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Work at 1868 Crosby House

1868 Crosby House

Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at Gallery 34

Gallery 34

Work showing at Latchis Gallery

Latchis Gallery

Work at In-Sight Photography Project

In-Sight Photo Project

Work at Restless Rooster Café

In-Sight Photo Project

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

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

Image by Layla from In-Sight Photo Project

Layla et al.
Hooker-Dunham Theater
& Gallery

Dance Center by Penelope Wurr

"The Dance Center"
Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts

Reflection series by Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts

Art at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Brewery

Art at I-91 Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

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This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2.


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.... Two Cai Xi exhibitions: Paintings from the 1991-94 Edge Series open through September 18 at the gallery and Retrospective 1980-2015 at Putney School Currier Center—Putney reception on Sat., Sept. 24, 4:30-6 pm. More information at and New gallery exhibition: Brian Cohen: The Emblem - archetypal etchings, Sept. 22-Oct. 23; reception Sun., Sept. 25, 1-2 pm. 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. Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents Brattleboro's 17th Annual Autumn Moon Festival of Vietnam, Korea, and China atop Memorial Park under the Kiwanis Pavilion, 6:30-8 pm, Thurs., Sept. 15. Info: All ages welcome.

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) 258-9202 Frederic, 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. The exhibit continues through September with gallery hours of Mon.-Fri. 12-1 and 4-5.

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk on Sept. 2. Opening celebration for House/Home, A Work in Progress: John Willis's photographs of houses in Native American communities shine a harsh light on income equality. Outside performances by students/faculty of New England Center for Circus Arts ... Other exhibits include Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns, exploring guns' influence on society ... 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,
River Gallery School hosts its annual Faculty Show this month, with members of the staff and Board of Directors invited to show as well. Recent work by the artists who teach classes and workshops at the school allows prospective students to get a feel for each teacher's style.... GALLERY 34 is showing prints by Brenda Doucette.... An "Upcoming This Fall" exhibit in the 36 Main Street Gallery next door highlights offerings on the new schedule, and a preview of some of the many great items to be auctioned at the school's 40th Birthday Bash on September 17.

8. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
Featured in September is a Green Economy Exhibit. The Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. and Southeast Vermont Economic Development Strategy have teamed up with the organizers of the inaugural Tiny House Fest Vermont to present an exhibit and video about the Green Economy Innovation Hub, part of BDCC and SEVEDS' work to develop an exciting vision for sustainable economic growth and community resil 9ience to climate change. Visit Tickets and information about the Sept. 4 Tiny House Fest Vermont in Brattleboro will be available during Gallery Walk. Visit

9. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
Cyanotype Quilts made during the Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts summer program are on display. These quilts, made of cyanotype images and contact prints created by Exposures participants, serve as a visual archive of each year of the program. Also on display is a traditional Lakota Star quilt to be raffled off in support of the Exposures Program. For more information on In-Sight or Exposures, visit or The In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography, regardless of ability to pay.

Work at Vermont Center for Photography
Vermont Center for Photography

10. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Showing through October 2 is "Unburdened Beauty: A Decade of Nude Portraits" by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Gary Samson of Concord, NH. Samson's work is in many private and public collections including the Currier Museum of Art, the National Archives, and the University of New Hampshire. He is currently chair of the photography department at N.H. Institute of Art, where he has taught for 35 years. "While I am setting up my camera," shares Samson, "I try to draw the subject out in conversation, and the ensuing dialogue will shape my portrayal of the individual." Opening during Gallery Walk, September 2, 5:30-8:30; otherwise hours are Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5. More information online.

11. Restless Rooster Café & Coffee Bar
134 Elliot St., (802) 258-2565,
CLOSED DURING GALLERY WALK ON SEPTEMBER 2: Work by photographer Irshad Mustafa is featured this month. "New York City and Brattleboro: My old home and my new one. These photos are meant to show a contrast between the urban and the natural, and to challenge expectations of both." Open every day 7 to 2, serving a full Coffee Bar and Breakfast all day and Lunch on Mon.-Fri. 11-2.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective

12. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Carlene Raper, a professional quilt-maker and fabric artist for over thirty-five years, is September's featured artist. For Carlene it's all about color—dying her own fabric with wild abandon and irreproducible results, and then using that fabric to make abstract quilts, wall hangings, pillows, and silk scarves. Her newest endeavor is puzzle designer, producing heirloom-quality wooden jigsaw puzzles of her quilt designs. Meet Carlene and hear about the techniques she uses to produce her designs. ArtRageUs1 is an arts collective selling art, crafts, books, and music created by local folks. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. from 11 to 5, and online. Applications for membership are available in the shop and at the website.

13. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Featured artist Ben Shreefter was born and raised in New York City and now lives in Brattleboro. He holds a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and is an X-ray technician by trade. An avid doodler for as far back as he can remember, he finds it nearly impossible to keep from doodling in meetings or in a classroom. The doodles in this first public exhibit of Ben's work were done on the job while he was employed as a Mental Health Worker at the Brattleboro Retreat. The café uses fresh, local and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work at MILK Schools
MILK Schools

14. MILK Schools: Your Language School
14 Elliot St., 2nd fl., (802) 380-9696,
See a traditional Tree of Life clay sculpture from the village of Metepec, Mexico. "Los árboles de la vida" were introduced by Spanish Franciscans during 16th-century colonization of the Americas. In an effort to evangelize the native Mexicans, these original Trees of Life were first inspired by biblical themes. Today, however, artists add other themes to these elaborate sculptures. For its autumn showcase, MILK Schools is exhibiting artisan creations brought from Mexico. The school offers language courses, tutoring, and translations.

15. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
September's featured artist is Nicholas Cain, who "rediscovers line" with his story of the White Rhino. Grab a cup of Joe and follow the lines through the café to catch a glimpse of the rare white rhino. Nick will be on hand during the Walk on September 2 to talk about his love for endangered animals. Stop by anytime for a sip of Java, locally baked treats, and a look at this month's exhibit.

16. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Continuing in September is work by featured artist 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 evenings, and Sun. 9-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

17. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Featured in September are new representational oils by Jim Ebersole and abstract oil and mixed-media works by Dominique Boutaud. The opening reception from 6 to 8 on Friday, Sept. 2, includes music by the Inka Dinka Doo trio. A portion of sales of featured art this month and next month during American Craft Week will go to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+), which is currently helping flood victims in the South. 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 Nancy Calicchio is showing Vermont landscapes of and paintings of the Italian hillsides of Umbria inspired by her recent residency at Monte Castello di Vibio. "Both landscapes are exciting to paint, and I am intrigued by the differences. In Umbria intense cultivation reveals more of the underlying geology and suggests more variation in color than in the forested, green hills of Vermont.".... 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,
September's featured exhibit is Karen Gaudette: Wishing for the Moon. Gaudette's exploration of archetypal and mystical imagery is perfectly mated to scratchboard technique. The medium invites fineline drawing with the feel of vintage black-and-white illustration. The artist has actualized the dream realm with precision, rendering fantasy with a modern psychological twist. Showing through Oct. 31. Opening Reception during Gallery Walk on Friday, Sept. 2, 5:30-8:30 pm. Otherwise the gallery is open daily 11-5:30.

22. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main St., down alley and downstairs, In-Sight: (802) 251-9960,
Photographs by students of the In-Sight Photography Project's summer semester are featured in September. Work from weekly classes and week-long intensives, such as Digital Photography, Analog Photography, Documentary Photography, and Miss-Representation is on view. Select images in the show are for sale. For more information visit In-Sight online at the link above.

River of Words
The Gallery at The Garden

23. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Opening celebration during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8:30 on Sept. 2, for The Power of Water, The Power of Words—1,000 stories to make a better Connecticut River. The Connecticut River Watershed Council and Art for Water are building a massive and inspiring public-participation art installation that will influence how five hydropower projects affecting 200 miles of the Connecticut River will operate for the next 40 to 50 years. Everyone of all ages is welcome to learn about the important and engaging issues around hydroelectric power and to add a comment. River Garden hours are otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5 except during special events.

24. 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, personal accessories, and furnishings for home and garden. Summer Sale! Open Mon.-Sat. 10-6 (often late on Fri.), Sun. 11-6, and till 8:30 or later for the Walk.

Work by Karen Kamenetzky
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

25. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Featured through September 18 are "Elemental Vessels," mixed-media vessels by basket-weaver and fiber artist Jackie Abrams, and "Hidden Agenda," new fiber wall hangings by textile artist Karen Kamenetzky. 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.

26. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · Everyone is invited to the Moment for Peace. This month, Elizabeth Pittman leads a meditation honoring The International Day of Peace coming up on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The gathering will begin with a Peace & Healing Qigong from Guatemala and close with a Shinto Peace Mudra from Japan. In between she will share readings on pilgrimage, whether far afield, deep within, or both. After serving nearly 19 years as Brattleboro Area Hospice Bereavement Care Coordinator, Elizabeth now teaches Tai Ji in Putney, Marlboro, and Brattleboro.

Work by Lyn Severance
Brooks Memorial Library

27. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
SECOND FLOOR–CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Illustrator Lyn Severance, designer of the Ben & Jerry's "look," shows her third picture book, "Pig," written by Jules Older. 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.

28. 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. Exhibits include a Prom Dress from 1913 and an early Folk Dress from the local Swedish Collection.... View a sampling of Colonel Yearbooks and "The Dial" literary magazines.... Browse online photo collections any time. The trial run of a new Flickr site is showing photos from construction of Brattleboro Union High School in 1950-51, taken by the former Lewis R. Brown studio on Main Street– The originals are stored in the BHS collection. Feedback is welcome! Visit the BHS Research Room at the Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator) open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appointment.

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 SEPTEMBER 2 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
Angel MacKinnon is September's featured artist. "Born in California, raised in NYC, living in Brattleboro, I have roots everywhere, and see beauty in even more places.... The masterpieces that roll through town on the sides of freight trains remind me of my urban upbringing and bring it closer to my small-town life. These artists are unnamed, and make my imagination go wild for the stories behind each one of them.... Through my photographs, I make every effort to share these most unlikely and unsung heroes of the art world with the whole community." Hermit Thrush is hosting a Pint Night during Gallery Walk on Sept. 2. 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 farm scenes painted by Amy Mosher of Chester. Her work captures the individual characteristics and personalities of her animals and the rural nature of farm life. Color, contrast of light and dark, and the use of visual dimension are important elements in her paintings— Also on display are portraits of farm animals by Caryn King of South Newfane— Several colorful Vermont landscape paintings by Georgie Runkle of Marlboro are also exhibited. Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.