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APRIL 2016
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Work at 1868 Crosby House

1868 Crosby House

Work at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at RGS Gallery 34

In Gallery 34....
River Gallery School

Work showing at Latchis Gallery

Latchis Main Theatre

Art at Flat St. Brew Pub

Blue Moose Trading Co.

Work at Vt Ctr for Photography

Vermont Center for

Artwork at Mocha Joe's

Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Artwork at Mocha Joe's

Mocha Joe's Café

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Art at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Art at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Jewelry by David F. Walter

David Walter, Goldsmith
& Platinumsmith

Sculpture by Bruce Campbell

David Walter, Goldsmith
& Platinumsmith

Work by Myles Danaher

The Dianich Gallery

Art in Gallery at the Garden

Gallery at The Garden

Jewelry at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr

Art at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Brewery

Art at I-91 Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

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APRIL 2016

This month's Gallery Walk is on FRIDAY, APRIL 1.


Fish on platter 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,
Ongoing exhibits include paintings by German native Else DeVoid, who wanted to create even when life was colorless and tense under the Nazi regime; watercolors by gifted 11-year-old artist Alex Hrabchak; flora, fauna, and New England landscapes by painter Kristina Wentzell; collages of vintage food imagery by Tiffany Heerema; large painted gourds by Terry Carter; fine art photography by Henry Ireland; botanical illustrations by Tina Olsen; landscapes and contemporary artwork by Martha Dolan; mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still-lifes by Janet Picard; and impressionist-realist, light-filled paintings by Deborah Lazar. Walk "munchies" available 5-6:30. This casual waterfront eatery with sunset view is open daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.


Work at C.X. SilverGallery
C.X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088,
Gallery OPEN 4-6:30 for Gallery Walk; otherwise open year-round by calling 1-2 days in advance. Susan Brearey: Elemental Images through May 1, artist reception on reception on Saturday, April 2, 4-6 pm— Monograph available:
Ongoing exhibits: Rodrigo Nava Infinity Forms—sculpture on lawn. Selections from the show and book: Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside—50-year retrospective. Cai Xi's Wu Ji (Infinity Within) and In the Box series of abstract performance painting using mops/brooms/trowels as brushes; luminous landscapes; monumental portraits; and the multimedia Pink Slip
DIM SUM DINING evenings by appt. plus ALL DAY BUFFET ON SUNDAYS, APRIL 10 & 24, 11-7—information at; calling ahead recommended.
Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents Japan's Doll Festival tableau daily in the Gallery, and World Tai Chi Day in Brattleboro on Sunday, May 1, beginning at 10 am on The Common (Park Place between Putney Rd. and Linden St.)—

3. 1868 Crosby House
175 Western Ave., (802) 257-7145,
Nancy Calicchio's plein air paintings seek to capture the beauty of the Vermont landscape. Paintings of rivers and ponds, many familiar to local residents, tend to dominate in this collection of 13 works. Stop by during Gallery Walk from 5 to 8:30 on April 1, enjoy refreshments and tour the Crosby House, a tastefully restored and appointed Victorian bed-and-breakfast built in Italianate style. Its luxurious accommodations and lovely gardens are the perfect setting for out-of-town guests and special occasions.


Work showing at BMAC
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. All new exhibits: Contemporary Artists vs. The Masters: Homage, Battle, Reclamation—13 artists translate acknowledged masterpieces anew.... Wishing for the Moon / Karen Gaudette—scratchboard drawings metaphorically reflect a journey to find true love.... Visions from the Edge: An Exploration of Outsider Art by individuals whose creative impulses emerge from experiences with autism and other developmental disorders.... Are You Here? / Jon Gitelson's billboard photographs ask travelers to consider the implications of being present.... flow-MOTION / Michael Sacca deftly balances the clarity of documentary photography with distinctive artistic expression. Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free for BMAC members and youth 18 & under. Free Admission on Thurs. after 2; guided tours on Sat. at 2.

