Founded in 1995
A Project of the Arts Council of Windham County
A YANKEE MAGAZINE EDITORS' CHOICE FOR 2004
A year-round, festive FIRST FRIDAY stroll, 5:30 to
in downtown Brattleboro, Vt. and nearby locations.
This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, MAY 3.
Most exhibits are open throughout the month.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
Go to Gallery Walk Map
VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN
1. Brattleboro Clayworks
532 Putney Rd., below Friends of the Sun, (802) 254-9174,
OPEN ONLY TILL 5:30 on MAY 3 for GALLERY WALK. Working with
textured slabs of clay, new member Marilyn Buhlmann constructs architecturally
inspired figures, vessels, planters, and plates that are featured in a solo show
during the month of May. "The responsive and flexible nature of clay makes it such a
wonderful medium. I enjoy working with its properties, and also pushing its limits."
Marilyn first studied clay in the 1960s with Leon Nigrosh at Worcester Center for
Crafts, and continued sporadically in classes with Virginia Wyoming, Doris Fredericks,
and Alan Steinberg. "At Clayworks, I rediscovered my love for clay and just can't get
enough of it," she declares. Artist Reception on Sun., May 5, 2 to 5 pm. Regular
Showroom hours: Fri. & Sat. 10:30-5:30 and by appointment.
The Marina Restaurant
2. The Marina Restaurant
28 Spring Tree Rd. (down behind 464 Putney Rd. -
where the West River meets the Connecticut), (802) 257-7563,
Martha Dolan, Georgie, Caryn King, and Janet Picard are
exhibiting paintings whose inspiration comes from the from the Vermont agricultural
landscape and barnyard animals, as well as the New England seaside and colorful
still-life. 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 from 10 to
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
3. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802)
Continuing at the Brattleboro Museum (BMAC) until June, in
collaboration with C.X. Silver Gallery, The Pink Slip Project (further details at pinkslipproject.tumblr.com)
and Xi Le's video installations (more information at lexistudio.com) as part of the Hot Pot exhibition (see Listing
#5).... Our Meal Table with conversation and forum as art on Sat., May 4 (call to
attend).... Dim Sum dine in on Sun., May 12, 11 to 8 at the Gallery: Call for seatings,
orders to go, or, throughout the month, catering arrangements. Menu online at
dimsumvt.com.... Inquiries and
reservations: (802) 257-7898, ext. 1, 2 or 3; or (802) 579-9088.... Guilford Welcome
Center coffee break fund-raiser all day on Thursday, May 23, to benefit Asian Cultural
Center of Vermont.
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
NAOMI GOLDIE GELB
for the Arts
4. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah,
THE BUILDING WILL BE OPEN FOR GALLERY WALK on MAY 3: Naomi
Goldie Gelb welcomes visitors from 4 to 7 pm in Studio 2, on the second floor, where
she is exhibiting recent original oils of Downtown Brattleboro, New York City, Ferris
Wheels, and more; e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. From 5:30 to 7 pm, Joe Crompton
is offering a series of 5x7 greeting cards printed from original designs created using
collage and (crayon) rubbing. Eric Morse is again hosting a retrospective of paintings
and sculptural work by his late sister Stacy Morse; additions to earlier exhibits
include a couple of portraits and a foam donkey's head from a Gould & Stearns
production in the 1980s.... To see available studio space or rent space by the day for
workshops, get in touch with Hannah Parker (see contact info above).
5. Pathways Vermont
116 Birge St., (888) 492-8218 x122,
"Inside/Outside" is an exhibit of paintings and drawings by
participants in Pathways Vermont's Housing First program in Windham County and
Pathways community members. This work explores internal and external landscapes, from
desert mountain ranges to abstract representations of inner struggles and strengths,
capturing artists' inward and outward journeys in a variety of mediums and styles.
Artists have set their own prices and keep all proceeds from sales. The Pathways
office, located in a historic Estey Organ factory building, hosts the exhibit and a
Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30 on May 3, with homemade treats and musical
performances by the Pathways community. The Housing First program provides housing
first, then adds supportive services in mental and physical health, substance abuse,
education, employment, recreational activities, and interpersonal skills.
