Hidden in the Hills series showcases local artists at work

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WILMINGTON — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center will offer a guided tour of the studio of glass artist and painter Jen Violette in Wilmington as the latest installment in the museum's "Hidden in the Hills" series. The tour, which is free but open to BMAC members only, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. To become a member, visit www.brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

Violette has won numerous awards for her glass and exhibits, and her unique mixed-media sculptures are in many fine art galleries nationwide. She creates glass sculptures of garden vignettes, rural landscapes, fruits, and vegetables, as well as whimsical, jewel-toned blown glass pieces and expressive acrylic paintings inspired by the Vermont countryside. Violette holds a BFA with honors from Alfred University and has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, and Penland School of Crafts.

The opportunity to attend "Hidden in the Hills" events is one of the many benefits of being a BMAC member. Others include free admission to the museum, invitations to openings and special events, and a discount in the museum's gift shop. Through June 22, BMAC is offering an additional incentive to join: All new members will be automatically entered in a raffle drawing to win an original Wolf Kahn pastel painting, "Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue," valued at $10,000.

Founded in 1972, BMAC is located in the historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro. Major support for the museum is provided by its members and Allen Bros. Oil, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, the Four Columns Inn, Sam's Outdoor Outfitters, and Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery.

For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.

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