contact Hannah Parker, by phone or e-mail above, for further details.

5. Marlboro College Graduate Center
28 Vernon St., Contact: Matt Livingston (802) 258-9209, marlboro.edu
Featured in the first-floor atrium during October is work by photographer Kelly Fletcher, who explores Interaction with Nature. At 7:30, the Marlboro College Natural Resources Film Series begins with a screening of ìDamNationî in the Glassroom. This powerful film explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. The Graduate Center parking lot is available for Gallery Walk attendees.

Painting by Jessica Park

JESSICA PARK
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

6. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. This is the last Gallery Walk for viewing current exhibits:Road Trip: America Through the Windshield, a contemporary take on the classic summer getaway; See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet, showcasing six decades of vintage car ads; and Your Space / U.S.A., an interactive virtual road trip. A World Transformed presents the visionary paintings of Jessica Park. Spotlight on Small showcases small-scale artworks in a variety of mediums by Laura Christensen, Adrienne Ginter, Elizabeth Sheppell, Altoon Sultan, and Jen Violette. Deco Details: Photographs by Andrew Bordwin highlight the craftsmanship of early 20th-century Art Deco masterpieces. Regular Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11-5 (closed Tues.), Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-5. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and children under 6.

7. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
Featured artist Rachel Brooks has been painting for a decade and is showing recent work through the end of November. The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location; indoor and outdoor dining, free parking. Open daily for lunch and dinner, 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

8. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill), (802) 254-8887, www.twilighttealounge.com
To get into the spirit for their upcoming Medieval Faire, pre-K to 8th-grade artists from The Grammar School in Putney worked in pencil, tempera, oil pastel, and collage to create inventive and detailed dragonsóselected works are on display this month at the Tea Lounge. The Medieval Faire, which is open to the public, will be held at the School on Saturday, October 11, from 10 to 4. The Tea Lounge is featuring a few dragon-themed teas to sip while viewing this skillful and imaginative artwork! Tea & Treats served till 10. Regular Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mon.

Artwork by Joan Lovell

Independent Study Group
JOAN LOVELL
River Gallery School

9. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St., www.superfreshcafe.com
Crystal Bartlett, Octoberís featured artist, is showing work in watercolor and oils. "The focus of my art for this show is color, light in nature, and fantasy/magic." Live music Oct. 3, 8:30 to 10, by Maggie Bernhard, a singer-songwriter from the woods of Vermont singing sweet folk-pop -- just a girl, her guitar, and her voice -- donations welcome, BYOB. Café hours: Mon.-Wed. 9-3, Tues.-Fri. 9-10, Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-9.

10. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
Works by members of the RGS Independent Study group -- including Cicely Carroll, Jillian Farwell, Carol Graham, Hollie Landfried, Joan Lovell, Jennifer Meehl, and Isabel Murphy -- are featured. They meet bi-weekly to share work created both inside and outside RGS. Lively discussions and unconditional support are the key elements hereóartmakers share joys, struggles, inspirations, aspirations, and experiments with process and materials. Whether these conversations lead to a deepening exploration or bold departures, they invariably foster artistic growth and a broadening sense of the possible.

Dark Water by Mia Scheffey

MIA SCHEFFEY
Latchis Main Theatre

11. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Continuing October is Lani Wright's exhibit of botanical designs and photographs. "When I look at the world, I see designs everywhere," says this Brattleboro-based self-taught artist, whose work reflects this principle and was all created in the last two years.
B. MAIN THEATRE: "Oceana One," an installation of new paintings by Mia Scheffey, is gracing the Main Theatre this month. One of the paintings, "Sea Turtle," was created specifically for this venue. An artist-member of the former Windham Art Gallery and an exhibitor at a number of other regional galleries, Mia was featured in the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center's 2006 "In the Zone" show of work by eleven New England artists. The Main Theatre is open during Gallery Walk, 5 to 6:30, and for movie showings and other events.

12. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911, www.flatstreetbrewpub.net
Steven Leal's new painting series was inspired by eight family photographs chosen from among hundreds in his collection. Experimenting with light, color and collage, Steven has challenged himself to detail the things and people he cherishes most. Offering 20 fine handcrafted ales and lagers on tap, wine, spirits, and delicious pub fare. Open Tues.-Thurs. 4-11, Fri. & Sat. 4-12:30, Sun. 3-10.

Quilt made from Exposures photography

EXPOSURES PROGRAM
In-Sight Photography

13. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
Featured in October are Quilts made from cyanotype photographs taken during Exposures Summer Programs at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Daoota. These quilts document each year's participants and experiences, and have become an archive of the program from 2002 through the present. In-Sight's 16th Annual Silent Auction & Exhibition -- a fundraiser for In-Sight's Scholarship Fund -- is featured next door through November 2 at Vermont Center for Photography; see Listing #14 for more information. Call or visit in person/online to learn about In-Sight programs for youth, which are offered regardless of studentsí ability to pay.

14. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
In-Sight Photography Projectís 16th Annual Silent Auction & Exhibition, a fundraiser for its Scholarship Fund, features prints and books from favorite local photographers and others with national and international standing. Opening Reception during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8:30. Visit auction.insight-photography.org to view and bid on items. Hours for this show through November 2 are Mon.-Fri. 1-6, Sat.-Sun. 12-5.... Also, back by popular demand, is VCPís 4th Semi-Annual Photographic Tag Sale in the Sanel Building next door on Fri. & Sat., Oct. 3 & 4, 11-7 each day; visit vcphoto.org for details.... See Listing #20 for information on a showcase of work by VCP members at Works Bakery Caf& on Main St. through Nov. 6.

Work at Artrageus 1

GAYLE WEITZ
Artrageus 1

15. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick, artrageus1.biz
Images from local artist Namaya's "Pornography of War in an Age of Desire" are showing this month. Namaya is committed to engaging communities in conversations about peace and social justice. His award-winning, provocative works The Pentagon Man, Ecocide, Trillion Dollar Penis (a penis image is used), and 100 Flowers for Peace are featured. Continuing on display are works by Gayle Weitz, including her Humanimals, thirteen human-sized sculptural cabinets addressing the relationship between people and animals. The gallery sells Tiny Footprint Coffee, the worldís only carbon-negative coffee, and books on the historical and phenomenological etymology of present circumstances -- several point the way to a better future. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5, for Gallery Walk till 8:30 or later.

16. The Hub Gallery
Arts Council of Windham County, 57 Harmony Pl., access thru Artrageus 1 or from parking lot, Info: (802) 257-1024 Doug Cox or dcox@sover.net, www.acwc.us
October is American Crafts Month, and the Arts Council of Windham County honors local craftsmanship with an exhibit featuring over a dozen craftsmen and conveying the essence of craftsmanship. Represented by their work, a photograph or other image of them at work, and a brief statement about what craftsmanship means to them, participants include Jackie Abrams - Baskets, Scott Brown - Wooden Sculpture, Georgia Morgan - Jewelry, Nancy Shepperd - Clay Vessel, Stuart Alan Copans - Papercutting, Carol Schnabel - Weaving, Dennis Waring - Musical Instruments, Susan Rosano - Mosaics, Jason Breen - Furniture, Sarah Machtey - Fiber & Aluminum, Scott Hausman - Musical Instruments, and Robert DuGrenier - Glass. Gallery Walk reception, 5:30- 8:30; hours otherwise Wed.-Sun. 11-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs

GEORGE ANGELINI, OPA
Vermont Artisan Designs

17. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Bellows Falls artist Cynthia Bowler exhibits her "very happy" pastel oil paintings this month. She earned a BA in Studio Art from UCSB and received an MFA from Johnson State College and Vermont Studio Center in 2005. Now making art every day, she shares that Aan artistic life is one of listening, feeling, and responding. With a love of the visible world and communication with our own souls, artists can truly express an individuality that can heal, lead, and educate." Stop by during Gallery Walk to meet Cindy, sip a cup of tea or freshly roasted coffee, and enjoy homemade pastry.

18. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
New paintings by George Angelini, OPA, and Paul G. Stone are featured during October, along with jewelry by Daryl Storrs and pottery by Matthew Tel to help celebrate American Craft Month in Vermont. Gallery Walk reception on Friday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8. A portion of sales during Gallery Walk will help support the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+). This is also Open Studio Weekend in Vermont; get your map here, and check out www.AmericanCraftWeek.com to see other events in Vermont and around the country. Open 7 days; visit online.

19. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, http://worksbakerycafe.com
Work by members of Brattleboro's Vermont Center for Photography (VCP) is featured. VCP members come from a wide range of photographic backgrounds, and their subject matter varies from iconic New England landscapes to intimate portraiture, street photography, and much more! VCP's gallery at 49 Flat Street is open Fri/Sat/Sun from 12 to 5. For more information, or to find out how to join VCP, visit www.vcphoto.org .... Check out the "clothesline" exhibit of children's artwork from River Gallery School.... The caf& serves Rainforest Alliance coffee, humanely raised meats, poultry and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormonesóthoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Open daily 6 to 6, until 9 for Gallery Walk.

