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Neon sign by Nye Ffarrabas

C.X. Silver Gallery

Anna Thomford's work in Open Call NNE at BMAC

Anna Thomford et al.
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Anna Thomford's work in Open Call NNE at BMAC

World Leaders &
Global Citizens: Photos by
Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Patti Jacobs photo at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Jamis Lott work at River Gallery School

Mary Lea et al.
River Gallery School

Crooked Terrarium by Zak Grace

ZAK GRACE et al.
Gallery SHRAM aka
1/4 Adivasi

Detail by Jonas Emmanuel Fricke

Twilight Tea Lounge

Drawing by Nicholas Widomski

Flat St. Brew Pub

Work by Nicholas Gaffney at Vt Ctr for Photography

Vermont Center for

Art at Mocha Joe's

Mocha Joe's

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Art at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Jewelry by David Walter

Whale Tail Bracelet
David Walter Jewelry Studio

Work in Master Craft Gallery

Master Craft Gallery at
David Walter Jewelry Studio

Artwork in The Gallery at The Garden

The Gallery at The Garden

Artwork in The Gallery at The Garden

The Gallery at The Garden

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Artwork at Brooks Library

Brooks Memorial Library

Art at Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

Photo of First Baptist Church in Brattleboro

First Baptist Church

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This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6.

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Collage by Tiffany Heerema
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,
Continuing are imaginative collages by Tiffany Heerema featuring colorful vintage food imagery -- sure to whet your appetite; large painted gourds by Terry Carter; fine art photography by Henry Ireland; botanical illustrations by Tina Olsen; landscapes and contemporary artwork by Martha Dolan; mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still-lifes by Janet Picard; personality-filled paintings of farm animals by Caryn King; colorful and whimsical plein air landscapes by Georgie; and impressionist-realistic, light-filled paintings by Deborah Lazar. Gallery Walk "munchies" available from 5 to 6:30 for visitors stopping in to catch the art en route to downtown. The Marina Restaurant is a casual waterfront eatery with a sunset view; open 7 days 11:30 to 10, Sunday Brunch served from 10 to 1.

Painting by Gordon Jones
C.X. Silver Gallery


2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
Open 4:30 to 8 for Gallery Walk and by appointment year-round with current special exhibits including Souvenirs: Landscapes by Gordon Jones,, and the continuing exhibition and book Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50 year retrospective, Ongoing exhibitions include luminous landscapes, portraits, the Wu Ji (Infinity Within) series of abstract performance painting using mops and trowels as brushes, and the ongoing multimedia Pink Slip Project ( Dim Sum Dining & Catering daily by appointment (call ahead 1-2 days, 802-257-7898) -- Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents the Lunar New Year Festival of Vietnam, Korea and China, Sunday, Feb. 22, 1-3 pm at The River Garden, all welcome, information:


Painting at Pine Heights
Pine Heights

3. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah,
CLOSED FOR FEBRUARY GALLERY WALK: Contact Hannah Parker for information on renting short-term meeting spaces by the day or hour in the Whetstone Studio building. The Whetstone complex houses studios for a number of working artists and artisans -- Naomi Gelb, Rosie Schulick, David Parker, and Adrienne Ginter among them -- as well as a photography studio and innovative community organizations.

4. Pine Heights
187 Oak Grove Ave., (802) 257-0307,
Reception 5 to 7 pm during Gallery Walk on Feb. 6 for an exhibit of Sequencing artwork by residents at Pine Heights Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. The painting process of Sequencing lends itself to people with disabilities. Local artist and teacher Marilyn Allen, from River Gallery School of Art, has guided and encouraged her Pine Heights students in producing some very beautiful paintings. Stop by to enjoy the show and light refreshments.

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk from 5 to 7:30 only. The BMAC's biannual juried show, Open Call NNE, features work by 38 artists from among 475 submissions from throughout New England and New York....World Leaders & Global Citizens: Photographs by Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator showcases Leahy's lifelong interest in photography and marks the fortieth anniversary of his Service in the Senate.... Draw a self-portraiture in the Your Space: Portraits studio/gallery.... Come back after Gallery Walk for the High School A Cappella Concert at 8 pm, hosted by In-Sight Photography (see separate listing #5).... Winter Hours: Open daily 11-5, closed Tuesdays. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under.

Madrigals group for A Cappella at BMAC
Benefit for In-Sight at
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

6. High School A Cappella Benefit Concert for In-Sight at BMAC
10 Vernon St., (802) 251-9960 IPP,
Six regional high school groups will seriously rock the main gallery with a "warm-up" concert in anticipation of BMAC's 12th Collegiate A Cappella Concert the next evening. Proceeds benefit the In-Sight Photography Project. 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. Info: In-Sight, (802) 251-9960.

7. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Featured artist Patti Jacobs is known for her ability to capture everyday beauty from behind the lens. Her work can be found in a number of private and public collections, and her photos have been published in two books and many other print publications, as well as featured on numerous websites. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and lives in Brattleboro with her wife, Jerry Ann Jacobs. 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.

Painting by Ben Keating
Superfresh! Organic Café

8. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St.,
Local painter Ben Keating, originally from neighboring New Hampshire, shares a new body of his visually riveting, psychedelic, multi-media paintings that include elements of drip, stencil, sacred geometry, ancient symbology and street graffiti. These works reflect and refract the artist's hyper-creative personal environment, which is steeped in the mode of anti-consumer, neo-hippie, punk culture. Live music for Gallery Walk with singer-songwriter Maggie Bernhard from 7:30 to 9 pm. Kitchen open till 9. Café hours are otherwise: Mon.-Wed. 10-4, Thurs. 10-8, Fri. & Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-8.

9. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Almost 50 students in four weekly sessions of Fall 2014 Adult Studio Art Classes are showing work in the Gallery this month. They come once a week to make art in the school's sunny studios, using a variety of mediums. Instruction is one-on-one, so artists from teens to seniors, at all levels of experience, work side by side. Come to see the results of this creative mix! A new semester of classes and workshops for all ages begins in February: Child, Teen, and Adult Studios, Life Drawing, Printmaking (relief, mixed-media, and intaglio), Encaustics, Word + Image, Landscape, Still Life, Sculpture, more.

Image of Circus Arts performers
Circus Arts Images
Latchis Main Theatre

10. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
A. LATCHIS GALLERY info was not available at press time. Stop by on your way about town during Galleryl Walk for a surprise!
B. MAIN THEATRE: "Circle, Sinew, Fly: Shapes of Grace" presents photographs by Michael Poster and writing by Melissa Whalen Haertsch. Michael spent a year getting to know the professional-track students at the New England Center for Circus Arts -- His images demonstrate the students' physicality, love, determination, beauty, and pain as they developed and polished their technique and performance skills. The accompanying sestina by Michael's long-time collaborator captures practice-studio dynamics in a poetic form chosen for its rigor and obsessive quality. This exhibit is in support of NECCA's Circus Spectacular fundraiser on Feb. 28 & Mar. 1 in the theatre. Open during Gallery Walk, 5 to 6:30, and for movies or other events.

11. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill), (802) 254-8887,
Local visionary artist Jonas Emmanuel Fricke is back with his yearly exposition at the coziest spot in town! This collection of exuberant mixed-media works about gratitude, grief, continuance, exaltation, and wonder endeavors to illuminate the unseen with rollicking, vibrating color and playful, dense allegory. Tea & Treats served till 10. Winter Hours: Wed.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mon. & Tues.

12. Gallery SHRAM aka 1/4 Adivasi
51 Main St. & Arch St., Follow the fires!...,
Pop-Up Gallery opening for "Eclectic Views," 5 to 7 pm on Gallery Walk, Feb. 6, with live music and refreshments. A handful of local artists bring some of their choice work into a group show, seeking fresh perspectives for both artist and viewer. See Living Glass by Zak Grace, Drawings by Jason Alden, Ceramic work by Chuck DeWolfe, Prints by Helen Schmidt, and Puppets by Amanda Maddock. Otherwise open through Feb. 22 on Wed.-Thurs.-Fri. 2-6, Sat. 11-2.

Photo by Documentary Class
In-Sight Photography

13. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911,
Drawings by Nicholas Widomski continue in February. "Back in February of 2013, I was very inspired and took up drawing as a hobby. I quickly fell in love with it and have been pushing myself to get better ever since. I like to draw where I'm at, my friends, my family, and the love that makes it all go 'round." 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.

14. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
Work by students in the Documentary Photography Class is featured. Opening reception during Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 8:30 on Friday, Feb. 6. Stop in to see the students' work and view the In-Sight facility.?The In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography and makes all classes available to any interested youth regardless of ability to pay. Call the office or visit online for more information. SEE LISTING #6 for HIGH SCHOOL A CAPPELLA Benefit Concert at BMAC, 8 pm on Feb. 6.

15. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Nicholas Gaffney's solo exhibition "Sunday" runs through March 1. These candid documentarian views of the streets of New York City depict quiet moments amidst the hustle and also reveal some of the subtle humor found in these urban environments. Born and raised in upstate New York, Gaffney spent 13 years in The Big Apple. He currently lives in Lebanon, N.H., with his wife and two daughters. Visit the VCP website for more information. Opening Reception during Gallery Walk on Friday, Feb. 6, 5:30-8:30 pm; otherwise the gallery is open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5.

Work at Artrageus 1
Artrageus 1

16. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick,
CLOSED IN JANUARY THROUGH MARCH: Human-sized sculptural cabinetry by gallery co-owner Gayle Weitz is featured alongside work by other area artists. Gayle's Humanimal cabinets focus on the relationship between people and animals. The gallery also sells Tiny Footprint Coffee, the world's only carbon-negative coffee, and books that explore the historical and phenomenological etymology of present circumstances, with several titles pointing the way to a better future. Reopening in April.

17. The Hub Art Space
Arts Council of Windham County, 57 Harmony Pl., access thru Artrageus 1 or from parking lot, Info: (802) 257-0025 John Dimick,
The Hub gallery is CLOSED FOR THE WINTER and will reopen for Gallery Walk on April 3, when Artrageus also opens its doors after a cold-weather break. The gallery features work by artists and artisans living in Windham County.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

18. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
This month, the café's gallery spaces feature Weird & Wild Works in ink, graphite, and paint by artists including Sam Phillips, Adrian Eames, Samual Schwartzkopf and the late, lamented legend Alex Firth. Stop by to enjoy the art, sip a cup of tea or freshly roasted coffee, and savor a homemade pastry.

19. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
February's featured art includes paintings by Dane Tilghman and Paul Stone, photographs of the New England Center for Circus Arts by Jeffrey Lewis, and jewelry by Ed Levin and Lochlin Smith. A portion of sales during the 6 to 8 pm Gallery Walk reception on Feb. 6 will go to the Windham County Heat Fund. Open 7 days; visit the gallery online.

20. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Elizabeth Wood is the café's featured artist for February. Her photographs feature close-ups of vegetables and Nigerian Dwarf goats, all raised on her farm, New Leaf CSA. More information about the farm is online at 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.

Artwork by William Hays
The Artist's Loft

21. David Walter Jewelry Studio & Master Craft Gallery
81 Main St., (802) 722-9620,
CLOSED THROUGH JAN. 8 -- Open on the 9th. David Walter designs and produces contemporary heirlooms in precious metals and gems. In addition to showcasing Walter's jewels, the studio's Master Craft Gallery mounts quarterly exhibits featuring exceptional work by regional craftsmen. Currently showing are hand-cut paper pieces by Adrienne Ginter, a Brattleboro-based artist who describes her approach as an exploration into the reoccurring oddities and subtle fascinations of the natural world. "Every scene in nature tells a million little stories, and I work to incorporate an extreme amount of detail to illuminate both the macro and micro. This gives the viewer a greater sense of depth, visually and narratively."

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

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods
Detail from work by
Gallery in the Woods

23. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Hilltop Montessori Middle School has been studying poetry for three months, including works by many notable poets and the subtlety and challenges of formal and free verse. The student poems in this show resulted from deep self-reflection, careful revision, and bravery. Poetry isn't always imagistic, but a strong poem often creates a doorway to an entire world. With this in mind, students also created an image to augment or complete their poem, not necessarily an illustration but something to fulfill the poet's intention. Come enjoy these explorations of identity and personal vision. 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.

24. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
New for midwinter, "The Friars' Series" by David Addison Small features layered and glazed oils executed in the Mische technique used by Dutch Masters and early Renaissance painters. Continuing in the fantastic realist vein, there are allusions to Italian Renaissance fresco, Persian miniature, and Taoist landscape. David has been a mentor and professor at Mass College of Art, a resident artist at the Boston Center for the Arts for the past 24 years, and currently teaches Junior High art in the South Boston public schools. Opening during Gallery Walk on Feb. 6, 5:30-8:30., with live music by the Moondogs. Open 7 days.

25. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607,
Reception 5:30-7:30 pm on February 6 for a Group Show by Vermont Artists in many mediums. Hours by appointment in February.

