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Arts events

Documentary: “Waking the Sleeping Giant: the Making of a Political Revolution”

Date & Time: 
Jun 3 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

“Waking the Sleeping Giant: the Making of a Political Revolution”

Southern Vermont premiere of Waking the Sleeping Giant: the making of a political revolution, a feature documentary at the crossroads of the 2016 election and the fight for civil rights, economic fairness & democracy for all.
From the campaign trail with Senator Bernie Sanders to a local political race in the failing economy of rural West Virginia. From a mass sit-in on the U.S. Capitol steps to racially charged police commission hearings in Los Angeles. Waking the Sleeping Giant makes sense of this moment in American politics, exploring widespread discontent during the 2016 election cycle, Donald Trump’s dramatic electoral victory, and the challenges ahead for those building a re-energized progressive movement.

ACWC's "Healing with Art: Community": Call for Volunteers

Date & Time: 
Jun 14 2017 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

We're looking for volunteers to help with set-up and closing down for the 2nd part of our series. Volunteers should arrive at 5 p.m. to prep for a 6 p.m. event start. We also need help putting away chairs and re-storing the venue when the event ends.

If you can help, please contact Susan Rosano at suzydraw@aol.comThe event is free and snacks are provided.

Gallery Talk: Mary Welsh

Date & Time: 
Jun 1 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join artist Mary Welsh and BMAC Chief Curator Mara Williams for a conversation about Welsh’s artwork. Presented in conjunction with the exhibit Appearances & Reality: Mary Welsh. Admission is free.

Healing with Art: Community

Date & Time: 
Jun 14 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Many artists share their art and creative process in special ways with members of the community. What is the function of the art itself in this sharing process? How are the community members enriched by this sharing? And what gifts does the artist receive back from this experience?

Healing with Art: Community is a part of the Arts Council of Windham County’s year-long series focused on exploring connections between art and healing. Admission is free, and the public is warmly invited. Individuals are invited to stay afterwards for an opportunity to mix and mingle with the artists. The forum is presented by the Vermont Arts Council and the Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC), and is co-sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat.

2017 Spring Brattleboro Dawn Dance

Date & Time: 
May 28 2017 - 8:00pm - May 29 2017 - 7:00am

Come dance away the night! This semi-annual event draws hundreds of dancers from across the region and features three different bands and callers. Contra dancing at the Gibson-Aiken center in downtown Brattleboro starts at 8:00 pm and lasts until the sun comes up and the lights go out. Please note that because of changes in the Stone Church rental policies, this year there will be no English dancing in the afternoon. Tickets are available online and at the door, www.dawndance.org

Springtime 'Cello Celebration

Date & Time: 
Jun 3 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Four renowned 'cellists are coming together on Saturday June 3 to serenade the citizens of Guilford and surrounding towns. This bi-annual event started with two 'cellists in 2013, added a third two years later, and now will feature four: Paul Wiancko, Peter Wiley, Theodore Mook and Judith Serkin. The musicians generously donate their talents to benefit the Guilford Free Library. The Springtime 'Cello Celebration takes place in the historic Guilford Center Meeting House at 7:30 pm on June 3. Immediately following the concert attendees are invited to stay and visit with friends and neighbors and enjoy a lavish spread of desserts. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the library or at Everyone's Books in Brattleboro, and at the door.

Book Talk at Brooks Library: The Life We Got: Losing Sight and Gaining Vision

Date & Time: 
May 24 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

We hope that you will join us on Wednesday, May 24th at 7 pm in the Meeting Room to meet Neil and Alison Taylor, who co-authored their memoir called "The Life We Got: Losing Sight and Gaining Vision." Neil was a young teacher and athlete when the discovery of a brain tumor catapulted him into a life of blindness. With his dreams shattered and the future uncertain he began, with unwavering support from his family, one step at a time, rebuilding a life worth living and worth celebrating. A monumental step in his journey toward acceptance and wholeness was the writing of this memoir with his mother Alison. Told from both of their perspectives, their account is a road map of one family's journey in the face of trauma.

Play Auditions in Guilford

Date & Time: 
May 20 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Play Auditions for Guilford Center Stage October 6-8 production.  (also Weds 24th 6-8 pm.) Premiere of 4 one-act plays by Jean Stewart McLean (1917-1963.)   Male/female actors age 20 +.    Prepare or bring dramatic reading 30 sec - 1 min.  Also try a passage from a one-act.  Stage helpers too.  Info: 802-257-1961 or <inscapevt@myfairpoint.net>.  Come anytime during the 2 hours.    