"The Invisible Man"
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
6. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
Admission is free during Gallery Walk on April 5. Current
"Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art" -- 20 artists serve up an imposing array
of ideas and creative strategies. Painting and photographic styles range from
meticulously crafted realism to painterly abstraction. Sculptural materials vary from
stainless steel to latex to silk. Video, installation, and performance are deployed in
new and inventive ways. The works are humorous or serious, prosaic or poignant,
aggressively physical or coolly conceptual.
"Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man" -- Liu Bolin's works not only address issues that China
currently faces but also have global implications. The questions provoked by the series
Hiding in the City, photographed in China, are also present in his recent series Hiding
in New York.
"Your Space: Camouflage" -- Liu Bolin's photographs of his clothed body, painted so as to
disappear into various surroundings, inspired this exhibit about camouflage in nature.
Here we learn that there are different kinds of camouflage, and that both predators and
prey rely on blending in to thrive. Crypsis and mimesis are forms of natural camouflage
that visitors are invited to explore in the Ticket Gallery.
The Gift Shop sale table offers tempting treasures. Regular Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11-5
(closed Tues.), Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-5. Admission: $8 adult, $6 senior, $4 student, free
for BMAC members and children aged 5 and under.
Art21 Film after Gallery Walk, 8:30 pm, free admission: "Change" considers how the work
of three contemporary artists reflects and influences cultural and social change. Ai
Weiwei infuses his sculptures, photographs, and public artworks with personal poetry
and political conviction, using Chinese art forms in critical examinations of
contemporary social and political issues.... In sculptures of clay, wood, and metal El
Anatsui employs materials and formal elements related to his aesthetic/cultural
environment, exemplifying change in the eternal cycle of all things -- destruction,
transformation, and regeneration.... Catherine Opie investigates ways in which
photographs document and give voice to social phenomena in America. She examines the
familiar genres of portraiture, landscape, and studio photography in surprising uses of
serial images, unexpected compositions, and the pursuit of radically different subject
Restaurant & Brewery
7. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
New works by Rachel Brooks are featured. A native of
Jamaica, Vt., Rachel is showing recent pen-and-ink illustrations and acrylic paintings:
nature, nouveau, comic, and cut-outs -- a harvest of color and contrast. More of her
recent creations may be seen at Flat Street Brew Pub this month (see Listing #10).
Whetstone Station offers waterfront indoor and outdoor casual dining as well as an
extensive beer list showcasing some rare and unique offerings. Stop in to see Rachel's
work and relax by the fire, outside on one of our beautiful decks, or at our large
bar. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner, 11:30 am-11 pm.
8. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter on Arch St. Hill),
Continuing in May, photographer Liz LaVorgna's exhibit, "Paris,
Je T'aime," showcases daily life and the beauty that is Paris, from colorful glass
beads at a Métro stop to amazing architecture and sculpture. Liz's business,
Core Photography (core-photo.com)
specializes in telling stories of peoples lives with portrait, event, and business
photography. The Lounge also features select works by artist Heather Griffis, who
discovered collage while recovering from surgery and hasn't looked back. Using art
magazines and a female point of view, Heather repurposes artistic works into her own
message and vision. Artist Reception from 5 to 6 pm on Friday, April 5, with teas and
treats served until 10 pm for Gallery Walk. Regular hours: Open at 12 pm daily, till 6
on Sun.-Mon., till 8 on Tues.-Wed., and till 10 on Fri.-Sat.
9. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Gallery spaces in May feature the RGS annual Young Artists
Show, which some people have termed "the best show of the year in Brattleboro." The
variety of work highlights the individual interests and talents of RGS children. The
school's teaching approach has always been to let each student's interest direct the
course of their projects. Because of this one-on-one student/mentor relationship,
young artists are encouraged to delve deeper into their imaginations, sharpen their
observational skills, and bring their work to the next level. Teachers in the
children's program are Helen Schmidt and Ezra Stafford, assisted by Amy Spleen,
Sandra Deacon, Jillian Farwell, Megan Stafford, and Nick Cain. Also check out this
month's RGS "clothesline" exhibit of kids' art at The Works.
SAVE THE DATE: May 11 is the gala RGS Benefit Auction at the River Garden, 5:30-8:30
pm. Enjoy delicious food, bid on wonderful items, and support the School's art
programs and scholarship fund.
