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APRIL 2018
GALLERY WALK GUIDE
Front Cover

Gallery Walk Guide Cover

ARTICLE LINKS FOR
APRIL



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Work showing at BMAC

SUSAN von GLAHN CALABRIA
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center


Work at River Gallery School

Printing & Encaustic Show
PAUL BOWEN et al.
River Gallery School


Art at River Gallery School

Gallery 34
RICIA GORDON
River Gallery School


Film Premiere at Latchis Theatre

World Premiere of
"LIL BALZAC"
Latchis Theatre


Work at In-Sight Photography Project

"LOST & FOUND"
In-Sight Photography Project


Work at Vermont Center for Photography

AL KAREVY
Vt Center for Photography


Goodies at Sweet Miri's Café

GREAT FOOD &
GLUTEN-FREE BAKED GOODS
Sweet Miri's Café


Work at Cantina Vidorra

COSIMA HEWES
Cantina Vidorra


Work by Cara Wolff Meinke

CARA WOLFF MEINKE
Cara Wolff Jewelry


Work by Cara Wolff Meinke

CARA WOLFF MEINKE
Cara Wolff Jewelry


Work at Mocha Joe's

Pakistani School Project
JUSTIN BIBEE et al.
Mocha Joe's Café


Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

DEBORAH LAZAR
Vermont Artisan Designs


Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

E. JOSEPH McCARTHY
Vermont Artisan Designs


Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Subscription Art Program
to Benefit Scholarship Fund
RIVER GALLERY SCHOOL
Works Bakery Café


Art at Works Bakery Café

STAN RUSZALA
Works Bakery Café


Art at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery

THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Hooker-Dunham Theater
& Gallery


Art at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery

THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Hooker-Dunham Theater
& Gallery


Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

MONTH OF THE YOUNG CHILD
Gallery at the Garden


Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

HANNAH TURNER
Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts


Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

PHILIPPA KUNISCH
Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts


Seymour Sisters photo

7:30 Benefit Concert for
Brattleboro Women's Chorus
THE SEYMOUR SISTERS
Centre Congregational Church


Singcrony Quartet photo

7:30 Benefit Concert for
Brattleboro Women's Chorus
SINGCRONY
Centre Congregational Church


Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Red Sage Pottery by
ERIN STEWART & WILL FINKEL
Hermit Thrush Brewery


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BELLOWS FALLS ART WALK
on 3rd Fridays each month.


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April 5, 2018

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APRIL 2018

GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6.

Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, May 4.


VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN

Fish on platter by Janet Picard
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, www.vermontmarina.com
Paintings from Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series, as well as his 5-foot Tin Man, were recently added to ongoing exhibits, which include: paintings 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.

VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN

Jewelry at Margo's Bits and Bobs
JEWELRY GALORE
Margo's Bits and Bobs

2. Margo's Bits and Bobs: Gifts & Collectibles
1010 Western Ave., (802) 579-1571, next to W. Brattleboro Pizza & 7-Eleven
This 300-square-foot retail space is bursting with eclectic wares to please everyone's fancy—antique smalls, Depression glass, fine china, handcrafted jewelry and hair accessories (including trendy teen styles), handknits, ladies' accessories, vintage linens, and much more. Margo immigrated from England in 1963, founded her company in 1990, and was featured in Antiques & The Arts Weekly in 1992. She sold antiques and collectibles at prestigious shows and flea markets all over New York State for a decade before moving to Vermont in 2000. So many "bits and bobs," so little time! Open Wed.-Sat. 12-5, till 8 for Gallery Walk.

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

3. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898, www.cxsilvergallery.com
GALLERY OPEN 3 to 5 pm for Gallery Walk on April 6; open year-round by calling ahead to arrange for a visit.... Cai Xi: Selected Works, 1979-1989, exhibition through April 27— instagram.com/cxsilvergallery. Reception on Saturday, April 7, 4-6 pm: Meet the artist for discussion about this exhibition. Publications: Linda Montano: 14 Years of Living Artmagcloud.com/browse/issue/1184522—and Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the insidemagcloud.com/browse/issue/756374.... 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.

