Gallery Walk is a project of the Arts Council of Windham County that was founded in 1995. It was a Yankee Magazine EDITORS’ CHOICE in 2004, and continues year-round, on the first Friday of every month from 5:30 to 8:30, in downtown Brattleboro, Vt. and nearby locations. Most exhibits are open all month long. Call venues to confirm exhibit hours. Visit their website at www.gallerywalk.org.
ARTICLES FOR NOVEMBER:
- Harmony Collective – Artist Gallery: An Extraordinary Unfolding
- 41st Annual Putney Craft Tour: Kudos to the Artisans
VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN
1. Faithful Few Tattoo
698 Putney Rd., #2, (802) 579-1563,
Multiple local artists’ work is always on display, this month
showcasing one-of-a-kind custom puzzles, handmade note cards, bamboo wind chimes, and Native American
dream catchers, all great options for holiday gifts. Stop by the shop to say “hello” and have your
photo taken with Brattleboro’s Most Tattooed Man. If you cannot visit during Gallery Walk, come by
this family-friendly shop during regular business hours: Tues.-Sat. 12-8 pm.
2. The Marina Restaurant
28 Spring Tree Rd. (down behind 464 Putney Rd. – where the West River meets the
Connecticut), (802) 257-7563,
Continuing in November are David Parker Jr.‘s large-format photographs
capturing the beauty and grace of the birds and wildlife surrounding a pond on his property in
Brookline, Vermont…. Ongoing exhibits include Alex Hrabchak‘s watercolors; painter
Kristina Wentzell‘s flora, fauna, and landscapes; 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. A casual waterfront eatery with sunset view, The Marina is open
daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
3. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
OPEN 4 to 6 for Gallery Walk on November 1;
otherwise open year-round by calling ahead, (802) 257-7898 x1, to arrange a visit. Showing
through November 3 is Jennifer Zackin’s “Free Energy—Poetics of Resonance: Vortex
Weavings, Installations, and Works on Paper.” New Exhibition with an Opening Reception
on Sunday, November 3, 2 to 4 pm: Gordon Jones’ Recent Landscapes and Cai Xi’s
Portraits, open through December 15 by appointment, (802) 257-7898 x1. DIM SUM CATERING
by appt.; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898 x3…. 3rd floor airBnB
apartment with art all around: www.airbnb.com/rooms/7173206.
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during Gallery Walk. 10% discount on new
memberships…. Outdoor sculptures by Timothy Segar are showing through Nov. 1….
CURRENT EXHIBITS include: María Elena González: Tree Talk;
Thelma Appel: Observed/Abstract; Fafnir Adamites: Interfere (with); Doug
Trump: By Rail; and Gordon Meinhard: The Lives of Tables…. General Hours:
OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; free admission
5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
“Day and night, night and day, we are all under the same sky.”
Patti Jacobs is known for her ability to capture everyday beauty from behind the
camera lens. “I showcase some of my photography to give you a taste of what I see.” Her
work is always available in a variety of sizes and mediums. If you are interested in
purchasing any of her images, call or text Patti at (413) 345-8737…. The Whetstone
offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront
location with free parking. Lunch & dinner daily 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.
6. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Gallery Walk includes the Annual Postcard Show and a preview
of November’s Auction fundraiser…. Come browse through one-of-a-kind art postcards
created by students and friendsmdash;they’re hung, clothes-line style, and available for immediate
purchase. Make a postcard or buy one for $5 and send art through the mail. Also preview the
ANNUAL AUCTION FUNDRAISER to be held at the school on Saturday, Nov. 9—admission and raffle
tickets will be on sale during Gallery Walk and all week ahead of the event. Fundraising benefits
the high-quality inclusive programming of this 44-year-old non-profit community art school….
GALLERY 34 features Sea-inspired Cardboard Sculpture by Art Costa throughout
7. HatchSpace at Latchis Gallery
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.hatchspace.org,
HatchSpace’s “seasonal gallery” at the Latchis features exquisite
handcrafted furniture, functional art, and holiday gifts through March 2020, including work by
members of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers and HatchSpace staff. Gallery hours are limited
to weekends until after Thanksgiving. Raffle tickets for two live-edge benches and two standing
cabinets by HatchSpace founders Tom Bodett and Greg Goodman, respectively, are on sale
throughout the holiday shopping season to raise money for the HatchSpace Education and
Scholarship Fund. Come see masterworks by area craftspeople and plan your gift-giving. A
HatchSpace member or staff person will be on hand to answer questions.
