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MARCH 2015
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Neon sign by Nye Ffarrabas

C.X. Silver Gallery

Sen. Patrick Leahy Photo at BMAC

World Leaders &
Global Citizens: Photos by
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at River Gallery School

Carey Collins et al.
River Gallery School

Detail by Jonas Emmanuel Fricke

Twilight Tea Lounge

Art by John Pattavina

"Bruce Stringbean"
Flat St. Brew Pub

Work by Mercedes Jelenik at Vt Ctr for Photography

"30-Under-30" et al.
Vermont Center for

Art at Tulip Café

Tulip CafÈ

Art at Mocha Joe's

Mocha Joe's

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

3-D High School Art
Vermont Artisan Designs

Art at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Jewelry by David Walter

Whale Tail Bracelet
David Walter Jewelry Studio

Work in Master Craft Gallery

Master Craft Gallery at
David Walter Jewelry Studio

Artwork in The Gallery at The Garden

The River Garden

Artwork in The Gallery at The Garden

Fengyu Xu (Vt Academy)
The Gallery at The Garden

Artwork in The Gallery at The Garden

Greta's Hammer
The Gallery at The Garden

Artwork in The Gallery at The Garden

Putney School Boots
The Gallery at The Garden

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Art at Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

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MARCH 2015

This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, MARCH 6.

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Painting by 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,
Continuing are imaginative collages by Tiffany Heerema featuring colorful vintage food imagery -- sure to whet your appetite; 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.

Painting by Cai Xi
C.X. Silver Gallery


2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
Open 4 to 6 for Gallery Walk in March and by appointment year-round. Opening March 15, new work by Cai Xi: "In the Box." Current special exhibits also include Souvenirs: Landscapes by Gordon Jones,, which ends March 9, and the continuing exhibit and book Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50 year retrospective, Ongoing exhibits 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 ( Dim Sum Dining & Catering daily by appointment (call ahead 1-2 days, 802-257-7898) -- Saturday, March 21, 4:30-7, Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents Nowrooz, the New Year festival celebrated in Persian culture, and by Sufis, Baha'is, and other central/southwest Asian peoples. All welcome for Persian, Bahá'í, and Sufi poetry sharing, a potluck (bring a dish), henna crafts, and more at Mahalo Art Center, 972 Western Ave. Traditional classical Persian music and some original compositions by Eshagh Shaoul, violin; Jon Liechti, piano; and Jack Shaoul, drums. Limited seating; reservations and accessibility arrangements: (802) 257-7898 ext. 1. Event parking on Western Avenue; walk up the lane to Mahalo (bring a flashlight). Info at


International Women's Day logo
Int'l Women's Day
Marlboro Grad Center

3. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah,
CLOSED FOR MARCH GALLERY WALK: Contact Hannah Parker for information on renting short-term meeting spaces by the day or hour in the Whetstone Studio building. The Whetstone complex houses studios for a number of working artists and artisans -- Naomi Gelb, Rosie Schulick, David Parker, and Adrienne Ginter among them -- as well as a photography studio and innovative community organizations.

4. International Women's Day Celebration
Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., (802) 380-4519 Chrissie,
Co-sponsored by the Windham World Affairs Council and the Peace Corps, this International Women's Day event offers an opportunity for attendees to hear about women around the world who are nurtured, uplifted, and loved. A 6 pm Snack Buffet and networking time is followed by a 7 pm Panel Presentation. Six dynamic returned Peace Corps Volunteers will each have ten minutes to speak about women in their country of service: They may tell a story or perhaps read a poem. They'll definitely make us laugh and probably cry. Come learn about women from Senegal, Mozambique, China, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, and Ukraine.

Scholastic Art Award Winner at BMAC
Scholastic Art Award:
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. Current exhibits close March 7: The main gallery presents work by Vermont recipients of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national program that recognizes and nurtures teenage artists and writers....World Leaders & Global Citizens: Photographs by Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator showcases Leahy's lifelong interest in photography.... View works by Eileen Claveloux, Michael Ferris Jr., and Sandra Matthews in Portraits, Expanded. Last but not least, Your Space: Portraits lets you try your own hand at portraiture.... Winter Hours: Open daily 11-5, closed Tuesdays. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under.