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

Painting by Gloria Garfinkel
GLORIA GARFINKEL
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during GALLERY WALK—memberships available at a 10% discount.... Through October 8: Best of "Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys": Steve Gerberich - Elaborate blinking, whirling, humming, buzzing sculptures.... Through June 17: Alfred Leslie: Selections from "100 Views Along the Road" - Elegant black-and-white watercolors of American scenes.... 3D Color: Gloria Garfinkel - Experience changing perceptions of color.... Hereandafter: Susan von Glahn Calabria - Gouache paintings on paper.... Bottle in the River: Richard Klein - Sculpture made with found glass.... We Walk in Their Shadows: Gowri Savoor - The physical and cultural processes of migration and belonging. OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free on Thurs. 2-5 pm.

Work at Whetstone Station
MARIA PUGNETTI
Whetstone Station

5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
Maria Pugnetti, a multimedia artist with a degree in painting, has worked as a light and sound designer, as well as a graphic designer and illustrator producing cover art for musicians and authors in Europe and America. Inspired by ecology and mythology, her painting style is intuitive and animistic. She considers her work a visual poetry that can illuminate the archetypal forms uniting and guiding us toward self-reflection, healing, and evolution. This collection includes large panoramic allegorical paintings and small mixed-media works—visit www.woolymar.com and instagram.com/woolymar. 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.

6. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
Upstairs Gallery spaces feature a Printmaking and Encaustic Show by students in the Fall 2017 and Winter-Spring 2018 sessions. Classes taught by Helen Schmidt and Leigh Niland generated examples of Drypoint, Relief, Collagraph, and Block Printing. Students in classes taught by Julia Jensen and Jen Wiechers are exhibiting works made using Encaustic, or hot wax-based painting/collage. Opening reception on April 6, 5:30-7:30.... GALLERY 34, at sidewalk level, features paintings by Ricia Gordon during April.

Art by Steven Leal at Latchis STEVEN LEAL
Latchis Gallery

7. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.theater.latchis.com, latchisarts.org
In April, the Latchis Gallery features "Passions," a retrospective of Steven Leal's unique painting series of explosive-color, sharp-hued portraits and moody, deconstructed works—visit stevenleal.blogspot.com. Opening reception 5 to 7 pm during Gallery Walk on April 6. Gallery hours: 12 to 5 on Saturdays and during regular theater hours.... MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE at 6:45 during Gallery Walk: Stop in to see "Lil Balzac," a 30-minute absurdist comedy filmed by a local cast and crew in Brattleboro—visit LilBalzac.com.

8. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insightphotography.org
"Lost and Found," a curated exhibition of images left behind at In-Sight, will be on view in the Tiny Gallery during April.... In every educational setting, things left behind are collected in a "Lost and Found" box, bin, shelf, etc. In-Sight's collection has no single mittens, water bottles, or sweaters; rather it contains photographs, negatives, and contact sheets. A lost image of a cat, or a friend lounging in a hammock, or just an abandoned experiment. This exhibition is open to the public Mon.-Fri. 10-6. Opening reception during Gallery Walk on April 6.

9. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
"There It Is," an exhibition of images by Al Karevy, of Richmond, N.H., explores the relationship between objects, memory, and photography. Is every photo a memento? What is it we and others ascribe to photos when making and viewing them? What happens to the photo when the souvenir thought is no longer? Karevy's commercial work is digital capture, so much of his personal work is film-and-darkroom based, including camera-less photography. He works with pinhole, toy, and antique cameras and also makes handmade books and photo-polymer etchings. Opening reception on Friday, April 6, 5:30-8:30. Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Visit online for further info on the exhibit and VCP membership.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
JEN SMITH
ArtRageUs1

10. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277, ArtRageUs1.com, info@ArtRageUs1.com
This art collective offers the work of local artists, authors, and musicians. Currently featured are jewelry and dreamcatchers by Jen Smith and poetry by Elaine Rearden. Come meet them during Gallery Walk and check out the funky furniture, repurposed clothing, affordable prints, paintings, sculpture, interesting books and CDs, and much more. ArtRageUs1 is also home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and to Write Action books! Want to sell your artwork, book, CD? Applications for membership are available online and in the store. OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and online.

