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AUGUST 2017
GALLERY WALK GUIDE
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Gallery Walk Guide Cover

ARTICLE LINKS FOR AUGUST



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Work showing at BMAC

Amy Tan, 1952
"The Boomer List"
TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center


Work at Latchis Gallery

ZACHARY & MICHELLE
STEPHENS
Latchis Gallery


Work at River Gallery School

DAN JEFFRIES
River Gallery School


Art at River Gallery School

VIRGINIA KNEUBEL
River Gallery School


Work at Windham Movement Apparel

AXIS Dance Co. Residency
ANNIE MACY
Windham Movement Apparel


Motorcycle for Art on Wheels event

ART ON WHEELS 2017
Lynde Motorsports


Work at Restless Rooster Café

IRSHAD MUSTAFA
Restless Rooster Café


Work at The Blueberry Haus

KATHLEEN KENNEDY
The Blueberry Haus


Work at Mocha Joe's

TOMA CERNEA-NOVAC
Mocha Joe's Café


Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

WILLIAM DIXON
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

NILS JOHNSON
Vermont Artisan Designs


Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

LISA CURRY-MAIR
Vermont Artisan Designs


Artwork at Works Bakery Café

CHRISTY BONNEAU
Works Bakery Café


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

RICHARD HELLER
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

PETER KARNER
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at The Dianich Gallery

HELEN HAWES
The Dianich Gallery


Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

LORI SCHREINER
Gallery at The Garden


Artwork at Penelope Wurr

THAI CERAMIC VESSELS
Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts


Artwork at Penelope Wurr

PENELOPE WURR
Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts


Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

"A Community of Movement"
ANNIE MACY
Brattleboro Savings & Loan


Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

Downtown Brattleboro Mural
TERRY SYLVESTER
Brooks Memorial Library


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AUGUST 2017

GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 4.

The next Gallery Walk will be on Friday, September 1.


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
The Southern Vermont Dance Festivalís Movement 2017 exhibit "Dance at Naulakha" continues with selected photographs by Jeff Lewis and Deb Lazar capturing 2016's premiere Promenade performance at Rudyard Kipling's Naulakha estate—southernvermontdancefestival.com. Other ongoing exhibits 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
ALYSSA HINTON
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 12-3 pm for July Gallery Walk; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Alyssa Hinton: Earth Consciousness and Cultural Revelations, exhibition (cxsilvergallery.com/alyssa-hinton) and book (magcloud.com/browse/issue/1254092). Rodrigo Nava: Infinity Forms sculpture on lawn. Cai Xi's abstract performance painting using mops/brooms/trowels as brushes; luminous landscapes; works from her retrospective 1979-2015; monumental portraits; and the multimedia pinkslipproject.tumblr.com/archive.... Representing the work of Nye Ffarrabas—gallery publication of her retrospective, magcloud.com/browse/issue/756374.... DIM SUM DINING eves. by appt.—dimsumvt.com; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898. DIM SUM BUFFET by appointment on SUNDAY, AUGUST 6; call (802) 257-7898.t

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

Wolf Kahn painting at BMAC
WOLF KAHN
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk, with hands-on activities by Caterpillar Lab of Keene on the lawn. Discounted memberships for Gallery Walk sign-ups.... WEIGHTED TEARS: Mary Admasian, in the sculpture garden through October 8.... New exhibits: Wolf Kahn: DENSITY & TRANSPARENCY—Paintings made over the past decade.... LOST PORCHES: Nathalie Miebach—Intricate woven sculptures based on data from extreme weather events.... BOUNDARIES, BALANCE, AND CONFINEMENT: Mary Admasian explores the physical boundaries between objects.... THE BOOMER LIST: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders presents 19 large-format portraits of influential members of the Baby Boom generation, one born each year 1946-1964.... SPACESHIP OF DREAMS: William Chambers—an interactive public art project first realized in a York, Penn. storefront.... FREE FALL: Barbara Garber—Her wall and room installations explore the boundary between 2D and 3D drawing.... Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free: members and under 18. Free Thurs. after 2.