Latchis 4 Gallery
10. Latchis 4 Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
Sarah Adam is an illustrator and painter residing in
Brattleboro. Utilizing acrylic on found surfaces, her works focus on local views of
silhouettes and patterns made by natural and manufactured objects, including tree
branches, and powerlines. This month, she is showing new work, painted wooden
furniture, and reasonably priced mini paintings. More of her work is anlineat
11. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911, www.flatstreetbrewpub.net
Local artist/bartender Alexis Doshas displays large-format
color photographs in a series dubbed "Rural Color." These images capture the
vividness of life lived in the outskirts. The Pub offers 20 fine handcrafted ales and
lagers on tap and a delicious menu of pub-style food. Open 7 days: Sun-Thurs. 4-11,
Fri. & Sat. 4-12:30.
8 Flat St., (802) 258-2231
Shram and Elissa Bhanti are closing their retail business on
Flat Street at the end of May, and are offering deep discounts on remaining stock and
fixtures. The opening of a collaborative installation is being celebrated on Gallery
Walk night, May 3. Shram Bhanti is designing a site-specific stone sculpture, and Evan
Clayton Horback is showing his paintings. These two exhibits represent personal
meditations on the artists' relationship to the culture of India. NOTE: In the future,
fine jewelry from Adivasi studios in India will be available at David Walter Jewelry
(81 Main) and Adivasi's popular Masala Chai blend will be marketed to the public at
Mocha Joe's (82 Main).
13. SHAKTI: Shamanic Healing & Kore Teachings
24 Flat St., 2nd fl. (above Adivasi, opp. Boys &
Girls Club), (888) 245-3837
GRAND OPENING DURING GALLERY WALK on May 3: Enjoy beautiful
paintings by Westminster artist Sharon Wilsie, experience a taste of energy healing
through complimentary mini-sessions with Supriya Shanti, and sip delicious teas and
herbal brews prepared by Aidan Clowes. Learn about Classes and Individual Sessions
in vibrational awareness, energy healing, psychic development, universal
consciousness, self-discovery and awareness.
Artist Sharon Wilsie has practiced fine art all her life, spending endless hours
trying to recreate the Natural world around her in the magical landscape she perceives
it to be. Intuitively able to sense worlds within worlds, she was adopted in her
twenties by a Native American elder who taught her how to hone her skills as a
visionary. Sharon now shares her ability to "see" the worlds within others' worlds,
painting their journey, spirit guides, and power animals as a sacred offering of
14. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
Work from the Exposures cross-cultural youth arts program is
featured in May. During Fall and Spring classes in their home communities, youth from
Chicago and Vermont completed projects based on photographing their sense of culture,
community, and personal experiences. These works are exhibited with participants'
reflections and stories. Opening Reception on May 3, 5:30-8; otherwise visit during
office hours, Mon.-Fri 9:30-6. For more info or to register for summer classes, please
call or visit online. In-Sight offers darkroom and digital photography classes to
youth ages 11 to 18; all materials are provided, and no interested youth is turned
away if unable to pay suggested class fees.
15. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
The annual VCP Members' Exhibition is featured in May. Subject
matter and style vary greatly in this fine photographic work, though all members share
a common passion for the medium of photography and range from life-long accomplished
artists to those just starting out and looking for exhibition opportunities. Opening
Reception on May 3, 5:30-8:30 pm. Regular gallery hours on Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm and
by appt. Visit online for more information. Also on opening night, check out VCP's
benefit Photo Tag Sale across the alley in the former Sanel Auto Parts building from
11 to 7.
16. Gallery Laura Boyajian
in Law Offices at 19 Elm St., (802) 257-8008 Susan,
For the month of May, painter Laura Boyajian offers a series
of self-portraits, revealing the unexpected with colorful, expressive brush
Superfresh Organic Café
17. Equilibrium & Superfresh Organic
14 Elm St., (802) 490-3788, www.eqvermont.com
The featured artist for May is Alec McPherson of Brattleboro,
a tortured soul who has learned to channel his frustrations and feelings of alienation
into a burning passion for the visual arts.
Also on exhibit is life-long artist Kristina Wentzell of Keene, NH, known for her
vibrant paint colors and impressionist brushwork. She has traveled and studied art in
France, Canada, and Australia, and received her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art.
In summer, she travels New England roads in a 1966 DeCamp Travel Trailer converted
into the Happy Camper Mobile Art Gallery.
