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APRIL 2015
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Tulips by Janet Picard

The Marina Restaurant

Neon sign by Nye Ffarrabas

C.X. Silver Gallery

Donald Saaf Painting at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at River Gallery School

River Gallery School

Detail by Jonas Emmanuel Fricke

Twilight Tea Lounge

Art by John Pattavina

"Bruce Stringbean"
Flat St. Brew Pub

Work at Vt Ctr for Photography

Vermont Center for

Art at Mocha Joe's

Mocha Joe's

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Hand-Painted Kites
Vermont Artisan Designs

Levine book sale cover

"Is It Time, Yet?"
Book Sale for BEEC by
Vermont Artisan Designs

Jewelry by David Walter

David Walter Jewelry Studio

Work in Master Craft Gallery

Master Craft Gallery at
David Walter Jewelry Studio

Basket by Jackie Abrams

Gallery in the Woods

Tapestry by Karen Kamenetsky

Gallery in the Woods

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

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APRIL 2015

This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, APRIL 3.

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Poppies by Kristina Wentzell
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,
Kristina Wentzell, Keene-based owner of the warm-weather Happy Camper Mobile Art Gallery, is showing vibrant, impressionistic paintings of flora, fauna, and familiar New England landscapes. Continuing are collages of vintage food imagery 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 4-6 pm for Gallery Walk in April and by appointment year-round. Reception on Sunday, April 5, 2-4 pm, for new exhibition In The Box: Recent Works by Cai Xi, with a talk at 3 pm by the artist on the Art-Food Connection. Special exhibits also include the continuing show 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) -- Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents World Taichi Day in Brattleboro on Sunday, April 26, 1-2 pm on the Brattleboro Common, Park Place between Putney Road and Linden Street;. Info at


3. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah,
CLOSED FOR 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 Goldie, Rosie Schulick, David Parker, and Adrienne Ginter among them -- as well as a photography studio and innovative community organizations.

Fabric Art by Daria Darosh
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk for new exhibits. Gathering Threads: Contemporary Fiber Art pushes the boundaries of traditional textile techniques into innovative forms.... Children of the Oasis: Egyptian Tapestries displays work from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.... Dialogue Lindenfeld + Lindenfeld: Ceramics by Naomi Lindenfeld respond to textiles by her mother Lore Kadden Lindenfeld.... Love, Labor, Worship: The People of Basin Farm is Michael Poster's photo essay on the Bellows Falls Twelve Tribes community.... Paintings in Donald Saaf's Contemporary Folk Tales imbue everyday life with a fantastical quality.... Create art in Your Space: Texture!... Hours: Open daily 11-5, closed Tuesdays. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under.

5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Painter Naomi Goldie, who spent her early childhood surrounded by artists and musicians, began her formal study of art at age seven. At 15, in the late 1980s, she left school and moved to the vibrant melting pot of New York's Lower East Side: "I submerged myself in this culture and emerged with a painting technique I call 'urban impression-ism.' Using this technique, I am able to capture the Technicolor cityscapes that I vividly dreamed of painting." 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.

Superfresh! logo

6. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St.,
April's exhibit by co-owners Jessica Jean Weston and Jacob Alan Roberts is a collaborative showcase highlighting Weston's landscape photography and Roberts' bold multimedia works. Sale of these one-of-a-kind pieces is part of a larger fundraising effort to support the café's pending expansion. Kitchen open till 10 pm for Gallery Walk, live music begins at 8. Regular CafÉ hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-4, Thurs. 10-8, Fri. & Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-8.

7. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Featured in April are works from Life Drawing classes taught by Jason Alden. Students worked with live models to draw the human figure using charcoal, pastels, and various paint mediums. This exhibit reflects students' discoveries and understandings of how to create a sense of space, light, form, and feeling within a full picture. Stop by to see the beautiful array of work and to register for upcoming classes and workshops -- offerings are posted on the website.

