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First Wednesdays: An Evening With Langston Hughes

Date & Time: 
Jan 3 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In this dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes’ poems and short
stories, actor and writer David Mills celebrates the life of the Harlem
Renaissance writer on January 3, 2018, at 7 pm.
This program is underwritten by Jack and Mary Ellen Bixby.

Statewide underwriters include:
National Life Group
Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation
Vermont Department of Libraries
Institute of Museum and Library Services

For more information, contact Starr Latronica, library director, 802 254-5290 extension 101, or starr@brookslibraryvt.org.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Introduction to Digital Photography

Date & Time: 
Sep 19 2017 - 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.

Artist Opening at MGFA: Susan Osgood, "Mapping the Unknown"

Date & Time: 
Sep 21 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is proud to feature Mapping the Unknown, an exhibition of monotypes, oil paintings and collages by Susan Osgood.  The exhibit showcases work featured in the book  A Ghost of Water: Poems by GennaRose Nethercott Inspired by the Art of Susan Osgood. An opening reception is set to take place Thursday, September 21 from 5 -7pm, with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, October 28 at 5pm. A special reading of A Ghost of Water by GennaRose Nethercott will take place in the gallery during the Brattleboro Literary Festival on Sunday, October 15 at 5:30pm. The exhibit will run through November 5.

Next Stage Speaks: Author Victoria Redel

Date & Time: 
Sep 22 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Next Stage Arts presents author Victoria Redel
as part of its ongoing literary series, Next Stage Speaks, on Friday, September
22, at 7:00 PM.

Victoria Redel is the author of three books of
poetry and five books of fiction. Her new novel, “Before Everything,” released
with Viking Penguin in June 2017, has been termed “Gorgeous, a heartbreaker, a
non-stop dazzler, a major achievement. Thank you, Victoria Redel.” by Michael
Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “The Hours.”

"Prayers for Peace in Print, Paper & Paint" Exhibit Opening

Date & Time: 
Sep 10 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

West Brattleboro -- The gallery spaces in All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist in West Brattleboro are hosting Stu Copans’ annual exhibit of papercuts along with work with a Peace theme by three other artists through the end of October.

In many societies, spiritual values are carried not in the mind or in words but in physical objects such as beads, spirit houses, amulets, or icons. The role of the artist is to convert the spiritual into the physical, to rework and alter the physical object so it contains and is inhabited by the spirit. In this show, four artists embody their yearnings for peace in works of art.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Before Tap Shoes - Demo, Mini Class, Conversation about Tap Dance

Date & Time: 
Sep 12 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Have you ever caught yourself watching others tap in a movie or elsewhere and thought, “gee, that looks pretty fun! I wish I could do that!” Now’s the time to try it out! Francesca Bourgault of Windham Movement Apparel will guide you through some tap dance basics with spunk and encouragement followed up by a conversation about local tap and other dance opportunities. Any street shoes will do. Come ready to move and groove! No taps required. Attendees receive a certificate to be used for a free future private or small group lesson.

Brattleboro Camera Club Meeting

Date & Time: 
Sep 11 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Feature Presentation by Bill Dixon on Southern Italy.
Monthly Theme is Sports. Please bring up to 2 images or digital files for the club to review.

The Art of Making Dances (Not About Ferguson)

Date & Time: 
Sep 13 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dance performed by Kweku Bransah

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm • Serkin Dance Studio

Children's Book Art Display at Brooks Memorial Library: Judith Oksner

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Wed Sep 27 2017 .
Aug 29 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sep 5 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sep 12 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sep 19 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sep 26 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

by and check out the lovely watercolor illustrations of Judith Oksner
any time we are open from now until the end of September! The images are on
display in the second floor hallway, in the glass case, and they are for
the book "Barking," by Edith Milton.

Rob Liberace Workshop: Drawing the Torso & Arms

Date & Time: 
Oct 4 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Robert Liberace Workshop
Expressive Anatomy Series II: The Torso & Arms 

Wednesday-Friday, October 4-6, 2017          9:00am—4:00pm Tuition: $525 (includes model fees)

We are incredibly lucky to have Rob return to year after year for this series of anatomy workshops. Understanding the bones, muscles, tendons and structures under the skin is tantamount to truly understanding the foundations of figure painting and drawing. 

Rob is a highly skilled master teacher of the figure and anatomy.  One person described him as “Encyclopedic in his knowledge of drawing the figure.”  His workshop provides lots of demos and plenty of 1:1 support for students, always drawing from life. 

To Register: Cat Nunn

Artist Reception -- Conversations with the Unseen: Paintings by Rosemary Ladd

Date & Time: 
Aug 25 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Artist Statement: Rosemary Ladd

I have always wanted to be an
artist and portray the beauty I see around me.When illness affected my ability to paint, I
took the opportunity to find new pathways. These paintings represent my
exploration into the world of non-representational painting with cold wax and

Layers are applied and removed, lost and
found, slowly allowing the painting to emerge. By allowing myself to be open, I
am finding beauty in this wild, uncharted world. I look forward to seeing where it will lead.

