Founded in 1995
A Project of the Arts Council of Windham County
A YANKEE MAGAZINE EDITORS' CHOICE in 2004
A year-round, festive FIRST FRIDAY stroll, 5:30 to
in downtown Brattleboro, Vt. and nearby locations.
GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, March 1.
VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN
SYLVIA CHUN YIN RYDER
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 floral and landscape watercolors and
a variety of oils by Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder, a native of Taiwan; Ray Fiske's
"Canvas and Steel" series and his 5-foot Tin Man;Alex Hrabchak's watercolors;
painter Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; Tiffany
Heerema's collages of vintage food imagery; Terry Carter's large painted
gourds; Henry Ireland's fine art photography; 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. This casual waterfront eatery with sunset view is open daily 11:30-10, Sun.
Brunch served 10-1.
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
C.X. Silver Gallery
2. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
Open for Gallery Walk 3-6 pm on Feb. 1; otherwise open year-round
by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Through February: Fluxus Dialogue by Nye
Ffarrabas and Geoffrey Hendricks (1932-2018), introducing Nye's "Friday Book of
White Noise" 1964-1967, the original notebooks shown for the first time in public as
whole art-process-objects. Publications: Linda Montano: 14 Years of Living
Art—magcloud.com/browse/issue/1184522—and Nye Ffarrabas' a walk
on the inside: 50-year
retrospective—magcloud.com/browse/issue/756374.... DIM SUM CATERING by
appointment; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898.... Self-contained
3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around:
www.airbnb.com/rooms/7173206. Sunday, Feb. 17, 1-3 pm, LUNAR NEW
YEAR FESTIVAL of China, Korea, and Vietnam presented by Asian Cultural Center of
Vermont (ACCVT.org) at Brattleboro
Museum & Art Center—a potluck with a giant dragon on parade, Tai Chi, Korean
Rope Tug, stilt walkers, traditional dance performance (audience participation), and more;
free, donations welcome.
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
& Art Center
3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION 5:30 to 7:30 on Gallery Walk
night—memberships available at 10% discount.... HIGH SCHOOL A CAPPELLA
CONCERT at 8 PM: Local a cappella groups Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Spiralia,
Xpressivo, and the BUHS Madrigals perform; free for under age 18, $5 otherwise supports
BMAC's work with grades K-6.... New exhibit Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint ends
March 2.... Showing through February 10 are Emily Mason: To Another
Place—a six-decade survey, and Elizabeth Turk: Heaven, Earth,
Home.... Showing through March 2 is Orly Cogan: Don't Call Me Princess.
Hours: OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free
for everyone on Thurs. 2-5 pm.
4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Kathy Velon of North Bennington is showing mixed-media
paper abstracts—batiked/beaded, joomchi/beaded, and monoprints—through
the end of February. Kathy became a full-time studio artist after her retirement in
April 2017. 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.
River Gallery School
5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
The February show features Watercolor and Gouache
Paintings by students in Lynn Zimmerman's classes and workshops. These sessions
begin with a demo and instruction on an aspect of the medium, followed by time to
explore and experiment. Stop in to see examples created by students at all levels ...
and consider signing up! ... GALLERY 34 features an exhibit of oil paintings
made at RGS by Marcia Steckler.
6. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.theater.latchis.com,
Watch for information later in February about a participatory
community art project at various times in the Latchis Gallery. At 11 p.m. on
GALLERY WALK NIGHT, Feb. 1, the Latchis presents its Cult Classic film screening
featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator." For details, visit
Vt Ctr for Photography
7. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
Renowned Massachusetts-based photographer Ron Rosenstock
is featured through March 31 in a two-month solo exhibition of dramatic landscapes from
the northern regions of Iceland and Greenland. "My personal goal is to be in communion
with the land. For me, photographing these landscapes is like experiencing the birth of
our planet, where natural forces are still at work creating and shaping the land."
Rosenstock's work is in collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, MIT,
and the International Center for Photography, among others. Opening reception 5:30-8:30
on Feb. 1. Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Further exhibit details and membership info
8. Mocha Joe's Roasting Company
35 Frost St., (802) 257-5637 Jackie, www.mochajoes.com
COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE, 5:30 to 10 pm during Gallery Walk on Feb.