Also showcased are paintings expressing the internal world of Crystal Bartlett
(Brattleboro); soulful illustrations of life and loved ones by Heather Miller of Heady
Art (Brattleboro); multimedia images by Heidi Bosworth of Orchid Skye expressing
"fearless exploration of form and color"; and a body of visionarily fortified
mixed-media works by transient heart-of-golden-wonder wingnut artist Jonas Emmanuel
Fricke (Brattleboro), spanning over a decade.
Free local entertainment (donations welcome) for Gallery Walk begins at 6 pm with Sound
Healing by David Kuhn followed by a live set of electronica by multimedia artist Gnome
Equilibrium is a Positive Lifestyle Environment that nurtures art, culture, community,
and personal well-being by uniting a diverse range of inspiring products, programs,
and services. Superfresh Organic Café serves organic, local, and seasonal food
and beverages, nearly all made from scratch and avoiding common allergens.
Elliot St. Café
18. Hope Gallery at Elliot St.Café
134 Elliot St., (802) 246-1251, www.facebook.com/ElliotStreetCafe
Enjoy winter black and white photos by Becky Jones, other
featured art work, a book swap shelf, and ping-pong. Hours are Wed.-Sun. 8:30-2:30;
open for Gallery Walk when staffing permits, though the kitchen is closed.
55 Elliot St., (802) 490-2255
Cameron Schmitz exhibits her painterly, figurative oil
paintings in May. "These large-scale works are drawn from ordinary moments hidden
within our daily lives that suggest personal reflection and quieter states of being.
Times of solitude, no matter how brief, inspire me," says Schmitz. Similar to her use
of technique in landscape paintings, these works illustrate her continued interest in
using mark-making techniques and color to create a sense of mood, atmosphere, and
energy. Visit www.cameronschmitz.com for further information. Music from 8 to
11 on Gallery Walk night features Ameranouche, who have a unique Gypsy Jazz sound,
undeniable talent and a cool, mellow stage presence.
20. Elliot St. Fish, Chips & More
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-0074
Photographer Ladd Butler focuses on spring's arrival with local
floral and East Coast images. With summer around the corner, other inspiring images are
represented to get viewers into the spirit of sunshine. Come devour some falafel, fish
tacos, chowder, and salad while being inspired by Ladd's fine images. Visit the shop's
new Facebook page. Regular Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri. & Sat. 12-9.
21. Tulip Café
12 Harmony Pl., (802) 490-2061
Recent and older paintings by Will Parmelee of Putney are
featured this month. Will has been showing his work in southeastern Vermont since the
early '80s. "I like the idea of light sneaking around; I like the contrast between made
objects and natural forms; in fact, I like contrast wherever I can find it. I also need
to get out and enjoy my surroundings whenever I can, and I hope [my] work reflects
that." Opening reception from 5 to 7 pm on May 3 during Gallery Walk.
22. Diversity Day Festival on May 3
Harmony Parking Lot, The River Garden & Brattleboro
Museum & Art Center Lawn · CLICK THIS LINK FOR SCHEDULE and a list of participating
STOP BY DURING GALLERY WALK FOR ART, MUSIC, FOOD & INFO
from a range of organizations whose work celebrates and supports Diversity.
23. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Gallery space in May features "Through the Studio Window," a
series of paintings by Lori Schreiner of views outside the windows of the River
Gallery School. "I am fascinated by the myriad of colors that spill over the mountains
as the seasons change," writes Lori, "and the way the flowers of spring inside the
room are framed by the river and mountains and buildings of downtown Brattleboro."
Artist's reception from 5:30 to 7 on Gallery Walk night, May 3. Enjoy a cup of Mocha
Joe's own freshly roasted coffee or a seasonal drink and freshly baked pastries.
24. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured art work in May includes "Pop Surrealism" constructions
by Dennis Poitras; new paintings by Deedee Jones and Elaine Hahn; and photographs by
Caroline Christie. Music for the opening reception during Gallery Walk on May 3 is
provided by Jon Matthew on the gallery's Yamaha piano. A portion of income from featured
work this month will go to the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center.
25. The Works
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, http://worksbakerycafe.com
Lynn Hoeft presents a watercolor show entitled "Delicious,"
in which fruits and vegetables take the place of honor. These paintings range from
full-on recipes like for lemon meringue pie to stories that feature foods in a
supporting role. Butterflies, vintage buttons, feathers, and seeds are also featured
items within the paintings. A long-time watercolor painter, Hoeft relocated to
Brattleboro in 2008. Whether walking around town or through the woods, she is always
on the lookout for acorns, seedpods, and leaves to add to her next painting. To view
more about Hoeft's business, Whetstone Watercolor Arts, please visit
www.lynnhoeft.com or e-mail
her directly at email@example.com.
