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Remembering Galway Kinnell 30 October 2014:

I remember Galway as a man of action, conviction, and kindness. Some years ago I had spoken to him about our mutual poet friend Hayden Carruth, and Hayden never receiving the recognition that he deserved as one of the truly great Vermont poets. I had suggested that Hayden should be recognized as a state poet laureate, but the state wouldn’t offer that recognition. Galway quietly said, “Let’s see what we can do.”

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Paintings by Clay Coyle, Kurn Hattin History Featured In River Garden's November Exhibits

November’s exhibit in the Gallery at the Garden (Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St.) features works by painter and set designer Clay Coyle in a show titled Fresh Paint: Reflections of Color in Landscapes and Trees.

Concurrently, the River Garden, home of Strolling of the Heifers, will host an exhibit of historical materials from the archives of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, the Westminster residential school for children at-risk or in need. Established in 1894, Kurn Hattin serves boys and girls, ages 5-15, who are affected by tragedy, social or economic hardship, or other disruption in family life.

Now a resident of Venice, Florida, Coyle maintains a studio in Putney and just recently moved from his S. Londonderry, Vermont homestead which he had kept since 1980. Clay has actively painted and worked on set and lighting design since he entered Williams College in 1968. He graduated in 1972, winning the Gilbert W. Gabriel Prize in Drama for his design and technical work. From Williams he headed to New York City where he designed sets for the Classic Stage Company, the New Dramatists Inc., the Producer’s Association for Young America, the Spanish Repertory Company, and others.

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Kurn Hattin To Unveil New Historical Exhibit; Public Reception Nov. 6 at Brattleboro's River Garden

WESTMINSTER, VT—Kurn Hattin Homes for Children will hold a public reception to celebrate the unveiling of a new historical exhibit entitled, A Legacy of Caring: Adapting to the Changing Needs of Children and Families. All are welcome to attend Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St. Brattleboro.

This opening reception will be hosted by Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's Executive Director, Connie Sanderson, and will feature a brief presentation and Q and A session. Refreshments will be provided.

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World Illuminated by Imagination: How Does A Library Illuminate Your Imagination? Brooks Memorial Library

Last week of the art show at the Library - A world illuminated by Imagination! And the 100 Flowers of Peace banners

“A World Illuminated by Imagination” to celebrate the library, the enchantment of books, and how they enrich our lives and communities. The exhibit has several parts: The design in the window “How does a library illuminate your Imagination?”;  100 Flowers of Peace poem which is now translated into l05 languages on display in the mezzanine; and the celebrated collection of poems Vermont My Home mounted on slate with Namaya’s photos  of Vermontwww.vermontartpoetry.com. All the art work is for sale and a portion of proceeds will benefit Brooks Memorial Library and www.gracecares.org

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Under Milk Wood Play Reading Saturday in Guilford

October 25, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Guilford continues its celebration of the 100th birthday of Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, with his masterpiece, Under Milk Wood, a Play for Voices.  Broad Brook Grange presents this performance, which takes place upstairs on stage at the Grange in Guilford Center, just two days before the poet’s actual birthday.  General admission is $10; $5 for seniors

The Packer Corners Players, our region’s most reclusive theater group, will be the readers, bringing back their 1968 private performance at Packer Corners Farm, and their 25th anniversary revival in 1993. 

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Pornography of War at Art Rageous Gallery

PORNOGRAPHY OF WAR in AN AGE OF DESIRE

At the Art Rageous Gallery at Harmony Parking. This multimedia show by Namaya, is an on going show that through art, word, performance, and design looks at the cost of war and militarism and its impact on society.

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Making Peace with Oddity: Drawings and Paintings by Marilyn Allen and Nan Heminway at the Crowell Gallery in Newfane

Making Peace with Oddity, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by MARILYN ALLEN and NAN HEMINWAY will be exhibited at the Crowell Gallery in the Moore Free Library in Newfane, VT, November 1-December 10, 2014. The opening reception is on Saturday November 1, 3-5 PM.

The work in this exhibition is informed by ALLEN and HEMINWAY’s decade-long practice of visiting each other’s studios. ALLEN, who has been an outreach painting teacher at the River Gallery School for ten years, lives in Halifax. Her paintings began with landscapes dominated by trees in the wild environment where she lives. The focus of her current body of work has moved into a closer perspective that dissolves shapes into more abstracted forms inspired by both natural and man-made shapes.

