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JULY 2015
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Tulips by Janet Picard

The Marina Restaurant

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 River Gallery School

in Adult Studio classes
River Gallery School

Work at Latchis Theatre by In-Sight

Latchis Theatre

Work at Gallery SHRAM

Gallery SHRAM
aka 1/4 Adivasi

Work at Gallery SHRAM

Gallery SHRAM
aka 1/4 Adivasi

Photo by Alexis Doshas

Flat St. Brew Pub

Photo by Alexis Doshas

Monsters & Heroes

Work at Vt Ctr for Photography

Vermont Center for

Art at Artrageus 1

Artrageus 1

Art at Artrageus 1

Artrageus 1

Art at Artrageus 1

Artrageus 1

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Kat Whitledge Basics
& Bespoke

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Headroom Stages Galleria

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Jewelry by David 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

Abstracts in Gouache
Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Dancer by Leonard Ragouzeos

Archetypal Drawings
Gallery in the Woods

Print by William Hays

Gallery in the Woods

Painting by Myles Danaher

Dianich Gallery

Painting by Poetry Studio participant

The Gallery at The Garden

Photo by John Nopper at Gallery at the Garden

The Gallery at The Garden

Jewelry at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Painting by Camilla Cartwright

Jasmine Day Spa

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JULY 2015

This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, JULY 3.

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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.

Painting by Cai Xi
C.X. Silver Gallery

3. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
Gallery open 4 to 6:30 for Gallery Walk on July 3, open other evenings by appointment throughout the month. 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 NOTE: An exhibit of several Vermont landscapes and two large abstracts by Cai Xi is showing at All Souls Church (aka West Village Meeting House), 29 South St., Brattleboro, through mid-August; gallery hours: T-W-Th 9-2.


Ray Ruseckas Painting at BMAC
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. All new exhibits, most 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.

5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Through July see "The Motorcycle as Muse," photos of motorbike workmanship and an actual crafted example by Josh Steele and Chris John of Vintage Steele in Brattleboro. The canvas of an artist comes in many forms, perhaps the body of a dancer, putting pen on paper, or placing artistry into an object. Vintage Steele uses motorcycles and their association with freedom and the open road as inspiration while crafting one-of-a-kind motorbikes for clients all over America. See more at or 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.

Fern pattern by Tara Gordon
Superfresh! Organic Café

6. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St.,
July features Tara Gordon's "VITara Live by Design," a Southern Vermont Dance Festival "Movement 2015" installation. Inspired by movement, Gordon transforms close-up nature photography into reflective patterns, exploring the symbiotic relationship between people and Nature, then uses these patterns in fabrics and other products that can nurture our personal nature — For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see Live music from 8 to 10 on Friday, July 3. Kitchen open till 10 pm for Gallery Walk. Regular Café hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-4, Thurs. & Sun. 10-9, Fri. & Sat. 10-10.

7. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Gallery spaces in July host artwork produced in the Winter-Spring sessions of Adult Studio classes. Artists of all ages and levels come to the RGS studios once a week to immerse themselves in their creative process. Some work with paint, some draw, others work three-dimensionally with found-object sculpture. Each develops his or her project individually with the mentoring and encouragement of RGS teachers. Check out Summer Sessions starting up for all ages while you're here during Gallery Walk on July 3.

Photo by Jeff Lewis
"Pieces of Now" Project
Latchis Gallery

8. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: In association with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's "Movement 2015" installations this month, the gallery features images by Jeff Lewis of IBIT Dance Company's "Pieces of Now: Childhood Cancer Awareness Project," a choreographic work in honor of Alexis June Giallella, who died in November 2013 from a rare childhood cancer. Intimate images are shown of rehearsals and the culminating evening-length production. This performance will be presented again at 2 pm on July 25 at the Southern Vermont Arts Center and at 4:30 on July 26 at the Latchis Theatre. For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see
B. MAIN THEATRE: A Southern Vermont Dance Festival-sponsored installation of "Songline" Scrolls and a woodcarving by Terry Hauptman is featured this month. Terry reads her poetry and exhibits her carvings and luminous paintings nationally; the mixed-media scrolls inspired by dance — some as large as 5 feet high by 50 feet long — evoke movement and illuminate how light travels through the body, bringing cultures to the fore and blending traditions; rich with visual music, they create a celebration. For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see

Work at Twilight Tea Lounge
Twilight Tea Lounge

9. Twilight Tea Lounge
Below 41 Main St., enter on Arch St. hill, (802) 254-8887,
CLOSED FOR VACATION THROUGH JULY 9: Art by Jonas Emmanuel Fricke will be replaced shortly thereafter by "Images from the 2013 Southern Vermont Dance Festival," an exhibit of 13 black-and-white photographs by Kiqe Bosch celebrating the joy and variety of movement presented in the Festival's inaugural season. One of several "Movement 2015" installations in July, this show will be extended through August. For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see Tea & Treats served till 10. Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mon.