Dark Water by Mia Scheffey
Latchis Main Theatre

8. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Continuing in April is work by photographer, sculptor, and multimedia artist Dven Hologram, who 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, and papier-mâché theatrical masks. New works are being added for April
B. MAIN THEATRE: "Oceana One," an installation of new paintings by Mia Scheffey, returns by popular demand after a well-received showing in October. The Main Theatre is open during Gallery Walk, 5 to 6:30, and for movie showings and other events.
C. LATCHIS ARTS ANNEX, 12 Flat St.: Gallery Walk event called Visionary Art and Sound presents artwork by Ben Keating, Tom Jenks, Heather Miller and Bobbie Ditrani, music by Derrick Jordan and sound healing by Davi Kuhn & Friends.

9. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill), (802) 254-8887,
Local visionary artist Jonas Emmanuel Fricke is extending his yearly exposition at the coziest spot in town through the beginning of April! 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: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mon.

Angel Boy Art logo

10. Angel Boy Art, Inc.
61 Main St., (802) 246-7603 Sara,
The Angel Boy Art gallery and resource center features art by children with special differences -- for browsing and purchase -- as well as information regarding the diagnosis of exhibiting artists. Also offered for sale is work by professional artists donated to benefit the organization's programs, and a selection of vintage, modern, and handmade jewelry. The nonprofit Angel Boy Art provides free in-home art therapy and art supplies to children with special differences. Its gallery and resource center are designed with the goal of breaking down stigmas through education. All proceeds benefit children with special needs; no sales tax.

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.

Photo by Jazmin at In-Sight JAZMIN et al.
In-Sight Photography

12. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
"Fresh Eyes" is the title for our April exhibition at the In-Sight Photography Project and will feature work made by students in beginner-level classes, Digital 1 and Film 1. Opening reception during Gallery Walk on April 3, 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.

13. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
"Perfect Imperfection" is a collaborative photography and creative writing project by Liz LaVorgna and Shanta L.E. As a window to emotion, presenting what people feel is imperfect about them, emotionally or physically, it's about discovery, a journey, and acceptance. "Our visual and written stories include emotionally charged topics like abandonment and domestic violence as well as physical issues including varying degrees of body shame.... We are facing more pressure than ever before to become what we are not." The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 26, with an opening reception on Friday, April 3, 5:30-8:30 during Gallery Walk. Gallery hours are otherwise Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5. Visit VCP online for more info.

Work at Artrageus 1
Artrageus 1

14. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK ON APRIL 3: The gallery features work by Gayle Weitz. The mainstay of Gayle's art are human-sized sculptural cabinets that focus on the relationship between people and animals. The series Humanimals mixes whimsical exterior sculpting with very serious interior collage to invite attention in order to deliver a message of animal rights. NOTE: The gallery is being reorganized to re-open in June as an art coop. Local artists and artisans interested in this venture should contact the gallery at

15. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Images from the Greek islands by Florence (Mass.)fine art photographer Larry Rankin are featured. Sample the moods, history, colors, light, and textures of these unique islands. "A truly effective image is evocative for the viewer, just as the experience in the moment was for the photographer. As for many individuals, a sense of place and permanence is important to me. But we are all on a journey in this life, seeking and thirsting for what we do not understand." Talk with the photographer and his barista daughter, Kimberly, at a Gallery Walk reception, 6-8:30 pm, and enjoy Mocha Joe's renowned coffees, seasonal drinks, and freshly baked pastries.

16. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 and BEEC Benefit
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
New hand-painted kites by Jim Thompson will be featured during Gallery Walk on April 3. Also featured are new paintings by Charlie Hunter and jewelry by Andrea Lorette. A portion of sales of featured art will go to the Drop-in Center. Gallery open 7 days; visit web.
BEEC BENEFIT, 6-8 pm: Forester Lynn Levine is selling her children's book: "Is It Time Yet?" (ages 4-10), and 40% of Gallery Walk sales will be donated to Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. Spot, the yellow spotted salamander, goes on an early spring journey to a vernal pool to find a mate, and meets other creatures along the way. Info: (802) 254-4717 Lynn.