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Featured artist Patti Jacobs is known for her ability to capture everyday beauty from behind the lens. Her work can be found in a number of private and public collections, and her photos have been published in two books and many other print publications, as well as featured on numerous websites. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and lives in Brattleboro with her wife, Jerry Ann Jacobs. The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location with free parking. Open daily for lunch and dinner, 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

Painting by Heather Miller
Superfresh! Organic Café

7. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St.,
New works by Heather Miller of Venus Visions represent "glimpses of Soul development and release of resistance to what life has become for me. What my soul wishes to express is what my body/mind wishes to see.... It's the beginning of a galaxy of self-discovery for my creativity and soul. These pieces illustrate how I saw myself connecting to the universe, how the universe responded, and what the wisdom gained looked like in physical form." Live music 7:30-9 during Gallery Walk by local organic farmer/singer-songwriter James Warren; donations welcome. Kitchen open till 9; BYOB. Café hours are otherwise: Mon.-Wed. 10-4, Thurs. 10-8, Fri. & Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-8.

8. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Featured in March are Prints and Paintings by students in Helen Schmidt's Relief Printmaking class, Kim Colligan's Monotype Printmaking classes, and Cameron Schmitz's Exploring Abstraction class. Feast your eyes on detailed black-and-white prints, colorful monotypes filled with abstract shapes, abstracts that illustrate mark-making, color, harmony, and the materiality of paint. Stop by to enjoy the array of beautiful work and to register for upcoming classes and workshops -- offerings are posted at the RGS website.

Image of Circus Arts performers
Latchis Main Theatre

9. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Photographer, sculptor, and multimedia artist Dven Hologram moved to Vermont from Los Angeles in 2013. His first public exhibit in Brattleboro features urban and rural landscapes, portraits of some of the eclectic personalities he has encountered, as well as some papier-mâché theatrical masks he created.
B. MAIN THEATRE: Held over is "Circle, Sinew, Fly: Shapes of Grace," an exhibit of photographs by Michael Poster and writing by Melissa Whalen Haertsch. Michael spent a year getting to know the professional-track students at the New England Center for Circus Arts. His images demonstrate the students' physicality, love, determination, beauty, and pain as they developed and polished their technique and performance skills. The accompanying sestina by Michael's long-time collaborator captures practice-studio dynamics in a poetic form chosen for its rigor and obsessive quality. Open during Gallery Walk, 5 to 6:30, and for movies or other events.

10. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill), (802) 254-8887,
Local visionary artist Jonas Emmanuel Fricke is back with his yearly exposition at the coziest spot in town! This collection of exuberant mixed-media works about gratitude, grief, continuance, exaltation, and wonder endeavors to illuminate the unseen with rollicking, vibrating color and playful, dense allegory. Tea & Treats served till 10. Winter Hours: Wed.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mon. & Tues.

Photo by Zachary Stephens
Volunteers, Staff, Board
In-Sight Photography

11. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911,
"Veggie Rock" by John Pattavina is featured. A theater major, John grew up in Middletown, Conn., and moved to Putney in 2013 via Massachusetts, Chicago, and New York City. He came to the visual arts through graphic and set design, and has been freelancing as a graphic artist and photographer since 2002. Veggie Rock was born out of a conceptual effort to soften the hard edge of rock-and-roll while simultaneously giving vegetables "a new, gritty, rock edge." The Pub offers 20 fine handcrafted ales and lagers on tap and a delicious menu of pub-style food. Open Tues.-Thurs. 4-11, Fri. & Sat. 4-12, Sun. 3-10.

12. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
Work by the dedicated and talented volunteers, staff, and board members of In-Sight is exhibited in March. Opening reception during Gallery Walk on March 6, 5:30-8:30 pm. Stop in to see the featured work and view the In-Sight facility. The In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography and makes all classes available to any interested youth regardless of ability to pay. Call the office or visit online for more information.

13. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
30-Under-30 is a juried exhibition of work by 30 photographers from across the U.S. under 30 years of age. This ground-breaking exhibit aims to highlight some of the nation's greatest rising talent. Juried by Boston photographer and curator Greer Muldowney, the exhibit runs through Sunday, March 29. Exhibition catalogs available for purchase in the gallery. Opening reception on Friday, March 6, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Otherwise the gallery is open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5. Visit the VCP website for more information.

