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, APRIL 5.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, May 3.
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 a changing display offloral and
landscape watercolors and oils by Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder, a native of Taiwan;
also 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 4-6:30 pm on April 5; otherwise open
year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... NEW EXHIBIT: Putney School
Dynamic through May 12. This 12-section montage celebrates the creativity,
exploration, and passion of these Putney School faculty and staff: Sue Brearey,
Brian Cohen, Gordon Jones, Naomi Lindenfeld, Rodrigo Nava, Kate Purdie, Andy
Reichsman, Betsy Rogers, Donald Saaf, Cai Xi Silver, Lynne Weinstein, Le Xi, Julia
Zanes.... Continuing exhibition: Fluxus Dialogue – Nye Ffarrabas
(ex Bici Forbes Hendricks) and Geoffrey Hendricks (1931-2018), featuring Nye's
new infinite event score based on Geoff's "Friday Book of White Noise" 1964-1969,
the collaborative notebooks being shown in public for the first time.... 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.... Asian Cultural Center of Vermont
(ACCVT.org) presents WORLD TAI CHI
DAY on Sat., April 27, at 10 a.m. with Cai Xi and Joey Carroll at The Common at Park
Place. Contact Adam Silver at (802) 579-9088 for event updates.
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
& Art Center
3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION from 5:30 on Gallery Walk
night—memberships available at 10% discount; 5:45-6:30 on April 5 ·
ADVENTURES WITH SUPER BEE: Night at the Museum, featuring live dance performance,
storytelling, and interactive creative play for the whole family. Super Bee leads tiptoe
mini-tours for kids, 6:30-7:30. Reception and viewing of BMAC exhibits through 8:30....
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.
4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Black-and-white photographs by Robert Cantius (b. 1938)
are featured this month. Bob spent nearly 60 years on a "photographic anthropological
study" extending from his hometown of Paterson, N.J., through Western Mass. and north
to Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, Vt. Inquiries can be sent to the Vermont Center for
www.vcphoto.org. 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,
Gallery spaces in April feature a Printmaking & Encaustics
Show. Printmaking classes cover a variety of techniques, including relief, monotype,
silkscreen, and drypoint prints. The encaustic process includes layering wax and oil paint
to create colorful montages.... GALLERY 34 features paintings by Cyndi
Ferrante. Cyndi's paintings are abstract in nature, deriving their inspiration from
the world around her.
6. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.theater.latchis.com,
Continuing through APril 7, the Brattleboro Listening
Project hosts activities to inspire thoughts about our community's shared values,
needs, and solutions. Participate in an activity during Gallery Walk and meet folks
involved—see Brattleboro Listening Project Facebook page....
LATE-NIGHT CULT CLASSIC FILM at 11 pm on April 5: "Army of
Darkness"—admission by donation.
7. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
Featured through June 2 is VCP's 2019 Open Juried
Exhibition, featuring a broad range of photographic work, including both traditional
and non-traditional approaches to photography. Guest juror Bruce Myren has selected
eight participating artists from across the U.S.: Tom Condon, Elizabeth Ellenwood,
Madge Evers, Forrest Holzapfel, Tira Khan, Marc Newton, Craig Schwanfelder, and
Dawn Watson. Gallery Walk opening reception on Friday, April 5, 5:30-8:30. More
information available on the VCP website.
8. 118 Gallery
118 Elliot St., (802) 257-2757 Lisa, 118elliot.com
April features "Sarasota Incognita," an exhibit of paintings
by Stephen Redmond. He began to paint in 1989, at age 40, and soon afterward
built a 32-foot houseboat (named Gesso), sold his home in Burlington, Vt., and headed
south along the East Coast to Florida. He spent time in Sarasota and Punta Gorda, and by
1995, docked for awhile 8 miles up the Peace River in a jungle-like landscape populated
by alligators, turtles, catfish, and manatees. Steve painted these prehistoric creatures
and the people in the places he worked. His paintings reflect internal subjects and
personal visions as well. Reception on April 5, 5:30-9 pm. Gallery open Saturdays 12-4
and by appointment.
9. Gallery Sitka Pop-Up
c/o Studio East, 58 Elliot St., 2nd floor, (718) 974-3328
Tamar Russell Brown, gallerysitka.com
ONE NIGHT ONLY: A Gallery Walk Reception on April 5,
5:30-8:30, featuring light refreshments and work by artists represented at Gallery
Sitka in Shirley, Mass.: Painter Melissa Richard (New Hampshire) uses abstract
mixed media (textured papers, acrylic paint, and oil pastel) to interpret life, love, and
complex relationships. Photographer Dawn Morton (Massachusetts) captures the
unexpected day-to-day in documentary style, framing a moment that evokes an emotion and
teleports the viewer to a place or sensation. Painter Dug Morton (Massachusetts)
experiments with geometric abstraction, while painter Roberto Perotti (Italy)
experiments with abstract expressionism. Painter Mia Scheffey (Brattleboro) uses
mark-making to document her lifelong journey of inner transformation.
10. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,
Now featuring the work of Namaya—political posters,
books, and music—with a performance reading at 6 pm during Gallery Walk
on April 5. The ArtRageUs collective offers creative individuals the opportunity to join
forces for selling art, crafts, books, and music. Check out the funky furniture,
repurposed clothing, affordable prints, paintings, sculpture, and much more. The gallery
is also home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and to Write
Action books. Want to sell your own artwork, book, or CD? Membership applications are
available in the store and online. OPEN Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5.
11. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482, firstname.lastname@example.org,
FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
THE LOVE SHEEP MINI-POSTER EVENT: Since 2015, Brattleboro
resident, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed "Ovine Artist" Walter Hagedorn has
been playing with his tiny flock of plush "Love Sheep." Their silly sheep shenanigans
deliver a daily dose of delightfulness to the rapidly growing fan base of "Sheep
Peepers," spanning all ages and walks of life, both locally and globally! Select,
affordable Mini Posters are available at the café for only $5.00 each! Find "THE
LOVE SHEEP" on Facebook and Instagram for daily smiles. Rated "E" for Everyone, they
are suitable for all ages. More info at www.thelovesheep.com. The café uses fresh, local, and
organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.
12. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Drawings by Corey Powell are featured in April, each
frame a thrift shop find. "My artwork is drawn freehand on white paper using pencil for
both the grayscale and color pieces. The bold outlines are done in black ink. I love to
use shading or a lot of colors and patterns, while always maintaining some aspect of
simplicity." Stop by to see the art 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.
Turn It Up!
13. 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.
14. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
An exhibit by Middle School students at Hilltop
Montessori is featured this month. Their year-long immersion into the history of
race in the U.S. included selecting a Leader of the Civil Rights Movement to research.
The exhibit includes a charcoal portrait of each leader along with a carefully chosen
quotation by that person. Students have also been asked to write a speech in the voice
and spirit of their subject to recite during an April trip to Alabama 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
15. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
April Gallery Walk features oil paintings by Michael
MacTavish and George Angelini as well as airplane sculptures by Karl
Johnson. MacTavish paints impressionistic New England landscapes; Angelini's
photorealistic oils focus on natural aspects of the landscape; and Johnson's sculptures
are made from antique wooden planes, hence each is a plane-plane. Gallery Walk reception
for the artists from 5:30 to 7 on Friday, April 5. A portion of sales by featured artists
goes to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund.... Visit online or stop by 7 days to see
work by over 300 artists.
16. 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
17. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
An ongoing exhibit of Dante Corsano's New Furniture is
featured. Corsano's passion for woodworking began in 1972 with a playful exploration of
wooden instruments and moved to a study of Japanese hand-planing and joinery. Hands-on
experience with architectural renovations then expanded to a lifetime of creating
one-of-a-kind furniture. Dante has won numerous awards and served the craft and artistic
community as a compadre to fellow craftsmen and a mentor to younger artists. Recent
pieces made in his new studio this year are available here exclusively ... and he still
makes drums! Gallery Walk reception on April 5, 5:30-8:30. Open daily 11-5:30.
18. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through
the glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Paintings and drawings by Susan Parenti are featured
this month. Susan came to Putney as a single mother in the early '70s. A student of
art in college and later in Italy and NYC, she continued painting through thick and
thin. The work in this show includes recent and earlier pieces. Her work is meditative,
in a loosely gridded format with closely hued color; each requires a lot of looking.
