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JULY 2014
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Illustration by Tasha Tudor

Tasha Tudor Museum

Bracelet by Rosie Schulick

Whetstone Studio for the Arts

Glass turf by J Violette

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Photo by Kiqe Bosch

Whetstone Station
Restaurant & Brewery

Painting by Virginia Driscoll

Twilight Tea Lounge

Work at River Gallery School

River Gallery School

Dolls by Mark Logan

Latchis Gallery

Earth Dancer by Heather Miller

Latchis Main Theatre

Painting by Rachel Brooks

Flat St. Brew Pub

Work at In-Sight Photography Project

In-Sight Photography Project

Work at Vermont Center for Photography

Vermont Ctr for Photography

Work at Vermont Center for Photography

Vermont Ctr for Photography

Work at The Hub

The Hub Gallery

Work at Headroom Stages

Headroom Stages Gallery

Work at Mocha Joe's Café

Mocha Joe's Café

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Art at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Work in Master Craft Gallery

Master Craft Gallery at
David Walter Jewelry Studio

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Painting at River Garden

"Farms in 7 Mediums" Show
The Gallery at The Garden

Gill Fox Hat at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr
Fine Glass & Gifts

Japanese Festival illustration

Pliny Park

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JULY 2014

This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, JULY 11
postponed because of the Independence Day holiday.

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Painting 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,
Featured art includes 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.


2. Tasha Tudor Museum
974 Western Ave. (now on the first floor), (802) 258-6564,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walks, 4 to 7 pm, for "From Scratch: Tasha's Handmade Life" through October 18. Immerse yourself in Tasha's lifestyle of handmade things, including a corgi, original paintings and drawings, and canned goods. See how her devotion to handwritten letters inspired some of her followers. Watch the documentary, enjoy a cup of Tasha's tea, revisit the lost art of letter-writing, and even try a bit of watercolor painting. Children are welcome to enjoy the dress-up area, coloring pages, reading corner, dollhouse, play tea set with cookstove, and more.

Neon sign by Nye Ffarrabas

C.X. Silver Gallery

3. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
Open 3-8 pm for Gallery Walk with the current featured exhibit: Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective. On Sun., July 13, 1-4 pm, enjoy readings by Nye from her poetry and "Water Monkey Tales" (memoir-in-progress) and participate in a Water, Stone, and Paper Concert, Egg Balancing, and discussion -- free and open to the public. Info: Preview the book at (click on gray preview button under cover image). Gallery hours otherwise: Thurs.-Sun. 3-8 pm or by appointment. Calling ahead is recommended: (802) 257-7898 x2. Continuing exhibitions, year-round by appt.: luminous landscapes; portraits; the Wu Ji (Infinity Within) series of abstract performance painting using mops and trowels; and the multimedia Pink Slip Project ( Dim Sum Dining & Catering daily by appointment; inquiries/reservations: (802) 257-7898 x3 or (802) 579-9088.... See Listing #33 for Asian Cultural Center of Vermont festivals at Pliny Park during Gallery Walk on July 11.


4. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah,
OPEN FOR GALLERY WALK: Rosie Schulick of Rosie's Wonders is open 5:30 to 7:30, offering hand-knotted silk-strand jewelry with semi-precious stones; woven scarves, belts, and shawls; and whimsical cards -- Hannah Parker is showing studio spaces and meeting rooms for workshops and other gatherings.... Open 2 pm till closing for Gallery Walk, The Driftwood Alfresco Café, an Outdoor Gallery & Grill, features patio seating overlooking the Whetstone Brook. Today's menu includes smoothies, juicer drinks, and seltzers; a Roasted Garlic Bulb Plate with olive oil and Amy's bread; a Crudité, Cheese, and Fruit Plate; and more. Expanded hours/offerings coming soon!

Painting by Jessica Park

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk -- New exhibits include: Road Trip: America Through the Windshield, a contemporary take on the classic summer getaway; See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet, showcasing six decades of vintage car advertisements; and Your Space / U.S.A., an interactive virtual roadtrip. A World Transformed presents the visionary paintings of Jessica Park. Spotlight on Small showcases small-scale artworks in a variety of mediums by Laura Christensen, Adrienne Ginter, Elizabeth Sheppell, Altoon Sultan, and Jen Violette. Deco Details: Photographs by Andrew Bordwin highlight the craftsmanship of early 20th-century Art Deco masterpieces. Regular Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11-5 (closed Tues.), Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-5. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and children under 6.