1: The public is invited to tour Mocha Joe's new headquarters and roasting facility.
Snacks provided, cash bar by Whetstone Station. Entertainment includes live music by
folk/bluegrass quartet Pinedrop. A special exhibit from the Martin Tucker
Collection is featured. Martin Tucker (1932-2013)—father of Ellen Tucker Capy,
co-owner of Mocha Joe's—taught painting and drawing at the University of
Cincinnati for 37 years. His vibrant use of color and pop-art sensibilities encourage us
to take a closer look at the shape of everyday objects and events. Come celebrate with
the Mocha Joe's family!
C.X. Silver Gallery
9. HatchSpace Gallery
35 Frost St., 1st floor past Mocha Joe's, email@example.com,
COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE, 5:30 to 10 pm during Gallery Walk on
Feb. 1: Come tour the HatchSpace cooperative workshop facilities and visit the new
HatchSpace Gallery exhibit space for participating members and artisan mentors. Fine
woodworking currently on display includes work by HatchSpace co-founders Greg
Goodman and Tom Bodett, as well as Eric Sprenger and Richard
Bissell, among others. Goodman and Bodett will welcome visitors during Gallery Walk
and share information on membership and future plans, which include gradually
accommodating other disciplines such as ceramics, glass, metal, and upholstery.
Gallery Sitka Pop-Up
10. Gallery Sitka Pop-Up
c/o Studio East, 58 Elliot St., 2nd floor, (718) 974-3328
Tamar Russell Brown, gallerysitka.com
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Gallery Walk Artists' Reception on Feb. 1,
5:30-8:30. Featured artists—all represented by Gallery Sitka of Shirley,
Mass.—include Mia Scheffey (Brattleboro), whose paintings use
expressive markmaking to suggest the natural environment; Beth Barry (NYC),
whose canvases use light, color, and movement influenced by the Northeastern coastline;
Ruth Lague (Boston), who uses carefully applied line, texture, and color to
suggest outer and inner landscapes; Daniel Senie (N.H.), who specializes in
striking, sometimes abstracted, scenic and wildlife photography; and Lawrence
Libby (Mass.), whose photographic portraits include intimate images of musicians,
flora, and fauna.
11. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,
Featuring repurposed clothing—crowns, headbands, pillows,
baby pants, and more—created by Amy Enochs and on sale this month. Meet Amy
during Gallery Walk and see work by her and other members of the arts collective: funky
furniture, affordable prints, paintings, sculpture, handbags, jewelry, interesting books
and CDs, and more. ArtRageUs1 is also home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie
Weitz and Write Action books! Want to sell your artwork, book, CD?
Applications for membership are available in the store. OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5 and
5-8 for Gallery Walk, and online.
12. Demographix at Brattleboro Printmakers
20 Elliot St., (802) 451-6115 James, go through gate &
GALLERY WALK OPEN HOUSE on Feb. 1, 5:30-8:30: Demographix,
a youth-led silkscreening company sponsored by Youth Services, is the newest
addition to the Brattleboro Printmakers' shared space. Come to their first open house!
Learn about the program, check out the studio, and—no pressure—find out
how to get involved in a great new asset to the community of young people in the
Windham Movement Apparel
13. Windham Movement Apparel
2 Elliot St., (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook,
Jeffrey Lewis, known for his images of circus and dance
events, is currently showing photographs of the drag and related party scene in
Windham County taken over the past two years. This first exhibit from Lewis's ongoing
project will be included in a photographic collection to be published later this year
as Southern Vermont Party: Drag, Queer and a Little
Burlesque—jmlphoto.photoshelter.com. Windham Movement Apparel supplies the
movement arts community with quality products in an environment that encourages
fellowship between participants and increases awareness of the benefits of these arts for
all. Open Tues.-Thurs. 1-7, Fri.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5.
14. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
February features "Reckless Mechanism of the Restless Mind," an
exhibit of drawings and paintings by Axis Suture. The artist statement describes
the work as "abstract disintegrating landscapes, rooted in reference to fragmented
memory and dream residue—spaces the sleeping mind has
conjured—conglomerations of real and imagined spaces, distortion of faces and
self-awareness or identity"—www.axis-suture.com. Stop by during the Walk to see fascinating
art, meet the artist, and enjoy freshly roasted coffee, a seasonal drink, and homemade
pastries. Otherwise open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.
15. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309, www.facebook.com/Yalla-Vermont
Local artist Remi Brooks is showing paintings and
illustrations created over the past 10 years. Mediums include watercolor, crayons, pencil,
acrylic paint—even light spray paint—on wood, canvas, cardboard, and paper.
The collection offers color, common threads, and also growth and experimentation.... 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.
Turn It Up!
16. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
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.
17. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Featured in February and March are Musiquilts by Sylvie
Singh-Tamy. "My inspiration comes first from the fabrics, especially the exotic and
voluptuous Asian and Japanese ones. But also, a fugitive image, a glimpse of nature, a
whimsical drawing, or a great piece of art triggers a kind of need to create beauty of
my own ... and imagination follows." 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.
Vermont Artisan Designs
18. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
February's featured artists are Olena Babak, Beth Bathe,
and Andre Lucero, three plein air painters who travel to competitions around the
U.S. They have spent time in the Brattleboro area, and some of their oils are from town
and the surrounding area. Also featured in time for Valentine's Day is jewelry by Ann
D. Kearney and Michael Michaud. Artists' opening 5:30 to 7 on Friday, Feb. 1.
With the onset of cold weather, a portion of sales from this month's Gallery Walk will
go to the Windham County Heat Fund.
19. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
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—rivergalleryschool.org. (See Walk 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
Gallery in the Woods
20. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Featured work includes Dante Corsano's New Furniture
(ongoing), and Denise Beaudet's Wall Collage: "Body Is a Guest" (through May
1).... Corsano's passion for woodworking began in 1972. His drums and award-winning,
one-of-a-kind furniture are available here exclusively.... Beaudet's "Body Is a Guest"
explores "ways to connect with this Planet and beyond.... I let my mind fly forth in
dreams and waking time; let myself be swallowed by Foxes, Snails, and Owls; donned
heads of Stars, Suns, and Clouds; burrowed underneath to see if the oldest things were
stirring among Snakes and Cicadas; and tried to hear the whisperings of Skeleton
Folk."... Dante plays solo guitar during a Gallery Walk reception on Feb. 1, 5:30-8:30.
Open daily 11-5:30.
21. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through
the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Held over in February is Mid-century Master: Nicolas A.
Apgar (1918-2011), a nearly seven-decade retrospective of oils, watercolors, and
drawings, with an emphasis on Apgar's mid-century work. Apgar earned his BA and MFA from
Syracuse University. Two Apgar studies appear in Albers' Interaction of Color
(1963) and Search vs. ReSearch (1969). After 20 years as a medical illustrator,
Apgar joined the Communication Arts and Design faculty at Richmond Professional Institute,
now Virginia Commonwealth University, retiring as a full professor after 32 years.
Reception 5:30-7:30 on Fri., Feb. 1, featuring refreshments, music by The Wallpaper
Trio. and a 6 pm talk on Apgar's life and work by daughter Nancy Olson. Open
Saturdays 1-4 and by appt.
22. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main St., down the alley and downstairs, (802) 254-9276,
Facebook & www.hookerdunham.org
7:30 pm during Gallery Walk on Friday, Feb. 1: OPENING NIGHT of
Vermont Theatre Company's "The Pillowman," directed by Justin Fetterman. "A writer
in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short
stories." A darkly comedic play by Martin McDonagh ("Three Billboards ..."), this
minimalist production harnesses storytelling and absurd humor to question the roles of
art and violence in society. (Recommended for mature audiences only.) Show runs through
Sun., Feb. 10, with performances on Fri./Sat. at 7:30, Sun. at 3. Tickets at door: $15
adults, $13 students/seniors. Call VTC for reservations at (802) 258-1344.
