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AUGUST 2014
GALLERY WALK Guide
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Gallery Walk Guide Cover

ARTICLE LINKS FOR AUGUST



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Illustration by Tasha Tudor

TASHA TUDOR
Tasha Tudor Museum


Bracelet by Rosie Schulick

DRIFTWOOD CAFÉ
on the patio at
Whetstone Studio for the Arts


Glass turf by J Violette

ANDREW BORDWIN
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center


Photo by Kiqe Bosch

HEATHER MILLER
Whetstone Station
Restaurant & Brewery


Painting by Virginia Driscoll

VIRGINIA DRISCOLL
Twilight Tea Lounge


Work at River Gallery School

Adult Studio Classes
KATHY TRAUGOTT et al.
River Gallery School


Dolls by Mark Logan

River Gallery School's
SUBSCRIPTION ART PROGRAM
Latchis Gallery


Painting by Rachel Brooks

RACHEL BROOKS
Flat St. Brew Pub


Work at Vermont Center for Photography

SIRI KAUR
Vermont Ctr for Photography


Art on Wheels at Lynde Motorsports

ART ON WHEELS 2014
Lynde Motorsports


Work at The Hub

MAISIE CROWTHER et al.
The Hub Gallery


Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

TOM SCHEIDLER
Vermont Artisan Designs


Art at Works Bakery Café

CHRISTY BONNEAU
Works Bakery Café


Work in Master Craft Gallery

BRUCE CAMPBELL
Master Craft Gallery at
David Walter Jewelry Studio


Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

RICIA GORDON
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

GIL PERRY
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

ALICIA HUNSICKER
Gallery in the Woods


Painting at River Garden

"Farms in 7 Media" Show
STEVE LLOYD et al.
The Gallery at The Garden


Painting by John Dimick

John Dimick et al.
VT WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
Brooks Memorial Library


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AUGUST 2014

This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, AUGUST 1.

NOTE: MOST EXHIBITS ARE OPEN ALL MONTH.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.


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.

Neon sign by Nye Ffarrabas

NYE FFARRABAS
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 3-8 pm for Gallery Walk with the current featured exhibit: Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective. Preview the book at www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/743578 (click on gray preview button under cover image). Gallery hours otherwise: Thurs.-Sun. 3-8 pm or by appointment. Calling ahead is recommended: (802) 257-7898 x2. Continuing exhibitions, year-round by appt.: luminous landscapes; portraits; the Wu Ji (Infinity Within) series of abstract performance painting using mops and trowels; and the multimedia Pink Slip Project (pinkslipproject.tumblr.com).... Dim Sum Dining & Catering daily by appointment; inquiries/reservations: (802) 257-7898 x3 or (802) 579-9088.

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

Painting by Stacy Morse

STACY MORSE
Whetstone Studio for the Arts

4. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah, thewhetstonestudioforthearts.tumblr.com
OPEN ON GALLERY WALK, 5-7 pm: Sage Feldman is showing playful paintings and cards.... Rosie Schulick offers hand-knotted jewelry; woven accessories; and whimsical cards -- www.rosieswonders.com.... A retrospective exhibit of work by the late Stacy Morse is open for visitors.... Building manager Hannah Parker is showing available studios and meeting spaces.... See next listing for The Driftwood Café, an Outdoor Gallery & Grill next to the Whetstone Studio complex, open from 4 pm for Gallery Walk on August 1 and a DJ from 6 to 9 for dancing.

5. The Driftwood Café: An Outdoor Gallery & Grill
28 Williams St., next to Whetstone Studios, www.facebook.com/TheDriftwoodCafe
Open 4 till closing for Gallery Walk, the café offers seating by the Whetstone Brook. The menu includes a special of just-picked tomato and basil grown onsite, layered with fresh mozzarella, olive oil, and Amy's crusty baguette slices ... beverages and more! 6-9 pm: Dancing on the Patio with DJ SelectorD from WVEW -- "spinnin' & jammin' massive." Featured art includes work by Barbara Holliday on canvas or fabric & leather reformed and repurposed into artful satchels, as well as installation art in and around the café. The setting is enhanced by uniquely designed planter boxes filled with flowers, vegetables, and herbs overlooking the picturesque brook.

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 -- New exhibits include: 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 advertisements; 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 painter Heather Miller explains that her Venus Visions artwork "represents our united relationship to life's constantly changing experiences. Our ability to perceive life as temporary causes deep suffering and joy. My goal is to share glimpses of beauty inspired by the dance of matter and transformation." One of the pieces in the exhibit is entitled "Adventures in Her Space." -- www.venusvisionsart.com. Offering 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.

