Adding art and color to downtown Brattleboro

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BRATTLEBORO — A collaboration between Epsilon Spires and Brown & Roberts Ace Hardware has transformed a metal storage shed in downtown Brattleboro into a dynamic piece of public art. Celestial Charting of a Wandering Line is the latest art project by Northampton, Massachusetts muralist Kim Carlino.

"The grafifiti covered metal storage shed in Brown & Roberts' parking lot looked like the perfect place for downtown beautification," said Jamie Mohr, creative director for Epsilon Spires. "I am grateful that Brown & Roberts manager Ed Morse was game to donate the paint and allow Kim Carlino to create a piece of art."

The storage shed, visible from Social Engagement, Epsilon Spire's new event space at the First Baptist Church, now represents the visual narrative of a linear form that wanders and meanders across an imperfect surface, playfully encountering forms and improvising patterns.

"It's a much more intriguing view out our window," added Mohr.

Carlino is a Northampton-based art interventionist who uses the language of painting and drawing to improvise and intuitively build the composition of her murals. Her work employs shifts of scale, opticality, illusion and disillusion of space to create a nonlinear construction of time, using abstraction as a metaphor for navigation between balance and imbalance.

Epsilon Spires is the new non-profit tasked with infusing new life into the old church building with performances, film, art and more. For more information, visit epsilonspires.org.

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