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DECEMBER 2019
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ARTICLE LINKS FOR
DECEMBER



EXHIBIT SAMPLER FOR
CURRENT SHOWS

Work at Faithful Few Tattoo

Custom Puzzles
BRETT CARON
Faithful Few Tattoo


Work at The Marina

Scarves & Shirts
SYLVIA CHUN YIN
RYDER
Marina Restaurant


Work at The Marina

Portraits
Cai Xi
C. X. Silver Gallery


Work at Whetstone Station

DARA CARLETON
Whetstone Station


Work at River Gallery School

ANGELS, BEASTS,
SHEPHERDS & KINGS
River Gallery School


Work at Vermont Center for Photography

"Focus Forward"
STUDENT GALLERY
Vermont Center for
Photography


Work at Harmony Collective Gallery

"Focus Forward"
JOHN DAVIS
Harmony Collective


Work at Cara Wolff Jewelry

CARA WOLFF
Cara Wolff Jewelry


Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts CafÈ

AMBER BESSETTE
Amy's Bakery Arts Café


Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

JULIE V. BAKER ALBRIGHT
Vermont Artisan Designs


Artwork at Works Bakery Café

KIDS' SUBSCRIPTION ART
Works Bakery Café


Artwork at Gallery In The Woods

LYDIA GRAY
Gallery In The Woods


Artwork at Gallery In The Woods

CAST OF "PUMPKINTOWN"
Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery


Artwork at Penelope Wurr

MIA SAROSI
Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts


Artwork at Penelope Wurr

STATE OF A
Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts


Artwork at In-Sight Photography Project

ALAYA et al.
In-Sight Photography Project


Artwork at Gallery In The Woods

LISA MACKIE &
WOLF KAHN
Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts


Artwork at Epsilon Spires

ALEXANDER MESZLER
"Walls of Sound"
Epsilon Spires


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DECEMBER 2019

GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6.

Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, January 3.

VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN

Tattooed Man at Faithful Few
TATTOOED MAN
Faithful Few Tattoo

1. Faithful Few Tattoo
698 Putney Rd., #2, (802) 579-1563, www.faithfulfewtattoo.com, www.instagram.com/faithfulfewtattoo
Multiple local artists' work is always on display, this month showcasing one-of-a-kind custom puzzles, handmade note cards, bamboo wind chimes, and Native American dream catchers, all great options for holiday gifts. Stop by the shop to say "hello" and have your photo taken with Brattleboro's Most Tattooed Man. If you cannot visit during Gallery Walk, come by this family-friendly shop during regular business hours: Tues.-Sat. 12-8 pm.

Indigo Bunting by David Parker Jr.
DAVID PARKER JR.
The Marina Restaurant

2. 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
Handpainted, one-of-a-kind, and beautifully detailed scarves and shirts by Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder are perfect for holiday gift-giving. Continuing are David Parker Jr.'s large-format photographs capturing the beauty and grace of birds and wildlife surrounding a pond on his property in Brookline, Vermont.... Ongoing exhibits include Alex Hrabchak's watercolors; painter Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; Tina Olsen's botanical illustrations; Martha Dolan's landscapes and contemporary artwork; Janet Picard's mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still lifes; and Deborah Lazar's impressionist-realist paintings. A casual waterfront eatery with sunset view, The Marina is open daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.

VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN

Work showing at All Souls Holiday Bazaar
HOLIDAY BAZAAR
All Souls Church

3. All Souls Church Holiday Bazaar
29 South St. at Rt. 9, go up drive across from Fire Station, (802) 254-9377, ascvt.org
OPEN GALLERY WALK FRIDAY 3-7 and SATURDAY 9-2: All Souls Church UU members and friends are locally renowned for handmade and decorated Artisan Wreaths, Greens, and Ornaments, as well as Traditional Holiday Breads and Treats. Browse Handmade Gifts and an array of Cloth Gift Bags. Buy chances on Gift Basket Raffles. FRIDAY features Hearty Chili to eat in or take home. SATURDAY's Lunch from 11 to 2 offers Homemade Soups. Kids' Crafting both days. Come early; beat the crowds!

4. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898, www.cxsilvergallery.com
OPEN 4 to 6 for Gallery Walk on December 6; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead, (802) 257-7898 x1, to arrange a visit. Showing through December (and continuing into March) is an exhibit of Gordon Jones' Recent Landscapes; and Cai Xi's Portraits are showing through December 15 by appointment, (802) 257-7898 x1.... DIM SUM CATERING by appt.; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898 x3.... 3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around: www.airbnb.com/rooms/7173206.

Painting from Thelma Appel's exhibit
GORDON MEINHARD
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN

5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. 10% discount on new memberships.... CURRENT EXHIBITS include: María Elena González: Tree Talk; Thelma Appel: Observed/Abstract; Fafnir Adamites: Interfere (with); Doug Trump: By Rail; and Gordon Meinhard: The Lives of Tables.... General Hours: OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; free admission Thurs. 2-5—come with a friend or two!

Work in Gallery 34
Bratt.-West Arts
CHRIS LANN et al.
RGS & Gallery 34

6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com
Dara Carleton of Brookline, Vt., captures her wildlife photography on the rivers, ponds, and lakes that dot the landscape within a 30-minute drive of Brattleboro. She has a degree in fine art, and a background in painting and photography. She was a winner in two categories of the NH Audubon 2019 Photo Contest. She also volunteers for Audubon VT and monitors several local bald eagle nests.... The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location; free parking. Lunch & dinner daily 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

7. B-WA: Fine Art & Craft Sale at RGS & Gallery 34
34 & 36 Main St., B-WA: (802) 258-8054 Jen, www.Brattleboro-West-Arts.com/rgs
The 6th annual Brattleboro-West Arts Fine Art & Craft Sale in December showcases pottery, jewelry, woodenware, paintings, encaustics, and photography. Gallery Walk opening reception on Dec. 6, 5:30 to 8:30; hours otherwise Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5. Open weekdays by chance or by calling the school at (802) 257-1577. On Dec. 14 & 15, sale hours are Sat. 10-7 and Sun. 12-5, when it expands into adjoining classroom space.

Greg Goodman cabinet
GREG GOODMAN
HatchSpace
at Latchis

8. River Gallery School of Art
32 & 36 Main St., (802) 257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org
The annual Angels, Beasts, Shepherds & Kings Show & Sale is on display at RGS's studio space, 32 Main Street, and at Main Street Studio, 36 Main. Makers of all ages and abilities gather at RGS from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through the holiday season to craft whimsical, ephemeral, and sometimes outrageous creations. Some are suitable for holiday tree ornaments, some are more major works. Visit to make, appreciate, and purchase to support the RGS Scholarship Fund.

9. HatchSpace at Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.hatchspace.org, latchisarts.org
HatchSpace's "seasonal gallery" at the Latchis with handcrafted furniture, functional art, and holiday gifts through March 2020. Featured works are by members of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers and HatchSpace staff and local artists Noriko Isogai and Herbert Hayes. Raffle tickets for two live-edge benches and two standing cabinets by HatchSpace founders Tom Bodett and Greg Goodman, respectively, will be on sale throughout the holiday shopping season to raise money for the HatchSpace Education and Scholarship Fund. Come see masterworks by area craftspeople and plan your gift-giving. A HatchSpace member or staff person will be on hand to answer questions during weekend open hours or by appointment.

Vermont Center for Photography
Rebecca Lepkoff
MEMBERS' SHOW
Vt Ctr for Photography

10. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
Now in its 21st year, VCP presents its 2019 Annual Members Exhibition. Members from across the northeast were invited to submit up to three photographs each. VCP's Director, Joshua Farr, selected the work included in this two-month show ending December 29. This unthemed group exhibition features a wide variety of photographic processes, subjects, and styles. Sales are encouraged to support local and regional artists. Gallery hours are Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5, with a Gallery Walk reception every first Friday 5:30-8:30.

