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DECEMBER 2014
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ARTICLE LINK FOR DECEMBER



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Neon sign by Nye Ffarrabas

NYE FFARRABAS
C.X. Silver Gallery


The Dalai Lama by Sen. Patrick Leahy

The Dalai Lama
SEN. PATRICK LEAHY
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center


Making Angels at River Gallery School

ANGELS, BEASTS, SHEPHERDS
& KINGS SHOW & SALE
River Gallery School


Clayworks at Latchis Gallery

BRATTLEBORO CLAYWORKS
Latchis Gallery


Luca by Lecil Bracelets at Evan James

LUCA BY LECIL BRACELETS
Evan James Ltd.


Painting by Jessica Pardoe

JESSICA PARDOE
Flat St. Brew Pub


Gallery at Vt Center for Photography

MEMBERS HOLIDAY SHOW
Vermont Ctr for Photography


Work at The Hub

Fine Crafts Show
CAROL SCHNABEL et al.
The Hub Gallery


Art at Mocha Joe's

TAJ CAMPMAN
Mocha Joe's


Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

DOMINIC KOVAL
Vermont Artisan Designs


Art at Works Bakery Café

LOWELL FEWSTER
Works Bakery Café


Jewelry by David Walter

DAVID WALTER
David Walter Jewelry Studio


Work in Master Craft Gallery

Papercutting by
ADRIENNE GINTER
Master Craft Gallery at
David Walter Jewelry Studio


Artwork at Amy's

LYDIA THOMSON
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Artwork at Michaela Harlow Exhibit

MICHAELA HARLOW
Michaela Harlow: New Work


Artwork at Amy's

MOHAMMED DAOUDI
Qualche Volta Gallery


Artwork at Qualche Volta

SIMI BERMAN
Qualche Volta Gallery


Artwork at The Dianich Gallery

JULIA ZANES
The Dianich Gallery


Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

GENE PARULIS
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts


Art at Brooks Library

EXHIBIT ON ISSUES
OF MENTAL ILLNESS
Brooks Memorial Library


Art at Brooks Library

BRIAN D. COHEN
Brooks Memorial Library


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DECEMBER 2014

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

NOTE: MOST EXHIBITS ARE OPEN ALL MONTH.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.


Collage by Tiffany Heerema

"Campaign for the
Jello Islands" et al.
TIFFANY HEEREMA
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, www.vermontmarina.com
New exhibit: Nom, Nom, Nomsense! presents fun, imaginative collages by Tiffany Heerema featuring colorful vintage food imagery -- sure to whet your appetite! Continuing arelarge 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

Painting by Gordon Jones

GORDON JONES
C.X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088, www.cxsilvergallery.com
Open 4:30 to 8 on Dec. 5 and by appointment year-round with current special exhibits including Souvenirs: Landscapes by Gordon Jones, cxsilvergallery.com/gordon-jones, and the continuing exhibition and book Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50 year retrospective, cxsilvergallery.com/nye-ffarrabas. 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 (pinkslipproject.tumblr.com). Dim Sum Dining & Catering daily by appointment (call ahead 1-2 days, 802-257-7898) -- dimsumvt.com.


VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

3. Whetstone Studio for the Arts
28 Williams St., (802) 579-9797 Hannah, thewhetstonestudioforthearts.tumblr.com
CLOSED FOR DECEMBER GALLERY WALK: Contact Hannah Parker for information on renting studios or short-term meeting spaces in the Whetstone Studio building.

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. Enjoy current exhibits: 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. Winter Hours: Open daily 11-5, Closed Tuesdays. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under.

Painting by Rhonda Zoch

RHONDA ZOCH
Whetstone Station

5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
Featured artist Rhonda Zoch has been painting since 1992 and is showing recent work through the end of January. "My work reflects universal energy, be it from the most ancient and primal beginnings to the spiritual embodiment that challenges the ethos of modern-day existence. Clouds, prisms of light, nature spirits, the forest floor, granules of sand, and the elusive shimmer of rhythmic, watery forms are my everyday inspirations." 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.