The Kid's Art display features a "clothesline" exhibit of artwork by
kids at the River Gallery School.
The Works Café offers humanely raised, naturally cured meats and poultry
with no antibiotics or added hormones; local eggs from cage-free chickens;
hormone-free and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheeses from Vermont family farms.
Breakfast and lunch sandwiches are served on artisan bread or traditional
boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads,
hearty soups, fresh-fruit smoothies, and Rainforest Alliance-Certified coffee are
thoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Open daily from 6 to 6 and until 9 pm
on Gallery Walk Fridays.
26. David Walter Jewelry Studio
81 Main St., (802) 722-9620,
David Walter produces one-of-a-kind, handmade, and bespoke
jewelry in precious metals and gems, and specializes in the repair, restoration,
modification, and repurposing of all fine jewelry. In honor of over a decade of
friendship and collaboration both in the US and India, David Walter and Shram Bhanti
are pleased to announce the exhibition and sale of Adivasi Jewelry's fine silver
collection. The studio's MasterCraft Gallery offers quarterly exhibits featuring
uncommon, unique, and otherwise exceptional work by regional artisans: Sculptural
Ceramic Vessels by Stephen Procter are featured through May 20.
WILLIAM H. HAYS
The Artist's Loft
27. The Artist's Loft Gallery & B&B
103 Main St., 3rd floor, (802) 257-5181,
The Artist's Loft Gallery presents works by William H. Hays.
Hays' unique multicolor linoleum block prints are vibrant interpretations of the
New England landscape and Brattleboro. Also featured are oil paintings and
portraits. Original and beautiful works of art at a very affordable price. You can
also visit the artist's studio to see works underway. Open 10-6 daily and 24/7
28. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Each original Vermont Botanical has been designed for display
under glass by Maggie Lake using artfully arranged elements from the natural world.
"Viewers have a chance to see close up what we take for granted. Preserved plant
specimens from diverse habitats are my paints. I also create enlarged giclée
prints from the originals," explains Lake. Sales of original works and prints are
particularly helpful at this time to support Maggie, who has had to give up her work
as a nurse practitioner and is preparing for a summer stem cell treatment for
recurring cancer. In addition to Amy's baked treats, there's an array of
European-style breads; warming soups, hearty sandwiches, and deliciously healthful
salads. Open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, till 8 on Gallery Walk, and Sun. 9-5.
115 Main St., (802) 257-5114,
Beadniks is just back from a trade show with thousands of new
beads, including a huge selection of "wholesale" gemstone strands and lots of jewels
and crystals. Check out new toys, T's, and accessories as well as a few surprises
among the stock of nostalgic tin signs, retro patches, bumper stickers, and postcards.
This treasure trove of beads, stones, findings, and jewelry-making supplies continues
to evolve. Regular hours are 10-6 Mon.-Thurs., 10-7 Fri.-Sat., and 11-5 Sun.
30. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
In Gallery 1, "At The Table: Handmade Vessels for Artisan
Food" features affordable and functional work by nine artists to grace your organic
table: Mikio Matsumoto and Cheryl Constanti offer their elegant and subtle take on
traditional Japanese tableware forms in porcelain.... Tanya Rudenjak layers creamy
glaze and satiny blacks in earthy, textured tribal patterns.... Natalie Blake's new
wheel-thrown clay bowls are rendered with an array of colored glazes.... Dwo Wen Chen's
whimsical birds bring colorful fun to the meal.... Liz Kinder introduces dramatic forms
and striking color contrasts in wax resist.... Alan Steinberg offers highly textured
Blessing Bowls and platters reflecting natural patterns and sacred writing.... Polly
Whitcomb plays with abstracted leaf and woodland themes in wax resist and Japanese
brush painting.... Francesco Soto Ballesteros hand-chisels large pieces of wuth trees
from his native rainforest in Peru -- this art for the table is a tool for sustainable
development.... Shana Brautigan's hand-built vessels leave the mark of the hand, using
natural clay glazes imprinted with plant life.