Snow Roller in 1800s
Gallery at The Garden
23. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
February's featured exhibit is Brattleboro: The Defining
Decades, 1870-1920. The Brattleboro Historical Society presents a selection from its
recent six-month exhibit at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. This exhibit covers
commerce, industry, arts and culture, and transportation of that important era. The wall
panels feature many historic photos, as well as fun facts, maps, and prints. On Feb. 1
& Feb. 2, Strolling of the Heifers is hosting "LOVE LOCAL": A Community Celebration
of All Things Local with more than 40 food producers and artists offering product
samples or work for sale. The River Garden is open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 pm. Check SOTH's website
for the 2019 River Garden calendar of events and Saturday hours.
24. Penelope Wurr Fine Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
CLOSED ON GALLERY WALK NIGHT, FEB. 1, otherwise open
Wednesday-Monday 11-6. The Upstairs Gallery features a Ceramic Collective of work by
British artists Mia Sarosi and Virginia Graham, as well as Porzellanatelier
Claudia Biehne of Germany. All three artists have been featured previously. New
Jewelry by State of A's German founder/designer Agathe Birtyl ... Cards and Gifts
for Valentines, plus Handmade Chocolate from CoCoba UK ... and don't forget the
CLASSIC BRITISH FARE. NOTE: Penelope Wurr will be closed from February 26 through March
Mitchell · Giddings
25. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Winter Group 2019, featured through February 24, showcases
Josh Bernbaum's blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti; Bruce
Campbell's steel and brass kinetic sculptures; Lyell Castonguay's world of
imagined avian beings; Liz Chalfin's selectively constructed spaces; Jon
Gregg's stylized and heavily impastoed figures; Emily Mason's innovative use
of a brilliant palette; and Petria Mitchell's imagined landscapes delicately
balancing night and day. New to MGFA are Pat Gerkin's textured encaustic and
mixed-media works. Gallery Hours: 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
26. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802)
5:30-6 pm · This month's Moment for Peace features
Steve Procter playing classical, traditional, and improvised music on guitar and
Celtic harp. Procter says, "I have been drawn to the harp for a long time, and love the
expansiveness that its wide range invites. I look forward to sharing my love of it with
others, especially in this meditative context."
27. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR—MEZZANINE WALLS: Bill Fleming's "Greetings
from Brattleboro, VT" needlework. MEZZANINE, GLASS CASES: Urns and sculptures from the
Loud Collection. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO-Palooza
creations; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: Author-illustrator Suzanne Bloom
exhibits her latest picture book, "I Just Like You," in which young animals show how we can
like each other despite our differences. Bloom also displays several book covers and
interior spreads from her "Goose and Bear Stories" series. 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.
28. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
The gallery features "Inktober," an exhibit of ink illustrations
by Hermit Thrush resident artist Caitlin Stearns. Many came out of 2017's Instagram
Inktober, challenging artists around the globe to create one ink drawing every day during
October. Inspired by current events, powerful music and lyrics, Caitlin often draws a
musician and writes down the lyrics while listening to their song. "It is a necessary
cathartic release," says this New Jersey transplant with a BFA in painting. Caitlin is
available for illustration and graphic design commissions—e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org.... Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are
available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk. Open Mon.-Thurs. 3-8,
Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.
29. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034,
OPEN DURING GALLERY WALK on Feb. 1 for preview tours. Wheelhouse
is in the process of being built by co-owners Teta Hilsdon and Shari
Zabriskie, along with a wide community of supporters and volunteers. A community
center for clay classes, rentals, and a collective gallery is emerging. Visit online for
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
I-91 Welcome Center
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery and four display panels feature work by a
number of Vermont artists represented by Gallery North Star (GNS) in historic
Grafton Village. GNS has been Vermont's Premier Fine Art Gallery since
1975—www.gnsgrafton.com.... The Guilford Welcome Center offers brochures,
magazines, maps, and showcase exhibits of area products, artwork, and fine crafts for the
benefit of travelers and Vermonters alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm.