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Work at 1868 Crosby House

1868 Crosby House

Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at Whetstone Station

Gallery 34

Work showing at Latchis Gallery

Latchis Gallery

Work showing at Latchis Gallery

Pikes Falls Chamber Fest
Aug. 5, 4-6 pm · Free
Latchis Main Theatre

Work at In-Sight Photography Project

In-Sight Photo Project

Motorcycle at Lynde Motorsports

Lynde Motorsports

Artist team at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Mocha Joe's Café

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Art at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Jewelry by David F. Walter

David Walter, Goldsmith
& Platinumsmith

Sculpture by Bruce Campbell

David Walter, Goldsmith
& Platinumsmith

Dance Center by Penelope Wurr

"The Dance Center"
Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts

Work at The Gallery at the Garden

The Gallery at The Garden

Art at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Brewery

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


Fish on platter 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 in August is the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2016 exhibit "A Community of Movement"—six photographs by Diane Sharp and Annie Macy show the streets of downtown Brattleboro coming alive with dancers taking flight. (See 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.


Work at C.X. SilverGallery
C.X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
Gallery open 1-3:30 pm for Gallery Walk on August 5; otherwise open year-round by calling 1-2 days in advance.... New exhibition: Cai Xi: Paintings from the 1991 Edge Series open through August 26. More information at and ONGOING EXHIBITS: Selections from the show and book: Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside—50-year retrospective, 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 DIM SUM DINING evenings by; calling ahead recommended. Closed August 27-31.

3. 1868 Crosby House
175 Western Ave., (802) 257-7145,
Robin Truelove Stronk's former 35-year career as a veterinarian provided inspiration for her work as an artist. She refined her technique and focus at River Gallery School. Robin's animal portraits have been featured on veterinary journal covers and received awards at the 2003 and 2006 International Exhibitions on Animals in Art at Louisiana State Veterinary College. Stop by between 5 and 8:30 during Gallery Walk to meet Robin (she'll be signing copies of her books), enjoy refreshments, and tour the Crosby House, a 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.


Photo by Jon Notwick
Marlboro College Grad Ctr

4. Marlboro College Graduate Center
28 Vernon St., (802) 258-9228 Hilary, 1st Floor - GLASSROOM,
Jon Notwick is exhibiting "The Vermonter," a series of images taken from trains and cars between 2009 and 2012 during numerous trips between Brattleboro, Vt., and Levittown, Penn. Dealing with the subject of leaving home, they seek to illustrate the fear and excitement of joining a new community. Jon received his BA in Photography and Writing from Marlboro College in 2012 and currently is an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at In-Sight Photography Project. Artist's reception from 5:30 to 7 on August 5. The exhibit continues through August with gallery hours of Mon.-Fri. 12-1 and 4-5; after August 15, the gallery will be accessible weekdays from 9 to 5.

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION 5:30-10 pm during Gallery Walk on August 5: Union Station's 100th Birthday Bash with hands-on art activities, live music, and birthday cake. Exhibits include Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns, exploring guns' influence on society ... Philip J. Calabria's The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Unrestored Ellis Island ... Jamie Young's Chaos and Light, articulating abundant, tumultuous, encroaching vegetation ... Union Station: Gateway to the World, images and stories of the BMAC's home on its 100th anniversary ... Flora and Fauna, Babette Bloch's stainless steel sculptures on the museum exterior and in the sculpture garden ... Your Space: Imagination Station invites visitors to design imaginary destinations. Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under. Free Admission on Thurs. after 2; guided tours on Sat. at 2.

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Featured artist Jen Wiechers exhibits layered and complex encaustic (wax) paintings, and beautifully simplistic "Happy Heart" paintings. Jen's art encourages a playful dance between intention and happenstance expressing the sweetness of life. Jen teaches at River Gallery School of Art, drawing much of her inspiration from the children she teaches, and their artwork. 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.

Work at River Gallery School
River Gallery School

7. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Adult artists of all ages and experiences meet weekly to draw, paint in various mediums, and work 3-dimensionally at RGS's Adult Studio classes. Immersion in the practice of artmaking is also a time to let the cares of the world go. The creativity quotient is high, and the resulting pieces are all over the map—in a good way! Come see the varied results. August kids' camp, adult and teen workshops, and upcoming Fall offerings are on the RGS website.... GALLERY 34 features photographs by Raye Arnault through the end of August.

8. Latchis Hotel & Arts Complex
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: "The Motion of Emotion: Part 1" by Siiri Lane was installed in July as part of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2016 exhibit series at many downtown venues. (See
B. MAIN THEATRE: FREE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT from 4 to 6 pm on Friday, August 5: Musicians from the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in Jamaica, Vt., present a concert featuring works by Bach, Telemann, Schumann, and Nathan Lincoln-Decusatis. Admission by donation. Beer and wine will be for sale, courtesy of Windham Wines.

9. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
In-Sight's Tiny Gallery hosts "Headspace," a solo exhibit by local photographer and In-Sight student Eliza Price. These digital portraits of other local teenagers focuses on how people take up space both physically and mentally. Eliza will also be showing her first short film, "Spoon Boot," during Gallery Walk on August 5. The In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography, regardless of ability to pay. Call the office or visit online for more info.

