Artist Joey Morgan will discuss her multimedia art installation

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BRATTLEBORO — At 7 p.m. tonight, artist Joey Morgan will discuss "Catch + Release (2) Pr cis," her multimedia art installation at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St. Morgan will give a presentation about her work, then engage in a conversation with BMAC Chief Curator Mara Williams and take questions from the audience. The exhibit is on view in the museum's Mary Sommer Room through June 16. The talk is free and open to the public.

Morgan's "Catch + Release (2) Pr cis" is a mixed-media work featuring video and sculptural elements. It is a second, streamlined iteration of a larger project, "Catch + Release," that was exhibited in Montreal. "The title refers to the practice of catching a fish, pulling it from its mysterious depths, and then releasing it, allowing it to fall back home," Morgan said.

"Morgan places you in the middle of this sea of images, full of rich associations and possibilities," said Williams. She noted that the piece's original title was "Unreliable Narrator." "It's a completely open-ended, non-discursive, non-linear experience, but there is a narrative implied," Williams said. "What Morgan is really interested in is how you construct stories, meaning, and narrative."

Upcoming programs and exhibits at BMAC include the following:

- Workshop on The Art of Pysanky (Ukrainian Eggs), 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March. 30. Hands-on workshop in the traditional Ukrainian folk art of egg decoration. Space is limited, registration required.

- Adventures with Super Bee: A Night at the Museum, 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. A magical evening of live dance performance, storytelling, and interactive creative play for the whole family.

- International Slow Art Day at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6. This worldwide initiative encourages viewers to slow down and take a long look at a handful of works of art.

- 2019 Spring Gala & Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. Friday, April 12. Celebrate spring and support BMAC's youth and education programs! To purchase tickets visit brattleboromuseum.org.

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- Workshop: Creative Creatures at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16. Taking inspiration from the creatures of Glasstastic, we'll transform everyday materials into fanciful beasts. Space is limited, registration required.

- Artist Talk: Jackie Abrams & Deidre Scherer at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. In connection with the exhibit Connections, on view through June 16, Jackie Abrams and Deidre Scherer discuss their work.

- Book Launch: Identifying Ferns the Easy Way at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Forester and author Lynn Levine and artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs unfurl their newly-published guide to ferns of the northeast.

- Illustrated Lecture: "What is art?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30. Champlain College Professor, David Mills, explores ways of encountering art based not solely on subjective preference but as an ongoing conversation with art history and the world around us.

- Hidden in the Hills: Jen Violette Glass Studio from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2. BMAC members are invited to visit the studio of glass artist and painter Jen Violette. Space is limited, registration required.

- Jewish Mysticism: Teachings of the Kabbalah at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener shares fundamental ideas from Jewish mysticism.

Founded in 1972, the BMAC presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Members and children 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Major support for BMAC 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.


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