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Neon sign by Nye Ffarrabas

C.X. Silver Gallery

Henry by Sandglass Theatre

"Henry" by Sandglass Theatre
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Drawing by Student at The Grammar School

K-8 Students at
Twilight Tea Lounge

Work at River Gallery School

"Wish You Were Here"
River Gallery School

Painting by Jessica Pardoe

Flat St. Brew Pub

Art at Vt Center for Photography


Work at The Hub

Fine Crafts Show
The Hub Gallery

Art at Mocha Joe's

Mocha Joe's

Art at Works Bakery Arts Café

Works Bakery Arts Café

Jewelry by David Walter

David Walter Jewelry Studio

Work in Master Craft Gallery

Papercutting by
Master Craft Gallery at
David Walter Jewelry Studio

Artwork at Amy's

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Amy's

Qualche Volta Gallery

Artwork at Qualche Volta

Qualche Volta Gallery

Artwork at The Dianich Gallery

The Dianich Gallery

Artwork at Gallery at the Garden

Gallery at the Garden

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

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This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7.

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Painting by Janet Picard

The Marina Restaurant


1. The Marina Restaurant
28 Spring Tree Rd. (down behind 464 Putney Rd. - where the West River meets the Connecticut), (802) 257-7563,
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.


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 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) --


3. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah,
CLOSED FOR NOVEMBER 7 GALLERY WALK: Artists and craftspeople are invited to participate in the Whetstone's FALL FLING on November 15 & 16, 10 to 4 -- contact Hannah Parker, by phone or e-mail above, for further details. Contact Hannah as well for information on renting studios or meeting spaces in the Whetstone Studio building.

The Dalai Lama by Sen. Patrick Leahy

The Dalai Lama
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

4. Marlboro College Graduate Center
28 Vernon St., Contact: Matt Livingston (802) 258-9209,
6:30-8 Discussion & Movie on November 7: Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies offers a 6:30 discussion on Environmental Issues, followed by the 30-minute movie "The Rescue of Whetstone Brook" at 7:30. The Graduate Center parking lot is available for Gallery Walk attendees.

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. Enjoy newly installed exhibits running through March 7: 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 Senate service.... Portraits, Expanded features work by artists extending the traditional concept of portraiture to include language, voice, time, history, community, and culture.... Your Space: Portraits encourages visitors of all ages to create self-portraits in a gallery transformed into an art studio. NEW Winter Hours: Open daily 11-5, Closed Tuesdays. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under.

Waterfall by Rachel Brooks

Whetstone Station

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Featured artist Rachel Brooks has been painting for a decade and is showing recent work through the end of November. The Whetstone offers 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.

7. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill), (802) 254-8887,
Continuing is Here Be Dragons! -- an exhibit by young artists from The Grammar School in Putney who were getting in the spirit for their annual Medieval Faire. Come explore the world of these inventive, detailed dragons: some fearsome and fire-breathing, some taking flight, others resting in their natural milieu. The Tea Lounge is featuring a few dragon-themed teas to sip while viewing this skillful and imaginative artwork! Tea & Treats served till 10. Regular Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mon.

Illustration by Heidi Bosworth

Superfresh! Café

8. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St.,
Ink-and-watercolor illustrations by Heidi Bosworth, of Orchid Skye Arts in Peterborough, NH, are featured in November. "The name Orchid Skye represents what I strive for both in life and in art ... a sense of balance -- between delving and holding back, intricacy and empty space, color and absence of color. My recent work explores this sense of balance through both playful illustrative pieces and more open-ended ones. I draw inspiration from the cosmos, animals, and natural geometry, and incorporate patterns from Primitive American folk art, Native American and North African textiles." Live Music 8:30-10 pm, BYOB, kitchen open till 10. Hours: Mon.-Wed. 9-3, Thurs.-Fri. 9-10, Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-9.

9. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Wish You Were Here is a month-long, all-school, constantly changing Postcard Show & Fundraiser offering original art to mail away on purchase -- bring your address book to send a piece of the school to friends and family. Make a card of your own to join the show! Outreach Program instructor Helen Schmidt has curated an exhibit of work by seniors at Holton Home and The Gathering Place with a wide array of abilities, talents, and life experience. The Gathering Place provides adult daycare for families and caregivers, and Holton Home is a residential care facility. RGS offers year-round classes and workshops for students of all ages and all levels of experience.

Dark Water by Mia Scheffey

Latchis Main Theatre

10. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Art Exhibit & Dia de los Muertos Community Altar: In collaboration with River Gallery School, Brattleboro Area Hospice held a series of September workshops for Hospice clients and volunteers, as well as the public, to explore topics of significance to them using word and image. The resulting art and a community altar will be exhibited through November 24. Visit for information on other November arts events celebrating Hospice's 35th anniversary.
B. MAIN THEATRE: Members of the Saxtons River Art Guild are showing original work in watercolor, oil, and pastel, predominantly, depicting landscapes, portraits. and still life. Artists include Donna Lund, Alicia Drakiotes, Deedee Jones, Ann Cross, Lois Phoenix, John Dimick, Maisie Crowther, Carolyn Allbee, Freda Wright, Ray McClary, Carolyn Lavoie, Marlene Kramer, Nancy DiMauro, Mary Byrne, Carolyn MacDonald, Carolyn Berglund, Barb Borak, Betsey Congdon and Dawn Chattin. The theater is open during Gallery Walk, 5 to 6:30, and for movies or other events.

11. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911,
Featured this month is "Galaxy Graffiti" by Jessica Pardoe, an emerging artist from Deerfield, Massachusetts. Using only spray paint, Jessica pulls her inspiration from urban street artists in her creation of celestial landscapes. 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.

Quilt made from Exposures photography

In-Sight Photography

12. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
Featured in October are Quilts made from cyanotype photographs taken during Exposures Summer Programs at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Daoota. These quilts document each year's participants and experiences, and have become an archive of the program from 2002 through the present. In-Sight's 16th Annual Silent Auction & Exhibition -- a fundraiser for In-Sight's Scholarship Fund -- is featured next door through November 2 at Vermont Center for Photography; see Listing #14 for more information. Call or visit in person/online to learn about In-Sight programs for youth, which are offered regardless of students' ability to pay.

13. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
FIVE: Evie Lovett, Lynne Weinstein, Joan O'Beirne, Suzanne Flynt & Chris Triebert -- showing through November 30. These local photographers started meeting five years ago to discuss their work, give each other feedback, and bounce ideas back and forth. What began as a critique group evolved into a relationship where art and life overlap -- where conversations range from photo technique to losing parents and living with the aftermath of Irene. They are a source of inspiration and support for one another, and although they employ different photographic processes, there's a shared sense of presence in their work. More details online. Reception during Gallery Walk on November 7, 5:30-8:30; otherwise open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5.

Work at Artrageus 1

Artrageus 1

14. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick,
November features human-sized sculptural cabinetry by Gayle Weitz and the two-dimensional series Pornography of War in an Age of Desire by local artist Namaya. Gayle Weitz's Humanimal cabinets focus on the relationship between people and animals, while Namaya's work engages issues of war, peace, and social justice. 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. Open Sat. & Sun. 11-5, and Gallery Walk Friday from noon to 8:30 pm or later.

15. 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,
October was American Crafts Month, and the Arts Council of Windham County honored local craftsmanship with an exhibit featuring over a dozen craftsmen and conveying the essence of craftsmanship. Represented by their work, a photograph or other image of them at work, and a brief statement about what craftsmanship means to them, participants include Jackie Abrams - Baskets, Scott Brown - Wooden Sculpture, Georgia Morgan - Jewelry, Nancy Shepperd - Clay Vessel, Stuart Alan Copans - Papercutting, Carol Schnabel - Weaving, Dennis Waring - Musical Instruments, Susan Rosano - Mosaics, Jason Breen - Furniture, Sarah Machtey - Fiber & Aluminum, Scott Hausman - Musical Instruments, and Robert DuGrenier - Glass. Gallery Walk reception, 5:30- 8:30; hours otherwise Wed.-Sun. 11-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

16. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Gallery spaces in November feature artwork by Jason Noah Alden, drawings from life of the landscape and figure in charcoal, pencil, ink, and pastel. Jason is the life-drawing teacher at River Gallery School in Brattleboro. Stop by during Gallery Walk to enjoy the art, sip a cup of tea or freshly roasted coffee, and enjoy homemade pastry.

17. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Acrylic artist Robert W. Brunelle Jr. has put together a new series of paintings of the Winooski Bridge to be unveiled during the November 7 Gallery Walk. Also featured in November are paintings by Ted Danforth, George Angelini, Marc Winnat, Paul G. Stone, Janis Sanders, Deborah Lazar, and more. Opening Gallery Walk reception from 6 to 8. A percentage of sales during Gallery Walk will go to the Windham County Heat Fund. Open 7 days; visit online.

18. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Work by members of Brattleboro's Vermont Center for Photography (VCP) continues in November. VCP members come from a wide range of photographic backgrounds, and their subject matter varies from iconic New England landscapes to intimate portraiture, street photography, and much more! VCP's gallery at 49 Flat Street is open Fri/Sat/Sun from 12 to 5. For more information, or to find out how to join VCP, visit .... Check out the "clothesline" exhibit of children's artwork from River Gallery School.... The caf& 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

19. 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 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."

20. 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 Amy's

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

21. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Recent work by Ellen Tumavicus and Lydia Thomson is featured in November. Ellen's recent 2-year sojourn in Trinidad has resulted in a colorful explosion of paintings celebrating Kiddie Carnival, and surrealistic relief prints combining Caribbean hues with dreams and imaginings. Lydia Thomson has been here in Vermont, but exploring "all over the map"with paintings of landforms and waterways, arising from memory and the paint itself. 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, Sun. 9-5.

