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Work at 1868 Crosby House

1868 Crosby House B&B

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at Latchis Theatre by In-Sight

Latchis Gallery

Painting by Steven Leal

Flat St. Brew Pub

Work at In-SIght Photography Project

In-Sight Photography

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Artwork at Artrageus1


Art at Kat Whitledge Basics & Bespoke

Kat Whitledge Basics
& Bespoke

Art at Brink Gallery

Mocha Joe's Coffee House

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Jewelry by David F. Walter

David Walter Jewelry Studio

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 Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Art at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

Photo by John Nopper at Gallery at the Garden

The Gallery at The Garden

Map at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Artwork by Nanci_McLean

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This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4.

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Poppies by Kristina Wentzell
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,
Kristina Wentzell, Keene-based owner of the warm-weather Happy Camper Mobile Art Gallery, is showing vibrant, impressionistic paintings of flora, fauna, and familiar New England landscapes. Continuing are 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; colorful and whimsical plein air landscapes by Georgie; and impressionist-realistic, 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.

Poster for Tasha Tudor exhibit
Tasha Tudor Museum


2. Tasha Tudor Museum
974 Western Ave., 1st floor, (802) 258-6564,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk, 4-7 pm: The 100th anniversary of Tasha's birth is celebrated with "Longings Fulfilled: Tasha at Home in New England," an intimate exhibit of cherished possessions from her home and artwork created in four New England states. Her determination to experience everything beautiful in rural living is explored in a display of objects never before on public view. Watch the documentary while sipping a cup of Tasha's tea. Children may enjoy the dress-up area, coloring pages, reading corner, dollhouse, play tea set with cookstove, and more. Open May 1-Oct. 31, Wed.-Sat. 10-4.

3. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
Gallery 4 to 6:30 for Gallery Walk on September 4; otherwise open daily by appointment throughout the month.h. 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, Ongoing exhibits include 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 (call ahead 1-2 days, 802-257-7898) -- menu at Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents Brattleboro's 18th Annual Autumn Moon Festival, Sunday, Sept. 27, 5:30-8 pm, atop Living Memorial Park at Pavilion; info: (802) 257-7898 or

4. 1868 Crosby House B&B
175 Western Ave., (802) 257-7145,
The historic 1868 Crosby House joins the 2015 Gallery Walk season with an exhibit of work by Abigail Shuey, who studied art with Richard Heller and Kathleen Sweeney. The artist's debut solo show features watercolors, mixed media, and her unique line drawings. Before enrolling in college, she plans to spend three months doing volunteer work in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos, then create an art series to express reflections on her experiences. Enjoy refreshments at a Gallery Walk artist's reception on Sept. 4, 5-6 pm; house and grounds open for viewing through 8:30.


Ray Ruseckas Painting at BMAC
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. Beginning at 6 and 6:45 on Sept. 4, students and faculty of New England Center for Circus Arts perform outside and in galleries. Most current exhibits open through October 25: People, Places, Things includes rarely seen work by Jim Dine, known for his bold depictions of domestic objects and contributions to American Pop Art. Art + Computer/Time presents early computer-generated art from the Anne and Michael Spalter Digital Art Collection (closes September 27). Debra Bermingham's Threaded Dances are mysterious, evocative oil paintings reminiscent of mist-shrouded landscapes. Close to Home features new pastels by Walpole artist Ray Ruseckas. Front lawn installations by Gregory Miguel Gómez and Rodrigo Nava. Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under.

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Visual artist Heather Miller is featured this month. "My art is an illustrative, whimsical representation of joy, suffering, and our ever-expanding relationship with our imagination. It helps my soul relate to the physical world we inhabit, and to the fragility of beauty." The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location with free parking. Open daily for lunch and dinner, 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

Work at River Gallery School
River Gallery School

7. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Gallery spaces in September feature work by RGS faculty, staff, and board members. Visitors will see a good variety and even some surprises! The school is expanding into new Main Street studios just below its current location. Stop in to see the new space, in the process of transformation, and sign up for the Fall semester, beginning soon. Classes and workshops are offered for all ages and all levels, absolute beginner through experienced artists. Additional faculty artwork is on display at Brattleboro Savings & Loan.

8. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
"Nursing is Normal," an exhibit of photographs by Zach and Michelle Stephens, continues in September. The series depicts mothers breastfeeding their young children in public spaces around Windham County. The purpose of the work is to honor these givers of life and bring awareness to breastfeeding. The exhibition coincides with World Breastfeeding Week; women's health and breastfeeding information is available in the gallery. This work has been generously supported by the Vermont Department of Health. Open during Gallery Walk and movie times at the Latchis Theatre.

