Dozens of venues open during Gallery Walk


BRATTLEBORO — Gallery Walk returns this Friday with more than two dozen venues, many with meet-the-artist receptions. Official Gallery Walk hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., though most venues are open earlier and several remain open later. The 20-page April edition of the Gallery Walk guide and magazine contains complete descriptive listings and a map. More information is also available at

1. The Marina Restaurant: 28 Spring Tree Road, 802-257-7563,

Exhibits include floral and landscape watercolors and oils by Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder, a native of Taiwan; 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 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.

2. C.X. Silver Gallery: 814 Western Ave., 802-257-7898, or

Open 4 to 6:30 p.m, for Gallery Walk. New exhibit is Putney School Dynamic through May 12. This 12-section collage celebrates the creativity, exploration, and passion of these Putney School faculty and staff. Continuing exhibition is Fluxus Dialogue - Nye Ffarrabas (ex Bici Forbes Hendricks) and Geoffrey Hendricks (1931-2018).

3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: 10 Vernon St., 802-257-0124,

Free admission from 5:30 p.m. on Gallery Walk night. Adventures with Super Bee: Night at the Museum, featuring live dance performance, storytelling, and interactive creative play. Super Bee leads tiptoe mini-tours for kids, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reception and viewing of BMAC exhibits through 8:30 p.m.

4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery: 36 Bridge St., 802-490-2354,

Featured this month are black-and-white photographs by Robert Cantius, who spent nearly 60 years on a "photographic anthropological study" extending from his hometown of Paterson, N.J. through western Massachusetts and north to Brattleboro and Bellows Falls. The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location.

5. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34: 32-34-36 Main St., 802-257-1577,

Gallery School space features 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 abstract paintings by Cyndi Ferrante.

6. Latchis Gallery & Theatre: 50 Main St., 802-254-1109 x3 Jon,,

Continuing through April 7, the Brattleboro Listening Project hosts activities to inspire thoughts about the community's shared values, needs, and solutions. Participate in an activity during Gallery Walk and meet folks involved. Late-night cult classic film at 11 p.m., "Army of Darkness." Admission by donation.

7. Vermont Center for Photography: 49 Flat St., 802-251-6051, Joshua Farr,

Featured through June 2 is VCP's 2019 Open Juried Exhibition, featuring a range of photographic work. 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 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

8. 118 Gallery: 118 Elliot St., 802-257-2757 Lisa,

April features "Sarasota Incognita," an exhibit of paintings by Stephen Redmond, who built a 32-foot houseboat (named Gesso), sold his home in Burlington, and headed south along the East Coast to Florida. He spent time in Sarasota and Punta Gorda, and by 1995, docked for a while 8 miles up the Peace River in a jungle-like landscape populated by alligators, turtles, catfish, and manatees. He painted these prehistoric creatures and the people in the places he worked. Reception from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

9. Gallery Sitka Pop-Up, c/o Studio East: 58 Elliot St., 2nd floor, 718-974-3328 Tamar Russell Brown,

A Gallery Walk Reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. features light refreshments and work by artists represented at Gallery Sitka in Shirley, Mass.: Photographer Dawn Morton from Massachusetts, and painters Melissa Richard from New Hampshire, Dug Morton from Massachusetts, Roberto Perotti from Italy, and Mia Scheffey of Brattleboro.

10. ArtRageUs1: 57 Elliot St., 802-490-2277,

Featuring the work of Namaya - political posters, books, and music - with a performance reading at 6 p.m. during Gallery Walk. The ArtRageUs collective offers creative individuals the opportunity to join forces for selling art, crafts, books, and music. The gallery is also home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and to Write Action books.

11. Elliot St. Fish & Chips: 50 Elliot St., 802-451-9482,

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." Mini posters are available at the caf for $5. For more information, visit

12. Mocha Joe's Caf : 82 Main St., 802-257-7794,

Drawings by Corey Powell are featured in April. "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."

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13. Turn It Up! at 85 Main St., 802-251-6015,

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. Browse new and classic music on vinyl and CD at bargain prices.

14. Amy's Bakery Arts Caf : 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 researching a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. 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.

15. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2: 106 Main St., 802-257-7044,

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. A portion of sales by featured artists goes to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund.

16. Works Bakery Caf : 118 Main St., 802-579-1851,

River Gallery School is exhibiting works from the 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. For more information, call 802-257-1577 or visit

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. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

18. Catherine Dianich Gallery: 139 Main St., Rm. 501, 802-380-1607,

Featured this month are paintings and drawings by Susan Parenti, who came to Putney as a single mother in the early '70s. She was a student of art in college and later in Italy and New York City. 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 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

19. The Gallery at The Garden: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., 802-246-0982,

Featured during Gallery Walk, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is Youth Services' annual Summer Camp Fair. Camp providers offer information for parents and activities for kids. 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 from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 7, with hands-on activities, refreshments, face-painting, and information on resources available for young children and families.

20. Penelope Wurr Glass & Gift: 167 Main St., 802-246-3015,

Accompanying the ongoing Ceramic Collective show 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. Also showing is a new line of delicate Contemporary Jewelry from State of A's German founder/designer Agathe Birtyl.

21. 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. 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.

22. Take a Moment for Peace: Centre Congregational Church Parlor, 193 Main St., 802-254-4730

From 5:30 to 6 p.m. will be a presentation entitled Songs of Peace from Asian Traditions, led by Larrimore Crockett, participants will learn a few songs from the Asian hymnal "Sound the Bamboo," gathered from countries such as India, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Crockett is a retired UCC minister, singer, and choir director living in Dummerston.

23. Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., 802-254-5290,

Two- and three-dimensional artwork by Brattleboro elementary school students 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. The main floor mezzanine walls features Bill Fleming, "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework, and the second floor mezzanine glass cases display Loud Collection urns and sculptures. Objects from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building.

24. Hermit Thrush Brewery: 29 High St., 802-257-BEER (2337), & Facebook

"Inktober" is a continuing 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 ink a drawing daily during October. Stearns 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. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night available from 5 p.m. on Gallery Walk Fridays.

25. Wheelhouse Clay Center: 48 Harmony Place, 802-490-2693, and

Wheelhouse is now fully functioning as a studio, classes have started, and the gallery is taking shape. Open 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Gallery Walk. The gallery is currently showcasing all of Teta Hilsdon's pre-Wheelhouse work at half-price.


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