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Work at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Work at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at RGS Gallery 34

In Gallery 34....
River Gallery School

Work showing at Latchis Gallery

Latchis Gallery

Work showing at Latchis Gallery

Latchis Main Theatre

Art at Flat St. Brew Pub

Flat St. Brew Pub

Work at Vt Ctr for Photography

Vermont Center for

Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Photography by Gene Parulis

Kat Whitledge
Basics & Bespoke

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Art 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

Art at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Art at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Work by Myles Danaher

The Dianich Gallery

Wide Vase by Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr

Picture Book Art at Brooks Library

Brooks Memorial Library

Art by Erin Jenkins

Hermit Thrush Brewery

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This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.


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,
Ongoing exhibits include paintings by German native Else DeVoid, who wanted to create even when life was colorless and tense under the Nazi regime; watercolors by gifted 11-year-old artist Alex Hrabchak; flora, fauna, and New England 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, light-filled 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 Ink Dog Tattoos & Art Gallery
Ink Dog Tattoos

2. Ink Dog Tattoos & Art Gallery
1010 Western Ave., (802) 988-0180,
INK DOG IS CLOSING EARLY for GALLERY WALK ON FEB. 5 while owner Becca Blust is at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre & Gallery from 5 to 7 (listing #24) showing her art as well as clothing and bags made from recycled/repurposed fabrics, and handmade jewelry. A native of Guilford, Becca spent 8 years working as a tattoo artist in Burlington, Vermont and Austin, Texas. Influenced by work of M. C. Escher and Frank H Netter, she often includes fine line and detail in custom tattoos. The gallery is showing some of Becca's original drawings, but fine artists in all mediums are invited to show their work. Open in February by appointment on Wed.-Sat. 12-6.

3. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
Gallery OPEN 4-6:30 for Gallery Walk; otherwise open year-round by calling 1-2 days in advance. New exhibition and book launch for Rodrigo Nava: Collagraphs for Sculpture, featuring Collagraph prints and expanded steel sculpture through March 2016. Ongoing exhibits include In The Box: Recent Works by Cai Xi, the continuing show and book Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective,; luminous landscapes, portraits, the Wu Ji (Infinity Within) series of abstract performance painting using mops/brooms/trowels as brushes, and the multimedia Pink Slip Project Dim Sum Dining & Catering daily by appointment—menu at; call ahead 1-2 days. Dim Sum Buffet on February 14, 11-7—details at; call ahead for seating.... Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents Lunar New Year Festival of Vietnam, Korea, and China on Sunday, Feb. 7, 1-3 pm, at 118 Elliot St.; all ages welcome; info:


Work showing at BMAC
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk.
5:30-7 pm: Teacher Open House—Museum educator Linda Whelihan invites teachers to tour the galleries and brainstorm about curricular connections to current exhibits. One teacher will win a membership!
8 pm: High School A Cappella Concert benefit for In-Sight Photography Project (see listing #5).
Current exhibits: Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016, work in all media by twelve artists from New York and New England; and Recovering the Body: Painters Craig Stockwell and Jon L. McAuliffe trace impulses through the life and tragic death of explorer George Mallory, and to the present, where the search remains. Ongoing exhibits include Drawing On, In, Out: Work by six contemporary artists; and Penumbra: Evan Coronis' installation of cast glass. Boxcars: Railroad Imagery in Contemporary Realism offers paintings by several artists. Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under.

5. High School A Cappella Concert for In-Sight at BMAC
10 Vernon St., Info: (802) 251-9960,
Six regional high school groups will rock the main gallery with a "warm-up" concert in anticipation of BMAC's 13th Collegiate A Cappella Concert the next evening. Proceeds benefit the In-Sight Photography Project scholarship fund. Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Xpressivo, and Spiralia are student-directed independent groups from the Brattleboro area. In addition, two top-notch ensembles round out the show: the Brattleboro Union High School Madrigals, directed by Patty Meyer, and the Leland & Gray Rebel Clefs, directed by Ron Kelley. General admission at the door is $10, $5 for students. Seating is limited; some standing room is available. Info: In-Sight, (802) 251-9960.