Artwork at Whetstone Station
CHRISTOPHER G. CHAPMAN
Whetstone Station

4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
Aspiring local photographer Christopher G. Chapman loves landscapes and still-lifes. He is exhibiting his favorite photos from around Brattleboro and travels across the globe. 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, www.rivergalleryschool.org
Gallery spaces feature a continuing exhibit by Adult Studio classes—50 artists, from beginners to experienced and teens to seniors, exploring, executing, and sharing discoveries in pastels, oils, sculpture, acrylics. Consider joining the summer Studio class!... GALLERY 34 features an RGS Faculty Show.... See Listing #6 for a special one-night Pop-Up Show & Sale in the RGS Main Street Studio space during Gallery Walk on August 4.

Artwork at Gallery 34 Pop-Up Exhibit
Sarah Vaughan
DEE KALEA
Gallery 34

6. Pop-Up Exhibit & Silent Auction of Historic Jazz Photos
River Gallery School, 32-34 Main St., street-level studio space, info: dee@creativemusicphotography.com, www.creativemusicphotography.com
ONE-NIGHT-ONLY EXHIBIT & SILENT AUCTION, 5 to 8:30 pm during Gallery Walk on August 4: Dee Kalea of Creative Music Photography was raised with—and has been documenting—historic jazz musicians since 1964, many of whom are no longer with us. This exhibition includes original silver prints autographed by musicians such as Count Basie, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Sarah Vaughan, Horace Silver, and more. The celebration includes a narrated slide show of photographs, live acoustic Jazzy Brazilian Music, gourmet treats, and a Jazz CD Grab Bag. Auction proceeds will support Deeís efforts ìto bring Jazz and Latin students intimate, emotional images with stories about these historic musicians, bringing their music to life.î See website above for further info.

7. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: In conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week—celebrated annually on August 1-7 since 1992—Zachary P. Stephens and Michelle Stephens are exhibiting their two-year photography project "Nursing Is Normal." Sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health, the project seeks to help make breastfeeding "normal" once again, as it has fallen out of practice in the last century. These images not only celebrate breastfeeding but also celebrate parents and the incredible gift they are giving to their children—see worldbreastfeedingweek.net.
B. MAIN THEATRE: FREE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT at 5 pm on Friday, August 4—The Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in Jamaica, Vt., presents the Trio Amphion—Jesse Lepkoff, flutes and recorders; Frances Fitch, harpsichord; and Alice Robbins, viola da gambaóperforming music by Schubert, FranÁaix, and Hallman. Also featured is poetry by Vermont Poet Laureate (2011-15) Sydney Lea and artwork by Vermont Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka. Donations are welcome.

Work at In-Sight Photography

8. Children's Artwork Sale to Benefit The Family Garden
Latchis Hotel Lobby, 50 Main St., corner Flat St., Info: familygarden.cfsites.org & Facebook
ONE-NIGHT-ONLY FUNDRAISER during Gallery Walk on August 4, 5-8:30 pm: The Family Garden, a nonprofit child care and early education center at 851 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro, is offering for sale a variety of canvas paintings, stepping stones, and other charming childrenís art work. In operation since 2004, The Family Garden serves 28 children from six weeks to five years in age. Its mixed-age, family-style classrooms make it a unique combination of a licensed program with an at-home feeling.

9. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook, www.WindhamMovementApparel.com
6, 6:30 & 7 pm on August 4: BSD Company DANCE PREVIEWfeaturing Phoebe Green and Sonya Marx. Also enjoy refreshments and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2017 exhibit "Images of AXIS Dance Company's Residency," fifteen photographs by Annie Macy of the countryís renowned physically integrated dance company. These images demonstrate the versatility of dance through the stunning artistry of work by three wheelchair-bound dancers and two others not in chairs—southernvermontdancefestival.com. Windham Movement Apparel supplies the movement arts community with quality products in an environment that encourages fellowship between participants and increases awareness of the benefits of movement. Open Tues./Wed./Thurs. 3-8, Fri./Sat. 10-6, and till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Photo at Express Fluency
EXTREMEDURA, SPAIN
Express Fluency

10. Express Fluency
8 Flat St., (802) 275-2694, info@expressfluency.com, www.expressfluency.com
GALLERY WALK OPEN HOUSE with friends from MÈrida, Spain. Learn more about Extremadura—an off-the-tourist-track region of Spain—through a photo slideshow and conversations, while enjoying a taste of Spanish wine and cheese. Information about Express Fluencyís 2018 trips to Spain will be available. The slideshow will be posted online for later viewing.... Express Fluency's unique approach to language learning has helped thousands of people, including previously unsuccessful language students, gain fluency quickly and easily. Offering weekend/weekly French and Spanish classes and summer teacher training. Call or visit online.