Mugs for Moms: Mother's Day Weekend Open House Sale

Date & Time: 
May 12 2017 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

In honor of Mothers everywhere, Teta Hilsdon Stoneware Pottery has made 100+ mugs, available for sale in this Mother's Day weekend open house. Beautiful, practical, fine-crafted mugs make great gifts for mothers, or for anyone who appreciates a good mug.

Friday, May 12, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, May 13, 9:00am - 3:00pm
79 Cedar Street in Brattleboro VT

Mugs and tumblers range in price from $20-$30. Seconds will be available.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Kathy Flood, with exquisite beaded bracelets. Margaret Shipman, with wildly appealing small paintings and tarot pendants. Fresh flower bouquets from Windham Flowers.


You might think that a mug is a mug is a mug. But a lot goes into designing and making a good mug!

Kay Curtis Print Exhibit Opening

Date & Time: 
May 6 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The gallery at All Souls Church UU is showing a new series by local artist Kay Curtis through the end of June. The eight drypoint monoprints, with multiple layers of colored pencil and crayon, each have a specific theme in the series entitled "Queen Anne's Lace: The Circle Comes Around." Another set of smaller experimental prints, created before the "Queen Anne's Lace" series was launched, as well as a large jazz-themed painting, are also on display. The public is invited to an artist's reception on Saturday, May 6, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., hosted by the All Souls Arts Committee.

Did Tiger take the Rain? The Art of Illustrator Charles Norris-Brown

Date & Time: 
Apr 29 2017 - 2:00pm - May 30 2017 - 5:00pm


Launch Party! The Hopper Issue II

Date & Time: 
May 5 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Hopper is an environmental literary magazine from Green Writers Press. Edited and curated by Jenna Gersie, Rose Alexandre-Leach, Anna Mullen, James Crews, and Sierra Dickey, Issue II responds to the darkness of 2016 with a return to deep roots: birth, life, death, and extinction are the themes. Brian D. Cohen will be exhibiting original prints with astrological themes at the event, as well as providing older works for sale. The evening will include readings from contributors, free libations, and light music.

Dancing Up the Sun

Date & Time: 
May 1 2017 - 5:30am - 9:00am

5:30 am on Top of Putney Mountain: Morris dancing and singing. Rain or Shine. Well attended, 25 year tradition in this location. A wonderful experience! Lesser gig 6:45 am at Putney Town Hall

The Arts Congress for Creative Change-Making

Date & Time: 
May 7 2017 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

The Arts Congress for Creative Change-Making is a self-organizing event about art, artists, the spirit of the arts community, supporting one another, seeking to create a better world, and seeing what artists can create when they come together to dream and collaborate. This event is a part of ARTstravaganza and is in partnership with Arts Alive!, the Arts Council of Windham County, local artist and organizer Stephen Dotson, and the Asian Cultural Center. Coffee, tea and snacks available. This event is free of charge.

Opening Reception for Torin Porter at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Date & Time: 
May 4 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Before Words, an exhibition of steel sculptures by Torin Porter running from May 4th to June 18th. An opening reception will take place on May 4th at 5pm. An Artist Talk is set for June 10 from 5-7pm.

Ethereal Paper Opening

Date & Time: 
Apr 22 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

CYNTHIA-REEVES presents Ethereal Paper, featuring three artists who explore the structural possibilities of paper in sculptural and wall-based works. Each has taken this medium and re-worked it in unusual and thoughtful ways: teasing pattern out of surface fibers, creating vessel- like forms by dipping paper into a clay slip, and hand-cutting fine webs of beautifully dyed paper to create wall-based installations. Each distinct approach anticipates the role of light… in the voids, in the interstitial moments, in the shadows cast across the paper’s surface.

Poetry Readings by Terry Hauptmann, Becky D. Sakellariou and Toni Ortner

Date & Time: 
Apr 19 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

NEYT's Theatre Adventure presents: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - 7PM

Date & Time: 
Apr 14 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

New England Youth Theater’s Theater Adventure presents:  “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM", performed on Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 am and Friday, April 14 at 7:00pm at the West Village Meeting House in West Brattleboro.

NEYT's Theatre Adventure presents: 'Life, Animated', a benefit screening

Date & Time: 
Apr 21 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Theatre Adventure presents a benefit screening of


Celebrate National Autism Awareness Month with this true-life story of a boy with autism who finds his voice. From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. Panel discussion to follow.

All proceeds benefit the Theatre Adventure program. Theatre Adventure actors with and without disabilities create brave and vibrant theater. With innovative artistic vision Theatre Adventure actors inspire awakened views from their audiences.

NEYT's Theatre Adventure presents: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Date & Time: 
Apr 13 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

New England Youth Theater’s Theater Adventure presents: “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM", performed on Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 am and Friday, April 14 at 7:00pm at the West Village Meeting House in West Brattleboro.

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