Founded in 1995
A Project of the Arts Council of Windham County
A YANKEE MAGAZINE EDITORS' CHOICE in 2004
A year-round, festive FIRST FRIDAY stroll, 5:30 to
in downtown Brattleboro, Vt. and nearby locations.
This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, JULY 11
postponed because of the Independence Day holiday.
NOTE: MOST EXHIBITS ARE OPEN ALL MONTH.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
The next Gallery Walk will be on FRIDAY, AUGUST 1.
The Marina Restaurant
VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN
1. The Marina Restaurant
28 Spring Tree Rd. (down behind 464 Putney Rd. -
where the West River meets the Connecticut), (802) 257-7563,
Featured art includes 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.
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
2. Tasha Tudor Museum
974 Western Ave. (now on the first floor), (802) 258-6564,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walks, 4 to 7 pm, for "From
Scratch: Tasha's Handmade Life" through October 18. Immerse yourself in Tasha's
lifestyle of handmade things, including a corgi, original paintings and drawings,
and canned goods. See how her devotion to handwritten letters inspired some of her
followers. Watch the documentary, enjoy a cup of Tasha's tea, revisit the lost art
of letter-writing, and even try a bit of watercolor painting. Children are welcome
to enjoy the dress-up area, coloring pages, reading corner, dollhouse, play tea set
with cookstove, and more.
C.X. Silver Gallery
3. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802)
Open 3-8 pm for Gallery Walk with the current featured
exhibit: Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective. On Sun.,
July 13, 1-4 pm, enjoy readings by Nye from her poetry and "Water Monkey Tales"
(memoir-in-progress) and participate in a Water, Stone, and Paper Concert, Egg
Balancing, and discussion -- free and open to the public. Info: www.cxsilvergallery.com.
Preview the book at
www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/743578 (click on gray preview button under cover
image). Gallery hours otherwise: Thurs.-Sun. 3-8 pm or by appointment. Calling ahead
is recommended: (802) 257-7898 x2. Continuing exhibitions, year-round by appt.:
luminous landscapes; portraits; the Wu Ji (Infinity Within) series of abstract
performance painting using mops and trowels; and the multimedia Pink Slip Project
Dim Sum Dining & Catering daily by appointment; inquiries/reservations:
(802) 257-7898 x3 or (802) 579-9088....
See Listing #33 for Asian Cultural Center of Vermont festivals at Pliny Park during
Gallery Walk on July 11.
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
4. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah,
OPEN FOR GALLERY WALK: Rosie Schulick of Rosie's
Wonders is open 5:30 to 7:30, offering hand-knotted silk-strand jewelry with
semi-precious stones; woven scarves, belts, and shawls; and whimsical cards --
Hannah Parker is showing studio spaces and meeting rooms for workshops and
other gatherings.... Open 2 pm till closing for Gallery Walk, The Driftwood
Alfresco Café, an Outdoor Gallery & Grill, features patio seating
overlooking the Whetstone Brook. Today's menu includes smoothies, juicer drinks, and
seltzers; a Roasted Garlic Bulb Plate with olive oil and Amy's bread; a Crudité,
Cheese, and Fruit Plate; and more. Expanded hours/offerings coming soon!
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk -- New exhibits include:
Road Trip: America Through the Windshield, a contemporary take on the classic
summer getaway; See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet, showcasing six decades of
vintage car advertisements; and Your Space / U.S.A., an interactive virtual
roadtrip. A World Transformed presents the visionary paintings of Jessica Park.
Spotlight on Small showcases small-scale artworks in a variety of mediums by
Laura Christensen, Adrienne Ginter, Elizabeth Sheppell, Altoon Sultan, and Jen
Violette. Deco Details: Photographs by Andrew Bordwin highlight the
craftsmanship of early 20th-century Art Deco masterpieces. Regular Hours:
Sun.-Thurs. 11-5 (closed Tues.), Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-5. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free
for BMAC members and children under 6.
6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St.,
In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival
(see feature article link at left), the Whetstone is hosting an exhibit of 13 large-format
B&W photographs by Kiqe Bosch. Presenting movement in its rawest form, these
images depict the joy of movement and the variety of 2013's first annual Southern
Vermont Dance Festival. Offering inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty
drinks in a picturesque waterfront location; indoor and outdoor dining, free parking.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.
