1. The Marina Restaurant
28 Spring Tree Rd. (802) 257-7563
(down behind 464 Putney Rd.)
New exhibits include paintings by German native Else DeVoid, who wanted to create even when life was colorless and tense under the Nazi regime, and watercolors by gifted 11yearold artist Alex Hrabchak. Continuing are flora, fauna, and New England landscapes by painter Kristina Wentzell; collages of vintage food imagery by Tiffany Heerema; large painted gourds by Terry Carter; fine art photography by Henry Ireland; botanical illustrations by Tina Olsen; landscapes and contemporary artwork by Martha Dolan; mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional stilllifes by Janet Picard; and impressionist realist, lightfilled paintings by Deborah Lazar. Walk "munchies" available 5-6:30. This casual waterfront eatery with sunset view is open daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.
2. The Gathering Place
30 Terrace St. (802) 254-6559
ART SALE & OPEN HOUSE, 3 to 8 pm on Nov. 6, featuring light refreshments. Painter Tim Wood has donated two prints for a Benefit Raffle; tickets are on sale at the Open House and through the drawing date of December 18. Participants at The Gathering Place also have many pieces of art for sale, including watercolors, pencil drawings, and works in other mediums. Stop in to see what these talented elders have been creating, tour the building, and enjoy a nibble and a sip.
3. Ink Dog Tattoos & Art Gallery
1010 Western Ave. (802) 988-0180
Guilford native Becca Blust has returned to the area after eight years of working as a tattoo artist in Burlington, Vermont and Austin, Texas. Initially interested in dermatology at UVM, she switched majors to Fine Arts and Sociology, focusing on her tattoo apprenticeship because it allowed her to work with people while doing art on a daily basis. Influenced by work of M. C.Escher and Frank H Netter, she often includes fine line and detail in custom tattoos. The gallery is showing some of Becca's original drawings, but fine artists in all mediums are invited to show their work. Open for Gallery Walk from 4 pm and otherwise by appointment on Wed.-Sat. 12-6.
4. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse
814 Western Ave. (1 mi. west of Exit 2)
(802) 257-7898 or (802) 579-9088
Gallery OPEN 4-6:30 for Gallery Walk; otherwise open yearround by calling 12 days in advance to arrange a visit. New exhibition and book launch for Rodrigo Nava: Collographs for Sculpture, featuring Collograph prints and expanded steel sculpture through March 2016. Opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 14, 4-6 pm (cxsilvergallery.com/rodrigonava). Ongoing exhibits include In The Box: Recent Works by Cai Xi; the show and book Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside—50year retrospective (cxsilvergallery.com/nyeffarrabas); luminous landscapes, portraits, the Wu Ji (Infinity Within) series of abstract performance painting using mops/brooms/trowels as brushes; and the multimedia Pink Slip Project (pinkslipproject.tumblr.com). Dim Sum Dining & Catering daily by appt.—menu at dimsumvt.com; call ahead 12 days. . . . On Sun., Nov. 15, 1-3 pm, the Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents observance of Diwali and Navaratri festivals of India, featuring Ras Garbha dance and activities for all ages at 118 Elliot Art Space; call or see accvt.org for info.
5. 1868 Crosby House
175 Western Ave. (802) 257-7145
Gallery Walk reception from 5 to 8:30 on November 6 for woodworker and craftsman Steve Davis of Brattleboro. Using multiple hardwoods and stains to create striking patterns in his work, Davis is exhibiting functional pieces that make great holiday gifts: cutting boards, picture frames, small furniture items, and more. Stop by to meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Crosby House, a tastefully restored and appointed Victorian bedandbreakfast built in Italianate style. Its luxurious accommodations and lovely gardens are the perfect setting for out-of-town guests and special occasions.
6. Marlboro College Graduate Ctr
28 Vernon St. Contact: Kelly Fletcher
(802) 258-9202 marlboro.edu
FILM AT 6:30 PM ON NOVEMBER 6: Marlboro College concludes a multiday celebration of the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a screening of the film "Lives Worth Living" (60 min.) in the Glassroom. This stirring documentary chronicles the struggles and successes of the Disability Rights movement. It shows how Americans with a variety of disabilities banded together to fight for independence and access to all the things that nondisabled people take for granted. Park in the Grad Center lot and catch some or all of this powerful film before or after stopping at other Gallery Walk venues.
7. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St. (802) 257-0124
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. Exhibits include Shedding Light on the Working Forest, in which painter Kathleen Kolb and poet Verandah Porche celebrate the working forest and those who make a living there. Drawing On, In, Out: Work by six contemporary artists is featured. Penumbra: Evan Coronis is an installation of cast glass. Boxcars: Railroad Imagery in Contemporary Realism offers paintings by several artists. Stories in Color: Linn Bruce represents a small sampling of his prolific 60 years as a painter. . . . Open daily 115, closed Tues. Admission: $8, $6, $4, free for members & youth 18 & under.
8. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St. (802) 490-2354
Artist Ian McBean enjoys showing the beauty of everyday things that he captures with his camera lens: "The banana peel on the ground, the broken glass under the shadowy underpass, that little smile on someone's lips as they try their first raspberry—it's all astoundingly beautiful to me." Ian was seduced by photography at the age of five, when he got his first digital camera. He also wants us to know: "I don't like clams. I do art." 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.
9. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34
3234 Main St. (802) 257-1577
Exhibit spaces in the school are filled with the 2nd Annual Postcard Show & Sale. RGS students of all ages have created 4"x6" works of art to be sent out into the world as postcards. Come early; they move fast, but new cards are being made and hung all month. Visitors are invited to sit down and make a postcard to join the show. Send a piece of RGS art to your friends. The sale benefits the RGS Scholarship Fund, enabling everyone the chance to make art. . . . In GALLERY 34: Rodrica Tilley is showing selected works from her "Fifty States Plein Air Painting Project."
10. Latchis Arts
50 Main St. (802) 254-1109
A. LATCHIS GALLERY: Gallery Walk reception for a multimedia installation of paintings, photographs, and films related to public art created by Brattleboro artist Scot Borofsky. Works on paper used for developing downtown outdoor artworks are being shown and offered for sale in a Silent Auction to benefit public art projects in Brattleboro. . . . See related Listing #11 and article on page 5 for information on other weekend events related to Scot's public art.
B. MAIN THEATRE: The gallery panels in the theatre feature a continuing exhibit of original paintings of cats, dogs, wildlife, deities, and sometimes even people by Mindy Fisher. The theatre is open to the general public from 5 to 6:30 on Gallery Walk, for movie patrons during the month, and otherwise by appointment.
11. Barber Building Foyer
68 Main St. (802) 579-2507 Scot B.
OPEN ONLY DURING GALLERY WALK, 5:30-8:30 on November 6, for public viewing of murals and restoration done onsite by Brattleboro artist Scot Borofsky. The original painting "The Story of Fresh Water," which inspired one of the two lobby murals, is included as part of the Latchis Gallery installation (see Listing #10). See article on page 5 for more info on weekend events related to Scot's public art.
12. Flat St. Brew Pub
6 Flat St. (802) 257-1911
Continuing in November are recent paintings by Brattleboro artist Steven Leal influenced by his study of work by Mondrian, de Kooning, Turner, and Pollock with the help of a local art historian. Steven has tried to mix light and textures to create pieces that are both modern and classic, and each painting has been reworked several times to develop its depth and contrast. Experimenting with new techniques has helped his ongoing evolution as a painter. The Pub offers 20 handcrafted ales and lagers on tap and a menu of pubstyle food. Open Tues.Thurs. 4-11, Fri. & Sat. 4-12, closed Sun. & Mon.
13. InSight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1 (802) 251-9960
November's annual Alumni Exhibit, sponsored by GreenRiver.com, features work by past participants in the InSight Photography Project and its Exposures Program. These students have been influenced by photography in many ways: casually in their daytoday lives and, for some, in their future education and careers as photojournalists, microscopists, sports photographers, magazine publishers, writers, and more. InSight takes great pride in their accomplishments. Gallery Walk reception 5:30-8:30 pm on Friday, November 6. The InSight Photography Project empowers youth through photography and makes all classes available to any interested youth regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit online or call the InSight office.
14. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St. (802) 251-6051 Joshua Farr
"Light Defines Time," a FiftyYear Retrospective by Robert A. Cantius is featured through November 29. Photographer and former filmmaker Bob Cantius is a member emeritus of VCP and has been an active and integral part of the gallery since its beginnings in 1998. Cantius' images are an empathetic and interactive glimpse at the people, streets, and scenes of several small western Massachusetts and southern Vermont towns. This exhibit marks the first solo exhibition of Cantius' work at VCP and is the culmination of a lifetime of image making. See website for more info.
15. Restless Rooster Café & Coffee Bar
134 Elliot St. (802) 258-2565
"Digital Explorations" by Andréa Wallens Powell include a sampling of photographic series and individual studies in nature, on the farm, and as painterly "abstracts" captured in unlikely places. "Photography can evoke an emotion, commit understanding to a set of ideals . . . or transform recognizable patterns and shapes into something greater." Stop in during Gallery Walk on November 6, 5:30 to 8:30, when the full coffee, tea, specialty beverage, and pastry menu will be available. Hours otherwise are Tues.-Sun. 7-2,serving Breakfast & Brunch till 1 weekdays, 2 on weekends.
16. Artrageus1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St. (802) 490-2277
The Artrageus1 collective features fine art, crafts, books, and music by local folks. Come in to see work by its newest members—KAREN SORENSON (whimsical paintings), GEORGIA MORGAN (jewelry), JACK HINCKLEY (kinetic wind sculptures), and LORI PALMER (pillows)—in addition to the everchanging work of other members, including mosaics, jewelry, sculpture, papercuts, cigarbox guitars, solar lights, handbags, and more! New members are welcome: If you want to sell your creative endeavors (and receive 7590% of the selling price), stop by and pick up an application or apply online at ArtRageUs1.com. Open Fri., Sat., Sun., 11-5, for Gallery Walks, and 24/7 online.
17. Kat Whitledge Basics & Bespoke
17 Elliot St., Floor 3, Suite C
This month KWBB features work by Taylor Butler, who says, "For me, painting is like taking a bus to an undetermined location. I work with collections of images to begin a formal investigation and try to use the medium as my bus ticket." KWBB is a Vermontbased clothing atelier that designs and creates unique and timeless garments made to measure with an ethical approach to fashion. Stop by during Gallery Walk to arrange a free consultation and enter a drawing to win a handwoven Egyptian scarf.
18. Brink Gallery at Brattleboro Printmakers
20 Elliot St. (603) 313-7569 Leigh
Go through gate & downstairs
Music and mystery close the group exhibit "Late Last Night"—open on Nov. 6 from 6 to 8 pm— where a piglike man takes pause in a pastoral setting in William Meinder's untitled series, Tomas Nola displays both figurative and abstract originals, and LEN brings a contre jour figure in monotype. . . . From 8 pm til Late: Come and catch the sounds of Rough City Tough Guys visiting from PA, and the "If Not I Than Who Then?" performance by Jonas Fricke. Lightly suggested donation of $5 to benefit Brattleboro Printmakers. BYOB. Gallery hours otherwise: Fri. 6-8, Sat. 11-4, Wed. 11-4 & by appointment.
19. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St. (802) 257-7794
Mocha Joe's features "Beauty of the Day," an exhibit by Jill Stahl Tyler, who has been taking photos every day but one since January 13, when the morning sun poking through the trees and her arbor gate was so beautiful that she grabbed her cell phone to capture it. Noticing this special moment and acting on the instinct to "save" it has led others in her extended family to follow suit from time to time. She is now developing a book entitled—of course—"The Beauty of the Day." Stop in during Gallery Walk and all month long for a sip of Joe and a sampling of Jill's visual moments.
20. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St. (802) 251-1071
Paintings by Caryn King and Georgie are featured. Georgie is a southern Vermont landscape artist who loves to paint local barns, covered bridges and sugarhouses. All of Georgie's works are painted on site and can be easily identified by her unique use of color and geometric shapes— email@example.com. Caryn King paints animals found on farms and in fields of New England. Her artistic goal is to capture an emotion through the uniqueness, beauty and individuality each animal. Studio visits always welcomed— www.carynking.com. Amy's offers Europeanstyle breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, till 8 on Gallery Walk, and Sun. 9-5.
21. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St. (802) 257-7044
Featured artists in November are Charles Townsend, Erika Sullivan and Gary FiskeWhite, sculptor Susan Read Cronin and furnituremaker David Boynton. Also Vermont Artisan Designs is offering an oil painting by Paul G. Stone with all proceeds going to the building fund of the New England Center for Circus Arts. Open 7 days.
22. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St. (802) 579-1851
Recent etchings by Brian D. Cohen are featured. These 5inchsquare images represent ordinary, familiar objects in schematic and formal spatial arrangements. Cohen is founder of Bridge Press, publisher of limitededition artist's books and etchings. His work has been shown in over 40 solo exhibitions and more than 200 group shows, and his books and etchings are held by major private and public collections throughout the country. . . . Check out the "clothesline" exhibit of children's artwork from River Gallery School. . . . The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee, humanely raised meats, poultry and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones—thoughtfully sourced, local when possible. Open daily 6 to 6, until 9 for Gallery Walk.
23. David Walter Jewelry Studio
124 Main St. (802) 722-9620
Celebrating the company's 30th Anniversary in a new location at the Brooks House, David Walter designs and produces contemporary heirlooms in precious metals and gems. While primarily producing oneofa-kind bespoke jewels, some of David's commissions involve the refashioning of a piece of inherited family jewelry to suit its new owner. In either case, it's a collaborative effort between the client and the designer. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 10-6, later for Gallery Walk.
24. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St. (802) 257-4777
In Gallery 1, Scientific observation provides the point of departure for Alicia Hunsicker's mixedmedia Zenith series, with technique encompassing both printing and painting. Sandi Ritchie Miller's work explores inner space through the imagery of outer space, inspired by a childhood of skygazing in the high sierras; she works spontaneously with enamel and dry pigment in suspension, moving the image around on a lucite surface by blowing on it. Gallery 2 features Gil Perry's intricate works that he describes as "dreaming with open eyes"; included are sepia ink washes, graphite drawings, and an alkalyd painting employing glaze layering. Gallery Walk reception on Nov. 6, 5:308:30, with music by the Moondogs from 6 to 8 pm.
25. The Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (802) 380-1607
Down the alley and through the glass doors
Through the hardship of slavery, sharecropping, and necessity, the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, developed a distinctive quiltmaking tradition. A selection of their quilts is featured through November, including four newly added smallsize examples. The gallery is open 5:30 to 8:00 during Gallery Walk on November 6, otherwise on Fridays from 12 to 5 and by appointment.
26. The Gallery at The Garden
Robert H. Gibson River Garden
157 Main St. (802) 246-0982
Two November exhibits: Front Gallery—"The Golden Cage," a portrait of Vermont dairy farmers and the hidden lives of their migrant Mexican workers, created by the Vermont Folklife Center; concept and interviews by Chris Urban, photographs by Caleb Kenna; sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council as part of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Rear Gallery: "The Beauty of Relaxation," by Maureen Mansfield, a collection of peaceful creations exposed through artwork as a means to reduce stress. Open 5:30-8:30 for Gallery Walk on Nov. 6, otherwise Mon.-Fri. 9-5, except during special events.
27. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St. (802) 246-3015
A Teapot Exhibition is featured upstairs through Thanksgiving, including work by awardwinning ceramic artists Maureen Mills, author of "Surface Design for Ceramics" from Portsmouth, N.H., and Iris Minc, teacher and porcelain artist from Merrimac, Mass. Unique contemporary and affordable vintage teapots are also on display. Enjoy a glimpse at Penelope's illustrated book "A Teapot Tale." Unframed City and Reproduction Archive maps from Cavallini are available for just $5.00. Penelope's Fine Contemporary Glass and an eclectic mix of Local and European Gifts. Preview Holiday Shopping, and Remember to Buy LOCAL. Open Mon.Sat. 10ish to 6, Sun. 11 to 6, and late for Gallery Walk.
28. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St. (802) 251-8290
Recent oil paintings by gallery coowner Petria Mitchell are featured through November 29. Mitchell's semiabstract reflections on landscape employ heightened color and vibrant brushwork to create a sense of movement and place even in scenes that are fabricated and imaginary. The gallery otherwise features innovative works by midcareer and established artists in a variety of media. Open Wed.-Sun. 11-5 and 5:30-8:30 for Gallery Walk.
29. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church
193 Main St., in the Church Parlor
(802) 257-4588 Dee and Bob Keller
5:30-6 pm Everyone is invited to the Moment for Peace on Friday, November 6. This month, Dr. Amir Latif, Professor of Religion at Marlboro College, leads the meditation. A popular teacher and speaker, Dr. Latif focuses on his faith tradition of Muslim Sufism and on interfaith relationships.
30. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St. (802) 254-5290
Mezzanine Walls above MAIN FLOOR: Brattleboro Camera Club, "Getting from A to B," photographs illustrating how we move from one place to another in our daily lives. MEZZANINE—LOCAL HISTORY ROOM WINDOWS: (Left) Abenaki artifacts collected locally; (Right) glass and ceramic vases from the Loud Collection. MEZZANINE CASE and SECOND FLOOR ENTRYWAY: Brattleboro Mineralogical Society, varieties (species) of zeolites. SECOND FLOOR—CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASE: Seasonal exhibit by Brattleboro illustrator John Steven Gurney, "Over the River and Through the Woods" and "The Night Before Christmas." NEW LIBRARY HOURS: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.
31. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (802) 258-4957
(through side door of Masonic Center)
FREE ADMISSION: Open 28 for Gallery Walk, otherwise Thurs.-Fri. 2-4, Sat. 11-3. FILM SCREENINGS starting at 6 pm on Nov. 6: WETA's "Debt of Honor" (33 min.) examines how the American government and society have regarded disabled veterans from the Revolutionary War through today's Middle East conflicts, combining personal stories by distinguished disabled veterans with narration by leading scholars in disability studies, history, and psychology—illustrating the human cost of war and the enormous sacrifices of military service. Expanded display of colonial Fort Dummer (c. 1724); photos of Island Park before the river washed it away, newspaper accounts of the Civil War and annotated lists of Brattleboro soldiers who died. Also spring gowns and a local Swedish woman's national costume. View outfits, photos, stories, and artifacts of local National Ski Patrol members. Research Room at Municipal Center open Thurs. 24, Sat. 1012, and by appointment.
32. The Commons Voices Live! presents Myths & Realities of Homelessness First Baptist Church, 190 Main St. Info: The Commons, (802) 246-6397 5-6 PM, Nov. 6: Networking/Connecting. . . .
6 Pm: Panel Discussion. Olga Peters, Senior Staff Writer for The Commons, moderates a panel of key stakeholders addressing the issue of homelessness in Brattleboro and beyond, with Groundworks Collaborative board member Steven West as emcee. Panelists include Kevin Reagan, a Groundworks client; Sen. Becca Balint, DWindham; Chris Hart, executive director of Brattleboro Housing Partnership; and Josh Davis, executive director of Groundworks. This gathering, a continuation of earlier community discussions hosted by Richard French (owner of The Works Bakery Café), includes an update on work that grew out of those events. Input and ideas from the entire community are invited.
33. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St. (802) 257-BEER (2337)
hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
November features "City Windows," an exhibit of photographs by Christophe Gagné. These images are "pictures of the city, where the city is actually a picture of humanity. Some are portraits, and some are portraits which attempt to view personality through context rather than looking directly." Gallery Walk on November 6 is Pint Night, with food by Turquoise Grille. Open Mon.-Thurs. 38, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6. Special regional Venues A. SE Vermont Welcome Center 191 North, about a mile south of Exit 1 Lesley Heathcote of Brattleboro is displaying paintings of birds and animals inspired by their "beauty, intelligence and grace. I hope that my art helps people open their hearts to the magnificence and wonder of these beings." Focusing on birds and animals in our daily lives, the artist works from her own photographs and experience "to convey each animal's unique identity and spirit." ClearLake Furniture of Ludlow is exhibiting an oak library table and several maple chairs. Information and showcase exhibits are useful resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.