Paintings by Sarah Adam
Works Bakery Café

17. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
April features smaller works by Sarah Adam, an amalgamation of silhouettes, cosmic skies, and loosely brushed landscapes. Inspirations include her commute from north Quabbin to southern Vermont: simple scenery gives way to rolling hills and shadows against intense sunsets. Energetic brushwork hints at landscapes with tall pines and tree-dotted hills, then blurs away. A bright palette of warm earth against agitated skies is both haunting and cautionary. See more work at 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

18. David Walter Jewelry Studio & Master Craft Gallery
81 Main St., (802) 722-9620,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK on APRIL 3: 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.

19. The Artist's Loft Gallery & B&B
103 Main St., 3rd floor, (802) 257-5181,
After 25 years on Main Street, William Hays is closing The Artist's Loft Gallery and moving his studio into his new home. The gallery is open Friday and Saturday of Gallery Walk weekend then closed until an April 24 & 25 studio sale on oils and watercolors.

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café
Amy's Bakery Arts Café

20. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Photo Collages by Simi Berman are featured in April. Created using photos taken during her travels in Italy, France, and Switzerland, among other places, these works include "lingering remnants of Brattleboro's own past as well as the textures of living, changing nature woven into the mix to create new enigmatic stories." 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.

21. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
New offerings include woven cathead baskets by Jackie Abrams in time for spring, tapestries by Karen Kamenetzky featuring vernal imagery in bold colors, paintings by Richard Heller, and a continuing show by David Small. Also new jewelry designs by Tai Vautier, and carved birds and bunnies from Mexico and Canada for gifts of the season. The Moondogs serenade on Gallery Walk, 6-7:30. Open 7 days.

22. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK on APRIL 3. A Group Show by Vermont Artists in a variety of mediums continues through April, with hours by appointment.

23. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
In April, the Gallery at the Garden hosts the heART and Soul Exhibit, featuring artwork by Brattleboro Union High School students. Meet many of the artists during a Gallery Walk reception on Friday, April 3, 5:30-8:30. Light refreshments will be served and high school music groups will perform. All artwork is for sale, with proceeds being divided between the artists and the Gary Blomgren Scholarship Fund to help other students succeed. This exhibit continues through April, with gallery hours on 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.

Bunny on porcelain vessel by Mia Sarosi
Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

24. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Featured in April are Small Vessels by British-born Mia Sarosi, working in ceramics since 1991. Originally a painter of Delftware reproductions, Sarosi opened her own porcelain studio after perfecting her freehand brushwork. Winner of a prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QUEST), a branch of the Royal Warrant Holders, Sarosi supplies galleries and London's famous Fortnum & Mason department store.... Also offered are Penelope's unique line of Fine Contemporary Glass plus an eclectic mix of European & Local Gifts. An abundance of "Easter" is on display, including original British Cadbury's cream eggs. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-ish to 6, Sun. 11 to 6, and late for Gallery Walk; closed Tuesdays.

25. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
"Scale and Presence," the featured exhibit of large-scale ceramics masterfully crafted by Stephen Procter, continues through April 26. These works transcend the usual experience of pottery and broach the realm of sculpture. Alongside human-sized vessels, this exhibit introduces smaller pieces and non-traditional shapes including colorful, wall-mounted "orphan lids." Robert Moorhead's abstract and calligraphic paintings also continue on exhibit in April. Open Wed.-Sun. from 11 to 5 and for Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8:30.

26. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
NO "MOMENT FOR PEACE" FOR GALLERY WALK ON APRIL 3: With so many folks involved in Good Friday and Passover gatherings, the Moment for Peace is on hiatus until next month. All are invited to come on May 1, when the program will be led by SING ABOUT, a branch of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus.

Peeper Has a Fever at Brooks Library

27. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
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's illustrations for "Peeper Has a Fever," by pediatrician 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 presents Brattleboro photographer Patti Jacobs, who captures images of the ordinary and makes them extraordinary, helping us look at the world with new eyes. Also featured are landscape paintings by Erika Sullivan from Bellows Falls. Statewide informational materials and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. The Center is open from 7 to 11 daily.