Twilight Tea Lounge
7. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill),
5:30-7:30, ARTISTS' RECEPTION: In collaboration with
July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival (see feature article link at left),
movement-inspired work by two local artists is featured. Virginia Driscoll
shares pieces from her "Having a Ball" series, inspired by springtime dancing at the
river. Tara Gordon transforms close-up nature photography into reflective
patterns, exploring the symbiotic relationship between people and nature.
7:30-9, POETRY READING: Settle in for verse by two noted Vermont poets.
Arlene Distler reads from her first published collection, "Voices Like Wind
Chimes," and Terry Hauptman reads primarily from her current manuscript, "The
Indwelling of Dissonance." Note: Tea & Treats before/after Poetry Reading, served
till 10. Regular Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed
Superfresh! Organic Café
8. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St., www.superfreshcafe.com
In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival
(see feature article link at left), the café is featuring "Dancers in Color
and Movement," a series of monotypes by Clare Adams. "My work celebrates the joy
of dance and the excitement this Dance Festival brings to Brattleboro. These new works
were made on my antique etching press. Using figurative stencils and multiple color
layers, I overlaid positive and negative forms to create a sense of movement and
spontaneity." -- www.vermontcrafts.com/members/CAdams.html. Superfresh! offers
"exquisite vegetarian fare," small-scale performances, artisanal shelf-stable food
products, herbal apothecary goods, and educational resources. Open Wed.-Fri. 8-10,
Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-8.
9. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
July gallery spaces feature artwork by more than 40
winter/spring Adult Studio participants aged 20 to 88, from absolute beginners to
semi-professionals. Entering into the struggles and joys of making art, they work
in oil, acrylic, pastel, collage, charcoal, watercolor, and 3-D under the guidance
of teachers Lydia Thomson, Helen Schmidt, Jason Alden, Jillian Farwell, and Kim
Colligan. Come see the wonderful, wide-ranging results. Classes and camps for all
ages are starting up -- visit or contact us to bring more art into your
Latchis Main Theatre
10. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Stuffed animals and plush art by
Mark Logan are featured in July. A self-taught artist, Mark began making
stuffed animals as presents for young relatives in 2001 and has created over 6,000
animals and soft sculptures in the years since. Gabby Giffords delivered one of
his Obama dolls to the President in 2010, and the Smithsonian purchased one for
their politics collection. His work has been exhibited in numerous plush art shows
and at the 2012 Democratic Convention. More info online:
https://www.etsy.com/people/markandrew#. Reception during Gallery Walk, 5:30
to 8:30. Mark is also planning to be in the gallery most days from 10 to 6 through
B. MAIN THEATRE: In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance Festival
(see feature article link at left), work by Heather Miller and Crystal
Bartlett is featured in July. Miller's "Venus Visions" are described by the
artist as representing "our united relationship to life's constantly changing
experiences. Our ability to perceive life as temporary causes deep suffering and
joy. My goal is to share glimpses of beauty inspired by the dance of matter and
transformation." Crystal's "Visual Movement" oil paintings illustrate her love of
expressing movement through color. The theatre is open during Gallery Walk, 5 to
6:30; the exhibit is otherwise accessible during movie showings and other events in
the main theatre.
11. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911, www.flatstreetbrewpub.net
Rachel Brooks is showing new paintings and illustrations
that she describes as "filled with flowing organic contrast." Offering 20 fine
handcrafted ales and lagers on tap, wine, spirits, and delicious pub fare. Open
Tues.-Thurs. 4-11, Fri. & Sat. 4-12:30, Sun. 3-10.
Boys & Girls Club
12. Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro
17 Flat St., (802) 254-5990 x4 Beth/Ricky, bgcbrattleboro.com
Photographs by Chloe Hull, who is heading into 8th
grade at BAMS, are featured in July. These images are pictures from her life, things
she finds interesting. With no formal training in photography, Chloe takes pictures
from angles and perspectives that we are not always used to. Meet Chloe during
Gallery Walk on July 11, 5:30 to 8:30; otherwise, the exhibit is generally open
during regular Club hours, Mon.-Fri. 12-6. The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro
offers after-school activities and programs for youth aged 6 to 19 in areas of
Education, Sports & Fitness, The Arts, Leadership & Character Building,
and Healthy Lifestyles.
