BRATTLEBORO -- Gallery Walk, Brattleboro’s monthly first-Friday celebration of the arts, returns this week to liven up the downtown and a few locations within a short drive of Main Street. There are 38 listed venues. New or returning stops on the tour include Cynthia-Reeves New England’s new gallery space at 47 Flat St. and Leigh Niland’s Studio at 4 Elliot St. Special events include one-night-only exhibits mounted by the Brattleboro Community Justice Center in the parlor at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., and the New England Rhythm Fest dance sampler and jam at Headroom Stages, 17 Flat St., as well as an opening reception for the Brattleboro Film Festival in the Latchis Hotel lobby at 50 Main St.
Official Gallery Walk hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., although most venues are open earlier and several remain open later. The 24-page November edition of the Gallery Walk guide and magazine contains complete listings and a map. Articles in this edition are about four new exhibits opening at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and the new "pop-up" gallery by Cynthia-Reeves New England that will bring six months of internationally notable contemporary art to Brattleboro. Online explorers may also visit www.GalleryWalk.org.
The printed guide is available at each participating location, the I-91 Welcome Center, the Chamber of Commerce, area lodging establishments and other convenient outlets.
Brief information on exhibits and special events follows, in official Gallery Walk order.
* The Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Road, 802-257-7563 or vermontmarina.com. Continuing are abstract and representational paintings by Martha Dolan and an ongoing exhibit of "Farm Art" by Georgie, Janet Picard, Deborah Lazar, and Caryn King. A portion of Farm Art sales supports the Strolling of the Heifers. Gallery Walk "munchies" available from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
* C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse, 814 Western Ave. 802-257-7898 or 802-579-9088, caixiart.com and dimsumvt.com/ Exhibitions, open by appointment, include landscapes, portraits, the Wu Ji (Infinity Within) series of abstract performance painting using mops and trowels as brushes and the multimedia Pink Slip Project. Also showing Le Xi’s video art and Chinese paintings of Xi Hua (1927-2007).
* Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams St., 802-579-9797 (Hannah), whetstonestudioforthearts @gmail.com. Grand Opening of The Root Social Justice Center from 5 to 9 p.m. during Gallery Walk, a physically and financially accessible space for all ages, identities, and abilities (802-254-3400 or www.therootsjc.org). Open Studios from 5 to 8 p.m. -- Rosie Schulick/Rosie’s Wonders: jewelry, weavings, cards; Sage Feldman: paintings, cards; Naomi Goldie: paintings, prints; Meaghan Fagley: photography; Kim Timlege: massage certificates; Stacy Morse (1952-2012): retrospective exhibit; Stephanie Tickner: watercolors; Adrienne Ginter: paintings, etchings, multi-layered handcut paper, jewelry; Jen Armstrong: baked goods; Janine Bibeau: clothes, jewelry; Angela McGuire: digital photography, drawings; David Parker: sawn redwood roots.
* Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., 802-257-0124 or www.brattleboromuseum.org. Free admission during Gallery Walk for the opening of four new exhibits: "VT Kids Design Glass II": Imaginary creatures drawn by kids and transformed into glass sculptures by professional artists; "Our Fragile Home": A multimedia installation by Pat Musick, based on astronauts’ impressions of Earth; "Cosmic Geometry": A suite of 16 prints by Vermont artist Sabra Field; "Jerry’s Map": Jerry Gretzinger’s detailed, ever-expanding map of an imaginary world. Continuing is "Curtains Without Borders’ Suspended Worlds: Vermont’s Historic Theater Curtains," as well as the interactive exhibit Your Space/Color.
* Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery, 36 Bridge St., 802-490-2354, www.whetstonestation.com. Works by Brattleboro native Ryan Thomas, primarily in acrylic and ink, are featured in November. Meet him during Gallery Walk
* Twilight Tea Lounge, 41 Main St., lower level, 802-254-8887 or www.twilighttealounge.com. Relief prints and paintings by Wallingford artist Jon Surette are featured in November. Serving teas and treats until 10 p.m. for Gallery Walk.
* River Gallery School of Art, 32 Main St., 802-257-1577, www.rivergalleryschool.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Work by the Independent Study critique group -- Jillian Farwell, Carol Graham, Hollie Landfried, Joan Lovell, Jennifer Meehl, Isabel Murphy and Jill Strout -- is featured in November. Also check out this month’s RGS "clothesline" exhibit of kids’ art at The Works.
* Latchis Theatre & Gallery 4, 50 Main St., 802-254-1109, ext. 3 or www.latchis.com. Latchis 4 Gallery: Featured is work by Jim DuBois, a painter from Northampton, Mass. who creates bright, modern abstracts. Live music by guitarist Bob Wilson during a Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hotel Lobby: Opening night reception for the Brattleboro Film Festival, 5 to 7:30 p.m. during Gallery Walk. Visit www.brattleborofilmfestival.org.