22. Qualche Volta Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 609, one flight up in the Hooker-Dunham Building -- access from Main St. or alleyway entrance
November features works by Mohammed Daoudi, Barbara Baker-Bury, Jill Farwell and Simi Berman. Daoudi's "Tape-estries" are inspired by his place of origin: Tangier, Morocco -- he deconstructs pigment from the ink on newspapers and reconstructs it into new images. Farwell sorts through scraps of her life, takes paintings apart and puts them back together in different ways, finding new life and fun from "failure." Baker-Bury explores the possibilities of pure paint, creating evanescent landscapes or dreamy scenes of a familiar but not quite identifiable world. Berman enjoys the uncharted journey when putting brush to surface. The uncertainty of what might be revealed provides the impetus for continued exploration. Open for Gallery Walk 5:30-8:00 and Saturdays, 12-4.

Artwork at Gallery in the Woods

Gallery in the Woods

23. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Samantha Crawford is showing colorful surreal landscapes exploring elemental changes of nature, and poetic and detailed narrative work in black and white.... Richard Heller's new oils are in constant play between rigid formalism and intuitive expressionism, with spheric forms built from layers of color overlaid by markings, trackings, and exploded grids.... Sculptural basketmaker and sculptor Jackie Abrams has been profoundly influenced by her work with women in Africa, simplifying forms so the materials tell the story of their strengths and sorrows, growth and joys.... Karen Kamenetzky's fiber wall hangings are inspired by cellular imagery, zooming in on the fundamental nature of things and bringing into vision the source of change itself.

24. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607,
Opening reception 5:30-7:30 pm on Gallery Walk, Nov. 7, for "The Blue Prophetic Alphabet," a prolific new body of work by Julia Zanes showing through December 30. Each work is comprised of bright and bold characters or vegetation. With the use of delicate, transparent layers of cobalt and blue-green, which act like a veil for the viewer to peer through, it creates an enchanted and dream-like feeling. Working within a long-established tradition of narrative, her paintings are an "attempt to go into those moments between sense and non-sense, when storytelling is at its most urgent." Hours in November by appointment.

25. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
November features works by painter and set designer Clay Coyle in an exhibit entitled "Fresh Paint: A Reflection of Colors in Landscapes and Trees," as well as an exhibit on the history of Kurn Hattin Homes of Westminster. Open during Gallery Walk, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 8:30. Gallery open otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 1:30-3:30

Work at Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

26. Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Grand Opening of New Gallery Space on the 2nd floor during Gallery Walk on November 7 -- London Photographs taken by Penelope in her postgraduate year at Central School of Art are currently featured; these images inspired a series of etchings she produced that same year. Come glimpse an intimate view of London Night Life in the '80s. Also on display are Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass and an eclectic mix of Unique Local and European Gifts. Hours daily 10-6, Sun. 11-6; open late for Gallery Walk.

27. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Linda Rubinstein's colorful and distinct books, prints, and fabric figures -- inspired by recent travels to Mexico and Southern Africa -- are featured: "Travel alters and stimulates, challenging my eye and brain to figure out what I see and what it might mean. Drawing helps me stay grounded in the experience while giving me endless platforms to explore imagery." Other exhibitors include David and Michelle Holzapfel (handcarved hardwood furniture, sculpture, and vessels), Jim Giddings (oil-stick paintings), Petria Mitchell (lyrical abstract landscapes),Doug Trump (abstract mixed-media paintings), Lauren Olitski (large abstract acrylics), Josh Bernbaum (chromatic contemporary blown glass), Christine Triebert (cameraless photography), and Stephen Procter (glazed monumental ceramics). This exhibit runs through November 30. Open Thurs.-Sun. from 11 to 5.

28. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Church Parlor, (802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm · This month the songs of Hallowell will bring peace. Hallowell has been providing a loving service in the Brattleboro community and beyond, mostly through Brattleboro Area Hospice, for close to 12 years. This quote by Susan Parris, executive director of Brattleboro Hospice, speaks to the essence of who they are. "As potent as any medicine, the songs of Hallowell lift one from the physical confinement of illness to a sacred place, where love, beauty, and community commune with the spirit."

Art at Brooks Library

Brooks Memorial Library

29. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR: Color and black-and-white photographs by members of the Brattleboro Camera Club. MEZZANINE -- SOUTH DISPLAY CASE: Artworks and artifacts from the Loud Collection. LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOW: Loud Collection ceramics. SECOND FLOOR -- ENTRYWAY: Brattleboro Mineralogical Society exhibit of petrified wood, agates, geodes, and thunder eggs. CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: "The Bird Book," printmaker, painter, and educator Brian D. Cohen's alphabet book of hand-watercolored etchings of birds, each accompanied by a two-line rhyming verse by Holiday Eames. Library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thur. 1-6; Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-2.

30. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through the side door of Masonic Center), (802) 258-4957, info:,
Free admission: Open 4-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Thurs.-Fri. 2-4, Sat. 11-3. View military uniforms and photos from the Post 5 American Legion's collection. Learn about Island Park through an extensive photo display; 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.


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery presents watercolors by Michelle Jackson of Essex. Michelle loves to watch watercolors flow, mix together, and magically change into new colors. She says, "Vermont's nature, scenery, and changing seasons are my inspirations." Informational literature from statewide destinations, as well as showcase exhibits by regional galleries and individual artisans are popular with visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.