11. VCP's Student Gallery
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
This past fall, the Vermont Center for Photography, in partnership with Turning Point of Windham County, led an eight-week class called "Focus Forward" for people in recovery from addiction to learn the art of photographic image making. VCP hoped that by learning the craft of photography, participants would find a new means of creative expression and a powerful new tool in their recovery process. To celebrate, the students are showing their photographs in VCP's new Student Gallery as part of December's Gallery Walk. Focus Forward will be offered again in the spring of 2020 with dates to be announced.

Work in Gallery 34
COLLIN COVIELLO
Whetstone Craft Beers

12. Whetstone Craft Beers
39 Frost St., (802) 490-3980, www.whetstonebeer.com
Open 4-8 pm during Gallery Walk on Fri., Dec. 6: Visit Whetstone’s new production brewery, open to the public only during Gallery Walk. Featured artist Collin Coviello is a printmaking apprentice under James Primrose of Brattleboro Printmakers on Elliot St. Collin began experimenting with graphic design and minimalism for screen printing high-school band T-shirts, and now mentors other printmaking students. Queer identity and nature are viewed through a lens of abstraction and linework. Sometimes the shapes are very clear, but the true meaning of any piece is fully subjective. In addition to enjoying Collin's artwork, take a brewery tour and enjoy freshly brewed craft beers. Offerings include Whetstone’s flagship options and one unique beer available only at Gallery Walk.

R.W. Brown hill farms cover
RICHARD W. BROWN
118 Gallery

13. 118 Gallery
118 Elliot St., Info: (802) 380-9897 Desmond
Featured through December are Richard W. Brown's B&W images from The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont's Past (2018), 1970s Northeast Kingdom farm life photos, taken with an 8x10 view camera. Sen. Patrick Leahy considers Brown's photographs "unforgettable," and Maxine Kumin (NYTimes Book Review) says he's her "favorite upcountry artist with a camera." Brown's work has won numerous awards and a Vermont Endowment for the Arts Grant. During his 45-year career, Brown's work has appeared in leading American magazines and corporate advertising campaigns; over 25 books of photographs have been published in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Gallery Walk reception on Friday, December 6, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Gallery hours by appt.

14. Harmony Collective: Artist Gallery
49 Elliot St., Info: (802) 579-1501, harmonycollective49@gmail.com
The area's newest art collective is open 10 to 6 daily and is showing 2D and 3D work by 26 local artists made using a wide range of materials. The collective encourages you to invest in the local economy by purchasing work by over two dozen artists not represented elsewhere in Brattleboro. Stop by any day of the week to meet the Artist of the Day (they'll be running the register!) and learn about their particular creative process. Gallery Walk receptions on first Fridays run 5:30-8:30 and will be an opportunity to meet several member-artists and sample delightful refreshments, too. LIVE MUSIC during Gallery Walk on DECEMBER 6 by percussionist Stephan Brandstatter—he takes us along on his exploration of the mystery, mystique, and healing power of the Gong.

Working at DemoGraphix
MAKING A SHIRT
DemoGraphix

15. DemoGraphix at Brattleboro Printmakers
12 Elliot St., go through green gate and downstairs between Hotel Pharmacy & Boomerang, info: demographixvt@gmail.com or (802) 275-7871
Come downstairs to see what's being made in a space that inspires creativity and welcomes everyone. This youth-led screen-printing business offers the public a chance to get some sweet shirts: Choose from 5 different designs and pay $5-$20 on a sliding scale, or bring your own item to print on!

16. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (208) 869-2948, www.carawolffjewelry.com
This stylish boutique features simply elegant handmade jewelry by metalsmith Cara Wolff, whose love of nature influences the design of her jewelry and unique displays—live-edge wood tables, moss, and bark. Also featured is work by local artisans including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, leather handbags, indigo textiles, and more.... JEWELRY-MAKING WORKSHOP on Friday, Dec. 13, 6-9 pm: Learn basic metalsmithing techniques and come away with a completed piece of jewelry. Cost: $55/person, limited to 10 participants. Open Tues.-Sat. 10-4 or 5 and Sun. 11-4; otherwise by appt.