Gallery Walk reception 5:30-7:30 on Fri., April 5. Otherwise open by appointment.
15th ANNUAL YOUNG
CHILDREN'S ART SHOW
Gallery at The Garden
19. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Featured during Gallery Walk on April 5, 5:30-7:30, is Youth
Services' annual Summer Camp Fair: Camp providers offer information for parents
and activities for kids—see Youth Services' website blog at
for info about the Camp Fair and their April 27 Gala Dinner & Dance Show fundraiser
at SIT.... During April the Gallery is hosting the 15th Annual Young Children's Art
Exhibit in celebration of the area's Month of the Young Child. Early childhood
educators are displaying creations by the area's youngest artists. Special Opening Event
for families on Sunday, April 7, 10-12, with fun, hands-on activities, refreshments,
face-painting, and information on resources available for young children and families....
Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 pm. Check River Garden 2019 website calendar for event updates.
20. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Accompanying the ongoing Ceramic Collective sho in the
upstairs gallery is a returning exhibit of "Stitch Art." This collection of
antique ephemera from the late 1800s includes colorful cross-stitch and embroidery
patterns designed as supplemental inserts for The YOUNG LADIES' JOURNAL. Stop by for a
rare look at these beautiful, intricate designs. Also showing is a new line of delicate
Contemporary Jewelry from State of A's German founder/designer Agathe Birtyl.
Unusual Easter gifts, cards, new spring inventory, and—of
course—Classic British Fare. Open Wed.-Mon. 11-6 and later for Gallery Walk.
21. In-Sight Photography Project
183 Main St. #3, down the alley by Penelope Wurr, (802) 251-9960,
CLOSED FOR GALLERY WALK on April 5. In-Sight's new space
has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility with a full digital lab, darkroom,
classroom, and much more. See the In-Sight website for program offerings and a gallery
of selected student work. Public visiting hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-6, Fri. 10-5. Additional
lab hours are available for program participants.
Mitchell · Giddings
22. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Featured through April 14 is Gene Parulis: Visions and
Explorations, the artist's latest dye-infused aluminum prints. His continued
fascination with digitally manipulated imagery leads us into places of stunning beauty
and clarity; the always exquisite details serve his restless and relentless quest to
heighten or magnify mystery, mood, and movement. Parulis' crafted worlds are totally
credible as places we have—or would like to—visit and explore. Open
Wed.-Mon. 11-5.... Opening on April 27 are David Rohn Watercolors.... 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.
23. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802)
5:30-6 pm · In a presentation entitled Songs
of Peace from Asian Traditions, led by Larrimore Crockett, we learn a few songs
from the Asian hymnal "Sound the Bamboo," gathered from countries such as India, Korea,
Taiwan, and Japan. Larry is a retired UCC minister, singer, and choir director living
"SPIRIT OF LIFE"
24. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
STUDENT ART: Two- and three-dimensional artwork by Brattleboro
elementary school student is displayed throughout the building, including the SECOND
FLOOR Entryway Case: Students' ceramic creations; and Children's Book Illustrators Cases:
drawings by kids participating in Children's Room activities. MAIN FLOOR MEZZANINE WALLS:
Bill Fleming's "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework. SECOND FLOOR Mezzanine
Glass Cases: Loud Collection urns and sculptures. 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.
25. 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:
email@example.com.... 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.
26. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034,
Wheelhouse is now fully functioning as a studio, classes have
started, and the gallery is taking shape. Other than during Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8:30,
hours are still somewhat by chance: Come by for a tour, sign up for a class (in
person or online), and inquire about having a private Clay Play party. The
gallery is currently showcasing all of Teta Hilsdon's pre-Wheelhouse work at
I-91 Welcome Center
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery features watercolors by John Dimick of
Guilford, Vt. A native Vermonter, Dimick shares that his world view was developed by
"years of running and hiking through the hills and fields and woods of Vermont. In my
paintings I want to recreate the fleeting impressions that these experiences leave in my
mind. The changes that the seasons bring to the landscape and the sounds and smells and
organic textures of the outdoors inspire me."... Browse through informational brochures,
magazines, maps, and exhibits of Vermont products, specialty foods, and fine crafts.
Open 7 am to 11 pm.