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JUNE 2019
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Work at Whetstone Station

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at Gallery 34

Gallery 34

Work at HatchSpace Gallery

King Racing Boats

Work at Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Work at Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Work at Yalla Vermont

Yalla Vermont

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts CafÈ

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Subscription Art Program
to Benefit Scholarship Fund
Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Dianich Gallery

Brooks House Hallway

Artwork at Gallery In The Woods

Federico Valdes et al.
Gallery In The Woods

Artwork at Gallery In The Woods

Gallery In The Woods

Artwork at Gallery In The Woods

Gallery In The Woods

Art in Gallery at The Garden

Gallery at The Garden

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr
Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts

June 15-July 28
Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Brewery

Artwork at Michelle Frehsee Photography

Michelle Frehsee Photography

Artwork at Michelle Frehsee Photography

Wheelhouse Clay Center

Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

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JUNE 2019


Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, July 5.


Bald eagles in nest by Dara Carleton
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,
New in June is work by photographer Dara Carleton, who recently exhibited at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro. Her images reflect an interest in Local Raptors, especially Bald Eagles. Ongoing exhibits include Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series;Alex Hrabchak's watercolors; painter Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; Tiffany Heerema's collages of vintage food imagery; 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. Walk "munchies" available 5-6:30. A casual waterfront eatery with sunset view, The Marina is open daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.


Work showing at C. X. Silver Gallery
C. X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
Open for Gallery Walk 5-7:30 pm on June 7; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Showing through July 17 is Nina Isabelle's Remarkable New Locations: An installation about location, space, language, and perception"; open during Gallery Walk and by appointment, (802) 257-7898 x1. (See article link at left.) Multimedia conceptual artist Isabelle works in prints, sculpture, word art, spoken word, sound, collaboration, and performance— Continuing through June: Nye Ffarrabas – Fluxus Dialogue, featuring the Infinite Event Score (2019) and selected works from Nye's 60+ years as a visual artist and 80+ years as a poet.... Thurs., June 13, 6 pm: Brattleboro Words Project Roundtable Discussion with Nye Ffarrabas at C.X. Silver Gallery & Press.... DIM SUM CATERING by appointment; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898.... Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents a Potluck Celebration of Eid Ul Fitr on Wed., June 5, at 6 pm; RSVP to (802) 257-7898 x3.... Self-contained 3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around:


Photo by Miles Anton, BUHS
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION from 5:30 on Gallery Walk night. Raffle tickets on sale for a Wolf Kahn original pastel; new membership purchases during the Walk include a free raffle ticket.... Outdoor sculptures by Timothy Segar are featured. Showing through June 16 are Sandy Sokoloff: Emanation; Amy Bennett: Nuclear Family; GLASSTASTIC 2019; Joey Morgan: Catch + Release (2) Précis; Jackie Abrams & Deidre Scherer: Connections; and Joseph Diggs: Proud 2 Be American.... General Hours: OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; free for everyone on Thurs. 2-5 pm.... NOTE: BMAC WILL BE CLOSED JUNE 17-21 to install new exhibits—admission-free opening reception at 5:30 on Sat., June 22, with a cash bar by Whetstone Station.

4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Dave Mazor is showing large-format prints using the unique style of steel wool photography he discovered after moving to Vermont in 2008. A New York native, Dave set out on his path to becoming a professional photographer in 2001 at a New Hampshire art school and now teaches at Brattleboro Union High School. He devotes his free time to freelance photography and also provides a wide range of photographic services to the public. See this month's feature article (link at left above) and Dave's website at for further information. The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location with free parking. Lunch & dinner daily 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

Artwork at River Gallery School
River Gallery School

5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
"Cats & Dogs" is the theme of June's All-School Art Show. RGS students, from kids through seniors, present their various views of the world of canines and felines in paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Stop by to see and connect with the special bond between humans and their pets. Also, check out Spring and Summer Classes, Workshops, and ArtCamps for kids, teens, and adults—at RGS or online.... GALLERY 34 features recent paintings by Josh Allen.

6. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,,
The Latchis Gallery is dormant in June. Stop by in July for something new.... LATE-NIGHT CULT CLASSIC FILM at 11 pm on June 7: Katsuhiro Otomo's "Akira"—admission by donation.

Vermont Center for Photography
Vermont Center for

7. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Featured through July 28 is "Lugo," featuring work by Richard Max Gavrich, Emma Ressell, and Vanessa Kotovich, three photographers who traveled to the small, unremarkable town of Lugo, Italy, in the summers of 2014, 2016, and 2017, respectively. They were acutely aware that their task of making a body of work "about" the town was doomed. Instead, they veered sharply away from objective truth toward something far more instinctual. Gallery Walk reception on Friday, June 7, 5:30-8:30. Additional info on the exhibit and center programs available online.

8. HatchSpace
35 Frost St., 1st floor past Mocha Joe's,,
During June the gallery features work by master wooden rowing shell maker Graeme King of King Racing in Putney. A 26-foot rowing shell is displayed alongside its technical drawings. King will be on hand during Gallery Walk on Friday night, June 7, to answer questions about his long career building some of the world's finest competitive wooden boats. He will collaborate with the HatchSpace woodworking school this fall to offer a boat-building seminar. With the boat on display as their model, class participants will learn step-by-step methods to gain the skills and confidence to build their own boats using King's full-scale drawings. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat. by appt.

Work at 118 Gallery
118 Gallery

9. 118 Gallery
118 Elliot St., (802) 380-9897 Desmond,
The group show "Waltz" includes two series of paintings by Ricia Gordon that explore line, color, and space, obliquely addressing the uncertainty and wonder of living in this time. Lesle Lewis' boxes/catalogues/collections express her interest in the intersection of words, lines, colors, and sentences. Her fifth collection of poems, "Rainy Days on the Farm," will be published in the fall. Humberto Ramirez' paintings were done after 9/11, reflecting late capitalism's disregard for the fragility of life and its embrace of "perpetual" war. Ramirez' current "Spring Series" paintings are being shown at Artis-Tree in Woodstock, Vt. Opening Reception June 7, 5:30-8:30. Gallery hours otherwise 12 to 5 on Saturdays in June.

10. Gallery Sitka Pop-Up
c/o Studio East, 58 Elliot St., 2nd floor, (718) 974-3328 Tamar Russell Brown,
ONE NIGHT ONLY: A Gallery Walk Reception on June 7, 5:30-8:30, features light refreshments and work by artists represented at Gallery Sitka in Shirley, Mass.: Marston Clough (Mass.) paints real and imagined island landscapes inspired by Martha's Vineyard. Humanities professor Susan Wadsworth (Mass.) creates pastels reflecting a strong Asian influence. Painter Melissa Richard (Mass.) uses abstract mixed-media to explore the emotional qualities of color and texture. Painter Mia Scheffey (Brattleboro) uses mark-making to document her lifelong journey of inner transformation. Meagan St. Laurent (Mass.) paints animals and landscapes mainly in acrylics, exploring realistic abstraction with color, brushstrokes, and drawing with poured paint. Susy Gomez Victorica (1965-2018) (Mass.) painted colorful, fun abstracts.

Work at Mocha Joe's
Vagabond Way, Chile
Mocha Joe's Café

11. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Married duo Tiffany Soukup and Christopher Brader are photographers, writers, and park rangers. They have lived and worked around the globe, traveling to over 40 countries. Since finding their niche in Vermont State Parks, they now call Vermont "home." This winter, the pair traveled throughout Central and South America, passing through some of the places where Mocha Joe's coffee is grown. June's exhibit features three of their main passions: travel, coffee, and Vermont. Stop by to see the show and treat yourself to freshly roasted coffee, a seasonal drink, and homemade pastries. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

12. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309,
For over 50 years, Star Trek has been a pillar of science fiction. This franchise has embedded itself in our cultural lexicon, influencing entertainment and real-world science alike. From Kirk to Janeway, from Enterprise to Voyager, from Vulcans to Borg, there is a little bit of Star Trek in all of us. Yalla's celebration of all things Trek continues this month. Live long and prosper.... Enjoy authentic Middle Eastern fare made from scratch—including handmade pitas and falafel—using locally sourced and organic ingredients when possible. Closed Tues. & Wed., open Thurs./Sat./Sun./Mon. 10-3, Fri. 10-6 (later for Gallery Walk)—subject to seasonal changes.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

13. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015,
The record shop 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.

14. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
An exhibit of paintings by Melanie Phillips is featured through the end of June. Always looking for the common thread within space that brings us together, plein air artist Phillips explores the interaction of light and air and all the particles in-between. Blend order and chaos, add some color and energy, and dimensional environments are created.... The café offers European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, till 8 for the Walk, and Sun. 9-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

15. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Featured art in June includes colorful gouache paintings by Woody Jackson, whose cows bring to mind the Strolling of the Heifers, and acrylic paintings of olden times by Dane Tilghman. Opening reception on Friday, June 7, 5:30 to 7. A portion of sales by featured artists will support American Craft Week, a national celebration of American-made craft and art that highlights Vermont makers. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists and craftspeople at a gallery that has been in existence for nearly 50 years.

16. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
River Gallery School is exhibiting works from the Children's 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— (See listing #5 for current exhibits.) ... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6 to 8, including for Gallery Walk.

Art at Brooks House Hallway Gallery KAY CURTIS
Brooks House Hallway

17. Brooks House Hallway Gallery
130 Main St. (enter from Harmony Lot or from Atrium seating area), (802) 579-1871,
The work of three Brattleboro-West Arts members is featured through July 31: Colorful work by Kay Curtis in gouache and ink is influenced by her youth in the West Indies and by her exposure in 1997 to jazz and the Lindy Hop Era. Layered acrylic paintings by Steve Lloyd incorporate linear and collage elements recalling his career as an architect. Encaustics by Jen Wiechers offer layer upon layer of possibility. They dance between intention and happenstance and are full of interweaving layers and unplanned effects.

18. Gallery In The Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Gallery 1 features Woodcuts and Fantastic Animal Sculpture from Co-ops in Oaxaca, Mexico. Sixteen community-supported workshops produce prints as large as 6x8 feet on shared equipment. Several artists are represented. This season's show of new Alebrijes animal sculptures includes work by Zeny and Reyna Fuentes, Sergio Santiago, and many others. Every carving is alive with animal totems, symbols, and patterns connecting to a deeper narrative.... Gallery 2 features Gwen Murphy: The Theater of Dolls, a collection reminiscent of archetypal actors waiting for the play to begin. Murphy builds her sculpture in exquisite detail with sensitivity to emotional expression and reference to historical detail. Gallery Walk opening reception on June 7, 5:30-8:30, with live by the Moondogs. Preview online. Open daily 11-5:30.

Artwork at Dianich Gallery BRIONY MORROW-CRIBBS
Dianich Gallery

19. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors,
Featured in June are Briony Morrow-Cribbs' illustrations of native ferns created for Lynn Levine's just-published "Identifying Ferns the Easy Way." This slim pocket guide features 28 of the most commonly encountered ferns in the Northeast, with clear descriptions and tips for identification. FREE TALK at 6 pm about the joint process of creating the guide. Lynn's books and Briony's prints and cards will be available for purchase. Gallery Walk reception 5:30-7:30 on June 7, with LIVE MUSIC by Vermont Timbre—Amelia Struthers and Mike Mrowicki perform songs from their new CD, "Songs to Light the Way." Otherwise open by appointment.

20. Strolling of the Heifers Friday Festival
The River Garden & On The Common, 157 Main St. & Park Place, (802) 246-0982, Festival Schedule at:
At The River Garden: Final judging of the Great New England Coffee Cakes & Sweet Breads Competition during Gallery Walk on June 7, with Specialty Food & Alcohol Vendors and Stroll merchandise. Bring your appetite!... On the Brattleboro Common: Food & Craft Vendors, entertainment of all kinds, face painting, music, dancing, and fun for all ages.

Work in Gallery at The Garden
Gallery at The Garden

21. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
June features two exhibits: Newfane painter Steven Meyer presents "Up in the West River Valley," scenes of old farmsteads and dense forests— Amber Bessette presents "Young Women in Farming: Farm Animal Art," a series of acrylic paintings created on her Guilford farm and inspired by animals on fellow New England small farms and homesteads. Follow her on Instagram @amberbessetteart. The River Garden is open Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Check web calendar for event updates.

22. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Ceramic artist Kevin Wilcoxson, from Brooklyn, New York, is showing for the first time in the Upstairs Gallery. Virginia Graham's ceramics are also on display with framed ephemera of Victorian embroidery patterns. A comfortable collection in soft pastels complement each other and draw our thoughts to the hopefully warmer season of summer.... Also featured is delicate Contemporary Jewelry by State of A's German founder/designer Agathe Birtyl. Spring hats and other accessories abound! Browse through unique gifts and cards for weddings and any special occasion, plus a cabinet brimming with Classic British Fare. Open Wed.-Mon. 11-6 and later for Gallery Walk.

Artwork at In-Sight Photography Project STUDENT SHOW
In-Sight Photo

23. In-Sight Photography Project
183 Main St. #3, down the alley by Penelope Wurr, (802) 251-9960,,
On display in the Tiny Gallery is In-Sight's Annual Student Exhibition of work created during the past year. About 100 students in 18 classes were all invited to submit their best work for this show. Photographs include contributions from classes in both Black & White Analog and Digital Photography, at introductory through advanced levels; the Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts program; as well as partnership programs with The Grammar School and Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. Registration for summer classes is now open and can be completed online. Public visiting hours are otherwise Mon.-Thurs. 10-6, Fri. 10-5; additional lab hours are available for program participants.

Artwork at Mitchell Giddings

24. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Featured through June 9 is David Rohn: Watercolors, a gallery-wide exhibition. The majority of these works are still lifes, deceptively simple, created from common objects found in his studio or on a kitchen shelf or windowsill. Rohn watercolors shift our sensibilities to where ordinary becomes elegant. Featured June 15-July 28 are Woodblock Prints by Lyell Castonguay, founder of Big Ink and famous for oversize woodcuts—including several new avian prints. Open Wed.-Mon. 11-5. .... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of gallery artists. MGFA presents works in a variety of mediums to stimulate the seasoned collector and the aesthetic explorer.

25. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 254-4730
5:30-6 pm · Opening to the Peace Within: There is a Peace we can encounter when we meet together "in that which is Eternal," when we gather with the intention of opening our hearts. Join people of all faiths (and none) for a time of shared opportunity and listening in the Quaker tradition. Hosted by Noah Merrill and Honor Woodrow, Quakers active locally and across New England.

Artwork at SEVCA Housing Resource Ctr
SEVCA Housing Resource Ctr

26. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
PARTS OF THE LIBRARY ARE CLOSED FOR CEILING REPLACEMENT DURING MAY; call ahead if you are interested in seeing a particular exhibit.... MAIN FLOOR, Mezzanine Walls: 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.

27. SEVCA Housing Resource Center
15 Grove St., (802) 254-2795,
OPEN HOUSE on June 7, 5:30-8:30, for this new resource center complementing SEVCA's Homelessness Prevention and Housing Assistance work by providing housing search and application support. Artwork by Moroccan-born Mohammed Daoudi is currently featured in the Center—a sense of whimsy is an important common denominator in his work, "whether tackling a serious, sad, violent, disturbing, or joyous topic."... SEVCA is an anti-poverty, community-based, nonprofit organization serving Windham and Windsor counties since 1965. Other programs include: Head Start, Weatherization, Emergency Home Repair, Crisis Intervention, Emergency Fuel Assistance, Micro-Business Development, SaVermont (asset building & financial literacy), Ready-for-Work (workforce development), Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VT Health Connect Navigation, and Thrift Stores.

28. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
Work by Suzanna Edwards is showing in the brewery's gallery spaces. Suzanna earned her BFA in Animation/Illustration from Northern Vermont University (formerly Lyndon State College) and has experience in traditional media, digital media, and 3D modeling. "I draw inspiration from graphic novels to old masters, horror themes to fairy tales. I love working with watercolors, paper-cutting techniques, vector graphics, and old-school coloring with computer programs." Visit 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.

Wedding photo by Michelle Frehsee

29. Michelle Frehsee Photography
26 High St., (802) 275-2555,
GALLERY WALK GRAND OPENING, 5:30-8:30 on Friday, June 7: Come visit Michelle Frehsee's new studio and enjoy over 40 of her photographs on display during June. It has long been Michelle's dream to work in her own studio space and share it with the public. If you can't make it during the Walk, then stop by during regular business hours: Tues./Wed. 9-3, Thurs./Fri. 1-7, and Sat. 10-2; or anytime by appointment. Come explore, come for a sitting with props, come experience how this dedicated photographer "sees the moments around her." Specializing in portraits, family events, weddings.

30. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034,
Wheel-Throwing Demonstrations on June 7, 5:30-8:30. Tour the 3,800-square-foot space and learn about upcoming classes and events. The Gallery, open Wed.-Sat. 12-6 and during the Walk, features work by owner-managers Teta Hilsdon and Shari Zabriskie, studio technicians Emily Bourne and Emily Wright, guest artist Marilyn Buhlmann, and members of Brattleboro Clayworks.

Artwork 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 and display panels present work by artists featured at Artisans' Gallery in Waitsfield, Vt.—"an artistic and colorful experience, and an expression of true creativity and joy"; visit online at The Center also offers informational brochures, magazines, maps, and exhibits of Vermont products, specialty foods, and fine crafts. Open 7 am to 11 pm.