Gallery Walk: Several venues feature Dance Festival exhibits

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BRATTLEBORO — Gallery Walk returns this Friday to liven up the downtown and a few satellite locations within a short drive of Main Street.

Official Gallery Walk hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., though most venues are open earlier and several remain open later into the evening. Gallery Walk is a project of the nonprofit Arts Council of Windham County. Visit for current listings and articles, full-color photos of work in most of this month's exhibits, and an archive of stories published since April 2003.

1. Faithful Few Tattoo, 698 Putney Rd.: #2, 802-579-1563,,

Tattoo artist-manager Brett Caron is displaying hand-painted puzzles, paintings on glass, and other mixed-media works. Work by a rotation of other artists will also be featured.

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

New since June is work by photographer Dara Carleton, who recently exhibited at Brooks Memorial Library. Her images reflect an interest in Local Raptors, especially Bald Eagles. Ongoing exhibits include Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series; Alex Hrabchak's watercolors; painter Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; Tiffany Heerema's collages of vintage food imagery; 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. Walk "munchies" available 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Open for Gallery Walk from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; otherwise open year-round by appointment. Continuing through July is visual artist and poet Nye Ffarrabas - Fluxus Dialogue. Showing through July 19 is Nina Isabelle's "Remarkable New Locations: An installation about location, space, language, and perception." Opening Tuesday, July 23, is Michel Moyse and Le Xi: Deconstructed Narrative in Video, Motion Painting, and Multimedia. Reception and Discussion with the Artists on Thursday, July 25, 7 to 9 pm

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

Free admission from 5:30 p.m. on Gallery Walk night. Outdoor sculptures by Timothy Segar are showing through November 1 while his Character Development studies on paper are inside with other newly installed exhibits showing through Sept. 23. These include Ocean's Edge; Dona Ann McAdams - Performative Acts; David Plowden - Bridges; Barbara Takenaga - Looking at Blue; and Angus McCullough - Coincidence Control.

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

Dave Mazor is showing large-format prints using the unique style of steel wool photography he discovered after moving to Vermont in 2008. A New York native, Dave set out on his path to becoming a professional photographer in 2001 at a New Hampshire art school and now teaches at Brattleboro Union High School. For more information, visit

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

Adults and teens in Adult Studio classes are exhibiting artwork completed this past semester. Artists at all levels work side by side to form a supportive multigenerational community. The Main Street Studio at sidewalk level is hosting portraits from the `Local Faces' sessions. Gallery 34 features recent paintings by Nancy Clingan.

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

The Latchis Gallery is hosting the Southern Vermont Dance Festival (July 18-21) Movement 2019 exhibit "Photography by Zachary P. Stephens," documenting dance and movement at Luminz Studio. Also in the gallery is "Movement Through Glass" by local artist Zachary Grace. Lte-night cult classic film at 11 p.m. on Friday is "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (admission by donation).

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

On display through July 28 is "Lugo," featuring work by Richard Max Gavrich, Emma Ressell and Vanessa Kotovich, three photographers who traveled to the small, unremarkable town of Lugo, Italy, in the summers of 2014, 2016, and 2017, respectively. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

9. HatchSpace Gallery: 35 Frost St., 1st floor past Mocha Joe's,,

HatchSpace - a member-supported, non-profit woodshop, school and gallery - is hosting an ongoing demonstration by violin maker Doug Cox, who is building two instruments in the HatchSpace Gallery area. A wooden rowing shell handmade by Graeme King remains on display at the gallery along with technical drawings of the craft. HatchSpace is offering a workshop this fall to build another of these boats.

10. Headroom Stages: 17 Elliot St. (upstairs),

The Southern Vermont Dance Festival's (July 18-21) Movement 2019 exhibit "7 Amazing Years," features seven years of posters, newspaper articles, and programs. Beginning as a response to Tropical Storm Irene and the Brooks House Fire, SVDF quickly established itself as an annual summer event. More information and tickets at

11. Windham Movement Apparel: 2 Elliot St., 802-246-1223,

The Southern Vermont Dance Festival (July 18-21) presents the Movement 2019 exhibit "Images of AXIS Dance Company's Residency," 17 photographic highlights by Annie Macy of a 2017 SVDF residency. These images depict the artistry of three dancers in wheelchairs, and two not. Also showing at WMA are images from Jeff Lewis's two-year project photographing bodies in motion, circus and dance nudes, focusing on the body's strength and grace in action. This show is of dancers in studio and woodland settings. Festival info/tickets at Open until 8:30 p.m. for Gallery Walk.

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

The Movement 2019 exhibit "Images of 2018's 8th Annual SVDF," 24 photographs by Ea Maples, Marek Jagoda, Annie Macy and Allison Clarke. Highlighting gala performances, informal concerts, classes, and community events, this exhibit captures the essence of SVDF's motto "Where Movement Meets Community."

13. Yalla Vermont: 80 Main St., 802-579-1309,

July features the photography of Irshad Mustafa in this exploration of light and shadow. No faces. Only hinting silhouettes.

14. Echo Restaurant & Lounge: 69-73 Main St., 802-254-2073,

Ceramic sculptures by Kathleen Gatto-Gurney are exhibited in the garden through October.

15. Turn It Up!: 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.

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16. Amy's Bakery Arts Caf : 113 Main St., 802-251-1071

An exhibit of paintings by Melanie Phillips is being held over through the end of July. Plein air artist Phillips explores the interaction of light and air and all the particles in-between. Blend order and chaos, add some color and energy, and dimensional environments are created.

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

Featured in July is artwork by Dominic Koval, photographs by Gary J. Smith, and paintings by Olena Babak. Koval's art includes pastels and monoprints from his imagination. Smith's eclectic photographs draw the viewer into his world. Babak's artwork is featured in the July issue of Plein Air magazine. New jewelry from Michael Michaud has just arrived, too. A portion of sales by featured artists will go to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund.

18. 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.

19. Zephyr Designs: 129 Main St., 802-254-2788

Interactive demonstration from 4 to 6 p.m. during Gallery Walk. Don Fitzpatrick uses a variety of inks and paper in conjunction with two- and three-pendulum harmonographs to create his images. The drawings are expressions of the frequencies and movements of the pendulums, and how the operator moves the pendulums that connect to the pen and paper. Visitors will be able to produce their own artworks using a harmonograph.

20. Gallery In The Woods: 145 Main St., 802-257-4777,

Dana Wigdor: "Journey to Alpha Selona" presents eight surreal, transparent compositions depicting alternative worlds. Sparked by the artist's link to an ancestor lost in a 1700s shipwreck, the year-long series describes a flight through an imaginary solar system, symbolic of the non-rational immersion many artists experience through the painting process. Wigdor asks, "How does a story become embedded in the skin of an oil painting? The artist must reenact the atmosphere and events themselves in the turbulence of painting. I poured loose glazes over the canvases horizontally. There was gas and dust, intense heat and frigid bleakness — infinite." Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; live music by the Moondogs.

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

"Evolving in Watercolor" showcases painters Ali Edelstein, Shelley Geller, Abbie Hatton, Ann Kremers, Gwen Steege, Margaret Weinland and Elizabeth Whateley. Meet the artists and view their exhibit during a Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

22. Penelope Wurr, Glass & Gifts: 167 Main St., 802-246-3015,

The upstairs gallery features an ongoing ceramics exhibit by Kevin Wilcoxson from Brooklyn, New York, and Virginia Graham from the U.K. Sharing the space is a memorial exhibit of watercolors by Noel Wurr, who took up watercolor painting in her retirement from a career in architecture.

23. ACWC and Town Arts Fund: Working Group Meet & Greet at 183 Main St., in the alley between In-Sight Photography & Penelope Wurr

The Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC) will host pop-up engagement activities on Main Street in front of In-Sight Photography during Gallery Walk. Visitors can learn about ACWC, provide feedback on its mission and programs, and meet some of its newest Board members. ACWC is also involved in development of the Brattleboro Town Arts Fund. Volunteers from the Fund's working group will be on hand to ask and answer questions about the Fund's development and seek input on possible projects and applications.

24. In-Sight Photography Project: 183 Main St., down alley, 802-251-9960,,

On display in the Tiny Gallery is In-Sight's Annual Student Exhibition featuring work from Digital and Analog Photography classes at introductory through advanced levels, and the Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts program.

25. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts: 183 Main St., 802-251-8290,

Featured through July 28 is Lyell Castonguay: Tributes, an exhibition of woodblock prints — Artist Talk at 5 p.m. on July 14. Castonguay co-founded Big Ink, a travelling, woodblock-printmaking partnership. His prints invoke influences of Japanese ukiyo-e, naturalist works of Audubon, and the expressionism of Baskin. Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St.

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

Sacred Circle Dances from 5:30 to 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to join Anja Daniel in a couple of slow-moving dances which draw from different traditions and go along with life music.

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

Main floor, mezzanine walls feature Bill Fleming, "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework. On the mezzanine in the glass cases is the Loud Collection urns and sculptures. In the second floor entryway case is Children's Lego creations. Objects from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building.

28. Brattleboro History Center: 196 Main St., 802-258-4957,

Free admission. Hours through October are Thursdays noon to 2 p.m., and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m., (open until 6 p.m. during Gallery Walk). Browse through Mary Cabot's diary entries about Kipling, photos of Island Park, period clothing, information on the Estey Organ Co., and more.

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

In July, Hermit Thrush gallery spaces feature brewery-related watercolors and photographs. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night available from 5 p.m. on Gallery Walk Fridays.

30. Wheelhouse Clay Center: 48 Harmony Place, 802)-490-2693,,, IG, FB

Gallery Walk features an exhibit of work by Diane Echlin, a guest teacher of two upcoming workshops at Wheelhouse. Meet Diane, learn about her classes, buy one of her pots, and tour the 3,800-square-foot studio. The Shop at Wheelhouse also features work by owner-managers Teta Hilsdon and Shari Zabriskie, studio technicians Emily Bourne and Emily Wright, guest artist Marilyn Buhlmann, and members of Brattleboro Clayworks.

Regional Venue: The Vermont Welcome Center on 1-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1

The Silo Gallery and display panels present work by artist and teacher Lydia Thomson of Townshend. She uses the fields and hills surrounding her home on Deer Ridge Farm as her primary subject when painting landscapes. She also works with still life, abstract forms, and experiments with whatever comes to hand.


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