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Vermont Center for Photography 2018 Open Juried Exhibition

Date & Time: 
Mar 2 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Twentieth Anniversary Year celebration at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro VT continues with the

2018 Open Juried Exhibition opening on Friday March 2, 2018. Juror, Shane Lavalette has

chosen 29 photographers from 12 states and Hong Kong for inclusion. Lindsay Richard of Brattleboro VT, Tara Wray of

Woodstock VT, and Kimberluy Lockwood of Holyoke MA are the regional photographers included.

Shane Lavalette is an American photographer, independent publisher, and the director of Light Work, a non-profit in Syracuse, New York. He holds a BFA

from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely across the US.

His website is www.shanelavalette.com.

Phantom Thread Benefit Screenings 1:30 pm

Date & Time: 
Feb 17 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Latchis Theatre teams up with New England Youth Theatre (NEYT) this Saturday February 17th for two benefit screenings at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. of the Academy Award-nominated film Phantom Thread. The screenings take place at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main Street, Brattleboro. The $15 suggested donation for each screening raises money for NEYT’s Theatre Adventure Program, the youth theatre’s troupe for actors with developmental disabilities.

Women's Film Festival

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Sun Mar 25 2018 . Also includes Fri Mar 16 2018.
Mar 10 2018 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Mar 16 2018 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Mar 17 2018 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Mar 24 2018 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Opening Night Women's Film Festival

Date & Time: 
Mar 9 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The annual Women’s Film Festival in Brattleboro, VT is the longest running women’s film festival in New England. Now in its 27th year, it is a celebration of movies from around the world and a platform for women to tell their own stories. It is also a major fundraiser for the work of the Women’s Freedom Center, a non-profit domestic and sexual violence organization in Southeastern Vermont.

High School Student Art Show Opening

Date & Time: 
Mar 2 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Arts Council of Windham County presents the 2018 High School Student Art Show.
2-D Art at the River Garden and 3-D Art on the second floor of VT Artisans, both on Main St.
Come by and fill out a "People's Choice" entry for your favorite piece of student art.

Guilford Center Stage Auditions

Date & Time: 
Feb 24 2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Open auditions for actors for a new production of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, in a new stage adaptation by Michael Nethercott.  Directed by Marvin Shedd.  To be performed first weekend in May.  Roles for women and men, and a teen possible.  Come anytime during the 3 hours, no appointment necessary.  Bring a prepared short monologue or the like; we'll also give you a sample piece from the play to read.  If you can't make either this session or the one Monday 26th evening, or need more info, you may phone producer Don McLean at (802)257-1961 <inscapevt@myfairpoint.net>

Auditions: Guilford Center Stage

Date & Time: 
Feb 26 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Open auditions for actors for a new production of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, in a new stage adaptation by Michael Nethercott.  Directed by Marvin Shedd.  To be performed first weekend in May.  Roles for women and men, and a teen possible.  Come anytime during the 2 hours, no apointment necessary.  Bring a prepared short monologue or the like; we'll also give you a sample piece from the play to read.  If you can't make this session, or need more info, you may phone producer Don McLean at (802)257-1961 <inscapevt@myfairpoint.net>

Rock River Players' Annual Cabaret

Date & Time: 
Feb 9 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

WILLIAMSVILLE The Rock River Players (RRP) present Love Me! a Valentine's Cabaret, Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 PM at the South Newfane Schoolhouse, intersection of Dover and Auger Hole Roads, South Newfane, VT.

Brattleboro West Arts: New Passage Opening

Date & Time: 
Feb 2 2018 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Brattleboro-West Arts: New Passage
Atrium Hallway Gallery opening Feb. 2

BRATTLEBORO: A new exhibit space in the Brooks House will open in February, spotlighting the artwork of Brattleboro-West Arts members.

The show, titled New Passage, will feature pastels by Lesley Heathcote, encaustics by Jen Wiechers and acrylic paintings by Walter Slowinski in the Atrium Hallway Gallery, 130 Main St. It will kick off with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. during Brattleboro’s Feb. 2 Gallery Walk. Share the evening with the artists and enjoy light refreshments, set to the funny, fun, funky, folky music of The 2Bit 2Man Froggy-Went-aCourtin’ Orchestra. The duo, featuring Slowinski on clarinet and Ron Bos-Lun on mandolin, will play from 6 to 7 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Rosie Wonder

Date & Time: 
Feb 8 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Local artist Rosie Schulick will share and talk with you about her line of new and old connection card designs. These whimsical and perceptive cards are finding homes and enlightening connection locally and all around the country! Rosie takes direction and inspiration from the color and bounty of Vermont life, her true and enduring home. 

"Lucy Speaks" - Shanta Lee Gander

Date & Time: 
Feb 8 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Landmark College will present “Lucy Speaks: Rights, Witness, and Voice” with Shanta Lee Gander on Thursday, February 8 in the Greenhoe Theater. The event begins at 6:30 pm and is free and open to the public.   

