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Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work showing at BMAC

Brattleboro Museum &
Art Center

Work at Whetstone Station

Whetstone Station

Work at Gallery 34

Gallery 34

Work at Mocha Joe's Headquarters

Mocha Joe's Roasting Co.
Frost St. HQ

Work at HatchSpace Gallery

HatchSpace Gallery

Work at Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

Work at Brattleboro Printmakers

Silkscreened Goods
Brattleboro Printmakers

Work at Yalla Vermont

Yalla Vermont

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Musiquilts by
Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

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 Gallery In The Woods

Gallery In The Woods

Artwork at Dianich Gallery

Catherine Dianich Gallery

Artwork at Gallery at The Garden

The River Garden

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Mitchell-Giddings

Mitchell·Giddings Fine Arts

Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery

Hermit Thrush Brewery

Artwork at Welcome Center

I-91 Welcome Center

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Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, March 1.


Landscape by 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.


Work at CX Silver Gallery
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—and Nye Ffarrabas' a walk on the inside: 50-year 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: Sunday, Feb. 17, 1-3 pm, LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL of China, Korea, and Vietnam presented by Asian Cultural Center of Vermont ( 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.


Painting by Scot Borofsky
Brattleboro Museum
& 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.

Artwork at River Gallery School
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,,
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 and

Work at Vt Center for Photography
Vt Ctr for Photography

7. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
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 online.

8. Mocha Joe's Roasting Company
35 Frost St., (802) 257-5637 Jackie,
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!

Work at HatchSpace Gallery
C.X. Silver Gallery

9. HatchSpace Gallery
35 Frost St., 1st floor past Mocha Joe's,,
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.

Work at Gallery Sitka Pop-Up
Gallery Sitka Pop-Up

10. Gallery Sitka Pop-Up
c/o Studio East, 58 Elliot St., 2nd floor, (718) 974-3328 Tamar Russell Brown,
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.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

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 & downstairs,
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 Brattleboro area.

Artwork at Windham Movement Apparel JEFFREY LEWIS
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 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.

Work at Mocha Joe's
Mocha Joe's

14. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
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"— 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,
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.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

16. 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.

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.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

18. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
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,
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 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 Walk.

Art at Gallery in the Woods DENISE BEAUDET
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,
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.

Work in Gallery at The Garden

22. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main St., down the alley and downstairs, (802) 254-9276, Facebook &
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.

Work in Gallery at The Garden
Snow Roller in 1800s HISTORICAL PHOTOS
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 28.

Artwork at Gallery at The Garden JON GREGG
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

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 aesthetic explorer.

26. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 254-4730
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."

Artwork at Brooks Library
Brooks Library

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. 10-5.

28. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & 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: 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.

Artwork at Wheelhouse Clay Center

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 further information.


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 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— 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.