8. Brattleboro Film Festival
Latchis Hotel Lobby, 50 Main St., BFF Info: (802) 257-2461, www.BrattleboroFilmFestival.org
5-6 PM: OPENING RECEPTION for 8th Annual Brattleboro Film
Festival. Trailers for all 2019 films will be shown continuously. Opening night films
include Agnès Varda’s imaginative final documentary and gift to her fans, “Varda by
Agnès” (6:30), and the drama “Giving Me Liberty” (8:30), which follows the
off-the-rails day of Vic, a medical transport driver. The Festival continues through
November 10, when the Best in Fest will be screened. Check out the full lineup at the
9. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
Now in its 21st year, VCP presents its 2019 Annual Members
Exhibition. Members from across the northeast were invited to submit up to three
photographs each. VCP’s Director, Joshua Farr, selected the work included in this
two-month show ending December 29. This unthemed group exhibition features a wide
variety of photographic processes, subjects, and styles. Sales are encouraged to
support local and regional artists. Gallery hours are Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5, with
a Gallery Walk reception every first Friday 5:30-8:30.
10. Whetstone Craft Beers
39 Frost St., (802) 490-3980,
Open 4-8 pm during Gallery Walk on Fri., Nov. 1:
Visit Whetstone’s new production brewery, open to the public only during
Gallery Walk. In addition to enjoying a brewery-centric photography exhibit by
Derek Hall, take a brewery tour and enjoy freshly brewed craft beers.
Offerings include Whetstone’s flagship options and one unique beer available
only at Gallery Walk.
11. 118 Gallery
118 Elliot St., Info: (802) 380-9897 Desmond
Featured through December are Richard W. Brown‘s B&W
images from The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont’s Past (2018), 1970s
Northeast Kingdom farm life photos, taken with an 8×10 view camera. Sen. Patrick Leahy
considers Brown’s photographs “unforgettable,” and Maxine Kumin (NYTimes Book Review)
says he’s her “favorite upcountry artist with a camera.” Brown’s work has won numerous
awards and a Vermont Endowment for the Arts Grant. During his 45-year career, Brown’s
work has appeared in leading American magazines and corporate advertising campaigns; over
25 books of photographs have been published in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Opening
reception on Friday, November 1, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Gallery hours by appt.
12. Harmony Collective: Artist Gallery
49 Elliot St., Info: (802) 579-1501,
The area’s newest artist collective has been emerging in a
1,600-ft2 space at the corner of Elliot St. and the Harmony Pl. parking lot—at least
20 area artists of a planned 31 are already invested in this centrally located gallery. A
flurry of renovations (new floors, wall repairs, gallery lighting, and more) have been
completed. Gala Opening on Nov. 1. Hours: 10-6 daily. The gallery features 2D and 3D works
created with a wide range of materials. Be prepared for surprise and delight!
13. DemoGraphix at Brattleboro Printmakers
12 Elliot St., go through green gate and downstairs between Hotel
Pharmacy & Boomerang, info: email@example.com or (802) 275-7871
Come downstairs to see what’s being made in a space that inspires
creativity and welcomes everyone. This youth-led screen-printing business offers the public a
chance to get some sweet shirts: Choose from 5 different designs and pay $5-$20 on a
sliding scale, or bring your own item to print on!
14. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (208) 869-2948,
This stylish boutique features simply elegant handmade jewelry by metalsmith
Cara Wolff, whose love of nature influences the design of her jewelry and unique
displays—live-edge wood tables, moss, and bark. Also featured is work by local artisans
including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, leather handbags, indigo textiles, and more….
Stay tuned for details on two jewelry-making workshops during the holiday season—make
a gift for someone you love or keep your piece of handmade jewelry for yourself. Open Tues.-Sat.
10-4 or 5 and Sun. 11-4; otherwise by appt.
15. Mocha Joe’s Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Continuing from October, color photographs from film by Alexis
Doshas explore the messy, beautiful, and vivid nuances of rural life, especially the
connections one builds with place and kindred beings. She mixes Old and New World techniques,
working with pinhole cameras made from tins, a 1950s model Rolleiflex, a Kodak Brownie, and a
Hasselblad 501c; cyanotype and van dyke printing processes as well as archival inkjet prints
from film and paper negatives. Stop by during the Walk and all month for freshly roasted coffee
or a seasonal drink with homemade pastries. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, and
16. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
The record shop features 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. Turn It Up! sells new and classic music on vinyl and CD at bargain
prices every day. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-9, Sun. 11-6.