Rosemary has been a member of the Putney
Painters since 2001. She has worked and studied with Richard Schmid, Nancy
Guzik, Dennis Sheehan, Jeremy Lipking, Diane Rath, amongst others.

39th Annual Putney Craft Tour

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 26 2017 .
Nov 24 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Nov 25 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Nov 26 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Top Ten Vermont Winter Event, Year of the Arts 2017, Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 24, 25, 26 (10-5).  Putney celebrates  Craft, Culinary and Performance Weekend highlighted by the Putney Craft Tour. The tour features blacksmiths, glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers – even artisan cheese makers and custom bike makers. Find that one-of-a-kind gift and buy direct from the artisan who made it. Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside, following the map to find these prominent craftspeople and view the works where they are conceived and created. All studios within a 12-mile radius of Putney and Saxtons River, VT.

Le Xi's Video Installation art - Reception/viewing/discussion

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sat Aug 19 2017 .
Aug 18 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Aug 19 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Reception/Viewing/Discussion: Le Xi's Video Installation Art - Aug 18+19 evening

Please join us Friday August 18th, 7-9:30pm, at the The Colonial Theatre's  gallery space, 95 Main Street, Keene, NH for a reception with artist Le Xi (@Lee Xi) to view and discuss his recent video art work. Le Xi’s installation exhibition in the Theater’s gallery space is open to the public Friday and Saturday August 18th and 19th, 6-9pm.
There will be installation video projection installations both in the gallery space (entrance to the right of the Theatre marquee) and in the space outside of the basement level stores that flank the Theatre entrance, 89½ and 93 Main St (Turn It Up! and The Barbery).

Wood Rabbit Arts Pop-Up Gallery

Date & Time: 
Sep 1 2017 - 6:00pm - Sep 4 2017 - 9:00pm

Wood Rabbit Arts, the studio of Brattleboro painter Julia Eva Bacon, announces a 4-day-only pop-up exhibit at 80 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, September 1 - 4. The show features Bacon's "Animal Spirit Guide Collection," including large- and small-scale animal paintings in oil. Vermont Abenaki artist Linda Longtoe Sheehan will also showcase handmade wampum belts and jewelry.

The gallery will open during Brattleboro's Gallery Walk, Friday, Sept. 1st, with an opening reception from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Original work, prints, and postcards will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be offered. The gallery will remain open Saturday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 4 from 9:00am – 9:00pm.

Brattleboro Camera Club presents local photographer Tom Singleton

Date & Time: 
Aug 14 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In August we welcome photographer Tom Singleton who will discuss his latest project Eastern State Penitentiary.
Photo Theme: Bring/Submit 5-10 photos of a project you are working on to present to the club for feedback. OR bring/submit up to 2 images with "open" or "vacation" theme.

This event is free and open to the public. Stop by to see what all the buzz is about from this club that started in 1933!

Artist Talk at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts: Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell

Date & Time: 
Aug 19 2017 - 5:00pm


On Saturday, Aug. 19 from 5 to 7pm at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street in Brattleboro, VT, the public is invited to an Artist Talk with Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell, founding Artists and co-owners of Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts. The talk will be amid their current exhibition "Oils and Watercolors", running through September 17.

Brown Bag Lunch: Lori Schreiner Discusses Her Work

Date & Time: 
Aug 10 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lori Schreiner's "Honoring the Children of Aleppo" art collection hangs in the River Garden for the month of August.  Join Lori for a discussion of her work. 

The paintings in this show are inspired by photos posted online and in newspapers over the past year. Photos of Syrian boys and girls behind barbed wire, in refugee camps, amid bombed out buildings. A boy being evacuated from Aleppo on a bus flashing the peace sign. A teenager sitting on the ground outside a field hospital keening over his father’s body wrapped in a turquoise blanket. And Omran rescued after an airstrike in Aleppo sitting alone on an orange seat inside an ambulance.

Healing with Art: Artists and the Environment

Date & Time: 
Sep 7 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Many artists express a deep caring for the environment, which is so vulnerable in this time. How can art empower us to take part in the healing of the world? How can art ground our sense of interconnectedness in the web of life? Can an artistic practice deepen one’s experience of the natural world and one’s experience of being part of it? How does art engage our outer and inner worlds? Come explore these timely questions in a way that engages the mind, heart, and spirit.Refreshments will be served after the program. This hands-on workshop is free but participation is limited, so pre-registration is required. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/857307667752150

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Introduction to Digital Photography

Date & Time: 
Aug 8 2017 - 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.

Art Show Opening Reception for Anna Bayles Arthur in Greenfield

Date & Time: 
Jul 29 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center is proud to host Northampton-based painter Anna Bayles Arthur in an art show running through August 22. Anna will have an opening reception for her work on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 5–7 p.m. The reception will be held at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield, MA. Admission is free.

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