5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Paintings by Margaret Shipman are featured in April and May. Margaret takes inspiration from the vibrant craziness of the natural world, the dual nature of humanity, and the magic in everyday life. Letting the materials serve as her guide, every painting is an opportunity to learn something new about combining elements of color, texture, and pattern. Some of the flowers in this series are edible and/or medicinal, and painting them is a way to learn about these properties and commit them to memory. Some flowers are imaginary, and painting them ... is just plain fun! The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location with free parking. Lunch and dinner daily 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

Work at River Gallery School
River Gallery School

6. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
The annual Children's Art Show features an array of work from the young artists of River Gallery School—from tots to teens! Enjoy refreshments while perusing the halls of RGS and meeting young artists who share their unique perspective and outlook on creativity and making art.... GALLERY 34 features "Imagine That!"—an exhibit of work by elementary art students exploring, inventing, and creating unlimited possibilities through the arts at the Westminster Community Schools.

7. Latchis Gallery & Main Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Featuring work by 7th and 8th grade students taking The Grammar School's (TGS) art electives. These courses offer six-week intensive study in a single medium. This year's options included black-and-white 35mm photography at In-Sight Photography, video production with local artist Michel Moyse at the Center for Digital Art, wheel-throwing with potter Shari Zabriski at Brattleboro Clayworks, and graffiti with TGS art teacher Hannah Richards. Opening reception 5-7 pm during Gallery Walk on April 1. The gallery is open during movie showings and otherwise by appointment.
B. MAIN THEATRE: The New England Center for Circus Arts presents "Through Our Eyes," a photographic exploration of the circus arts at NECCA. Some of the exhibit is the result of a collaboration with In-Sight Photography Project: Circus student Sophia Martel photographed NECCA for her In-Sight class. Other photographs include a pictorial history of NECCA through the eyes of its artistic director, Elsie Smith, an award-winning photographer and professional circus artist. Open during Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 6:30 and otherwise during movie showings and by appointment—

Art at Flat St. Brew Pub
Flat Street Brew Pub

8. Flat Street Brew Pub
6 Flat St., (802) 257-1911,
Photography by Davida Carta continues in April: "Windows interest me, both metaphorically and literally. Looking in and out, concealing, peering through, contrast between inside world and outside world; texture, wood, light, peeling paint, glass, reflections, are all aspects and concepts that I enjoy and want to explore.... Windows are the common thread between Italy, my home country, and the United States." Davida is studying for her MFA in Photography at New Hampshire Institute of Art. 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.

9. Nicholas Cain Exhibit at Blue Moose Trading Co.
8 Flat St., (802) 246-2000
Work by Nicholas Cain is featured in April. In one word, this art shouts "movement!" and walks the viewer through a whimsical wonderland of eye-catching composition with bold geometry and a vivid contrast of color. Stop by Blue Moose during Gallery Walk on April 1 to find the next piece for your collection of local art or talk with Nicholas about his work in person. For more information, contact the artist by email at or call (802) 579-8563.

Work at In-SIght Photography Project
In-Sight Photo Project

10. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
Gallery spaces in April feature a continuing exhibit of work by local photographer Bob George and David Rosen, his photographic penpal from Michigan. Over the course of a number of years, Bob and David traded photographic postcards of youth in their communities. In-Sight empowers youth through photography and makes all classes available to any interested youth regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit online or call the In-Sight office.

11. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Southampton, Mass. photographer Ben Brody is displaying his documentary series "Endgame: Afghanistan" at VCP through May 1. Brody has been working in Afghanistan for the better part of five years, documenting the American experience there through photography and writing. Rather than taking a strictly hard news-oriented approach, he endeavors to make images that speak to the fundamental truths about the conflict—the absurdity of a rudderless war, the alienation in the cultural upheaval on both sides, and the bankruptcy of counterinsurgency doctrine as a basis for the continued fight. More detail online.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective

12. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
An ARTS COLLECTIVE selling art, crafts, books, and music created by local folks. Now featuring Reginald Levesque—carpenter, graphics painter, landscaper, and stone worker—who uses native woods, salvaged materials, found objects, fabric, metal, and stone to up-cycle vintage and nostalgic items to create rustic furniture and garden sculptures that honor nature and create tranquility. Each piece is unique, bringing new life to old materials. Come meet Reggie and view his work plus that of new member Mia Scheffey (layered abstract paintings and drawings) and the always-changing inventory of sculpture, paintings, prints, and more! Open Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 11-5, until 8:30 on Gallery Walk, and online.

13. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Work in graphite, marker, pen, watercolor, gouache, and acrylics by Nora Jones is featured in April. "My art represents a collection of personal relationships and experiences. A large portion of my portfolio consists of self-portraits. Perhaps the largest part embodies my late partner, someone I consider my greatest inspiration. In life, and in passing, he continues to be the strongest drive for my creativity. The most important thing to me is for my viewers to feel the emotional process from where my art is born." The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

14. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Rachel (Remi) Brooks is showing new paintings and illustrations that she describes as "filled with flowing organic contrast." Stop at Mocha Joe's during the Walk and all month for a sip of Joe, locally baked treats, and a sampling of Remi's work.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

15. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071
Work by River Gallery School Printmaker is featured. Enjoy the work of many artists in monotype, drypoint, and relief. River Gallery School offers several printmaking classes in its new space at 36 Main Street, just below its second-floor studios. Check out this array of beautiful work created in a beautiful new space 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.

16. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
New paintings by Cheryl Joan Askegreen and William E. Roberts Jr. are featured in April. Cheryl Joan's oil paintings are visions from her memory, while William's are local landscapes. Thanks to all who participated in voting for the People's Choice award for area high school students' 3-D work in March. A portion of sales of featured artists in April will go to the Groundworks Collaborative. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see works by more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople.

17. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Work in ink-and-pastel, acrylic, oil, and mixed media by Collin Leech is featured in April. Collin studied at LaGuardia School for the Arts in New York and Maryland Institute College of Art, taught at River Gallery School for several years, and now teaches collage and encaustic work at Main Street Arts. "This year I'm working on combining media in new ways and have been thinking about how my relationship to the landscape around me is changing."... 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, till 8 for Gallery Walk.

Work at WOW Frozen Yogurt
WOW Frozen Yogurt

18. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255
Paintings by Stan Ruszala of West Springfield, Mass., are featured in April and May. Stan began his career as a restaurant server, though his wife saw great potential in his doodles and sketches, and convinced him to try his hand at painting. Stan's inspiration comes from crowded evening streets in front of prominent and famous establishments around the world. He uses black canvas and fluorescent colors to highlight and distinguish his work in a memorably bold and whimsical style that's easy on the eye. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9.

19. David Walter, Goldsmith & Platinumsmith
124 Main St., (802) 722-9620,
David Walter designs and produces contemporary heirlooms in precious metals and gems. While primarily producing one-of-a-kind bespoke jewels, some of David's commissions involve the refashioning of a piece of inherited family jewelry to suit its new owner. In either case, it's a collaborative effort between the client and the designer. Also showing are kinetic sculptures by Bruce Campbell: Defining space through the unpretentious medium of wire that has been joined, bent, and twisted into imaginative shapes, these works encourage viewer interaction through the operation of a hand crank. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 10-6, later for Gallery Walk.

Art at Gallery in the Woods
Gallery in the Woods

20. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
El Sueno: Dream Creatures from the Oaxaca Valley in Mexico are featured through June 30. A fresh collection of personally selected painted carvings of Animals and Spirit Creatures from the Zapotec studios is beginning to arrive, along with Sacred Huichol Yarn Paintings from Nayarit, and Embroidery from the Mixteca. Open for Gallery Walk on April 1, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, with music by Dante and The Moondogs.

21. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (down the alley and through the glass doors), (802) 380-1607,
Recent Work by Myles Danaher is featured through April 15. The show is an eclectic collection of landscape paintings with a an emphasis on finding the common ground between the abstract and the figurative. Artist's Reception during Gallery Walk on April 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; hours otherwise by appointment.

