BWA's Group Events
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14 BWA members take part in studio tour's 30th year

May 28-29

BRATTLEBORO, Vt.: This Memorial Day weekend, the Vermont Crafts Council will celebrate the 30th year of its Spring Open Studio Weekend, which spotlights the multitude of professional artists and craftspeople who live and create throughout the state. 

Of those artists, 14 are members of Brattleboro-West Arts, and this year’s spring tour will feature a collection of works by seven BWA members under one roof in the open-air pavilion adjacent to Orchard Street Pottery. Participating BWA members: Bobbi Angell, Maisie Crowther, Lesley Heathcote, David and Michelle Holzapfel, Chris Lann, Naomi Lindenfeld, Kris McDermet, Greg Moschetti, Sharon Myers, Gene Parulis, Walter Slowinski, Matthew Tell and Jen Wiechers.


Read more for maps to participating sites in the Brattleboro area.

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Winter/Spring exhibit at Brooks House Atrium Hallway Gallery

New Passage show continues

BRATTLEBORO:   The Atrium Hallway Gallery in the Brooks House offers a new group show for Winter/Spring 2021/22, with an exhibit spotlighting the artwork of five members of Brattleboro-West Arts.

Titled New Passage, the ongoing show’s latest offerings demonstrate the diverse talents of BWA members, from oil paintings by Cai Xi and Cyndi M. Ferrante, to watercolor paintings by Maisie Crowther, to encaustic paintings by Jen Wiechers, to pastels by Lesley Heathcote.

Treat yourself to a visit to the Atrium Hallway Gallery at 132 Main St., and spread the word!

The exhibit is at the invitation of fellow Brattleboro-West Arts members Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings, owners of the Mitchell ● Giddings Fine Arts gallery. Its Annex exhibit space occupies the main part of the Atrium. They collaborated with the Brooks House management to create a venue in the hallway to showcase local artists.


New England House features work of 6 members

Through winter 2021

Until spring 2021, work of six BWA members is on display at New England House, 254 Marlboro Road in Brattleboro.   The artists whose work is featured are:  Maisie Crowther, Lesley Heathcote, Stephen Lloyd, Greg Moschetti, Walter Slowinski, and Cai Xi.  

Individual Members' Events
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Dialogue: Lindenfeld & Lindenfeld

Through May 21 at Artistree Gallery in South Pomfret

Naomi Lindenfeld presents an exhibit of her colored clay ceramics and new tea bag paintings, side-by-side with her late mother's textile pieces that inspired Naomi's designs. The show, titled Dialogue: Lindenfeld & Lindenfeld, reprises her 2015 exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and runs through May 21 at the Artistree Gallery, 2095 Pomfret Road in South Pomfret, Vt. Naomi will host a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on May 7 with an artist's talk at 4 p.m. See her statement about the show here.

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Journeys: The Life and Work of Jackie Abrams

New book chronicles the legacy of her creative and social justice work

The much-awaited Journeys: The Life and Work of Jackie Abrams, edited by artist and friend Beth Hester, is now available! This 52-page, image-rich book brings awareness of the fiber artist's remarkable voice through the forms and artwork she created over the past four-and-a-half decades. Through text and photos, the book documents the innovative basketry, open-handed teaching approach, social justice work, and Jackie Abrams's wide-ranging influence on the world of contemporary art in her personal, artistic, and professional journeys.

Readers can also flip through it electronically here.

Find out more about current and ongoing exhibits featuring Jackie's works.