Artwork by William Hays

WILLIAM H. HAYS
The Artist's Loft


20. David Walter Jewelry Studio & Master Craft Gallery
81 Main St., (802) 722-9620, www.davidwalterjewelry.com
David Walter designs and produces contemporary heirlooms in precious metals and gems. In addition to showcasing Walter's jewels, the studio's Master Craft Gallery mounts quarterly exhibits featuring exceptional work by regional craftsmen. October introduces an exhibit of hand-cut paper pieces by Adrienne Ginter, a Brattleboro-based artist who describes her approach as an exploration into the reoccurring oddities and subtle fascinations of the natural world. "Every scene in nature tells a million little stories, and I work to incorporate an extreme amount of detail to illuminate both the macro and micro. This gives the viewer a greater sense of depth, visually and narratively." An October 18 reception will be catered by Windham Wines.

21. The Artist's Loft Gallery & B&B
103 Main St., 3rd floor, (802) 257-5181, www.theartistsloft.com
William H. Hays' unique multicolor linoleum-block prints are vibrant interpretations of the New England landscape and Brattleboro -- original and beautiful works of art at a very affordable price. Visitors can also see works underway in the artist's studio as well as oil and watercolor paintings of northeast landscapes. Open 10-6 daily and 24/7 onlinee.

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

SAMANTHA CRAWFORD
Gallery in the Woods

22. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
"Use Your Words" is October's viewer-participation exhibit in honor of the Brattleboro Literary Festival. Take a pen and a piece of paper from the caf&'s handy supply, then write out something to pin on the "clothes line" strung along the gallery walls. Amy's offers European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, till 8 on Gallery Walk, Sun. 9-5.

23. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
Samantha Crawford is showing colorful surreal landscapes exploring elemental changes of nature, and poetic and detailed narrative work in black and white.... Richard Heller's new oils are in constant play between rigid formalism and intuitive expressionism, with spheric forms built from layers of color overlaid by markings, trackings, and exploded grids.... Sculptural basketmaker and sculptor Jackie Abrams has been profoundly influenced by her work with women in Africa, simplifying forms so the materials tell the story of their strengths and sorrows, growth and joys.... Karen Kamenetzkyís fiber wall hangings are inspired by cellular imagery, zooming in on the fundamental nature of things and bringing into vision the source of change itself.

24. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Open 7-8 pm only for Gallery Walk on Oct. 3 for "In the Garden," an exhibit of photography and multimedia installation art by Kathryn Lipke showing through October 30. "The evolution of my artistic work has resulted in an 'intermedia' art practice using sculpture, the photographic image, 'soundscape' and video to express human connections to the natural world. The catalyst for my artwork is the land. A sense of place, the vastness of a landscape, and the startling details that one comes across when looking closely, all impact the work." Hours in October by appointment.

25. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
October features Main Street Arts' Five Seasons Painted Theater Curtains by Michele RattÈ (Autumn), Eric Aho (Winter), Charlie Hunter (Maple and Mud), Julia Zanes (Spring), Donald Saaf (Summer). More show info at "www.mainstreetarts.org. Unveiling reception during Gallery Walk, Oct. 3, from 5 to 7:30. Gallery open otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 1:30-3:30.

Work at Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

PENELOPE WURR
Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

26. Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
Soft Opening for New Gallery Space on the 2nd floor at Penelope Wurr -- come take a peek! Official Opening planned for November Gallery Walk; keeping you posted. Still on show: Penelopeís Fine Contemporary Glass and an eclectic mix of Unique Local and European Gifts. New fall arrivals of Wallace Sewell scarves and Gill Fox hats. Exciting new cards and stationery items. Hours daily 10-6, Sun. 11-6; open late for Gallery Walk.

27. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290, mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
Featuring new paintings by Jim Giddings completed during a recent residency at VermoPetria Mitchell; Doug Trump's poetic, highly structured, mixed-media abstract paintings; Lauren Olitskiís large, strongly textured, abstract acrylic paintings; chromatic contemporary blown-glass art by Josh Bernbaum; cameraless photography by Chris Triebert; and new monumental glazed ceramics by Stephen Procte. The gallery showcases work of local, regional, and nationally recognized artists and craftspeople with the goal of promoting sales and creating a nourishing and supportive community of professional artists. Open Thurs.-Sun. from 11 to 5.

28. Brattleboro Clayworks in the Key Bank WIndow
185 Main St., (802) 254-9124, brattleboroclayworks.com
Brattleboro Clayworks members explore some of the possibilities of clay, each artist using the same basic materials and techniques to produce their own unique works of art: serious or whimsical; smooth or textured; symmetrical or not; functional or decorative. In October, pottery is featured by new member Sally Geldard-Hewes, who creates beautifully textured cups, mugs, vases and other one-of-a-kind vessels -- www.mountainfarmroad.com. Visit the Clayworks Studio, 532 Putney Rd. (below Friends of the Sun) on Fridays and Saturdays, 10-5, or call for an appointment. Visit online or friend Clayworks on its Facebook page. Fall classes now enrolling for adults.

29. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · Everyone is invited to the Moment for Peace Peace in the Centre Church Parlor on Friday, October 3. This month Caroline Hammarlund leads our Prayer for Peace, a contemplation based on the continuing prayer practice that teaches us to quiet the mind and listen for God. This ancient practice is enjoying a renewal in all faith traditions. In this contemplation, silence is the predominant mode interspersed with simple chants and readings.

Art at Brooks Library

ANNE HUNTER
Brooks Memorial Library

30. "A World Illuminated by Imagination" Exhibit at Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., www.gracecares.org
Namaya and his B4Peace Team are featured in October in a multifaceted exhibit celebrating the library, the enchantment of books, and how they enrich lives and communities. Namaya's unique photos, mounted on slate with poems, are for sale, with proceeds shared by Friends of the Library and GRACE Cares (www.gracecares.org). The exhibit includes Jazz Ku, an avant-garde fusion of paintings and poetry, and the "l00 Flowers of Peace" poem, so far translated into l05 languages. The interactive exhibit encourages visitors to draw or write about how the library has illuminated their imagination. Visit during library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9, Thurs. 1-6, Fri. 10-6, & Sat. 10-2.

31. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
Special Event: "Hidden Treasures of the Fine Arts Collection," Friday, October 10, 5:30 pm. Refreshments and guided tour.... MAIN FLOOR: Performance artist and jazz poet Namaya and his B4Peace Team present the multifaceted exhibit "A World Illuminated by Imagination" to celebrate the library, the enchantment of books, and how they enrich lives and communities (see Listing #30). MEZZANINE: Artworks and artifacts from the Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR - ENTRYWAY: This year's Brattleboro Mineralogical Society exhibit features petrified wood, agates, geodes, and thundereggs. CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Vermont author/illustrator Anne Hunter's "Possum's Harvest Moon." Library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9, Thurs. 1-6, Fri. 10-6, & Sat. 10-2.

Art at CCV/Vt Tech Ctr

PAT McPIKE
CCV / Vt Tech Center

32. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through the side door of Masonic Center), (802) 258-4957, info: histsoc@sover.net, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org
Free admission: Open 4-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Thurs.-Fri. 2-4, Sat. 11-3. Learn about Island Park through an extensive photo display; see Delicate Spring Dresses and a Union Station Diorama. Glimpse Rudyard Kipling through Mary Cabot's journal entries ("Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895" author); peruse her photo albums. Play a locally made Estey Field Organ. Read VT Phoenix weeklies from 1895. See a West River RR video and diorama. Learn about Crosbys, Esteys, and Moodys. Inspect the Ft. Dummer replica; dig into its history and artifacts at Brooks Library. Old signs, maps, prescriptions, gowns. Research Room at Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator) open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, by appt.

33. Community College of VT & Vermont Tech Center
41 Harmony Pl., (802) 254-6370
Open House Exhibit Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 during Gallery Walk on October 3: As part of CCV's "Grand Sociable" opening in the Brooks House, four area artists are exhibiting their work. Valerie Carrigan, CCV Faculty, has taught a number of art classes at the college including drawing, pastels, acrylics, and book arts. Cynthia Baldwin, Pat McPike, and Maggie Smith, all former CCV art students, will also have work featured in the exhibit. A variety of mediums are represented, including pastels, acrylics, oils, photography, handmade books, and printmaking.

Logo of Shiatsu School of Vermont

Shiatsu School of Vermont

34. Shiatsu School of Vermont
24 High St., (802) 258-1477, www.shiatsuvt.org
GRAND OPENING PARTY during Gallery Walk on October 3: Greek and Renaissance art takes on a new twist. Meridian lines are uniquely displayed, as vibrant, creative ways to learn about the body and healing are offered through individual classes as well as 150- and 500-hour accredited programs. During the Walk, the Schoolís info table in front of Burrows Specialized Sports on Main Street is stocked with Dragon Tokens to cash in for Free 7-minute Shiatsu and Bodywork Sessions at the opening celebration. Visitors at the School can also try their hand at Zentangle, a form of meditative drawing.

35. Jasmine Day Spa
29 High St. (off the High-Grove parking lot), (802) 257-0333, www.jasminevt.com
5:30 to 7:30, Happy Hour at the Spa on Oct. 3: Featuring oil paintings and pastel impressions of the British Virgin Islands by Vermont artist Karen Loomis, whose fluid and colorful touch conveys the sacredness of nature and the world around us. Come in to experience Dr. Hauschkaís luxurious body products, which are on sale during October. Also offering FREE chair massage and freshly juiced beauty beverages.

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery presents Vermont farm scenes painted by Amy Mosher of Chester. Her work captures the individual characteristics and personalities of the animals and the rural nature of farm life. Color, contrast of light and dark, and the use of visual dimension are important elements in her paintings -- www.amymosherart.com. Vermont Woods Studios of Vernon is showcasing a selection of fine Vermont-made furniture. Information and exhibits are available for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.