Work at In-Sight Photography
HEATHER EVANS-SMITH
Vermont Center for Photography

11. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
VCP's 2nd Juried Photobook Exhibition showcases 42 photographic books from 35 international artists. What was once an "alternative format" for viewing an artistís work is now becoming a "primary" method for sharing it. The increased accessibility of affordable self-publishing options has caused the market to thrive, and bookshelves are filling up once again. Juried by Boston-based artist and educator Henry Horenstein, the exhibition will be on display through August 27. Opening Reception on Friday, August 4, 5:30-8:30 pm. Otherwise open Fri./Sat./Sun. 12-5 pm. More information online.

12. Art on Wheels at Lynde Motorsports
79 Flat St., (802) 254-8554, www.lyndemotorsports.com
5 to 10 pm for Gallery Walk on August 4: ART ON WHEELS 2017 celebrates the great beauty and craftsmanship of motorcycles over the past 100+ years. On display are vintage and classic motorcycles from a 1930 Harley-Davidson to contemporary Japanese sport bikes. This annual family event draws folks of all ages, from toddlers to octogenarians; chairs are provided for visitors to settle in for the eveningís festivities. Live Concert starting at 6 pm by The Shifters. Edibles for sale by Chef Andrzej's Home-Cooked Polish Food.

Work at 118 Elliot Gallery MEGHAN RIGALI
118 Elliot Gallery

13. Restless Rooster Café & Coffee Bar
134 Elliot St., (802) 258-2565, www.restlessroostercafe.com
Springtime is for caterpillars! Celebrate rebirth with Irshad Mustafa's dramatic photos of beautiful specimens from The Caterpillar Lab. New season, new life. Change is only the beginning.... Stop by to see the art during regular café hours: Open daily 7-2, serving Breakfast & Brunch till 1 weekdays, 2 on weekends.

14. 118 Elliot Gallery
118 Elliot St., Info: artemisrigali@gmail.com
Featured through August 17 is "From Vermont to Ethiopia and Back Again," an exhibit of photography, Mobile Mural Project collaboration, and paintings by Meghan Rigali and Behulum Mengistu. A Gallery Walk reception on August 4, 5:30-8:30 pm, includes storytelling by the artists and speakers from The Willowell Foundation and One Love Theater, a Hawassa-based youth theater troupe dedicated to education around AIDS and gender equality. Some exhibited pieces are for sale to benefit the One Love Theater and continued collaboration between Ethiopian and Vermont NGOs to support their mission. Gallery Hours: Sun. 12-5, Wed.-Thurs. 2-6. Appointments available by contacting Meghan Rigali at artemisrigali@gmail.com.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
Vermont Farmer Art
PHIL PELLERIN
ArtRageUs1

15. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277, ArtRageUs1.com, info@ArtRageUs1.com
August features Phil Pellerinís funky Vermont Farmer Art—repurposed scrap made into sculpture and functional furnishings—in which his unconventional ways of having fun come together (culminate, coalesce) into his art, and Julian Gerstinís music—a percussionist and composer specializing in jazz and the music of Martinique, Cuba, and Ghana. Meet them during Gallery Walk, with live music from 6:30 to 7:30. ArtRageUs1 is an arts collective selling art, crafts, books, and music created by local folks, and home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and Write Action books. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

16. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
Featured art in August is a "wild mishmash of epic creations" by Jonas Fricke and Saturn "Lady Heart" Millner. Open for lunch and dinner, Cantina Vidorra offers starters, build-your-own and traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas, as well as a convenient kids' menu.

Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips
EDITH & JOSIAH DeWOLFE
Elliot St. Fish & Chips

17. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, elliotstreetfish@gmail.com, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
August features the works of Edith DeWolfe (12) and Josiah DeWolfe (9), children of one of the caféís owners. They are home-schoolers who journal and make art daily. The show also serves as an art lesson from their dad on multiples, a basic art and design technique that uses copies of their original art works to make more and varied work. With this as the focus, "Multiples" consists of mixed-media animals, robots, nature, monsters, fairies, and other subjects. The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

18. The Blueberry Haus Ice Cream Parlor
19 Elliot St., (802) 246-7050, www.blueberryhaus.com
August's "Enchanted Entanglements" exhibit presents interpretations by four artists exploring the ZentangleÆ process of filling shapes with repetitive patterns to create powerful imagery. The works shown here using this fun, relaxing, and creative art form are by Susan Rosano, Kathleen Kennedy, Katherine Barratt and Bill Pearson. After teaching Zentangles in Connecticut for many years, Susan started a monthly Zentangle night in Guilford and passed the technique on to her colleagues. They have each created a distinctly different style, making this a diverse, dynamic show of both abstract and realistic imagery. Kathleen will demonstrate the technique during Gallery Walk on August 4. Open Mon.-Tues. 10-6, Wed.-Sat. 10-9, Sun. 12-9.

19. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Toma Cernea-Novac presents mixed-media sculptural works created over the past two years. "These forms directly draw from my motherís work, the art which I have been exposed to the most over my life," shares the artist, who grew up in New York City. While studying art and philosophy at Green Mountain College, Toma worked mostly in oils but also explored sculpture and installation. Stop in 7 days to see the exhibit and enjoy Mocha Joe's own freshly roasted coffee, a seasonal drink, and freshly baked pastries. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

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

20. 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.

21. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071, www.facebook.com/Amys-Bakery-Arts-Cafe
"Scenes from Southern Italy" are featured in August and September. Traveling in the heart of the summer months, William Dixon captured in photographs the diverse history, landscape, architecture, food, and everyday life of this fascinating region. 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 evenings, and Sun. 9-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
WILL MOSES
Vermont Artisan Designs

22. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured in August are Will Moses, Grandma's great-grandson, with original oil paintings and book signings; new oil paintings of New England by Nils Johnson; primitive-style paintings in acrylic on canvas board by Lisa Curry-Mair; and new hand-scribed ceramics by Hickory Ridge Pottery. A portion of sales of featured work to benefit the Craft Emergency Fund. Reception 5:30-7:30 on August 4 with guitar/vocals by Jason Hunter, who plays melodious finger-picking folk and classical guitar. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists. More than 300 American artists and craftspeople are represented.

23. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
Paintings by Christy Bonneau are featured in July and August. Her medium- to large-scale abstracts explore issues of human emotion and connectedness through the use of color and rhythm. These oil paintings often incorporate printmaking techniques, etchings, transfers, threads, and collage. Her work is currently showing in a Boston gallery; has been featured at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester; and is in private collections throughout the U.S. The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6 to 6, until 9 for Gallery Walk.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
"SVDF's Inaugural Year"
KIQE BOSCH
WOW Frozen Yogurt

24. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255, www.facebook.com/WOW-Frozen-Yogurt
Continuing this month 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.

25. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
August features two new shows.... Richard Heller: Hidden and Revealed offers new framed studies on Yupo paper—Heller explores mandala-like, ephemeral patterns that seem to be half-hidden, half-revealed.... Peter Karner offers chunky, defined, and functional everyday high-fire stoneware using complex lustre, wax resist, and brushwork on the surface of the clay, reminiscent of textile.... Continuing featured exhibits include award-winning linocuts by William Hays that capture the magical landscape of Southern Vermont, and the salt-glazed folk-style ceramics of Nicheibei Pottery designers Mikio Matsumoto and Cheryl Constantini. Reception 5:30-8:30 on August 4; music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

26. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St. Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, Down the alley and through the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
August features "Delicious Encounter," an exhibit of earlier works by Helen Hawes honoring her mother, Isabel Hawes. These include viscerally animated portraits, large-scale pastels on wood with urethane and enamel transparencies, as well as the "Pink Passion" and "Past Lives" series. A practicing artist for 45 years, Hawes offers drawing and collage workshops and retreats to facilitate personal growth. Her works are hanging in over 200 private and corporate collections. For more info see www.marksthewaytotheheart.com. Gallery Walk reception, 5:30-7:30 pm, on Friday, August 4. Otherwise open by appointment.

Work showing in Gallery at The Garden
Fourth Corner Fdn
CAMILLE RIVERA
Gallery at The Garden

27. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
In August the gallery hosts "We Are All Refugees" by Lori Schreiner and a continued exhibit from The Fourth Corner Foundation. Painter-writer Schreiner studied painting in New York City as well as at the River Gallery School (since 1988) in Brattleboro. The Fourth Corner Foundation is exhibiting work by a total of 14 artists, including new pieces by Stephen Petegorsky and Camille Riverawww.thefourthcornerfoundation.org. Meet and greet Lori Schreiner, Robert Shannon, and Matt Brader during Gallery Walk on August 4 beginning at 5:30 pm. The River Garden is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5 except for special-event rentals.

28. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
August features "Just the Photos".... This special exhibit in the upstairs gallery revisits a show of photographs that Penelope took as reference for a post-graduate course in Printmaking at the Central School of Art in London in the 1980s. These prints will be available both framed and unframed with a couple of new additions. Also on display: Penelopeís Fine Contemporary Glass, complementing new ceramic vessels by an artisan from Thailand, crafted in organic forms in subtle earthtones. Discover also fine jewelry, an exceptional collection of British cards, clothing, accessories, and furnishings for the home and garden, and of course British grocery items. Open 11-7 or later and till 9:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts
JIM GIDDINGS &
PETRIA MITCHELL
Mitchell · Giddings

29. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290, mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
"Jim Giddings & Petria Mitchell: Oils and Watercolors" is featured through September 17. MGFA's founders and co-owners present new and reworked paintings. Petria Mitchell is showing new oil paintings that continue her investigations in color and atmosphere. Jim Giddings has begun to paint in his rebuilt studio, and his presentation includes new watercolors as well as salvaged, reworked, or revisited oil paintings. Artist talk on August 19, 5 pm. MGFA is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. Open 11-5 Wed.-Mon.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main Street, for work by emerging and prominent artists.

30. Take a Moment for Peace & Stay for a Summer Supper
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · The August 4 Moment for Peace presents two movements of Haydnís string quartet variations with a pause between for silent meditation and any response. Featuring Gudrun Weeks and Karen Engdahl, violins, with Brian Cohen, viola, and Miranda Bohl, cello. Gudrun was a music counselor at a Putney School camp 60 years ago and helped Cathy Stockman found the Brattleboro Music School. Practicing Quakers, Gudrun and husband Sheldon spent 35 years in Botswana and Papua New Guinea without string quartets, now a weekly joy in their home. 6 pm: STAY FOR SUMMER SALADS & GRILLS—Grilled chicken and veggies, with salads and fruit on the lawn and downstairs. $10 suggested donation, $5 ages 6-12, free under 6.

31. Brattleboro Savings & Loan
221 Main St., (802) 254-5333, www.brattbank.com
Continuing in August is the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2017 exhibit "A Community of Movement"—six photographs by Diane Sharp and Annie Macy that show the streets of downtown Brattleboro coming alive with dancers taking flight. Come enjoy images of movement and joy in our midst in the aftermath of the recent 5th annual festival of dance—southernvermontdancefestival.com.

Artwork at Brooks Library
JUDITH OKSNER
Brooks Library

32. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
MAIN FLOOR—MEZZANINE WALLS:Terry Sylvester's mural of downtown Brattleboro; CENTER, CEILING: Cloud and raindrops mobile, Academy School's second-grade class. MEZZANINE—DISPLAY CASES: Vases and other objects from the library's Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artwork. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO creations made at LEGO-palooza; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Watercolors by New Hampshire summer resident Judith Oksner for Edith Miltonís brand new book "Barking." 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.

Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery
ANGELA SNOW
Hermit Thrush Brewery

33. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
The gallery features a beer road trip through the Belgian countryside. Documentary-style photos capture the beauty of beer, Belgium in the spring, and the fun-loving Hermit Thrush team as they travel across the country that originally inspired their tasty beers. The photographer is Brattleboro filmmaker Angela Snow, who makes her own documentaries and works freelance in Reality TV. She tagged along to Belgium to photograph the adventure, as why would anyone pass up travel and beer? Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on August 4. Brewery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

Work at I-91 Welcome Center
Gallery North Star
RICH GILLIS
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery features work by Rich Gillis of Mystic Metallurgy in Williamsville. Rich explains that the pattern of the Fibonacci sequence influences the relationship of proportions in every living organism—e.g., spiral seashells, butterfly wings, and fiddlehead ferns as they open. "Fibonacci's organic formula is the basis of my approach to working in metal, combining welding and blacksmithing techniques to create flowing and natural forms." Rich's 12-foot mermaid will be on exhibit through October 31.... Information and showcase exhibits by individuals, retail shops, and galleries, offering Vermont-made products, artwork, and fine crafts, are resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.