“Lucy Speaks” was developed as part of the “Peoples, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont” project. During the hour-long program, Gander will engage audience members in a conversation about rights, witness, and voice through the lens of Lucy Terry Prince, who is considered to be the first African-American poet and resided in Guilford, Vermont after being freed from slavery. The presentation also includes Gander performing Prince’s only surviving poem, “Bars Fight.”

Elemental Bookbinding and Survival Book Repair, With Marshall Brooks at Brooks Memorial Library

Date & Time: 
Jan 31 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

master bookbinder and restorer Marshall Brooks for a FREE demonstration
and hands-on opportunity to learn the process of book repair at Brooks
Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Brattleboro on Wednesday, January 31st at 7pm.

You will learn about the features and anatomy of a book, and explore
various materials and approaches for preserving precious personal
volumes during this partnered event with the People Places and Words of
Brattleboro, VT. .

West Dover resident Marshall Brooks has
been binding books for 40 years, as part of his literary arts press
press imprint, Arts End Books, est. 1979. He won his wife’s heart by
restoring her favorite old paperback. The cover had come off and he

Drop In Figure Drawing

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Wed Apr 25 2018 .
Jan 23 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jan 30 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Feb 6 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Feb 13 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Feb 20 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Feb 27 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mar 6 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mar 13 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mar 20 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mar 27 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Apr 3 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Apr 10 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Apr 17 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Apr 24 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Drawing Studio at 28 Williams Street in Brattleboro hosts weekly Drop In Life Drawing every Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm.  No instruction, great models, bring your own materials.  $15 per session.  We have easels, benches and drawing boards.  Please call Jason at 802 380 4997 or email at jna1972@hotmail.com to reserve a spot.

Hands-On Antique Printing Workshop for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library!

Date & Time: 
Jan 23 2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

In-Service day fun!

Join us on Tuesday, January 23rd, at Brooks Memorial Library from 10:30 am - noon as the "Peoples,
Places and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont" events continue
with a hands-on printing workshop designed for children 6 and up, as
well as the young at heart.

Master Printer Bill Soucy will lead this fun exploration of the art of Printmaking!

Southern Vermont Dance Festival 2018, 6th Annual

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jul 22 2018 .
Jul 19 2018 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
Jul 20 2018 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
Jul 21 2018 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
Jul 22 2018 - 8:00am - 8:00pm

What Does SVDF 2018 have to offer?
- Over 100 classes at every level over 4 days
- Two Gala performances in the Historic Latchis Theater on Thursday and Friday (different shows each day)
- An outdoor Promenade performance showing the work of 10 artists at a historic landmark
- Two concerts in the Historic and newly renovated Stone Church
- A Resistance/Social Justice Performing Arts walking tour that brings people in to local venues to see dance, theater, vocalists, and musicians
- A community potluck that is open to all (whether or not you can bring a dish) with performances of dance and music
- Dozens of free community events that include dance, live music, and workshops around Brattleboro
- A Movement Inspired Visual Art Tour
- Some guerrilla style performances

Apron Theater Auditions

Date & Time: 
Feb 11 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Residence Theater Co. at Next Stage Arts Project in Putney,Vt.
We continue to be committed to open casting and welcome anyone interested to come and learn more about The Apron and our 2018 projects.
For new friends yet to meet- actors of all ages & stages are welcome!
For old friends who wish to participate this season- come on in and look at the schedule or contact us by email and let us know about your interest.
Reading materials and calendars will be provided at the event. We also welcome all production folks, technicians, and other volunteers!!

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Introduction to Digital Photography

Date & Time: 
Jan 23 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm



Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

Make-Your-Own Hearts + Flowers

Date & Time: 
Feb 10 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Make-Your-Own Hearts + Flowers
Saturday February 10th 10-4
$40 Glass Flower | $50 Heart Plate | $90 Both

Work with a Solinglass instructor to create a beautiful hand-crafted glass flower and carve an elegant ceramic heart plate at Natalie Blake Studios!

Reservations Recommended: FireArtsVT.com
Walk-ins welcome | All Ages | No experience necessary

Glass flowers will be available for pick up the following Monday or may be shipped for a small fee. Ceramic pieces will be available for pick-up the following Wed. the 14th or shipped for a small fee.

VPS SouthEast Members Exhibit Begins

Date & Time: 
Jan 1 2018 - 7:00am - 4:30pm

Members of the Vermont Pastel Society, SouthEast hub are displaying their art at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in the corridor that connects the Main building with the Richards building. The exhibit runs from January through June of 2018. 14 artists are represented and the work covers a wide range of styles and subject matter, including landscapes, still life, animals and people. Paintings are for sale.

Poetry Discussion Group

Date & Time: 
Jan 6 2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us for the monthly Poetry Discussion Group Saturday, 6 January 2-18, 12-2 p.m. at Antidote Books. Free off-street parking is available for your convenience.

The group meets on the first Saturday of each month to read and discuss the work of a poet. Copies of the poems are provided. Admission is free, and the discussion is open to all; no experience or preparation necessary. These casual discussions are a great way to expand your knowledge of and appreciation for poetry. As a bonus, you’ll have a chance to browse the shelves at the area’s newest bookstore.

The poet for January is Langston Hughes Come and help us choose next month’s poet.

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