Work at Twilight Tea Lounge
Twilight Tea Lounge

9. Twilight Tea Lounge
Below 41 Main St., enter on Arch St. hill, (802) 254-8887,
September features Images from SVDF-2014, photographic highlights of the 2nd Annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival by Diane Sharp, Annie Macey, Ted Thomas, and Jeff Lewis—depicting the complete abandon that dance can offer, including images from around town and from the stage. More info at Tea & Treats served till 10 for Gallery Walk. The TEA LOUNGE IS CLOSING ON SEPT. 10 after 14 years! Big clearance sale on teapots and loose-leaf teas during the final week. Stop by to say farewell and enjoy your favorite sips. Hours: Sat. 12-8, Sun.-Thurs. 12-6; open Labor Day.

10. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911,
A new series of paintings by Brattleboro artist Steven Leal were influenced by his study of work by Mondrian, de Kooning, Turner, and Pollock with the help of a local art historian. Steven has tried to mix light and textures to create pieces that are both modern and classic, and each painting has been reworked several times to develop its depth and contrast. Experimenting with new techniques has helped his ongoing evolution as a painter. 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.

11. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
FAMILY OPEN HOUSE during Gallery Walk on Friday, September 4. In the gallery, see recent student work from the summer intensive workshop Writing & Photography. Have a look in the darkroom, make a photogram on the spot, get a digital portrait taken, admire the array of cameras, talk with staff about fall classes, munch on jellybeans. Buy a raffle ticket for the beautiful Lakota Quilt to support student scholarships. The In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography and offers classes to any interested youth regardless of their ability to pay. For more info, please visit online or call the In-Sight office.

12. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Work by Boston-area photographer Sarah Malakoff is featured in September. "My photographs are a collection of private spaces that ask the viewer to imagine the people who inhabit them. We see both the unique ways we live behind closed doors, as well as the universal impulse to control our environment. In my images, the home is seen as both a refuge from, and at times a re-creation of, the outside world." This exhibit runs through September 27. Opening reception on Friday, September 4, 5:30-8:30. Gallery hours are otherwise Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12 to 5, or by appointment. Further info online at website above.

Artwork at Restless Rooster 

13. Restless Rooster Café & Coffee Bar
134 Elliot St., (802) 258-2565,
Metal sculptor Ron Karpius is showing scenic "Route 30, West River" this month—think cattails, waterfowl, and covered bridge. It was "created to reflect my appreciation and gratitude for where I've had the good fortune to live." Stop in during Gallery Walk on September 4, 5:30 to 8:30, when the full coffee, tea, specialty beverage, and pastry menu will be available. Hours otherwise are Tues.-Sun. 7-3, serving Breakfast & Brunch till 1 weekdays, 2 on weekends.

14. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,
The Collective offers art, crafts, books, and music by area folks—jewelry, cigar-box guitars, handbags, mosaics, carvings, books, CDs, and more! September's featured member is Susan E. Rosano, who for twelve years has created fine-art mosaics and decorative pieces for home and garden, wire-wrapped jewelry from found objects, and works in stained glass. Susan is a Master Teaching Artist sponsored by Vermont Arts Council, Arts for Learning Connecticut, and Life Time Arts in New York City. She holds an MA from Wesleyan, teaches art at Charter Oak State College (Connecticut), and is a Registered Expessive Arts Therapist. Artrageus1 is open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 11-5, for Gallery Walks, and 24-7 online.

Work at Brink Gallery
Brink Gallery at
Brattleboro Printmakers

15. Kat Whitledge Basics & Bespoke
17 Elliot St., 2nd fl, Suite C, (802) 258-0395, email:
This month KWBB features work by Adrienne Ginter, a Brattleboro-based paper artist interested in representing the recurring oddities and subtle fascinations of the natural world. She creates extremely meticulous paper-cuts using an X-Acto blade and archival paper. Adrienne shows in galleries and museums nationally and teaches her craft throughout New England. 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.

16. Brink Gallery at Brattleboro Printmakers
20 Elliot St. (go through gate & downstairs, (603) 313-7569 Leigh, email:
The gallery's inaugural group show by member and guest artists continues in September. Brink specializes in locally made, affordably priced original prints—stop by during each Gallery Walk to see an ever-changing display of fresh Bratt-centric ink, and start your art collection. The gallery is also available for hire. CALLING ALL ARTISTS to exhibit work at Brink and make new prints in the studio. Current offerings include water-based screenprinting, relief, and monotype classes open to all levels and abilities; editioning services and custom printing of signs, apparel, wallpaper, fine art, and more. Open Saturday, Sept. 5, 1-7 pm, and otherwise during the month by appt.