10. Gallery SHRAM, aka 1/4 Adivasi
Below 51 Main St. on Arch St. hill, follow the fires...!,,
In association with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's "Movement 2015" installations this month, the gallery features work by glassblower Zak Grace and painter Virginia Driscoll. Zak has been producing beverage glasses in which he embeds dynamic human figures made from copper wire. Strongly influenced by color theory and active brushwork, Driscoll's paintings are "an exploration of movement through abstract spaces and time in two dimensions." For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see Open on Gallery Walk evening and otherwise daily 10:30-6:30.

Painting by Angel Boy Art student
Angel Boy Art

11. Angel Boy Art, Inc.
61 Main St., (802) 246-7603 Sara,
The Angel Boy Art gallery and resource center features art by individuals with disabilities — for browsing and purchase — as well as information regarding the diagnosis of exhibiting artists. Also offered for sale is work by professional artists donated to benefit the organization's programs, and a selection of vintage, modern, and handmade jewelry. The nonprofit Angel Boy Art provides free art therapy to children with special differences. Its gallery and resource center is run by volunteers with disabilities. All proceeds benefit children with special needs; no sales tax. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA on July 26. Hours: Thurs.-Mon. 10-6, later for Walk, closed Tues.-Wed.

12. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911,
Shanta Lee's "Faces of India: A Retrospective, Part 1" includes images from over 12,000 photos taken in 2011-12. "Faces are a bridge to the human experience and an invitation especially into observing culture," she explains. A marketing, management, and event-planning professional, Shanta Lee's artistic endeavors also include bellydance and writing prose/poetry/articles. Current projects include the collaboration "Perfect Imperfection" with photographer Liz LaVorgna ( and organizing the "Slow Living Summit." See her work online at WildlyCreative.World,, and 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.

13. Monsters & Heroes
12 Flat St., (802) 323-1132,, Facebook/monstersandheroesvt
The newest retailer in the Latchis block sells comics, games, posters, toys, t-shirts, and gaming memberships, and also books themed parties and events. Calling all comic book artists for participating in the Local Artists' Corner. Declan McCarthy will be on hand during July's Gallery Walk, showing samples of his work and drawing caricatures. Open 7 days, 12-8 pm; monster- or hero-themed birthday parties hosted from 10 am to 12 pm. Stop in Fridays at 6 pm to join a Magic the Gathering Tournament.

Photo of In-Sight kids with cameras KIDS AT WORK
In-Sight Photography

14. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
July's exhibition is selected work from In-Sight's recent Documentary Photography summer intensive class. The class ?explored the spirit of Brattleboro, highlighting local character and focusing on the pace of the everyday, with discussions of social justice issues. This exhibition is sponsored by Bast Investment Co. Opening reception during Gallery Walk on July 3 from 5:30 to 8:30. The In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography and makes all classes available to any interested youth age 11-18 regardless of ability to pay. For further info, visit online.

15. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
"Invisible Monsters" by photographer Marcus DeSieno is showing through August 2. This exhibit explores themes of science and wonder while confronting the artist's personal fear of parasitic creatures that attach themselves to humans. Embedded in the work is an engaging dialog with photographic history, its shifting modes of representation and its material possibilities. This series investigates the role of evolving photographic technologies in contemporary culture and their abilities to capture a mysterious and unseen world. Marcus, a Marlboro College alumnus, currently lives in Tampa, Florida. Further info online. Opening reception on July 3, 5:30-8:30; hours otherwise Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 and by appt.

Dennis Waring at Artrageus1 DENNIS WARING

16. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick,
The shop reopens at 5 pm on July 3 as an arts collective. Handmade items by local artisans, books by local authors, and music by local musicians will be marketed collaboratively in Brattleboro and online. Currently featured are mosaics by Susan Rosano, handcrafted bags and wallets by Kathleen Kennedy, jewelry by Allison Korn, functional wood sculpture by Gayle Marie Weitz, books and musical instruments by July's highlighted collective member, ethnomusicologist-educator-performer Dennis Waring. Enjoy refreshments and live music by "Bad to Be Good" — Eastern country and Northern blues played by Waring on sax, Marvin Bentley I on guitar/vocals, Marvin Bentley II on bass guitar, and Patrick Kelly on drums. Open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 11-5, for Gallery Walks, and online.

17. Kat Whitledge Basics & Bespoke
17 Elliot St., 2nd fl, Suite C, (802) 258-0395, email:
Featured during Gallery Walk on July 3 — otherwise by appointment or chance — is an exhibit of Collages by Vanessa Compton. Compton's artist's statement explains: "Surrealistic landscapes have featured predominantly in my work. Time is meant to be on the loose, with past, present and future existing simultaneously. My works are clusters of relationships, interactions that are both proactive and sedate and dreamily living in an architecturally sound landscape.... I birth brave new worlds for discarded paper forms, worlds caught between shifting dimensions, full of myth and contrast." This Vermont-based clothing atelier designs and creates unique and timeless garments made to measure with an ethical approach to fashion.