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival (see feature article link at left), the Whetstone is hosting an exhibit of 13 large-format B&W photographs by Kiqe Bosch. Presenting movement in its rawest form, these images depict the joy of movement and the variety of 2013's first annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival. Offering inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location; indoor and outdoor dining, free parking. Open daily for lunch and dinner, 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

Nature photography by Tara Gordon

Twilight Tea Lounge

7. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill), (802) 254-8887,
5:30-7:30, ARTISTS' RECEPTION: In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival (see feature article link at left), movement-inspired work by two local artists is featured. Virginia Driscoll shares pieces from her "Having a Ball" series, inspired by springtime dancing at the river. Tara Gordon transforms close-up nature photography into reflective patterns, exploring the symbiotic relationship between people and nature.
7:30-9, POETRY READING: Settle in for verse by two noted Vermont poets. Arlene Distler reads from her first published collection, "Voices Like Wind Chimes," and Terry Hauptman reads primarily from her current manuscript, "The Indwelling of Dissonance." Note: Tea & Treats before/after Poetry Reading, served till 10. Regular Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mondays.

Monotype by Clare Adams

Superfresh! Organic Café

8. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St.,
In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival (see feature article link at left), the café is featuring "Dancers in Color and Movement," a series of monotypes by Clare Adams. "My work celebrates the joy of dance and the excitement this Dance Festival brings to Brattleboro. These new works were made on my antique etching press. Using figurative stencils and multiple color layers, I overlaid positive and negative forms to create a sense of movement and spontaneity." -- Superfresh! offers "exquisite vegetarian fare," small-scale performances, artisanal shelf-stable food products, herbal apothecary goods, and educational resources. Open Wed.-Fri. 8-10, Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-8.

9. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
July gallery spaces feature artwork by more than 40 winter/spring Adult Studio participants aged 20 to 88, from absolute beginners to semi-professionals. Entering into the struggles and joys of making art, they work in oil, acrylic, pastel, collage, charcoal, watercolor, and 3-D under the guidance of teachers Lydia Thomson, Helen Schmidt, Jason Alden, Jillian Farwell, and Kim Colligan. Come see the wonderful, wide-ranging results. Classes and camps for all ages are starting up -- visit or contact us to bring more art into your life.

Painting by Crystal Bartlett

Latchis Main Theatre

10. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Stuffed animals and plush art by Mark Logan are featured in July. A self-taught artist, Mark began making stuffed animals as presents for young relatives in 2001 and has created over 6,000 animals and soft sculptures in the years since. Gabby Giffords delivered one of his Obama dolls to the President in 2010, and the Smithsonian purchased one for their politics collection. His work has been exhibited in numerous plush art shows and at the 2012 Democratic Convention. More info online: Reception during Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8:30. Mark is also planning to be in the gallery most days from 10 to 6 through July 25.
B. MAIN THEATRE: In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival (see feature article link at left), work by Heather Miller and Crystal Bartlett is featured in July. Miller's "Venus Visions" are described by the artist as representing "our united relationship to life's constantly changing experiences. Our ability to perceive life as temporary causes deep suffering and joy. My goal is to share glimpses of beauty inspired by the dance of matter and transformation." Crystal's "Visual Movement" oil paintings illustrate her love of expressing movement through color. The theatre is open during Gallery Walk, 5 to 6:30; the exhibit is otherwise accessible during movie showings and other events in the main theatre.

11. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911,
Rachel Brooks is showing new paintings and illustrations that she describes as "filled with flowing organic contrast." Offering 20 fine handcrafted ales and lagers on tap, wine, spirits, and delicious pub fare. Open Tues.-Thurs. 4-11, Fri. & Sat. 4-12:30, Sun. 3-10.

Work by Chloe Hull

Boys & Girls Club

12. Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro
17 Flat St., (802) 254-5990 x4 Beth/Ricky,
Photographs by Chloe Hull, who is heading into 8th grade at BAMS, are featured in July. These images are pictures from her life, things she finds interesting. With no formal training in photography, Chloe takes pictures from angles and perspectives that we are not always used to. Meet Chloe during Gallery Walk on July 11, 5:30 to 8:30; otherwise, the exhibit is generally open during regular Club hours, Mon.-Fri. 12-6. The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro offers after-school activities and programs for youth aged 6 to 19 in areas of Education, Sports & Fitness, The Arts, Leadership & Character Building, and Healthy Lifestyles.