Nature photography by Tara Gordon

TARA GORDON
Twilight Tea Lounge

8. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill), (802) 254-8887, www.twilighttealounge.com
Enjoy a continuing exhibit of movement-inspired work by two local artists. Virginia Driscoll shares pieces from her "Having a Ball" series, inspired by springtime dancing at the river. Tara Gordon transforms close-up nature photography into reflective patterns, exploring the symbiotic relationship between people and nature. Tea & Treats served till 10. Regular Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mondays.

Artwork by TD Stamm

TD STAMM
Superfresh! Organic Café

9. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St., www.superfreshcafe.com
Mixed-media pieces by TD Stamm are featured. "My work explores the chance of survival, the probability of existence, a struggle with unpredictability, specifically those surrounding the human body, coming to terms with control, power, and lack thereof, and the likelihood of producing something complete or finished. These themes are questioned through building a surface out of layers, pulling forms from the background, accenting particular moments, and by the use of previously conceived societal frameworks and images." Live Music for Gallery Walk. Superfresh! offers exquisite vegetarian fare, small-scale performances, artisanal shelf-stable food products, herbal apothecary goods, and educational resources. Open Wed.-Fri. 8-10, Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-8.

10. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
Work by Winter/Spring Adult Studio participants continues on exhibit. More than 40 artists, aged 20 through 88, from absolute beginners to semi-professionals, come together weekly in RGS studios at various times, entering into the struggles and joys of making art. They work in oil, acrylic, pastel, collage, charcoal, watercolor, and 3-D techniques. Teachers are Lydia Thomson, Jillian Farwell, Jason Alden, Helen Schmidt, and Kim Colligan. Come see the wonderful, wide-ranging results. RGS offers workshops and classes for all ages -- visit or contact us to bring more art into your life. (See related listing #11A.)

AIAVT Award Project by Centerline Architects

Centerline Architects
AIA-VERMONT AWARDS
Latchis Main Theatre

11. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: During August, the River Gallery School (RGS) is exhibiting work from the Subscription Art Program that supports its Scholarship Fund. Framed original artwork by young RGS students is loaned to businesses and community members for a one-year period. Review an online selection at www.rivergalleryschool.org or request a portfolio visit -- call 802-257-1577 or email rgsart@sover.net. The River Gallery School is based on the belief that each person has artistic and creative capacities which, when nurtured, will find unique and valuable expression (see related Listing #10).
B. MAIN THEATRE: Featured in August are nearly 40 project entries by members of AIA-Vermont for its annual Architecture Excellence Awards Program. While most of their projects are located in Vermont, AIAVT members design residences, workplaces, public buildings, parks, commerce centers, and other structures for clients all over the world. The Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is a nonprofit professional association of 300 members dedicated to enhancing the quality of our built environment. For more info, visit www.aiavt.org. 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
Rachel Brooks is showing new paintings and illustrations that she describes as "filled with flowing organic contrast." 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.

Work by Catherine Farish

Summer Classes
AUBREY G. (cyanotype)
In-Sight Photography

13. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
Work by students in summer classes is featured. Darkroom prints, digital prints, cyanotypes, and more were created by participants in Exploring Southern Vermont, Alternative Processes, Digital Portrait Photography, Intro to Digital Photography, and Advanced Digital Wizardry programs. This exhibition is sponsored by Stewart Property Management. Enjoy jelly beans, lemonade, and tours of the dark room during the opening reception on Gallery Walk, 5:30-8 pm. In-Sight's programs offer local youth the tools for creative self-expression, regardless of theirability to pay. Open Mon.-Fri. 10-5. Call or visit in person or online for further info.

14. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
"Rob and Heather and Chris and Otto and Koral" is featured in August. This retrospective exhibition presents images from Siri Kaur's ongoing investigations into photographic portraiture. Her pictures of people are the by-product of conflict. Kaur's portraits are located at the uncomfortable midpoint between self and other, the accumulation of myriad forces that are impossible to represent. It is this ambiguity that lends her portraiture its seduction. Exhibit runs through August 31 with an artist's reception during Gallery Walk on August 1 from 5:30 to 8:30. Gallery Hours otherwise: Fri./Sat./Sun. 12-5. Details online.

15. Art on Wheels at Lynde Motorsports
79 Flat St., (802) 254-8554, www.lyndemotorsports.com
5 to 10 pm on Gallery Walk: Art on Wheels 2014 celebrates the great beauty and craftsmanship of motorcycles over the past 100 years. On display are vintage and classic motorcycles from 1917 Harley-Davidsons 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. Musical entertainment starting at 6:00 by The Drunk Stuntmen. Edibles for sale by Chef Andrzej Polish Food, 802 Burgers, and Dosa Kitchen.