* Flat Street Brew Pub, 6 Flat St., 802-257-1911 or www.flatstreet.net. Featured through December, Steven Leal’s new painting series, inspired by patterns in horseracing results.
* In-Sight Photography Project, 45 Flat St., Suite 1, 802-251-9960 or www.insight-photography.org. In-Sight is featuring work by some of its volunteers and staff. Opening reception during Gallery Walk, otherwise open Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Cynthia-Reeves New England, 47 Flat St., 802-579-1029, www.cynthia-reeves.com or email@example.com. This gallery opens for a six-month run during Gallery Walk, featuring as its inaugural exhibition "Choate/Chaos," showing work by Shen Chen, Michael Mulhern, Lee Jung Woong, Magdelena Fernandez, Oliver Marsden, and George Sherwood. Regular hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., 802-251-6051 (Joshua Farr) or www.vcphoto.org. "Rebecca Lepkoff: LIMBS" focuses on the beauty of limbs -- particularly the movement of the body and the swaying of trees. Featuring 41 gelatin silver photographs taken over a 40-year period, from the 1950s to the 1990s, in Jamaica, Vt. Now 97, Lepkoff hasn’t put her camera down since 1938 and is an original member of the New York Photo League. Hours: Friday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment.
* Hope Gallery at Elliot St. Café, 134 Elliot St., 802-246-1251, www.facebook.com/ElliotStreetCafe. Open 5 to 6:30 p.m. for Gallery Walk. Pioneer Valley-based artist Brantner DeAtley is showing his jazz-inspired collages.
* Artrageus 1, LLC, 57 Elliot St., (724-650-7011 (Nick), artrageus1.biz. Gayle Weitz makes carved and painted wooden cabinets and containers. Her work reflects a personal aesthetic leaning toward the functional, with lots of detail and a bit of humor. Her recent series "Humanimals" has 13 life-size cabinets addressing the relationship between humans and other animals. Open Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and during Gallery Walk until 8:30 p.m.
* Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., 802-254-8500, www.metropoliswinebar.com. Brattleboro illustrator and painter Sarah Adam is showing her Vermont Cemetery collection and newer works in November. Visit www.madsahara.com.
* Tulip Café & Crêperie, 12 Harmony Place, 802-490-2061. Digital photography by Teodoro Senni is featured.
* Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More, 50 Elliot St., 802-451-0074. November features poster art, paintings and eclectic prints from around the world, including a variety of local works of art.
* 17 Elliot Street, 17 Elliot St., second floor, 802-579-5728 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Details on which artist-member of this cooperative studio is featured were not available.
* New England Rhythm Fest, Headroom Stages 17 Elliot St, second floor, Sarah at email@example.com or Facebook.com/NewEnglandRhythmFest. Kickoff Event for New England Rythym Fest during Gallery Walk. From 7 to 8p.m., sample a new style of dance -- tap, Zumba, belly dance, breaking, African dance; from 8 to 9 p.m., jam with fest musicians and instructors. On Saturday, classes are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by an informal performance at 7:30 p.m. This event is for everyone.
* Leigh Niland’s Studio, 4 Elliot St. No. 7, second floor, 603-313-7569 or www.leighniland.com. India Pictures: Recent Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture resulted from a three-month India Teaching Residency awarded to the artist by The Prince’s Drawing School in London. Open Friday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment.
* Mocha Joe’s Café, 82 Main St., 802-257-7794, www.mochajoes.com. Tanzania is the subject of November’s exhibit by landscape and fine art photographer Larry Rankin, father of Mocha Joe’s Kimberly Rankin.
* Vermont Artisan Design & Gallery 2, 106 Main St., 802-257-7044 or www.vtart.com. Featured in Gallery 2 for November are new oil paintings by Carol Gobin, new mixed-media constructions by Dennis Poitras and the continuing Of Land & Local exhibit. The opening reception on Friday, features music by Franz Robert. A portion of proceeds from sales in November goes to Project Feed the Thousands.
* Works Bakery Café, 118 Main St., 802-579-1851 or worksbakerycafe.com. During November, several local artist-members of the Brattleboro hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society are exhibiting their work. Open until 9 p.m. for Gallery Walk.
* David Walter Jewelry Studio, 81 Main St., 802-722-9620 or www.davidwalterjewelry.com. David Walter produces one-of-a-kind, handmade, and bespoke jewelry in precious metals and gems, and specializes in the repair, restoration, modification, and repurposing of all fine jewelry. In addition, the Master Craft Gallery features "The Book and the Letter: Letterpress, Bookbinding and Print," showcasing the work of local artisans Abigail Jones, Julia Ferrari and Brian Cohen. The artists will be on hand during Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
* The Artist’s Loft Gallery & B&B, 103 Main St., third floor, 802-257-5181, www.theartistsloft.com. William H. Hays’ multicolor linoleum-block prints are vibrant interpretations of the New England landscape and Brattleboro. Visitors can also see works under way in the artist’s studio as well as oil and watercolor paintings of northeast landscapes. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.