Art at Mocha Joe's
PETER VAN DER DOES
Mocha Joe's Café

17. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Peter Van der Does studied painting at the Art Students League in Woodstock, N.Y., and then at Bard and Skidmore colleges. After a brief period of notoriety in New York City, where he made large abstracts in roofing tar and sand, and had a one-man show with a review in Art News, he left to pursue other directions. Years later after an extended visit overseas, he found himself without money and started painting in the streets for income. Often stymied by bad weather, he returned to working in the studio and abstract art. This show is the result of rain and high wind. Stop by during the Walk and all month for freshly roasted coffee or a seasonal drink with homemade pastries. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, and Sun. 7:30-8.

Art at Turn It Up!
POSTER ART
Turn It Up!

18. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
The record shop features 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.

19. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071, www.facebook.com/Amys-Bakery-Arts-Cafe
Featured in December are acrylic farm animal paintings by Amber Bessette, a Guilford, Vermont artist and small farmer. Amber spreads joy through the unique and oftentimes humorous personalities of farm animals.... Enjoy European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6 and Sun. 9-5.

Artwork at Vermont Artisan 
                 Designs
JULIE A. BAKER ALBRIGHT
Vermont Artisan Designs

20. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured in December are oil painters Kate Beetle and Julie V. Baker Albright and potters Jean Meinhardt and Beth Armour. Beetle creates both still-lifes and Vermont landscapes, while Albright specializes in detailed still-life paintings. Meinhardt's functional porcelain is enhanced by a variety of high-fired microcrystalline glazes. Armour recently returned to pottery and enjoys working with asymmetrical porcelain forms that are both fanciful and functional. Gallery Walk–Holly Days reception on Friday, Dec. 6, 5:30 to 7:30. A portion of sales of work by featured artists goes to the Windham County Heat Fund.... Open 7 days.

21. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
River Gallery School is exhibiting works from the Subscription Art program that supports the Scholarship Fund. Framed original artwork created by children attending River Gallery School is loaned to businesses and members of the community for a year to hang in offices and homes. RGS is a 41-year-old nonprofit located at 32 Main St., Brattleboro. Call (802) 257-1577 for information, or visit the website for class offerings—rivergalleryschool.org. (See Walk listing #6 for current exhibits at the school.)... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6-8.

Art at Gallery In The Woods KAREN GAUDETTE
Gallery In The Woods

22. Gallery In The Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com
Holiday Shows include "Welcome Yule," Karen Gaudette's black-and-white scratchboard drawings celebrating Yuletide, inspired by medieval illustrations. Animal minstrels welcome back the sun with song and dance, surrounded by starry winter night skies. Included are Waterfowl and Raptor portraits connected to her love of native New England birds.... Noted lifelong ceramicist Lydia Gray began firing her kiln with wood in 2012. "Pieces I had made for the electric kiln didn't work. I experimented with building techniques, clays, and glazes, moving from sculptural and narrative to hand-built and functional." Some of each type is shown in her exhibit "The Community of Clay." Artist reception on Friday, Dec. 6, 5:30-8:30, with live music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

Artwork at Dianich Gallery

23. Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Featured through December 27 is "A Fabulous Confluence," an exhibit of work by Myles Danaher, Steven Leal, and Jason Alden. A life-long artist, Alden is director of The Drawing Studio, an independent drawing school and community art studio near downtown Brattleboro—www.vermontdrawingstudio.com. Lately Danaher has been focusing on studio-based landscape painting with a strong reliance on recollections. Leal is best known for his ever-evolving painting series combining explosive colors, textures, and mediums. Reception during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30 pm—live music is often performed in the foyer outside the gallery on Walk night; the gallery is otherwise open by appt.