Work by Catherine Farish

Cynthia-Reeves New England

13. Cynthia-Reeves New England
47 Flat St., (802) 579-1029,
July exhibits include new works by Canadian printmaker and artist Catherine Farish, and a sculptural installation by Czech artist Milan Klic. Gallery Walk reception on July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30. Otherwise open Tues.-Sat. 10-5 through July 31. Please note that this pop-up gallery will be closed in August, and Cynthia-Reeves New England plans to reopen at its new space in Walpole, N.H. in early fall. The gallery extends its thanks for the enthusiastic support it has received from the Brattleboro community over the past several months. Come visit the new gallery in Walpole during foliage!

14. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
In-Sight alumna and teacher Rachael Warriner looks at the contradictions between living in, and benefiting from, an industrial capitalist society, and attempting to maintain awareness and respect for the earth and its resources. These images focus on the hidden narrative of the supermarket -- an artificial environment, a place without seasons, without history. With food at our fingertips, its history is erased, and our perception of the food and its origin is distorted. Opening reception during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8 pm. In-Sight's programs offer local youth the tools for creative self-expression, regardless of their ability to pay. Open Mon.-Fri. 10-5. Call or visit in person or online for further info.

15. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
"Brighton Beach & St. Petersburg: Urban Landscapes" features work by Stan Sherer and Abraham Ravett. Scherer, an independent photographer and fine art digital printmaker in Northampton, is showing his photographs of St. Petersburg, Russia. Revett, who holds a BFA and MFA in Filmmaking and Photography and has been an independent filmmaker for thirty-five years is exhibiting masterfully crafted prints of Brighton Beach. This show runs through July 27. Gallery Walk reception for the artists on July 11, 5:30-8:30. Gallery Hours: Fri./Sat./Sun. 12-5. Visit online for details.

Work at Artrageus 1

Artrageus 1

16. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick,
Gayle Weitz focuses on making carved and painted wooden cabinets and containers. Her work reflects a personal aesthetic leaning toward the functional, with lots of detail and a bit of humor. Her recent series "Humanimals" contains thirteen life-size cabinets addressing the relationship between humans and other animals, particularly the issue of speciesism -- the "right" humans have to dominate, oppress, and/or exploit other animals. The gallery sells Tiny Footprint Coffee to fund reforestation in Ecuador's Mindo Cloudforest, and books focused on history, phenomenology, and social theory. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5, for Gallery Walk till 8:30 or later.

17. The Hub Gallery
Arts Council of Windham County, 57 Harmony Pl., access thru Artrageus 1 or from parking lot, Info: (802) 257-1024 Doug Cox or,
The Colors of Summer, an exhibit of work by eight artist members of the Arts Council of Windham County, is featured through July. Come see how the variety of Vermont's summer palette is captured by Terry Ann Carter (oils, acrylics, pen & ink, watercolors), John S. Dimick (oils & watercolors), Arlene Distler (watercolors), Adrienne Ginter (watercolors and hand-cut paper), Chris Son Kirtz (oil on canvas), Lori Schreiner (watercolors), Marty Spencer (printmaking), and Carol Stephens (oils, pastels, and acrylics). Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30; hours otherwise Wed.-Sun. 11-5. Click here to see related article.

18. Headroom Stages Gallery
17 Elliot St., 2nd floor
In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival (see feature article link at left), Jeffrey Lewis is showing photographs of circus performers. "I retired and returned to photography after a 40-year hiatus about five years ago and have been adding equipment and experience since. I have photographed many performances at NECCA in the past two or three years." -- Penelope Wurr, designer and producer of limited-edition contemporary glass, is showing "The Dance Center," created during her post-graduate year at London's Central School of Art. "This print was part of a series inspired by photos I took of women in their personal spaces: dressing rooms backstage, changing rooms, ladies rooms in clubs, pubs and gyms in London in the early '80s." -- see Penelope's own shop listing #29 below.

19. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Lori Schreiner's oil paintings of the same Whetstone Brook landscape were observed in late summer, fall, winter, and early spring. "Meditating on one landscape allowed me to get intimately familiar with the shapes and structure of the scene, freeing me to explore subtle changes of light and color from day to day. I learned the balance of what endures in our Vermont landscape and what is constantly changing." Meet Lori on July 11 from 6 to 7 pm. Stop by to see the art, sip a cup of tea or Mocha Joe's own freshly roasted coffee, and enjoy a delicious pastry.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

20. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival (see feature article link at left), sculpture and photographs celebrating dance are featured in July. Stratton sculptor Hugh Joudry, who has been carving for 40 years, visualizes the movements of tai chi, yoga, and dance in his works titled "Movement 2014." Photographers Kiqe Bosch, Jeff Byrnes, Shanta L.E. and Annie Laurie Macy-Purinton show a variety of dance images. Vermont Artisan Designs features the works of more than 300 American fine artists and craftspeople. Gallery Walk reception, 6 to 8. A portion of sales of featured work will benefit the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center. Open 7 days a week; visit online.

21. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Brian Cohen is a painter, printmaker, educator, writer, founder of Bridge Press, and publisher of limited-edition artists' books and etchings in Westminster Station, Vt. Observing light, color, and shape in the landscape, he applies washes of paint timed to the drying of the paper, simplifying or obscuring detail in favor of larger forms and broader swells of color. The watercolors exhibited here are from his hometown in Vermont and a year spent viewing the Pacific Ocean from the mountains of California. Also showing are some older B&W drypoint landscapes -- intaglio prints done directly from observation. (See related exhibit at The Dianich Gallery, listing #26.) ... 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.

Jewelry by David Walter Studio

David Walter Jewelry

22. David Walter Jewelry Studio
81 Main St., (802) 722-9620,
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 quarterly exhibits featuring exceptional work by regional craftsmen. Currently featured is the exhibition Sun·Moon·Stars·Rain: Kinetic Wire Sculptures by Bruce Campbell, a fascinating exploration of form and motion. Now living in Brattleboro, Campbell began working in wire in the 1990s after many years as an award-winning designer of exhibition catalogues for several prestigious American museums. He thinks of his sculptures as three-dimensional line drawings.

23. The Artist's Loft Gallery & B&B
103 Main St., 3rd floor, (802) 257-5181,
William H. Hays' unique multicolor linoleum-block prints are vibrant interpretations of the New England landscape and Brattleboro -- original and beautiful works of art at a very affordable price. Visitors can also see works underway in the artist's studio as well as oil and watercolor paintings of northeast landscapes. Open 10-6 daily and 24/7 onlinee.

Artwork by William Hays

The Artist's Loft

24. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
New work by Ricia Gordon is showing through the end of August. The work is done in oil and mixed-media on canvas and board, and includes a series of paintings called "vignettes," in which she has applied sheer layers of paint, sometimes rubbing or scraping away top layers to reveal underlying color. Ricia continues to work largely with palette knives or plastic wedges, using brushes only occasionally to add detail or texture. 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.

25. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Work by Alicia Hunsicker, Tim Mahurin, and Klaus Postler is featured through August.... Hunsicker's vibrant compositions of swirling organisms are based on the energetic realms of patterns in nature.... Mahurin's paintings, balancing surrealism and expressionism, represent "transmutations of the natural world and the dances of the dreaming mind." ... Artist/curator Postler (1951-2013) was a seminal figure in the Mail Art movement, exchanging works with artists around the globe. Featured in over 200 exhibitions worldwide, his collage-centered works are in permanent collections of the Whitney and Getty Museums, MOMA, and The Wexner Center.... Meet Tim Mahurin and Eileen Claveloux (for Klaus Postler) during Gallery Walk on July 11.

Art at The Dianich Gallery

The Dianich Gallery

26. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, down the alley and through the glass doors, (802) 380-1607,
Gallery Walk reception on July 11, 5:30-8, for "Brian D. Cohen: Returning to Place," an exhibition of watercolors showing through July 26. Cohen has returned to his earlier infatuation with color after two decades of working in black and white as a printmaker. "I aim for a 'color chord' or harmony that speaks of time, light, and distance all at once. My recent work dates from my pasture in Westminster, Vermont, from a perch in the mountains of California, and from the sea." (See related exhibit at The Works, listing #21.) The gallery is otherwise open by appointment.