Work at Artrageus 1
Artrageus 1

14. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick,
CLOSED IN JANUARY THROUGH MARCH: Human-sized sculptural cabinetry by gallery co-owner Gayle Weitz is featured alongside work by other area artists. Gayle's Humanimal cabinets focus on the relationship between people and animals. The gallery also sells Tiny Footprint Coffee, the world's only carbon-negative coffee, and books that explore the historical and phenomenological etymology of present circumstances, with several titles pointing the way to a better future. Reopening in April.

15. The Hub Art Space
Arts Council of Windham County, 57 Harmony Pl., access thru Artrageus 1 or from parking lot, Info: (802) 257-0025 John Dimick,
The Hub gallery is CLOSED FOR THE WINTER and will reopen for Gallery Walk on April 3, when Artrageus also opens its doors after a cold-weather break. The gallery features work by artists and artisans living in Windham County.

16. Tulip Café & Crêperie
12 Harmony Pl., (802) 490-2061, Info:, (802) 490-3876 Josh
A collaborative exhibit by Vintage Steele and Christopher Myott opens at 5 pm during Gallery Walk on Friday, March 6. Vintage Steele, a motorcycle repair and building shop in Brattleboro, is displaying its latest motorcycle builds. Christopher Myott, of Jaffrey, NH, is sharing the space with his latest Motorcycle Paintings. Sarah Rice is also showing some of the detailed drawings she has been working on over the past year. The exhibit will be up all month and can be seen during café hours.

Work at Brattleboro Printmakers
Brattleboro Printmakers

17. Brattleboro Printmakers
20 Elliot St. (through the gate and downstairs), (631) 338-0699 David,
Featured in March are silkscreen prints by David Ackerman. David's work is focused on the patterns and textures found in natural objects such as fossils, shells, and plants, as well as landscapes. Visitors will learn about the processes used to create this exhibition as well as printmaking in general. Brattleboro Printmakers is a member-based studio providing local artists with the tools they need to explore the craft of printmaking. Open for Gallery Walk as well as at other times during the month by chance or appointment.

18. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Images by self-taught photographer Davida Carta are featured in March. Originally from Milan, Italy, Davida has been experimenting with both digital and film photography since moving to the States in 2010. Her work gets inspiration from the quotidian and focuses on capturing a sense of belonging and a sense of place in everyday things. Through photography, Davida aims to communicate her vision of the world. She hopes her work will resonate with people, spark emotions in them, and create intimate, emotional connections. Visit her website for further information -- Stop by to enjoy the art, sip a cup of tea or freshly roasted coffee, and savor a homemade pastry.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

19. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Pottery and sculpture (3-D works) by area high school students are featured for the area's annual Student Art Month in March. Opening reception on Friday, March 6. The public is invited to vote for a favorite piece of student art; a People's Choice Award will be given to the winner. Also featured are new paintings by Paul Madalinski and Charlie Hunter. A portion of sales during the 6 to 8 pm Gallery Walk reception on Mar. 6 will go to the Windham County Heat Fund. Open 7 days; visit the gallery online.

20. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Carol Stephens' acrylic and pastel works are featured alongside recent oil paintings that reflect her joy in living in Vermont and her attempt to capture the local landscape. Continuing her education and experimentation at River Gallery School, Carol is a member of the Southern Vermont Pastel Society, the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, and the Arts Center of Windham County.... 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.

Artwork by William Hays
The Artist's Loft

21. David Walter Jewelry Studio & Master Craft Gallery
81 Main St., (802) 722-9620,
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 exhibits featuring exceptional work by regional craftsmen. Currently showing are 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." Hours: Wed.-Sun. 10-6.

22. The Artist's Loft Gallery & B&B
103 Main St., 3rd floor, (802) 257-5181,
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
Detail from work by
Gallery in the Woods

23. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Hilltop Montessori Middle School has been studying poetry for three months, including works by many notable poets and the subtlety and challenges of formal and free verse. The student poems in this show resulted from deep self-reflection, careful revision, and bravery. Poetry isn't always imagistic, but a strong poem often creates a doorway to an entire world. With this in mind, students also created an image to augment or complete their poem, not necessarily an illustration but something to fulfill the poet's intention. Come enjoy these explorations of identity and personal vision. 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.

24. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
New for midwinter, "The Friars' Series" by David Addison Small features layered and glazed oils executed in the Mische technique used by Dutch Masters and early Renaissance painters. Continuing in the fantastic realist vein, there are allusions to Italian Renaissance fresco, Persian miniature, and Taoist landscape. David has been a mentor and professor at Mass College of Art, a resident artist at the Boston Center for the Arts for the past 24 years, and currently teaches Junior High art in the South Boston public schools. Open 7 days.

Artwork by Duncan Johnson
The Dianich Gallery

25. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607,
Artists' reception 5:30 to 7:30 pm on MARCH 6 for a continuing Group Show by Vermont Artists in all mediums. Among them is Duncan Johnson, whose recent work is made from discarded wood gathered from landfills and construction sites in Vermont. "These pieces contain aspects of sculpture, drawing and painting, referencing many of my interests from quilting to architecture." Hours by appointment during March. See featured article link at left above.

26. Brattleboro Time Trade's "Spring Forward" Extravaganza
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., BTT Info: (802) 246-1199,
Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8, and Brattleboro Time Trade is celebrating with its 1st Annual "Spring Forward" Extravaganza during Gallery Walk on March 6, 4:30 to 8:30. Stop by to enjoy a Silent Auction, a Dessert Bar and Café, and Raffles, Games, and Free Give-Aways! Tony Duncan is MC for the evening. On the Cabaret Stage, enjoy live entertainment by Jesse Lepkoff and Luz Elena Morey, as well as The Snaz, a popular band of high-school musicians. The Gallery at the Garden is also hosting the Arts Council of Windham County's annual Student Art Month High School 2-D Art Show (see next listing).

27. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Opening reception for the 35th annual Arts Council of Windham County's Student Art Month High School 2-D Art Show of drawings, paintings, and photographs by students from several public and private high schools. Come see the show and vote for a favorite piece of student art; a People's Choice Award will be given to the winner. The Snaz, a popular band of high-school musicians, performs at 6:30. Sharing the River Garden during the March 6 Gallery Walk is Brattleboro Time Trade's "Spring Forward" Extravaganza (see previous listing for details.) The Gallery is open otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1:30-3:30. Note that on Saturdays the Winter Farmer's Market is in residence from 10 to 2.

28. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
"Scale and Presence" is an exhibit of new large-scale ceramics masterfully crafted by Brattleboro artist Stephen Procter. The show runs through April 26. Known for the disciplined lines and unglazed surfaces of his historically inspired monumental vessels, Procter now revels in the sensuality of curves and the painterly effects of layered glazes. Whether austere or exuberant, these vessels transcend the usual experience of pottery and broach the realm of sculpture. Alongside human-sized vessels, "Scale and Presence" introduces smaller pieces and non-traditional shapes including colorful, wall-mounted "orphan lids." A selection of work by invited artist Robert Moorhead is also introduced. Open Wed.-Sun. from 11 to 5 and for Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8:30.

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 welcome on March 6, when Vermont artist Michaela Harlow will lead our meditation, "A Place for Peaceful Contemplation." Michaela will speak about the cultural importance of preserving natural places for peaceful contemplation and creative thought. Several of her pastels, inspired by the Vermont woodlands, will enrich our meditation. Learn more about her artwork at:

Peeper Has a Fever at Brooks Library

30. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING: Two- and three-dimensional artwork by elementary school students is on display during Student Art Month. MEZZANINE -- DISPLAY CASES: 19th-century artworks and artifacts from the library's Henrietta Loud Collection. LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOW: Abenaki artifacts collected by avocational archaeologist Gordon Crandall and local elementary school students. SECOND FLOOR -- CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Susan Banta has illustrated more than two dozen children's books, including "Peeper Has a Fever" by Charlotte Cowan, MD. Library Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs. 1-6; Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-2.


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery is hosting work by self-taught southern Vermont artist Tim Wood, who worked his way slowly to becoming a painter. Tim loves to paint the Vermont landscape, showing the effects of weather and time. He has a sense of history and tries to incorporate that in his paintings. Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 to 11 daily.