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APRIL 2017
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ARTICLE LINKS FOR MAY



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Work showing at Crosby House

DEEDEE JONES
1868 Crosby House


Work showing at BMAC

PAUL SHORE
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center


Work showing at BMAC

MARY WELSH
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center


Work at River Gallery School

CHILDREN'S SHOW
River Gallery School


Work at Windham Movement Apparel

JEFFREY LEWIS
Windham Movement Apparel


Work at In-Sight Photography Project

2017 Juried Open Call
ALEX DJORDJEVIC
In-Sight Photography Project


Work at Restless Rooster Café

IRSHAD MUSTAFA
Restless Rooster Café


Work at Cantina Vidorra

SARAH ADAM
Cantina Vidorra


Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

WILLOW O'FERAL
Elliot St. Fish & Chips


Artwork at Ruggles & Hunt

SPRING GIFTS
Ruggles & Hunt


Artwork at Ruggles & Hunt

Pendants by
LAURA ZINDEL
Ruggles & Hunt


Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Poems & Artwork
THE POETRY STUDIO
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

ILENE RICHARD
Vermont Artisan Designs


Artwork at Works Bakery Café

TAMARA STENN
Works Bakery Café


Artwork at Community College of Vermont

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
Community College of Vermont


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

NIKA FELDMAN
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

FATIMA FUENTES et al.
Gallery in the Woods


Artwork at The Dianich Gallery<

CONNOR LINDEN
The Dianich Gallery


Artwork at Hooker-Dunham Gallery

HELEN SCHMIDT
Hooker-Dunham Gallery


Young artist enjoying her creative efforts

13th Annual Exhibit by
YOUNG ARTISTS
Gallery at The Garden


Artwork at Penelope Wurr

JOAN DIX BLAIR
Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts


Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

TORIN PORTER
Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts


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BELLOWS FALLS ART WALK
on 3rd Fridays each month.


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MAY 2017

GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, MAY 5.

The next Gallery Walk will be on Friday, June 2.


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
Ongoing exhibits include paintings by Else DeVoid; watercolors 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 4-6 pm GALLERY WALK; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead.... Alyssa Hinton: Earth Consciousness and Cultural Revelations—exhibition info: cxsilvergallery.com/alyssa-hinton; book: magcloud.com/browse/issue/1254092. Ongoing exhibits: Rodrigo Nava: Infinity Forms sculpture on lawn. Cai Xi's abstract performance painting using mops/brooms/trowels as brushes; luminous landscapes; 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. Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (accvt.org) and KidsPLAYce (kidsplaycevt.org) present a Japanese Doll Festival, Hinamatsuri, celebrating Girls' Day and Children's Day, at KidsPlayce (254-5212), 20 Elliot St., open house during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 5, 5-7 pm, and open to the public from May 4 to 18, Tues.-Sat. 10-2, Wed. 4-6.

3. 1868 Crosby House
175 Western Ave., (802) 257-7145, www.crosbyhouse.com
A group show by local artists Maisie Crowther, Nancy DiMauro, Deedee Jones, and Lois Reynolds is featured this month. Each artist is a member of one or more of the following: Saxtons River Art Guild, Brattleboro-West Arts, Brush & Palette Painters, and the Vermont Watercolor Society. Stop by on Gallery Walk, May 5, 5 to 8:30, and later in the month to see the exhibited work, enjoy refreshments, and tour this tastefully restored and appointed Victorian bed-and-breakfast built in Italianate style. Its luxurious accommodations and lovely gardens are the perfect setting for out-of-town guests and special occasions.

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

4. 8th Annual Diversity Day Fest
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., info: Maresa at (802) 989-1672 or email: maresa.nielson@gmail.com
5 to 8 pm during GALLERY WALK, May 5: The WSESU Diversity Equity Committee offers student artwork displays (at BMAC, the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, and Brooks Memorial Library), snacks, and activities at the BMAC lawn and galleries: 5 pm–Opening Words by Ron Stahley; 5:05 pm–Maypole led by Andy Davis; 5:15 pm–Parade with Bread & Puppet; 5:45 pm–Drumming and Cookies with Todd Roach & Company; 6:30-8 pm–Music by Nomad vs. Settler. For further information and to get involved with 2017-18 Diversity programs, contact Maresa Nielson at the number and email above.

