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Work showing at BMAC

C.X. Silver Gallery

Work at 1868 Crosby House

1868 Crosby House

Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at Gallery 34

Gallery 34

Work showing at Latchis Gallery

Latchis Gallery

Work at In-Sight Photography Project

In-Sight Photo Project

Art at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Restless Rooster Café

Art at Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Elliot St. Fish & Chips

Artwork at Mocha Joe's

Mocha Joe's Café

Artwork at Ruggles & Hunt

Ruggles & Hunt

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Art at Works Bakery Café

Joshua Farr et al.
Works Bakery Café

Jewelry by David F. Walter

David Walter, Goldsmith
& Platinumsmith

Sculpture by Bruce Campbell

David Walter, Goldsmith
& Platinumsmith

Artwork at Dianich Gallery

Mark Shaw Archive
The Dianich Gallery

Painting by Greg Moschetti

The Gallery at The Garden

Stitch Patterns at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass
& Gifts

Work at Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts

Art at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Brewery

Art at I-91 Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

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


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,
"A Community of Movement"—six photographs by Diane Sharp and Annie Macy show the streets of downtown Brattleboro coming alive with dancers taking flight during the 2015 Southern Vermont Dance Festival— Other ongoing exhibits include paintings by Else DeVoid; watercolors by young Alex Hrabchak; flora, fauna, and 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 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 1-3:30 pm for Gallery Walk; otherwise open year-round by calling 1-2 days in advance.... Brian Cohen: The Emblem - archetypal etchings through October. Cai Xi Retrospective 1980-2015 at The Putney School's Currier Center—through Nov. 6, open daily, 418 Houghton Brook Rd., Putney, Vt. More information at and Ongoing exhibits at the Gallery: Selections from the show and book: Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside—50-year retrospective, Rodrigo Nava: Infinity Forms - sculpture on lawn. Cai Xi's abstract performance painting using mops/brooms/trowels as brushes; luminous landscapes; monumental portraits; and the multimedia DIM SUM DINING evenings by; calling ahead recommended.

3. 1868 Crosby House
175 Western Ave., (802) 257-7145,
"Digital Explorations" by Andréa Wallens Powell include a sampling of photographic series and individual studies in nature, on the farm, and as painterly "abstracts" captured in unlikely places. "Photography can evoke an emotion, commit understanding to a set of ideals ... or transform recognizable patterns and shapes into something greater." Stop by between 5 and 8:30 during Gallery Walk to meet the artist, 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.


Photo at Poetry Studio
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. Opening Reception during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8:30 pm, for "Windows to Creative Expression": Young Poets & Artists from the Poetry Studio, honoring the extraordinary voices and visual expression of young local poets and artists; showing through Feb. 6. Other exhibits: Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns, exploring guns' influence on society ... Jamie Young's Chaos and Light, articulating abundant, tumultuous, encroaching vegetation ... House/Home, A Work in Progress: John Willis's photographs of houses in Native American communities shine a harsh light on income equality ... Union Station: Gateway to the World, images and stories of the BMAC's home on its 100th anniversary ... Flora and Fauna, Babette Bloch's stainless steel sculptures on the museum exterior and in the sculpture garden. Open daily 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, free: members and under 18. Free Thurs. after 2; guided tours Sat. at 2.

5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Featured artist O, of Greenfield, Mass., signs work with an image of the earth. O obsesses on the mashup of relevance of the earth and an ever-evolving industrial mixed-media technique that employs ink, collage, photography, digital photo manipulation, spray paint, stencils, and spot channel flatbed printing on metal. Seeing is believing: 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,
River Gallery School is holding over its annual Faculty Show this month, including work by members of the staff and Board of Directors. Recent work by the artists who teach classes and workshops at the school allows prospective students to get a feel for each teacher's style.... GALLERY 34 is hosting paintings of cows by Basha Freudenberg, who shares: "I've been painting in southern Vermong for 15 years. I call myself a plein air painter in that most of my painting is done outside throughout the seasons. For the last 3 years I have been painting cows and steers in their pastures. What captures me most is the contrast of greens and golds of the grass with the darks and red-browns of the cows."

7. Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,
Featured in October is "With You," the first solo exhibit by Hannah Cummins, which is part of an ongoing multimedia project rooted in the process of remembering, using art as a tool for navigating loss and grief. A Brattleboro resident, Cummins earned a BA from Goddard and studied at Marlboro College. Opening reception 5-7 pm during Gallery Walk on Oct. 7; hours otherwise during regular Latchis Theatre hours and special times to be announced. Cummins' exhibit is part of a new program at the Latchis called Splice, which combines art in the gallery, a monthly screening of films on themes related to the artwork, followed by conversation around those themes. This month's Splice films and conversation will be on Tues., Oct. 18, at 7 pm. More info at

Work at Express Fluency
Express Fluency

8. Express Fluency
8 Flat St., (802) 275-2694,,
Gallery Walk Open House on October 7 at Express Fluency's new location. Work by Cuban artist José Fuster is currently exhibited. Express Fluency offers a unique approach to learning a language which has helped thousands of people, including previously unsuccessful language students, who can gain fluency quickly and easily. Mini language class demos offered throughout the evening.

9. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
A solo exhibit entitled "I Hope This Makes You Feel Something," by In-Sight student Daisy Osowski, is featured in the Tiny Gallery during October. Created during In-Sight Photography's Exposures program, these images speak to the idea of self-discovery and self-love, and are meant to feel ephemeral and flawed. The photographs are paired with snippets of text related to intersecting and contrasting ideas of beauty and pain. The In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography, regardless of ability to pay.

Work at Vermont Center for Photography
In-Sight Alumnus
Vt Ctr for Photography

10. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
18th Annual Photography Auction & Exhibition to benefit In-Sight Photography Project. Included are works from photographers of international renown and outstanding professionals from all across the country. There is something for everyone in this auction of over 250 prints and books. Subjects, mediums, sizes, and techniques vary widely, and price ranges appeal to all, from sophisticated collectors to art-loving bargain hunters. The exhibit is showing through October 30, with an opening reception during Gallery Walk on October 7, 5:30-8:30 pm. Gallery hours are daily 12 to 5. All bidding is online, with more info at

11. Restless Rooster Café & Coffee Bar
134 Elliot St., (802) 258-2565,
Book Launch Party from 6 to 8 pm during Gallery Walk: Author and illustrator team Jaimie Scanlon and Ellen Tumavicus celebrate their first children's book, Ralph Flies the Coop. This family-friendly event features international food, music, and lively interactive readings from the book, which tells the story of a world-traveling rooster. All ages are invited to attend, and guests are encouraged to wear international attire or rooster/chicken-themed clothing or accessories.... Also featured in October are portrait images by Irshad Mustafa, a self-taught, freelance photographer who moved to Brattleboro from New York City three months ago. As a child, he photographed his friends and family with a Vivitar instant camera. When Irshad bought his first digital camera in 2009, his interest in photography became a love for photography." Open every day 7 to 2, serving a full Coffee Bar and Breakfast all day and Lunch on Mon.-Fri. 11-2.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery
ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective

12. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Now featuring work by Bud Gallagher, an extraordinary woodcarver and painter of aquatic species; and Ken Hebson, author of the prizewinning book South from Istanbul. Meet both during Gallery Walk: Ken will read from his chapbook at 6:30, and Bud will talk about his work (which is 25% off!) throughout the evening. ArtRageUs1 is an arts collective selling art, crafts, books, and music created by local folks, and home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz. Applications for membership in the arts collective are available online and at the store on Elliot Street. Open Fri./Sat./Sun. from 11 to 5, and online.

13. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
Images of caterpillars and rain by Irshad Mustafa are featured in October. A self-taught, freelance photographer, he moved to Brattleboro from New York City three months ago. His love of images goes back to childhood, when he photographed his friends and family with a Vivitar instant camera. In 2009, when Irshad bought his first digital camera, his interest in photography became a love for photography. The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work at MILK Schools
MILK Schools

14. MILK Schools: Your Language School
14 Elliot St., 2nd fl., (802) 380-9696,
Gallery Walk Opening Night on October 7 with refreshments and international film celebrating the autumn showcase of artisan creations brought from Mexico. See a traditional Tree of Life clay sculpture and "Alebrijes" from the villages of Metepec and San Martín Tilcajete. The original Trees of Life were inspired by biblical themes, but these elaborate sculptures include other themes today. "Alebrijes" were first created by artisan Pedro Linares López, who developed them from cardboard and wood. Fantasy images of creatures that came to him in dreams were then carved and painted to create these fabulous sculptures. The school offers language courses, tutoring, and translations. Open Mon.-Fri. 11-8, Sat. 9-3.

15. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
New nature, portrait, and experimental drawings by Jason Alden, a drawing and painting teacher at River Gallery School, are featured in October. Jason will be on hand to meet Walk patrons from 6:30 to 8:30 on October 7. Stop by anytime for a sip of Java, locally baked treats, and a look at this month's exhibit.

16. Ruggles & Hunt: Purveyors of Staple & Fancy Goods
79 Main St., (802) 579-1900, & Facebook
Gallery Walk Open House on October 7: Drop-in Workshop 3-6 pm with local designer Laura Zindel, who will demonstrate creation of her image-transfer ceramics and debut her new line of prints—free signed print with $25 min. purchase of Zindel wares. Other features include high-value Raffle Items with ticket proceeds to benefit NEYT. Special Gifts with purchase of $25 or more. "A flirt, a laugh, and a blare of color," the shop offers eye-catching clothing, jewelry, and creative cards; stylish housewares and furnishings; a bounty of books, toys, and gifts for all ages. Open daily 11-5:30, Sun. 12-5, 11-8 for Gallery Walk.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

17. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015,
The record shop now features a collection of vintage music and movie posters, several rare and collectible. Artists include the Beatles and solo projects, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Clash, Prince, Gene Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood. Turn It Up! sells new and classic music on vinyl and CD at bargain prices every day. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-9, Sun. 11-6.

18. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
October features original writings, sketches, and paintings by local children's author/illustrator team Jaimie Scanlon and Ellen Tumavicus. The exhibit chronicles the duo's journey and process in creating Ralph Flies the Coop, the new multicultural picture book just released by Green Writers Press. Brush up on your world languages (and your rooster!) as you stroll the café visiting iconic world destinations with Ralph. 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 evenings, and Sun. 9-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

19. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Featured in October are new oil paintings by Charles Townsend, pastels by Linda Dessaint, and river stone sculptures by Jen Herzer. The store is also celebrating American Craft Week and the second weekend of the Vermont Crafts Council's Open Studios. Maps for the tour are available at the gallery. A portion of sales of featured work will go to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+), which is currently helping flood victims in the South. Gallery Walk reception, 6-7:30. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists and craftspeople.

20. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
Work by members of the Vermont Center for Photography is featured during October. VCP members are from all over New England and represent a wide variety of photographic styles and experience levels. Visit to find out more information about becoming a member! .... Check out the "clothesline" exhibit of children's artwork from River Gallery School.... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and 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

21. WOW Frozen Yogurt
122 Main St., (802) 579-1255,
Paintings by Stan Ruszala of West Springfield, Mass., continue on display. 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.

22. 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

23. Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
The Gallery's continuing featured exhibit in October is Karen Gaudette: Wishing for the Moon. Gaudette's exploration of archetypal and mystical imagery is perfectly mated to scratchboard technique. The medium invites fineline drawing with the feel of vintage black-and-white illustration. The artist has actualized the dream realm with precision, rendering fantasy with a modern psychological twist. Showing through Oct. 31. Open daily 11-5:30. The Moondogs will be playing during Gallery Walk on October 7.

24. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, down the alley and through the glass doors, (802) 380-1607,
Featured through January 3, 2017, is an exhibit of John F. Kennedy Family Photos from the Mark Shaw Archive. Shaw was personal photographer to Jack and Jackie Kennedy, and many of these images were seen in the pages of Life magazine during JFK's time in the White House. Others have never been exhibited before in the United States. Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 during Gallery Walk on October 7.... Then, beginning at 7:30 in the Gallery, Dede Cummings of DCDesign Books hosts a Book Release Party for Between the Shadow by retired educator and poet Daniel A. Heller. The reception includes a reading and book signing. Heller, who has authored six books on education, says this first book of poems "gives voice to my inner demons ... so I send them out, hoping they may bring someone insight or relief."

25. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Two artists are featured in October: Greg Moschetti and Aashna Kinkhabwala. In "Landscapes Remembered and Imagined," Moschetti's vision in his paintings is to create places which have a sense of familiarity about them and which draw the viewer into a spiritual feeling of peaceful solitude. Kinkhabwala, 17 years old, photographed her travels in India. Profits from the sales of her photos will benefit the Apang Manav Mandal school that teaches disabled children a skill they can use to support themselves. Meet & greet the artists on Friday, October 7, between 5:30 and 8:30 pm. River Garden hours are otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, except during special events.

Pillow at Penelope Wurr
Penelope Wurr

26. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
The Upstairs Gallery is showing ephemeral "Stitch Art" in October. These antique cross-stitch and embroidery patterns were designed as supplements to issues of the YOUNG LADIES JOURNAL in the late 1800s. Stop in for a rare look at these beautiful intricate and colorful designs. Bauhaus-influenced Wallace Sewell blankets and pillows are a great complement to this colorful exhibit. Winter wearables include scarves and hats from the same London maker and a new German woolen manufacturer. Also on display is Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-6 (often late on Fri.), Sun. 11-6, and till 8:30 or later for the Walk.

27. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Featured through October 22 is "Passaggi," an exhibit of wooden creations as well as textile work and photography by David and Michelle Holzapfel. Artist Talk on Saturday, October 8, at 5 pm. The gallery showcases contemporary fine art and craft by mid-career and established artists in a variety of mediums. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5 and for Gallery Walk.... Also visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium at 128 Main St. for selected work by prominent and emerging featured artists.

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 · In keeping with the 2016 program theme of "Pilgrimage," on October 7 Duncan Hilton, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, leads a meditation on his pilgrimage to Bolivia, where he studied Spanish at a Catholic Monastery to prepare himself to serve communities of Latino people in Springfield, Mass., and elsewhere. Hilton returned from Bolivia on September 27 and hopes to be ordained soon for ministry in the Episcopal Church.

Work by Jim Arnosky
Brooks Memorial Library

29. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
SECOND FLOOR–CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Award-winning natural sciences author and illustrator Jim Arnosky offers "Frozen Wild," "Jim Arnosky's Wild World," "Thunder Birds," and "Creep and Flutter." ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' crafts, including LEGO-palooza! MEZZANINE–LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS: left–Abenaki artifacts collected locally; right–Vases from the Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks; GLASS DISPLAY CASE: More objects from the Loud Collection. 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.

30. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through side door of Masonic Center), (802) 258-4957,
Free admission: Open 2-7 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Thurs.-Fri. 2-4, Sat. 11-3. Exhibits include a Prom Dress from 1913 and an early Folk Dress from the local Swedish Collection.... View a sampling of Colonel Yearbooks and "The Dial" literary magazines.... Browse online photo collections any time. The trial run of a new Flickr site is showing photos from construction of Brattleboro Union High School in 1950-51, taken by the former Lewis R. Brown studio on Main Street– The originals are stored in the BHS collection. Feedback is welcome! Visit the BHS Research Room at the Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator) open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appointment.

31. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
For 10 years, local filmmaker Angela Snow has been shooting "Mortality of Dreams," a feature documentary in the tiny village of Yantalo, Peru. Photos are on display chronicling construction of the first sustainable hospital in that country, a retired doctor's dream. At 7 pm diromg Gallery Walk on October 7, Angela will show video clips with Q&A. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night will be available 5 pm-late. From 6 to 8 pm, free local bratwurst and ice cream will celebrate a fundraiser to edit and finish Angela's documentary. More info is at Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.


Art at I-91 Welcome Center
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery presents contemporary landscapes by Charles Townsend of Marlboro, whose approach involves focusing on the emotion, atmosphere, and energy of his paintings— Vermont farm scenes painted by Amy Mosher of Chester capture the individual characteristics and personalities of her animals and the rural nature of farm life— Jason Breen of West Brattleboro is showing his traditional solid-wood furniture. From milling the wood himself to the handcrafted joinery, his work is sensual and unique— Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.