11. Sweet Miri's Café
55 Elliot St., (802) 490-2319, www.sweetmiris.com, visit on Facebook
GRAND OPENING 4-8 pm during Gallery Walk: Door prizes, free samples, goodie-basket raffles, and more. Featured floral art by Patty Harmsen and Eugene Bartlett. This GLUTEN-FREE kitchen offers entrees, panini sandwiches, homemade soups, breads, rolls, pastries, cookies, cakes, pies, and muffins. Dine in or take out. Special orders and other allergies accommodated. Ask about event rentals and holiday parties. Owner-chef Dara Bartlett Levy, a registered dietitian, discovered her love of GF baking after her celiac disease diagnosis. Future offerings include cooking classes and allergy sensitivity training. Spring hours: Mon.-Tues. 9-4; closed Wed.-Thurs.; Fri. 9-8; Sat. 10-2, 6-9; Sun. 1-5. Special Fri./Sat. night menus; social brunch menu early Saturday.

12. Cantina Vidorra
49 Elliot St., (802) 490-2532, visit on Facebook
Cosima Hewes is showing her acrylic, pastel, and scratchboard artwork in March. She brings to life, in surreal and whimsical portraits, the menagerie of goats and other animals that inhabit her small western Massachusetts homestead and neighborhood. Cantina Vidorra offers starters, build-your-own or traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas, other specialties, and a kids' menu.

Logo for Harmony Arts Caf&
PAULA LAVENDER
Harmony Arts Café

13. Harmony Arts Café
22 Harmony Pl., (802) 490-2077, FB: facebook.com/HarmonyArtsCafe
"Serving Art Projects to Nourish the Spirit" is the mission of this new art-making space tucked in a corner of the Harmony Lot. Proprietor Paula Lavender had a storefront marbleizing studio on Main Street two decades ago. Now she has filled this space with a wide variety of supplies and tools for use by folks of all ages—individuals, groups, and families. Demonstration of techniques is included. The "menu" of creative options is offered for modest suggested donations or set prices. There are quick make-and-take projects with changing weekly themes, a range of paper arts, creative celebrations ("art parties"), Sunday family projects, and no-cost larger cooperative group projects to be donated to the community. Tie-dying and quilting are skills Paula can help you master. See the Facebook page for some basic info. Open Mon-Sat. 10-6 (late for the Walk), and Sun. 10-2.

14. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, www.carawolffjewelry.com
This studio and store features work by metalsmith and jewelry designer Cara Wolff Meinke, who has been making jewelry for over 20 years and studied metalsmithing at art schools across the country. Handcrafted earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets are displayed on tables Cara crafted from local, live-edge slabs of spalted maple and pine. Also featured are the works of guest jewelry, ceramic, and fiber artists, as well as locally harvested reishi, chaga, and turkey tail mushroom tinctures by Dark Matter. Open Wed.-Sat. 10-5 and till 8 for Gallery Walk; otherwise open by appointment.

Work at Windham Movement Apparel
SIIRI LANE
Windham Movement Apparel

15. Windham Movement Apparel
5 Arch St., below 41 Main, (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook, www.WindhamMovementApparel.com
FREE BELLY DANCE CLASS 5:30-6:30 with Cyndal Ellis—Friday community movement classes offered weekly. New this month is "The Motion of Emotion," an exhibit of large early-period paintings by Siiri Lane, showing a different aspect of her as an artist and a person moving through life. These works are inviting in their femininity. Lane has been painting, gardening, and momming ever since graduating from Bennington College with a degree in Fine Arts. This exhibit has been curated by the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, which takes place this year on July 19-22; tickets are available at www.southernvermontdancefestival.com. WMA supplies quality products to the movement arts community in an environment that encourages fellowship between participants and increases awareness of the life-long benefits of movement for everyone. Open Tues./Wed./Thurs. 1-7, Fri./Sat. 10-6, and till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

16. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
April features a continuing exhibit of photos documenting construction of the Sabawoon Education Academy (SEA) in Nowshera, Pakistan in 2014 by Brattleboro resident Justin Bibee and SIT Graduate Institute alumni colleagues Dr. Regina Edmonds and Aamir Gamaryani. SEA's curriculum focuses on peace and religious tolerance with an emphasis on girls' education. Starting with 14 students in April 2014, SEA is thriving today with 152 students! Expansion plans include an 8th grade, and construction is underway for a library, as well as both science and English labs. Gamaryani is SEA's founding director, and Edmonds and Bibee have served on the school's board since it opened. The café is open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

Art at Turn It Up!
COLLECTIBLE POSTERS
Turn It Up!

17. 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.

18. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071, www.facebook.com/Amys-Bakery-Arts-Cafe
Thanks to the whims of Mother Nature, the artist planning to exhibit work in April suffered a flood that has forced a postponement. A replacement show for April and May will be up sometime soon, but not likely in time for Gallery Walk evening on April 6. Stop in now and then to find out what's being featured in gallery spaces while having a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate with a sweet or savory snack or light meal. 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.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
WM. E. ROBERTS, Jr.
Vermont Artisan Designs

19. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured in April are oil painters William E. Roberts Jr., Deborah Lazar and E. Joseph McCarthy. Roberts paints landscapes on canvas. Lazar paints florals and landscapes on linen or canvas. McCarthy paints abstract landscapes on paper. Opening reception for the artists from 5:30 to 7 pm during Gallery Walk on Friday, April 6. The work will remain on display for the rest of the month. A portion of sales of featured art for April will go to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists.

20. 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 #6 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 Walk.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
KIQE BOSCH
WOW Frozen Yogurt

21. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255, www.facebook.com/WOW-Frozen-Yogurt
Front gallery spaces are showing the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2017 exhibit "Images of SVDF's Inaugural Year," a collection of photographs by Kiqe Bosch highlighting the festival's opening year. A completely black-and-white exhibit, Bosch's thirteen images from 2013 celebrate the variety of movement presented in SVDF's first season. Bosch captured the joy of movement and the intimacy of the mover—southernvermontdancefestival.com. The continuing exhibit in the back door gallery area features bold and whimsical paintings by Stan Ruszala of West Springfield, Mass., depicting crowded evening streets in front of famous establishments around the world.Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9.

Ring by Sidney's Art Jewelry
SIDNEY
Sidney's Art Jewelry

22. Sidney's Art Jewelry
Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., SidneyDesigner3@comcast.net
Recently back in Brattleboro, Sidney continues to design his De Beers Award-winning jewelry and is showing his newest work at the Brooks House Atrium each Gallery Walk weekend. Described as "unconventional, surprising, bold, and playful," his designs happily marry several colors of 14k gold to the new, non-tarnishing, platinum-infused Sterling silver, presenting a collection of "architectural pieces with soft Art Deco touches." In addition to his truly unusual finished pieces, he displays dozens of pieces-in-progress you are invited to help complete to your particular, personal taste. His designs are fun, and so is he, so come and experience. Hours: Fri. 5:30-8:30, Sat. 1-7, Sun. 1-4.

Art by Nancy Hayes at Gallery in the Woods NANCY HAYES
Gallery in the Woods

23. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
Spring Preview: The Parallel Universe of Nancy Hayes. For this show, Hayes brings her "Edge" series of small, affordable paintings that can be randomly arranged in a series, previewing a larger presentation in June. Explosive and playful color and design, derived from organic cellular forms and interwoven patterns in a strong color palette. Inspired work on three floors by artists and artisans from New England, across the nation, and around the world: jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, paintings, sculpture, mixed-media and more. Open daily 11-5:30.

Work showing in Dianich Gallery
ZACHARY STEPHENS
Dianich Gallery

24. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Photographer Zachary Stephens is showing "Are We There Yet?" through the end of April. This recent work resulted from his two-year MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. "I have been looking at my own masculinity in the home and in the community ... Am I fulfilling the stereotypes? Going against them?" The tableaux in the show "are all constructed realities. I'm pushing at the tensions of life, the expectations of fatherhood, and trying to live up to them." Reception with the artist during Gallery Walk on April 6, 5:30-7:30 pm. Open by appointment during the month. USE THIS LINK TO REACH AN ARTICLE on Zach's exhibit.

25. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main St., #407, (802) 254-9276, down the alley and down one flight, www.hookerdunham.com, and for show info:
The Grammar School (TGS), an independent K-8 school in Putney, presents work created by twenty-two seventh and eighth grade students during their recent six-week art intensive. Included in the show are B&W print photography produced at In-Sight, painting and mixed-media created at River Gallery School, and sculpture created in the TGS art studio. Opening Reception from 6 to 8 pm during Gallery Walk on Friday, April 6. The exhibit will be on display throughout April and will be open during regular events at the theater or by appointment—contact Scott Moore at (802) 387-5364 x209

Work showing in Gallery at The Garden
14th ANNUAL YOUNG
CHILDREN'S ART EXHIBIT
Gallery at The Garden

26. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
Stop by the Summer Camp Fair during Gallery Walk on April 6, sponsored by Youth Services and featuring camp sign-ups and activities for kids—see youthservicesinc.org/gala for info on Youth Services' upcoming Gala Dinner & Dance fundraiser.... Featured in the Gallery during April is the work of our community's youngest artists. Early childhood educators are exhibiting their students' artistic creations. Join families from across the country during the MONTH OF THE YOUNG CHILD in recognizing the people, programs, and policies that build better futures for all children. KICKOFF CELEBRATION: Sunday, April 8, 10 am to 12 pm for the 14th Annual Young Children's Art Exhibit.... FOLLOW THIS LINK TO REACH AN ARTICLE in this month's Gallery Walk guide about why art is important for the development of young children.... The River Garden is open to the public Mon.-Fri. 9-5, except during special events.

27. Penelope Wurr Fine Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
A Celestial Gallery upstairs: Prints by Cavallini complement Ceramic Work by an artisan from Thailand, in moody colors. Still on view in the retail store are unique, whimsical Ceramics by Wiltshire, UK maker and illustrator Hannah Turner—Egg Cups, Mugs, Salt & Pepper Pots, and other Tableware. Hannah's work draws on her love of nature with a humorous bent. Also on display is New Jewelry from talented jeweler and costume designer Philippa Kunisch. Gifts and cards for Mother's Day, New Spring Arrivals, and CLASSIC BRITISH FARE. Open 11-6 daily, later for Gallery Walk.

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts
MATT BROWN
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

28. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290, mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
Matt Brown: Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints is featured through May 6. Brown's printing approach follows the hanga method developed in Japan during the 18th century—the same technique used by Hokusai and Hiroshige. His imagery is mostly of Vermont, New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. Artist Talk and demonstration on Sat., April 21, at 5 pm. Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11-5.... Be sure to visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of gallery artists.

29. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · This month's Moment for Peace with Manny Mansbach is "The Community of All Beings." Participants will come together in silence, in words, and in song to honor and express solidarity and loving connection with all beings. Manny is a longtime practitioner of Buddhist meditation, a social activist, and a teacher with Vermont Insight Meditation Center in Brattleboro.

30. Two Vocal Quartets Sing to Benefit the Women's Chorus
Centre Congregational Church Parlor, 193 Main St., (802) 254-5546 Carrie
7:30 pm: LIVE MUSIC BY THE SEYMOUR SISTERS and SINGCRONY.... The Seymour Sisters—Betsy Williams, Laura Williams, Beth Spicer, and Kate Wolff—sing old-time, gospel, country, and swing as well as play a variety of stringed instruments.... Singcrony—Ruth Allard, Beth Kiendl, Andrea Matthews and Carrie Walker—is an a cappella group with a love for close harmonies and particularly swing jazz. An hour or so of music will be followed by a dessert reception. Suggested donations of $10-$20; all proceeds benefit the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, led by Becky Graber.

Artwork at Brooks Library
EILEEN CHRISTELOW
Brooks Library

31. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
SECOND FLOOR ENTRYWAY CASE features the upcoming Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes workshop on Wednesday, April 18, from 1 to 3 pm; resulting structures will be displayed thereafter. MAIN READING ROOM: Bill Fleming's "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework hangs from the mezzanine. MAIN FLOOR CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile by second grade class, Academy School. MEZZANINE DISPLAY CASES: Objects from the library's Henrietta Loud Collection. CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Vermont children's author/illustrator Eileen Christelow's new book "Robins! How They Grow Up." Items 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.

32. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
Erin Stewart and Will Finkel present Red Sage, a line of collaborative pottery created for the lover of fine fermented drinks. Blending Finkel's simple ceramic forms with Stewart's lively hand-painted vignettes, form and design are united in functional ware with representational and abstract value. Erin fell in love with ceramics in college and has pursued pottery as Red Maple Designs for nine years. Will began his career in pottery at age 5, and it has been his primary passion ever since. Founder of Sage Hill Artisans, he began retailing his work at 15 and is a full-time potter. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on April 6. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

Work at I-91 Welcome Center
TIM WOOD
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 paintings and prints by Tim Wood, who captures the calm and beauty of our New England landscape. "I have always been fascinated by the variety of light and contrast present in a landscape set at night. Artificial light adds an exciting element of color and contrast not often present in a daytime scene.".... Brochures, magazines, maps, and other printed materials, as well as showcase exhibits of area products, artwork, and fine crafts are resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.