Work showing at BMAC
GLASSTASTIC
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. OPENING RECEPTION, 5:30-8:30, in the sculpture garden for Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian, on view through Oct. 8.... BMAC also hosts the annual WSESU Diversity Day Celebration.... Ongoing exhibits include include DRAWN HOME: Paul Shore—Drawings include every object in his home.... GHOST MESA: Claire Van Vliet—Lithographs present the palpable power and presence of giant rock formations.... SERIOUSLY FUNNY: Ed Koren's New Yorker cartoons are known for intellectual pretentions, neglect of tonsorial responsibilities, and obliviousness to the weather.... LUMINOUS MUQARNA: Soo Sunny Park's immersive installation inspired by Islamic architecture.... GLASSTASTIC—Kids' creature drawings turned into glass sculptures.... APPEARANCES & REALITY: Mary Welsh collages explore house and home in life, memory, imagination, and fancy. Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free: members and under 18. Free Thurs. after 2.

Artwork at Whetstone Station
WYATT R. KAIL
Whetstone Station

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
Paintings by Wyatt R. Kail continue on display in May: "I am inspired by the distinctions and similarities between micro and macro. This can be seen through motifs such as geometry, microscopic organisms, deep sea life, outer space, and other forms and patterns found in nature. Through my work I strive to create a sense of mystery and exploration to reconnect us all to the deep strangeness of life that we can so easily forget in our daily routines." 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.

7. Whetstone Pathway Celebration!
Pathway next to Food Co-op parking lot and over bridge to Flat St. lot
ARTstravaganza Events during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 5, include: 4:30–Michelle R. White, Spoken Word.... 5:00-6:00–Al Amal Belly-dancing by Toni, Amati & Cyndal.... 6:00-7:00–Michael McKinney & Matt Brewer of Wyldnightz band.

Art at Latchis Gallery
JOSH ALLEN
Gallery 34

8. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
Featured during May is a Children's Show featuring work by artists from 6 to 16 years old. Enjoy refreshments while perusing the halls of RGS; and meet the young artists who are sharing their unique perspective on creativity and making art. Check out what is planned for SUMMER classes and workshops.... On exhibit at street level in Gallery 34 are drawings by Josh Allen.

9. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
The gallery was taking a break between exhibits in April, and information about any Gallery exhibit in May was not available at press time. Peek in the windows when you pass by during Gallery Walk to see if anything's showing there.... Area Ukelele Players are invited to the sixth and final (for now) in a series of UKELELE JAMS in the Gallery on Monday, May 15, from 11 am to 12 noon.

10. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook, www.WindhamMovementApparel.com
Jeffrey Lewis has been photographing people and places for the last five years, with an increasing focus on people at work or in performance. He has had the pleasure of photographing both the local circus school and a regional dance festival. Currently in rotation are images of dancers in both rehearsal and performance. 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.

Work at Vermont Center for Photography
DEB NOYES
Vt Ctr for Photography

11. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
Images selected by juror Bruce Myren, director of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, Mass., are exhibited in the Tiny Gallery for In-Sight's 2017 Juried Open Call. Photographers from around the country are represented in the exhibition including In-Sight alumni and volunteers, and the exhibition includes a variety of photographic styles and approaches. Exhibitions in the Tiny Gallery serve as opportunities for In-Sight students to showcase their work and to learn from practicing artists who show in the space. For more information visit In-Sight online.

12. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
May features a Vermont Center for Photography Members' Show. VCP's membership represents a wide variety of photographic backgrounds, and members hail from all corners of New England. Find out how to become a member on the VCP website. The exhibition is on view through Sunday, May 28. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 during Gallery Walk on May 5; otherwise open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12 to 5.