Gallery 2: Dug Nap returns with his sidewalk show of hilarious cartooning for your
enjoyment on Gallery Walk night. Meet Dug and get your prints signed!
Artists' Reception 5:30-8:30 pm on Friday, May 3, during Gallery Walk. Regular gallery
hours: 11-5:30 daily, Sun. 12-5.
The Dianich Gallery
31. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, down the alley and through the
glass doors, (802) 380-1607,
"Moment," a show of photographic images and video
installations by Marlboro College senior Ned White, is featured in May. "The work in
this show was produced over the past two years as I [was working on] my Senior Plan
project," explains White. "The ideas for these pieces came to me as I read the
political philosophy of Hannah Arendt, Baruch Spinoza, and a handful of older
philosophers with Greek names and big white beards. The thought for each project came
to me with uncanny ease, as if the ideas for them were not within my own mind but
hidden, instead, somewhere between the lines of the text I was reading. This work,
then, is a self-portrait. Not as the age-old attempt to portray some deep-felt
resonance hidden behind a social façade but, instead, as a representation of the
things I thought and felt as I went about puzzling through the ideas of some of the
world's best old thinkers." Sophie Tulip (ukulele and vocals) and Liana Nuse (cello
and vocals) offer live music during some of the opening reception, 5:30 to 8 pm on
May 3; gallery open by appointment during May.
Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
32. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main St., down alley and downstairs one flight, (802)
254-9276, www.hookerdunham.org & Facebook
Featured in May are photographs taken over the past year by
students at the In-Sight Photography Project who spent countless hours documenting
communities, activities, and Vermont life in order to share their individual
perspectives. For more information about In-Sight, visit
www.insight-photography.org. Opening Reception from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
during Gallery Walk on May 3. Gallery hours otherwise during events at Hooker-Dunham
Theater & Gallery and by appointment.
33. Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Green is in -- Green as in Lawn. New windows feature fresh-cut
grass and lots of enticing gifts for Mother's Day and more. Currently exhibiting a small
collection of Penelope's Etchings produced in London in conjunction with the Business
Arts Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art.... Introducing local artisan Rosie Schulick,
who has been creating beaded wonders since childhood: the thrill of knotting gemstones
to silk inspires her inborn appreciation of style and color relationships, shape,
composition and surprise -- necklaces, bracelets and earrings are on show, and Rosie is
available to chat during Gallery Walk from 5.30 till 7 pm.
The shop showcases Penelope Wurr's Fine Contemporary Glass, local and European gifts,
an eclectic selection of handcrafted jewelry, clothing accessories, and furnishings for
home and garden, both vintage and new.... Newly arrived, a stunning selection of throws,
bedspreads, and quilts from India, scarves from London and Scandinavia.... Throw in some
garden gnomes, and there's something for everyone.... and don't forget the British Food!
Hours are Mon.-Sat. 10-6, and Sun. 11-6. Open till 8 pm or later for Gallery
34. A Candle in the Night
181 Main St., (802) 257-0471,
The digital prints in "DwarfGlitch," explains David Holzapfel,
"are straight photographs of my television screen on a Friday evening while attempting
to watch a rented film, The Red Dwarf. Immediately upon my pressing 'Play,' the DVD
began to stutter, freeze-frame, pixelate, tile and scramble. The mash-ups were
delightfully whacked, outside control and beyond comprehension.... Aside from tonal
adjustments the images are exactly as they appeared on the screen." Reception during
Gallery Walk on Friday, May 3, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Work by Larry Simons, Ahren Ahrenholz,
and Simi Berman is also on display among the store's treasure trove of Oriental carpets,
distinctive furniture lines, and antique pieces from Africa, China, India, and other
exotic places, as well as artful accessories from around the globe. Interior design
services are available for office and home. Regular Hours are Fri. 10-8, Mon.-Thurs.
& Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5.
35. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the
parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm, Meditations for Peace: Gallery Walkers of all
faiths and no faiths are invited into the church's fireside parlor to share in
quietude, music, and meditations for peace. This month SingAbout, an outreach arm of
the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, provides songs and poems to inspire our meditation. In
groups of 3 to 12 or more singers, SingAbout is available to share the joy and power
of music for occasions such as birthdays, births, anniversaries, memorial services,
illnesses, and celebrations of most kinds. Contact is via the chorus at
BARBARA JOHANSEN NEWMAN
Brooks Memorial Library
36. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
The annual show of paintings by members of the Saxtons River
Artists' Guild is on the library's Main Floor during May.