6. Brattleboro Food Co-op
2 Main St., (802) 257-0236 Sabine, www.brattleborofoodcoop.coop
Six staff artists are showing work for sale throughout the store during Gallery Walk, Dec. 5, 4:30-7 pm. For more info, visit the Co-op's website (above) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrattleboroFoodCoop. Open Mon.-Sat. 7-9, Sun. 9-9.

Painting by Sarah Adam

SARAH ADAM
Superfresh! Café

7. Superfresh! Organic Café
30 Main St., www.superfreshcafe.com
Specializing in acrylic paintings on found and recycled surfaces, Sarah Adam creates abstract formations that merge underwater life and outer space with vivid color and imagination. Visit her website at www.madsahara.com. Live Music 8:30-10 pm for Gallery Walk, BYOB, kitchen open till 10. Hours otherwise: Mon.-Wed. 9-3, Thurs.-Fri. 9-10, Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-9.

8. River Gallery School of Art
32 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
Angels, Beasts, Shepherds & Kings are on exhibit and most for sale to benefit the RGS Scholarship Fund. Started 25 years ago by RGS cofounder Barbara Merfeld-Campman, this annual tradition kicks off with a workshop in which children, teens, and adults make an Angel, Beast, Shepherd, or King for themselves and one to donate. Stop by to enjoy the amazing handmade creations and festive lights to get in the holiday spirit.

Dark Water by Mia Scheffey

DEEDEE JONES et al.
SAXTONS RIVER ART GUILD
Latchis Main Theatre

9. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.latchis.com
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Six members of Brattleboro Clayworks exhibit work in clay, including Marilyn Buhlmann, Sally Geldard-Hewes, Annie Lauterbach, Alan Steinberg, Kate Wylie and Shari Zabriskie. Open for Gallery Walk and other times TBA. Visit online at www.brattleboroclayworks.org.
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.

10. Evan James Ltd., Diamond Jewelers & Goldsmiths
48 Main St., (802) 254-3333, www.evanjames.com
Now featuring the Luca by Lecil line of Italian-designed bracelets, handcrafted from the finest neoprene- and nickel-free, hypoallergenic materials with brilliant White Sapphires and colorful natural Zircon gemstones. Perfect for any occasion, prices start at $175. Also featured is the area's largest selection of Antique and Estate Jewelry, as well as Alex and Ani Energy Bracelets. "Brattleboro's Diamond Destination" since 1987 is open Mon.-Sat. 10-7.

Milkweed Release by Andrea Wallens Powell

ANDRÉA WALLENS POWELL
Twilight Tea Lounge

11. Twilight Tea Lounge
41 Main St. - Lower Level (enter directly from Arch St. hill), (802) 254-8887, www.twilighttealounge.com
Photography by Andréa Wallens Powell is featured. These "Digital Explorations" include a sampling of photographic series and individual studies in nature (including macrophotography), on the farm, and as painterly "abstracts" captured in unlikely places. "Photography can evoke an emotion, commit understanding to a set of ideals, or lay down a foundation for what is experienced in a moment.... [It can] transform recognizable patterns and shapes into something greater." Tea & Treats served till 10. Regular Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; closed Mon.

12. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911, www.flatstreetbrewpub.net
Continuing 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.

Photo by Zachary P. Stephens

Zachary P. Stephens
ALUMNI EXHIBITION
In-Sight Photography

13. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org
In-Sight's Annual Alumni Exhibition features work by Zachary P. Stephens, Michelle Stephens, Helen Jones, Evan Darling, Wyatt Andrews, Rachael Warriner and Laisa Bellomo-Johnson, among others. The opening reception during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8:30 pm on December 5, includes the winning-ticket drawing for IPP's Lakota Quilt raffle. The In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography and makes all classes available to any interested youth regardless of their ability to pay. Call the office or visit IPP's website for further information.

14. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
The annual VCP Members Holiday Exhibition of recent work is featured through December 28. VCP's members are truly what keeps it afloat. This large group of local and regional photographers is dedicated to assisting with promotion of VCP's mission through exhibitions and educational opportunities. The annual members exhibit celebrates that passion for photography. Opening Reception during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec 5, 5:30-8:30 pm. More details online; otherwise open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5.

Work at Artrageus 1

GAYLE WEITZ
Artrageus 1

15. Artrageus 1, LLC
57 Elliot St., (724) 650-7011 Nick, artrageus1.biz
SHOWING THROUGH December 21, then closed until April: 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.

16. 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, www.acwc.us
SHOWING THROUGH December 21, then closed until April: Local craftsmanship has been honored since October 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

ANNE CADY
Vermont Artisan Designs

17. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
December's featured artist is Taj Campman, a Brattleboro native now living in Brooklyn, NY. His parents, Ric and Barbara Campman, cofounded the River Gallery Art School (see Listing #8). Taj was immersed in all kinds of art and creative practices as he grew up, and his work is heavily influenced by graphic design, street art, and modern art. He juxtaposes creative elements and technical practices as a through line in his body of work. The conflict of styles creates tension but ultimately becomes a powerful union. Stop by to enjoy the art, sip a cup of tea or freshly roasted coffee, and enjoy homemade pastry.

18. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured in December are new works by Vermont artists Anne Cady and Dominic Koval, jewelry by Ed Levin and Michael Michaud, and glass by Ed Branson and Tony Faith. A portion of sales during the Gallery Walk reception will go to Project Feed the Thousands or the Windham County Heat Fund. Open 7 days, with extended hours during the holidays; check times on our Facebook page. Visit the gallery online.

19. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
Barns photographed by Lowell Fewster -- many in nearby Vermont and New Hampshire -- show themselves in all seasons and stages of their life and use. Barn-red or unpainted, new and old, several with cattle or sheep, they display their classic beauty and straightforward utilitarian design. Barns celebrate an iconic way of life as essential components in producing our food. Many have disappeared; others are now unused.... 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

WILLIAM H. HAYS
The Artist's Loft


20. David Walter Jewelry Studio & Master Craft Gallery
81 Main St., (802) 722-9620, www.davidwalterjewelry.com
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."

21. The Artist's Loft Gallery & B&B
103 Main St., 3rd floor, (802) 257-5181, www.theartistsloft.com
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

ELLEN TUMAVICUS
Amy's Bakery Arts Café

22. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Recent work by Ellen Tumavicus and Lydia Thomson continues on exhibit in December. 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.

23. Michaela Harlow: New Work
133 Main St. (former Verde shop), (802) 380-3840, www.michaelaharlow.com
"Who Robbed the Woods? Paintings from the Forest" is a collection of new work by Michaela Harlow. A percentage of sales during Gallery Walk will go to the Halifax Conservation Group, to protect forestland from the threat of development. Gallery Walk opening on December 5, 5:30-8:30. Additional hours: Sat. & Sun. 12-6 through December 21, and by appointment. For further info, call the artist or visit online.

24. Qualche Volta Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 609, one flight up in the Hooker-Dunham Building -- access from Main St. or alleyway entrance
Continuing exhibit of 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

MARILYN ANDREWS
Gallery in the Woods

25. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
Featured work includes Marilyn Andrews' Clay Sculpture and colorfully painted Animal Carvings and Sacred Yarn Paintings from Mexico. Andrews explains, "Making images in clay [is] another way for me to understand my experience of the world ... similar to what often happens when I'm talking about what I think: when I hear myself, what I think becomes clearer to me, more solid in words than in thought." ... Huichol Sacred Yarn Paintings of Nayarit, Embroidered Pillows from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and more than 250 woodcarvings, handpicked by the gallery's owners, are affordable and entertaining. Gallery Walk reception, 5:30-8:30, with live music by the Moondogs. Open 7 days.

26. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Reception 5:30-7:30 pm on Dec. 5 for "The Blue Prophetic Alphabet" by Julia Zanes, showing through December. Enjoy music by The Little Hope String Band: Donald Saaf, Duke Johnson, Finn Campman, and special guest Phil Bloch. Each of Zanes' works is comprised of bright and bold characters or vegetation. The use of delicate, transparent layers of cobalt and blue-green -- which act like a veil for the viewer to peer through -- creates an enchanted and dream-like feeling. Working within a long-established tradition of narrative, these paintings are an "attempt to go into those moments between sense and non-sense, when storytelling is at its most urgent." Hours by appt. in December.

27. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
The December exhibit features photographs of Vermont's organic farming pioneers by John Nopper, and selected photographs of the Brattleboro Food Co-op's "Producers of the Month." Open during Gallery Walk, Dec. 5, 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
Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

28. Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
Penelope's photographs of London Night Life in the '80s, taken in her postgraduate year at Central School of Art, are up through Gallery Walk weekend only; these images inspired a series of etchings she produced that same year. Also featured are Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass and a unique selection of Local and European Gifts. Christmas '"Crackers" and Pudds, holiday groceries from London, a bounty of ornaments and other holiday trappings abound. December Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-6, Thurs. 10-7, Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-6. Open till 8 all week prior to Christmas and late for Gallery Walk.

29. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290, mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
Work by a select group of Brattleboro-West Arts members in a wide range of mediums is featured in December. The show includes acrylic geometric compositions by Stephen Lloyd; exquisite handcrafted furniture by Jason Breen; Sharon Myers' intimate garment collages; silversmith Chris Lann's organic and contemporary wearable art; and Gene Parulis' magical photography. Open Wed.-Sun. from 11 to 5.

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 · Marking the darkest time of the year, this Moment for Peace offers those attending a chance to light candles for places in their hearts, communities, and the world where justice, conflict resolution, and peace are needed. Rev. Lise Sparrow, pastor of Guilford Community Church, an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, will lead the meditation. A small "Moment of Peace" choir of singers from the community, led by Peter Amidon, will perform two songs of peace. Everyone is welcome.

Brush & Palette Painters logo

31. Brattleboro Senior Center
207 Main St., lower level, (802) 254-5808 x203
HOLIDAY SALE, 5-7 PM in the Center's Conference Room, featuring the "Eclectic Voyages" 2015 Calendar, watercolors, prints, note cards, original crafts, and "THE NO RECIPE COOKBOOK" by Susan Crowther, illustrated by the "Brush and Palette Painters." A portion of sales from the calendars and selected art will benefit the Brattleboro Senior Center and Senior Meals.

32. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
MAIN FLOOR: Local artist Matti Salminen has curated an exhibit of works by other local artists in various media, about issues of mental illness. MEZZANINE-SOUTH DISPLAY CASE: Artworks and artifacts from the Loud Collection. LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOW: Loud Collection ceramics. SECOND FLOOR-ENTRYWAY: To be determined. CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Original hand-painted relief etchings by Brian D. Cohen from his alphabet book, "The Bird Book," with rhyming couplets about each bird by Holiday Eames. Library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thur. 1-6; Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-2.

33. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through the side door of Masonic Center), (802) 258-4957, info: histsoc@sover.net, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org
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.

Photo of Girl with Echinacea

OPEN HOUSE: INFO ON
HERBAL WORKSHOPS
Shiatsu School of Vermont

34. Shiatsu School of Vermont
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
OPEN HOUSE 5:30 to 7 pm during Gallery Walk: Stop in to learn about SSV's ongoing series on preparing organic herbal medicines and cosmetics. The first is Sat., Dec. 6: Making Herbal Medicine for Children, which covers herbal remedies for some of the most frequent children's ailments. The uses of many common herbs and how to safely dose them for children will be addressed, and participants will prepare herbal remedies to take home for use during the winter months, when they may be needed most. Children are welcome!

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery presents selected works from Vermont Woods Studios in Vernon: Georgie from South Newfane paints colorful mosaics of the inner landscapes she sees in nature. Susan Osgood of Brattleboro is showing some of her contemporary works of art. Also on display are quilts by Donna Tosi of Vernon. Visit online: www.vermontwoodsstudios.com. Information and showcase exhibits are available for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.