17. Amy’s Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Continuing in November is a group show by River Gallery
School faculty Ross T. Smart, Jen Wiechers, Cameron Schmitz, Paul Bowen, Jess
Weitz, Helen Schmidt, Lydia Thomson, Lauren Watrous, Leigh Niland and Eric
Cutler. RGS is a 41-year-old nonprofit located at 32 Main St. (see Listing #7)….
Enjoy European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and
other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6 and Sun. 9-5.
18. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured in November are paintings by Mary Iselin and Eric
Tobin, along with barnboard sculpture by John Long. Mary Iselin lives on a
nearby farm and paints many of the animals that she raises as well as other farmstead
activities. Eric Tobin from northern Vermont is a plein air artist whose paintings capture
the state’s rural landscape. John Long’s three-dimensional barnboard sculptures include
covered bridges, sugarhouses, farmscapes and more. A portion of sales of work by featured
artists goes to the Windham County Heat Fund this month…. Gallery Walk reception from
5:30 to 7 on November 1. Open 7 days.
19. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
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., Brattleboro. Call (802) 257-1577 for information, or visit the website for
class offerings—rivergalleryschool.org. (See Walk listing #6 for current exhibits
at the school.)… The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised
meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6-8.
20. Gallery In The Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
The gallery’s Winter Holiday Show, “Welcome Yule,” features
Karen Gaudette’s Animalia. Gaudette offers joyful black-and-white drawings
dedicated to the celebration of Yuletide, inspired by medieval illustrations. Animal
minstrels welcome back the sun with song and dance, surrounded by starry winter night
skies. Included are the first in a series of Waterfowl and Raptor portraits connected to
her love of native New England birds. Her exploration of archetypal and mystical
imagery is perfectly mated to scratchboard technique. The medium invites fineline drawing
with the feel of vintage black-and-white storybook illustration. Opening Reception for
the artist on Friday, Nov. 1, 5:30-8:30, with live music by the Moondogs. Open daily
21. Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the
glass doors, www.catherinedianichgallery.com
Featured through December 27 is “A Fabulous Confluence,” an
exhibit of work by Myles Danaher, Steven Leal, and Jason Alden. A life-long
artist, Alden is director of The Drawing Studio, an independent drawing school and
community art studio near downtown Brattleboro—www.vermontdrawingstudio.com. Lately
Danaher has been focusing on studio-based landscape painting with a strong reliance on
recollections. Leal is best known for his ever-evolving painting series combining
explosive colors, textures, and mediums. Opening reception during Gallery Walk on Friday,
November 1, 5:30-7:30 pm; the gallery is otherwise open by appt. During Gallery Walk on
Nov. 1 enjoy live music by Simi Berman’s vocal trio. Representatives from the Town Arts
Fund will be on hand to gather suggestions for public projects from Gallery Walk
22. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Featured in November are Portraits by Leigh Brady and
John Nopper: Photographic Images and Charcoal Drawings in Black and White. The
River Garden is open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 and Sat. 12-4. Check web calendar for updates.
23. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
New ceramic vessels and plates by Mia Sarosi, a UK artist
whose work has won a QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) award. New Work also from
State of A, a German jewelry designer…. Thanksgiving and Christmas are
approaching all too soon. A great assortment of advent calendars have arrived.
Marvelously unique cards/gifts…. Holiday ornaments arrive the week before Thanksgiving
but NOT before! Open 11 to 6 daily, late for Gallery Walk, but Closed Tuesday.
24. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Showing through November 17 is “Moving Up,” a group exhibit
celebrating MGFA’s first five years and its pending move to a newly renovated sidewalk-level
space in December. In the spirit of this special milestone, reduced prices are offered on
selected works. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative,
contemporary works in a variety of mediums that stimulate both the seasoned collector and
aesthetic explorer. Open Wed.-Mon. 11-5…. Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium,
132 Main St.
25. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802)
5:30-6 pm in the Parlor · Best known for writing, blogging,
and hosting TV programs on energy and climate change, George Harvey will read two
chapters form his book “Notes from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Wee Folk.” This book is sometimes described as a environmentalist metaphor for the
human condition and what, perhaps, it should be. George, however, suggests that it is
instead simply a statement of the truth: We are always surrounded by innumerable Wee
Folk who can provide us with examples of a different, possibly sometimes better,
approach to living.
26. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR, Mezzanine Walls: Bill Fleming, “Greetings from
Brattleboro, VT” needlework. MEZZANINE, Glass Cases: Loud Collection urns and
sculptures. SECOND FLOOR, Entryway Case: Brattleboro Mineralogy Club. Objects from
the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building; take a
self-guided walking tour during library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6;
& Sat. 10-5.
27. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through side door of Masonic Center), (802)
FREE ADMISSION: Hours through October are Thurs. 12-2 & Fri.
2-4, except first Fridays 2-6 for Gallery Walk; other times by appointment…. Featured
archives and objects are from the First Baptist Church, now known as Epsilon Spires. Browse
through Mary Cabot‘s diary entries about Kipling, photos of Island
Park, period clothing, info on the Estey Organ Co., and much more….
Visit the BHS Research Room at the Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator), open Thurs.
2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appointment.
28. Epsilon Spires
190 Main St., in the First Baptist Church building,
Gallery Walk on Nov. 1 features multimedia installation artist Lauren
Pakradooni (BA Hampshire, MFA RISD) working on “Describing a Sunset to a Robocaller,”
incorporating kinetic sculpture, printmaking, and sound. The opening reception features catering by
Lion’s Tooth and DJ Pholange Delight spinning records. 8 pm: Theremin performance in Sanctuary by
Carolyn Eyck (tickets $20), world-renowned developer of a technique reacting to the artist’s
hands as they manipulate an electric current between two antennae…. Continuing exhibits include
“Movement Artifact” (2019), cameraless photography by LA-based Natalja Kent; and “Weather
Warlock: Station Buttercup” (2019), the weather-reactive synthesizer by New Orleans-based musician
Quintron…. Exhibits otherwise open before/during Epsilon events or by appointment—see
29. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
Hermit Thrush gallery spaces feature brewery-related
watercolors and photographs…. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are
available from 5 pm on Gallery Walk Fridays. Otherwise OPEN Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat.
12-9, Sun. 12-6. Grilled Cheese & full pours (8 to 12 oz.) available every Thurs.
& Sat. 3-8, Fri. 12-8.
30. Body in Harmony
22 High St., 2nd fl., (802) 380-3928, enter up around cor. on Green St.,
then GO THROUGH Bodhifit Yoga, www.facebook.com/bodyinharmony5, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Gallery Walk OPEN HOUSE features Carla Magbie Pottery. “I began
working with clay in 1992 while living in Richmond, California,” reveals Magbie. “Shape, form, and
balance are of utmost importance. My pots are thrown thin and strong, resulting in an elegant,
well-balanced form. Each piece is unique, dishwasher and microwave safe.”… This small fitness
studio, where you can come as you are, offers Spin, Barre, Boot Camp, and Ugi. Visit online for more
31. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034,
November’s Gallery Walk artist-in-residence is Emily Wright, who loves
hand-building with clay. A Brattleboro native, Emily took classes with Bonnie Stearns of Creating
with Clay, then earned a BFA in ceramics at Alfred University. She makes plaster molds for Laura
Zindel Ceramics and is a Wheelhouse studio technician. Emily focuses on using familiar pottery forms
to explore how craft and art fit into a modern world. Her decorations are playful, even whimsical. A
recent buyer of Emily’s work at Wheelhouse stood looking at it for a minute, then began laughing and
blurted out, “It just fills me with joy!” Emily will demonstrate building large coil forms during
Gallery Walk on Friday.
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
In November, the Silo Gallery and other display panels feature paintings by
Georgie Runkle, who lives on the Rock River in Marlboro. She explains that her “paintings are
deliberate, a mosaic of complex color and shapes arranged on a canvas to create a visual expression of
an inner landscape. My art becomes what I see in nature.”…. Browse through informational brochures,
magazines, maps, and showcase exhibits of Vermont products, specialty foods, and fine crafts. Open 7
am to 11 pm.
For further info, contact:
- Joy Wallens-Penford / Promotional Coordinator
- PO Box 1528, Brattleboro, VT 05302-1528
Support the BELLOWS FALLS ART WALK on 3rd Fridays each month.
Gallery Walk qualifies as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization through its association with the Arts Council of Windham County.