Artwork by Elizabeth Johnosn
Hooker-Dunham Theater
& Gallery

26. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main St., (down the alley and down the stairs, (802) 254-9276,
Featured in February, "The Contrast" is an exhibit of unique and divergent interpretations of reality by artists including Maia Bissette, Keene Carse, Sarah Adam, Jason Bagatta, Heather Miller, and Elizabeth Johnson, among others. It is presented in conjunction with "Triskaidekaphobia Valentine's Day," a two-night event (Feb. 13 & 14) in the Hooker-Dunham Theater featuring poets, artists, and musicians affiliated with Vortex 2 as a benefit for Morningside Shelter. Opening reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, Feb. 6, with free refreshments, live music, and ticket sales for "Triskaidekaphobia." "The Contrast" exhibit will be open during February events in the theater and by appointment.

27. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Featured in February are "Touring New England through Oil Paintings" by Shawnna O'Connor, and "Lights, Camera, Action ... Motion Pictures," an exhibit of colorfully abstract photographic works by Sam Groves. Open during Gallery Walk, Feb. 6, from 5:30 until 8:30, The River Garden will also present a showcase of nonprofit organizations that evening. Gallery open otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1:30-3:30. Note that on Saturdays the Winter Farmer's Market is in residence from 10 to 2.

Work at Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts
Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

28. Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Our local favorite, Rosie Schulick, is exhibiting beaded jewelry with delicate precious and semi-precious stones that are threaded and hand-knotted on fine silk ... a perfect gift for your Valentine. To complement your gift, Rosie's hand-drawn eco cards communicate hope, joy, play, and possibility. Also featured are Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass and a unique selection of Local & European Gifts for Valentine's Day and other occasions. Special sale prices on remaining Winter stock ... and don't forget the British grocery items. February Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-6. Open late for Gallery Walk.

29. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Work by Doug Trump and Maggie Lake is featured through March 1. RECENT WORK by Doug Trump employs through grids and other graphic elements, repeated strokes, and fields of color to determine a distinct visual language. GONE TO SEED features prints of preserved botanical specimens by artist Maggie Lake, founder of Vermont Botanical; fleeting color and transient detail are arrested in exquisite metaphorical splendor. Open Wed.-Sun. from 11 to 5 and for Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8:30.

30. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · Everyone is welcome on February 6 to hear six outstanding poets read their works and those of others on the subject of Peace. Participants include Arlene Distler, Ann Gengarelly, Lynn Martin, Charles Monette, Tim Mayo, and Tom Ragle.

Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney at Brooks Library

31. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR: Sequencing paintings by local artists and students at Brattleboro's River Gallery School of Art. MEZZANINE - DISPLAY CASES: 19th-century artworks and artifacts from the library's Henrietta Loud Collection. LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOW: Abenaki artifacts collected by avocational archaeologist Gordon Crandall and local elementary school students. SECOND FLOOR - CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Southern Vermont author/illustrator Anna Dewdney's 2013 picture book "Llama Llama and the Bully Goat." Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs. 1-6; Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-2.

32. First Baptist Church
190 Main St., (802) 258-4957, info:,
Three Performance Lab programs begin at 6, 7 & 8 pm on Feb. 6. The music will be used in future full-length performances. Part of the experience is listening and giving creative feedback, including possible future directions. Join the Performance Lab cast in singing the opera choruses. A local architectural treasure, First Baptist Church is also showing off its stained-glass windows and a display of historical photos. Open Mon.-Fri. 9-12 or by appointment.

Photo of Roach & RItchey Duo
Brooks House Atrium

33. World Music Concert Benefits Guilford School Music Program
Brooks House Atrium, 128 Main St., Info: (802) 254-3600,
ARTFUL INVENTORY SALE with COCOA, CIDER & TREATS during Gallery Walk on Feb. 6. Friends of Music at Guilford is raising support for its 7th annual Music Enrichment Program at Guilford Central School. SERIOUS BARGAINS on sweatshirts, totes, CDs, and cards featuring art by William Hays, Deedee Jones, Kate Spencer, Evelyn McLean, Karen Becker, Susan Bull Riley, and others. Enjoy a variety of home-baked cookies, chocolate carrot cake, mulled cider, and hot chocolate. 7 to 8:30: WORLD MUSIC CONCERT with the Todd Roach & Mac Ritchey Duo and special guest Anna Patton, clarinet, who combine the sounds of the Arabic oud, Turkish saz, and Western guitar with frame drums, darbuka, cajon, and other world percussion in a program of traditional and original material.


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery is hosting work of Vermont artists represented by Gallery North Star in Grafton --, and quilts by Donna Tosi of Vernon, presented by Vermont Woods Studios -- Farm animal and wildlife paintings by Caryn King of So. Newfane are featured throughout the center -- Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 to 11 daily.