Cynthia-Reeves New England
13. Cynthia-Reeves New England
47 Flat St., (802) 579-1029, www.cynthia-reeves.com
July exhibits include new works by Canadian printmaker and
artist Catherine Farish, and a sculptural installation by Czech artist
Milan Klic. Gallery Walk reception on July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30. Otherwise
open Tues.-Sat. 10-5 through July 31. Please note that this pop-up gallery will be
closed in August, and Cynthia-Reeves New England plans to reopen at its new space in
Walpole, N.H. in early fall. The gallery extends its thanks for the enthusiastic
support it has received from the Brattleboro community over the past several months.
Come visit the new gallery in Walpole during foliage!
14. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
In-Sight alumna and teacher Rachael Warriner looks at
the contradictions between living in, and benefiting from, an industrial capitalist
society, and attempting to maintain awareness and respect for the earth and its
resources. These images focus on the hidden narrative of the supermarket -- an
artificial environment, a place without seasons, without history. With food at our
fingertips, its history is erased, and our perception of the food and its origin
is distorted. Opening reception during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8 pm. In-Sight's programs
offer local youth the tools for creative self-expression, regardless of their
ability to pay. Open Mon.-Fri. 10-5. Call or visit in person or online for further
15. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
"Brighton Beach & St. Petersburg: Urban Landscapes"
features work by Stan Sherer and Abraham Ravett. Scherer, an
independent photographer and fine art digital printmaker in Northampton, is
showing his photographs of St. Petersburg, Russia. Revett, who holds a BFA and
MFA in Filmmaking and Photography and has been an independent filmmaker for
thirty-five years is exhibiting masterfully crafted prints of Brighton Beach. This
show runs through July 27. Gallery Walk reception for the artists on July 11,
5:30-8:30. Gallery Hours: Fri./Sat./Sun. 12-5. Visit online for details.
16. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick,
Gayle Weitz focuses on making carved and painted wooden
cabinets and containers. Her work reflects a personal aesthetic leaning toward the
functional, with lots of detail and a bit of humor. Her recent series "Humanimals"
contains thirteen life-size cabinets addressing the relationship between humans and
other animals, particularly the issue of speciesism -- the "right" humans have to
dominate, oppress, and/or exploit other animals. The gallery sells Tiny Footprint
Coffee to fund reforestation in Ecuador's Mindo Cloudforest, and books focused on
history, phenomenology, and social theory. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5, for Gallery Walk
till 8:30 or later.
17. The Hub Gallery
Arts Council of Windham County, 57 Harmony Pl., access thru
Artrageus 1 or from parking lot, Info: (802) 257-1024 Doug Cox or firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Colors of Summer, an exhibit of work by eight artist
members of the Arts Council of Windham County, is featured through July. Come see
how the variety of Vermont's summer palette is captured by Terry Ann Carter
(oils, acrylics, pen & ink, watercolors), John S. Dimick (oils &
watercolors), Arlene Distler (watercolors), Adrienne Ginter (watercolors
and hand-cut paper), Chris Son Kirtz (oil on canvas), Lori Schreiner
(watercolors), Marty Spencer (printmaking), and Carol Stephens (oils,
pastels, and acrylics). Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30; hours otherwise
Wed.-Sun. 11-5. Click here to see related article.
18. Headroom Stages Gallery
17 Elliot St., 2nd floor
In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance
Festival (see feature article link at left), Jeffrey Lewis is showing
photographs of circus performers. "I retired and returned to photography after a
40-year hiatus about five years ago and have been adding equipment and experience
since. I have photographed many performances at NECCA in the past two or three
years." -- email@example.com. Penelope Wurr, designer and producer
of limited-edition contemporary glass, is showing "The Dance Center," created during
her post-graduate year at London's Central School of Art. "This print was part of a
series inspired by photos I took of women in their personal spaces: dressing rooms
backstage, changing rooms, ladies rooms in clubs, pubs and gyms in London in the
early '80s." -- see Penelope's own shop listing #29 below.
19. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Lori Schreiner's oil paintings of the same
Whetstone Brook landscape were observed in late summer, fall, winter, and early
spring. "Meditating on one landscape allowed me to get intimately familiar with the
shapes and structure of the scene, freeing me to explore subtle changes of light and
color from day to day. I learned the balance of what endures in our Vermont landscape
and what is constantly changing." Meet Lori on July 11 from 6 to 7 pm. Stop by to see
the art, sip a cup of tea or Mocha Joe's own freshly roasted coffee, and enjoy a
Vermont Artisan Designs
20. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
In collaboration with July's Southern Vermont Dance
Festival (see feature article link at left), sculpture and photographs celebrating
dance are featured in July. Stratton sculptor Hugh Joudry, who has been carving
for 40 years, visualizes the movements of tai chi, yoga, and dance in his works titled
"Movement 2014." Photographers Kiqe Bosch, Jeff Byrnes, Shanta L.E. and
Annie Laurie Macy-Purinton show a variety of dance images. Vermont Artisan
Designs features the works of more than 300 American fine artists and craftspeople.
Gallery Walk reception, 6 to 8. A portion of sales of featured work will benefit the
Brattleboro Area Drop In Center. Open 7 days a week; visit online.
21. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, http://worksbakerycafe.com
Brian Cohen is a painter, printmaker, educator,
writer, founder of Bridge Press, and publisher of limited-edition artists' books
and etchings in Westminster Station, Vt. Observing light, color, and shape in the
landscape, he applies washes of paint timed to the drying of the paper, simplifying
or obscuring detail in favor of larger forms and broader swells of color. The
watercolors exhibited here are from his hometown in Vermont and a year spent
viewing the Pacific Ocean from the mountains of California. Also showing are some
older B&W drypoint landscapes -- intaglio prints done directly from observation.
(See related exhibit at The Dianich Gallery, listing #26.) ... 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.
David Walter Jewelry
22. David Walter Jewelry Studio
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 quarterly exhibits featuring exceptional
work by regional craftsmen. Currently featured is the exhibition
Sun·Moon·Stars·Rain: Kinetic Wire Sculptures by Bruce
Campbell, a fascinating exploration of form and motion. Now living in Brattleboro,
Campbell began working in wire in the 1990s after many years as an award-winning
designer of exhibition catalogues for several prestigious American museums. He thinks
of his sculptures as three-dimensional line drawings.
23. 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.
WILLIAM H. HAYS
The Artist's Loft
24. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
New work by Ricia Gordon is showing through the end
of August. The work is done in oil and mixed-media on canvas and board, and includes
a series of paintings called "vignettes," in which she has applied sheer layers of
paint, sometimes rubbing or scraping away top layers to reveal underlying color.
Ricia continues to work largely with palette knives or plastic wedges, using brushes
only occasionally to add detail or texture. 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.
25. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Work by Alicia Hunsicker, Tim Mahurin, and Klaus
Postler is featured through August.... Hunsicker's vibrant compositions of
swirling organisms are based on the energetic realms of patterns in nature....
Mahurin's paintings, balancing surrealism and expressionism, represent "transmutations
of the natural world and the dances of the dreaming mind." ... Artist/curator Postler
(1951-2013) was a seminal figure in the Mail Art movement, exchanging works with
artists around the globe. Featured in over 200 exhibitions worldwide, his
collage-centered works are in permanent collections of the Whitney and Getty Museums,
MOMA, and The Wexner Center.... Meet Tim Mahurin and Eileen Claveloux (for Klaus
Postler) during Gallery Walk on July 11.
BRIAN D. COHEN
The Dianich Gallery
26. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, down the alley and through the
glass doors, (802) 380-1607,
Gallery Walk reception on July 11, 5:30-8, for "Brian D.
Cohen: Returning to Place," an exhibition of watercolors showing through July 26.
Cohen has returned to his earlier infatuation with color after two decades of
working in black and white as a printmaker. "I aim for a 'color chord' or harmony
that speaks of time, light, and distance all at once. My recent work dates from
my pasture in Westminster, Vermont, from a perch in the mountains of California,
and from the sea." (See related exhibit at The Works, listing #21.) The gallery is
otherwise open by appointment.
In-Sight Show & Sale
"BEST OF THE BEST"
27. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
Pliny Park and The River Garden, cor. High & Main,
www.hookerdunham.org and Facebook
The Best of the Best, photographic prints from
In-Sight Photography Project's archives, are featured. View and purchase some of
In-Sight's fine-art photographs in a gallery setting, including selected prints by
nationally recognized photographers. All sales benefit In-Sight's Scholarship Fund.