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Sandglass Theater Presents Egg Noir by Spybird Theater

PUTNEY- On October 24th and 25th at 7:30pm, Spybird Theater brings Egg Noir to Sandglass Theater in Putney as part of the New Visions puppetry series. Drawing on object theater and puppetry traditions, Egg Noir is a highly visual and distinctly surreal exploration of genetic engineering.

A scientist who breeds egg heads, a machine who processes them into eye balls, and a poet in the desert who records the eye’s vision, are locked into a routine that produces a healthy eyeball. One day a villain infiltrates this world and modifies one of the freshly hatched eggs in the beginning of the production chain. What used to be a flawless sequence of events now gets messy and the world of Egg Noir unravels, threatening to dissolve its inhabitants and their globe. “This is what you get when you mix puppetry and alchemy,” states Carl Wieting, Puppet Slam Curator at the Puppet Showplace in Boston.

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The Hidden Art Treasures of Brooks Memorial Library

Get a rare sneak peek at the Library's Collection of Hidden Treasures on Friday, October 10, 5:30 PM. Through gifts and bequests over the past 150 years, Brooks Memorial Library has assembled a rich and varied collection of art and artifacts that rivals even some museums.

The collection includes sculpture, ceramics, paintings, rare books, maps, photographs and other ephemera and archaeological objects. Many if not most of these pieces have not been displayed for years - some, in fact, never.

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Feeling Crankie... An Evening of Crankies, Songs and Storytelling with Members of Sandglass Theater and Friends.

On Friday, October 10th, at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 12th at 3pm at Sandglass Theater, —Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, Brendan Taaffe, Anna Patton, Kirk Murphy and Amanda Maddock share with you the mystique and low-tech charm of pairing song and story with scrolling pictures.
 
With the serenade of ballads, stories, comic songs and originally composed music, this exciting team of artists will present an assortment of beautifully handcrafted crankies for your delight and entertainment. Crankies are scrolling illustrations, wound inside a wooden box and then hand-cranked so that the images move across a viewing screen. Once called ‘moving panoramas’, crankies were as close as it got to films in the early 19th century. Recently crankies have made a fresh and invigorated appearance throughout the nation, appearing in circuses, music events and yes...puppet theaters.

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On Exhibit: A World Illuminated by Imagination

Namaya and his B4Peace Team will be hosted by the Brooks Memorial Library in a multifaceted exhibit called "A World Illuminated by Imagination" to celebrate the library, the enchantment of books, and how they enrich lives and communities. Main Floor Panels & Mezzanine Wall, through October 2014

The Brooks Memorial Library houses an extensive permanent art collection, including works by Daniel Chester French, Larkin Mead, and William Morris Hunt, among others. There are also artifacts from history and pre-history: come see the mammoth tusk! Visitors are invited to take the self-guided fine arts walking tour. Tour pamphlets are available on both floors. 

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Opening Reception, New Exhibition: Gordon Jones' Landscapes at CX Silver Gallery Sunday Afternoon

CX Silver Gallery presents Gordon Jones’ landscapes in a show entitled ‘Souvenirs’ (http://cxsilvergallery.com/gordon-jones) opening Sunday September 21 and running until next March together with a catalog available at the Gallery and online (magcloud.com/browse/issue/803321, gray preview button located just under book cover image).

All welcome to the exhibition opening reception, Sunday September 21, 1-4pm at 814 Western Avenue. Gallery hours, otherwise, are by appointment, (802) 257-7898 ext. 2 or (802) 579-9088.

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Guilford to Celebrate Dylan Thomas Centenary

October 2014 marks the centenary of Welsh author Dylan Thomas, known to an unusually wide audience for a poet, this despite his early death at age 39.  

The town of Guilford  will host three commemorative Dylan Thomas events, each sponsored by a different non-profit organization, in October and December.  Guilford is known for its unique celebrations, such as our year-long 250th Town anniversary in 2011, so a few of us got the idea that if anyone was going to present this commemoration it would probably be our town.

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How To Make A Child A Suicide Bomber

How to Make a Child a Suicide Bomber

god blesses a parent

with the joy of a
child..

nurtured and loved.

she will grow up

in her community.

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Future Fest 3 Brings End of Summer Art, Music, and Fun To Brattleboro

The Future Collective is throwing its third annual music and arts festival this weekend, August 29 - 31, with a summer’s worth of live music, dance, art, games, and even a carnival.  If you haven’t come out for a Future event recently (or yet), then this is your chance with shows scheduled day and night at a variety of venues.

On Friday, come out to the Stone Church for the kickoff show with a silent auction and live performances from the likes of Wooly Mar, The Grudges, And The Kids, and many more.  Music starts at 7:00 pm.

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