Work at Artrageus 1

GAYLE WEITZ
Artrageus 1

16. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick, artrageus1.biz
Gayle Weitz focuses on making carved and painted wooden cabinets and containers. Her work reflects a personal aesthetic leaning toward the functional, with lots of detail and a bit of humor. Her recent series "Humanimals" contains thirteen life-size cabinets addressing the relationship between humans and other animals, particularly the issue of speciesism -- the "right" humans have to dominate, oppress, and/or exploit other animals. The gallery sells Tiny Footprint Coffee to fund reforestation in Ecuador's Mindo Cloudforest, and books focused on history, phenomenology, and social theory. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5, for Gallery Walk till 8:30 or later.

17. 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
"Water," showing during August and September, this features 14 artists' interpretations of the beauty of water. In our environment, water is defined as a transparent fluid forming the world's streams, lakes, oceans, and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids in living things. Water covers 71% of the earth's surface and is vital for all known forms of life. Experience "Water" through the eyes of these artists: Penelope Arms, Maisie Crowther, Sloane Dawson, Liz Hawkes deNiord, John S. Dimick, William Dixon, Len Emery, Adrienne Ginter, Patricia Gordon, Naomi Lindenfeld, Edie Mas, Nancy Shepherd, Tom Singleton, and Carol Stephens. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30; hours otherwise Wed.-Sun. 11-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs

JIM JACKSON & ROBERT DuGRENIER
Vermont Artisan Designs

18. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Rachel "Remi" Brooks is showing new paintings and illustrations in the café's gallery spaces throughout August. She is also showing work at the Flat Street Brew Pub, just around the corner (see Listing #12).

19. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured work includes pen-and-ink drawings by Tom Scheidler, which have captured a lot of attention; collaborative pieces by Jim Jackson and Robert DuGrenier, joining blown glass with acrylic paintings; and new acrylic/oil paintings by Jeanette Staley. Gallery Walk opening on Friday, August 1, 6 to 8 pm, with entertainment from 6 to 7:15 by lutist Nathaniel Cox and soprano Agnes Coakley, whose In Stile Moderno duo explores 17th-century music from England and Italy. A portion of Gallery 2 proceeds benefits the Brattleboro Drop In Center. Open 7 days a week; visit online.

20. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, http://worksbakerycafe.com
Christy Bonneau is the featured artist for August. She paints medium- to large-scale abstracts exploring 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, Vt.; and is in private collections throughout the US.... Check out the "clothesline" exhibit of children's artwork from River Gallery School.... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee, humanely raised meats, poultry and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones -- thoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Open daily 6 to 6, until 9 for Gallery Walk.

Logo for Seussical Jr. musical by NEYT

NEYT FASHION SHOW
for "SEUSSICAL JR."
Twice Upon a Time

21. Twice Upon a Time
63 Main St., (802) 254-2261, http://www.twicetime.com
FASHION SHOW starting at 6 pm during Gallery Walk featuring New England Youth Theatre actors from SEUSSICAL JR., playing August 8-16. Meet some of Dr. Seuss's most beloved characters from this high-energy, heartwarming musical directed by Alisa Hauser. Learn about their stories of loyalty, perseverance, and acceptance. Show tickets available during Gallery Walk and online at www.neyt.org. Sponsors include The Richards Group and Brattleboro Savings & Loan.... Take a stroll back in time in this restored 10,000-square-foot 1906 department store with three floors to explore: Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Jewelry, and Vintage Clothing; now offering on-site Estate Salesófamily owned and operated for over 25 years!

22. David Walter Jewelry Studio
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. Currently featured is the exhibition Sun·Moon·Stars·Rain: Kinetic Wire Sculptures by Bruce Campbell, a fascinating exploration of form and motion. Now living in Brattleboro, Campbell began working in wire in the 1990s after many years as an award-winning designer of exhibition catalogues for several prestigious American museums. He thinks of his sculptures as three-dimensional line drawings.

23. 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 by William Hays

WILLIAM H. HAYS
The Artist's Loft


24. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
New work by Ricia Gordon is showing through the end of August. The work is done in oil and mixed-media on canvas and board, and includes a series of paintings called "vignettes," in which she has applied sheer layers of paint, sometimes rubbing or scraping away top layers to reveal underlying color. Ricia continues to work largely with palette knives or plastic wedges, using brushes only occasionally to add detail or texture. 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, and Sun. 9-5.

25. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
Featured shows include Alicia Hunsicker: "Nexus," Tim Mahurin: "Vortex I & II," Gil Perry: "Veil of Light," and Klaus Postler: "Dancing Buddhas."
Hunsicker's vibrant compositions of swirling organisms are based on the energetic realms of patterns in nature.... Transmutations of the natural world bring Mahurin's process to abstract expression as he explores the image of a vortex in new oils.... Perry employs fine line and stippling in extreme detail to craft a shimmering visionary world.... Postler (1951-2013), a seminal figure in the Mail Art movement, was featured in over 200 international exhibitions; his works are in permanent collections of the Whitney and Getty Museums, MOMA, and The Wexner Center.... Gallery Walk reception; music by the Moondogs.

Wenzday Jane and her cargo bicycle

Grassroots Film Festival
"POWER TO THE PEDALS:
WENZDAY JANE"
Hooker-Dunham Gallery

26. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
Pliny Park and The River Garden, cor. High & Main, (802) 254-9276, www.hookerdunham.org and Facebook
7:30 pm on Gallery Walk only: The Kopkind Colony Grassroots Film Festival presents a screening of Bob Nesson's POWER TO THE PEDALS: WENZDAY JANE AND THE CULTURE OF CHANGE. The film follows Wenzday Jane, a woman whose mechanical skills and innovative actions are reshaping her community. Jane heads an urban movement -- and functioning green business -- to replace trucks with cargo bicycles for local freight delivery, municipal waste-hauling, and agricultural distribution. The director will field questions and lead a discussion on pedal power after the screening.

27. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
Open during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8:30. Live entertainment by the Celebration Brass Band, playing traditional and contemporary New Orleans-style music, starts at 6 pm. This month's continuing exhibit, "Farms in 7 Media," showcasing work by Brattleboro-West Arts members inspired by farms in this year's Strolling of the Heifers (SOTH) Farm Tour. Participating artists include Ron Karpius (painting/sculpture), Naomi Lindenfeld (ceramics), Steve Lloyd (painting, drawing), Kris McDermet (rug hooking and braiding), Sharon Myers (collage), Gene Parulis (photography), Janet Picard (painting) and Walter Slowinski (painting, ceramics and wood construction). Sales benefit the artists and SOTH -- for support of planned River Garden renovations/improvements. Gallery open otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 1:30-3:30 through August.

Work at Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

PENELOPE WURR
Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

28. Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
Continuing on display in August are Penelope's Illustrations from "Backwater," a children's book and tale of Fishy Follies by Richard Digance (published by Michael Joseph, 1982). These sensitive and whimsical black-and-white drawings were produced during a post-grad course at London's Central School of Art. Also on display are Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass and an eclectic mix of Unique Local and European Gifts. Gill Fox Hats are here! And don't forget the classic British treats! Hours are Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-6; closed Tuesdays. Open late for Gallery Walk.

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 in the Centre Church Parlor on Friday, August 1. Karin Bleecker will lead this month's meditation. "All over the media we see the word 'mindfulness', which is similar to an ancient contemplative practice called 'Centering Prayer'." Karin will give a brief introduction to "Centering Prayer" and lead a time to try the 'practice' of it. Karin Bleecker is a psychologist with InnerWell Integrative Counseling, working primarily with couples. She has trained in both Eastern and Western contemplative practices, and is a long-time practitioner of both.

Art at Brooks Library

WILLIAM ACCORSI
Brooks Memorial Library

30. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
MAIN FLOOR: Paintings by seven local members of the Vermont Watercolor Society. MEZZANINE -- HALLWAY: "Engaging the Public Library," architectural drawings from the 2014 American Institute of Architects/Vermont Emerging Professionals competition; DISPLAY CASE: selections from the Loud Collection of 19th-century European art. SECOND FLOOR -- ENTRYWAY: Kids' creations from Children's Room summer workshops; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: William Accorsi, folk artist and author/illustrator of "10 Button Book," "Apple, Apple, Alligator," and "How Big Is the Lion?" among many other titles. Selections from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building; a brochure offers a self-guided walking tour during library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9, Thurs. 1-6, Fri. 10-6, & Sat. 10-2.

31. 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; 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.

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
This month the Silo Gallery hosts work by a number of Vermont artists showing their work at Vermont Artisan Designs of Brattleboro.... Award-winning Putney photographer Kate Cleghorn is displaying fine-art photographs from her experiences traveling and teaching photography.... 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 7-11 daily.