Founded in 1995
A Project of the Arts Council of Windham County
A YANKEE MAGAZINE EDITORS' CHOICE in 2004
A year-round, festive FIRST FRIDAY stroll, 5:30 to
in downtown Brattleboro, Vt. and nearby locations.
GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 1.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, April 5.
VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN
SYLVIA CHUN YIN RYDER
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,
Ongoing exhibits include floral and landscape watercolors and
a variety of oils by Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder, a native of Taiwan; Ray Fiske's
"Canvas and Steel" series and his 5-foot Tin Man;Alex Hrabchak's watercolors;
painter Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; Tiffany
Heerema's collages of vintage food imagery; Terry Carter's large painted
gourds; Henry Ireland's fine art photography; Tina Olsen's botanical
illustrations; Martha Dolan's landscapes and contemporary artwork; Janet
Picard's mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still lifes;
and Deborah Lazar's impressionist-realist paintings. Walk "munchies" available
5-6:30. This casual waterfront eatery with sunset view is open daily 11:30-10, Sun.
Brunch served 10-1.
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
C.X. Silver Gallery
2. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
Open for Gallery Walk 4-6:30 pm on Mar. 1; otherwise open
year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Continuing exhibition: Fluxus
Dialogue – Nye Ffarrabas (ex Bici Forbes Hendricks) and Geoffrey
Hendricks (1932-2018), featuring Nye's new infinite event score based on Geoff's
"Friday Book of White Noise" 1964-1967, the collaborative notebooks being shown
in public for the first time.... DEBUT OF ADDITIONAL GALLERY SPACE with Cai Xi's
"Edge" action paintings and Chinese Five Elements Food-Art-Balance.... Wed., March
20, 4 pm: EQUINOX EMERGENCY OF JOY CELEBRATION of the 10,000 Things. Simultaneous
gatherings across the country and around the globe will observe a moment of silent at
5:58 pm. Participants will share meanings of the Ten Thousand Things, taking as a point
of departure the mystic text of the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching)'s instances of Wan Wu.
Also welcome for sharing is any related art, poem, thought, spoken word, movement, or
song.... DIM SUM CATERING by appointment; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended,
(802) 257-7898.... Self-contained 3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around:
www.airbnb.com/rooms/7173206.... Asian Cultural Center of Vermont
(ACCVT.org) presents NOWRUZ PERSIAN
AND SOUTHWEST & CENTRAL ASIAN NEW DAY FESTIVAL at Centre Congregational Church
on Sat. March 30, 4 pm.
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
MILES ANTON, BUHS
& Art Center
3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION on Gallery Walk night—memberships
available at 10% discount.... Exhibits closing on March 2 are the 2019 VT Scholastic
Art & Writing Awards ... Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint ... and Orly
Cogan: Don't Call Me Princess.... GALLERIES CLOSED MARCH 3-8 for installation
of six new shows—mystical abstract paintings by a reclusive Vermont artist,
whimsical glass sculptures, collaborative fiber art, and more. OPENING RECEPTION and
light brunch on Saturday, March 9, at 11 am.... General Hours: OPEN 11-5, closed Tues.
Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free for everyone on Thurs. 2-5
4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Black-and-white photographs by Robert Cantius (b. 1938)
are featured this month. Bob spent nearly 60 years on a "photographic anthropological
study" extending from his hometown of Paterson, N.J., through Western Mass. and north
to Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, Vt. Inquiries can be sent to the Vermont Center for
www.vcphoto.org. 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.
River Gallery School
5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
March features an All-School Drawing Show by students of all
ages and levels of experience using charcoal, pencil, ink, and more. Come see some of
the many ways to interpret what we see ... GALLERY 34 features work on themes
of immigration, refugees, and asylum seekers in a range of styles and mediums by
Suzanne Flynt, Collin Leech, Evie Lovett, Helen Schmidt, Lori Schreiner, Susan
Wilson and Debbie Wetzel. Sales benefit the Community Asylum Seekers
Project (CASP), a local organization whose mission is to provide basic needs and a
supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum—a growing number
of families in Southern Vermont are sponsored by CASP.
6. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.theater.latchis.com,
Continuing through March, the Brattleboro Listening
Project hosts activities to inspire thoughts about our community's shared values,
needs, and solutions. Come during Gallery Walk to participate in an activity and
meet folks involved—see Brattleboro Listening Project Facebook page....
LATE-NIGHT CULT CLASSIC FILM at 11 pm on March 1: "The Fly"—by
Vt Ctr for Photography
7. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
Featured through March 31 is a continuing solo exhibition of
dramatic landscape images from the northern regions of Iceland and Greenland by renowned
Massachusetts-based photographer Ron Rosenstock. "My personal goal is to be in
communion with the land. For me, photographing these landscapes is like experiencing the
birth of our planet, where natural forces are still at work creating and shaping the
land." Rosenstock's work is in collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum,
MIT, and the International Center for Photography, among others. Artist's Talk and
book-signing on Sunday, March 31, at 4 pm. Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Further
exhibit details and membership info online.