Christina Gibbons, PhD, of Brattleboro, an independent scholar interested in the
history of literacy, has filled the glass display cases in the second-floor entryway
with selections from her extensive collection of postcards showing people reading.
Displayed in cases on the mezzanine are selections from the library's Henrietta Loud
Collection of mostly 19th-century European art objects.
Barbara Johansen Newman is featured in the Children's Book Illustrators case on the
second floor during May and June. Johansen Newman has illustrated many children's
books with her colorful, whimsical illustrations, including the first book she also
authored, Tex and Sugar: A Big City Kitty Ditty, and her newest, Glamorous
Permanently displayed on all three floors are selections from the library's Fine Arts
Collection of more than 400 items -- sculptures, ceramics, paintings, rare books, maps,
photographs, and historical and archaeological objects -- donated over the past 150-plus
years. A brochure is available at the library to lead visitors on a self-guided walking
tour of art during regular hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs. 1-6; Fri. 10-6; & Sat.
Know Your Library: Tours and Tips for Newcomers and Experienced Library Users is
presented by Reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh on the first Friday of each month at
noon. Jeanne offers a tour of the first floor and mezzanine, a catalog search, and
answers to your questions about how to find your way in the library. Meet at the
reference desk; no reservations required.
37. "Shall We Dance" at the Brattleboro Stone Church
210 Main St. (cor. Grove, next to the PO), (802) 348-6671, (802)
7-10 pm: The Brattleboro Ballroom of Shall We Dance offers a
Zydeco dance lesson from 7 to 8 pm with Paul Paytas and Lucinda Dee; open ballroom
dancing to a variety of rhythms follows from 8 to 10 pm. Light refreshments. Cost for
lesson and dance: $8 singles, $15 couples, $5 students & seniors. Please visit for
a great time! Contact Ray Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org for further info; check online
calendar for upcoming events.
38. Baskets Bookstore
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 258-4980, email@example.com
Painter/muralist Steven Donovan is now offering calendars
featuring many of his favorite old paintings and a number of new ones, too. He can
be seen painting in the store during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 3, as well
as exhibiting and selling affordable, matted copies of many paintings created over
the past several years, plus a dozen or so recent original works. Baskets is a
predominantly used-paperback bookstore tucked in the north corner of Harmony Place.
Open Mon.-Thurs. 10-5, Fri. 10-9:30, Sat. 9-4, and Sun. 10-4
39. Crafter's Corridor
24 High St., 1st floor hall, Midtown Mall (enter from
Harmony Lot or High Street), Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Kathleen
OPEN ON GALLERY WALK NIGHT, 5:30 to 8:30: The hallway to the
Back Side Café is transformed into a vibrant marketplace for local fine crafts,
including Jewelry, Fabric Arts, Mosaics, Photography, Handmade Instruments, Pottery,
Photo Cards, and Books. This month see work by Kathleen Kennedy, Susan Rosano, Dennis
Waring, Katherine Barratt, Paula Lavender, Patti Jacobs, and newest member Flo Nestor.
Common Scents Sachets by Flo Nestor: A former educator and director of a gifted and
talented program, designer and creator of theater costumes, and crafter of clothing,
draperies, and bridal gowns, Flo has turned her focus to creating one-of-a-kind
fragrant sachets from high quality silks, linens, ribbons, beads and vintage buttons.
The Crafter's Corridor is honoring Mother's Day with a FREE DRAWING for a MOSAIC MIRROR
by Susan Rosano at Gallery Walk. Winner must be present at the 7:30 pm drawing.
Fat Cat Studio
40. Fat Cat Studio
24 High St., 1st floor hall, Midtown Mall,
Open studio during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 3, with Cat Nunn
and fellow artists painting from a model. Visitors are invited to watch the artists at
work. See Cat's website for more info and to view a gallery of portraits (both human
and feline), still lifes, and celebrity caricatures.
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
The Silo Gallery hosts paintings by Adrian "Yellow" Patenaude
of Newport, Vermont. Adrian is known for the vibrant yellows that appear in each of
his original works inspired by the Vermont landscape. DaVallia Art & Accents, a
gallery in Chester, is showing paintings and barnboard wall hangings by various
Vermont artists. Information and historical exhibits are available for visitors and
residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.