Work at 118 Elliot Gallery RALPH DeANNA
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., (802) 257-2757 Lisa
Featured through May 19 is Ralph DeAnna: A Reflective Eye. "DeAnna is that rare painter," said gallery director/curator Lisa Mendelsund, "who is a portraitist and storyteller with an architect's sense of formal perspective." DeAnna will exhibit both small pastels and large, panoramic paintings, which often include portraits of himself, his models, and their surroundings as reflected and refracted in rear-view mirrors and windows. The viewer sees DeAnna's longtime interest in multiple perspectives and the changeable nature of time and memory. Reception during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 5, 5:30-8:30 pm. Gallery hours otherwise: Thurs.-Sat. 2-6 pm and by appt.... ART TALK on THURS., MAY 11, 6 pm, by LAUREN OLITSKI POSTER, renowned painter/sculptor, teacher, thinker, and "eye." Speaking on "Structure and Light," the artist traces her creative trajectory from daily interactions with light and form to her studio process, with images on the drop-down screen. A group dialogue follows. $10 at the door.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
AMY FIELDS
ArtRageUs1

15. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277, ArtRageUs1.com, info@ArtRageUs1.com
Now featuring the incredible paper flowers of AMY FIELDS—just in time for Mother's Day. Delicately crafted, long-lasting, one-of-kind quirky bouquets. Also offering unique jewelry, scarves, handbags, greeting cards, and more for your special mom. 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! EXPLORE THE LOCAL TALENT! Applications for membership in the arts collective (for artists, craftsmen, musicians, and authors) are available online and in the store. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

16. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
May's featured artist, Sarah Adam, is a self-published illustrator, painter, and graphic designer. As a painter, she creates whimsical, colorful abstracts and landscapes, using silhouettes and patterns created by both natural and manufactured objects. Her paintings are primarily acrylic on canvas, wood, and found surfaces. Recent work is an amalgamation of silhouettes, cosmic skies, and loosely brushed landscapes. When she's not painting, Sarah creates miniature homes, explores the woods, photographs graveyards, rides her bike, and draws comics. More of her work is online at madsahara.com. Brattleboro's newest Mexican eatery, Cantina Vidorra offers starters, build-your-own and traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas, as well as a convenient kids' menu.

17. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, elliotstreetfish@gmail.com, visit on Facebook
The group show NXXDLX WXRK is on view through May, featuring local fabric and embroidery artists Willow O'Feral, Vale Burns, KariLyn McLellan, Shea Witzo and Malaika Puffer. Nature and biology are some of the unifying themes running through their work. The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work at Mocha Joe's
CHRIS MEYER
Mocha Joe's Café

18. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Local physician Chris Meyer returns for his third exhibit at the café. This show is primarily portraits, a subject of continued fascination for him. The medium is oils. Stop in 7 days to enjoy Mocha Joe's 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.

19. Ruggles & Hunt: Purveyors of Staple & Fancy Goods
79 Main St., (802) 579-1900, www.rugglesandhunt.com & Facebook
Ruggles & Hunt's Brattleboro store has been open one year—come celebrate! Sidewalk Sale with AMAZING Bargains! Loom a bracelet on one of our new Loopdedoo looms! Enter a Raffle to win a spring poncho or a new bag! Check out our clothing, jewelry, and creative cards; stylish housewares and furnishings; a bounty of books, toys, and gifts for all ages; and an amazing selection of locally made goods: Jewelry by Rebecca Rose, Laura Zindel Ceramics, Kitchen Boards by JK Adams, Beeswax Candles by Charles Andros, Clothing by Ibex & Fat Hat, Earrings by Baked Beads. Open daily 11-5:30, Sun. 12-5, and until 8 pm for Gallery Walk.

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

20. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
LIVE MUSIC DURING GALLERY WALK ON MAY 5: Black Jack Crossing is performing for the ARTstravaganza celebration of regional arts. 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
"Another World," an exhibit of poetry and art by students at The Poetry Studio in Marlboro, continues through May. Founder Ann Gengarelly believes the unique language of poetry creates bridges between inner landscapes and the world outside. Program participants of all ages work toward a profound understanding of their own nature. Their unfettered imagination is also represented in drawings and presentations of the poems. During summer workshops, Tony Gengarelly, professor emeritus of Art History, facilitates this confluence of illustration, design, and poetic expression. 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
Photo Sale for NECCA
JEFFREY LEWIS
Vermont Artisan Designs

22. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
May features a continuation of Jeffrey Lewis photos of circus performers as a benefit for the New England Center for Circus Art's building fund. Also featured are colorful oil paintings of women by Ilene Richard. Opening reception from 5:30 to 7 during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 5. It's also prom weekend for Brattleboro and Bellows Falls. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists and craftspeople.

23. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
Tamara Stenn and her daughter Munasqa Choque Stenn (age 12) are the café's featured artists in May and June. They traveled to Bolivia on a Fulbright-funded trip to photograph rural quinoa farmers and research how quinoa is grown. The farmers they visited are located in the Royal Quinoa zone on the shores of the Uyuni salt flats at 14,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains. Their photos represent the quinoa culture and people of Bolivia.... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones—thoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Eat in or take out breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner. Open 6 to 8 daily.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
STAN RUSZALA
WOW Frozen Yogurt

24. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255, www.facebook.com/WOW-Frozen-Yogurt
Paintings by Stan Ruszala of West Springfield, Mass., continue on display. Stan began his career as a restaurant server, though his wife saw great potential in his doodles and sketches, and convinced him to try his hand at painting. Stan's inspiration comes from crowded evening streets in front of prominent and famous establishments around the world. He uses black canvas and fluorescent colors to highlight and distinguish his work in a memorably bold and whimsical style that's easy on the eye. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9.

25. Community College of Vermont
41 Harmony Pl., (802) 254-6370
In celebration of the end of spring semester, Community College of Vermont is showcasing art from its Digital Photography and Printmaking I classes during May's Gallery Walk. Student photography is exhibited on the first floor of 41 Harmony Place, and student prints are displayed at River Gallery School (see listing #8).... "Art makes life bearable."–G. Krag.

26. In the Moment Records
143 Main St., (802) 257-8171, www.inthemomentrecords.com
LIVE MUSIC DURING GALLERY WALK on MAY 5: Stop by to enjoy local band Deep Seize playing during the ARTstravaganza celebration of regional arts. ITM sells limited-edition gig posters by artists Arik Roper, John Howard, Jay Ryan, and European art collective Malleus—most are signed and hand-numbered. As Vermont's premier all-vinyl record store, ITM also stocks over 10,000 new and used LPs, 45s and 78s, with new arrivals all the time, and is also the home of Backroom Audio, selling new and vintage home audio equipment.

Art at Gallery in the Woods
HUICHOL YARN PAINTING
Gallery in the Woods

27. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
Spring Shows: Nika Feldman's "Shadow Soul Silhouette Project" is a series of small figures created using bits of textiles for deconstructed elements of ethnic costume.... Sculpted wood Alebrijes: Animals from the Dream were created by two generations of families in three Oaxaca Valley villages in Mexico. Often the men carve and the women paint, while younger artists add a pop aesthetic and personal style.... Shamanic visions of the Huichol world, triggered by use of sacred peyote, were created by José Benitez Sánchez, the foremost living Huichol yarn painter. Exhibit opening celebration from 5:30 to 8:30 during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 5. Otherwise open daily from 11 to 5:30.

28. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley and through the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5: Reception for "Unpacking," the senior plan exhibit of recent work by Marlboro College student Connor Linden. Crossing the boundary between painting and sculpture, this work is an exploration of tastes and desire in a post-modern age, with an overarching theme of plasticity and the artificial. The gallery is otherwise open by appointment.

Painting by Collin Leech at Hooker-Dunham
COLLIN LEECH
Hooker-Dunham Gallery

29. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main St., enter the glass doors down alley and head downstairs
"Passages," recent works by Collin Leech and Helen Schmidt, are continuing on exhibit through May. Helen's sculptures examine female identity; exploring archetypes of Maiden, Mother, and Crone led her to creating a more multifaceted definition of life stages. Also a painter and printmaker, Helen has taught at a number of area schools. As Collin layered paint, drawn marks, and collage without a clear intention, passages eventually emerged to lead her in the direction that each of these "feelings" paintings wanted. Both artists teach at River Gallery School and other programs in the area. Opening Reception during Gallery Walk, 6 to 8:30 pm. Otherwise open afternoons or by appointment—call (802) 258-7055.

30. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
Area early childhood educators present work by the community's youngest artists in the 13th Annual Young Children's Art Exhibit. For further info about people, programs, and policies that build better futures for all children, visit Buildingbrightfutures.org.... Come CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO and NATIONAL EGG MONTH during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 5, at 5:30 pm, sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers and Pete & Gerry's Organic Eggs. Sample Mexican-themed egg dishes by local chefs while kids compete in a mess-free egg toss, and visit an egg museum! Free to all. Otherwise the River Garden is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5 except for special events.

Virginia Graham ceramics at Penelope Wurr
VIRGINIA GRAHAM
Penelope Wurr

31. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
May introduces a series of recent "Woodcut Constructions" by Joan Dix Blair. The artist carved blocks of imported shina wood and used a wooden spoon to print the resulting image on Asian paper. Also showing are ceramic vessels and bowls by British-born Virginia Graham, who draws on a wide range of English/British domestic traditions to create work in an enchanting signature style.... New Spring Gift Ideas for Mother's Day, Graduation, and the Wedding Season! Don't forget the British Food and Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass. Spring Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11-6, closed Tues.; open late for Gallery Walk.

32. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290, mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
Showing through June 18 is "Before Words," in which Torin Porter's steel sculptures suggest the communicative power of sculptural art before language and logic come into play. Artist Talk on Saturday, May 20, 5-7 pm. Opening on June 22 is work by wire-mesh sculptor Eric Boyer. MGFA presents innovative contemporary works that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for selected work by prominent and emerging artists.

Artwork at Brooks Library
CHARLES NORRIS-BROWN
Brooks Library

33. 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 · All are welcome during the Moment for Peace on May 5. Shiva Shankaran leads a meditation entitled "The Spirit and Consciousness of Peace," with readings from his book "A Science of Consciousness: Pneumatology for a New Millennium" and his recent poetry. Shiva has pursued his own meditation practices for about 45 years and has taught meditation for 40 years. He has lived in Brattleboro since 1993.

34. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
MAIN FLOOR—MEZZANINE WALLS: Local artist Terry Sylvester's mural of downtown Brattleboro returns. MEZZANINE—DISPLAY CASE, NORTH: left—Abenaki artifacts collected locally; right—Vases from the Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks; DISPLAY CASE, SOUTH: More objects from the Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO creations made at LEGO-palooza; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Vermont author-illustrator Charles W. Norris-Brown's "Did Tiger Take the Rain?" continues through May. 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.-Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.

Brattleboro History Center logo

35. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through side door of Masonic enter), (802) 258-4957, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org
FREE ADMISSION: Open 2-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Fri. 2-4, Sat. 12-3, and by appointment. Currently featuring FACEBOOK FAVORITES, topics requested over the past month by the Brattleboro Historical Society's Facebook fans. Meet BHS volunteers from 4:30 to 6 pm during Gallery Walk to see what they have collected from the Research Room—relevant photos, files, postcards, books, maps, and artifacts. For next month, visit the Facebook page comment section to describe your local interest: a topic, activity, event, or location for BHS to research and share at the History Center next month.... Also browse through Mary Cabot's diary entries about Rudyard Kipling, photos of Island Park, examples of period clothing, information on the world-famous Estey Organ Co., and much more. Visit the BHS Research Room at the Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator), open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appt.

36. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
The gallery in the brewery is between exhibits while some reconstruction is under way. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on May 5. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

Work at I-91 Welcome Center
KIM ENG YEO
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery hosts paintings by Townshend artist Kim Eng Yeo: "My watercolors are journeys of visual discovery, and I invite the viewer to share these moments with me to derive pleasure from, and to reflect upon, the transient beauty of Nature." Kim is known for her floral, still life, and landscape watercolors—www.kimengyeo.com. Information and showcase exhibits are resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.