Painting by Marc Winnat
Vermont Artisan Designs

17. Mocha Joe's Coffee
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Heidi Lorenz is exhibiting recent oils in September. "Creating art is a form of meditation to me—whether creating a majestic horse, a dog in repose, or an expanse of farmland, it's a way for me to really find myself." In addition to painting, Heidi runs a small horse farm and provides community outreach as a social caregiver. Meet the artist during Gallery Walk on Friday, September 4, 5:30-7:30 pm. Stop by anytime to see the exhibit and enjoy renowned coffees, seasonal drinks, and freshly baked pastries.

18. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
New paintings by Marc Winnat, Michael MacTavish, and Woody Jackson are featured in September. A portion of Gallery Walk sales will go to the Windham County Heat Fund. Reception on Friday, September 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Visit online or stop by seven days a week to see works by more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople.

Painting by Lesley Heathcote
Works Bakery Café

19. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Inspired by the beauty, intelligence, and grace of her subjects, Lesley Heathcote aims to open viewers' hearts to the magnificence and wonder of the animals and winged creatures she paints. This exhibit focuses on Vermont birds and farm animals in our daily lives. Lesley works from her own photographs and experience to convey each one's unique identity and spirit.... 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.

20. David Walter Jewelry Studio & Master Craft Gallery
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 exhibits featuring exceptional work by regional craftsmen. Opening this month is "Ordered Universe," an exhibit of Kinetic Wire Sculptures by Bruce Campbell. Defining space through the unpretentious medium of wire which has been joined, bent, and twisted into imaginative shapes, these works encourage viewer interaction through the operation of a hand crank. Using simple gears, levers, and mechanical movements, the kinetic sculptures represent, in minimalist and transparent form, the artist's perception of the universe. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 10-6, later for Gallery Walk.

21. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Work by Jane Davies and Jeri Macdonald is featured. Davies, a graduate of Bennington College, teaches workshops in painting and collage, and emphasizes loose brushwork, saturated color, and pattern in her art. Expressing harmonies and dissonance, the work reflects an interest in sequences and cycles of seasons and tides, coastline and landscape. Macdonald's paintings explore how fabrics twist, entwine, and drape to reflect human curves and creases. A BFA graduate of Windham College (1976) in Putney, Macdonald has a studio at her home in Cambridge, N.Y. 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.

Dance by Dahlia Nayar
Dance Performance at
Dianich Gallery

22. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Featured through October, in collaboration with BMAC, is Vermont poet-artist Terry Hauptman, who paints mixed-media scrolls and individual works based on a spiral. "These 'songlines,' or Scrolls of Fire, [represent] a Phoenix-like rebel bird alive with longing that unscrolls continuously on the theme of hope arising from tragedy. The scrolls are spirit, musical pulses in motion, harmonic resonance." Author of three poetry collections, Terry has a master's in poetry from the University of New Mexico and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University. She has taught world art, poetry, ethno-poetics, and genocide studies at several universities. Artist's reception on September 4, 5:30-8:30, with poetry readings set to music.

23. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607,
SPECIAL EVENT from 5 to 6:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 4: In partnership with Vermont Performance Lab's (VPL) Progressive Performance Festival, New England-based choreographer Dahlia Nayar presents "2125 Stanley Street," a dance and sound installation tapping into notions of cultural memory in the context of home, a work partially developed at VPL in 2013 with dancer Margaret Paek and composer/musician Loren Kiyoshi Dempster. Additional pop-up performances 12-5 pm on Sat.-Sun., Sept. 5 & 6. Free of charge, no reservations required. More information: and

Pastel by Deedee Jones
The Gallery at The Garden

24. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Showing in the Front Gallery: "Pastel Visions," an exhibit of works by four Southern Vermont pastel artists—Maggie F. Smith, Carol Stephens, Deedee Jones and Pat McPike. Rear Gallery: "Windham Grows," photographic works by John Noppe 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 of the subjects by Elizabeth Stoumen. Open during Gallery Walk on Friday, September 4, 5:30-8:30. Summer hours otherwise: Mon.-Fri. 9-5 and Sat. 11-4, except during special events at the River Garden.

25. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Affordable Art—City Maps: For "Back to School," here are informative posters for a dorm wall. New Maps are just in and on display in the Upstairs Gallery, including framed reproduction archive maps by Cavallini. Unframed maps are just $5.00. It's the last month for exquisite textile jewelry by Paz Sintes. The store carries Penelope's line of unique Fine Contemporary Glass, an eclectic mix of European & Local Gifts, stationery items, and furnishings for home and garden. Summer wearables now on SALE, and don't forget the trove of British grocery items. OPEN ALL WEEK: Mon.-Sat. 10-ish to 6, Sun. 11 to 6, and late for Gallery Walk.

Work by Malcolm Wright
Fine Arts

26. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Stop by for a special Gallery Walk party celebrating MGFA's first-year anniversary. "We are following our dream. Our first year has been a wonderful experience." says co-owner Petria Mitchell. "We have had tremendous support from the public and we are on the right path toward establishing MGFA as a fixture in showcasing and selling art in our region." Featured through September 27 is work by Malcolm Wright, his son Shaun Wright, and Petria Mitchell. Malcolm's bronze work is part of a sculpture project begun in 2007: the minimalist aesthetic in his Japanese-influenced ceramics is applied here, leading to "the possibility of small editions, and varied surface treatments." Shaun's black-and-white intimate landscape images are created by "removing the busyness of life." Atmospheric abstracted landscapes by Petria Mitchell come from her imagination, "internal places not visited on foot." The gallery 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.

27. 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 on Friday, September 4. This month Jim Levinson and Craig Hammond share their experiences with prisoners who are seeking their own peace behind bars and with the world beyond those bars. Jim has served as spiritual leader of Jewish congregations and has worked for and lived in spiritually based communities. Craig has served as minister of both Episcopal and Methodist interfaith congregations, and in hospital and university chaplaincies. Together they lead interfaith worship at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield.

Children's book illustration at Library
Brooks Memorial Library

28. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR public art exhibits are suspended until further notice for reconfiguration of the space. Mezzanine walls, visible from main floor, may show artwork during this period. MEZZANINE: 19th-century works from the Henrietta Loud Collection. LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS: Left—Abenaki artifacts collected nearby; Right—Glass and ceramic vases from the Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR—CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Painter Judith Oksner's watercolor and ink illustrations for "Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo" by Sy Montgomery. NEW LIBRARY HOURS, effective Sept. 12: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5

29. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through side door of Masnic Center), (802) 258-4957,
FREE ADMISSION: Open 2-8 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Thurs.-Fri. 2-4, Sat. 11-3. See photos of Island Park before the Connecticut River flood washed it away. Vermont Phoenix newspapers provide real-time accounts of the Civil War. Peruse annotated lists of 47 soldiers with Brattleboro connections who served then and died from related injuries, including 5 African Americans and 42 Caucasians. See lovely spring gowns and a local Swedish woman's national costume. View outfits, photos, stories, and early artifacts of generations of Brattleboro National Ski Patrol members. Research Room at Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator) open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appt.

Artwork by Camilla Cartwright
Hermit Thrush Brewery

30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Experience the visionary world of local artist Camilla Cartwright. This work, her focus and passion since 1990, is created in archival ink pens, colored pencils, and watercolor pens. Original art, as well as matted and ready-to-frame copies, are available. September's Gallery Walk opening features Pint Night and Rigani Wood Fired Pizza. The Brewery provides tasting flights, a gallery of local art, brewery tours, and beer-to-go for visitors. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

31. Jasmine Day Spa
29 High St., in the High-Grove lot, a block from Main St.; (802) 257-0333,
Jasmine welcomes Nancie McLean, a visual artist whose pieces have been shown throughout the country. "My recent work explores dreams of flight and the freedom of wings." Relax and enjoy a complimentary 10-minute massage during Gallery Walk on September 4, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Exhibit otherwise open Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4. Jasmine Day Spa offers massage therapy, energy work, facials, makeup, body treatments, and Ayurvedic treatments.


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery hosts work by Martha Stevenson of Martha's Folk Art in Londonderry; Martha is a painter and teacher in the Rufus Porter style who loves to paint scenery of real places in Vermont. Davallia Art and Accents of Chester is displaying works by selected Vermont artists. ClearLake Furniture of Ludlow is exhibiting several pieces of fine Vermont-made furniture. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum of Vergennes is displaying a large model of the gunboat Philadelphia that sank in Lake Champlain during a battle in 1776. Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. The Center is open 7 am to 11 pm daily.