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Pamela Simmons of After-Thought Photography in Putney presents photographs of the beautiful creatures at Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue in South Acworth, N.H. Participating with, and photographing for, this non-profit has been an artistic and therapeutic venture for Pamela, an individual with PTSD. She intends to expose issues of invisible disabilitiesóphysical but not in plain sight, and emotional disabilities that people battle with day after day. 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,
More than 50 artists participate in the Adult Studio Classes at RGS, using various media to create work spanning many styles and subjects. Included are 3-Dimensional work and 2-D pieces in oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, and watercolors. As teaching interactions are one-on-one and guided by each student's desires, the wonderful variety is inspiring! Paintings from the Landscape Class will also be on exhibit. A new semester of exciting art programming is under way. Registration is ongoing for adults, teens, and children; visit online to register or call the office.... GALLERY 34 features found-object sculpture by Ross Smart. Stop by the street-level gallery to feast your eyes on these interesting works of art.

8. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Landscapes in oils and watercolors by Brattleboro native Scot Borofsky are featured and for sale in February. These expressive en plein air studies, inspired by locations in the Brattleboro area, gave Scot an opportunity to experiment with some new color combinations. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 for Gallery Walk on February 5 and otherwise during film showings and by appt.—call Scot at (802) 579-2507.
B. MAIN THEATRE: The New England Center for Circus Arts presents "Through Our Eyes," a photographic exploration of the circus arts at NECCA. Some of the exhibit is the result of a collaboration with In-Sight Photography Project: Circus student Sophia Martel photographed NECCA for her In-Sight class. Other photographs include a pictorial history of NECCA through the eyes of its artistic director, Elsie Smith, an award-winning photographer and professional circus artist. The exhibit is part of NECCA's Circus Spectacular fundraising event coming up on March 5 & 6—

9. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911,
Paintings by Wyatt R. Kail are featured this month. "I aim to illuminate some of the stranger aspects of life. With subjects ranging from microscopic organisms, deep-sea life, outer space, or the basic shapes that surround us in our everyday lives, I create strange, hectic places for all of these things to exist in simultaneously. Through my work I strive to create a sense of mystery and exploration in the viewer to reconnect us all to the deep strangeness of life that we can so easily forget in our daily routines." The Pub offers 20 fine handcrafted ales and lagers on tap and a delicious menu of pub-style food. Open Tues.-Thurs. 4-11, Fri. & Sat. 4-12, Sun. 3-10.

Work at In-SIght Photography Project
In-Sight Photo Project

10. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
In February, gallery spaces at In-Sight feature work by its talented staff, volunteers, and board members. In-Sight empowers youth through photography and makes all classes available to any interested youth regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit online or call the In-Sight office. See Listing #5 for High School A Cappella fundraiser.

11. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
For three years, photographer Zora J Murff provided monitoring and rehabilitation services to youth on probation in Eastern Iowa. Combining his work in human services with photography, he documented the young men and women in his charge. The result is his series "Corrections," an examination of youth experience in the system, the role images play in defining kids who are deemed criminals, and how the concepts of privacy and control may affect their future. Gallery Walk opening on Feb. 5, 5:30 to 8:30. The exhibit runs through Feb. 28. Please visit for more details

12. New England Youth Theatre
100 Flat St., (802) 246-6398,
6:30-7:30: Free admission for a showcase of six short student-written plays developed this past month at The Compass School in conjunction with the New England Youth Theatre. The plays will be performed by students from Vermont Academy, BUHS, The Compass School, and NEYT. The New England Youth Theatre offers theater for ages 6 to 19. Summer registration is now under way.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective

13. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
An ARTS COLLECTIVE selling art, crafts, books, and music created by local folks—perfect gifts for your valentine! Now featuring the work of Sage Camille Feldman: oil paintings on 3D canvases (oil drums, propane tanks, and fire extinguishers). Her artistic approach provokes and gives potential answers to difficult questions, fueling her personal art revolution. Come meet Sage and see her solar-powered lamps (now 50% off!) in addition to our other members and their always changing inventory of jewelry, sculpture, paintings, prints, pillows, and more! We are recruiting new membersóartists, authors, and musiciansólow fees, low commission, and a fun atmosphere. Open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 11-5, until 8:30 on Gallery Walk, and online.

14. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, email: (802) 451-9482, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Local visionary artist and musician Jonas Fricke presents a body of work entitled "2016: Olden New Dreams." Stop in to see his vibrant paintings and prints "primed to be a refracted kaleidoscope mirror of consciousness." The café uses fresh, local and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

15. Kat Whitledge Basics & Bespoke
17 Elliot St., 3rd fl, Suite C, (802) 258-0395, email:
This month KWBB features work by Taylor Butler, who says, "For me, painting is like taking a bus to an undetermined location. I work with collections of images to begin a formal investigation and try to use the medium as my bus ticket." KWBB is a Vermont-based clothing atelier that designs and creates unique and timeless garments made to measure with an ethical approach to fashion. Stop by during Gallery Walk to arrange a free consultation and enter a drawing to win a handwoven Egyptian scarf.

Work at Brink Gallery
Brink Gallery

16. Brink Gallery at Brattleboro Printmakers
18 Elliot St., through green gate and down stairs, (603) 313-7569, email:
Thomas Nöla's solo exhibit entitled "Animal Geometry" features screen prints, linocuts, paintings, and drawings from a vague, pseudo-African future. It opens with a Gallery Walk reception on Friday, February 5, and runs through the month. Originally from Boston, this Brattleboro area resident has released numerous albums, directed and starred in several low-budget films, and published the book "Various Tails." This is his second exhibition. Open Fri. 6-8 pm, Sat. 12-4, or by appointment.

17. Mocha Joe's Coffee
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Bill Steele is showing some of his photography in the café through the end of February. Making images since the late 1970s with a particular interest in nature and wildlife, he founded Gorham Mountain Photography about four years ago. He recently opened a photography studio in the basement of the renovated Brooks House. Bill will be in his studio during Februaryís Gallery Walk to greet folks interested in checking out the new space. Enter through the Atrium, take the elevator to the basement level, and follow a blue line in place for Walk visitors. Bill offers portraiture, photography for weddings or special events, and a range of other photographic services. Stop at Mocha Joeís during Gallery Walk and all month long for a sip of Joe and a sampling of Bill's work.

18. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Painter Margaret Shipman takes inspiration from the vibrant craziness of the natural world, the dual nature of humanity, and the magic in everyday life. Letting the materials serve as her guide, every painting is an opportunity to learn something new about combining elements of color, texture, and pattern. Some of the flowers in this series are edible and/or medicinal, and painting them is a way to learn about these properties and commit them to memory. Some flowers are imaginary, and painting them ... is just plain fun! 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.

Painting by Donna Cary
Vermont Artisan Designs

19. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Oils by Carol Gobin, watercolors and more by Donna Cary, and bronzes by Susan Read Cronin are featured. Stop in for an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 during Gallery Walk on Feb. 5. A portion of sales of work by the featured artists will go to the Windham County Heat Fund; tickets for a Saturday, Feb. 6, fundraiser for WCHF are available during the Walk as well. On Thursday, Feb. 11, take part in the first Brattleboro Luv Crawl—just in time for Valentineís Day; ask about how to participate. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see works by more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople.

20. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Karren M. Hoyt has taken over 20,000 photos of chemtrails, aerosol releases, and other sky phenomena around Keene, N.H. in the last 19 months. She has lived in the region since 1990 and has watched the skies change. Her show features photos of the Sun, Moon, chemtrails, UFOs, and other phenomena in the sky or resulting from it. Included are photos of what comes down from man-made clouds such as chaff and clumps of chemtrail offal.... 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.

21. David Walter, Goldsmith & Platinumsmith
124 Main St., (802) 722-9620,
Now celebrating the company's 30th Anniversary, 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.

Ceramics by Naomi Lindenfeld
Gallery in the Woods

22. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Midwinter exhibits include Valerie Claff: Winter Tree Dreaming—Valerie's watercolors capture the mystery of the forest, shaping "a terrain where the mythic imagination comes alive, and thresholds to other realms are illuminated." Ayn Hanna: Textile Art Quilting—Ayn's textile paintings include layers of fabric combined with thread 'drawing' to develop texture and line in "a mapping of my inner and outer world." Naomi Lindenfeld: The Forest Transformed—New patterns in layered porcelain are infused with movement of wind, water, and deeper layers of earth. The upward flow of tree forms is a poetic addition to the gallery's focus on the winter forest. Live music during Gallery Walk on Feb. 5, 5:30-8:30.

23. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607,
Recent Work by Myles Danaher is featured through March 25. The show is an eclectic collection of landscape paintings with a an emphasis on finding the common ground between the abstract and the figurative. Opening Reception during Gallery Walk on Feb. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; hours otherwise by appointment.