Painting at Hooker-Dunham
SUSAN BREAREY
Hooker-Dunham

24. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main St. down the alley and downstairs, (802) 254-9276, www.hookerdunham.org & Facebook
5-9 pm in the Lobby on Friday, Dec. 6: The foyer exhibit of paintings and prints by Susan Brearey are related to an 8 pm performance of PUMPKINTOWN. In that show, Tim Eriksen, Susan Brearey, and Peter Irvine present "Songs, Stories and Magic Lantern Projections from an Imaginary New England Village." These tales feature Grammy-nominated ethnomusicologist and punk-folk pioneer Eriksen on an abundance of musical instruments. Enjoy shape-note harmony by the first published Native American composer, fiery Scottish fiddle tunes, apocalyptic Afro-Celtic gospel, traditional and original songs of war, the sea, traveling, tragedy and love—tying it all together. Show tickets at door: $18 adults, $12 students.

25. 22nd Annual Children's Holiday Craft Fair
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., kidscraftfair20@gmail.com
5 to 8 pm during Gallery Walk on Dec. 6: Strolling of the Heifers, Vermont Wilderness School and the Putney Area Homeschool Group present this annual holiday event to teach something about entrepreneurship and share their students' creativity with the community. Items on offer this year range from beeswax candles to a variety of ornaments, journals and cutting boards, edible treats, and many, many more giftable items perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list! In addition to gift buying, you can enjoy dinner as well as live music and spoken word/poetry performances.

Work at River Garden
CARLENE RAPER
The Gallery at
The Garden

26. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com
The Gallery at the Garden presents SINGING COLORS by fiber artist Carlene Raper during December. Her work spans over forty years, and the exhibit ranges from hand-dyed, pieced quilts to intimate fabric hangings. View the show and meet Carlene during these exhibit-related events: (1) Exhibit Opening on Saturday, Dec. 7, 1-3 pm.... (2) Artist Presentation during the Garden's Brown Bag Lunch Series on Thursday, Dec. 12, 12-1 pm.... and (3) Carlene's Boutique at the "Holiday Pop-Up Gift Shop" event on Dec. 13, 11-5 pm, & Dec. 14, 11-3 pm. The River Garden is open Mon.-Fri., 9-5 pm. & Sat. for special events. Go to our website at the River Garden calendar for updates.

27. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com
Vessels, plates, and cups are included in a continuing ceramic exhibit by Mia Sarosi, a UK artist whose work has won a QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) award. New Work also from Agathe Birtle (State of A), a German jewelry designer—"Brass, steel, wood, copper, come together in minimalistic expressions of geometry."... Christmas is upon us with a great assortment of seasonal gifts and marvelously unique holiday cards and ornaments.... Open Sun.-Wed. 11 to 6; Thurs.-Fri.-Sat. till 7 pm, later for Gallery Walk. CLOSED Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

28. In-Sight Photography Project
183 Main St., enter down alley at right, (802) 251-9960, www.insight-photography.org, www.exposuresprogram.org
On display in the Tiny Gallery is In-Sight's Fall Student Showcase featuring work from Digital and Analog Photography classes at introductory through advanced levels. Public visiting hours are during Gallery Walk and otherwise Mon.-Fri. 11-5, and additional lab hours for program participants.

Artwork at Mitchell Giddings
RENOVATION UNDER WAY
Mitchell·Giddings

29. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290, mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK on DEC. 6, MGFA's newly renovated sidewalk-level space will have its GRAND OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, Dec. 20, from 5 to 7 pm, for "Art of the Chop: Collaborative Prints," and "Collages of the Sea," both by artist and master printer Lisa Mackie. Artists working with Mackie include Wolf Kahn, Emily Mason, Sol LeWitt, Amy Ernst, Jack Youngerman and others, brought together in Mackie's atelier to create prints which allow the artists to 'speak' in new and innovative ways.... Artist and printmaker Dan Chiaccio will open First Proof Press in MGFA's former downstairs gallery.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St.