Photo by Jim Schlessinger
Vermont Center for Photography

10. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
"Now & Then, Still & Again," a solo exhibit by Amherst, Mass. photographer and VCP member Jim Schlessinger, is featured through August 28. "Making art has long since become second nature to me: it's as natural as breathing. My work is a visual diary, not of where I've been, but of what I've been thinking. My images are about illusion and allusion, meditation, and, sometimes, the magic I've found along the way." Opening during Gallery Walk, August 5, 5:30-8:30; otherwise hours are Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5. More information online.

11. Art on Wheels at Lynde Motorsports
79 Flat St., (802) 254-8554,
5 to 10 pm for Gallery Walk: Art on Wheels 2016 celebrates the great beauty and craftsmanship of motorcycles over the past 100+ years. On display are vintage and classic motorcycles from a 1930 Harley-Davidson to contemporary Japanese sport bikes. This annual family event draws folks of all ages, from toddlers to octogenarians; chairs are provided for visitors to settle in for the evening's festivities. Live Concert starting at 6 pm by the Drunk Stuntmen. Edibles for sale by Chef Andrzej's Home-Cooked Polish Food.

12. Restless Rooster Café & Coffee Bar
134 Elliot St., (802) 258-2565,
CLOSED DURING GALLERY WALK ON AUGUST 5: An exhibit of work by local artist Mia Scheffey is featured this month, but details were not available at press time. Open daily 7-2, serving Breakfast & Brunch till 1 weekdays, 2 on weekends.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective

13. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Now featuring the jewelry of Mary Libbey, who crochets cylindrically stacked cords of beads into beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelets and necklaces—some plain and some patterned—ALL 20% OFF THIS MONTH. Come meet Mary and watch her create her jewelry, and check out the always-changing inventory of local crafts, sculpture, painting, prints, clothing, cards, and more! 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. Applications for membership are available in the shop and at Open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 11-5. Visit the online store, open 24-7.

14. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Featured in August are mixed-media works created by children of the café's owners and staff. Artists include Edith DeWolfe (11), Josiah DeWolfe (8), Ella Scaggs (10), Pearl Scaggs (5), Graham Scaggs (2), Evelyn Paine (5), Lilia Paine (8), and Allison Corey (11). Stop in to enjoy creations by some of Brattleboro's up-and-coming artists! 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
Mocha Joe's

15. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
A love for coffee is something all of the staff at the Café and Roasting Shop share, but coffee is only one of their common interests. Many also enjoy creating art, and the August exhibit in the Café presents a variety of their work. Some have studied art in college, high school, or other classes, while others are completely self-taught. Exhibitors include Toma Cernea-Novac, oil painting and mixed media; Mackenzie Reilly, mixed media, collage and painting; Bam Bamfort, mixed-media sculpture. Stop by during the Walk—and all month—for a sip of Joe, locally baked treats, and to enjoy the art.

16. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
This month's featured artist is Jillian Farwell. "These small paintings are moments drawn from my journey through the last few years. They bring me messages and hints about living. Where do they come from? I am always surprised, and therefore, curious." 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.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

17. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Featured in August are new paintings with a musical theme by Ilene Richard, and new paintings by Diane Savino and Michael MacTavish. Music by the Peter Farber Trio is featured from 6 to 8 pm during a Gallery Walk reception. A portion of sales of featured art will go to Rotary charities. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists and craftspeople.

18. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Featured artist William Dixon has assembled a photographic exhibit focusing on the Berlin Wall: its history, victims, and memorials. Begun in 1961 and torn down in 1989, the Wall was a dramatic symbol of the Cold War of the mid-20th century when tensions between democracy and communism were at their height. Its history illustrates the futility of this approach to problem solving.... Check out the "clothesline" exhibit of children's artwork from River Gallery School.... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones—thoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Open daily 6 to 6, till 8 for Gallery Walk.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
WOW Frozen Yogurt

19. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255,
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.

20. David Walter, Goldsmith & Platinumsmith
124 Main St., (802) 722-9620,
David Walter designs and produces contemporary heirlooms in precious metals and gems. While primarily producing one-of-a-kind bespoke jewels, some of David's commissions involve the refashioning of a piece of inherited family jewelry to suit its new owner. In either case, it's a collaborative effort between the client and the designer. Also showing are kinetic sculptures by Bruce Campbell: Defining space through the unpretentious medium of wire that has been joined, bent, and twisted into imaginative shapes, these works encourage viewer interaction through the operation of a hand crank. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 10-6, later for Gallery Walk.

Art at Gallery in the Woods
Gallery in the Woods

21. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
From 5:30 to 8:30 on Friday, August 5, enjoy a reception and conversation with Brattleboro artist William Hays, who is presenting his latest color linocut print, "After the Storm." The 100-copy complete edition of this 12-color print took an entire month to produce using two carved linoleum blocks, a hand-operated etching press, and oil-based inks. One of the blocks was used in seven stages of inking, the second in five stages. Hays will also have on hand an illustration of the stages from one color to the next along with the actual blocks used. The Moondogs perform during Gallery Walk. Otherwise the gallery is open daily 11-5:30.

22. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Gallery Walk opening on August 5 from 5-8 pm for an exhibit of paintings by Steve Lloyd. Color and composition play major roles in this group of representational and abstract acrylics and watercolors. Lloyd is returning to painting after a long focus on his architectural career. The luxury of time to paint and the input from his fellow artists in the Brattleboro-West Arts collective have encouraged him to explore new approaches. River Garden hours are otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5 and Sat. 11-4 except during special events.

23. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Continuing on display are etchings, lithographs, and photographs by Penelope Wurr, produced during her postgraduate year at Central School of Art in London and inspired by her London photos in the early 1980s. Two prints, "The Dance Center" and "Her Reflection," were exhibited in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. "Ladies in Waiting" was a limited edition benefiting the Business Arts Gallery scholarship. Also on display is Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass, as well as unique jewelry, an exceptional array of cards, summer clothing, personal accessories, and furnishings for home and garden. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-6 (often late on Fri.), Sun. 11-6, and till 8:30 or later for the Walk.

Work by Jon Gregg
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

24. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Featured through August 14 is the exhibit Jon Gregg: Evolving a Mark, with oil paintings on paper and canvas. Opening reception on August 18 at 5 pm for Jackie Abrams: Elemental Vessels, an exhibit of new mixed-media baskets and vessels, and Karen Kamenetzky: Hidden Agenda, a show of hand-dyed silk-and-wool wall hangings. Artists' Talk on Saturday, September 17, at 5 pm. Also please visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium for rotating exhibits. The gallery features innovative works by mid-career and established artists in a variety of mediums. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5 and for Gallery Walk.

25. 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 · This month's meditation will be led by members of Village Harmony, who will sing some songs and talk about music and peacemaking. Village Harmony, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization based in central Vermont with activities around the world welcoming singers of all colors, creeds, ethnicities, nationalities, gender orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Work by Lyn Severance
Brooks Memorial Library

26. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
SECOND FLOOR—CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Illustrator Lyn Severance's picture books "Cow" and "Ice Cream: Including Great Moments in Ice Cream History." Severance designed the Ben & Jerry's "look." ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' crafts, including LEGO-palooza! MEZZANINE–LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS: left–Abenaki artifacts collected locally; right–Glass and ceramic vases from the Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks; GLASS DISPLAY CASE: More objects from the Loud Collection. 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.

27. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through side door of Masonic Center), (802) 258-4957,
Free admission: Open 2-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Thurs.-Fri. 2-4, Sat. 11-3. Bill Holiday and Reggie Martell will be available during Gallery Walk to discuss the BHS oral history project's (Oral History of the Vietnam Era) chapter on the Packer Corners community in Guilford, with selected video clips. Other exhibits include a Prom Dres from 1913: floor-length, long sleeves, all white lace; along with an early Folk Dress from the local Swedish Collection. View a sampling of Colonel Yearbooks and "The Dial" literary magazines. Visit the BHS Research Room at the Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator) open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appointment.

28. Japanese Summer Festivals at Pliny Park
Cor. High & Main Sts., Info: (802) 579-9088,
5:30-7:30 pm during Gallery Walk on August 5: Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents its Tanabata-Obon Festival, an annual Brattleboro event celebrating two Japanese traditions in a single evening. Obon celebrates remembrance of loved ones and departed ancestors. The Tanabata star festival—when two of the brightest stars, Vega and Altair, meet in the sky—is for individuals and communities to make wishes for the future. The public is invited to walk a lantern-lit path to the Table of Remembrance, and also to participate in Origami Crane-making. Everyone and all ages welcome!

Art at Shiatsu School of Vermont
Shiatsu School of Vt

29. Shiatsu School of Vermont
24 High St., (802) 246-0877,
OPEN 5-8 ON AUGUST 5 for 20-minute Shiatsu Samplers: Nurture your body, mind, and spirit with a 20-Minute Shiatsu Treatment by donation. Shiatsu combines the nurture of a massage with the deep holistic balancing of acupuncture. This therapy is traditionally performed over clothing, so come as you are!

30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Erin Jenkins presents a "phoenix" series of paintings emerging from layers of previous works beneath. As we all grow from our experiences and scars, to flounder or flourish, so too, these paintings rise from their pasts below to build upon and become entirely new works. Also showing is a series of sweetly illustrative small paintings, focusing on simplified shapes and play of color. All are linked by the notion that light prevails over darkness, happiness overcomes sorrow, and the experiences and trials you persevere through make you who you are. Hermit Thrush is hosting a Pint Night during Gallery Walk on August 5. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.


Art at I-91 Welcome Center
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery hosts Vermont Artisan Designs of Brattleboro, which is featuring paintings by several artists, including Vermont's Woody Jackson, well-known for paintings of iconic cows— Also on display are paintings of farm animals by Caryn King of South Newfane— Several colorful Vermont landscape paintings by Georgie Runkle of Marlboro are also exhibited. DaVallia of Chester is displaying works by Vermont artists showcased at the DaVallia Art Boutique and their separate 39 North Gallery, both in Chester— Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.