Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present an Artist Talk with Deidre Scherer on Saturday, October 27th at 5pm. Her current exhibit “Human Textures” will be showing at MGFA through November 18, which showcases the artist’s paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams.
Pioneering in the medium of thread-on-layered-fabric, Scherer’s collages, both in fabric and paper media, engage the viewer with the tenderness of being human. The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with their 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.” Scherer has exhibited in hundreds of shows since 1979, and has been featured in several galleries nationwide including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Heller Museum in NYC.
Brian Bannon sent along the following PDF drawing of the proposed plans for the ski jump at Living Memorial Park. It features a new wooden inrun trestle (the jump) and an altered hill profile (landing).
Much of the work is to prepare the hill, including installing silt fences to help with erosion, clearing the hillside, stripping the topsoil, re-grading, and re-seeding. The structure ends near the ballfield, and the bleachers will be moved.
or Why I write poems
My book will have a happy beginning,
a hopeful middle
but the ending?
BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/15/18
Monday, October 15, 2018
12:28 am OSHER Lecture Series – Leonard Bernstein – Part 2
2:05 am Yoga for You – “Calm Your Mind”
2:30 am UVM Community Medical School – How Cannabis Affects the Body & the Brain
4:03 am Yestermorrow Speaker Series – Landscapes for Change
Take a break from your work week and join us at The Drawing Studio for a cup of coffee and some time to draw, paint and read. The brook runs just outside our windows and the art library is full of inspiration. There will be beautiful still life arrangements to draw from, benches to bring outside if you want to work from nature and good instruction if you need it. Mostly there will be coffee, quiet and materials to let you come into relationship with your simple and creative self.
This week, I got an email from David Zuckerman complaining that an out-of-state organization is supporting his opponent in the Lt. Governor’s race here in Vermont. The organization is the National Association of Realtors and they are supporting his opponent because he is in favor of Act 250 which regulates development. Now, I don’t blame Zuckerman for being annoyed by out-of-state people trying to influence our elections. It never seems fair when people with no direct interest in our politics try to use their money to affect the people we elect and the issues we support. But it’s also disappointing to see people on the left doing exactly the same thing.
Republicans have never liked Social Security, going all the way back to August 14, 1935, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. For decades, congressional Republicans, rigorously supported by Republican presidents, have been attempting to steal the trillions from the “lock-box” of the self-sustaining Social Security Trust Fund.
The principle message of Social Security’s opponents, perpetrated since Roosevelt’s signature was dry, is the blatant lie that the checks are handouts forced from unwilling taxpayers. In reality, these payments come from the workers’ own earnings with 6.2% of gross withheld and deposited in special mandated savings accounts authorized by the “Federal Insurance Contributions Act” (FICA).
Parking rates are set to go up after the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard. They’ll also be repealing the begging ordinance that caught the recent attention of the ACLU.
Brattleboro will buy sand and salt, get some bulletproof vest upgrades, and the board will review their goals as well as bulky item trash pickup. You can bring up other matters during public participation.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu October 15 to October 19
Oct 15 Sausage & Potato Bake
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
On Tuesday, October 16, weather permitting, the Highway Department will be replacing a culvert on Black Mountain Road between the intersections of Fox Farm and Rice Farm Roads. This section of roadway will be closed from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438