* Amy’s Bakery Arts Café, 113 Main St., 802-251-1071. Thayer Tomlinson is a Guilford-based artist focusing on botanical watercolors. Open until 8 p.m.on Gallery Walk.
* Beadniks, 115 Main St., 802-257-5114 or www.beadniksvt.com. Thousands of new beads, crystals, stones and gems.
* Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., 802-257-4777 or www.galleryinthewoods.com. Showing through December are "Fetishes" by sculptor David Adix and paintings by Eugene Narrett. Opening reception on Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
* The Dianich Gallery, 139 Main St., Room 501, 802-380-1607, www.catherinedianichgallery.com. "Endangered Season: Winter in Vermont" features paintings and installations by artists Mollie S. Burke, Joan Peters and Jude Roberts Rondeau as both a celebration of our winter and a call to consider the impact of climate change on it. The opening reception for this exhibit, which continues through December, is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday; live music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. features original songs sung by eclectic Patty Carpenter and poet Verandah Porche. The gallery is otherwise open by appointment.
* Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., 802-254-9276 or www.hookerdunham.org. Members of the Vermont Pastel Society exhibit their works in November. Opening reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Gallery open during events at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery and by appointment.
* Penelope Wurr: Contemporary Glass & Gifts, 167 Main St., 802-246-3015, www.penelopewurr.com. Enjoy a final week of Brattleboro collage artist Tiffany Heerema’s imaginative and humorous small scenes created using vintage National Geographic illustrations and bits salvaged from discarded books and magazines. The shop showcases Penelope Wurr’s own fine contemporary glass and a selection of gifts. Open until 9 p.m. for Gallery Walk.
* A Candle in the Night, 181 Main St., 802-257-0471 or www.acandleinthenight.com. Featuring flags and other assemblages by Larry Simons, made from scavenged wood. Work by Abigail Rieser, Ahren Ahrenholz, and Simi Berman is also displayed among a treasure trove of Oriental carpets, furniture, antiques, and accessories from around the globe.
* Take a Moment for Peace, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in the Sanctuary, 802-257-4588 (Dee and Bob Keller). From 5:30 to 6 p.m., everyone is invited to the November Moment for Peace in the Church Sanctuary. This month SingAbout, an outreach arm of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus, will bring songs and poems to inspire meditation.
* Brattleboro Community Justice Center Art Exhibits, Centre Congregational Church Parlor, 193 Main St., 802-251-8141 (BCJC) or www.brattleborocjc.org. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Brattleboro Community Justice Center presents a twofold exhibit: "Saving a Place at the Table" uses place settings from survivors of crime to remind us that we must always "save a place" for victims of crime. "Art Empathy," a class at Northern State Correctional Facility, challenged offenders to express elements of their stories through visual art, engaging them in learning about empathy, compassion and accountability with the overall objective of helping them create artwork expressing their understanding of the impact their actions have had on the victim in their particular case.
* Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., 802-254-5290 or www.brookslibraryvt.org, Main Floor: The Brattleboro Camera Club exhibits color and black-and-white photographs. Mezzanine: Selections from the Loud Collection of 19th-century European art. Second Floor Entryway: Brattleboro Mineralogical Society’s exhibit of worldwide calcites continues; Children’s Book Illustrators Case: David Macaulay exhibits artwork from selected books. Selections from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building; a brochure offers a self-guided tour during library hours: Monday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Brattleboro History Center, 196 Main St., 802-258-4957, histsoc @sover.net, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org. Free admission: Open 5 to 8 p.m. for Gallery Walk, Thurs and Friday, 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Glimpse Rudyard Kipling through journal entries by Mary Cabot, author of "The Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895." Use your legs to pump and play the Estey Field Organ made here. Read news from 1895 in VT Phoenix weeklies. See a video and diorama about the West River RR. Learn about the Crosbys and Moodys. Inspect the Ft. Dummer replica; dig into its history and artifacts at Brooks Library. Toys, signs, maps, gowns.
* High Street Painters, 22-24 High St., Suite 204, with on-grade access uphill on Green Street Extension or via one flight of stairs on High Street. firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery Walk includes the studio’s unveiling of "September Apples," an oil painting by Clayton J. Beck III, a visiting master of Alla Prima techniques. This image of apples and loaves of bread was completed at High Street Studio after a day of painting at nearby Scott Farm. Continuing on the walls at the studio is an exhibit of member artists celebrating the High Street Painters’ fifth year.
For information on joining Gallery Walk, contact coordinator Joy Wallens-Penford at 802-257-2616 or preferably by e-mail at info@GalleryWalk.org.