Logo of Jafra Foundation
Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery

22. A Night in Solidarity: Art and Conversation in Support of Syria
Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Info: (802) 380-1463, (Becca Polk)
5:30 to 8:30 during Gallery Walk on April 1: Stop in anytime for a Brattleboro Solidarity fundraiser featuring food, art, and conversation in the HDT&G lobby to benefit the Jafra Foundation for Relief and Development. This organization works in Syria to ease human suffering in cases of emergency, crisis, and disaster, striving to improve living conditions by involving young people in the relief and development process. Syrian food is available by donation, and copies of the book "Soup for Syria," a compilation of recipes by famous cooks, are for sale.

23. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
During Gallery Walk on Friday, April 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Youth Services presents its annual SUMMER CAMP FAIR providing parents an opportunity to meet with camp providers to get information about, and register their children for, area camps. The gathering includes activities, free balloons, and a Raffle for a Scholarship of $100 to the camp of your choice! On Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 12 noon is an Opening Celebration for the 12th Annual Young Children's Art Exhibit presented by the Windham Child Care Association: Early childhood educators will be displaying the work of the area's youngest creative artists to honor April as the Month of the Young Child. Fun, hands-on activities, face painting, refreshments, and information on resources and services for young children and their families will be available. River Garden hours otherwise: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, except during special events.

24. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
CLOSED for Gallery Walk on April 1 and through most of April. The shop will be OPEN on Saturday, April 16, for the YELP CRAWL with continuing exhibitions of Jewelry from Paz Sintes and Philippa Kunisch, Fine Contemporary Glass by Penelope, and those favorite British foods, plus much more. Reopening for regular business on Thursday, April 28. If you are looking for the unique gift, New Spring Stock will be coming in. Regular hours are Mon.-Sat. 10-ish to 6 or later, Sun. 11 to 6, and till 8:30 or later for Gallery Walks in May onward.

Work by Donald Saaf
Fine Arts

25. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Continuing through April 17 is a Group Exhibit introducing new work in a variety of materials and media by participating MGFA artists and these artists new to the gallery: K. William LeQuier, Michelle Ratté, Donald Saaf, and Margaret Shipman. The gallery otherwise features innovative works by mid-career and established artists in a variety of media. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5 and 5:30-8:30 for Gallery Walk.

26. 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's meditation is led by Richard Brady, a teacher in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, reflecting on spiritual life at home: "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. Where do we begin? Supporting the spiritual dimension of our lives at home is a good place to start." Richard Brady and his partner, Elisabeth, founded the Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. He also co-founded the Mindfulness in Education network. He writes on mindfulness in education and offers workshops; see

Work by John Steven Gurney
Brooks Memorial Library

27. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MEZZANINE—LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS: left—Abenaki artifacts collected locally; right—Glass and ceramic vases from the Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks; GLASS DISPLAY CASE: More objects from the Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' creations from craft activities in the Children's Room, including LEGO-palooza!; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Local author/illustrator John Steven Gurney's first graphic novel for young readers, "Fuzzy Baseball." 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.-Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.

28. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Hermit Thrush will be hosting two CSA pick ups at the brewery this summer, and farmers will be present during Gallery Walk to talk about their products and sign up new members. Up the Road Farm, from Guilford, Vt., has half and full shares available for their second year of operation with over 100 different varieties of vegetables. Tanglebloom flower CSA from Brookline, Vt., is offering weekly bouquet and bucket shares of fresh flowers. The Brewery provides tasting flights, a gallery of local art, brewery tours, and beer-to-go. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.


Work by Alexandra Heller
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery presents work by Alexandra and Peter Heller of Heller Artworks in Morrisville, with a gallery in Stowe's Brickhouse Bookstore. "Out of the forms of nature my sculptures are born," says Alexandra, who first creates a version with paper and then turns cold steel into living organisms. Peter paints the world from the point of view of the forest's twigs, trees, undergrowth, empty spaces, and creatures. Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.