Brattleboro Brown Bag lunches feature art, healing and discussion

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BRATTLEBORO >>All Brown Bag Lunch Presentations take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., and are free and open to the public.

On Monday, Oct. 17, no Brown Bag Lunch is scheduled.

On Tuesday, join Rupa Cousins as she teaches you to listen to and communicate with your body/mind will open your heart and enhance your self-image while opening you to new possibilities and choices. She'll explore ways that can lighten your life. Cousins has been in private practice and leading workshops on the integration of the body/mind/heart/soul for over 36 years. She is a teacher of the Alexander Technique and a somatic psychotherapist and co-founder of the Northeast PNI Institute for Health

On Wednesday, join Greg Moschetti as he talks about his work. "Landscapes Remembered and Imagined" is Moschetti's first public showing of his paintings. He began painting only four years ago working exclusively in oils on canvas. He's studied with Jason Alden of the River Gallery School and paints on a regular basis with Dennis Sheehan, America's foremost living tonalist landscape painter. Moschetti's goal as a painter is to create a seemingly familiar landscape vision which evokes a sense of peaceful solitude in the viewer.

On Thursday, no Brown Bag Lunch is scheduled.

On Friday, listen to people share their experience of the current world situation and of themselves living in this world provides the healing and forward-moving experience that happens when one person listens openly, without agenda, to another. Beatrice Blake, Gena Corea, Marki Webber, and other members of the Focusing community will share.

Performers as well as speakers of all kinds are invited to be a part of this series. If interested, please stop at the Stroll office at the River Garden, or call 802-246-0982.

During October the Gallery at the Garden will feature paintings by Greg Moschetti in a show entitled "Landscapes Remembered and Imagined". Greg has only recently come to painting and finds significant joy in the creative process — its solitude, flow and serenity. He started out on a whim, wanting to teach himself how to draw. This whim has turned into serious pursuit of an artistic vision. This vision is informed by the encouragement and work of his teachers — Jason Alden at the River Gallery School and Dennis Sheehan, America's foremost living landscape tonalist. He also finds inspiration in the late 19th century tonalist landscape artists, especially George Innes and Alexander Wyant.

During the month of October, the Gallery at the Garden will also feature the photographs of 17-year-old Aashna Kinkhabwala, who founded the business, Peace Love Create, to pursue the hobbies she loves and raise money for many different charity organizations. This exhibit is of photos she has taken during her travels in India and the money raised will be donated to the school "Apang Manav Mandal" in Ahmedabad, India, that teaches disabled children a skill they can use to support themselves.


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