Photos from In-SIght archives

In-Sight Show & Sale
Hooker-Dunham Gallery

27. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
Pliny Park and The River Garden, cor. High & Main, (802) 254-9276, and Facebook
The Best of the Best, photographic prints from In-Sight Photography Project's archives, are featured. View and purchase some of In-Sight's fine-art photographs in a gallery setting, including selected prints by nationally recognized photographers. All sales benefit In-Sight's Scholarship Fund. Reception during Gallery Walk on July 11, 5:30-8 pm. The exhibit is also open during events at the theater. For more information or to make an appointment for a gallery visit, contact In-Sight at (802) 251-9960; visit online at

28. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Opening Reception during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8:30, for "Farms in 7 Mediums," showcasing work by Brattleboro-West Arts members inspired by farms in this year's Strolling of the Heifers (SOTH) Farm Tour. Reception entertainment by The Bondville Boys, an edgy, eclectic bluegrass band playing originals and everything from Flatt and Scruggs to Blondie. Participating artists include Ron Karpius (painting/sculpture), Naomi Lindenfeld (ceramics), Steve Lloyd (painting, drawing), Kris McDermet (rug hooking and braiding), Sharon Myers (collage), Gene Parulis (photography), Janet Picard (painting) and Walter Slowinski (painting, ceramics and wood construction). Sales benefit the artists and SOTH -- for support of planned River Garden renovations/improvements. Gallery open otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 1:30-3:30 through August.

Work at Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

29. Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Continuing on display in July are Penelope's Illustrations from "Backwater," a children's book and tale of Fishy Follies by Richard Digance (published by Michael Joseph, 1982). These sensitive and whimsical black-and-white drawings were produced during a post-grad course at London's Central School of Art. Also on display are Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass and an eclectic mix of Unique Local and European Gifts. Gill Fox Hats are here! And don't forget the classic British treats! Hours are Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-6; closed Tuesdays. Open late for Gallery Walk.

30. 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 in the Centre Church Parlor on Friday, July 11. This month, Cheryl Wilfong will lead our meditation on the theme of Peace and Freedom. Cheryl teaches mindfulness meditation at Vermont Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of "The Meditative Gardener: Cultivating Mindfulness of Body, Feelings and Mind." Like The Meditative Gardener on Facebook to receive daily postings from Cheryl's award-winning blog.

Art at Brooks Library

Brooks Memorial Library

31. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR: Brattleboro artist Lerna displays watercolor and pen-and-ink Italian landscapes and architecture. MEZZANINE: Selections from the Loud Collection of 19th-century European art. SECOND FLOOR -- ENTRYWAY: Kids' creations from Children's Room summer workshops; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: William Accorsi, folk artist and author/illustrator of "10 Button Book," "Apple, Apple, Alligator," "How Big Is the Lion?" and many more books for children. 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. 1-6, Fri. 10-6, & Sat. 10-2.

32. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through the side door of Masonic Center), (802) 258-4957, info:,
Free admission: Open 4-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Thurs.-Fri. 2-4, Sat. 11-3. Learn about Island Park; see Delicate Spring Dresses and a Union Station Diorama. Glimpse Rudyard Kipling through Mary Cabot's journal entries ("Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895" author); peruse her photo albums. Play a locally made Estey Field Organ. Read VT Phoenix weeklies from 1895. See a West River RR video and diorama. Learn about Crosbys, Esteys, and Moodys. Inspect the Ft. Dummer replica; dig into its history and artifacts at Brooks Library. Old signs, maps, prescriptions, gowns. Research Room at Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator) open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, by appt.

33. Japanese Summer Festivals at Pliny Park
Pliny Park, cor. High & Main Sts., (802) 579-9088,
Gallery Walk night only, July 11, 5:30-8:30: Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents its Tanabata-Obon Festival 2014, a free event for all ages combining two Japanese summer traditions. Obon is a celebration of ancestors and reconnection with Spirits. Tanabata is a star festival for communities to make wishes for the future at the time of year when two of the brightest stars, Vega and Altair, meet in the sky. Walk a lantern-lit path to the Table of Remembrance. Donations for ACCVT, a nonprofit educational agency (, are appreciated to help defray event expenses. Further info online or contact executive director Adam Silver at (802) 579-9088.


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery hosts original fine art paintings of Vermont from Gallery Northstar of Grafton.... Also showing are paintings and other artistic offerings by the Rock River Artists, whose annual 17-artist Studio Tour in South Newfane and Williamsville is set for July 19 & 20.... Vermont Woods Studios of Vernon is showcasing a selection of fine Vermont-made furniture.... Information and exhibits are available for visitors and residents alike. Open 7-11 daily.