Workshop teaches tips for dream journals

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BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is offering two workshops on how to create and use dream journals in the creative process.

The workshops will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 10, and Saturday, September 21. They can be taken individually or as a series. They will be led by artist Angus McCullough and curator Jonathan Gitelson, the creative team responsible for the site-specific installation "Coincidence Control," on view at BMAC through September 23.

At the August 10 workshop, participants will make simple books to use as dream journals. McCullough and Gitelson will share tips and tricks for remembering dreams, using them in waking life, incorporating them into the creative process, and perhaps even utilizing techniques for lucid dreaming. At the September 21 workshop, participants will reconvene to discuss their individual dream journaling processes (successful or not), and new participants will make journals.

Space is limited to 10 people for each workshop, and pre-registration is required (online at brattleboromuseum.org or by calling 802-257-0124 x101). A fee of $10 is suggested, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. The workshops are open to ages 12 and up.

"Coincidence Control" is on view in BMAC's Ticket Gallery, formerly the Union Station ticket office, through September 23. "The space becomes a gateway for exploring alternatives to the structures and institutions that measure and control us by means of synchronized time," said McCullough.

The installation includes video, sound art, artist books, drawings, and an interactive time capsule that visitors are welcome to enter. Gitelson said the exhibit "invites viewers to reimagine their relationship with time, to unplug and reflect."

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is located in historic Union Station, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142. Major support 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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