24. Hooker-Dunham Theatre & Gallery: Art & Entertainment
139 Main St., down the alley and downstairs from inside or outside glass entry
5-7 pm: Becca Blust from Ink Dog Tattoos (see listing #2) is showing her drawings and offering for sale an array of delicious snacks, handmade jewelry, and unique clothing and bags made from recycled/repurposed fabrics.... 7 pm Show: ìWhatís Funny?î—A Performance by Comedian Ezlerh Oreste & Special Guests, offering Music, Film & Dance. Ezlerh had been doing stand-up comedy for four years professionally in Austin, Texas, before moving to Brattleboro with his wife Becca Blust. Sliding scale admission of $10-$20 at the door.

Art at The Gallery in the Garden
The Gallery at The Garden

25. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Love Local: During Gallery Walk on Friday, Feb. 5, 5-8 pm, meet leaders of area non-profits and learn about their organizations; music by singer/songwriter/pianist Hannah Hoffman. Otherwise open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 except during special events. New February exhibit: ìCabin Feverî: oil and watercolor paintings by Crystal Bartlett and acrylics by Steven Meyer. Continuing exhibit: Windham Grows: Photographic works by John Nopper and Jeffrey Lewis, depicting past winners of the Windham Regional Business Planning Competition sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, along with interviews with the subjects by Elizabeth Stoumen. From 5 to 8 pm on Feb. 19: Cabin Fever—Enjoy a warm atmosphere and musical entertainment while sampling specialty foods, craft brews, and fine spirits and wines.

26. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
New Work by Paz Sintes is on display in the Upstairs Gallery alongside pieces by Philippa Kunisch, a long-time favorite designer of Penelope's. Both artists produce beautiful and delicate jewelry with distinctive origins. Spanish-Born Paz worked in the fashion industry in Paris and Barcelona before moving into jewelry making. Philippa was a costume designer for the London theater. VALENTINEíS DAY is coming upóhereís your chance to buy a unique and timeless gift for that special person in your life. WINTER HOLIDAY SALE still going on in the retail store. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-ish to 6 or later, Sun. 11 to 6, and till 8:30 or later for Gallery Walk. Closed Tuesdays in Winter.

Work by Tom Fels
Fine Arts

27. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Light & Shadow: Cyanotypes and Drawings by Tom Fels are on view through February 7, 2016. Works on display include large cyanotype prints from the "Arbor and Catalpa Series" from 2011 to 2014, and a selection of smaller minimalist drawings from the "Linea Series" of 2014. Opening on February 11 and continuing through April 17 is a group exhibit introducing new work in a variety of materials and media by participating MGFA artists and these artists new to the gallery: K. William LeQuier, Michelle RattÈ, Donald Saaf, and Margaret Shipma. The gallery otherwise features innovative works by mid-career and established artists in a variety of media. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5 and 5:30-8:30 for Gallery Walk.

28. 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 · PEACE WALKING IN THE USA: Our meditation is guided by Sheila Garrett, who spent three-and-a-half months walking from New England to Georgia this past summer and fall, occasionally with a friend, twice with a Buddhist group, but mostly by herself. When asked why, she responded, "For the earth and all its beings, including you." She walked on secondary roads and stayed mostly with Quakers. Her final destination was the Koinonia Farm and the School for the Americas Watch vigil at Fort Benning. A member of Putney Friends Meeting who lives in Putney, Sheila is a long-time activist, artist, and gardener/grandmother.

29. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR—EXHIBIT BOOKCASE: Books created by Hilltop Montessori Middle Schoolers on topics of Brattleboro history. MEZZANINE—LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS: (Left) Abenaki artifacts collected locally; (Right) glass and ceramic vase from the Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks. GLASS DISPLAY CASE: More objects from the Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Lego creations from kids' LEGO-palooza! activity; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Illuminating Illustration: Picture Book Art Inspired by Illuminated Manuscripts, an exhibit borrowed from the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Mass. 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.

Art by Erin Jenkins
I-91 Welcome Center

30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Erin Jenkins presents linocut relief prints, monotypes, and carved wood blocks using water iconography to represent interpretations of dialogue, conscious thought, and a steady stream of ever-changing emotion that interweaves throughout different relationships in people's lives—, Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
Artist and graphic designer Martha Dola, of Brattleboro, is exhibiting landscapes and contemporary art in February. Gallery North Star of Grafton has been representing fine Vermont artists for over 40 years; they are presenting several fine art paintings from their portfolio.. Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.