30. Take a Moment for Peace & Christmas Craft Fair
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 254-4730
5:30 to 6:00 · This month's Moment for Peace, set in the church Sanctuary, features a Reflection on Light & Darkness by Rev. Lise Sparrow, paston of Guilford Community Church. Members of the GCC choir assist in encircling the lighting of candles for loved ones and places in the world in need of peace. Prayers and music from different faith traditions are included in this service.
Christmas Craft Fair & Community Supper: Before or after the 5:30-6 Moment for Peace in the Sanctuary, or anytime if you are not participating in that monthly Walk program, head downstairs for supper, interactive carol singing, a quilt raffle, and crafts galore! The Fair continues on Saturday with breakfast waffles, lunch, a quilt raffle, wreaths, decorations, and other holiday crafts!

Artwork at Brooks Library
ADRIENNE YORINKS
Brooks Memorial Library

31. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290, www.brooks.lib.vt.us
MAIN FLOOR, Small Conference Room: Three small quilts by fabric artist/illustrator Adrienne Yorinks; Bill Fleming, "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework. MEZZANINE, Glass Cases: Loud Collection urns and sculptures. SECOND FLOOR, Entryway Case: Children's Lego creations. Objects from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building; take a self-guided walking tour during library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.

32. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through side door of Masonic Center), (802) 258-4597, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org
Free admission: OPEN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2-4 pm for Gallery Walk; other times by appointment.... Featured archives and objects are from the First Baptist Church, now known as Epsilon Spires. Browse through Mary Cabot's diary entries about Kipling, photos of Island Park, period clothing, info on the Estey Organ Co., and much more.... Visit the BHS Research Room at the Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator), open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appointment.

Artwork at Epsilon Spires
LAUREN PAKRADOONI
Epsilon Spires

33. Epsilon Spires
190 Main St., in the First Baptist Church building, epsilonspires.org
Gallery Walk reception with locally sourced delicacies and DJ Pholange Delight spinning vinyl.... At 7 pm, Alexander Meszler performs his Walls of Sound, the Ecology of the Borderlands on the sanctuary's Estey organ, featuring field recordings, video projection, and scientific research warning of negative environmental impacts of a border wall. Tickets offered on a sliding scale at $15-$20.... Continuing in the Gallery: The kinetic sound-art exhibition Describing a Sunset to a Robocaller by Lauren Pakradooni is showing in the upper balcony until its Jan. 11 closing ceremony, when she performs within/utilizing the installation. Also performing on that date: Noise Nomads.... Exhibits otherwise open before/during Epsilon events or by appointment—see website/FB page.

34. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
Hermit Thrush gallery spaces feature brewery-related watercolors and photographs.... Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are available from 5 pm on Gallery Walk Fridays. Otherwise OPEN Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6. Grilled Cheese & full pours (8 to 12 oz.) available every Thurs. & Sat. 3-8, Fri. 12-8.

Work at Wheelhouse Clay Center Shari Zabriskie et al. HOLIDAY SHOP
Wheelhouse Clay Ctr

35. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034, www.WheelhouseClayCenter.com
Wheelhouse's expanded Holiday Shop—launched on Friday, Nov. 29—runs through Tuesday, Dec. 31. More pots, more artists, more bargains! Gift certificates, available for loved ones who love clay, may be used for classes, events, or shop purchases. On Saturday, Dec. 14, Wheelhouse will be open until 8 pm as part of Midtown Mall's Holiday Open House, featuring refreshments, holiday shopping, and entertainment from some of the building's merchants.

SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS

Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center
RICH GOMBAR
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, a mile before Exit 1
Work by Rich Gombar, an American painter of his environment, is featured in the Silo Gallery on display panels in the main hall. "Where once art needed nature to survive, we now need art to help nature survive. I paint to capture beauty, to hold a passing moment, to memorialize what may be fleeting, or in the case of barns or industrial sites, falling. I try to make the immense intimate."... Brochures, magazines, maps, and showcase exhibits of area products, artwork, and fine crafts are resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.