8. Gallery Sitka Pop-Up
c/o Studio East, 58 Elliot St., 2nd floor, (718) 974-3328
Tamar Russell Brown, gallerysitka.com
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Gallery Walk Artists' Reception on Mar. 1,
5:30-8:30. Featured artists—all represented by Gallery Sitka of Shirley,
Mass.—include Mia Scheffey (Brattleboro), whose paintings use
expressive markmaking to suggest the natural environment; Nina Arnold (Lunenburg,
Mass.), whose experiments with painting landscapes have resulted in a series of abstract
bucolic scenes; Jen Hemenway (mid-Mass. & Philadelphia), a mixed-media
abstract cartoonist who regularly paints on metal, recycled wood, canvas, and skateboards;
Tommaso Chiappa (Italy), who was educated in Milan, paints works in acrylics
reminiscent of filtered photographic elements; and Jonathan Route (Leominster,
Mass.), who applies a poetic and often metaphorical language in his photographic retakes
9. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,
Paula Marie crochets and felts one-of-kind stuffed
creatures: lizards, owls, mermaids, octopi, poofs—priced from $20 to $200. Come
during Gallery Walk to meet Paula Marie and see her intricate, cuddly creations. ArtRageUs
is an arts collective selling handmade items from local artists and
craftsmen—lamps from machine parts, cabinets that look like animals, clothing
from repurposed sweaters, wooden puzzles, benches and boxes; handmade jewelry, paintings,
drawings, prints, etc., plus books and CDs by local authors and musicians.
Membership applications available in the store and online. OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun.
10. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, email@example.com,
FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
LOVE SHEEP MINI-POSTER SALE & BOOK TEASER:
Self-proclaimed "Ovine Artist" Walter Hagedorn began playing with his tiny flock
of plush "Love Sheep" in 2015. His sheep shenanigans deliver a daily dose of delight to
a growing fan base of "Sheep Peepers" spanning all ages and walks of life, locally and
globally! Affordable Mini-Posters are based on photos from Walter's upcoming children's
book. Come "Peep The Sheep" for a FREE STICKER!... "Ewe" can follow The Love Sheep on
Facebook and Instagram for daily smiles—rated "E" for Everyone. Visit
café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till
8:30 for Gallery Walk.
11. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Two March exhibits: Enjoy silkscreening projects made at
Brattleboro Printmakers (on Elliot St. below Boomerang), including work by
Demographix, a youth-led printing company sponsored by Youth
Services—www.brattleboroprintmakers.com.... Also, local photographers
Marek Jagoda, Ea Maples and Jeffrey Lewis are showing images of New
England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) performances and classes, as well as customized
shoots. One of the largest circus schools in the U.S., NECCA enables a diverse and
inclusive community of artists, teachers, and students to realize their dreams. Stop by
to see the art and treat yourself to freshly roasted coffee, a seasonal drink, and
homemade pastries. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.
Turn It Up!
12. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
The record shop features a collection of vintage music and
movie posters, several rare and collectible. Artists include the Beatles and solo
projects, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Clash, Prince, Gene Wilder, Marilyn Monroe,
Clint Eastwood. Turn It Up! sells new and classic music on vinyl and CD at bargain
prices every day. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-9, Sun. 11-6.
13. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Featured through the end of March are Musiquilts by Sylvie
Singh-Tamy. "My inspiration comes first from the fabrics, especially the exotic and
voluptuous Asian and Japanese ones. But also, a fugitive image, a glimpse of nature, a
whimsical drawing, or a great piece of art triggers a kind of need to create beauty of
my own ... and imagination follows." The café offers European-style breads;
soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Mon.-Sat.
8-6, till 8 for the Walk, and Sun. 9-5.
ROBERT J. O'BRIEN
Vermont Artisan Designs
14. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
March features the 40th annual Student Art Month 3-D
Show of pottery and sculpture by area high school students. Participating schools
include Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Leland & Gray, and Twin Valley high schools,
The Putney School, and Vermont Academy. Visitors can vote for a People's Choice Award.
Also featured are watercolor paintings by Robert J. O'Brien and new wall
sculptures by Nancy Burgess. Student work is not for sale, but a portion of
sales of other featured work will go to the Windham County Heat Fund.... Visit
online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists.
15. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
River Gallery School is exhibiting works from the
Children's Subscription Art program that supports the Scholarship Fund. Framed
original artwork created by children attending River Gallery School is loaned to businesses
and members of the community for a year to hang in offices and homes. RGS is a 41-year-old
nonprofit located at 32 Main St., Brattleboro. Call (802) 257-1577 for information, or
visit the website for class offerings—rivergalleryschool.org. (See Walk listing #5 for current exhibits.)
... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry,
and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6 to 8, including for Gallery
Gallery in the Woods
16. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Featured work includes Dante Corsano's New Furniture
(ongoing), and Denise Beaudet's Wall Collage: "Body Is a Guest" (through May
1).... Corsano's passion for woodworking began in 1972. His drums and award-winning,
one-of-a-kind furniture are available here exclusively.... Beaudet's "Body Is a Guest"
explores "ways to connect with this Planet and beyond.... I let my mind fly forth in
dreams and waking time; let myself be swallowed by Foxes, Snails, and Owls; donned
heads of Stars, Suns, and Clouds; burrowed underneath to see if the oldest things were
stirring among Snakes and Cicadas; and tried to hear the whisperings of Skeleton
Folk."... Dante plays solo guitar during a Gallery Walk reception on Mar. 1, 5:30-8:30.
Open daily 11-5:30.
17. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through
the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Concepts of abstractions are seen in recent paintings and
sculptures by Peter Van der Does, featured through March 29. This son and nephew
of three painters and textile artists followed their lead, first through a high-caliber
art education and then an easy transition to the New York gallery scene. Disillusionment
with trends in abstraction at the time led him to France, where he took up plein air
painting before returning to the Big Apple in 2004. When the gallery he worked with
closed in 2008, he came to stay with a brother in Chester, Vt. but quickly gravitated
toward artistically vibrant Brattleboro. Reception 5:30-7 on Fri., March 1. Otherwise
open by appointment.
HCRS ANNUAL ART SHOW
Gallery at The Garden
18. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
The HCRS Annual Art Show is featured in March.
Southeastern Vermont's community mental-health agency, Health Care & Rehabilitation
Services, is hosting a multidisciplinary show of works by an array of artists, both
classically trained and outsiders alike, who are part of the HCRS community. The show
represents more than 50 artists employed and/or served by the non-profit agency.
Opening reception on Friday, March 1, 5:30-8:30 pm, featuring live music by Linda and
Pete Simoneaux of Bayou X, DJ DIGLIO, and Gary Graff.... Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5
pm. Check River Garden 2019 website calendar for event updates.
19. In-Sight Photography Project
183 Main St. #3, down the alley by Penelope Wurr, (802) 251-9960,
GALLERY WALK OPEN HOUSE at In-Sight's new space, which has
been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility with a full digital lab, darkroom,
classroom, and much more. There will be food and swag! Stop in to see the new space and
sign up for Spring semester classes. RSVP to In-Sight's Facebook event to get instant
updates about the Open House ... and invite friends to join in on the fun!
Mitchell · Giddings
20. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK on Friday, March 1, due to new
exhibit installation. Opening Reception on Saturday, March 2, 5-7 pm for Gene
Parulis: Visions and Explorations, featured through April 14. Gene Parulis has been
photographing the world for fifty years. The two poles of his life are teaching and
traveling, and photography occupies a central place in both. ARTIST TALK on Sat.,
March 23, 5 pm. Gallery Hours: Wed.-Mon. 11-5. Visit the MGFA Annex in the
Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of gallery artists. MGFA
presents works in a variety of mediums to stimulate the seasoned collector and the
21. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802)
5:30-6 pm · This month's program,
Bridge4Unity, presents a dialogue exchange that took place recently in South
Carolina among activists committed to ending racism. The meeting included people from
Kentucky and the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, and grew out of Hands Across the Hills.
Rev. Sarah Pirtle, an author, recording artist, and eleven-time national-award
winner, is a member of both dialogue groups. She plans to share songs and stories from
these events and pass along the feeling of engagement in growth. Rev. Pirtle directs the
Common Threads Project of Traprock Center for Peace and Justice.
27. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR-MEZZANINE WALLS: Photographer Dara Carleton's
"Quest for Eagles: Wildlife Photography from Brattleboro and Beyond," images of bald
eagles, ospreys, cormorants, songbirds, small critters, and waterfowl, all taken within
a 30-minute drive from Brattleboro; Bill Fleming's "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT"
needlework. MEZZANINE, GLASS CASES: Urns and sculptures from the Loud Collection.
SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO-Palooza creations; CHILDREN'S BOOK
ILLUSTRATORS CASES: To be announced. Objects from the Fine Arts Collection are
permanently displayed throughout the building; take a self-guided walking tour
during library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.
28. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
The gallery features "Inktober," an exhibit of ink illustrations
by Hermit Thrush resident artist Caitlin Stearns. Many came out of 2017's Instagram
Inktober, challenging artists around the globe to create one ink drawing every day during
October. Inspired by current events, powerful music and lyrics, Caitlin often draws a
musician and writes down the lyrics while listening to their song. "It is a necessary
cathartic release," says this New Jersey transplant with a BFA in painting. Caitlin is
available for illustration and graphic design commissions—e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org.... Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are
available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8,
Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.
29. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034,
Wheelhouse is emerging and is now open to renters. Classes are
launching the first week of March, and new classes begin every two weeks. The gallery
space is still in development, but stop in for a tour or to register for a class. Visit
L. G. MANSFIELD ARTWORKS
I-91 Welcome Center
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery and display panels feature work by Lisa
Stickney of L. G. Mansfield Artworks, Springfield, Vt. Her watercolors, digital
prints, and fine notecards capture Vermont landscapes and related subjects—more
information at mansfieldartworks.com.... Browse through informational brochures,
magazines, maps, and exhibits of Vermont products, specialty foods, and fine crafts.
Open 7 am to 11 pm.