18. Headroom Stages Galleria
17 Elliot St., 2nd Floor, (802) 257-7794,
In association with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's "Movement 2015" installations this month, Clare Adams is showing "Dance Notes," a monoprint series inspired by the choreography lessons taught to young dancers at IBIT Dance by their teacher Brenda Lynn Siegel. "The blocks represent the stage and the dots the dancer's various positions on stage," explains Adams. "I've captured the color, mood, movement, and variety of good choreography." For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see

Work at Mocha Joe's Coffee
Mocha Joe's Coffee

19. Mocha Joe's Coffee
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
In association with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's "Movement 2015" installations this month, the café is showing "Images from SVDF2014," an exhibit of 17 photographic highlights of the 2014 Festival by Diane Sharp, Annie Macey, Ted Thomas, and Jeff Lewis depicting the complete abandon that dance can offer, images from around town and photos from the stage. For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see Stop by during Gallery Walk to see the exhibit and enjoy Mocha Joe's renowned coffees, seasonal drinks, and freshly baked pastries.

20. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Exhibits include a hand-carved rocking horse by Carol Loeb, carved poplar relief sculptures by Dominic Koval, constructions by Warren Kimble, and paintings and giclée prints by Woody Jackson. A portion of Gallery Walk sales will go to the Drop In Center. Visit online; open seven days. In association with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's "Movement 2015" installations this month, VAD is also showing "Movement Around Brattleboro," a multi-artist photography exhibit demonstrating the wide range of movement- and dance-related businesses and programs in the area. For info on Festival performances, classes, and free events, or to be a volunteer or sponsor, see

Painting by Kathy Traugott
Works Bakery Café

21. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Kathy Traugott is the featured artist for July. She paints what is right in front of her, at that time, in that light. It is very clear what she is feeling, as painting for her is all emotion, very easy to discern. She lives and dies for the color, for the pure joy of pushing the paint around.... 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.

22. 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.

23. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Gouache paintings by Leonard Ragouzeos continue through early July. These paintings-on-paper explore color-and-form relationships in various abstract compositional themes ranging from the purely geometric to organic and referencing landscape. 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.

Photo by Susal Stebbins Collins
Zephyr Designs

24. Nepal Will Rise Again: Photo Sale Fundraiser for Quake Relief
Sidewalk in front of Zephyr Designs, 129 Main St., (802) 275-5098 Susal
GALLERY WALK FUNDRAISER on July 3: Exhibit-quality photos and photo cards by Susal Stebbins Collins and Tommy Schult — including some new images — reflect the beauty of Nepal before the recent devastating earthquakes. 100% of sale proceeds ($1,400 to date) go to local Nepali organizations doing effective earthquake relief in the areas of most need. Over 8.1 million people have been affected, 80% of Kathmandu homes are uninhabitable, many sacred heritage sites are significantly damaged, and there are ongoing dangers of landslides and an urgent need for shelter in the coming monsoon. Stop by to learn more about ways you can help. The sale continues July 19 at a Colonial Theater (Keene) benefit showing of the film "When the Iron Bird Flies."

25. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
In association with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's "Movement 2015" installations this month, GALLERY 1 presents The Dance: A characteristic focus on archetypal imagery by Leonard Ragouzeos, with huge scale and figures and objects enlivened wth visual texture, is juxtaposed with Marilyn Andrews' exploration of the psychological dynamics of Three Figures in clay sculpture. For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see GALLERY 2 presents The Imaginal Landscape with multi-layered linocut prints of Southern Vermont landscapes and townscapes by William Haysthat take a sense of place to a visionary level.

26. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607,
A new Group Show by Vermont Artists in a variety of mediums has been installed for July. Reception during Gallery Walk, July 3, from 5:30 to 8 pm; hours otherwise by appointment.

Work by Paz Sintes
Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

27. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
New in the gallery is "Windham Grows": Photographic works by John Nopper and Jeff 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 by Elizabeth Stoumen. Continuing in July is "Bounty of the Northeast," paintings by five contemporary artists — curator Deborah Lazar plus Cat Nunn, Cristine Kossow, Linn Bower, and Karen Becker — in oil, pastel, and watercolor. Open for Gallery Walk on July 3, 5:30-8:30. Summer hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-4, except during special events at the River Garden.

28. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Continuing in the Upstairs Gallery this month is Barcelona-born Paz Sintes. After working for several years as a clothing designer in Barcelona, Paris, and Saint Petersburg, Paz began creating her light jewelry using haute-couture European fabrics and vintage laces, guipures and passementeries embroidery. Exhibited alongside the Paz Sintes Collection is new work by British jewelry designer Philippa Kunisch.... The store carries Penelope's line of unique Fine Contemporary Glass, an eclectic mix of European & Local Gifts, and a trove of British grocery items. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-ish to 6, Sun. 11 to 6, and late for Gallery Walk; closed Tues.

29. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Featured through August 16, "Emily Mason: Chromatic Celebrations" presents prints —including monotypes, monoprints with chine collé and silk collagraph etching, and carborundum monoprints —from this renowned artist's work with four master printers since 1987. MGFA specializes in contemporary fine arts and craft in a variety of media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. MGFA specializes in contemporary fine arts and craft in a variety of media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5 and 5:30-8:30 for Gallery Walk.

The Witnesses by Hugh Joudry
Key Bank Window

30. Key Bank Window
185 Main St., (802) 257-7747,
"The Witnesses," two large wooden sculptures by Hugh Joudry, celebrate the freedom to witness, with a presence that echoes the resonance of dancing figures — one of many featured "Movement 2015" installations this month in association with the July 16-19 Southern Vermont Dance Festival. Inspired by magic and metamorphosis, Hugh creates his sculptures from the Vermont trees in which they await their release through his patient toil. "I feel in accord with both contemporary art and the cultural traditions of the ancient peoples who lived in these mountains." For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see

31. 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, July 3. This month Lauren Alderfer returns to share a guided mindfulness practice from her recent book "Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness," which has a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Her years in India guide the blending of Eastern wisdom and Western practicality in secular terms, integrating mindfulness, compassion, and other ethical values that uplift oneself and the world. Lauren received her Master's from SIT Graduate Institute and her PhD from Union Institute and University.

32. Brattleboro Savings & Loan
221 Main St., (802) 254-5333,
In association with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's "Movement 2015" installations this month, "The Dancers," four large wooden sculptures by Hugh Joudry, are awaiting their audience inside the bank this month. Inspired by magic and metamorphosis, Hugh finds the mover inside of each Vermont tree he carves and brings it to life. "I feel in accord with both contemporary art and the cultural traditions of the ancient peoples who lived in these mountains." At 4 pm on Gallery Walk Friday, July 3, stop by the front lawn of BS&L for a schedule of local speakers and many styles of dance performance. For info on July 16-19 performances, classes, and free events, or to be a Festival volunteer or sponsor, see

Children's book illustraiton at Library
Brooks Memorial Library

33. 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 - ENTRYWAY: Kids' creations from the Children's Room LEGO-palooza workshops. CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Author/illustrator Jane Marinsky's "Just Perfect," about a family of three searching for a "perfect" fourth member. Library Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs. 1-6; Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-2.

34. 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. A bound volume of Vermont Phoenix newspapers provides real-time accounts of the Civil War. Russ Grabiec, local American Legion Post 5 historian, has prepared annotated lists of 47 soldiers with Brattleboro connections who served during the war and died from related injuries, including 5 African Americans and 42 Caucasians. See lovely spring gowns and a local Swedish woman's national costume. Thanks to Charlie Cathcart, 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.

Guitar by Laury Greening
Hermit Thrush Brewery

35. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Laury Greening is a non-monogamous woodworker playing the field with a variety of forms. Her primary relationship involves making boxes that are not quite square. This show features her exploration into the world of found-object wall hangings, some with a musical twist. No two of Laury's pieces are alike. Come sample delicious local brews and feast your eyes and imagination — a pairing not to be missed. The Brewery provides tasting flights, a local art gallery, brewery tours, and beer-to-go for visitors, just a short walk off Main Street. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.

36. Jasmine Day Spa
29 High St., in the High-Grove lot, a block from Main St.; (802) 257-0333,
Fantasy tropical seascapes created by artistic mother-daughter duo Janet Isobel and Lena Isobel of Westminster, Vermont, are presented through the end of August. This display of undersea vistas consists of multi-colored fish, mermaids, octopuses, shells, beads, and embellishments. Janet is an award-winning master quilter, and Lena has shown her paintings from Florida to Hawai'i. Card gift sets, prints, and originals are available for purchase. Complimentary chair massages by Liz Appel during a Gallery Walk reception on July 3, 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.

Moose by Payne Junker
I-91 Welcome Center


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery hosts Gallery North Star of Grafton, presenting work by some of Vermont's finest artists in oil, pastel, and watercolor — The Rock River Artists are showing paintings and other offerings to promote their July 18 & 19 Open Studio Tour featuring 14 artists in South Newfane and Williamsville — Also on display are sculpted tables crafted in North Ferrisburgh by Kit Clark, an artist, designer, furniture maker, and The Center's meadow is now home to a life-size metal moose by Payne Junker of Junker Studio in Chester — Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. The Center is open 7 am to 11 pm daily.