Reception during Gallery Walk on July 11, 5:30-8 pm. The exhibit is also open
during events at the theater. For more information or to make an appointment for a
gallery visit, contact In-Sight at (802) 251-9960; visit online at
28. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Opening Reception during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8:30, for
"Farms in 7 Mediums," showcasing work by Brattleboro-West Arts members
inspired by farms in this year's Strolling of the Heifers (SOTH) Farm Tour. Reception
entertainment by The Bondville Boys, an edgy, eclectic bluegrass band playing
originals and everything from Flatt and Scruggs to Blondie. Participating artists
include Ron Karpius (painting/sculpture), Naomi Lindenfeld (ceramics),
Steve Lloyd (painting, drawing), Kris McDermet (rug hooking and
braiding), Sharon Myers (collage), Gene Parulis (photography), Janet
Picard (painting) and Walter Slowinski (painting, ceramics and wood
construction). Sales benefit the artists and SOTH -- for support of planned River
Garden renovations/improvements. Gallery open otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-5,
Sun. 1:30-3:30 through August.
Glass & Gifts
29. Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Continuing on display in July are Penelope's Illustrations
from "Backwater," a children's book and tale of Fishy Follies by Richard Digance
(published by Michael Joseph, 1982). These sensitive and whimsical black-and-white
drawings were produced during a post-grad course at London's Central School of Art.
Also on display are Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass and an eclectic mix of
Unique Local and European Gifts. Gill Fox Hats are here! And don't forget the
classic British treats! Hours are Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-6; closed Tuesdays.
Open late for Gallery Walk.
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 invited to the Moment for
Peace in the Centre Church Parlor on Friday, July 11. This month, Cheryl
Wilfong will lead our meditation on the theme of Peace and Freedom. Cheryl teaches
mindfulness meditation at Vermont Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of "The
Meditative Gardener: Cultivating Mindfulness of Body, Feelings and Mind." Like The
Meditative Gardener on Facebook to receive daily postings from Cheryl's award-winning
Brooks Memorial Library
31. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR: Brattleboro artist Lerna displays watercolor and
pen-and-ink Italian landscapes and architecture. MEZZANINE: Selections from the Loud
Collection of 19th-century European art. SECOND FLOOR -- ENTRYWAY: Kids' creations
from Children's Room summer workshops; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: William
Accorsi, folk artist and author/illustrator of "10 Button Book," "Apple, Apple,
Alligator," "How Big Is the Lion?" and many more books for children. 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.
1-6, Fri. 10-6, & Sat. 10-2.
32. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through the side door of Masonic Center),
(802) 258-4957, info: firstname.lastname@example.org, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org
Free admission: Open 4-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise
Thurs.-Fri. 2-4, Sat. 11-3. Learn about Island Park; see Delicate Spring
Dresses and a Union Station Diorama. Glimpse Rudyard Kipling through
Mary Cabot's journal entries ("Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895" author); peruse her
photo albums. Play a locally made Estey Field Organ. Read VT Phoenix
weeklies from 1895. See a West River RR video and diorama. Learn about Crosbys,
Esteys, and Moodys. Inspect the Ft. Dummer replica; dig into its history and
artifacts at Brooks Library. Old signs, maps, prescriptions, gowns. Research Room
at Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator) open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, by appt.
33. Japanese Summer Festivals at Pliny Park
Pliny Park, cor. High & Main Sts., (802) 579-9088,
Gallery Walk night only, July 11, 5:30-8:30: Asian
Cultural Center of Vermont presents its Tanabata-Obon Festival 2014, a free
event for all ages combining two Japanese summer traditions. Obon is a celebration of
ancestors and reconnection with Spirits. Tanabata is a star festival for communities
to make wishes for the future at the time of year when two of the brightest stars,
Vega and Altair, meet in the sky. Walk a lantern-lit path to the Table of Remembrance.
Donations for ACCVT, a nonprofit educational agency (accvt.org), are appreciated to
help defray event expenses. Further info online or contact executive director Adam
Silver at (802) 579-9088.
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery hosts original fine art paintings of Vermont
from Gallery Northstar of Grafton.... Also showing are paintings and other
artistic offerings by the Rock River Artists, whose annual 17-artist Studio
Tour in South Newfane and Williamsville is set for July 19 & 20.... Vermont Woods
Studios of Vernon is showcasing a selection of fine Vermont-made furniture....
Information and exhibits are available for visitors and residents alike. Open 7-11